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TWU TO HOST JOYCE THOMPSON LECTURE NOV. 4   

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO MAINTAIN LITTLE CHAPEL

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: November 2-15, 2009

 

Volume 31, Number 22, November 2-15, 2009

 

TWU TO HOST JOYCE THOMPSON LECTURE NOV. 4           

Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of the Dallas Theater Center, will present “Theater and Democracy: from Ancient Greece to 21st-Century Dallas” at the 2009 Joyce Thompson Lecture, scheduled Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Texas Woman’s University.

The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. in TWU’s Redbud Theater, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on the university’s Denton campus. For a map of the campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp.  Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.  A reception will follow the lecture.  For more information, call (940) 898-3748.

Prior to joining DTC in the fall of 2007, Mr. Moriarty served as the artistic director of the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, for seven years.  At the Hangar he directed world premieres of plays by Itamar Moses, Roberto Aguirre- Sacasa, Kenny Finkle and Kathryn Walat, as well as a variety of classics and musicals.  Mr. Moriarty previously served as the head of directing for the Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium MFA program in Providence, RI.  He also was an associate artist at Trinity Rep Company, where his productions included The Merry Wives of Windsor (Elliot Norton Award: Best Director), Richard II, A Delicate Balance and Nickel and Dimed.

Mr. Moriarty has directed plays at the Lamb’s Theatre, Syracuse Stage, Virginia Stage Company, Queens Theatre in the Park, the Flea Theatre, HERE, Theatreworks/USA, and the national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar starring Sebastian Bach and Carl Anderson.  He is a recipient of a Drama League directing fellowship and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

The Joyce Thompson Lecture is an annual event honoring the memory of Dr. Joyce Thompson, professor of English, who served as a member of the TWU faculty from 1977 until her death in 1992.  Author of more than 30 published works, Dr. Thompson’s major writings included “Marking a Trail: A History of the Texas Woman’s University,” “Texas Women: The Myth/The Reality” and “Ladies’ Firsts: A Miscellany.”


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FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN TO MAINTAIN LITTLE CHAPEL

A new Texas Woman’s University fundraising campaign will help preserve a Texas treasure, the historic Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.

“From the moment I arrived at TWU, I was moved by the beauty of the Little Chapel and by the emotions it evokes from our alumni and friends, which is why restoring the chapel was my first capital campaign at TWU,” said TWU Chancellor Ann Stuart. “It is important that we continue to raise funds to repair our TWU treasure and keep it in the condition that it deserves as an historic and architecturally significant building.”

The campaign will fund a new roof and electrical wiring. The copper portion of the roof must be completely replaced to maintain the historical integrity of the building. The electrical wiring must be brought up to code to protect the building from the possibility of fire.

Since its dedication by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in 1939, the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods has been a place of tranquility and beauty on TWU’s Denton campus. The chapel was designed by renowned Dallas architect O’Neil Ford and his partner A.B. Swank. TWU students created the building’s artwork, including stained glass windows, lighting, woodwork and flooring.

The Texas Society of Architects in 1983 designated the chapel as one of the state’s most outstanding architectural achievements, while Texas Monthly placed it among “The Ten Best Buildings in Texas” in its March 2009 issue.

The university will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods on Nov. 3 with a ceremony and reception.
Donations for the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods restoration campaign currently are being accepted.  For more information call Patrice Benfield Frisby at (940) 898-3867.

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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.

A tree will be planted in memory of Dr. Brian Leavell at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, on the south side of Stoddard Hall.  Dr. Leavell, an assistant professor of education, passed away in May 2009.  A concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, will raise funds for the Brian K. Leavell Music Education Memorial Scholarship Endowment.  Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, cash or check only, made payable to Texas Woman’s University.  Children under 12 will be admitted free.  For more information, call 81-2500.  Contributions also may be made to the TWU Foundation and mailed to the TWU Department of Music and Drama, P O Box 425768, Denton TX 76204-5768.

Athletes (and those who want to be) are invited to participate in a Wheelchair Basketball and Soccer Tournament at Texas Woman’s University.  The purpose of the event is to provide the opportunity for people with and without disabilities to interact in a sports setting, with a focus on wheelchair sports.  Registration is $30 per team, with a roster limit of five.  Registration is due by Friday, Nov. 13.  For more information, email twufallsportsblowout@gmail.com.  The event is open to the public, and is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23 in TWU’s Pioneer Hall gymnasium.  Admission is free.  Concessions are not provided.  The Fall Sports Blowout is sponsored by the Adapted Physical Activity Club at TWU.

Enjoy delicious homemade chili during the Clay Underground’s annual Chili Bowl Sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4-5 in the Fine Arts Building foyer.  Get a free bowl of chili with the purchase of a handcrafted ceramic bowl.

Beginning in fall 2010, the Ph.D. in nursing science degree will be offered 100 percent online in Denton and will have the option for students to complete the program in 10 semesters.  The blended Ph.D. program will continue to be available in Houston. Newly admitted students to the online Ph.D. program will attend orientation on the Denton campus during their first summer.  Continuing students will return to campus each summer to interact with fellow students and faculty.  For more information, contact Dr. Donna Sauls, doctoral program coordinator in Denton, at 81-2406 or dsauls@twu.edu.

TWU’s student newspaper, The Lasso, is turning 95!  The Lasso staff will use their annual Open House to celebrate.  The TWU community is invited to drop by the Lasso office in Stoddard Hall room 311 between 2 and 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, for refreshments and to meet the staff.

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. Bruce Krajewski (English, Speech and Foreign Languages) has published a review of Nancy Worman’s  Abusive Mouths in Classical Athens (Cambridge UP, 2008) in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review (October 2009).

Dr. Lisa Zottarelli (sociology), Dr. Junehee Kwon (Kansas State Univeristy), Dr. Dojin Ryu (nutrition), and Ms. Erin Rider (sociology) presented a paper titled “Heeding the Call: Faith-Based Organization Volunteers’ Experiences Providing Evacuation Shelter and Support” at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology in San Antonio.

Dr. Holly Hansen-Thomas (teacher education) recently published “English Language Learners and Math: Discourse, Participation, and Community in Reform-Oriented, Middle School Mathematics Classes” with Information Age Press.

Dr. Judy Rohrer (women’s studies) presented a paper titled “Kamahameha Schools v. Normative Haole Legal Subjectivity: Colorblind Ideology, Cultural Practice, and the Racialization of Hawaiians” at the Association for Political Theory Conference in College Station.

Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) is collaborating with a Peruvian food science team from La Molina Agrarian National University studying the cardiovascular implications of phenols and fructans products.  This international collaborative investigation is a nutritional study being conducted in Peru, South America.  Mr. Aboul-Enein’s contribution is to observe the clinical implications this study may yield to the general public.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 2-15, 2009

Mon., Nov. 2            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Nov. 3            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  81-2500.
                                                           
Wed., Nov. 4            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Joyce Thompson Lecture, 2:30 p.m., Redbud Theater.  Free.
-Brian Leavell Memorial Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Tickets $10 adults, $5 students, children under 12 free.  Proceeds benefit the Brian K. Leavell Music Education Memorial Scholarship Endowment.  81-2500.
                                                                                   
Thur., Nov. 5            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -CAS Faculty Spotlight Series: Film Noir, 12:15 p.m., Stoddard Hall 308.  Presented by Dr. John A. Calabrese (visual arts), jcalabrese@twu.edu.
                                    -ACM Repair Rally, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., MCL 310.  Get your Windows computer fixed for $20.  Email twu.acm@gmail.com for more information.
                                    -TWU Criminal Justice and Alpha Phi Sigma present forensic scientist Ed Hueske, blood stain pattern analyst, who will explore the significance of blood at a crime scene and the clues it offers to investigators.  Lecture not suitable for children.  4 p.m., Student Union 207.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. University of North Texas (Exhibition), 7 p.m., home.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Texas A&M-Commerce, LSC Championship, noon, away.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., home.
                                               
Fri., Nov. 6            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Breaking Windows 7: A Dance Film Series, 12:30 p.m., Dance Studio Theater, free.
                                    -Nutrition Seminar Series: “PCSK9: A New Regulator of Plasma Cholesterol Levels,” presented by Dr. Jay D. Horton, chair in obesity and diabetes research at UT Southwestern Medical Center, with Robert C. and Veronica Atkins.  Noon, MCL 501, IHSH 3322, Parkland 229, DPH 109.
                                               
Sat., Nov. 7            -Library 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. East Central, 2 p.m., home.

Sun., Nov. 8            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 9            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                                                                   
Tues., Nov. 10            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -Art Alliance Juried Student Exhibition reception, 6:30 p.m., East Gallery, Fine Arts Building.  Free.
                                    -26th Annual Italian Night, 8 p.m., Fine Arts Building.  $10 general admission, $5 students, children and senior citizens.  All proceeds benefit scholarships for art students.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. LeTourneau (Exhibition), 7 p.m., home.

Wed., Nov. 11            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                                           
Thur., Nov. 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
                                    -DanceMakers Fall 2009 Concert, 4 p.m., MJPH, $8 general admission, $6 students/senior citizens, $4 TWU students.
                                    -Pioneers Volleyball at LSC Tournament, TBA.
                                   
Fri., Nov. 13            -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.
                                    -DanceMakers Fall 2009 Concert, 7 p.m., MJPH, $8 general admission, $6 students/senior citizens, $4 TWU students.
                                    -Nutrition Seminar Series: “Vitamin E — An Overview,” presented by Sinju Sundaresan.  Noon, MCL 501, IHSH 3322, Parkland 229, DPH 109.
                                    -Pioneers Soccer at 2009 NCAA South Central Regional Tournament, time TBD.

Sat., Nov. 14            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
                                    -DanceMakers Fall 2009 Concert, 7 p.m., MJPH, $8 general admission, $6 students/senior citizens, $4 TWU students.

Sun., Nov. 15            -Library 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 2-10 p.m.


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