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Volume 33, Number 18, October 3 -16, 2011

OCTOBER IS GLOBAL AWARENESS MONTH AT TWU

Texas Woman’s University is celebrating October as Global Awareness Month and will host a variety of events and activities to promote TWU’s Global Connections Initiative. 

“The activities this month reinforce the Global Connections Initiative’s theme of ‘Explore the World at TWU’ and will help us in our goal of creating a campus climate of global awareness and understanding,” said Dr. Ann Staton, dean of the TWU College of Arts and Sciences.  Dr. Staton co-directs the initiative with Dr. Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life.

Some highlights of this month’s activities include: the exhibit “Global Connections Through Dress” at the Old Main Building Oct. 3-31; an event on Indian culture “Incredible India: Myths and Realities,” which includes a classical Indian dance presentation and lecture on Oct. 4; global issues free speech boards at the Student Union Oct. 10-14; the TWU Music Department’s performance of “American Neighbors: Music Ensemble Showcase” featuring music from Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean on Oct. 13; the lecture “Connecting with Dance: Three Global Affairs,” where students and faculty share their experiences performing abroad this past summer, on Oct. 17; a lecture, “Al Norte: 21st Century Latino Migration & Settlement in the U.S.,” by Dr. Roberto Calderon, associate professor of history at the University of North Texas, on Oct. 18; a “Global Jeopardy Game” to test participants’ knowledge about different cultures with prizes for correct answers at the Student Union on Oct. 24; and the Monster Flute Choir Concert on Oct. 25, which will include world music and dances.

For more information and a detailed schedule of activities, visit www.twu.edu/global/events-calendar.asp.

Launched in 2009, the goal of the TWU Global Connections Initiative is to provide global opportunities, experiences and connections for TWU students, faculty, staff and the community.  The initiative also is charged with helping all TWU students become global citizens with the knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in learning, living and working in a global, diverse and complex society.

TWU NAMED MILITARY FRIENDLY SCHOOL FOR THIRD YEAR

G.I. Jobs magazine has named Texas Woman’s University one of its top Military Friendly Schools for the third consecutive year.  The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list recognizes the top 20 percent of universities, colleges and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.

According to G.I. Jobs, Military Friendly Schools prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience and offer scholarships and discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services to those who served.

At TWU, military- and veteran-focused offerings include:

  • Active recruitment of veteran students and the website www.twu.edu/veterans, which has admissions information specifically for veterans, including checklists, information on veterans’ benefits, financial aid and scholarships, and a list of TWU support services;
  • A Veterans Affairs Center on campus to assist with the G.I. Bill and other veteran education benefits;
  • Online and blended degree programs that offer veterans flexibility in their school and work schedule; and
  • An active TWU Student Veterans Association.

For more information about G.I. Jobs and its list of military friendly schools, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The TWU Department of Visual Arts’ Clay Underground will hold its Annual Chili Bowl Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the foyer of the Fine Arts Building.  Buy a bowl and get free chili.

The Moncrief Cancer Institute Mobile Mammography Unit will be in the Pioneer Hall parking lot Tues., Nov. 1.  Vouchers are available for women without insurance who meet certain eligibility requirements.  To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-405-7739.  TWU Student Health Services is sponsoring the event.

An interactive lecture on the myths of exercise and nutrition is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon in the auditorium of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building.  A healthy light lunch and cooking demonstration by TWU culinary science students will follow from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Kitty Magee Arena of Pioneer Hall.  United Supermarkets, L.L.C. is sponsoring the luncheon.  Those wishing to attend the luncheon are asked to RSVP to MythsOfExercise@twu.edu by 5 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5.

Deadlines are approaching for events supporting TWU’s annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC).  The annual SECC Charity Ball Volleyball Tournament will take place Wed., Oct. 18 in Pioneer Hall.  The registration deadline for the Charity Ball is 4:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 14.  The Basket Building Contest entry deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., Oct. 7.  All baskets will be auctioned off at the Chili & Pie Cook-Off and Auction on Oct. 25.  For more information about the Charity Ball, email Kathleen Hedges at khedges@twu.edu.  For more information about the Basket Building Contest, email Kathleen Hedges or Sharon Masten at smasten@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

A retirement reception for Mary Ann McDuff (Academic Financial Services) will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 13 in the Blagg-Huey Library Living Room.  Remarks are scheduled at 4 p.m.

Dr. Carmen Cruz (Counseling Center) attended the 34th Annual Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies conference Sept. 10-14 in Lake Geneva, Wis.  She is the co-chair of the Standing Committee on Diversity for the organization.  She also had two presentations including “How to Manage Professional/Personal Boundaries with Trainees” and “Challenges and Joys of Feminist and Multicultural Supervision.”

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) had a paper titled “The Impact of Agile Software Development on Quality within Information Technology Organizations” accepted for publication in the Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, Vol.2 No.9, September 2011.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored two papers, “Project Quality Management for Multi-National Enterprises:  A Managerial Perspective” and “Learning and Teaching Styles for Teaching Effectiveness” that have been accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute’s (DSI) annual 2011 conference, scheduled Nov. 19-22 in Boston, Mass.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: October 3 -16, 2011

Mon., Oct. 3              
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Oct. 4

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

Wed., Oct. 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pink Promises Memory Walk, 5:30 p.m., Hubbard Oval.  Free.
  • Houston Library Workshop, 4 p.m., room 4310.  Free.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 4 p.m., home.

Thur., Oct. 6

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 8 p.m., away.

Fri., Oct. 7

  • 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.
  • “Exercise and Nutrition: Myths vs. Science” Academic Day in Celebration of the Fitness and Recreation Center Grand Opening, 10 a.m.-noon, MCL Auditorium.  Free.  Underwritten by the Office of the Chancellor and President.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Incarnate Word, 4 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Vernon College, 3 p.m., home.

Sat., Oct. 8

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Weatherford College, 1 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., away.

Sun., Oct. 9

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Angelo State, 1 p.m., home.

Mon., Oct. 10

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Graduate & Professional Fair, 4-6 p.m., SU, free.

Tues, Oct. 11

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Tarleton State, 7 p.m., away.

Wed, Oct. 12

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Professor’s Corner: “Identifying Shakespeare: Unmasking the Bard,” 7-8:30 p.m., Denton South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Ln.  Presenter: Dr. Gray Scott, TWU.  Free.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Stephen Souris, ssouris@twu.edu or 81-2343.

Thurs., Oct. 13

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur,” 4 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  $10, $5.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call 81-2020.
  • Music Showcase Concert “American Neighbors: Music of Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean,” with TWU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Flute Choir and Wind Symphony.  7:30 p.m., MJPH; $5 per person, children 12 and younger admitted free.  81-2500.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Cameron, 7 p.m., home.

Friday, Oct. 14

  • 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.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series.  Guest speaker Gayle Satterfield, TWU MS nutrition student, on “Dietary Outcomes From The V-Stop Program Pilot Study.”  Noon, MCL 505, IHSH 5305, IHSD 4302, DPH 109.  Free.
  • TWU Drama presents “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  $10, $5.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call 81-2020.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico, 3:30 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. North Texas, 5 p.m., home.

Saturday, Oct. 15

  • Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur,” 2 and 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  $10, $5.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call 81-2020.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Midwestern State, 2 p.m., home.
  • Open House for prospective students, Denton campus, 8 a.m.-noon, Hubbard Hall.  Free.

Sunday, Oct. 16

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  $10, $5.  For tickets or more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call 81-2020.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. West Texas A&M, 2 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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