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History of African Drumming

Wednesday, February 28; 12:30pm to 1:30pm; Tate Hall (Overcash), Central Campus

In celebration of Black History Month, join Student Life and Drums 4 Life as we discuss the history of African Drumming. Learn about the origin of the drums, how they were created and the evolution of the drums over the years. This will be a musical and cultural celebration you do not want to miss!

Country, Culture and Cuisine

Wednesday, February 28th; 3pm to 4pm; Overcash 243, Central Campus

Wednesday March 7th; 3pm to 4pm; Overcash 250, Central Campus

Come learn about unique cultures and taste different food from around the world!  Your fellow students will run the program and speak about their home countries!  February 28th will feature Congo and Conakry Guinea.  March 7th will feature Tunisia.

Great Decisions - Lecture Series

Various dates and locations around Charlotte, NC

Great Decisions is a national program of the Foreign Policy Association. In North Carolina, the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte is the state coordinator. Great Decisions is the largest non-partisan citizen education effort of its kind and has provided quality information and tools for over fifty years. The Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte coordinates a local community lecture series annually. The Charlotte Great Decisions Lecture Series consists of six weekly sessions and is an opportunity for citizens to meet, discuss and learn about some of the issues facing our world.  Each week a local expert from nearby colleges and universities provides additional perspective on the topic of interest and answers questions regarding the information presented in the Briefing Book and through the lecture.  This event is for faculty, staff and students. Find out more information and register now!

"Teaching and Learning about the Middle East"

Friday, March 2nd; 1pm to 3pm; Central Campus

The Middle East is full of political, historical, cultural and religious complexities.  The region seems to be unavoidable in global public debate, and we may wonder whether and how to address the latest Middle East crises in our courses. This session will provide an overview of the region, as well as a format to help faculty feel more comfortable introducing their students to the Middle East. Register now on Learner Web!

Building Stronger Bridges: Cultural Respect and Equity in the Classroom (World View at UNC)

March 20 - 21; The Friday Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC

How can North Carolina educators build stronger bridges in their classrooms and communities to support diverse populations of learners? Through plenary talks and small group breakout sessions, K-12 and community college educators at World View’s spring seminar will explore issues of cultural respect and equity, learning what barriers need to be removed and what strategies can be implemented to recognize the potential for all learners. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their backgrounds, how their individual experiences have forged their beliefs and how these beliefs transpire into their everyday world, specifically the classroom or learning environment.  For more information and to register, visit the World View website.

Global Issues Forum - Business and Accounting Week

Thursday, March 22; 11:00 am; Tate Hall, Central Campus

Steven McDonnough (CEO of ProGlobalParnters) will address the concept of "one degree of separation from the world",  and how ProGlobalPartners, LLC provides integrated solutions to connect international buyers and sellers across a broad range of industries.  We encourage faculty and students to attend!

"Around the World in 90 Minutes" - Sensoria Event

Wednesday, April 11th; 12:30pm to 2:00pm; Overcash Lobby, Central Campus

Join your fellow CPCC students as they share about their native countries and their art, culture, and literature. At interactive booths featuring functional and cultural artifacts, student hosts (some in cultural dress) will teach participants about greetings, traditions, and cultures in their native countries.  This event is open to all students, faculty and staff!

Dances of India

Saturday, April 21st; Halton Theater; Central Campus

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the history and culture of India.  A large ensemble of dancers present 3,000 year old classical and folk dances of India.  Stories will be brought to life through unique dance dramas, brilliant costumes and traditional props. For more information and ticket pricing visit the Event Website

Global Student Association - Student Club

Fall Meetings are the first Wednesday of each month in Overcash 212 from 3pm to 4pm

Join our Global Student Association student club to learn about different cultures and participate in multi-cultural events. This student organization is great for international students and students who have an interest in study abroad. It is a great way to connect and create a sense of unity for global learning.  If you are interested in being a part of this student club, please complete the GSA Registration Form!

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