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Fall 2015 Events

October

The month of October is Global Awareness Month. TWU Global Connections Initiative is promoting global awareness through education, skills acquisition and knowledge.

“Eradicating Poverty” is the theme for this year’s Global Awareness month. We will be showcasing a variety of events across campus (arts exhibits, lectures, discussions, dance and music performance, films, faculty presentations and more).

We encourage you take note of the dates and make extra efforts to participate in this year’s activities scheduled during the month of October.  Students should check with instructors about possible extra credit opportunities.  Please feel free to share the link to this calendar with your students via email or Blackboard.

9/21 – 12/4

Fashion Display: “Connecting Cultures through Fashion” 8:00AM-5:00PM, OMB 4TH Floor.

Connections between people are enhanced through fashion and Global Connections appreciates the different cultures shown through fashion.  Special thanks to Dr. Deborah Young, Professor and Program Director, and Dr. Anna Magie, Associate Professor, Fashion and Textiles.

The Fashion Department will display global fabrics and garments weekly. The displays will focus on the ethnic and fashion oriented industries of specific countries. Fashions from countries that will be highlighted throughout Fall 2015 semester are:

  • India, 9/21-9/25
  • Mexico, 9/28-10/2
  • China, 10/5-10/9
  • Morocco, 10/12-10/16
  • S. Korea, 10/19-10/23
  • S. Africa, 10/26-10/30
  • Brazil, 11/2-11/16
  • Spain, 11/9-11/13
  • Japan, 11/16-11/20
  • Italy, 11/23-12/24

9/28

Presentation: “Global Issues and the Poverty that Exist due to Earthquakes in Nepal”4:00PM-5:30PM.  Dr. Ronald Palomares, Professor of Psychology and Philosophy in the TWU’s School of Social Sciences discussed the roles psychologists can take to provide psychological relief or psychological first aid after disaster.

10/1-10/29

Dance Performance Series: “Cross Cultural Connections through Dance” 11:00AM-12:20PM, DGL 208.

In recognition of the Global Awareness month, Dr. Ilana Morgan Assistant Professor, TWU Dance Department, invites you to experience and learn about different cultures through dance. Several guest artists will display and perform global dance, share about the culture where the dance originates, and lead students through an easy “try it out” portion of the session. These events are free of charge.

The dance series will be held every Thursday in October from 11am-12:20pm in the Dance Studio, DGL 208.  Special thanks to Dr. Morgan and Professor Mary Williford-Shade, Professor and Chair, Department of Dance.

10/1-10/29

Volunteer Project: “Operation Owina” by Blessed Onaiwu

The Music Department in conjunction with College of Arts and Sciences, Global Connections, Student life and Center for Student Development supports” Operation Owina”. This project aims to provide 400 backpacks filled with school supplies and musical instruments for each student at Owina Primary School in Benin, Nigeria. The school is located in an impoverished area of Benin City, housed in a dilapidated building with no electricity or sanitary facilities.

Please join us in collecting Backpacks and school supplies for kids who can’t afford them. Deliver all supplies by October 29 to the Music Building, Room 114A.

Monetary donations are also appreciated and will be used to supplement the donated items:

www.gofundme.com/operationowina

“Like” us on Facebook (search for Operation Owina).

10/1- 10/31

Exhibit: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  TWU Blagg Huey Library, First Floor. Curated by the TWU Women’s Collection Staff, this colorful display features an elaborate alter celebrating Day of the Dead and Soul’s Day. The campus community is invited to honor family and friends who have passed with photographs, notes, and letters.  Among the items on exhibit include photographs and artifacts from the Women’s Collection.

The Greater Denton Arts Council, in collaboration with this year’s Day of the Dead Festival, has a Day of the Dead exhibition currently on display, through November 2, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center.  Location: 400 East Hickory Street, Denton, Texas. For more information on the exhibit visit: www.dentonarts.com

Denton Day of the Dead Festival
Saturday, October 24, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM | FREE
Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival is a free, family-friendly event held outside on E. Hickory and Industrial St. Spirits will be high as we celebrate the fall season, paying homage to the goodness of the harvest, Dia de los Muertos, and all things Halloween. Cheer on your favorite team during the famous coffin races and create your own illuminated paper marigold with the Arts Council for the twilight parade. Stop by the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center to explore DAY OF THE DEAD: UNA EXHIBICIÓN. For details visit www.dentondayofthedeadfestival.com

10/1

Dance Performance: “Cross Cultural Connections through Dance” 11:00 AM-12:20PM, PH 325.

In recognition of the Global Awareness month, Dr. Ilana Morgan of the TWU Dance Department invites you to experience and learn about different cultures through dance. The guest artist, Nadia Dosal, will perform Salsa dance, share about the Latin American culture where the dance originates, and lead students through an easy “try it out” portion of the session. This event is free of charge.

10/8

Dance Performance: “Cross Cultural Connections through Dance” 11:00 AM-12:20PM, DGL 208.

In recognition of the Global Awareness month, Dr. Ilana Morgan of the TWU Dance Department invites you to experience and learn about different cultures through dance. The guest artist, Yea Jean Choi, will perform Korean dance, share about the Korean culture where the dance originates, and lead students through an easy “try it out” portion of the session. This event is free of charge.

10/14

Presentation: “Reaching Beyond our Borders: Educational Enrichment for Impoverished Nigerian Children” 11:00AM-12:20PM in MCL 504.

Blessed Onaiwu, one of our TWU Graduate students in the Music Department will share her experience and the challenges she faced while volunteering at the Owina primary school in Benin, Nigeria. The topic focuses on helping the impoverished and how she intends to use music to educate and motivate students.  Donations of school supplies for “Operation Owina” will be appreciated. This event is free of charge.

10/14-10/15

Performance: Dance: TWU Department of Dance: International Dance Company.

TWU’s International Dance Company will perform an entertaining formal demonstration and celebration in the month of October. The performances will be featured during two Denton community festivals:

La Vida Denton: October 14 
Greater Denton Arts Council
5:45pm
 
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration: October 15

Denton Courthouse Square

6:30pm

For more information about the TWU student performing groups, see the Dance Department website: http://www.twu.edu/dance/student-performing-groups.asp

10/14-10/18

Performance: Drama: The Texas Woman’s University Drama Program Presents “SEVEN” TWU Drama will open their 2015-2016 season with the powerful docu-drama, Seven, directed by Drama Program Director, Dr. Patrick Bynane.  Based on interviews with seven woman’s rights activists from around the globe, SEVEN bears witness to work of these courageous women and their determined fight for women’s rights.  These seven women are fearless advocates who fight for children and women alike. They wage war against domestic violence and give a voice to the disenfranchised. They fight for the right to an education and they organize for peace and labor and equality. SEVEN is the inspiring, true story of women who refuse to be silenced and who believe in the sanctity of the voice of women from all walks of life.

This Drama is produced to further create awareness for the Vital Voices Global Partnership and its mission to invest in women leaders with a daring vision who seek to improve the world.  When asked why TWU Drama chose to produce SEVEN,  Dr. Bynane said, “Given TWU’s unique and powerful mission to ignite potential, purpose and a pioneering spirit, it seemed only natural for TWU Drama to produce this exciting work. The stories these women tell are a reminder to us all that are inspiring leadership really can make the world a better place.

For more information about Vital Voices Global Partnership and how to get involved, please visit www.vitalvoices.org . More information about the play can be found at www.sevenplay.org

All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.

  • Wednesday, October 14: 8:00pm
  • Thursday, October 15: 4:00pm
  • Friday, October 16: 8:00pm
  • Saturday, October 17: 2:00pm, 8:00pm
  • Sunday, October 18: 2:00pm

See Box Office Page: http://twu.edu/drama/box-office.asp for ticket info, reservations and policies.

Read the SEVEN PRESS RELEASE: http://www.twu.edu/downloads/drama/Seven_Press_Release.pdF

10/15

Dance Performance: “Cross Cultural Connections through Dance” 11:00AM-12:20PM, DGL 208.

In recognition of the Global Awareness month, Dr. Ilana Morgan of the TWU Dance Department invites you to experience and learn about different cultures through dance. The guest artist, Bea Ayi, will perform a West African dance, share about that culture, and lead students through an easy “try it out” portion of the session. This event is free of charge.

10/22-10/23

Lecture and Workshop: Guest Speaker, Dr. Connie Mick.

Dr. Mick is the Associate Director of the Center for Social Concerns and the Director of Community Based Learning at the University of Notre Dame.  She leads the Community Engagement Faculty Institute and is the Co-director of the Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Minor.  She is also Associate Professional Faculty, teaching Social Concerns Seminars and Poverty Studies Capstone courses with titles like “Confronting Poverty: Bringing Service To Justice,” “Latino Community Organizing Against Violence,” “Digital Education in Northern Ireland” and “Rhetoric of Gender and Poverty.” Her research areas include the role of writing in social change, the rhetoric of poverty, and the pedagogies of community engagement.  Embrace the opportunity to meet Dr. Mick as she gives a public lecture on Poverty and Privilege in a global context, a special contribution to the TWU’s October Awareness month with the theme “Eradicating Poverty”.

October 22:

12:30pm-1:30pm: ACT 301 Reading discussion of an essay from her Oxford University Press volume Poverty/Privilege: a Reader for Writers for undergraduate students.  The event is free of charge.

3:00pm: Lecture at ACT 301 with reception following at 4:30pm

October 23:

10:00am-12:00pm: Graduate student workshop focused on gender, rhetoric, and social action.

The event is free of charge.

10/22

Dance Performance: “Cross Cultural Connections through Dance” 11:00 AM-12:20PM, DGL 208.

In recognition of the Global Awareness month, Dr. Ilana Morgan of the TWU Dance Department invites you to experience and learn about different cultures through dance. The guest artist, Roberto Alvarez, will perform Folklorico from the Mexican region of Nuevo Leon, Veracruz and Jalisco, and lead students through an easy “try it out” portion of the session. This event is free of charge.

10/27

Performance: Dance: TWU Department of Dance: International Dance Company.

TWU’s International Dance Company will perform an entertaining formal demonstration and celebration in the month of October. Enjoy the opportunity to watch live performances, authentic costumes and music that have been designed for each dance and add to the cultural understanding of the country's folklore. http://www.twu.edu/dance/student-performing-groups.asp

Date: October 27

Time: 12:00-12:30.

Venue: The free speech area outside the Student Union on the west side between SU and ACT.

10/29

Dance Performance: “Cross Cultural Connections through Dance” 11:00 AM-12:20PM, DGL 208.

In recognition of the Global Awareness month, Dr. Ilana Morgan of the TWU Dance Department invites you to experience and learn about different cultures through dance.  The guest artist, Dava Hernandez, will perform Son Jeriocho Afro-Mexican music and dance originating from the southern coastal regions of Veracruz, Mexico, lead students through an easy “try it out” portion of the session. This event is free of charge.

Date TBD

Lecture and Panel Presentation: “Climate Change and the Global Influences” Date, time and location to be announced.  Check back for additional details.

In recognition of the Global Awareness month, Julia Besser, TWU Graduate student in the Counseling Psychology Program, will organize and present in a panel discussion about her efforts, in association with the “Citizens Climate Lobby” to promote a non-partisan legislative approach to climate change in the United States.  Ms. Besser challenges the TWU community to reflect on the effects of climate change on vulnerable populations.  “At the heart of addressing a long-term solution to poverty is openly addressing this generation’s greatest foreseeable contributor to economic disadvantage.  While on a micro global scale, these can be rightly identified as unemployment rates, educational disparities, etc., on a macro global scale, climate change is implicated as our generation’s greatest perpetrator of poverty.”  There will be time for engaged discussion and the sharing of different perspectives and opinions.  More details about this topic and a list of the final guest panelists will be announced soon.

9/1-10/12

Event: Hispanic Heritage Month

In the spirit of celebration and global awareness, join The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach, Student Health Services and The Center for Student Development as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This nationally recognized month is geared towards the awareness and appreciation of Hispanic and Latino culture.

Enjoy the opportunity to learn important cultural and health topics, entertainment, poetry night and more.

The dates, time and venue are:

  • September 1: Pachanga, 4:30pm, Student Union Underground
  • September 23: ¿ Habla española?, 4:30-6:00pm, Student Union Room 110
  •  September 30: Hispanic Health Fair, 11:30am-1:00pm, Student Union Purple Lobby
  • October 7:  Mi Cocina, S abor Latino, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Student Union Purple Lobby
  • October 12: Poetry Night, 7:00pm Hubbard Hall, Amphitheater

November

11/3

Event: Annual Italian Night Dinner and Exhibition.  Fine Arts Building Foyer, 5:00-7:00pm. Delta Phi Delta holds their annual scholarship dinner. Join us for a delicious variety of tasty Italian dishes, desserts and prizes. For more information, contact: Ashlynn Lee

Purchase Tickets

Ticket Information :

  • In Advance: $8 per person
  • At the Door: $10 per person
  • Children Under Eight Years Old: Free

Past Event Calendars

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