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Theater Delta to Visit Texas Tech University

Amanda Castro-Crist

September 6, 2016

The performance group travels around the country conducting interactive theater sessions to promote social change.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University Graduate School will host Theater Delta, an interactive theater performance group, Wednesday (Sept. 7) and Thursday (Sept. 8). The group will conduct three sessions that aim to improve student and faculty mentoring relationships. Media are invited to all sessions.

Two sessions of “Cultivation: Mentoring Graduate Students” are open to Texas Tech faculty. The sessions will include topics like accessibility, setting boundaries, communicating critical feedback, guiding student research and favoritism.

One session, “Pro-Action,” is open to enrolled graduate students. The session will include topics like proactive communication, receiving critical feedback, setting deadlines, time management and setting boundaries with faculty members.

WHEN: Faculty members only
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 7)
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 8)

Graduate students only
2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 7)

WHERE: Escondido Theatre, Student Union Building

WHO: Theater Delta tours universities, military bases and medical facilities to deliver performances on topics relevant to higher education. Past performances have included topics like mentoring, Title IX, eating disorders, sexual assault and stress.

After seeing the group perform the faculty mentoring piece at the Council of Graduate Schools meeting in Washington, D.C., Graduate School Dean Mark Sheridan said he felt the performances would be beneficial to Texas Tech faculty.

For more information about Theater Delta, visit their website.

CONTACT: Kim Cappillino, senior director of admissions, marketing & recruitment, Graduate School, Texas Tech University (806) 834-3374 or kim.cappillino@ttu.edu

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