• GUC 2013 Logo

    An Annual University-wide Interdisciplinary Convention sponsored by the
    Institute for Global Understanding


    Program Schedule

    Weeklong Events: April 8-12, 2013

    Global Understanding Poster Exhibit

    Prof. Mike Richison, Art and Design

    (Gallery Exhibit)
    Related Course: AR 270 Graphic Design 2

    Wilson Auditorium Lobby


     

    As part of their coursework, students in Graphic Design 2 were asked to create posters for the Global Understanding Convention. In this annual competition students are presented with a difficult problem to solve: create a moving and informative poster that highlights global issues. Aside from this charge, they were given complete freedom to use their creativity. The results are as unique as the students themselves. Poster’s are judged by the Monouth University community and four posters are selected every year to receive a special recognition at the GUC awards ceremony.

    Advocacy, Revelation, Transcendence: Works of Jacob Landau from the MU Permanent Collection

    David Herrstrom
    Susan Douglas, History
    Scott Knauer, Art and Design

    (Gallery Exhibit)

    Pollak Gallery


     

    This exhibit is a selection from Monmouth University’s extensive collection of Jacob Landau’s work. Each line of these pictures reveals an aspect of our humanity and affirms our inviolable individuality. Landau places the human at the center of our world because it is the individual who suffers and, at the same time, who envisions a world without suffering, so that it can be created. And in this act every human is an artist. Hence Landau’s creed: “I am interested in art as advocacy of the human, as revelation of the tragic, as hope of transcendence.”

    Two MU Student Groups Support Devastated Union Beach Elementary School

    Prof. Mary Brennan, Kappa Delata Pi
    Prof. Mary Lee Bass, Education

    (Poster Session)
    Poster Presentation: Thursday, April 11,
    4:30 - 7:15 p.m.

    Anacon Hall


     

    Twenty-six miles from the University—“Sandy’s” path severely damaged Union Beach Memorial School causing a total loss and a need to relocate. Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an international honor society in education, and the International Reading Association (IRA) Monmouth University Chapter collaborated on a large-scale service project. KDP and IRA Officers decided to “Adopt a Few Grades” and help the teachers and children feel comfortable and well-equipped in their new surroundings. Our photo essay will provide a snapshot of our collaborative efforts beginning January until the day we arrived at the temporary school setting with all our donations--February 7.

    Redesigns of the American Flag from AR 270 Graphic Design 2

    Prof. Mike Richison, Art and Design

    (Poster Session)
    Poster Presentation: Thursday, April 11,
    11:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Related Course: AR 270 Graphic Design 2

    Anacon Hall


     

    The first project of Graphic Design 2 is a redesign of the American Flag. Rather than attempt to make a flag that will be universally accepted, students were asked to create designs that reflect their own views of he United States of America. It is a very challenging project to create a flag design that reflects an entire set of ideas using only simple shapes such as rectangles and stars and a limited color palette. In order to explain and display these flag ideas, students also designed posters

    Diversity is ...

    Student Rachel Gramuglia, Department of Communication

    (Poster Exhibit)

    Anacon Hall


     

    This poster presentation shines a light on diversity in a brand new way. What would normally be a conversation about what students think diversity is, is snap shot with a brief (and creative) explanation of what they think diversity means. They say pictures are worth a thousand words, and these pictures are worth a thousand more.

    Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys

    Eleonora Dubicki, Library

    (Book and Media Exhibit)

    Anacon Hall


     

    The Monmouth University Library was a recipient of the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA). The program aims to familiarize public audiences in the United States with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. The 25 books and 3 films comprising the Bookshelf are available in the library’s circulating collection.