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ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO AFFECT ACCESS

TWU OFFERS DIABETES WELLNESS PROGRAM

VIRGINIA CHANDLER DYKES AWARD LUNCHEON SLATED

PIONEERS CONTINUE ACADEMIC WINNING STREAK

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Jan. 24-Feb. 6, 2005



Volume 27, Number 9, Jan. 24-Feb. 6, 2005

ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO AFFECT ACCESS

The City of Denton will close Sawyer Street from Oakland to Locust, and Third Street from Oakland to Austin, for reconstruction beginning Jan. 24. This will impact the faculty/staff parking lot north of Human Resources, the parking lot behind Human Resources, and the parking lot south of the Baptist Ministry.

Access to these lots will be permitted except for possibly one day. No through traffic will be allowed on Sawyer or on Third Street during construction. Entry to the lot behind Human Resources should be made from Austin Street.

The reconstruction project should be complete within four weeks, weather permitting.

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TWU OFFERS DIABETES WELLNESS PROGRAM

Texas Woman’s University is offering a free diabetes wellness program beginning Feb. 14.

The program includes supervised walking on the indoor jogging track in Pioneer Hall; a nutrition assessment; a fitness assessment; and blood pressure screenings. Adults diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetic adults are eligible for the program.

Participants must attend one of two orientation meetings — Tues., Jan. 25 or Thurs., Jan. 27. Both orientations will be at 7:30 p.m. in room 201 of Pioneer Hall. Information in Spanish will be available at the Jan. 27 orientation. For more information, call 8-1-2512.

The wellness program’s hours will be Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; Monday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Fridays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The program is funded by the Flow Health Care Foundation and the TWU Department of Kinesiology.

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VIRGINIA CHANDLER DYKES AWARD LUNCHEON SLATED

Dallas business and civic leaders Gretchen Minyard Williams and J.L. “Sonny” Williams are the 2005 recipients of the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Texas Woman’s University and the TWU School of Occupational Therapy.

The Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award was established in 2002 and is given annually to Dallas residents who represent the caring, commitment and leadership Mrs. Dykes exemplifies. TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart will present the award Jan. 25, 2005, during a luncheon at the Dallas Country Club

“Texas Woman's University is proud to honor these Dallasites for their commitment to building a better and stronger community,” said Dr. Stuart. “They lead by example and demonstrate we all can make a difference.”

Gretchen Minyard Williams, a graduate of Texas Christian University, is former co-chairman of the board and former co-CEO of Minyard Food Stores Inc. She is a member of the Baylor University Medical Center Board of Trustees, co-chair of the Leukemia Association of North Central Texas and a member of the board of directors of Marketplace Ministries Inc. and Bryan’s House, a special care facility for children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS. She also is a member of the Crystal Charity Ball Committee.

J. L. “Sonny” Williams is former president and COO of Minyard Food Stores Inc. A graduate of Dallas Baptist University, Mr. Williams is a member of the State Fair of Texas and Southwestern Bell-SMU Athletic Forum boards of directors, chairman of the Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Foundation and a member of the Dallas Baptist University Board of Trustees. He also is a minority owner of the Dallas Mavericks.

As a health care provider and through her civic activities, Mrs. Dykes has spent a lifetime committed to helping others. She is known internationally for her work in occupational therapy. Locally, she is known for her leadership in many cultural and charitable organizations.

Mrs. Dykes completed the graduate occupational therapy program at Texas Woman’s University in 1954 after earning her bachelor of arts degree in art and psychology from Southern Methodist University in 1952. She was director of the Occupational and Recreational Therapy Department at Baylor University Medical Center for 25 years. Mrs. Dykes developed and supervised the occupational and recreational therapy programs at Baylor in rehabilitation, adult and adolescent psychiatry, eating disorders and hand splinting. She also founded the Boomerang Club, the first support group for stroke patients and their families in Dallas.

Her community service activities include establishing the annual Fanny B. Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship for the School of Occupational Therapy at TWU; serving on the board of directors for the Dallas Opera, Theater III, Fort Worth Opera, Dallas-Fort Worth Ballet, Les Femmes du Monde and Dallas Theater Center Guild; serving as president of the Diana Dean Head Injury Guild; and chairing the auxiliary board of the Healing Environment Program at Baylor.

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PIONEERS CONTINUE ACADEMIC WINNING STREAK

Texas Woman’s University student-athletes posted a 3.25 grade point average in the 2004 Fall semester to mark the 45th consecutive semester the Pioneers have posted a 3.0 GPA or better.

TWU competes in five NCAA Division II sports: basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball in the Lone Star Conference and as an independent in gymnastics. The gymnastics team registered its highest semester GPA ever with a 3.61 under head coach Frank Kudlac.

The Pioneers had 10 student-athletes achieve a perfect 4.0 GPA for the fall semester including four softball players. Juniors Amanda Arnold, Crystal Hankel, Courtney Martin and sophomore Lindsy Russ-Keller aced their classes.

The basketball team had two players, sophomore Kelley Humphries and freshman Jennifer Schilb, with 4.0’s. The volleyball squad added two as well with senior Courtney Jones and sophomore Robin Hawkins receiving flawless marks. Freshman gymnast Brittany Abney and freshman soccer player Romy Luna also recorded straight A’s.

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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.

Guest musicians from Africa, Austin and Dallas will join Texas Woman’s University dance students in a colorful display of West African movement and musical rhythms in “Mousso: An African Dance Concert” Friday, Feb. 4. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in MJPH. Tickets are $8 adults, $6 for students and seniors, and $4 for TWU students. For more information, call 8-1-2086.

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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. Marilyn Marie Hinson, former dean and professor at TWU, died Jan. 17, 2005 in Little Rock, Ark. Dr. Hinson worked at TWU from 1970 to 1992, serving as dean of the College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She also served as provost of the general division.

Dr. Dorothy Dell DeMoss, former history professor at TWU, died Jan. 12, 2005, at her home in Denton. Dr. DeMoss was a faculty member from 1966 until her retirement in 2003.

Dr. Roberta Nutt (psychology) and Dr. Sally Stabb (psychology) authored chapters in the recently published Handbook of Couples Therapy by John Wiley & Sons. Dr. Nutt authored the chapter “Feminist and Contextual Work,” and Dr. Stabb authored the chapter “What the Research Tells Us.” Dr. Nutt also recently published the chapter “Prejudice and Discrimination Against Women Based on Gender Bias” in the four-volume series The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination by Praeger Publishers.

John Cissik (wellness services) has been named an associate editor for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Strength and Conditioning Journal.

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