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JOYCE THOMPSON MEMORIAL LECTURE SCHEDULED

TWU, KOMEN FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE AWARENESS

NURSING LECTURE SCHEDULED AT TWU’S HOUSTON CAMPUS

GWYNETH WALKER FESTIVAL CONCERT SET AT TWU

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: OCTOBER 17 TO 30, 2005



Volume 28, Number 4, October 17-30, 2005

JOYCE THOMPSON MEMORIAL LECTURE SCHEDULED

Author Joyce Gibson Roach will offer perspective on small-town life for women in West Texas with her presentation “Chronicles of Toad” at the 15th Annual Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture, Nov. 2, at Texas Woman’s University.

The lecture will begin at 2:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Administration and Conference Tower. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 8-1-2665.

Roach is a three-time Spur Award winner from the Western Writers of America for her nonfiction, short nonfiction and short-fiction works. She also received the Carr P. Collins prize for nonfiction from the Texas Institute of Letters for “Eats: A Folk History of Texas Foods” with co-author Ernestine Sewell Linck. Her “Chronicles of Toad” are included in “Writing on the Wind: An Anthology of West Texas Women Writers” published in 2005 by Texas Tech Press.

The Joyce Thompson Lecture is an annual event honoring the memory of Dr. Joyce Thompson, professor of English, who served as a member of the TWU faculty from 1977 until her death in 1992 at the age of 48. She was the founder of the Women and American Literature and the Ethnic Literature courses at TWU.

Author of more than 30 published works, Dr. Thompson’s major writings included “Marking A Trail: A History of the Texas Woman's University,” “Texas Women: The Myth/The Reality” and “Ladies’ Firsts: A Miscellany.”

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TWU, KOMEN FOUNDATION TO PROMOTE AWARENESS

The Susan G. Komen Foundation’s signature pink trailer will pull into Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus Monday, Oct. 17, to educate women and men about breast cancer.

The trailer will be in the visitor’s parking lot from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information, contact TWU Student Health Services at 8-1-3833.
The pink trailer features computer kiosks, informational materials about breast cancer, breast self-examination (BSE) guides and more. Prizes and giveaways also will be available.

The local event is part of the Komen Foundation’s community educational tour, with stops planned in more than 30 communities and college campuses. The tour is designed to engage all generations in the fight against breast cancer. For more information about breast cancer and to learn more about the tour, visit www.komen.org/go.

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NURSING LECTURE SCHEDULED AT TWU’S HOUSTON CAMPUS

Texas Woman’s University’s will present “Competent and Confident: The Nurse of the Future” Friday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon in Room MGJ 724 at TWU’s Houston campus. The event is part of the Distinguished Fall Lecture Series sponsored by TWU Houston’s Stark College of Nursing and Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston.

The Texas Nurses Association will offer 3.0 CNE Type 1 contact hours for attending the lecture. The lecture is free and participants are responsible for their own parking fees. For more information or to register, call 8-4-2100.

Dr. Michael L. Evans, vice president for learning for Texas Health Resources, will lead the presentation, which will highlight the work of the Texas Nurses Association Competency Task Force as it has addressed the minimum competencies required of nurses to make them safe practitioners in the hospital environment upon graduation.

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GWYNETH WALKER FESTIVAL CONCERT SET AT TWU

Nationally acclaimed composer Gwyneth Walker will unveil a new orchestration of “Songs for Women’s Voices” during a gala concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Texas Woman’s University.

The concert, part of a two-day composer-in-residence event, will take place in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 8-1-2500.

Dr. Pamela Youngblood, TWU professor of music, said “Songs for Women’s Voices” originally was written with only piano accompaniment, but added that Walker has created orchestral accompaniment for the piece and will perform it with the TWU Concert Choir and instrumental ensemble. The performance will mark the Texas premiere of the orchestrated piece.

The gala concert also will include performances by TWU chamber singers and soloists, and will feature the Woodrow Wilson All-Star Choir in the composer’s “23rd Psalm” and “Crossing the Bar.”

Walker, a graduate of Brown University and the Hartt School of Music, holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in music composition. She taught at Hartt, the Oberlin College Conservatory and the Hartford Conservatory before becoming a full-time composer in 1982. She lives on a farm in Braintree, Vt., and is a founder of the Vermont Composers Guild. She received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Vermont Arts Council in the year 2000.

Funding for the composer-in-residence event is provided in part by the Greater Denton Arts Council, the Arts Guild of Denton, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts.

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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 TWU Foundation will host the estate sale of Josephine Henry Cox, Class of 1942, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 in room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Josephine Henry Cox Scholarship Endowment Fund. For more information, call Jane Erwin or Pat King at 8-1-3863.

Dr. Stephen Souris, associate professor of English, will present “How to Increase Your Reading Speed” at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library. There is no charge. For more information, e-mail ssouris@twu.edu.

TWU was recognized for having the largest team in the education division during the 2005 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure held Saturday, Oct. 15 in Dallas.
More than 70 TWU students, faculty and staff participated in the race and raised more than $2,100.

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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.).

Teresa Mauk (enrollment management) has been appointed to the Coordinating Board’s Texas Common Application Advisory Committee. She also is TWU’s representative on the state Enrollment Services Efficiency Committee, which develops plans to create high-impact efficiencies in campus operations related to enrollment management, financial aid and student financial operations in the public colleges and universities in Texas. Both appointments expire Aug. 31, 2007.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) is a main contributor to “Encyclopedia of Racism in the United States,” edited by Pyong Gap Min and recently released by Greenwood Press. Dr. Yang contributed a total of 17 entries.

Dr. Trisha VanDuser (student development) was named “Mid Manager of the Year” by the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: OCTOBER 17-30, 2005

Mon., Oct. 17 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Nursing Career Day, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Parkland campus. Free. 8-1-2950.

Tues., Oct. 18 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Gwyneth Walker Festival Concert, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 8-1-2500.

Wed., Oct. 19 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Thurs., Oct. 20 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Conflict Resolution. Time varies. Denton campus. Cost: $699. 8-1-3408.
-TWU Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 8-1-2500.

Fri., Oct. 21 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. St. Mary’s, 7 p.m., UNT Rec Sports Complex.
-Estate Sale of Josephine Henry Cox, Class of 1942. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Library 101. Proceeds benefit the Josephine Henry Cox Scholarship Endowment Fund. 8-1-3863.

Sat., Oct. 22 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
-Make a Difference Day, second floor, Student Union. Time varies by project. 8-1-3593.

Sun., Oct. 23 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Oct. 24 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Oct. 25 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Monster Flute Choir concert, featuring the TWU and Brookhaven flute choirs, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 8-1-2500.

Wed., Oct. 26 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thurs., Oct. 27 -Library open 7:30-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Oct. 28 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. West Texas A&M, 7 p.m., UNT Rec Sports Complex

Sat., Oct. 29 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
-Denton Open House, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hubbard Hall. Free. 8-1-3014.
-Pioneer Volleyball vs. Texas A&M Commerce, 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Sun., Oct. 30 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. Eastern New Mexico, noon, UNT Rec Sports Complex.

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