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TWU SETS RECORD ENROLLMENT WITH MORE THAN 12,000 STUDENTS

TWU TO KICK OFF STATE EMPLOYEE CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Sept. 24-Oct. 7, 2007

 

Volume 29, Number 19, September 24-October 7, 2007

 

TWU SETS RECORD ENROLLMENT WITH MORE THAN 12,000 STUDENTS

Enrollment at Texas Woman’s University climbed above 12,000 for the first time in university history, with a record 12,173 students enrolled for fall 2007.
           
“This milestone in TWU’s history could not have been achieved without the diligent efforts of faculty and staff as they implement the university’s strategic enrollment plan,” said TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart.  “This is no small accomplishment, and I congratulate all those whose hard work contributed to setting this record.”

The previous enrollment record of 11,832 students was set in fall 2006.  The 2.9 percent increase for fall 2007 continues six consecutive years of enrollment growth.  Most importantly, TWU’s total semester credit hours grew 3.8 percent to 120,081 hours, up from 115,701 last fall — also a record.  Student credit hours, not headcount, determine the university’s state total funding.

All numbers are based on 12th class day preliminary enrollment data.

From 2002 to 2006, TWU’s overall enrollment grew 31.9 percent, the fourth-highest enrollment growth percentage among universities in Texas.

Chancellor Stuart declared enrollment as her highest priority upon arriving at TWU in 1999.  Expanded programs, admissions outreach efforts, improved processing of applications, enhanced marketing efforts and closer ties with high schools and community colleges are elements of the strategic enrollment plan led by Dr. Stuart.

Enrollment is 10,016 students on the Denton campus; 1,234 at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center; and 923 at the Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

Twelfth-day preliminary enrollment data is issued by TWU’s Office of Institutional Research.  Official enrollment figures will be available in December after approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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TWU TO KICK OFF STATE EMPLOYEE CHARITABLE CAMPAIGN

Texas Woman’s University is kicking off its annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) during the month of October.  TWU’s goal is to raise $60,000 and to have 85 percent faculty and staff participation from its Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.
TWU was recognized by the state for having the highest participation rate — 86 percent — for colleges and university with 751 to 2,000 employees during the 2006 campaign.  Through the generosity of the university’s faculty and staff, TWU raised $75,489 for the campaign in 2006, which surpassed the prior year’s total of $65,629.

Giving to the SECC allows the university to join thousands of other generous Denton County donors in helping solve our community’s most critical health and human service needs by contributing to non-profit organizations that keep children safe, help families in crisis situations and ensure that seniors and families with disabilities remain independent while assisting those with emergency needs.

TWU’s 2007 SECC campaign, “Catch the Wave,” is co-chaired by Dr. Sheri Dragoo, (fashion and textiles) and Tracy Lindsay (Research and Sponsored Programs).

Following the Torchbearer’s Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 1, the university will host a number of activities:

The Texas Legislature created the SECC in 1993 for employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges and universities throughout Texas to give to their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign that features the convenience of payroll deduction.  SECC is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees in Texas.  Beneficiaries include local United Way agencies and other charities to which employees can choose to direct their donated funds. 

For more information on the campaign visit www.twu.edu/secc.

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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 Annual Chancellor’s Luncheon supporting the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Hubbard Hall Southeast Dining Room.  Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch service beginning at noon.  Tickets are $12 each or a table of 8 for $80.  Deadline for ticket purchases is 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.  Checks should be made payable to SECC.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  A special drawing will be conducted by Dr. Bettye Myers (kinesiology), and door prizes also will be available.  For tickets or more information, email dburgess@twu.edu or call 81-3201.

The TWU community is encouraged to join “TWU Team Smart Hearts” for the American Heart Association Heart Walk scheduled Oct. 6 at North Lakes Park in Denton.  The opening ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m., with the walk to get under way at 9 a.m.  TWU’s goal is $2,500.  Donations will be collected through “heart sales” and online at http://heartwalk.kintera.org/dentontx.  Money collected will help with research, community service and education programs.  The TWU team is supported by the Chancellor’s Office, Student Health Services and the College of Health Sciences.

The TWU Student Union once again presents “TWU Night with the Dallas Stars.”  Though the official night isn’t until February 9, 2008, tickets purchased on or before Sept. 28 will include a free ticket to the Sept. 29 game.  Tickets to the February game are $20, and the seats are located in section 305.  In addition, everyone who purchases a ticket to the game can participate in the TWU group picture on the Stars bench after the February game.  Tickets are available in the Student Union Office, room 209, or call 81-3641 for more information.

“What’s Toni Morrison’s Love Got to Do with It?” is the topic of the next Professor’s Corner, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Denton South Branch Library.  The session will examine the first chapter of Love, the most recent novel by Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.  The presenter for this session is Dr. Carl Smeller of Texas Wesleyan University.  For more information, email ssouris@twu.edu or call 81-2343.

 

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. JoAnn Danelo Barbour (educational administration and leadership) recently published a manuscript in the summer 2007 issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 117-123.  The title of the article is “Leader Paradoxes and Critical Ethnographies.”

Faculty from the School of Occupational Therapy, Dallas Center, will conduct presentations at the Texas Occupational Therapy Association Mountain Central Conference Oct. 12-14 in The Woodlands.  Regina Michael Campbell and Elaine Cox (library-Dallas Presbyterian) will present “Rehabilitating Libraries of Practicing Occupational Therapists.”  Campbell also will present “New Perspective of Pain: Across Cultural and Professional Borders.”  Her TWU co-presenters are Dr. Ho Soon Michelle Cho (nursing-Dallas), Dr. Nicki Cohen (music therapy) and Dr. Camelia Maier (biology).  Dr. Catherine Candler (OT-Dallas) will present “From Reach to Handwriting: Pediatric Fine Motor Assessment,” with the support of TWU graduate students Mercy Meijas and Layne BickleyJoanna Bertness-Lipoma and Tina Fletcher (both OT-Dallas) will present “The Intentional Legacy Creating Meaning from Health Challenges.”
 
Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) had a paper titled “Information Technology/Systems Offshore Outsourcing: Key Risks and Success Factors” accepted for publication in the book, Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services: Business Optimization in a Global Economy, edited by Dr. A. Gupta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The book will be published in December 2007.

Dr. Nancy Hadsell (music) recently became the first TWU faculty member to have a Quality Matters™ recognized course.  TWU’s MU 2713 will join nearly 30 other recognized courses from 2007 on the Quality Matters website.  The QM model uses a rubric and a peer-review process to guide the development and revision of distance education courses for continuous quality improvement.  TWU is an institutional member of Quality Matters and recently completed the first year of the pilot project.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/dl/faculty/QMproject.htm.

Dr. Caryl Mobley (nursing-Dallas) was an invited speaker at a meeting of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Lone Star Chapter, held Aug. 24 in Dallas.  Her presentation was titled “Nursing: New Challenges and Perspectives.”

 

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: SEPTEMBER 24-OCTOBER 7, 2007

Mon., Sept. 24            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Tues., Sept. 25            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Pamela Youngblood Faculty Flute Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
                                   
Wed., Sept. 26            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                               
Thur., Sept. 27            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Sept. 28            -Library 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 29            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                   
Sun., Sept. 30            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                   
Mon., Oct. 1            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Oct. 2            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Fall Music Showcase with TWU Wind Ensemble, TWU Concert Choir and TWU Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Admission is $5 per person.  81-2500.           
                                               
Wed., Oct. 3            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Thur., Oct. 4            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Guitarist Carlo Pezzimenti in concert, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.  Free.  81-2500.
-TWU Drama presents “Wonder of the World,” 4 p.m., New Redbud Theater Complex, Hubbard Hall northeast entrance.  $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.
                                   
Fri., Oct. 5            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Lazerow Lecture and SLIS Fall Forum, 4 p.m., ACT 301.  $10.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/o-ll/SLIS_Forum.htm or call 81-3408.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Wonder of the World,” 8 p.m., New Redbud Theater Complex, Hubbard Hall northeast entrance.  $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.
           
Sat., Oct. 6            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Wonder of the World,” 8 p.m., New Redbud Theater Complex, Hubbard Hall, northeast entrance.  $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.
                                    -Heart Walk, North Lakes Park in Denton, 8 a.m.  Email healtheducation@twu.edu to sign up.
                                   
Sun., Oct. 7            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Wonder of the World,” 2 p.m., New Redbud Theater Complex, Hubbard Hall northeast entrance.  $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.


 

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