News and Successes

TWU student is on a mission to shape domestic violence policy and legislation

Resilience expert, upcoming author, entrepreneur and speaker are just a few titles Texas Woman’s student Jamie R. Wright holds. And thanks to the Post-Baccalaureate Women in Politics Certificate program, she now has new tools to use on her path to help end domestic and intimate partner violence in communities of color.

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.

TWU Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy provides tuition for Texas women enrolled in UT campaign school

It just became easier for women living in Texas to prepare to run for elected office. Any Texas woman who enrolls in the next cohort of the LBJ Women’s Campaign School, a training program at the University of Texas at Austin for potential candidates and campaign managers, will now be able to attend for free.

TWU presents talk on dance and the politics of Irish womanhood

The Texas Woman's Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership and its Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy will present a virtual talk, "Dance and the Politics of Irish Womanhood," on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, from 7 - 8:30 p.m.

TWU hosts Democracy in Action Day for local Girl Scouts

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 new way to serve

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 to host free virtual seminar focused on health policy

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.

TWU grad students prepare to become next generation of health advocates

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 tapped for civics leadership forum

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 students learn about women in health policy through PLEN seminar

The TWU Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy sponsored two students, Lauren Corbett and Aesha Desai, to attend the PLEN Women in Health Policy seminar in Washington, D.C., November 14-16.

TWU Regent Jill Jester shares her personal political story with students

TWU Regent Jill Jester, who serves as a Minerva Fellow with the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, spoke to the Honors Texas Government class on Oct. 16 about gubernatorial appointments.

TWU students invited to witness oral arguments at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

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 community learns firsthand about women in politics from experienced office holders

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.

TWU names leadership institute, exhibit hall for pioneering women

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.

Women in politics: Dole Institute fellow focuses on women, democracy, global politics

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.

Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy celebrates the LWV of Texas

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.

TWU Constitution Day celebrates women’s suffrage

Texas Woman’s University celebrated Constitution Day at the Blagg-Huey Library by commemorating 100 years of women’s suffrage.

TWU students learn about politics and leadership through New Leadership Texas

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.

TWU commemorates the woman suffrage movement in Texas

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: Learning opportunities create political career path

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.

Madeline Keck Sertner: Turning adversity into a bright political future

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.

In seven days, Texans have crushed the early voting total for the last midterm election

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.

Political boot camp for women? One Texas university is working on it

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.

TWU selects internationally recognized author, political fundraiser to lead new center

Texas Woman’s University has tapped Nancy Bocskor to lead the university’s new Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy beginning in September.

TWU’s Nancy Bocskor named a Dole Fellow

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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