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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 on all of its campuses 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, who co-directs the initiative with Dr. Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life.

Events during October include art exhibits, lectures and discussions, dance and music performances, faculty presentations, a drama production, films with global themes and more.

Some highlights of this month’s activities include: a forum on “Global Health Care in Remote African Villages” on Oct.6; the TWU Dance Company’s performance at La Vida Denton on Oct. 6; the Fall Festival of Cultures at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland Center on Oct. 11; a lecture on “Tracings - Research Methodologies and Contemporary Japanese Photography” on Oct. 12; a lecture on the “Art of the Netherlands and Belgium: Medieval to 20th Century” on Oct. 21; a discussion on the expanding middle class of India, which includes a film screening of “Slum Dog Millionaire,” on Oct. 21; and the Monster Flute Choir Concert with Brave Combo on Nov. 2, which will include world music and dances.

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.

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Amanda Simpson
Director of Media Relations

page updated 11/12/2015 5:12 PM