December 5: Where is Asia Going?

Guest lecture hosted by the Center for Global Engagement, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Economics, the Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence and the Cunningham Memorial Library on

Where is Asia Going?

 By Khun Korn Dabbaransi, Former Thai Vice Prime Minister

Leader of the National Development Party from 1998 to 2003

Chairman of Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

  Thursday, December 5, 2013, 10:00 a.m.

 Community Events Room, Cunningham Memorial Library

 Classes urged to attend!

Library Entrance Lobby = Venue for Bake Sales and more!

A group of students in a section of Communication 261 is conducting a Food Drive as part of their group project.  They will have a bin, in the lobby, from October 28th to November 15th.  The food will be donated to the Lighthouse Mission. Look for the Green bin.

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) will have a bin in the lobby to collect clothing for the Helping Hands Organization.  It will be in the lobby until the end of the week.

The Indian Student Association will be selling tickets to their Indian Global Night (HMSU – Nov 16) on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Both days from Noon to 4 pm.

Film showing Oct. 30 & 31st: Miss Representation

Miss Representation
Miss Representation

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors. Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

[ http://film.missrepresentation.org/synopsis  ]