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Volume 29, Number 12, June 18-July 1, 2007

 

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS, TENURE

HOUSTON NURSING FACULTY TO ATTEND VIENNA SYMPOSIUM

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: June 18-July 1, 2007

 

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS, TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting held June 8.

Associate Professors Dr. Marie-Anne Demuynck (mathematics/computer science), Mary Williford-Shade (dance) and Dr. Pam Youngblood (music) were promoted to professor.  Dr. Rebecca Krepper, associate professor and associate dean of the TWU Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing in Houston, was promoted to professor.  Associate Professors Dr. Connie Ayers (nursing-Houston) and Dr. Jane Pemberton (teacher education) were awarded tenure.

Assistant Professors Dr. Cathy Bailey (nursing-Dallas), Dr. Michael Bergel (biology), Dr. Elaine Jackson (physical therapy-Dallas), Dr. Diane Montgomery (nursing- Houston), Dr. Shannon Rich (psychology/philosophy), Dr. David Rylander (School of Management) and Dr. Donna Sauls (nursing) were promoted to associate professor and received tenure.

Assistant Clinical Professors Carissa Enright (nursing-Dallas) and Ann Medley (physical therapy-Dallas) were promoted to associate clinical professor.  Clinical Instructor Joseph Pinson (music) was named an assistant clinical professor.

Pat Devereaux (history/government) and Sherrie Taylor (School of Management) were promoted to senior lecturers.  Cynthia Maguire (chemistry/physics) was named a lecturer II.

Several retiring faculty were awarded Emeritus status by the Regents.  Dr. Jim Alexander, professor and chair of the government department, and Dr. Stan Ivie, professor of educational administration, were named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Donna Sue Schafer, professor of physical therapy, was named Professor Emerita.  Dr. Merry Evenson, associate professor of family sciences, Dr. Sinah Goode, associate professor of kinesiology, Dr. Judy Johnson-Russell, associate professor of nursing, were named Associate Professor Emerita.

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HOUSTON NURSING FACULTY TO ATTEND VIENNA SYMPOSIUM


Several Houston nursing faculty will present abstracts during the 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice, scheduled July 11- 14 in Vienna, Austria.  The symposium, titled “Student to Nurse: A Cohort Study to Predict Success of Nursing Students,” is sponsored by Sigma Theta Tau International.  Dr. Anne Young organized the symposium.


Earline Moreland will present “A Theory Driven Research Study to Better Prepare the Future Nursing Workforce: The Methods.”  Co-authors of the abstract are Dr. Judith McFarlane and Dr. Ann MalechaAnn St. Germain will present “The Influence of Psychological Empowerment and Stress Resiliency on Nursing Student Success,” co-authored with Dr. Anne Young and Dr. Peggy Landrum.  Dr. Robin Britt will present “An Examination of Health Status, Perception of Faculty Support, Posttraumatic Stress and Nursing Student Stress as Predictors of Student Nurse Academic Performance.”  Co- authors of the abstract are Dr. Chris Hawkins, Dr. Sandy Cesario, Dr. Ann Malecha and Dr. Michelle Dorin.


Drs. Young and Cesario also have a poster presentation titled, “Using Debate as a Method to Foster Critical Thinking in Nursing Doctoral Students.”  Dr. Cesario also is the second author on a paper presentation with doctoral student Nena Bonuel titled, “Acuity Adaptable: Patient Room of the Future.”


Several nursing doctoral students also had abstracts accepted for the symposium.


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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.

A TWU Gala Flute Concert with guest artist Jill Felber is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.  Admission is free.  For more information, call 81-2500.  Jill Felber is a flute professor and director of the wind program at the University of California at Santa Barbara, and also is a member of the flute duo Zawa!.

Research participants are needed for an exercise-vitamin study at the Exercise Physiology Lab in TWU’s Department of Kinesiology.  Participants must be postmenopausal women, ages 40 to 80, who are non-smokers and not currently taking any medications for cardiovascular disease, diabetes or cholesterol.  The purpose of the study is to investigate the effect of a single bout of exercise and vitamin (B3) on the blood lipid and glucose metabolism.  Participants will receive the following, free of charge: lipid analysis; glucose analysis; fitness assessment; whole body bone mineral density and body composition assessment; and nutritional assessment.  Participants also will receive a $100 stipend.  For more information, call 81-2340 or email kys7761@mail.twu.edu.

 

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. Jack Sibley, Professor Emeritus of the TWU Department of Psychology and Philosophy, passed away June 5, 2007.  His family requested that there be no funeral or public memorial service.  The TWU Department of Psychology and Philosophy held a time of remembrance reception on Monday, June 18.  Dr. Sibley actively taught at TWU for 36 years before retiring in January of this year.  A student scholarship fund has been set up in his name through the TWU Foundation.  Memorial gifts in honor of Dr. Sibley should be made payable to the Texas Woman’s University Foundation (reference: Jack Sibley Scholarship) and mailed to the attention of Dr. Daniel C. Miller, TWU Department of Psychology and Philosophy, P O Box 425470, Denton, TX 76204.

Dr. Roberta Nutt (psychology) recently published an article titled, “Counseling Men: Necessary Knowledge” in the bilingual Canadian journal Counseling and Spirituality/Counseling et Spiritualite.

Dr. David Rylander (School of Management) and kinesiology doctoral student Yin-Feng “Ean” Chen presented their paper, “Perceptions of Ambush Marketing: A Closer Look at Ethical Dimensions,” at the North American Society of Sport Management conference May 31 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Dr. Jacob Blosser (history and government) recently received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to attend the 2007 NEH Summer Institute, “Teaching the Reformation in a Pluralist Age” at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.  He is one of 21 scholars selected nationally to attend this three-week institute addressing recent developments in Reformation scholarship and pedagogy.

Dr. Robin Britt (nursing-Houston) has announced that Laurie McInnes Hughes, a baccalaureate and master’s graduate of TWU’s College of Nursing in Houston, recently was honored with the prestigious M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Ethel Fleming Arceneaux Outstanding Nurse-Oncologist Award.  The award is funded annually by the Brown Foundation, Inc.  Mrs. Hughes, a family nurse practitioner in the surgical breast clinic at M.D. Anderson, recently served on the TWU Houston Center building advisory board.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 18-JULY 1, 2007

Mon., June 18            -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 19            -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.
                                    -ASSET General Meeting, noon, Stoddard Hall 402.  Bring your own lunch.  Drinks and dessert will be provided.
                                    -TWU Gala Flute Concert with guest artist Jill Felber, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  For more information, 81-2500.
                                   
Wed., June 20            -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 21            -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 22            -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 23            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
                                   
Sun., June 24            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                   
Mon., June 25            -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 26            -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.
                                               
Wed., June 27            -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 28            -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 29            -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 30            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                   
Sun., July 1            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.


 

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