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Volume 35, Number 18, November 25 - December 8, 2013

TWU FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS SCHEDULED DEC. 3

Texas Woman’s University will ring in the season with the annual Festival of Lights, scheduled Tuesday, Dec. 3 on the Denton campus.

The festival will begin with the annual Winter Wonderland from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the second floor of the Student Union.  Vendors will sell crafts, food and other items.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 81-3641.

The Lighting of the Campus begins at 5:21 p.m. in front of Old Main, with music by the TWU Chamber Singers, a performance by the TWU Dance Department and a reading by the TWU Drama Program.  A candlelight parade down Redbud Lane will follow, with singing carolers and “living-light” vignettes.

Music and dance performances will continue as the parade concludes at the Hubbard Hall Oval, where participants can watch as the campus comes alive with lights.  Refreshments will be available.

The evening concludes with a Winter Concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.  The concert will feature Brave Combo, the TWU Wind Symphony and the TWU Jazz Band.  General admission is $5; children ages 12 and younger will be admitted free.  For more information, call 81-2500.

The annual Festival of Lights is sponsored by the TWU Faculty Senate, the Chancellor’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the Office of Student Life, the TWU Staff Council, SGA, ASSET and STARS.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The university community is invited to Chancellor Stuart’s annual Holiday Celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 11.  The event will take place from noon until 1 p.m. in the ACT 2 Lobby.  Music will be provided by members of the Pioneer Winds.

Members of the 2013 TWU softball team will receive their NCAA South Central regional championship rings in a Dec. 7 ceremony in Kitty Magee Arena.  The ring ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., prior to the TWU Gymnastics’ annual Intrasquad Holiday Spectacular.  Admission to both events is free.  Immediately following the ceremony, a reception for teams, fans and donors will be held in the Athletics suite in Pioneer Hall.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community extends its condolences to Dr. Fritz Schwalm, retired chair of biology, on the death of his wife, Renate, who passed away Oct. 26, 2013.  A memorial service for family and friends was held on Nov. 15.

Dr. Ron Davis (kinesiology) was a feature editor for the October issue of Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD), which included more than 20 authors submitting on the topic of Interscholastic Sports for Students with Disabilities.  Contributing authors included Drs. Lisa Silliman-French and Ron French (both kinesiology).
 
Dr. Abigail Tilton (College of Arts and Sciences), Mark Sandel (social work) and Dr. Nila Ricks (social work) presented a workshop titled “Reaffirmation For the Rest of Us” at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education on Nov. 3 in Dallas.

Dr. Gerald Goodman (health care administration-Houston) and Trish Wooten, BA, BSW, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, presented the paper titled “The Economic Benefit and ROI Analysis for a Work School Program to Meet Market Demand for RNs, LVNs and CNAs in Southeast and East Texas” at the International Conference on Healthcare Leadership, held Oct. 23-25 in Houston.

Drs. Susan Chaney and Susan Sheriff (both nursing, Dallas) presented “Collaborative Partnership Models: Weekend Nursing Program for Second Degree Students” at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 42nd Biennial Convention held Nov. 16 in Indianapolis, Ind. 

Dr. Huanbiao Mo (nutrition and food sciences) and colleagues’ manuscript, “Geranylgeraniol suppresses the viability of human prostate cancer cells and HMG CoA reductase,” was published by “Experimental Biology and Medicine” in November and was selected as a feature article by the journal Medical NewsToday. The article is available at www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/268839.php

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math and computer science) was appointed by Robert Devaney, president of the Mathematical Association of America, as a member of the American Invitation Mathematics Exam Committee.  She will serve until June 30, 2017.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: November 25 - December 8, 2013

Mon., Nov. 25           
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Opera Ensemble presents “Storytime,” 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Admission is $5; children 12 and younger, free.  81-2500.

Tues., Nov. 26

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

Wed., Nov. 27

  • Thanksgiving holiday; university closed.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. St. Mary’s, TBA, away.

Thurs., Nov. 28

  • Thanksgiving holiday; university closed.

Fri., Nov. 29

  • Thanksgiving holiday; university closed.

Sat., Nov. 30

  • Thanksgiving holiday; university closed.

Sun., Dec. 1

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

Mon., Dec. 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.

Tues., Dec. 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.
  • Festival of Lights: Winter Wonderland, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Student Union.  Vendors selling crafts, food and other items.  81-3641.
  • Festival of Lights:  Lighting of Campus, 5:21 p.m. in front of Old Main, candlelight parade down Redbud Lane, music and dance performances on Hubbard Hall Oval.  Refreshments provided.  www.twu.edu/festival-of-lights
  • Festival of Lights: Winter Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Featuring Brave Combo, TWU Wind Symphony and TWU Jazz Band.  Admission is $5; children 12 and younger, free.  81-2500.

Wed., Dec. 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.

Thurs., Dec. 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.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Midwestern State, 6 p.m., away.

Fri., Dec. 6

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Dance 208 Concert, 7 p.m., Dance Studio Theater (DGL 208).  General admission, $5; students/faculty/staff with ID, $3; seniors, $3.  81-2085.

Sat., Dec. 7

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics Intrasquad Holiday Spectacular, 6 p.m., home.

Sun., Dec. 8

  • Library noon-2 a.m.; 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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