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Volume 32, Number 20, October 11 - 24, 2010

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 on all of its campuses 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, who co-directs the initiative with Dr. Richard Nicholas, vice president for student life.

Some highlights of this month’s activities include: the Fall Festival of Cultures at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland Center on Oct. 11; a lecture on “Tracings - Research Methodologies and Contemporary Japanese Photography” on Oct. 12; a lecture on the “Art of the Netherlands and Belgium: Medieval to 20th Century”on Oct. 21; and a discussion on the expanding middle class of India, which includes a film screening of “Slum Dog Millionaire,” on Oct. 21. For more information and a detailed schedule of activities, visit www.twu.edu/global.

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 TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL PINK PROMISES MEMORY WALK

The Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton will be a sea of pink during the second annual Pink Promises Memory Walk in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The walk will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20 on the Hubbard Oval. In the event of rain, activities will take place in the purple lobby on the second floor of the Student Union. For more information about the event, contact TWU Student Health Services at 81-3826.

The walk is held in honor of those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Following a one-mile walk around campus, participants will return to the Hubbard Oval where survivors and co-survivors will share words of strength and hope.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The sixth annual SECC Chili Cook-Off and Auction, featuring the inaugural Pie Baking Contest, will take place Thursday, Oct. 14 in the Southeast Dining Room of Hubbard Hall. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free; chili sampling is $2. For more information about the event, visit www.twu.edu/secc.

TWU Student Health Services is sponsoring a flu clinic for Denton campus faculty and staff. Come to Student Health Services between 1 and 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 or 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 14 for a flu shot. Vaccinations cost $25. Call 81-3826 for more information.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Kenneth Foster (psychology and philosophy) and Mr. Mark Sandel (social work) have published an article titled “The Abuse of Women with Disabilities: Toward an Empowerment Perspective” in the journal, Sexuality and Disability. Mr. Sandel presented a paper on this topic at this year's National Summit on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan, held in Dallas.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating’s book “Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues” is now available in paperback. (This edition includes some new material: a preface and an additional appendix.) ISBN: 0-230-10490-8.

Dr. Lloyd Kinnison (teacher education) recently received the Kathleen Varner Service Award from the Texas Council for Exceptional Children (TCEC). The award recognizes outstanding service on behalf of individuals with disabilities or to the special education profession. Dr. Kinnison was recognized for his contributions as a teacher educator, student adviser and mentor and longtime service as a TCEC board member.

The Texas Industries Blind and Handicap (TIBH) Industries recently presented TWU with its Top Ten Award for its “continued commitment and dedication to the employment of persons with disabilities by purchasing through the Texas State Use ‘Works Wonders’ Program.” Maybelle DeMore (purchasing) accepted the plaque on behalf of TWU. Ms. DeMore also was featured in the TBIH September newsletter.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: October 11 - 24, 2010

Mon., Oct. 11
  • 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. 12

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Flu Clinic for TWU Denton campus faculty and staff, 1-4 p.m., Student Health Services. Vaccinations are $25. For more information, call 81-3826.

Wed., Oct. 13

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • SECC Chili Cook-off, Pie Baking Contest and Auction, plus “Drive a Marshmallow,” 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Southeast Dining Room, Hubbard Hall. Free admission ($2 chili sampling fee).
  • Registration deadline for SECC Charity Ball. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/secc.
  • Professor’s Corner, 7 p.m., Denton South Branch Library. “Is ‘Self-Reliance’ an Anachronism? The Relevance of Emerson’s Essay in the 21st Century,” presented by Dr. Alfred Litton, TWU associate professor of English.

Thur., Oct. 14

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Flu Clinic for TWU Denton campus faculty and staff, 9 a.m.-noon, Student Health Services. Vaccinations are $25. For more information, call 81-3826.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., away.

Fri., Oct. 15

  • 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.
  • Seminar Series Special Event — Nutrition and Food Sciences, noon, ACT 301, IHSH 3322, DPH and DED upon request. Guest speaker Victor Prybutok, Ph.D., Regents Professor of Decision Sciences, UNT College of Business, presents “Fast Food Selection: How Do We Decide?”
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Northeastern State, 4 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Central Oklahoma, 7 p.m., away.

Sat., Oct. 16

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Komen Race for the Cure®, Dallas, 6 a.m., NorthPark Center. Questions? Contact studentlifedallas@twu.edu.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Navarro, 1 p.m., home.

Sun., Oct. 17

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. East Central, 1 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Northwood, 1 p.m., home.

Mon., Oct. 18

  • 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. 19

  • 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. 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • “The Skin Quilt Project,” presented by the TWU Department of Women’s Studies, 6 p.m., CF205. www.skinquiltproject.com

Thurs., Oct. 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • SECC TWU Friendly Feud fund-raiser, noon, SU 207.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Cameron, 7 p.m., home.

Friday, Oct. 22

  • 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.
  • Seminar Series — Nutrition and Food Sciences, noon, ACT 301, IHSH 3322, DPH and DED upon request. MS student Shiwani Moghe presents “Effect of Blueberry Polyphenol on 3T3-442A Adipocyte Differentiation,” and MS student Jegghna Chheda presents “Effects of Curcumin on Adipocyte Differentiation.”
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 4 p.m., home.

Saturday, Oct. 23

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Denton Campus Open House, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Midwestern State, 2 p.m., home.

Sunday, Oct. 24

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Central Oklahoma, 1 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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