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Volume 33, Number 13, July 11 - 24, 2011

TWU AWARDED $968,220 IN FEDERAL GRANTS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS

Texas Woman’s University will help even more economically disadvantaged students pursue a degree in the healthcare fields with a $968,220 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The grant, awarded through the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program, will provide scholarships for students pursuing undergraduate degrees in nursing, dental hygiene, dietetics or speech pathology, or graduate degrees in nursing, physical therapy or occupational therapy.

TWU awarded a total of 322 scholarships to students in nursing and occupational therapy with funding from a $900,000 HRSA grant during the 2010-2011 academic year.

“These scholarships will help many outstanding but economically disadvantaged students access or remain enrolled in our strong health-related programs and, in turn, serve the state of Texas as practicing health professionals,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life.

The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) Program was established through the Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1990 to increase diversity in the health professions and nursing workforce to ensure culturally effective care and reduce health disparities.

For more information regarding the scholarships, contact the TWU Student Life Office at 81-3615 or visit www.twu.edu and click on the “2011-2012 HRSA Scholarships Application Information” icon.

TWU’S NEELY TO BE GUEST READER FOR ATPE PROGRAM

Dr. Robert Neely, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Texas Woman’s University, will be a “guest reader” for the community summer reading program hosted by the TWU chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE). 

Dr. Neely, who began serving as TWU’s provost in January, will read to children beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 20 at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. Interstate 35 E in Denton.

The university’s ATPE chapter, in partnership with the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Denton, is conducting a community summer reading program for children from 11 a.m. until noon each Wednesday through Aug. 3.  Sessions include a story, activities and crafts developed by TWU preservice teaching students (those who have not yet begun classroom student teaching).

“This is an opportunity for our students to grow professionally as well as volunteer their time by serving to promote literacy in our community,” said Dr. Rebecca Fredrickson, TWU assistant professor of curriculum and education and co-sponsor for the university’s ATPE chapter.  “Barnes & Noble has been a wonderful partner in this venture.”

Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs will be a guest reader for the program on Wednesday, July 27.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The 2011 Pioneer Power Sprint triathlon, the annual fund-raiser for the TWU soccer program, will be held at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, July 31 on the TWU Denton campus.  To register, visit http://www.imathlete.com/events/2011TWUPioneerPowerSprintTriathlon?z=1307215806572.  For more information about the event, contact Jeff Bowerman at jbowerman@twu.edu or Dan Jones at danejones@verizon.net.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing, Houston) recently was awarded the Nursing for Women’s Health Excellence in Writing Award from the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing (AWHONN).  Dr. Cesario won the award for her article titled “Advances in the Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer: How to Hear the Whispers Early.”

Dr. Janine Golden (library & information studies) recently was selected to lead the “Building Bridges Across Mentoring Programs” diversity initiative for the American Library Association.  Dr. Golden, who recently began her term as president of the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) of ALA, will lead the initiative to develop a collaborative system across ALA mentoring programs and to find ways to contribute toward enhancing diversity within those programs.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) co-authored two papers that have been accepted at the Decision Science Institute (DSI) 2011 Annual Meeting for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings:  “Project Quality Management for Multi-National Enterprises: A Managerial Perspective” and “Learning and Teaching Styles for Teaching Effectiveness.”

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: July 11 - 24, 2011

Mon., July 11           
  • 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., July 12

  • 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.
  • Gala Flute Concert with guest artist Jim Walker, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.  81-2500,

Wed., July 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.

Thur., July 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.

Fri., July 15

  • 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.

Sat., July 16

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-midnight.
  • EMBA Information Session, 10-11 a.m., room 1120, Houston Center.

Sun., July 17

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-6 p.m.

Mon., July 18

  • 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, July 19

  • 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, July 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.

Thurs., July 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.
  • EMBA Information Session, 6-7 p.m., Mercury Wing M108, American Airlines Training and Conference Center, 4501 Highway 360 South, Mid-Cities.

Friday, July 22

  • 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.

Saturday, July 23

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

Sunday, July 24

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-6 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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