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Volume 33, Number 11, June 13-26, 2011

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotion and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting June 3.

Associate professors Dr. Huanbiao Mo (nutrition/food sciences), Dr. Jane Pemberton (teacher education) and Dr. Claire Sahlin (women’s studies) were promoted to professor.  Associate professor Dr. Rae Langford (nursing – Houston) was promoted to professor and also received tenure.

Associate professors Dr. Christian Hart (psychology/philosophy) and Dr. Marilyn Massey Stokes (health studies) were awarded tenure.

Assistant professors Dr. Rhonda Buckley (family sciences), Dr. Kenneth Foster (psychology/philosophy), Dr. Nerissa Gillum (family sciences), Dr. Joni Jensen (music), Dr. Kathy Luedtke-Hoffman (physical therapy – Dallas), Dr. Beth Norris (physical therapy – Dallas) and Dr. Katherine Rose (family sciences) were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.  Assistant professors Dr. Holly Hansen-Thomas (teacher education), Dr. Manal Omary (chemistry/physics), Dr. Noralyn Pickens (occupational therapy – Dallas) and Dr. Kai-li Tsai (health care administration – Houston) were named associate professors.

Assistant clinical professors Ms. Deborah Buckingham (occupational therapy – Dallas) and Ms. Tina Fletcher (occupational therapy – Dallas) were promoted to associate clinical professor.  Clinical instructors Ms. Rosanna Crackel (nursing – Dallas), Ms. Niki Fogg (nursing – Dallas), Ms. Kristine Morris (nursing – Dallas) and Ms. Grace Yousef (nursing – Dallas) were promoted to assistant clinical professor.  Lecturer II Ms. Cynthia Maguire (chemistry/physics) was promoted to senior lecturer.

Several retiring faculty were awarded emeritus status by the Regents.  Professor of Nursing Dr. Margaret Beard and Cornaro Professor of Dance Dr. Penelope Hanstein were named Professors Emerita.  Professor of English, Speech and Foreign Languages Dr. Hugh Burns and Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders Dr. Alfred White were named Professors Emeritus.

TWU DRAMA PRESENTS ‘PINOCCHIO’

The Texas Woman’s University drama program will present its second summer of Children’s Theater with Johnny Simons’ “Pinocchio” opening Thursday, June 16.

The show will run June 16-19 and 23-26.  Performances are scheduled as follows:  1 p.m. Thursday, June 16; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, June 17; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25; and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26.

All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the northwest side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.  The running time is 50 minutes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students, children and seniors.  Reservations are strongly recommended.  To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama, or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

The show is a Commedia dell’Arte adaptation of the classic children’s tale by Carlo Collodi.  The 16th century Italian commedia style is known for its creative use of props and repeated bits of physical comedy.  Written by Johnny Simons of Hip Pocket Theatre, this Harlequinade version was one of his theatre’s most successful productions.

The TWU production, directed by Cristin Thomas, will feature handmade leather masks designed by Newman’s Commedia Mask Company.  The show also will feature costumes designed by Marshall Warren, a set designed by Nick Irion and painted by DeeDee Tapp, and lights designed by Andy Cruz.

The cast features Stanton Brasher as Geppetto, Caleb Creel as the Wicked Puppet Master, Jacob Drum as the Donkey and a Fool, Bethany Dunn as the Spirit, Cassie Henderson as Pinocchio, Drew Maggs as the Fox, Jennie Lynn Patten as the Cricket and Matthew Schipper as the Cat.  Ashley Head serves as stage manager.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The TWU Staff Council now has a Staff Resource Guide available on the Staff Council website under “Staff Resources and Training,” http://www.twu.edu/downloads/Staff-Council/Staff_Resource_Guide_V_9.pdf.  The guide provides links to departments on campus that provide services, functions and forms for TWU daily business.  A link also is available on the Human Resources website, http://www.twu.edu/humanresources.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Cindy Howell (Lifelong Learning) and Lenora Sletten (International Education) are recipients of fall 2011 scholarships from ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University).  Ms. Howell is working toward a bachelor’s degree in family studies.  She believes that earning her degree will give her the opportunity to reach out to a variety of people in the social services spectrum.  Ms. Sletten is a first-generation college student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business.  She believes her degree will give her the skills, leadership and training needed to succeed in her next career.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) was the invited keynote speaker at the EU-Russian Summit, held May 24-26 in Lappeenranta, Finland.  His speech was titled “Partnerships for Innovation between European and Russian businesses in the IT sector.”  He also will serve as keynote speaker at Project Management Institute’s Annual Congress, PMTOUR Mexico 2011, scheduled June 27-28 in Mexico City.  His presentation is titled “Project Management in the Knowledge Economy: A Strategic Perspective.” 

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has been invited to serve as editor of a special issue of the International Journal of E-Politics, focusing on online education and politics.

Dr. Mary Anderson (chemistry and physics) has been named to the editorial board of the international journal Analytical Biochemistry.  Her term runs July 1, 2011 through May 31, 2014.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) has published a new book, “Bridging: How Gloria Anzaldúa's Life and Work Transformed Our Own” (University of Texas Press, 2011).

Dr. Lisa K. Zottarelli (sociology) and T. S. Sunil (University of Texas at San Antonio) published an article, “Student Utilization of a University 2009 H1N1 Vaccination Clinic,” in the journal Vaccine.

Joseph Pinson (music therapy) received a premier performance of his piece titled “Woodrow Wilson” by the Woodrow Wilson All Star Choir on May 12.  The piece was commissioned for the celebration of the school’s 50th anniversary.

Dr. Lettie K. Albright (reading) recently co-edited a book titled “A Master Class in Children’s Literature: Trends and Issues in an Evolving Field,” published by the National Council of Teachers of English.  Dr. Sylvia Vardell (library sciences) and Dr. Albright each authored a chapter in the book.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math and computer science) presented a paper at the 6th International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Applications, held May 25-28 in Atlanta.  She also chaired two sessions on Differential Equations and its Applications.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math and computer science) presented her research titled “Parameterized description of the attainable set for a 3-dimensional nonlinear control system” at the International Conference “Differential equations and Related Topics” in honor of Academician Petrovskii, May 30-June 4 in Moscow.  The full peer-reviewed paper is published in the Proceedings of the Conference.

Ward Sheeder (Facilities Management & Construction) was sworn into office as president of DFWAPPA (on May 19 as Ron Tarbutton (Facilities Management & Construction) concluded a one-year term of service in that role for the organization.   The mission of DFWAPPA is to provide valuable training, innovative support, communications network, shared information and accountability to continuously improve the educational institutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Dr. Timothy Hoye (government) recently published an article titled “Styles of Truth in Dazai Osamu’s Setting Sun” in Voegelinian Readings of Modern Literature, edited by Charles R. Embry and published by the University of Missouri Press.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: June 13-26, 2011

Mon., June 13           
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., 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.-10 p.m.

Wed., 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.-10 p.m.

Thur., 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.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 1 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Fri., June 17

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Sat., June 18

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 2 and 7 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Sun., June 19

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-6 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Mon., June 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues, June 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed, June 22

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., June 23

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Friday, June 24

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Saturday, June 25

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 2 and 7 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Sunday, June 26

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-6 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents ‘Pinocchio,’ 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets: $10 adults, $5 students, children and seniors.  81-2020 or www.twu.edu/drama

Submission Information

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