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TWU OFFERS MATH AND SCIENCE CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS

TWU STAFF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: January 21-February 3, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 2, January 21-February 3, 2008

 

TWU OFFERS MATH AND SCIENCE CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS

Texas Woman’s University continues its role as a leader in promoting math and science careers for women by presenting the “Expanding Your Horizons™ in Science and Mathematics” conference for middle school girls on Saturday, Feb. 16.

Young women in sixth, seventh and eighth grade are eligible to attend the biannual conference, which runs from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the TWU Denton campus.  The registration fee is $10 per person and the event is open to the first 350 girls who apply.  Registration is open through Saturday, Feb. 2, and scholarships for attendees are available.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/AS/college/expanding.htm or call (940) 367-6345.

Conference participants will meet female leaders in the fields of math and science and learn more about math and science careers and what education and skills are needed to succeed.  Workshops will be offered on chemistry, zoology, entomology, engineering, nursing and other topics.  Parents and teachers can also attend sessions on picking out courses, how to use a graphing calculator and how to apply for financial aid and scholarships.
The Expanding Your Horizons™ in Science and Mathematics” conference is presented by the TWU College of Arts and Sciences, the American Association of University Women — Denton Branch, the Expanding Your Horizons™ Network and the Denton County Women’s Education Network, Inc.

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TWU STAFF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Applications for the Spring 2008 Staff Scholarships are being accepted.  To be eligible, applicants must: be a full- or part-time permanent TWU employee; have been employed at least three consecutive months by the start of the spring 2008 semester; and be a student in good standing if previously enrolled at TWU.  New students must meet normal admission standards and should submit an application with the request, if one has not already been submitted.

The scholarship will pay $250 toward one three-hour course.  The course can be at the graduate or undergraduate level.  Among eligible applicants, awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis.  If a scholarship recipient withdraws from the course before the 12th class day, the scholarship must be repaid.  For more information, contact the
Office of Student Life at 81-3615.


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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.

TWU Fitness and Recreation has issued a Fitness Challenge to TWU faculty and staff.  The challenge includes pre- and post-challenge fitness assessments, 16 sessions of Boot Camp (beginning Feb. 12), 12 team training sessions with a personal trainer, and weekly emails with nutritional tips, weekend challenges and more.  The cost is $220 per person, and you must be a member of TWU Fitness and Recreation to participate.  Registration and payment are due by Feb. 1.  For more information, contact Devin Head at 8-1-2900 or email legend2u78@tmail.com.

Financial Aid Awareness Week is Feb. 4-8.  TWU Financial Aid staff will be at several locations on the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses Feb. 4-13.  Staff will distribute 2008-09 academic scholarship and financial aid applications and answer general questions concerning the financial aid application process.  For more information, call 81-3064.

 

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.).
 
Faisal H Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) has published a manuscript titled “Public awareness of the abuse of herbs and drugs to decrease body weight: a novel national survey in Jordan” in the Journal of Public Health.  This three-year research work was an international collaborative effort with the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics and computer science) presented her new paper titled, “Differential game between manufacturer, retailer and bank” at the BIG SIGMA section of the AMS-MAA (American Mathematical Society-Mathematical Association of America) joint meeting Jan. 8 in San Diego.  This Special Interest Group of the MAA (SIGMAA) provides resources and a forum for mathematicians working in business, industry and government to make professional connections, build partnerships, aid professional development, discuss important issues and help advance the mathematics profession.

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.  (Aug. 13-15 in Vienna, Austria). 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 2007.

A manuscript by Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) titled “Information Technology/Systems Offshore Outsourcing: Key Risks and Success Factors” is scheduled to appear in the IGI Global publication, Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services, edited by Dr. Amar Gupta, Visiting Professor, Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and T. R. Brown Chair in Management & Technology, Professor of Entrepreneurship & MIS and senior director of Research and Business Development Eller College of Management, at the University of Arizona.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 21-FEBRUARY 3, 2008

Mon., Jan. 21            -Martin Luther King holiday; university closed.
                                   
Tues., Jan. 22            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Wed., Jan. 23            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Thur., Jan. 24            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Jan. 25            -Library open 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 26            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                   
Sun., Jan. 27            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                               
Mon., Jan. 28            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Jan. 29            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Ally Program Training Sessions, 9-11 a.m., SU 113.  To register, contact the TWU Counseling Center, 81-3801.
                                                                                   
Wed., Jan. 30            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                                           
Thur., Jan. 31            -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., Feb. 1            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dallas Center-Presbyterian.  Guest lecturer Penelope Moyers, EdD, Otr/L, BCMH, FAOTA.  83-2350.
                                   
Sat., Feb. 2            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Dallas Center-Presbyterian.  Guest lecturer Penelope Moyers, EdD, Otr/L, BCMH, FAOTA.  83-2350.
                                    -Open House-Houston, 8 a.m.-noon.
                                                           
Sun., Feb. 3            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

 

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