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TWU TO HOST SIXTH ANNUAL WELL WEDNESDAY HEALTH FAIR

SERVICE AND RETIREMENT RECOGNITION CEREMONIES SET

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: APRIL 23-MAY 6, 2007

 

Volume 29, Number 8, April 23-May 6, 2007

 

TWU TO HOST SIXTH ANNUAL WELL WEDNESDAY HEALTH FAIR

Here’s to your health!  Texas Woman’s University will host its sixth annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair on April 25.  The event is sponsored by TWU Student Health Services and Texas Cancer Center-Denton, an affiliate of Texas Oncology, PA.  Door prizes, including mountain bikes, will be awarded.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public.  The health fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pioneer Hall.  For more information, contact TWU health educator Priyanka Lalwani at 81-3833 or email healtheducation@mail.twu.edu.

“The health fair will combine health and wellness information with fun activities,” Ms. Lalwani said.  “Our goal is to motivate people to adopt and maintain personal health and wellness behaviors.”

More than 30 vendors will participate in the TWU Well Wednesday Community Health Fair, including Cook Children’s Hospital, with information on CHIP (the Children’s Health Insurance Program); Day Stay for Adults; Friends of the Family; Family Resource Center of North Texas; Susan G. Komen Foundation; TWU Speech and Hearing, TWU Counseling and Family Development; and the TWU Department of Public Safety with “fatal vision” goggles that simulate the effects of drug or alcohol intoxication.

Many of the services are provided free of charge, including blood pressure checks, scoliosis screening, skin cancer screening and foot scans, a computer determination of the instability in a person’s foot, such as a high or low arch.  Free neck and back massages also will be available.

Blood profiles and lipid panels will be available at a reduced cost.  Female profiles (which include a complete metabolic panel, a complete blood count, lipid and thyroid panel and TSH and male profiles (which include a complete metabolic panel, CBC, lipid panel and PSA are $55 each.  Lipid panels (which include triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL and HDL) are available for $30.  Payment by cash, check or credit card will be accepted.  Fasting for eight to 10 hours prior to the screening is recommended.  To schedule an appointment for these screenings, call (800) 685-5572.

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SERVICE AND RETIREMENT RECOGNITION CEREMONIES SET

TWU will recognize years of service and honor faculty and staff retirees during Service and Retirement Recognition ceremonies on the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.

The Houston Center, 2 p.m., April 24, Room 1120

Those being recognized for five years of service are: Joan Edwards, nursing; Janet Foster, nursing; Desiree Hodge, Houston Center; Cathy Hueske, nursing; Joselyn Lee, OT; Mary McGowan, nursing; Deborah Unruh, student life; Teresa Walsh, nursing.  For 10 years:  Ruth Grubesic, nursing; Carolyn Kelley, PT; Anita Kyle, nursing; Johnnie Moore, facilities management; Kathlyn Reed, OT.  For 15 years:  Brenda Binder, nursing; Suk-Kuen Chan, OT; and Sheila Washington, nursing.  For 25 years:  Judith McFarlane, nursing; John Radcliffe, nutrition and food sciences.  For 30 years: Elizabeth Young, nursing.  For 40 years:  Sue Compton, nursing.

Houston Center retirees are Jeanette Kernicki, nursing; and June Long, OT.

The Dallas Center, 1 p.m., April 30, Room 277/278

Those being recognized for five years of service are: Alice Brnicky, nursing, Parkland; Sally Lambert, nursing, Parkland; Louise Light, nursing, Parkland; Charli Oquin, nursing, Parkland; Ward Sheeder, facilities management, Parkland; Sharon Van Sell, nursing, Parkland; Jared Vernon, Institutional Support Services, Parkland.  For 10 years: Ho Soon Lee Cho, nursing, Parkland; Barbara Gray, nursing, Parkland; Karen Long, Dallas Center, Parkland; Donna Schafer, PT, Presbyterian; Cecilia Wilson, nursing, Parkland; for 15 years: Kam Mukherjee, PT, Presbyterian; For 20 years: Ernest Kneale, public safety, Parkland; For 35 years: Oneida Hughes, nursing, Parkland.

Dallas Center retirees are Jacqueline Barton, public safety, Parkland; Judy Johnson-Russell, nursing, Parkland; Marilyn Miller-Anderson, nursing, Parkland; Joan Mueller, nursing, Parkland; and Sue Schafer, PT, Presbyterian.

The Denton Center ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m. May 1 in the Southeast Ballroom of Hubbard Hall.  Denton retirees and those being recognized for years of service will be listed in the next edition of the TWU Update.

 

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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 Chancellor’s Office will host College for a Day on Wednesday, April 25.  More than 120 fifth-graders from Newton Rayzor Elementary School in Denton and Jill Stone Elementary at Vickery Meadows in Dallas, will participate in a variety of activities on campus, including interactive kinesiology and dance labs, a “Go to College” presentation, a panel discussion with current TWU students, and more.  The event is sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office and the Chancellor’s Circle.

TWU will host “A Musical Evening in Argentina” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.  Admission is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 81-2500.  The concert will feature flautist Arturo Osorio and classical guitarists Carlo Pezzimenti, TWU adjunct assistant professor of music, and Aaron Cotton.  Works by Argentenian composers Maximo Diego Pujol, Alberto Ginastera, Carlos Guastavino and Astor Piazzolla will be performed.

 

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.).


The TWU community offers its condolences to Marisha Teagardin (ISS) on the death of her brother, Ralph Delaney Teagardin III, on March 28, 2007.  Memorial services were held Friday, April 6, in Denton.  A fund to assist his wife and children is being established at Point Bank in Denton.


Sympathies are extended to friends and colleagues of Dame Professor Emerita Marie Clay, founder of Reading Recovery, who passed away April 13, 2007 in New Zealand.  A memorial service was held April 19 at the University of Auckland.  Dame Clay worked closely with the TWU College of Professional Education, the Department of Reading and TWU’s Reading Recovery University Training Center.  In 2003, TWU awarded Dame Clay an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.


The top five nominees for Favorite Faculty/Staff for spring 2007 were announced Friday, April 20, at the Senior Breakfast on the Denton campus.  They were: Dr. Nancy Anderson (reading), Kathryn Brown (kinesiology), Susan Eitel (family sciences), Deborah Mouser (dental hygiene) and Dr. Shannon Rich (psychology and philosophy).


The Houston Center held its Redbud Award Ceremony Monday, April 9.  Recipients of Outstanding Staff awards were Dr. Betty Duson (counseling services) and Inez Shelton (health care administration).  Outstanding Mentor awards were presented to Megan Gross (PT) and Seema Aggarwal (nursing student).  The Outstanding Faculty award was presented to Dr. Theresa Smith (OT).  AHNS (Association of Hispanic Nursing Students) was named Student Organization on the Move, and SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Association) was named Outstanding Student Organization.  Un-Sung Student Hero awards were presented to Chinelo Agwuegbo (nursing) and Alvin Chung (OT), and Outstanding Student Leader awards were presented to Marchele Ayinde (PT) and Ragini Mistry (nursing).  Jennifer Matsu (OT) was named Overall Outstanding Leader.


Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing-Houston) was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Multidisciplinary Practice Conference held March 30 in Hays, KS.  Her presentation was titled “Blue Highways: Connecting Evidence and Outcomes.”  The following day, Dr. Cesario was the featured speaker at the Nu Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International induction ceremony.  The presentation, titled, “Outside your Comfort Zone: Global Perspectives,” highlighted the global mission of the honor society for nurses and Dr. Cesario’s professional collaborations in Egypt, India and Russia.


Lewis Benavides (human resources) was appointed to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Workplace Diversity Panel, one of 12 SHRM Special Expertise Panels comprised of up to 15 SHRM professional members who report emerging trends and provide advice and guidance on public policy.  He will serve a three-year term.


Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing-Houston) was selected to be a member of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Ambassador Program.  “Ambassadors” on campuses and in communities across the country, work in partnership with the NHSC to improve the health nation’s underserved.


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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: APRIL 23-MAY 6, 2007

Mon., April 23            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Tues., April 24            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Guitar Concert, “A Musical Evening in Argentina,” 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel.  Free.  81-2500.

Wed., April 25            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Social Disability: An Empowerment Model for Living with Limitations, 12:15 p.m., CFO 1304.  Presenter: Dr. Rosalie Otters.  Free.  CAS Faculty Spotlight Series.  81-2343.
                                    -TWU Well Wednesday Community Health Fair, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pioneer Hall.  Free admission.  81-3833.
                                   
Thur., April 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.
                                                           
Fri., April 27            -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.
                                    -“If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function” physical therapy workshop with Mary Massery, PT, DPT, through Sunday, April 29.  Houston Center.  Cost: $500.  81-3408.
                                    -TWU Opera presents “Orfeo ed Euridice,” 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
                                   
Sat., April 28            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
                                    - TWU Opera presents “Orfeo ed Euridice,” 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
           
Sun., April 29            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                    -Annual Music Honors Recital, 3 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
                                   
Mon., April 30            -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.
                                   
Tues., May 1            -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., May 2            -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., May 3            -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.

Fri., May 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.-8 p.m.
                                   
Sat., May 5            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                   
Sun., May 6            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

 

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