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THOMPSON HONORED BY APTA

GUIDELINES, APPLICATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Sept. 10-23, 2007

 

Volume 29, Number 18, September 10-23, 2007

 

THOMPSON HONORED BY APTA

Dr. Mary Thompson (physical therapy-Dallas) recently received the 2007 Distinguished Educator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Geriatrics.  Dr. Thompson also received the 2007 President’s Award from the APTA’s geriatrics section for her contributions to the field.

   
“These awards were totally unexpected,” Dr. Thompson said.  “I am just doing my job as a teacher, preparing students entering the field of physical therapy to gain an appreciation for older adults and helping licensed physical therapists move toward academic careers.  I try to mentor students in a way that helps them grow and meet their own professional needs.”


Dr. Thompson’s teaching and research is focused in geriatrics, psychosocial aspects of care, and healthcare delivery systems.  She has taught at TWU for more than 17 years and currently serves as the coordinator of post-professional studies for the School of Physical Therapy at the TWU Dallas Center-Presbyterian.  Dr. Thompson is active in numerous professional organizations, including the research, women’s health, education and geriatrics sections of the APTA; and the Texas Physical Therapy Association.  She also serves on the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.


The APTA is a national professional organization representing more than 66,000 members.  Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research and education.  For more information, visit www.apta.org.


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GUIDELINES, APPLICATION MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR PROGRAMS

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) announces the availability of guidelines and application materials for the following 2007-2008 programs:

Travel Assistance Fund: This program enables faculty to defray some of the travel costs associated with presenting at professional conferences and meetings that have been peer-reviewed, juried, or selected by the major associations or societies in their fields.  It also supports travel where they will receive a major award from those organizations. Applicants must be full-time TWU faculty with a teaching appointment for 2007-2008. Only one trip per person may be funded in a fiscal year, and a maximum of $600 per award will be funded.  For more information and application materials, go to http://www.twu.edu/research/travel_assistance.html.
 
Small Grants Fund:  This program provides small grants to TWU faculty in support of research that is intended to be the basis for a proposal for external funding for a research grant.  Small grants allow principal investigators to take advantage of unusual opportunities that arise, particularly to obtain preliminary or pilot data.  Typically, only one grant per faculty member is awarded per fiscal year, and grants are generally for no more than $750.  The application form is available at http://www.twu.edu/research/forms/Small_Grants.doc.

New Faculty Research Enhancement Program (REP): The New Faculty REP provides seed money for faculty members to compete more successfully for larger grants from external sources to continue their research projects or creative activities.  The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Oct. 24.  A workshop, “Tips for Preparing a Competitive REP Application” will be held on the Denton campus from 9-11 a.m. Sept. 14 to assist faculty in preparing their REP application.  For more information about the workshop and how to sign up, visit the website at http://www.twu.edu/research/workshops.html.  REP application materials are available at http://www.twu.edu/research/rep_new_faculty.html.  

 

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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.

DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks, 220 W. University Drive in Denton, will host a TWU Athletics fund-raising event from 6-10 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24.  The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the net sales from the night to TWU student-athlete scholarships.  Dine-in, carry out and delivery orders will count toward the net sales.  To place a carry-out or delivery order, call 243-DAVE (3283).

The TWU Ally program, part of a nationwide effort within educational institutions to provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, faculty, staff and their allies, will conduct training sessions Sept. 19 and Oct. 12.  The sessions, which are identical, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 and from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.  Registration deadlines are Sept. 17 and Oct. 10, respectively.  To register, call the TWU Counseling Center at 81-3801.

 

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.).

Five works by Susan Sponsler-Carstarphen (marketing and communication) are included in ArtGathering 2007, a juried exhibit in the Kyung Hee University Gallery in Seoul, Korea.  The exhibit, titled “Adoptee & Alien: Visions from the Periphery,” features works by 33 Korean artists from around the world.  The exhibit runs through Sept. 30.  The body of Sponsler-Carstarphen’s work, titled “Yellow Work,” consists of mixed media and photo-based images related to her experiences as an Asian-American adoptee.

Dr. Junalyn Navarra-Madsen (mathematics and computer science) presented her research titled “Coloring the Mu Transpososome” at the 4th International Conference on Mathematical Biology, held this summer in Wuyishan, Fujian, P.R. China.
 
Dr. Junalyn Navarra-Madsen (mathematics and computer science) presented her research titled “Coloring n-string braids and tangles and its applications to molecular biology” at the BRAIDS program this summer at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences, National University of Singapore.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) was the invited speaker and presenter of a seminar at INFOTECH (a federal government organization), held in August in Mexico City, Mexico.  His seminar was titled “Electronic Government for Chief Information/Knowledge Officers: Leadership in the Digital/Knowledge Economy.”

Dr. Mahesh (Michael) S. Raisinghani (School of Management) had a paper titled “Leveraging Supply Chain Management in the Digital Economy: A Strategic Perspective” accepted for publication in the Encyclopedia of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), edited by Dr. A. Cartelli.  The paper will be published in 2008.

The Office of Lifelong Learning has hired three new instructional design specialists to assist distance education faculty in each of the academic colleges with online course design.  Heidi Ashbaugh (College of Health Sciences) is a TWU graduate, and formerly served as a catalog librarian at the Blagg-Huey Library.  She also has served as an adjunct professor for TWU and for North Central Texas College in Corinth.  Robin Bartoletti (College of Nursing) previously was involved in educational technology at Northeastern State University, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education and the University of North Texas.  She currently is pursuing her doctorate in library science at TWU.  Tracey MacGowan (College of Professional Education) previously worked as a library assistant III for the Woman’s Collection in the Blagg-Huey Library at TWU.  She has been with TWU since 2000.

Lisa Klein has been hired as the TWU Pioneers’ new assistant gymnastics coach.  She will be TWU’s head beam and floor coach.  Klein served for the last three seasons as the Pioneers’ graduate assistant coach.  Earlier this year, she was chosen as the NCAA Division II Assistant Gymnastics Coach of the Year and the Midwest Independent Conference Co-Assistant Coach of the Year.

Sheree Colson has joined the TWU athletic training staff as an assistant athletic trainer.  She previously served as an intern athletic trainer for the Pioneers and worked as a graduate teaching assistant in the TWU kinesiology department.  She is a Texas State Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS).  She currently is pursuing a doctoral degree in exercise physiology at TWU.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: SEPTEMBER 10-23, 2007

Mon., Sept. 10            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Tues., Sept. 11            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                               
Wed., Sept. 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                               
Thur., Sept. 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Sept. 14            -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. 15            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                   
Sun., Sept. 16            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                   
Mon., Sept. 17            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Carter Blood Drive, 4-9 p.m. by the Twin Towers. 81-3833.

Tues., Sept. 18            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Carter Blood Drive, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., SU 207.  81-3833.
                                    -Guitarist and TWU graduate Aaron Cotton in concert, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, free.  81-2500.
                                               
Wed., Sept. 19            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Thur., Sept. 20            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Fri., Sept. 21            -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.
           
Sat., Sept. 22            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                   
Sun., Sept. 23            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

 


 

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