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Volume 33, Number 4, February 28-March 13, 2011

TWU’S ANDERSON RECEIVES DR. G. ANN UHLIR FELLOWSHIP       

Dr. Gina Anderson, associate professor of teacher education at Texas Woman’s University, recently was awarded the Dr. G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship for Higher Education Administration.  She will use the $1,000 Fellowship to attend the Power Pipeline Conference, a leadership program sponsored by The Foundation for Women’s Resources, in Dallas in April.

“This opportunity for personal and professional development will provide a chance to learn more about myself and others, and my own passions, purposes and strengths by other women leaders,” Dr. Anderson said.  “I feel that this development is needed before I explore other administrative and leadership opportunities at TWU.”

The Dr. G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship for Higher Education Administration is designed to take beginning administrators, faculty or students interested in administration and help them develop the leadership, management and interpersonal skills needed to be a highly qualified and successful academic administrator. Dr. Ann Uhlir, founding dean of the TWU College of Health Sciences, provided initial funding for the fellowship in 1996.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The TWU Spring Music Showcase Concert — featuring the Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Pioneer Voices and Wind Symphony — will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.  Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 81-2500.

Faculty and staff interested in reading archived issues of the TWU Alumni Connection e-newsletter may visit http://www.twu.edu/alumni/connect.asp#twu-alumni-connection.  To suggest links of interest for alumni, contact Ann Scott, director of alumni relations, at alumnirelations@twu.edu or AScott@twu.edu.

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has announced the availability of guidelines and application materials for the 2011-2012 Continuing Faculty Research Enhancement Program (REP).  The Continuing Faculty REP provides seed money for tenured or tenure-track full-time faculty at Texas Woman's University.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 20.  Awards will be for the period of Sept. 1, 2011 – Aug. 31, 2012.  Program guidelines, instructions, and application forms are available on the ORSP website at http://www.twu.edu/research/research-enhancement-program.asp

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has been invited by the Hon. Stephen Martin (executive chairman – Pro Tem) and Mr. Anton Ravindran (president and CEO) of the Global Science and Technology Forum to serve on the Technical Committee of Annual International Academic Conference on Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing in Singapore. Dr. Raisinghani has agreed to serve in a virtual mode.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has two papers titled “Global Knowledge Creation, Transfer, Sharing and Integration Across Globally Distributed Teams: A Managerial Perspective” and “Leadership and Cohesiveness Issues in Globally Distributed Teams” accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings of the Global Information Technology Management 2011 conference to be held June 5-7 in Las Vegas.  He also has the opportunity to have both these papers published in the annual journal Communications of Global Information Technology (COGIT), published by Ivy League Publishing.  He also will chair a session in his track on Strategic Applications of Global Information Systems, chair the doctoral consortium, and attend the officers meeting as the vice president of the Global Information Technology Management Association.

Ronald Tarbutton (facilities management) has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential from APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities. The CEFP is a way to validate the unique knowledge and competency required of an accomplished professional in the educational facilities field.

Dr. Lynda Peebles (chemistry & physics) will serve on the 2011 Tuning Oversight Council for Engineering and Sciences (TOCES), the full advisory council that will assist the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in continuing to integrate the “Tuning” process into the course-level alignment work that was piloted in 2009 through the efforts of the Voluntary Mechanical Engineering Transfer Compact Committee.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math and computer science) had her research, “Optimal Control of Complex Economic Phenomena” and “Using Technology to Teach and Solve Challenging Math Problems,” accepted for presentation at the 2011 Hawaii University International Conferences on Mathematics and Engineering to be held June 13-15 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  

Dr. Carolyn Bednar (nutrition and food sciences) recently received the 2011 National Collegiate Advisory Award from the National Council of Phi Upsilon Omicron — a national honor society in Family and Consumer Sciences – in recognition of her work advising TWU's Alpha Alpha chapter.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: February 28-March 13, 2011

Mon., Feb. 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., March 1

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.  Free.

Wed., March 2

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • 2011 LSC Women’s Basketball Championship: Pioneers vs. West Texas A&M, 6 p.m., away.

Thur., March 3

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Music Ensemble Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Admission $5, ages 12 and younger free.  81-2500.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Texas A&M-International, 6 p.m., home.

Fri., March 4

  • 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.
  • 13th Annual Edible Car Contest, 9 a.m.-noon, Southwest Banquet Room, Hubbard Hall.  81-3325.
  • 18th Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship & School of OT Community Building Workshops, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Presbyterian Campus.  81-3408.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series.  Guest speaker Dr. Chandan Prasad, chair of the TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, presents “Providing Nutrigenomic Education to the Public: Are We Ready?”  Noon, ACT 301 and IHSH 3322.
  • 2011 LSC Women’s Basketball Championship Semifinals, 8:30 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma, Ohio State and Illinois, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 2 p.m., home.  2011 Best Western Premier Spring Fling.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Texas A&M-International, 6:30 p.m., home.  2011 Best Western Premier Spring Fling.

Sat., March 5

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • 2011 LSC Women’s Basketball Championship Semifinals, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. St. Mary’s, 2 p.m., home.  2011 Best Western Premier Spring Fling.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Cameron, 6:30 p.m., home.  2011 Best Western Premier Spring Fling.

Sun., March 6

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

Mon., March 7

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

Tues, March 8

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed, March 9

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Thurs., March 10

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

Friday, March 11

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series.  Guest Speaker Barbara Shukitt-Hale, Ph.D., of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, presents “Improving Neuronal and Behavioral Function in Aging by Altering What We Eat.”  Noon, ACT 301 and IHSH 3322.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Arizona and New Hampshire, 7 p.m. (MST), away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Tarleton State, 3 p.m., away.

Saturday, March 12

  • Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Tarleton State, noon & 2 p.m., away.

Sunday, March 13

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

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
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TWU People Submissions
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