Welcome to my inaugural newsletter!
Educate a woman, empower the world
16-year-old Texas Woman's student accepted into 9 law schools
The institute’s Center for Student Leadership has prepared more than a hundred women over the past decade to lead teams, manage projects, engage in local and national projects, and support charities.
This month, 16-year-old Haley Taylor Schlitz, an interdisciplinary studies student in this leadership program (and also a Center for Women in Business Minerva Scholar), was featured in a number of national media outlets for receiving offers to nine law schools upon her graduation this spring.
If your business is looking for men and women who are prepared to lead, your connection for student internships is Kurt Krause, Director of our Pioneer Center for Student Excellence. To potentially get your full-time positions in front of our nearly 16,000 students and 100,000 alumni, please contact Laura Shackelford, Director of the Career Connections Center.
“Elect Her” program draws community, campus leaders across North Texas
Our Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy focuses on preparing Texas students to run for office and win ! TWU student Kyra Solis (a senior majoring in Health Studies), right, moderated a panel with speakers Muhammad Kara ( UNT student government president) and Myah Anderson ( TWU student government president and a senior in Nutrition Science) at the nationally recognized Running Start’s “Elect Her” program sponsored at TWU.
The center, led by Nancy Bocskor, is planning a number of activities and exhibits for students and community members who want to polish their political leadership skills, expand civics education and celebrate the 100 th anniversary of women’s right to vote. I invite you to follow the development of this space and our upcoming activities!
20 female entrepreneurs win business start-up or expansion grants
Pamela Gilland won a $5,000 microgrant to set up a new cosmetic scissor sharpening business in Denton. She was one of 20 entrepreneurs from nine Texas cities who received $5,000 grants that require small business training courses and approved business plans with the institute’s Center for Women in Business.
If you’re interested in training, networking or access to capital, please email Shannon Mantaro, the center’s director.
TWU's historic Old Main Building to house Institute for Women's Leadership
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
The 2019 Thin Line Film Festival will debut a short documentary (Mack Minded) about TWU’s Pauline Beery Mack, Ph.D., dean and research director (1952-1973). She performed pioneering bone-density research on NASA astronauts during the early years of the space program. We partnered with Curious Dog Creative, a local film company, to produce this documentary.
For a sneak peek, check out this Mack Minded promotional trailer
TWU’s ArtsWalk will take place from 5:15-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 4. The event will begin with a lecture by Molly Sherman at Margo Jones Performance Hall and will be followed with “Learning the Land Walking Tours” and other artistic works.
Follow Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D.
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