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FRAN VICK TO SPEAK AT TWU’S JOYCE THOMPSON LECTURE

TWU STUDENTS TO HOST DINNER, FASHION SHOW

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: November 10-24, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 23, November 10-23, 2008

FRAN VICK TO SPEAK AT TWU’S JOYCE THOMPSON LECTURE

Frances Brannen Vick, named one of the 100 most significant women in the history of Texas, will present “My Adventures as a Publisher Turned Author” at the 2008 Joyce Thompson Lecture, scheduled Monday, Nov. 17 at Texas Woman’s University.

The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory (MCL) Building. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. For more information, call 81-3748.

Dr. Vick will talk about her book on Petra Vela Kenedy with co-author Jane Monday. Titled “Petra’s Legacy: The South Texas Ranching Empire of Petra Vela and Mifflin Kenedy,” the book chronicles Mrs. Kenedy who, with her husband Mifflin, played a major role in the founding of South Texas. Mrs. Kenedy not only cared for her 14 children and the workers of the couple’s ranching empire, but also led civic and charitable enterprises. The book won the Texas State Historical Association’s (TSHA) 2007 Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for the best book on Texas history.

Dr. Vick also will discuss her latest work, titled “Literary Dallas.”

Dr. Vick graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and Stephen F. Austin State University, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of North Texas. She founded E-Heart Press and co-founded the UNT Press. She is president of the TSHA and past-president of the Texas Institute of Letters. She also is a Fellow in the Texas Folklore Society.

The Joyce Thompson Lecture is an annual event honoring the memory of Dr. Joyce Thompson, professor of English, who served as a member of the TWU faculty from 1977 until her death in 1992. Author of more than 30 published works, Dr. Thompson’s major writings included “Marking a Trail: A History of the Texas Woman’s University,” “Texas Women: The Myth/The Reality” and “Ladies’ Firsts: A Miscellany.”

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TWU STUDENTS TO HOST DINNER, FASHION SHOW

Students from Texas Woman’s University’s nutrition and food sciences department will team up with students in the fashion and textiles program to host a dinner and fashion show on Thursday, Nov. 20. Event attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items or gently used clothing, which will be donated to Denton County Friends of the Family.

The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Hubbard Hall located on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $13 each. For more information or to purchase tickets call 81-2647 or email KDavis10@twu.edu.

The event is part of a class project for TWU nutrition students in the Quantity Foods and Production class. “As part of their class requirements, students are required to plan and serve a meal at an event where at least 60 people are in attendance,” said Kathleen Davis, visiting clinical instructor for TWU nutrition and food sciences. “Usually the class is assigned to an event already taking place, but this semester students are planning an event to not only provide a strong learning experience, but also to collect donations that benefit a worthy organization.”

Dixie Allen, program coordinator for TWU’s Project REV — Resources for Ending Violence — will speak about preventing relationship violence. The evening also will include a fashion show featuring more than 40 recycled or reused outfits designed by TWU fashion and textiles students with the two best pieces from the show auctioned to benefit Denton County Friends of the Family.

Denton County Friends of the Family is the sole provider of shelter and free outreach services in Denton County to those who have been affected by relationship violence and/or sexual assault. For more information, visit www.dcfof.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.

A taste of Italy comes to Texas Woman’s University on Tuesday, Nov. 11 with the 25th annual Italian Night dinner and silent art auction. The event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building. Tickets, which are available at the door, are $8 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty and seniors. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat dinner will go toward scholarships for art students. For more information, call 81-2530.

Novelist Richard Wright is the subject of the Nov. 12 Professor’s Corner, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Denton South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley. The presenter is Dr. Darryl Dickson-Carr of Southern Methodist University. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at 81-2343 or ssouris@twu.edu.

Faculty, staff and students who currently work in or take classes in the Science Building on the Denton campus are invited to learn more about the construction and renovation project of the building. Chancellor Ann Stuart will host a reception from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the first-floor lobby area (in front of the chemistry office, room 105) of the building. Refreshments will be provided.

Texas Woman’s University will host artist Nate Larson’s “Burden of Proof” and highlight the work of TWU graduate students in graphic design during two shows running concurrently in the university’s galleries. The exhibits run Monday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 21, with an opening reception scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18. The reception will follow an artist’s lecture with Mr. Larson from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the foyer of the Fine Arts Building. The reception, lecture and exhibition are free and open to the public. For more information, call 81-2533.

The TWU Student Union and the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) will co-sponsor a week of “Give Thanks” from Nov. 17-21. TWU faculty & staff are asked to assist in a campus-wide food drive to benefit the university’s campus Food Pantry. Please bring non-perishable food items to the Student Union Lobby on Monday, Nov. 17 between noon and 1 p.m. and place under the “Give Thanks” tree. A challenge has been issued to departments to see who can bring the most items. Winners will earn bragging rights for a whole year!

Houston occupational therapy and nursing faculty currently are working on a grant project involving a group intervention. Activities will include the use of magazines with the participants. Houston faculty and staff are asked to bring a variety of magazines (sports, home and garden, ethnic-based, etc.) to the second floor Student Life area and place them in the donation box. The box will be in place throughout the month of November.

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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.).

Three faculty members and two doctoral students from the College of Nursing in Houston participated in the People to People Women’s Health and Midwifery delegation Oct. 17-27 in China. Joan Edwards (delegation leader), Dr. Sandra Cesario, Dr. Charlotte Stephenson and doctoral students Bette Cozart and Lisette Barton visited healthcare agencies and universities in Beijing and Guiyang.

Faisal H Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) has been appointed to as a member of the editorial advisory board of Journal of Human Biology. This journal is a peer-reviewed, internationally circulated journal that crosses interdisciplinary lines to better understand human biology and its clinical implications in medicine and health care.

Dr. Judy Rohrer (women’s studies) presented a paper titled “Attacking Trust: Kamehameha Schools in the Crosshairs” at the American Studies Association Annual Meeting Oct. 16 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) attended the American Studies Association Annual Meeting Oct. 16-17 in Albuquerque, N.M, where she spoke on a roundtable, “Teaching Politics and the Politics of Teaching: Three Scholars Share Pedagogical Strategies.” Also at the American Studies Association meeting, Dr. Keating was elected chair of the Minority Scholars’ Committee.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 10-24, 2008

Mon., Nov. 10 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Nov. 11 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Carlo Pezzimenti in concert, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel-in-the-Woods. Free. 81-2500.
-Veterans Day film screening of “The Ground Truth,” with guest speaker Dustin Alan Parks, veteran of the Iraq War and founder of DFW for Peace, 6 p.m., CFO 204. Free. Sponsored by SAY (Socially Aware Youth).

Wed., Nov. 12 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Professor’s Corner: “Reading Richard Wright,” 7 p.m., Denton South Branch Library, just south of the Teasley and Lillian Miller intersection. Free. For more information, email ssouris@twu.edu.

Thur., Nov. 13 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Guitar Ensemble in concert, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, free. 81-2500.

Fri., Nov. 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.

Sat., Nov. 15 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
-Pioneers Basketball vs. West State College of Colorado, 7 p.m., home.

Sun., Nov. 16 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-Pioneers Basketball vs. Truman State, 4 p.m., home.

Mon., Nov. 17 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture, with speaker Fran Vick, 2:30 p.m., book signing to follow. Lecture and reception are free and open to the public. 81-3748.

Tues., Nov. 18 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Music Scholarship Banquet, with guest speaker George Steel, general director of The Dallas Opera. 7 p.m., Hubbard Hall, $30 per person (includes dinner). 81-2500 or lrichman@twu.edu.

Wed., Nov. 19 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-TWU International Festival, “Looking Through a Kaleidoscope of Cultures,” 5:30-9 p.m., Hubbard Hall Southeast Ballroom. Tickets available at the Office of International Education (room 200, Jones Hall : $5 students, $8 faculty/staff/community; tickets at the door: $10. For more information, call 81-3338

Thur., Nov. 20 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Fall Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 81-2500.
-TWU Drama presents “The Long Christmas Dinner,” 4 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall. $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For reservations, call 81-2020.

Fri., Nov. 21 -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 “The Long Christmas Dinner,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall. $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For reservations, call 81-2020.

Sat., Nov. 22 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
-TWU Drama presents “The Long Christmas Dinner,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall. $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For reservations, call 81-2020.
-Pioneer Basketball vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Nov. 23 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-TWU Drama presents “The Long Christmas Dinner,” 2 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex on the northwest side of Hubbard Hall. $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. For reservations, call 81-2020.


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