10/1 – 10/23
Exhibit: Booth 50 Photography Project Borderland Collective / Wurzbach Manor. Fine Arts Building, First Floor, West Gallery. Gallery Hours: Mondays – Fridays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Borderland Collective: A social art project that facilitates the participatory exploration and documentation of geographic and sociocultural borders. Fueled by collaborations between artists, teachers, youth, and families we use art as a means to trouble notions of who holds knowledge and what stories are told, providing an inclusive representation of the contemporary American experience. http://borderlandcollective.org/
Wurzbach Manor: Reflecting San Antonio’s diversity and growing multiculturalism, Wurzbach Manor tells the story of three families living in the Wurzbach Manor apartments in North San Antonio, Texas. This exhibition is the result of the participatory art collaboration between the Niyonkuru, Day, and Paw Moo families (displaced from their native homes of Tanzania, New Orleans, and Burma) and artist Joey Fauerso, writer Jenny Browne, educator Ryan Sprott, and photographer Jason Reed. http://borderlandcollective.org/projects/wurzbach-manor-in-progress
10/1 – 10/31Exhibit: Celebrating Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Blagg Huey Library, First Floor. Curated by the Woman’s Collection Staff, this colorful display features an elaborate altar celebrating Day of the Dead and All 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 Woman’s Collection.
10/1 - 10/31
Exhibit: Global Connections Through Dress. Old Main Building, Fourth Floor. Fashion and Textiles will display global dress from five different countries during the month of October. Each Monday, a display giving information about the apparel production and traditional dress worn within a specific country will be made available for viewing by the university community at no charge. Specific dates for each country that will be featured during October are as follows:
- Mexico: Sep 30 – Oct 4
- China: Oct 7 – Oct 11
- Morocco: Oct 14 – Oct 18
- South Korea: Oct 21 – Oct 25
- South Africa: Oct 28 – Nov 1
Presentation: Lecture: Booth 50 Photography Project Borderland Collective / Wurzbach Manor Lecture & Reception. Fine Arts Building, First Floor, West Gallery, 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Lecture by Vance Wingate. This is a Culture Card event.
Performance: Dance: Ya Chun Lang Taiwanese dancers performing Contemporary Modern Dance. Dance Building, DGL-208, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Two visiting guest dance artists, performing professionally in diverse companies in Taipei, Taiwan, will demonstrate their artistry after their three-week residency in the TWU Department of Dance. This event is free.
Performance: Music: TWU Music Ensemble Showcase Presents Latin Rhythms. Margo Jones Performance Hall, 7:30 pm. Admission: $5, ages 12 and under free.
Information: United Nations International Day of the Girl Child. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11th as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. For its second observance, this year’s Day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education.” For more information about International Day of the Girl Child including videos and web-based stories visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild
10/14, 15, 16Activity: Global Issues Free Speech Boards. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Student Union, Free Speech Area from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Voice your opinion on global issues. The Global Issues boards will present different global topics each day. Everyone is encouraged to come by, pick up a marker, and make a comment or voice an opinion concerning the issues presented on that day. This event is sponsored by the Global Connections Student Committee. There is no charge for this activity. For more information on the committee, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the Global Connections website: http://www.twu.edu/global/
Event: Documentary Film: Girl Rising. CFO-204, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Girl Rising is a global action campaign for girls' education founded by award-winning journalists that is centered around the new feature film, Girl Rising. This groundbreaking documentary production 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. This event is co-sponsored by the TWU College of Arts & Sciences, TWU Global Connections Initiative, the Department of Women’s Studies, the Department of History & Government, and TWU Commuter Services. Pizza will be served for students at 5:30 pm, the film will begin at 6:00 pm, and a panel discussion will follow. There is no charge for this activity. For more information on the film: http://girlrising.com/
Performance: African Dance: Pioneer Hall, Room 328, 1:00 – 2:00 pm. Native Ghanaian doctoral candidate and Department of Dance Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bea Ayi, will present her World Dance Forms dancers and musicians as they create “African Music and Dance Celebration VII.” After seven weeks of taking a virtual tour of the African continent with their instructor, Naa Awula Tawiah Ayi, four groups of students will sing and dance as musicians drum, offering the audience a glimpse of activities taking place in the “African Village” on TWU’s Denton campus. This event is free.
Activity: Global Jeopardy Game. Activity: Global Jeopardy Game. Student Union, Purple Lounge, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Test your global knowledge and awareness about cultures around the world by playing the Global Jeopardy Game. Participation is open to students, faculty and staff. No sign-up necessary. Prizes will be given to contestants answering correctly! This free event is hosted by the Global Connections Student Committee. For more information about the student committee, please contact email@example.com and visit the Global Connections website: http://www.twu.edu/global/
Performance: Indian Dance: Dance Building, DGL-210, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Anisha Rajesh, classical Mohiniyattam dancer from Kerala, India, and doctoral student in dance, will introduce the movement vocabulary of Indian Classical dance to include the use of hand gestures as they unfold the narration of a story with bodily movements, facial expressions. The audience will have a chance to explore the hand gestures and the exciting rhythms of Indian Classical dance with a performance by Ms. Rajesh concluding the presentation. This event is free.
Event: Documentary Film & Panel Discussion: “Global Art, Activism, and Social Justice”: A film screening of Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out followed by a panel discussion with local artist-activists. CFO-203, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.Event: Documentary Film & Panel Discussion: “Global Art, Activism, and Social Justice”: A film screening of Unveiled Views: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out followed by a panel discussion with local artist-activists. CFO-203, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Unveiled Views is a revealing documentary in which five extraordinary women artists talk about their occupations, aspirations, and the rights and status of women in their Muslim countries. Their self-portraits of hope, heroism, and pride challenge conventional Western stereotypes about women in the Islamic world and reveal the potential that art maintains for fostering social change locally and globally. After the film a diverse group of panelists will discuss the radical role of art as a resistance and transformation strategy for fostering social justice worldwide. This event is co-sponsored by the TWU Women’s Studies Graduate Student Association (WSGSA), the TWU Department of Women’s Studies, the TWU College of Arts and Sciences, and the Islamic Art Revival Series. There is no charge for this event. For more information on the film visit: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c781.shtml
Presentation: Lecture: Cotton Pickin’ Dilemma: The Case of Victoria’s Secret and the Fair-trade Organic Cotton Fields of Burkina Faso, Africa. ACT-301,11:00 – 12:20 pm. Assistant Professor of Economics in the TWU School of Management, Dr. Gilbert J. Werema, will discuss the moral and ethical dilemmas associated with global competitive advantage by examining the use of child labor in the fair-trade organic cotton fields of Burkina Faso, Africa. Dr. Werema will highlight the importance of transparency, accountability and guidance necessary when a company such as Victoria’s Secret uses their altruistic intentions as part of their business/marketing plan. This event is co-sponsored by the TWU School of Management. There is no charge for this event. Download the Cotton Pickin' Dilemma flier (pdf). For more information: Global Connections Initiative 940-898-2002, firstname.lastname@example.org
Presentation: Lecture: Psychology in Global Perspective. ACT-301, 2:30 – 4:00 pm. This presentation and panel discussion will focus on current research about the application of globalization as a framework for addressing current and future issues in the field of psychology. The panelists are Psychology Department Associate Professor, Dr. Kenneth Foster, and Assistant Professor, Dr. Trey Asbury. They will be joined by undergraduate Psychology majors, Ms. Constance Siegel and Ms. Sara Blanco, and Psychology doctoral candidates, Ms. Jennifer Mootz and Mr. Jairus Reddy. Topics include gender-based violence in Uganda, cross-cultural research on social stigma, and the contributions global perspectives on psychology make to college students’ professional and personal development. This event is co-sponsored by the TWU Department of Psychology and Philosophy. There is no charge for this event. Download the Psychology in Global Perspective flier (pdf).
Performance: Music: 20th Annual Monster Flute Choir Concert. Margo Jones Performance Hall, 7:30 pm. Featuring guest artist Paige Long, an internationally recognized flute choir director and contrabass flutist. This event is free.
11/1 - 12/12
Exhibit: Global Connections Through Dress. Old Main Building, Fourth Floor. Fashion and Textiles will display global dress from five different countries during the months of November and December. Each Monday, a display giving information about the apparel production and traditional dress worn within a specific country will be made available for viewing by the university community at no charge. Specific dates for each country that will be featured during November and December are as follows:
- South Africa: Oct 28 – Nov 1
- Brazil: Nov 4 – Nov 8
- Spain: Nov 11 – Nov 15
- Japan: Nov 18 – Nov 22
- Italy: Nov 25 – Dec 12
Event: Annual Italian Night Dinner and Exhibition. Fine Arts Building Foyer, 5:00 pm. Delta Phi Delta / The Arts Society holds their annual scholarship dinner. This is a Culture Card event. For more information visit www.twu.edu/visual-arts
11/7 - 11/9
Event: Cultural Connections Leadership Conference. Hubbard Hall. The Cultural Connections Leadership Conference brings together students, faculty, and staff from various cultural backgrounds to empower them to become advocates for change in an increasingly diverse global society. CCLC provides engaging and intentional activities that serve as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, resulting in producing strong individuals and productive members of society. This year’s theme is “Finding Success Through Perseverance and Relationships.” For more information contact Michelle Buggs at (940) 898-3679 or Intercultural@twu.edu. http://www.twu.edu/intercultural-services/conference.asp
Event: Study Abroad Fair. Student Union, Second Floor, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The International Education Office sponsors a Study Abroad Fair to share information about unique study abroad opportunities with TWU students. For more information contact the Office of International Education Study Abroad at email@example.com or visit http://www.twu.edu/international-education
11/20 – 11/24
Performance: Live Theater Performance. TWU Redbud Theater at Hubbard Hall. “Night Witches” is a production written by TWU Assistant Professor, Steven Young, and directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, Director of TWU’s Drama Program. The play is about an all-female World War II Soviet fighter pilot squadron. General Admission $10.00; Students and Seniors $5.00. Performance times are:
- Wednesday, Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm
- Thursday, Nov 21 @ 4:00pm
- Friday, Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
- Saturday, Nov 23 @ 2:00 and 8:00 pm
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