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EMBA information sessions planned

TWU will host the following information sessions showcasing its Executive MBA program next week:

• 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room M103 at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center, 4501 S. State Highway 360 in Fort Worth;

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Colorado Room at the Sockwell Center, 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd. across from the Shops at Willow Bend in Plano; and

• 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in Conference Room 1 at the Region XI Education Service Center, 3001 North Freeway in Fort Worth.

TWU's Executive MBA program is designed for middle- and senior-level managers who want to enhance their career skills. Students will be able to earn their degree in just 15 months by taking courses online and on selected Saturdays.



TWU marks Global Awareness Month

TWU will host a variety of events in celebration of Global Awareness Month and to promote its Global Connections Initiative.

The activities will reinforce the Global Connections Initiative theme of "Explore the World at TWU" and will help the university's goal of creating a campus climate of global awareness and understanding.

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

Some highlights of this month's activities include:

• Oct. 3-31 - "Global Connections Through Dress" exhibit at the Old Main Building

• Oct. 10-14 - global issues free speech boards at the Student Union

• Oct. 13 - TWU Music Department performance of "American Neighbors: Music Ensemble Showcase," featuring music from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean

• Oct. 17 - "Connecting with Dance: Three Global Affairs" lecture, with students and faculty sharing their experiences performing abroad this past summer

• Oct. 18 - "Al Norte: 21st Century Latino Migration & Settlement in the U.S." lecture by Roberto Calderon, associate professor of history at UNT

• Oct. 25 - Monster Flute Choir concert, including world music and dances

For more information and a detailed schedule of activities, visit .



Health experts to speak at TWU

Two nationally known experts in exercise and nutrition are the featured speakers during TWU's Academic Day on Friday.

The academic day, which is underwritten by the Office of the Chancellor and President, is being held in honor of last week's grand opening of the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center.

"Exercise and Nutrition: Myths vs. Science" features Catherine Jankowski, assistant research professor at the University of Colorado in Denver, and Roberta Anding, director of the sports nutrition emphasis in the adolescent medicine and sports medicine department at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

An interactive lecture on the myths of exercise and nutrition is set from 10 a.m. to noon in the auditorium of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building. A panel discussion on the science of exercise and nutrition concludes the day's activities from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 203 of Pioneer Hall.

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University named a top military-friendly school

G.I. Jobs magazine has named TWU one of its top military-friendly schools for the third consecutive year.

The 2012 military-friendly schools list recognizes the top 20 percent of universities, colleges and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students.

According to G.I. Jobs, military-friendly schools prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience and offer scholarships and discounts, veterans' clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.

At TWU, military- and veteran-focused offerings include:

• Active recruitment of veteran students and the website, which has admissions information specifically for veterans.

• A Veterans Affairs Center on campus to assist with the G.I. Bill and other veteran education benefits.

• Online and blended degree programs that offer veterans flexibility in their school and work schedule.

• An active TWU Student Veterans Association.