TWO TWU PROGRAMS NAMED FINALISTS FOR STAR AWARD
Texas Woman’s University’s Partnering for Teachers program and the university’s G-Force student mentorship program have been selected as finalists for the prestigious 2009 Texas Higher Education Star Award from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
Since 1986 TWU has partnered with the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) to train more than 6,000 new teachers through the Dallas Alternative Certification Program. TWU provides curriculum support, course development and evaluation, graduate course supervision and scholarships to students participating in the Dallas Alternative Certification Program. The program was expanded to include an alternative certification program for school librarians, and currently includes a collaborative program between TWU and DISD to train future school principals.
TWU’s G-Force members are current TWU students who mentor high school students, participate in college enrollment workshops and staff TWU-sponsored Go Centers in area high schools. A Go Center is a physical space where students can find admission and financial aid application assistance and other information to encourage them to attend college. The program’s goal is to increase enrollment among first-generation college students in Texas.
TWU’s G-Force is the largest in the state with 70 student members. Since its inception in 2004, the program has reached more than 10,000 high school students with the message that college is accessible to all.
Star Award winners will be announced at a special luncheon during the 2009 Texas Higher Education Leadership Conference Dec. 4 in Dallas. The THECB received 51 applications in this year’s competition.
Established in 2001, the Star Awards recognize institutions of higher education, public and private schools, school districts, organizations, groups and individuals for exceptional contributions toward one or more of the goals outlined in the Texas higher education plan “Closing the Gaps by 2015.”
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TWU TO HOST ‘BOO AT THE U’ FALL FESTIVAL OCT. 29
Treats, train rides, carnival games and a haunted house will be part of Texas Woman’s University’s “Boo at the U” Fall Festival Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the TWU Student Union.
Admission is free and open to the community. For information, call (940) 898-3641.
More than 3,000 children attend the festival each year, which includes “trunk-or-treating” — TWU’s version of trick-or-treating. Cars decorated for the season will line the horseshoe driveway between TWU’s clock tower building and the Student Union and treats will be given away from their trunks.
“We hope the Denton and TWU communities make plans to bring their children, neighbors and friends to the festival and join us for a night of fun,” said Kyle Voyles, director of the TWU Student Union.
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Don’t forget TWU’s fifth annual SECC Chili Cook-Off & Auction Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hubbard Hall. After sampling some of the great-tasting chili, browse the nearby tables featuring numerous items on which to bid. The baskets are back, along with many other items available for bid. The funds raised go to the State Employee Charitable Campaign, which supports many worthwhile causes. New this year is the Marshmallow Drive. See how far you can “drive” a marshmallow and win prizes! For more information, visit www.twu.edu/secc.
Reminder! Individual pledge forms for the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 to Kathy Woods in the Bursar’s Office (first floor, ACT). Envelopes should be sealed and marked “private.”
The TWU Libraries now have a recreational reading collection. All titles —mostly paperbacks — have been donated so that students, staff and faculty have the opportunity to enjoy a good novel, mystery, sci-fi adventure and more. The titles are checked out for a two-week loan period. If you have any good paperbacks that you would like others to read, feel free to donate them. Contact your campus library for more information.
The second annual Haunted Staff and Faculty Coffee Break will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on the second floor of the TWU Student Union. Refreshments will be served, and prizes will be awarded for best individual costume and best department costumes. Contact the Office of International Education, 81-3338, for more information.
The TWU Film Society presents a showing of Sir Carol Reed’s “The Third Man,” starring Joseph Cotton, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli and Orson Welles. The movie will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in room 101 of the Fine Arts Building. An informal discussion will follow. The event is free and open to the public.
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The TWU community offers its sympathies to Dr. Gladys Keeton (dance) on the death of her father, “Ishie” Lawrence L. Kilman Jr., who passed away Oct. 12, 2009 at the age of 92. Services were held Friday, Oct. 16 in DeRidder, La. Condolences may be sent to Dr. Keeton in care of the TWU Department of Dance.
Dr. Bruce Krajewski (English, Speech and Foreign Languages) has published “Microcosmographia Administrativa: Being an Incomplete Set of Etiological Considerations” in the London Times Higher Education Supplement.
Dr. Valentine Belfiglio (government) presented “Endogamous and Exogamous Marriages among Italian and Mexican Texans” at the 4th International Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Conference in Athens, Greece.
Dr. Paul Travis (history) and Dr. Jeff Robb (government) presented a paper titled “L.O. Crosby and Environmental Destruction and Reconstruction” at the Annual Meeting of the Gulf South Historical Association in Pensacola, Fla.
Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women's studies) recently published The Gloria Anzaldua Reader with Duke University Press. This reader, consisting of several out-of-print and many newly-published pieces, provides a representative sample of the writing that Gloria E. Anzaldua produced during her 30-year career.
Dr. Kate Landdeck (history) served as an invited academic expert in Marquette University's Centennial of Women Celebration. Dr. Landddeck gave several talks during the celebration, including speaking before a formal reception preceding the staging of a theater production of “Censored on Final Approach” about the role of the WASP forces in World War II, an area of her expertise. She also spoke about her research on the WASP, some of which she conducted in the Women's Collection at TWU, at a bookstore in Milwaukee and to the ROTC at their formal “Dining In.”
Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has been named a member of the board of advisors of Coscend Communications Solutions. The purpose of building this association is to foster an eco-system for advancement of innovation and commercialization of fundamental and applied research on Software Service Factory. This research assumes significant importance in the world of globalization.
Kyle Voyles (Student Union) serves as the 2010 Texas Higher Education Law Conference Liaison for the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators. TACUSPA is an association of administrators, staff, students and others interested the professional administration of student affairs programs in higher education and dedicated to the development of the student affairs profession in the state of Texas.
Faisal Aboul-Enein’s (nursing-Houston) qualitative work, titled “Dr. William Gorgas and His Style of Management Against Yellow Fever During the Construction of the Panama Canal: A Historical Case Study,” will be displayed as a poster presentation at the 10 Annual Health Services and Outcomes Research Conference scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Houston Medical Center Marriott.
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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: OCTOBER 19-NOVEMBER 1, 2009
Mon., Oct. 19 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
Tues., Oct. 20 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-“Bush in Drag: Sarah Palin and Endless War,” 6 p.m., CFO 205. Sponsored by the TWU Women’s Studies Department.
-Maroon and White Luncheon, noon, Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35 East in Denton. $5.
Wed., Oct. 21 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Komen on the Go ™ bus in the visitor parking lot, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Breast health educators share important information about breast health and breast cancer. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Thur., Oct. 22 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-5th Annual SECC Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Hubbard Hall.
-Pioneers Volleyball vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., home.
Fri., Oct. 23 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Department of Dance hosts a Symposium on Re-Imagining the Format of Theses and Dissertations/Disseminating Scholarship through Digital Technology. Keynote speaker Dr. Kevin Tavin. 10 a.m., ACT 301. Free.
-Lecture and Performance: Choreographic Influences of Pina Bausch and Tanztheater, with guest artist John Giffin, 7 p.m., Dance Studio Theatre. Free.
-Nutrition Seminar Series. The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences presents Dr. Parakat Vijayagopal discussing “Resistant Starch, Obesity and Diabetes,” Noon, MCL 501, Houston 3322, Parkland 229, DPH 109.
-Pioneers Soccer vs. Northeastern State, 4 p.m., home.
Sat., Oct. 24 -Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
-Houston Center Open House, 8 a.m.-noon.
-Pioneers Volleyball vs. Central Oklahoma, 2 p.m., home.
Sun., Oct. 25 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. East Central, 1 p.m., home.
Mon., Oct. 26 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
Tues., Oct. 27 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Monster Flute Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH, free. 81-2500.
Wed., Oct. 28 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
Thur., Oct. 29 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Pioneers Volleyball vs. Cameron, 7 p.m., away.
Fri., Oct. 30 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Nutrition Seminar Series. The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences presents Dr. Shanil Juma discussing “Bone Protective Mechanism of Blueberry Polyphenols” and Dr. Huanbio Mo discussing “The Impact of d-deltat-tocotienol on Osteoclasts and Osteoblasts.” Noon, MCL 501, Houston 3322, Parkland 229, DPH 109.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 4 p.m., away.
Sat., Oct. 31 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
-Pioneers Volleyball vs. Midwestern State, 6 p.m., away.
Sun., Nov. 1 -Library 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. Central Oklahoma, 1 p.m., away.
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