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Volume 32, Number 16, August 16-29, 2010

WORKPLACE EXERCISE POLICY GAINS CABINET APPROVAL

Chancellor Ann Stuart has announced that the proposal by the TWU Staff Council to implement a workplace wellness and exercise program has been accepted by the Cabinet. The program, which will allow employees up to 30 minutes per day, three times per week to participate in wellness activities in conjunction with their lunch break, will be effective Sept. 1.

Fitness and Recreation and Human Resources will hold general sessions Tuesday, Aug. 17 to explain the program and answer any questions. Sessions will take place Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the MCL Auditorium and from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in MCL Room 501. The afternoon presentation includes a videoconference for the Dallas and Houston centers (locations to be announced). The presentation will be on the Fitness and Recreation and Human Resources websites after Tuesday.

The Workplace Wellness and Exercise Program policy also has been added to the University Policy Manual. To access the policy, visit https://portal.twu.edu/myresources.asp and click on “Policies and Procedures” under “Faculty/Staff Resources.”

TWU AWARDED $744,422 GRANT FOR WEEKEND NURSING PROGRAM

Texas Woman’s University will use $744,422 in federal grant money to expand its weekend nursing program in Dallas.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded TWU the funds through the newly enacted Affordable Care Act of 2010 — the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Program.

The grant will help fund 80 new nursing students in the TWU Weekend Nursing Program over a three-year period.

“Our emphasis will be on recruitment of racial and ethnic minority students whose clinical experiences will be with underserved populations,” said Dr. Susan Chaney, nursing professor and program director of the TWU weekend nursing program with Dr. Susan Sheriff, TWU nursing professor and project coordinator.

Offered through the TWU Dallas-Parkland Center, the TWU Weekend Baccalaureate Nursing Program combines weekend and online classes for individuals with non-nursing bachelor’s degrees who want to earn a bachelor of science in nursing and become registered nurses. For more information, call (214) 689-6510 or visit www.twu.edu/nursing.

“Graduates of the TWU weekend nursing program will improve health access, decrease health disparities within their selected communities and bolster the nursing workforce in the state of Texas,” said Dr. Stephanie Woods, associate dean of the TWU College of Nursing in Dallas.

The HRSA is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for individuals who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. For more information, visit www.hrsa.gov.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

A section of Redbud Lane adjacent to the Ann Stuart Science Complex project will be closed for repair and/or replacement of the sidewalks and planter beds beginning Monday, Aug. 16.  The section between the Margo Jones Music Building and the ASSC will be closed to all traffic Aug. 16-27.  This will encompass the space from the Pioneer Circle to the north end of both the Music and Science buildings.  This area will be reopened for the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 30.  The construction area will be marked with orange fencing and will be off limits to non-construction workers.

Dr. Phyllis Elmore, professor of English at North Lake College, will be the speaker for the 2010 Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 9 in the TWU Library.  Dr. Elmore, a graduate of TWU, will present “Can I Get a Witness? Fannie Lou Hamer’s Transformative Democracy.”  The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception.  This event marks the 20th anniversary of the Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Gladys Keeton (dance) conducted a multicultural dance workshop for the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD K-8 physical education teachers on Aug.3.

Gladys Keeton (dance) was an invited speaker for the Amarillo Window on a Wider World Arts Council classroom teacher workshop on Aug. 5. Her presentation was titled “What is Within a Dance?”

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: August 16-29, 2010

Mon., Aug. 16
  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., Aug. 17

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 18

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., Aug. 19

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 20

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 21

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

Sun., Aug. 22

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

Mon., Aug. 23

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues, Aug. 24

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed, Aug. 25

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., Aug. 26

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 27

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 28

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

Sunday, August 29

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