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TWU TO HOST GRAND OPENING OF NEW HOUSTON CENTER

TWU ONLINE LIBRARY SCIENCE PROGRAM IS FOURTH LARGEST IN U.S.

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 6-19, 2006

 

 

Volume 28, Number 31, November 6-19, 2006

 

 

TWU TO HOST GRAND OPENING OF NEW HOUSTON CENTER

Texas Woman’s University will host a grand opening celebration for the new TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9.  Scheduled speakers include State Rep. Myra Crownover, R-Lake Dallas; State Rep. Lois W. Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; State Rep. Geanie Morrison, R-Victoria, chair of the House Higher Education Committee; Robert Shepard, chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Dr. Richard Wainerdi, president, CEO and COO of the Texas Medical Center; Dr. Therese Bartholomew Bevers, M.D., chair and presiding officer of the TWU Board of Regents; and TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart.

Continuing a 45-year history in the Texas Medical Center, TWU welcomed students to its new Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in August.  The 10-story, 202,000-square-foot “campus in one building” is located at 6700 Fannin St.  Construction of the building was funded at no cost to the state through an innovative public/private partnership that has raised nearly $40 million.  Major donors to the Houston Center campaign include The Methodist Hospital System, the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, Houston Endowment Inc., The Cullen Trust for Health Care, The Cullen Trust for Higher Education, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, The Fondren Foundation, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, Inc., the Brown Foundation, Inc. and The Cullen Foundation.

Currently, more than 1,300 students majoring in nursing, physical therapy, library science, healthcare administration, occupational therapy and nutrition are enrolled at the TWU Houston Center.  The building was designed by Kirksey Architects and built by Vaughn Construction, both of Houston.  For more information, visit www.twu.edu/houston.

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TWU ONLINE LIBRARY SCIENCE PROGRAM IS FOURTH LARGEST IN U.S.

The Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies online degree program is the fourth-largest in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report magazine. 

The rankings were reported in an e-learning guide published in the magazine’s Oct. 16 edition.

Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, professor and director of TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies, credits the ranking to the quality of the program, the faculty and the students themselves.

“The faculty understand very well our role as the facilitator in students’ online learning,” Dr. Jeng said.  “We are fortunate to have highly motivated students who are devoted to their own lifelong learning.  We are proud to see that they are ready for the information technology society when they graduate.”

 

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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.

TWU and DeSoto High School will host the grand opening of the TWU Go Center at DeSoto High School on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.  A Go Center is a physical space in a high school that offers students admission and financial aid application assistance and other information to encourage greater participation in higher education by potential first-generation college students.  Go Centers are part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s First Generation College Student Program designed to encourage greater participation in higher education.  TWU opened five Go Centers during the 2005-06 school year and has received requests to open 20 centers in 2006-07.


The next installment of the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Spotlight Series is scheduled for 12:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20 in CFO 1304.   Dr. Michael Raisinghani (SOM) will present “Sarbanes-Oxley: What Have Companies Learned En Route to Compliance?”  The series is free and open to anyone interested.  For more information on the series, contact Dr. Stephen Souris (English, Speech and Foreign Languages) at ssouris@twu.edu.


A Pet Supply Drive in support of the Denton Humane Society will be conducted throughout the month of November in the lobby of the Visual Arts Building.  The Denton Humane Society is in need of paper towels, plastic bags, unopened cat and dog food, cat treats, dog treats, dog shampoo, cat litter, collars and leashes.  The Denton Humane Society is a private, not-for-profit organization chartered in 1972 for the purpose of assisting animals.  It does not receive any city, county, state or federal funding.  For more information, visit www.dentonhumanesociety.org.

Dr. Susan Adams (family sciences) will present a program on dealing with grief during the holidays Thursday, Nov. 9 in the MCL Auditorium.  The presentation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  The program will include several optional memorial opportunities.  For more information, contact Dr. Adams at 8-1-2692 or dradams@centurytel.net

Dr. Claire Sahlin has announced that the Women’s Studies Program will host a screening and discussion of “A Region of Survivors,” a documentary film by Tara L. Conley, a master of arts student in women’s studies. The documentary is an up-close and personal look into the lives of three people affected by Hurricane Katrina.  The screening will be held from 1 until 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in HDB 101.  The event is free and open to the public.

Classical guitarists Carlo Pezzimenti (music) and Aaron Cotton will perform selections from the new CD, “Diplogenesis,” in concert Tuesday, Nov. 14.  The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.  The duo recently released their new CD on the Mapleshade Records label.

Texas Woman’s University serves up classic Shakespeare with a twist as the drama department presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Nov. 16-19.  This version of Shakespeare’s classic tale is set in 1848 at the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y.  Performances will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19 in The Campus Theatre, located at 214 W. Hickory in downtown Denton.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.  For reservations or more information, call the TWU Box Office at 8-1-2020.

 

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. Roberta Nutt (psychology) has been elected 2007 chair of the American Psychological Association Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (SOM) was interviewed for the October 2006 edition of the Information Technology Teaching Cases Newsletter, the official newsletter of IGP Information Technology Teaching Cases.  The article was titled “Meeting a Need, Why Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani Edited Cases on Worldwide Commerce: Theory in Action.”

Dr. Keith Restine has joined the Office of Lifelong Learning as the manager of instructional design.  He previously served as director of the Texas Center for Educational Technology in the University of North Texas College of Education.

Dr. Bill Cissell (health studies) presented the keynote speech at the 19th annual conference of the National Network of Two-Year Colleges (with allied health professional preparation programs) Oct. 23 in Charleston, S.C.  His presentation was titled “The impact of disaster on health care workforce and health delivery system.”

Dr. Rita Dello Stritto (nursing-Houston) presented two lectures at the 18th Annual Texas Nurse Practitioners Conference in San Antonio on Oct. 26.  The lectures were titled “Understanding Radiology” and “Radiology: What to Order When.”

An abstract by Dr. Vicki Zeigler (nursing) has been accepted for poster presentation during the meeting of the Southern Nursing Research Society, scheduled Feb. 23, 2007, in Galveston.  The poster presentation is titled, “Almost Normal: The Lived Experience of Adolescents with Implanted Defibrillators for Life-Threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias.”  Dr. Zeigler submitted the abstract when she was a student in TWU’s doctoral program.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 6-19, 2006

Mon., Nov. 6            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. -10 p.m.
                                   
Tues., Nov. 7            - Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Delta Phi Delta Italian Night Dinner and Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m. Tickets are $7 general, $5 for students. All-you-can-eat Italian buffet with accompanying art auction and show.  For tickets or more information, contact the visual arts office, 8-1-2530. 
                                                           
Wed., Nov. 8            - Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Professor’s Corner: Poetry as Path., 7 p.m., Denton Public Library-South Branch.  Dr. Haj Ross of UNT will speak on the poetry of William Stafford. Free.  For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris, ssouris@twu.edu.
                                   
Thur., Nov. 9            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Grand opening of new TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, 6700 Fannin St., 10:30 a.m.
                                    -“Grief and the Holidays,” 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., MCL Auditorium.  Free and open to the public.  8-1-2692 or dradams@centurytel.net.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Lubbock Christian, 7 p.m., home.  Exhibition game.
                                   
Fri., Nov. 10            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 11            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
                                               
Sun., Nov. 12            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Oklahoma Flyers, 2 p.m., home.  Exhibition game.
                                   
Mon., Nov. 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., Nov. 14            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -“KidsDance: Rhythms for Life,” for Denton ISD second-graders, noon, MJPH.  8-1-2086.
                                    -Carlo Pezzimenti/Aaron Cotton guitar recital, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel.  Free.  8-1-2500.

Wed., Nov. 15            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Annual Joyce Thompson Lecture, 2:30 p.m., MCL Auditorium.  Free.  Speaker: Novelist Jane Roberts Wood.  8-1-3748.
                                    -“KidsDance: Rhythms for Life,” for Denton ISD second-graders, noon, MJPH.  8-1-2086.
                                     
Thur., Nov. 16            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -TWU Guitar Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel.  Free.  8-1-2500.
                                    -DanceMakers, 4 p.m., MJPH, $8/$6/$4.  8-1-2086.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 4 p.m., The Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory, Denton.  $10/$5.  8-1-2020.
                                   
Fri., Nov. 17            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Child Welfare Conference, “CPS Coming Full Circle … How Disproportionality, Family Group Decision Making and Ethics Come Into Play.”  UNT Gateway Center, $12 plus cost of meal.  8-1-2075.
                                    -DanceMakers, 7 p.m., MJPH, $8/$6/$4.  8-1-2086.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 8 p.m., The Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory, Denton.  $10/$5.  8-1-2020.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball at St. Edward’s Tournament, away.
                                   
Sat., Nov. 18            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                    -Open House, 8:30-2 p.m., Hubbard Hall, free.  8-1-3014.
-TWU Drama presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 8 p.m., The Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory, Denton.  $10/$5.  8-1-2020.
                                    -DanceMakers, 7 p.m., MJPH, $8/$6/$4.  8-1-2086.
                                   
Sun., Nov. 19            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                    -TWU Drama presents “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” 2 p.m., The Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory, Denton.  $10/$5.  8-1-2020.


                                   

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