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NEW PROGRAM TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

CAMPAIGN WILL BRING MORE REDBUD TREES TO DENTON CAMPUS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: May 21-June 3, 2007

 

Volume 29, Number 10, May 21-June 3, 2007

 

NEW PROGRAM TO ADDRESS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

A new program at Texas Woman’s University has been developed by Dr. Linda Rubin (psychology/philosophy) and Mark Sandel (sociology/social work), recipients of a $200,000 grant funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.  This program is designed to provide education and prevention services to all TWU students, and direct counseling services to students who are victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.
 
This new program, Project REV (Resources for Ending Violence), is available to provide the following services to the TWU campus community:

The rationale for the development of Project REV is based on the following:

For more information about Project REV or to access services, contact program coordinator Dixie Allen at 81-2744, dallen5@twu.edu, or in Jones Hall 108.


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CAMPAIGN WILL BRING MORE REDBUD TREES TO DENTON CAMPUS

Scores of redbuds will once again blossom on the Texas Woman’s University Denton campus thanks to the Redbud Tree Revitalization fundraising campaign.  

In 1938, TWU President L.H. Hubbard began a long-term plan to add hundreds of redbud trees to the campus landscape.  Eventually, more than 2,000 redbuds were planted, but many of those trees died over the years.  To celebrate TWU’s Centennial in 2001, 50 redbud trees were planted.  The current redbud campaign will bring to the campus even more of the trees that once famously lined drives and walkways.

A gift of $100 will purchase one 15-gallon Eastern Redbud tree and a gift of $200 will purchase one 30-gallon tree.  The goal is to purchase and plant the redbud trees in fall 2007, so that in spring 2008 the Denton campus will once again be covered with the pink flowering trees.  

Donations must be received by Sept. 1, 2007.

For more information contact Carolyn Ishee, executive director of TWU Institutional Development at: cishee@twu.edu or 81-3869.

 

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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.

Research participants needed:  Women ages 18 to 44 who are more than 30 pounds overweight and sedentary are needed for an exercise-cholesterol study in the TWU Department of Kinesiology.  Participants must be non-smoking and not currently taking any medications or supplements for birth control, diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension or weight control.  The purpose of the study is to establish the effect of a single exercise session of moderate intensity walking on blood cholesterol.  Participants will receive free cholesterol and glucose analyses; free fitness, body composition and nutritional assessments; and a $50 stipend.  For more information, call 81-2763.

TWU’s outdoor pool is now open.  Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 2-6 p.m. Sunday.  The pool is open to the public in addition to faculty, staff and students.  Swim lessons also are offered during the summer, and registration currently is under way.  For more information, visit TWU Fitness and Recreation in Jones Hall or call 81-2900.

 

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.).


Condolences are offered to Valerie Stevenson (athletics) following the death of her brother, Chris Moore, in an automobile accident in Virginia.
A poster by Houston nursing faculty Drs. Beth MastelSmith, Brenda Binder, Ann Malecha, Lene Symes and Judith McFarlane and Houston OT faculty Dr. Gayle Hersch won the Scientific Poster Award at the TMC Women’s Health Network Symposium: Advancing Women’s Health through Advocacy, held May 8 in Houston.  The poster was titled, “Testing a six-week therapeutic life review intervention offered by homecare workers to promote mental health in home-dwelling older women.”


The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs recently announced the recipients of the 2007 Summer Stipend Awards.  Five faculty representing every college at TWU will receive assistance through the Summer Stipend Program. The 2007 recipients are Dr. DiAnna Hynds (biology), Dr. Judith McFarlane (nursing-Houston), Dr. Huanbiao Mo (nutrition and food sciences), Dr. Claire Sahlin (women’s studies) and Dr. Sharla Snider (family sciences). The purpose of the Summer Stipend Program is to enhance scholarly productivity by providing faculty with unencumbered time and financial support to pursue their scholarly activity.


TWU’s Alexandria’s Ragtime Band, under the direction of Dr. John Flohr (music), recently performed at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in downtown Dallas in a fund-raising event for Bryan’s House.  Bryan’s House is a nonprofit organization in Dallas that specializes in medically managed childcare for children with HIV/AIDS and other serious medical conditions.  For more information on the organization, visit www.bryanshouse.org.


 Dr. Jody Vogelzang (nutrition and food science) was elected to the American Dietetic Association House of Delegates Leadership Team.  Dr Vogelzang currently serves as chair of The Commission on Dietetic Registration.

Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon (kinesiology) recently was named editor of the Sports Biomechanics journal.  The journal is affiliated with the International Society for Biomechanics in Sports.

Dr. Jacob Blosser (history and government) was named TWU Living Learning Communities Faculty of the Year for 2006-07.  The award honors a faculty member for his or her enthusiasm, dedication, knowledge and participation outside the classroom as a partner in the housing department’s living learning communities.

Stephanie Andrus has joined Facilities Management and Construction as assistant director of design services.  She previously served as director for the Dallas Independent School District’s facilities support department.

Ronald Tarbutton has joined Facilities Management and Construction as director of the physical plant.  He previously served as commercial operations division manager for Frymire Services, Inc. in Dallas.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MAY 21-JUNE 3, 2007

Mon., May 21            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Tues., May 22            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Wed., May 23            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Thur., May 24            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                                           
Fri., May 25            -Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6-9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Sat., May 26            -Library closed; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
                                   
Sun., May 27            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Mon., May 28            -Memorial Day holiday; university closed.
                                   
Tues., May 29            -Library open 9 a.m-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 -9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Wed., May 30            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 -9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Thur., May 31            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 -9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Fri., June 1            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 -9 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Sat., June 2            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                   
Sun., June 3            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

 

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