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TWU RECEIVES $3 MILLION FOR NEW DALLAS CENTER

TWU SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO HOST ‘ASIA AND THE ARTS’

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: September 29-October 12, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 20, September 29-October 12, 2008

 

TWU RECEIVES $3 MILLION FOR NEW DALLAS CENTER

Longtime Dallas resident Florence A. Doswell has donated $3 million to Texas Woman’s University for its new T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.  TWU’s college of nursing in Dallas will be named The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing in honor of this gift, which is one of the largest single gifts from an individual to TWU.

 “This gift is a perfect match between a donor’s interest and TWU’s mission,” TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart said.  “We are very grateful for Mrs. Doswell’s generous gift, which lays the foundation for a building that will allow TWU to continue graduating quality nurses and other healthcare professionals for years to come.”

The late Houston J. Doswell was a successful oil executive in Dallas for many years.  The Doswells have a long history of supporting local organizations that seek to improve area health care or address community needs.

“I was so impressed with what I saw when I visited TWU’s Parkland campus, and we all know how desperately we need more nurses,” Mrs. Doswell said.  “It just seemed to me that this gift would benefit so many people.”

The new 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 in 2011.

The new institute will allow TWU — already the state’s leading provider of new nurses and other healthcare professionals — to incorporate industry-standard technology into classrooms and laboratories that 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.

Chancellor Stuart is leading the $55.5 million campaign for the project, of which more than $47.7 million has been raised to date.  The institute bears the name of Texas oilman and entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens, whose $5 million gift to the building campaign represents the largest single contribution in TWU history from an individual.

Major donors to the Dallas building campaign include: the T. Boone Pickens Foundation; Mrs. Florence A. Doswell; the Meadows Foundation; the Jane and John Justin Foundation; the Simmons Family Foundation; the Hoblitzelle Foundation; the Sid W. Richardson Foundation; the Hillcrest Foundation; the Texas Woman’s University Foundation; the George and Fay Young Foundation; the Amon G. Carter Foundation; the RGK Foundation; the Tom A. Harris Fund, the Roberta Coke Camp Fund and the Basil Georges Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas; the Pollock Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Jere W. Thompson; Mrs. Orien Woolf; the Robert Tucker Hays Foundation; Bobby Lyle; 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.

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TWU SCHOOL OF THE ARTS TO HOST ‘ASIA AND THE ARTS’

The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts will explore the relationship between traditional and contemporary Asian artistic practices and Western contemporary culture during Asia and the Arts: Transformational Dialogues, taking place throughout October on TWU’s Denton campus.

The series will include dance, drama, music and visual arts events.  Visit www.twu.edu/asia for a full listing.  Admission to all events is free, unless otherwise noted.  For more information, call 81-2086.

A cornerstone of the series is the “Gamelan Naming Ceremony: Sruti Kanti Swara,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Admission is free. 

The centerpiece of the ceremony is the Balinese angklung gamelan, built specifically for TWU in 2007 by Made Kartawan in Bali, Indonesia.  The angklung gamelan is a collection of pitched metal percussion instruments, bamboo shakers, drums, timekeepers and gongs.  Each gamelan is formally given a name specifically chosen to represent the individual relationship of the musicians to the instruments, to the environment and to the divine.  “Sruti Kanti Swara” literally means “something we have to listen to or explore through media of friendship/relationship and beautiful music sounds.”

The naming ceremony will be conducted in a traditional Balinese manner, beginning with a large processional bearing instruments, flowers, fruits and other sweet foods.  The TWU Gamelan Ensemble will dress in traditional Balinese costumes.  The ceremony also will feature performances by internationally known gamelan expert I Ketut Gede Asnawa, the TWU Gamelan Ensemble and dancer Ayu Putu Niastarika Asnawa.

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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 TWU Staff Council and Human Resources are teaming up to offer Denton and Dallas staff an additional Development Day this fall. “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise … Building a Better You” will take place Oct. 10 in Hubbard Hall.  The event is free.  The cost for lunch, which is optional, is $4.  An RSVP for lunch is required.  To register, or for more information, visit http://www.twu.edu/staffcouncil/development.htm.

Texas Woman’s University has contracted with Follett Higher Education Group, Inc. to assume the management and operation of the TWU Bookstore effective Oct.1.  Jennifer Madison will remain as the bookstore manager.  In order to inventory the store and transition to Follett, the bookstore will be closed on Monday, Sept. 29; Tuesday, Sept. 30; and Wednesday, Oct. 1.  The bookstore is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

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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. Kay Clayton (provost) and Dr. Kate Landdeck (history and government) will sponsor the webcast “Seven Revolutions: Scanning the World Out to 2025” at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in ACT 301.  “Seven Revolutions,” which is being used by a group of American Democracy Project universities, explores the major trends that will shape our planet between now and 2025.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) has been selected as the Book Review Editor for Journal of Asian American Studies, the official journal of the Association for Asian American Studies, to serve a three-year term beginning in September 2008.

An article by Dr. Jake Blosser (history and government), titled “Irreverent Empire: Anglican Inattention in an Atlantic World,” appears in the September issue of Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture published by Cambridge University Press. 

Tara Carlisle has joined Instructional Support Services in the Technology Resource Center on the Denton campus.  She holds an M.I.S. from the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Texas, and previously worked at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Ann Beverly (facilities management) is the new supervisor of custodial services.  She previously served as TWU custodial leader since 1998.

Josefina Jimenez joins facilities management as assistant supervisor of custodial services.  She previously worked at UNT.

The One Red Rose Scholarship Endowment has been established within the TWU Foundation through the generosity of Wilson Sims and Billie Joyce Sims of Fort Wayne, Ind.  They each had older sisters who graduated from TWU, and Mrs. Sims attended summer school at the University in the late 1930s.  The naming of this gift was inspired by the fact that when Mr. and Mrs. Sims became engaged to be married 69 years ago when Mrs. Sims was a student, a single red rose served as a substitute for a diamond engagement ring.  The endowment will provide general scholarships as determined by the
TWU General Scholarship Committee.  Individuals who wish to make gifts to The One Red Rose Scholarship Endowment may contact the TWU Office of Institutional Development, Attn: Gilland Chenault,  P.O. Box 425618 Denton, TX 76204-5618, or via phone or email,  (940) 898-3870 or gchenault@twu.edu.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: SEPTEMBER 29-OCTOBER 12, 2008

Mon., Sept. 29            - Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Southern Arkansas, 6 p.m., home.
                                               
Tues., Sept. 30            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Dallas Baptist, 4 p.m., home.
                                   
Wed., Oct. 1            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas Wesleyan, 6 p.m., away.

Thur., Oct. 2            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Oct. 3            -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 Soccer vs. University of Central Oklahoma, 4 p.m., home.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas A&M International, 7 p.m., home.

Sat., Oct. 4            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -Komen Race for the Cure (Houston), 8 a.m., Sam Houston Park.
                                    -Asia and the Arts: Gamelan Naming Ceremony, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
                                    -TWU Family Day.  http://www.twu.edu/o-sl/csd/familyday.html.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1 p.m., home.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Oct. 5            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                   
Mon., Oct. 6            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Graduate & Professional School Fair, 4-6 p.m., Student Union.  Free.  81-3605.

Tues., Oct. 7            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Soojeong Lee Faculty Voice Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Dallas Baptist, 7 p.m., home.           

Wed., Oct. 8            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -“Say Boo to the Flu,” faculty/staff flu clinic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Student Health Services.  Cost: $25. 81-3826.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Wet Texas A&M, 7 p.m., away.

Thur., Oct. 9            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Helen,” 4 p.m., Redbud Theatre Complex.  $5 students/seniors, $10 adults.  81-2020.

Fri., Oct. 10            -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.
                                    -Fall Staff Development Day, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall.  For more information, email scowan@twu.edu or call 81-3594.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Helen,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theatre Complex.  $5 students/seniors, $10 adults.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Houston Baptist University, 4 p.m., home.
                                   
Sat., Oct. 11            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Helen,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theatre Complex.  $5 students/seniors, $10 adults.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Eastern New Mexico, 1 p.m., away.
           
Sun., Oct. 12            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Helen,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theatre Complex.  $5 students/seniors, $10 adults.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Midwestern State University, 1 p.m., home.


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