2022 News

Class keeps history alive and accessible

TWU's Bibliography and Research Methods class is a course in preserving history, and it just completed a successful test run with the creation of the digital exhibit "Moments of Inscription: the Lives of Women Through Their Letters."

Graduate says college experience was business degree bonus

Brooke Morlet is graduating from Texas Woman’s University in December with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the College of Business. In January, she’ll start a new job as a tax staff accountant with a regional accounting firm in Dallas. For the last two years, TWU professors and her mentor have guided and lifted Morlet to heights that she didn’t think were possible. 

TWU fashion students create clothing for homeless

Fashion Design and Merchandising's Remy Odukomaiya and the students in her Mass Production Techniques class designed, patterned and crafted two outfits, then produced 13 sets of those clothes for the specific needs of homeless men.

Art and design take center stage at Circle of Light

Holiday festivals on the Texas Woman's University campus have gone through a few incarnations and themes over the years, but this year's Circle of Light is a celebration of art and design.

TWU alum becomes first woman to hold chief judge post

Texas Woman’s alumna Alia Moses made history in 2001 when she became the first woman to be named a U.S. district judge in the sprawling Western District of Texas. She made history again on Nov. 18 when she became the first woman to assume the role of chief judge in the district.

Mural in Union celebrates TWU

If you're walking through the Student Union's first level, head east from the food court, down the hall past the game room, computer stations and meeting rooms toward the gallery around the stairs. You will find color. An assault of color. Great, vibrant swaths and shapes of pink and orange and red, blue and turquoise, yellow and purple splashed on three sides of the gallery and wrapped around the beating heart of the university. It's called Corazón Radical.

Design team places third at NASA-sponsored design competition

 A Texas Woman’s team of senior kinesiology students placed third overall at the Texas Space Grant Consortium Design Challenge Showcase, continuing the university’s string of successes at the NASA-sponsored science competition.

DanceMakers ready to take stage

The seven works that will take the stage in the Fall 2022 edition of DanceMakers combine themes of technology, relationships and emerging from difficult times to push conventional concepts of dance beginning Thursday at Margo Jones Performance Hall.

TWU Theatre takes hard look at entertainment and exploitation

Exploitation of children is part and parcel of human history. But imagine a world where indentured child labor did not take place behind the closed doors of sweatshops, but out in the open, on stage for public consumption. Where children could be scooped up off the street and put to work. And where the law did not turn a blind eye to such exploitation but actually sanctioned it.

This is the world of The Children of the Queen's Writ, the second play of the Texas Woman's University's theatre division's 2022-23 season. The play runs Nov. 16-20 at TWU's Redbud Theatre Complex on the north side of Hubbard Hall.

Chemistry earns Dreyfus Lectureship award

The Texas Woman's University's chemistry and biochemistry division has been awarded the Jean Dreyfus Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions program for 2022.

Saturday campus tour at TWU set for Dec. 3, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host a Saturday campus tour for potential first-year, transfer and graduate students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 on the university’s Denton campus.

This is my personal life

Brenna Petersen, a junior theatre major at TWU, has been in or around theatre most of her life and is closing in on 20 shows on her resume. Coming off co-starring in TWU's season-opening play, The Effect, she's rehearsing for a Shakespearean-era play, The Children of the Queen's Writ. Petersen is also currently in Scrooge! The Musical for the North Texas Performing Arts. For that production, she's assistant director. And costume coordinator.

Doesn't leave much time for a personal life. She laughs at that.

"This is my personal life," Petersen said.

Texas Woman’s launches Zero Tuition Guarantee to curb college debt

Texas Woman’s has unveiled a new program that guarantees covering 100% of tuition and fees for incoming Texas students who qualify for federal financial aid.

DanceMakers meets India

Experimentation is not unknown to DanceMakers, the Texas Woman's University division of Dance's fall concert. This year's show, however, is going cross-culture and cross-campus.

It's as complicated a recipe as it sounds. Start with the south Indian dance Bharatanatyam, sprinkle with ballet and Sanskrit drama, add a little genetic sequencing, mix with a dancer from Tacoma, Washington, and you have Shakuntala's Plea.

TWU inaugurates Jeff Robb Outdoor Classroom

Texas Woman's University celebrated one of the people most responsible for TWU's butterfly garden when it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the Jeff Robb Outdoor Classroom. The outdoor classroom is named in honor of Jeff Robb, TWU legal studies professor, lifetime lepidopterist and initiator of the butterfly garden. Robb passed away in 2017.

Holiday festival returns to TWU

After a three-year pandemic-related hiatus, a holiday celebration returns to the Texas Woman's University's campus on Dec. 6, 2022. The five divisions of TWU's School of Arts & Design – dance, fashion, music, theatre, and visual arts – are joining forces to create the Circle of Light, an art-themed festival in and around Pioneer Circle between the Visual Arts Building and the Music Building. The Circle of Light will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.

Center announces women entrepreneur grant winners

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University has selected 25 female entrepreneurs to receive $5,000 awards through its StartHER Grant Program, part of an ongoing effort to boost women-owned businesses in Texas.

Tickets on sale for TWU theatre world premiere

Tickets are on sale for The Children of the Queen's Writ, a world premiere play that is the second production of Texas Woman's University's division of theatre's 2022-23 season.

Professional landscape group names TWU’s grounds among nation’s best

The Professional Grounds Management Society® has recognized the Denton and Dallas campuses of Texas Woman’s University as being among the nation’s higher education institutions with the best grounds.

The vast and the curious

There is a dimension unknown to all but an uncommon few. It is vast, yet fits within the nucleus of a single cell and challenges the human mind's concept of the finite. It is found in every living creature on Earth and within its matrix is the blueprint of each organism, but until very recently it existed beyond human comprehension. It is the world of the infinitesimal.

It is also the classroom of Texas Woman's University biology professor Catalina Pislariu, PhD.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Nov. 5, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year, transfer and graduate students — from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU alumna Tiana James a rising marketing star

Tiana James's road to the L.A. fashion scene is one less taken: Edmond, Oklahoma, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, through the Texas Panhandle and finally to Dallas-Fort Worth.

"You can call me a bit of a nomad," said James, a 2014 graduate of the Texas Woman's University fashion merchandising program.

According to Ad Age magazine, you can also call her a rising star in the ultra-competitive business of public relations and marketing. In September, Ad Age named James one its 2022 40 Under 40 honorees.

Author to hold publishing seminar

Author Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam will hold a seminar on getting published on Oct. 18, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the TWU Student Union at Hubbard Hall auditorium. The event is sponsored by the TWU department of Language, Culture, and Gender Studies. The seminar will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and Stufflebeam will sign copies of her novella, Glorious Fiends.

TWU chemistry professors honored for advancing civically engaged STEM

Texas Woman’s University chemistry professors Nasrin Kohan, PhD, and Richard D. Sheardy, PhD, have been named ambassadors for SENCER, the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities.

TWU Theatre opens season with The Effect

TWU's Division of Theatre opens the 2022-23 season with The Effect, which runs Oct. 12-16 at TWU’s Redbud Theater. The play is about two students falling in love during a clinical trial for a new anti-depressant and trying to understand if their feelings are real or a product of the drugs.

Center helped stroke victim reclaim language skills

On Oct. 12, 2019, Patrick Prock lost language. The words and sentences he wanted to say and the stories he wanted to tell were in his head. They were just too difficult to utter. It was on that day Prock suffered a stroke and spent two weeks in the intensive care unit. Three years later, Prock is blossoming. While learning to communicate again at The Stroke Center - Dallas on the Dallas campus of Texas Woman’s University, Prock found language again.

Studying in Greece was everything TWU's Huggins imagined

School has been back in session for a month and everyone is getting back into the daily classroom routine, shaking off the last daydreams of summer. It's been easier for some than others.

Not everyone met and was then separated from the great passion of their life.

"I really miss hearing Greek people in the background," TWU senior Riley-Grace Huggins said. "I miss that a lot. I had a FaceTime call with a friend over there, and she was speaking Greek to her mom. I almost cried. I miss it."

Grant aims to prepare students for doctoral studies

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $1.3 million to Texas Woman’s University through the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program. The university will receive $261,888 per year over the next five years to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for doctoral studies.

"It's not about the film, it's about the dialogue"

Spencer Wilkinson is not preaching to the choir.

It would be easy to dismiss Wilkinson's documentary, Alice Street, as just another socially conscious rant about gentrification, giving vent to a community's spleen. But the award-winning Alice Street is not a fist-shaking protest film, and Wilkinson has far greater ambitions than stirring up anger, regardless of how valid that anger may be.

Because Alice Street is a discussion piece.

Soccer legend Brandi Chastain to speak at Paup Lecture Oct. 11

Brandi Chastain, a World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist in soccer, will be the featured speaker in this year’s Paup Lecture Series on the Denton campus of Texas Woman’s University.

Saturday campus tour at TWU set for Oct. 1, 2022

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

Draft Day for DanceMakers

TWU student dancers and choreographers have begun assembling the Fall 2022 DanceMakers show, which will take place Nov. 17-19 at the Margo Jones Performance Hall. The process began with Draft Day, when dancers audition and choreographers select dancers to bring their vision to the stage.

Gentrification in spotlight in film screening at TWU

Texas Woman's University will host a screening of Alice Street, the award-winning documentary about gentrification and the efforts of a community to protect its history, voice and land. The film will be shown Sept. 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the Hubbard Hall auditorium. Admission is free, a panel discussion featuring TWU and Denton community leaders will follow, and Alice Street director Spencer Wilkinson will attend.

TWU exhibit hall touting women leaders to open Sept. 23

A women’s leadership hall featuring digital and interactive exhibits that focus on the contributions of Texas historical figures such as Gov. Ann Richards, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and U.S. Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, among others, is slated to open to the public on Sept. 23.

U.S. News: TWU among nation’s top universities for social mobility, nursing

Texas Woman’s University is among the top universities in the nation for social mobility and its bachelor’s degree program in nursing is tops in North Texas and among the top 6% of BSN programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Colleges” edition, released today.

TWU to host Grad & Professional School Fair Sept. 27, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host a Graduate School and Professional Fair from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, on the university’s Denton campus.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs to offer new round of innovation grants

Women-owned businesses in Texas can apply for a new round of StartHER Grants beginning Sept. 22. Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) began the grant program to encourage women business owners — current or aspiring — to take on new and innovative projects. Grant winners will be announced Nov. 1.

TWU Houston Center to host Houston Open House Sept. 17, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective students from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 17 at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin St.

TWU alum adds 100-mile race to adventure résumé

Texas Woman’s alumna Roxanne Gonzales-Vogel completed the historic ultramarathon Leadville Trail 100 Run. The race is the latest accolade for the adventurer who loves to run and climb to the highest peaks.

Despite college rejection, cancer, nursing grad perseveres

A rejection letter isn't typically the start of a college success story. But for Nicole David, the note she received denying her admission to nursing school started a decade-long journey of achieving her childhood dream of becoming a nurse.

New tradition to fly across TWU campus this fall

Texas Woman’s students will see a new flag flying across campus as they make their way to classes this fall. The flag will bear the names of more than a thousand new first-year students beginning their journeys as Pioneers.

Roller derby queen

TWU's Shawnda Smith, PhD and assistant professor of mathematics, found her people and her place going round 'n' round in roller derby.

A voice for women

TWU Psychology's Debra Mollen has been named a Distinguished Leader for Women for her "critical contributions to psychology through her trailblazing research on sexuality, reproductive justice, multicultural competence, and counseling psychology training."

TWU says farewell to alumna, benefactor Dykes

Virginia Chandler Dykes, Texas Woman's University alumna and benefactor recognized for her work in occupational therapy, passed away on August 10, 2022.

TWU Music announces Fall 2022 schedule

The annual holiday concert, A Very Merry Concert!, will cap the Texas Woman's University Division of Music's 17-event calendar of performances for Fall 2022.

Meet TWU's first Black male doctor of dance

This summer, Iquail Shaheed presented and successfully defended his dissertation to become the first Black male to earn a PhD in dance at TWU.

"I am a doctor of dance," Shaheed said. "A doctor of joyous dance. I'm so excited, I can't believe it."

TWU alum gives $100K to launch scholarships in health promotion, kinesiology

Texas Woman’s University alumna Dawn Chaney, PhD, has provided a $100,000 gift to TWU for scholarships benefitting students majoring in exercise physiology and exercise science, and students who are committed to women’s leadership.

TWU debuts Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies bachelor's degree

Texas Woman's University is offering a bachelor's degree in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies beginning in Fall 2022.

"It's officially approved," said Danielle Phillips-Cunningham, PhD, associate professor and program lead of the Multicultural Women's & Gender Studies program. "It's on the books. Sign up."

TWU Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season

Two volunteers in a clinical drug trial for a new antidepressant deal with the ramifications of their newly awakened emotions in The Effect, a play by Lucy Prebble that will open the 2022-23 season of the Texas Woman’s University’s Theatre program.

The 2022-23 season will consist of four plays.

A medical detective story

TWU biology doctoral student Erica Garcia is investigating the strange relationship between breast cancer and human cytomegalovirus, attempting to solve a mystery that could lead to better treatment of breast cancer and better outcomes for patients.

"The thought that I could improve lives is a big motivation," Garcia said.

Kids camp uses LEGOS to raise science awareness

It was a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience that mixed children with different hearing capabilities with coding and robotics concepts  – and the added bonus of LEGO building pieces.

Tullia infuses lessons learned at TWU into dean's job

You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of the symbiosis between a Texas Woman's University education and an emerging career than the example of Tawny LeBouef Tullia.

The combinations of job and education, challenges and preparation, environment and interests have taken Tullia to Memphis, Tenn., where she just completed the first month of her interim year as dean of the Rosa Deal School of Arts at Christian Brothers University.

History publishes 15th edition of Ibid.

July 1, 2022 – DENTON - The Texas Woman's University History Program on Friday published the 15th edition of Ibid., A Student History Journal.

Ibid is written and produced by the members of the TWU Eta Nu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society.

New marketing, communication leader begins July 1

Veteran communications professional Kristina Kaskel-Ruiz will lead marketing and communications efforts for Texas Woman’s three campuses beginning July 1.

TWU marks 65 years of dance PhDs

Now in its 65th year, Texas Woman's University's PhD in dance program is the longest running in the United States, and has produced 117 graduates.

Texas Woman’s lists spring 2022 graduates

Texas Woman’s University has released its list of graduates for the spring 2022 semester.

TX Incubator program takes women entrepreneurs to the next level

Fast-tracking a start-up into a scalable and successful business is no easy task, but six women entrepreneurs were able to do just that through the TX Women Owned Incubator Program, offered by the Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University and The Slate, a woman-owned coworking space in Dallas.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day June 25, 2022

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 noon, Saturday, June 25, on the university’s Denton campus.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs announces Veteran Woman Grant awardees

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University has selected six female veterans in Texas to receive a $5,000 award each through its Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one.

TWU releases spring 2022 deans’, chancellor’s lists

Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the spring 2022 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.

TWU biology's Dr. Pislariu earns $1 million grant

Research conducted by Catalina Pislariu, PhD, of the TWU Biology Department into rehabilitating farmland by planting crops that not only grow in depleted soil but also contribute to the regeneration of that exhausted earth has earned a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Powers first at Texas Woman’s to win Boren Fellowship

Petina JD Powers has survived a litany of hardships, but now the sociology doctoral student is the first TWU student to earn a David L. Boren Fellowship, which she will use to study the Hindi language this summer before traveling to India to conduct research.

TWU’s Flores named to enrollment advisory board

Javier Flores, EdD, TWU’s associate vice president for enrollment management, has been named to an RNL advisory board aimed at addressing the greatest enrollment challenges facing colleges and universities today.

TWU student earns four scholarships to study in Greece

Riley-Grace Huggins, a TWU junior majoring in English Literature, earned four scholarships to allow her to study in Greece this summer.

TWU faculty receives Distinguished Research Fellowship

Denise Maricle, PhD, a professor of psychology at Texas Woman’s University, is the first recipient of the Richard W. Woodcock Distinguished Research Fellowship awarded by the Woodcock Institute for Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice.

MBA grad leaves big shoes to fill

She left behind a spirited legacy when she graduated from Texas Woman’s with an MBA on May 14, and whoever follows in Leslie Fredrickson’s footsteps is going to have some awfully big shoes to fill.

Like say, size 17 EEE.

Fire official finds high reward in PhD

Megan Schuth, the first woman battalion chief in the Denton Fire Department, will be awarded her PhD in rhetoric in Friday’s graduation ceremony at TWU.

TWU inspired nation’s youngest law grad

This Friday, 19-year old TWU alumna Haley Taylor Schlitz will become the youngest law school graduate in the nation and the youngest law school grad ever from SMU.

TWU student on mission to inspire future biomechanics practitioners

As a woman working in biomechanics, Texas Woman’s doctoral candidate Noelle Tuttle is dedicated to the outreach for and education of more women in the field, especially minorities who have had little to no exposure. Thanks to grants from the Biomechanics Initiative, she was able to further that mission by co-hosting virtual and in-person events in Denton and Ecuador to inspire future practitioners and researchers.

Congresswoman’s gift launches TWU scholarship program

U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia R. Garcia today announced a $50,000 gift to Texas Woman’s University to launch a scholarship program aimed at supporting students who aspire to careers in public service and come from traditionally underrepresented groups in federal, state and local politics.

First Saturday event at TWU set for May 7, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host a First Saturday event for potential first-year and transfer students from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 7 on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU design team wins NASA challenge – again!

What’s better than a heavy underdog winning an innovative design contest involving some of the state’s brightest minds?

Winning it again.

Research internship is on grad’s path to becoming scientist

Makayla Hughes has a deep concern for the health and welfare of her community. She’s witnessed firsthand how members of her tight-knit, mostly Black neighborhood in Houston lacked the kind of care essential to keep its residents healthy.

Cancer research sparked grad’s interest in biotechnology

Her interest in science started in summer camp and grew into a dream of becoming a researcher. Harsh words from a supervisor temporarily derailed that dream, but Lindsey Ramos Freitas overcame her struggles, regained her confidence, and is set to receive her professional science master’s degree during spring commencement ceremonies at Texas Woman’s University.

Congresswoman, business leader among TWU commencement speakers

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, dean of the Texas Congressional Delegation, and Texas Woman’s alumna Merrilee Kick, an entrepreneur who became the first woman owner of a winery/distillery in the country, highlight the list of speakers during May commencement ceremonies at TWU.

Scholarship winner leaves legacy of achievement, leadership

Isabella Campbell has a penchant for excelling – and for helping others be at their best, too.

Center for Women Entrepreneurs announces new round of grants for women veterans

The Center for Women Entrepreneurs (CWE) at Texas Woman’s University will be accepting submissions for its Veteran Woman Entrepreneur Grant program, which supports women veterans in Texas who own their own businesses or are interested in launching one, starting on Monday, April 25, 2022.

TWU launches student chapter of Toastmasters International

The Center for Student Leadership at Texas Woman’s University is launching a student chapter of Toastmasters International, an educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The chapter is open to all TWU students, and recruitment is currently underway.

TWU announces 2022 summer camps

Looking for educational and fun activities for your children this summer? Texas Woman’s University provides a variety of camps for local children of all ages.

TWU JNIWL presents virtual panels on professionalization tools

The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University is sponsoring the new Virtual Academic Series, an exciting program of three virtual panels that will provide professionalization tools for all TWU faculty, post-docs and graduate students during April 2022.

Alumna’s devotion to service shaped by education

Vicki Byrd didn’t know anything about Denton when her best friend asked her to attend Texas Woman’s University with her. Since then, she’s worked, raised a family, and now represents her adopted hometown as a member of the Denton City Council.

Higher education veteran to lead TWU enrollment activities

Texas Woman’s University has selected a veteran administrator and higher education consultant to oversee strategies for managing the institution’s enrollment.

Javier Flores, who has held key leadership positions at Angelo State University, Howard College and New Mexico State University, will become Texas Woman’s associate vice president for enrollment management on April 4.

TWU students place second in Kinesiology Student Bowl competition

A Texas Woman’s team comprised of three School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology students demonstrated impressive knowledge and placed second overall in the Kinesiology Student Bowl during the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2022 Meeting in February.

TWU regent, husband expand scholarship program with $100K gift

Continuing a commitment to help students succeed academically, a Texas Woman’s University regent and her husband have pledged another $100,000 gift to the university to expand a scholarship program that covers four years of tuition and fees for five Denton High School graduates.

TWU Book Series launches first publication with author event

Texas Woman’s University is celebrating the publication of Making Space for Women: Stories from Trailblazing Women of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, the first book in the TWU Book Series, with a reading and talk by author Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union at Hubbard Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Mar. 26, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 26, on the university’s Denton campus.

TWU adds Weddington Collection

Sarah Weddington was known best for arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in the landmark Roe v. Wade case, but she had a trailblazing legal and legislative career that spanned decades and was predicated largely on advancing women’s issues, which produced mountains of documents and records.

TWU Jamison Lecture to feature public health responses to the COVID pandemic

Public health officials from Dallas, Denton and Houston will share their experiences dealing with the COVID pandemic at Texas Woman’s University’s seventh annual Jamison Lecture, part of the Nancy P. and Thaddeus E. Paup Lecture Series.

McDavid’s reach extends from boardroom to rodeo arena

Whether it’s cutting horses, running a business, governing a university system or even throwing a javelin, Stacie Dieb McDavid has a way of leaving a lasting impression.

The former track and field star was recruited to Texas Woman’s University as a javelin thrower and has since made a name for herself in spaces from the boardroom to the rodeo arena.

Adventure comes naturally to TWU alumna

Roxy Gonzales-Vogel is making a habit out of making history.

She made it big in 2019 after she accomplished one of the fastest ascents ever of Mt. Everest, making it from sea level in her former hometown in Berkeley, Calif. to the top of the tallest mountain in the world in Asia and back in a mere two weeks. 

TWU alumna turns passion business into flagship restaurant at alma mater

Cynthia Nevels never imagined her journey as a student at Texas Woman’s University would one day lead her to play a pivotal role in establishing the first Black-owned restaurant at her alma mater. Soulgood, created and founded by Nevels, has opened its flagship restaurant at TWU delivering healthier food options to campus and the North Texas community.

All-female team makes history with NASA contest win

As non-engineers competing in a NASA-sponsored engineering design challenge, an all-female team of Texas Woman’s University kinesiology seniors knew they’d be heavy underdogs. But they defied conventional wisdom and won, making history in the process. 

Nurse’s research on abuse may be key to improving victims’ mental health

She’s seen firsthand the mental toll an abusive relationship can have on a woman, so it isn’t surprising that Angeles Nava, an assistant professor of nursing at TWU’s Houston campus, has devoted seven years to researching intimate partner violence.

TWU to host Transfer Connection Mar. 5, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host Transfer Connection — an open house event for potential transfer students — from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 5 on the university’s Denton campus.

Regents approve one-stop service center for students

The Texas Woman’s University System Board of Regents today approved funding for a “one-stop” student services center to be built near the center of the Denton campus. 

Regents authorize names for social work division, new nursing center

The Texas Woman’s University System Board of Regents today approved naming features for a new nursing research center to be established at the university’s Dallas campus and for the existing division of social work at the Denton campus.

Regents give green light to health science building project

The Texas Woman’s University System Board of Regents today approved a plan to build a 175,000-square-foot health science center for the Denton campus to support growth in the colleges of health sciences and nursing and other collaborative efforts.

Texas Woman's lists fall 2021 graduates

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

TWU now offering Pearson VUE exams, Teacher Certification testing

Texas Woman’s University’s Academic Testing Services, in partnership with Pearson VUE, now offers professional certification and academic exams.

TWU alumna had one-of-a-kind path to PhD

Sometimes, the path to a PhD can be quite interesting. Other times, the journey can be downright challenging. For Florence Osuofa, it was both.

TWU Graduate Program Showcase set for Feb. 19, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will highlight graduate program offerings during the Graduate Program Showcase — an open house event for potential graduate students — from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 19, on the university’s Denton campus.

Doctoral student seeks to help country after civil war

Agueda Gomes grew up in the Angolan civil war. Today, the Texas Woman’s University doctoral student is working to help the people of her country affected by the war and improve educational opportunities in the region.

Sight impaired student embraces new cultural experiences

As an individual who experiences blindness, Demetria Ober never imagined having the courage to leave the comfort of her support system in Texas to transplant to another country and immerse herself in a foreign language and culture.

TWU staff member dedicated to educating, empowering student leaders

Texas Woman’s Director of the Center for Student Leadership Lawrencina Mason Oramalu is on a mission to help all TWU students discover and develop the leader within. Although an attorney by training, Oramalu has spent her career working in education, and she understands that effective leadership is needed in all industries and at all levels.

TWU releases fall 2021 deans', chancellor's lists

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

TWU was integral to lawyer’s success

Landon Dickerson made history in 2014 as the first male elected student body president at Texas Woman’s University. Now, as a mental health prosecutor in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, he’s working on a new program to provide services for people with mental illness who are caught up in the legal system.

TWU Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy offers new workshops

The Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) at Texas Woman’s University is offering three emBOLDenHER virtual workshops this spring to encourage women to run for office in Texas.

First Black student’s legacy still felt 61 years later

She may not have fully grasped the magnitude of it at the time, but the first step Alsenia Dowells took as a student 61 years ago on the Texas Woman’s University campus in Denton was huge.

Dowells was the first and only Black student enrolled at Texas Woman’s in the fall of 1961.

TWU to celebrate 50+ years of nursing PhD

The world has learned many lessons the past two years with the sudden arrival of — and adjustments to — COVID-19, perhaps none more pressing than there is an overwhelming need for more nurses. Nurses, however, do not just appear. It takes education and training as well as research into the best ways to nurse patients. That requires doctoral-educated nurses with careers in health administration, education, clinical research, and advanced clinical practice.

TWU Theatre presents 'Until the Flood' by Dael Orlandersmith

Texas Woman's University Theatre Program presents our third show of the season, Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Associate Professor Dr. Noah Lelek.

U.S. News ranks online master’s education program among nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report has recognized Texas Woman’s online master’s education programs as being among the nation’s best.

TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Jan. 29, 2022

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 noon, Saturday, Jan. 29, on the university’s Denton campus.

Houston women’s group recognizes TWU for DEI efforts

Texas Woman’s University has been recognized for its diversity, equity and inclusion activities by the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

TWU partners with NCTC to expand access to rural students

Texas Woman’s University has partnered with North Central Texas College (NCTC) to launch the Red River Promise Program, which offers high school students in 13 school districts the opportunity to attend college for free and receive an array of support services.

TWU Houston Center to host Houston Open House Jan. 22, 2022

Texas Woman’s University will host an online open house for prospective students from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 22.

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