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TWU Theatre presents ‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ Nov. 17-21

The Texas Woman's University Division of Theatre presents its second show of the season, “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” written by Tom Mula and directed by Professor and Theatre Division Head Dr. Patrick Bynane. This holiday classic will be a welcome treat for the entire family. 

New TX Women Owned Incubator Program for entrepreneurs comes to Dallas

Texas Woman’s University’s Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership is accepting submissions for its new TX Women Owned Incubator Program in partnership with The Slate, a woman-owned coworking space in Dallas.

First Saturday tour at TWU set for Nov. 6, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host a November First Saturday tour for potential first-year and transfer students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6 on the university’s Denton campus.

Legislature OKs $100 million for health sciences center

The Texas Legislature today authorized $100 million to construct a health sciences building on the Denton campus of Texas Woman’s University. The funding was part of a $3.3 billion campus construction project that legislators approved for Texas universities in the waning moments of a third special session.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Oct. 23, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 8 a.m. to 12:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 23 on the university’s Denton campus.

Boo at the U returns to TWU!

Boo at the U, the popular, annual fall festival returns to the TWU Denton campus on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m.

TWU's JNIWL, The Slate partner to provide coworking space, resources in Dallas

The Jane Nelson Institute for Women's (JNIWL) Leadership at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) has partnered with The Slate, a woman-owned coworking space in Dallas, to provide women entrepreneurs comprehensive business support to help them start, grow and expand their businesses. The partnership solidifies JNIWL’s commitment to aiding the economic growth in the city of Dallas.

TWU Houston Center to host online Houston Open House Oct. 2, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective students from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 2.

TWU to host Grad & Professional School Fair Sept. 28, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host a Graduate School and Professional Fair from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU Theatre presents ‘Every Human: Tales of the Unanswerable’

The Texas Woman's University Division of Theatre opens the season with “Every Human: Tales of the Unanswerable,” adapted and directed by Associate Professor Steven Young. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors

U.S. News ranks TWU among top ethnically diverse institutions

For the second straight year, Texas Woman’s University has been ranked among the nation’s top ethnically diverse institutions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Colleges” edition, released this week. Nationally, TWU received the fourth-highest diversity index rating. In Texas, the university tied for the second-highest ranking.

TWU, Amarillo College unite to expand degree options for Panhandle communities

Texas Woman’s University and Amarillo College (AC) have partnered to create a seamless pathway to teacher certification and other programs that will effectively increase career options for Texas Panhandle communities.

TWU hosts hero pilot Tammie Jo Shults in online lecture Oct. 6

Captain Tammie Jo Shults, the widely acclaimed pilot who brought Southwest Flight 1380 in for a successful, heroic emergency landing in 2018, headlines the fall installment of the Paup Lecture Series. The free, online event is open to the public and hosted by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. 

The virtual lecture will begin at 6 p.m., Oct. 6, 2021. Preregistration is required.

Excelencia in Education taps TWU PIONERAS program as finalist for national award

Excelencia in Education, the nation’s premier authority on efforts accelerating Latino student success in higher education, has selected Texas Woman’s University’s PIONERAS program as a finalist for its 2021 Examples of Excelencia award. 

Texas Woman’s enrolls most diverse student body ever

Texas Woman’s University enrolled its most diverse student body ever this fall, and posted significant gains among first-time-in-college students and graduate students, a preliminary census count shows.

TWU Center for Women Entrepreneurs launches new round of StartHER grants

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) will be accepting submissions for its StartHER Grant Program, which encourages women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects, starting on Friday, Sept. 24. The winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 5.

TWU Music presents 9/11 memorial concert ‘Home of the Brave’

Join the Texas Woman’s University Division of Music for “Home of the Brave,” a 9/11 memorial concert featuring performances by the TWU band, choir and orchestra. The event will take place in Margo Jones Performance Hall on TWU’s Denton campus at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11.

TWU Dance presents Jordan Fuchs Company Sept. 10-11

The Texas Woman’s University Division of Dance presents the Jordan Fuchs Company in a concert of premieres for the stage and screen Sept. 10-11. Fuchs, a professor of dance at TWU, is joined by a cast of students and alumni for an event two years in the making.

NSF awards $1.5 million to TWU team to boost STEM activities

This summer, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $1.5 million grant to a team of Texas Woman's faculty members to fund a project aimed at boosting enrollment in graduate biotechnology programs and promoting career success in the biotechnology sector. The team, made up of Drs. Juliet Spencer, Diana Elrod, Stephanie Pierce and Jessica Gullion, is launching TWU-SCALE, or Scholarships and Co-curricular Activities Leading to Excellence in the Biotechnology workforce. 

COPE joins program to increase diversity in education

The TWU College of Professional Education (COPE) has been selected to participate in the Holmes Program sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), which supports racially and ethnically diverse students pursuing graduate degrees in education.

Texas Woman’s Theatre Program announces 2021-2022 season

The TWU Theatre Program’s 2021-2022 season features a modern take on a classic drama, a new spin on a seasonal favorite, a resonant exploration of race and policing in America, and a farce in verse that will leave you smiling.

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.

 

Kinesiology program swinging success on cable program

Former biomechanics graduate student Chris Como visited TWU to film a segment for the Golf Channel program, Swing Expedition. Como visited with his former teacher, Young-Hoo Kwon, PhD, professor and director of the Biomechanics Laboratory in the School of Health Promotion & Kinesiology.

Alumna helps students take writing out of the classroom and into the mainstream

Poet, educator, LGBTQIA+ activist and TWU alumna Em Ramser (MA, MAT ‘20) once swore “up, down and sideways” that she would never become a teacher. Now, she teaches high school pre-AP English classes and designs her curriculum around professional opportunities for students, inspired by Dr. Gretchen Busl's lessons in “pop scholarship.”

Texas Woman's lists spring 2021 graduates

Texas Woman’s University has released its list of graduates for the spring 2021 semester.

Two TWU students selected for prestigious Schweitzer Fellowship program

Two Texas Woman’s doctoral candidates will spend the next year creating programs serving and advocating for members of minority communities through the prestigious Dallas-Fort Worth Albert Schweitzer Fellowship program. Paloma Silva (‘23) and Tamara Starling (‘23) are two of 13 students across North Texas selected for Schweitzer Fellowships, a cohort-based program in which graduate and medical students create innovative programs fulfilling unmet health and wellbeing needs within Dallas-Fort Worth communities.

TWU’s CWPPP sponsors free political campaign workshops for women

Building off a campaign season that saw an increase in women running for political office, Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) is offering free online workshops July 17 and 31 to provide practical advice about topics critical to preparing and running an election campaign. The workshops are open to women across the state of Texas.

CWE recognizes 27 women veterans with entrepreneur grants

As part of its ongoing effort to boost women-owned businesses, the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University announces the selection of 27 female veterans in Texas to receive awards valued between $1,000 and $10,000 through its inaugural Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program.

TWU releases spring 2021 deans', chancellor's lists

Texas Woman's University has released its deans' and chancellor's lists for the spring 2021 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.

Professor develops video modeling application

When it comes to phone applications there is a saying — “There’s an app for that.” However, Minkowan Goo, PhD, an associate professor in the teacher education department at Texas Woman’s University, found that is not always the case. 

TWU Regent McDavid, husband launch $100K scholarship program

A $100,000 gift to TWU, given by Texas Woman’s University System Regent Vice Chair Stacie Dieb McDavid and her husband, David McDavid, establishes the Dieb-McDavid Scholarship Program at TWU, which will award scholarships to Class of 2021 Denton High School graduates who demonstrate a commitment to women’s leadership and plan to enroll at the university in fall 2021. 

Bill establishing TWU System becomes law

TWU officially the nation's first woman-focused university system

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law Senate Bill 1126, which establishes the three campuses of Texas Woman’s University as the state’s seventh university system.

TWU to host two online Pioneer Preview Days June 17, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host two online Pioneer Preview Days — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 12-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m., Thursday, June 17.

Alumna returns to TWU for opportunity to study nanomedicine

TWU alumna Jessica Hernandez always knew she wanted to go into the health care field and medical research fascinated her. She already was planning to return to TWU for her Master of Science in Chemistry degree when she got an email from the TWU Alumni Engagement office announcing a new scholarship exclusively for alumni pursuing a second degree from the university: The TWU Alumni Graduate Education Scholarship. She knew she had made the right decision to get her MS at TWU when she applied and was awarded the scholarship.

TWU’s all-female design competition team tackles space headaches in astronauts

Five Texas Woman’s kinesiology seniors brought research to life by competing in the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge Showcase April 20-21. The TWU Athena V team, the second all-female TWU team to enter the competition and the only all-female team competing this spring, placed seventh overall. All five team members will graduate this May.

TWU biology students admitted to highly competitive pre-med program

Texas Woman’s University undergraduate biology students Elizabeth Gaytan and Gratzelly Marquez were recently named Joint Admission Medical Program (JAMP) scholars. The program guarantees Gaytan and Marquez admission to one of the state's eleven medical schools. They also will receive financial and academic support during their studies along with access to resources and mentorship that will allow them to excel in their chosen discipline.

TWU presents virtual dance concert 'Through the Lens'

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance will present its spring virtual dance concert, “Through the Lens,” on YouTube at 7 p.m. April 23. The livestream event will feature faculty- and student-created screen dances and original sound scores. The event also will incorporate diverse cultural perspectives, an array of performance environments and entertaining explorations of the human condition in the age of COVID-19.

National Endowment for the Humanities awards grant to TWU faculty

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced that it awarded a Humanities Connections Grant of $99,426 to Texas Woman’s University. The grant will support the very first interdisciplinary and experiential learning initiative to integrate the history of Quakertown into courses at TWU. It will also enable the future development of a digital humanities archive of Quakertown-related research and reflection, which the project co-directors aim to connect to a public platform that will promote community engagement with Quakertown’s history for decades to come.

TWU taps NY faculty leader as College of Business dean

Texas Woman’s University has selected Rama Yelkur, a longtime faculty leader, professor, accomplished marketing and international business expert and board member — with a strong background in long-range planning, community outreach and fundraising — to head the College of Business. She begins her duties as dean on June 1.

TWU Theatre presents 'Hot n' Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration'

The Texas Woman's University Department of Music and Theatre presents "Hot n’ Cole: A Cole Porter Celebration!" April 22-25. You are invited to listen to the timeless classics of Cole Porter during an unforgettable evening under the stars. All performances will take place outdoors on the Margo Jones Performance Hall steps.

Top scholarship goes to Coppell senior with strong academic, service record

She developed a keen interest in soccer as a small child, but it was a 2009 trip to her parents’ homeland in Nepal that expanded Binivaa Manandhar’s thoughts to weightier matters.

Manandhar, now a senior at Coppell High School, had a vivid memory of the Nepal visit that sticks with her to this day.

CWE to launch $250,000 grant program for women veterans

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University today announced its inaugural Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one. 

TWU hosts Democracy in Action Day for local Girl Scouts

Being a Girls Scout is about more than selling cookies; it’s about leadership too. Thanks to a grant from Communities Foundation of Texas, 125 local Scouts learned about advocacy and the legislative process during a Democracy in Action Day sponsored by TWU’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP). At this full-day, virtual event held Saturday, March 20, girls in grades 3-12 participated in activities to earn the Women’s Right to Vote patch and Democracy badge.

New Center for Student Leadership director named

Texas Woman’s University has named Lawrencina Mason Oramalu as the new director of the Center for Student Leadership, effective March 22.

Meet the educator, reservist and soon-to-be triple alumna redefining ‘family’ in the Navy

Over the last two decades, Jamie Covey has earned three TWU degrees while serving concurrently as the lead American Sign Language teacher at Denton High School and a Navy reservist. Her dissertation topic, the effects of a reservist's deployment on their support system, draws from her own experience in the military.

TWU Dallas Center to host online open house March 27, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective transfer and graduate students interested in programs at TWU’s Dallas campus from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March, 27.

Project continues celebration of 19th Amendment

The ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – giving women the right to vote – was a major milestone in women’s history. TWU visual arts faculty member Meg Griffiths, accustomed to examining the human experience through a camera lens, teamed with fellow photographer Frances Jakubek to mark the centennial of the amendment’s passage.

TWU to present virtual forum on legacy, roots of Capitol violence

Texas Woman’s University will host its first virtual Public Affairs Forum, “Capitol Violence: Tracing Legacies of Anti-Black Racism, White Supremacy and Anti-Semitism,” on Zoom 6-7:30 p.m., March 4. The event is free and open to the public. Participants must register in advance and are encouraged to submit questions for the panelists through the registration form. 

Jamison Lecture to feature Melba Patillo Beals of Little Rock Nine

Melba Patillo Beals, Ed.D., journalist, author and member of the Little Rock Nine — the first group of African American students to integrate Little Rock Central High School in 1957 — will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s sixth annual Jamison Lecture, part of the Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series. The lecture, titled “Warriors Don’t Cry,” will take place online via live stream beginning at 7 p.m., March 18.

NaTasha Rogers is ready to heal the world with patience, compassion and music

Professional musician, sound engineer, entrepreneur and full-time graduate student NaTasha Rogers has a lot on her plate these days, but she juggles it all with a spirit of profound positivity and infinite strength, even in the face of adversity.

TWU to host online Pioneer Preview Day March 6, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host an online Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — from 10-11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 6.

TWU wins $150K grant for portable transcript project

Imagine an employer quizzing a job candidate about her academic credentials and internship experiences during a pivotal interview. The employer is eager for verified information to make a quick decision.

Now imagine the prospective employee grabbing her cell phone, swiftly tapping a few keystrokes, then delivering an email to that employer seconds later with a comprehensive report on her academic background.

TWU Online Graduate Program Showcase set for Feb. 27, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will highlight its graduate program offerings during an online Graduate Program Showcase from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 27. 

Doctoral student Chelle Luper Wilson isn’t just preserving history, she’s making it

Historian, speaker, entrepreneur and social justice activist Chelle Luper Wilson is no stranger to the limelight, and her activism was recognized when she was awarded the 2020 National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award. The honor, named after the late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, is given to a journalist who goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in their community.

Texas Woman's lists fall 2020 graduates

Feb. 4, 2021 — DENTON/DALLAS/HOUSTON — Texas Woman’s University held fall 2020 commencement ceremonies Dec. 11-13. The university conducted drive-thru ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bejarano awarded $30K grant for Latina political participation research

The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) recently awarded a $30,000 grant to facilitate “Mujeres, Movidas y Movimiento: A Comparative Study of Latina Candidate Emergence and Political Mobilization in California and Texas.” The research project was one of nine funded by the CAWP in 2021 to help identify and address challenges and opportunities for women’s political participation.

Freeman relishes TWU’s role in battling COVID-19 virus

Sometimes, history is made in relative obscurity. Other times, historic events become apparent the instant they happen. For Tanisha Freeman and her student health team, they knew right away that they were a part of history when they received the first shipment of vaccinations to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic.

TWU releases fall 2020 deans', chancellor's lists

Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the fall 2020 semester.

Grant aims to increase STEM engagement in Indigenous communities

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $99,786 planning grant that will allow a TWU research team to develop strategies to recruit and retain more Indigenous students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

TWU to host two online Transfer Connection events Feb. 11, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host two online Transfer Connection — an open house for potential transfer students — events on Thursday, Feb. 11. Students have the option to choose from noon – 1 p.m. or 6 – 7 p.m.

After earning bachelor’s at 70, grandmother has eye on master’s

If fulfilling her lifelong ambition of earning a bachelor’s degree wasn’t proof enough that Edna Rawson won’t let age be a barrier to her success, consider this: The 70-year-old grandmother now has her sights set on a master’s degree in social work.

U.S. News ranks graduate online programs among country’s best

U.S. News & World Report has recognized online graduate nursing and online graduate education at Texas Woman’s University as being among the nation’s best and ranked specific master’s programs in nursing education and family nurse practitioner among the country’s top 10.

TWU Houston Center to host online open house Jan. 30, 2021

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 30. TWU’s open house is geared toward transfer and graduate students interested in face-to-face and 100% online programs at TWU’s Houston campus.

TWU Student Health Services administers COVID-19 vaccine

Texas Woman’s University Student Health Services started the new year by administering its first COVID-19 vaccine to members of the TWU community on January 5.

TWU mourns passing of longtime regent, Dallas city official

He was a titan in the development of Dallas and its surrounding area, but to the Texas Woman’s University community George Schrader helped chart a bold course of improvement while maintaining a calming presence on its governing board. And on Dec. 31, 2020, Schrader died peacefully in a North Texas hospital.

TWU dean earns patent for new way to predict injuries and diseases

Texas Woman’s College of Health Sciences Dean Christopher Ray, PhD, believes in improving people’s lives, whether through supporting his students and faculty or conducting his own research on geriatric health. By recently earning a patent with two other academic colleagues for a way to predict and prevent medical events and conditions, he is exemplifying the college’s mission of advancing the health and well-being of diverse communities.

Opinion: This holiday, don’t forget grace – for teachers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact our state economies, health systems and educational institutions, many Americans—no doubt—are experiencing profound stress.

TWU’s first all-female design competition team brings research to life

Five Texas Woman’s kinesiology seniors turned classroom theories into a real-world device by competing in the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge Showcase November 17-18. The TWU Athena V team, the first all-female TWU team to enter the competition and the only all-female team competing, placed fourth overall.

TWU psychology faculty examine dynamics of bullying in new book

Texas Woman’s University psychology professors Lisa Rosen, Shannon Scott and Samuel Kim recently published “Bullies, Victims, and Bystanders: Understanding Child and Participant Vantage Points.” The book examines the complex systems involved in peer victimization and provides recommendations for bullying prevention and intervention programs.

TWU to host online Pioneer Preview Day Dec. 5, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host an online Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 5.

TWU Houston School of Occupational Therapy named for alumna Dr. Sophie Rydin

Texas Woman’s University is honoring the legacy of Dr. Sophie Lin Rydin, occupational therapy alumna (MOT ’78, PhD ’07) and adjunct professor, through the naming of the Dr. Sophie Lin Rydin School of Occupational Therapy - TWU Houston Center.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs announces StartHER grant awardees

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University has selected 10  female entrepreneurs to receive $5,000 awards through its StartHER grant program, part of an ongoing effort to boost women-owned businesses.

A new way to serve

A Navy veteran is using her military experience to advocate for veterans, women and minorities 

Enlisting in the military was an easy choice for Chanel VanHook ― sort of.

TWU Theatre presents ‘Constellations’

The Texas Woman's University Theatre Program presents its second show of the season, "Constellations;" a time-bending journey between a man and a woman that explores the infinite possibilities of an infinite universe.

TWU professor wins national book prize for history of women, race and labor

Texas Woman’s University associate professor of Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, Ph.D., is the recipient of a 2020 National Women's Studies Association's (NWSA) Sara A. Whaley Book Prize. This year, the NWSA committee selected only two winners out of a nationwide pool of applicants.

TWU to hold drive-thru graduation events in December

This fall, Texas Woman’s University grads will have a graduation experience worthy of a checkered flag. In an effort to overcome safety issues associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the university will hold “drive-thru” graduation ceremonies in December for its 2020 graduates in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and Houston.

TWU biology lab granted patent for anti-cancer compounds

A Texas Woman’s University biology team, led by associate professor Michael Bergel, Ph.D., has been issued a patent for three compounds that prevent the growth of human breast, lung and colon cancer cells.

Besides books, rural librarian’s focus is telehealth

Access to broadband internet and healthcare are challenges to rural Texans. And in a pandemic, those challenges are magnified. But efforts by a Texas Woman’s University graduate student are chipping away at those issues in one North Texas community. 

TWU to host two online Transfer Connection events Nov. 5, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host two online Transfer Connection events — an open house for potential transfer students — from noon – 1 p.m. and 6 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5.

Cesario elected to AWHONN Board of Directors

Sandra Cesario, PhD, MS, RNC, FAAN, a professor and PhD program director in the College of Nursing at TWU Houston, has been elected President-Elect of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Board of Directors for 2021 and will assume the role of President on January 1, 2022.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Oct. 24, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host an online Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — from 10 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Oct. 24.

TWU Theatre presents live, drive-in drama with ‘CarPark Sonnets’

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program will open its fall season with an innovative and experimental take on the classics. “CarPark Sonnets: A Live, Drive-in Performance of Shakespearean Sonnets and Monologues,” invites patrons to experience live theatre from the safety and comfort of their own vehicle.

Denton Chamber honors Chancellor Feyten with highest award

The Denton Chamber of Commerce has recognized Texas Woman’s University Chancellor and President Carine M. Feyten, PhD, with the organization’s highest distinction, the Otis L. Fowler Award.

Grad student’s plays win big on national, international stage

Texas Woman’s University graduate student Lindsay Hayward is generating a lot of buzz in the theatre community. Already an accomplished performer with more than 80 productions under her belt, Hayward can now add “award-winning playwright” to her extensive list of talents and achievements, which includes singing, dancing and stage combat.

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.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs launches new round of StartHER grants

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) is accepting submissions for its StartHER Grant Program, which encourages women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects. 

Fashion student designs store for children with disabilities, wins scholarship

TWU student Taylor Davis, a double-major in fashion design and fashion merchandising, was awarded first place and a $2,500 scholarship in the digital merchandising store planning category of this year’s Fashion Group International (FGI) of Dallas Scholarship Competition. Davis’ winning design concept, “Metrix,” imagines an adaptive clothing boutique designed for children with special needs. 

Texas Woman’s hosts Steve Forbes at fall lecture series

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, headlines the fall installment of the Paup Lecture Series hosted by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. The free online event, which is open to the public, will be held at 5 p.m., Oct. 1, 2020. Preregistration is required.

U.S. News ranks TWU tops in Texas, fifth nationally for ethnic diversity

Texas Woman’s University has been recognized as having one of the most ethnically diverse student bodies in Texas and nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. TWU is ranked No. 1 in Texas and No. 5 nationally out of more than 1,500 regionally accredited schools evaluated.

TWU to host free virtual seminar focused on health policy

TWU’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) and the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will host a day-long virtual seminar focused on women leading the way in health policy. The seminar will be held 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sept. 18, and is free and open to the public.

Graduate students fuel TWU record enrollment

Enrollment at Texas Woman’s University reached a record 16,441 for fall 2020, a 4% increase over 2019, according to preliminary figures announced today by the university.

TWU Houston Center to host online open house Sept. 26, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 26, to showcase the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.

TWU researchers explore equine therapy as treatment for Parkinson’s disease

Texas Woman’s researchers will launch a first-of-its-kind study this year when they investigate how equine-assisted therapy could benefit adults with Parkinson’s disease, thanks to a research grant awarded by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI).

TWU launches new pioneering women book series

Texas Woman’s University has launched an interdisciplinary book series highlighting the accomplishments of courageous women. The TWU Book Series—Pioneering Women: Women Who Blazed Trails and Women Who Lead—has been developed in coordination with Texas A&M Press, which will assist in peer reviews and printing. The university aims to publish two books a year in the series.

Pioneers@Work are testing for COVID-19

TWU alumni at the American Institute of Toxicology (AIT) Laboratories, a division of HealthTrackRx, are at the forefront of the battle against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). AIT employees, including 23 graduates of TWU STEM programs, have been working around the clock to conduct, aid and enhance COVID-19 detection within 24-48 hours of sample receipt.

TWU alum showed focus, grace during pandemic’s peak at hospital

It is difficult to imagine a task more daunting than being the chief nursing officer at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital. The 444-bed teaching hospital provides indigent care, includes an elite Level 1 trauma center and lies in the heart of Houston’s Texas Medical Center, the largest in the world. 

TWU awarded $2.6 million in grants for disadvantaged students

Texas Woman’s University has been awarded $2.6 million in federal TRIO grants designed to provide services and support for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing a college degree.

TWU students tapped for civics leadership forum

TWU students frequently strive to make a difference in their communities, and two undergraduates are going to do just that after being selected as Texas Civic Ambassadors (TCAs) by the New Politics Forum at the University of Texas at Austin. This prestigious program provides opportunities for college students destined for civic leadership.

The show must go on: TWU Theatre announces 2020-2021 season

The TWU Theatre Program’s 2020-2021 season launches with experimental formats, a quintessential Bernstein musical and a new take on a Greek classic. The season opens with CarPark Sonnets: A Live Drive-In Performance of Shakespearean Sonnets and Monologues, a new and playful take on The Bard’s classic sonnets and soliloquies.

U.S. Department of State awards $35,000 grant to Benner, Phillips

The U.S. Department of State has awarded a $35,000 grant aimed at increasing education abroad opportunities for minority students to William Benner, PhD, an assistant professor of Spanish, and Annie Phillips, PhD, executive director for International Affairs.

Nursing Faculty Recognized by National Institutes of Health

The National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has recognized Dr. Jennifer Woo, an assistant professor in TWU’s College of Nursing, as a 2020 Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar.

TWU Library to add pandemic voices collection

The COVID-19 pandemic already is a historic event, and the narrative that will help define it years from now includes everything from tales of heartbreak to acts of heroism.

To help chronicle its impact and add rich context to its ongoing challenges, Texas Woman’s University is embarking on a project to collect writings in multiple forms as part of a new collection called Voices of the Coronavirus Pandemic:  The Chancellor Carine M. Feyten Collection at Texas Woman’s University. 

TWU-UNT Joint Master of Social Work program gains accreditation

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) has granted initial accreditation to a Joint Master of Social Work (JMSW) degree program offered by Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas through June 2024.

Feminist activist donates archives to Texas Woman’s University

Feminist activist Marcia Niemann recently gifted her personal archives to the Texas Woman’s University Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies and Blagg-Huey Library Woman’s Collection. The Marcia Niemann Feminist Activism Collection will include court testimonies, music records, protest buttons, signs and rare books related to the women's movement from the 1970s-1990s.

TWU, UNT partner to expand autism assessment access

The Texas Woman’s University Woodcock Institute and Department of Psychology and Philosophy are partnering with the University of North Texas Kristin Farmer Autism Center to create a new joint clinic that will increase access to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) assessment services across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

Historic individual gift to TWU triples in value to $25 million

What began five years ago as Texas Woman’s University’s largest gift in history from world-renowned psychologist and psychometrician Richard W. Woodcock, Ph.D., will more than triple — reaching nearly $25 million in three years. 

TWU camp opens opportunities for girls interested in STEM

When COVID-19 made in-person summer camps difficult, a TWU team quickly shifted plans to host a summer camp online for participants in the Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas Eureka! STEM program. In June, more than 30 girls attended the four-day virtual summer camp focused on stimulating their interest in science, technology, engineering and math career fields.

Texas Woman's lists Spring 2020 graduates

Texas Woman’s University has released its list of graduates for the Spring 2020 semester.

Five friends from TWU’s DNP program launch a nonprofit

The three letters “DNP” changed the trajectory of a friendship. Now, they’re helping the next generation of black women to lead in their own fields.

TWU releases Spring 2020 deans', chancellor's lists

Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the Spring 2020 semester.

TWU launches new biotechnology master’s degree

To support one of the state’s top six industry sectors with greatest economic growth potential — biotechnology and life sciences — Texas Woman’s University will launch a new program this fall that combines biology and business with an industry internship.

Phillips-Cunningham awarded grant to research educator, labor activist

Texas Woman’s University associate professor of multicultural women’s and gender studies Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, Ph.D., was recently awarded a Franklin Research Grant in the amount of $6,000. The grant will support her ongoing Library of Congress research into the previously unexamined life of Nannie Helen Burroughs, a philosopher, educator, religious leader and civil rights activist.

TWU introduces the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program

Building on its mission of empowering and educating the next generation of leaders, Scholar Programs at Texas Woman’s University has launched the Jane Nelson Institute Legacy Leaders program, a multi-year, structured experience designed for exceptional student leaders with a heart for serving their communities.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview online June 15-18, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house event online this summer in June: Pioneer Preview for potential first-year students starts June 15 and continues through June 18.

Alumni scholarship program helps grads gain new skills

Texas Woman’s University has launched a scholarship initiative that entices alumni to return to their alma mater for graduate school so they can expand their skills or change their career path.

Center awards $1 million in grants to businesses hurt by COVID-19

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University has awarded $1 million in grants to women-owned small businesses in Texas that suffered financial losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

Regents approve PhD in educational leadership

Today, the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved a new doctoral degree program that aims to better prepare educators for leadership roles at the highest levels of K-12 instruction, higher education and community-based leadership.

TWU expands program that streamlines path to nursing degree

Texas Woman’s University is expanding an innovative nursing program that provides a direct path through the nursing ranks under a partnership with Alvin Community College in Houston, decreasing costs and shortening the time to a bachelor’s degree.

Nursing alumnae help save New York

While many Texans have not seen the effects of COVID-19 up close, Courtney Waddle (BS ’12) and Maybelle Anderson (BS ’12) signed up for it. The registered nurses joined three other colleagues to travel to the epicenter of COVID-19 in the United States: New York City, where infections number more than 10 times that of the entire state of Texas.

Nursing students find reward in COVID-19 response

The phone call Douglas Schwartz took from the frantic woman earlier this spring was unsettling to say the least. The woman had lost a portion of a lung to a previous disease, was startled by symptoms she was experiencing as the COVID-19 pandemic was spreading, and she was caring for six children.

TWU plans to resume in-person classes in fall

Texas Woman’s University plans to resume classroom instruction at its three campuses beginning this fall and, starting next month, will launch a gradual phase-in to re-open the university. 

TWU team exhibits creativity and collaboration in design competition

Texas Woman’s kinesiology students once again demonstrated their creativity, ingenuity and ability to work across disciplines by competing in the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge Showcase April 23-24. The TWU Good Vibrations spring team placed sixth in the overall top design teams and third for Best Peer Review.

TWU Biology provides Denton County with coronavirus testing supplies

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Biology is supporting local COVID-19 testing by supplying Denton County Public Health with tubes of virus transport media (VTM) and nasal swabs for specimen collection.

Texas Woman’s STEM project awarded $2 million grant

A team of Texas Woman’s University faculty have been awarded $2,448,091 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund a project aimed at improving retention and graduation rates for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

TWU’s Little Chapel-in-the-Woods receives more accolades amid shutdown

This week, TWU’s Little Chapel-in-the-Woods was selected by the readers of the Denton Record Chronicle and DentoRC.Com as Best of Denton Winner for 2020 in the Wedding & Event venue category and was also selected as one of the top chapels in Texas by Here Comes the Guide, a wedding planning website.

TWU professor uses grant to help create autism-friendly community events

People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience many challenges when it comes to participating in social activities in their communities, and as a result, are frequently underemployed, bullied or lonely. Thanks to a $267,477 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Woman’s Occupational Therapy faculty member Tina Fletcher EdD, MFA, OTR, is addressing this problem.

TWU Dance presents virtual dance concert ‘1200 Seconds’ April 24

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by presenting its first virtual dance concert, “1200 Seconds.” The online event will feature 20 60-second dance solos in a digital video streaming format on Facebook Watch and Instagram TV Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m. 

TWU professor leads effort to collect medical equipment to fight pandemic

Sometimes, heroes really do wear masks.

That might be the best way to characterize Dr. Fuqin Liu during this coronavirus pandemic. Liu, an associate professor in TWU’s College of Nursing in Denton, assembled a large cadre of North Texans to collect badly needed personal protective equipment for health care professionals who are responding to the crisis.

TWU faculty members receive grant to assist children with autism

Texas Woman’s Associate Professor Jyutika Mehta, PhD, and Professor Cynthia Gill, EdD, of the Department of Communication Sciences and Oral Health, received a grant for $291,847 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to fund their work on autism.

$1 Million Grant Program to Aid Women’s Businesses Hurt by COVID-19

Women-owned small businesses in Texas suffering financial losses associated with the coronavirus pandemic were thrown a lifeline today after the Center for Women Entrepreneurs at Texas Woman’s University announced a million-dollar grant program to help get them back on their feet.

TWU biology graduate student Daisy Cantu is pioneering pain research for women

As a young girl growing up in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Daisy Cantu was fascinated by the natural world and dreamed of becoming a doctor. She hoped to find a role model in the medical field who could provide some guidance, but as a child, she was struggling just to find a long-term living situation and a permanent family.

Kapinus named Executive Vice President, Provost

Chancellor Carine M. Feyten today named Carolyn Kapinus the new executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Texas Woman’s University.

TWU’s top scholarship awarded to McKinney HS senior

Sometimes, surprises aren’t just big, they’re transformational, too.

And for Caroline Deitch, whose outstanding academic credentials put her near the top of her senior class at McKinney High School, the surprise was a full-ride scholarship to Texas Woman’s University.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day March 21, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday, March 21 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU alumna named top 10 librarian in US

The American Library Association recently named Texas Woman’s alumna Tracie Walker-Reed (BS ’90, MLS ’07) as one of only 10 librarians nationwide to receive its annual I Love My Librarian! Award. The award recognizes lasting contributions of dynamic librarians working in public, school, college, community college and university libraries.

2020 Edible Car Contest winners announced

Texas Woman’s University hosted its 22nd annual Edible Car Contest Friday, Feb 21. The contest challenged Dallas-Fort Worth area grade school students to combine their creative ideas with principles of mathematics and physics.

Vintage fixtures add pop to restored Hubbard Hall

It has a modern food court, a pulsing game room and a high-tech student support space, but perhaps the most dazzling feature of the recently refurbished Hubbard Hall is one that offers a discerning nod to its storied past.

TWU Graduate Program Showcase set for March 21, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will highlight its graduate program offerings during the Graduate Program Showcase from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 on the university’s main Denton campus.

Regents OK innovative degrees in biotech, business health care

The TWU Board of Regents today approved two new degrees that offer innovative approaches to burgeoning fields in the DFW area: One a master’s degree in biotechnology that integrates business and science and is aimed at producing more women in the STEM sector; and the other a bachelor’s business degree in health care administration that provides a fresh path to the health care field.

Sara (Lowe) Lilly named head synchronized swimming coach

Sara (Lowe) Lilly, one of the most successful and respected competitors and coaches in the history of synchronized swimming in the United States, has been selected as the Head Synchronized Swimming Coach at Texas Woman's University, Director of Athletics Sandee Mott announced Wednesday.

National women’s group lauds Saunders for lifetime achievement

A national women’s group has recognized the founding executive director of TWU’s Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership, Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders (ret.) USAF, with the organization’s lifetime achievement award for her work in producing women leaders.

Grand opening at the Student Union at Hubbard Hall set Feb. 25

Texas Woman’s University will celebrate the opening of the Student Union at Hubbard Hall on February 25 with a kick-off ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. on the second floor near the information desk

Texas Woman's lists Fall 2019 graduates

Texas Woman’s University held Fall 2019 commencement ceremonies Dec. 13-15 in Denton and Houston.

TWU graduate students to receive Virginia Chandler Dykes scholarships

Five graduate students, one from each of the five colleges at Texas Woman’s University, will be awarded scholarships at the TWU Dallas Leadership Luncheon Feb. 20 at The Belo Mansion and Pavilion.

Jamison Lecture to feature ‘The Hate U Give’ author, ‘Hope Nation’ editor

Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of “The Hate U Give,” and Rose Brock, Ph.D., editor of “Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration,” will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s fifth annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 5. The lecture, titled “The Power of Books: Inspiring Hope and Fighting for Social Justice,” will take place in the new Hubbard Hall Student Union auditorium on TWU’s Denton campus.

TWU doctoral student receives NCHEC Outstanding Service and Leadership Award

Morgan Grant, a Texas Woman’s University health promotion and kinesiology PhD student, received the 2019 Outstanding Service and Leadership Award in the Emerging Professionals category from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

TWU Welcomes Disney Institute to The Woodlands

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service, to The Woodlands on Friday, March 6, 2020. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University Center for Women Entrepreneurs, the one-day event will help area professionals examine how they can differentiate their service to become a provider of choice and understand the processes necessary to develop a culture that consistently delivers exceptional service.

Disney Institute training uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.

Texas Woman's releases Fall 2019 deans', chancellor's lists

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

TWU choir to perform at music educators’ centennial convention

The Texas Woman’s University Concert Choir has been selected to perform at the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Centennial Clinic/Convention Feb. 13 in San Antonio. TWU is one of only two collegiate choral ensembles invited to perform out of more than 150 entries.

Students invited to register for TWU Edible Car Contest

Registration for Texas Woman’s University’s 22nd annual Edible Car Contest is under way. The contest, which is open to students in grades 6-12, will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory Building auditorium.

Public broadcasting executive to lead women's leadership institute

An award-winning broadcasting executive with a history of forging strong partnerships among businesses, institutions, foundations and public-service entities has been tapped to lead the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University. Following a national search by its 23-member Advisory Council, the institute selected Mary Anne Alhadeff, the former CEO of Dallas-based North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc., to serve as executive director beginning Feb. 11.

TWU Theatre presents ‘These Shining Lives’

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program opens its spring 2020 season with “These Shining Lives,” the story of one woman’s courageous fight for justice and workplace rights. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. 

TWU theatre student finds independence in community

Texas Woman’s theatre student Alexander Delacruz-Nunez felt drawn to acting from an early age, but convinced himself that his hearing disability would prevent him from becoming an effective performer.

TWU to host citizen science symposium Jan. 31

Texas Woman’s University will host the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities Center for Innovation Southwest Spring 2020 Symposium, titled “Citizen Science: The Impact on our Communities by Plastics in Our Environment,” Friday, Jan. 31. The event will take place 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in room 259 of the Ann Stuart Science Complex, located on TWU’s Denton campus.

Parry Distinguished Lectureship Focuses on Florence Nightingale

Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing in Houston will host the annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, at the Houston Endowment Auditorium, Room 2120, at TWU’s Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center.

TWU Houston Center to host open house Feb. 8, 2020

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

Texas Woman’s holds annual occupational therapy lecture, workshop

The Texas Woman’s University School of Occupational Therapy will host its 27th annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship at the T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center (5500 Southwestern Medical Ave., Dallas, TX 75235-7299) on Friday, Feb. 7.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Feb. 1, 2020

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 8 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Feb. 1 on the university’s Denton campus.

Texas Woman’s history professor elected president of national honor society

Texas Woman’s University history professor Jacob M. Blosser, Ph.D., was elected president of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society at the society's biennial national convention in San Antonio Jan. 4. Blosser is the youngest-elected president in the society’s history.

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