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2012 Fall Schedule

October

10/1-10/29
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. 1: Japan
                Oct. 8: South Africa
                Oct. 15: China
                Oct. 22: South Korea
                Oct. 29: Vietnam

10/1
Event: Study Abroad Fair Student Union 207, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. The International Education Office sponsors a Study Abroad Information Session and invites various faculty members and approved study abroad organizations to display their unique study abroad programs to TWU's students. For more information about study abroad, please visit our Study Abroad section. Lunch will be provided from 12pm - 1 pm.

10/2
Event: Documentary film “Papers: Stories of Undocumented Youth” CFO 202, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. A guided discussion will take place after the film finishes. This event is sponsored by Women’s Studies, TWU Commuter Services and Housing. Housing will be providing pizza for students at 6:00 pm. For more information on the film: http://www.papersthemovie.com/about_papers/index.html.

10/3
Event: Presidential Debate Watch: Live Broadcast from the University of Denver SU 207, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.  The first televised debate between Democratic candidate, President Obama, and Republican candidate, Governor Romney, will begin at 8:00pm.  Tweet with TWU Faculty and have your photo taken beside life-sized candidate cut-outs.  Official voter registration representatives will be continuing the voter registration drive.  This event is sponsored by History and Government Department, Government Honor Society Pi Sigma Alpha, TWU Student Union, Commuter Services and Housing.  Pizza will be provided for students at 6:00 pm. For more information about our debate watch, contact Dr. Jennifer Danley-Scott, Assistant Visiting Professor of Government (JDanleyScott@twu.edu).  Additional coverage about the presidential debates on both October 3 and October 22 can be found at:  http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/.

10/4
Performance: TWU Flutists Abroad ACT 301, 1:30 – 2:20 pm. Join TWU Presser Scholar and senior music therapy major Stephanie Mikus and Dr. Pam Youngblood, flute professor and chair, as they present their musical experiences abroad in July and August of this year. As a volunteer team member for International China Concern, Stephanie designed music activities for abandoned children with special needs at the Welfare Institute in Sanmenxia in the Henen province of China. Dr. Youngblood presented concerts in Germany, Austria and Slovakia as a member of the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra, a professional group based in Boston. Through photos, music, and stories, they will share their discoveries about how truly universal the art of music is.

10/9
Event: Documentary film “AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY” Ann Stuart Science Complex 259, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

10/16
Presentation: Defending Dignity: The Immigrant Rights Movement and Its Fight against Hate” CFO 204, 4:00 – 5:15 pm. Ms. Cristina Tzintzún, Executive Director of Workers Defense Project and a lead organizer in some of Texas' largest immigrant rights marches, will talk about the challenges facing the current immigrant rights movement. She will examine the role of race in the current immigration debate and its impact on communities of color, while discussing stories of undocumented immigrants, who are organizing from Arizona to Florida, and the strategies they have employed to turn the tide against hate-based legislation. Co-sponsored by Women’s Studies and TWU Commuter Services.

10/15, 17 and 18
Activity:  Global Issues Free Speech Boards
Monday: 10:30-1:00; Wednesday: 10:30-1:00; Thursday: 11:30-1:30. Student Union, Free Speech Area. Voice your opinions 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. For more information on the committee, contact Brittany Lopez at globalconnections@twu.edu. There is no charge for this activity.

10/22
Event: Presidential Debate Watch:  CFO-204, 7:30 – 9:30 pm.   The last televised debate between Democratic candidate, President Obama, and Republican candidate, Governor Romney, will begin at 8:00 pm.  Join together with your friends and watch the debate being broadcast live from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida.  Pizza will be provided for students at 7:30 pm in the CFO 2nd floor lobby area.  Tweet with TWU Faculty and have your photo taken beside life-sized candidate cut-outs.  For more information about our debate watch, contact History and Government Department Chair, Dr. Barbara Presnall at 940-898-2133, or email at BPresnall@twu.edu.  Additional coverage about the presidential debates and election can be found at: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2012-presidential-debate-schedule/.
This event is co-sponsored by History and Government Department, Global Connections, College of Arts and Sciences, Student Life, TWU Commuter Services, University Housing, Office of International Education, International Students Association, Office of Intercultural Services and the Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages.

10/24
Presentation: Artist Talk by Suguru Hiraide Fine Arts Building West Gallery, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Suguru Hiraide was born in Nagano prefecture, Japan, in 1969. After he graduated from high school, he moved to Tokyo in 1988. He received his BFA in Sculpture and Graphic Design from West Virginia University and his MFA in Sculpture from California State University, Fullerton. Many of his sculptures are interactive and kinetic, containing elaborate engineered motorized systems combined with found, fabricated and cast materials. His work is a blend of high craft and social commentary infused with Japanese Pop culture overtones.
Since 2005, Suguru has participated in international artist exchange programs and exhibitions in Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Costa Rica. Currently, he is participating in the 2012 U.S-Japan Artist Exchange Exhibition in Fukuoka Japan. His involvement in these exchange programs has provided opportunities to establish valuable global connections with the artists and other participants. His lecture at Texas Woman’s University will highlight his development as an artist and cultural identity through his artwork and connection to place, i.e. Japan. Culture card event. 

10/30
Presentation: Art History Studies Abroad in Italy Fine Arts Building West Gallery, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Dr. John Calabrese will explain the general nature of the 2-part 6 credit studies abroad art history courses utilizing slides of the most recent trip to Italy in summer 2012. He will also provide information on the upcoming trip to England and Scotland in 2013. There will be flyers available with the complete itinerary for the next studies abroad.

November

11/1
Performance: International Dance Company Hubbard Hall, 6:00 pm. Attend the Cultural Connections Leadership Conference and enjoy a performance by the International Dance Company.

11/1 – 11/3
Event: Cultural Connections Leadership Conference Hubbard Hall. The Cultural Connections Leadership Conference 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 contact Michelle Buggs at (940) 898-3679 or Intercultural@twu.eduwww.twu.edu/intercultural-services/conference-asp

11/5-11/26
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. 5: Pakistan
            Nov. 12: Indonesia
            Nov. 19: Mexico
            Nov. 26: Brazil

11/6
Event: Annual Italian Night Dinner 5:00 pm. Fine Arts Building Foyer. Delta Phi Delta holds their annual scholarship fundraiser dinner. For ticket information visit www.twu.edu/visual-arts

11/8
Event: Chrysanthemum Tea 9:30 – 11:00 am. Hubbard Hall Banquet Room. This TWU tradition began in the early 1980's. The Chrysanthemum Tea recognizes the TWU international community and educates the community about various cultures.

11/14-11/18
Performance: “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel Wednesday, 11/14 @ 8 p.m., Thursday, 11/15 @ 4 p.m., Friday, 11/16 @ 8 p.m., Saturday, 11/17 @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., Sunday, 11/18 @ 2 p.m. Redbud Theatre Complex. This memory play centers around five unmarried sisters as they make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s. For more information visit www.twu.edu/drama .

11/15
Event: Music Recital: Music Building, Eberly Hall, 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. The Department of Music and the Global Connections Initiative invite the TWU campus community to attend a “Kundiman Song Recital” presented by the vocal studio of Dr. Nicki Cohen, Professor of Voice and Music Therapy and Coordinator of TWU Vocal Studies.  A reception will immediately follow, with refreshments promising a delicious taste of Filipino food.  “Kundiman” is a genre of traditional songs from the Philippines that were composed in the 19th and early 20th century.  Originating among the Tagalog of Luzon, the songs are written in the Tagalog language and are lush and beautiful, truly an expression of their sentimental nature.  Today, they are accepted as one of the genre of Philippine music, not only because of the intense feeling that the songs convey, but also because of the high degree of musical artistry to which the country’s composers have elevated them. The musical form is parallel minor and major keys, in triple time, with verses each consisting of about 12 syllables.  For additional information and preview of the Filipino serenades:  http://tagaloglang.com/Filipino-Music/Tagalog-Love-Songs/kundiman-song.html

11/18
Event: Thanksgiving and Picnic Celebration with Global Interact Time TBA. Location TBA. Another program offered by TWU International Education Office and Global Interact is a taste of Thanksgiving. In conjunction with TWU and UNT, Global Interact provides TWU international students an opportunity to celebrate and experience an American Thanksgiving. The program includes a traditional turkey, dressing, an array of vegetables, breads, rolls and desserts. Members of the Global Interact prepare and serve the food for the event and act as host and hostess.

December

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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