SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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The mission of Passport UCO is to inspire unity and understanding in the global community, while providing entertaining and educational cultural events for our students and surrounding community.  Every Fall, the Passport program selects a country or region to investigate.  In 2018, our compass turns an exploration of the history, culture, and influence of Israel.  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).


Mon.  Aug. 27 12 pm  Opening Ceremony NUC – R.S. Kerr Room. Special guests, opening remarks, and great traditional food! Everyone is welcome!

Mon.  Aug. 27 8:00 pm Special Presentation: Standup Comic Benji Lovitt!  ACM Performance Lab. Bricktown. (For all audiences!) Benji has been translating the Israel experience through laughter since he arrived in Tel Aviv in 2006.


 

Wednesday Noon Lecture Series

Wed. Aug. 29 12 pm    “Because the Middle East is Funny”: Explore Israeli History Through Its Comedy”– Benji Lovitt     RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). A fun and educational talk on exploring Israeli language, culture, and history through their media!

Wed. Sep. 5     12 pm  Dr. Brandon Katzir “Land and Language: The Hebrew Revival and Modern Israeli Literature”  RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). A discussion of Israeli culture and literature!

Wed. Sep. 12   12 pm  Dr. Allen Rice on Israel in Christian Tradition  RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). An engaging presentation about the relationship of Christianity and Judaism in the Holy Land. Includes a Q&A!

Wed. Sep. 19   12 pm  NO EVENT SCHEDULED IN OBSERVANCE OF YOM KIPPUR.

Wed. Sep. 26   12 pm  Dr. Husam Mohamad on Israeli-Palestinian Relations   RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). An examination of the interface between these two segments of Israeli society by UCO Political Science’s resident subject matter expert.

Wed. Oct. 3     12 pm  – Dr. Brenton Wimmer "A Brief History: Israel and the Jewish Diaspora" RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). UCO’s own Dr. Wimmer of STLR with an overview of the history of Israel.

Wed. Oct. 10   12 pm  Dr. Reid Weber “Complicating the Promised Land: Interpretations of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and Premodern History”  RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). UCO Humanities and Philosophy professor Dr. Weber talks about ancient Hebrew texts originating in Israel.

Wed. Oct. 17   12 pm  Dr. Lindsay Katzir “Spiritual Experiences of Orthodox Jewish Women”    RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). A look at Israeli literature, culture, and tradition. Includes a Q&A!

Wed. Oct. 24   12 pm  – Dr. Matthew Moore (UCO Debate) on the U.S. Embassy, Jerusalem RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). A look into the complex relationship between these two great countries focusing on the significance of the upcoming move of the U.S. embassy.

Wed. Oct. 31   12 pm  – Dr. Wayne Stein “From Shanghai to Israel: Jews in WW2-Era Asia”  RADKE FINE ARTS THEATRE (inside the CTL Bldg., UCO Campus). Dr. Stein examines the little-known China-Israel connection!


Nov. 15  12 pm Fashion Show – CLOSING CEREMONY.  Constitution Hall (inside Nigh University Center, UCO Campus). The UCO Fashion Marketing in the Department of Human Environmental Sciences (HES) presents their amazing focus on Israel’s influence in the world of fashion with this blowout final event. Grand prize drawing, as well as a number of other giveaways included!


PASSPORT ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL

filmfestival.jpgUCO STUDENTS MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE PASSPORT PROGRAM, EVEN WHEN THEY CANNOT MAKE IT TO CAMPUS!

TO TAKE PART IN THIS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL FOR STLR CREDIT, SIMPLY FOLLOW THESE STEPS:

  1. CONTACT PROGRAM COORDINATOR TO SIGN UP (jdaro@uco.edu)!
  2. WATCH ANY OF THE FEATURED FILMS FROM AND ABOUT ISRAEL!
  3. WRITE A SHORT RESPONSE TO THE FILM!
  4. GAIN CREDIT FOR STLR!

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

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