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Volume 32, Number 18, September 13 - 26, 2010

OPEN FORUMS SCHEDULED WITH PROVOST FINALISTS

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend open forums — including question and answer sessions — with the finalists for the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at TWU.

Schedules for the forums follow. Evaluation forms will be available at each session.

Sept. 14-15 — Dr. Robert K. Neeley, associate provost and associate vice president for research, Eastern Michigan University. Forums will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in ACT 301 on the Denton campus, with video connections to DPH 109, DED 229 and IHSH 3310. Forums on Wednesday, Sept. 15 will be at 9 a.m. on the Presbyterian campus (DPH 156); 10:30 a.m. on the Parkland campus (DED 217); and 3 p.m. in Houston (IHSH 3330).

Sept. 27-28 — Dr. Kichoon Yan, executive director, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Forums will be conducted Monday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in ACT 301 on the Denton campus, with video connections to DPH 109, DED 229 and IHSH 3310. Forums on Tuesday, Sept. 28 will be at 9 a.m. on the Presbyterian campus (DPH 156); 10:30 a.m. on the Parkland campus (DED 225); and 3 p.m. in Houston (IHSH 3330).

Sept. 29-30 — Dr. Larry A. Robinson, interim provost, Seton Hall University. Forums will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in ACT 301 on the Denton campus, with video connections to DPH 109, DED 229 and IHSH 3310. Forums on Thursday, Sept. 30 will be at 9 a.m. on the Presbyterian campus (DPH 156); 10:30 a.m. on the Parkland campus (DED 225); and 3 p.m. in Houston (IHSH 3330).

For more information on each candidate, including curriculum vitae, visit www.twu.edu/provost-search.asp.

TWU DRAMA ANNOUNCES 2010-11 SEASON

The TWU Drama program’s 2010-11 season is an eclectic mix of classic, contemporary and original material designed to offer something for everyone. In addition to entertaining audiences, the shows in the upcoming season also will act as thesis projects for several drama graduate students.

All shows will take place in TWU’s Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on the Denton campus. Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For a complete schedule, or to reserve tickets online visit www.twu.edu/drama and click on “Box Office.” For more information, call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.

The season will open in October with Noël Coward’s classic comedy of manners, “Private Lives.” Premiering in 1930, the play took audiences by storm with its sharp wit and humorous exploration into the dynamic between men and women. “Private Lives” will be directed by drama program director Sharon Benge, and also will serve as an acting thesis for graduate student Maribeth Ayers Stickle. Performances run Oct. 14-17.

The following month, TWU assistant professor of drama Dr. Patrick Bynane will produce an original work titled “The Panther’s Scream and Other Texas Tales.” The script will be developed through an improvisational rehearsal process led by Dr. Bynane. Designed to be taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, the family friendly show will feature innovative costuming and musical accompaniment. As a part of his thesis project, Dave Trosko will compose original music for the show. Performances will run Nov 18-21.

The spring semester will open with the classic “She Stoops to Conquer” by Oliver Goldsmith. Written in 1773, the play, with its misunderstandings, mistaken identities and secret love affairs, still appeals to audiences today. Directed by assistant professor Steven Young, performances will run Feb. 24-27, 2011.

Next up will be a new translation of Pedro Calderon’s “Life is A Dream,” created by TWU students Arturo Garcia and Edward Laredo. The 17th century Spanish play focuses on the philosophical questions regarding the meaning the life. As a part of their graduate thesis projects, Garcia and Laredo will write a new English translation of the play and produce a staged reading. Performances will run March 3-6, 2011.

The season will close with the contemporary drama “Boy Gets Girl” by the award-winning American playwright Rebecca Gilman. Often referred to as a “contemporary thriller,” the play delves into the gritty reality of what it means to be stalked. Rebecca McDonald will direct the show as part of her thesis project. The play also will serve as an acting thesis for Taylor Reed. Performances run April 14-17, 2011.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The history and origins of the Day of the Dead celebration will be highlighted in a month-long exhibit at the TWU Blagg-Huey Library in Denton. “Day of the Dead: All Souls Day” will be on display Sept. 13-Oct. 15 on the first floor of the library. The exhibit, curated by library assistant Kimberly Johnson, features an altar on which students and the campus community can leave photographs, silk flowers and other favorite objects of their loved ones.
The Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University (ASSET) will host a free lunch and meeting from noon to 1 p.m. in Stoddard Hall 402. Those interested in learning more about the organization for TWU staff members is encouraged to RSVP to Pat Zimmerer at 81-3536 or pzimmerer@twu.edu by noon Friday, Sept. 17.

The TWU Office of Lifelong Learning announces the university’s newest distance education degree — the master of science in nursing-health systems management. Students who enroll in this program will major in nursing health systems management through the College of Nursing and minor in business through the School of Management. The 42-hour program prepares nurses to serve as middle and executive level nurse administrators within health care organizations. More information is available at www.twu.edu/nursing/nursing-systems.asp or by contacting Dr. Robin Toms at rtoms@twu.edu. TWU now offers 27 distance education degrees with this addition.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Congratulations to Dr. Jake Blosser (history and government), his wife Kathy, and their son Wills, on the birth of Rhys Jacob Blosser. The baby was born Aug. 31, 2010, weighing 9 pounds, 13.7 ounces and measuring 19.5 inches long.

Dr. Jake Blosser (history and government) has published the article “Pursuing Happiness in Colonial Virginia: Sacred Words, Cheap Print, and Popular Religion in the Eighteenth Century” in the fall 2010 issue of The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) recently published an article “A Theory of Asian Immigration to the United States” in the Journal of Asian American Studies 13(1): 1-34, 2010. He presented a paper titled “Impacts of Post-1965 Asian Immigration on American Society” at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Atlanta Aug. 14-17, 2010. He also organized a panel on “Lucie Cheng—A Pioneering Trans-Pacific Scholar” and presented at the 2010 Annual Conference of the North America Chinese Sociologists’ Association on Aug. 13 in Atlanta.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has had the manuscript “Aligning Six Sigma and ITIL to Improve IT Service Management” — which was published in volume 1 issue 2 of the International Journal of E-Services and Mobile Applications (IJESMA) — selected for inclusion in the book/summation volume of IJESMA, titled “Developing Technologies in E-Services, Self-Services, and Mobile Communications: New Concepts.”

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has been invited to serve on the advisory committee of the World Affairs Council in Dallas. He served as a moderator for the Great Decisions group of the World Affairs Council in August 2010 and a panelist for the National Science Foundation in September 2010.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: September 13 - 26, 2010

Mon., Sept. 13
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Qualitative Inquiry Workshop Series, 5-5:45 p.m., MCL 310.

Tues., 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.
  • Student Health Services Open House, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., free goodies. Located next to DPS. For more information, call 81-3833 or email healtheducation@twu.edu
  • Library workshop: Databases, noon, reference training room. Reservations required 24 hours prior to the session For more information, contact Jimmie Lyn Harris at 81-3740.

Wed., 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.
  • Student organization and advisor dinner, 5 p.m., Hubbard Hall Southeast Dining Room.

Thur., Sept. 16

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Qualitative Inquiry Workshop Series, 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., MCL 310.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., away.

Fri., Sept. 17

  • 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.
  • Seminar Series: Nutrition and Food Sciences. Nutrition Ph.D. candidate Jill Killough to present “Effect of Consuming Fortified Cereals on Vitamin E and Calcium Status.” Noon, ACT 301, IHSH 3322, DPH and DED upon request.
  • President’s Round Table, 12:30 p.m., SU 207, Office of Intercultural Services.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. North Alabama, 4 p.m., home.

Sat., Sept. 18

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. West Texas A&M, 1 p.m., away.

Sun., Sept. 19

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. St. Edward’s, 1 p.m., away.

Mon., Sept. 20

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Guest Artist Piano Recital with Omri Shimron, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 81-2500.

Tues, Sept. 21

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Houston RefWorks Library Research Workshop, 2 p.m., computer classroom 4310.
  • International Student Festival-Houston, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., second floor. Students, faculty and staff share their talents, customs, traditional dress, recipes and artifacts. Sponsored by the SGA and the Office of Student Life.

Wed, Sept. 22

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pachanga, 5 p.m., The Underground.
  • Pioneers Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 4 p.m., home.

Thurs., Sept. 23

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Library Workshop: RefWorks-Citation Manager, noon, BHL. To register, email jharris@twu.edu.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, 7 p.m., home.

Friday, Sept. 24

  • 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.
  • Fiesta on the Square, 8 a.m.
  • Seminar Series: Nutrition and Food Sciences. Dr. Parakat Vijayagopal presents “Dietary Cottonseed Oil Attenuates sICAM-1 and VCAM-1 Expression by Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells.” Noon, ACT 301, IHSH 3322, DPH and DED upon request.

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • “The Power of a Healthy Woman” event, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall. On-site registration is $20.
  • World Fest Day, 11 a.m., Denton Square.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Angelo State, home.

Sunday, Sept. 26

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; 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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