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Volume 35, Number 18, November 4 -17, 2013

TWU SEEKS SPONSORS FOR ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM

The TWU Holiday Gift Program assists TWU student families with financial needs by providing gifts for their children during the holiday season.  This program has grown over the years and is particularly needed in today’s economy.

The TWU community is invited to be a Family Sponsor and – individually or as a department – sponsor one or more families this holiday season by going to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HGPSponsor2013.

Those who prefer to make a monetary donation may do so by visiting the Electronic Toy Box at https://portal.twu.edu/toybox.asp.  For cash donations, contact Robin Johnson-Piper at rjohnsonpiper@twu.edu or call 81-3861.

GRANT TO HELP TWU PREPARE NEW ADVANCE NURSE PRACTITIONERS

The Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center is using more than $2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prepare new advanced nurse practitioners (APRNs).

As a result, TWU has had a 70 percent increase in enrollment of APRN students in Houston in the past 18 months resulting in 80 new graduates through August 2013.

TWU is one of the subcontracting universities for Memorial Hermann Hospital, which received a $200 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration project.  The project is designed to boost the number of APRNs in the Texas Gulf Coast region.

TWU has received $2 million to date and may receive up to $4 million total as part of its subcontract.

“This truly is a win-win situation for both TWU and Memorial Hermann,” said Dr. Karen Lyon, TWU associate dean of nursing in Houston.  “The university gets more resources – including much-needed faculty, which results in more advanced nurse practitioners providing care in the region.”

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Did you forget to turn in your SECC pledge form?  There’s still time!  Forms may be turned in through Tuesday, Nov. 12.  Completed and signed pledge forms should be marked “confidential” and sent to Dorcyle McClure in Family Sciences (HDB 115A).

The Clay Underground’s Annual Fall Chili Bowl Sale is Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.  Purchase a handmade bowl or other artwork and receive free chili.  A variety of flavors and spices will be available, including vegetarian options.

The deadline to apply for ASSET’s J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship is 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15.  Applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will not be considered for the scholarship.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/asset/scholarship-info.asp.

TWU Athletics will kick off the 2013-14 basketball season with “Pack The House III” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 as the Pioneers host Ouachita Baptist University. Admission to the game is free. For more information, visit http://www.twuathletics.com/news/2013/11/1/BB_1101135251.aspx.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Mandy Stewart (teacher education) has been selected as a member of the 2013-14 Class of PDK International Emerging Leaders.  PDK International, publisher of Phi Delta Kappan magazine, is a professional association for educators.  The PDK Emerging Leaders program recognizes educators who make invaluable commitments to the field of education.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) and UNT graduate student Elizabeth Gabhart presented a paper titled “The Spiritual but Not Religious: Who Are They, and Who Is More Likely to Be One?” at the 108th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, held Aug. 10-13 in New York City.

Dr. Danielle Phillips (women’s studies) presented a paper, “Race, Migration, and Home: Irish immigrant and African American Domestic Workers in New York, 1880-1930,” at the 2013 Mid-America Alliance for African Studies Conference, held Sept. 29 at Texas A&M University.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) was the keynote speaker for the 28th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities, held Nov. 1 at the University of West Georgia.  Her talk was titled, “Rewriting Status-Quo Stories: Invitational Pedagogies as Post-Oppositional Practice.”

Dr. Phyllis Bridges (English) presented a research paper on “The Death of the Lion” by Henry James at the South Central Modern Language Association meeting in New Orleans on Oct. 4.  Dr. Bridges also chaired the session on Southwestern American Literature at the conference.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored a paper titled “An Extensive Review of IT Service Design Processes in Seven International ITSM Models and Standards” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information Technology and Systems Approach research journal (2014 forthcoming).

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) will serve as the track chair of the Strategic Applications of Information Technology and the track co-Chair for the Doctoral Student Research Colloquium at the Global Information Technology Management World Conference scheduled for June 22-24, 2014 in Philadelphia.

Patrice Armor (technology) was selected by her peers as the 2013 IT Manager of the Year for the Texas CIO Academy.

Charles D. Smith, P.E. is the new director of the TWU Physical Plant.  He has a background in higher education facilities operations and private sector consulting experience.

Stephany Compton (library) is the recipient of the Elizabeth Snapp Award for Excellence in Librarianship.  The award recognizes the excellence of professional librarians at TWU.

Kimberly Adams has been appointed associate director of financial aid.  She has served for 10 years in the TWU Office of Financial Aid, including seven years as financial aid administrator for reporting and technology and three years as financial aid counselor/scholarship coordinator.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: November 4 -17, 2013

Mon., Nov. 4             
  • 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., Nov. 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Annual Italian Night Scholarship Dinner, 5 p.m., Fine Arts Building.  Presented by Delta Phi Delta.  Tickets $8 pre-sale, $10 at the door.  For information on buying tickets, email ahernandez13@twu.edu.

Wed., Nov. 6

  • 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., Nov. 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.
  • Annual Fall Chili Bowl Sale, presented by Clay Underground, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Fine Arts Building.  81-2533.

Fri., Nov. 8

  • 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.

Sat., Nov. 9

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

Sun., Nov. 10

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

Mon., Nov. 11

  • 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 Basketball vs. Ouachita Baptist, 7 p.m., home.  “Pack the House III” night, free admission.  

Tues., Nov. 12

  • 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. Southeastern Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., home.

Wed., Nov. 13

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Professor’s Corner, 7 p.m., Denton Public Library-South Branch, 3228 Teasley.  “Sex, Squanto, and Separatists: Why (Almost) Everything You Were taught about the Pilgrims Is Wrong,” presented by Dr. Guy Litton.  Questions?  Contact Dr. Stephen Souris at ssouris@twu.edu or 81-2343.

Thurs., Nov. 14

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Fall DanceMakers Concert, 4 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets: $9 general admission, $7 students/faculty/staff with TWU ID; $7 seniors.  81-2085.

Fri., Nov. 15

  • 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.
  • Fall DanceMakers Concert, 4 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets: $9 general admission, $7 students/faculty/staff with TWU ID; $7 seniors.  81-2085.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Lubbock Christian, noon, away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., home.

Sat., Nov. 16

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Houston EMBA’s Gala and Graduation Celebration, 6:30 p.m., Houston Marriott Medical Center, 6580 Fannin.  www.HoustonEMBAGALA.com
  • Pioneer Preview Day open house event, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Denton campus.
  • Fall DanceMakers Concert, 7 p.m., MJPH. Tickets: $9 general admission, $7 students/faculty/staff with TWU ID; $7 seniors.  81-2085.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Fort Lewis, noon, away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Nov. 17

  • Library 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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