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Volume 32, Number 15, August 2 - 15, 2010

TWU COMMUNITY DANCE CENTER SCHEDULES REGISTRATION

Children, teens and adults are invited to explore their creative potential through dance at the Community Dance Center at Texas Woman’s University.

Registration ends Tuesday, Aug. 31, with classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7.  The fee is $70 for each class.  All classes are 10 weeks in length.  A $5 fee will be added for registration after Aug. 31.

For more information, or to register, go to www.twu.edu/ce/Community-Dance.asp or call the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at (940) 898-3408.

Classes offered include creative movement and creative dance for children; ballet, modern dance/lyrical jazz, ballroom, hip hop and Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements.  Classes meet in the studios of the Dance Building, located on the northeast corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive, or in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue, on TWU’s Denton campus.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The 2010-2011 faculty and staff parking permits for Denton and Dallas are available for purchase. For payment by check or payroll deduction, go to www.twu.edu/dps/parking_forms.asp and follow directions. Proof of vehicle ownership is required when purchasing a parking permit for a vehicle that was not registered during the previous year.

Fitness and Recreation will begin payroll deduction enrollment Monday, Aug. 2. Enrollment will end Fri., Sept. 3. Current members of the fitness center should complete a payroll deduction authorization form and return it to the Jones Hall Fitness Center. Non-members who wish to join may stop by the Jones Hall Fitness Center between 6 a.m.-8 p.m. to complete additional membership forms. Those who are uncertain about committing to a yearlong membership may take advantage of a one-week trial membership. This pass is for non-members who are current TWU faculty/staff and is valid Aug. 23-Aug. 29. For more information, contact Sammie Jendrusch, membership supervisor, at 81-2946.

Representatives from Monash University in Australia recently visited TWU as part of the AMX Education Alliance. AMX is a leading company in the development and production of hardware and software solutions that control and automate technology in classrooms, conference rooms and more. TWU uses AMX touch panel technology and control for classrooms and classroom computer labs on all campuses. In recent months, representatives from St. Petersburg State University in Russia and Southern Methodist University also have visited TWU Instructional Support Services to learn more about the university’s state-of-the-art classrooms.

The 2010 Cultural Connections Leadership Conference planning committee is accepting proposals for workshop sessions during the conference, scheduled Nov. 4-5. Three tracks are being offered for conference participants: Interpersonal Development; Local Community Action; and Global Perspective. Proposal submissions are due to the Office of Intercultural Services by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/intercultural-services/conference.asp

The TWU Chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) will host a fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Denton’s Golden Triangle Mall. Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale made with a special bookfair voucher available at the TWU College of Professional Education office in Stoddard Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Fredrickson at rfredrickson@twu.edu or 81-2238.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

John Cissik (Fitness and Recreation) co-authored the second edition of the book Sport Speed and Agility Training, which recently was published by Coaches Choice publishers.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating did a radio interview about The Gloria Anzaldúa Reader on June 29. The show, called “Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say (On The Air),” aired on 90.1 FM in Houston and online at www.KPFT.org

Trisha Nunn (dental hygiene) was invited to make a presentation to the Oversight Committee of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Commission on Curriculum and Innovation at its summer 2010 meeting, “Engaged for Change: Strategies for Moving Forward” July 1 in Cambridge, Mass. The presentation focused on the impact of the new oral health professionals and interprofessional education on the dental profession. The meeting focused on taking “change and innovation” for dental schools curricula to the next level.

Dr. Holly Hansen-Thomas (teacher education) has been selected for Phi Kappa Delta International’s (Professional Association in Education) 2010-2011 Class of Emerging Leaders. The Phi Delta Kappa Emerging Leader program recognizes top educators from around the world for their leadership, particularly related to PDK’s tenets of service, research and leadership. The award winners are selected from a competitive class of applicants based on their outstanding professional accomplishments. The PDK Emerging Leader award is a respected honor within the education community.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: August 2 - 15, 2010

Mon., Aug. 2
  • 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., Aug. 3

  • 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.
  • Confidential and free HIV screening, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Health Services. To schedule an appointment, or for more information, call 81-3826.

Wed., Aug. 4

  • 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., Aug. 5

  • 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., Aug. 6

  • 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., Aug. 7

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

Sun., Aug. 8

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

Mon., Aug. 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.

Tues, Aug. 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.

Wed, Aug. 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.-midnight.

Thurs., Aug. 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.-midnight.

Friday, Aug. 13

  • 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, Aug. 14

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

Sunday, August 15

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