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HOBLITZELLE FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $500,000 TO TWU

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: March 3-16, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 5, March 3-16, 2008

 

HOBLITZELLE FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $500,000 TO TWU

The Hoblitzelle Foundation has awarded $500,000 to Texas Woman’s University for its new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

TWU’s new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center combines TWU’s Parkland and Presbyterian sites into a dynamic campus-in-one building at the Parkland location.  Groundbreaking for the 190,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for 2009, with a planned opening of the building in 2011.

“The Hoblitzelle Foundation is renowned for its long and distinguished commitment to philanthropy for the health services and education,” TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart said. “TWU is deeply appreciative of this generous gift from the foundation, which will help us ensure that the citizens of Texas will be well cared for by the best professionals.  These funds are a valuable investment in our students and their role as future healthcare providers for the state.”

The new institute will allow TWU — already the state’s leading provider of new nurses and other healthcare professionals — to increase enrollment.  Incorporating industry-standard technology into classrooms and laboratories will enhance career preparation for students.  Bringing together TWU’s College of Nursing, the nationally recognized TWU Stroke Center and the university’s nationally ranked programs in occupational and physical therapy will facilitate the new model of educating together the disciplines needed for a team approach to patient care.

“The Hoblitzelle Foundation supports many of the healthcare education institutions in the Southwestern Medical District,” said Paul W. Harris, president and chief executive officer of the foundation.  “TWU’s nursing and other healthcare programs are a vital component in the array of medical institutions in the district, and it is important that we contribute at a significant level to the university’s campaign for a new building.”

Funding for the project is a public/private venture modeled after TWU’s success in building the new TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, which opened in August 2006.  Chancellor Stuart is leading the $55.5 million campaign for the project, of which more than $42.6 million has been raised to date.

Major donors to the Dallas building campaign include: the T. Boone Pickens Foundation; the Simmons Family Foundation; the Hoblitzelle Foundation; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; the Hillcrest Foundation; the Texas Woman’s University Foundation; the Amon G. Carter Foundation; the Tom A. Harris Fund, the Roberta Coke Camp Fund and the Basil Georges Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas; the Pollock Foundation; the Robert Tucker Hays Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Jere W. Thompson; Mrs. Orien Woolf; Ann Stuart, Chancellor and President of TWU; the Abe Zale Foundation; and the James M. Collins Foundation.

For more information on TWU’s new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, visit www.twu.edu/dallascampus.

The Hoblitzelle Foundation was established by Karl and Esther Hoblitzelle in 1942.  The foundation makes grants in the areas of medical research and health and human services, including programs targeting high-risk youth and families, as well as for educational, cultural and civic improvement programs.

Karl Hoblitzelle was born in St. Louis during the late 19th Century. After serving as an event manager at the St. Louis World's Fair, he came to Dallas, Texas in 1903, and built a chain of vaudeville theaters.  These auditoriums were soon transformed into movie houses, and the success of Mr. Hoblitzelle's entertainment business created financial resources, which he invested in the growing oil and gas, real estate and banking industries in Texas.  He married Esther Thomas in 1920, and both were active in the social, civic and cultural activities of Dallas.  Mrs. Hoblitzelle died unexpectedly in 1943, and Mr. Hoblitzelle lived until 1967.  During his lifetime, Mr. Hoblitzelle was primarily interested in agronomy, medical research and teaching, community affairs and education.
For more information on the Hoblitzelle Foundation, visit www.hoblitzelle.org.

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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.

All full-time faculty, staff and graduate students who are considering leadership careers in higher education are urged to consider applying for the 2008 G. Ann Uhlir Fellowship in Higher Education Leadership.  Established by Dr. Uhlir in 2004, this fellowship supports professional development for a faculty member, staff member or graduate student who wishes to develop personal leadership skills.  Completed applications are due in the Office of the Associate Provost (electronically to Nora Sierra nsierra@twu.edu) by March 28.

The TWU Distinguished Alumni Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. April 26 in the southeast dining room of Hubbard Hall.  Tickets are $25 and available from the Former Students Association Office by calling (940) 898-2586 or via email at fsa@twu.edu.

Survey forms for 2008-09 academic year committees are available online through March 16.  The forms may be accessed at https://portal.twu.edu/committees/survey.asp.  Portal username and password are required for access.  Those with questions about the committee survey process may contact Deb Burgess at 81-3201 or dburgess@twu.edu.  Questions regarding faculty committees (curriculum, intellectual property, research support, university library advisory) should be directed to Dr. O. Jayne Bowman, committee selection chair, at 84-2134 or obowman@twu.edu.

 

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 TWU community extends condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Janette K. Schkade, who passed away Feb. 8, 2008, following a stroke.  Dr. Schkade retired as Dean/Professor Emeritus in 2001 after nearly 14 years with the TWU School of Occupational Therapy.  A memorial service was held Feb. 11, 2008 at the Joplin United Methodist Church in Mt. Ida, AR.  An endowed scholarship is being established in Dr. Schkade’s name for OT students.  Dr. Robert Matthews has established the endowment for the School of Occupational Therapy at TWU to honor Dr. Schkade in perpetuity by providing financial support each year for TWU students pursuing advanced degrees in Occupational Therapy. Friends and colleagues who wish to make memorial gifts to The Dr. Janette K. Schkade Memorial Scholarship Endowment may contact the TWU Office of Institutional Development, Attn: Ray Dent, P.O. Box 425618, Denton, TX 76204-5618, or via phone or email, (940) 898-3863 development@twu.edu.

The Eugene W. Hupp Scholarship Endowment Fund for Biology has been established through the generosity of one of his former students, Nancy E. Partlow, of Wharton, Texas.  Ms. Partlow earned both a bachelor of science and a master of science in biology from Texas Woman’s University.  Ms. Partlow created the scholarship endowment to honor Dr. Hupp’s 35 years of dedicated service to TWU and the students he mentored. Professor Emeritus Dr. Eugene W. Hupp recently celebrated his 75th birthday.  Friends, colleagues and former students who wish to make gifts to The Eugene W. Hupp Scholarship Endowment Fund for Biology may contact the TWU Office of Institutional Development, Attn: Ray Dent,  P.O. Box 425618  Denton, TX 76204-5618, or via phone or email,  (940) 898-3863 or development@twu.edu.

Dr. Eric Malmberg of Trophy Club has accepted the position as the new campus manager in Houston.  Dr. Malmberg received his doctorate in higher education administration from the University of North Texas.  He also holds master’s degrees in secondary education from Oklahoma City University and in business administration/management information systems from California Coast University.  He recently retired from the Federal Aviation Administration.  Dr. Malmberg began his duties with TWU on March 3.

Dance faculty Mary Williford-Shade, Jordan Fuchs and Sarah Gamblin will perform in the “Out of the Loop Festival” March 14-16 at the WaterTower Theatre in Addison. Ms. Williford-Shade will perform with her repertory company, Lacy & Shade, and Ms. Gamblin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 14 and at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15.  Mr. Fuchs will perform at 8 p.m. March 15 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16.  For more information, visit www.watertowertheatre.org.  Lacey & Shade were recognized as one of the Top Ten Dance Events by the Dallas Morning News in 2006.  Ms. Williford-Shade will present “Four Women, About Women.” Mr. Fuchs will present “Thicket,” which recently received excellent reviews in the New York Times and Village Voice.

Jillian Jordan has joined the TWU Office of Marketing and Communication as a marketing associate.  Ms. Jordan earned her bachelor of arts degree in journalism at the University of North Texas.  She previously worked as an editorial assistant with QuestCorp Media Group in Richardson.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MARCH 3-16, 2008


Mon., Mar. 3            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
           
Tues., Mar. 4            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Wed., Mar. 5            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Midwestern State University, 1 and 3 p.m., away.

Thur., Mar. 6            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -“Old Wine in New Bottles” music showcase with the TWU Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  $5.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball at Lone Star Conference Tournament, through March 9.
                                   
Fri., Mar. 7            -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.
                                    -3rd Annual eLearning Lecture, featuring Dr. Jose Bowen, dean of the Meadows School of the Arts and professor of music at Southern Methodist University.  3 p.m., ACT 301, videoconfernced to Parkland 229 and Houston 5305.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Abilene Christian University, 7 p.m. away.

Sat., Mar. 8            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Abilene Christian University, 1 and 3 p.m., away.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Denver University and the University of Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., away.
                                   
Sun., Mar. 9            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                    -Daylight Saving Time begins.
                                               
Mon., Mar. 10            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Mar. 11            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Athletics Maroon & White Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Outback Steakhouse, $5.  Guest speaker Frank Kudlac, gymnastics head coach.           
                                                                                   
Wed., Mar. 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Faculty Spotlight Series: “A Dance of Hyper-real & Surreal Sonic Environments” with Dr. Jordan Fuchs, 12:15 p.m.
                                    -“Zero to Eight Hands” Faculty Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. the University of North Texas, 7 p.m., away.

Thur., Mar. 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 5 and 7 p.m., home.
           
Fri., Mar. 14            -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 Gymnastics vs. Utah State University, University of Kentucky and Centenary College, 7 p.m., home.
                                   
Sat., Mar. 15            -Library closed; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                                           
Sun., Mar. 16            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

 

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