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Jessica Camp among 10 national emerging leaders in academic advising

Jessica Camp, coordinator of academic transitions of Texas Woman’s University’s Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, is one of only 10 administrators in the nation selected for the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) – The Global Community for Academic Advising’s 2019-2020 Class of Emerging Leaders.

TWU documentary selected for San Antonio Film Festival

As the United States celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Texas Woman's University is pleased to announce the selection of Mack Minded: Humanly Possible as an official entry of the 25th Annual SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival. This short documentary, jointly produced by TWU and Curious Dog Creative, highlights the groundbreaking research of female scientist Pauline Beery Mack, Ph.D., in support of NASA's manned lunar programs.

TWU College of Business professor proves experiential learning can thrive online

College of Business graduate students recently served on winning teams in an experiential learning exercise with students across the globe. 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.

TWU lists Spring 2019 graduates

Texas Woman’s University held Spring 2019 commencement ceremonies May 10-12. Graduates are listed according to their hometowns. Students from areas other than Texas are listed alphabetically by state or country.

TWU alumni, faculty among top nurses in Houston, D/FW

Twenty-five nurses with ties to Texas Woman’s University in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas have been recognized for outstanding achievement and beyond-the-call-of-duty service this spring.

TWU dental hygiene students, faculty provide services in Peru

For the past three years, TWU dental hygiene clinical professor Leslie Koberna and her students have ventured to Guatemala, working in make-shift facilities and mobile dental units to treat and clean the teeth of orphans, school children and families who might not get these services elsewhere. Last month, Koberna took her students 2,000 miles further south to provide dental hygiene services to nearly 300 people in Lima, Peru, during an 11-day faculty-led education abroad experience.

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.

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 program assesses firefighters' health, wellness

For more than 20 years, Texas Woman’s University’s Institute for Women’s Health has offered wellness programs and performed health research. This year, a group of first responders— firefighters in the Denton Fire Department (DFD)—is taking advantage of the services available in the clinic. Denton firefighters can earn bonus pay for maintaining or improving specified wellness levels. To help them monitor these levels, the DFD signed a three-year agreement with TWU’s Institute for Women’s Health to assess the health and fitness of the department’s 170 firefighters annually.

TWU releases Spring 2019 deans', chancellor's lists

Texas Woman's University has released its deans' and chancellor's lists for the Spring 2019 semester.

Undergraduate students who complete at least 12 graded credit hours and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average are eligible for the deans' list. Students who have achieved a 4.0 GPA are named to the chancellor's list.

TWU alumna Nitashia Johnson wins Sony Creator-in-Residence Award

Texas Woman’s University alumna Nitashia Johnson recently completed her residency in the 2019 Sony Alpha Female Creator-in-Residence Award Program, which included $25,000 in grant money, $5,000 in film and photography gear as well as mentorship, networking, exhibition and educational opportunities.

TWU alum Roxanne Vogel reaches world’s tallest peak in record ascent

Roxanne Vogel is no longer an aspiring Mt. Everest climber. The TWU alumna is now a record-breaking climber of the world’s tallest peak.

TWU taps national nursing leader as new dean

Texas Woman’s University today announced that Rosalie Mainous, a former collegiate dean, NIH-funded researcher, and the current director of academic nursing development for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), will become dean of TWU’s College of Nursing, effective Aug. 5.

D'Abrosca tapped to be next TWU student regent

Texas Woman’s University junior Lexi D’Abrosca has been appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to serve as the next student representative on the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents. Her term expires May 31, 2020.

Capstone project yields success for students, health providers

As one of the largest public hospital systems in the country, Parkland Health & Hospital System handles more than 1 million outpatient visits a year and it fiscal year 2018 it provided more than $1.02 billion in uncompensated care.

The safety-net hospital and the 20 community clinics it operates rely heavily on funding from Medicare and Medicaid, charities and property taxes to sustain its operations. Adequate revenue sources are crucial to the operation of the 125-year-old Parkland system.

With that as a backdrop, two teams of Texas Woman’s University Health Systems Management students this year embarked on a plan to help boost Parkland’s bottom line.

TWU Board of Regents approves promotions and tenure

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting May 17 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. Regents also awarded emeritus status to retiring faculty and staff.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day June 8, 2019

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 8 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU graduate hopes to break record with Mt. Everest climb

TWU alumna Roxanne Vogel (MS in Exercise and Sports Nutrition '17) is attempting to scale Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, in record time— two weeks. You can follow Roxy's trip at https://guenergy.com/roxy-on-everest/

TWU nutrition students showcase innovative food products

A semester of hard work and experiential learning recently came to a close for senior undergraduate Nutrition students at Texas Woman’s. Adjunct Professor James Adams guided his Food Product Development class through creating new products from beginning to launch, with creative and delicious results.

TWU to conduct Spring 2019 Commencement

The Spring 2019 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 10-11 on TWU’s Denton campus, and Sunday, May 12 in Houston.

Graduation ceremony recognizes family members’ support

It wasn’t your typical pomp and circumstance.

Roughly 70 soon-to-be-graduates at Texas Woman’s University took part in a special ceremony Saturday to honor their children and other family members for their support during the students’ journey through college.

Governor Abbott appoints four to TWU Board of Regents

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Carlos Gallardo to the Texas Woman's University Board of Regents for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021. Additionally, the Governor appointed Robert “Bob” Hyde and Stacie McDavid and reappointed Mary Pincoffs Wilson for terms set to expire on February 1, 2025.

TWU’s impact on Texas exceeds $1.8 billion, 29K jobs, study says

Texas Woman’s economic impact on the state of Texas was $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2018, and for every dollar invested in the university by taxpayers, the state will receive $4.80 in return, according to a study released this month.

TWU students design garment to help astronauts fight back pain

A group of Texas Woman's University kinesiology seniors, known as the Acolytes of Apollo, have been working this semester on a special garment designed to reduce lower back pain experienced by astronauts in microgravity. The team presented their project at the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge Showcase on April 15, and placed fourth out of 14 teams at this semiannual competition sponsored by NASA.

TWU Athletics Director to lead new Pioneer MoneyWise Center

Texas Woman's University officials today announced the creation of a new center to help students manage their finances and have appointed Chalese Connors to lead the strategic effort. Connors has served the university for more than two decades, including the past 18 years as director of athletics. In her new role, she will be charged with building a center that will educate students about financial literacy and student loan debt.

TWU now offering free CLEP testing for eligible participants

Texas Woman’s University’s Academic Testing Services has partnered with the College Board and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) to offer no-cost College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests for military personnel, their spouses and civilian employees of the U.S. Air Force.

TWU herbarium director receives conservation award

Texas Woman’s University biology professor and herbarium director, Camelia Maier, Ph.D., received the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) Conservation Medal at the 120th Annual State Conference of the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to the medal, Maier received a certificate from Texas State Regent Susan Tillman at the awards dinner in Houston in March.

TWU hosts Autism Awareness night at Frisco RoughRiders ballpark

Texas Woman's University faculty and students hit a home run in early April when they managed an Autism Awareness Night for children and their families at a Frisco RoughRiders baseball game. According to Gwen Weatherford, director of TWU's sport management program, the baseball team specifically requested support from TWU. Twenty TWU occupational therapy students and faculty members managed the event, with hosting support from TWU students in sport management and kinesiology

TWU to dedicate math and technology success center in honor of Don Edwards, Ph.D.

Texas Woman’s University will rename its math tutoring center in honor of retiring TWU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science professor and chair, Don Edwards, Ph.D. The “Dr. Don Edwards Mathematics & Technology Success Center” dedication ceremony will take place during a retirement reception at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Apr. 23 on the third floor of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building.

TWU returns to NASA design challenge

Texas Woman's University's Acolytes of Apollo wowed everyone last November when they won top honors at the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge Showcase, competing against engineering and technology teams from universities across the state. Another TWU Acolytes team hopes to do the same next week when they show an improvement to the design developed last year.

Fort Worth high school senior earns chancellor’s top scholarship

It’s not often that the leader of a higher education institution travels to a high school to personally award a scholarship, but when the circumstances are extraordinary, a personal visit is in order.

Phi Kappa Phi chapter earns top honors

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines — recently recognized the Texas Woman's University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization.

Jones awarded third national study abroad award

Texas Woman’s University junior Kayla Jones has been awarded two top national study abroad awards totaling $4,375 to study in London this summer.

Texas Woman's 2019 Doswell Conference focused on health informatics

Health professionals are invited to the free 2019 Doswell Informatics Conference to be held April 5 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences - Dallas Center.

Veterans Run, Bike, Roll Event set for April 6

A fun run, biking and wheelchair event aimed at encouraging veterans to pursue fitness is set for Saturday, April 6 at South Lakes Park, 556 Hobson Lane.

TWU student to present undergraduate research at Capitol

Texas Woman’s University biology senior Hanna McDonald will be among a select group of undergraduate researchers from across the state presenting their work at the Undergraduate Research Day at the Texas Capitol in Austin on April 1.

Villavaso selected for Fulbright U.S. Student Program award

Morgan Villavaso, who graduated from Texas Woman’s University in fall 2018 with a degree in sociology, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to teach English in Malaysia in early 2020.

16-year-old Texas Woman's student accepted into nine law schools

Haley Taylor Schlitz, a TWU undergraduate interdisciplinary studies student, was interviewed by Good Morning America on her upcoming graduation and acceptance to nine law schools at only 16 years old. 

Rangers, Astros host TWU college nights

Play ball with Texas Woman’s University as the Pioneers head to Arlington and Houston for college nights on Apr. 15 and 24.

TWU Theatre presents ‘Cabaret’

 The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program will conclude its 2018-2019 season with the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, written by Joe Masteroff, John Kander and Fred Ebb. The show will run April 4-7 and 11-13.

TWU presents ArtsWalk: Learning the Land April 4

The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts invites area residents to join students, faculty and staff for ArtsWalk: Learning the Land. Event participants will interact with works by artist and designer Molly Sherman and explore sites on TWU’s Denton campus and surrounding areas. This free, all-ages event will be held from 5:15 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

Register now for TWU summer camps

Looking for educational and fun activities for your children this summer? Texas Woman's University provides a variety of camps for local children of all ages. Dance and theatre, writing, science and technology, sports and speech round out the offerings on the university's Denton campus.

TWU Jamison Lecture to feature US Congresswomen Sylvia Garcia and Kay Granger

U.S. Congresswomen Sylvia Garcia and Kay Granger will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s fourth annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 21 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled “Women on the Rise: Reflections on the 2018 Election,” will take place in Margo Jones Performance Hall on Pioneer Circle. The lecture is free and open to the public.

TWU to host Transfer Connection information session March 23, 2019

Texas Woman’s University will host a Transfer Connection information session for prospective transfer students from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23 on the TWU Denton campus.

TWU joins campuses nationwide in effort to be voter friendly

Texas Woman’s University is one of six institutions in Texas designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus” for 2019-2020.

TWU releases Fall 2018 deans', chancellor's lists

Texas Woman's University has released its dean's and chancellor's lists for the Fall 2018 semester.

TWU breaks ground on science and research center

Texas Woman's University officials today broke ground on a new science and research center that will add critical research space and enhance efforts to increase research activities at the institution.

Distinguished TWU alumna and softball legend makes record gift to TWU Athletics

Texas Woman’s University officials today announced a gift of $500,000—the largest gift to the softball program and the single largest gift to TWU Athletics by a living alumna—from softball legend, Dianne I. Baker.

Myers forged legacy of education, community and kindness

She was an outstanding educator, devoted community member and revered motivational speaker, but the people who were closest to Bettye Myers, PhD, remember her mostly for her kind, gentle soul.

TWU lists Fall 2018 graduates

Texas Woman's University lists students who graduated during the Fall 2018 semester.

2019 Edible Car Contest winners announced

Texas Woman’s University hosted its 21st annual Edible Car Contest Friday, Feb. 8. The contest challenged Dallas-Fort Worth area grade school students to combine their creative ideas with principles of mathematics and physics.

TWU named Military Friendly® for 10th time in 10 years

Texas Woman’s University has been designated as a Military Friendly® school for the 10th consecutive year.

TWU Theatre presents ‘Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight’

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program opens the Spring 2019 semester with Emilie: La Marquise de Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight, written by America’s most produced contemporary playwright, Lauren Gunderson.

TWU Department of Public Safety earns accreditation

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Public Safety has joined the ranks of only 1.5 percent of university police departments to achieve accreditation by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the leading authority for campus public safety.

Doctoral family therapy program earns national accreditation

The family therapy doctoral program at Texas Woman’s University recently received national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), becoming only the third doctoral program in Texas accredited by the agency, and the only one in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Music and dance centers offer supportive environments for lifelong education

Texas Woman’s University invites children, teens and adults to register for Spring 2019 Community Music and Community Dance Center lessons. Classes are taught by faculty members or graduate students at TWU’s Denton campus and include introductory, intermediate and advanced courses, culminating in a recital performed for an audience of friends and family.

TWU taps veteran lawyer for general counsel post

Texas Woman’s University has hired Katherine Antwi Green, a lawyer with 25 years of legal experience in government and higher education, as its next general counsel and associate vice president for compliance.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Feb. 2, 2019

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — from 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU Houston Center to host open house Jan. 26, 2019

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.

TWU 2019 Parry Lecture to Focus on Indigenizing Health Professions

Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing in Houston will host the annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship Thursday, March 7, from 5-7 pm, at the Houston campus in the Texas Medical Center. Margaret Moss, Ph.D., JD, RN, FAAN, Director of the First Nations House of Learning and nursing faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, will present “Indigenizing the Health Professions,” with a focus on health care for Native Americans and Alaska natives.

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