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Alumna helps students take writing out of the classroom and into the mainstream

Poet, educator, LGBTQIA+ activist and TWU alumna Em Ramser (MA, MAT ‘20) once swore “up, down and sideways” that she would never become a teacher. Now, she teaches high school pre-AP English classes and designs her curriculum around professional opportunities for students, inspired by Dr. Gretchen Busl's lessons in “pop scholarship.”

Graduate students fuel TWU record enrollment

Enrollment at Texas Woman’s University reached a record 16,441 for fall 2020, a 4% increase over 2019, according to preliminary figures announced today by the university.

U.S. News ranks TWU tops in Texas, fifth nationally for ethnic diversity

Texas Woman’s University has been recognized as having one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in Texas and nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. TWU is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 5 nationally out of more than 1,500 regionally accredited schools evaluated.

TWU grad students prepare to become next generation of health advocates

Thanks to a sponsorship from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP), nine TWU graduate students earned the opportunity to attend a three-day virtual health advocacy seminar hosted by Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) in July.

TWU launches new pioneering women book series

Texas Woman’s University has launched an interdisciplinary book series highlighting the accomplishments of courageous women. The TWU Book Series—Pioneering Women: Women Who Blazed Trails and Women Who Lead—has been developed in coordination with Texas A&M Press, which will assist in peer reviews and printing. The university aims to publish two books a year in the series.

TWU alum showed focus, grace during pandemic’s peak at hospital

It is difficult to imagine a task more daunting than being the chief nursing officer at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital. The 444-bed teaching hospital provides indigent care, includes an elite Level 1 trauma center and lies in the heart of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world. 

TWU-UNT Joint Master of Social Work program gains accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has granted initial accreditation to a Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) degree program offered by Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas through June 2024.

TWU, UNT partner to expand autism assessment access

The Texas Woman’s University Woodcock Institute and Department of Psychology and Philosophy are partnering with the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center to create a new joint clinic that will increase access to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) assessment services across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Historic individual gift to TWU triples in value to $25 million

What began five years ago as Texas Woman’s University’s largest gift in history from world-renowned psychologist and psychometrician Richard W. Woodcock, Ph.D., will more than triple — reaching nearly $25 million in three years. 

$1 Million Grant Program to Aid Women’s Businesses Hurt by COVID-19

Women-owned small businesses in Texas suffering financial losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic were thrown a lifeline today after the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University announced a million-dollar grant program to help get them back on their feet.

TWU Graduate Program Showcase set for March 21, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will highlight its graduate program offerings during the Graduate Program Showcase from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 on the university’s main Denton campus.

Regents OK innovative degrees in biotech, business health care

The TWU Board of Regents today approved two new degrees that offer innovative approaches to burgeoning fields in the DFW area: One a master’s degree in biotechnology that integrates business and science and is aimed at producing more women in the STEM sector; and the other a bachelor’s business degree in health care administration that provides a fresh path to the health care field.

TWU graduate students to receive Virginia Chandler Dykes scholarships

Five graduate students, one from each of the five colleges at Texas Woman’s University, will be awarded scholarships at the TWU Dallas Leadership Luncheon Feb. 20 at The Belo Mansion and Pavilion.

TWU doctoral student receives NCHEC Outstanding Service and Leadership Award

Morgan Grant, a Texas Woman’s University health promotion and kinesiology PhD student, received the 2019 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award in the Emerging Professionals category from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

Sociology PhD student Vanessa Ellison brings plant-based eating to local food desert

Sociology doctoral student Vanessa Ellison is keen on greens. Through a recently awarded Pioneer Center for Student Excellence experiential learning grant, she will launch her passion project, “Power of Your Plate: A Juneteenth Summit.”

TWU named Best for Vets: Colleges 2020

Texas Woman’s University has been named one of the best colleges for veterans, coming in at No. 47 in the nation, according to Military Times.

TWU student wins national advising research award

Texas Woman’s University doctoral candidate Elia S. Tamplin has received the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Student Research Award for their presentation, "Research on Women-of-Color Professional Experiences in Higher Education." Tamplin will be recognized with a plaque and a one-year membership at NACADA’s annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky October 20-23.

Texas Woman’s doctoral student named 2019-20 Schweitzer Fellow

Morgan Grant, a Texas Woman’s University health promotion and kinesiology Ph.D. student from Valdosta, Georgia, will spend the next year creating a sexual health empowerment and education program through a prestigious Dallas-Fort Worth Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Grant, who earned his MBA from TWU in 2017 and recently became certified as a health education specialist, will work with a community agency to address HIV/STD prevention for minority and at-risk populations who identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Page last updated 2:20 PM, June 22, 2021