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TWU ANNOUNCES 2008 FOUNDERS’ AWARD RECIPIENTS

TWU TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL EDIBLE CAR CONTEST

HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE SELECTS FIVE FOR 2008 CLASS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: February 18-March 2, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 4, February 18-March 2, 2008

 

TWU ANNOUNCES  2008 FOUNDERS’ AWARD RECIPIENTS

Patsy and Fred Patterson of Denton and the Denton LULAC Council #4366 will be honored for their exceptional service to the community and to Texas Woman’s University as the 2008 TWU Founders’ Awards recipients.

The awards will be presented at the annual TWU Founders’ Day Award Scholarship Luncheon to be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3 in Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus.

Tickets for the event are $30 per person.  Patron seats are available for $75.  Benefactor tables for eight are available for $600.  For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Patrice Benfield Frisby at (940) 898-3867.  Invitations to the event will be mailed in early March, and reservations are required by Friday, March 28.

“The university is fortunate to have partners such as the Pattersons and Denton LULAC join us in our mission of educating the state’s future leaders,” TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart said. 

Proceeds from the luncheon benefit the TWU Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarships, which are the most prestigious scholarships awarded by the university.  Established by Chancellor Stuart and other donors in 2000, these scholarships are the largest awarded by TWU, and the only academic scholarships that offer a stipend to recipients in addition to paying tuition and fees.

Shirley Cothran Barret, Ph.D., Miss America 1975 and a TWU alumna, will be the keynote speaker at the luncheon.  A Denton native, Dr. Barret has more than 20 years of motivational speaking experience.

The first Founders’ Awards were presented in 1998 to honor organizations and individuals who have supported TWU.  TWU celebrates Founders’ Day to commemorate the date the university was established by the state of Texas, April 6, 1901.  TWU, the TWU Foundation and the TWU Former Students Association host the annual TWU Founders’ Day Award Scholarship Luncheon.

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TWU TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL EDIBLE CAR CONTEST

Cash prizes totaling $600 await the winners of the 10th annual Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University.

Registration for the competition, which is open to students in grades 6-12 as well as TWU students, is open through Friday, Feb. 22.  To register or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/as/college/ediblecar2008.html.

The contest will take place from 9 a.m. until noon Friday, Feb. 29 in the Southwest Banquet Room of Hubbard Hall, located on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus.

All contest entries must be made of food that is edible to humans.  In previous years, cars have been made from cucumbers, hot dogs, ice cream cones and even a loaf of bread.  Wheels have been made of pinwheel pasta, cookies and Moon Pies.

Each team must consist of four members, two of whom must be female students.  Entries must look like cars and must not exceed design specifications outlined in the registration packet.  All cars must be able to roll down an 8- to 10-foot ramp on a 20-degree incline.  The total cost of materials should not exceed $10.

Cars will be judged by professional engineers on their aerodynamics, detailed design and speed.

The contest is sponsored by the TWU College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

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HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE SELECTS FIVE FOR 2008 CLASS
 
Three former Texas Woman’s University student-athletes, one former coach, and one former athletic trainer make up the 2008 Class of the TWU Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.  The eighth class to be inducted includes: Dolores Copeland (1969-1976), eight years as the volleyball coach and one year as the basketball coach; Cathy Jacobson (1996 - 2000), softball; Kim (Koenig) Darling (1996-99), gymnastics; Ken Locker (1974-76), athletic trainer; and Nikki (Engelbrecht) Williams (1997-2001), softball.
          
The 2008 TWU Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held Friday, April 25.  Ticket information will be announced in March.


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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 deadline to submit nominations for staff awards at Honors Convocation is Monday, March 3.  Staff awards to be presented include the Outstanding Achievement Award and the TWU Award of Excellence.  Nomination forms should be submitted to Melissa Ozuna (Human Resources).

TWU and the Former Students Association have announced the recipients of the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Awards.  The awards will be presented during the Distinguished Alumni Recognition Lunch on Saturday, April 26.  Recipients are Dr. Ruth Anita Cowan, who received her bachelor of arts/bachelor of science degree in sociology from TWU and served on the faculty of the TWU Department of Sociology for 33 years; Dr. Darlene Kluka, who received her Ph.D. in physical education-motor learning in 1985; and Dr. Sally A. Roden, who graduated in 1960 with a bachelor of science degree in speech and drama/history.

The Office of Lifelong Learning will host the Third Annual eLearning Lecture on Friday, March 7 on the Denton campus.  The lecture will begin at 10 a.m. in ACT 301 and will be videoconferenced to Dallas and Houston.  Featured speaker Dr. Jose Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts and professor of music at Southern Methodist University, will share his experiences using technology in a blended learning course.  For more information, or to register, go to www.twu.edu/dl/eLearning/index.htm.

The TWU Libraries have released an online, interactive plagiarism tutorial.  Working with the Texas Center for Educational Technology, the libraries produced the “Doing Research: Plagiarism Tutorial” available at www.twu.edu/library/tutorial/plagiarism/player.html.  The online tutorial is available for use in classes.  Librarians also will provide workshops on plagiarism.

 

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.).

The Department of Health Studies will host a retirement reception for Judy Prouty from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, on ACT 2.

A manuscript by Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management), titled “Developing Appropriate Culture and Communication Strategy: A Comparison Study of Healthcare and the Corporate Sector” is scheduled for publication in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Innovation and Learning (IJIL, ISSN: 1471-8197).

Dr. Katie Rose (family sciences) has been awarded the QualityMatters™ (QM) seal of quality for TWU course FS 5533, “Parent Education.”  QM is a distance education, course-review process to enhance the quality of distance-delivered courses from a course design perspective.

Several psychologists from the Denton and Houston TWU Counseling Centers were involved in the Annual Texas University Counseling Center Conference at the University of Houston-Clear Lake on Feb. 7-8.  Drs. Betty Duson and Santhi Periasamy from the TWU Houston Counseling Center were on the planning committee.  Dr. Periasamy presented “Motivational Interviewing,” and Drs. Denise Lucero-Miller, Carmen Cruz, Kelly Simonson and Linda Louden presented “Training and Supervision – A Relational and Feminist Perspective.” 

Dr. Tess Pape (nursing, Houston) recently received an award from the Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN).  Her article, “Create an Inviting Perioperative Learning Experience,” won in the education category of the 2007 AORN Journal Writers Contest.

Dr. Katy Mitchell (physical therapy, Houston) presented “Female Activity Patterns and Perceptions of Health and Body Image as Influenced by Weight Status” at the National Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association in Nashville.  Research for the presentation was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Julie Pauls, PT, PhD, education coordinator, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas.

John Cissik (Fitness and Recreation) has been named to the editorial board of the Recreational Sports Journal.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: FEBRUARY 18-MARCH 2, 2008

Mon., Feb. 18            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -The Writers Studio: Contemporary American Novelists Coming to Dallas.  Visit www.twu.edu/o-ll/writers_studio.htm
                                   
Tues., Feb. 19            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Maroon & White Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Outback Steakhouse, Denton.  $5.  Guest speaker: Beth Jillson, TWU basketball head coach.  81-2378.
                                   
Wed., Feb. 20            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Thur., Feb. 21            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Carol Leone & Catherine Lysinger duet recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Henderson State University, away, 1 and 3 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Eastern New Mexico, home, 7 p.m.
                                   
Fri., Feb. 22            -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.
                                    -Pioneers Softball at Henderson State University Tournament.

Sat., Feb. 23            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                    -TWU Denton Campus Open House, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Softball at Henderson State University Tournament.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Centenary College, home, 7 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, away, 2 p.m.
                                   
Sun., Feb. 24            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                               
Mon., Feb. 25            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -SAI Musicale, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.

Tues., Feb. 26            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Flute Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.           
                                                                                   
Wed., Feb. 27            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Midwestern State University, away, 7 p.m.

Thur., Feb. 28            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Proof,” 4 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall.  Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.
-Pioneers Softball vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, away, 1 and 3 p.m.
           
Fri., Feb. 29            -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.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Proof,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall.  Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. West Texas A&M, home, 7 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. University of Oklahoma, away, 7 p.m.
                                   
Sat., March 1            -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.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Proof,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall.  Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. West Texas A&M, home, 1 and 3 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. West Texas A&M, home, 2 p.m.
                                                           
Sun., March 2            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Proof,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall.  Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. University of Iowa, home, 2 p.m.

 

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