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Texas Woman’s professor brings the world to her classroom

You might have trouble finding caterpillars, termites and fermented milk on store shelves in Texas, but, as a Texas Woman’s University global perspectives class recently learned, these are staples in South Africa.

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 graduate turns traditional nutrition coaching upside down

Joan Denton (M.S. ‘18) knew she wanted to be a registered dietitian, but never felt at ease in a hospital. When she expressed her interests to one of her Texas Woman’s University nutrition professors, Denton discovered she could be categorized as a “culinary dietitian.” This set Denton on to create her own path in the field of nutrition.

Terry Scholars program at TWU continues to grow

Texas Woman's University will welcome 14 new students to the Terry Scholars program this fall. The scholarship program, sponsored by the Terry Foundation, provides funding for outstanding students to attend one of 13 public universities in Texas, including TWU.

TWU to honor alumni, student excellence at Accolades Luncheon April 20

Texas Woman's University and the TWU Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni and graduating students during the TWU Accolades Luncheon Friday, April 20. The event will recognize Distinguished Alumni Award, Hallmark Alumni Award and Outstanding TWU Student Award recipients.

Endowment established in memory of TWU student

Jaqueline Rae Vandagriff's life was cut short 19 months ago, but her memory will live on through an endowment established by her friends and family at Texas Woman's University. The 24-year old junior, who was a lifelong vegetarian and animal lover, was studying nutrition at TWU. The fund will commemorate her life by supporting an internship in the area of health and wellbeing, with a preference for students majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences.

No. 11 for Pioneers sets USA Gymnastics and program record

Back-to-back is back. Texas Woman's University secured the program's 11th USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Title while defending the 2017 trophy.  The team registered the highest score ever seen at the championship and shattered the program record with an astonishing 196.525 team score April 14 inside Kitty Magee Arena on TWU's Denton campus.

TWU, NCTC and Denton ISD partner to increase nurses, teachers in North Texas

Leaders at Texas Woman's University, North Central Texas College and the Denton Independent School District today signed innovative agreements aimed at enhancing the talent pool of nurses and teachers in Denton and Cooke counties and elsewhere. The agreements allow students to earn degrees more quickly and at lower cost while curbing administrative costs at the institutions.

Family Graduation Celebration wins international award

The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recently recognized Family Graduation Celebration at Texas Woman’s University as the 2018 Collaborative Program of the Year. The university’s Student Union and Campus Alliance for Resource Education worked with 10 other collaborative partners to create this unique experience for students and their families.

TWU names founding dean of new College of Business

Texas Woman's University officials today announced James R. Lumpkin, dean of the Soules College of Business at the University of Texas at Tyler, will become Founding Dean of the university's new College of Business, effective July 1.

TWU Theatre presents a comedy about the end of the world

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program concludes its 2017-2018 theatre season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. TWU Theatre program director Patrick Bynane, Ph.D., will direct. The production runs April 18-22, 2018.

TWU alumna Rachel Russell brings taste to your table

Rachel Russell (BAS '16) found her career niche when she wasn't expecting it. But at a meeting for nutrition transfer students, she got a sales pitch that hooked her from the start.

 

TWU Houston celebrates opening of Student Food Market

With a goal of supporting students holistically, Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences in Houston celebrated the opening of the TWU Student Food Market March 19, 2018. The Student Food Market—a joint venture between the university and the Houston Food Bank, the nation’s largest food bank in distribution— provides perishable and non-perishable food twice monthly to food insecure students.

TWU to host Transfer Connection information session April 14

Texas Woman’s University will host a Transfer Connection information session for prospective transfer students from 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 on the TWU Denton campus. Students will attend sessions on admissions and financial aid, meet with advisers and faculty, receive sample degree plans, learn more about TWU services tailored to transfer students and take an optional campus tour.

TWU hires director for new Center for Student Research

Texas Woman's University has hired Diana Elrod, Ph.D., to lead its new Center for Student Research. The Center is part of TWU's efforts to offer increased collaborative research and creative programs and services to its students.

TWU named 'Mother-Friendly Worksite'

Texas Woman's University has been designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite in recognition of its support for breastfeeding mothers.

TWU presents ArtsWalk: Emerging Stories April 5

The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts invites area residents to join students, faculty and staff for ArtsWalk: Emerging Stories. Event participants will explore new perspectives in adaptive spaces around the TWU library fountain, in Redbud Theater Complex room 204, and in the Dance-Gymnastics Laboratory Building (DGL). This free, all-ages event will be held on TWU’s Denton campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5.

TWU names new finance and administration executive

Texas Woman’s University officials today announced Jason Tomlinson will become Vice President-Finance and Administration in May.  Tomlinson will succeed B.J. Crain, who has served in that role in an interim capacity since 2015.

Visual Arts ‘humanizes the digital’ with upcoming exhibitions and symposium

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts will host two digital art exhibitions in conjunction with the 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium in April. Artists, researchers, makers and students will gather at TWU’s Denton campus to discuss digital fabrication in practice, theory and curation, while also showcasing artworks that consider the ways in which new technologies are reconnecting society with humanity.

TWU to host summer camps for kids

Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Texas Woman’s University is hosting several camps during its 2018 summer semesters on the university’s Denton campus. Camps range from fashion and nutrition, to science and sports, and cater to ages preschool through college.

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.

TWU lists Fall 2017 graduates

Texas Woman's University has released its list of graduates from Fall 2017.

Rangers and Astros to host TWU college nights

Join Texas Woman’s University for nights at the ballpark in both Arlington and Houston. TWU Night with the Astros will take place Tuesday, April 3 at 7:10 p.m. at Minute Maid Park in Houston. TWU Night with the Rangers is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at 7:05 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public are welcome to purchase tickets for these events.

TWU grant team hosts sexual assault prevention conference

Texas Woman’s University, leader of Texas’s Cultivating Safe College Campuses (CSCC) grant team, is conducting its inaugural “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Campus Assault Prevention and Response” conference March 1-2 at the Southern Methodist University’s Dallas campus. This conference is funded by a CSCC grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. As part of this grant, Texas Woman’s University leads a consortium of nine Texas colleges and universities and five organizations to create a consistent, effective response to sexual assault on college campuses across the state.

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 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.

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.

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.