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COMMUNITY DANCE CENTER SLATES REGISTRATION

TWU TO HOST SEMINAR FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS, THERAPISTS

GRANTS ANNOUNCED

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Jan. 10-23, 2005



Volume 27, Number 8, Jan. 10-23, 2005

COMMUNITY DANCE CENTER SLATES REGISTRATION

Children, teens and adults are invited to explore their creative potential through dance this spring at the Community Dance Center at TWU.

TWU’s Community Dance Center offers classes for all ages and abilities. Creative Movement and Creative Dance classes for ages 3 to 12 use movement ideas, imagery and music to explore space, rhythm, dynamics and energy. Pilates conditioning classes for teens and adults are designed to build strength and increase flexibility, coordination and range of motion. The Classical Pilates mat exercises as well as other dance toning techniques will be introduced.

Other types of classes offered include ballroom dancing, ballet, hip-hop jazz, Latin and more.

The registration deadline is Jan. 25, with classes beginning Monday, Jan. 31. Some classes are offered for six-week sessions and others for 10 weeks. For more information, call 8-1-3408, or visit www.twu.edu/lifelong.

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TWU TO HOST SEMINAR FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS, THERAPISTS

Psychologists, marriage and family therapists, licensed professional counselors and social workers will learn about the American Psychological Association’s multicultural guidelines and how they can be applied in clinical situations during an Ethics and Enactment of Diversity seminar Feb. 11 at TWU. The seminar will be held on the Denton campus and will feature Dr. Melba J.T. Vasquez, ABPP, and Dr. William Cross.

Participants who complete the program will receive six continuing education clock hours, including three in ethics, from TWU. The continuing education credits will be accepted by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Texas State Board for Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists and Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Cost of the seminar is $10 for Federation of North Texas Area Universities’ students, $35 for federation faculty, $85 before Jan. 31 for persons not affiliated with the federation and $95 after Jan. 31 for non-federation registrants. For information or to register, call (800) 250-7808 or 8-1-3408, or visit www.twu.edu/lifelong.

Vasquez has been in full-time independent practice in Austin since 1991. For 13 years, she served as a psychologist at Colorado State University and at the University of Texas-Austin Counseling and Mental Health Center. She is a past president of the American Psychological Association Division 35 and Division 17, and has been elected president of the Texas Psychological Association for 2006.

Cross is a professor and head of the doctoral program in social/personality psychology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He serves on the editorial board for both the Sage series on Race and Ethnic Minority Psychology and the Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

The seminar is sponsored by the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning, TWU psychology program and Federation of North Texas Area Universities, which includes TWU, Texas A&M University-Commerce and University of North Texas.

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GRANTS ANNOUNCED

Dr. JoAnn Engelbrecht (research and sponsored programs) has announced the following faculty have received grants:

Dr. Kelley Moseley (health care administration-Houston) has received $15,120 for the period from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 as a subcontract from the Baylor College of Medicine on a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for a proposal titled “Gero-Ethics Educational Programs in Health Care Administration.” The project will provide gero-ethics training to master’s level students and geriatric practitioners, focused on those in underserved nonprofit settings and public institutions.

Sharon Benge (drama) has received $14,323 for the period from Sept. 1, 2004 to Aug. 31, 2005 as a subcontract from Texas A&M Cooperative Extension on a grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the “Motivational Performance Team Project.” Drama department-sponsored teams will use theater to encourage and facilitate discussion among high school and middle school students about pursuing higher education.

Dr. Charles Riggs (fashion and textiles) has received $14,000 for the period from Sept. 1, 2004 to Aug. 31, 2005 as a subcontract from Texas Tech University on a grant from the Texas Food and Fibers Commission for a project titled “New Cleaning Procedures for Natural Fiber Products.” The project will develop environmentally friendly methods of cleaning sensitive textile fabrics.

Dr. Tommie Nelms (nursing-Denton) has received a $4,998 grant for the period from Nov. 15, 2004 to Nov. 15, 2005 from the American Nurses Foundation for a project titled “A Study to Develop a Disclosure to Children Intervention for HIV/AIDS Infected Women.” The purpose of the study is to develop an intervention to aid and support women in disclosing an HIV/AIDS diagnosis to their children.

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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, by fax at 8-1-3463 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 publication. 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.

“The Lord of the Rings: Fiction into Film” will be the topic of the next Professor’s Corner, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Denton Public Library South Branch, 3228 Teasley. Presenters will be Dr. Robin Reid and Dr. Judy Ford, both of Texas A&M Commerce. Admission is free and the program is open to the public. The purpose of Professor's Corner is to provide area English professors and doctoral students an opportunity to share their special interests with the general public through informal presentations and discussions. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at 8-1-2343 or the Denton Public Library at 940-349-8251.

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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. Adelaide Flower, former associate dean of the School of Occupational Therapy, died Dec. 11, 2004. She retired

Dr. Nathan Grant Smith (psychology) has been elected to a three-year term on the American Psychological Association Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns.

Dr. Phillip Yang (sociology) and doctoral student David Bugg presented a paper titled “Trends in Women’s Personal Gym Ownership, 1980-2002” at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 17-20.

Dr. Jody Vogelzang (nutrition and food sciences) passed the exam for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), administered through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing Inc.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Jan. 10-23, 2005

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Mon., Jan. 17

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