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Volume 35, Number 5, March 18 - 31, 2013

GOV. PERRY APPOINTS THREE TO TWU BOARD OF REGENTS

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Anna Maria Farias of Brownsville, TWU alumna Nancy P. Paup of Fort Worth and George Schrader of Dallas to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents.  They will serve on the TWU governing board until Feb. 1, 2019.

“I join my fellow regents in welcoming the new members to the board,” said Sue S. Bancroft, chair and presiding officer of the TWU Board of Regents. “I look forward to working together to guide TWU as it continues its important role in providing an exceptional education to students and fulfilling the workforce needs of Texas.”

Ms. Farias and Ms. Paup were appointed to fill the expired terms of Mike McCullough of Dallas and Dr. Cecilia May Moreno of Laredo, respectively.  Mr. Schrader, first appointed to the board in 2007, was reappointed to a full term.  
 
“We are grateful to Gov. Rick Perry for his careful consideration in the selection of TWU Regents,” TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart said.  “Our regents embrace the mission of the university and provide valuable support that is instrumental in its success.”

Anna Maria Farias is an attorney and consultant in private practice.  She also is the former director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.  Ms. Farias was inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2000.  She also was a board member of the OneStar Foundation, a past board member of MANA-A National Latina Organization and past vice chair of the Philadelphia Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.  She also is past president of the Crystal City Lions Club and Crystal City Little League and a past board member of the Winter Garden Women's Shelter.  Ms. Farias received a bachelor's degree from Boston University and a law degree from Temple Law School, and is a fellow of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.

“Growing up in the housing projects, I knew a good education was the ticket to my success,” Ms. Farias said.  “I greatly admire TWU’s tradition of providing opportunities for students who dream of a college education, as I did.”

She added, “In 2000, my picture was hung at the university as a member of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame.  I now have come full circle with TWU with this appointment, and I thank the governor for the opportunity to be actively involved in promoting TWU’s standing in higher education in Texas.”

TWU alumna Nancy P. Paup is a fundraising consultant and former corporate relations and membership manager of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.  She is a member of the board of the TWU Foundation, the Schreiner University Board of Trustees and campaign vice-chair of the Texas State Historical Association’s “A Future for Our Past” fundraising drive.  She also is a member of Certified Fund Raising Executives International, the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a graduate of Leadership Texas.  In Fort Worth, she is a member of Jewel Charity, the Junior League and Leadership Fort Worth.  She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from TWU.

“As an alumna, my educational and life experiences at TWU have played a pivotal role throughout my personal and professional life,” Ms. Paup said.  “Since its founding in 1901, TWU continues to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence by preparing both undergraduate and graduate students for leadership, stewardship and service as citizens in our changing global society.  I am thrilled to have this opportunity to serve TWU as a regent.”

Mr. Schrader is a principal of Schrader & Cline, L.L.C. and owner of Schrader Investment Company.  Previously, he was executive vice president for LDB Corporation and city manager for the cities of Dallas, Mesquite and Ennis.  He is a past president and a life member of the International City Management Association, a past president and a life member of the Texas City Management Association and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.  He serves on several boards, including Life Information Inc., and the Methodist Health System, is a former board member of Baker University and is a lifetime honorary board member of Circle Ten Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker University and a master’s degree from the University of Kansas.

“It has been a privilege to have served TWU for the past six years as a regent, and I am pleased for the opportunity to continue to work with such a distinguished university,” Mr. Schrader said.  “It was such a compliment the first time the governor appointed me to TWU’s board, and I appreciate the distinction of this reappointment.”

STUDENT AND ALUMNI AWARD HONOREES ANNOUNCED

The TWU community is invited to participate in the recognition of this year’s outstanding students and alumni at the TWU Accolades Awards Luncheon (previously Distinguished Alumni Luncheon) on Friday, April 19.  The schedule of events includes a reception for the honorees at 11:15 a.m. and the luncheon at noon, both in Hubbard Hall.  The reception and luncheon will recognize the Outstanding Students, the Hallmark Alumni honorees and the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award.  Outstanding Students and Distinguished Alumni have been recognized by the TWU Former Students Association since the 1960s.  This is the inaugural year for the Hallmark Alumni Award.

The luncheon will showcase graduating students (2012-2013) for excellence in scholarship and service.  Receiving these awards are Drew Curtis, doctoral candidate in counseling psychology; Hoda Yeganehjoo, master of science in nutrition; Kelly Fisher, accounting major; Linh Huynh, mathematics major; Barbara West, government major (legal studies). 

The Hallmark Alumni Award salutes alumni who, through their education and/or the conduct of their personal lives, have had a significant, positive effect on their chosen profession or on their community.  Honorees are Carolyn Caldwell, MS, health care administration, 1997, president and CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Springs, Calif.; and Jessica Anne Setnick, MS, exercise physiology and sports nutrition, 1997, founder and owner, Understanding Nutrition, PC.

The recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award is Carolyn Ann “Cad” Dennehy, MS, science education, 1982, Ph.D., exercise physiology, 1989, Professor Emerita, University of Northern Colorado.

Tickets for the Accolades Luncheon are $25 each, payable to the TWU Former Students Association.  To purchase tickets, or for more information, call 81-2586.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Nominations for Pioneer Proud! awards are due by April 30.  For more information, or to nominate a TWU staff member for an award, visit http://www.twu.edu/staff-council/pioneer-proud.asp

The 12th annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on March 27 in Pioneer Hall. Many services will be provided free of charge, including blood pressure, vision and hearing screenings and HIV/STI testing.  Lab screenings will be available by appointment at a reduced cost.  To schedule an appointment, or for more information about the health fair, call 81-3833.

The TWU Department of Reading will present the 47th Annual Rose Spicola Forum in Reading on Saturday, March 23.  The conference, hosted each spring, brings scholars in reading to TWU for the benefit of students and teachers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/reading/spicola-welcome.asp.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Janine Gann (financial aid) is retiring after 27 years of service to TWU.  The university community is invited to attend a reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 in the ACT 2 lobby.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Scientific Committee of the CENTERIS 2011 - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems in October in Portugal.  The event is organized by UTAD (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal) and IPCA (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal).  Dr. Raisinghani will serve in a virtual mode.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: March 18 - 31, 2013

Mon., Mar. 18           
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Mar. 19

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • CAS Faculty Spotlight Series: “Does the Entrenched Manager Like Bond?” presented by Drs. Lin Zou and Yihua Zhao, 12:25 p.m., Stoddard Hall 308.  Free.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/arts-sciences/college-forums.asp
  • CAS Public Affairs Forum: “Breaking the Cycle: Domestic Violence in America,” 2:30 p.m., CFO 202.  Free.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/arts-sciences/domestic-violence.asp

Wed., Mar. 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Lecture by Matthew Collings, artist, writer, art critic, 11 a.m., MCL Auditorium.  Sponsored by the Department of Visual Arts.  Free.

Thurs., Mar. 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., Mar. 22

Sat., Mar. 23

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics at MIC Championships, 5 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Cameron, 1 & 3 p.m., away.

Sun., Mar. 24

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

Mon., Mar. 25

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

Tues., Mar. 26

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Flute Choir Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.

Wed., Mar. 27

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • CAS Faculty Spotlight Series: “Students with Autism Spectrum in the College Classroom,” presented by Dr. Kathy DeOrnellas.  Free.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/arts-sciences/college-forums.asp
  • Enactus Silent Auction Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., SU Purple Lounge.  For more information, visit http://sifetwu.weebly.com/index.html
  • 12th Annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair, 9 a.m., Pioneer Hall.  Questions?  Call 81-3833.

Thurs., Mar. 28

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 5 & 7 p.m., home.

Fri., Mar. 29

  • 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.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Eastern New Mexico, noon, home.

Sat., Mar. 30

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sun., Mar. 31

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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