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TWU SCHEDULES SPRING COMMENCEMENT

TWU RECOGNIZES SERVICE, RETIREES

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: May 4-17, 2009

 

Volume 31, Number 9, May 4-17, 2009

 

TWU SCHEDULES SPRING COMMENCEMENT

Texas Woman’s University will hold spring 2009 commencement ceremonies Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 on the university’s Denton campus.

Ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day in the Kitty Magee Arena of Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue.  Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend.  Each ceremony will be followed by a reception hosted by TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart on the second floor of the Student Union.

The 10 a.m. ceremony on Friday is for candidates in the College of Health Sciences.  The commencement speaker is Margaret Jordan, president and CEO of Dallas Medical Resource.

The 2 p.m. ceremony on Friday is for candidates in the College of Professional Education.  Vivian Taylor, principal of the Irma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, is the speaker.

The 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday is for candidates in the College of Arts and Sciences (School of Management candidates attend Ceremony IV).  TWU Distinguished Alumna Gloria Vasquez Brown, vice president of community affairs for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will deliver the commencement address.

The 2 p.m. ceremony on Saturday is for candidates in the College of Nursing and the School of Management.  Caleb O’Rear, CEO of Denton Regional Hospital, is the speaker.

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TWU RECOGNIZES SERVICE, RETIREES

Each year, TWU recognizes faculty and staff for their years of service and pays tribute to its retirees.  The Dallas Center will hold its ceremony on Monday, May 4, and the Houston Center on Wednesday, May 6. Dallas and Houston honorees are listed below. 

Denton will hold its ceremony on Thursday, May 7.  Denton honorees will be listed in the May 18 edition of the TWU Update.

Dallas honorees were:  Five years — Georgia Raymona Kirkpatrick, nursing; Lucille D. Gouin, occupational therapy.  10 years — Janet W. Dalsheimer, nursing; Jeane Elise Asel, nursing; Kimberly Richardson, library; Larry J. Petterborg, physical therapy; Nicole P. Borman, physical therapy; Peggy Jean Mancuso, nursing; Qamil Maloku, facilities management.  15 years — Ambrosio Moreno, public safety; Joanna B. Lipoma, occupational therapy.  20 years — Carol Michelle Arnold, nursing; Caryl E. Mobley, nursing.  25 years — Patricia T. Driscoll, health systems management; Sally W. Schultz, occupational therapy.  35 years — Susan Chaney, nursing.  Retirement recognition — Caryl E. Mobley, nursing.

Houston honorees were:  Five years — Betty M. Duson, counseling services; Merry L. Hamilton, physical therapy.  10 years — Sandra K. Cesario, nursing; I. Carlos Da Silva, ITS; Laura M. Huntsberry, nutrition and food sciences; Ann T. Malecha, nursing; Katy E. Mitchell, physical therapy; Mary R. Schultz, nursing.  15 years — Maria E. Goroztieta, facilities; Gayle I. Hersch, occupational therapy; Inez Shelton, health care administration.  20 years — Sandra K. Compton-Winbush, central services; Rebecca C. Krepper, nursing.  30 years — Rose M. Bush, nutrition and food sciences.  35 years — Margaret Hawkins, nursing.  40 years — Betty Henderson, nursing.  Retirement recognition — Robin Britt, institutional development; Betty Henderson, nursing; Zenaida Pancho, nursing.

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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.

Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is offering free bus passes for the entire month of May to TWU students and staff.  Present your TWU ID at the Student Union office (SU 209) and receive your Pioneer Ozone Pass for free ($85 value).

Due to construction at the Dallas Parkland campus, additional parking is available on Forest Park (between Inwood and Mockingbird).  A map of the Forest Park lot can be found on the TWU Dallas webpage or commuter webpage.  A parking decal is required to park in the lot.  A free shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes — Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. -5 p.m., between the lot and TWU.

Got a Passion for Pink?  Join Team TWU as it supports the Komen North Texas affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on June 6 in Plano.  Participants may run, walk or sleep in for the cure.  Team TWU registration is $25 per participant.  For more information, contact Amy Clark at AClark2@twu.edu.

 

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 TWU community extends it sympathies to Pam Wilson (controller’s office) on the death of her mother, Eileen Mitchell.  Mrs. Mitchell passed away April 26, 2009, at her home in Ennis.  Services were held April 30 in St. John Catholic Church.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) had a manuscript titled, “Redefining Web Users’ Optimal Flow Experiences In Online Environments: An Empirical Analysis” accepted for publication in the International Journalof Web-based Learning and Teaching Technologies.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva’s (mathematics and computer science) paper titled “Hierarchical differential games between manufacturer and retailer” was accepted for publication by the Journal of Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems (DCDS), which ranks the top 10 among all mathematics journals.  The article will be published in July 2009.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics and computer science) presented her paper titled “Differential games between manufacturer and retailer with storage costs” at the 89th Annual MAA Meeting on April 17.

Faisal H Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) has been invited to be a manuscript reviewer for the International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, a peer-reviewed journal with an international focus on issues affecting nursing education.

Matthew Moustakas has been named director of environmental safety and health at TWU.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and a master’s in environmental management and policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

Texas Woman’s University’s biology department was well represented at the Texas Society for Microscopy annual meeting held April 23-25 in Westlake.  Dr. Sandra Westmoreland, program chair for the meeting; Dr. Nathaniel Mills, TSM member; and Dr. Camelia Maier, editor for the Texas Journal of Microscopy, along with four biology students, participated and presented at the meeting.  Two TWU students won the Howard Arnott Student Competition.  Hemangi Patil, a graduate student mentored by Dr. Michael Bergel, won the best graduate student presentation for her study titled “A novel HDAC3-H1 complex is localized to mitotic polar spindle microtubules.” Additional authors for this study were Mangalam Subramanian, Rhiannon Gonzales, Carrie Wilks and Dr. Bergel.  Jennie Wojtaszek, an undergraduate research student in Dr. Maier’s laboratory, received the best undergraduate student presentation award for “Sunflower inflorescences form targets that attract bee pollinators” (Fanny Rivera and Camelia Maier, additional authors).  The award consists of a diploma and a $100 check.  The abstracts for presentations are published in the Texas Journal of Microscopy (www.texasmicroscopy.org).  Other TWU student presentations included Dibyendu Dutta, a graduate student mentored by Dr. Mills, presenting “Effects of different fixatives on TUNEL staining in rat testes” (Gladis Shuttlesworth and Nathaniel Mills, additional authors) and Pearly George, an MBRS undergraduate research student in Dr. Maier’s laboratory, presenting “Effects of mulberry dimorphism on the structure and properties of silk” (Camelia Maier, additional author). 

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MAY 4-17, 2009
Mon., May 4            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Dallas Service Awards & Retirement Recognition Program, 1:30 p.m., Parkland room 277-278.

Tues., May 5            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                                                       
Wed., May 6            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- midnight.           
                                    -Houston Service Awards & Retirement Recognition Program, 2 p.m., IHSH 2120.

Thur., May 7            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- midnight.
                                    -Denton Service Awards & Retirement Recognition Program, 2 p.m., Hubbard Hall.
           
Fri., May 8            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- midnight.

Sat., May 9            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun., May 10            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation closed.

Mon., May 11            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Tues., May 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                               
Wed., May 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                               
Thur., May 14            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                   
Fri., May 15            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -TWU commencement ceremonies, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall.
                                   
Sat., May 16            -Library open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                    -TWU commencement ceremonies, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall.
           
Sun., May 17            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-8 p.m.


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