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Volume 32, Number 11, June 7 - 20, 2010

TWU DRAMA PRESENTS ‘THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE’

The Texas Woman’s University drama program will go in a new direction this summer with a project aimed at a younger crowd.

TWU drama students will produce a Children’s Theater Summer Series, opening Friday, June 11 with “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” by Joseph Robinette and C.S. Lewis.

The show will run June 11-13 and 18-20. Friday performances will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Saturday performances will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday matinee performances will be at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children. Reservations are strongly encouraged. To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/drama/ or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.

The play, adapted from C.S. Lewis’ classic book, tells the story of four siblings who enter a wardrobe and suddenly find themselves in the magical world of Narnia. As they begin their journey, they learn that Narnia is under the spell of the White Witch. The children find themselves in the middle of a war between good and evil. With the help of Aslan, the Great Lion, and other creatures of Narnia, the children embark on a mission to end the reign of the White Witch and restore peace and harmony.

TWU drama program director Sharon Benge said the summer series is a first for the drama program.

“Our students are required to do a ‘Summer Stock’ for credit,” she said. “Most of the time, they join up with a professional theater or work at summer camps. This summer, there are a large number of students taking core courses on campus who really wanted to do this.”

TWU graduate student Rebecca McDonald will direct the production. Nicole Alexander serves as stage manager. Liz Schurr designed the set, and Alex Rodriguez designed the costumes. Elizabeth Lambert designed the lighting, and Stanton Brasher designed the sound. Cassie Henderson designed the props, and Brittany Fowler designed the makeup.
The cast features Kristen Brasher, Stanton Brasher, Mallory Bryant-Gawne, Erica Cole, Aracely Collier, Stephanie Davis, Brittany Fowler, Rene Fuller, Eli Garcia, Cassie Henderson, Elizabeth Lambert, Taylor Reed, Joanna Wesson and Gerald Young.

TWU graduate student Jennie Patton is the producer for the Children’s Theater Summer Series, which continues July 16-18 and 23-25 with “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.”

TWU CLINIC OFFERS SUMMER PROGRAMS

The Texas Woman’s University Speech and Hearing Clinic is offering several summer programs for the community June 14-July 22.

Dates, times and costs for the programs vary. Payment plans and sliding scale fees are available. All programs will be held at the TWU Speech and Hearing Clinic in room 601 of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building on the Denton campus.

All sessions are led by master’s level graduate students under the direct supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist. For more information, call 81-2285.

Preschool Language Curriculum

The clinic will offer speech/language therapy in a group setting for 3- to 5-year-olds on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:30 p.m. The cost is $225.

The curriculum focuses on reinforcing and building upon basic speech and language skills, social skills and emergent literacy skills. For more information, call 81-2029.

Language and Feeding with Friends (LAFF)

The LAFF group-feeding program for toddlers and preschoolers with sensory-based feeding disorders will be held on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $225.

At LAFF, children play with a variety of foods of different textures, tastes and temperatures to increase sensory experiences and improve oral intake. Children also participate in language enrichment activities to improve communication skills. For more information, call 81-2474 or e-mail EArmstrong@twu.edu.

Preschool Articulation and Language Service (P.A.L.S)

New for Summer 2010, P.A.L.S is a literacy-based approach to instruction that allows remediation of speech errors in context. The program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. and costs $250.

Included in the activities are opening circle time, specific center activities, individual instruction, music, movement and snack time. For more information, call 81-2027 or email mstockholm@twu.edu.

Literacy and Language Learning Clinic for Hard of Hearing Students

Tutoring sessions in the areas of language and literacy learning will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the summer for school-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Fees are assessed on a sliding fee schedule to make the services affordable for every family, and scholarships are available.

Instructors are pre-service teachers of the deaf who are able to communicate using sign language. Individualized instruction will be determined based on the results of the assessments. For more information, call 81-2028 or email Tallman@twu.edu.

Speech-Language Clinic Services

The clinic will offer individual therapy for children and adults in the areas of speech disorders, voice, fluency and language on Mondays and Wednesdays, and Tuesdays and Thursdays for $150 per session. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 81-2285.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The TWU soccer team will host the fourth annual Pioneer Power Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 8 on the Denton campus.  This USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event will begin at 6:45 a.m. and will feature a 300-meter swim, a 26-kilometer (16.1 miles) bike ride and a 3.3-mile run.  All profits from the event will benefit the TWU soccer team.  Registration is $69 through July 11.  Late registration is $79.  More information is available at www.imathlete.com/events/TWUPioneerPowerSprintTriathlon?z=1275683232476

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Jennifer Blalock has accepted the position of university registrar.  She most recently served as associate vice president of Brevard Community College, a four-campus system of more than 20,000 students, in Florida.  She holds degrees from Mercyhurst College and the University of Southern Mississippi and is nearing completion of her doctorate in higher education administration.  Ms. Blalock will begin work at TWU on June 21.

Dr. Faisal Aboul-Enein’s (nursing, Houston) dissertation research work titled “Dr. William Gorgas and management style against eradicating Yellow Fever during the Panama Canal construction: a historical case study,” has been accepted as a poster presentation at the 42nd World Congress of the International Society for the History of Medicine, scheduled for October 2010 in Cairo, Egypt.

Morgan O’Donnell (health studies) took second place in the Toastmasters International Division E Tall Tales contest April 17 with her speech, “The Soldier in the Ivory Tower.”  She will represent Division E at the District 25 contest in the event the winner is unable to attend.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) was an invited speaker at the 26th annual Conference of the Women’s Funding Network in Denver in April.  Her speech was titled “Listening with Raw Openness.”  Dr. Keating is a member of the Women’s Funding Network Advisory Council on Inclusiveness.

Dr. Jake Blosser (history) received an award as NET (Neighbors Educated Together) Program Teacher of the Year.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: June 7 - 20, 2010

Mon., June 7
  • 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.

Tues., June 8

  • 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.

Wed., June 9

  • 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.

Thur., June 10

  • 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.

Fri., June 11

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020 for reservations or more information.

Sat., June 12

  • Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020 for reservations or more information.

Sun., June 13

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020 for reservations or more information.

Mon., June 14

  • 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.
  • Junior Fashion Design Camp, OMB. Continues through June 18. Teen Fashion Design Camp scheduled June 21-25. www.twu.edu/fashion/fashion-camp.asp

Tues, June 15

  • 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.

Wed, June 16

  • 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.

Thurs., June 17

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

Friday, June 18

  • 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.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020 for reservations or more information.

Saturday, June 19

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020 for reservations or more information.

Sunday, June 20

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and children. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020 for reservations or more information.

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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