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TWU’S DENTON CAMPUS TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

JOYCE ELAINE GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SCHEDULED

TWU HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE SELECTS FIVE

TWU STAFF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 16-29, 2006

 

Volume 28, Number 10, January 16-29, 2006

TWU’S DENTON CAMPUS TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective students on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the TWU Denton campus.
Prospective students and their guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students, participate in a campus tour and attend sessions on admissions, financial aid, housing, student life, commuter information, study abroad and more.

The open house begins at 8:30 a.m. in Hubbard Hall. Information sessions are scheduled until 2 p.m., and a light buffet lunch will be provided to prospective students with guests paying $5.50 for the meal. For more information, visit www.twu.edu and click on “Denton Open House,” or call 8-1-3014.

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JOYCE ELAINE GRANT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SCHEDULED

The Fifth Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition will be held Monday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Feb. 17 in the Texas Woman’s University Fine Arts Galleries. The work of Holly Mathews, last year’s solo exhibition winner, will be on display during the event.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on weekends by appointment. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact the TWU Department of Visual Arts at 8-1-2530.

Mathews is an emerging artist from Chicago. Her work, titled “Cycles of Use,” addresses issues of American culture and iconography. It provides a collective view of how images are used and discarded, and in turn, how they take on new meaning.

The annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the presentation of artistic expression as seen through the eyes of the camera.

Blake Fitch, executive director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass., will serve as juror for this year’s exhibition.

Proceeds from the exhibition will help fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition and Endowment, which will provide scholarships for future graduate students in the TWU Department of Visual Arts. The exhibition and endowment were established in 2001 by a small group of TWU graduate students and are named in memory of the mother of TWU photography professor Susan kae Grant.

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TWU HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE SELECTS FIVE

Four former Texas Woman’s University student-athletes and a former coach/administrator make up the 2006 Class of the TWU Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. The seventh class to be inducted includes: Paulette Burrhus (1965-69), multi-sport athlete in track & field, swimming, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, badminton and softball; Sylvia Longoria Rodriguez (1968-1972), track & field and cross country; Catherine Sellers (1971-75), track & field, cross country and softball; Sandra Souza (1973-78), track & field; and Dr. Ruth “Betsy” Tandy (1968-95), tennis and bowling coach and administrator.

The inaugural class of six was inducted in 1994 ; currently, 24 members are in the Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony will be held Friday, April 21, as part of Homecoming weekend. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Hubbard Hall. Ticket information will be announced.

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TWU STAFF SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
Applications for the Spring 2006 Staff Scholarships are being accepted. To be eligible, applicants must: be a full- or part-time permanent TWU employee; have been employed at least three consecutive months by the start of the spring 2006 semester; and be a student in good standing if previously enrolled at TWU. New students must meet normal admission standards and should submit an application with this request, if one has not already been submitted.

The scholarship will pay $250 toward one three-hour course. The course can be at the graduate or undergraduate level. Among eligible applicants, awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. If a scholarship recipient withdraws from the course before the 12th class day, the scholarship must be repaid. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 8-1-3615.

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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.


The Department of Dance and guest choreographer Michael Foley, in collaboration with the Department of Music, will present a lecture demonstration on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 1 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre (Room 208) in the Dance Building on Bell Avenue. Admission is free. This is a culture card event. For more information, contact Penny Lewis at 8-1-2086.

The next ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) meeting will be held at noon Wednesday, Jan. 25, in Stoddard Hall 402. Catherine Fedor will be the guest speaker and will present a health-related topic. The meeting will be a brown bag lunch with drinks and dessert provided. All TWU staff are invited to attend.

The Gertrude Gibson House, which has been available for official university business for one semester, is now ready for more extensive use. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/o-sl/confservices and click on “Gertrude Gibson House,” or contact Conference Services at 8-1-3644.

TWU’s Counseling Center provides workshops and presentations to student groups and classes on a variety of topics, including issues involving relationships, stress, families, the college experience and more. To ensure availability, requests for presentations should be
made a minimum of three weeks in advance of the anticipated program date. For more information, contact Don Rosen at 8-1-3801.

TWU Night at the American Airlines Center is Monday, Feb. 6 as the Dallas Stars take on the Nashville Predators. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Tickets for TWU staff, faculty, students and alumni are $10 and are available in room 209 of the Student Union. (Tickets are in section 325, subject to availability.) For more information, call 8-1-3641.

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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.).

The TWU community extends its sympathies to the family of Dr. Wilkes Berry, former TWU associate provost. Dr. Berry, who retired in August 2005 after 24 years of service to TWU, died Jan. 17, 2006. Services are pending.

Dr. Robert S. Martin (SLIS) recently was appointed chair of the Planning Committee of the 2006 UNESCO Commission annual meeting, to be held in Washington, D.C., in June. Dr. Martin currently serves on the Literacy Committee and is vice chair of the Education Committee of the U.S. Commission on UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Dr. Robert S. Martin (SLIS) will be awarded a special citation by the Association of Library and Information Science Education during the association’s annual meeting, scheduled Jan. 16-19 in San Antonio.

Lewis Benavides (human resources) was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation, which oversees the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Benavides’ term will expire Feb. 1, 2011.

Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing-Houston) has been selected to be a reviewer for the “Annals of Saudi Medicine.” This is the first time the journal has selected a nurse practitioner to review manuscripts addressing clinical medicine matters in Saudi Arabia.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 16-29, 2006

Mon., Jan. 16 -Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; university closed.

Tues., Jan. 17 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., Jan. 18 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-7p.m.
-TWU Gymnastics Maroon & White Luncheon, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Outback Steakhouse, 300 S. I-35 East. $5 per person. 8-1-2378.

Thur., Jan. 19 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Jan. 20 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-“Teaching Online for the First Time,” 10 a.m.-noon, ACT 503. Free. 8-1-3409.

Sat., Jan. 21 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m; bookstore open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
-TWU Open House, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hubbard Hall. Free. 8-1-3014.
-Pioneers Gymnastics vs, Wisconsin-Eau Claire, San Jose State and New Hampshire, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Sun., Jan. 22 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 23 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Jan. 24 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Joyce Elaine Grant Juried Photo Exhibition, runs through Feb. 17, Art Building, West Art Gallery. Holly Matthews Exhibition reception, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Art Building, East Gallery. 8-1-2530.

Wed., Jan. 25 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Basic 40-Hour Mediation, presented by the Office of Lifelong Learning. Times vary. Cost: $699. 8-1-3408.
-ASSET meeting, noon, Stoddard Hall 402. Membership is $5. For more information, call Kathleen Hedges, 8-1-2204.

Thur., Jan. 26 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Pioneers Basketball vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall.
-“Managing Online Communication,” noon-1 p.m. MCL 501, Parkland 229, Presbyterian 109, Houston E 83. Free. 8-1-3409.

Fri., Jan. 27 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Jan, 28 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
-TWU Basketball: Pioneers vs. Abilene Christian, 2 p.m., home.
-40th Annual Rose Spicola Forum in Reading, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., MCL.
Cost varies. 8-1-3408.

Sun., Jan. 29 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Air Force and Oklahoma, 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

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