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TWU SCHEDULES DENTON, HOUSTON COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

RECORD NUMBER OF PIONEER PROUD AWARDS PRESENTED

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: December 8-21, 2008

 

Volume 30, Number 25, December 8-21, 2008

 

TWU SCHEDULES DENTON, HOUSTON COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES

The fall 2008 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close Saturday, Dec. 13, with commencement ceremonies scheduled for 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. on TWU’s Denton campus.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend.  The ceremonies, which include graduates from the Denton and Dallas campuses, will take place in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall.  Receptions hosted by TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will follow each ceremony on the second floor of the Student Union.

Approximately 611 undergraduate and 604 graduate degrees will be awarded during the Denton ceremonies.

The 9 a.m. ceremony is for candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences.  (Graduates of the General Studies Program will attend the 3 p.m. ceremony.)  Ms. Brenda Turner, visual art education specialist for the Arkansas Department of Education and a TWU alumna, will deliver the commencement address. 

The noon ceremony is for candidates in the College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing.  Michael Mayo, FACHE, president of Methodist Dallas Medical Center and a TWU alumnus, is the speaker for this ceremony. 

The 3 p.m. ceremony is for candidates in the College of Professional Education and the General Studies Program.  Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will deliver the commencement address.

TWU’s Houston commencement will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14 in the George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas.  Harris County Commissioner Sylvia R. Garcia, J.D., a Distinguished Alumna of TWU, will deliver the commencement address.  Approximately 300 degrees will be awarded during the Houston ceremony.

Chancellor Stuart will preside at each ceremony.

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RECORD NUMBER OF PIONEER PROUD AWARDS PRESENTED

Winners of the fall 2008 Pioneer Proud Staff Awards recently were announced.  A record 379 awards were presented across all TWU centers.

Denton recipients were:  Aaron Daugherty, Alicia Fairweather, Amanda Noday, Amanda Simpson, Amy Kowalsky, Andrea Vaughn, Angela Cagle, Ann Beverly, Anne Downing, Annie Plummer, Barbara Darling, Becky Chisenhall, Beth Lewis, Beth Palmer, Betsy Helgerson, Betty Creeach, Bill Benson, Bob Mabry, Bob Trevino, Bobbie Boler, Bonnie King, Brandie Gollcher, Brandy Henry, Brenda Davis, Brenda Klingner, Brenda Mallory, Brett Forester, Bryan Hughs, Carol Nelson, Carolyn Brown, Carolyn Ishee, Carolyn Poole, Casey Foulds, Cathi Chambers, Cecilia Gamez, Charlsa Kern, Cheryl Dutcher, Christina Williams, Chris Ott, Cindy Hiegel, Cindy Howell, Cindy Mayes, Cindy Sansom, Codie Causey, Colleen Sallee, Corin Walker, D. Mike Mills, Da’Jon Williams, Dan Knabe, Darrell Allen, David Donaldson, Dawn Letson, Delmy Barillias, Denise Durrance, Dennis Hoebee, Diane Creed, Diane Kozul, Diane LaGrone, Dixie Allen, Dolores Aguilar, Dominga Tovar, Dusty Godi, Dwayne Mills, Ed Laduke, Edith Zelaya, Elias Vasquez, Elisa Gonzales, Elizabeth Floyd, Erika Block, Erin Lansmon-Winter, Erin Maurer, Erin Thompson, Estela Long, Gail Whitmer, Glen Ray, Glenda Peters, Grace Chalon, Greta Wheeler, Gwenn McKeehan, Helen Davis, Jackie Wheeler, Jake McBee, James Pierce, Jana Bates, Jane Graham, Jane Sewald, Janelle Davis, Janine Gann, Jennifer Henderson, Jennifer Martin, Jerry Don Sprayberry, Jim Smith, Jimmie Lynn Harris, Jimmy Renfro, Joan Phelps, Joanie Johnson, Joanne Hawthorne, Jordan Jackson, Judy Melton, Julie Brown, Julie Muller, Kara Krafft, Karen Garcia, Karen Hoenig, Karen Ishee, Karolina Blaha-Black, Kathalyn Nute, Katherine Lozano, Kathy Roberts, Kathy Stamm, Keith Fleming, Kenneth Ray Williams, Kimberly (Erin) Thompson, Kimberly Adams, Kris Roberts, Kyle Erwin, LaMargo Branch, Larry Shead, Laura Rocchio, Leroy Ayers, Linda Fischer, Linda Mills, Lisa Haynes, Lisa Hunter, Lisa Klein, Lizabeth A. Spoonts, Lori Richman, Lt. Kenneth Adams, Luetta Newman, Marcella Ettinger, Marcie Carlson, Margaret Peguero, Margarita Infante, Mark Harris, Mary Ann Hartz, Mary Beth Daugherty, Mary Beth Palmer, Mary Honard, Mary Jo Frederick, Maryna Wood, Maybelle DeMore, Megan Petter, Melissa Carr, Melissa Ozuna, Michele Kyle, Mickey Dudley-Russell, Mike Matlock, Monica Kozak, Myrna Gutierrez, Nani Cooper, Nick Lopper, Nora Sierra, Pat Zimmerer, Patricia Tischler, Patty Joyce, Paula Tanner, Penny Lewis, Rachel Clarke, Raquel Clewis, Renee Kimberling, Rhonda Burrus, Rhonda Redfearn, Rick Garms, Rob Placido, Robbie Reid, Robert Trevino, Roy Lynn Tardif, Ruth Orozco, Samuel Wheeler, San Juanita Roma, Sandy Hammond, Sandy McBurnett, Sara Lindsay, Sara Wimmer, Sarah Alexander, Sarah Merrill, Scott Bynum, Scott Tanner, Sharon Cowan, Sharon Saullo, Sharon Vincent, Sherry Driggers, Sheryl Grant, Shirley Saunders, Sibel Meric, Sonja Widman, Stephanie Andress, Stephanie Mitchell, Stephany Compton, Sue Carrigan, Sully Saucedo, Susan Myatt, Susan Perucci, Tammy Jo Hood, Tasha Garrett, Teresa McDaniel, Tiffany Rupani, Tina Bolejack, Tom Roese, Tony Archer, Tracy Lindsay, Vicki Paetzold, Vicky Johnson, Virginia Wing, Ward Durossette, Xiaoqian Li and Zach Shirley.

Dallas recipients were: Ambrosio Moreno, Bertha Martinez, Bill Walsh, Chantal Brightman, Christine Seiley, Elaine Cox, Eva Ford, Kim Curry, Kimberly Richardson, Lucy Gouin, Maryann Milligan, Nelrica Kendrick, Otha Brandon Roberts, Qamil Maloku, Rachel Clarke, Raymona Kirkpatrick and Robert Ogburn.

Houston recipients were: Bikira Stevenson, Brandon Gipson, Carlos DaSilva, Cheryl Holcombe, Connie Coleman, Daphne Williams, Deb Unruh, Desiree Hodge, Emma Jean Morrow, Felicia Davis, Inez Shelton, Jeff Brown, Jennifer Lewis, Joselyn Lee, Laura Huntsberry, Linda Pearson, Marilyn Goff, Marlen Rodriguez, Rose Rangel and Shawn Nadella.


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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.

This is the final issue of the TWU Update for fall 2008.  The Update will resume publication Jan. 12, 2009.

TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart invites the university community to a Holiday Celebration from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 in the ACT 2 lobby.  The Redbud Ringers will provide entertainment, and the Texas First Ladies Historic Costume Collection will be open for viewing.

TWU’s Department of Reading and Reading Recovery’s trainer team hosted 1,268 participants at the 2008 Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery/Early Literacy/Administrators Institute held Nov. 10-12 at the DFW Hyatt Regency.  The institute offered more than 70 sessions for Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura teachers, administrators, primary grade (mainstream and bilingual) teachers and parents.  Presenters included 16 internationally known specialists and many other experienced administrators and teachers in the field of early literacy

The Office of Lifelong Learning has announced that distance education course LS 5103, Cataloging and Classification, developed by Dr. Gretchen Hoffman (library science), has been reviewed by Quality Matters™ (QM) and passed the review, meeting the quality standards of this review process.  The course has earned the “Quality Matters Recognized” distinction.  Other TWU distance education courses that have been QM Recognized are MU 2713, Understanding the Arts – Music, developed by Dr. Nancy Hadsell (music); FS 5533, Parent Education, developed by Dr. Katie Rose (family sciences); NURS 3612, Introduction to Nursing Research, developed by Dr. Sharon Van Sell (nursing-Dallas); DH 4113, Compromised Care of the Medically Compromised, developed by Lesie Koberna (dental hygiene); and DNCE 4383, Performing Arts in American Pop Culture, developed by Dr. Linda Caldwell (dance).  For more information about Quality Matters™, visit www.qualitymatters.org.

Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” is the topic of December’s Professor’s Corner, scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Denton South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley.  The presenter is Professor John Lewis of Southern Methodist University.  For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at ssouris@twu.edu.

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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. Gerald Goodman (health care administration-Houston), with Donde Batten, Ph.D., and Susan M. Distefano, BS RN MSN, recently published “Protecting The Patient: Collaborating To Achieve The Ideal Hospital Work Environment” in Advances in Health Care Management, Volume 7, pages 149-161, 2008.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: DECEMBER 8-21, 2008

Mon., Dec. 8            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight
                                     
Tues., Dec. 9            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                   
Wed., Dec. 10            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -Professor’s Corner: Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” 7 p.m., Denton South Branch Library.  Email ssouris@twu.edu for more information.
                                   
Thur., Dec. 11            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -Facilities Management and Construction Open House.  81-3168.
                                    -Desktop Presentation — Management Strategies for Distance Courses: Student Communication and Assignments, 2 p.m.  This live, desktop presentation is an overview of strategies and resources related to managing student communications and assignments in Blackboard.  To receive log-in information, call 81-3411.
                                   
Fri., Dec. 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 13            -Library open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
                                    -TWU Winter Commencement for Denton and Dallas graduates, 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall.  Receptions hosted by Chancellor Ann Stuart will follow each ceremony on the second floor of the Student Union.
                                   
Sun., Dec. 14            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-8 p.m.
                                    -TWU Houston Commencement, 2 p.m., George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas.
                                               
Mon., Dec. 15            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                   
Tues., Dec. 16            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                   
Wed., Dec. 17            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Thur., Dec. 18            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                   
Fri., Dec. 19            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                                                       
Sat., Dec. 20            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
           
Sun., Dec. 21            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-8 p.m.
                                   
TWU will be closed for the holidays Dec. 23, 2008-Jan. 4, 2009.


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