2018 News

Federal banking official addresses fall graduates at TWU

Identifying one’s own strengths and weaknesses is an exercise that must be practiced over the course of a lifetime to achieve success, said Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Romans displays leadership skills on inaugural NASA team at TWU

Kinesiology senior Audra Romans made the most of her Texas Woman’s undergraduate experience as an Honors Scholar, Pioneer Ambassador, Kinesiology Club member and student employee in several departments on campus. Then, during her final semester, Romans and five other kinesiology students competed and won first place as TWU’s inaugural team in the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Design Challenge, sponsored by NASA.

TWU to conduct Fall 2018 Commencement

The Fall 2018 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Houston and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15 on TWU’s Denton campus.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business Announces Micro Grant Awardees

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business announced the recipients of its Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program.

Detour marks leadership path for TWU senior

Just before she transferred to Texas Woman’s University, Kyra Solis’ career plan seemed set: First, a nursing school education and then a steady position with a hospital or doctor’s group. But a dose of reality hit her shortly after her transfer, when she learned that getting into nursing school wasn’t as easy as she thought. Her grades were good enough, but the competition was fierce. 

A frank discussion with an academic adviser got her thinking about another academic opportunity, and in a similar direction: Health Studies.

TWU to celebrate beloved statue’s ‘birthday’

She wears it well.

For the past 80 years, the Pioneer Woman statue at Texas Woman’s University — affectionately known as Minerva (the Roman goddess of wisdom) by TWU students — has faced both blazing heat and ice-cold winds, not to mention social and political change. Yet, looking westward with a solemn gaze, she appears unruffled by it all.

Grad student thrives as first-gen Latina student at TWU, mentors others

As an undergraduate honors student and G-Force mentor, Jassmine Marquez guided others to pursue higher education. Now, as a Texas Woman’s graduate student, she is continuing to help other students as an internship ambassador and academic coach.

TWU team wins NASA design challenge

The first time was a charm for a team of six Texas Woman’s University students who won best overall team accolades at the Texas Space Grant Consortium (TSGC) Design Challenge Showcase held in Houston on Nov. 12.

TWU alumna approaches work, life with ‘equanimity’

Whether it’s pursuits in business, technology, magazine publishing or philanthropy, Texas Woman’s University alumna Lumbie Mlambo’s approach reveals two things: relentless passion and a philosophy of “equanimity,” or balance and composure in the face of adversity.

Center for Women in Business to host Disney Institute summit in January

Discover how leadership drives an organization's culture through intentional communication of shared values and visions at Disney Institute’s two-day summit hosted by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business. On Thursday and Friday, Jan. 10 and 11, 2019, participants will explore how to adapt Disney philosophies to their organizations, creating the kind of leadership that generates results.

TWU teaching collaborative named Star Award finalist

A Texas Woman’s University collaborative still in its early stages already has gained the attention of the state’s higher education governing board.

Hardscrabble youth guided path for first Texas Latina Congresswoman

Growing up in a South Texas farming community with nine brothers and sisters was a struggle for Sylvia Garcia’s family, and that taught her about hard work and perseverance.

Being active in student government while attending Texas Woman’s University ignited a passion in her for public service, and that taught her about leadership.

College of Business students selected to attend women and finance symposium

Getting exposure to an industry often helps students determine if they are on the right track for their future careers. Four students in Texas Woman’s University’s College of Business were selected as part of the first academic cohort to attend a symposium sponsored by Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., a financial advising firm. TWU filled almost half of the 10 spots allotted to students from universities across the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

TWU named one of the best for veterans

Texas Woman’s University has been recognized by Military Times as Best for Vets: Colleges 2019

TWU grad student shares passion for political science, registers students to vote

With a passion for saving the environment, Texas Woman’s graduate student Renee Phetsopha splits her time between registering students to vote and conducting lab research with adjunct faculty member Gustavo Salazar Garza, PhD.

TWU Nursing Faculty Member Receives $534,000 NIH Grant

Texas Woman's University College of Nursing Professor Pinky Budhrani-Shani, Ph.D., has been awarded a $534,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for her proposed research on “Caring for Caregivers with Mind-Body Exercise,” the first-ever study related to the practice of Qigong for caregivers. This grant also marks the first time in more than a decade that TWU's College of Nursing has received funding from NIH.

TWU Theatre presents ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program continues its 2018-2019 Season with Bertolt Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by associate professor Steven Young. Performances will take place Nov. 14-18 in the Redbud Theater Complex. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The Saturday matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance. 

TWU students to compete in NASA design challenge

A Texas Woman’s kinesiology team is going where no TWU students have gone before – a project competition in support of space exploration.

From first year to PT grad student, Mathis’ light shined brighter

It seems like Monica Mathis (DPT '20) is always moving. That’s not exactly unexpected for a physical therapy graduate student, but with Mathis, if you blink, she might already be on to her next commitment. In the five and a half years she’s been at TWU, Mathis hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down – from her first year as a shy, soft-spoken undergraduate kinesiology major to the outgoing, confident student in the physical therapy graduate program she is today.

Sophomore elementary education major, Lindsay Allen

Lindsay Allen remembers her application process as a prospective high school student very well. One of the first things the Fort Worth native noticed was that each professor and staff member she met with was friendly, encouraging, and they genuinely cared about her and her education.

TWU faculty, students to present research at the mall

Join Texas Woman’s University faculty and students as they present their current research projects to the public Nov. 3 at Denton’s Golden Triangle Mall. The free, all-ages event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the mall food court.

Relatives of Henrietta Lacks to speak at Book-in-Common program

Two relatives of the late Henrietta Lacks will be featured speakers at Texas Woman’s University’s Book-in-Common program on Nov. 7.

Outdoor Nation Campus Ambassador leads students on Grand Canyon trip

As a lifelong lover of the outdoors, Kaitlyn Houser (B.S. '19) dreamed of encouraging others to get outside and experience nature. When Texas Woman’s University joined Outdoor Nation (ON), she found the perfect opportunity to inspire students to get active on campus. Today, as TWU’s ON Campus Ambassador, she is taking it one step further and inspiring others to witness nature off campus.

TWU student strives to increase access to physical therapy care

Although she has only just begun her second year in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences – Houston Center, Meagan Ortega has already made a lasting impact in both her professional and local communities.

Clemmons named to EDUCAUSE board

Raechelle Clemmons, chief information officer for Texas Woman’s University, has been named to the Board of Directors of EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association. She will serve a four-year term starting this month.

Passion for volunteerism motivates TWU student to fight human trafficking

Guadalupe Resendiz didn't waste a second of her senior year in the Texas Woman’s social work program. In between a packed class schedule, Resendiz also explored her passion for volunteer work. After discovering the International Studies Abroad (ISA) program, an education abroad affiliated partner with TWU, Resendiz found an opportunity to merge two of her passions - school and volunteer work through missions.

TWU announces new vice president for University Advancement

Texas Woman’s University today announced that Kimberly Russell, Ed.D, has accepted the position of vice president for University Advancement, effective Dec. 1st.

Department of Visual Arts to host annual student art exhibition

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts will host its annual John Weinkein Juried Student Art Exhibition Oct. 13-Nov. 16 on TWU’s Denton campus. The exhibition will feature works by current TWU students from the studio arts, graphic design, art education and art history programs.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Oct. 27, 2018

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — from 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU’s mascot has a name!

When Texas Woman’s University unveiled the owl mascot last year, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members were asked to choose the name. The votes have been tallied and a name has been chosen.

Principal’s leadership role rooted in TWU sorority

As a Texas Woman’s University transfer student in the 1990s, Angeles González spotted a magazine picture of several college women all wearing matching shirts with Greek letters on them – and the women all looked like her. The sorority was at a college in Pennsylvania, she remembered, and she reached out to the organization to see about establishing a new chapter at TWU.

TWU to host seventh annual Celebration of Science

Texas Woman’s University will host its seventh annual Ann Stuart and Ray R. Poliakoff Celebration of Science on Friday, October 19 on TWU’s Denton campus. The daylong event includes “Pathways and Challenges for Women in Science,” an interactive forum with students; a luncheon with the speakers; a symposium titled “Women in Science: Research at the Interface of Biology and Chemistry;” and a reception. Most activities will take place in the Ann Stuart Science Complex.

TWU presents “Boo at the U” Oct. 18

"Boo at the U" returns to the Denton campus Student Union on Oct. 18 from 5-8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Nursing alum to receive excellence award recognition

Texas Woman’s University alumna Donna L. Schloss, BSN, FNP-C, has been named the 2018 recipient of the TWU Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award. Schloss is being honored for her distinguished international nursing career and her support of disaster relief efforts in the U.S. and abroad.

TWU to host discussions on Puerto Rico Oct. 3-4

Texas Woman’s University will host two panel discussions on Puerto Rico Oct. 3-4 on the TWU Denton campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

Informatics students join groundbreaking precision medicine initiative

TWU informatics students are lending their time and talents to a nationwide precision medicine initiative aimed at changing the way we treat and prevent disease.

Rodriguez mentors TWU first-generation students transitioning to college

As executive director of TWU’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach (DIO), Becky Rodriguez draws on her experiences as a first-generation Latina student to serve as a mentor and create programs for TWU students just like her.

TWU Theatre presents ‘The Birds’

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program opens its 2018-2019 Season with The Birds. Written by Conor McPherson, The Birds was adapted for the stage from Daphne du Maurier’s novelette published in 1952 – the same novella that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s legendary film. 

Jurist’s career path fuels passion for mentoring others

Her sisters drew her to Texas Woman’s University, a professor boosted her admission to law school, and a series of mentors helped her navigate a tight path to a federal bench. Now, U.S. District Judge Alia Moses is helping others find solid footing of their own.

TWU reports slight rise in fall enrollment

Enrollment at Texas Woman's University increased slightly for fall 2018 over the previous year, with Hispanics accounting for a greater share of the student body, according to preliminary figures reported today by the university.

TWU faculty recognized for extraordinary contributions to citizen science

A team of Texas Woman’s University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty recently received the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science. The award, presented by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, recognizes professor and chair Richard Sheardy, Ph.D., assistant professor Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan, Ph.D., and senior lecturer Cynthia Maguire, M.S., for their success in promoting civic engagement and social responsibility through their courses and degree programs.

TWU to host Graduate School and Professional Fair Sept. 25, 2018

Texas Woman’s University will host a Graduate School and Professional Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, in Pioneer Hall located on Bell Avenue in Denton. For a map of the campus, visit twu.edu/maps/.

Center for Women in Business accepting applications for grant program

Female business owners are encouraged to apply to the Women's Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program, sponsored through Texas Woman's University's Center for Women in Business (CWB). The grants are intended to encourage women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects. Applications for the program, which awards $5,000 grants, are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 12.

Campus leader and senior, Layton Hernandez

Layton Hernandez had a rocky start to his time at TWU. He didn’t have transportation between his family’s home in Lewisville and the Denton campus, so he found himself either sleeping at his sister’s place or crashing on the couches of friends. His family relocated to Denton later in the year.

Spencer Williamson, first year student and cancer survivor

Spencer Williamson’s journey as a student at Texas Woman’s University has only just begun.

As a child of educators, his passion for learning, sense of servant leadership and hard work ethic were instilled in him early on. Those would prove to be valuable traits, and ultimately put to the test when at just 13 years old, Spencer received a diagnosis that dramatically changed his life.

Jessica O’Brien, Occupational Therapy Student

Jessica O’Brien spent the early part of her career as an OT assistant. She then decided to uproot her life in Utah to move to Denton in pursuit of her advanced occupational therapy degree. With a heart the size of Texas, she is a perfect fit for the program and TWU.

Deyaun Seale, Health Care Administration student

Deyaun Seale currently pursues a master’s degree in health care administration at the Houston campus of Texas Woman’s University.

She saw no better environment to learn her field than at TWU after she decided she wanted to pursue a career in health care. TWU-Houston is perfectly situated in the midst of the action at Texas Medical Center, a sprawling hub that is home to some of the nation’s most prominent medical centers and research facilities.

Singing TWU police officer prepping for perfect pitch

One of TWU’s finest takes the field Saturday night for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Denton Campus Department of Public Safety Officer Justin Weathers will sing the national anthem prior to the start of the Rangers game.

TWU student wins top prize in national art contest for people with disabilities

Hannah Werchan, a 22-year-old senior art student at Texas Woman’s University, won first prize and $10,000 in the Kennedy Center’s 2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a program that recognizes and showcases the work of artists with disabilities between ages 16-25. Her winning painting, "Growth," is an impressionistic self-portrait that conveys her experience living with Stickler Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder.

Serving marginalized people is passion for TWU grad student

Almost as far back as she can remember, Texas Woman’s University graduate student Deyaun Seale has longed for a career in the health care industry. Helping others is important to her, and that’s her passion.

When her mother was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, it hit Seale hard. That her mom is a cancer survivor and is herself pursing a degree in nursing is inspiring. That’s what motivates Seale.

Internationally recognized author, political fundraiser to lead new TWU center

Texas Woman's University has tapped Nancy Bocskor—nicknamed a "Democracy Coach" by a major German newspaper—to lead the university's new Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy beginning in September.

TWU Houston Center to host open house Sept. 22, 2018

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.

Collaboration Takes Shape At The Intersection Of Art And Science

A magazine article, a chance meeting and a generous art donation by a Texas Woman's University (TWU) nursing faculty member, who also happens to be an artist, has led to an affiliation agreement between the university and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The agreement allows TWU nurse practitioner students to complete clinical rotations in forensic science at the Institute.

Businesswoman makes record gift to Texas Woman’s University

Texas Woman’s University officials today announced a gift of more than $10 million – the single largest donation to the university– from Frisco businesswoman Mary L. A. Stanton. The $10,001,901 commitment supports construction of a new residential village on TWU’s Denton campus. In addition, with the $1,901 part of this gift, Stanton is inspiring the launch of the “1901 Society,” which recognizes donors who have given $1 million or more to the university in their lifetimes.

TWU student serves as volunteer at Special Olympics

Ask Texas Woman’s University senior Lauren Bach what she did over the summer, and no doubt the highlight will be volunteering at the National Special Olympics games, held July 1-6 in Seattle.

Student researcher explores what's next for cancer drugs

Biochemistry senior Claudette Fraire already has three years of research experience. By jumping into the lab as an undergraduate, she's set the stage for graduate school and a possible future in cancer research.  

Kinesiology team wins National Biomechanics Day recognition

Texas Woman’s University’s biomechanics labs provide a way for our Kinesiology students to combine classroom theory with real-world application. A group of these students put this experience into practice on National Biomechanics Day 2018, when they invited 27 Aubrey high schoolers into the labs for a fun day of movement and motion. Their creative event recently received top recognition from the American Society of Biomechanics.

Daisy Cantu, Class of 2018 and Frontiers student

Daisy J. Cantu came to the United States from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico when she was 15 years old. As a high school student she spoke little to no English. Daisy had to not only learn the usual subjects, but the English language on top of it all.

Member of the 1968 Golden Reunion Class and Distinguished Alumna, Cheryl Holland Bridges

As a Texas native and daughter to a TWU alumna Dorothy Anderson Holland, attending Texas Woman’s University was a perfect fit. As a student she enjoyed studying fashion and music.

Cheryl Holland Bridges was an active member of the campus community while a student. She was president of student activities at one point and organized large dances when the Texas A&M Corps came to town. She enjoyed singing with the Lasso Choraliers, and even traveled to Germany to entertain US troops stationed there one summer.

Senior Miranda Moore, Student Leader

Having been described as a “bundle of energy,” Miranda Moore exudes an air of excitement and anticipation. The Senior Kinesiology and Pre-Occupational Therapy student knew she was going to make her mark before she even arrived at Texas Woman’s University.

TWU student uses feminist scholarship, activism to create global change

By the time Esther Ajayi-Lowo earns her doctoral degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2021, she already will have amassed an impressive list of achievements. Since arriving at TWU in 2015 to study multicultural women’s and gender studies, she has received two International Peace Scholarships from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO); published a book chapter chronicling the same-sex marriage prohibition act in Nigeria; and presented papers at national conferences on sexuality education, reproductive justice and female genital mutilation— all while balancing her personal commitments as a wife and mother to three young children.

Texas Woman’s graduate student named 2018-19 Schweitzer Fellow

Stephanie M. Lopez-Neyman, R.D.N., M.P.H., a Texas Woman’s University nutrition and food sciences Ph.D. student, will spend the next year developing a community health program through a prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

Departing associate dean and alumna Stephanie Woods keeps TWU close to the heart

In nine years as associate dean of nursing on TWU's Dallas campus, Stephanie Woods has developed relationships and programs that have changed the face of the nursing program. Now, the proud alumna is pursuing her next challenge.

TWU names new information technology chief

Texas Woman’s University officials today announced they have selected an innovative information technology leader as the university’s new associate vice president for technology and chief information officer. Raechelle Clemmons, who has held senior IT positions at higher education institutions in three states, began her technology career at Silicon Valley startups Netline and Digital Impact. She will join TWU August 27.

Alumna Kamica King offers healing and hope through the power of music

Award-winning singer/songwriter Kamica King uses music to inspire and help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

Texas Woman's lists Spring 2018 graduates

Texas Woman's University releases its list of Spring 2018 graduates.

Texas Woman's music professor earns third Fulbright grant

Texas Woman's University Music Professor Richard Shuster, DMA, has a special attachment to Hungary and, in particular, with the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. In January 2019, he will head to the academy to teach piano literature courses on a Fulbright Scholar Grant. This isn't his first experience at the school or with the Fulbright program, however. Twenty years ago, Shuster studied piano and chamber music at the prestigious school on a Fulbright Student Grant.

Tech workshops available for female business owners

Women business owners interested in increasing productivity are invited to sign up for a series of technology workshops offered this summer by Texas Woman's University's Center for Women in Business.

Women Veterans Symposium June 21 at TWU Houston

As part of a multi-event, inaugural celebration for Women Veterans Day, Texas Woman’s University and Give An Hour will host “Because She Served: Women Veterans Community Symposium” Thursday, June 21, from 4 – 8 pm, at the TWU campus, 6700 Fannin, in the Texas Medical Center.

Texas Woman's releases Spring 2018 deans', chancellor's lists

Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the Spring 2018 semester.

TWU Theatre announces 2018-2019 season

The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program’s 2018-2019 season will feature a stage version of a classic thriller, an epic drama lambasting the contradictions of war, a passionate examination of love and science, and a raucous Broadway masterpiece. All performances will take place in TWU’s Redbud Theatre Complex, located on the northwest side of historic Hubbard Hall on the university’s Denton campus. Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. 

Senior Family Studies Student and Parent, Megan Alvina

Megan Alvina, a Senior Family Studies student, shows her love for Texas Woman’s University in a very personal way. She named her new child, born November 2017, Elijah Lowry Alvaro Alvina.

Senior Elementary Educ. Student and Gymnastics Champion, Schyler Jones

“It’s all about time management,” Schyler Jones said when talking about the balancing act that is her life as a scholar athlete at Texas Woman’s University. As a Senior majoring in Elementary Education, Schyler maintains her schoolwork at an honors level, is a member of multiple student organizations and completes four hours of training five days a week as a member of the TWU award-winning gymnastics team, to name just a few of her many commitments.

Senior Social Work major and U.S. Veteran, Nikki Perez

Nikki Perez is the current President of the Student Veterans Association (SVA) at Texas Woman’s University and her path to becoming a Pioneer has been the embodiment of the new TWU motto to: “Boldly Go.” Majoring in Social Work, Nikki would like to use her education to work with female veterans in some manner, believing they are an under-served population.

TWU senior appointed to student regent’s post

Texas Woman’s University senior Emily Galbraith 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, 2019.

Physical Therapy Student, Jonathan Arias

As a young man from the Rio Grande Valley, Jonathan Arias dreams of helping the people in his community.

His parents dreamed he would be a doctor, but he learned he could help patients more by filling a prescription through physical therapy rather than just doing the prescribing.

Nothing but home runs for TWU Nutrition alumna

Lindsay Oar (MS ‘17) discovered the perfect way to merge her two passions — sports and nutrition — with an Exercise and Sports Nutrition degree from Texas Woman’s that led to a position as assistant sports dietitian (RDN) for the Texas Rangers professional baseball organization.

TWU teachers-in-training to attend NASA summer institute

Texas Woman’s University has been selected to send a team of four pre-service teachers along with a faculty sponsor to the 2018 NASA Minority University Research and Education Project’s (MUREP) Educator Institute at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The five-day on-site experience takes place June 4-8 and will feature student-centered classroom activities that use NASA assets and resources to help educators develop practices that will engage students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day June 9

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business welcomes Disney Institute to Houston

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Houston on June 7, 2018. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business, the one-day event will help area professionals explore how they could begin to identify the personal and organizational values that drive them as a leader to carry out their organization’s vision and their role in operationalizing culture-building and team support.

University unveils new Institute for Women's Leadership

Texas Woman's University officials today announced plans to create a distinctive new Institute for Women's Leadership on its Denton campus that will encompass three focused centers on the large second floor of Old Main, the university's first building (1903). Construction will begin this fall, with move-in slated for summer 2019.

TWU awarded $397,000 grant to educate rural librarians

Texas Woman’s University has been awarded $397,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences under the 2018 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for a project to educate future leaders in rural libraries.

TWU to conduct spring 2018 commencement

The Spring 2018 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 on TWU’s Denton campus and Sunday, May 13 in Houston.

TWU’s Center for Women in Business Announces Micro Grant Awardees

Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business announced the recipients of its inaugural Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program.

TWU kinesiology student conducts unique, award winning research

As a Texas Woman’s honors student, Ayana Georges (B.S. ‘18) knew she wanted to make a difference in the world of kinesiology. This prompted her to begin her award-winning research, which received top honors at the 2018 Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) Conference held in March.

TWU sets final day for golf course

After operating for almost 80 years, Texas Woman’s University announced that it will permanently close its golf course. The course, which shut down earlier this year in support of campus construction projects, will reopen nine holes for a one-day, free-play event on Friday, May 4.

TWU professor honored with knighthood

Ronald S. Palomares-Fernandez, Ph.D., a Texas Woman’s University assistant professor of psychology, has been knighted by the Johanniter Order, a 900-year-old spiritual service organization dedicated to assisting the sick, the poor and the infirmed. Palomares-Fernandez received the honor for his humanitarian work in his church and around the world.

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.

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