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TWU RECEIVES $850,0000 FROM BOENKER ESTATE

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: June 9-22, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 12, June 9-22, 2008

 

TWU RECEIVES $850,0000 FROM BOENKER ESTATE

More Texas Woman’s University students will receive scholarships to help meet their educational goals thanks to an $846,524 gift from the estate of Ima Jean Boenker of Fort Worth, a TWU alumna.  The gift will be used to establish the Ima Jean Boenker Scholarship, which will provide up to $8,000 a year to students majoring in nutrition and food sciences.

“Ms. Boenker had a notable career in the food sciences field and was a longtime supporter of TWU through annual donations to the TWU General Scholarship Fund,” TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart said.  “The university is grateful for her generous estate planning, which will enable more of our outstanding nutrition students to achieve academic and professional success.”

Ms. Boenker, 80, who passed away on Dec. 29, 2006, received her bachelor’s of science in institutional management from TWU in 1948 and her master’s of science in food and nutrition from the university in 1966.  She had a long and varied career in food service management, serving as the business manager of food services for American Airlines, director of school food service for the Fort Worth Independent School District and as a state surveyor for Texas. 

She was a member of the American Dietetic Association for more than 50 years and a past president of the Texas Dietetic Association.
According to longtime friend and colleague Barbara Bice, Ms. Boenker was grateful for the excellent education she received at TWU, which she felt was vital in her professional success.

“Ima Jean appreciated TWU and was very supportive of women’s growth,” Mrs. Bice said.  “She wanted to support young women who would become professional women, and in particular those who will become dietitians.”

Mrs. Bice said that Ms. Boenker had been interested in women’s and children’s issues all of her life.  Ms. Boenker was active in a number of women’s organizations, including Zonta International, a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.  For several years Ms. Boenker also organized an annual Christmas party for a group of girls from Christ’s Haven for Children in Keller, which provides on-campus housing or foster care for abused and neglected children.

“I think Ima Jean would be very pleased to know that these funds will continue to grow and contribute to the education of deserving students,” Mrs. Bice said.

For more information on planned giving or to make a contribution to Ima Jean Boenker Scholarship, call the TWU Office of Institutional Development at 81-3878.

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TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents recently approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting held June 6.

Associate Professors Dr. Jeffrey Robb (history/government) and Dr. Anne Simpson (reading) were promoted to professor and received tenure. Associate Professors Dr. Josephine Chan (occupational therapy – Houston), Dr. James Chenevert (music/drama), Dr. Pat Driscoll (School of Management), Dr. Young-Hoo Kwon (kinesiology), Dr. Winifred Mallam (mathematics/computer science), Dr. Linda Rubin (psychology/philosophy) and Dr. Susan Sheriff (nursing – Dallas) and were promoted to professor.  Associate Professors Dr. Diane Gregory (visual arts) and Dr. Melinda Cowart (teacher education) also were awarded tenure. 

Dr. Pat Holden-Huchton, associate professor and dean of the TWU College of Nursing was promoted to professor and granted tenure.  Dr. Mark Kessler, who will begin his duties as professor and chair of TWU’s department of history and government July 16, and Dr. Anne Stiles, professor and coordinator of the nursing doctoral program on the Denton campus, also received tenure.

Associate Clinical Professor Dr. Peggy Landrum (nursing – Houston) was promoted to clinical professor.  Assistant Professors Dr. Susan Adams (family sciences), Dr. Pam Baker (School of Management), Dr. Jan Foster (nursing – Houston), Sarah Gamblin (dance), Dr. Katherine Landdeck (history/government), Dr. Dojin Ryu (nutrition and food sciences), Mark Sandel (social work), Dr. Richard Shuster (music/drama), Dr. Lisa Silliman-French (kinesiology), Dr. Martina Will de Chaparro (history/government) and Dr. Lisa Zottarelli (sociology) were promoted to associate professor and received tenure.

Assistant Professor Dr. Marsha Neville-Smith (occupational therapy – Dallas) was promoted to associate professor.

Assistant Clinical Professors Joan Edwards (nursing – Houston), Laurie Galatas (nursing – Dallas), Barbara McAlister (nursing – Dallas), Melissa McClung (occupational therapy), Ellie Raffen (occupational therapy), Rheatte Solomon (nursing – Houston) and Elaine Wilson (nursing – Dallas) were promoted to associate clinical professor.

Several retiring faculty were awarded Emeritus status by the Regents.  Dr. Thomas K. Brown (music), Dr. John Flohr (music) and Dr. Ron Fritsch (teacher education) were named Professor Emeritus.  Dr. Carolyn Adamson (nursing), Dr. Lillian Chenoweth (family sciences), Dr. Gail Davis (nursing), Dr. Roberta Nutt (psychology), Dr. Joyce Palmer (English, speech and foreign languages) and Joan Wall (music) were named Professor Emerita.

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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.

Want to find the lowest gas prices in the area and learn more about how to conserve those precious drops of fuel in your gas tank?  TWU Commuter Services offers this information and more on its Web site.  Visit http://www.twu.edu/student-union/commuter/sub_pages/gastips.html

 

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.).

Dr. Jane Pemberton (teacher education) began serving as interim chairperson of TWU’s department of teacher education on June 1.  The search for a permanent chairperson will continue.

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng (SLIS) recently was elected to her third term as a Councilor-At-Large for the Council of the American Library Association.  Her term runs from 2008-2011.

Sherilyn Bird (TWU Libraries) co-chaired the Texas Library Association’s 2008 Annual Conference Program Committee.  The conference, titled, “Books, Bytes and Beyond,” attracted more than 8,400 people.  Annita Owens (Libraries) and Eileen McElrath (SLIS) also served on the program committee. Greg Hardin (Libraries) served on the local arrangements committee. The Dallas conference broke all previous attendance records.

Lyle Tremmel (facilities management) has been named supervisor of facilities at the Dallas Center.  He has been with TWU’s Facilities Management & Construction department for almost 15 years, serving most recently as maintenance worker lead for the Parkland campus.  He previously had served in the same capacity at the Presbyterian campus.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 9-22, 2008

Mon., June 9            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Tues., June 10            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Think Pink! Reception, 12:15-1 p.m., SC 205.  Information provided on new Pioneer Breast Health and Community Outreach Program of Denton County.
                                               
Wed., June 11            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.           
           
Thur., June 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., June 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., June 14            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                    -TWU Open House, Denton campus, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Hubbard Hall.

Sun., June 15            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., June 16            - Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Tues., June 17            - Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.                                

Wed., June 18            - Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Thur., June 19            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., June 20            - Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Sat., June 21            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                       
Sun., June 22            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

 

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