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Volume 35, Number 3, February 11 - 24, 2013

TWU RECEIVES $1.1 MILLION FOR SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS

Texas Woman’s University recently received two estate gifts totaling $1.1 million that will establish an endowment for nursing scholarships and also create two graduate teaching fellowships – one in health studies and the other in dance.

Ruby Dean left $785,000 to TWU to establish the Ruby Dean Endowment, which will provide scholarships for students pursuing a nursing degree.

Mrs. Dean was born in Carthage, Texas, in 1922. She and her husband David were married in 1953 and were lifelong residents of Fort Worth. Mrs. Dean and her husband supported many scholarships at various colleges and schools. While they had no children of their own, they were instrumental in the lives of many young people, helping them receive a college education with their generosity.

Mrs. Dean passed away in 2010. Mr. Dean passed away in 2001.

TWU alumna Dr. Janice C. Williams left $340,000 to the university to establish two graduate teaching fellowships. The Williams Health Studies Fellowship will support graduate students in the TWU Health Studies Department. The Langston Dance Fellowship will assist graduate students in the TWU Dance Department.

Dr. Williams, who received her Ph.D. in health studies from TWU in 1973, taught in public schools in Texas and Louisiana. She also developed programs on teaching health at Texas State University, Virginia Tech University and Texas A&M-Kingsville.
Dr. Williams passed away in 2011.

For more information on estate or planned giving at TWU, contact the TWU Office of Institutional Development at www.twu.edu/development, email development@twu.edu or call (940) 898-3863.

TWU TO OFFER LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE FOR STUDENTS

Texas Woman’s University will offer a Leadership Certificate to TWU upper-division undergraduate students starting in fall 2013.  

“By offering this leadership certificate to students, TWU is meeting the market’s demands for graduates who already are established leaders,” said Retired Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, executive director of the TWU Leadership Institute.  “The program also will give our students a competitive edge when it comes to starting their career after graduation.”  

The TWU Leadership Certificate is an academic distinction and will be included on participating students’ transcripts.  To receive a Leadership Certificate, students will be required to take 12 to 13 hours of approved courses.  These courses include two mandatory leadership classes – one offered by the TWU School of Management and the other from the TWU Department of History and Government.  Students also must complete a capstone project or participate in an approved internship that demonstrates their leadership skills. 

Most classes that qualify for the certificate program also will apply to students’ core classes and/or major requirements.  Therefore, most students should not have to add hours to their degree plan to receive this certificate.

To qualify, students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in each of the mandatory leadership classes.  In addition, students must be classified as a sophomore with at least 45 hours of coursework completed.

The university’s Leadership Institute is administering the TWU Leadership Certificate program, with academic oversight provided by the TWU School of Management.  For more information, call (940) 898-3209, email jelias@twu.edu or visit www.twu.edu/li.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Public hearings to discuss a TWU proposed tuition increase beginning Summer 2013 will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11 and 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in ACT 301 on the Denton campus.  A videoconference of the hearings will take place in room 3115 of the Houston Center and room 4302 at the Dallas Center.  A webcast of the hearings will be available at www.ustream.tv./channel/twu-forums-panels.

The annual Power of a Health Woman event will take place Saturday, March 2 in Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus beginning at 8 a.m.  The registration fee, which includes lunch, is $35, or $20 for TWU students.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 27.  To register or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/womens-health/power-healthy-woman.asp.

The deadline to nominate staff for the Outstanding Achievement Award and the TWU Award of Excellence is Friday, Feb. 22.  For award criteria and a nomination form, visit http://www.twu.edu/humanresources/6212.asp.  Awards will be presented at Honors Convocation, scheduled Thursday, April 18.

Nominations for faculty awards to be presented at Honors Convocation will be accepted until Monday, March 4.  For more information and nomination forms, visit http://www.twu.edu/osap/faculty-staff-resources.asp and click on the links under “Faculty Awards, 2012-13.”

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) presented a workshop, “Pedagogies of Invitation and Transformation: A Teaching ‘Talkshop’ on Classroom Dialogues,” Jan. 31 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) has an article, “Speculative Realism, Visionary Pragmatism, and Poet-Shamanic Aesthetics in Gloria Anzaldúa–and Beyond,” published in the most recent issue of WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly.

Dr. Danielle Phillips (women’s studies) has an article, “Moving with the Women: Tracing Racialization, Migration, and Domestic Workers in the Archive,” published in the Volume 38, Number 2, Winter 2013 issue of Signs.

Drs. Martha Bergen, Kim Jorgensen and Carmen Cruz (TWU Counseling Center) presented at the 2013 APA National Multicultural Summit held in Houston in January.  Their presentations included leading a roundtable discussion on power in supervision as well as leading two difficult dialogues on multicultural issues.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored a paper titled “Knowledge Management for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy: Issues and Potential Solutions” that has been accepted for presentation at the Global Information Technology Management Association's world conference to be held June 16-18 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: February 11 - 24, 2013

Mon., Feb. 11            
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Hearing regarding TWU tuition increases beginning Summer 2013; noon-1 p.m., ACT 301, videoconference to Houston Center room 3115 and Dallas Center room 4302.  Webcast available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/twu-forums-panels or search TWU Forums & Panels on www.Ustream.tv

Tues., Feb. 12

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Hearing regarding TWU tuition increases beginning Summer 2013; noon-1 p.m., ACT 301, videoconference to Houston Center room 3115 and Dallas Center room 4302.  Webcast available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/twu-forums-panels or search TWU Forums & Panels on www.Ustream.tv.
  • CAS Faculty Spotlight Series, “Public Perceptions of People with Schizophrenia: A Replication Study,” presented by Dr. Kenneth Foster, 12:25 p.m., Stoddard Hall 308.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/arts-sciences/college-forums.asp

Wed., Feb. 13

  • 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. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., home.

Thurs., Feb. 14

  • 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. 15

  • 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.
  • Academic Success Lecture featuring Dr. Jim Lang from Assumption College, 9:30 a.m., ACT 301.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/TLT/events.asp
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Boise State, BYU, Oklahoma at the Bart Connor Perfect 10 Invitational, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Regis, 11 a.m. and New Haven, 1 p.m., in the NFCA Leadoff Classic, away.

Sat., Feb. 16

  • 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, Denton campus, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall. Sessions available in English and Spanish.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Grand Canyon, 11 a.m., and Nova Southeastern, 2 p.m., in NFCA Leadoff Classic, away.

Sun., Feb. 17

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • Pioneers Softball in NFCA Leadoff Classic, opponents and times TBA, away.

Mon., Feb. 18

  • 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. 19

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m., away.

Wed., Feb. 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents: “Well,” by Lisa Kron, directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, Redbud Theater, 8 p.m.  For ticket information or reservations, visit http://www.twu.edu/drama/box-office.asp or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.

Thurs., Feb. 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents: “Well,” by Lisa Kron, directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, Redbud Theater, 4 p.m.  For ticket information or reservations, visit http://www.twu.edu/drama/box-office.asp or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.

Fri., Feb. 22

  • 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.
  • TWU Drama presents: “Well,” by Lisa Kron, directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, Redbud Theater, 8 p.m.  For ticket information or reservations, visit http://www.twu.edu/drama/box-office.asp or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.

Sat., Feb. 23

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents: “Well,” by Lisa Kron, directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, Redbud Theater, 2 p.m.  For ticket information or reservations, visit http://www.twu.edu/drama/box-office.asp or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. St. Edward’s, 9 a.m., and Texas A&M-International, 1 p.m. in St. Edward’s Tournament, away.

Sun., Feb. 24

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents: “Well,” by Lisa Kron, directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane, Redbud Theater, 2 p.m.  For ticket information or reservations, visit http://www.twu.edu/drama/box-office.asp or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Air Force, Centenary, Illinois-Chicago, 2 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Texas A&M-International, 11 a.m., and St. Edward’s, 3 p.m. in St. Edward’s Tournament, away.

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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