History & Political Science student Sheryl English elected to Denton ISD school board

Sheryl English, a Denton real estate agent and History & Political Science student at Texas Woman’s University, has been elected to fill Place 2 on the Denton ISD school board.

As part of the May election, voters selected who would fill two school board seats for full three-year terms. All places on the Denton school board are at-large, meaning all eligible voters within the school district can vote in each race.

Dr. Lo discusses use of suicide prediction models for minoritized groups in MedPage Today

Asked for her perspective, Celia Lo, PhD, chair of the Department of Sociology at Texas Woman's University in Denton, who was not involved with the study, told MedPage Today that her own research on mental health utilization and treatment showed that certain minoritized groups may seek primary medical care as opposed to specialty care for mental health issues because of these historical barriers.

"You don't have accurate enough information to be inputted in this kind of model," Lo said. "The data [for white patients] will be a lot more reflective of the clinical needs of their mental health."

Professor and Chair Jon Olsen, PhD, weighs in on future of Die Linke in Germany's 2021 federal election

"If recent history is any guide, the 2021 German federal election will once again raise the question of whether the Left Party’s (Die Linke) cup is half-empty or half-full," Jon Olsen, PhD, professor and chair of the TWU Department of History & Political Science, in a recent opinion piece for Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

TWU's Wouter van Erve weighs in on civics education legislation

What Texas kids need to know in order to become responsible citizens is up for debate.

After Gov. Greg Abbott named strengthening civics education as one of his priorities for the legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle filed bills with that goal in mind. But some advocacy groups are concerned that the issue could become too politicized, potentially stymieing progress in Austin.

Wouter van Erve, a Texas Woman’s University political science professor, said it’s important to pay attention to the emphasis on patriotism within civics education bills.

“Patriotism is a feeling. It’s a feeling of pride. In civics education, you have to watch out,” he said. “It’s not about feelings — it’s about facts.”

TWU sociology alumna Fara Francis-Eusea (BS '06) opens new Denton metaphysical shop

While Bewitched gives the (Francis-Euseas) the opportunity to devote more time to something they love, they say it also provides the chance to become more involved in the Denton community. Fara Francis-Eusea moved here in 1996 to study sociology at Texas Woman’s University, while Kasey, originally from Denver, fell in love with the city after visiting.