News and Successes
Being a Girls Scout is about more than selling cookies; it’s about leadership too. Thanks to a grant from Communities Foundation of Texas, 125 local Scouts learned about advocacy and the legislative process during a Democracy in Action Day sponsored by TWU’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP). At this full-day, virtual event held Saturday, March 20, girls in grades 3-12 participated in activities to earn the Women’s Right to Vote patch and Democracy badge.
A Navy veteran is using her military experience to advocate for veterans, women and minorities
Enlisting in the military was an easy choice for Chanel VanHook ― sort of.
TWU’s Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy (CWPPP) and the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will host a day-long virtual seminar focused on women leading the way in health policy. The seminar will be held 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sept. 18, and is free and open to the public.
Thanks to a sponsorship from the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy (CWPPP), nine TWU graduate students earned the opportunity to attend a three-day virtual health advocacy seminar hosted by Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) in July.
TWU students frequently strive to make a difference in their communities, and two undergraduates are going to do just that after being selected as Texas Civic Ambassadors (TCAs) by the New Politics Forum at the University of Texas at Austin. This prestigious program provides opportunities for college students destined for civic leadership.
TWU Associate Professor of Political Science Parker R. Hevron, PhD, and the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy arranged for political science students to visit the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth on Nov. 19 to watch oral arguments and receive a tour.
TWU students, faculty and staff learned the creative ways women get involved in politics to make a positive difference in their communities with Pioneering Politics: How Far Have We Come? on November 13.
TWU partners with iCivics to celebrate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s life and legacy in civic education
The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University partnered with iCivics and the Tarrant County Bar Association to host a discussion about the life and career of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with the Justice’s son, Jay O’Connor, and her award-winning biographer, Evan Thomas, on Nov. 13 in Fort Worth.
The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents today renamed its Institute for Women’s Leadership, The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership in honor of State Senator Jane Nelson.
This semester, Nancy Bocskor, the director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, is bringing her enthusiasm for civic engagement to the University of Kansas as the fellow at the Dole Institute of Politics.
The TWU Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy continued its commemoration of the woman suffrage movement by sponsoring the League of Women Voters of Texas 100-Year Anniversary Event, which took place on Oct. 19 in San Antonio, Texas.
Texas Woman’s University celebrated Constitution Day at the Blagg-Huey Library by commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage.
Four TWU seniors—Reighley Baugh, LaToya Hart, Chelsie Raymond and Dawna-Diamond Tyson—received an in-depth political education offered through New Leadership Texas thanks to sponsorship from the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy.
Texas Woman’s University and the Institute for Women’s Leadership are commemorating the woman suffrage movement throughout June by celebrating Texas’ ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Grace Innis (BA ’19) wants to have an impact of peoples’ lives, and through her experiences at Texas Woman’s University and an upcoming internship in Washington, D.C., she is on the path to do just that.
While Madeline Keck Sertner (BA ’19) has seen her fair share of hardships, she has been determined to make a difference in her life and the lives of others and now is charting a promising political career.
Nancy Bocskor, Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, was quoted in this article on early voting numbers for Texas' 2018 midterm election.
With women looking to claim a greater share of Texas’ political influence in this year’s election, one Texas university is trying to build a pipeline of women who will follow their lead.
Texas Woman’s University has tapped Nancy Bocskor to lead the university’s new Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy beginning in September.
This fall, Nancy Bocskor, director of the Texas Woman’s University Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, will serve as a fellow for the for the Lawrence, Kansas-based Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, leading a group series called “Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics.”
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