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TWU’s ‘THE LASSO’ MOVING TO NEW DEPARTMENT IN SPRING 2006

TWU’S ‘GROWING WITH EASE’ PROGRAM EARNS RECOGNITION

TWU CONCERT TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

TWU’S HELPING HANDS TO HOST AWARENESS BANQUET

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 14 -272005


Volume 28, Number 6, November 14-27, 2005

TWU’s ‘THE LASSO’ MOVING TO NEW DEPARTMENT IN SPRING 2006

It began in 1914 as an experimental alternative to a monthly publication, then became the voice of Texas Woman’s University students. Beginning in spring 2006, “The Lasso,” TWU’s student-run newspaper, will move to the Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages.

“The Lasso” currently is under the supervision of TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS). According to “Marking A Trail: A History of the Texas Woman’s University,” the newspaper was under the supervision of the Department of English when it made its debut on Nov. 7, 1914, then moved to the journalism department when it was established in 1925. Journalism later became the mass communications program and was housed in SLIS. When the program ended last summer, TWU officials discussed the newspaper’s future.

“We wanted to support the continuation of a strong student newspaper,” TWU Provost Dr. Carolyn Gunning said. “We felt it important that there continue to be an academic component, and the Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages seemed to be the best fit.”

Dr. Gunning noted that SLIS now offers only graduate programs, and there no longer are faculty to teach journalism. Both were factors in the decision to move“The Lasso.” Dr. Bruce Krajewski, chair of the Department of English, Speech and Foreign Languages, will explore the possibility of offering courses to help prepare students for careers in the field of communications, including journalism. He’ll also work with the paper’s adviser, Meg Barry, a TWU graduate and former “Lasso” editor hired as a half-time staff member.

Barry, who owns her own desktop publishing business, worked at “The Lasso” for two years as a TWU student, serving as managing editor in spring and fall 2002 and as editor in spring 2003. She sees her new role as strictly that of a consultant.

“The paper really is run by the students,” she said. “I’m there only to make sure it’s done properly.”

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TWU’S ‘GROWING WITH EASE’ PROGRAM EARNS RECOGNITION
TWU’s Institute for Women’s Health and the “Growing with EASE” (Eating, Activity and Self-Esteem) program recently was selected for Best Practices recognition at the 2006 University of North Texas Center for Parent Education 14th Annual Conference on Parent Education. “Growing with EASE” will be one of three programs recognized at the conference on Thursday, Feb. 9 at the 8:30 a.m. opening session.

The program was cited for “exemplary contributions to parent education and involvement.”

The program is a transdisciplinary project involving kinesiology, family sciences, nutrition, and psychology. It involves a coordinated approach to behavior change working within the schools with parents, teachers, administrators and children.

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TWU CONCERT TO BENEFIT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

Texas Woman’s University adjunct voice instructor Beverly Hoch had planned her first faculty recital months in advance, selecting the music for the November concert during the summer. Still, she felt there was more she needed to do. The result, “Celestial Sounds — A Concert for the Cure,” is an opportunity for audiences to give as well as receive.

While no admission will be charged for the concert, donations to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research will be accepted. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. For more information, call 8-1-2500.

Ms. Hoch, a breast cancer survivor who will mark her third cancer-free anniversary in February, said the concert is a perfect opportunity for her to participate in efforts to find a cure. “This is something I can do,” she said. “I just feel honored and humbled to be well enough to sing.”

Ms. Hoch, a soprano, will be joined by Dr. Pamela Youngblood, TWU associate professor of music, on flute; Ellen Ritscher-Sackett on harp; and Burton Tidwell on organ. Ms. Hoch will perform pieces by George F. Handel and Louis Vierne, as well as British folksongs, “Verses from the Song of Songs” by Mary Inwood, and Christmas carols.

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TWU’S HELPING HANDS TO HOST AWARENESS BANQUET

Helping Hands, a TWU student volunteer organization, will host its 5th Annual Awareness Banquet at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in the Student Union, room 207.
The Awareness Banquet directly engages participants in a dramatization of the unequal distribution of food and resources in the world. A presentation, slide show, discussion and world hunger scenarios will be included in this informative program. As participants arrive, they will be divided into classes and will eat meals based on those classes, with the lowest class sitting on the floor eating rice and the highest class sitting at a fancy table eating a full meal. This dramatization of world hunger helps participants visualize the issue. A $1 donation or a canned good will be collected but is not required to attend.

For more information about this event, contact Heather Speed in the Center for Student Development at 8-1-3626 or via email at hspeed@twu.edu.

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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 new 16-month TWU calendar/planners are now available for only $10 each. Profits from the calendar are used for staff development day and other events supporting the staff of TWU. Checks should be made out to “TWU Staff Council.” To order or for more information, call 8-1-3743 or email tmacgowan@twu.edu.

A.S.S.E.T., The Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman's University, awards a $250 scholarship every year to a permanent full-time or permanent part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses at TWU during the spring semester. Applicants do not have to be members of A.S.S.E.T. to be eligible for the scholarship. To apply for spring semester 2006, visit www.twu.edu/asset/scholarship/scholarship.htm for the necessary forms and submission details. Deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

TWU will screen 15 award-winning documentary films from the Traveling Film Festival of South Asia Nov. 28 to Dec. 7. The films are from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan and will be screened at all campuses. Details of film screening times and locations will be available soon. For more information visit www.twu.edu and click on the calendar of events or call 8-1-3352.

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 offered to Dr. Victoria McGillin (associate provost) on the death of her mother, Jeanne Minchin McGillin of St. Augustine, Fla., on Nov. 10, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Col. Howard O. McGillin; three daughters and one son. A memorial service was held Nov. 12.

Dr. Carolyn Gunning has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs. She has served as the interim provost since May.

Dr. Nancy DiMarco (nutrition) was appointed director of the Institute for Women’s Health in TWU’s College of Health Sciences.

Glen D. Merriman has joined the Institutional Development staff as a charitable gift planning officer.

Facilities Management announces the hiring of Raul R. Martinez as assistant director of construction/university architect and Nesbit Harris as manager of university assets and property control.

Dr. Lene Symes and Dr. Kathryn Tart (nursing-Houston) published an article titled “An Evaluation of the Nursing Success Program: Reading Comprehension, Graduation Rates and Diversity: in the September/October 2005 edition of “Nurse Educator.”

Several Houston nursing faculty presented at the National Conference of Professional Nursing Education and Staff Development on Nov. 5 in Houston. Dr. Kathryn Tart and Dr. Sally Northam conducted a podium presentation on “NEWTON: Nurse Educator Web-Technology Outreach Network.” Rochelle Schultz, Dr. Shirley Hutchinson, Dr. Tart and Dr. Lene Symes presented a poster titled “Nursing Success Program: Strategies that Benefit All Students.”

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 14-27, 2005

Mon., Nov. 14 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by HOSA. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SU 207.
-BGA/MGA Graduating Student Exhibition, East and West Galleries, Visual Arts Building. Free. Continues through Nov. 21. 8-1-2530.

Tues., Nov. 15 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by HOSA. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SU 207.

Wed., Nov. 16 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by HOSA. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SU 207.

Thur., Nov. 17 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-American Red Cross Blood Drive, sponsored by HOSA. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., SU 207.
-DanceMakers, 4 p.m. MJPH. Cost: $4-$8. 8-1-2086.
-“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” in cooperation with the Progressive Black Student Organization. 4 p.m., Room 105, Patio Building. $5. 8-1-2020.

Fri., Nov. 18 -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.
-DanceMakers, 8 p.m. MJPH. $8-$6-$4. 8-1-2086.
-Reception for BGA/MGA Student Exhibition, 5-7 p.m., East and West Galleries, Visual Arts Building. 8-1-2530.

Sat., Nov. 19 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m; bookstore open 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
-Denton Campus Open House and Spanish Information Session, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Hubbard Hall. Free. 8-1-3014.

Sun., Nov. 20 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Nov. 21 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight. Indoor pool closed.
-“Celestial Sounds — A Concert for the Cure” with adjunct voice instructor Beverly Hoch. 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. All donations benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. 8-1-2500.
-Dr. Susan Adams (Family Sciences) presents seminar on dealing with grief during the holidays. 6:30-8:30 p.m., MCL Auditorium. Free. 8-1-2692.

Tues., Nov. 22 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight. Indoor pool closed.

Wed., Nov. 23 -Library open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Indoor pool closed.

Thur., Nov. 24 -Thanksgiving Holiday; university closed.

Fri., Nov. 25 -Thanksgiving Holiday; university closed.

Sat., Nov. 26 -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation closed.

Sun., Nov. 27 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

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