Anna Maria Farias, Esq., today (August 11, 2017) announced her resignation as chair of the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents and as a university regent. Farias submitted her formal resignation to Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this week, citing her recent U.S. Senate confirmation as the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the reason.
Texas Woman’s University (TWU) has selected Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a leading developer and operator of infrastructure projects for the college and university market, to develop a new student housing community for the university as part of a public-private partnership. Opening in Fall 2019, the sophomore village will house 875 students and contain classroom, fitness, exploratory learning and recreation space. Texas-based Hill & Wilkinson will lead the project’s design/build team, in collaboration with project architect Stantec.
Texas Woman's University has been awarded $388,015 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program to establish and maintain clinical rotation sites in underserved communities for physical therapy and other health sciences students.
As promised, we are sharing information about the services and the obituary for Professor and Faculty Senate Speaker Jeff Robb. Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, August 9, at Mulkey-Bowles-Montgomery Funeral Home. The celebration of his life will be held at noon, Thursday August 10, at First United Methodist Church, Denton.
A “triple crown” teacher certification program beginning this fall at Texas Woman’s University will prepare new teachers to meet the needs of all students in the classroom. The degree program — which offers teacher candidates the potential to graduate with core subjects, special education and English as a Second Language (ESL) certification — is believed to be the first of its kind in the state.
Faculty, staff and student flutists and musicians from the Texas Woman’s Department of Music will be featured at the 45th Annual National Flute Association Convention, held Aug. 10-13 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A new school year begins in a few weeks, and for some, it means a new school, new classrooms and new students.
A teacher just starting out would, understandably, be nervous.
Shannon Mantaro has been named the new director of Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business, effective Sept. 1. She joins TWU from the Hamilton Initiative, LLC, at Colgate University in New York, where she was responsible for advancing the university’s economic development program.
Following an extensive national search, Texas Woman’s University has named Lisa Huffman, Ph.D., dean of its College of Professional Education. Huffman currently serves as dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma. She joins TWU on Sept. 1.
Two Texas Woman's University College of Nursing faculty members have been named as Fellows in the American Academy of Nursing. Anita Hufft, Ph.D., RN, Dean of the College, and Anne Koci, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC, WHNP, a professor at the TWU Houston Center, are among the prestigious 173 nurse leaders in the class of 2017 fellows who will be inducted during an October ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s list for the Spring 2017 semester.
Andrea Wierzchowski, a third-year school psychology doctoral student at Texas Woman’s University, has received a 2017 Melanie Foundation scholarship for her work promoting mental health awareness and treatment for underserved children and their families. Her $1,500 award will go toward furthering her educational goals, which includes completing her doctorate and becoming a licensed psychologist.
Candice Salyers (Ph.D. ‘14), an alumna of the Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance, has received a Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The goal of the $30,000 fellowship is to help women obtain tenure and further promotions by providing a year to focus on independent research.
Texas Woman’s University doctoral candidate Lela Aisha Jones was named as one of four nominees for this year’s prestigious Outstanding Emerging Choreographer Award. The winner will be announced at the 33rd Annual NY Dance and Performance Bessie Awards cocktail party and press conference Wednesday, July 12, 2017 in New York City.
Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, to Denton on July 27, 2017. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to understand the power of leadership values, discover how customer loyalty can be established, and gain insight into how organizational culture is strengthened.
Texas Woman’s University students teamed up with students from University of Central Arkansas and Collin College to win the 2017 Alberta Johnson/Ruth Hubbard Cousins Building Bonds Collaboration Award. Students from the Texas Woman’s and University of Central Arkansas Psi Chi chapters, as well as the Collin College chapter of Psi Beta, were recognized for their collaborative workshop, titled “The Gritty Team: Passion, Purpose and Success,” which was presented at this year’s Southwestern Psychological Association Annual Conference in San Antonio.
This summer, the Texas Woman’s University Drama Program will perform the original play Gun Show at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, U.K. “The Fringe” is the largest arts festival in the world, running throughout the month of August and featuring performances from hundreds of theatre companies from around the globe. Gun Show will run Aug. 4-5 and 7-12.
The TWU Drama Program’s 2017-2018 theatre season will feature an original comedy of catastrophic proportions, a classic French tragedy, an imaginative fusion of Eastern and Western theatre styles and a Pulitzer Award winner from one of America’s favorite playwrights.
Texas Woman’s University held Spring 2017 commencement ceremonies May 12-14.
The American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation has reaffirmed accreditation for Texas Woman’s University’s master of library science and master of arts in library science degree programs through 2024.
Texas Woman’s University communication sciences and disorders faculty member Christopher Bolinger, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, was selected as one of 10 recipients for a national research award given by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
The Texas Woman’s University community is saddened by the passing of our seventh president, Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. She was 95 years young. Services will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday July 1, at First Presbyterian Church in Denton.
TWU’s Board of Regents today voted to rename the Human Development Building (HDB) on the university’s Denton campus for Richard W. Woodcock, Ph.D., whose series of tests for cognition, achievement and reading have set the worldwide standard for psychological assessment.
Texas Woman’s University announces and celebrates the generosity of Sue S. Bancroft and Christopher Bancroft, who have invested $2 million toward creating programs focused on cultivating women’s leadership opportunities at the university.
The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents today (June 2) approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. Regents also awarded emeritus status to retiring faculty and staff.
Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 17 on the university’s Denton campus.
As announced in a previous message to the University, the City of Denton is continuing to work with TWU to repair Bell Avenue from Texas Street to University Drive. Bell Avenue will be closed June 1-July 29, as the City works on a milling and overlay street repair project. During this period, Bell Avenue will be open for neighborhood and required TWU traffic. “Thru Traffic” will not be permitted and will be diverted to Mingo Rd., North Ruddell St., University Dr. and possibly to Oakland St. depending on the access required. Please continue to be on the lookout for City of Denton traffic signs, which will guide drivers to alternate routes. Should you need to walk across Bell Avenue, please cross at the light at Administration Drive or at available street crossings that are still in operation.
Texas Woman’s University fashion merchandising students Alaina Miller, Andrea Rodriguez and Ashlie Wilson took home the three top awards in the Digital Store Planning and Design category at the Fashion Group International 2017 Scholarship Competition. Fashion Group International is a global, non-profit professional organization with more than 5,000 fashion industry members.
Texas Woman’s University took a step forward in rekindling its relationship with NASA when two space agency officials visited the university’s Denton campus May 22.
Recent Texas Woman’s University graduate Genesis Trigueros of The Colony will spend up to a year teaching English in South Korea as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
Roselyn Cedeno Davila, a Texas Woman’s University master’s student in health studies from Dallas, will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health after being awarded a fellowship with the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program.
Texas Woman’s University tackles shortage, growing demand for speech therapists with unique collaborative program
TWU—one of the nation's top producers of speech therapists—will place 124 new graduates in public schools across the state, the largest group of speech-language pathologists to graduate in Texas this year.
Nurses make a difference in the lives of patients and their families. This week, we salute our nursing faculty, alum, future nurses and all that make up this honorable profession.
In the second year of its May Dance Concert Series, the Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents Ground, choreographed by associate professor Jordan Fuchs and performed by the Jordan Fuchs Company. Ticket sales will raise money to support the recently established Department of Dance student group, Community Movers.
The Spring 2017 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 12 and 13 on TWU’s Denton campus, and Sunday, May 14 in Houston.
Summer is coming, which means it is interview season for college graduates preparing to start an internship or new job with their future career in mind. Lisa Garza, director of career connections for Texas Woman's University, offers some tips so graduates can be ready for the right opportunity when it comes along.
On Wednesday, April 26, senior nursing students participated in a diversity and cultural simulation aimed at promoting awareness of different adversities that their patients will face. The simulation, created by the Missouri Community Action Network, involved students experiencing the challenges that impoverished families encounter during a typical month, including unemployment, selling assets at the local pawn shop, avoiding eviction and finding a way to pay for food for their families, just to name a few.
Calling it “an amazing opportunity to speak for other students,” Rachel Iacobucci made it her goal her freshman year to become the student regent for Texas Woman’s University. This goal became a reality when Gov. Greg Abbott named Iacobucci TWU’s student regent April 26.
April is national Occupational Therapy Month and 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the profession that helps everyone from birth to old age live their best lives.
A student team from Texas Woman’s University placed second in Division 1 at the recent Society for Human Resource Management Student Case Competition and Career Summit held in Houston. The TWU team placed ahead of competitors Baylor University and the University of Houston, and was second to the University of Memphis.
Texas Woman’s University has a proud history of assisting veterans who make the transition from military service to civilian life and careers. Participating in that boots-to-books focus, Robert Placido volunteers for veterans by providing training and coaching through TWU’s Veterans Center and the United Way of Denton.
The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents its spring DanceMakers Concert Series April 27-29 in Margo Jones Performance Hall, located on TWU’s Denton campus. The concert series will showcase the choreographic work of seven TWU undergraduate and graduate students, including four graduating M.F.A. students.
Esther Ajayi-Lowo, a doctoral student in the Texas Woman’s University Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies, has been awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization’s prestigious International Peace Scholarship. The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for graduate study in North America to select women from countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.
TWU’s Kate Landdeck book on WW II female pilots optioned for movie; Company behind the recent hit ‘Hidden Figures’ to produce
Texas Woman’s University’s Katherine Sharp Landdeck’s upcoming book, which centers on the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II , has been optioned as a film by Fox 2000. This movie company was behind the recent hit “Hidden Figures.”
Following a national search, Texas Woman’s University today announced Carolyn Kapinus, Ph.D., will serve as dean of its Graduate School. Kapinus, interim associate vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will join TWU on Aug. 1.
- Bell Ave closed Apr. 24 - May 19, primarily southbound lane from Administration Dr to Texas Street (see map)
- Bell Ave closed Jun. 1 - Jul. 29, between University Blvd and Texas Street
The Texas Woman’s University Enactus team will compete in the 2017 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, May 21-24 following the team’s April 10 win at the Enactus Regional Competition in Dallas.
After an extensive national search, Texas Woman’s University today (April 12, 2017) announced it has named Randall Langston as its vice president for enrollment management, effective June 19.
Texas Woman’s University and the TWU Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni and graduating students during the TWU Accolades Luncheon on Friday, April 21.
Texas Woman’s University will honor faculty and staff for excellence in teaching and service to the university during an awards ceremony Thursday, April 20 on the Denton campus.
Congratulations to the winners of TWU's 28th Annual Science Fair. The event took place Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Pioneer Hall on TWU's Denton campus.
Creating an at-home multi-sensory environment can help those on autism spectrum and others with sensory challenges
Everyone processes the world through their senses. For those with sensory processing disorders, such as a child with autism, this can be an uncomfortable and over-stimulating experience. Occupational therapists work with individuals with sensory processing disorders to help them experience their environments in a more productive manner.
Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D., director of the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies, this month (April 2017) begins serving as president of the Texas Library Association (TLA), the largest state library association in the country.
Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumna Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, retired, and TWU students Nicole Miller and Haley Penn recently were featured on the Dallas/Fort Worth TV station CBS 11 News "The Ones to Know." A member of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, Saunders currently serves as the executive director of the TWU Leadership Institute.
Michael Franklin, a graduate of the TWU Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies master of arts program, has been named the winner of this year’s National Education Association’s Applegate-Dorros Peace and International Understanding Award. The association recognizes one educator annually for outstanding contributions to world peace and exceptional mentorship of young students.
Sukhbir Kaur Lulla, a doctoral student in the molecular biology program at Texas Woman’s University, has been awarded the American Pain Society’s Young Investigator Travel Award. Sukhbir Kaur will use the $750 travel grant to attend and present her research at the APS Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held May 17-20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts and Department of Music and Drama present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman. The production runs April 13-15 and 20-23, 2017.
Texas Woman’s University today (March 24) released the external investigation report into what caused eight volleyball student-athletes to be hospitalized in August 2016 with exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition involving muscle tissue breakdown. A sports and education law firm led by Michael L. Buckner conducted the independent, external investigation and compiled the report. A copy of the report can be found at www.twu.edu/media/documents/news/TWUrhabdoreport.pdf.
I am sharing with you today the external investigation report into what caused eight volleyball student-athletes to be hospitalized in August 2016 with exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition involving muscle tissue breakdown. A sports and education law firm led by Michael L. Buckner conducted the independent, external investigation and compiled the report. A copy of the report can be found at http://www.twu.edu/media/documents/news/TWUrhabdoreport.pdf.
The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts invites area residents to join students, faculty, staff and a special guest artist for ArtsWalk: Revolutions. Event participants will explore new perspectives in adaptive spaces by taking a walk around Pioneer Circle on TWU’s Denton campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30.
Retired State Representative Myra Crownover (R-Denton County) and Texas Woman’s University Cornaro Professor Emerita Margaret Griffin, Ed.D., will be honored for their exceptional service to the university and community as the 2017 TWU Founders’ Awards recipients.
After an extensive national search, Texas Woman’s University today announced it has tapped Alan C. Utter, Ph.D., M.P.H, as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1. Utter currently serves as the interim Vice Provost for Research and a professor in the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University (ASU) in North Carolina. Prior to that, he directed ASU’s Health Promotion academic degree program.
Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Texas Woman’s University is hosting several camps during its 2017 summer semesters on the university’s Denton campus. Camps range from fashion and nutrition, to science and sports, and cater to ages preschool through college.
Nancy DiMarco, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, Texas Woman’s University nutrition and food sciences professor and director of the university’s Institute for Women’s Health, recently was elected by the members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to serve on its Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). DiMarco will serve a three-year term.
Four faculty members have been awarded a $15,000 Environmental Protection Agency Grant for the development of pollinator gardens on campus and across the community. Read more at the TWU Lasso.
Yeajean Choi, a master of fine arts student in the Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, is one of eight choreographers and the only U.S. student to be chosen for the World Dance Alliance's prestigious 2017 International Young Choreographer Project. Choi will travel to Kaohsiung, Taiwan this July to participate in the project’s three-week residency program.
Three national experts on women in politics will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s second annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 29 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled “Women in Politics: A Conversation About the Future”, will be held in Hubbard Hall on Administration Drive.
Student Loan Report has ranked Texas Woman's University as one of the nation’s “Most Affordable Colleges for Incoming Freshmen with Financial Need" in a recent report.
Update on Feb. 22nd hazardous materials incident at TWU's Graduate Research Building 2/22/17 5:00 p.m.
GRB will remain closed through Thursday, February 23rd. A contractor will be on site on February 23nd to ensure a thorough and safe cleanup is completed. Faculty and staff work accommodations will be made in ASSC or CFO. Contact a supervisor for guidance and assistance. Students needing assistance can call 940-898-3329 or go to Room 1202 of CFO.
Update on Feb. 22nd hazardous materials incident at TWU's Graduate Research Building in Denton 2/22/17 3:10 p.m.
The Denton Fire Department has cleared the scene and Oakland Street is now open, but the TWU Graduate Research Building (GRB) on the Denton campus will remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 23. University personnel are working to get belongings to those evacuated from the building.
Update on Feb. 22nd hazardous materials incident at TWU’s Graduate Research Building in Denton - 2/22/17 2:05 p.m.
At about 12:45 p.m. today at the Graduate Research Building on Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus, there was a hazardous materials incident resulting in the evacuation of the building. There are no injuries from the incident. HAZMAT (Denton Fire Department) is on scene to ensure the building is safe. The GRB building is closed for the remainder of the day and evening. Oakland Street is closed until HAZMAT determines the building is safe.
Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 on the university’s Denton campus.
In a historic vote, the Texas Woman’s University Regents today (Feb. 16) elected Anna Maria Farias, Esq., of San Antonio as chair and Nolan E. Perez, M.D., of Harlingen as vice chair of the TWU Board of Regents. Farias’ election marks the first time in TWU’s 116-year history that a Hispanic woman will serves as the chief governing officer of the university’s governing board.
Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Woman’s University, is one of five educators to be elected to the most recent class of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Leadership Fellows by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. Mirsaleh-Kohan was chosen from a pool of more than 6,000 faculty members and academics considered to be a part of the SENCER community.
The Edible Car Contest challenges Dallas-Fort Worth area students to build small cars entirely out of edible materials. The cars are raced down a timed track and judged in several categories, including speed, ingenuity, mobility and design.
Texas Woman’s University has partnered with the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the largest regional women’s fund in the world, on new research about barriers affecting women’s ability to positively advance in the Texas economy. These critical barriers are: Education, Childcare, Health Insurance and Housing.
Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s list for the Fall 2016 semester.
The fashion lab at Texas Woman’s University is a flurry of activity as students prepare for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Fashion Show and Luncheon, scheduled Friday, Feb. 10.
Masks and musical instruments highlighting the cultures of Africa will be on display through the end of February in the Blagg-Huey Library on the Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus in recognition of Black History Month. The exhibit also features African clothing, jewelry and textiles from various African countries, including Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, curated by TWU library staff member LeMargo Branch.
Finding herself among 400 individuals auditioning for the first Super Bowl Festival, TWU alumna Ressa Gallardo was ecstatic upon becoming one of the 75 chosen to perform at the Houston LIVE Exhibition. Story courtesy of the TWU Lasso.
Texas Woman’s University held Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 at the Hilton Americas in Houston and Dec. 16-17 in Pioneer Hall on the university’s Denton campus.
Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas are working collaboratively to create and deliver a Joint Master of Social Work Degree Program, which aims to prepare students for positions in health care and child and family services. Officials from both universities signed a memorandum of agreement for the proposed TWU/UNT joint degree program at TWU Jan. 30th.
Nila Ricks, Ph.D., MSW, assistant professor of social work at Texas Woman’s University, is one of 12 up-and-coming minority scholars to be recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in their Emerging Scholars Class of 2017 edition.
Anita Hufft, dean of the Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing, and nursing faculty members Fuqin Liu and Jo-Ann Stankus are among the honorees for the prestigious 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses awards.
Texas Woman's University's Libraries system has joined the Texas Digital Library (TDL), a consortium of 22 academic libraries across the state of Texas. TDL will now host TWU's institutional repository.
Dallas Morning News Commentary: Texas Woman's University professor was part of NASA's hidden history
The Dallas Morning News ran a commentary article Jan. 25, 2017 on a Texas Woman's University professor who was part of NASA's hidden history.
The Texas Woman’s University food pantry won second place and a $500 cash prize in the 2016 NestFresh Cares Cash Contest. The national competition awarded cash prizes to two non-profits in the U.S. out of 300 entries in support of each organization’s outstanding charitable efforts.
More than 150 Texas Woman's University students spent their final day of winter break participating in service projects throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex on Monday, Jan. 16.
The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents its first alumni concert Jan. 26-27 in the Dance Studio Theatre, located on the TWU Denton campus. The adjudicated dance concert will feature the choreography of TWU Department of Dance alumni and coincides with the master of arts and master of fine arts dance auditions.
Classes at the Texas Woman’s University Community Dance Center return this spring with opportunities for children, teens and adults to explore the art of dance with professionally trained instructors.
Texas Women’s University, Houston, will host an open house for potential transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin St.
Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 on the university’s Denton campus.
The City of Denton will close Bell Avenue between College Street and Administration Drive to both north and southbound through traffic through Jan. 24 to install a water line for future university needs, as well as a new crosswalk TWU has requested for our students. Weather permitting, work is expected to be complete by Jan. 24.
Texas Woman’s University is No. 1 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for graduates' earnings versus cost, according to the Dallas Business Journal. The article, which cites data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, states that Texas Woman's students graduate with median earnings of $44,600 with an attendance cost of $16,846. This gives TWU an earnings-to-cost ratio of 2.65:1, meaning that students earn about $2.65 for every dollar spent to attend for a year.
Texas Woman’s University alumna Nancy B. Moody, president of Tusculum College, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. She is the first female elected to this position.
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