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TEXAS SENATE CONFIRMS NEW TWU REGENTS

TWU WELCOMES PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO JUNE 16 OPEN HOUSE

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: June 4-17, 2007

 

Volume 29, Number 11, June 4-17, 2007

 

TEXAS SENATE CONFIRMS NEW TWU REGENTS

The Texas State Senate recently confirmed the appointments of three new members to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents.
P. Mike McCullough, George R. Schrader and Dr. Cecilia May Moreno will serve on the board until Feb. 1, 2013.


Mr. McCullough is a senior partner with Thompson & Knight, L.L.P. and currently serves on the Texas Woman’s University Foundation board of directors.  Since 1997, he has been recognized in the annual publication of Best Lawyers in America.  Mr. McCullough is a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Dallas Bar Association, and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.  He serves on numerous boards, including the Meadows Foundation, Children’s Health Services of Texas, the Salvation Army of Dallas-Fort Worth, the Dallas Symphony Foundation and the Callier Foundation.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and a law degree from the University of Texas.


“I am honored to be a part of this 106-year-old university, where my mother graduated with honors and pride in 1926,” Mr. McCullough said.  “I salute TWU and its continued goal of maintaining an outstanding educational, cultural and inspirational program for its students.  I look forward to nurturing that heritage for future generations of women.”


Mr. Schrader is a principal of Schrader & Cline, L.L.C. and owner of Schrader Investment Company.  Previously, he was executive vice president for LDB Corporation and city manager for the cities of Dallas, Mesquite and Ennis.  He is a past president and a life member of the International City Management Association, a past president and board member of the Texas City Management Association and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He serves on several boards, including Life Information Inc., Baker University, the Methodist Health System and Boy Scouts of America.  He earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker University and a master’s degree from the University of Kansas.


“It is a compliment that Gov. Perry appointed me to serve such a distinguished state university,” Mr. Schrader said. “I feel privileged to serve with my fellow board members, and I look forward to having a part in advancing the work of the university.”


Dr. Moreno, a TWU Distinguished Alumna, is the superintendent of schools for Carrizo Springs Consolidated Independent School District.  Prior to her service at CSCISD, she worked for the Laredo Independent School District for 39 years, was a Laredo City Councilmember for 10 years and served as mayor pro-tem for the city.  She has been inducted into the Laredo Commission for Women’s Hall of Fame and the LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) Hispanic Heritage Hall of Fame.  She is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators, LULAC Council No. 12, Webb County Heritage Foundation and Laredo Center for the Arts.  She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at TWU, an MBA from Laredo State University and her doctorate of education from Texas A&M University at Kingsville.


“It is exciting for me to return to the same university that I attended as a 16-year-old college freshman and serve on their board of regents,” Dr. Moreno said.  “As the state works to create P-16 Councils that address the education continuum of pre-kindergarten to college, I see an excellent opportunity to enhance this concept by bringing my many years of public school experience to the board.”


Mr. McCullough, Mr. Shrader and Dr. Moreno were appointed to fill the expired terms of Mr. Kenneth Ingram of Denton, Ms. Ann Williams of Dallas and Dr. Therese Bartholomew Bevers of Houston, respectively.


The next meeting of the TWU Board of Regents is scheduled June 8 at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Presbyterian Center in Dallas.


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TWU WELCOMES PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO JUNE 16 OPEN HOUSE

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective students from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, on the Denton campus.


Prospective students and their guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students, participate in a campus tour and attend sessions on admissions, financial aid, housing, student life, commuter information, study abroad and more.


The open house begins at 8:30 a.m. in Hubbard Hall.  Information sessions are scheduled until 2 p.m., and a light buffet lunch will be provided to prospective students with guests paying $5.50 for the meal.  Free parking is available throughout the Denton campus during the open house.


For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu and click on “Denton Campus Open House,” e-mail TWU at admissions@twu.edu or call 81-3014 or toll-free at 1-866-809-6130.


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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 Parking Information Booth now falls under the supervision of the Student Union. (There will be no change in parking decals or campus parking locations.  These areas will continue to be monitored by the TWU Department of Public Safety.)  The booth will begin extending its hours into the early evenings and on weekends as needed.  The Student Union currently is seeking energetic and customer service-oriented students to staff the booth.  Faculty and staff are asked to refer such students to the Student Union office (room 209) or Career Services for details.

TWU’s guitar quartet will present “An Evening in Argentina” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.  The concert is free and open to the public.  The quartet is comprised of Carlo Pezzimenti, adjunct assistant professor of music; and Pedro Haley, Brian Rowe and Aaron Cotton, all TWU students or graduates.  Arturo Osorio, a TWU student, will join the quartet on the flute.  The concert will include rumbas and tangos by Argentinean composers Alberto Ginastera, Maximo Diego Pujol and Astor Piazzola, and Mexican composer Ernesto Garcia de Leon.  For more information, call 81-2500.

 

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. Lee Ann Sewell (occupational therapy), former associate dean for the Denton campus, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007.  Services were held May 17 at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson.  Memorials may be made to the MDA/ALS Association, 12750 Merit Dr., Suite 1220, Dallas, TX 75251.  Donations will support future ALS research.


Condolences are offered to Sue Kuykendall (athletics), Cindy Sansom (facilities management and construction) and Cheryl Maddux (nursing) following the death of their mother, Bonnie Yancey, in Denton.

Condolences are offered to Leslie Koberna (dental hygiene) following the death of her son, Jonathan, on May 23, 2007.  Services were held May 31 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Denton.  Memorials may be made to the Anasazi Foundation, 1424 South Stapley, Mesa, AZ 85204.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has had an article titled “Strategic E-Business Decision Analysis Using the Analytic Network Process” accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions of Engineering Management.

The Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) has selected Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) to serve as the world representative for the Central and Southern USA region and as track chair for the Information Systems Research (Philosophy and Methodology) at IRMA 2008.  Dr. Raisinghani also served as the external examiner of dissertations for the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, and the University of Western Sydney, Australia, in spring 2007.

Dr. Chandan Prasad (nutrition and food sciences) was among 50 professors and graduate students from throughout the United States to participate in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements’ first intensive practicum on dietary supplement research.  The course, “Current Issues and Recent Developments in Dietary Supplement Research: An Intensive Practicum,” was held May 21-25 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Claire L. Sahlin (women’s studies) presented “Texas Woman’s University:  Coeducation and the Challenges of Maintaining a Mission Primarily for Women” at the American Educational Research Association in Chicago on April 9.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) gave presentations on Gloria Anzaldúa at the Writer’s Garrett in Dallas on May 6 and at the Frisco Public Library on May 24, as part of the Professor’s Corner series (organized by Dr. Stephen Souris in English).  On May 22 she led a seminar, “Transformational Multiculturalism, Transcultural Dialogues, and Social Change,” at Western Illinois University’s Dealing with Differences Institute.  Her book, Teaching Transformation: Transcultural Classroom Dialogues, was published by Palgrave MacMillan in late May.

William Morgan has joined facilities management and construction as director of facilities planning and construction.  He previously served as associate architect for Simon Oswald Associates in Columbia, Mo.  He is a registered architect, and has both private firm and higher education architectural experience.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 4-17, 2007

Mon., June 4            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Tues., June 5            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Wed., June 6            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Thur., June 7            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                                           
Fri., June 8            -Library 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., June 9            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
                                   
Sun., June 10            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Mon., June 11            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Tues., June 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Guitar quartet concert, “An Evening in Argentina,” 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel.  Free.  For more information, 81-2500.
                                   
Wed., June 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Thur., June 14            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Fri., June 15            -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., June 16            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                    -Open House for prospective students, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hubbard Hall.  For more information, 81-3014.
                                   
Sun., June 17            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

 

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