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Volume 36, Number 8, April 28-May 11, 2014

TWU TO CONDUCT SPRING COMMENCEMENT IN DENTON, HOUSTON

The Spring 2014 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10 on TWU’s Denton campus, and Sunday, May 11 in Houston.

The Denton ceremony includes candidates from TWU’s Dallas Center. Approximately 1,585 degrees will be awarded during the Denton ceremonies. Approximately 206 degrees will be awarded in the Houston ceremony, bringing the total number of degrees to be awarded this spring to 1,791.

Sue S. Bancroft, chair and presiding officer of the TWU Board of Regents, will deliver the commencement address at each of the six ceremonies.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend the Denton ceremonies, which will take place in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. Receptions hosted by TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart will follow each ceremony on the second floor of the Student Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

Commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday, May 9 are at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Ceremonies scheduled Saturday, May 10, are at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Times for commencement reflect candidate assignments based on specific schools and colleges participating in the ceremonies. For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/registrar/graduation-info.asp

The Houston ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 11 at the Rice University Tudor Fieldhouse, 6100 Main St. Tickets are not needed for the Houston ceremony. For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/houston/6921.asp

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GOV. PERRY APPOINTS HENSLEE AS TWU STUDENT REGENT

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Candace Henslee of Denton as the new student regent for Texas Woman’s University. She will serve a one-year term expiring May 31, 2015.

“As student regent, my focus will be to make sure the student body’s needs are heard, and I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity,” Ms. Henslee said. “I’m honored to play a small role in the legacy of Texas Woman's University.”

Ms. Henslee, 21, is a junior on the TWU Denton campus majoring in government with a focus on legal studies. She is a TWU Presidential Scholar, Honors Scholar and Leadership Scholar. A well-known student leader, she serves as president of the Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society-Delphi Chapter and as co-chair of the TWU Student Service Fee Allocation Committee. She also serves as a member of the Athenian Honor Society’s Outreach Committee and has been a student representative for the TWU Student Code of Conduct Committee since 2011.

In addition, Ms. Henslee is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society, the Omega Rho Alpha English Honor Society and the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society. She also works part time as the study abroad coordinator within the TWU Office of International Education. She graduated as salutatorian from Guyer High School in 2011.

Ms. Henslee will attend her first board meeting as the TWU student regent June 6 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. She is replacing TWU student regent Joleesia Berry of Dallas.

In 2005, Gov. Perry signed legislation mandating that each public university board of regents include one student member. Student regents have the same powers and duties as the other members of the board, with the exceptions of voting and being counted to determine a quorum.

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Newsbriefs (submission information)

DCTA wants to hear from you! Representatives from the DCTA (Denton County Transportation Authority) will be on TWU’s Denton campus Wednesday, April 30 to obtain feedback and provide a service plan overview and information on current job opportunities and changes to the Title VI program. The public meeting is scheduled from noon until 1 p.m. in SU 207.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

A retirement reception for Dr. Jack Gill (chemistry and biochemistry) will be held from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1 in the ASSC first-floor lobby. Dr. Gill will retire at the end of the summer semester after 36 years with TWU.

Dr. Jennifer Richey (library & information studies) recently submitted her course, LS 5233 Multimedia Resources and Services, for the Quality Matters review process. The course was awarded the distinction of being a Quality Matters recognized course. Quality Matters is an inter-institutional program in which trained professionals evaluate online course design using a 95-point, research based rubric. For additional information about the Quality Matters program, please visit Office of Teaching & Learning with Technology's Quality Matters web page: http://www.twu.edu/TLT/quality-matters.asp

Dr. Bev Carlsen-Landy (math & computer science) presented “Our Journey thru the First Two Years of the Comprehensive Student Success Program” at the College and Career KEYSTONE Conference, held March 28 in San Antonio. The TWU CSSP is a grant-funded program that identifies and supports students in classes with traditionally high rates D and F grades and withdrawals.

Dr. Wyona M. Freysteinson (nursing, Houston) presented “My grandmother’s mirror: The mirror as a healing tool in healthcare” at the Global Alliance for Arts & Health conference, “Enhancing Lives Through Arts & Health: 25th Anniversary Conference & Celebration” held April 9-12 in Houston.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) will co-chair the doctoral student consortium and chair a panel on Strategic Applications of Global Information Systems at the Global Information Technology Management Association’s world conference, scheduled June 22-24 in Philadelphia. He also has a research paper titled “The Politics of E-Learning – A Case Based Exploration” accepted for presentation and publication in the event’s proceedings.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) accepted an invitation to join the program committee of the sixth edition of CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems, aligning business, technology and people, to be held Oct. 15-17 in Troja, Portugal. He will serve in a virtual mode.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: April 28-May 11, 2014


Mon., Apr. 28
• 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., Apr. 29
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• MFA Graduating Student Art Exhibition reception, 5-9 p.m., Visual Arts Building. Exhibit continues through May 10. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Free.
• “The Shadow of Sirius,” TWU Wind Symphony and Flute Choir Concert, with faculty flute artist Pam Youngblood, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Tickets $5, children 12 and younger admitted free.

Wed., Apr. 30
• 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., May 1
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., May 2
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• TWU Fashion and Textiles Etheria 2014 Montage Senior Fashion Show, 8 p.m., $15. For tickets call 81-2661 or visit www.Etheria.Eventbrite.com
• Pioneers Softball. LSC quarterfinals and semifinals, TBD.

Sat., May 3
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed, Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
• Pioneers Softball. LSC finals, TBD.

Sun., May 4
• Library open noon-2 a.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

Mon., May 5
• Library open 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., May 6
• Library open 7 a.m.-2 a.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• School of Management EMBA Info Session, 6 p.m., Houston Center. Free.

Wed., May 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.

Thurs., May 8
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Pioneers Softball. NCAA South Central Regional Championship, continues through May 11, time TBD.

Fri., May 9
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Sat., May 10
• Library open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Bookstore open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., May 11
• Library closed; 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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