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TWU TO HOST 27TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION SCHEDULED AT TWU

TWU DRAMA IN DARKNESS SHINES LIGHT ON ‘THE UGLIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD’

THE REV. LEO BOOTH TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT TWU

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 14, 2005


Volume 28, Number 5, October 31 – November 13, 2005


TWU TO HOST 27TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Food, fashion and dancing are featured in Texas Woman’s University’s International Festival, an annual event celebrating the diversity of the TWU community.
The festival will include an international meal, ethnic fashion shows and performances by the TWU International Folk Dance Company and international students. Dances will be representative of India, Ireland, Mexico, Russia and Spain. TWU graduate and undergraduate dance majors who are international students or who have in-depth knowledge and skills in selected dance styles have choreographed a majority of the dances.

The event will be held Friday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in Hubbard Hall. Tickets are $7 for the public and $5 for TWU students. For more information, contact Gladys Keeton, artistic director of the TWU International Folk Dance Company, at 8-1-2088 or the TWU Office of International Education at 8-1-3338.

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ALUMNI ART EXHIBITION SCHEDULED AT TWU

Works by graduates of Texas Woman’s University’s visual arts program will be featured in the TWU West Gallery’s Painting Alumni Art Exhibition scheduled Nov. 7-29. A reception will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

The gallery is in the Visual Arts Building on the Denton campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. The exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the TWU Department of Visual Arts at 8-1-2530.

Works by Kathryn “Kit” Hall, Clotilde Espinosa, Deb Maxey and Deanna Wood are featured in the exhibit.

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TWU DRAMA IN DARKNESS SHINES LIGHT ON ‘THE UGLIEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD’

The depiction of one woman’s tragic life story challenges the audience to look beyond what is presented onstage by casting the theater into total darkness as the Texas Woman’s University Department of Drama presents “The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, The Ugliest Woman in the World.”

The production will take place in the Margo Jones Performance Hall on the Denton campus. Performances are scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3; at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. The play contains adult language. For reservations or more information, call the TWU Box Office at 8-1-2020.

Performers will move about the theater, and limited seating is available on the stage, pulling the audience into an environment where the smell of popcorn and the sounds of a carnival mask a deep ugliness.

“The playwright (Shaun Prendergast) requested that the performance take place in the dark,” said TWU Drama program director Sharon Benge, director of this production. “The darkness allows the audience to examine who is the ugliest person in this relationship.”

The play tells the real-life story of a Mexican peasant woman who was sold to a traveling freak show in the 1800s. Julia Pastrana was a physically deformed woman who was covered with black hair due to a condition called hypertrichinosis. She fell in love with Theodore Lent, the man who displayed her in his traveling freak show. The couple married, but Julia died from complications of childbirth in 1860. Their son, who also was covered with hair, lived for three days.

After their deaths, Lent had both bodies mummified and resumed the tour, continuing to exhibit them both. Lent eventually died of a brain disease. The mummies were believed to have been lost for many years, but were found in Norway in 1921. They continued to be exhibited until the mid 1970s, when Norwegian authorities intervened. The mummies were stolen in 1979, but were recovered by police from a dump. They currently are stored at the Oslo Forensic Institute.
D’Lytha Brown Myers of Fort Worth plays the title role, and Thomas Stratton of Krum fills the role of her husband. Other cast members include Jamie Hogue of Brownwood, Lindsay Turman of Lamesa, Frances Seman of Wylie, Brista Hurst of Kilgore, and Jaymes Gregory of Fort Worth.

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THE REV. LEO BOOTH TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT TWU

Internationally known author the Rev. Leo Booth will speak to a Texas Woman’s University addictions counseling class from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in room 209 of the Human Development Building on the Denton campus. The public is invited to attend, and there is no cost for admission. For more information, contact Dr. Merry Evenson, coordinator of TWU’s counseling and development program, at 8-1-2693.

Booth, a former Episcopal priest, is a Unity minister and certified addictions counselor and certified eating disorders counselor. He also has been approved as an education provider by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. He contributes regularly to newspapers throughout the United States and is the author of 10 publications, including “When God Becomes a Drug,” “The Wisdom of Letting Go” and “Pearl in the Rice.” He has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “Good Morning America.”

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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 location of the 15th Annual Joyce Thompson Memorial Lecture, scheduled Nov. 2, has been moved to the MCL auditorium. Author Joyce Gibson Roach will offer perspective on small-town life for women in West Texas with her presentation “Chronicles of Toad” during the event. For more information, call 8-1-2665.

Career Services hosts two Career Seminars on the Denton Campus in November. “Mastering Your Next Interview,” presented by Career Services Director Deidre Leslie is scheduled for Wed., Nov. 9 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in HDB 209. “Commercial Real Estate Careers,” presented by Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) is scheduled for Thurs., Nov. 17 from 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. in Pioneer Hall room 202. For more information, call 8-1-2950.

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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.).

Phil King, the husband of Anne King (marketing and communication), passed away Sat., Oct. 29, 2005. He was diagnosed with leukemia in March. Anne would like to thank everyone at TWU for their kindness and understanding during his illness. Memorial information is pending.

Faisal Aboul-Enein, (nursing clinical instructor – Houston), will be collaborating with Dr. Diana Carolina Caceras, epidemiologist and physician from the National Institute of Health from Bogota, Colombia, on rotavirus disease surveillance as part of a PAHO initiative (Pan American Health Organization) in fighting diarrheal diseases among children under 5 years of age in Bolivia, South America.

Dr. Nathan Smith (psychology) has published the article “The Proposed Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage in Texas and How Psychology can Contribute to the Dialogue” in the fall 2005 “Texas Psychologist.”

2005 Pioneer Proud! Staff Awards winners are: Julio Ramon, academic financial services; Shelly Key, admissions; Nani Cooper, biology; Sharon Arender, Center for Student Development; Melissa Carr, Center for Student Development; Susan Fisher, College of Professional Education; Nancy Gotcher, College of Professional Education; Jennifer Martin, conference services; Colette Frier, Controller’s Office; Penny Lewis, Dance; Shirley Saunders, Dental Hygiene; Laura Bass, English, Speech and Foreign Language; Norma Head, English, Speech and Foreign Language; Kathy Stamm, enrollment management; Kathleen Duffy, facilities management; Samantha Farmer, facilities management; Michael Matlock, facilities management; Cindy Sansom, facilities management; Brenda Grossie, fashion & textiles; Debbie Mueller, finance and administration; Dee Bershell, financial aid; Raedean Bolton, financial aid; Dominga Dominguez, financial aid; Keri Farrier, financial aid; Janine Gann, financial aid; Exsa Smith, financial aid; Jeremiah Young, financial aid; Mary Jo Frederick, Graduate School; Lorie Huslig, Graduate School; Tammy McDaniel, Graduate School; Mary Jane Beyer, Honors Program; Karole Hunt, human resources; Lynn Vriezen, information services; Ke’Ana Hardy, intercultural services; Casey Foulds, instructional support services; Marisha Teagardin, instructional support services; Corin Walker, instructional support services; Robyn Beard, information technology services; Jason Brison, information technology services; Matthew January, information technology services; Thuan Phan, information technology services; Ann Barton, library; Jimmie Lyn Harris, library; Clay Merchant, maintenance; Marvin Miller, maintenance; Johnny Moore, maintenance; Rosa Rangel, maintenance; Linda Thornton, maintenance; Chris Leffel, Music; Connie Jennings, nursing; Cheryl Maddux, nursing; Sheila Washington, nursing; Vernie Wilson, nutrition; Tessie Scott, Occupational Therapy; Diane Taylor, payroll; Carrie Donaldson, printing services; Maybelle Denmore, purchasing; Carol Pierce, purchasing; Vivian Borth-Smith, Registrar’s Office; Doris Laing, Registrar’s Office; Sally Saucedo, Registrar’s Office; Jo Anne Hawthorne, Research and Sponsored Programs; Tracy Lindsay, Research and Sponsored Programs; Pat Graham, Library and Information Studies; Erin Lansmon Winter, social work; Travis Bragg, Student Life; Lisa Quinones, Student Life; Brandon Bays, Student Records; Janetta Fentress, Student Records; Laura Risely, Student Records; Sherri Sudduth, Student Records; Sammi Taylor, Student Records; Gene Duperry, facilities management, Parkland; Janice Anderson, nursing, Parkland; Maryann Milligan, nursing, Parkland; Raymona Newton Kirkpatrick, nursing, Parkland; Georgia Raymona Newton, nursing, Parkland; Georgia Lund, nursing, Parkland; Robert Ogburn, public safety, Presbyterian; Melissa Gonzales, Houston Center; Maria Goroztieta, maintenance, Houston; Marilyn Goff, Library, Houston; and Sandy Mason, Occupational Therapy, Houston.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 14, 2005

Mon., Oct. 31 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Nov. 1 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., Nov. 2 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Thur., Nov. 3 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- Pioneer Volleyball vs. Texas Wesleyan, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall

Fri., Nov. 4 -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.
- Teacher Career Day, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Hubbard Hall. Free. 8-1-2950.

Sat., Nov. 5 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., Nov. 6 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

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

Tues., Nov. 8 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- Native American Celebration Luncheon, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Student Union Underground, meal cost not included. 8-1-3634

Wed., Nov. 9 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., Nov. 10 -Library open 7:30-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Nov. 11 -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.
Board of Regents Meeting, TWU Denton Campus.

Sat., Nov. 12 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
- Pioneer Basketball vs. Oklahoma Flyers (Exhibition) 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall

Sun., Nov. 13 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

 

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