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October is Global Awareness Month at TWU


DENTON — Texas Woman’s University is celebrating October as Global Awareness Month and will host a variety of events and activities to promote TWU’s Global Connections Initiative.

“The activities this month reinforce the Global Connections Initiative’s theme of ‘Explore the World at TWU’ and will help us in our goal of creating a campus climate of global awareness and understanding,” said Dr. Ann Staton, dean of the TWU College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Staton co-directs the initiative with Dr. Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life.

Events during October include exhibits, lectures and discussions, global free speech boards, dance and music performances, faculty presentations and more.

Highlights of this month’s activities include:

Sept. 30-Nov. 1 – Exhibit: “Global Connections Through Dress” in the Old Main Building, Fourth Floor. The TWU Fashion and Textiles Department will display global dress from five different countries throughout the month of October. Each Monday a new display case with a new country will be made available for viewing by the university community at no charge. Displays will include general information about the country and apparel production within the country, and traditional dress worn within the country. Free.

The specific dates for each country are as follows:
Sept. 30 – Oct 4: Mexico
Oct. 7-11: China:
Oct. 14-Oct. 18: Morocco
Oct. 21-Oct. 25: South Korea
Oct. 28-Nov. 1: South Africa

Oct. 1-31 – Exhibit: “Celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)” in the Blagg Huey Library, First Floor. Curated by the TWU Woman’s Collection staff, this colorful display features an elaborate altar celebrating Day of the Dead and All Soul’s Day. The community is invited to honor family and friends who have passed with photographs, notes and letters. Items in the exhibit include photographs and artifacts from the Woman’s Collection. Free.

Oct. 100– TWU Music Ensemble Showcase Presents Latin Rhythms at the Margo Jones Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 and ages 12 and under are admitted free.

Oct. 16 – Screening of the Documentary Film Girl Rising in CFO room 204 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Girl Rising uses the power of storytelling – sharing the experiences of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries – to display a critical truth – “educate girls and you will change the world.” A panel discussion will take place after the film. Free. For more information on the film, visit

• Oct. 23 – Screening of the Documentary Film: Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out in a location to be determined from 6-8 p.m. Unveiled Views is a documentary in which five extraordinary women artists talk about their occupations, aspirations and the rights and status of women in their Muslim countries. A panel discussion will follow the film. Free. For more information on the film, visit

Oct. 29 – 20th Annual Monster Flute Choir Concert in Margo Jones Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. The concert features Paige Long, an internationally recognized flute choir director and contrabass flutist. Free.

For more information and a detailed schedule of activities, visit

Launched in 2009, the goal of the TWU Global Connections Initiative is to provide global opportunities, experiences and connections for TWU students, faculty, staff and the community. The initiative also is charged with helping all TWU students become global citizens with the knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in learning, living and working in a global, diverse and complex society.

Media Contact:

Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations

page updated 10/2/2014 10:58 AM