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Volume 32, Number 1, January 11-24, 2010

TWU IMPLEMENTS SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING ON DENTON CAMPUS

TWU has begun a single-stream recycling program on its Denton campus that adds aluminum, tin cans, plastic, glass and cardboard to TWU’s paper recycling program.

All TWU office and classroom buildings have received large green recycling bins to collect single-stream recycling items. Paper will still be recycled in existing blue recycle bins, while the green bins will be for other recyclable items.   For academic and office buildings, recycling will be collected Tuesdays and Thursdays, and trash will be collected Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Custodians now will pick up paper recycling from the blue deskside recycling bins located in offices.

The TWU residence halls have received large blue recycling bins that will collect all the recycling for the residence halls, including paper. Residence hall recycling will be collected Tuesdays and Thursdays, while trash will be picked up each day.
 
The City of Denton has placed six blue recycling dumpsters throughout campus to collect the recycling.  These are located at the TWU Physical Plant, Hubbard Hall, the TWU Library, the Old Main Building, the Bralley Annex and the Student Union.

For more information or questions, visit www.twu.edu/fmc or call 81-3131.

EXHIBIT TO FEATURE PIONEERING TWU ART FACULTY

Eight pioneering Texas Woman’s University faculty members will be recognized by the Visual Arts Society of Texas in an exhibition titled “Pioneers in Modernism.”

The exhibit will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Jan. 23-Feb. 28, in the Gough Gallery in the Center for the Visual Arts, 400 E. Hickory St. in Denton. A gala featuring a lecture, image presentation and music will take place Friday, Jan. 22 at the Center. For more information, visit www.vastarts.org.

“Pioneers in Modernism” will feature the works of Marjorie Baltzel, Edith Brisac, Carlotta Corpron, Marie Delleney, Dorothy Antoinette (Toni) LaSelle, Thetis Lemmon, Mabel Maxcy and Coreen Spellman. These women taught at TWU from the 1920s to the 1970s and were at the forefront of the Modernist movement — marked by the use of conceptual and abstract techniques — in Texas.

TWU is honored to have the works of these extraordinary women recognized, and encourages the Denton community to learn more about them and their works during the VAST exhibition.

TWU RECEIVES $50,000 FOR NEW DALLAS CENTER

A $50,000 grant from the Unrestricted Fund of The Dallas Foundation is helping Texas Woman’s University come closer to its fundraising goal for the new TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

TWU has raised more than $53 million to date toward a $55.5 million fundraising goal for the new Dallas building, which is scheduled to open in 2011.

Construction currently is under way on the new TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, located at 5500 Southwestern Medical Drive.  The 190,000-square-foot, eight-story facility combines TWU’s Parkland and Presbyterian sites into a campus-in-one building at the Parkland location.  The building will include the renowned TWU Stroke Center, a mock ICU, nursing simulation labs and physical and occupational therapy labs.  The facility is being built for possible LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. 

The TWU Board of Regents also recently approved plans to build a 600-space parking garage in 2011.  The new garage will be built where the current Parkland education building sits and will include two-stories for future parking or classroom expansion.  

For more information on TWU’s new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, visit www.twu.edu/dallascampus.

Established in 1929, The Dallas Foundation is Texas’ oldest community foundation.  For more information about The Dallas Foundation, visit www.dallasfoundation.org.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The 2010 Faculty/Staff Directory is now available in pdf format on the TWU website.  It can be accessed through the “Faculty/Staff Directory” link on the home page or through the A-Z Index.

Methodist Health System will have a Mobile Mammography Unit on TWU’s Denton campus Tuesday, Jan. 26.  The vehicle will be parked in the visitor parking lot from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. that day.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance.  To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-727-6131.  Claims will be filed for those covered by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Select insurance plan.  Other plans also may be filed.  Those without insurance coverage should email healtheducation@twu.edu.  For more information, contact TWU Student Health Services at x3833.

TWU’s Pioneer Proud awards are presented each year to staff members who go above and beyond their ordinary responsibilities to assist faculty, staff, students and friends of the university.  Nominations are open to any permanent, full- or part-time staff employee who has worked a minimum of six months and is in a position below that of director, registrar or bursar.  Temporary, contract, faculty and staff covered by the Faculty Senate are not eligible for this award.  To nominate a staff employee for the Pioneer Proud award, go to www.twu.edu/staffcouncil/pioneerproud.htm.

Registration for spring classes at TWU’s Community Dance Center continues through Tuesday, Jan. 19.  On-site registration will not be available.  Classes begin Monday, Jan. 25.  For more information, including a list of available classes, go to www.twu.edu/ce/Community-Dance.asp.

TWU’s Department of Reading hosted more than 1,000 participants at the 2009 Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery/Early Literacy/Administrators Institute held Nov. 2-4 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the institute offered more than 70 sessions for Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura teachers, administrators, primary grade teachers, literacy coaches and school support personnel.  Presenters included 14 internationally known literacy experts, as well as many other experienced administrators and teachers in the field of early literacy.

Professor’s Corner, a discussion group devoted to literary texts, will feature Thomas Hardy’s “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” and “The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid” presented by Dr. Russell Greer, TWU associate professor of English.  The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Denton South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley.  For more information about Professor’s Corner, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at x2343 or ssouris@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Jacob Blosser (history) has been elected to a two-year term on the Phi Alpha Theta executive council.  This council, comprised of five faculty members from across the country, oversees the work of the national history honor society.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: January 11-24, 2010

Mon., Jan. 11
  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Reception to welcome new international students to TWU, 3:30-5 p.m., ACT 2 lobby.

Tues., Jan. 12

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., Jan. 13

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State, 6 p.m., away.

Thur., Jan. 14

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Emeritus College Open House, 3-4 p.m., ACT 2 lobby.  Information on classes, programs and activities for persons ages 50 and up.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/ce/Emeritus-College.asp

Fri., Jan. 15

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 16

  • Library open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Centenary, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. East Central, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Jan. 17

  • Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 18

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day; university closed.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Tarleton State, 6 p.m., home.

Tues., Jan. 19

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Spring classes begin.

Wed., Jan. 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Cameron, 7 p.m., home.

Thur., Jan. 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Jan. 22

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 23

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Centenary, 7 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., away.

Sun., Jan. 24

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
Information and news about activities, programs or TWU people may be sent to the Office of Marketing and Communication through campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. The deadline to receive information is the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for the following week. Student information for the “People” section is not published unless it is submitted by or in conjunction with a faculty member and that faculty member’s related activities.

TWU People Submissions
Please submit “People” items (faculty and staff only) to the Office of Marketing and Communication by campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. Include first and last names (no initials, please) and appropriate titles (ie. Dr.)

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