February-April 2017

News coverage showcases the important work being done across TWU and helps to increase awareness and recognition of our university across Texas and beyond. This first-quarter compilation of select national, regional and local news clips from the Office of Marketing and Communication highlights some of the most prominent stories about Texas Woman's University. Some of the story links below are only accessible with a subscription. To request an electronic copy of an article, email twunews@twu.edu.

USA Today - Support programs help military veterans finish college

Amy O'Keefe, executive director of the Campus Alliance for Resource Education, was quoted in an article about what universities across the nation are doing to help veteran students finish college. O'Keefe addressed the needs of female veterans and TWU's Vet Zone training.

Christian Science Monitor - To help student vets, college staff take a new course – in 'military competency'

Kate Landdeck, associate professor of history and government, Amy O’Keefe and Sean Sala, a recent TWU graduate and veteran, talked about TWU’s Vet Zone training. A photo of Kristen Hurst a TWU student veteran, was the photo accompanying the article, provided by Michael Modecki, TWU’s photographer.

Christian Science Monitor - No taxes for teachers: California tries to hold on to good educators

Gina Anderson, interim associate dean of the College of Professional Education, and Rebecca Fredrickson, associate professor of teacher education, were quoted in this article about the national teacher shortage and how California is trying to retain teachers by providing them with tax breaks. Anderson and Fredrickson provided insights on how the public perception of teaching also needs to change to include their roles as "leaders and innovators."

KCBS San Francisco (West Coast’s flagship CBS Radio Network station) - Political disturbance between Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands

Jonathan Olsen, professor and chair of the TWU History and Government Department, provided insights and commentary on the political issues between Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands during a live radio interview.

KJZZ 91.5 FM (NPR Radio Station in Phoenix) - Women’s March group organizes 'A Day Without A Woman'

Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, assistant professor of multicultural women's and gender studies, was featured in this radio story on March's "A Day Without A Woman" protest and its ties to the Women's March and International Women's Day.

Wallethub (A national personal finance blog with average daily readership of 200,000) - 2017’s Most & Least Stressed States: Ask the Experts

Debra Mollen, professor and director of the counseling psychology master's program, addressed stress and finance, and provided tips for parents in this article.

Dallas Business Journal - Why it’s hard to be a woman in Texas

Carine M. Feyten, chancellor and president, is quoted in this article about TWU's partnership with the Dallas Women's Foundation for research about economic issues for women in Texas, including the critical building blocks - education, health insurance, child care and housing - necessary for women to achieve economic security.

D Magazine/D CEO - How North Texas Universities Are Improving Tech Education

Don Edwards, professor and chair of the TWU Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, spoke about the need for more women in technical careers, TWU's informatics degree program and partnering with the health care industry to meet workforce demands. Mari Tietze, TWU's Doswell Chair in Informatics at the Dallas Center, and Carine M. Feyten also are mentioned in the article.

CBS 11 TV News - The Ones to Know: Mary Saunders

Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, retired, executive director of the TWU Leadership Institute, along with Leadership Institute students Nicole Miller and Haley Penn were featured in this story on the Texas Women's Hall of Fame at TWU. The story also focused on women and leadership, and the positive influence Saunders has had on her students.

Dallas Morning News - 17 percent of women and girls in Texas live in poverty, Dallas study finds

Chancellor Feyten and TWU student Rishun Beasley are quoted in this story about TWU's partnership with the Dallas Women's Foundation for research about economic issues for women in Texas.

NBC 5 TV News - Report Sheds Light on Rare Outbreak at Texas Woman’s University

Monica Mendez-Grant, vice president for the Office of Student Life, was interviewed about the completion of TWU's rhabdomyolysis investigation.

FOX 4 TV News - Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University

Don Edwards talked about the annual TWU Edible Car Contest for area high school and middle school students.

Dallas Innovates - TWU Student Selected for International Dance Project

Yeajean Choi, a master of fine arts in dance student, was featured for her selection to the World Dance Alliance’s 2017 International Young Choreographer Project.

Faculty & Staff Editorials/Columns

Ten op-eds or columns were written by TWU faculty and staff during the first quarter. If you are interested in writing an editorial or column showcasing your expertise on current events or other newsworthy items, please email dtitzler@twu.edu.

Austin American Statesman

Dallas Morning News

The editorials above were written by faculty to elaborate on findings from TWU's partnership with the Dallas Women's Foundation for research about economic issues for women in Texas.

Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton Business Chronicle)

Note: Inside TWU features faculty and staff in the news every week, and this quarterly summary captures the highest impact media coverage.

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