News and Events

Genevieve West, PhD, featured in Publisher's Weekly interview

We are proud to announce that TWU ESFL professor and chair Genevieve West, PhD, is featured in the Publisher’s Weekly interview "You Don’t Know Zora Neale Hurston" over the publication of the book You Don’t Know Us Negroes And Other Essays (Amistad)—a comprehensive collection of Hurston’s essays co-edited by West and the noted Harvard scholar and author Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

TWU student Demetria Ober spreads wings, flies solo in Spain

Texas Woman’s social work undergraduate Demetria Ober is studying abroad in Granada, Spain this year. As an individual who experiences blindness, she never imagined having the courage to leave her support system behind in order to fully immerse herself in a foreign language and culture.

Texas Woman's University remembers Dr. Ann Jagoe (1951-2021)

Dr. Ann S. Jagoe passed away October 19, 2021. A three-time graduate of Texas Woman’s University's English Programs, Dr. Jagoe earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1975, her Master of Arts in English in 1986, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1996 with a concentration in English Rhetoric. 

Throughout her graduate studies, she worked as a secretary in the Campus Police Department; a secretary to the University President, Dr. Mary Evelyn Huey; and as an adjunct professor of English at area colleges.

in 2001, Dr. Jagoe joined the North Central Texas College as Department Chair overseeing English, Speech, and Foreign Languages. She served in this capacity until 2012, when she returned to full-time classroom teaching of English, continuing in this role until her passing. In 2007, she was selected Outstanding Professor at NCTC.

A Memorial Service for Ann Jagoe will be held on November 6, at 2 p.m., in the North Central Texas College First State Bank Exchange in downtown Denton. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dr. Ann S. Jagoe Memorial Scholarship Fund at North Central Texas College, Gainesville, Texas.

ESFL major Alexandra Welker awarded EWL scholarship, mentoring

Undergraduate English major Alexandra Welker was recently awarded a $1,000 STAR scholarship by Empowering Women as Leaders (EWL). The scholarship includes mentorship opportunities through the EWL member network.

TWU LCGS remembers Women's Studies, Rhetoric alumna Dr. Paula (Denny) Kent (1983-2021)

The TWU Department of Language, Culture & Gender Studies is mourning the loss of Dr. Paula (Denny) Kent, who passed away Sunday evening, Oct. 10, 2021, at Providence Healthcare Center in Waco. Paula worked very hard to enhance her educational background and received both a Master's Degree in Women's Studies and a Doctorate Degree in Rhetoric from Texas Woman's University. Paula currently worked as an associate professor at Texas State Technical College in Waco. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a Scholarship Fund for her children, Bruce and Harley. A visitation was held Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel in West.

Read the full obituary or share a memory on her tribute wall.