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Volume 34, Number 15, September 3 - 16, 2012

SEPTEMBER IS OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Dr. Sandra Cesario, professor of nursing at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, is spreading the word that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. As pink has become synonymous with breast cancer awareness, teal is the color to symbolize awareness of ovarian cancer — the most lethal of women’s cancers. In an effort to increase awareness, Friday, Sept. 7, is “Wear Teal Day.”
0For Dr. Cesario, the issue is personal.

“I made a promise to my daughter Anna prior to her death in 2009 that I would spread the word about early warning signs of the disease so others do not have to die simply because they were diagnosed too late,” she said. Every year, 22,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and 16,000 will die. Many women don’t seek help until the disease is advanced; however, if detected at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is more than 93 percent.

Research suggests that these symptoms may be associated with ovarian cancer:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Difficulty eating, or feeling full quickly
  • Urgent or frequent need to urinate

“If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms more than three times a week for a couple of months, please seek medical attention,” Dr. Cesario said.

SPEECH-LANGUAGE AND HEARING CLINIC LISTS FALL PROGRAMS

The Texas Woman’s University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic offers programs for the community this fall.

Dates, times and costs for the programs vary. Payment plans and sliding scale fees are available. All programs will be held at the TWU Speech and Hearing Clinic in room 601 of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building.

All sessions are led by master’s level graduate students under the direct supervision of a licensed speech-language pathologist. Space is limited for the programs and individual therapy sessions and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call (940) 898-2285.

Literacy and Language Learning Clinic for Hard of Hearing Students

Tutoring sessions in the areas of language and literacy learning will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the fall for school-aged children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Fees are assessed on a sliding fee schedule to make the services affordable for every family, and scholarships are available.

Instructors are pre-service teachers of the deaf who are able to communicate using sign language. Individualized instruction will be determined based on the results of the assessments. For more information, call (940) 898-2028 or email Tallman@twu.edu.

Speech-Language Clinic Services

The clinic will offer individual therapy for children and adults in the areas of speech disorders, voice, fluency and language on Mondays and Wednesdays, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (940) 898-2285.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013 TWU Distinguished Alumni Awards.  The deadline for submission is Oct. 15, 2012.  Criteria, forms and instructions are available at www.twu.edu/alumni/distinguished-alumni-award.asp.  For assistance or more information, call 81-2586.

“Combinations,” a group exhibition featuring works from TWU visual arts faculty and guests, continues through Sept. 20 in the East and West Galleries on the university’s Denton campus.  A reception is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.  Admission to the exhibit is free.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community offers its condolences to the family and friends of Dr. James Espinosa, who passed away Thursday, Aug. 23.  No funeral service will be held.  A memorial service will take place on campus later in the fall semester.

Congratulations to Renee Thompson (marketing & communication) and her husband, Royce, on the birth of their daughter, Olive Leroux, on July 31, 2012.  The baby weighed 8 lbs, 15 oz. and was 21.5 inches long.

The Denton Independent School District has named a middle school in honor of Dr. Bettye Myers (kinesiology), a former Denton ISD board president.  The Denton Record-Chronicle article is available at http://www.dentonrc.com/local-news/local-news-headlines/20120829-denton-isd-names-middle-school-for-myers.ece

Ashley Spinozzi has accepted the position of campus manager at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, effective Sept. 1.  Ms. Spinozzi formerly served as coordinator of nursing admissions at the Dallas Center.

Dr. Hugh Burns (English, speech, and foreign languages) will continue to serve as The Holland H. Coors Endowed Chair in Educational Technology at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, for 2012-2013.  The first Coors Chair in the humanities, Dr. Burns is collaborating with teachers and scholars on innovative technology projects in digital humanities, interdisciplinary studies, critical thinking pedagogy, and authentic assessment.  The Coors Endowment is administered by the Academy Research and Development Institute (ARDI).

The open-access journal Nutrients has published an article titled “Consumption of a Diet Rich in Cottonseed Oil (CSO) Lowers Total and LDL Cholesterol in Normo-Cholesterolemic Subjects” by Ms. Kathleen Davis, MS, RD, a PhD student in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences.  The article was co-authored by Drs. Victorine Imrhan and Chandan Prasad (nutrition and food sciences).

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has authored the editorial preface (invited submission) and served as the editor of the book titled “Curriculum, Learning, and Teaching Advancements in Online Education” in the book series titled “Advances in Online Pedagogy and Course Design,” IGI Global Publishers (forthcoming 2013).

Dr. Gerald Goodman (health care administration, Houston) has been named director of the health care administration program at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center.

Christina Williams (facilities management) was the winner of the ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) Scholarship for the fall 2012 semester.  Ms. Williams is pursuing a degree in general studies with a concentration in business administration.  Her goal is to learn more about advanced systems, technologies and processes that will enable her to be more effective throughout her career.  She plans to become more knowledgeable of the facilities management industry’s processes, evolution and needs with an emphasis on “green” technology and advances.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: September 3 - 16, 2012

Mon., Sept. 3            
  • Labor Day holiday.  University closed.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Ouachita Baptist, 2 p.m., home.

Tues., Sept. 4

  • 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.
  • Gabriel Bita Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.  81-2500.

Wed., Sept. 5

  • 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., Sept. 6

  • 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., Sept. 7

  • 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.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. East Central University, 4 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Fort Hays State and Western State College of Colorado, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., away.

Sat., Sept. 8

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon and Colorado Mesa, 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., away.

Sun., Sept. 9

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Northwestern Oklahoma, 1 p.m., away.

Mon., Sept. 10

  • 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., Sept. 11

  • 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., Sept. 12

  • 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.
  • Student Health Services Open House, 11 a.m.

Thurs., Sept. 13

  • 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., Sept. 14

  • 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.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico, 5 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 7 p.m., away.

Sat., Sept. 15

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

Sun., Sept. 16

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. West Texas A&M, 1:30 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Incarnate Word, 2 p.m., away.

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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