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Volume 35, Number 17, October 14 - 27, 2013

OCTOBER IS GLOBAL AWARENESS MONTH AT TWU

Texas Woman’s University is celebrating October as Global Awareness Month and will host a variety of events and activities 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.  Dr. Staton co-directs the initiative with Dr. Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life.

Events during October include exhibits, lectures and discussions, global free speech boards, dance and music performances, faculty presentations and more. 

Highlights of this month’s activities include:

Oct. 23 — 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, 6-8 p.m.  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.  There is no charge for this event.  For more information on the film, visit: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c781.shtml

Oct. 24 — Lecture: Psychology in Global Perspective. ACT 301, 2:30-4 p.m.  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.  There is no charge for this event.

Oct. 24 —Lecture: Cotton Pickin’ Dilemma: The Case of Victoria’s Secret and the Fair-trade Organic Cotton Fields of Burkina Faso, Africa.  ACT-301, 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m.  A discussion of 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.  There is no charge for this event.

For more information and a detailed schedule of activities, visit www.twu.edu/global.
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.

SECC CHARITY BALL, PRESIDENT’S PICNIC SLATED OCT. 23

TWU’s annual Charity Ball volleyball tournament and President’s Picnic fundraising events for the SECC (State Employees Charitable Campaign) are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23.  Events will take place in Pioneer Hall and on the Pioneer Hall east lawn.  The cost is $5 to play or cheer; $3 for lunch on the lawn; and $2 to just watch.

The registration deadline for teams (at least the team name) is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.  Rosters should be sent to Kathleen Hedges at khedges@twu.edu.  Medical releases also must be provided for players and cheerleaders.  Visit www.twu.edu/secc for more information and a link to the required forms.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

TWU Basketball Maroon Madness, scheduled from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct, 15, will give the TWU community its first look at the 2013-14 Pioneer hoops squad.  The event will take place at the TWU Fit & Rec Center on the Denton campus.  Free food, free T-shirts, contests and prizes will highlight the event signifying the Pioneers’ first official practice of the coming basketball season.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Jeff Bowerman at jbowerman@twu.edu or 81-2385.

The TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is seeking volunteers for a study of the effects of an iodine supplement on improving thyroid function to reduce body fat and increase metabolic rate.  The study is open to women between the ages of 18 and 45 who are not pregnant and do not plan to become pregnant for six month — the duration of the study.  For more information, contact Dr. Nancy DiMarco at ndimarco@twu.edu or 81-2702.

The Department of University Housing will participate in the 2013 SWACUHO RA Conference Oct. 18-20 in San Antonio.  Presenting “RA 101: A Thrifty Edition” at the conference are residence director Cequinta Robinson, student manager Ne’Chelle Lincoln and resident assistants Kimberly Washington and Addie Blackshure.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) has made several presentations at professional conferences in the last few months. He delivered a paper, “Third Generation Decline: Evidence from Asian American Students in School Performance,” at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies, held April 17-20 in Seattle.  Nina Michalikova (former Ph.D. student in sociology at TWU; assistant professor of sociology at the University of Central Oklahoma) and Dr. Yang presented a paper, “Socioeconomic Adaptation of Post-1991 Eastern European Immigrants in the United States,” at the 2013 Association for the Study of Nationalities World Convention April 18-20 at Columbia University.  Tom Guffey (a Ph.D. student in sociology at TWU) and Dr. Yang presented a paper, “Trust in Doctors: Is There a Black-White Difference?” at the 2013 Annual Conference of the Southwestern Social Science Association March 27-30 in New Orleans.

Amy Laszcz recently joined TWU as director of student accounts and bursar.  She previously was bursar for Southwest Louisiana Technical Community College in Lake Charles.  She received her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from McNeese State University.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored the manuscript “China and India — Can they support the shift in the Global Automobile Industry?” accepted for publication in International Marketing and Management Research Series II, International Business Realisms: Globalizing Locally Responsive and Internationally Connected Business Disciplines, Palgrave Macmillan, UK (2014 forthcoming).
 
Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored the manuscript “Global Knowledge Creation, Transfer, Sharing and Integration Across Globally Distributed Teams: A Managerial Perspective” accepted for publication in International Marketing and Management Research Series II, International Business Realisms: Globalizing Locally Responsive and Internationally Connected Business Disciplines, Palgrave Macmillan, UK (2014 forthcoming).

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: October 14 - 27, 2013

Mon., Oct. 14            
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Graduate and Professional School Fair, 4-6 p.m., Student Union.  Free.

Tues., Oct. 15

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Fall Bands Concert, TWU Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets $5; children 12 and younger, free.

Wed., Oct. 16

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • “Girl Rising” documentary film screening for Global Awareness Month, 5:30 p.m., CF0 204.  Panel discussion to follow.  Free. http://www.twu.edu/global/events-calendar.asp
  • TWU Drama presents “Rabbit Hole,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets are $5 for students, children and senior citizens; $10 for adults.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call (940) 898-2020.

Thurs., Oct. 17

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • African Dance Performance, 1 p.m., PH 328, free.  81-2086.
  • Gabriel Bita Faculty Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.  81-2500.
  • TWU Drama presents “Rabbit Hole,” 4 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets are $5 for students, children and senior citizens; $10 for adults.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call (940) 898-2020.

Fri., Oct. 18

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents “Rabbit Hole,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets are $5 for students, children and senior citizens; $10 for adults.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call (940) 898-2020.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Angelo State, 4 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Paris Junior College, 4 and 6 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Tarleton State, 7 p.m., away.

Sat., Oct. 19

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Transfer Connection for prospective transfer students, CFO 2.  Free.
  • TWU Drama presents “Rabbit Hole,” 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets are $5 for students, children and senior citizens; $10 for adults.  A “pay what you can” policy is in effect for the 2 p.m. performance.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call (940) 898-2020.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Angelo State, 2 p.m., away.

Sun., Oct. 20

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents “Rabbit Hole,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets are $5 for students, children and senior citizens; $10 for adults.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call (940) 898-2020.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Midwestern State, 1 p.m., away.

Mon., Oct. 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Global Awareness Month – Global Jeopardy Game, SU Purple Lounge.  Free. http://www.twu.edu/global/events-calendar.asp

Tues., Oct. 22

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Indian Dance Performance, noon, DGL 210.  Free.  81-2086.
  • Carlo Pezzimenti Faculty Guitar Recital, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.  Free.  81-2500.

Wed., Oct. 23

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Global Art, Activism and Social Justice.  Screening of “Unveiled Voices: Muslim Women Artists Speak Out.”  Panel discussion follows.  6 p.m., CFO 203.  Free. http://www.twu.edu/global/events-calendar.asp
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., away.

Thurs., Oct. 24

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Psychology in Global Perspective.  Presentation and panel discussion.  ACT 301.  Free. http://www.twu.edu/global/events-calendar.asp

Fri., Oct. 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7:30 p.m., home.

Sat., Oct. 26

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Texas (DI), TBD, home.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Dallas Baptist, 4:30 p.m., away.

Sun., Oct. 27

Library 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
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TWU People Submissions
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