Students, faculty and staff members are invited to craft gifts of the heart for patients at Texas Children's Hospital, located across the street from TWU. A table is set up in front of the Office of Student Life for about ten days with an array of supplies ranging from cardstock to contruction paper; markers to stickers; ribbon to pipe cleaners. Students stop by in-between classes to create personalized cards for these very special youth! Each year, TWU student groups hand deliver these card treats to the hospital so that children can receive them on Valentine's Day. Supplies are made available: February 1 through February 13, 2013.
International Student Festival -
sponsored by SGA and Student Life
Celebrate cultural heritage during the International Student Festival. This popular annual event showcases the equisite beauty of various cultures through food, fabric, crafts, language, writing systems, clothes, utensils, adornment - to name just a few...In recent years, a "TWU passport for travel" has been created for attendees to take from "country to country", and the host at each table will stamp the passport before the individual moves to the next cultural table. The talents and contributions of our international student community are also highlighted with pure joy!
Event Date: February 2013.
Annual Talent Show & Art Exhibition - sponsored by Student Life
Students, faculty and staff are invited to share their creative side with the TWU community! One day is set aside for 10 - 15 minute musical performances throughout the day, along with a colorful display of various art mediums - from photography to ceramics, from oil painting to quilting, from pencil/charcoal sketches to writings.
Event Date: March 2013
Spring Fling - sponsored by Student Life
The tradition of Spring Fling began on the Denton Campus and has extended to the Houston Campus. This unique indoor/outdoor carnival provides a high level of student involvement among campus student organizations that volunteer for the game and concession booths.
Event Date: April 2013.
TWU Logo Fair - sponsored by
the Food Service Administration and the TWU Bookstore
The Office of Student Life hosts the semi-annual TWU apparel and merchandise sale on the Houston campus. The area directly across from the office is quite literally transformed into a cozy shop where memories of TWU are captured in the many products offered. Items for sale include TWU clothing, bumper stickers, portfolios, umbrellas, key chains, baseball caps, blankets, water bottles and more. Refreshments and door prizes are always a favorite at this event!
Event Date: September 24, 2012.
Apartment Fair - sponsored by the Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life presents an Apartment Vendor Fair during Open House each semester. This is a great opportunity for prospective and current students as well as faculty and staff to gain information about local housing opportunities such as prices, discounts, specials, floor plans, public transportation proximity and amenities.
Event Date: October 6, 2012 and February 2, 2013.
TMC Earth Day - sponsored by SGA and Student Life
Each Spring, TWU students participate in the Texas Medical Center Earth Day Event. The SGA sponsors a booth during this community service event and provides giveaway items to attendees that promote green living.
Event Date: April 2013.
DeStress Day - sponsored by SGA, hosted by Student Life
The SGA provides opportunities for students to relax by presenting semi-annual DeStress Day activities. Activities include: neck, back and shoulder massages, foot massage and soaking, facial kits and chair massages. Stations are set up on not only the 2nd floor, but the 8th floor as well. A nutritional snack and stress toys are also a bonus at this event.
Event date: December 3, 2012 and April 29, 2013.
Monthly Birthday Celebrations - sponsored by SGA, hosted by Student Life
Join us as we celebrate student birthdays each month. This activity is open for all TWU students and is sponsored by the SGA.
Event Date: [Fall Semester] 9/5/2012, 10/9/2012; 11/13/2012.
Komen Race for the Cure - Houston
TWU Pioneers for the Cure Houston had 61 participants in October of 2011that spent a morning with others dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer at Sam Houston Park Downtown. A total of $886 was raised for Cancer Research last year. The Event Student Coordinator for 2012 is Jenna Rissky.
Event Date: October 6, 2012
Annual Health Fair - sponsored by Student Life
"Nutrition + Fitness" Health Extravaganza will be the 4th Annual Health Fair for the TWU Community. The goal is to provide a unique and educational presentation related to bone, joint and muscle health that will promote early detection, prevention and healthier lifestyles. Local health care providers, TWU faculty, staff and students are invited to host booths, present activities, provide resources or services (such as screenings) and/or volunteer during the event.
Event Date: November 5, 2012
Blood Donations - sponsored by Student Life
Once in the Fall and twice in the Spring Semester, students can donate blood at TWU - Houston with the on-site cooperation of The Methodist Hospital -Eileen Murphree McMillin Blood Center Team.
Event Date: October 8th, 2012
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