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2014 Upcoming Cultural Activities

Sept. 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.

Sept. 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.

Sept. 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 Sept. 11 deadline.

Sept. 13 - 21: Tyler Art of Peace Festival
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Sept. 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.

Sept. 17: Peggy Macintosh, Unpacking White Privilege, 6 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 multiculturally 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.

Sept. 23: Micro Aggressions in Language Panel, 11 a.m. - noon, 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.

Sept. 29: Fiesta Latinoamericana, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Dallas, Texas
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Oct. 3: Tarang '14,  5:30 - 9 p.m., Ornelas Activity Center
The Indian Student Association cordially invites you to attend this magnificent event with authentic Indian cuisine and a musical performance.

Oct. 9: Argo Film Screening, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., FAC 1009
This film is based on the 1979-1981 Iran Hostage Crisis, starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman.

Oct. 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 Oct. 1 by 5 p.m. Space is limited! The festival is on Oct. 11 and is open to anyone. It is first come, first serve. We will be covering the cost of entry. We will be departing campus at 8 a.m. and departing Houston at 9 p.m. Please email to RSVP and we will send out details after the sign-up is over. Please provide the best number to contact you in the RSVP email.

Oct. 15: GATE Alumni Film Screening, 7: 30 p.m., UC Theater
GATE Alumni Cecil Armstrong, Leslie Reyna & Melissa Salgado will be putting together a short film about how one's perspectives change after visiting a new culture. There will be snacks!

Oct. 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.

Oct. 25: Mosque Open House, 6 p.m., East Texas Islamic Society
The East Texas Islamic Society is hosting an open house. It's a free event. Come and hear a brief introduction about Islam and Muslims in East Texas. We will then answer all your questions. Dinner will be served; we'll be having ethnic and American food. Dress casual but conservative.

Oct. 30: Global Quiz Night, 6 -8 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!

Nov. 1: Bollywood Dreams, 5:30 – 11 p.m., K E Bushman Celebration Center
The Indian Association of East Texas presents Bollywood Dreams and a Diwali Banquet. The tickets are sold at Marble Slab, S. Broadway in Tyler from 2 - 4 p.m. on October 11,12,18 and 19. It's $30 for adults and $15 for children. For more ticket info email The address of the banquet is 1565 FM 2493 E, Bullard, Texas 75757.

Nov. 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. For more information click here.

Nov. 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.

Jan. 14: Russia and the Near Abroad, noon, Tyler Public Library, 201 South College
A talk from Dr. Marcus Stadelmann from UT Tyler.

Jan. 21: Privacy in the Digital Age, noon, Tyler Public Library 
A talk from Mark Seguin, certified identity theft risk management specialist.

Jan. 28: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, noon, Tyler Public Library
A talk from Ann Herbage, League of Women Voters of Texas Study chair.

Feb. 4: Brazil's Metamorphosis, noon, Tyler Public Library 
A talk from Dr. Colin Snider from UT Tyler.

Feb. 11: U.S. Policy Toward Africa, noon,  Tyler Public Library
A talk from Dr. Amentahru Wahlrab from UT Tyler.

Feb. 18: Sectarianism in the Middle East, noon, Tyler Public Library
A talk from Dr. Robert Sterken from UT Tyler.

Feb 25: Syria's Refugee Crisis, noon, Tyler Public Library 
A talk from Mike Mezayek.

Mar. 4: India Changes Course, noon, Tyler Public Library 
Speaker TBA.