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Public Affairs Forum

College of Arts & Sciences Public Affairs Forum
Launched in Spring 2007, the Public Affairs Forum advances the mission of the College to 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 about important civic issues. (Select from links below to view forum links)


Guns on Campus: Preparing for Campus Carry at TWU
Wednesday, March 30th from 1:00-2:20 p.m. in the MCL Auditorium


  • Jeff Robb: Professor of Government
  • Chief Elizabeth Pauley: Chief of the Department of Public Safety
  • Jill Eckhardt: Director of the University of Housing and Resident Life
  • Sanlyn Ferguson: SGA Treasurer

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Jonathan Olsen at or 940-898-2156, or Dr. Agatha Beins at or 940-898-2119.

College Forums

Faculty Spotlight Series

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, this lunchtime series of presentations features ongoing research, scholarship, and creative work by faculty members in the College. The purpose of the series is to further promote these activities at TWU and to foster collegial and interdisciplinary relations among faculty members across the College and the University. Although the presentations are by faculty members in Arts and Sciences, they are open to students, faculty, and staff across the campus. Sessions are held in Stoddard Hall 308 from 12:25p - 12:55p.

2015-2016 Faculty Spotlights

Spotlight on the Social Sciences

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in ACT 601
Dr. Ryan McGill -"Clinical Utility of Contemporary Intelligence Tests: Are They Worth the Effort?"

Spotlight on Mathematics and the Natural Sciences

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 in Stoddard Hall 308
Dr. Tina L. Gumienny - "How Can the Powerful Light and Fluorescence Microscopes and Cameras at TWU Help Us Understand Questions about the Living Cell?"

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 in Stoddard Hall 308
Dr. Ann Wheeler - "Connecting with the Community: Using Technology and Manipulatives to Teach Mathematics in the Public Schools"

Spotlight on the Humanities

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Stoddard Hall 308
Dr. Parker Hevron and Dr. Jeb Barnes - "Framed? Media Coverage of Asbestos versus Black Lung Injury Compensation"

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 in Stoddard Hall 308
Dr. Kenneth Foster and Dr. Brian Harding -"Warps and Woofs: The Psychophilosophical History of Identity and Stigma"

Spotlight on the Arts  

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Stoddard Hall 308
Professor Tanya Synar, MFA - "Mapping Galaxies in Iron"

Wednesday April 6, 2016 in Stoddard Hall 308
Professor Colby Parsons, MFA "Combining Digital and Manual Fabrication in Art"

Tuesday April 19, 2016 in Stoddard Hall 308
Dr. John A. Calabrese "Art of the Matter Part III: How Art Objects and Artists Impact on Characters, Scenes, and Plots in Films of Alfred Hitchcock"


Past Spotlights