Weekly schedule of events includes films, lectures, food and discussions

(Note: All events will be held in the Blue and Gold Room unless otherwise indicated.)



10-11 a.m. Film: “The Glass Ceiling,” focuses on race and immigration in Europe.

Discussion to follow.

12:30- 1:30 p.m. Global Topic: “Living and Working in Europe.” Jennifer Jones

instructor & German exchange coordinator at MCC, and Robyn DeYoung, former MCC student

who spent a semester in Sweden.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Film: “Terror in Europe” tells the inside story of the missteps and

systemic breakdowns that allowed known terrorists to strike in the heart of Europe, the problems

that persist today, and the unprecedented threat the continent now faces. Discussion following.

4-5 p.m. Film: “Crossroads: Inside the European Union: No Colors: Racism and

Prejudice in Modern Europe.” Discussion following.

6-7: 30 p.m. Global Topic: “Vanishing Countries of Eastern Europe: USSR,

Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.” Nicholas Budimir, sociology instructor at MCC.



10-11:30 a.m. Global Topic: “What Is Your Nation If I May Ask?” The Construction of

Irish National Identity from Ulysses to the European Union.” Conor Roddy, philosophy

instructor at MCC.

12:30-1:30 p.m. Keynote Speaker: “The European Union in 2017: How Deep the

Abyss?” John Constantelos, associate professor of political science, Grand Valley State


2-3 p.m. Global Topic: “Global Warming, Local Cooling: A European Example.” Amber

Kumpf, geology instructor at MCC.

3-4 p.m. Cooking Demonstration: Sample Authentic European cuisine with MCC Chefs

Vonny and Nick, Collegiate Hall.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Film: “The Upper Peninsula Recalls War (World War II).”

6:30-7:30 p.m. Global Topic: “European Women of Achievement: The Arts, Education

and Activism.” Women’s Studies Program.



10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Information Fair will feature booths highlighting international

opportunities for students to study and work abroad as well as cultural differences around the

world. Collegiate Hall.

12:00-12:20. MCC Collegiate Singers Choir. Songs form Ireland and Italy. Collegiate


12:30-1:30 p.m. Global Topic: “East Germany: Before and After the Unification.”

William Waltz, German instructor at MCC

2:30-3:30 Global Topic: Games through the ages in Europe. Lisa Anderson.

4-5 p.m. Film: “When the Moors Ruled in Europe.” Discussion hosted by MCC

Geography Club.

5-7 p.m. Film: “Shakespeare in Love.” Mary Tyler, English instructor at MCC. Pre-film

discussion. Room 1100 Stevenson Center.

7:30-8:30 p.m. Play: “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare. MCC Theater

Department, Overbrook Theater.



9:30-11:30 a.m. Folktales and Fun. Shared by MCC’s ED 120B Early Childhood Class,

Collegiate Hall

10:30-11:30 .m. Film: “Crossroads: Inside the European Union- No Colors: Racism and

Prejudice in Modern Europe.”

12:30-1:30 p.m. Global Topic: “My Time in Europe.” Edward Breitenbach, MCC Dean

of Instruction and Assessment, and Timothy Lehman.

2:30-3:30 p.m. Film: “The Glass Ceiling,” focuses on race and Immigration in Europe.

Discussion following.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Film: “Frozen World: The Story of the Ice Age.” Discussion hosted by

MCC Geography Club.

6-7:30 p.m. Global Topic: “Germany as a Country of Migration: Past and Present.”

Hermann Kurthen, assistant professor of sociology, GVSU.

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