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2015 Upcoming Cultural Activities


GATE Orientation, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, UC Ballroom.

Ice Cream Social, 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, Patriot Zone.

Global Patriots International Game Night, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, Patriot Zone.

Join us for games and free food from Taj Mahal! Co-sponsored by CAB, the Office of International Programs and the Global Patriots. 

"Dear White People Movie,'' 7 - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, Liberty Theater.

Tickets are $7 and can be purchased in advance online. This social satire follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college, where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial-America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.

Field Trip to Dallas, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.

Join us on a trip to the Holocaust Museum and the Sixth Floor Museum. Meet in front of the UC at 7:30 a.m.

Current Event, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 8, BUS 158.

"The History and Future of the LGBT Movement'' by Professor Melissa Dotson.

Intertwined-Shared Endeavor (part of Art of Peace), Sept. 8 - 13, 1300 S. Mahon, Tyler.

Visual art exhibit presented in cooperation with TMA. Selected art will be displayed with a reception for artists at the museum the last afternoon of the show.

Emerging Leadership Workshop, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10. Location TBD.

Patriot Day at Brookdale East, noon – 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 3505 TX-248 Spur.

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Brookdale Center for seniors.

Leadership Summit, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, UC Ballroom.

Speak Your Peace (Art of Peace), 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, 1629 Old Omen Road.

Find inspiration at the peace-themed worship service at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Century of Women (Art of Peace) Sept. 13 - 20, 200 S. College Ave.

Visit the Victory Over Violence Exhibit, "Century of Women," co-sponsored by Art of Peace-Tyler and Soka Gakki International. The VOV campaign is a growing network of global citizens committed to building the culture of peace through dialogue and action, and highlighting the critical role of women in creating a peaceful future.

Seeking Peace/Making Peace (Art of Peace), 5:30 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, TJC Rogers Student Center, first-floor Apache Rooms 3 & 4.

Join local peace advocates, community leaders, families and students to explore how we can be "peace seekers" right here in East Texas. Also, five volunteers are needed. If interested, email Londa.

Peace & Praise (Art of Peace), 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1201 N NW Loop 323.

Celebrate peace as a spiritual endeavor, as our diverse community comes together at the New Life Community Church. We'll sing, share and rejoice. All faiths welcome!

El Grito, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, Harvey Deck.

Celebrate Mexican Independence with music, food and games!

Peace Art at Day for Kids (Art of Peace), 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Ave.

Eight volunteer spots are open for this event. First come, first served. 10 a.m. - noon and noon - 2 p.m. are the time slots.

Spiritual Peace (Art of Peace), 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, Tyler Unity Center of Practical Christianity, 14024 Hwy. 155 South.

Explore the spiritual aspects of peace at this inspirational worship service, led by pastor and peace advocate Rev. Max Lafser.

One Peace at a Time (Art of Peace), 2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 201 S. College Ave.

This Nobility Project film by Turk Pipkin considers the basic rights of every child and features the insights of Nobel Peace laureates and global peace advocates on how we can change the world and our community.

Peace Meal (Art of Peace), 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, Marvin United Methodist Pirtle Hall, 300 W. Erwin St.

Celebrate the 2015 United Nations International Day of Peace by sharing a simple meal with local peacemakers, loved ones and new friends from our community. Local art students have made beautiful pottery bowls for the event. Love offerings of cash and peanut butter & jelly will go to St. Paul Children's Foundation. Cost is $15 per person. Reservations required. Register by Sept. 14 online at Five to seven volunteers are needed to help set up. If interested, email Londa as soon as possible.

Philippines at Brookdale East, noon - 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 3505 TX-248 Spur.

Help teach the seniors at Brookdale about the Philippines and the culture there.

Postcard Showcase, 5 - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, Cowan Center, White Lobby.

GATE 2015 students will show off handmade postcards they made while in Italy. There will be music, food and a slideshow of all the trips GATE has taken.

Homecoming Week, Oct. 5 - 10.

Broadcast Speaker Al Roker, 6 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, UC Theater.

Emerging Leadership Workshop, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Location TBD.

Egypt at Brookdale East, 2 - 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 3505 TX-248 Spur. Help teach the seniors at Brookdale about the culture of Egypt.

Brooke Axtell, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, UC Theater

Ms. Axtell is the Director of Communications & Engagement for Allies Against Slavery, a non-profit devoted to ending human trafficking. This event is co-sponsored with the Freshman Book Committee, Campus Activities Board, Student Affairs, College of Arts & Sciences, College of Education & Psychology, Department of Social Sciences, and Student Life & Leadership.

Kathleen Bennett of KIVA, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, UC Ballroom

Learn how KIVA, a non-profit company, combats world poverty with micro-loans, lending small amounts of money to business people around the globe. This event is co-sponsored with The Honors Program and in conjunction with the UT Tyler Freshman Book, Half the Sky.

Current Event, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, BUS 158.

Discussion of Israel and Palestine situation by Dr. Randy LeBlanc

Swoop University Service, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, UC, second floor.

Sign-up may be required.

Broadcast Speaker John Marshall, 6 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, UC Theater.

Global Quiz Night, 6 - 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, UC Ballroom.

Registration for event is required.

Halloween at  Brookdale East, 2 - 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 3505 TX-248 Spur.

Help celebrate Halloween with the seniors at Brookdale East.

Impact Week: Nov 2nd- 7th

Impact Week Information Table, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, UC 2nd Floor

Service & Service Learning Dinner, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, OAC

Micro Impact Table, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, UC 2nd Floor

Be the Change, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, UC 2nd Floor

Faculty Workshop, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, UC Ballroom

Emerging Leadership Workshop, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, UC Ballroom

Oxfam Hunger Banquet, 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, UC Ballroom

Micro Impact Table, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, UC 2nd Floor

Careers for Change, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, UC 2nd Floor

Health Fair, 11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, UC 3rd Floor

NSLS Speaker Broadcast, 6 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, BUS 158

Micro Impact Table, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, UC 2nd Floor

Election Panel Discussion, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, UC Theater

Documentary, 6 - 7 pm. Thursday, Nov. 5, UC Theater

Micro Impact Table, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, UC 2nd Floor

Change the Conversation Summit : Gender Equality, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, UC 3rd Floor

Broadcast Speaker John Leguizamo, 6 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, UC Theater.

Current Event, 5:30 - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, BUS 158.

"Living Between Two Worlds: the Impact of Current Events on Immigrant Identity'' by Professor Natalia Menkina-Snider.

International Education Week, Nov. 16 - 20.

International Fest (Office of International Programs), 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, UC Ballroom.

Alumni Panel (co-hosted with Alumni Affairs), 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, UC Ballroom.

Cash Cab: Money from Around the World (co-hosted with Student Money Management), 9 a.m. - noon Tuesday, Nov. 17, various locations around campus.

Panel Discussion: "What's Next? Traveling Abroad After College" (The Patriot Talon), 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, UC Ballroom.

International Fest Awards Celebration (Office of International Programs), noon Wednesday, Nov. 18, UC Ballroom.

Marketing Your International Experience (co-hosted with Career Services), 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, UC Ballroom.

Bhangra Performance (co-hosted with CAB), 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, UC Theater.

FINALS, Dec. 8 - 12.