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2006 TWU News
data of TWU students in Denton, Dallas and Houston exposed
DALLAS, HOUSTON — Texas Woman’s University is
notifying approximately 15,000 students that their personal
data has been exposed to potential identity theft.
The personal data
of all students who were enrolled at TWU in the calendar year
2005 was exposed. The personal data includes names, addresses
and Social Security Numbers. This exposure affects the university’s
three campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston.
discovered earlier this week that IRS 1098-T Tuition Statement
data for 2005 was transmitted to an outside vendor via a non-secure
connection. The data was briefly exposed only during transmission
and is now secure.
At this time TWU
has no indication that this data has been accessed or used
by anyone. However, the university recognizes the seriousness
of this exposure and the need to inform the affected students
as quickly as possible.
student Stephanie Ozuna named Moreno/Rangel Scholar
Recent Texas Woman’s University graduate Stephanie Ozuna
has been selected for the Moreno/Rangel Legislative Leadership
Program and will serve as an intern for a state representative
during the 2007 Texas Legislative Session starting in January.
Health Care Administration program is 13th largest in the
nation — 12/08/06
– The master of health care administration program at
Texas Woman’s University’s Institute of Health
Sciences-Houston Center is the 13th largest in the nation,
according to Modern Healthcare magazine. The rankings were
reported in the magazine’s Nov. 6 edition.
number to receive their nursing doctorates during TWU’s
winter commencement ceremonies in Denton and Houston
HOUSTON – Texas Woman’s University will confer
a record number of doctoral nursing degrees during its winter
commencement ceremonies in Denton and Houston. A total of
17 — five in Denton on Dec. 16 and 12 in Houston on
Dec. 17 — will receive their Ph.D. in nursing from TWU.
Carrollton grandmother to graduate from TWU Dec. 16 —
A lifelong dream will come true for 73-year-old Minnie Payne
on Dec. 16, when the Carrollton grandmother receives her bachelor’s
degree from Texas Woman’s University.
schedules winter commencement in Houston — 12/05/06
The fall 2006 semester at the Texas Woman’s University
Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center will draw to a
close Sunday, Dec. 17, with commencement ceremonies scheduled
for 2 p.m. in the Edwin Hornberger Conference Center, 2151
West Holcombe Blvd.
schedules winter commencement —
— The fall 2006 semester at Texas Woman’s University
will draw to a close Saturday, Dec. 16, with commencement
ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. on TWU’s
Visual Arts presents works from graduating students —
— The Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual
Arts will present the works of graduating students beginning
Monday, Dec. 4 and continuing through Monday, Dec. 18. The
exhibitions will take place in the East and West galleries
of the Fine Arts Building, located at Oakland and Texas streets
on TWU’s Denton campus. The exhibitions and their corresponding
receptions are free and open to the public. Gallery hours
are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information,
call (940) 898-2530.
presents Winter Wonderland Craft Fair Dec. 5 — 11/28/06
Woman’s University will present its annual Winter Wonderland
Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 on the second
floor of the Student Union, located on the southeast corner
of Administration Drive and Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton
moves Founders’ Day celebration to early April —11/27/06
— Texas Woman’s University has moved its annual
Founders’ Day celebration from February to early April
to coincide with the date the university was established by
the state of Texas. TWU will host its next Founders’
Day Award Luncheon on Thursday, April 5, 2007.
dance, visual arts students team up for ‘The Marfa Project’
— Dance and visual arts students at Texas Woman’s
University will present a new multi-media work, “The
Marfa Project: Mapping Emptiness in the Landscape,”
at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the East Gallery of the TWU
Visual Arts Building, located at Oakland and Texas streets
on the university’s Denton campus. The event is free
and open to the public. For more information, call (940) 898-2089.
students present ‘Global Perspectives on Gender: A Student
Research Museum’ — 11/27/06
Women’s studies students Texas Woman’s University
will present the exhibit “Global Perspectives on Gender:
A Student Research Museum” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov.
29 to Dec. 1 in the first and second floor lobbies of the
Classroom Faculty Office (CFO) Building on TWU’s Denton
campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more
information, call (940) 898-2112.
Bowie High School to host Grand Opening of TWU Go Center Nov.
29 at 9:30 a.m. — 11/27/06
Texas Woman’s University and Bowie High School in Arlington
will host the Grand Opening of the TWU Go Center at Bowie
High School on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 9:30 a.m. Scheduled to
attend and/or speak are: Arlington Independent School District
Superintendent Dr. Mac Bernd, various Arlington ISD board
members, Bowie High School Principal Darrell Sneed and other
school representatives, TWU Vice President for Student Life
Dr. Richard Nicholas, Director of TWU Intercultural Services
Becky Rodriguez and several TWU student G-Force members, who
will staff the center.
guest artist recital to feature Mia Hynes — 11/21/06
— Award-winning pianist Dr. Mia Hynes, director of the
Music Preparatory Department at the University of Central
Missouri, will perform in a guest artist recital at Texas
Woman’s University at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3. She also
will conduct a guest piano master class series at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2. Both the recital and the class will take
place in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Oakland
and Sawyer streets on TWU’s Denton campus. Both events
are free and open to the public. For more information, call
dance department presents ‘DanceMakers, Too' —11/21/06
— The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance
will present a range of choreographic visions in DanceMakers,
Too, scheduled Nov. 30 and Dec. 2. The concert will take place
at 4 and 7 p.m. both days in the Studio Theater of the Dance
Building, located on the northwest corner of Bell Avenue and
Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. Admission
is $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.
to ring in the season with Holiday Concert — 11/21/06
— Holiday music from all over the world will be performed
during the Texas Woman’s University Holiday Concert,
scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. The concert, which
is free and open to the public, will take place in the Margo
Jones Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets
Denton campus. For more information, call (940) 898-2500.
Holiday Package Stories
turkey easy if prepared properly
excitement may overwhelm young children
professor offers ways to make holidays less commercial
alone on holidays doesn’t mean being lonely
instructors offer tips for taking better photographs
view required when making resolutions
professor says imagination is child’s play
by TWU graduate students, faculty named ‘best’
at national nutrition association conference —11/16/06
– A poster by Texas Woman’s University nutrition
and food sciences graduate students Rachelle Fowler and Peggy
Pratt received the award for best practices poster at the
recent national School Nutrition Association conference. TWU
nutrition faculty Dr. Carolyn Bednar, Dr. Nancy DiMarco and
Dr. Junehee Kwon also were recognized as having the best research
poster at the meeting.
English professor’s estate endows scholarship for graduate
students — 11/14/06
– More scholarships will be available to Texas Woman’s
University graduate students, thanks to a $325,000 gift from
the estate of Dr. Charles Bruce, emeritus professor of English.
The gift will be used for the Bruce Family Memorial Scholarship
Endowment to benefit graduate students in American Literature
who are native Texans.
Dr. Bruce joined
the TWU English department in 1969 and served the university
for more than 25 years until retiring in 1995. He passed away
in September 2005 at the age of 84.
celebrates opening of new Institute of Health Sciences-Houston
Texas Woman’s University ushered in a new era of providing
quality healthcare professionals to Texas when it celebrated
the grand opening of the new TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston
Center Nov. 9.
Dr. Nutt to receive TPA ‘Psychologist of the Year’
Dr. Roberta Nutt, founder and director of the doctoral counseling
psychology program at Texas Woman’s University, will
be honored Friday, Nov. 17 as the Texas Psychological Association
2006 Psychologist of the Year. The award will be presented
at the TPA Annual Convention in Dallas.
Boone Pickens gives $5 million to Texas Woman's University
A $5 million gift from T. Boone Pickens to Texas Woman's University
will help fund construction of TWU's new $32-million T. Boone
Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center. Mr. Pickens'
donation is the largest single gift from an individual to
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to showcase online degree programs, offer sessions in Spanish
at Open House — 11/07/06
DENTON — Texas Woman’s University will showcase
its online degree programs and offer information sessions
in Spanish during an Open House Saturday, Nov. 18 on the TWU
Denton campus from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tobacco-free Week begins Nov. 13 — 11/07/06
— The Texas Woman’s University Student Health
Services and the TWU Department of Health Studies are encouraging
students to quit — smoking, that is.
The City of Denton
has proclaimed the week of Nov. 13 as “TWU Tobacco-free
Week.” Activities at the university will include the
TWU Great American Smokeout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 14 on the Hubbard Oval, located off Administration Drive
on TWU’s Denton campus. In the event of rain, activities
will be held in the Student Union, located on the southwest
corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. For more information,
call (940) 898-3833 or (940) 898-2863.
Phi Kappa Phi chapter to honor members Nov. 13 —
— Members of the Texas Woman’s University Phi
Kappa Phi honor society will receive recognition during a
ceremony on Monday, Nov. 13 at noon in the Pioneer Room at
tree planting to honor Dr. Sterling Smith — 11/06/06
— A large red oak tree will be planted on TWU’s
Denton campus in memory of biology professor Dr. Sterling
Smith, who died Aug. 19, 2006, in a mountain-climbing accident
Drama presents ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ —
— Texas Woman’s University serves up classic Shakespeare
with a twist as the drama department presents “The Merry
Wives of Windsor” Nov. 16-19. Performances will be at
4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov.
17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 in The Campus Theatre,
located at 214 W. Hickory in downtown Denton. Tickets are
$10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For reservations
or more information, call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
online library science program is fourth-largest in the nation
— The Texas Woman’s University School of Library
and Information Studies online degree program is the fourth-largest
in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report magazine.
The rankings were reported in an e-learning guide published
in the magazine’s Oct. 16 edition.
Guitar Ensemble plans fall concert Nov. 16 — 11/01/06
— The Texas Woman’s University Guitar Ensemble
will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov.
16, in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, located on TWU’s
Denton campus. Early arrival is recommended, as seating inside
the chapel is limited.
Cotton concert at TWU to feature selections from new CD
— Classical guitarists Carlo Pezzimenti and Aaron Cotton
will perform selections from their new CD, “Diplogenesis,”
in concert Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Texas Woman’s University.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin
at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, located on
TWU’s Denton campus. For more information, call (940)
Department of Dance presents ‘KidsDance’ —11/01/06
— Second-graders in the Denton Independent School District
will be treated to demonstrations and discussions of dance
as the Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance
presents “KidsDance: Rhythms for Life” Nov. 14
and 15. Sessions on both days will begin at noon in the Margo
Jones Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets
on TWU’s Denton campus. For more information, call (940)
dance department presents DanceMakers — 11/01/06
— The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance
will present a diverse range of choreographic visions in DanceMakers,
scheduled Nov. 16-18 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall,
located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on TWU’s Denton
Roberts Wood to speak at TWU’s Joyce Thompson Lecture
— Award-winning author Jane Roberts Wood of Argyle will
present “About Writing: These Things I Know” at
the 16th Annual Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture, scheduled
Wednesday, Nov. 15 at Texas Woman’s University.
The lecture will
begin at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Multipurpose Classroom
and Laboratory (MCL) Building, located on Bell Avenue on TWU’s
Denton campus. Admission is free and the event is open to
the public. For more information, call (940) 898-3748.
students have 100 percent pass rate on the national dietitians
certification exam —10/27/06
Twelve graduate students in the Texas Woman’s University’s
nutrition program all recently passed the national board exam
to become registered dietitians.
Lipoma serves as delegate at the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s
LIVESTRONG Summit — 10/27/06
Joanna Lipoma, clinical instructor for the Texas Woman’s
University School of Occupational Therapy, will serve as a
delegate at the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LIVESTRONG
Summit in Austin Oct. 27 - 29.
Lindalyn Adams to receive 5th Annual Virginia
Chandler Dykes Leadership Award on February 1, 2007 —
Texas Woman’s University, award honors Dallas leaders
with a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life
in the community and to furthering the importance of education
resident and civic volunteer Lindalyn Adams has been named
the 2007 recipient of the 5TH Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes
Leadership Award, presented by Texas Woman’s University.
The announcement was made Oct. 3 at a reception, sponsored
by Northern Trust, in the home of Gretchen Minyard Williams
and J.L. “Sonny” Williams, the 2005 recipients
of this award. Texas Woman’s University Chancellor and
President Dr. Ann Stuart will present the award to Lindalyn
Adams on Feb. 1, 2007, at a luncheon at the Dallas Country
to celebrate 100 years of preparing teachers —10/26/06
— Texas Woman’s University will kick off its celebration
of 100 years of teacher preparation programs with a reception
from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1 on the first floor of Stoddard
Hall, located on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus.
The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact
Dr. Jerry Whitworth, associate dean of the TWU College of
Professional Education, at (940) 898-2186 or at email@example.com.
recognized as largest education team for the 2006 Komen Dallas
Race for the Cure® — 10/26/06
Texas Woman’s University was recognized as having the
largest team participating in the education category during
the 2006 Komen Dallas Race for the Cure® held on Oct.
21. This is the second consecutive year the university was
honored in this category.
TWU had 193 student,
faculty, staff, alumni and friends take part in the race.
The team, known as the “Pioneers for the Cure,”
raised $10,907 in registration fees and donations for the
Houston Center welcomes prospective transfer and graduate
students to Nov. 4 open house — 10/26/06
Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for
prospective transfer and graduate students on Saturday, Nov.
4, from 8 a.m. to noon at TWU’s Institute of Health
professor offers seminar on grief and the holidays Nov. 9
— The holidays can be tough on those who have lost a
loved one. A traditional time of celebration may become a
time to “get through” or avoid altogether.
Dr. Susan Adams,
an assistant professor of counseling and development at Texas
Woman’s University, will present a program on dealing
with grief during the holidays Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Multipurpose
Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building auditorium, located
on Bell Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus. The presentation
will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the
public. For more information, contact Dr. Adams at (940) 898-2692
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
alumni speak at TWU Leadership Institute Event
Four Texas Woman’s University distinguished alumni served
as the keynote speakers for the “Introduction to the
TWU Leadership Institute” luncheon held on Oct. 17.
Joining Maj. Gen.
Mary Saunders, director of the TWU Leadership Institute and
a 1998 TWU distinguished alum, as keynote speakers were: Laura
Estrada, president of Garza Business Services Inc. and a 1998
TWU distinguished alum; Sheila Whitaker-Kellagher, founder
of TrueCare Health Systems Inc. and a 1995 TWU distinguished
alum; and TWU Regent Ann Williams, founder and artistic director
of the Dallas Black Theatre and a 1990 TWU distinguished alum.
West Gallery presents “Elaborate Patterns” Nov.
7-Dec. 1 — 10/24/06
— The works of internationally known artists Nancy Blum,
Barb Bondy and Moira Scott Payne will be featured in “Elaborate
Patterns,” an exhibition scheduled Nov. 7-Dec. 1 in
the Texas Woman’s University West Gallery. An opening
reception will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
7 in the gallery, located in the Fine Arts Building at Texas
and Oakland streets on TWU’s Denton campus. Gallery
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday. For more information, call (940) 898-2530.
ALERT: TWU recruits nearly 200 Pioneers for the Cure to participate
in Saturday’s Dallas Komen Race for the Cure®
Nearly 200 Texas Woman’s University students, faculty,
staff, alumni and friends from the Denton and Dallas campuses
are set to be “Pioneers for the Cure” when they
participate in Saturday’s 2006 Komen Dallas Race for
the Cure®. TWU’s team of 193 has raised $10,907
in registration fees and donations for the race.
receives TWU’s Uhlir Fellowship — 10/19/06
Dr. JoAnn Danelo Barbour, professor of educational leadership
at Texas Woman’s University, is the recipient of TWU’s
2007 Dr. G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship for Higher Education
to host 13th Annual Monster Flute Choir Oct. 24 —
It’s the time of year for goblins, ghouls and a monster
of a concert at Texas Woman’s University.
The 13th Annual
Monster Flute Choir Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 24, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Pioneer
Circle and Oakland Street on TWU’s Denton campus. Admission
is free. For more information, call (940) 898-2500.
School of Occupational Therapy presents a performance by the
Actual Lives Project Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. — 10/16/06
The Texas Woman’s University School of Occupational
Therapy student honor society Pi Theta Epsilon will host a
performance by the Actual Lives Project on Saturday, Oct.
28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dallas Latino Cultural Center, located
at 2600 Live Oak in Dallas.
Tickets are $5
in advance and $8 at the door. For more information or for
tickets, call (940) 231-8624 or email email@example.com
The Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and the Dallas Latino
Cultural Center are also sponsoring the event.
plans evening of Trunk-or-Treating Oct. 26 — 10/13/06
— Treats, train rides, carnival games and a haunted
house will be part of Texas Woman’s University’s
Fall Festival, scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
26 at the TWU Student Union, located at Bell Avenue and Administration
Drive. Admission is free and open to the community. For more
information, call (940) 898-3641.
ALERT :TWU hosts Grand Opening Celebration of new Institute
of Health Sciences-Houston Center on Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Texas Woman’s University will host a Grand Opening Celebration
for the new TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center
on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Scheduled speakers include:
Myra Crownover, State Representative, R-Lake Dallas; State
Representative Lois W. Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Robert Shepard,
Chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Dr.
Richard Wainerdi, President, CEO and COO of the Texas Medical
Center; Chair and Presiding Officer of the TWU Board of Regents
Dr. Therese Bartholomew Bevers, M.D.; and Dr. Ann Stuart,
TWU Chancellor and President.
names new Nutrition and Food Sciences Chair — 10/12/06
Increasing research and name recognition for the Texas Woman’s
University’s Nutrition and Food Sciences program is
the goal of Dr. Chandan Prasad, the department’s new
to host Reading Recovery Institute in Dallas — 10/12/06
Early intervention, classroom literacy and literacy leadership
will be addressed during Texas Woman’s University’s
Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery/Early Literacy Institute,
scheduled Oct. 25-27 at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Dallas.
Registration ranges from $129 to $209. For more information
or to register, visit www.twu.edu/o-ll or call the TWU Office
of Lifelong Learning at (940) 898-3408 or (800) 250-7808.
Drama presents ‘Eleemosynary’ — 10/6/06
The struggle of three generations of women to bridge the distance
in their relationships unfolds as the Texas Woman’s
University Drama Department opens its 2006-07 season with
Lee Blessing’s “Eleemosynary.”
be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
Oct. 20-21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. All performances will
take place in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at
Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street on TWU’s Denton campus.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
For reservations or more information, call the TWU Box Office
at (940) 898-2020.
welcomes prospective students and guests to Oct. 21 open house
Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for
prospective students from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday,
Oct. 21, on the TWU Denton campus.
and their guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty
and students, participate in a campus tour and attend sessions
on admissions, financial aid, housing, student life, commuter
information, study abroad and more.
volunteers to encourage college and career planning at Dallas
middle school — 10/5/06
A team of nine volunteers from Texas Woman’s University
in Denton will stress the importance of education in high
school and beyond during a visit Tuesday, Oct. 10, with eighth-graders
at John B. Hood Middle School in Dallas.
The visit is in
partnership with the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the
Dallas Independent School District and the Texas Scholars
Program, an initiative of the Texas Business and Education
faculty to present at national nursing research symposium
Abstracts by three Texas Woman’s University College
of Nursing faculty have been accepted for presentation at
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science’s
2006 National State of the Science Congress in Nursing Research,
scheduled Oct. 12-14 in Washington, D.C.
Marcia Hern, BSN,
MSN, Ed.D., dean of the TWU College of Nursing, will present
on “Experiences of College-Age Youths Growing up in
a Family with a Recessive Genetic Condition.” Patricia
Holden-Huchton, RN, DSN, ACRN, associate professor and associate
dean, will present on “Over Fifty with HIV: Illness
Narrative Analysis Leads to Improved Practice and Quality
B.S., M.S., Ph.D., professor of nursing, and Elizabeth Restrepo,
a recent TWU doctorate of nursing graduate, will present on
“Hospital Birth Volume and Weekend Mortality.”
Dr. Hamilton also will conduct a symposium on “Complexity
Science” at the event.
colonel to discuss book on Iraq war at TWU — 10/5/06
Kim Olson, a retired United States Air Force colonel sent
to help rebuild Iraq in April 2003, will talk about her experiences
and sign copies of her book, “Iraq and Back: Inside
the War to Win the Peace” Tuesday, Oct. 17 at Texas
Woman’s University. The lecture will begin at 3:30 p.m.
in room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library on TWU’s Denton
campus. Admission is free and open to the public. For more
information, contact Dawn Letson at (940) 898-3754.
The lecture and
book signing are presented by the TWU Libraries Woman’s
forms Alumni Relations Task Force — 10/4/06
Answering a call from its Board of Regents, Texas Woman’s
University is forming an Alumni Relations Task Force to determine
how TWU can increase alumni involvement at the university.
Dr. Richard Nicholas,
TWU vice president for student life, is serving as the task
force chair. TWU has identified a cross-section of alumni
and campus representatives to serve on the task force and
is in the process of inviting those individuals to participate.
exhibits works by visual arts faculty — 10/3/06
Texas Woman’s University faculty will display their
works in the TWU Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition scheduled
Oct. 3-27 in the East and West galleries of the Visual Arts
Building, located at Texas and Oakland streets on the university’s
Denton campus. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, call (940) 898-2481.
includes work by Dr. John Calabrese, professor of art history;
Susan kae Grant, professor of photography; Marcy Palmer, assistant
visiting professor; Colby Parsons-O’Keefe, assistant
professor of ceramics; Corky Stuckenbruck, professor of design;
Tanya Synar, assistant professor of sculpture; Gary Washmon,
professor of painting; John Weinkein, director of TWU’s
School of the Arts; and adjunct faculty members Don Radke,
Laurie Weller and Du Chau.
organist schedules Oct. 10 recital
Dr. Thomas K. Brown, Texas Woman’s University professor
of music and university organist, will add a little something
extra to his next recital, giving the audience an up-close
look at his performance.
The recital, scheduled
for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, will be enhanced by the projection
of the four organ keyboards on a large screen. The concert
will take place in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located
at Pioneer Circle and Oakland Street on TWU’s Denton
campus. Admission is free. For more information, call (940)
kicks-off State Employee Charitable Campaign
Texas Woman’s University is kicking off its annual State
Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) during the month of October.
TWU’s goal is to raise $56,000 and to have 85 percent
faculty and staff participation from its Denton, Dallas and
TWU was recognized
by the state for having the highest participation —
72 percent — and the highest per capita gift —
$57.61 — for higher education employees in 2005, when
the university raised $65,629 for the campaign.
becomes first public university in Texas to offer specialist
degree — 9/28/06
2006 - DENTON — Texas Woman’s University recently
became the first public university in the state to offer a
specialist degree. Graduate students who complete the specialist-level,
60-plus hours of training in school psychology now will be
awarded a specialist in school psychology (SSP) degree rather
than the master’s in school psychology degree.
A specialist degree
falls between a typical 36-hour master’s degree and
a 90-plus hour doctoral degree.
Zephyr Winds concert to follow art reception — 9/27/06
Zephyr Winds, Texas Woman’s University’s faculty
woodwind quintet, will salute their visual arts colleagues
with Moussorgsky’s “Picture at an Exhibition”
during the group’s fall concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.
3 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.
to host Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture Oct. 6 —
DENTON — The possibilities for expanding traditional
approaches to seeking information will be explored as the
Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information
Studies hosts the Institute for Scientific Information’s
Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture.
The lecture, scheduled
at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, will take place in room 301 of the
Administration Conference Tower (ACT), located on Administration
Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. A reception will follow
in the second-floor lobby of ACT. Admission is free. For a
map of the Denton campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp.
For more information, contact the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning
at (800) 250-7808 or (940) 898-3408.
Gamblin, Williford-Shade to perform at Fort Worth Dance Festival
— Texas Woman’s University assistant dance professor
Sarah Gamblin and associate professor of dance Mary Williford-Shade
will perform during “Out of Bounds,” the second
annual Fort Worth Dance Festival, beginning Friday, Oct. 6
at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. in
the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District.
Ms. Gamblin will
appear during the first weekend performances, scheduled at
8 p.m. Oct. 6-7 and 2 p.m. Oct. 9. Ms. Williford-Shade will
perform with her repertory company, Lacy & Shade, during
the second set of performances scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 13-14
and 2 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased by
calling (817) 738-1938, ext. 35. For more information on the
dance festival, visit www.fwcac.org.
nursing faculty receive Susan and Robert Doroghazi Faculty
Excellence Awards — 9/20/06
DENTON – Three Texas Woman’s University nursing
faculty recently received Susan and Robert Doroghazi Faculty
Excellence Awards in recognition for distinction in teaching,
research and service.
Carol Arnold, Ph.D.,
RN, assistant clinical professor of nursing at TWU’s
Dallas-Parkland Center, received the Excellence in Teaching
Award; Robin Britt, Ed.D., RN, WHNP, CNS, professor of nursing
at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center,
was recognized with the Excellence in Service Award; and Jan
Foster, Ph.D., RN, CNS, CCRN, assistant professor of nursing
in Houston, received the Excellence in Research Award.
The Susan and Robert
Doroghazi Faculty Excellence Awards were established by Dr.
and Mrs. Doroghazi in 2004 to honor TWU nursing faculty in
the areas of teaching, research and service. In addition to
the award recognition, each recipient also receives a $2,000
stipend. The awards are funded by an endowment established
by Dr. and Mrs. Doroghazi for the TWU College of Nursing.
TWU School of
the Arts to host improvisation symposium — 9/20/06
Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts performers
will be taken somewhat out of their element in improvisation
exercises designed to enrich their artistic performance.
Dancers will speak,
singers and musicians will move and actors will sing as TWU’s
School of the Arts hosts a “Symposium on Improvisation
and Performance” Sept. 25-27, with guest director Ann
Baltz. Group sessions are scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday
through Wednesday, with the event culminating in a performance
at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27. All events are free and open
to the public and will take place in the Margo Jones Performance
Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on TWU’s
Denton campus. For more information, call (940) 898-2508.
TWU to focus on heart health — 9/18/06
Texas Woman’s University Student Health Services is
supporting National Cholesterol Education Month with Heart
Healthy Week, scheduled Sept. 23-26. Dubbed “Cho-less-terol
Days,” the event will feature information as well as
Dr. Geetha Ramaswamy
will be the guest speaker for a free breakfast talk on cholesterol
and its effect on the heart at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.
The talk will take place in room 207 of the Student Union,
located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration
Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. A heart-healthy breakfast
will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. For
more information, call (940) 898-3833.
sees fifth consecutive year of enrollment growth —
Texas Woman’s University’s fall 2006 enrollment
has reached an all-time record of 11,842 students. This 4.4
percent increase continues five consecutive years of enrollment
growth at TWU.
TWU’s total semester credit hours grew 5.6 percent to
116,031 hours, up from 109,929 last fall — also a record.
Student credit hours, not headcount, determine the university’s
state funding. All numbers are based on 12th class day preliminary
The previous enrollment
record of 11,344 was set in fall 2005.
Elm High School to host Grand Opening of TWU Go Center Sept.
14 at 10 a.m. — 9/13/06
WHO: Texas Woman’s University and Little Elm High School
will host the Grand Opening of the TWU Go Center at Little
Elm High School on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Scheduled
to attend and/or speak are: Little Elm Independent School
District (LEISD) Superintendent Steve Murray; several LEISD
School Board Members; TWU Vice President of Student Life Dr.
Richard Nicholas; TWU Associate Vice President of Student
Life Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant and Director of TWU Intercultural
Services Becky Rodriguez.
WHAT: The Grand
Opening Celebration will officially open the TWU Go Center
at Little Elm High School for the 2006-2207 school year. A
Go Center is a physical space in a high school that offers
students admission and financial aid application assistance
and other information to encourage greater participation in
higher education by potential first generation college students.
Go Centers are part of The Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board’s First Generation College Student Program designed
to encourage greater participation in higher education. TWU
opened five Go Centers during the 2005-2006 school year and
has received requests to open 20 centers in 2006-2007. This
the second year that TWU has operated a Go Center at Little
Elm High School.
to host Graduate and Professional School Fair on October 2
Texas Woman’s University will host a Graduate and Professional
School Fair on Monday, Oct. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the TWU
Student Union, located at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive
in Denton. More than 50 universities, colleges and professional
schools are participating and will share information about
their programs with prospective students. All interested persons
are welcome to attend.
HIV testing offered at TWU — 9/11/06
Texas Woman’s University’s Student Health Services
will offer free HIV testing to the Denton community on Wednesdays.
Testing will be conducted from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. each Wednesday
through Dec. 6 in the Student Health Services office, located
on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. Walk-ins
are welcome, though appointments are preferred.
to host American Red Cross Blood Drive Sept. 18-21—
Texas Woman’s University Student Health Services will
host a four-day American Red Cross Blood Drive on the TWU
The drive will be conducted from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
daily Monday, Sept. 18 through Wednesday, Sept. 20 in room
207 of the Student Union, located on the southwest corner
of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.
professor gains inspiration for flute concert from class —
The adaptation of a classroom course to the computer inspired
the upcoming flute concert by Dr. Pamela Youngblood, an associate
professor of music at Texas Woman’s University. The
result is a multimedia event that will highlight the changing
portrayal of women in music, culture and the media.
The concert will
take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Margo Jones
Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on
TWU’s Denton campus. Admission is free. For more information,
call (940) 898-2500.
Senate confirms TWU professor’s appointment to NEH council
The United States Senate has unanimously confirmed Dr. Robert
S. Martin, the Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in Library Science
at Texas Woman’s University, as a member of the National
Council on the Humanities.
W. Bush nominated Dr. Martin to the post. The nomination was
confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 5. Dr. Martin’s term on the
Council expires Jan. 26, 2012.
Jennifer Keller to perform at TWU
Jennifer Keller, a dancer/choreographer who served as a guest
artist at Texas Woman’s University in 2000 and 2003,
returns to the university Wednesday, Sept. 13, to present
an evening of dance titled, “Pivotal Movements.”
The event is scheduled
for 5 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre in TWU’s Dance
Building, located on the northeast corner of Bell Avenue and
Administration Drive on the university’s Denton campus.
Admission is free. For more information, call (940) 898-2086.
concert to benefit breast cancer research — 9/05/06
Beverly Hoch, adjunct assistant professor of voice in Texas
Woman’s University’s School of the Arts, has drawn
inspiration from above for her second annual fund-raising
“Concert for the Cure.”
Heavens Are Telling — Songs of the Sky,” the concert
will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Margo Jones
Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on
TWU’s Denton campus. For more information, call (940)
student receives scholarship from National Hispanic
Institute and Wachovia — 9/01/06
— Texas Woman’s University student Ms. Kylie Stanford,
a freshman from Taylor, was one of 14 students to receive
a scholarship from the National Hispanic Institute (NHI) funded
According to NHI,
a total of $20,000 in scholarships are being distributed to
14 outstanding Texas students pursuing a college education.
Ms. Stanford received her $500 scholarship during an awards
ceremony at TWU’s Denton campus Aug. 31.
Davis appointed to editorial board of national rheumatology
publication — 8/18/06
Texas Woman’s University nursing professor Dr. Gail
Davis, B.S.N., M.Ed., Ed.D., recently accepted a two-year
appointment to the editorial board of the American College
of Rheumatology’s (ACR) new publication, “The
“I look forward
to working with my fellow editorial board members on this
informative news magazine that will bring ACR members the
latest information on research and best practices in rheumatology,”
Dr. Davis said.
According to the
ACR, “The Rheumatologist” will be a monthly magazine.
The first issue will be published in November.
College of Health Sciences receives grant from the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation — 8/18/06
Texas Woman’s University’s College of Health Sciences
recently was awarded a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation (RWJF) to help provide Hispanics better access
to health information over the Internet.
“We are thrilled
to partner with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on this
important project,” said Dr. Jimmy H. Ishee, dean of
the TWU College of Health Sciences.
Dr. Ninfa Peña-Purcell,
a visiting assistant professor of health studies at TWU, will
serve as the director of the project titled “Studying
Hispanics’ Use of Health Information on the Internet:
Implications for Healthcare Professions.”
Simmons Family Foundation contributes $500,000 for new TWU
Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center — 8/15/06
The Simmons Family
Foundation has awarded $500,000 to Texas Woman’s University
for construction of a new TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas
health care for Texans has been one of The Simmons Family
Foundation’s defining missions,” Lisa Simmons
Epstein, trustee of the foundation, said. “We at the
foundation cannot think of a better way to advance this critical
mission than to support the expansion of TWU’s renowned
nursing program in Dallas. The Simmons Family Foundation is
proud to be a part of TWU’s vision of educating more
nurses and other healthcare professionals in a new state-of-the-art
facility at the Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.”
The Simmons Family
Foundation, established in 2000, is based in Dallas. The foundation
is a support organization funded by Contran Corporation, a
multinational, diversified company engaged in the chemicals,
wire and steel manufacturing, titanium metals, ergonomic products
and hazardous waste management industries. The gift is being
made through The Simmons Family Foundation Advised Fund of
the Dallas Foundation.
makes grants in the areas of medical research, health and
human services, including programs targeting high-risk youth
and families, as well as for educational, cultural and civic
improvement programs. Grants totaling $6,697,000 have been
made since 2000.
TWU Chancellor’s Research Fellows receive Advanced Research
Program funding from THECB —
Two Texas Woman’s
University Chancellor’s Research Fellows have been selected
to receive funding under the Texas Higher Education Coordinating
Board’s Advanced Research Program for their research
into developing more effective anticancer drugs.
Dr. Michael Bergel,
assistant professor of biology, and Dr. James Johnson, professor
of chemistry, were awarded $100,000 for their research project
titled “Synthesis of New Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors
and Analysis of their Antiproliferative Capacities.”
Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bergel are both 2005-2006 and 2006-2007
TWU Chancellor’s Research Fellows, with Dr. Johnson
serving as a mentor to Dr. Bergel.
project was one of only 88 projects that received funding
from the Coordinating Board, out of 454 submitted proposals.
music professor honored as Sigma Alpha Iota Member Laureate
Sigma Alpha Iota
(SAI), an international music honorary fraternity, recently
recognized Texas Woman’s University music professor
Joan Wall for her outstanding contributions to music by naming
her a Member Laureate.
A Member Laureate
is an initiated member of the fraternity who has achieved
international distinction in the music profession. The students
of Iota Omega, TWU’s fraternity chapter, nominated Ms.
Wall for the honor.
students assist AIDS Services of North Texas
Four Texas Woman’s
University students recently collected food and raised money
for AIDS Services of North Texas (ASNT) as part of a senior-level
social work project.
Institute for Women’s Health Searches for Participants
of Bone Density Study for 25-year follow-up —
Texas Woman’s University’s Institute for Women’s
Health (IWH) are asking people who participated in bone density
tests at TWU 25 years ago to return to Denton for a follow-up
test that will assess their current risk of developing osteoporosis.
participated in a bone density study at the university around
1980 under the direction of the TWU Department of Nutrition
and Food Sciences. They were asked about diet, reproductive
history and any bone fractures. The subjects also had the
bone density of their hands and forearms measured.
College of Nursing receives $550,000 to establish scholarship
University’s College of Nursing has been awarded $550,000
from the Helene Fuld Health Trust, HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Trustee
to establish a scholarship endowment for undergraduate students
pursuing nursing baccalaureate degrees.
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund for Baccalaureate
Nursing Students will provide $550,000 to TWU over a three-year
period, of which $500,000 is to be held in a permanent endowment
fund. The remainder of the initial grant funding and future
income from the endowment will be used for scholarships for
nursing students beginning in fall 2006.
offers community music classes—
interested in music lessons for themselves or their children
are offered a variety of opportunities through Texas Woman’s
University Community Music Instruction.
and adaptive lessons on piano, voice and guitar are available
for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Private lessons
also are available for organ, clarinet and flute. Lessons
begin in September, and most are offered on a 12-week basis.
Tuition ranges from $125 to $875
Community Dance Center offers new classes —
Classes at the
Texas Woman’s University Community Dance Center return
this fall with the opportunity for children, teens and adults
to learn some new moves.
Tuesday, Aug. 29, with classes beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Regular classes range from six to 10 weeks in length, with
prices ranging from $50 to $70. A $5 fee will be added for
registration after Aug. 29.
Martin elected to Urban Libraries Council board —
Dr. Robert S. Martin,
the Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in Library Science at Texas
Woman’s University, has been elected to the board of
directors of the Urban Libraries Council.
The ULC is a membership
organization of 157 of North America’s premier metropolitan
public library systems and related library consultants and
suppliers. For more than 30 years, the council has worked
to strengthen public libraries as an essential part of urban
life, serving as a forum for sharing best practices resulting
from targeted research, education and forecasting. For more
information on the ULC, visit www.urbanlibraries.com.
Fort Worth ISD receive $1.65 million grant to address teacher
University and the Fort Worth Independent School District
will partner to address critical teacher shortages in the
FWISD using a $1.65 million Transition to Teaching grant from
the U.S. Department of Education.
One of only 20
Transition to Teaching grants awarded nationally, the grant
covers five years, with first-year funding of $236,315.
thrilled to be awarded the grant, and we’re excited
about partnering with TWU,” said Dr. Catherine Dikes,
director of the Fort Worth ISD’s Grants and Development
Department. “This is a great opportunity for us.”
The goal of the
Fort Worth ISD program, titled “HQ-ED: Highly Qualified
Educators for Diversity,” is to recruit 120 teacher
aides, recent college graduates without education degrees
and mid-career professionals for intensive teacher preparation
in math, science, bilingual education and special education.
nursing professor receives grant to study nursing students
and stress —
Dr. Ann Malecha,
associate professor of nursing at Texas Woman's University’s
Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, has received
a grant for her study titled “Preparing the Future Nursing
Workforce: A Pilot Study Examining Stressors and Nursing Student
TWU nursing faculty and nursing graduate students —
20 from Houston and 20 from Dallas— have volunteered
to help conduct the study as part of the Nurses And Personal
Stressors (NAPS) research team.
purpose of the study is to identify the type and extent of
various stressors associated with nursing students’
academic and professional successes and failures,” Dr.
Malecha said. “We hope to provide crucial data on the
relationships between personal and interpersonal stressors
and success in nursing school and, eventually, success on
Starting this fall, all TWU junior I nursing students on the
Houston and Dallas campuses will be recruited to participate
in this four-year study. The study will examine personal and
interpersonal stressors, such as depression and verbal abuse,
during the last two years of nursing school and then two years
into their professional practice. Data will be compared between
those participants who remain in the nursing program and those
who leave the program, and will be collected whether or not
they are employed post-graduation.
elected vice president of education section of APTA
ISD partners with NCTC, TWU and UNT to offer college algebra
to high school seniors
Dr. Susan Chaney named a Fellow of the American Academy of
Nurse Practitioners — 7/13/06
student places first in national Genomics Poster Competition
Appointed to Baldrige Award Board of Examiners —
Regents approve faculty promotions and tenure —
releases Dean’s List for Spring 2006 — 7/06/06
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'06 Dean's List in word
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Office of Lifelong Learning offers Human Resources for Healthcare
Professionals training — 7/06/06
Office of Lifelong Learning offering Spanish training for
the workplace — 7/06/06
to host Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture July 13 —
to showcase online degree programs during July 15 Online Degrees
Information Session — 7/05/06
scholarship at TWU aimed at helping women achieve success
Bush nominates TWU professor to NEH council— 6/21/06
Reading Department addresses adolescent literacy —
faculty member to represent TWU at national library conference
Community Dance Center offers summer dance class for children
to host workshop on treating disaster survivors —
lists graduates for spring 2006 — 6/14/06 Click
here for the spring '06 graduate list in word
here for a pdf of the spring '06 graduate list
program welcomes 150 graduate students to Denton campus —
welcomes prospective students and guests to June 10 open house
opens outdoor pool to public starting Saturday, May 27
to waive application fees and accept transfer applications
during June community college visits — 5/22/06
plans new, state-of-the-art Redbud Theater — 5/19/06
to address nursing faculty shortage with $500,000 federal
grant and $90,000 in matching funds from Presbyterian Hospital
of Denton — 5/19/06
professor featured in encore presentation of Starting Over
in America — 5/19/06
student to present paper at Shanghai library forum —
adjunct instructor named ACRL president-elect —
invited to free job fair on TWU campus on Thursday, May 18
Trust for Higher Education contributes $500,000 toward construction
of TWU’s new Houston campus in the Texas Medical Center
schedules spring commencement — 5/02/06
Honors Scholars publish first issue of Off the Quill —
hosts Executive MBA Open House May 6 at Houston campus
student selected as Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship recipient —
National Center for Healthcare Leadership selects TWU’s
Houston campus as demonstration site — 4/21/06
Consul General to speak at TWU May 3 — 4/21/06
Opera Ensemble presents Le Nozze di Figaro — 4/21/06
to recognize faculty at Honors Convocation
to recognize staff at Honors Convocation — 4/14/06
to recognize students at Honors Convocation — 4/14/06
to recognize distinguished alumni during 2006 Homecoming celebration
TWU’s Blagg-Huey Library celebrates 20th anniversary
Theatre presents ‘Mirandolina, Mistress of the Inn’
art to be unveiled at TWU Flute Choir concert — 3/31/06
Dr. Jim Alexander named Malone Fellow —
Executive MBA information session set in Fort Worth April
8 — 3/29/06
Pezzimenti to perform in TWU’s
Little Chapel on April 4 —
dance students to perform in Oak Lawn festival April 1—
OT students present annual Celebration of Scholarship March
workshop to examine role of religion, spirituality in ethical
decision making —
to host fifth annual community health fair —
TWU dance department presents
DanceMakers — 3/24/06
Dental Hygiene Clinic seeking adult and children patients
to offer car buying workshop for women on March 23 —
Ireland to Texas to New York – TWU Drama takes ‘The
Long March’ to off-Broadway
March 31 to April 2 — 3/15/06
students vote in favor of new fitness and recreation fee
releases Dean's List for Fall 2005—3/08/06 Click
here for the Dean's List in a word file
selected as TWU’s Uhlir Fellowship recipient
to showcase 10 online degree programs during March 25 Open
House at Houston campus — 3/03/06
students recognized at national Small Business Institute convention
Alexandria’s Ragtime Band alumni return for 25th anniversary
plans Eighth Annual Edible Car Contest March 3
hosts 5th Annual African American Student Leadership Conference
March 3 — 2/22/06
Houston campus presents nursing lecture March 9
exhibition first in Metroplex to focus on works by Native
American women —
welcomes prospective students and guests to Feb.18 open house
Drama heads ‘West of the Pecos’ for cowboy ballet
Library presents ‘Movie Lover’ book talk with
author Veva Vonler
acclaimed pianist Aldo Mancinelli to perform at TWU
Winds to perform at TWU Feb. 21 —
Governor Perry appoints Rachal Salter as TWU’s first
student regent —
faculty appointed to national SIFE advisory group
sets record for spring semester enrollment — 2/02/06
announces Lillian Moore Bradshaw and The Stark Foundation
as 2006 Founders’ Award recipients — 2/01/06
TWU team up to offer dual degree program for engineering,
math programs — 1/30/06
family sciences professor on national examination committee
inspiration for film “Glory Road” to speak at
TWU Black History lecture – 1/27/06
Alert: From Ireland to Texas to New York – TWU Drama
takes ‘The Long March’ to off-Broadway March 31
to April 1 – 1/26/06
and Kern Wildenthal, M.D, Ph.D. to Receive 4th Annual Virginia
Chandler Dykes Leadership Award – 1/25/06
Houston campus welcomes prospective transfer and graduate
students to Feb. 4 open house – 1/25/06
TWU to host
40th Annual Rose F. Spicola Forum in Reading on Jan. 28
TWU to host
workshop on addictive eating Jan. 28 –
TWU’s Dr. Robert S. Martin appointed chair of UNESCO
welcomes prospective students and guests to Jan. 21 open house
Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition set at TWU –
nursing professor receives two awards from rheumatology association
offers health screenings to the community
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