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Volume 34, Number 2, February 13 - 26, 2012

THE WOMEN’S MUSEUM DONATES ARCHIVES TO TWU

The spirit of The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future will live on through its archives, which have been gifted to Texas Woman’s University. The archives will be incorporated into the nationally renowned TWU Woman’s Collection, the best concentration of resources on U.S. women in the Southwest.

The Woman’s Collection, a preeminent research center for women’s history, is located in the Blagg-Huey Library on TWU’s Denton campus. TWU will incorporate some of the museum’s artifacts into its exhibits and will provide onsite and online access to the archives.

Artifacts donated to the Woman’s Collection reflect pop culture as well as organized movements – from Betty Boop nesting dolls to political buttons for Geraldine Ferraro, Ann Richards and NOW (the National Organization for Women). Historical documents related to the museum’s programs, exhibits and the museum itself also are included, along with artifacts from the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). TWU is home to the official WASP archives.

Museum Board co-chair Liz Minyard said, “The contributions from the Women’s Museum will enhance the available women’s research for individuals around the world, and sustain and honor the museum’s mission. We were particularly impressed with TWU’s women’s research programs that are recognized nationally.”

“The Dallas Women’s Museum has found the perfect home for continuing its legacy and expanding awareness of women’s significant contributions to our nation and world,” said Sherilyn Bird, dean of the TWU Libraries. “TWU’s rich history as an institution for women uniquely qualifies the institution as an appropriate home for the archives and exhibits.”

The Women’s Museum and TWU have had a relationship through student internships and loaned items since the museum’s inception.
“We are pleased to have this history added to our Woman’s Collection,” said Kimberly Johnson, coordinator of special collections for the TWU Libraries. “It’s not just women’s history; it’s public history, and it will appeal to research scholars as well as a general audience.”

Bill Alcorn, co-chair of the museum’s board with Minyard, adds, “Our respective missions are mutually supportive, and we are pleased that the works from the Women’s Museum will supplement the programs that TWU has implemented.”

The Women’s Museum closed its doors Oct. 31, 2011. Exhibits on loan to the museum were returned to the individuals or organizations that owned them. Items owned by the museum that were deemed valuable to other museums were gifted to those entities, including the extensive Annie Leibovitz Collection to the National Women’s History Museum, and a number of items to the Dallas Historical Society and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.

TWU LAUNCHES MOBILE SITE

Current and prospective Texas Woman’s University students now can connect more easily with the university through TWU Mobile, the university’s mobile website.

The mobile website features access to information on TWU programs, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, the TWU library and bookstore, campus directory, campus maps, TWU events calendar, webmail and Blackboard, an Internet-based service used by TWU to deliver online courses.

The TWU Web Team developed the mobile site over a period of four months.  The site’s content is based on responses from more than 1,000 current and prospective students (both undergraduate and graduate) surveyed by the web team and marketing research students of Dr. Pushkala Raman, associate professor of marketing in the TWU School of Management.

Results showed that 73 percent of current and prospective students use a mobile device to access the TWU website.  Students listed the ability to find textbooks and access Blackboard, the Pioneer Portal and email among the features they most wanted on a mobile site.

The launch of TWU Mobile is part of a three-phase project to improve access to the university’s website.  Because mobile websites are more accessible by a wider variety of devices, the TWU Team chose to begin with this option.  Mobile apps, to be made available through the iTunes® App Store and the Android™Market, will be launched by the end of the spring 2012 semester.

Phase three of the project involves making the full TWU website more mobile-friendly.

The TWU Mobile site is available at http://m.twu.edu or www.twu.edu on a mobile device.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Due to the overwhelming response to “A Morning with Dr. Maya Angelou” scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, a live simulcast will be presented in an overflow location on campus.  Those who have reserved a waitlist ticket are encouraged to pick up their ticket for the overflow location at the Center for Student Development front desk in the Student Union.  Additional tickets are available and may be reserved at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/waitlistangelou.

The TWU Dental Hygiene Clinic is seeking patients with inflamed (red and tender) gums.  Free screenings for potential patients are performed on a first-come, first-served basis from 8:15 to 10:30 a.m. and from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. Dates for screenings vary.  Screenings generally take about 30 minutes.  For more information, call 81-2888.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Enrollment Services will honor Governor Jackson (financial aid) for his 35 years of service to TWU with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the ACT 2 Lobby.  This is not a retirement reception.

Angelica Landeros (Intercultural Services) and Sarah Alexander (library science) are recipients of the spring 2012 J. Wilkes Berry Scholarship.  Ms. Landeros, outreach coordinator for Intercultural Services, works full time in the Mobile Go Center and is a part-time master’s student in the department of reading.  Her career goal is to become a reading specialist to assist students of all ages who struggle in reading.  Ms. Alexander is working toward a master of library science degree with a focus in public librarianship.  She hopes to work in a public library after graduation.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math & computer science) presented a 30-minute talk titled “Optimal Control of HIV treatment” to the American Mathematical Society in Boston during the Annual AMS-MAA (American Mathematical Society-Mathematical Association of America) meeting, Jan. 4.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (math & computer science) presented a 20-minute talk titled “Optimal Control Problem of nonlinear three-dimensional model with a scalar control” at the BIG SIGMAA session Jan. 5 during the Annual AMS-MAA meeting in Boston.

Dr. Jeff Robb (government), Dr. David Rylander (School of Management) and Cynthia Maguire (chemistry and biochemistry) presented a paper titled “Building Trans-Disciplinary Sustainability Studies into the College Curriculum” at the Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, held Jan. 10-12 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dr. Barbara Presnall (government) has been appointed to the Professional Development Committee of the Southern Political Science Association.

Dr. Mandy Golman (health studies) presented a workshop titled “The Girls in Motion Program: Empowering College Age Women to Mentor Preadolescent Girls in the areas of Body Image, Nutrition and Physical Fitness” at the Girls Raised In The South (GRITS) Regional conference on childhood obesity in January.
Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has been invited to serve as a keynote speaker in the track titled “E-Commerce, Online Marketing, Business and Management” at BIT’s inaugural World Congress of Emerging InfoTech-2012 (WCEIT-2012), scheduled Aug. 28-30 in Dalian, China.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: February 13 - 26, 2012

Mon., Feb. 13            
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Feb. 14

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., Feb. 15

  • 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, 6 p.m., away.

Thurs., Feb. 16

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

Fri., Feb. 17

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series: “Food Insecurity and Childhood Obesity” with Dr. Angela Hilmers, MS nutrition student.  Noon, MCL 501, IHSH 4305.
  • Academic Day and 19th Annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship, 8 a.m.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/ce/Vanderkooi.asp
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Nova Southeastern (5 p.m. EST) and West Florida (7 p.m. EST), away.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Centenary, 6 p.m., away.

Sat., Feb. 18

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Open House in English and Spanish, 8 a.m.-noon, Denton campus.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Midwestern State, 2 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Lynn, 10 a.m. and noon (EST), away.

Sun., Feb. 19

  • Library open noon-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-8 p.m.

Mon., Feb. 20

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

Tues., Feb. 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., Feb. 22

  • 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. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 7 p.m., away.

Thurs., Feb. 23

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

Fri., Feb. 24

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series: “Functional Food Spotlight: Resistant Starch,” with Mindy Maziarz, PhD nutrition student.  Noon, MCL 501, IHSH 4305, IHSD 4302.
  • Pioneers Softball in Best Western Spring Fling at North Lakes Park, noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma and Michigan, 7 p.m., away.

Sat., Feb. 25

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Incarnate Word (Senior Day), 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Feb. 26

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

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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