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Spring 2007 Events and Activities

Past Events

Abolition or Global Proliferation:
What to make of Iranian and U.S. Nuclear Programs & Policies
Joseph Gerson
May 1, 7pm, Bulldog Auditorium, Olmsted Center
Sponsors: CGC and American Friends Service Committee
Free and open to the public.

"Iowans: Making a Difference Locally"
April 14, 10am-3pm, Bulldog Auditorium, Olmsted Center
Sponsors: CGC and Iowa Council for International Understanding
Free and open to the public.

Humanities Center Colloquia Series, Spring, 2007

"Santal Cultural Region: Glimpses of Relatively Less Known India.
Ramesh Dhussa
Friday, March 9, 3:30pm; Medbury Lounge

"The Chinese of the American Imagination: 19th Century Advertising Trade Cards."
Lenore Metrick-Chen
Friday, April 6, 3:30pm; Medbury Lounge

"Going Global: The Drake Digital Repository and the Rise of the New Scholarly Communication."
Rod Henshaw, Claudia Frazer, and Bart Schmidt
Friday, April 20, 3:30pm; Medbury Lounge

"Education: The Road to Success"
Nancy Sebring, Superintendent, Des Moines Public Schools
Pan American Celebration Luncheon
11:30am, April 12, Parents Hall, Olmsted Center
$12 per luncheon ticket. Reserve by April 6 by calling 271-2835.
Sponsors: CGC and Pan American Day Committee.

"Military Ethics in a Time of War"
Stephen Wrage
U.S. Naval Academy
March 29, 7pm, Performing Arts Hall, Fine Arts Center
Sponsor: CGC
Free and open to the public.

"1001 Malaysian Night” - a cultural night presenting Malaysia's history, values and cultures
6:30pm - 10:00pm, March 31, 2007
Parents Hall, Upper Olmsted Center
Admission: $10.00 each
Programs: lion dance, multicultural traditional dances, martial arts, fashion show, door prizes, and dinner
Sponsors: CGC and Malaysian Student Association

"Iowa Geographic Bee"
Friday, March 30, 10am-2pm
Parents Hall, Olmsted Center
Sponsors: CGC and Iowa Geographic Alliance

Michael Richards
Author of Sustainable Operating Systems: The Post-Petrol Paradigm
Friday, March 30 (class visit)
Sponsor: CGC

Drake International Film Festival:

Free and Open to the Public. All films are shown on Sundays at 2:00pm. Meredith Hall Room 101
2805 University Avenue on the Drake Campus

Children of Heaven
Sunday, April 15, 2:00pm
Meredith Hall, Room 101
Introduction by Dr. Jan Marston and Ashley Templeton
A film in Farsi with English subtitles.

Sponsored by the Drake University Language Acquisition Program and Center for Global Citizenship with support from the US Department of Education

Shall We Dance? Sunday, March 11, 2:00pm
Meredith Hall, Room 101
Introduction by Dr. Koji Fuse
A film in Japanese with English subtitles.

"Thresholds Arts Festival: To a Culture of Peace"
Featuring Richie Havens and Jean-Michel Cousteau

February 23-25, Drake University and First Christian Church
Sponsors: Numerous groups, including CGC

l'auberge espagnole
(The Spanish Apartment)
Sunday, February 11, 2:00 pm
Meredith Hall, Room 101
Introduction by Dr. Darcie Vandegrift
A film in French with Spanish, English, Catalan, Danish, German, and Italian. English subtitles.

"Cuba: Women Artists in the Revolution"
Art exhibition in Anderson Gallery,Harmon Fine Arts Center, January 26-February 16.
Reception and public talk about exhibition.
January 26, Anderson Gallery, 5-7pm
Sponsors: CGC, Anderson Gallery, Humanities Center, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Women Studies and the Office of the President

"Citizen Diplomacy: An Essential Element of Foreign Policy"
Harriet Fulbright

Tuesday, January 30, 7pm
Sheslow Auditorium
Sponsors: CGC and U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy
Free and Open to the Public

Film: "Fulbright: The Man, The Mission and the Message"
Introduced by Harriet Fulbright

Thursday, February 1, 7:30pm
Sheslow Auditorium
Sponsors: CGC and the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy
Free and Open to the Public.

"Challenges of Islamic Financing"
Kavi Chawla

Class visits Wednesday, January 31
Sponsor: CGC
Closed to public.

Film: "A Little Salsa on the Prairie"
Documentary about immigration and Perry, Iowa by Drake Professor Jody Swilky and Kent Newman
Tuesday, February 6, 7pm
Bulldog Auditorium, Olmsted Center
Sponsors: CGC, Humanities Iowa, Iowa Arts Council, Drake Center for the Humanities, Department for the Study of Culture and Society, English Department Writers and Critics Series

University News
March 19, 2018
A new exhibition in Cowles Library examines the life and work of Jay N. “Ding” Darling, two-time Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist and environmental conservationist.