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Volume 35, Number 10, June 24 - July 7, 2013

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS, TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting June 7 in Dallas.

Associate Professors Dr. Patricia Bowyer (occupational therapy – Houston) and Dr. Donna Scott Tilley (nursing) were promoted to professor and granted tenure.  Professor Dr. Patti Hamilton (nursing) and associate professor Dr. Stephanie Woods (nursing – Dallas), the associate nursing dean in Dallas, also received tenure. 

Associate Professor Dr. Gayle Roux (nursing) was promoted to professor.  Associate Professors Dr. Carolyn Kelley (physical therapy – Houston), Dr. Noralyn Pickens (occupational therapy – Dallas), Dr. Roberta Toms (nursing–Houston) and Dr. Kai-Li Tsai (health care administration – Houston) received tenure.

Assistant professors Dr. Erika Armstrong (communication sciences), Dr. Vicki Baker (music), Mr. Jordan Fuchs (dance), Dr. Barbara Gray (nursing – Dallas), Dr. Janine Golden (library science), Dr. Elizabeth McCarroll (family sciences), Dr. Carolyn Moore (nutrition and food sciences – Houston), Ms. Jana Perez (visual arts), Dr. Anne Selcer (health care administration – Houston) and Dr. Brigitte Vittrup (family sciences) were promoted to associate professor and granted tenure.

Associate clinical professor Ms. Cathy Hueske (nursing – Houston) was promoted to clinical professor. Assistant clinical professors Ms. Kathryn Kremer (nursing – Dallas), Dr. Mark Phelps (health care administration  – Houston), Ms. Ann St. Germain (nursing – Houston) and Ms. Mary Rochelle Schultz (nursing – Houston) were promoted to associate clinical professor.

Several retiring faculty were awarded emeritus status by the Regents.  Dr. JoAnn Danelo Barbour, professor of educational leadership; Dr. Carolyn Bednar, professor of nutrition and food sciences; Dr. Jo Ann Engelbrecht, professor of family sciences and director of research and sponsored programs; Dr. Patrica Holden-Huchton, professor and dean of the College of Nursing; and Dr. Paula Ann Hughes, professor and director of the School of Management, were named Professor Emerita.  Dr. James Chenevert, professor of music, was named Professor Emeritus.  Dr. Ronald A. Fannin, associate professor of family sciences, was named Associate Professor Emeritus.

HELP TWU SUPPORT THE TROOPS

The Student Union and Commuter Services are teaming up to support the troops the week of July 4.  Toiletries and food items collected during the week will be donated to troops currently serving.

Suggested items include socks, razors, shampoos, conditioners, soaps, lotions, towlettes, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, flavored water packets, peanuts, granola bars, beef jerky, variety packages of cookies and crackers, hard candies, sunflower seeds and licorice.

Items may be dropped off in SU room 209 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 1-3 and July 5.  For more information, contact Kyle Voyles at 81-3640 or Amy O’Keefe at 81-3227.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

More than one dozen injured, ill or wounded veterans from the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) will participate in adaptive sports on the TWU campus June 26-27.  The event is sponsored by Project INVEST (Injured Veterans Entering Sports Training) and for the first time will include all-female participants.  The sports planned include aquatic exercise and watercraft activities, rock climbing, wheelchair soccer and goalball, a game designed for those with visual impairment.  Aquatic activities, wheelchair sports and goalball will take place in the TWU Kitty Magee Arena, while rock climbing will take place in the Fitness and Recreation Center. Aquatics are set for 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, with remaining sports scheduled all day (9-11 a.m., 12-2 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.) Thursday, June 27.  Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.  For more information, contact Dr. Ron Davis, Rdavis4@twu.edu or 81-2589.

TWU student athletes capped off one of the most successful years in the Pioneers’ historyby posting the highest grade point average in school history with a 3.518 for the Spring 2013 semester.  TWU student athletes now have recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for 62 consecutive semesters, or 31 years.  All five teams also posted GPAs over 3.20 for the third straight semester.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Susan Eitel, who passed away May 30th, 2013.  Dr. Eitel earned her Ph.D. at TWU in 2007 and taught as a professor in the department of family sciences until her retirement in 2011.  Donations may be made in the name of Susan J. Eitel to the Kidney Foundation at www.nkft.org.

Dr. Joshua Adams has been appointed executive director of the TWU Pioneer Center for Student Excellence.  The center, due to open later this year, will host an integrated suite of programs and services targeting student success.  Dr. Adams previously served as director of the Learning Center at the University of North Texas.

Dr. Sandra Westmoreland (biology) hosted and facilitated a College and Career Readiness Science Regional Workshop at TWU on April 26. Participants included science faculty and administrators from The University of Texas at Arlington, The University of North Texas, North Central Texas College, Texas Woman’s University, and eight North Texas school districts. The workshop was sponsored by College and Career Readiness Initiative of Texas and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Co-facilitators for the workshop were Jacque Garcia, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD science curriculum coordinator; and Rita Rich, Northwest ISD secondary science curriculum coordinator.

Kristine Reed (library) ahs been appointed to serve a two-year term on the Financial and Administrative Services Committee for the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) of the American Library Association.  Her term will begin July 1.

The TWU community is invited to a farewell reception for Jennifer Madison (bookstore) will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 in the TWU Bookstore, located in the Denton campus Student Union.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: June 24 - July 7, 2013

Mon., June 24          
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., June 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., June 26

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., June 27

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 28

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 29

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., June 30

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.

Mon., July 1

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., July 2

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., July 3

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., July 4

  • Fourth of July holiday; university closed.

Fri., July 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., July 6

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., July 7

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
Information and news about activities, programs or TWU people may be sent to the Office of Marketing and Communication through campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. The deadline to receive information is the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for the following week. Student information for the “People” section is not published unless it is submitted by or in conjunction with a faculty member and that faculty member’s related activities.

TWU People Submissions
Please submit “People” items (faculty and staff only) to the Office of Marketing and Communication by campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. Include first and last names (no initials, please) and appropriate titles (ie. Dr.)

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