FALL 2007

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We will be hosting many new and exciting events this semester.

Please join us!

 

If you are a Humanities Collegian Center member, remember you must attend at least three events to remain active in the Collegian Center.

SEPTEMBER

FREE SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY PROMISES

       Are you struggling to understand the tensions that exist between Israel and Palestine? Please join us for a FREE screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary Promises, and see the conflict through the eyes of children who live with through it every day. In this documentary, filmmaker B.Z. Goldberg “travels to a Palestinian refugee camp and to an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and to the more familiar neighborhoods of Jerusalem where he meets seven Palestinian and Israeli children. Though the children live only 20 minutes apart, they exist in completely separate worlds; the physical, historical and emotional obstacles between them run deep. Promises explores the nature of these boundaries and tells the story of a few children who dared to cross the lines to meet their neighbors. Rather than focusing on political events, the seven children featured in Promises offer a refreshing, human and sometimes humorous portrait of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.”

WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 2:30 pm

WHERE: Marlboro Hall, Room 1104

 

FACULTY-LED WORKSHOP: 106 & PARK, COSMO, AND TOYS ‘R’ US: HOW DO MUSIC VIDEOS, MAGAZINES, AND TOY STORES SHAPE GENDER ROLES?

      Do you like watching TV, shopping, or reading magazines? Have you ever wondered if what you see and hear affect the way you think about men and women?  Please join us for an interactive and informal workshop that explores the effect that music videos, magazines, and toy stores have on our understanding of the “proper” roles of men and women in the 21st century. 

Hosted by Professor Bridget Brennan

WHEN: Thursday, September 27th, 2007 at 2:00-3:00 pm

WHERE: Marlboro Hall, Room 3070

OCTOBER

HUMANITIES COLLEGIAN CENTER BOOK DRIVE

Make a difference in a local child’s life! Contribute brand new or like-new children’s books as part of the Humanities Collegian Center and Books from the Heart book drive. All books will be donated to a local school in need, Riverdale Elementary School. Over 87% of Riverdale Elementary students are eligible for the free/reduced meal program and many of the students are currently reading below grade level due largely to lack of availability of age appropriate reading materials.  They are very excited to receive your books to help their students! Look for collection boxes around campus.

As a thank you for your generosity, contributors will be eligible to participate in a raffle for a $40.00 iTunes gift certificate. To enter the raffle, you must bring your book donation to Marlboro 3068 on Mondays from 2:15 to 4:15 and Wednesdays from 2:15 to 3:15, instead of dropping the books off in a collection box.

WHEN: Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 26th

 

OPEN POETRY READING

       Our poetry reading is open to all students. Poets will be asked to limit themselves to a maximum of three poems. To be guaranteed a spot, interested poets should RSVP to brennab@pgcc.edu by Thursday, October 18th at the latest. A limited amount of time at the end of the reading will be available for walk-ins. Performance poetry as well as “straight” readings are welcome.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at 12:30-2:00

WHERE: The Marlboro Art Gallery

NOVEMBER

MLA DOCUMENTATION WORKSHOP

This workshop, cosponsored by the English department, will help students learn MLA documentation style and learn about plagiarism. This is a great workshop for students who simply need a brush-up on documentation and students who are unfamiliar with MLA documentation.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 2:00-3:00

WHERE: TBA

POETRY WRITING WORKSHOP

      Want to learn more about our Creative Writing courses? Want to brush up on your poetry skills? Please join us for a dynamic workshop led by creative writing professor Michele Hardy. Professor Hardy will help students write poetry that uses both life experience and outside inspiration. This dynamic workshop will feature both individual and group exercises.

WHEN: November 8, 2007 12:20-1:45

WHERE: TBA

 

WOMEN IN WAR, 1776-1860: SOLDIERS, PATRIOTS, SPIES

       Please join us for an exciting workshop that discusses women in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars who dressed as men and fought, served as spies, and performed "unwomanly" acts in defense of their country.
Hosted by Professor Darlene Antezana  

WHEN: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 2:00-3:00

WHERE: Marlboro Hall, Room 3070

 

TRIP TO THE GEORGETOWN AND ADAMS MORGAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

    Come spend your Saturday watching great independent and student films at the Georgetown/Adams Morgan Independent Film Festival. Look for posters around campus at the beginning of November for more information.

WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2007

WHERE: Adams Morgan, Washington DC

DECEMBER

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD CEREMONY AND END-OF-THE-YEAR PARTY

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 2:00

WHERE: Marlboro Hall, Room 3070