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TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS, TENURE

TWU WELCOMES PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO OPEN HOUSE

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: June 15-28, 2009

 

Volume 31, Number 12, June 15-28, 2009

TWU REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS, TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents recently approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting June 5.

Associate Professor Dr. Linda Caldwell (dance) was promoted to professor and received tenure.  Associate Professors Dr. Nancy Anderson (reading), Dr. Michelle Cho (nursing – Dallas), Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics and computer science), Dr. Karen Petty (family sciences), Dr. Sharla Snider (family sciences) and Dr. Nora White (reading) were promoted to professor.  Associate Professors Dr. Brenda Binder (nursing – Houston), Dr. Michael Raisinghani (international business) and Professor Dr. Ron Fritsch (teacher education) were awarded tenure. 

Dr. Michael Stankey, TWU’s new associate provost, and Dr. Genevieve West, who will begin her duties as the chair of the TWU department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages in July, also received tenure.

Assistant Professors Dr. Mary Anderson (chemistry/physics), Dr. Carol Arnold (nursing - Dallas), Dr. Linda Brock (family sciences), Dr. DiAnna Hynds (biology), Dr. Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy – Dallas), Dr. Rhonda McClellan (teacher education), Dr. Pushkala Raman (marketing) and Dr. Claudia Sanchez (teacher education) were promoted to associate professor and received tenure.

Assistant Clinical Professor Donna Walls (nursing – Dallas) was promoted to associate clinical professor.

Several retiring faculty were awarded Emeritus status by the Regents.  Dr. Robin Britt (nursing – Houston), Betty Henderson (nursing – Houston), Dr. Caryl Mobley (associate dean of nursing – Dallas), Sherrie Taylor (School of Management) and Dr. Frances Thompson (math and computer science) were all named Professor Emerita.  Dr. Robert Martin, the former TWU Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in Library Science, was named a Professor Emeritus.

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TWU WELCOMES PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS TO OPEN HOUSE

Texas Woman's University will host an open house for prospective students from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, June 27 on the TWU Denton campus.

Prospective students and their guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students, participate in a campus tour and attend sessions on admissions, financial aid, housing, student life, commuter information and more.

Prospective students also could win $1,000 to be applied to fall 2009 tuition and fees at TWU.  Three awards of $1,000 each will be presented to one freshman, one transfer and one graduate student at the Denton Open House.  Students must be eligible for admission to TWU to claim the awards.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. in Hubbard Hall.  Information sessions are scheduled until noon, followed by campus tours that include residence halls.  Free parking is available throughout the Denton campus during the open house.
For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu and click on “Denton Campus Open House,” email TWU at campusvisit@twu.edu or call 81-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.


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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.

TWU’s annual Pioneer Welcome Days will take place Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 25 and 26.  Faculty, staff, administrators and campus organizations are invited to participate in welcoming new and returning students by helping them move into the residence halls.  Participants are asked to sign up by July 1 for a designated time slot (approximately two hours) between 1:30 and 5 p.m. Aug. 25 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 26.  For more information, contact Kathalyn Nute at knute@twu.edu.

The Office of Lifelong Learning has announced that three more distance education degrees have been approved for delivery this fall: a Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport Management; a Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in all area Coaching; and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management.  TWU now has 20 distance education degrees with these additions.  For more information about these and other DE degrees, visit www.twu.edu/de.

The Nursing Home Project section of Ms. Leslie Koberna’s (dental hygiene) course, DH4113 Care of the Medically Compromised Patient, recently was selected by Blackboard to be placed in its new Effective Practices Library.  Her course information will be among others that have demonstrated outstanding content or practices.  Blackboard plans to promote The Effective Practices Library during the 2009 Blackboard World Conference, and the information is being collected and housed so that it can be made available to future Exemplary Course Program participants.

 

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. Kimberly Booker (psychology & philosophy) was one of 10 tenure-track faculty members in Texas to receive research grants from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.  Dr. Booker will use the one-year, $15,000-maximum grant to assess the psychological needs and behavioral difficulties of adolescents in disciplinary alternative education programs.  She also plans to identify better screening methods to help at-risk youth.  Dr. Angela Mitchell (psychology & philosophy) will work with her on the project.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) presented the following papers at national and international academic conferences in the last few months: (1) “A Theory of Asian Immigration” at the 2009 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies in Honolulu, April 23-26; (2) “Social Distances between Whites and Racial/Ethnic Minorities” with graduate student Nina Michalikova at the 2009 Annual Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies in San Diego, April 2-4; (3) “Trends in Staying Home among U.S. Married Women with Young and School-age Children” with Elizabeth Rodriguez, a former graduate student, at the 2009 International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting at the University of North Texas, Feb. 12-14.

Dr. Judith McFarlane (nursing, Houston) is the recipient of the 2009 Kathryn S. Stream Award for Excellence in Women’s Health.  The award was presented May 14 during a luncheon co-sponsored by the Texas Medical Center Women’s Health Network and the Women’s Health Fund.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 15-28, 2009

Mon., June 15            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Tues., June 16            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.           
                                                           
Wed., June 17            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Thur., June 18            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., June 19            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Sat., June 20            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun., June 21            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., June 22            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Fashion Camp, ages 10-13.  Visit www.twu.edu/ce/Fashion-Camp.asp for more information.
                                   
Tues., June 23            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., Jun 24            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                               
Thur., June 25            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                   
Fri., June 26            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                               
Sat., June 27            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -TWU Open House for prospective students, 8 a.m.-noon, Hubbard Hall.  81-3014.
                                   

Sun., June 28            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.


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