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Volume 36, Number 8, May 19-June 1, 2014

CHANCELLOR STUART INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

Dr. Ann Stuart, chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University, was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame Tuesday, May 6 in Austin.

The ceremony, hosted by Gov. Rick Perry, took place in the Senate Chamber of the Texas State Capitol Building. A reception for the inductees and their invited guests followed in the Governor’s Mansion.

The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame honors women who have made significant contributions in areas such as the arts, athletics, business, education, health and leadership.

Dr. Ann Stuart was named chancellor and president of Texas Woman’s University in 1999. Under her leadership, enrollment has grown by 85 percent, TWU has produced more than 20,000 graduates in critical fields, and the university has received national recognition for its quality, value and diversity.

Chancellor Stuart also led the construction of new facilities that position TWU at the forefront of workplace development. The TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the renowned Texas Medical Center, was built at no cost to the state. The TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center brings together health care programs previously located at separate sites into one location, enabling TWU to emphasize the team approach to patient care. The Ann Stuart Science Complex in Denton, which doubled the university’s science laboratory and classroom space, is helping meet the state’s need for skilled professionals in the all-important science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Chancellor Stuart will retire in June. Through her vision, innovation and leadership, she leaves TWU well positioned to meet the challenges and expectations of the future. She has ensured that the university will remain as vital and relevant in the decades to come as it has for more than 100 years. That is her greatest gift – her lasting legacy – to Texas Woman’s University and to the citizens of Texas.

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MARTIN RECOGNIZED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO EDUCATION

Dr. Jennifer Martin, senior associate provost at Texas Woman’s University, recently received the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education from the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS).

The peer-nominated award recognizes one whose contributions have significantly benefited graduate education in the Southern Region of the United States.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to receive this award,” Dr. Martin said. “I have admired the contributions to graduate education by those whom I have seen win this award previously, and it truly is an honor to be considered among them.”

Dr. Martin currently serves as chair of the THECB Graduate Education Advisory Committee, which advises the Coordinating Board on current issues relating to graduate education at Texas public universities. She led the committee’s SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis as part of developing the 2009 strategic plan for graduate education in Texas.

Dr. Martin received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in home economics from Lamar University, and holds a Ph.D. in consumer sciences from TWU. She is a former professor and chair of the TWU family sciences department, and served as dean of the university’s graduate school from 2002-2008. She was vice provost of TWU and dean of the graduate school from 2009-2012.
“Teaching and administration in higher education have been particularly fulfilling because they have given me the opportunity to collaborate with wonderful faculty and staff colleagues to positively impact the lives of students,” Dr. Martin said. “At the graduate level, where I have focused my efforts for many years, our graduates develop the expertise and thinking skills that allow them to lead in their fields to the benefit of us all. Those individual successes and collective results are my main reason for working in higher education — and at TWU.”

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FIRST MALE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TWU STUDENT BODY

For the first time in its 113-year history, the student body of Texas Woman’s University – the nation’s largest university primarily for women – has elected a male president of its Student Government Association (SGA).
Landon Dickerson, 21, a junior biology/pre-med major from Houston, was elected SGA president for TWU’s main campus in Denton during elections held at the university March 31-April 3.

“My experience at TWU has been a turning point in developing my leadership capabilities,” he said. “I ran for SGA president to make a difference. I feel that I am the right person to address the students’ needs with the administration and ensure our voices are heard as a new chancellor and president arrives at TWU.”

Although Mr. Dickerson is the first male elected as the TWU SGA president, he is not the first male to serve in that position. Russell Mariott was appointed to complete the SGA president term for the spring 2005 semester.
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Newsbriefs (submission information)

TWU faculty and staff are invited to walk through the new University House from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21. Parking is available at the north end of the Pioneer Hall lot.

Enjoy a panoramic view of Denton and North Texas from the 24th floor of Guinn Hall during the second annual A View from the Top, scheduled from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29. The event is open to the Denton community. Admission is free. Donations to the TWU University Housing Leadership Scholarship Fund will be accepted.

Applications for the fall semester ASSET scholarship are due by 5 p.m. Friday, May 30. For more information visit www.twu.edu/asset/scholarship-info.asp

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community offers its condolences to the family and friends of Ricky Reed, an electrician in Facilities Management and Construction, who passed away May 14, 2014. Services were held May 17 in Denton.

The TWU community extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Lyle Tremmel, a retired facilities supervisor on the Dallas campus, who passed away May 2, 2014. Services were held April 30 in Colleyville.

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences will host a retirement/going away reception for Dr. Huanbiao Mo, Dr. Clay King and Sue Bizzle at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 in OMB 300. The campus community is invited to attend.

Faculty and staff recently were recognized as senior class favorites during the annual Senior Breakfast and Lunch. Breakfast recipients were Kyle Biggerstaff (kinesiology), Vic Ben-Ezra (kinesiology), Derek Crews (School of Management), Janelle Davis (kinesiology adviser), Jean Joest (teacher education), Dolores Kearney (nutrition & food science) and Sandra McClintic (family sciences). Lunch recipients were Karen Dunlap (teacher education), Kenneth Foster (psychology & philosophy), Linda Marshall (social work), Sarah McMahan (teacher education), Doris Murphy (teacher education), Nila Ricks (social work) and Kerry Webb (School of Management).

Houston nursing faculty Dr. Sandra Cesario, Dr. Anne Koci, Dr. Rita DelloStritto and Rheatte Solomon accompanied 14 TWU nurse practitioner (NP) students to Amsterdam and Rotterdam in The Netherlands April 8-18 to observe their counterpart NP students and to learn more about the Dutch health care system. TWU hosts Dutch NP students each fall semester.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math & computer science) presented a paper on epidemic control at the International Mathematics Conference, “Lomonosov 2014,” on April 15 in Russia. The full paper, co-authored with Professor E.N. Khailov, titled “Estimation of the number of switchings in the model of epidemic control” is published in the conference proceedings.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has had a mini-track accepted for the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems, scheduled Aug. 7-10 in Savannah, Ga. He will chair a mini-track titled “Knowledge Management and Collaboration in Global Information Systems.” Dr. Raisinghani also has a research paper, “CIO Political Behavior Across Cultures” accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: May 19-June 1, 2014

Mon., May19

• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., May 20
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., May 21
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
• Faculty and staff tour of the new University House, 610 East University Drive, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Parking is at north end of Pioneer Hall lot.

Thurs., May 22
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., May 23
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., May 24
• Library closed; Bookstore closed, Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., May 25
• Library closed; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.

Mon., May 26
• Memorial Day holiday; university closed.

Tues., May 27
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., May 28
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., May 29
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
• “A View From The Top,” 5:30-8:30 p.m., Guinn Hall. Free. Questions? Call 81-3682.

Fri., May 30
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., May 31
• Library closed; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., June 1
• Library closed; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.


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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