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Volume 36, Number 9, June 2 - 15, 2014

ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP HONORS TWU’S PHYLLIS BRIDGES

Friends and former students of Dr. Phyllis Bridges, TWU Cornaro Professor of English, have established a scholarship in honor of the longtime TWU educator.

In a letter announcing the fund-raising effort, committee co-chairs Dr. Carolyn Rozier, dean of the TWU School of Physical Therapy emerita, and Dr. Glenda Brock Simmons, vice president for student life emerita, lauded Dr. Bridges’ 50-year teaching career, including 42 years at TWU.

“Her inspired teaching … has touched and changed many lives,” the letter states.  “It is time for all of us who know her to show our appreciation for all she has done in her career.”

By establishing the Dr. Phyllis Bridges Scholarship Endowment, the committee seeks to create a lasting tribute to her and provide continuing scholarships to benefit students at TWU.

For more information on contributing to the endowment, contact Patrice Frisby, development officer in the Office of University Advancement, at pfrisby@twu.edu or 81-3863.

GDSC NAMES BARBEREE TWU COACH OF THE YEAR

TWU volleyball head coach Shelly Barberee recently was named the 2013-14 TWU Coach of the Year at the 13th annual Greater Denton Sports Commission (GDSC) Awards Banquet.  She received the honor for the fourth time in her career (2003-04, 2006-07 and 208-09).

Barberee, in her 11th year as the head coach at TWU, guided the Pioneers to their fourth 20-win season and a trip to the NCAA Tournament this year.  TWU finished the regular season tied for second in the Lone Star Conference standings and advanced to its 11th straight and 16th LSC Championship Tournament.

After posting a 22-10 record, TWU received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA South Central Regional Tournament.  The berth in the NCAA tournament is the third in school history (1996 and 1997) and first under Barberee.

She also became the all-time winningest coach in TWU volleyball history this season.  The Pioneers defeated Texas A&M-Kingsville in the LSC Championship quarterfinals on Nov. 21 to hand Barberee her 192nd win at TWU and helped her surpass the record set by Sandy Troudt (191 wins) from 1986-1995.

Barberee also played an instrumental role in the numerous individual accomplishments. 

Senior Marcela Alves was named Daktronica All-South Central Region second team and five players earned All-Conference recognition.  Alves and senior Chloé Tate were named to the All-LSC first team while senior Josie Santos and junior Kayla Rivero were selected to the All-LSC second team and junior Morgan Wilson received All-LSC honorable mention.  Rivero and Tate were also named to the LSC All-Academic Team.

For more information about the Greater Denton Sports Commission, visit www.dentonsports.com or call (940) 382-7895.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Staff of the TWU Libraries, an early adopter of Ex Libris’ Alma library system, recently shared their systems expertise with universities that are preparing for Alma installations.  The TWU staff hosted 12 representatives from the University of Oklahoma Libraries, the Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and University of Oklahoma College of Law.

The proposed Staff Compensation Program will be presented in two open forums: at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12.  The afternoon session will be a repeat of the earlier session.  The presentations will take place in ACT 301 in Denton, IHSH 3310 and IHSD 4302.  To access the Compensation Project website, visit www.twu.edu/humanresources

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Dr. Nancy Griffin, a retired occupational therapy faculty member who served on the Denton campus for 30 years.  She also was a TWU graduate.  Dr. Griffin passed away April 25, 2014.  Services were held May 1, 2014 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Denton.

The Office of the Provost will host a Tailgate Farewell Party to honor Dr. Jimmy Ishee (College of Health Sciences) from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, June 5 in the ACT 2 lobby.  Remarks will begin at 3:15 p.m.  Dr. Ishee is leaving TWU to serve as dean of the College of Health & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: June 2 - 15, 2014

Mon., June 2            
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., June 3

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., June 4

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., June 5

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 6

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 7

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

Sun., June 8

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

Mon., June 9

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., June 10

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., June 11

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., June 12

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 13

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 14

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed, Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneer Preview Day, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hubbard Hall.

Sun., June 15

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