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Volume 32, Number 2, January 25 - February 7, 2010

TWU SCHEDULES OPEN HOUSE EVENTS IN DENTON, HOUSTON

Texas Woman’s University will host Open House events for prospective students at its Denton and Houston Centers.

The Denton Open House takes place from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning with registration in Hubbard Hall. Prospective students and their guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students, participate in a campus tour and attend sessions on admissions, financial aid, housing, student life, commuter information and more.

TWU’s Houston Center will host an Open House for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, Feb. 6. The Houston Open House is designed for upper-level nursing and health studies students; graduate students in healthcare administration, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and occupational therapy; and those interested in TWU’s Executive MBA program.

Prospective students also could win $1,000 toward tuition and fees at each campus event. Three awards (freshman, transfer and graduate) will be presented at the Denton open house, and two awards (transfer and graduate) will be presented in Houston. The awards will be applied to fall 2010 tuition and fees. Students must be eligible for admission to TWU to claim the awards.

For more information about either open house event, call 81-3014.

TWU ADDS ONLINE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

The Texas Woman’s University Office of Lifelong Learning has added a Certificate of Leadership in Education in Sport program to its distance education offerings.

The 18-hour certificate program, which begins in the spring 2010 semester, is designed for coaches who want a career as a school administrator or athletic director. Classes will be delivered predominantly online, with some face-to-face sessions each semester.

This program is a collaboration between TWU’s College of Health Sciences and College of Professional Education. For more information about this program, contact Dr. Kimberly Miloch at (940) 898-2592 or kmiloch@twu.edu, or Dr. Patricia Casey at pcasey@twu.edu.

For more information on TWU distance education certificate and degree programs, visit www.twu.edu/de/online-degrees.asp.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, 220 W. University Dr. in Denton, will host a fund-raising event Tuesday, Jan. 26 for TWU’s Alternative Spring Break program. Ten percent of all sales between 5 and 9 p.m. — including dine-in, carryout and delivery orders — will be given to the program. To place a carryout or delivery order, call DoubleDave’s at 243-3283 or go to www.doubledaves.com. A total of 16 TWU students and two staff advisers will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., this spring break to volunteer time and perform tasks that address poverty, hunger and women’s issues.

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs has announced that guidelines and information for the Chancellor’s Research Fellows program are available at www.twu.edu/research. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 9. Awards will be for the period of Sept. 1, 2010 – Aug. 31, 2011, and are contingent upon funding availability.

The TWU Institute for Women’s Health is starting a 12-week group weight loss program Monday, Feb. 1. Participants in the program are asked to meet at TWU once a week, on either a Monday or Friday from noon to 1 p.m. The first 30 minutes of the meeting will be devoted to weighing in and discussing nutrition topics. The other 30 minutes will be participation in an exercise activity. The program is free for TWU students, $87.50 for TWU faculty and staff and $125 for the community. For more information or to sign up for the program, contact Bethany Bloom at bbloom@twu.edu or 81-2799.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Cynthia Maguire (chemistry & physics) recently was chosen as president-elect of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) during 2010. Her responsibilities include organizing the society’s annual meeting, which will take place Oct. 7-10 on TWU’s Denton campus and will be the observance of NPSOT’s 30th anniversary.

Burnett “Spud” Flemmings (public safety) is retiring after 40 years of service. A reception is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the Stoddard Hall first floor lobby.

Facilities Management and Construction will honor three employees with a retirement reception Thursday, Jan. 28. Retiring are Alfred “Junior” Lynch, lead painter; Clifford Harris, painter II; and Tommy Clark, lead electrician. The reception is scheduled for 1 p.m in the FMC Conference Room in the Physical Plant.

Dr. Phyllis Bridges has announced that Libba Bray, a former Joyce Thompson lecturer, received the national Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. She received the award for her new book, “Going Bovine.”

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) had his manuscript titled “Personality Scales and Learning Styles: Pedagogy for Creating an Adaptive Web-Based Learning System” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) published a chapter titled “From Intersections to Interconnections: Lessons for Transformation from This Bridge Called My Back: Radical Writings by Women of Color” in The Intersectional Approach: Transforming Women’s and Gender Studies through Race, Class, and Gender, edited by Michele Tracy Berger and Kathleen Guidroz (University of North Carolina Press).

An article co-authored by Dr. Karen Dunlap (teacher education), Dr. Keith Restine and Ms. Tracey Mac Gowan (both of Lifelong Learning) was one of five accepted nationwide to be published in the December 2009 special edition of in Education. Titled “Instructional Mash-Up: Promoting Reflective Skill Development in a Virtual Environment,” the article is available at http://ineducation.ca/article/instructional-mash-promoting-reflective-skill-development-virtual-environment.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: January 25 - February 7, 2010

Mon., Jan. 25
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Blood Drive & Immunization Clinic, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., second floor, Houston Center.

Tues., Jan. 26

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Maroon & White Luncheon, noon, Outback Steakhouse, Denton. $5.

Wed., Jan. 27

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Center for Qualitative Inquiry Workshop Series: Introduction to our Services and Resources, 11:45 a.m., MCL 310.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Northeastern State, 7 p.m., away.

Thur., Jan. 28

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Jan. 29

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Seminar Series – Nutrition and Food Sciences, noon, MCL 501 and Houston Center 3322. Doctoral student Crystal Whitten to speak on “Mechanisms of D-ß-Hydroxybutyrate in Inducing Seizure Frequency.”

Sat., Jan. 30

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Denton Campus Open House, 8:45 a.m., Hubbard Hall, 81-3188.
  • TWU Drama presents “Potluck Playfest,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex. Free. 81-2020.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics at Metroplex Challenge vs. University of Oklahoma, Alaska and North Carolina State, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Jan. 31

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 1

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Center for Qualitative Inquiry Workshop Series: Introduction to our Services and Resources, 5 p.m., MCL 310.

Tues., Feb. 2

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Northwood, 4 p.m., home.

Wed., Feb. 3

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers for Diversity Luncheon, noon, Hubbard Hall Banquet Room. Free. RSVP to the TWU Office of Intercultural Services, 81-3634 or intercultural@twu.edu.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Central Oklahoma, 7 p.m., home.

Thur., Feb. 4

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • The 17th Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship & School of Occupational Therapy Community Building Workshops, 8 a.m., Dallas Presbyterian Campus, 81-3408.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. UT-Permian Basin, 5 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Incarnate Word, 7 p.m., away.

Fri., Feb. 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Seminar Series Special Event — Nutrition and Food Sciences, noon, ACT 301 and Houston Center 3322. Dr. Norman Hord of Michigan State University will speak on “Dietary Nitrate and Nitrite: Physiological Determinants of Health Implications.”
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma and Nebraska, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. St. Edward’s, 1:45 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. East Central, 4 p.m., away.

Sat., Feb. 6

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • TWU Houston Center Open House, 8 a.m. 81-3014.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Central Oklahoma, 2 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Texas A&M-International, 11:45 a.m., away.

Sun., Feb. 7

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. USAF and NIU, 2 p.m., home.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
Information and news about activities, programs or TWU people may be sent to the Office of Marketing and Communication through campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. The deadline to receive information is the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for the following week. Student information for the “People” section is not published unless it is submitted by or in conjunction with a faculty member and that faculty member’s related activities.

TWU People Submissions
Please submit “People” items (faculty and staff only) to the Office of Marketing and Communication by campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. Include first and last names (no initials, please) and appropriate titles (ie. Dr.)

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