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Volume 35, Number 7, April 22 - May 5, 2012

TWU REGENTS ELECT NEW CHAIR, VICE CHAIR

Texas Woman’s University Regents Sue Schrier Bancroft of Argyle and Mary Pincoffs Wilson of Austin are the new chair and vice chair, respectively, of the TWU governing board. 

Both were elected by a unanimous vote of the board at its February meeting.

“I am honored to be elected to this leadership position and to help guide TWU in meeting the higher education needs of Texas and its citizens,” Mrs. Bancroft said.

Mrs. Bancroft replaces outgoing TWU Board Chair Mike McCullough, whose term on the board expired in February.  Mrs. Wilson replaces Mrs. Bancroft as vice chair.

“It is a privilege to serve as vice chair, and I look forward to working with Mrs. Bancroft and my fellow board members on behalf of this distinguished university,” Mrs. Wilson said.

Mrs. Bancroft is known for her community leadership in education and the arts.  Mrs. Bancroft has served as the president of the Argyle Independent School District Board, the Texas Winds Musical Outreach and the Festival Ballet of North Texas.  She also was appointed to the Texas Commission on the Arts and held various offices for the organization, and was a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra board.  She is a member of the Greater Denton Arts Guild, the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County Advisory Board and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra Advisory Board.

A retired University of North Texas music professor, Mrs. Bancroft was a professional bassoonist.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and an honorary doctorate from Central Michigan University.

Mrs. Wilson’s involvement in education in Texas spans more than 30 years.  She was a teacher in the Highland Park Independent School District and in the Austin Independent School District, where she also directed the College and Career Center at Austin High School.  Her extensive community service reflects an interest in health and children’s issues, including serving as president of Les Amis de Hospice Austin, on the development board of the Seton Family of Hospitals and as a mentor at the Helping Hand Home for Children.

Mrs. Wilson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her master of arts in teaching from Emory University.

Gov. Rick Perry appointed Mrs. Bancroft and Mrs. Wilson to the TWU Board of Regents in 2009.

TWU TO HONOR DALLAS, HOUSTON SERVICE AND RETIREES

Texas Woman’s University will recognize faculty and staff for years of service and recognize retirees during annual Service Awards & Retirement Recognition ceremonies on all campuses.

The Dallas ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 29 in IHSD 3620.  Service recognitions include: Five years — Shelly Burns, library; Niki Fogg, nursing; Sheila Haley, nursing; Gloria Holcomb, public safety; Stephanie Kessler, nursing; Laura Kubin, nursing; Kristine Witzeling Morris, nursing; Chad Walls, Office of Technology; Judith Walsh, nursing. 10 years — Dale Wayne Anderle, physical therapy; Janice Kay Anderson, nursing; Suh Jen Lin, physical therapy; Nancy Sledge McMenamy, nursing; Maryann Milligan, nursing.  20 years — Chantel Brightman, Dallas Center; Marsha Neville-Smith, occupational therapy; June Roberts, nursing.  25 years — Carissa Enright, nursing.  30 years — Gloria Byrd, nursing.  35 years — Robernetta Jones, library; Margaret Peters, nursing.  Dallas retiree — Don Spaulding, Dallas Center.

The Houston ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in IHSH 4314.  Service recognitions include: Five years — Faye Blair, nursing; Pei-Fen Chang, occupational therapy; Susan Kent Crockett, nursing; Janet Cunningham, nursing; Anne Koci, nursing; Jennifer Lewis, Houston Center; Eric Malmberg, Houston Center; Carolyn Moore, nutrition & food sciences; Valeria Shapko, distance education; Howell Tapley, physical therapy; Montra Dionne Washington, Houston Center. 10 years — Constance Marie Jennings, nursing; Emma Morrow, physical therapy; Srinivas Nadella, Office of Technology; Marie Annette Rhemann Guerrero, nursing; 15 years — Rupal Patel, physical therapy; Toni Roddey, physical therapy.  20 years — William Bartlett, physical therapy; William Bussman, facilities management; David Samos, facilities management.  35 years — Harriett Davidson, occupational therapy. Houston retirees — Frank Rudnicki, library; Ruth Washington, nursing.

The Denton ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9 in the Southwest Dining Room of Hubbard Hall.  The list of Denton service award recipients and retirees will be published in a future issue of the TWU Update.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The Clay Underground student organization will hold a Mother’s Day Pottery Sale from noon until 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23 and 24 in the Fine Arts Building.  Cash or checks will be accepted.  The event is open to the public.

ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) will celebrate 30 years of service to TWU with a reception scheduled at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the lobby of Stoddard Hall.  The TWU community is invited to attend.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community extends its condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Francine Lancaster, Emeritus Professor of Biology, who passed away April 14, 2013 in Sugar Land.  Dr. Lancaster retired from TWU in 2002 after 26 years as a faculty member.

Dr. Claire Sahlin (women’s studies) was recognized as a 2013 Women Leading Greater Good honoree by the Faith & Philanthropy Institute, which honored her for her “selfless service and authentic leadership in transforming lives and communities.”  The list also features TWU Distinguished Alumna Dr. Beverly Mitchell-Brooks.  For more information, visit http://www.fpiweb.org/wlggf_honorees.asp

Sharon Benge (drama) was a featured speaker as “Art Matters” and Quin Mathews Films presented “A Gift of History” Thursday, April 18 in the Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium.  The event celebrated the donation of more than 2,000 audio and film interviews from Art Matters and Quin Matthews Films to the Dallas Museum of Art’s digital archives.  Ms. Benge has co-hosted the “Art Matters” radio program since it premiered in 1988.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: April 22 - May 5, 2012

Mon., April 22          
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Dr. Alex McDonald presents a free concert in advance of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, 7:30 p.m., BHL.

Tues., April 23

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, $5, children 12 and younger, free.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Tarleton State, 6 p.m., home.

Wed., April 24

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

Thurs., April 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Founders’ Awards Scholarship Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Hubbard Hall Southeast Dining Room.  Advance reservations required.
  • TWU Wind Symphony Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, $5, ages 12 and younger, free.
  • Dance UpClose, 4 p.m., Dance Studio Theatre, DGL.  Tickets $6 general; $4 students; ages 12 and younger, free.

Fri., April 26

  • 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.
  • Dance UpClose, 7 p.m., Dance Studio Theatre, DGL.  Tickets $6 general; $4 students; ages 12 and younger, free.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. West Texas A&M, 6 p.m., home.

Sat., April 27

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dance UpClose, 7 p.m., Dance Studio Theatre, DGL.  Tickets $6 general; $4 students; ages 12 and younger, free.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. West Texas A&M, 1 & 3 p.m., home.

Sun., April 28

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

Mon., April 29

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Dallas Campus Service Awards & Retirement Recognition Ceremony, 2 p.m., IHSD 3620.

Tues., April 30

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Joseph Pinson Composition Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.
  • ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) 30th anniversary reception, 2 p.m., Stoddard Hall lobby.

Wed., May 1

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Houston Campus Service Awards & Retirement Recognition Ceremony, 2 p.m., IHSH 4314.

Thurs., May 2

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

Fri., May 3

  • 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 at 2013 Lone Star Conference Tournament in Canyon, opponent and time of game TBA.

Sat., May 4

  • Library open 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dance 208, 2 and 7 p.m., Dance Studio Theatre, DGL.  Tickets $5 general, $3 students.
  • Pioneers Softball at 2013 Lone Star Conference Tournament in Canyon, opponent and time of game TBA.

Sun., May 5

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

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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