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Volume 33, Number 19, October 17-30, 2011

PROMINENT WOMEN TO SPEAK AT WINC CONFERENCE

Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith, an author and motivational speaker; Dr. Hilda Ruch, an author, family therapist and creative thinking lecturer at the University of Texas at Dallas; and Victoria Snee, a North Texas radio personality, award-winning journalist and beauty expert are the featured speakers for the Women in Commerce Conference at Texas Woman’s University Friday, Oct. 28.

Professional women are encouraged to attend the conference, which is presented by the Denton Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the TWU School of Management, Sally Beauty Supply, LLC and AT&T.  The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Hubbard Hall on the TWU Denton campus.

Registration, which includes lunch, is $40 for Denton Chamber members, $50 for non-members, $20 for students and $60 at the door.  For more information or to register, visit http://business.denton-chamber.org/events/details/women-in-commerce-fall-conference.

“Women who attend this conference will be able to connect with other area professional women and hear from successful business leaders who will inspire, motivate and challenge participants to be their best in their careers and lives,” said Dr. Paula Ann Hughes, professor and chair of the TWU School of Management.

The Women in Commerce Conference is held each year in the fall and the spring to support the professional development of women and to strengthen and enhance the Denton Chamber and community.  For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wincdenton.

TWU PRESENTS ‘BOO AT THE U’ OCT. 27

Treats, train rides, carnival games, concessions and a haunted house will be part of Texas Woman’s University’s “Boo at the U” Fall Festival Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the TWU Student Union, located at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

Admission is free and open to the community. Attendees are encouraged to bring one canned good per person to help support the TWU Food Pantry. For more information, call 81-3641.

More than 3,000 children attend the festival each year, which includes “trunk-or-treating” – TWU’s version of trick-or-treating. Cars decorated for the season will line the horseshoe driveway between TWU’s clock tower building and the Student Union and treats will be given away from their trunks.

“Rain or shine – this event will go on and will provide a safe and happy environment for your child to celebrate Halloween,” said Kyle Voyles, director of the TWU Student Union. “We hope the Denton and TWU communities make plans to bring their children, neighbors and friends to the festival and join us for a night of fun.”

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Cooks and bakers are encouraged to register for the seventh annual Chili Cook-off and the second annual Pie Baking Contest.  The events will take place, along with a silent auction, Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the Southeast Dining Room of Hubbard Hall.  The participant fee is $10 per chili chef and $5 per pie baker.  Proceeds from the contests and the auction benefit the TWU SECC (State Employee Charitable Campaign).  Guest emcee for the event is actor Burton Gilliam.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/secc/chili.asp.

“Homestay Hosts” are sought for the annual Fulbright American Studies Institute for Korean Secondary School Teachers of English, under the auspices of the Korean-American Educational (Fulbright) Commission.  Last year, TWU hosted nine teachers from South Korea.  The two-week on-site residency program will take place in February 2012.  For more information or to volunteer, contact Juanita Duenez-Lazo, director of International Education, at 81-3338 or jduenezlazo@twu.edu.

The fourth annual Haunted Staff and Faculty Coffee Break will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 on the second floor of the Student Union.  Prizes will be awarded for Best Individual Costume and Best Department Costumes. 

As part of the parking garage construction project at the Dallas Center, the southeast concrete parking lot on Southwestern Medical Avenue will become a construction contractor only lot beginning Monday, Oct. 24.  The lot will be gated and signed as a construction area until the project is completed in 2012.

Two TWU nursing courses have been recognized by Quality Matters (QM) as having met expectations of the QM rubric and process.  They are NURS 6004, Theory & Foundations of Nursing Research, developed by Dr. Donna Scott-Tilley and NURS 6033, Ethical Dimensions of Nursing, developed by Dr. Donna Sauls.  Both courses are part of the larger QM Implementation Plan for the online Ph.D. in nursing science through the College of Nursing in Denton. For more information about Quality Matters, visit http://www.qmprogram.org/.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Dr. Shirley Hutchinson, associate professor emeritus of the College of Nursing, who passed away Sept. 28, 2011.  Dr. Hutchinson was with the Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing at the TWU Houston Center for 40 years.  Services were held Friday, Oct. 7 in the Brentwood Baptist Church Worship Center in Houston.  Interment followed in the VA National Cemetery.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) will chair a minitrack at the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2012, an official conference of the Association for Information Systems, an international professional society of almost 3,000 members from more than 80 countries.  His mini-track is titled “Bridging the Knowledge, Alignment and Effects Gap in Global Information Systems.”

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored “The Impact of Agile Software Development on Quality within Information Technology Organizations,” published in the Journal of Emerging Trends in Computing and Information Sciences, Vol. 2, No.10, October 2011, pp. 460-475, ISSN 2079-8407.

Dr. JoAnn Danelo Barbour (teacher education) and her former graduate student Olga Pacot recently published research titled “Creating Shared Meaning in High Performing, Low Socioeconomic Urban Elementary Schools: Going Extra, Above, and Beyond” in Blazing New Trails: Preparing Leaders to Improve Access and Equity in Today’s Schools: The 2011 Yearbook of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration.

The interprofessional Gulf Coast Women’s Health Research Forum was held at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute in the Texas Medical Center, Houston, on Friday, Sept. 30.  Dr Wyona Freysteinson (nursing, Houston) presented her research poster titled “Walking Into the Silence: The Experience of Viewing Self in the Mirror after a Mastectomy.”  Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing, Houston) presented her research poster titled “Risks, Triggers, and Causes of Ovarian Cancer: An Epidemiological Literature Review.”

John Cissik’s (Fitness and Recreation) book, Strength and Conditioning: A Concise Introduction was published Sept. 28 by Routledge.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: October 17-30, 2011

Mon., Oct. 17            
  • 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. 18

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • “Al Norte: 21st Century Latino Migration & Settlement in the U.S.,” with guest speaker Dr. Roberto Calderon, UNT associate professor of history, 1-2:30 p.m., ACT 301.  A Global Awareness Month presentation.  Free.
  • Maroon & White Luncheon, noon, Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35 East in Denton, $5.

Wed., 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.

Thurs., Oct. 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • The Art and Architecture of Germany and Austria, with guest speaker Dr. John Calabrese, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Fine Arts Building West Gallery.  A Global Awareness Month presentation.  Free.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., away.

Fri., Oct. 21

  • 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:  “Staying Healthy: Leveraging Technology, Social Networking, Peer Interaction and Community Support to Assist Middle School Students in Adopting Healthier Lifestyle Choices,” with Dr. Daniel A. Peak, UNT College of Business Administration, noon, MCL 505, IHSH 5305, DPH 109, IHSD 4302.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Abilene Christian, 4 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Navarro College, 3 p.m., home.

Sat., Oct. 22

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

Sun., Oct. 23

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

Mon., Oct. 24

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Global Jeopardy Game, noon, SU Purple Lounge, free.  A Global Awareness Month presentation.

Tues., Oct. 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Challenges of Education in Africa: Focus on Tanzania, with guest speaker Dr. Gilbert Werema, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., ACT 301.  A Global Awareness Month presentation.  Free.
  • Monster Flute Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., away.

Wed., Oct. 26

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

Thurs., Oct. 27

  • 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. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 7 p.m., home.

Fri., Oct. 28

  • 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: “Multivariate Classification Methods and Statistical Learning for Biomedical Decision Support” with Professor Hilary Thompson, School of Public Health at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.  Noon, MCL 505, IHSH 5305, DPH 109, IHSD 4302.  Free.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., away.

Sat., Oct. 29

  • Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Incarnate Word, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Oct. 30

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

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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