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TWU’S SAUNDERS SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP AMERICA CLASS

TWU TO SHOWCASE ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN JULY 11 SESSION

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: June 29-July 12, 2009

 

Volume 31, Number 13, June 29-July 12, 2009

TWU’S SAUNDERS SELECTED FOR LEADERSHIP AMERICA CLASS

Retired Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, executive director of the Texas Woman’s University Leadership Institute, is one of only 30 women from across the United States selected to be a member of the Leadership America Class of 2009.

“Through this year-long experience, Mary Saunders will be equipped with information on the newest developments in the economy, technology and global trade, which will give her a competitive edge in our rapidly changing world,” said Wanda Brice, CEO of The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future. 

Leadership America, one of the longest running national women’s leadership programs in the world, was established in 1988 to recognize and bring together accomplished women who have achieved success in their professions, their communities and beyond.  The national women’s leadership development program equips leaders with the latest information and innovations for professional and personal growth.

“I am proud to represent TWU in Leadership America,” Maj. Gen. Saunders said.  “I expect to leave the class with an enriched knowledge base and even more tools to be a more effective leader at TWU and beyond.”

Maj. Gen. Saunders has led the TWU Leadership Institute since it was founded in 2006 to address a nationally recognized need for leadership in civic affairs, volunteer organizations and corporate and entrepreneurial initiatives.  She retired from the Air Force in October 2005 after more than 34 years of service.  Among the many leadership positions she held in the military, Maj. Gen. Saunders was the first woman to serve as the director of transportation at the United States Air Force Headquarters. 

Maj. Gen. Saunders was named a Distinguished Alumna of TWU in 1998 and a TWU Woman of Distinction in 2000.

Leadership America is the flagship program of The Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future.  Its national presenting sponsor is State Farm ®, and its international sponsor is Wal-Mart.

The new Leadership America format is a series of three stand-alone sessions (in Chicago, the San Francisco/Silicon Valley and Washington D.C.) that address leadership competencies critical to “agile leadership” in the current economy.  The third seminar includes an optional trip to China to provide the participants a look at the realities of international assignments as well as a global perspective on the economy.

For more information, visit www.leadershipamerica.com.

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TWU TO SHOWCASE ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS IN JULY 11 SESSION

Texas Woman’s University will showcase several online degree programs during Online Degrees Information Sessions held July 11 at the TWU Denton campus.

TWU will offer information sessions on the following online degree programs: RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of General Studies, Bachelor of Science in Health Studies, Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Executive MBA, Master of Science in Family Studies, Master of Science in Health Studies, Master of Library Science, Master of Science in Kinesiology — coaching emphasis, Master of Science in Kinesiology — sports management emphasis, Master of Science in Food Systems Administration (nutrition), Master of Science in Nursing Education and Master of Arts in Teaching.

Prospective students also could win a $1,000 tuition award.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Administration and Conference Tower (ACT).  Information sessions begin at 9 a.m. and continue until noon.  Free parking is available throughout the Denton campus.

For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu and click on the “Online Degrees Information Sessions” icon, email TWU at admissions@twu.edu or call 1-866-809-6130 or 81-3014.


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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.

Time is running out to sign up for TWU’s annual Pioneer Welcome Days, scheduled 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 Wednesday, 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.

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.)

Results of the recent TWU Staff Council elections have been released.  Newly-elected representatives for the 2010-2012 fiscal year are, from Denton: Stephanie Andrus-Jackson (facilities management), Karen Garcia (marketing & communication), Allison Mabry (lifelong learning), Melissa Ozuna (human resources), Harry Winn (family sciences), Sarah Alexander (library science), Joshua Hancock (admissions), Linda Mills (Reading Recovery), Rhonda Redfearn (communication sciences & disorders), Cindy Sansom (facilities management), Paula Tanner (marketing & communication), Gail Whitmer (women’s studies), at-large representative Lori Richman (music), Rachel Stone (facilities management), and at-large representatives Tammy McDaniel (human resources), Bob Mabry (human resources),  Newly-elected representatives from the Dallas and Houston campuses are, respectively, Karen Long-Trail (admissions/financial aid) and Cheryl Holcombe (research).  These new members join returning Staff Council members Tim Wolf (technology & information services), Anne Downing (biology), Mary Jo Frederick (graduate school), Dallas at-large representative Nancy Casey (admissions) and Houston representative Laura Huntsberry (nutrition & food sciences).


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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 29-JULY 12, 2009

Mon., June 29            -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 30            -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., July 1            -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., July 2            -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., July 3            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Sat., July 4            -Independence Day holiday; university closed.

Sun., July 5            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation closed.

Mon., July 6            -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., July 7            -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., July 8            -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., July 9            -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., July 10            -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., July 11            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                               

Sun., July 12            -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.


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