2017 Events

Fall 2017

Getting Paid for Your Passion: Careers in Activism

11 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Sept. 20, 2017, MCL Auditorium

Join us for a panel in which we discuss how to turn your passion for activism into a career. Panelists will include career activists, as well as TWU staff and faculty who help connect students with internships and career opportunities in activism. What does it mean to be an activist? What kind of skills are employers looking for? Can I strike out on my own? Learn tips and tricks for marketing yourself, and consider the many ways your passion for activism can be put to work in a paid career.

Dancing Ecology: A Butoh Workshop

6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 2017 in DGL 210


How can dance practices help us negotiate and investigate our relationship to our environment? This workshop will open with a brief lecture introduction to butoh and then will involve various physical warmups and exercises to explore that question. No dance experience is required, but do come prepared to move. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in (no jeans) and bring some sturdy closed-toe shoes in case we go outside.


Dr. Rosemary Candelario, Assistant Professor of Dance, is a scholar and artist specializing in butoh, a avant-garde dance form that developed in Japan in the 1960s and that has since spread around the world. She has studied, taught, and performed butoh across the United States and around the world. She is the author of Flowers Cracking Concrete: Eiko & Koma's Asian/American Choreographies (Wesleyan University Press 2016) and the co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance (Routledge, forthcoming 2018).

Sheri Kunovich headshot
Sheri Kunovich, Ph.D.

Learning and Choosing to Vote: Women’s Political Participation Cross-Nationally

A lecture by Sheri Kunovich, Ph.D.

  • March 28, 2017 at 4 p.m.
  • ACT 301 on TWU’s Denton campus
  • Reception to follow on ACT 2nd floor

Sheri Kunovich is an Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Sociology at Southern Methodist University. She is also the recipient of SMU’s Golden Mustang Award and the Margareta Deschner Teaching Award in Women and Gender Studies. Her research and teaching interests include women’s political representation, democratization in Eastern Europe, wealth and consumption, social stratification and inequality, and research methods. She is a member of two international research teams focusing on social and political change in Poland and Central Europe. Her most recent work focuses on current voter knowledge and behaviors in East-Central Europe as well as a historical comparison of women’s descriptive political representation in Eastern Europe.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Global Connections at globalconnections@twu.edu.

This event is sponsored by:

TWU College of Arts and Sciences, Global Connections and IGNITE.

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