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Volume 35, Number 15, September 16 - 29, 2013

TWU PARKING PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

Effective Sept. 16, you can purchase TWU parking permits online at https://twuparking.t2hosted.com/cmn/index.aspx. Permit fees will remain the same for 2013-2014, and payroll deduction for faculty and staff is available.

You will be able to print a temporary permit immediately.  Your permanent permit will be mailed within two weeks to the address you specify.
 
Permits will be issued to the individual – not the vehicle.  Permits are repositionable and may be transferred from one vehicle to another.

Enforcement of TWU parking regulations will begin on Monday, September 30.

The TWU DPS office is available to assist with the new parking permit process as needed.   For more information, visit www.twu.edu/dps/parking.asp.

SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS UP AT TWU

Texas Woman’s University’s total semester credit hours are up to 151,033 hours due to an increase in full-time student enrollment and rising student retention.

Student credit hours, not headcount, are the basis of the university’s state funding. 

Full-time enrollment grew 2.2 percent to 8,422 students, with 6,749 undergraduate and 1,673 graduate students attending the university full time.
TWU’s retention rate also is up almost 2 percent with 11,149 students returning to the university. 

“More students enrolling at TWU full time and remaining here to complete their degrees shows that our students are having a positive experience at the university,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life at TWU.

TWU’s overall fall 2013 student enrollment is 15,104 students, which is slightly lower than fall 2012.  Dr. Nicholas attributes this change to a decline in part-time enrollment of both undergraduate and graduate students largely due to an improving economy and job market.
Dr. Nicholas adds that he expects final headcount numbers to rise to equal or above fall 2012 levels once students in certain programs, such as the Executive MBA, register for Fall 2 and Fall 3 terms.

Enrollment breakdown by campus:
Denton – 12,422 students
Dallas – 1,418 students
Houston – 1,264 students

Enrollment breakdown by level:
Undergraduate – 9,507 students
Graduate – 5,597 students
All numbers are based on preliminary 12th class day data.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The Chancellor’s Annual SECC Kick-Off Luncheon supporting the State Employee Charitable Campaign will be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the southeast dining room of Hubbard Hall.  The cost is $15 per person or $110 for a table of eight.  Payment may be made in cash or with a check made payable to SECC.  Reservations deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.  For reservations, email Malinda Potynski at mpotynski@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community offers its condolences to the family and friends of Victor Rodney Durrance, Ed.D., of Gainesville, who passed away April 18, 2013.  Dr. Durrance taught in the TWU College of Education from 1965 to 1988 and retired with Professor Emeritus status.

Susan kae Grant (visual arts) has been recognized by the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) as the 2014 Honored Educator, the organization’s highest award.  Ms. Grant is being recognized for her influence in the photographic community, her career of teaching, mentoring, creating art and exhibiting.  The award will be presented during the 51st SPE National Conference, “Collaborative Exchanges: Photography in Dialogue” to be held March 6-9 in Baltimore.

Dr. Brenda Binder (nursing, Houston) received a Good Samaritan Foundation Excellence in Nursing Award during a Sept. 5 luncheon in Houston.  She was named a Gold Award winner in the nursing education faculty category.  The mission of the Good Samaritan Foundation is to promote nursing as a career by awarding scholarships to nursing students.

Dr. Joseph Berthiaume (housing) presented a session titled “Navigating the Professional Pathway from A-Z” during the Southwest Association of College & University Housing Officers Conference held Sept. 13 in Fort Worth.

Tonya Gilbeaux (housing) will present a breakout session, “Summer Conferences & Student Cleaning Crew,” during the Association of College & University Housing Officers International, scheduled Oct. 15-18 in Providence, R.I.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics & computer science) has a new paper titled “Analysis of Optimal Control Problems for the Process of Wastewater Biological Treatment” published in Rev. Math. Ther. Applic. (ISSN 1409-2433) Vol. 20(2):103-118, July 2013.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics & computer science) chaired a session and presented research papers at the International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science, held Aug. 26-30 in Waterloo, Canada.  Her trip was supported by a National Science Foundation grant.  Dr. Grigorieva led a CS-AMPRE-1 session and presented two research papers: “Analytical methods in differential equations and optimal control” (CS-AMPRE-1) and “Optimal Infection Disease Control” (SS-Mathematical Epidemiology).  She has been invited to contribute a research or review paper for a peer-refereed Journal of Coupled Systems and Multiscale Dynamics based on her AMMCS-2013 contribution on Optimal Infectious Disease Control. The journal is published by the American Scientific Publishers, http://www.aspbs.com/jcsmd/

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored a manuscript titled “Decision Making Challenges in a Global Organization” accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the 2013 Association of International Business-Southeast USA 2013 Conference (www.aibse.org), scheduled Oct. 25-27 at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business in Atlanta.  This year’s conference theme is “Innovation, Institutions, & Emerging Markets.”  He also will serve as a panelist on the Global Business Research Methodologies at this conference.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored a paper, “Empirical Investigation of the Cognitive Factors that Influence the Continued Use of Smartphones in Globally Distributed Teams,” which has been accepted for publication in the proceedings and presentation at the 2014 Hawaii International Conferences on System Sciences (HICSS) in the Collaboration Systems and Technologies — Emerging Issues in Distributed Group Decision-Making: Opportunities and Challenges track from Jan. 6-9, 2014.

Greg Gengo (Institutional Research and Data Management) has received a Junior Professional Award to attend the 2013 South Central SAS Users Group Educational Forum scheduled Oct. 31-Nov. 1 in San Antonio.

Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen (marketing & communication) and her artwork are the subjects of a documentary selected for inclusion in the Korean American Film Festival scheduled Oct. 24-26 in New York City.  The documentary is a work by her husband, filmmaker John Carstarphen, and will appear in the festival’s Short Film Program.

Jerod Stidham has joined TWU Athletics as the Pioneers’ assistant softball coach.  He previously served as assistant coach at the University of Central Oklahoma and as head coach at Western Oklahoma State College.  He earned both his bachelor’s degree in general studies and master’s in education from UCO.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: September 16 - 29, 2013

Mon., Sept. 16          
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Presentation of Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award to Dr. Deneese L. Jones, provost at Drake University, 4:30-6 p.m., CFO 203.  Reception follows in Stoddard Hall Lobby.

Tues., Sept. 17

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) first meeting of 2013-14 academic year.  Noon, STOD 105.  Bring a sack lunch.  Drinks and desserts provided.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/ASSET.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., home.

Wed., Sept. 18

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. East Central, 7:30 p.m., home.

Thurs., Sept. 19

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

Fri., Sept. 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Harding, 7:30 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Washburn and Arkansas-Fort Smith, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., UAFS-Mary Beth Sudduth Invitational, away.

Sat., Sept. 21

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Houston Campus Open House, 8 a.m.-noon.  81-3014.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Harding University and Southern Nazarene, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., UAFS-Mary Beth Sudduth Invitational, away.

Sun., Sept. 22

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Northwestern Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., home.

Mon., Sept. 23

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

Tues., Sept. 24

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pamela Youngblood Faculty Flute Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free.  81-2500.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Dallas Baptist, 7 p.m., away.

Wed., Sept. 25

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

Thurs., Sept. 26

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

Fri., Sept. 27

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Midwestern State, 7 p.m., away.

Sat., Sept. 28

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Cameron, 2 p.m., away.

Sun., Sept. 29

  • Library 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico, 3 p.m., away.

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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