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TWU ANNOUNCES NEW CLASS OF CHANCELLOR’S RESEARCH FELLOWS

TWU TO PRESENT FORUM ON HEALTHCARE REFORM

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: October 13-26, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 21, October 13-26, 2008

 

TWU ANNOUNCES NEW CLASS OF CHANCELLOR’S RESEARCH FELLOWS

Continuing its support of faculty research, Texas Woman’s University has announced 10 Chancellor’s Research Fellows for 2008-2009.

“The program pairs less-experienced faculty protégés who have strong potential for gaining external research funding with senior faculty mentors who have been successful at obtaining funds from federal agencies or other sources and have published their research,” said Dr. Jo Ann Engelbrecht, director of research and sponsored programs at TWU.

This year’s protégés and mentors are: Dr. Patricia Casey (teacher education), who will be mentored by Dr. Charlotte “Barney” Sanborn (kinesiology); Dr. Kimberly Booker (psychology and philosophy), who will be mentored by Dr. Lynda Uphouse (biology);  Dr. Noralyn Pickens (occupational therapy, Dallas), who will be mentored by Dr. Susan Sheriff (nursing, Dallas); Dr. Pushkala Raman (School of Management), who will be mentored by Dr. Nancy DiMarco (Institute for Women's Health and nutrition and food sciences); and Dr. Jian Zhang (mathematics and computer science), who will be mentored by Dr. Richard Sheardy (chemistry and physics).

Protégés and mentors receive monetary awards to use for their individual research needs.  The program is now in its eighth year and funding is provided by the TWU Chancellor’s Circle and the TWU Foundation.

Mentors assist their protégés in developing their research agendas and proposals. Protégés are responsible for preparing at least one grant application for external funding during the fellowship year or the following academic year. 


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TWU TO PRESENT FORUM ON HEALTHCARE REFORM

Addressing healthcare reform in the United States is the topic of a Texas Woman’s University public affairs forum to be held Thursday, Oct. 16.

“Health Care Reform in the United States:  Economic, Political, Social and Personal Dimensions” will take place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in room 204 of the Classroom Faculty Office Building (CF0).  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, email JWilliams2@.twu.edu or call 81-2052.

The forum includes three speakers — Dr. Abigail Tilton, director of the TWU social work program; Dr. Dan Stultz, president and CEO of the Texas Hospital Association; and Zachary Thompson, director of the Dallas County Health and Human Services Department.

Dr. Tilton will discuss the dimensions of the health care problem in the United States and provide a brief overview of the reform proposals of the Democratic and Republican parties.  Dr. Stultz will speak about healthcare reform from the vantage point of healthcare institutions, covering issues such as the economic impact of the uninsured population on the healthcare system in Texas and the United States.  Mr. Thompson will focus on public health aspects of reform, including challenges of delivering health care to underserved citizens.

The TWU College of Arts and Sciences is presenting this event as part of its ongoing series of public affairs forums.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/as/college/publicforums.htm.

 

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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.

Texas Woman’s University was recognized as having the largest team participating in the education category during the 2008 Komen Houston Race for the Cure® held on Oct. 4.  TWU had 80 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends take part in the race.  The team, known as the “Pioneers for the Cure,” raised $2,956 in registration fees and donations for the event.

The Third Annual Fall Kinship Fair will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 on Pioneer Circle (the Pioneer Woman statue area) on TWU’s Denton campus.  The fair provides resources for Denton County Kinship families who have opened their homes to children who otherwise would be in the foster care system.  The event includes food, games, a petting zoo, as well as resources for the families such as diapers, clothes, haircuts and information.  TWU social work students are sponsoring a diaper drive in conjunction with the fair.  For more information, contact Ann Hampton, Child Abuse Prevention Society president, at CAPSTWU@yahoo.com.

More than 300 current and future math and science teachers attended the Teachers Teaching with Technology™ Regional Conference held Sept. 20 on TWU’s Denton campus.  The event, organized by Cathy Banks (math and science), featured hands-on demonstration sessions using new technology.  Texas Instruments sponsors the event, which provides professional development for teachers  who want to teach more effectively by adding educational technology to their curricula.

A call for candy has been issued for TWU’s annual fall festival, “Boo at the U,” scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23.  More than 3,000 people attended the event last year, so the need for candy is great.  Candy may be dropped off in the Student Union Office (room 209), or you may call x3641 and they will come pick it up.

The fourth annual UNT/TWU Child Welfare Conference will be held Friday, Nov. 21 in the Silver Eagle Suite in the University Union at the University of North Texas.  Registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 14.  To register, or for more information, visit http://web3.unt.edu/rswa/Conf2008/index.htm.

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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.).

Mark Sandel (sociology/social work) and Dr. Linda Rubin (psychology/philosophy) were awarded a $300,000 grant, “Reducing Violent Crimes Against Women On Campus: Resources for Ending Violence,”which was funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women.  This grant will fund the continued work of TWU’s Project REV – Resources for Ending Violence.

Dr. Jake Blosser (history and government) has been invited to join the yearlong colloquium “Forms of Religious Experience in the Seventeenth-Century British Atlantic World” hosted by the Folger Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.  The colloquium will meet eight times in 2008-09.  This is Dr. Blosser’s second invitation in three years to join the Folger Institute.  Dr. Blosser is also the recipient of one of two 2008-09 fellowships awarded by the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Folger Institute.

Heather Speed has been promoted to the new position of dean of students, effective Oct. 1.  As dean of students, she will supervise Career Services, the Center for Student Development, Student Union, International Education, Commuter Services, and the Counseling Center.  She formerly served as director of the Center for Student Development.

Dr. Judy Rohrer (women’s studies) recently published “Disrupting the ‘Melting Pot’:  Racial Discourse in Hawai’i and the Naturalization of Haole,” in Ethnic and Racial Studies 31:6 (September 2008):  1110-1125.

The book EntreMundos/Among Worlds:  New Perspectives on Gloria Anzaldua, edited byDr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies), recently was published in paperback by Palgrave Macmillan Press.

Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) has published and co-authored a paper titled “Pilot study: awareness of university students in Jordan of the positive health effects of garlic” in the internationally peer-reviewed Journal of Public Health. This paper was an international collaborative effort conducted with research pharmacists in Jordan.

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has the following manuscript accepted for publication: “Toward an Integrated Conceptualization of the Service and Service System Concepts: A Systems Approach” in the International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector, 1(2), 36-57, forthcoming April-June 2009.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: OCTOBER 13-26, 2008

Mon., Oct. 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Library to screen “Martian Child” in conjunction with the Denton Reads Film Festival, 7 p.m., free.  www.dentonreads.unt.edu/events.htm

Tues., Oct. 14            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Todd and Amy Schendel Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 4 p.m., home.
                                               
Wed., Oct. 15            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU SECC Charity Ball Volleyball Tournament, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Magee Arena, Pioneer Hall.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/secc.

Thur., Oct. 16            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Fall Showcase Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, $5 per person.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., home.

Fri., Oct. 17            -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. West Texas A&M University, 4 p.m., away.

Sat., Oct. 18            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Oct. 19            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                    -Beverly Hoch Faculty Voice Recital — Concert for the Cure, 3 p.m., MJPH.  Free admission; donations accepted.  All donations go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-North Texas Affiliate.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico University, 1 p.m., away.

Mon., Oct. 20            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Tues., Oct. 21            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Chamber Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, 81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Dallas Baptist, 7 p.m., away.

Wed., Oct. 22            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Thur., Oct. 23            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Two (squared) by John Cage, Rob Haskins and Laurel Karlik Sheehan, pianists, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free.  81-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, 7 p.m., away.

Fri., Oct. 24            -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.
                                    -Monkey: The Quest to the West, drama production, 7:30 p.m., Redbud Theater.  $10 adults, $5 students/seniors.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Angelo State, 4 p.m., home.
                                   
Sat., Oct. 25            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
-Monkey: The Quest to the West, drama production, 7:30 p.m., Redbud Theater.  $10 adults, $5 students/seniors.  81-2020.
-Denton County Fall Kinship Fair, recognizing families caring for children in Denton County, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pioneer Oval.  For more information, email CAPSTWU@yahoo.com.
           
Sun., Oct. 26            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Abilene Christian, 1 p.m., home.


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