Events & Discussions
E V E N T S
Upcoming Events for Spring 2014:
- Special reading group for Ready Player One
- Read-a-thon for the 75th anniversary campus wide celebration of Grapes of Wrath
Nov. 7 at 4 pm SU Ballroom“Blaine Harden: Journalist and Author of Escape from Camp 14.” Hear about his research in person, ask questions, bring your book and get it signed!
Oct. 16 at 4 pm MLK Library Rm 225/229 “Learn about LINK: Liberty In North Korea, A Grassroot Organization” Co-sponsored with MOSAIC and Peer Connections. Representatives of this outreach group who helped people like Shin Dong-hyuk will be on campus to share more about their vision and activities.
Oct. 2 at 4 pm MLK Library Rm 255/257"Faculty Insights after Traveling in North Korea" by Profs. Andy Wood & David Terry, Communication Studies. Go behind the scenes with these two SJSU professors who recently traveled to the Democratic Republic of Korea, attending the Arirang Mass Games, visiting schools, farms, and factories around Pyongyang, and exploring rhetoric and performance in the "Hermit Kingdom". The presentation includes video, photography, memorabilia, storytelling, analysis, and conversation.
Sept. 19 - Korean festival of Chuseok For more information see Korea Be Inspired Watch this page for more information on possible ways to note the day at SJSU.
Be sure to check back for further updates or developments on SJSU Campus Reading Program activities for Fall 2013.
Schedule of Discussions in Clark Hall 100H
Click here for the pdf file.
|Aug 28||Wed||12-1 pm|
|Aug 29||Thur||2-3 pm|
|Sept 5||Thur||12-1 pm|
|Sept 16||Mon||12-1 pm|
|Sept 24||Tues||3-4 pm|
|Oct 2||Wed||1-2 pm|
|Oct 10||Thur||3-4 pm|
|Oct 16||Wed||12-1 pm|
|Nov 4||Mon||12-1 pm|
|Nov 12||Tues||1-2 pm|
|Dec 2||Mon||2-3 pm|
Click here for a complete list.
Meaning of the North Korean Flag
Vexillology is the study of flags. At the 47th annual meeting of the North American
Vexillological Association, held in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 11-13, 2013, Mr.
Dean Thomas of Arkansas won the William Driver Award for the best paper given at the
conference for his presentation entitled "Vexillology and Vexillidolatry in the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea." That paper will be eventually published in RAVEN: A Journal of Vexillology which can be accessed in the collections of SJSU's Martin Luther King Jr. Library.
For now, because of our Campus Reading Program's selection of Escape from Camp 14 as our Fall 2013 book, Mr. Thomas has graciously shared his PowerPoint from that presentation
in case any in the SJSU community wish to see more about the role of flags in North
Korea. All rights belong to Mr. Thomas and NAVA and to copy or cite any of this,
please seek permission. Do enjoy these visuals!
DPRK slides pdf