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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: May 18-31, 2009


Volume 31, Number 10, May 18-31, 2009



Each year, TWU recognizes faculty and staff for their years of service and pays tribute to retirees.  Dallas and Houston honorees were listed in the May 4-17 issue of the TWU Update. 

Honorees from Denton were:  Five years — Amy E. O’Keefe, commuter services; Claudia Del Carmen Sanchez, teacher education; Cynthia Maurice Scott-Treat, financial aid; Diane Kozul, Graduate School; Donald Leon Strickland, facilities management; Felicia M. Cleburn, library; Jason N. Johnson, Instructional Support Services; Jennifer L. Wiley, public safety; Kelly McCullar, controller’s office; Kenneth B. Mauk, housing; Kimberly K. Adams, financial aid; Larry Michael Carney, public safety; Linda L. Fischer, institutional development; Lisa D. Quinones, student life; Mary Jo Frederick, Graduate School; Maureen M. Brogan, nursing; Nancy L. Casey, admissions; Raquel Clewis, Help Desk; Rene M. Paulson, research & sponsored programs; Rhonda H. Beauchamp, student records; Robin Bayer, finance & administration; Ronald H. Arender, controller’s office; Tracy Chandler Stegmair, institutional effectiveness & research; Tracy L. Martin, student health services. 

10 years — Ann K. Lieberth, communication sciences & disorders; Billy R. Serren, facilities management; Bobby D. Price, facilities management; Camelia G. Maier, biology; Carol Lynn Nelson, family sciences; Constance Chamberlain Menard, student health services; Debra Aggus, controller’s office; Elisa Espinoza, facilities management; Heather Faye Speed, student life; Jo Nell Cohn, housing; Karrie A. Fletcher, fitness & recreation; Kristen M. Ring, athletics; Kristin L. Wiginton, health studies; Kyle D. Biggerstaff, kinesiology; Linda Grace Johnston, financial aid; Linda L. Kobler, College of Professional Education; Maria Esther Longoria, facilities management; Marilou Anderson, controller’s office; Myrna Gutierrez, human resources; Nancy Elizabeth Vaughn, library; Patricia E. Jones, nursing; Pauline Charmaine Williamson, housing; Philip Q. Yang, sociology; Shannon S. Rich, psychology & philosophy; Sharon J. Benge, School of Arts — drama; Suzanne Sweeney, library; Tommy M. Clark, facilities management.  15 years — Andy Tucker, library; Barbara A. Meriwether, School of Management; Corina Olaya Ramirez, Information Technology Services; Debra A. Mueller, finance & administration; Diane Peacock Brown, occupational therapy; Freddie L. Avery, fitness & recreation; Gordon R. Sallee, Instructional Support Services; Greta Ann Wheeler, financial aid; Heather M. Conrad-Webb, biology; Judith Mattson Bean, Office of Undergraduate Studies; Kathy D. Creed, purchasing; Kristen Roberts, Center for Student Development; Monica S. Mendez-Grant, student life; Patrice Ann Armor, Information Technology Services; Sherrill Kragle Harnish, occupational therapy; Vanna Parr, controller’s office. 

20 years — Amy Lee Kowalsky, Office of the Chancellor; Charles E. Thetford, housing; Colleen H. Ferguson, lifelong learning; Cynthia J. Howell, lifelong learning; Edith H. Hays, mathematics & computer science; Jennifer L. Martin, Graduate School; Joyce A. Edmundson, Student Union; Judy Elias, Leadership Institute; Julia D. Newcomer, business economics; Kathy Jean Holland, Disability Support Services; Kenneth D. Adams, public safety; Lewis Vernon Dunagan, facilities management; Micheal James Matlock, facilities management; Ninfa Nik, English, Speech & Foreign Languages; Scott Erick Tanner, facilities management; Yolanda A. Vasquez, facilities management.  25 years — Catherine Banks, mathematics & computer science; Colette Woods Friar, controller’s office; Evelyn L. Curry, library & information studies; Frances A. Thompson, math & computer science; Jerry Don Sprayberry, facilities management; Nancy A. Hadsell, School of Arts – music; Patrice Frisby, institutional development; Sandra Hammond, facilities management; Susan K. Sponsler, marketing & communication; Trayce Hudy, Office of the Chancellor; Trudy L. Odom, public safety; Victor Ben-Ezra, kinesiology. 

30 years — Glen H. Jennings, family sciences; Katherine D. Lozano, Information Technology Services; Lana Kay Woods, College of Health Sciences; Nancy Murphy-Chadwick, housing; Tesse Scott, occupational therapy.  35 years — Charles L. Riggs, chemistry & physics.  40 years — Gladys M. Keeton, School of Arts – dance; Vivian C. Casper, English, Speech & Foreign Languages.  Retirement recognition — Adelaide Griffin, School of Management; Ann M. Barton, library; Carol A. Pearce, purchasing; Cynthia L. Maloney, printing services; Deborah Ann Daboub, university health services; Dennis G. Maddux, facilities management; Donna D. Cunningham, teacher education; Frances A. Thompson, mathematics & computer science; Garrold Roberts, public safety; Gayle Loeffler, Faculty Senate; Marilou Anderson, controller’s office; Juan Bautista Lopez, facilities management; Martha L. Wall, Associate Provost’s Office; Mary E. Bold, family sciences; Raedean E. Bolton, financial aid; Robert S. Martin, library science.

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More Texas Woman’s University graduate nursing students will receive financial assistance to become nursing faculty thanks to a $330,517 estate gift from the Austin W. Roberts Charitable Trust. 

The endowment to the TWU Foundation will be used to give fellowships and scholarships to master’s or doctoral level nursing students who will eventually become nursing faculty.

“In order to solve the nursing shortage, we must increase the supply of nursing faculty,” said Dr. Patricia Holden-Huchton, dean of the TWU College of Nursing.  “This generous gift is excellent news for our graduate students who desire to become faculty, so that they can pursue their goals with less of a financial burden.”

Mr. Roberts’s daughter, Dr. Diane Benson, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from TWU.

“My father was definitely committed to supporting nursing education,” said Dr. Benson, professor of nursing at Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif.  “I am delighted he chose TWU as part of this bequest because of my connection to the university.”

Col. Austin W. Roberts (ret.) passed away in October 2008.  He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1941 and served in World War II and the Korean War.  He remained active in the Army Reserve until his retirement in 1971.  He was an accredited tax adviser, an ordained deacon, a member of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry and an active Mason and Shriner.

He and his late wife Ruth donated more than 27 scholarships to Texas A&M, including the university’s first endowed nursing scholarship.

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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 Wednesday, May 20, is your opportunity to show even more support for TWU students through scholarship money.  The Texas Woman’s University Foundation has announced DonorBridge, a new online collaboration between Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), The Dallas Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Management-Dallas.  The site will go live on Wednesday, and on that day, tax-deductible credit card donations of $25 or more will be matched by CFT up to a cumulative total of $2,500.  While the site remains visible throughout the year, this one-day matching opportunity can add needed scholarship dollars to the TWU Foundation’s General Scholarship Fund.  Each donor’s gift and the matched money will be used in support of students from that donor’s particular campus.  To donate, visit www.donorbridgetx.org.

Don’t forget to submit your ideas and suggestions for the Decade of Achievement website.  The deadline to submit ideas is June 1.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/achievement.



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 & Sponsored Programs has announced the awardees for the 2009 Summer Stipend Program.  They are Dr. Pei-Fen Chang (occupational therapy, Houston), Dr. Bruce Krajewski (English, Speech & Foreign Languages), Dr. Judith McFarlane (nursing, Houston), Dr. Manal Omary (chemistry), Dr. Dojin Ryu (nutrition & food science), Dr. Tanya Synar (visual arts) and Dr. Bogum Yoon (reading). The purpose of Summer Stipend Program is to enhance scholarly productivity by providing faculty with unencumbered time and financial support to pursue their scholarly activity.  

Kathy Woods (bursar’s office) was voted president of the Texas Bursars for Universities and Colleges (Texas BUC$).  More than 200 financial management professionals from 68 colleges, universities and commercial associates throughout the state are members of the association, whose mission is to contribute to the professional advancement of its members and discover new approaches and solutions to issues common to those working in student business services.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva’s (mathematics and computer science) paper titled “Nash equilibrium in differential games between manufacturer and retailer” is published in the 2009 edition of  the book “Nonlinear Dynamics and Control.”

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) had a manuscript titled “Justice For All Through International Law: A Contemporary Perspective” accepted for publication in the Journal of Current Research in Global Business (forthcoming Fall 2009).

Dr. Beverly Thompson (women’s studies) presented her paper titled “Centering ‘Reproductive Justice’: Transitioning from Abortion Rights to Social Justice” at the 28th Annual Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis and Clark College on March 11.

Dr. Beverly Thompson (women’s studies) presented her paper titled “‘On Public Skin’: The History of Gender Resistance and Narrating Identity Through Tattooing” at the April 8 Pacific Sociological Association conference in San Diego.

Dr. Denise Lucero-Miller has been promoted to director of the TWU Counseling Center, and Dr. Carmen Cruz has been promoted to assistant director.  

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Mon., May 18            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tues., May 19            -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.
Wed., May 20            -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.
Thur., May 21            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Fri., May 22            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- 8 p.m.

Sat., May 23            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation closed.

Sun., May 24            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation closed.

Mon., May 25            -Memorial Day holiday.  University closed.
Tues., May 26            -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., May 27            -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., May 28            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Fri., May 29            -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., May 30            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., May 31            -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-8 p.m.

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