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Volume 33, Number 6, April 4 - 17, 2011

TWU TO HOST ANNUAL HONORS CONVOCATION

The annual Honors Convocation at Texas Woman’s University will be held in Denton at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 14 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.  The University Picnic will follow on the Pioneer Oval.  Faculty, staff and students from all TWU sites are invited to attend.

Faculty and academic administrators are encouraged to march in the procession and to wear academic regalia. Robing will take place in the Green Room, adjacent to the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Student members of honorary organizations are welcome to join the procession and to sit in the center section of the hall, directly behind the faculty.

The line of march for the academic procession will form at 9:45 a.m. on the circular drive immediately in front of the Music Building and will move into the Margo Jones Performance Hall promptly at 10 a.m. Program participants, honorees, and others who will be seated on the stage will precede the academic procession into the hall.

Classes on the Denton campus will be dismissed from 9:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.  Offices that can be closed during this period may post a notice indicating when they will reopen.  Offices that cannot close should arrange for coverage during Convocation. It is expected that staff, whose offices are closed, will attend the Honors Convocation. In addition, it is expected that classes that meet in Denton on Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. will attend Honors Convocation.

Special awards will be presented to outstanding faculty, staff and students during Honors Convocation.  TWU faculty receiving recognition are:

  • Dr. Penelope Hanstein, professor of dance — the Cornaro Award;
  • Dr. Manal Rawashdeh-Omary, assistant professor of chemistry and physics, and Dr. Brigitte Vittrup, assistant professor of early childhood development and education — the Mary Mason Lyon Award;
  • Dr. Linda Marshall, associate professor of social work — the Humphries Award;
  • Dr. Donna J. Sauls, associate professor of nursing — Distinction in Scholarship;
  • Dr. O. Jayne Bowman, associate professor of occupational therapy, Houston — Distinction in Service;
  • Dr. Mark Hamner, associate professor of mathematics and computer science — Distinction in Teaching;
  • Dr. Karen Dunlap, assistant professor of teacher education — Innovation in Academia; and
  • Dr. Sally Ford, assistant professor of kinesiology, and Dr. Kimberly Miloch, associate professor of kinesiology — Distinction in Distance Education.

TWU staff members receiving recognition are:

  • Tracy Lindsay, assistant director for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs — TWU Award of Excellence; and
  • Heather Davis, senior analyst for the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and Brandie Golleher, program director for the General Studies Program, Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Outstanding Student Awards, based on academic excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities, also will be presented.

Outstanding Senior Awards will be presented to:

  • Natalie Kent of The Woodlands, an art major with a concentration in graphic design; and
  • Katie Schniebs of Springtown, a mathematics major.

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards will be presented to:

  • Elizabeth M. Claffey of Chicago, Ill., a candidate for a master of fine arts degree in photography; and
  • Anita Chaillot Broxson of New Orleans, La., a fall 2010 doctoral graduate in nursing science.

TWU TO HONOR DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

Dr. Billie Askew, TWU Cornaro Professor Emerita of Reading and founder of the Reading Recovery® early literacy program at TWU; Mrs. Gayle Halperin, a community volunteer for the promotion and support of the arts; and Dr. Bettye Myers, TWU professor of kinesiology, will be recognized at the TWU Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 15.

The luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. in the Southeast Dining Room of Hubbard Hall.  Tickets are $25.  For more information, call the TWU Office of Alumni Relations at (940) 898-2586 or visit www.twu.edu/alumni.

TWU TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL WELL WEDNESDAY HEALTH FAIR

Denton-area residents can check their health and have fun in the process — and maybe even win a prize — when Texas Woman’s University hosts its 10th annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair on April 6.

The health fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in Pioneer Hall.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 81-3833.

The TWU Well Wednesday Community Health Fair will provide many services free of charge, including blood pressure checks, hearing screening, vision screening, posture analysis and more.  Blood profiles and lipid panels will be available at a reduced cost. Blood profiles — which include a complete metabolic panel, a complete blood count and lipid and thyroid profiles — are $55.  Males over the age of 50 have the option of receiving a blood profile that includes a complete metabolic panel, CBC, lipid panel and PSA (prostate specific antigen) for $55. Lipid panels — which include triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL and HDL — are available for $20. Payment by cash or check will be accepted. Fasting for up to eight hours prior to the screening is recommended. To schedule an appointment for these screenings, call 81-3833.  Door prizes to be awarded include a Wii Fit™Plus, iPod nanos®, a portable DVD player, a Kindle ™Wireless Reading Device and more.

The health fair will feature information from 45 vendors including Denton County Friends of the Family, Seniors in Motion, the Denton County Health Department, Denton County WIC, The Family Resource Center of North Texas, Paws Across Texas and more. TWU components providing information include the TWU Libraries, Institute of Women’s Health Exercise and Sports Nutrition Clinic, Fitness and Recreation, Department of Public Safety, Wellness Connections, the Nutrition and Food Sciences Graduate Club and TWU Student Health Services, which also sponsors the health fair.

“The health fair will combine health and wellness information with fun, interactive activities,” said Sonia Redwine, assistant director of health education at TWU.  “We hope this health fair will help our TWU community and Denton community members identify valuable health resources and services available to them and inspire them to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.”

Newsbriefs (submission information)

TWU received three awards during the recent 2011 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District III and IV Joint Conference.  The Spring 2010 TWU Times received a Silver Award in the tabloid newsletter category.  The TWU Alumni Decal program received a Silver Award in the new alumni program category and a bronze award in the best low cost alumni program category.

TWU is celebrating Wellness Week April 4-7, providing an opportunity to learn and experience what the university has to offer in terms of health and wellness.  To learn more about Wellness Week activities, visit http://www.twu.edu/wellness-connections/9228.asp.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has been invited to serve on the program committee for ADAPTIVE 2011, The Third International Conference on Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Systems and Applications scheduled Sept. 25-30 in Rome, Italy, under the ComputationWorld 2011 umbrella.

A manuscript co-written by Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has been accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Informing Science + IT Education International Conference (InSITE 2011 ), June 18-23 in Novi-Sad, Serbia.  The manuscript is titled “Theoretical Quality Management Frameworks in Today’s Business: An Automobile Industry Application.”

Sherilyn Bird (library) has been voted president-elect of the Texas Library Association.  Gregg Hardin (library) has been elected Chair of District 7 of the TLA.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: April 4 - 17, 2011

Mon., April 4           
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., April 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • TWU Opera presents: Gianni Schicchi, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, $5, children 12 and under free.  81-2500.
  • Voertman’s Juried Student Exhibition, Fine Arts Building, reception and awards ceremony 4-6 p.m.  Exhibit continues through April 20.
  • Faculty Spotlight Series: Dr. Sandra Westmoreland (biology) presents “Authentic Scientific Inquiry for Pre-Service Teachers,” 12:25 p.m., Stoddard Hall 308.

Wed., April 6

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Well Wednesday Health Fair, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Pioneer Hall.  Free admission.

Thur., April 7

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Founders’ Awards Scholarship Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Hubbard Hall.
  • TWU Voice Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.  81-2500.

Fri., April 8

  • 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.
  • 22nd annual TWU Science Fair, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall.
  • Pioneer Gymnastics at USAG National Championship Semifinals, 8 p.m., away.
  • Pioneer Softball vs. Abilene Christian, 5 & 7 p.m., home.

Sat., April 9

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Pioneer Gymnastics at USAG National Championship Finals, 8 p.m., away.
  • Pioneer Softball vs. Abilene Christian, 1 p.m., home.

Sun., April 10

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • Pioneer Gymnastics at USAG National Championship Individual Finals, 3 p.m., away.

Mon., April 11

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

Tues, April 12

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneer Softball vs. Midwestern State, 4 & 6 p.m., home.

Wed, April 13

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

Thurs., April 14

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Honors Convocation, 10 a.m., MJPH.

Friday, April 15

  • 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.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar Series:  Guest speaker Professor Francesco Marotta, MD, Ph.D., of the Hepato-Gastoenterology Unit at S. Giuseppe Hospital via S Vittore in Milano, Italy, will present “Clinical Options and Applications for Genetic Testing in Modern Nutritional Strategies,” noon, Act 301, IHSH 3322, DPH 109.
  • Pioneer Gymnastics at NCAA National Championships through April 17, away.
  • Pioneer Softball vs. Incarnate Word, 7 p.m., away.

Saturday, April 16

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Pioneer Softball vs. Incarnate Word, noon & 2 p.m., away.

Sunday, April 17

  • 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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