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Volume 35, Number 2, January 28, 2013

TWU ASSISTING GIRLS INC. WITH PREGNANCY PREVENTION PROGRAM

Texas Woman’s University is serving as the program evaluation partner for Girls Inc. in Dallas, which recently received a $720,000 federal grant to fund a pregnancy prevention program.

Dr. Mandy Golman, assistant health studies professor in the TWU College of Health Sciences, serves as the program evaluator and is measuring the program’s process and outcomes to ensure it meets its objectives.

“Girls Inc. is a natural place to implement such a comprehensive pregnancy prevention program,” said Dr. Golman. “We look forward to the prospect of this program serving as a national evidence-based model for the reduction of adolescent pregnancy.”

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families recently awarded Girls Inc. of Dallas $720,000 over three years to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive pregnancy and STI prevention program. The three-year project titled, “Girls Getting Ready!,” will be delivered by staff with at least one bi-lingual member and with bilingual materials in Girls Inc.’s four campuses in west and south Dallas, North Oak Cliff and Love Field.

The project addresses the critical need for effective teen pregnancy prevention programming in the Dallas-area. The most recent County Health Rankings and Roadmaps study shows that Dallas County has a birth rate of 76 per 1,000 women ages 15-19, in a state ranked the fourth highest in teen birth rate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The children of teenage mothers are more likely to drop out of high school, have more health problems, be incarcerated at some time during adolescence, give birth as teenagers, and face unemployment as young adults, says the CDC.

With the help of TWU and other community partners, Girls Inc. will use the federal funding to create and deliver an enduring program model to serve Dallas-area girls and families in future years.

For more than 40 years, Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas has provided enrichment programs that empower girls to take daily charge of their lives. With four campuses, Girls Inc. offers learning and development opportunities for personal effectiveness, academics and career planning so that girls ages 6 to 18 are inspired to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives. To learn more, visit www.girlsincdallas.org.

TWU WILL ‘GO RED FOR WOMEN’ ON FEB. 5

Texas Woman’s University will join the American Heart Association’s fight against heart disease on “Go Red for Women” Day, Tuesday, Feb. 5.  A lunchtime screening of “Just A Little Heart Attack,” accompanied by a panel discussion, will be followed by a “Wear Red Day” campus photo.  The TWU community is encouraged to wear red to their respective campus on Feb. 5 to help raise women’s awareness of cardiovascular disease.

For more information on TWU “Go Red” activities, visit http://www.twuhealthstudies.blogspot.com/p/go-red-for-women.html.  To learn more about the national cause to increase awareness and help women reduce their risk of heart disease, visit http://goredforwomen.org

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The 2013 Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.  Dr. Mary Law, a professor in the School of Rehabilitation at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, will present the keynote lecture.  Registration for the event ranges from $115 to $159.  For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu/occupational-therapy or call 81-3556.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Kermeta “Kay” Clayton, who passed away Jan. 18, 2013.  Dr. Clayton received her Ph.D. in education from TWU and served as the university’s provost from July 2008 until her resignation due to health issues in August 2010.  Services were held Jan. 26 in the Porter Loring Mortuaries Chapel in San Antonio.  The family requests memorials be made to the Dr. Kay Clayton Fund, Texas A&M-Kingsville Foundation, P.O. Box 2202, Kingsville, TX 78363.

The TWU Department of Public Safety invites the university community to a reception honoring Mary Trabazo, who is retiring after 22 years of service.  The reception will take place from 1-2:30 p.m. at the TWU DPS.

Alice Stepney-Jackson (Student Health Services) is retiring after 18 years of service.  A reception will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 in Student Health Services.  The TWU community is invited to attend.

A retirement reception for Jane Graham (research & sponsored programs) will be held Tues., Jan. 29 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on ACT 7.  The TWU community is invited to attend.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) recently published a book chapter, “From Sojourning to Settlement to Transnationalism: Transformations of the Chinese Immigrant Community in America,” pp. 122-140 in Handbook of the Chinese Diaspora edited by Chee-Beng Tan and published by Routledge Publishers, which is the most authoritative volume on the Chinese diaspora contributed by experts on the subject around the world.  In December 2012, Dr. Yang and Thomas Guffey (Ph.D. student in sociology at TWU) also published an article titled “Trust in Doctors: Are African Americans Less Likely to Trust Their Doctors Than Whites?” in Sage Open Vol. 2, No. 4 (2012): 1-8.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) had a proposal titled “Knowledge Management and Collaboration in Global Information Systems” accepted as a minitrack at the 19th Americas Conference on Information Systems being held Aug. 15-17 in Chicago.

Dr. Heather Haynes (teacher education) has co-authored a paper, “Multi-tiered Systems of Supports: Utilizing Hierarchical Linear Modeling to Explore Student Reading Outcomes,” which has been accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, scheduled April 27-May 1 in San Francisco, Calif.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: January 28, 2013

Mon., 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.

Tues., Jan. 29

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • CAS Faculty Spotlight Series: “How Art Objects and Artists Impact on Characters, Scenes and Plots in Films of Alfred Hitchcock” with Dr. John Calabrese, 12:25 p.m., Stoddard Hall 308.  Free.
  • TWU Athletics’ Maroon & White Luncheon, noon, Outback Steakhouse in Denton, $5.

Wed., Jan. 30

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., home.

Thurs., Jan. 31

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

Fri., Feb. 1

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry Seminar: “The Search for Neuroprotective Small Molecules to Treat Neurodegenerative Disorders” with Dr. Joseph Ready, professor of biochemistry at UT Southwestern Medical Center.  Noon, ASSC 251.  Free.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. UT-Permian Basin and St. Mary’s, 2&4 p.m., St. Mary’s NCAA Division II College Classic, away.

Sat., Feb. 2

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Open House, Houston Center, 8 a.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. East Central & Southeastern Oklahoma State, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m., St. Mary’s NCAA Division II College Classic, away.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Lindenwood, 7 p.m., home.

Sun., Feb. 3

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Lubbock Christian, 9:30 a.m., St. Mary’s NCAA Division II College Classic, away.

Mon., 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.

Tues., Feb. 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Black History Month: Beauty Shop Politics, 11 a.m., ACT 301.  Presented by Tiffany M. Gill, associate professor of history, African American studies and women’s studies, UT-Austin.  Questions?  Contact the TWU Department of History & Government, 81-2133.

Wed., Feb. 6

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Interdisciplinary Geriatric Clinical Experience (IGCE), presented by Dr. Cora Pontee, 1 p.m., IHSH 3322, broadcast to ACT 602, Denton campus; and IHSD 8201.  Free.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Incarnate Word, 5:30 p.m., away.

Thurs., Feb. 7

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

Fri., Feb. 8

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Newman, 2&4 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Arizona, Illinois State & Pittsburgh, IGI Chicago Style Invitational, 7 p.m., away.

Sat., Feb. 9

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Newman, 11 a.m., home.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, home.

Sun., Feb. 10

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
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TWU People Submissions
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