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Volume 32, Number 9, May 10 - 12, 2010

TWU TO CONDUCT SPRING COMMENCEMENT MAY 14 AND 15

The spring 2010 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 on TWU’s Denton campus.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend. The ceremonies, which include graduates from the Denton and Dallas campuses, will take place in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. Receptions hosted by TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will follow each ceremony on the second floor of the Student Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

Approximately 882 undergraduate and 687 graduate degrees will be awarded during the ceremonies.

TWU Student Regent Rae Lynn McFarlin will deliver the commencement address for Ceremony I, scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday, May 14. Ms. McFarlin, of Bonham, also will receive her bachelor of chemistry and bachelor of mathematics degrees during the ceremony. Phebe Phillips, president of Phebe Phillips Company Inc., will speak during Ceremony II, scheduled at 2 p.m.

Ceremony III will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, with Dr. Michael Wiebe, TWU Cornaro Professor of Teacher Education addressing the graduates. TWU Regent Dr. Ann Scanlon McGinity, chief nurse executive and senior vice president of operations for Methodist Hospital in Houston, will speak during Ceremony IV, scheduled at 2 p.m.

Times for commencement reflect candidate assignments based on specific schools and colleges participating in the ceremonies. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/registrar/denton-commencement.asp

DALLAS, HOUSTON RECOGNIZE PIONEER PROUD RECIPIENTS

Staff members at TWU’s Dallas and Houston centers were recognized for service above and beyond their ordinary responsibilities during recent Pioneer Proud ceremonies. Permanent full- or part-time staff employees who have worked a minimum of six months, and who are in a position below director, registrar or bursar, were eligible for nomination.

The Dallas ceremony took place Monday, May 3. Recipients are listed below. Recipients of more than one award are noted in parentheses ( ):

Ambrosio Moreno, Public Safety; Beatriz Vale, Public Safety; Bertha Martinez, ISS; Chantel Brightman (2), Dallas Center; Eric Anderson, Facilities Management; Eugene DuPerry, Facilities Management; Eva Ford, Facilities Management; Fred Willison (2), Facilities Management; Gloria Holcomb, Public Safety; Jared Vernon, ISS; Kam Mukherjee (2), Physical Therapy; Karen Garcia, Nursing; Karen Long-Trail, Financial Aid/Admissions; Kim Curry, Nursing; Linda Thornton, Facilities Management; Maryann Milligan (2), Nursing; Megan Klein (2), Nursing Admissions; Nate Halsell (2), Facilities Management; Patricia Beyer (2), Bursar; Rica Kendrick, Nursing; and Robert Ogburn, Public Safety.

The Houston ceremony will take place Friday, May 14. Recipients are:

Andrea Morgenthaler (2), Physical Therapy; Barbara Young, Houston Center; Carlos Da Silva, ITS; Cheryl Holcombe, Houston Center; David Samos, Facilities Management; Deb Unruh (2), Student Life; Eddyline Comia (4), Nursing; Emma Jean Morrow, Physical Therapy; Erika Quinteros, Facilities Management; Inez Shelton (2), Health Care Administration; Iris Du, ITS; Jeff Brown, ITS; Jennifer McFarland, Houston Center; Jennifer Lewis, Financial Aid; Joselyn Lee, Occupational Therapy; Lenora (Lee) McWilliams, Nursing; Roger Dawson, Nursing; Roland Love (2), Public Safety; Ruth Washington, Nursing; Shawn Nadella, ITS; and Shelita Kimble (2), Nursing.

TWU IS FIRST IN TEXAS TO OFFER DOCTORATE IN WOMEN’S STUDIES

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recently gave approval for Texas Woman’s University — the nation’s largest university primarily for women — to offer a Ph.D. in women’s studies starting this fall.

TWU is the now the first university in Texas, the only university in the south central region and one of only 12 institutions in the country to offer this doctoral degree. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/ws/phd-program.asp.

“This new doctoral program will enhance TWU’s role as a leader in women’s studies education,” said Dr. Claire L. Sahlin, chair of the TWU Department of Women’s Studies. “Graduates of the program will be prepared to meet the growing regional, national and international needs for professors of women’s studies and leaders of nongovernmental, social service and research agencies that address women’s issues.”

TWU has a longstanding commitment to women’s studies, with many firsts for Texas — the first freestanding women’s studies program, the first university to offer full-time faculty positions specifically in women’s studies, the first tenured faculty members in women’s studies and the first department of women’s studies.

“The new TWU doctoral degree in women’s studies will help shape the field of women’s studies for the twenty-first century through transdisciplinary and transformative dialogue among faculty and students in diverse disciplines,” said Dr. AnaLouise Keating, professor and director of TWU’s Ph.D. in women’s studies program.

Full-time doctoral students admitted to the program will be eligible for TWU scholarships and graduate teaching assistantships. For admissions information, email akeating@twu.edu or call 81-2119.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The expanded edition of “TWU Cooks,” published by the Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University (ASSET), is now available. The expanded cookbook contains historic stories and photos of TWU and more than 300 recipes. Proceeds assist the funding of ASSET’s J. Wilkes Berry Memorial Scholarship, ASSET Scholarship, Professional Development Award and ASSET hardship fund. Books are available for $20 or can be mailed for a $3 shipping fee ($23 total, book rate). Visit www.twu.edu/ASSET for order form and more details, or call 81-2202.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The Spring-Summer 2010 Provost Search Committee has been formed. The committee is comprised of Dr. Don Edwards (Arts & Sciences), Dr. Pat Holden-Huchton (Nursing), Dr. Richard Nicholas (Student Life), Dr. Sarah McIntire (Biology), Dr. Linda Ladd (Family Sciences), Dr. Chad Smith (Communication Sciences & Disorders), Dr. Gloria Byrd (Nursing, Dallas), Dr. Sally Schultz (Occupational Therapy, Dallas), Dr. Kelley Moseley (Health Care Administration, Houston), David Powell (graduate student, kinesiology), Janet Gonzales (Student Government Association) and Bob Mabry (Human Resources). Any faculty, staff or student who wishes to nominate a person for the provost position should submit his/her nominations by letter or email to the committee chair, Dr. Don Edwards, at DEdwards@twu.edu.

 Dr. Holly Hansen-Thomas and Dr. Pat Casey (Teacher Education) published an article titled “Accelerating ELL Learning” in the spring issue of the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition’s AccELLerate! They also presented a poster at the Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, held March 27 at the University of North Texas.

Dr. Ludovic A. Sourdot (Teacher Education) has co-authored a book chapter with Dr. B. Stephen Carpenter II, associate professor of teaching, learning and culture at Texas A&M University, titled “What are You Watching?: Considering Film and Television as Visual Culture Pedagogy” in the Handbook of Public Pedagogy: Education and Learning Beyond Schooling edited by Jennifer Sandlin, Brian Schultz and Jake Burdick, published by Routledge.

Dr. Gerald Goodman (Health Care Administration, Houston) will provide the data management and analysis for a new $3 million grant awarded to the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant is titled “Work School Program to Meet the Demand for RNs, LVNs, and CNAs in Southeast and East Texas.”

Dr. Michael Raisinghani (School of Management) has a manuscript titled “Personality Scales And Learning Styles: Pedagogy For Creating An Adaptive Web-Based Learning System” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design.

John Cissik (Fitness and Recreation) presented a pre-conference workshop titled “Developing and Assessing Learning Outcomes in a Recreational Sports Setting” at the 2010 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association annual conference on April 20.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics and computer science) had her research Article JCSE/712794 titled “Minimization of Pollution Concentration on a Given Time Interval for the Waste Water Cleaning Plant,” co-authored with Evgenii Khailov, accepted for publication in the Journal of Control Science and Engineering.

Carlo Pezzimenti, TWU adjunct assistant professor of music, will perform a classical guitar concert Friday, May 14 at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. He will perform works by Villa Lobos, Fernando Sor, Italian Renaissance pieces, Ernesto Garcia de Leon, Manuel Ponce and Leo Brouwer. This recital is in conjunction with the European Cultural Week sponsored by the respective embassies.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: May 10 - 12, 2010

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

Tues., May 11

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • De-Stress Express, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., SU Denton. Free.

Wed., May 12

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

Thur., May 13

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

Fri., May 14

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Spring 2010 Commencement ceremonies, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Kitty Magee Arena, Pioneer Hall. Visit www.twu.edu/registrar/denton-commencement.asp for more information.

Sat., May 15

  • Library open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Spring 2010 Commencement ceremonies, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Kitty Magee Arena, Pioneer Hall. Visit www.twu.edu/registrar/denton-commencement.asp for more information.

Sun., May 16

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

Mon., May 17

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

Tues, May 18

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

Wed, May 19

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

Thurs., May 20

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

Friday, May 21

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

Saturday, May 22

  • Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sunday, May 23

  • Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-8 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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