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TWU OFFERS ACCELERATED NURSING DEGREE PROGRAM

TWU PROJECT TEAMS DANCE, PHOTOGRAPHY

WOMEN’S STUDIES LECTURE SERIES SET AT TWU

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SCHEDULED AT TWU

TWU FACULTY RECEIVE GRANT

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Jan. 26-Feb. 8, 2004


Volume 26, Number 9, Jan. 26-Feb. 8, 2004

TWU OFFERS ACCELERATED NURSING DEGREE PROGRAM

Professionals wanting to make a career change into the health care field can earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing from TWU in as little as 13 and one-half months.

The accelerated nursing program at TWU’s Houston campus, made possible with a $221,532 grant from Tenet Healthcare Foundation, will begin in May and is open to persons who already have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a field other than nursing. Twenty students will be admitted to the May class.

“The accelerated program will be intense and will require more time commitment than the normal full-time student load,” said Dr. Kathryn Tart (nursing-Houston).“Students will take 18 hours in both the spring and fall semesters.”

The undergraduate accelerated nursing program at TWU, the first in the state, was created to help alleviate the state’s nursing shortage. “It increases the number of students admitted into the College of Nursing and shortens the length of time it takes them to complete the program, putting nurses in the job market much sooner,” Dr. Tart said.

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TWU PROJECT TEAMS DANCE, PHOTOGRAPHY

The possibilities, potentials and pitfalls of collaboration between two different fields of study are explored in “The Still Motion Project.” The project joins TWU dance and photography students with New York City choreographers Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner.

Events include “The Body and Performance Symposium: Discussions Exploring Collaboration Across Disciplines” at 5 p.m. Jan. 27, in Room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library, and a dance performance at 6 p.m. Jan. 30, in the lobby of the Art Building. Both events are free and open to the public.

TWU School of the Arts professors Susan kae Grant and Sarah Gamblin will host the symposium discussion on the nature of collaboration between academic disciplines and the intersection of visual art and dance. The symposium will begin with a presentation by TWU graduate students in dance and visual arts.

Chamecki and Lerner, artistic directors and choreographers of ChameckLerner, are artists in residence in the TWU School of the Arts through Jan. 30.

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WOMEN’S STUDIES LECTURE SERIES SET AT TWU

TWU is sponsoring a monthly women’s studies lecture series January through April. All lectures, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in room 300 of the Human Development Building, are open to the public.

Speakers and their topics are:

For information, contact Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) at 8-1-2119 or at akeating@twu.edu.

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SCHEDULED AT TWU

The Third Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition will be on display through Feb. 13 in the TWU Fine Arts Galleries. A closing reception will be held Feb. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. The work of Victoria Hirt, last year’s solo exhibition winner, also will be on view during the event.

Hirt’s exhibition, titled “Heautoscopy,” uses reappropriated images taken from historical references to create a modern group of digital color photographs that represent a new time.

“My work is about women and their place in the history of art and culture,” Hirt said. “As one glances through the histories, it seems that women are objectified in imagery and myth; somehow their strength is always their ultimate undoing. In my work, I appropriate images of myths and transform them so they may be re-examined and questioned.”

The Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for photographic artistic expression. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition.

The Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition and Endowment was established by a group of TWU graduate students and is named in memory of the mother of TWU photography professor Susan kae Grant. The endowment funds scholarships for future graduate students in the TWU Department of Visual Arts.

For more information, call 8-1-2530.

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TWU FACULTY RECEIVE GRANT

Dr. Judith McFarlane (nursing-Houston) received a $79,085 grant, the fourth year of funding on a subcontract from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School on an award from the National Institutes of Health, for a project titled “Treatment of Outcomes for Abused Women in Public Clinics.” The purpose of the project is to design, implement and test the efficacy of nurse case management and group education for African-American, Hispanic, Caucasian and Asian abused women attending inner city primary care clinics.

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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.

Good Eats Grill, located off I-35 in north Denton, will host a TWU Pioneer athletics fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 28. A portion of net sales made from Good Eats patrons that night will go to the Pioneer Athletics Fund Drive. Patrons dining between 5-10 p.m. must tell their hostess they are there to support Pioneer athletics, and their meals will count toward the fund drive.

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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.)

Condolences are extended to Cynthia Maguire (chemistry and physics) on the death of her mother, Neva Hyde, in Edmond, Okla., on Jan. 12

Sympathies to Dr. Don Edwards (math and computer science) on the death of his mother, Ruth M. Edwards of Denton, on Jan. 14. Memorials may be made to Ann’s Haven Hospice, 216 W. Mulberry St., Denton, 76201, or to Texas Woman’s University, Office of Institutional Development, P.O. Box 425618, Denton, 76204.

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Dr. Nancy DiMarco (nutrition and food sciences) to the Texas Joint Interim Study Committee on Nutrition and Health in Public Schools. The committee will review public school food and beverage programs, including the national school food program, a la carte foods and vending machines, to ensure healthy habits in combating childhood obesity and related diseases.

Dr. Bill Cissell (health studies) is serving on the planning committee for the Annual Women & HIV Symposium: Spotlight on a Silent Epidemic, which will be held March 25-27 in Dallas. Dr. Cissell also is coordinating production of a 30-minute video, “Prevention with Positives.” It will be used in education and training programs to instruct providers of medical services living with HIV/AIDS on how to encourage their patients to practice secondary prevention. Funding for the video was provided by the Texas Department of Health Bureau of HIV & STD Prevention.

John Cissik (wellness services) co-authored a book, published by Coaches Choice, titled Sports Speed and Agility.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Jan. 26-Feb. 8, 2004

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