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GOV. PERRY REAPPOINTS CRUMPACKER TO TWU BOARD OF REGENTS

TWU’S DIMARCO HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENT

TWU DRAMA SERVES UP ‘POTLUCK PLAYFEST’

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: January 26-February 8, 2009

 

Volume 31, Number 2, January 26-February 8, 2009

 

GOV. PERRY REAPPOINTS CRUMPACKER TO TWU BOARD OF REGENTS

Gov. Rick Perry has announced the reappointment of Harry L. Crumpacker II of Prosper to the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents. 

Mr. Crumpacker, whose original appointment was set to expire in February, will take over the remaining term of former regent Sharon Venable of Dallas, who resigned from the board last year.  Mr. Crumpacker’s current appointment expires Feb. 1, 2011.

“I look forward to continuing to serve Texas in what I consider one of the state’s most vital services to its citizens — providing a quality higher education for the workforce of the future,” Mr. Crumpacker said. 

Mr. Crumpacker was first appointed as a TWU regent in 2003 and has served as the chair and presiding officer of the TWU Board of Regents since 2007.

“I am very pleased with the reappointment of our board chair,” said TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart.  “Mr. Crumpacker’s contributions will continue to be immeasurable as we look ahead to the completion of a new science building in Denton and the construction of the new TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.” 

Mr. Crumpacker is the retired chief executive officer for the Morrison Milling Company in Denton.  He is a board member of the Community Council of Greater Dallas, the Texas Food and Fiber Commission and the Alliance for Higher Education.  He has previously served on the boards of the North American Millers’ Association and the United Way of Denton County.  Mr. Crumpacker received a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia and a master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

This appointment is subject to confirmation by the Texas Senate.

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TWU’S DIMARCO HONORED FOR ACHIEVEMENT

Dr. Nancy DiMarco (nutrition and food sciences) was selected as co-recipient of the 2009 SCAN Achievement Award.  The award is the highest honor presented by SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists), a dietetic practice group of the American Dietetic Association (ADA).

Established in 1985, the SCAN Achievement Award recognizes practitioners who have played significant roles in the evolution of SCAN and professional accomplishments in the field.  Dr. DiMarco’s contributions to the field of sports nutrition, cardiovascular wellness and the prevention of disordered eating were cited as factors in the award selection.

Dr. DiMarco, who also serves as director of the TWU Institute for Women’s Health, helped create the master’s program in exercise and sports nutrition at TWU.  She began the ADA’s certification for registered dieticians as certified specialists in sports dietetics (CCSD), and also created a SCAN subunit called Sports Dietetics-USA.

For more information on SCAN, visit www.scandpg.org.

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TWU DRAMA SERVES UP ‘POTLUCK PLAYFEST’

The Texas Woman’s University Drama Program will open its spring season with a production, though no one is quite sure what it is.

“Potluck Playfest,” which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in the Redbud Theater Complex.  For reservations or more information, call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.

The production will feature four 10-minute plays written, directed and rehearsed within the 24 hours leading up to the performance.  Students in their pre-assigned roles as writers, directors and actors will gather at the theater Friday night.  Each actor will bring one prop and one costume for the writers to use in their plays. 

The writers will work through the night, giving the directors finished scripts on Saturday morning.  The casts then will rehearse until shortly before the production’s opening.

Though the plays will be scripted, the nature of the production lends itself to improvisation.  Some material may not be suitable for children.

 

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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 Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is accepting applications for the Dr. G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship.  The fellowship is intended to provide an opportunity for TWU academic administrators, faculty or staff members, or graduate students to provide him/her with opportunities for interpersonal growth and self-discovery in leadership development.  The fund is not intended for conferences, seminars or workshops.  Completed electronic applications should be sent to Nora Sierra at nsierra@mail.twu.edu by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23.

The Fourth Annual eLearning Lecture, sponsored by the TWU Faculty Center and the Office of Lifelong Learning, will be Friday, Feb. 6 in Denton and Monday, Feb. 9 in Houston.  The eLearning Lecture is a free, one-day workshop for educators to learn new ideas and techniques to apply to their face-to-face or distance education course.  This year’s lecture will feature Dr. L. Dee Fink, professional consultant in higher education and owner of Fink Consulting.  He will give two presentations: “The Joy and Responsibility of Teaching Well” and “Designing Your Courses for More Significant Learning.”  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/de/special-events.asp.

“Science and Civic Engagement: A New Multidisciplinary Minor” is the topic of the Faculty Spotlight Series scheduled for 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Stoddard Hall 308.  The department of chemistry and physics is proposing “Science and Civic Engagement” as a new minor within the College of Arts and Sciences.  This spotlight session introduces TWU faculty to research opportunities across and among academic disciplines.  The focus of this research is centered on the social/political/scientific water issues along the Rio Grande.  Presenters are Dr. Richard Sheardy and Dr. Richard Jones, both of the department of chemistry and physics.  For information about the series, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at SSouris@twu.edu.

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at TWU’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center.  TWU’s Houston open house is designed for upper-level nursing and health studies students; graduate students in healthcare administration, nursing, nutrition, physical therapy and occupational therapy; and those interested in TWU’s Executive MBA program. For more information, call 81-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.

 

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.).

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has announced that the following individuals have been selected to received funds from the Closing the GAPS initiative. This initiative addresses one of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Closing the GAPS accountability measures by supporting faculty to develop and submit research proposals to federal funding agencies.  Awardees were Dr. Mark Britt (chemistry and physics); Dr. Nerissa Gillum (family sciences); Dr. DiAnna Hynds (biology), Drs. Shanil Juma and Parakat Vijayagopal (nutrition and food sciences) and Dr. Ann Malecha (nursing-Houston).
 
Raedean Bolton (financial aid) is retiring after 29 years in financial aid; more than 22 of which have been with TWU.  A reception is scheduled Friday, Jan. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m. on ACT 2.

A retirement reception for Ann Barton (library) will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the Joyce Thompson Lecture Hall in the Blagg-Huey Library.  Ms. Barton is retiring after 11 years in the Woman’s Collection.

Dr. Richard Sheardy (chemistry and physics) presented “Science Education and Civic Engagement: The SENCER Approach” during the mentors session of the Partners in Science Annual Meeting Jan. 16-18 in San Diego.  He is a Fellow of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement.


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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 26-FEBRUARY 8, 2009

Mon., Jan. 26            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                     
Tues., Jan. 27            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -TWU Athletics Maroon & White Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., Outback Steakhouse, 300 I-35 South, Denton.  $5.
                                               
Wed., Jan. 28            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- midnight.
-Faculty Spotlight Series, “Science and Civic Engagement: A New Multidisciplinary Minor,” 12:25 p.m., Stoddard Hall 308.  Presenters are Dr. Richard Sheardy and Dr. Richard Jones, department of physics and chemistry.  For more information, email Dr. Stephen Souris at ssouris@twu.edu.
-Pioneers Basketball vs. Central Oklahoma, 7 p.m., home.

Thur., Jan. 29            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- midnight.

Fri., Jan. 30            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Sat., Jan. 31            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “Potluck Playfest,” 8 p.m., Redbud Theater Complex.  Free.  81-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Northeastern Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., away.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Iowa and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 7 p.m., away.
                                                           
Sun., Feb. 1            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Northwood University, 1 and 3 p.m., home.
                                               
Mon., Feb. 2            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Tues., Feb. 3            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Wed., Feb. 4            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.- midnight.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Cameron University, 7 p.m., home.

Thur., Feb. 5            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.- midnight.
-TWU Softball vs. Texas A&M International, 3 & 5 p.m., away.

Fri., Feb. 6            -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.
                                    -Fourth Annual eLearning Lecture, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Denton campus.  Questions? Go to www.twu.edu/de/special-events.asp.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Brigham Young and Southern Utah, 7 p.m., away.
                                    -Pioneers Softball at St. Mary’s NCAA Division II College Classic, San Antonio.
                                               
Sat., Feb. 7            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -Houston Center Open House, 8 a.m.-noon.  81-3014.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Cameron University, 2 p.m., away.
                                    -Pioneers Softball at St. Mary’s NCAA Division II College Classic, San Antonio.
           
Sun., Feb. 8            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.


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