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Volume 32, Number 7, April 12-25, 2010

TWU TO HOST ANNUAL HONORS CONVOCATION

The annual Honors Convocation at Texas Woman’s University will be held in Denton at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, followed by the University Picnic on the Pioneer Oval. Faculty, students, and staff from all TWU sites are invited to attend.

Faculty and academic administrators are encouraged to march in the procession and to wear academic regalia. Robing will take place in the Green Room, adjacent to the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Student members of honorary organizations are welcome to join the procession and to sit in the center section of the hall, directly behind the faculty.

The line of march for the academic procession will form at 9:45 a.m. on the circular drive immediately in front of the Music Building and will move into the Margo Jones Performance Hall promptly at 10 a.m. Program participants, honorees and others who will be seated on the stage will precede the academic procession into the hall.

Classes on the Denton campus will be dismissed from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Offices that can be closed during this period may post a notice indicating when they will reopen. Offices that cannot close should arrange for coverage during Convocation. It is expected that staff whose offices are closed will attend the Honors Convocation. In addition, it is expected that classes that meet in Denton on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. will attend Honors Convocation.

Special awards will be presented to outstanding faculty, students, and staff during Honors Convocation. TWU faculty receiving recognition are:

  • Dr. Phyllis Bridges, professor of English, speech and foreign languages — the Cornaro Award;
  • Dr. Katherine Landdeck, associate professor of history and government, and Dr. Lisa Silliman-French, associate professor of kinesiology — the Mary Mason Lyon Award;
  • Dr. Allen Waldo, professor of biology — the Humphries Award;
  • Ms. Cathy Banks, senior lecturer of mathematics and computer science — Distinction in Teaching;
  • Dr. Linda Caldwell, professor of dance, and Dr. Katherine Rose, assistant professor of early childhood development and education — Distinction in Distance Education;
  • Dr. Vicki Zeigler, assistant professor of nursing — Distinction in Service;
  • Dr. Cindy Gill, associate professor of communication sciences and disorders — Innovation in Academia.

TWU staff members receiving recognition are:

  • Johnny Booker, security guard, Houston Center, and Grace Chalon, institutional effectiveness and research — Outstanding Achievement Awards;
  • Sharon Saullo, office of the dean, College of Arts and Sciences — TWU Award of Excellence.

The following student awards also will be presented.

Outstanding Senior Awards, which are based on academic excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities, will be presented to:

  • Rae Lynn McFarlin of Bonham — a chemistry and mathematics major;
  • Rachel Zimmerman of Tulsa, Okla. — a human biology major.

Hannah Schmidt, a fashion design major from Kissimmee, Fla., will receive the Pauline Bishop Leman Memorial Award for outstanding artistic achievement.

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards will be presented to:

  • Nicolle Valerie Fernandes of Vasco, India — a doctoral candidate in nutrition;
  • Jan Lamarche Zdanuk of Fort Worth — a doctoral candidate in nursing science.

The Graduate Council Award for Exceptional, Original Scholarship will be presented to:

  • Somesree Ghoshmitra of Calcutta, India — a doctoral candidate in molecular biology;
  • Sinju Sundaresan of Kolkata, India — a doctoral candidate in nutrition.

TWU TO HONOR DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

Dr. Karen DePauw, vice president and dean for graduate education at Virginia Tech; Dr. Claudine Sherrill, TWU professor emerita of kinesiology; Dr. Rosemary Luquire, senior vice president and corporate chief nursing officer for Baylor Health Care System; and Virginia Chandler Dykes, noted philanthropist and a retired occupational therapist, will be recognized at the TWU Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 23.

The luncheon will be held at noon in the Southeast Ballroom of Hubbard Hall. Tickets are $25. For more information or tickets, call the TWU Office of Alumni Relations at (940) 898-2586 or visit www.twu.edu/alumni.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The TWU Student Government Association’s Sixth Annual Homecoming Golf Car Parade is just around the corner! The event, which has been recognized by “Texas Monthly,” will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. This year’s theme is “Spring into Summer.” TWU departments or organizations are invited to participate. Entries are due by Friday, April 16 to the Student Government Association via campus mail or at the Center for Student Development, Student Union, first floor. Questions? Email tdenenga@twu.edu or bramos@twu.edu.  

Volunteers are sought to work the TWU-Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Booth at the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival April 24-25 at Quakertown Park in Denton. Proceeds from the booth support leadership scholarships. For information on available shifts, contact Robin Johnson-Piper at 81-3861 or rjohnsonpiper@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Mr. Gary Ray will join TWU as associate vice president for enrollment services on Wednesday, May 12. He will oversee the units of admissions, financial aid, registrar and student records. Mr. Ray previously served as vice president for administration at Lee University in Tennessee.

Dr. Claire L. Sahlin (women’s studies), gave a presentation titled “Violence against Women, Sexual Purity, and Ascetic Spirituality in the Lives of Holy Women of Medieval Scandinavia,” at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, Yale University, on March 19.

Dr. Judy Rohrer (women’s studies) presented a paper titled “Vanishing Hawaiians: Colorblind Ideology, Cultural Practice and Indigenous Justice” at the 4th Annual Critical Race Studies Symposium (Intersectionality: Challenging Theory, Reframing Politics, Transforming Movements), at UCLA, on March 12.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: April 12-25, 2010

Mon., April 12
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., April 13

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Newman, 5 & 7 p.m., away.

Wed., April 14

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Professor’s Corner: Emerson & Anzaldua. “Individualism and Self-Trust from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Gloria Anzaldua: An Unlikely Conversation?” Presenter Dr. AnaLouise Keating, 7 p.m., Denton South Branch Library. Free. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris, ssouris@twu.edu or 81-2343.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Newman, 1 & 3 p.m., away.

Thur., April 15

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • 2010 USAG Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals: National Championship Team Semi-Finals, 2 & 7 p.m., Kitty Magee Arena, Pioneer Hall. For ticket information, visit www.2010usagnationals.com.

Fri., April 16

  • 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.
  • 2010 USAG Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals: National Championship Team Finals, 7 p.m., Kitty Magee Arena, Pioneer Hall. For ticket information, visit www.2010usagnationals.com.
  • Genetics in Social Work — Ethical Principles, 8 a.m.-noon, CFO 202. Presented by the TWU Social Work Program. Questions? Visit http://www.twu.edu/ce/Genetics-Social-Work.asp
  • Seminar Series Special Event – Nutrition and Food Sciences. Robert T. Mallet, Ph.D., of the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center in Fort Worth will speak on “Hypoxia Conditioning Prevents Damage to the Heart During Heart Attacks.” Denton ACT 301, Houston 3322, Presby DPH 219 and Parkland DED 229.
  • TWU Dallas OT Honor Society Pi Theta Epsilon 18th Annual Celebration of Scholarship, featuring Renee Taylor, Ph.D., professor, University of Illinois. MOT student research presentations. TWU Presbyterian campus, 8 a.m. Visit http://www.twu.edu/occupational-therapy/cos.asp for more information.

Sat., April 17

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • 2010 USAG Gymnastics Collegiate Nationals: National Championship Individual Event Finals, 5 p.m., Kitty Magee Arena, Pioneer Hall. For ticket information, visit www.2010usagnationals.com.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Angelo State, 4 & 6 p.m., away.

Sun., April 18

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Angelo State, 1 p.m., away.

Mon., April 19

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

Tues, April 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium, 8 a.m., ACT. Free.

Wed, April 21

  • Library open 7:30 p.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 p.m.-midnight.
  • Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium, 8 a.m., ACT. Free.

Thurs., April 22

  • Library open 7:30 p.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 p.m.-midnight.
  • Honors Convocation, 10 a.m., MJPH. University Picnic to follow on Pioneer Oval.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics at NCAA Nationals, Gainesville, Fla., through Saturday, April 24. Schedule to be determined.

Friday, April 23

  • Library open 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Tarleton State, 5 & 7 p.m., home.

Saturday, April 24

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Tarleton State, noon, home.

Sunday, April 25

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

Submission Information

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