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Volume 35, Number 6, April 8 - 21, 2013

TWU TO HOST ANNUAL HONORS CONVOCATION APRIL 18

The annual Honors Convocation at Texas Woman’s University will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.  The University Picnic will follow on the Pioneer Oval, and the Faculty Senate will host a reception in honor of the award recipients at 3 p.m. in the first-floor foyer of Stoddard Hall.  Faculty, staff and students from all TWU sites are invited to attend these events.

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. Claire Sahlin, professor and chair of the Department of Women’s Studies — the Cornaro Award;
  • Dr. Sneha V. Bharadwaj, assistant professor of speech pathology; and Dr. Laura Hanson, assistant professor of biology — the Mary Mason Lyon Award;
  • Dr. Sarah McIntire, professor and chair of the Department of Biology — the Humphries Award;
  • Dr. Nathaniel Mills, professor of biology — Distinction in Teaching;
  • Dr. Janine Golden, assistant professor of library science — Distinction in Service;
  • Dr. Gretchen Hoffman, assistant professor of library science — Distinction in Distance Education;
  • Dr. Pushkala Raman, associate professor of marketing — Innovation in Academia;
  • Dr. Richard Shuster, associate professor of music — Distinction in Scholarship.

TWU staff members receiving recognition are:

  • Deborah Unruh, coordinator of Student Life-Houston — TWU Award of Excellence; and
  • Mary “Beth” Palmer, facilities manager of Pioneer Hall, and Tesse Scott, coordinator of fieldwork administration for the School of Occupational Therapy — Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Outstanding Senior Awards will be presented to:

  • Kelly Fisher, an accounting major from Denton;
  • Linh Huynh, a mathematics major from Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam; and
  • Barbara West, a government-legal studies major from Houston.

Outstanding Graduate Student Awards will be presented to:

  • Drew Curtis, a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology from Houston; and
  • Hoda Yeganehjoo, a December 2012 master of science in nutrition graduate from Lantana.

Graduate Council Awards for Exceptional, Original Scholarship will be presented to:

  • Sangwoo Lee, a doctoral candidate in kinesiology from Denton; and
  • Heidi Gilroy, a doctoral student in nursing from Houston.

TWU DRAMA PRESENTS ‘THE CHERRY ORCHARD’

The Texas Woman’s University drama program will present Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard April 17-21.  TWU assistant professor of drama Steven Young will direct his adaptation of the play.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17; 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18; 8 p.m. Friday, April 19; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21.  All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.  To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

Mr. Young developed his adaptation based on the work of other translations as well as in conjunction with a Moscow Art Theatre-trained actress.  While Chekov worked on The Cherry Orchard, he wrote to Konstantin Stanislavsky's wife and cautioned her, “Not a drama but a comedy has emerged from me, in places even a farce.”  Since that moment, Chekhov’s masterpiece has sparked passionate debate: Is it a comedy or a tragedy?  Mr. Young was most interested in making the story accessible to modern audiences and finding the humor the author intended.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The SACS On-Site Committee will visit the Denton campus April 9-11.  For more information on TWU’s efforts toward reaffirmation of accreditation, visit www.twu.edu/sacs.  For more information on TWU’s Quality Enhancement Program, or QEP, visit www.twu.edu/qep.

The TWU community is invited to send off the Pioneers gymnastics team as they depart for the 2013 USA Gymnastics (USAG) Collegiate National Championships in Shreveport, La.  Fans should gather in the tennis court parking lot directly behind the TWU Soccer Field at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 11.  Free hot dogs, cold drinks, shaved ice and funnel cakes will be given away while supplies last.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Kerry Webb (School of Management) won the Best Paper Award at the Academy of Business Research Conference held March 13-15 in New Orleans.  His paper was titled “Structural Equation Modeling: How Managers’ Emotional Intelligence Impacts Employees’ Organizational Satisfaction and Commitment.”  The Academy of Business Research is an international society of scholars and practitioners who exchange ideas and collaborate in a conference setting.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) was the keynote speaker for the Keynote for the Undergraduate Literature and Creative Writing Conference, held Feb. 18 at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa.  Her talk was titled “Transforming Status-Quo Stories: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Revolutionary Thought.”  Dr. Keating also gave a talk on invitational pedagogies for the university faculty.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: April 8 - 21, 2013

Mon., April 8            
  • 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 9

  • 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: “Heroic Patriots, Selfish Vixens, Spunky Grandmas & National Treasures: The Changing Views of the WASP from 1942 to 2010,” presented by Dr. Katherine Sharp Landdeck, 12:25 p.m., Stoddard Hall 308.  Free.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/arts-sciences/college-forums.asp

Wed., April 10

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

Thurs., 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.
  • DanceMakers concert, 4 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets $9, $7, $5.  www.twu.edu/dance
  • Carlo Pezzimenti Faculty Guitar Recital, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel.  Free.

Fri., April 12

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • DanceMakers concert, 7 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets $9, $7, $5.  www.twu.edu/dance
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Seminar Series:  “Turning of Reaction Mechanisms in Circadian Clock Photoreceptors” with dr. Biran Zoltowsky, assistant professor of chemistry at Southern Methodist University, 1 p.m., ASSC 251.  Free.
  • 2013 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, team semifinals, 2 and 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Angelo State, 6 p.m., home.

Sat., April 13

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • DanceMakers concert, 7 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets $9, $7, $5.  www.twu.edu/dance
  • TWU Science Fair, www.twu.edu/arts-sciences/science-fair.asp
  • Transfer Connection for prospective transfer students, 8:30 a.m., CFO.
  • 2013 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, team finals, 7 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Angelo State, 1 and 3 p.m., home.

Sun., April 14

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • 2013 USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships, individual event finals, 1 p.m., away.

Mon., April 15

  • 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 16

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, 8 a.m., ACT 2, www.twu.edu/research/student-symposium.asp
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Tarleton State, 4 and 6 p.m., away.

Wed., April 17

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, 8 a.m., ACT 2, www.twu.edu/research/student-symposium.asp
  • TWU Drama presents “The Cherry Orchard,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets $10, $5. www.twu.edu/drama/

Thurs., April 18

  • 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.  University Picnic follows on Pioneer Circle.  Reception 3 p.m., Stoddard Hall first floor foyer.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Cherry Orchard,” 4 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets $10, $5. www.twu.edu/drama/

Fri., April 19

  • 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.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Cherry Orchard,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets $10, $5. www.twu.edu/drama/
  • Reunion Weekend begins. www.twu.edu/fsa/2012-twu-homecoming-weekend.asp
  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Seminar Series with Dr. Kayunta Johnson-Winters, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UT-Arlington, topic TBD, noon, ASSC 251.  Free.
  • TWU Opera Ensemble presents “The Tender Land,” 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets $5; children ages 12 and younger, free.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Incarnate Word, 5 p.m., away.

Sat., April 20

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Cherry Orchard,” 2 and 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets $10, $5. www.twu.edu/drama/
  • TWU Opera Ensemble presents “The Tender Land,” 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets $5; children ages 12 and younger, free.
  • Pioneers Softball vs. Incarnate Word, 1 and 3 p.m., away.

Sun., April 21

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • TWU Drama presents “The Cherry Orchard,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Tickets $10, $5. www.twu.edu/drama/

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
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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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