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SPRING 2006 FAQ BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

TWU COMMUNITY DANCE CENTER SCHEDULES REGISTRATION

RECENT TWU FACULTY GRANTS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 2-16, 2006

 

Volume 28, Number 9, January 2 – 16, 2006

SPRING 2006 FAQ BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Spring 2006 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) booklet is now available online. The FAQ booklet is designed to answer the typical questions that faculty, staff and students have at the beginning of the semester. The booklet also lists various departments’ extended hours and assistance tools available during the week before school and the first week of school.

Hard copies of the FAQ booklet are also available from department chairs.

For more information, visit www.twu.edu and click on “Spring 2006 FAQ Booklet.” Classes for the spring 2006 semester begin on Tues., Jan. 17, 2006.

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TWU COMMUNITY DANCE CENTER SCHEDULES REGISTRATION

Children, teens and adults are invited to explore their creative potential through dance at the Community Dance Center at Texas Woman’s University. Enrollment for spring 2006 classes currently is under way.

Registration ends Tuesday, Jan. 24, with classes beginning Monday, Jan. 30. Classes range from six to 10 weeks in length, with prices ranging from $50 to $95.

For more information, contact the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at (800) 250-7808 or 8-1-3408.

TWU’s Community Dance Center offers classes for all ages and abilities. Creative Movement and Creative Dance classes for ages 3 to 6 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, tap dancing and more.

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RECENT TWU FACULTY GRANTS

Dr. JoAnn Engelbrecht (research and sponsored programs) has announced the following faculty recently received grants of more than $100,000:

Dr. Janet Foster (nursing-Houston) and Dr. Susan Sheriff (nursing-Parkland) have received $130,896 in funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for the period of Nov. 1, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2006 to increase nursing enrollment capacity and use patient simulation to ensure nurses are trained to manage patients in critical care. The two-year project will recruit 50 non-faculty RNs to become nursing faculty trained in high-fidelity human patient simulation (HPS).

Dr. Alfred White (communication sciences and disorders) has received $183,140 from the U.S. Department of Education for the period of Sept. 1, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2006 for Project DEED (Distance Education for Education of the Deaf).

Dr. Jim Alexander (history and government) has received $428,193 for the period of Sept. 1, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2006 as a subcontract from Sam Houston State University on a grant from the State of Texas for the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas.

Dr. Linda Marshall (sociology and social work) has received $211,567 for the period of Sept. 1, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2006 as a subcontract from the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services on an award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families. The monies are for “The Social Work Program’s IV-E Child Welfare Training Project at TWU – A Partnership between TWU and the State of Texas Child Welfare Training of Bachelor of Social Work Students.”

Dr. Jean Pyfer (kinesiology) has received a $193,887 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for the period of Sept. 1, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2006 for “Preparation of Personnel in Minority Institutions: Project INSPIRE.”

Dr. Judith Bean (Academic Affairs) has received $220,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the period of Oct. 1, 2005 to Sept. 30, 2006 for the Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

Dr. Dojin Ryu (nutrition and food sciences) received a $260,000 research grant for the period of Sept. 1, 2005 to Aug. 31, 2007 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the project “Chemical and Toxicological Evaluation of Fumonisin in BI in Extruded Corn Grits.”

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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.

Oscar Wilde’s “ The Importance of Being Earnest” will be the topic of the next Professor’s Corner, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Denton Public Library South Branch, 3228 Teasley. Dr. John Peters with the University of North Texas will present. 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.).

Occupational therapy faculty and graduate students from the TWU Houston Center served as presenters during the Texas Occupational Therapy Mountain Central conference Nov. 11-13 in San Antonio. Dr. Mary Frances Baxter and Dr. Kathlyn Reed co-presented “Clinical Research: Overcoming Obstacles” and “Scope of Practice Update 2005;” Dr. O. Jayne Bowman presented “Incorporating Behavior Management into Therapy Sessions;” Dr. Gayle Hersch co-presented with master’s students Lina Cheddie, BS, COTA, MOTS, Chizo Nwosu, BS, MOTS, and Leah Shah, BS, MOTS: “Incorporating Cultural Heritage into Long-term Care Intervention;” Dr. Virginia K. White, Dr. Reed and Harriett A. Davidson co-presented “Assessing Parkinson Patients Using the Occupational Wellness Assessment.” Dr. Reed also Presented “Assessing Social Participation,” “Sources of Occupational Therapy Values and Beliefs” and co-presented with doctoral student Naser Alotaibi, OT, “Clinical Consideration of Hand Assessment in OT.” As the Texas representative to American Occupational Therapy Association’s Representative Assembly, Dr. Baxter also presented “AOTA Vision 2017.”

Dr. Gretchen Gemeinhardt and Dr. Gerald Goodman, (health care administration – Houston) have been awarded a contract to conduct a program evaluation for Care for Elders. Formed in Houston in 2001, Care for Elders is a partnership of 81 organizations dedicated to improving care and services provided to older adults and family caregivers in Harris County. The Department of Healthcare Administration has been an active partner since the organization was formed and Dr. Kelley Moseley (health care administration – Houston) serves on the Governing Council of Care for Elders

Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing – Houston) has been selected to be a grant reviewer for upcoming nursing research grants received by the Health Resource & Service Administration (HRSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Regina Michael Campbell (OT-Dallas) was invited to present two workshops to the Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association during a meeting held Dec. 3-4 at the Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She presented “Role of the Occupation of Play in Promoting Health and Preventing Injuries” and “Raising the Question: Is It Universal Design Time.”

Dr. Bert Lyle, former director of athletics, track & field coach and faculty member at TWU, was recently honored with USA Track & Field’s Giegengack Award. Named in honor of former Yale University coach and 1964 Olympic Team head coach Robert Giegengack, the award goes to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and success of USA Track & Field, and the larger community of the sport. Dr. Lyle served TWU for more than 30 years before retiring in 1988.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JANUARY 2 – 16, 2006

Mon., Jan. 2 -Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Pioneer Basketball vs. Incarnate Word, 6 p.m., Pioneer Hall

Tues., Jan. 3 -Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 4 -Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
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Thur., Jan. 5 -Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., Jan. 6 -Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 7 -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., Jan. 8 - Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Mon., Jan. 9 -Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Pioneer Basketball vs. TAMU-Kingsville, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall

Tues., Jan. 10 - Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., Jan. 11 - Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Quick THEA Test, 11 a.m., ASB 313. For more information, call 8-1-3850.

Thur., Jan. 12 - Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Residence Halls open in Denton
- Pioneer Basketball vs. TAMU-Commerce, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall

Fri., Jan. 13 Library open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Jan. 14 -Library open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; bookstore open 10 a.m.-4 p.m; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., Jan. 15 - Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Pioneer Gymnastics, 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall

Mon., Jan. 16 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. University closed.

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