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2011 Fall Schedule


October is Global Awareness Month!

Exhibit: Global Connections Through Dress Old Main Building, Fourth Floor. Fashion and Textiles will be displaying 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, apparel production within the country, and traditional dress worn within the country. The specific dates for each country are as follows:

            Oct. 3rd : Bangladesh
            Oct. 10th : Japan
            Oct. 17th : India
            Oct. 24th : South Korea
            Oct. 31st : Italy

Event: Incredible India: Myths and Realities 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Student Union, Room 207.  Global Connections is pleased to host a session on Incredible India. Amie Davis, graduate student in the Department of Dance, will demonstrate a classical Indian dance. A presentation by Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Associate Professor in the School of Management, will follow. He will discuss myths and realities of Indian culture. There is no charge for this event and Indian cuisine will be provided to the first seventy-five attendees. Don’t miss out!

Activity:  Global Issues Free Speech Boards 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 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.  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. For more information on the committee, contact Joanna Stone at There is no charge for this activity.

Exhibit: “Weeping Blood Art Exhibit.”  Blagg Huey Library First Floor. Designed and Developed by Reanae McNeal. Curated by the Woman’s Collection Staff. The Weeping Blood Art Exhibit depicts the global reality of violence against girls and women. This exhibition intersects issues with race, class, age, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, and disability. Visitors to the exhibit will be exposed to the human rights violations women and young girls face daily across the globe. Featuring the stories of diverse women, this exhibit captures their voices and provides a glimpse into issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and state-sponsored violence against women. Creator, Reanae McNeal, is an international speaker, performing and visual artist, and honorary board member of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. McNeal is pursuing a doctoral degree at Texas Woman’s University in Women’s Studies.

Exhibit: “Celebrating Dia De los Muertos.” 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 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.

Performance: American Neighbors: Music Ensemble Showcase 7:30 p.m. Margo Jones Performance Hall.  Join the Music department as they share music from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. Some highlights of the evening include: two selections by two Canadian composers, Eleanor Daley and Stephen Hatfield, to be performed by the TWU concert choir, music from the Dominican Republic that will be performed by the TWU chamber singers, and the TWU Wind Symphony will perform selections by Puerto Rico native, Roberto Sierra. Also included are Latin Rhythms of the Mambo to be performed by the Flute choir, and much more! Tickets are $5.00 and children under 12 are free.

Presentation: Connecting with Dance: Three Global Affairs 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dance, Gymnastics, and Human Performance Laboratories (DGL), Room 208. Join two students and one musician of the Department of Dance as they share their experiences while dancing, performing, and learning abroad this past summer.  Two of the students will share their experiences while producing work in Ireland. Another student will share what she learned from taking a Butoh class in Japan. What is Butoh? You will have to come to find out!   

Presentation:  Al Norte: 21st Century Latino Migration & Settlement in the U.S.  1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ACT 301. Dr. Roberto Calderon, associate professor of history at the University of North Texas, will speak at TWU on Latino immigration.  His talk will explore the notion that “In our everyday lives, global awareness occurs locally or regionally first and foremost because fundamentally all immigration is local. How we experience immigrant and Latino immigrant settlement and integration ultimately involves all of us.”  Dr. Calderon received an A.B. in political science from Brown University and M.A. and Ph.D. in history from UCLA. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Chicano history, and is the author and editor of numerous books and articles. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of History and Government.  There is no charge for this presentation.

Lecture: The Art and Architecture of Germany and Austria 1:30 p.m. Fine Arts Building, West Gallery.  Join Dr. John Calabrese for an inside look at major cities, art museums, and notable sites in Germany and Austria. Dr. Calabrese and his students studied abroad in Germany and Austria, and he will share photos of the art and architecture of these two countries.  There is no charge for this event.

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 and visit the Global Connections website at

Performance: Monster Flute Choir 7:30 p.m. Margo Jones Performance Hall. The performance features a new work, Crossing the Bridge, by British composer Cecilia McDowall.  In the work, the first movement, “Mostar” refers to an old stone bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. I playful treatment of “London Bridge” comprises the middle movement. The perpetual motion of New York City traffic is reflected in the final movement, “Brooklyn Bridge.” There is no charge for this performance.

Presentation: Challenges of Education in Africa: Focus on Tanzania. 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. ACT 301. Dr. Gilbert Werema is an assistant professor of Economics and International Finance at TWU’s School of Management.  He has 15 years experience teaching Microeconomics, Marketing, Money & Banking, Labor Economics, International Finance and Global Business.  Dr. Werema received his BBA from the University of Eastern Africa in Kenya, both an MBA and a M.S. in Economics from Alabama A&M, and his Ph.D. in Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia.  Chaperoning a study abroad group venture in Tanzania, Dr. Werema coordinated and supported the student-built schoolhouse project that created three buildings for young Tanzanian students’ study and education.  The wonderful story will be spoken from the heart by Dr. Werema and shown vividly through his poignant photographs.

Film: “Waste Land” by Lucy Walker  5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. CFO 203.  A powerful portrayal as this film follows renowned artist Vik Muniz on his journey from Brooklyn, New York, to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.  There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores,” or self-designated pickers of recyclable materials.  Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage.  However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters, as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage, reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.  Director Lucy Walker has great access to the entire process and, in the end, offers stirring evidence of the transformative power of art and the alchemy of the human spirit.  There is no charge for this event.  FILM begins at 5:45.  FREE PIZZA served at 7:30. 


Exhibit: Global Connections Through Dress Old Main Building, Fourth Floor. Fashion and Textiles will be displaying global dress from five different countries. Each Monday a new display case with a new country will made available for viewing by the university community at no charge. Displays will include general information about the country, apparel production within the country, and traditional dress worn within the country. The specific dates for each country are as follows:

            Nov. 7th : United Kingdom
            Nov. 14th : Spain
            Nov. 21st : Mexico
            Dec. 5th : Morocco

Conference: Cultural Connections Leadership Conference. The Cultural Connections Leadership Conference brings together students, faculty, and staff from various cultural backgrounds and empowers them to become advocates for change in an increasingly diverse global society. Our mission is to provide engaging activities that serve as a catalyst for personal and professional growth, resulting in strong individuals and productive members of society. For more information contact The Office of Intercultural Services at: or visit


Exhibit: “Celebrating the Seasons.”  Blagg Huey Library First Floor. Children’s Collection. This is a festive exhibit of children’s books and artifacts recognizing the season’s holiday celebrations around the world.


For additional information on Global Connections events, contact:

Global Connections
P.O. Box 425437
Denton, TX 76204-5437
940.898.3366 (Fax)

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