TWU Celebrates Homecoming;
TWU Celebrates Homecoming; 100th Anniversary of
DENTON Texas Woman's University will celebrate
homecoming April 9-13 and the 100th anniversary of the Department
of Kinesiology during the week's festivities. Other activities
during homecoming week include the Sixth Annual Student Creative
Arts and Research Symposium, convocation, class reunions,
programs by the dance and drama departments and a campus wide
student art installation.
A reception to mark the Department of Kinesiology's 100th
anniversary will take place at 8 p.m. April 11 in Pioneer Hall,
located off Bell Avenue between University Drive and
Administration Drive. Former United States Olympian Lucinda
Williams Adams will be the guest speaker, discussing women in
sports. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Tours of Pioneer Hall and kinesiology labs also will be available
Ms. Adams ran the third leg of the U.S. team's 4 x 100-meter
relay in the 1960 Olympic games in Rome, winning the gold medal.
At the 1958 Pan-American Games in Chicago, Ms. Adams won three
gold medals and set an American record for the women's 220-yard
dash. Today, she serves as an associate director of comprehensive
health, physical education and driver education and safety with
the Dayton, Ohio, public schools.
"TWU started offering exercise and physical activities to
students 100 years ago through the Department of Elocution and Music," said Dr. Jerry
Wilkerson, chair of the Department of Kinesiology. Over the
course of a century, the department's name changed several times
until it became the Department of Kinesiology.
Immediately before the centennial
reception, a plaque honoring the late Kitty Magee will be
unveiled outside the main entrance into Pioneer Hall's Kitty
Magee Arena. A plaque honoring kinesiology graduates who have
been named TWU distinguished alumni also will be unveiled at the
same time inside the north entrance to Pioneer Hall.
The Academic Alumni Chapter of Kinesiology will dedicate a
statue in the memory of former TWU teacher and administrator Dr.
Anne Schley Duggan at 2:30 p.m. April 11 on the lawn south of the
Institutional Development Building, located at the northwest
corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.
"She Gave Us Wings" is a gift from the alumni
chapter. Dr. Duggan served as a teacher and later an
administrator of programs in health, physical education,
recreation and dance at TWU from 1939 to 1973.
"Dr. Duggan was a woman before her time a real
titan," said Mary Ella Montague, chair of the kinesiology
alumni chapter. "She put women's issues to the forefront.
She gave us a feeling there was no ceiling. That makes her worthy
of being remembered."
TWU Distinguished Alumna Rosanne Keller created the bronze
Also celebrating an anniversary during homecoming is the
Institute for Women's Health.
A luncheon to commemorate the 10th anniversary of
the Institute for Women's Health at TWU will be April 11 at 11:30
a.m. in Hubbard Hall, located at the intersection of Bell Avenue
and Administration Drive. Dr. Sydney Bonnick, M.D., F.A.C.P. and
medical director for the institute, will be the guest speaker.
The cost is $20 and the deadline for reservations is April 4.
For reservations, call (940) 898-2588.
The Institute for Women's Health develops and supports
research projects that investigate the causes and prevention of
conditions and diseases that affect women.
Convocation, where faculty, staff and student awards will be
presented, will take place at 10 a.m. on April 10 in the Margo
Jones Performance Hall, located off Oakland Avenue and Pioneer
Circle. A picnic for students, faculty and staff will take place
following convocation (11:45 a.m.) along Pioneer Circle.
A complete listing of homecoming activities can be found at
www.twu.edu/alum/HCschedule, or call (940) 898-2586.
For Further Information Contact:
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456