Powers first at Texas Woman’s to win Boren Fellowship

Petina JD Powers has survived a litany of hardships, but now the sociology doctoral student is the first TWU student to earn a David L. Boren Fellowship, which she will use to study the Hindi language this summer before traveling to India to conduct research.

TWU student earns four scholarships to study in Greece

Riley-Grace Huggins, a TWU junior majoring in English Literature, earned four scholarships to allow her to study in Greece this summer.

Dr. Palomares-Fernandez shares his experiences teaching abroad with Harlaxton College

Ronald Palomares-Fernandez, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Texas Woman’s University, has been accepted to teach at Harlaxton College as a Visiting Faculty member for the Spring 2022 semester. You can read about his experiences abroad on his blog.

Commencement website highlights fall graduates

Texas Woman’s University is celebrating its December graduates with a special website highlighting some members of the Class of 2021.

SLIS Director conducts visiting lectureship in Taiwan

Ling Hwey Jeng, School of Library and Information Studies Director, conducted a visiting lectureship on community informatics at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. During the lectureship Jeng presented four lectures to master’s and doctoral students and gave speeches at the National Central Library and the National Chengchi University Library.

In the News: Carolyn Becker

Carolyn Becker (Education Abroad) was quoted in an Oct. 7 International Education magazine article, “Overcoming Burnout to Spark Innovation.” Becker was interviewed as an elected co-chair of Texas International Monthly, a statewide professional network for international educators.

Two TWU students awarded Gilman scholarships

Texas Woman’s University students Ashley Elliot and Demetria Ober look forward to expanding their worldview thanks to their recently awarded U.S. Department of State Benjamin A. Gilman ScholarshipsThe scholarships will allow Elliot, an English major, to study abroad at Harlaxton College in England for the Spring 2022 semester and Ober, a social work major, to study abroad at Universidad de Granada in Spain for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Texas Woman’s graduate student receives second International Peace Scholarship

Elizabeth Timothy, a master’s student in the Texas Woman’s University Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies Program, has been awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization’s prestigious International Peace Scholarship for the second year in a row. Timothy’s award will allow her to continue pursuing her studies at TWU and develop two projects that support underserved women in Kenya.

Zhang named to TIEC project advisory board

Jian Zhang (computer science) has been named to the advisory board for a Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) project partnering with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.

Becker achieves certified professional in education abroad status

Carolyn Becker (international affairs) recently achieved Certified Professional in Education Abroad status through the Forum on Education Abroad.

Symposium looks to future of international education

A contingent representing Texas Woman’s is bringing the university’s long history of diversity and inclusion to a global symposium where they hope to engage with thought leaders and further explore how to shape international education for the future.

TWU marketing student seeks to expand her worldview by studying abroad

Texas Woman’s marketing student Jessica Arroyo will be broadening her horizons when she embarks on a semester-long study abroad experience in England as a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholar. Only the second student from TWU to be selected as a recipient of this scholarship, she is grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow, as well as the support she has received from TWU.

Moore named Fulbright Specialist

Brenda Moore, an associate professor in the TWU College of Nursing, Houston, and director of the Center for Global Nursing at TWU, will travel to Cairo, Egypt as a Fulbright Specialist when the Fulbright Program resumes.

Student Spotlight: Mary Ridenour

Texas Woman’s University senior Mary Ridenour was weeks away from departing on a summer long international internship in Mérida, Mexico, when the coronavirus disrupted her plans.

Nixed study abroad plan leads to once-in-a-lifetime teaching experience

TWU mathematics education student and Terry Foundation Scholar Nhi Chau planned to study abroad at the University of Auckland in New Zealand this semester, followed by a trip to visit family in Vietnam over winter break. When the pandemic hit, she was forced to cancel her much-anticipated journey.

PIONERAS named a 'Program to Watch'

A Texas Woman’s University program dedicated to helping improve instruction for Spanish-speaking English language learners has received national recognition for the third consecutive year.

Becker to co-host Community Conversations session

Carolyn Becker (international affairs) will co-host the first session of an upcoming Community Conversations web series focused on inclusive education abroad advising practices.

Phillips tapped for award honoring international education leaders

Annie Phillips, PhD, executive director for International Affairs at Texas Woman’s University, has been named a Presidential Fellow for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA).

Tuong-Vi Ho: Life comes full circle

It was a mere week before Operation Frequent Wind, the final evacuation from Saigon, South Vietnam, in 1975. Someone looked at her and said, “We are evacuating. Would you like to go?”

TWU Houston hosts celebration of cultures

The International Student Festival is a highlight for all of TWU-Houston each year. It’s a celebration of cultures in which students, faculty and/or staff who are originally from or have spent time in another country share bits of that country’s culture with others.

Parry Lecture's focus on Florence Nightingale

Barbara Dossey, PhD, RN, FAAN, International Co-director of the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health will present “Nursing and Sustainable Development Goals: From Nightingale to Now”. The discussion will focus on the integrative, holistic and integral paradigm Florence Nightingale introduced and its application to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for healthy people living in a healthy world.

Folk dancing classes held Saturdays

Laura Hanson (biology), a folk dancer and folk dance teacher for more than 40 years, leads an international folk dancing group for faculty, staff, students and families on Saturdays, 4-5:30 p.m., in Studio 2 of the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center.

Global Perspectives (11-20-19 update)

Work on the Global Perspectives Strategic Initiative officially started this semester. Annie Phillips, executive director for international affairs, and Cindy Pollard, associate vice president of marketing and communication, are serving as co-champions for this initiative.

Experiential learning thrives online

Students in online project management and strategic information studies classes led by Management Information Systems Professor Mahesh Raisinghani, PhD, took part in X-Culture, a virtual exercise meant to create international collaboration in the classroom.

Houston faculty member Peggy Landrum presents at the 2nd Annual International Conference

Peggy Landrum (nursing) presented two lectures at the 2nd Annual International Conference in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, May 16-17, during the Vietnam Cultural Immersion Study Abroad program in May.

Sociology, Social Work to present Cultural Connections Showcase

The Department of Sociology and Social Work will present its first-ever Cultural Connections Showcase 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 in the ACT second-floor lobby.

Global Women in Data Science Conference to be held March 5, 2018

TWU Libraries and TWU Informatics present the Global Women in Data Science Conference 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, March 5. The event will feature speakers from TWU interspersed with live-streamed presentations from Stanford University.

Texas Woman’s faculty ready to ‘go global’ with national grant

As part of an initiative to support and enrich humanities education and scholarship at minority-serving institutions, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded two Texas Woman’s University faculty members a grant to incorporate global perspectives and experiential learning into the university’s undergraduate humanities courses. This highly competitive grant, totaling $99,803, is the first of its kind to be awarded to TWU.

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