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Volume 35, Number 16, September 30-October 13, 2013

SECC KICKS OFF WITH BASKETS, CHILI AND PIE

 The State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) kicks into high gear with three fundraising events in one: The Basket Building contest and the Chili & Pie Cook-Off & Auction.

Those who have entered the Basket Building Contest are reminded that baskets should be delivered to Stoddard Hall 202 or Library 208 by Thursday, Oct. 3.  The baskets will be auctioned off at the SECC Chili & Pie Cook-Off and Auction on Tuesday, Oct. 8.  For more information on the basket contest, contact Roy Lynn Tardif at 81-3748 or rshirley@twu.edu.  

The deadline for entry in the Chili & Pie Cook-Off & Auction is Friday, Oct. 4.  A panel of judges will evaluate pie and chili entries prior to the public chili sampling and pie auction at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 8.  All entrants will be submitted into a drawing for a $50 gift card in addition to prizes for first and second place in categories and a “People’s Choice” chili winner.  Questions?  Contact Sheri Dragoo at 81-2664 or sdragoo@twu.edu or Liz Spoonts at 81-2872 or lspoonts@twu.edu

More information on these and other SECC activities is available at www.twu.edu/secc.

TWU HOUSTON NURSING WELL REPRESENTED AT CONFERENCE

Texas Woman’s University’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing in Houston was well represented at the recent the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Research Congress held in Prague, Czech Republic with several nursing faculty, staff members, recent graduates and alumni presenting their research at the conference.

TWU nursing faculty members Dr. Brenda Binder, Dr. Sandra Cesario, Dr. Anne Koci, Dr. Judith McFarlane and Dr. Lene Symes presented their work at the event.   In addition, staff members Dr. John Maddoux, Dr. Angeles Nava and Heidi Gilroy, who also is a current TWU doctoral student, presented at the conference.

TWU 2013 Ph.D. graduates Dr. Roxanne M. Arndt, Dr. Nena Bonuel and Dr. Riza Mauricio showcased their doctoral dissertations during the conference.  Alumni Dr. Ainslie Nibert, Dr. Mary Yoho, Dr. Asphodel Yang and Dr. Ruth Grubesic, who also is a former faculty member, and research collaborator Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo also presented at the conference. 

“To have so many TWU-affiliated speakers, papers and posters at this conference – which is the world’s premier nursing research forum – speaks to the quality of the work of TWU faculty, staff, students and graduates and their global impact on nursing,” said Joan Edwards, director of the TWU Center for Global Nursing Scholarship.

The TWU-affiliated presentations, papers and posters at the conference were:

  • “Violence Against Women: New Evidence for Global Practice and Policy” by Dr. Judith McFarlane, Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo, Dr. Sandra Cesario and Dr. Anne Koci (symposium presentation)
  • “Children in Peril: Relationship between Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence and Children's Behavior” by Dr. Brenda Binder, Dr. Lene Symes, Dr. Judith McFarlane and Dr. John Maddoux (paper)
  • “Evidence Based Strategies for Better Mental Health for Abused Women and Their Children” by Heidi Gilroy, Dr. Lene Symes, Dr. Judith McFarlane, Dr. Angeles Nava and Dr. Brenda Binder (paper)
  • “Sexual safety of women in the military reserve: Perceptions of threats and support” by Dr. Roxanne M. Arndt (poster)
  • “Acculturation, Mental Health, and Safety Behaviors Among Abused Immigrant Women” by Dr. Angeles Nava, Dr. Judith McFarlane, Heidi Gilroy, Dr. Nora Montalvo-Liendo (paper)
  • “Experiences of Transplant Nurses Caring for Renal Transplant Patients Assigned to Acuity-Adaptable Rooms” by Dr. Nena M. Bonuel and Dr. Sandra Cesario  (paper)
  • “Exploring the Comfort Experience of Adolescents with Metastatic Cancer” by Dr. Riza Mauricio, Dr. Rodrigo Mejia, Dr. Lene Symes, Dr. Brenda Binder and Dr. Sandra Cesario (paper)
  • “Aromatherapy for Pain, Emotional Distress and Sleep Quality in Cancer Patients Receiving Hospice Care: A Meta-Analysis” by Dr. Asphodel Yang and Dr. Feng-Yi Lai (paper)

The Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau International has more than 130,000 members internationally. Now in its 24th year, the society’s International Nursing Research Congress is considered the world’s preeminent forum for the exchange of evidence-based practices and solutions among nurse researchers, clinicians, educators, policy makers and administrators.   For more information, visit www.nursingsociety.org.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is seeking volunteers for a study of the effects of tart cherry juice on improving joint function and reducing knee pain.  The study is open to women and men between the ages of 45 and 79 who have pain associated with knee osteoarthritis.  For more information, contact Dr. Shamil Juma at 81-2704 or sjuma@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Ron Davis (kinesiology) announced that students with TWU’s Project INVEST (Injured Veterans Entering Sports Training) contributed to the Valor Games Southwest, held Sept. 23-24 in San Antonio.  The students — Michelle Enos, Rebecca Rogers and Jonna Belanger — conducted two of the sports at the event: sitting volleyball and Boccia.  The event was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee.  For more information on Project INVEST, contact Dr. Davis at rdavis4@twu.edu.

Four additional TWU courses have earned recognition following an official Quality Matters™review.  They are: “Business Policy,” Dr. Derek Crews (School of Management); “Philosophy of Nursing Science,” Dr. Marge Benham-Hutchins (nursing, Denton); “Theory & Methods of Qualitative Nursing Research,” Dr. Donna Scott-Tilley (nursing, Denton); “Instruments in Nursing Research,” Dr. Donna Sauls (nursing, Denton).  For more information about Quality Matters™, contact the TWU Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology, TLT@twu.edu.

Dr. Wyona Freysteinson (nursing, Houston) and nursing doctoral student June Kelsick recently published “Who is that stranger in the mirror? The mirror experience for elderly patients with dementia” in Holistic Nursing Practice, 27(5), 268-272. DOI: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31829b924a.

Gladys Keeton (dance) was invited to present the following workshops at the Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts Summit in Austin in June: Enhance Collaborative Learning Success through Creative Convergence of the Arts, Math, Science and Technology and An Expressive Collaboration:  Conducting and Movement.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: September 30-October 13, 2013

Mon., Sept. 30           
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Masako Narikawa Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.  81-2500.

Tues., Oct. 1

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Jason Reed, curator and director, Borderland Collective exhibit, lecture at 4 p.m., Fine Arts Building, followed by reception from 5-6 p.m.  Borderland Collective and Booth 55 exhibits run through Oct. 23 in the West and East galleries, respectively.  81-2533.
  • Pink Promises Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, 5:30 p.m. in front of Hubbard Hall.  81-3833.

Wed., Oct. 2

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Ya Chun Lang – Taiwanese dancers perform contemporary modern dance, noon DGL 208, free.  81-2086.

Thurs., Oct. 3

  • 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., Oct. 4

  • 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. Midwestern State, 8 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Navarro College, 4 & 6 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 6 p.m., home.

Sat., Oct. 5

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 6

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

Mon., Oct. 7

  • 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., Oct. 8

  • 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 Volleyball vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., home.

Wed., Oct. 9

  • 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., Oct. 10

  • 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. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., away.

Fri., Oct. 11

  • 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 Softball vs. North Texas (DI), 4 & 6 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 8 p.m., away.

Sat., Oct. 12

Sun., Oct. 13

  • Library 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

Submission Information

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