News and Successes

TWU Library to add pandemic voices collection

The COVID-19 pandemic already is a historic event, and the narrative that will help define it years from now includes everything from tales of heartbreak to acts of heroism.

To help chronicle its impact and add rich context to its ongoing challenges, Texas Woman’s University is embarking on a project to collect writings in multiple forms as part of a new collection called Voices of the Coronavirus Pandemic:  The Chancellor Carine M. Feyten Collection at Texas Woman’s University. 

TWU introduces the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program

Building on its mission of empowering and educating the next generation of leaders, Scholar Programs at Texas Woman’s University has launched the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program, a multi-year, structured experience designed for exceptional student leaders with a heart for serving their communities.

$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 students learn about women in health policy through PLEN seminar

The TWU Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy sponsored two students, Lauren Corbett and Aesha Desai, to attend the PLEN Women in Health Policy seminar in Washington, D.C., November 14-16.

TWU students learn lessons in leadership by attending national conference

The Center for Student Leadership sponsored nine of its members to attend the National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL) Nov. 22-24 in Orlando, Fla.

TWU Regent Jill Jester shares her personal political story with students

TWU Regent Jill Jester, who serves as a Minerva Fellow with the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, spoke to the Honors Texas Government class on Oct. 16 about gubernatorial appointments.

TWU students invited to witness oral arguments at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

TWU Associate Professor of Political Science Parker R. Hevron, PhD, and the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy arranged for political science students to visit the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth on Nov. 19 to watch oral arguments and receive a tour.

TWU student attends national conference thanks to center sponsorship

TWU Center for Student Leadership member and music therapy major Sophia Vignovich was able to attend the American Music Therapy Association’s Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 21-24 thanks to sponsorship from the center.

TWU community learns firsthand about women in politics from experienced office holders

TWU students, faculty and staff learned the creative ways women get involved in politics to make a positive difference in their communities with Pioneering Politics: How Far Have We Come? on November 13.

College of Professional Education and the Institute for Women’s Leadership partner to present leadership boot camp

The TWU College of Professional Education (COPE) and the Institute for Women’s Leadership (IWL) hosted the inaugural COPE Emerging Leaders Leadership Boot Camp on September 27 to provide leadership training to undergraduate students. The pilot program offered a full day of training to 18 students, who became the first cohort of fellows for the COPE Emerging Leaders program.

TWU partners with iCivics to celebrate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s life and legacy in civic education

The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University partnered with iCivics and the Tarrant County Bar Association to host a discussion about the life and career of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with the Justice’s son, Jay O’Connor, and her award-winning biographer, Evan Thomas, on Nov. 13 in Fort Worth.

TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs Announces Microgrant Awardees

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs announced the recipients of its annual microgrant program.

TWU names leadership institute, exhibit hall for pioneering women

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents today renamed its Institute for Women’s Leadership, The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership in honor of State Senator Jane Nelson.

Women in politics: Dole Institute fellow focuses on women, democracy, global politics

This semester, Nancy Bocskor, the director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, is bringing her enthusiasm for civic engagement to the University of Kansas as the fellow at the Dole Institute of Politics.

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy celebrates the LWV of Texas

The TWU Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy continued its commemoration of the woman suffrage movement by sponsoring the League of Women Voters of Texas 100-Year Anniversary Event, which took place on Oct. 19 in San Antonio, Texas.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs announces grant funds for women business owners

The TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) is accepting submissions for its Women’s Enterprise Training and Microgrant Program for women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects.

Student Emily Roper uses her leadership program experience to help others

Through her coursework, TWU speech-language pathology master’s student Emily Roper is learning the importance of diagnosing and treating people with speech-language disorders. But through her experience with the Center for Student Leadership as an undergraduate student, she learned how to listen to and lead others.

TWU Constitution Day celebrates women’s suffrage

Texas Woman’s University celebrated Constitution Day at the Blagg-Huey Library by commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage.

TWU alumna Merrilee Kick turns class project into multi-million-dollar business

In 2009, Merrilee Kick was a high school teacher enrolled in TWU’s Executive MBA program wanting to make more money to support her family. Things were tough, and she needed a great business plan both for her capstone project and her future. What she got was the inspiration and drive that would completely change her life.

TWU’s Nancy Bocskor named a Dole Fellow

This fall, Nancy Bocskor, director of the Texas Woman’s University Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, will serve as a fellow for the for the Lawrence, Kansas-based Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, leading a group series called “Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics.”

Center for Women in Business changes name to Center for Women Entrepreneurs

The Center for Women in Business has a new name—it is now the Center for Women Entrepreneurs. This change more clearly reflects the work that the center does to facilitate economic growth among women entrepreneurs in Texas.

TWU students become better leaders through national LeaderShape program

Community, inclusivity, integrity and vision are themes exceptional leaders continuously reflect upon, as many TWU students learn by attending LeaderShape, a national week-long intensive leadership training program.

TWU launches Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series

A new lecture series, hosted by the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University, will launch Sept. 19 in North Texas. Created through a donation from Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup, the series kicks off with a talk by Kathryn Childers, who was hired in 1970 as one of the first five female U.S. Secret Service agents.

TWU microgrant helps CodeStream Studios educate the future tech workforce

Today’s students need to be prepared to enter tomorrow’s tech-driven workforce, so CodeStream Studios, LLC, a technology education company, is engaging elementary, middle and high school students to ignite a spark that encourages them to dive deep into STEM-related careers. With a $5,000 microgrant from the Center for Women in Business, CodeStream is now expanding its reach even further.

TWU students learn about politics and leadership through New Leadership Texas

Four TWU seniors—Reighley Baugh, LaToya Hart, Chelsie Raymond and Dawna-Diamond Tyson—received an in-depth political education offered through New Leadership Texas thanks to sponsorship from the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy.

That Delish Life boosts the health and economy of Texas with assistance from TWU microgrant

With a single box of cake mix and the desire to maintain a stable home for her three children, unemployed corporate marketing manager Nicole Murray launched That Delish Life in 2016, which has developed into a successful healthy food business.

TWU commemorates the woman suffrage movement in Texas

Texas Woman’s University and the Institute for Women’s Leadership are commemorating the woman suffrage movement throughout June by celebrating Texas’ ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

TWU alumna finds true calling helping others succeed in the horse arena

TWU education alumna Mandy Cleveland (BS ’01) originally thought she wanted to be an educator in the classroom but discovered her true calling teaching in the horse arena.

Aunt Sue’s Barn expands farming techniques with TWU microgrant

Farming is an expensive, time consuming and laborious endeavor, but for Sue Newhouse, owner of Aunt Sue’s Barn, there is nothing she would rather be doing. Thanks to a $5,000 microgrant from the Center for Women in Business, the work has gotten a little easier and the rewards a little sweeter.

Michelle Geng: Applying business and leadership lessons to a future career

As Texas Woman’s University student Michelle Geng is discovering, business owners need training and leadership skills in order to be successful. Fortunately, through her participation with the Center for Women in Business and the Center for Student Leadership, Geng is receiving both.

Picture This! uses TWU microgrant to make an impact on local communities

With more than 500 completed events and 100,000-plus photos, the photo booth rental business has taken Tawny Laney, owner of Picture This!, all over the DFW metroplex to meet new people and help create long-lasting memories.

TB Winds instrument repair shop uses TWU microgrant to reach the next level of success

For many musicians, their instruments are the key to their livelihoods, so naturally they look for the best in choosing a repair shop. That’s where Jennifer Guzman and Tony Barrette, co-owners of TB Winds, LLC, in Denton, Texas, come in, and thanks to $5,000 microgrant from the TWU Center for Women in Business, they are able to cater to musicians with even more care and detail.

Grace Innis: Learning opportunities create political career path

Grace Innis (BA ’19) wants to have an impact of peoples’ lives, and through her experiences at Texas Woman’s University and an upcoming internship in Washington, D.C., she is on the path to do just that.

Center for Student Leadership celebrates graduating seniors

The Center for Student Leadership celebrated 19 graduating seniors on April 16.

Madeline Keck Sertner: Turning adversity into a bright political future

While Madeline Keck Sertner (BA ’19) has seen her fair share of hardships, she has been determined to make a difference in her life and the lives of others and now is charting a promising political career.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business welcomes Disney Institute to Houston

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Houston on June 7, 2018. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business, the one-day event will help area professionals explore how they could begin to identify the personal and organizational values that drive them as a leader to carry out their organization’s vision and their role in operationalizing culture-building and team support.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business Announces Micro Grant Awardees

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business announced the recipients of its inaugural Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program.

Texas Woman’s education abroad director selected for leadership academy

Annie Phillips, Ph.D., director of Texas Woman’s University’s Education Abroad department, has been selected to participate in the Leadership Academy for New Senior International Officers. Phillips is one of only 17 international education leaders in the United States who will attend the academy this year, which will be held in May at Duke University.

TWU Jamison Lecture to feature political perspectives from female journalists

Two American political reporters will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s third annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 28 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled "Covering the Trump Presidency: Perspectives from Women Journalists", will be held in the Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building auditorium on North Bell Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Internationally recognized author, political fundraiser to lead new TWU center

Texas Woman's University has tapped Nancy Bocskor—nicknamed a "Democracy Coach" by a major German newspaper—to lead the university's new Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy beginning in September.

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