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TWU ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT CHANGES TO REGISTRATION

TWU PLANS TO ENHANCE GOLF COURSE

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MARCH 26-APRIL 8,2007

 

Volume 29, Number 6, March 26-April 8, 2007

TWU ANNOUNCES IMPORTANT CHANGES TO REGISTRATION

Enrollment Services and Technology and Information Services have made several important changes affecting student registration for Maymester, summer and fall 2007 semesters. Faculty and staff are asked to help communicate these changes to students. The changes are:

• Registration hours will begin at 8 a.m. rather than midnight to allow for live support for students experiencing technical problems with registration. Registration will still be staggered according to class. For example, graduate student registration begins April 2 at 8a.m. Please refer to the academic calendar at www.twu.edu/academics/academic_calendars.htm for other registration class dates.

• TWU registration will utilize Webadvisor — an online registration system that incorporates a new user-friendly menu, a “cleaner” look and improved registration efficiency. Students will be able to log into their Portal and click a link to register, which will route them to Webadvisor.

• WebAdvisor does not require advisor codes to register for courses; however, students are strongly urged to meet with their advisors prior to registration. Students who have registration holds — such as parking fines, library fees, departmental advising holds, etc. — will be able to view their holds and accompanying instructions on which department to contact to lift the hold. Once the issue has been resolved, the appropriate faculty or staff within the department will lift the registration hold. If a student has more than one registration hold, he/she must contact each individual department to resolve that particular hold. When all holds have been lifted by the individual departments, the student may continue with registration. Students who register for courses without the required pre-requisite may still be removed from the class through an administrative drop.

• Waitlist — If a space becomes available in a course section, the first student on the waitlist will be notified through via Portal e-mail of a 24-hour period in which he/she may register for that course. When the 24-hour time period specified in the e-mail expires, the opportunity to register passes to the next student on the waitlist. Students are strongly urged to check their Portal e-mail frequently. Students can manage their waitlisted courses through the Portal. Students are reminded that waitlisted courses do not count as registered courses. Students who want to register for a closed class section are urged to register for another section to avoid being shut out of the course entirely, particularly if one’s financial aid award is dependent upon full-time enrollment. The waitlist feature will be utilized for fall 2007 semester courses, but not for the Maymester or summer sessions. The waitlist feature will be removed on August 15; all students still on a waitlist at that time will be deleted.

• Late Registration. The fall 2007 late registration period for adding and dropping courses during the first four days of the semester will be facilitated electronically using WebAdvisor. The $5 charge for adding and/or dropping courses will be automatically added to a student’s bill during late registration. Students are reminded that adding a course during late registration means additional payment must be made immediately to avoid class schedules being deleted for nonpayment. Students who are registering for the first time during late registration will be assessed a $25 late registration fee. Faculty signatures will only be required for students seeking to add a closed class.

For questions or more information, contact the TWU Registrar’s Office at 81-3036.

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TWU PLANS TO ENHANCE GOLF COURSE

Texas Woman’s University will enhance the TWU golf course as part of a two-year revitalizing plan, university officials announced today.

The plan comes as the TWU golf course moves from under the direction of the TWU Facilities Management department to the Fitness and Recreation unit under the TWU Office of Student Life.

“Moving golf course operations to Fitness and Recreation makes sense, because the department already manages many services shared by students and the community including the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center, the outdoor pool and university tennis courts,” said Dr. Richard Nicholas, TWU vice president for student life.

The first phase of the plan includes improving the course grounds, adding new services and possibly offering food and beverages.

TWU also plans to hire a supervisor of golf course marketing and operations, a golf pro and more groundskeeping staff as part of the new plan.

The second phase of the plan calls for continuing improvements implemented in phase one and offering new programming at the golf course such as tournaments and lessons.

TWU also is conducting a survey of current golf course patrons for their input on how to improve the course.

“We recognize that we have the only public golf course in Denton and we want to make playing the course as enjoyable as possible,” Dr. Nicholas said. “We expect these changes to increase revenue as we face rising costs. Our goal is for the golf course to cover its expenses. In addition, we hope to increase participation by students and golfers from the community.”

For more information about the TWU golf course, visit www.twu.edu/golf.

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NEWSBRIEFS
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.

The TWU College of Arts and Sciences will host “Perspectives On The Middle East,” a public affairs forum promoting understanding of history, geography, culture and politics, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 in CFO 202. The session will continue at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, also in CFO 202. Panelists are Dr. Val Belfiglio (history and government), Dr. Mahmoud Sadri (sociology), Dr. Michael Bergel (biology) and Samah Elhajibrahim (history and government). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 81-2133.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Texas Woman’s University’s Social Work Program, the Child Abuse Prevention Society, and Child Protective Services team up to present child abuse prevention information on Monday, April 2 from 10 a.m.-1p.m. on the second floor of the Student. Pick up a prevention packet and speak to CPS staff and current foster parents. In addition to the information, a video titled “Losing Isaiah” will be shown.

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE
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.).

Dr. Victoria McGillin (associate provost) presented a paper titled, “Developing faculty advisors: Effective integration of development, assessment and reward” at the Region VII conference of the National Academic Advising Association on March 10 in Austin. She also is lead co-author on a chapter, “Assessment of Advising: Measuring Teaching and Learning Outcomes Outside the Classroom,” in the recently published book, Academic Advising: New Insights for Teaching and Learning in the First Year, edited by Mary Stuart Hunter, Betsy McCalla-Wriggins and Eric R. White.

Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing-Houston) has published and co-authored a paper titled, “Colombia: the widening gap between health care reform and gastric cancer,” in the Journal of Public Health. This work was an international collaboration with Dr. Diana Caceras of the National Cancer Institute in Colombia and Texas Woman’s University.

Dr. Mary Thompson (physical therapy-Dallas) received the 2007 President’s Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Section of Geriatrics and the 2007 Distinguished Educator Award for Excellence as a Physical Therapy Educator at the national American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in February.

Patricia Driscoll (health care administration-Dallas) has joined the board of directors of Home Health Services of Texas, Inc., a nonprofit home healthcare agency.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MARCH 26-APRIL 8, 2007

Mon., Mar. 26 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Lou Halsell Rodenberger lecture and book signing, 1 p.m., BHL 101.

Tues., Mar. 27 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Garry Evans Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 81-2500.

Wed., Mar. 28 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Women’s Studies guest lecturer Dr. Layli Phillips of Georgia State University will present “Postmodernism at Street Level: Womanism and Popular Culture,” 7 p.m., CF0 203. Free. 81-2119.

Thur., Mar. 29 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., Mar. 30 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
-Pioneers Softball at LSC Crossover Tournament in Irving.

Sat., Mar. 31 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
-Pioneers Gymnastics at MIC Conference Championships, Chicago.
-Pioneers Softball at LSC Crossover Tournament in Irving.
-Piano Recital/Master Class Series with Dr. Oscar Macchioni. Master class, 10 a.m., MJPH, free. 81-2500.

Sun., April 1 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
-Piano Recital/Master Class Series with Dr. Oscar Macchioni. Artist recital, 3 p.m., MJPH, free. 81-2500.

Mon., April 2 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Child Abuse Awareness Month information presented by the TWU Social Work Program, the Child Abuse Prevention Society and Child Protective Services. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., second floor, Student Union.

Tues., April 3 -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.
-TWU Wind Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free. 81-2500.

Wed., April 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.

Thur., April 5 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Distance Education Faculty Training: “Multiple Assessment Options for the Online Course.” 1 p.m., Denton - MCL 501; Parkland - 229; Presbyterian - 109; Houston - 3322. Course repeated online at 10 a.m.

Friday, April 6.
Fri., April 6 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sat., April 7 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., April 8 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

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