TWU alumna Roxanne Vogel has taken mountain climbing to new heights.
An experienced mountaineer who’s climbed the tallest mountains on nearly all the continents, Vogel set a unique goal for herself to become the first person to scale Mt. Everest – going up from sea level, to the top of the world and back down – in a record-making two weeks. By comparison, the average climber takes two months to climb the world’s tallest peak.
Texas Woman’s University has been awarded a $736,848 multi-year grant to bolster college attendance and success rates for TWU’s student parents.
Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective first-year and transfer students from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 2, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.
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.
Texas Woman’s University will host its first annual Art Day Friday, Oct. 25 on TWU’s Denton campus. High school students, transfer students and art educators are invited to participate in this free, daylong event.
Two relatives of the late Henrietta Lacks — a central figure in vaccine development and other medical advances — will be featured speakers at Texas Woman’s University’s Book-in-Common program on Oct. 17.
Associate professor and director of TWU’s counseling psychology master's program, Claudia Porras Pyland, Ph.D., knew from an early age that she wanted to become a psychologist.
Texas Woman’s University will host its eighth annual Ann Stuart and Ray R. Poliakoff Celebration of Science Friday, October 18, on TWU’s Denton campus.
Texas Woman's alumna Christina Buce was in her first year as an elementary school counselor when her principal challenged her to “get creative” with the school’s awareness days — those days focusing attention on key health issues. Buce’s response not only captured the hearts and minds of the school community, but won a national award as a Character.org Promising Practice as well.
As part of the civic engagement initiative at Texas Woman’s University, the university has announced that it will serve as an early voting site in Denton County for the upcoming November election.
TWU alumna Amber Fletcher has had quite a journey from carnival kid to successful entrepreneur. As the head of marketing for her family’s business, the multi-million-dollar Texas staple Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dogs, she is making waves and forging new paths as a third-generation business owner.
Texas Woman’s University in conjunction with Follett has launched ShopTWUPioneers.com . The site features items not found in the campus store and offers the option of discounted employee and departmental purchases.
The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program opens its 2019-2020 season with William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” Directed by associate professor Steven Young, “Macbeth” tells the tragic tale of a warrior who receives a prophecy that he will become the king of Scotland.
Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 on the university’s Denton campus.
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.
Recent graduate Morgan Villavaso chose to attend TWU because she was inspired by its purpose and mission, which is “rooted in the truth that educating women empowers the world.” She chose to study sociology because of its humanitarian focus. “Sociology taught me to move through the world with a conscientious and critical lens,” said Villavaso.
Student enrollment at Texas Woman’s University reached a record 15,846 for fall 2019, a 2% increase over the previous year, according to preliminary figures announced today by the university.
A college professor could write a lengthy dissertation on the importance of sharpening Spanish and English skills in schoolchildren, but Jessica Hoyos can sum up her position in short order: “I want young people to think of Spanish as a strength, not a weakness.”
So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Hoyos, a Texas Woman’s University senior interdisciplinary studies major with a concentration in bilingual education, is passionate about becoming a teacher.
College of Business professor Pushkala Raman, PhD, began using experiential learning projects long before it became part of Texas Woman’s University’s focus. In fact, Raman had not even heard the term “experiential learning” when she began looking for real-world experiences for her students.
Texas Woman’s University has announced a new drop-in child care service for students starting in September from 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Clubhouse in Lowry Woods.
Eight years ago, TWU Occupational Therapy professor Tina Fletcher, EdD, MFA, OTR, collaborated with the Dallas Museum of Art to host sensory friendly events to build autism awareness and bring OT training and teaching opportunities to her students. The events have now expanded across Dallas and influenced museum planners and therapists across the globe.
Texas Woman’s University will host a Graduate School and Professional Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, in Pioneer Hall located on Bell Avenue in Denton. For a map of the Denton campus, visit TWU maps. Free visitor parking with shuttle service is available at the Denton Bible Church.
While exploring our favorite college town of Denton, Texas, you are guaranteed to come across a lot of beautiful art. One of the artists responsible for beautifying Denton landscapes and the websites of local businesses is Katie Mont, Texas Woman’s graphic design alumna, artist and entrepreneur.
On Aug. 9, the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents authorized construction of an $11.5 million sports building to support the university’s existing soccer, softball and intramural programs as well as future competitive sports.
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.
A Texas Woman’s University Distinguished Alumna recognized nationally and internationally for her work advancing nursing education will be honored as a “Living Legend” this fall by the American Academy of Nursing.
This fall, Texas Woman’s University launches a new graduate certificate in biliteracy, the only one of its kind in the state. Educators can earn the certificate with the option of applying the credits toward a master’s degree in reading education.
The Texas Woman’s University Pioneer Pride dance team placed first in Division II schools during the National Dance Team Camp held in Dallas on the SMU campus July 20-22, beating out DBU, Tarleton and Angelo State.
The National Science Foundation has awarded Texas Woman’s University a five-year, $999,794 grant to support scholarships and projects aimed at increasing the number of students and graduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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/
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.
Haley Taylor Schlitz graduated high school at the age of 13. She was accepted into 17 universities but had trouble finding exactly what she was looking for in a school ... until she toured TWU. Now, at 16 years old, Taylor Schlitz is graduating with an undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies before law school.
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.
Asiyah Martin always loved the art of storytelling, first through dance and later through video production. From creating her own videos to directing larger local projects, Martin is carving a path into the film industry.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s alumna Luci Romberg has come a long way since her time as a two-sport student athlete at TWU. Today, she’s a professional stuntwoman in some of the world’s biggest blockbusters and part owner of a freerunning business.
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.
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.
Laryn Kropik discovered her creative side while struggling with depression and fell in love with art. This led her to pursue a degree in psychology, pre-occupational therapy, with hopes to heal future patients physically and mentally through occupational therapy and art.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Texas Woman’s physical therapy professor and alumna Rupal M. Patel, PT, PhD, attributes her servant’s heart with growing up in India and the values she inherited from her parents when immigrating to the United States. These values now drive Patel to give back to the physical therapy profession and her doctor of physical therapy (DPT) students on TWU’s Houston campus.
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.
Texas Woman’s University professors Kathleen Davis, Ph.D. (nutrition and food sciences) and Marilyn Massey-Stokes, Ed.D. (health promotion and kinesiology) recognized a need for new approaches to combat childhood obesity. A current research project may give them the answers – and it may be as simple as picking up a cellphone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As an undergraduate nursing student Shannon Duncan’s passion for the healthcare field was clear. However, she knew if she wanted to help more people and further her career, she needed to become involved in research on campus.
Duncan is now the first undergraduate student to walk into TWU Dallas’ Center for Research Design and Analysis (CRDA) on her own in pursuit of opportunities. This first step led Duncan on a journey that would end with her work published in the Journal of Forensic Nursing.
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.
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.
Play ball with Texas Woman’s University as the Pioneers head to Arlington and Houston for college nights on Apr. 15 and 24.
She graduated first in her class at Lake Worth High School and had a penchant for math, so it seemed like a good bet that Adriana Blanco would earn a degree in that discipline at Texas Woman’s University and then teach.
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.
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.
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.
While most students are on vacation or enjoying a relaxing break from school, Shiley Ferguson donates her time to others through Alternative Spring Break (ASB) volunteer programs. Ferguson has already participated in two ASB trips and will embark on her third and final trip this year before graduating with a nursing degree in May.
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.
Texas Woman’s alum and current Gymnastics Head Coach Lisa Bowerman never expected to spend more than a decade with the Pioneer Gymnastics Team, but that mindset changed rather quickly after she joined the team in 2005.
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.
Texas Woman’s University is one of six institutions in Texas designated as a “Voter Friendly Campus” for 2019-2020.
Anngienetta Johnson’s love for math started with a simple grade school feeling of being good at it. While studying mathematics at Texas Woman’s, Johnson suddenly found herself nominated by the head of the department for a co-op program with NASA. Little did she know this opportunity would lead to a lifelong career with NASA.
Texas Woman's University has released its dean's and chancellor's lists for the Fall 2018 semester.
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.
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.
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.
Dewaynna Horn, PhD, originally planned to pursue a career in chemical engineering, not business. Then, life happened. Horn dropped out of school twice before committing to college full time at age 21. That’s when business found her. Horn is now an associate professor in management on Texas Woman’s Houston campus and the College of Business’s associate dean for accreditation.
Texas Woman's University lists students who graduated during the Fall 2018 semester.
From an early age, Texas Woman’s University graduate student Adrian Lee knew she wanted a future in healthcare. After her father became ill when she was in the eighth grade, Lee remembers being confused by and unclear on what exactly was happening.
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.
Sometimes, inspiration comes from places we least expect it.
For Sabrenda Littles -- a member of TWU’s Houston nursing faculty, a business owner and a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves – inspiration came during numerous hospital waiting room visits as a child.
Texas Woman’s University has been designated as a Military Friendly® school for the 10th consecutive year.
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.
From volunteering at the Texas Fashion Collection, designing and modeling in many TWU fashion shows, participating in the Alpha Alpha Chapter of the Phi Upsilon Omicron Honor Society and practicing Irish Step Dancing, Sager had a busy schedule. Then she designed Texas Woman’s official tartan.
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.
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.
Passion and focus helped Schyler Jones lead the TWU gymnastics team to back-to-back national championships in 2017 and 2018. Chances are pretty good those two personality traits will play a major role as she pursues a longtime dream of becoming a teacher.
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.
She wasn’t even old enough to vote in 2017, but when TWU psychology major Sandra Moreno was in high school, she mobilized a force strong enough to impact a school board election.
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.
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.
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.
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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