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Volume 35, Number 11, July 8 - 21, 2013

TWU TO SHOWCASE ONLINE DEGREES JULY 20

Texas Woman’s University will showcase several online degree programs during Online Degree Information Sessions held Saturday, July 20 on the Denton campus.

TWU will offer information sessions on the following online degree programs: Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Science in Health Studies, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Education of the Deaf, Master of Science in Health Studies, Master of Library Science, Master of Occupational Therapy COTA to MOT Bridge Program, Master of Education in Reading Education, Master of Education Intervention Specialist (special education), Master of Arts in Teaching and Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP).

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Administration and Conference Tower (ACT) building. Information sessions begin at 9 a.m. Free parking is available throughout the Denton campus.

For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu and click on the “Online degrees Information Sessions” icon, email TWU at admissions@twu.edu or call 1-866-809-6130 or 81-3014.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

A Voluntary Benefits Enrollment Fair for TWU benefits-eligible employees will take place Tuesday, July 16 in the TWU Fitness Center.  Lunch and the information session begin at noon.  Lunch is complimentary for the first 100 who RSVP by emailing Tony Yardley at ayardley@twu.edu.  The voluntary benefit program is sponsored by TWU and is in addition to state benefits sponsored by the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS).  The voluntary benefit enrollment period begins July 16 and continues through Aug. 2.

The Office of Student Records will be renamed the Office of Admissions Processing effective Aug. 1.  The purpose of the change is to better communicate the role of the office.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Sandra Westmoreland (biology) and Cheryl Sieber, M.Ed. 2012, authored “Enhancing vocabulary acquisition skills of English language learners in the middle school science classroom through the use of inquiry-based science methods, word walls, and the scanning electron microscope” recently published in the Texas Journal of Microscopy, 44, 19-28.

Dr. Sandra Westmoreland (biology) and Kathy Foley, a current master of arts in teaching student, authored “Facilitating inquiry investigations by pre-service teachers using scanning electron microscopy,” recently published in the Texas Journal of Microscopy, 44, 38-45.  This article also included the scientific inquiry work of Ellen Martin and Brittany Randolph, students in the master of arts in teaching program.

Dr. Elizabeth Cary Mungall (biology) traveled in June to a progress review meeting for her Second Ark Foundation GPS radio tracking study of North African dama gazelles. This critically endangered species is being protected on West Texas rangeland where Stevens Forest Ranch is hosting the research.  The Texas Hill Country Chapter of Safari Club International is renewing her funding for this conservation project.  Coupled with a contribution from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, this grant will carry the gazelle monitoring sessions through the rest of this year.  The study is being coordinated through the Exotic Wildlife Association.

Babak Abouzar has been named new head coach of the TWU Pioneers soccer team, effective Aug. 1.  He replaces Fleur Benatar, who resigned June 30 to spend more time with her family.  Mr. Abouzar had served as the team’s assistant coach for the past year.

The TWU softball coaching staff was named the 2013 National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s South Central Region Coaching Staff of the Year.  Head coach Richie Bruister, assistant coach Sena Horne, graduate assistant Tiffany Weise, student assistant Jamie Kerner and volunteer assistant Darrin Dykes guided the Pioneers to a banner season in 2013, advancing to the NCAA Division II Softball Championship tournament and finishing the season with a school record 51 wins.
This year’s ASSET Scholarship was awarded to Heidi Gilroy, who is pursuing a doctorate in nursing science.  Ms. Gilroy is a grant project manager on a seven-year prospective study investigating the effects of intimate partner violence on women and their children over time. Her area of interest is in helping women to become economically solvent in order to avoid or escape violence and care for their families.

Dr. Susan Chaney (nursing, Dallas) conducted a podium presentation titled “Clinical and Cultural Guidelines for Domestic Violence” at the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) 28th National Conference on June 21 in Las Vegas.  The AANP is the largest association in the world representing nurse practitioners, with more 47,000 members.  Each year an average of 5,000 members attend the national conference.

Dr. Phyllis Bridges (English) chaired the Folklore Section of the Southwest American Culture Association conference in Albuquerque in February and presented research on the Abernathy legends of Oklahoma.  She also presented a paper on the Orphan Train movement at the request of the Dallas FSA chapter in May.

The 2013 Lou Halsell Rodenberger Award for Best Book in Texas Literature and History, named for the TWU Distinguished Alumna and former Regent, goes to “Dressing Modern Maternity: The Frankfurt Sisters of Dallas and the Page Boy Label” by Kay Goldman of College Station.  Dr. Phyllis Bridges (English) serves on the review panel for the award with Dr. Fran Vick of Dallas and Joyce Roach of Keller.  The award is presented by Texas Tech University Press.

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

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

Tues., July 9

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

Wed., July 10

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

Thurs., July 11

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

Fri., July 12

  • 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., July 13

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

Sun., July 14

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

Mon., July 15

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

Tues., July 16

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Benefits Fair, noon, Fitness & Recreation Center.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/benefits-welfare/

Wed., July 17

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

Thurs., July 18

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

Fri., July 19

  • 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., July 20

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Online Degrees Information Session, 8:30 a.m., ACT2.

Sun., July 21

  • Library open 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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