SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Passport to Global Korea - Exploring the History, Culture, and Influence of South Korea, North Korea, and the Worldwide Korean Diaspora

The mission of Passport UCO is to inspire unity and understanding in the global community, while providing educational and entertaining cultural events for our students and surrounding community.  Every Fall, the Passport program selects a country or region to investigate.  In 2016, our compass turns an exploration of the history, culture, and influence of South Korea, North Korea, and the Worldwide Korean Diaspora.  All events are free of cost and open to the public.

University of Central Oklahoma students who participate in this program will accumulate one stamp in their personal passports at each event, and upon collecting five or more stamps gain eligibility to enter a drawing for an iPad (graciously donated by UCO’s Center for eLearning and Customized Education).

Visit the Passport web page at http://bronze.uco.edu/passport/ for further information and updates. 

Thu.  Sep. 8          1 pm       Opening Ceremony NUC – Will Rogers Room. Special guests, opening remarks, and great traditional food! Everyone is welcome! (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Thu.  Sep. 8    7:30 pm          Stand-Up Comedy with Henry Cho.  CONSTITUTION HALL. Henry’s a comedian so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Michael W. Smith in the same month. “I’m an Asian with a Southern accent. To a lot of people, that right there is funny.” (For all audiences!) (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Mon. Sep. 12  7pm     Songs from the North.  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). Interweaving footage from the director's three visits to North Korea with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, this film takes a different look at this mysterious, closed off country (72 min.). (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Wed. Sep. 14 1 pm    Chang Rae Lee and The Kyopo Project – Michelle Svenson         Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). A look at Asian American portraiture featured by the Smithsonian, as well as discussion of Korean American novelist Chang-Rae Lee. This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Mon. Sep. 19  7pm     Yongary, Monster from the Deep.  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). Earthquakes in central Korea turn out to be the work of Yongary, a prehistoric gasoline-eating reptile that soon goes on a rampage through Seoul. (80 mins.). (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Wed. Sep. 21  1 pm    Theresa Hak Kyung Cha – Dr. Wayne Stein           Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). A look into the complex artistry of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, whose mediums included ceramic, performance, artist’s books, concrete poetry, film, video, sculpture, mail art, audio, and slide projections. This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Mon. Sep. 26  7pm     Natural City.  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). In 2080, the world’s massive computer network can merge the souls of humans and machines. (116 mins.). (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Wed. Sep. 28  1 pm    Dr. Dennis Dunham  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). UCO’s own Executive Director of International Affairs talks about his adventures in the region, including the academic and economic developments he helps broker as Honorary Consul to South Korea. This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Mon. Oct. 3    7pm     Poetry.  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.). (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Wed. Oct. 5    1 pm    Teaching English in Korea – Hiley Hinton  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). UCO English Department graduate gives a short talk on the ins-and-outs, the ups-and-downs, and the back-and-forths that go into teaching in Seoul. Don’t miss this presentation if you dream of teaching overseas! This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Mon. Oct. 10  7pm     The Juche Idea. Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). Juche — a hybrid of Confucianism and authoritarian Stalinist pseudo-socialism —  is making a comeback! Just watch this film and see. It’s a Marxist-Leninist-musical documentary. (62 mins.) (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Wed. Oct. 12  1 pm    UCO Debate Team Presentation – Dr. Matthew Moore  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). UCO’s Debate Team tackles the difficult question of whether the United States should withdraw its forces from South Korea. This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Mon. Oct. 17  7pm     Breath. Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). A tender romantic drama centering on the unusual relationship between a condemned prisoner and a married female artist. (84 mins.) (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Wed. Oct. 19  1 pm    Characteristics of South Koreans –Dohwon Kim and Anish Peringol  Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus).  Dohwon and Anish bring a unique perspective on their travels through Korea, America, and the teaching of language and culture. This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Mon. Oct. 24  7pm     In Another Country. Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort. (89 mins.) (Co-sponsored by L.I.P.*-UCO). This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Wed. Oct. 26  1 pm    The U.S. Military Experience in Korea— UCO Veterans Office      Pegasus Theater (inside the Liberal Arts Bldg., UCO Campus). An engaging presentation about the U.S. military experience in the Republic of Korea. Includes a Q&A! This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

Thu.  Nov. 17 12 pm          Fashion Show – CLOSING CEREMONY.  CONSTITUTION HALL. The UCO Fashion Marketing in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) presents their amazing focus on Korea’s influence in the world of fashion with this blowout final event. Grand prize drawing, as well as a number of other giveaways included! This is a STLR-tagged event for Global & Cultural Competencies.

PASSPORT BONUS EVENTS!

 

ALTHOUGH PASSPORT TO GLOBAL KOREA OFFICIALLY ENDS WITH THE CLOSING CEREMONY ON NOVEMBER 17TH, THE REMAINDER OF THE SEMESTER MAY STILL FEATURE SEVERAL ENJOYABLE, ENTERTAINING, AND ENRICHING BONUS EVENTS OPEN TO STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC

All Events are Tagged for Global & Cultural Competencies with the Student Transformative Learning Record!

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