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Volume 36, Number 3, February 17-March 2, 2014

JENG HONORED FOR CONTRIBUTION TO EDUCATION

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, director of the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies, recently was honored by the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) with its 2014 Award for Professional Contribution to Library and Information Science Education.

Criteria for the award include contributions that promote and enhance the status of library/information science education and evidence of leadership and initiative in dealing with issues related to library/information science education.

Dr. Jeng, who attended her first ALISE conference in 1987 as a doctoral student, said, “Over the years, ALISE has been there to provide a platform for people like the doctoral student I was and the library and information science program administrator I am today.

“I am honored to receive this award, and I will continue to contribute to the education for a profession that I love.”

Dr. Jeng began her career in library science 37 years ago in Taiwan as an intern librarian and later served as a reference librarian at the National Tsing-Hua University Library. She moved to the United States to pursue graduate degrees in library and information science, earning both her master’s (1983) and her Ph.D. in 1987 from the University of Texas at Austin.

She served as president of the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) from 1999 through 2000 and received the organization’s Distinguished Service Award in 2010.

In addition to ALISE, Dr. Jeng has served in the Asian Pacific American Library Association (APALA), the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), the Texas Library Association (TLA) and the American Library Association (ALA). Throughout her career, she has published 47 scholarly articles, made 135 presentations and served on 97 different committees at all levels.

“I am involved in many things because they match my areas of scholarly interest,” Dr. Jeng said. “However, there are many more that I do as payback for what others have done for me, or as opportunities for me to make a difference. Those are the ones I have found most rewarding.”

For more information on the Association for Library and Information Science Education, visit www.alise.org.

HOUSTON CENTER PRESENTS DISTINGUISHED PARRY LECTURESHIP

Maintaining quality health care in changing times is the focus as Texas Woman’s University presents the Parry Distinguished Lectureship on Friday, March 7 at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences Center-Houston.

The presentation, titled “Skills to Sustain Quality Health Care In a Time of Transition,” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in the Houston Endowment Auditorium located at TWU’s Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center. Registration and continuing education units are complimentary. For more information or to register, call 84-2100 or email TWUNursingHouston@twu.edu.

The featured speaker for the event is Dr. Linda Cronenwett, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Executive Nurse Fellows program and professor and former dean of the School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2012, Dr. Cronenwett completed seven years as principal investigator of Quality and Safety Education for Nurses, a national initiative with four phases of funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For almost two decades, Dr. Cronenwett has led national initiatives to improve nurses’ competencies in contributing to the quality and safety of health care. In her presentation, Dr. Cronenwett will partner with the audience to describe the current state gaps and challenges and discuss potential strategies for increasing energy and joy in the much-needed work to sustainably improve health care.

The annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship is a collaborative endeavor of the Parry Endowment, TWU Houston’s Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

For more information about the Parry Distinguished Lecture, visit www.twu.edu/nursing.

FSA ANNOUNCES 2014 ALUMNI, STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS

The TWU Former Students Association has announced the selection of the 2014 alumni and student awards recipients.

The Alumni Awards Committee has selected Betty Bohon Alford, Ph.D., R.D./L.D., a distinguished educator in nutrition and food sciences, to receive the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. A dean, chair and faculty member at TWU for 40 years, Dr. Alford holds the distinction of TWU Cornaro Professor Emerita. She holds three degrees from TWU.

Jennifer Cranfill Lee will receive the 2014 Hallmark Alumni Award. She earned a master’s degree from TWU in speech language pathology. She is employed at Children’s Medical Center, Dallas Campus. Ms. Lee has played a critical role in Africa as a volunteer for Connective Link Among Special needs Programs International (CLASP), a nonprofit health care and social service organization that seeks to improve the lives of children and others with disabilities in developing countries.

The Outstanding Student Awards Committee has selected three seniors to receive the 2014 Outstanding Student Award: Wen Chong, biology; Bailey Vrazel, kinesiology; and Emma Zemler, dual degrees in math and computer sciences (TWU) and electrical engineering (UNT).

The award honorees will be recognized by TWU and the TWU Former Students Association during a reception and noon luncheon Friday, April 11 in Hubbard Hall on the Denton campus.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

A public forum to discuss TWU’s proposed tuition increase beginning Fall 2014 is scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in ACT 301 on the Denton campus. The forum will be available via videoconference in room 8720 on the Dallas campus and room 3310 in the Houston Center. A webcast of the hearings will be available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/twu-forums-panels.

The campus community is invited to attend the grand opening of the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, located on the second floor of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus. The event is scheduled Thursday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. until noon, with remarks beginning at 10:15. Those on the Dallas campus may view the ceremony from room 3510, and in Houston, in room 3310. The center supports TWU students on all campuses in reaching their academic potential.

The 16th annual Edible Car Contest will be held Friday, Feb. 28 in the Southeast Ballroom of Hubbard Hall. The contest, which is open to students in grades six through 12 and TWU students, features model cars made entirely out of edible materials. The cars must be able to roll down a ramp that is inclines at approximately 20 degrees. For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/arts-sciences/edible-car-contest.asp

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Ron Davis (kinesiology) has co-authored an article with TWU doctoral candidates Michelle Enos and Jonna Belanger, and Lauren Jordan, MS from TWU. The article is titled “Warrior Games: More than a Competition” published in the PALAESTRA Journal. (Vol 24, 4. Winter, 2013).


Robin Johnson-Piper has been named interim director of the Office of University Advancement. She has been with TWU since 2006, formerly serving as senior development officer for the fundraising department of Student Life.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) had a manuscript titled “Web Strategy in the Digital Economy: An Organizational Perspective” accepted for publication in Information Systems and Technology for Organizational Agility, Intelligence, and Resilience. (Book forthcoming in 2014.)

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: February 17-March 2, 2014

Mon., Feb. 17
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Feb. 18
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Heart Health Panel, 12:30 p.m., ACT 301 in Denton, Room 3510 in Dallas and Room 3310 in Houston. Discussion and Q&A on how to be heart healthy. Sponsored by TWU Student Health Services.

Wed., Feb. 19
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Public Forum – TWU Proposed Tuition Increase, 11:30 a.m. Discussion of the proposed TWU Board Designated Tuition increase beginning Fall 2014. ACT 301 in Denton, Room 8720 in Dallas and Room 3310 in Houston.
• Walking Wednesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Pioneer Hall Indoor Track. Open to the public. Sponsored by TWU Student Health Services.
• TWU Drama presents Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), 8 p.m., Redbud Theater. Tickets are $10 and $5. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at x2020.

Thurs., Feb. 20
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon, 11:15 a.m., Belo Mansion & Pavilion in Dallas.
• TWU Drama presents Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), 8 p.m., Redbud Theater. Tickets are $10 and $5. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at x2020.
• Pioneers Basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., home.

Fri., Feb. 21
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• TWU Drama presents Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), 8 p.m., Redbud Theater. Tickets are $10 and $5. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at x2020.

Sat., Feb. 22
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
• TWU Drama presents Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), 8 p.m., Redbud Theater. Tickets are $10 and $5. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at x2020.
• Pioneers Softball vs. St. Edward’s, 3 & 5 p.m., home.

Sun., Feb. 23
• Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
• TWU Drama presents Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself), 8 p.m., Redbud Theater. Tickets are $10 and $5. Visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at x2020.
• Pioneers Basketball vs. West Texas A&M, 5:30 p.m., away.
• Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Centenary and Southeast Missouri State, 2 p.m., home.

Mon., Feb. 24
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Dallas Campus Health Fair & Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., room 3620. Blood drive, bone marrow registry, fitness & health screenings, healthy snacks, interactive learning activities, games, prizes and more. Free. Open to TWU students, faculty and staff. Sponsored by TWU Student Life.

Tues., Feb. 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.
• Pioneers Softball vs. Oklahoma Christian, 3 & 5 p.m., away.

Wed., Feb. 26
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Walking Wednesdays, 12:30-1 p.m., Pioneer Hall Indoor Track. Open to the public. Sponsored by TWU Student Health Services.
• Pioneers Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, home.

Thurs., Feb. 27
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Pioneer Center for Student Excellence grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, 10 a.m.-noon, BHL 220. Remarks begin at 10:15 a.m. Ceremony to be broadcast to IHSD 3510 and IHSH 3310.

Fri., Feb. 28
• Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
• Edible Car Contest, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hubbard Hall.
• Pioneers Softball vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 1 & 3 p.m., home.

Sat., Mar. 1
• Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
• Graduate Program Showcase, 8:30 a.m.-noon, beginning in Hubbard Hall. Free. http://www.twu.edu/admissions/graduate-program-showcase.asp
• Pioneers Softball vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, noon, home.
• Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m., home.

Sun., Mar. 2
• 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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