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Volume 34, Number 14, August 20 - September 2, 2012

BOARD OF REGENTS APPROVES ONE-TIME LUMP SUM PAYMENT

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved a one-time lump sum payment for faculty and staff at its Aug. 17 meeting.  The following payments are payable Oct. 1 for employees hired prior to Sept. 1, 2012 and employed at the time of payment.

All regular permanent full-time faculty and staff will receive a one-time lump sum payment of $750, less any required tax deductions, to be added to their Oct. 1, 2012 paychecks.

All regular permanent part-time faculty and staff will receive a prorated one-time lump sum payment, less any required tax deductions, to be added to their Oct. 1, 2012 paychecks.  For example, if the employee is at .50 FTE, the amount of payment will be prorated to $375.

This payment is not subject to TRS or ORP retirement deductions.

While no problems with payroll processing are anticipated, faculty and staff should contact the Payroll Department within the Office of Human Resources immediately with any payment questions or concerns.  For assistance, contact Amanda Noday, manager of payroll, at ANoday@twu.edu or Estela Long, manager of compensation, at ELong@twu.edu.

KEETON TO RECEIVE DANCE EDUCATOR AWARD

Gladys Keeton, Texas Woman’s University associate professor of dance, has been named a recipient of the Larry White Dance Educator Award from the Dance Council of North Texas.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Dance Council of North Texas for my work as a dance educator in the university and public school settings as well as in the community,”

Ms. Keeton said.  “My passion for teaching eventually led me down the path of promoting quality dance programs for all ages and abilities in a variety of venues in the state and nationally.  I feel that dance contributes to the holistic development of individuals allowing them to personally relate to the world in which we live.”

Ms. Keeton joined the TWU faculty in 1969.  She is founder, artistic director and a performer with the TWU International Dance Company, which has performed nationally.  She also is director of the TWU Community Dance Center, which offers dance classes for all ages and abilities and conducts dance residencies in public schools as a dance artist for the Texas Commission on the Arts.

She is immediate past president of the National Dance Association and is a member of numerous boards, including the Texas Center for Educator Development in Fine Arts, the Texas Education Agency Fine Arts Advisory Panel and the State Board for Educator Certification Dance Standards Review Committee.

The Larry White Dance Educator Award is named for the late dance educator at Southern Methodist University.  The 2012 Dance Council of North Texas will present its annual honors awards Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Dallas Black Dance Theatre.  For more information, visit www.thedancecouncil.org.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Have a tamale and help a family.  Friends of Maria DeLaRosa (facilities management) are holding a fund-raiser to help defray expenses for her son, Jesse, who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.  Orders for tamales ($12 per dozen) should be placed by Aug. 31 for delivery on Sept. 4.  Call Esther Torres at (940) 597-3199 to place an order.

Several units on the Denton campus have moved to new locations.  Distance Education now is in Stoddard Hall 313.  Learning Technologies Support has moved to Stoddard Hall 305.  Other moves include the Graduate School, to ACT 2; Institutional Research and Data Management, ACT 9; University Scheduling, ACT 13; and Academic Webspinners, ACT 13.  Effective Sept. 1, continuing education services will be incorporated into Conference Services in Hubbard Hall.  Contact Christianne Price at 81-3466 with continuing education questions.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community extends its sympathies to the family and friends of Sally Redd, program coordinator for the TWU Law Enforcement Management Institute (LEMIT), who passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012.  Funeral services were held Aug. 4 in Hurst.  Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.  Messages to the family may be left at http://www.forestridge-fh.com/book-of-memories/1293547/Redd-Sally/service-details.php.

The TWU Department of Reading invites the TWU community to a retirement reception for Dr. Margaret Compton from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 on the ninth floor of MCL,

A retirement reception for Dr. Pat Holden-Huchton (dean, College of Nursing) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 in the atrium of the Ann Stuart Science Complex.  The TWU community is invited to attend.

Chief John Erwin (director, TWU Department of Public Safety), is retiring after 40 years of service to the university.  A reception in his honor is scheduled from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 on ACT 2.  The TWU community is invited to attend.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) had a paper titled “Increasing Quality Output of Cross-functional Teams:  Methods to Measure and Enhance Performance” accepted for presentation at the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) 2012 Annual Meeting Nov. 17-20 in San Francisco.  The paper also will be published in the refereed DSI 2012 Proceedings.

The Acta Diabetologica has published a thesis article titled “Measurement and validation of the nature of salivary adiponectin” by Ms. EN Akuailou, which was co-authored by Drs. Parakat Vijayagopal, Victorine Imrhan and Chandan Prasad (nutrition and food sciences). Ms. Akuailou was a Fulbright Scholar from Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) pursuing master of science degree in nutrition.

The JCN (Journal of Clinical Nursing) has published a research article by Dr. Ho Soon Michelle Cho (nursing, Dallas), which was co-authored by Drs. Davis, G., Paek, J., Rao. R., Zhao, H., Xie, X. J., Fedric, T., Yousef, M.G., Euhus, D., & Leitch, A. M. (Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School). The article is titled “Randomized Trial of Nursing Interventions Supporting Recovery of the Postmastectomy Patient.” For more information, visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22830927

Dr. Chandan Prasad (nutrition and food sciences) was invited to attend and present a paper, “Relationship between soluble receptor for advanced glycation endproducts and adiposity: A preliminary study,” at the 3rd International Congress on Abdominal Obesity held July 9-12 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  The paper was co-authored by Dr. Victorine Imrhan (nutrition and food sciences) and doctoral student Kathleen Davis, MS, RD.

The following TWU online courses have been reviewed by Quality Matters™ (QM) and met expectations of the QM rubric: NURS 6323 Informatics and Research in Nursing and Health Care, developed by Dr. Marge Benham-Hutchins (nursing, Denton), and NURS 6002 Multicultural Nursing, developed by Dr. Elizabeth Restrepo (nursing, Denton). Both of these courses are part of the 100 percent Online PhD in Nursing (Denton) QM Implementation Plan. A third course, KINS 5483 Sport Sales, Sponsorship and Fundraising, developed by Dr. Kimberly Miloch (kinesiology), also met expectations of the QM rubric.  This course is part of the MS in Kinesiology, Sports Management, QM Implementation Plan.  For more information about the QM rubric, and to view the complete list of TWU courses that have been recognized by QM, go to www.twu.edu/de/quality-matters.asp.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: August 20 - September 2, 2012

Mon., Aug. 20           
  • 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. 21

  • 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. 22

  • 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. 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.

Fri., Aug. 24

  • 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. 25

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

Sun., Aug. 26

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

Mon., Aug. 27

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

Tues., Aug. 28

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

Wed., Aug. 29

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

Thurs., Aug. 30

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

Fri., Aug. 31

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

Sat., Sept. 1

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

Sun., Sept. 2

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; 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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