GRANT WILL ASSIST TWU IN CREATING NEW PROGRAM
Texas Woman’s University students who are single mothers will have increased access to technology thanks to an $81,400 grant from TG, a nonprofit student loan guarantor based in Round Rock.
The funds will be used to create the TWU Single Parent Resources, Information, Networking and Technology (SPRINT) program starting at the university this fall.
The program will provide laptop computers and childcare stipends for the 2009-2010 school year to 20 TWU students who are single mothers. Participants also will receive specialized services including career development, leadership training and networking opportunities to help them be successful in their academic careers.
“TWU has a long history of supporting the specific needs of students who are single parents,” said Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant, TWU associate vice president of student life. “These funds will be instrumental in helping these students have increased access to technology and other support services to help them better balance school with their other responsibilities.”
TWU was one of 55 nonprofit organizations selected for funding through TG’s Public Benefit Grant Program, a philanthropic initiative of the company. Overall, TG awarded more than $6.2 million for projects in 2009-10.
“This grant award to TWU reflects our continued commitment to support programs that improve access to higher education, particularly for low-income students,” said Sue McMillin, TG president and CEO. “By supporting the TWU SPRINT program, we believe we are making a difference that not only impacts the students served, but also our communities and our nation as a whole.”
TG is a public, nonprofit corporation that helps create access to higher education for millions of families and students through its role as an administrator of the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). More information about TG is available at www.tgslc.org.
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LUEDTKE, SENNE TO SERVE AS TWU ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNS
Dr. Kathleen Luedtke-Hoffman (physical therapy, Dallas) and Dr. Terry Senne (kinesiology) will serve as Academic Affairs administrative interns during the 2009-2010 academic year. The administrative internships are designed to enable faculty to develop leadership skills and knowledge for advancement into administration.
Dr. Luedtke-Hoffman, assistant professor and director of clinical education in the School of Physical Therapy, Dallas, will serve in the office of Dr. Kay Clayton, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Luedtke-Hoffman joined TWU as an adjunct faculty member in 1995. Practicing as a physical therapist since 1981, she was clinical manager of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas prior to becoming an assistant professor at TWU. She holds a bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the MBA from Southern Methodist University and the PhD in physical therapy from TWU.
Dr. Senne, associate professor and undergraduate coordinator in the department of kinesiology, will serve in the office of Dr. Jennifer Martin, vice provost and dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Senne’s previous experiences include public school teaching and coaching as well as positions at East Carolina University and Elmhurst College. She joined TWU in 2006, and currently serves on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Board of Examiners and NCATE Board of Program Reviewers. Dr. Senne holds a bachelor of science in physical education from George Williams College, the master of science in physical education and curriculum and instruction from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the PhD in educational research and policy analysis from North Carolina State University.
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Renovation of the TWU Bookstore continues, with the lower level scheduled to be renovated this week. Renovation of the main level began last week. The bookstore will remain open throughout the process.
UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE
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Heidi Ashbaugh (Lifelong Learning) contributed a chapter for the newly released Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk, edited by Jeffrey A. Sartain. Ashbaugh wrote chapter nine, “Chuck Palahniuk’s Diary: American Horror, Gothic, and Beyond,” which discusses how Palahniuk uses traditional gothic style to form a new, unique version of gothic literature.
Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) has been invited to collaborate on developing Bulgaria’s first clinical pathways and health services models related to nursing practice. He will be instrumental in designing and supporting aims and methods to implement the country’s first pathways as it undergoes healthcare reform. This partnership is with the National Center for Public Health Protection based in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria.
Dr. Phyllis Bridges (English, speech and foreign languages) has been invited to chair the panel for the Texas Tech University Press for the awarding of the Lou Halsell Rodenberger Prize for best manuscript by or about a Texas woman. The prize is named in memory of Dr. Lou Halsell Rodenberger, a TWU distinguished alumna and regent. The awards for the prize include guaranteed publication by the Texas Tech University Press and a cash stipend of at least $1,000. Other members of the panel are Frances Brannen Vick of Dallas and Joyce Gibson Roach of Fort Worth. Details for submission of manuscripts for consideration for the award are available through the Tech Press.
Patricia Nunn began her position as program director of dental hygiene on July 1. She previously served as dean and co-director of dental hygiene at the Utah College of Dental Hygiene, and as chair of the dental hygiene department at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Connie Menard took on the role of director of Student Health Services effective July 27. She has served as a staff physician in Student Health Services for 15 years.
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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JULY 27-AUGUST 9, 2009
Mon., July 27 -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 28 -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 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.
Thur., July 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.
Fri., July 31 -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., Aug. 1 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 2 -Library open 2-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation closed.
Mon., Aug. 3 -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., Aug. 4 -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., Aug. 5 -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., Aug. 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.
Fri., Aug. 7 -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., Aug. 8 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
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