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Alumnus Walter Rivas can stand the heat

The kitchen at Medical City Frisco is constantly in motion – employees are prepping food, cooking, plating, dishwashing, and as in most hospitals, taking care of the special dietary needs of patients. In the middle of it all is Executive Chef Walter Rivas (BAS Culinary Arts and Food Service Management ‘16), who fortunately loves the hectic pace his workplace offers.

TWU releases Fall 2017 deans', chancellor's list

Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the Fall 2017 semester.

Lerner recognized for work with transfer students

Barbara Lerner, Ph.D., vice provost for undergraduate studies and academic partnerships at Texas Woman’s University, has been named a Catalyst Award Winner by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students.

TWU Graduate Program Showcase set for March 3, 2018

Texas Woman’s University will highlight its graduate program offerings during the Graduate Program Showcase from 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 3 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU to co-host conference for improving Hispanic success in STEM fields

Texas Woman’s University is among a coalition of eight higher education institutions hosting “Consejos Colectivos: Improving STEM Success at HSIs” Feb. 27-28 at El Centro College in Dallas. The conference is designed for faculty, staff, students, administrators, employers and community members who wish to increase their understanding of opportunities and barriers for Hispanic student recruitment, retention and advancement in STEM fields.

Sweet rides compete in 20th Annual Edible Car Race

From “Wreck It Ralph,” to “The Magic School Bus” and even “Stranger Things,” judges saw it all at Texas Woman’s University’s 20th annual Edible Car Contest.  On Jan. 26, more than 200 students from Denton and Tarrant counties competed for recognition for the fastest and most unique car made entirely of food.

 

Theatre Program presents ‘The Long Christmas Ride Home’

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program kicks off its spring semester with The Long Christmas Ride Home, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel and directed by Noah Lelek, Ph.D., assistant professor of theatre at TWU. Set during an emotionally tumultuous journey, this production daringly mixes the Western theatrical tradition with Japanese bunraku-style puppetry. The production runs Feb. 21-25.

TWU alumna implements diabetes prevention program recognized by CDC

Laila Tubaila (BS, 2015) was always devoted to her own personal health until she learned of the rapidly rising rates of diabetes in Texas. This inspired Tubaila to turn her attention to others with a new diabetes prevention program she calls Perfect Lifestyle.

Perfect Lifestyle, which got its start as Tubaila’s internship project while at La Mancion Health and Wellness Clinic in Houston, TX, is now one of the few national diabetes prevention programs registered by the CDC in Houston.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Feb. 24, 2018

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU alumna wins Hell's Kitchen finale

Creating original gourmet cuisine from scratch in 40 minutes would be stressful for most people, but imagine doing it for an audience of 3 million people. That was the life of TWU alumna Michelle Tribble these past five months as a contestant on the Fox reality TV series Hell's Kitchen. On Friday, Feb. 2, Tribble (BAS 2016) won this popular cooking competition hosted by Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay. She entered the finale as the only woman in the final slate of three competing to become head chef of Ramsay's new Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas.

National honor society elects TWU history professor as vice president

Jacob Blosser, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Texas Woman’s University, has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. Blosser will serve as vice president until 2020, when he will become president of the national organization.

TWU's Center for Women in Business announces grant program

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business (CWB) recently launched a new program that offers $5,000 grants to women-owned business in Texas. The Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program was created to encourage female entrepreneurs to start new and innovative projects.

Texas Woman’s University chemistry program earns top national recognition

Over the past decade, Texas Woman’s University students in chemistry and biochemistry have turned aluminum cans into Play-Doh, sampled and analyzed water quality in the Trinity River watershed, and converted human energy on treadmills into potential electricity. For “graduating chemists with civic lenses” and addressing such social issues as sustainability, water quality and safety, TWU has been singled out for special recognition by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

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.

TWU's Little Chapel-in-the-Woods receives national recognition

In December, the TWU's Little Chapel-in-the-Woods was included in a list of Texas’s top architectural sites compiled by “Curbed,” and it was just listed as a 2018 Couples’ Choice Awards® Winner by WeddingWire, a popular wedding planning website.

TWU recognized for support of veteran, military students

Texas Woman’s University has been recognized by top veterans publications for its support for student military service members and veterans.

TWU Houston Center to host open house Jan. 27, 2018

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Jan. 20

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 on the university’s Denton campus.