Forums and Initiatives
Faculty Spotlight Series
Sponsored by the TWU College of Arts and Sciences, this lunchtime series of presentations features ongoing research, scholarship and creative work by faculty members in the college. This series promotes faculty activities and fosters collegial and interdisciplinary relations among faculty members across the college and the university. Although presentations are made by CAS faculty members, they are open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
Living in an interconnected global society requires an appreciation of the complexity and interdependency of world events and issues. The Global Connections Initiative at Texas Woman's University strives to create a campus climate of global awareness and understanding by providing a variety of multicultural experiences and connections for TWU students, faculty, staff, and community. Through educational opportunities such as studying abroad, lectures and forums on public affairs along with cultural activities and events, our goal is to prepare all TWU students to be informed global citizens.
The Jamison Lecture is sponsored by the Alonzo and Elisabeth Jamison Lectureship Endowment, which assists the TWU Department of History and Government in bringing a nationally or internationally recognized scholar or civic leader to the university for a public lecture. Previous lecture topics have included "A Women in Leadership Conversation" and "Women in Politics: A Conversation about the Future".
Public Affairs Forum
Launched in Spring 2007, Public Affairs Forums educate students as global citizens by bringing contemporary issues (e.g., political, social, cultural, economic, international) into an environment of thoughtful and respectful examination, discussion and debate. The forum is a collaborative, interdisciplinary initiative for students, faculty, staff and community members to engage in civil discourse regarding important civic issues.