Join Texas Lutheran University in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
TLU’s World Languages and Cultures Department sponsors the Round Rock Folklórico dance troop for a free performance.
Wupperman Little Theatre
Sunday, October 9, 2016
Check out the Beautiful Costuming =>Folkloric Costume Gallery
See you there…
For more information, call Ana Maria Gonzalez, Chair: World Languages and Cultures Dept.
Area Cultural Events for your Cultural Project
San Antonio Fiesta 2016 Events
Attend a Cultural Event and Write a Reflection Paper. Visit each link for informatioin about the event.
Requirements: One Page, Typed, Double Spaced, 12 pt., Easy-to-Read Font
Fiesta Arts Fair
Piñatas in the Barrio
Fiesta Mariachi Mass
San Antonio College Multicultural Conference
Chili Queens Chili Cook-Off
St. Philip’s College Culture Fest
Fiesta® de la Familia
A Day in Old Mexico y Charreada
Fiesta San Fernando
Festival de Cascarónes
Krost Symposium Poster Presentation Instructions
You are responsible for informing the TLU Community about natural resources and natural resources management for a Spanish-Speaking country (Country where Spanish is an official language).
Show that you know what is going on in this country related to social, political and cultural issues. (Remember that people represent a resource asset.)
Communicate ways to improve conditions in this country…taking advantage of strengths and meeting the unique challenges that face this country in the 21st Century.
1. Sign up for a specific country and topic. (Countries and issues have been assigned by the Department)
2. Learn a lot about this country’s environmental challenges related to this topic.
- Water: Clean Water, Water Distribution, Human, Agricultural and Industrial Water Use, Water Scarcity
- Trash and Recycling: Landfill and Health Hazards, Landfill and Pollution, Landfill and Jobs, Trash Home Construction Materials
- Resources: Land and Mineral Resources, Mining, Mine Safety, Timber and Forest Resources, Sustainable Wood, Human Resources, Education, Agricultural Resources, Food, Industrial Resources, Jobs, Resource Import and Export, Foreign Investment, Foreign Exploitation, Political Solutions, Political and Business Corruption
- Pollution: Human, Agricultural and Industrial Sources, Sanitation, Solutions, Political and Cultural Barriers, Challenges, Economic Impact, Economic Costs for Cleanup, Populations Most Affected, Long-Term Negative Effects on Population Health and Longevity
- Migration: Immigration, Flight, Policies, Political Issues, Cultural Issues, Ex pat-Dependent Economy, Refugees, Exiles, Political and Economic Causes of Population Movement
- Food: Availability, Food Imports and Exports, Dietary Staples, Cash Crops, Industrial Agriculture vs. Labor-Intensive Agriculture, Fisheries, Urban Farming, Cultural Food Choices and Taboos, Hunger by Population or Ethnic Group, Welfare Safety Nets
- Energy: Energy Sources, Renewable Energy Oil, Natural Gas, Hydroelectric, Wind, Nuclear, Geothermal, Energy Distribution, Electricity, Gasoline Prices, Government Subsidities, Agricultural and Industrial Allocation
- Health Care: Availablity and Distribution, Human Resources, Health Care Professionals, Health Care Training, Technology, Drugs, Health Hazards, Smoking, Alcohol Use, Obesity, Starvation, Diseases, Disease Prevention, Preventable Diseases, Infant Mortality, Lifespan, Elderly Health Care
3. Comparisons and Contrasts – Compare practices in that country with practices in your country.
4. Think about and organize your research findings in creative ways.
- Make comparisons
- Find images that communicate your ideas
- Show comparisons and challenges with charts, graphs and InfoGraphics
- List changes, ideas and innovations that worked, failed. Tell why…
- Think about ways for that country and your country to do better in the future…and what needs to change to make improvement in Environmental Justice happen
5. Design a poster to communicate your findings and solutions. Your audience is the TLU Community (Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Community Members)
- Main points
- Comparisons of that country to your country on Environmental Justice issues
- Similarities and differences in strategies, approaches, problem-solving techniques, decision-making
- Predict what people in that country would find more appealing. What would people in your country choose to do?
6. Layout the Tri-Fold Poster according to this model.
Similarities and Differences
7. Follow these Rules
- Keep focused on the topic
- Use tables, charts, graphs, images that communicate your ideas
- Keep text to a minimum. (This is a poster, not a written report.)
- Be neat
- Use color and other design elements
8. Present your Poster
Your audience are TLU students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members
- Use note cards with bullet points
- Present (Talk to People). Don’t read
- Maintain eye contact
- Ask for questions. Answer those questions
- Thank your audience for listening and for asking questions