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2014 Upcoming Cultural Activities

September 5: GATE Pool Party 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. – UT Tyler Pool
Join us in welcoming Japanese students from Shimane University on our campus.

September 9: Japanese Tea Ceremony 6 - 8 p.m. ADM 301
Shimane University Students in collaboration with Global Ambassadors (GATE student organization) will be hosting this event to share Japanese culture with students on campus.

September 13: Annual Student Leadership Summit
Open to all students looking for ways to develop leadership skills, network with others, and have intentional conversations about how to enhance their collegiate experience.
*space is limited, register before September 11th deadline.

September 13-21: Tyler Art of Peace Festival
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September 15: International Student Reception 5 p.m. Outside UC Theater
Come and meet students from around the world! Let's make them feel welcome on campus.

September 17: Peggy Macintosh, Unpacking White Privilege 6 7 p.m. UC Theater
Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., associate director of the Wellesley Centers for Women, is also the founder of the National SEED Project on Inclusive Curriculum (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity). The SEED Project helps teachers create their own year-long, school-based seminars on making school climates, K-12 curricula, and teaching methods more gender fair and multi-culturally equitable. Dr. McIntosh currently leads the expansion of the SEED Project, with funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Dr. McIntosh directs the Gender, Race, and Inclusive Education Project, which provides workshops on privilege systems, feelings of fraudulence, and diversifying workplaces, curricula, and teaching methods. Dr. McIntosh has taught English, American Studies, and Women's Studies at the Brearley School, Harvard University, Trinity College (Washington, D.C.), Durham University (England), and Wellesley College.

She is co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Women's Institute, and has been consulting editor to Sage: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women. In 1993-1994, she consulted with women on 22 Asian campuses on the development of Women's Studies and programs to bring materials from Women's Studies into the main curriculum. In addition to having four honorary degrees, she is a recipient of the Klingenstein Award for Distinguished Educational Leadership from Columbia Teachers College. She earned her doctorate degree from Harvard University.

September 23: Micro Aggressions in Language Panel 11-12pm UC Ballroom
This event is hosted by the Summer Book Committee and will include panelists from a variety of disciplines. To find out more about micro-aggressions, check out the Microaggressions Project.

September 29: Fiesta Latinoamericana 11-7pm Dallas, TX
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October 9: Argo film screening 7 - 10 p.m. FAC 1009
This film is based on the 1979-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis, starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.

October 11: Italian Festival (Houston) 8 a.m. In front of the UC
The GATE program will be providing a bus to Houston for students to participate in Houston's Festa Italiana. Sign up is required and the deadline is October 1st. Space is limited! If you're interested in joining, please contact GATE Coordinator, Londa Jensen at

October 15: GATE alumni film screening 6 p.m. UC Theater
GATE Alumni Cecil Armstrong & Melissa Salgado will be putting together a short film about how one's perspectives change after visiting a new culture. There will be snacks!

October 18: Passport Day 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. UC Theater
The Office of International Programs (OIP) & the local Tyler U.S. Post Office will be helping students to apply for passports on-campus.

October 30: Global Quiz Night 5:30 -7 p.m. UC Ballroom
Honors & GATE will be co-hosting the event of the year! Come and show-off your vast knowledge of world flags, art & literature, geography, sports, history, STEM, and pop culture. Team sign-up is encouraged! Wear your costume!

November 3-9: Impact Week
The goal of this new week-long program is to raise awareness of local and global issues and to get involved or make an impact. There will be film screenings, guest speakers, and community events. Detailed calendar will be posted soon!

November 17 -21: International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that provides an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This annual initiative aims to promote international understanding and build support for international educational exchange by encouraging the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States. IEW was first held in 2000 and today it's celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide.