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Volume 33, Number 14, July 25 - Aug. 7, 2011

EDWARDS NAMED FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR

Joan Edwards, associate clinical professor of nursing at the Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to Indonesia. 

Starting in September at the invitation of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Ms. Edwards will spend 10 months on the main island of Java, Indonesia helping five nursing programs revise their nursing school curricula to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Standards for Initial Nursing Education.

“Nurses comprise the largest body of health workers in the world, and their competency and practice contribute greatly to a nation’s health,” Ms. Edwards said.  “This is an amazing honor and tremendous opportunity to work with the nurse educators of Indonesia.” 

Ms. Edwards and her family previously spent four years living in Indonesia on the island of Kalimantan.  She taught and worked at a 100-bed hospital and at a school of nursing in the jungles of Borneo.  Ms. Edwards is fluent in Indonesian and has returned each year since the 2005 tsunami to perform disaster relief nursing and capacity building of the nursing faculty in Banda Aceh, Sumatra.  In 2010, she spoke at two nursing conferences on the island of Java.

Ms. Edwards teaches in the TWU undergraduate nursing program at the Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing at TWU’s Houston Center.  She also coordinates the global nursing scholarship activities for all three TWU campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston.  Ms. Edwards was the 2006 president of the 25,000-member national specialty nursing organization the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.  She currently is enrolled at the University of Texas at Tyler nursing Ph.D. program and will complete her dissertation in 2012.  

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational Affairs, Fulbright Scholars are selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

CHANEY RECEIVES STATE AWARD FOR NP EXCELLENCE

Dr. Susan Chaney, professor of nursing at the Texas Woman’s University T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, recently received the 2011 Texas State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). 

Each year during the AANP national conference, the organization recognizes one nurse practitioner from each state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, nursing practitioner education or community affairs.  “Receiving the award of excellence is a great honor for me as both an educator and nurse practitioner,” Dr. Chaney said.  “I appreciate the recognition from my peers.”

Dr. Chaney also is a nurse practitioner for Parkland Hospital’s Homeless Outreach Medical Services program.  For more than 15 years she has worked with the underserved homeless population. Dr. Chaney conducts research in the areas of domestic violence, smoking cessation and weekend programs in nursing.  She has received several grants and has published extensively in these areas.  Currently, she is a co-administrator of a $744,422 federal grant awarded to TWU to expand its weekend nursing program in Dallas.

Dr. Chaney is a member of several nursing professional organizations, including AANP, the Texas Nurse Practitioners, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Sigma Theta Tau International – the honor society for nursing.  She currently is a member of the nominations committee for AANP and is an on-site evaluator for CCNE.  She serves on the board of directors for the Texas Nurse Practitioner Foundation and is the past president of the North Texas Nurse Practitioners.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The department of University Housing is seeking volunteers to help students move into the residence halls Aug. 23 and 24.  Volunteers will help students carry their belongings, check out carts, hand out water, etc.  To volunteer, or for more information, contact Tina Walls at x3697 or twalls@twu.edu

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Jake Blosser (history) recently published an article “John Tillotson's Latitudinarian Legacy: Orthodoxy, Heterodoxy, and the Pursuit of Happiness” in Anglican & Episcopal History.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) is serving as co-editor of the book Research Methodologies in Engineering of Software Systems and Information Systems: Philosophies, Methods and Innovations, forthcoming in 2012.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) had the following article published: Arora, A., Leseane, R., Raisinghani, M. (2011). “Learning And Teaching Styles For Teaching Effectiveness: An Empirical Analysis,” in the International Journal of Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT), Vol. 6, No. 1, January-March, pp.1-13.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: July 25 - Aug. 7, 2011

Mon., July 25           
  • 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 26

  • 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 27

  • 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.

Thur., July 28

  • 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 29

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

Sat., July 30

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

Sun., July 31

Mon., Aug. 1

  • 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, Aug. 2

  • 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, Aug. 3

  • 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., Aug. 4

  • 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.

Friday, Aug. 5

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

Saturday, Aug. 6

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

Sunday, Aug. 7

  • Library open 2-10 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-6 p.m.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
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TWU People Submissions
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