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Volume 32, Number 12, June 21 - July 4, 2010

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting June 4.

Associate professors Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing – Houston), Dr. Margaret Compton (reading), Dr. Melinda Cowart (teacher education), Dr. Peggy Gleeson (physical therapy – Houston), Dr. Victorine Imrhan (nutrition/food sciences), Dr. Ann Malecha (nursing – Houston), Dr. Peggy Mancuso (nursing – Dallas), Dr. Toni Roddey (physical therapy – Houston) and Dr. Debbie Tapler (nursing – Dallas) were promoted to professor.

Assistant professor Dr. R. Eileen McElrath (library science), professor Dr. Joyce Rademacher (teacher education) and associate professor Dr. Terry Senne (kinesiology) were awarded tenure.  Assistant professors Dr. Gina Anderson (teacher education), Dr. Kathy DeOrnellas (psychology/philosophy), Dr. Jane Grassley (nursing), Dr. Katy Mitchell (physical therapy – Houston), Dr. Debra Mollen (psychology/philosophy), Dr. Joel Muro (family sciences), Dr. Junalyn Navarra-Madsen (mathematics/computer science), Ms. Tanya Synar (visual arts), Dr. Abigail Tilton (sociology/social work) and Dr. Bogum Yoon (family sciences) were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure. Assistant professor Dr. Christian Hart (psychology/philosophy) also was named an associate professor.

Assistant clinical professors Ms. Rupal Patel (physical therapy – Houston), Ms. Lizabeth Spoonts (dental hygiene), Ms. Sally Lambert (nursing – Dallas) and Ms. Nancy McMenamy (nursing – Dallas) were promoted to associate clinical professor. Lecturer II Dr. Lynda Peebles (business) was promoted to senior lecturer.

Several retiring faculty were awarded emeritus status by the Regents. Dr. Shirley Hutchinson (nursing), Dr. Kathlyn Reed (occupational therapy) and Dr. Carol Thomas (teacher education) were named professor emerita, and Dr. Allen Waldo (biology) was named professor emeritus.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The residence life program at TWU invites you to make a difference at the beginning of a student’s experience on campus through the Pioneer Welcome Day program. TWU residence halls will open Aug. 24 and 25 for the fall 2010 semester. Faculty, staff, administrators and others who participating in the program will be on hand to greet students and their parents, assist them with moving in belongings, provide directions and serve refreshments. Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact Eric Johnson at EJohnson7@twu.edu by July 1.

TWU will showcase several online degree programs during its Online Degrees Information Sessions held Saturday, July 10 on the Denton campus. Prospective students could win a $1,000 tuition award. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on ACT 2. For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu and click on the “Online Degrees Information Sessions” icon or call 81-3014.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

A retirement reception for Dawn Letson (library, Denton) will begin at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall, room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library. The TWU community is invited to attend.

A reception for Dr. Mike Simmons (Lifelong Learning) is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. in the ACT lobby. Dr. Simmons is leaving to become director of credit programs at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

The search for the executive director of Institutional Development has been suspended. Gilland Chenault has been appointed to serve as interim executive director.

A farewell reception for Barbara Maddox (registrar’s office) will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 29 in ACT 225. She has served with TWU for 32 years.

Dr. Sara Fanning (history & government) has been awarded a fellowship to attend a summer seminar in U.S. history, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Early American History. The seminar takes place at the General Henry Knox Museum in Thomaston, Maine.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has a chapter titled “Collaboration in the Web 2.0 Environment: Enhancing the Online Learning Experience” (co-authored with Nikos Karacapilidis, IMIS Lab, MEAD, University of Patras, Greece, and Eugenia M. W. Ng, Department of Mathematics and Information Technology, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China) accepted for publication in the book “Dynamic Advancements in Teaching and Learning Based Technologies: New Concepts,” to be published in spring 2011.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math & computer science) presented two papers during the eighth International AIMS Conference on Dynamical Systems, Differential Equations and Applications in Dresden, Germany in May. The paper titled “Information from partial sums of the Riemann Zeta Function,” co-authored with P. Deignan, was presented May 25 during a special session on Scientific Computation and Numerical Algorithms. The second paper, presented May 28, was titled “Optimal control of pollutant stock as a hierarchical game between manufacturer and the state” and co-authored with E. Khailov. Dr. Grigorieva was invited to publish a manuscript in a special edition of the Journal of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems (DCDS).

Morgan O’Donnell (health studies) has earned the status of Advanced Communicator Bronze through the Toastmasters International communication program. To achieve this recognition, participants must complete a series of challenging projects designed to enhance their speaking skills. This requires several years of study and active participation in a Toastmasters club.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: June 21 - July 4, 2010

Mon., 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.-midnight.

Tues., 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.-midnight.

Wed., 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.-midnight.
  • Basic 40-hour Mediation. Questions? Visit www.twu.edu/ce/Mediation.asp

Thur., June 24

  • 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 25

  • 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.

Sat., June 26

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

Sun., June 27

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

Mon., June 28

  • 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 Merchandising Camp, ages 10-13, 8:30 a.m., OMB. Questions? Visit www.twu.edu/fashion/fashion-camp.asp

Tues, June 29

  • 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 30

  • 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., July 1

  • 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.

Friday, July 2

  • 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.

Saturday, July 3

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

Sunday, July 4

  • Independence Day
  • Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation closed; outdoor pool open.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
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TWU People Submissions
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