Student Life Event Calendar

Below are the events supported by Student Life

April 2018

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On Being Ambassadors from Different Cultural Realms to Community College of Philadelphia

Panel discussion with International Festival Award Winners, recognizing the work of the College's women faculty representing four different areas of the world: Professors Beatrice Bolger, Lakshmi Gudipati, Akiko Mori and Soad Shindy.

International Festival Event

12:40pm to 1:40pm
 
Lindback Lecture, “Our Commitment to Responsible Citizenship,” with 2017 Lindback Award Recipient, Professor Osvil Acosta-Moracles

Today there is broad agreement that every institution of higher education ought to have the development of responsible citizenship as one its primary goals. However, it is not always clear what that means, and just beneath the surface of our almost universal agreement about the importance of responsible citizenship we sometimes find confusion or controversy when questions are raised about the specific ways that colleges and universities ought to promote responsible citizenship in their students. Especially with a campus environment that is both global and diverse in its concerns and its community, we would be wise to keep a watchful eye on the important and slippery distinction between education and indoctrination, as well as the unavoidable challenges involved in trying to be both champions for freedom and opponents of hate.

2:00pm to 3:30pm
 
 
World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans:  Intersections of Religious Freedom, Participatory Citizenship and Democracy

World War II Incarceration of Japanese Americans:  Intersections of Religious Freedom, Participatory Citizenship and Democracy

Diane C. Freedman Memorial Lecture 


Dr. Beth Hessel, Executive Director, Presbyterian Historical Society Philadelphia 

Drawing upon her research with the extensive Presbyterian Historical Society Archives on this topic, Dr. Hessel will speak on how belief in the primacy of Christianity and "whiteness” lay underneath the mass incarceration without due process of all West Coast Japanese American citizens and residents during WW II. Resistance to these beliefs of “primacy” helped to lead to later Civil Rights movements.

9:40am to 11:10am
 
Lifting Our Voices: Stories of Immigration through Public Art

Michelle Angela Ortiz, a nationally recognized visual artist, a skilled muralist and a community arts educator, will discuss how her work counteracts mainstream narratives that criminalize immigrants and devalue the contributions of communities of color in the fabric of our society. The common themes of immigration, socio-economic inequalities, and erased histories are present in her public art works as a way to record, reclaim and elevate these stories that connect us to our humanity.

9:10am to 10:10am
 
Ending Incarceration of Immigrant Families in Pennsylvania

Jasmine Rivera is the Community Organizer coordinating the Shut Down Berks Coalition’s grassroots campaign fighting to shut down the Berks County Family Detention Center and end family detention.

Jasmine has worked in the Philadelphia region as a community organizer for the last nine years, working on racial and economic justice, as well as immigrant, voting and reproductive rights. She is currently the Data and Targeting Manager at Pennsylvania Voice, a statewide network working to break down barriers to civic participation, restore confidence in government, and bring historically marginalized populations to the center of public discourse.

10:20am to 11:20am
 
Meet with a Bloomsburg University Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Bloomsburg University is an Academic Passport institution and has a Program-to-Program Agreement with Community College of Philadelphia for their Bachelors of Applied Science in Technical Leadership offered at their PASSHE Center City Campus.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

11:00am to 1:00pm
 
Meet with a Bloomsburg University Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Bloomsburg University is an Academic Passport institution and has a Program-to-Program Agreement with Community College of Philadelphia for their Bachelors of Applied Science in Technical Leadership offered at their PASSHE Center City Campus.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

11:00am to 1:00pm
 
A Taste of the World

Experience a variety of tastes and flavors from around the world prepared by students in our Culinary Arts Hospitality Management program. 

11:00am to 1:00pm
 
Klezmer Music – Its Cultural Significance, Jewish Historical Connections and Performance

Dan Blacksberg writes: "Klezmer music was central to the life of many Ashkenazi Jews back in Europe and in our early days in America. I hope we can use the joy the music brings to fuel deeper and broader conversations of Jewish identity and place in today’s world. Klezmer’s history and how it exists today provides resources and insights for us all to use and enjoy. I am very honored to be able to bring this music and culture that I love to you all." He will give a presentation with PowerPoint and video, and some live demonstrations with his trombone!

11:30am to 12:30pm
 
From Classical Indian Music to Indie Rock! & Heading further East to the Rousing Japanese Fishermen’s Dance!

A performance with Professor Mak Khan and student musicians, and Professor Akiko Mori and student performers of the Japanese Fishermen’s Dance!

1:50pm to 2:50pm
 
After a Disaster:  Sierra Leone August 2017 Devastation and Response

Presenter: Carol  Bangura, Founder and Chief Development Officer of Schools Without Borders

Carol Bangura will discuss the 2017 mudslide in Sierra Leone, which followed three days of torrential rainfall and led to the death of 1,000 people, as well as local relief and recovery efforts, and ongoing challenges. The talk also highlights Carol Bangura's work within the Philadelphia African and Caribbean immigrant communities.

11:30am to 12:30pm
 
The So-Called ‘Middle’ East and the History of Its Relations with the West as Background to Today’s Confrontations

Dr. Roger Allen will give a public lecture on “The So-Called ‘Middle’ East and the history of its relations with the West as background to today’s confrontations.” His talk will be shaped by our ever- changing international relations which have found new and renewed ‘hot spots’ over the past year.  Dr. Allen last spoke at our College in 2013 when his question mark at the end of his talk title “The Arab Spring?” anticipated future events.  His primary country of study has been Egypt where President Mubarak’s fall in 2011 seemed to many to be so promising.

The lecture will be followed by a meet and greet.

Refreshments will be served.

1:00pm to 2:30pm
 
African-Cuban Culture and History with Reflections from the College’s Students

Professor Savard will introduce the history of Africans in Cuba and the development of African-Cuban Culture over time. A student panel, made up of students who traveled to Cuba in June 2017 with College faculty and administrators, will discuss the impact of their experience. They will compare observations and ideas on racial identity, perception, harmony and activism between Cuba and the U.S.

11:30am to 12:30pm
 
Study Abroad Alumni Gathering

Student alumni of the College’s study abroad programs are invited to join faculty and staff to share reflections. Interested members of the College community are also welcome. This is an informal opportunity for students who have traveled to Tanzania, Japan, Mexico, Cuba and perhaps other study abroad destinations from earlier years such as Italy, Cambodia and Peru, to meet and talk with one another. A portion of the time may be organized as a Question and Answer Session about the longer impact of these short-term study abroad experiences!

Potluck offering welcome but not required.

12:30pm to 1:40pm
 
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Allied Health Transfer Fair

Visit with Representatives of 4-year institutions to learn about your transfer and scholarship opportunities. While the focus of this fair is on Allied Health programs, students in all majors are welcome to attend.

Plan ahead, make a list of questions and then ask about their academic programs, admissions policies, and campus life. Optimize your chances of being accepted to the 4-year institution of your choice. Don’t forget to ask about the benefits of transfer with your Associate Degree.

Sponsored by the Counseling Department, Community College of Philadelphia.
Main Campus, West Building, 2nd Floor

9:30am to 1:00pm
 
Allied Health Transfer Fair

Visit with Representatives of 4-year institutions to learn about your transfer and scholarship opportunities. While the focus of this fair is on Allied Health programs, students in all majors are welcome to attend.

Plan ahead, make a list of questions and then ask about their academic programs, admissions policies, and campus life. Optimize your chances of being accepted to the 4-year institution of your choice. Don’t forget to ask about the benefits of transfer with your Associate Degree.

Sponsored by the Counseling Department, Community College of Philadelphia.
Main Campus, West Building, 2nd Floor

9:30am to 1:00pm
 
 
 
 
Meet with a University of Phoenix Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a University of Phoenix Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. University of Phoenix has a Program-to-Program Agreement with Community College of Philadelphia for selected majors.

Main Campus, Pavilion Building, First Floor Lobby

9:00am to 1:00pm
 
Meet with a University of Phoenix Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a University of Phoenix Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. University of Phoenix has a Program-to-Program Agreement with Community College of Philadelphia for selected majors.

Main Campus, Pavilion Building, First Floor Lobby

9:00am to 1:00pm
 
Meet with a Cabrini University Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Cabrini University representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Cabrini University is a dual admissions and core-to-core institution.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

11:00am to 1:00pm
 
Meet with a Cabrini University Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Cabrini University representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Cabrini University is a dual admissions and core-to-core institution.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

11:00am to 1:00pm
 
 
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Meet with a Harrisburg University Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Harrisburg University of Science and Technology representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Harrisburg University is a dual admissions institution.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

9:00am to 1:00pm
 
Meet with a Harrisburg University Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Harrisburg University of Science and Technology representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Harrisburg University is a dual admissions institution.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

9:00am to 1:00pm
 
Meet with a University of Phoenix Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a University of Phoenix Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. University of Phoenix has a Program-to-Program Agreement with Community College of Philadelphia for selected majors.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

2:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Meet with a University of Phoenix Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a University of Phoenix Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. University of Phoenix has a Program-to-Program Agreement with Community College of Philadelphia for selected majors.

Main Campus, Bonnell Building, Ground Floor Lobby

2:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Meet with a Peirce College Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Peirce College Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Peirce College is a dual admissions institution.

Main Campus, Pavilion Building, First Floor Lobby

2:00pm to 6:00pm
 
Meet with a Peirce College Representative

Have an on-campus chat with a Peirce College Representative to learn about transfer and scholarships opportunities. Peirce College is a dual admissions institution.

Main Campus, Pavilion Building, First Floor Lobby

2:00pm to 6:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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