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Volume 34, Number 18, October 15 - 18, 2012

RICHARD RECEIVES CHANCELLOR’S ALUMNI EXCELLENCE AWARD

Retired Navy Captain Dr. Maggie Johnson Richard is the third recipient and the first nurse to receive the Texas Woman’s University Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award. She is being honored for her distinguished military and nursing career.

Dr. Richard served 26 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring at the rank of captain. She held leadership positions at the Chinhae Korea Medical Clinic, Naval Hospital Guam, National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and Navy Medicine Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She also served as a special adviser to the Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy.

In 2007, she was selected to represent and speak for all military and Public Health Service Nurses at the 10th Anniversary of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial ceremony.  In 2012, Dr. Richard retired from the Navy and her position as director of the Navy and Marine Corps Human Research Protection Program.

Dr. Richard received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from TWU in 1985. She also has a master of science degree in community health from Old Dominion University and a Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Throughout her career, Dr. Richard was consistently involved in higher education through teaching and conducting research. She currently resides in Maryland and is an associate professor at Howard University and Morgan State University.

In 2011, TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart donated $120,000 to fund a 20-year program to bring the two recipients of the Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award to campus each year to share their experience and expertise with the TWU community.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The 2012 SECC Chili Cook-Off, Pie & Basket Auction will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17 in Hubbard Hall.  This year’s featured guest emcee is Denton Mayor Mark Burroughs.  The SECC Charity Ball and President’s Picnic is scheduled Wednesday, Oct. 24.  For more information on these events, visit www.twu.edu/secc.

TWU’s annual “Boo at the U” event will take place Thursday, Oct. 25.  The Denton campus will play host to more than 3, 500 participants from the surrounding community.  The TWU Student Union is seeking donations of individually wrapped candy to assist with the event.  Candy may be delivered directly to Student Union room 209, or call 81-3641 to have your donation picked up.

The TWU Holiday Gift Program for students with young families assists TWU student families by providing gifts for their children during the holiday season.  Individuals and/or departments are invited to sponsor one or more families this year.  To sponsor a student family, visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/hgpsponsors2011.  For cash donations to the Electronic Toy Box, contact Robin Johnson Piper at rjohnsonpiper@twu.edu or 81-3861,

The TWU Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is seeking volunteers for a study of the effects of resistant starch on body weight.  The study is open to women and men between the ages of 18 and 50 who are overweight but otherwise healthy. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dr. Parakat Vijayagopal at 81-2709 or pvijayagopal@twu.edu or Dr. Shamil Juma at 81-2704 or sjuma@twu.edu.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

The TWU community offers its condolences to the family of Mary Alyce Kemp, who passed away Sept. 27, 2012 in Gainesville.  Ms. Kemp worked in several different positions at TWU from 1966 to 2001, including in payroll, and the departments of music, biology and financial aid.  Services were held Oct. 4 in the Shady Shores Baptist Church.  Memorials may be made to the church’s building fund.

Dr. Ho Soon Michelle Cho (nursing, Dallas) attended the 12th Korean Women’s International Network (KOWIN) at the invitation of the Korean government.  The forum, which is aimed at providing networking opportunities and facilitating discussion of issues concerning Korean women, was held Aug. 28-31 in Yeosu, Korea.  Dr. Cho also was a visiting speaker at Daejern Health Sciences College and Gyeong Sang National University, where she discussed the TWU Winter Global Nursing program and establishing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the TWU College of Nursing.

Dr. Rae Langford and Dr. Anne Young (nursing, Houston) co-authored a nursing research text recently published by Pearson.  The text, titled “Making a Difference with Nursing Research,” is targeted toward undergraduate nursing students.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has been invited to serve as a keynote speaker for the first Woodrow Lecture Series at Woodrow Wilson High School in the Dallas Independent School District.  The lecture, which is open to the public, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the school, located at 100 S. Glasgow, Dallas 75214.  Dr. Raisinghani will speak on the changing dynamics of international economies and the implications for global business and careers.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology), with Kavitha Koshy (Ph.D. candidate in sociology at TWU), recently published an article titled “Trends in Whites’ Perceived Black-White Residential Integration, 1972-2008” in Journal of Public and Professional Sociology 4(1): Article 6.  Dr. Yang and Ms. Koshy also presented a paper, “The ‘Becoming White Thesis’ Revisited” at the 107th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association held Aug. 17-20 in Denver.

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng (SLIS) was named the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) winner of the Joint Conference for Librarians of Color (JCLC) Distinguished Service Award by her caucus peers.  Dr. Jeng was honored at the JCLC Opening General Session held Sept. 20 in Kansas City, Mo.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics & computer science) gave an invited talk titled “HIV modeling and optimal control of its treatment” at the math department colloquium at Texas A&M University.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: October 15 - 18, 2012

  • Global Month: Global Issues Free Speech Boards, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Union, Free Speech Area.  www.twu.edu/global
  • Tues., Oct. 16

    • 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.
    • Global Month: “Defending Dignity: The Immigrant Rights Movement and Its Fight Against Hate,” 4 p.m., CFO 204, free.  Guest speaker Cristina Tzintzn, executive director of Workers Defense Project.  www.twu.edu/global

    Wed., Oct. 17

    • 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.
    • SECC Chili Cook-Off, Basket and Pie Auction, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Hubbard Hall.  Chili sampling opens at 11:30 a.m., $2, a piece of pie, $5.  www.twu.edu/secc
    • Global Month: Global Issues Free Speech Boards, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Student Union, Free Speech Area.  www.twu.edu/global

    Thurs., Oct. 18

    • 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.
    • Global Month: Global Issues Free Speech Boards, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Student Union, Free Speech Area.  www.twu.edu/global
    • Global Month: “Music Ensemble Showcase: The French Connection,” 7:30 p.m., MJPH, $5 regular admission, ages 12 and younger free.  Performances by the TWU Wind Symphony, Flute Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.  www.twu.edu/global

    Fri., Oct. 19

    • 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. Midwestern State, 7 p.m., away.
    • Pioneers Volleyball vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., away.

    Sat., Oct. 20

    • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Open House, Denton campus, 8 a.m.
    • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 3 p.m., away.

    Sun., Oct. 21

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

    Mon., Oct. 22

    • 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., Oct. 23

    • 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., Oct. 24

    • 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.
    • SECC Charity Ball & President’s Picnic, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Kitty Magee Arena and Pioneer Hall East Lawn.  $8/$5/$2.  www.twu.edu/secc
    • Global Month: “Artist Talk” by Sugura Hiraide, noon, Fine Arts Building, West Gallery.  Free,  www.twu.edu/global

    Thurs., Oct. 25

    • 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., Oct. 26

    • 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 Volleyball vs. Midwestern State, 7 p.m., home.

    Sat., Oct. 27

    • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
    • Pioneers Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7:30 p.m., home.
    • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Cameron, 2 p.m., home.

    Sun., Oct. 28

    • 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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