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September

9/13 - 10/15
Day of the Dead Library Exhibit: The history and origins of the Day of the Dead celebration will be highlighted in a month-long exhibit at the Texas Woman’s University Blagg-Huey Library in Denton.“Day of the Dead: All Souls Day” will be on display Sept. 13 through Oct. 15 on the first floor of the library and is free and open to the public during regular library hours.  For hours and additional information about the library, visit www.twu.edu/library/general-info.asp.

9/20
Global Connections Student Committee Meeting: Attention Students: Want to learn more about how to become involved in Global Connections at TWU? Come to the interest group meeting! Noon - 1:00 p.m. SU 207. Global activities, games, and prizes are also included.  Contact globalconnections@twu.edu for more information.

9/21
Houston Campus - International Student Festival: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Second floor. Students, faculty and staff share their talents, customs, traditional dress, recipes and artifacts. Sponsored by the SGA and the Office of Student Life.  

9/22
TWU Study Abroad Fair: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Union.  Students will have the opportunity to meet Affiliated Partners who offer programs in over 20 countries, learn about the Faculty-Led Programs and meet the faculty, and also hear first hand experiences from TWU Study Abroad Alumni.  In addition, representatives from student organizations will be present to provide information about how to get more involved on campus. Meet the Director of Harlaxton at 3:30 p.m. in room SU 113 to learn more and ask questions related to Harlaxton.

9/22
International Dance Company Performance at TWU Study Abroad Fair - 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Student Union 2nd Floor.  http://www.twu.edu/dance/student-performing-groups.asp

9/22
Pachanga - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Student Union Underground. A kick off to Hispanic Heritage Month. Come enjoy great food, entertainment, and Latin music! The all-you-can eat dinner price is $7.85 per person (includes tax).

9/24
International Dance Company Performance at "Fiesta on the Square" - 7:00 p.m. - Denton Courthouse Lawn. http://www.dentonlive.com/

9/25
International Dance Company Performance at "Worldfest" - 1:30 p.m. - Denton Courthouse Lawn. http://international.unt.edu/WorldFest/

9/28
Volunteer Fair: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., SU Second Floor. Looking for a great place to volunteer? Find it here! Visit with area non-profit agencies to explore the many opportunities available to give back to your community and the world.

9/29
Film: Antonia Pantoja Presente 7:30 p.m. Greenhouse Patio (rain site MCL Auditorium) Movie Night Under the Stars presents this compelling 53 minute documentary by Lillian Jimenez.  Antonia Pantoja (1922-2002), visionary Puerto Rican educator, activist, and early proponent of bilingual education inspired multiple generations of young people and fought for many of the rights that people take for granted today.

October (Global Awareness Month)

10/1 - 10/15
"Day of the Dead" Library Exhibit: The history and origins of the "Day of the Dead" celebration will be highlighted in a month-long exhibit at the Texas Woman’s University Blagg-Huey Library in Denton.“Day of the Dead: All Souls Day” will be on display Sept. 13 through Oct. 15 on the first floor of the library and is free and open to the public during regular library hours.  For hours and additional information about the library, visit www.twu.edu/library/general-info.asp.

10/2
Performance: International Dance Company Performance at "TWU Family Day" - 12:00 p.m. - TWU Amphitheater. http://www.twu.edu/dance/student-performing-groups.asp for more information about the International Dance Company. For more information on Family Day, please visit: http://www.twu.edu/student-development/family-day.asp

10/4
Master Class: Traditional Dance Forms of Ghana 2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Dance Studio Building 210. Led by Beatrice Ayi, TWU Dance Graduate Teaching Assistant, this master class participants will learn the Kpanlogo dance which is performed by the Ga people in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. (Previous dance experience is strongly suggested. Space is limited for participation so first come first served. However, observers are welcome.)

10/5
Presentation: Korero: Ceramics in Conversation 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Fine Arts Building.  Professor Colby Parsons, TWU Visual Arts, will speak on his residency in Taiwan and artwork at the Taiwanese Ceramic Biennial.

10/6
Forum:  Global Health Care in Remote African Villages   1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. - ACT 501.  Bishop Charles Ngusa of Tanzania, Father Fred Ochieng of Kenya, along with Professor Nola Schrum, TWU Clinical Nursing, will show photographs and discuss their health care work in remote villages of Tanzania in which basic health care is primitive and almost non-existent.  

10/6
Performance: International Dance Company Performance at "La Vida Denton" - 6:30 p.m. - Denton Visual Arts Center. http://www.twu.edu/dance/student-performing-groups.asp

10/7
Meeting: Houston Campus - International Affairs Advisory Council Meeting - 18th Annual Consular Corps Salute Luncheon

10/11
Event: Fall Festival of Cultures - Parkland Campus
Explore Cultures - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Diversity Dialogue - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Room 225
A celebration and exploration of cultures for future health care providers. Students will engage in a Diversity Dialogue to further enhance understanding and appreciation of the diversity they will encounter as health care providers in a global age. (Lunch provided, RSVP to StudentLifeDallas@twu.edu)

10/11-10/15
Activity:  Global Issues Free Speech Boards  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Student Union Free Speech Area. Voice your opinions on global issues.  The Global Issues boards will present three different global topics each day during the week, similar to the Constitution Day boards that braced TWU in September.  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.  Each issue will be addressed on a blog sponsored by the Global Connections Student Committee.  Information about blog access will be available at the Global Issues Free Speech boards.  This event is sponsored by the Global Connections Student Committee. For more information on the committee, contact Joanna Stone at globaclconnections@twu.edu.

10/12
Lecture: Tracings - Research Methodologies and Contemporary Japanese Photography 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Fine Arts Building. Professor Susan kae Grant, TWU Visual Arts, will discuss her 2010 research in Japan and her survey of contemporary Japanese photography.

10/13
Event: Fall Festival of Cultures - Presbyterian Campus
Explore Cultures - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Diversity Dialogue - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Room 104 
A celebration and exploration of cultures for future health care providers. Students will engage in a Diversity Dialogue to further enhance understanding and appreciation of the diversity they will encounter as health care providers in a global age. (Lunch provided, RSVP to StudentLifeDallas@twu.edu)

10/13
Presentation: International Teaching Connections: Dancing in Moscow, Russia 12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Dance Building Studio 208. Jordan Fuchs, TWU Dance, a guest artist for the Summer Dance School at the Moscow Dance Agency TsEKh, will share his cultural and artistic experiences. TsEKh was founded in 2000 by Moscow independent dancers and choreographers to provide an environment for experimentation and innovation in Russian contemporary dance.

10/14
Performance: Musica España: TWU Music Showcase - Margo Jones Performance Hall - 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5.00 adults; 12 and under free. Presented by the Music department. The TWU Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Flute Choir, and Wind Ensemble will perform music of Spain.

10/14-17
Performance: Private Lives, a play by British playwright Noel Coward - Redbud Theater in Hubbard Hall. Show times are as follows: Thursday, Oct. 14, 4:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 8:00 p.m. Saturday Oct. 16, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2:00 p.m. Tickets, Students: $5.00 and Adults: $10.00. Presented by the TWU Drama Program.

10/18
Presentation: Books and Reading in the Lives of Children Around the World 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Blagg-Huey Library, Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall 101. A slide presentation and discussion by Dr. Sylvia Vardell, TWU School of Library & Information Studies, who has worked internationally to highlight the importance of books and reading for children around the world.  Her role in U.S. and international organizations that provide information, awards and special projects for children in need will be of interest to students, faculty and staff.

10/19
Event:  The World of Apparel and Textiles 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Student Center, Room 207.  Listen to oral presentations and see presentation boards and artifacts to gain a basic understanding about apparel produced and worn around the world.  Displays will feature information about global dress in Japan, India, Vietnam, Scotland, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Thailand, Nigeria, Greece and New Zealand.  This event is co-sponsored by TWU Programs in Fashion & Textiles and The Fashion & Textiles Association.  For more information about TWU Fashion and Textiles degree plans (design and merchandising), please visit http://www.twu.edu/fashion/

10/19
Exhibit: Points of Departure 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Fine Arts Building. A ceramic and multi-media exhibition including the work of international artists.

10/20
Presentation: Where We Danced on Our Summer Vacations: Dancing Global Connections 12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Dance Building Studio 208. Dance graduate students spanned the globe this summer making dances and performing.  Join us as they share their artistic and cultural experiences and learn how they created and realized their international travel projects.

10/20
Film: The Skin Quilt Project 6:00 p.m. - CFO 205. Women's Studies presents a documentary film, "The Skin Quilt Project," which explores colorism in the African-American community.  The film addresses this complex issue through the stories of African-American quilters and the tradition of an art form that celebrates its culture.  The film screen will be followed by a discussion with the film-maker, Lauren Cross.

10/21
Lecture: The Art of the Netherlands and Belgium: Medieval to 20th Century 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. - Fine Arts Building. Professor John Calabrese, TWU Visual Arts, to lecture.

10/21
Film: Foreign Film Night 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. CFO Building, Room 202. “Between the Slumdog and the Millionaire: The Expanding Middle-Class of India.” A talk led by Dr. Pushkala Raman, TWU School of Management (International Marketing), will focus on the importance of the growing middle class in India, which is fueling their economy. This will be followed by a screening of “Slumdog Millionaire,” the Academy Award winning film.

10/26
Master Class: Traditional Dance Forms of Jamaica 11:00 a.m. -12:20 p.m. - Pioneer Hall Studio 328. Melanie Dalton, TWU doctoral dance student, presents this master class and will explore the movement of two traditional dance forms of Jamaica, Kumina and Dinki Mini. (Previous dance experience is strongly suggested. Space is limited for participation so first come first served. However, observers are welcome.)

10/26
Master Class: Introduction to Butoh Improvisation 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Dance Building Studio 210.  Caroline Sutton Clark, TWU doctoral dance student, presents this master class on Butoh, an avant-garde, improvisational movement form originating from Japan. (Previous dance experience is strongly suggested. Space is limited for participation so first come first served. However, observers are welcome.)

10/27
Activity: Global Jeopardy Game 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Student Union Purple Lounge.  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 event is hosted by the Global Connections Student Committee.   For more information about the student committee, please contact Joanna Stone at GlobalConnections@twu.edu and visit the Global Connections website at http://www.twu.edu/global/

10/28
Panel Discussion: Dance Artists Creating Global Connections 9:30 a.m. -11:00 a.m. - Location: DGL (Dance-Gymnastics Laboratory Bldg) 208. Join Jayne King, Loretta Livingston and Julia Ritter for this inspiring panel discussion and learn how artists initiate and sustain dancemaking projects with colleagues across the globe.

10/28
Master Class: Irish Dance: Steppin’ & Stompin’ 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. - Dance Building Studio 208.  Champion Irish step dancer Darrah Carr, TWU doctoral dance student, provides a whirlwind introduction to Irish dance. Students will learn the first steps of Irish social dances and their interlacing patterns of circles, squares, and figure eights. (Previous dance experience is strongly suggested. Space is limited for participation so first come first served. However, observers are welcome.)

November

11/1
"Day of the Dead" Celebration 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Student Union Room 207. This event is being sponsored by the Intercultural Services. For more information visit their website at:  www.twu.edu/intercultural-services

11/2
Performance: Monster Flute Choir Concert with Brave Combo - Margo Jones Performance Hall - 7:30 p.m. (free admission). Presented by the TWU Music Department, the flute choir will feature special guests and two-time Grammy Award Winners Brave Combo.  In addition to dances from around the world including bossa novas, sambas, polkas, and waltzes, works performed will include French composer Raymond Guiot’s "Divertimento" – Jazz, and English composer Albert Ketelbey’s "In a Persian Market."

11/4-5
Event: 2010 Cultural Connections Leadership Conference: The Office of Intercultural Services, Center for Student Development, and Office of Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services is proud to announce the 2010 Cultural Connections Leadership Conference! This year the event will be held in the fall semester on November 4-5, 2010 on the Denton campus of Texas Woman’s University. The CCLC brings together students, faculty, and staff from various cultural backgrounds in order 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. For more information, visit: http://www.twu.edu/intercultural-services/conference.asp

11/12-13
Alternative Weekend

11/14
Event:  Global Interact: An American Thanksgiving Dinner 5:00 p.m. – Denton Senior Center.  This is a traditional “Thanksgiving Dinner for International Students” to experience a very American event.  TWU and UNT partner with the community organization, Global Interact, to sponsor this annual event for our international students.  The menu includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, classic pumpkin pie, as well as vegetarian options.  There will be a skit performed by TWU students portraying the first Thanksgiving.  TWU international students and Global Interact members are invited.  (RSVP to: Sumu Shrestha at Sshrestha1@twu.edu)  For more information, please visit TWU Office of International Education at http://www.twu.edu/international-education/programs-activities.asp or Global Interact.
Global Interact is a community group committed to friendship with international students at the University of North Texas and Texas Woman's University in Denton.  Global Interact plans group events and arranges for families or single persons to develop ongoing friendships with students from all over the world.  Its goal is to create cross-cultural communication, provide students the opportunity to experience U.S. culture in a meaningful way and to bring diversity into homes in the Denton community. If you live in the Denton area and want more information about meeting students and joining Global Interact, send an email message to  Juanita Duenez-Lazo (Jduenezlazo@twu.edu), TWU Office of Intercultural Services.

11/15-17
Hunger Awareness

11/16
Event:  Chrysanthemum Tea 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Hubbard Hall Banquet Room.  This sophisticated “Tea” recognizes the TWU international community.  The annual event is held as a re-creation of a TWU tradition which began in the early 80’s to highlight various cultures here on our campus.  There will be performances by international students.  The menu includes a selection of hot teas, sparkling punch, lemon tea cookies, mini-blueberry scones and fruit tarts.  The entire TWU community is invited to attend.  For more information about international education, please visit http://www.twu.edu/international-education/programs-activities.asp

11/16
Forum: "Reforming Islamic Societies: Prospects and Pitfalls" 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CFO 204. An Arts & Sciences Public Affairs Forum featuring guest speaker Dr. Abdulkarim Soroush. For more information visit the Reforming Islamic Societies Forum page.

11/17
Performance: "Prayers and Peoples" 7:30 p.m. Margo Jones Performance Hall. Singers, Concert Choir and Pioneer Voices sing music reflecting the sacred and secular sides of people from across the globe. Hear selections from Europe, South America, Africa and Australia; and works by Fauré, Vivaldi, Casals, Mulholland, Patriquin and Leek. Admission Free. Department of Music and Drama www.twu.edu/music/

11/23
Houston Campus - International Thanksgiving Dinner.  For more information, visit: http://www.twu.edu/student-life-houston/

For additional information on Global Connections events, contact:

Global Connections
P.O. Box 425437
Denton, TX 76204-5437
940.898.2002
940.898.3366 (Fax)
globalconnections@twu.edu

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