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TWU TO HOST VANDERKOOI ENDOWED LECTURESHIP

COMMUNITY NUTRITION CLASSES BEGIN IN FEBRUARY

TWU SCHEDULES ADMINISTRATORS’ BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 11, 2007

 

 

Volume 29, Number 2, January 29-February 11, 2007

 

TWU TO HOST VANDERKOOI ENDOWED LECTURESHIP

Maintaining enthusiasm for the work of an occupational therapist is the focus of the 2007 Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship, scheduled Feb. 9 and 10 in Texas Woman’s University’s Presbyterian center in Dallas.

Registration for the event ranges from $99 to $149.  A complimentary lunch will be served Friday, Feb. 9.  The cost of lunch on Saturday, Feb. 10 is $7.  For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu/ot/vanderkooi or contact the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at 940-898-3408 or 1-800-250-7808.

Dr. Wendy Wood, an associate professor in the University of New Mexico-Albuquerque Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, will present the keynote address at 10 a.m. Friday.  Her address, titled “To Have a Firm Persuasion in Our Work,” will present personal and professional stories of occupational therapists with longstanding careers.

A total of 21 additional education sessions relevant to school, clinic and community-based practice also will be offered during the lectureship.  Participants may earn up to 1.20 continuing education units (CEUs).

The endowed lectureship was established in 1993 to recognize Fanny B. Vanderkooi, the first chair of TWU’s occupational therapy program.

 

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COMMUNITY NUTRITION CLASSES BEGIN IN FEBRUARY

Long before it was fashionable to discuss trans fats or good and bad cholesterol, Mary Kuhfeldt, studied the impact of diet on longer life expectancy, a desire to raise healthier families and people facing chronic illnesses.  She will share that information in community nutrition classes beginning in February at Texas Woman’s University in Denton.

Ms. Kuhfeldt, MS, RD, LD, will teach “Gain the Edge, Lose the Weight” on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 6 and Fridays beginning April 6; and “‘A Healthy Diabetic’ is NOT an
Oxymoron” on Fridays beginning Feb. 9 and Tuesdays beginning April 3.  Class times for each four-week session vary.  Registration is $49 for each workshop and is available online at www.twu.edu/lifelong.  For more information, contact the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at 8-1-3408 or email lifelonginfo@twu.edu.

“‘A Healthy Diabetic’ is NOT an Oxymoron” is designed for non-insulin-dependent individuals with diabetes.  Participants will learn to identify the hidden ingredients that can sabotage your quest for health; simplify “carb” counting and identify preferred serving sizes; obtain a personal profile and recommended menu plan for reaching personal health goals; and more.

“Gain the Edge, Lose the Weight” offers personal instruction within a small-group setting.  Sessions are designed to motivate participants, assess their needs and establish a personal plan to reach each individual’s healthy body weight.

Ms. Kuhfeldt received her bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of California-Davis, and completed a United States Air Force dietetic internship before earning her master’s degree from TWU.

 

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TWU SCHEDULES ADMINISTRATORS’ BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAY

Texas Woman’s University will continue its celebration of 100 years of teacher education with an “Administrators’ Back-to-School Day” scheduled Friday, Feb. 9.  Dr. Karen Holt, a National Distinguished Principal of Texas, is the keynote speaker for the event.

The workshop will take place in the Administration Conference Tower (ACT).  Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. in the second-floor lobby area.  Regular registration is $109 for school administrators and $29 for university students, and on-site registration is $129 for school administrators.  Costs include a CEU certificate, continental breakfast, lunch and networking opportunities. 

Registration is available online at www.twu.edu/lifelong.  For more information, contact the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at 1-800-250-7808 or 940-898-3408.

Dr. Holt has served as principal of South Houston Elementary for the past 17 years and has taught at St. Thomas University and the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  She earned her Ed.D. in administration from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She has been a Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association District IV officer for nine years.  Her many awards include being named Texas Elementary Principal of the Year for District IV, Texas School Business Educator of the Month and the South Houston Chamber of Commerce Educator’s Award of Excellence.

All workshop participants will receive six clock hours (.6 CEUs) from Texas Woman’s University.  The continuing education credits will be accepted by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.


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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 College of Arts and Sciences will host its Faculty Spotlight Series at 12:25 Wednesday, Jan. 31, in CFO 1304.  Dr. DiAnna L. Hynds, Department of Biology, will present “Axon Regeneration: Is Superman’s Dream Possible?,” focusing on the investigation of axon regrowth as a means of providing full functional recovery after spinal cord injury.  The “brown bag” lunch series is free and open to the public.

Texas Woman’s University Community Music Instruction offers a variety of music lessons for children, teens and adults.  Private, group and adaptive lessons on piano, voice and guitar are available for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.  Private lessons also are available for organ, clarinet and flute.  Lessons begin in February, and most are offered on a 12-week basis.  Tuition ranges from $125 to $875.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/lifelong or call the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at 8-1-3408 or (800) 250-7808.

TWU’s Office of Human Resources is accepting applications for “Together We Understand,” the TWU Staff Mentoring Program.  The program pairs a new employee with a current staff member on a similar position level to help ease new employees’ first days on the job.  For more information, call 8-1-3558.

 

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.).

Memorial services for Dr. Harrell Landry, professor of history, were held Jan. 23, 2007, in TWU’s Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.


A retirement reception for Kathleen Duffy (facilities management) will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the ACT second-floor lobby.

Joan Edwards (nursing, Houston) participated in a multi-disciplinary teleconference Jan. 16 for Johns Hopkins University.  The transcript of the teleconference on “Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery” will be used in an article for  publication.

Dr. Lettie Albright (reading) worked with the Alliance for Excellent Education in publishing a case study of the partnership between the TWU Department of Reading and the Arlington Independent School District.  The partnership offers any Arlington ISD teacher working in a Title 1 school the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in reading.  The Alliance is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to “promote high school transformation to make it possible for every child to graduate prepared for postsecondary education and success in life.”  For more information, visit www.all4ed.org.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 29-FEBRUARY 11, 2007

Mon., Jan. 29            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Tues., Jan. 30            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Amy Rosine Faculty Voice Recital, 1:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  8-1-2500.

Wed., Jan. 31            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                 -Axon Regeneration: Is Superman’s Dream Possible?  Faculty Spotlight Series with Dr. DiAnna L. Hynds, biology.  12:25 p.m., CFO 1304.  Free.  8-1-2343.
                                   
Thur., Feb. 1            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Softball at St. Mary’s Tournament, San Antonio, through Feb. 3.  TBA.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 7 p.m., home.

Fri., Feb. 2            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Centenary and Illinois State, away.
                                   
Sat., Feb. 3            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
                                    -Open House, Houston.  8:30 a.m.-noon.  Free.  8-1-3014.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. West Teas A&M, 7 p.m., home.

Sun., Feb. 4            -Library open 2 p.m. to midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                               
Mon., Feb. 5            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., Feb. 6            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.- 10 p.m.
                                    -Distance Education Faculty Training: Scoring Rubrics for Online Instructional Activities.  1 p.m. in Denton – MCL 501; Parkland – 229; Presby – 109; Houston – 3322.  Course repeats online at 11 a.m. Feb. 7.  8-1-3408.
                                   
Wed., Feb. 7            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; library open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., Feb. 8            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.           
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico, away.

Fri., Feb. 9                  -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.
                                    -Next Gen Librarianship: Where do we go from here?  11 a.m., Blagg-Huey Library Room 101.  DuPage Teleconference.
                                    -Vanderkooi XIV Endowed Lectureship-Occupational Therapy Workshop, 8 a.m., Presbyterian.  Cost varies.  8-1-3408.
                                    -Administrators’ Back-to-School Day, 8 a.m., ACT.  8-1-3408.
                                    -Pioneers Softball at TWU Tournament, through Feb. 11.  TBA.
                                   
Sat., Feb. 10            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                    -Vanderkooi XIV Endowed Lectureship-Occupational Therapy Workshop, 9 a.m., Presbyterian.  Cost varies.  8-1-3408.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. West Texas A&M, away.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Ball State and BYU, 7 p.m., home.
                                   
Sun., Feb. 11            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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