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Volume 33, Number 16, September 5 - 18, 2011

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.
For 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.

TWU REGENTS OK VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM

During an Aug. 29 teleconference, the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved a Voluntary Separation Program for qualified tenured faculty.

The program will give the university the flexibility to allocate resources to meet strategic academic goals and offer faculty who are considering retirement an added financial benefit.  It is not a cost-reduction plan.

More information is available at www.twu.edu/humanresources.vsp.asp

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The TWU Office of Intercultural Services and the drama program are bringing the nationally renowned improvisation troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to Denton on Thursday, Sept. 15.  The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of Hubbard Hall.  Tickets are free, but are extremely limited.  Reservations are limited to two tickets per patron.  Tickets must be picked up at the Redbud Theater Box Office at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the show or they will be released.  Call 81-2510 between 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday for reservations.

Nominations for individuals to receive an Honorary Degree from TWU are due Thursday, Sept. 15.  The criteria for the award and the nomination form can be found online in University Policies and Procedures on the Pioneer Portal.  All members of the university community are invited to nominate a deserving individual for this award.

TWU faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the Fall for Fall Service Day on Saturday, Sept. 17.  Volunteer opportunities focusing on the environment will be available at various locations in the Metroplex.  Projects will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.  For more information or to volunteer, visit www.twuvolunteer.com.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Condolences are extended to the family and friends of John R. “Jack” Hubbard, son of former TWU President Louis Hubbard, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 21 in Rancho Mirage, Calif.  He was 92.  Mr. Hubbard was a historian, a former ambassador to India and was president of the University of Southern California in the 1970s.

Mary Ann McDuff (Academic Financial Services) is retiring Sept. 30 after more than 30 years with TWU.  She plans to focus on civic engagement and service to Denton.

A retirement luncheon honoring Johnny Booker, security guard at the TWU Houston Center, was held Aug. 22.  Mr. Booker retired Aug. 31 after 26 years with TWU.

Bobby Lothringer will join TWU as registrar on Monday, Sept. 19.  He current serves as vice president for records and registration for the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has been appointed as the Hon. Global Advisor to the AAPM® American Academy of Project Management® USA - Certifying Board.  The American Academy of Project Management is a Global Board of Standards and Accreditation Council for project management industry professionals and related institutions. The AAPM ® Project Management Certification Board is the first to articulate directly with accreditation boards, accredited business schools and MBA programs worldwide for higher standards.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: September 5 - 18, 2011

  • Labor Day holiday; university closed.

Tues., Sept. 6

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

Wed., Sept. 7

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

Thur., Sept. 8

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Washburn, 2011 Jennies Classic, 4:30 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Cameron, 7 p.m., away.

Fri., Sept. 9

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

Sat., Sept. 10

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Central Missouri, 2011 Jennies Classic, 2:30 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Midwestern State, 2 p.m., away.

Sun., Sept. 11

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • Candlelight Vigil Remembrance Walk in honor of September 11, 2001.  Event begins at 8 p.m. in the Main Free Speech Area, between the Student Union and ACT.

Mon., Sept. 12

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

Tues, Sept. 13

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., home.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. St. Edward’s, 4 p.m., away.

Wed, Sept. 14

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Soles4Souls shoe collection, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Student Union.

Thurs., Sept. 15

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company, 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Admission is free with ticket; limit two tickets per patron.  Tickets may be reserved by calling 81-2510 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., home.

Friday, Sept. 16

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico, 4 p.m., home.

Saturday, Sept. 17

  • Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Fall for Fall Service Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., various locations in the Metroplex.  More information and sign up at www.twuvolunteer.com
  • TWU Black Alumni Special Event.  For more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/alumni/12072.asp
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, 2 p.m., home.

Sunday, Sept. 18

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. West Texas A&M, 1 p.m., home.

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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