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Volume 33, Number 8, May 2 - 15, 2011

TWU TO CONDUCT SPRING COMMENCEMENT MAY 13-15

The spring 2011 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 on TWU’s Denton campus, and Sunday, May 15 in Houston.

The Denton ceremony includes candidates from TWU’s Dallas Center.  Approximately 1,563 degrees will be awarded during the Denton ceremonies.  The total number of degrees to be awarded, including the Houston ceremony, is approximately 1,841.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend.  The Denton ceremonies will take place in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue.  Receptions hosted by TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will follow each ceremony on the second floor of the Student Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

Ceremony I, scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, is for candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences, not including the School of Management or the programs in health systems management and fashion and textiles.  Dr. Penelope Hanstein, director of the TWU School of the arts, chair of the TWU department of dance and Cornaro Professor of dance, will deliver the commencement address.  Ceremony II will begin at 2 p.m. and will include candidates from the College of Nursing and the School of Management, including programs in health systems management and fashion and textiles.  Dr. Lyssa Jenkens, chief research officer for the Dallas Women’s Foundation, will speak.

Ceremony III will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, and is for candidates in the College of Professional Education.  The commencement speaker is Trea Yip, CEO of TY Commercial Group, co-founder of Oriental Accent, Inc., and president of the Dallas Women’s Foundation Board of Trustees.  Ceremony IV, scheduled at 2 p.m., will include candidates from the College of Health Sciences.  W. Stephen Love, president and CEO of the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, will address the graduates.

TWU’s Houston ceremony, scheduled at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, will take place in the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas.  Dr. Ann Scanlon-McGinity, senior vice president of operations and chief nursing executive of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, as well as a TWU regent, will deliver the commencement address.

For more information, visit www.twu.edu/registrar/graduation.asp.

DALLAS, HOUSTON RECOGNIZE PIONEER PROUD RECIPIENTS

Staff members of TWU’s Dallas and Houston centers recognized for service above and beyond their ordinary responsibilities will be honored during Pioneer Proud ceremonies on their respective campuses.  Denton recipients were recognized in the April 18 issue of the TWU Update.

The Dallas ceremony took place Monday, May 2. Dallas recipients were: Bertha Martinez (Instructional Support Services), Carol Pickle (The Stroke Center-Dallas), Chantel Brightman (Campus Management), Chre Parnell (Student Life), Christine Seiley (College of Nursing), Frederick Willison (Facilities Management), Gloria Holcomb (Public Safety), Juan Zamarripa (Facilities Management), Karen Long Trail (Registrar/Admissions/Financial Aid), Karen Zapata (CON), Kimberly Richardson (Presbyterian Campus Library), Lance Rivera (Library), Linda Thornton (Facilities Management), Lois Garcia (Facilities Management), Lyle Tremmel (Facilities Management), Maryann Milligan (CON), Monica Workman (CON), Robernetta Jones (Library), Robert Farrington (Facilities Management), Robert Ogburn (Public Safety), Shelly Burns (Library) and Tracy Washington (Library).

The Houston ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6 in the Legacy Room of the Houston Center.  Houston recipients are: Daphne Williams (College of Nursing), Deb Unruh (Student Life), Dr. Eric Malmberg (Administration), Eddyline Comia (CON), Helen Johnson (Student Life), Johnny Booker (Security), Joselyn Lee (Occupational Therapy), Laura Huntsberry (Nutrition and Food Sciences), Lenora McWilliams (CON), Linda Pearson (CON), Marilyn Goff (Library), Maryanne Heredia (Administration), Sandra Compton-Winbush (Administration) and Wandalyn Shanklin (Student Life).

SERVICE AWARDS AND RETIREE RECOGNITION SET

The 2011 Service Awards & Retirement Recognition ceremonies will take place on each TWU campus this week.  Dallas and Houston honorees are listed below.  Honorees from the Denton ceremony, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in Hubbard Hall, will be included in the next TWU Update.

The Dallas ceremony took place Monday, May 2 in IHSD 3620. Dallas honorees were:  Five yearsDeborah Kay Buckingham (occupational therapy), Rosanna Lynn Crackel (nursing) and William Walsh (Instructional Support Services).  10 yearsCatherine Ann Bailey (nursing), Neil Howard Fried (nursing), Barbara McAlister (nursing), Don Spaulding (Dallas Center) and Linda Thornton (facilities management).  15 yearsDeborah Tapler (nursing).  20 yearsBertha Martinez (ISS); Susan Sheriff (nursing) and Lyle Tremmel (facilities management).  35 yearsRegina Campbell (occupational therapy).  Dallas retirees were:  Jeane Asel (nursing), Shakar Mirza (occupational therapy), Ambrosio Moreno (public safety) and Lyle Tremmel (facilities management).

The Houston ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 in IHSH 2120. Houston honorees are:  Five yearsRoger Dawson (nursing), Jinlan Du (Information Technology Services), Josefina Molina (facilities management), Teri Anne Newsom (nursing), Erika Quinteros (facilities management) and Noemi Quinteros (facilities management). 10 yearsConstance Ayers (nursing), Jeffery Brown (ITS), Helen Johnson (Student Life), Roland Love (public safety) and Diane Montgomery (nursing).  20 yearsMary Frances Baxter (occupational therapy), Peggy Gleeson (physical therapy) and Linda Pearson (nursing).  25 yearsJohnny Booker (public   safety) and Karen Moreland (nutrition & food sciences).  30 yearsClay Merchant (facilities management).  40 yearsShirley Hutchison (nursing).  Houston retirees are  Johnny Booker (public saftety) and  Brenda Haile (nursing).

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Installation of construction site fencing for the Parkland campus parking garage construction will begin Wednesday, May 4 and will enclose the old Education Building and the two adjacent parking lots.  These lots will remain open and operational through Saturday, May 7.  Demolition of the old building will begin Monday, May 9 and will take approximately one month to remove.  The site will be closed off beginning May 9 and will remain closed until the garage becomes operational in January 2012.

The Clay Underground Ceramic Sale will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5 in the Fine Arts Building.  Questions?  Call 81-2533.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders invite the TWU community to a retirement reception for Dr. Alfred H. White from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 in the Ann Stuart Science Complex Lobby.  Dr. White is retiring after 36 years with the university.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has been invited to serve as an external examiner of a master’s thesis titled “Determinants of Realised Alignment between Business and IT Strategy” for the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored a chapter titled “Information Technology Service Engineering And Management Framework (ITS-EMF)” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology (IJSSMET), forthcoming 2011.

Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) has published a paper titled “Dark Chocolate and Blood Pressure: A Novel Study from Jordan” in the journal Current Drug Delivery.  The aim of Current Drug Delivery is to publish peer-reviewed articles, short and in-depth reviews in the rapidly developing field of drug delivery.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: May 2 - 15, 2011

Mon., 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.
  • Pioneer Proud ceremony, Dallas Center, 1 p.m., IHSD 3620.
  • Service Awards & Retirement Recognition, Dallas Center, 1:30 p.m., IHSD 3620.

Tues., May 3

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

Wed., May 4

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Service Awards & Retirement Recognition, Houston Center, 2 p.m., IHSH 2120.

Thur., May 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Service Awards & Retirement Recognition, Denton Campus, 2 p.m., Hubbard Hall.

Fri., May 6

  • 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.
  • Pioneer Proud ceremony, Houston Center, 2 p.m., Legacy Room (8th floor).

Sat., May 7

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun., May 8

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

Mon., May 9

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

Tues, May 10

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

Wed, May 11

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

Thurs., May 12

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

Friday, May 13

  • 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.
  • Denton Commencement ceremonies, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Saturday, May 14

  • Library open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Denton Commencement ceremonies, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Sunday, May 15

  • Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • Houston Commencement ceremony, 2 p.m., George R. Brown Convention Center.

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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