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Volume 33, Number 20, October 31 - November 11, 2011

TWU HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM SEEKS SPONSORS

The Texas Woman’s University community is known for supporting students inside and outside the classroom.  Faculty, staff and campus organizations have the opportunity to provide assistance for students who juggle the roles of parent, student and family “breadwinner” through the TWU Holiday Gift program.

The holiday gift program for students with young families was established several years ago to assist TWU student families with financial needs by providing gifts for their children during the holiday season.

Those who wish to sponsor a family or families may do so either individually or as a department by registering at www.surveymonkey.com/s/hgpsponsors2011. Volunteers will be notified of their sponsored family Nov. 16-18.  Sponsors may opt to make a monetary donation by visiting the Electronic Toy Box at https://portal.twu.edu/toybox.asp.  For cash donations, contact Robin Johnson-Piper at rjohnsonpiper@twu.edu or 81-3861.

Anyone who knows of TWU student parents who might benefit from this program is asked to direct the students to www.twucommuter.com

FEEDBACK NEEDED ON TWU QEP PROPOSALS

The TWU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Selection Committee is seeking recommendations from faculty, staff and students.

The QEP is a critical part of the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation with SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).  The plan must be implemented over a five-year period and must produce measurable student learning outcomes.  It also should be exciting and engaging enough to stimulate a wide range of involvement.

The TWU community is asked to visit www.twu.edu/QEP and watch a brief video about six proposals for the university’s QEP topic, read executive summaries of the topics, then follow the link to the QEP survey.

The survey will be available until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.  Those with questions may contact QEP Selection Committee co-chairs Dr. David Rylander at drylander@twu.edu or Dr. Vicki Zeigler at vzeigler@twu.edu.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

The first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) will occur on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. Central Standard Time on participating radio, television, cable and satellite providers.  Similar to local EAS tests that are conducted frequently, the public will hear a message indicating “This is a test.”  The message will last for approximately three minutes, then regular programming will resume. The national-level EAS is a public alert and warning system that enables the President of the United States to address the American public during extreme emergencies. For more information, visit http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm.

TWU will show the documentary “Anna May Wong — Frosted Yellow Willows: Her Life, Times and Legend” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 in ASB 205.  The documentary tells the story of the Chinese-American actress, an international star of film, stage and television.  For more information, visit www.anna-may-wong.com.

The TWU Libraries, the Department of Health Studies and The Write Site have joined together to celebrate National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and offer support for TWU’s aspiring novelists.  The Blagg-Huey Library will host a Write-In from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 in the Woman’s Collection, located on the second floor.  For more information about NaNoWriMo, visit http://twuhealthstudies.blogspot.com/p/nanowrimo-2011.html.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Christina Gawlik (mathematics & computer science) recently self-published a book titled “Investigating Middle School Mathematics: Classroom Lessons Using Wii Sports®.  More information is available at https://www.createspace.com/3695735.

Dr. Mary Sue Green (family therapy) presented at the 2011 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference held Sept. 21-25 in Fort Worth.  Her topic was “The Role of Same-Sex Couple Development in Clinical Practice.”

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: October 31 - November 11, 2011

Mon., Oct. 31            
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Nov. 1

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

Wed., Nov. 2

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

Thurs., Nov. 3

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Cultural Connections Leadership Conference, www.twu.edu/intercultural-services/conference.asp
  • Pioneers Soccer in 2011 Lone Star Conference Championship, opponent and time to be determined.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., home.

Fri., Nov. 4

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Cultural Connections Leadership Conference, www.twu.edu/intercultural-services/conference.asp
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar: “Transcriptomoic Correlates of Antioxidant Micronutritents and Their Interactions with Environmental Stressors” with special guest speaker Dr. Kischorchandra Gohil, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of California-Davis.  MCL 505, IHSH 5305, DPH 109, IHSD 4302.
  • Pioneers Soccer in 2011 Lone Star Conference Championship, opponent and time to be determined.

Sat., Nov. 5

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • TWU Transfer Connection, 8:30 a.m.-noon, ACT.
  • Pioneers Soccer in 2011 Lone Star Conference Championship, opponent and time to be determined.
  • Pioneers Volleyball vs. West Texas A&M, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Nov. 6

  • Daylight Saving Time ends.
  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

Mon., Nov. 7

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • University 101 Emergency Notifications & Campus Lockdown-Houston Campus, noon, room 6310.  Food provided.

Tues., Nov. 8

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

Wed., Nov. 9

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

Thurs., Nov. 10

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Volleyball in 2011 Lone Star Conference Championship, opponent and time to be determined.

Fri., Nov. 11

  • 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.
  • Nutrition and Food Sciences Seminar:  “Providing Nutrigenomic Education to Public: Are We Ready?,” with Dr. Chandan Prasad, TWU NFS professor and chair.  MCL 505, IHSH 5305, DPH 109, IHSD 4302.
  • Pioneers Volleyball in 2011 Lone Star Conference Championship, opponent and time to be determined.

Sat., Nov. 12

  • Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Volleyball in 2011 Lone Star Conference Championship, opponent and time to be determined.

Sun., Nov. 13

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

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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