News and Successes

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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