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New Residence Hall Name Evokes History of TWU


DENTON — Echoes of the past will be present in the new apartment-style housing opening this fall on Texas Woman's University's Denton campus.

The complex, scheduled to open in August, will be named Lowry Woods Community, a reference to the name of the wooded area north of the site, said Kenny Mauk, an assistant director of university housing at TWU. The seven buildings that make up the complex will carry the names of previous residence halls on campus.

Department of university housing staff members researched the history of the university and its buildings and submitted the names to Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart for approval.

Names chosen for the four single-student apartment buildings are:

•  Reagan Houston Hall - The residence hall currently bearing this name is scheduled to be closed. The original hall was completed in 1965 and was named after a longtime member of the university's board of regents.

•  Capps Hall - Built in 1918, this hall was named for Sally B. Capps, secretary of the board of regents.

•  Austin Hall - Named after Texas hero Stephen F. Austin, the hall was constructed in 1936-37 on the site of the original "dorm row," located near the current building site.

•  Fitzgerald Hall - Hugh Nugent Fitzgerald was president of the College of Industrial Arts (now TWU ) Board of Regents. Fitzgerald Hall was built in 1931.

The apartment units will accommodate two or three students, each of whom will have a private bedroom but will share living, dining and kitchen space. Rates for one bedroom in a two-bedroom apartment will be $2,363 per semester. One bedroom in a three-bedroom apartment will be $2,138 per semester.

Names selected for the family housing apartment buildings are:

•  Mary Hufford Hall - The name of the current family housing unit will carry over to the new site. Mary Hufford served as a member of the English faculty from 1929-49 and as dean of women from 1949-59.

•  Smith-Carroll Hall - Smith-Carroll originally was the Methodist Dormitory for women and was the first residence for students at the college. The university purchased the residence hall in 1934.

•  Sayers Hall - Completed in 1928, this hall was named for Texas Gov. Joseph D. Sayers.

The rate for a two-bedroom apartment in family housing will be $675 per month; a three-bedroom apartment will be $860 per month.

The complex also will include the Lowry Woods Community Center , which will house the Clubhouse, an after-school program for children living in family housing; a student lounge with a coffee bar; a computer lab and more.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: ktreat@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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