Volume 26, Number 6, Nov. 17-30, 2003
A $155,000 gift from Memorial Hermann Healthcare System to the Texas Woman’s University-Houston Center will help TWU address the state’s nursing shortage and support health science faculty development programs.
“One of the critical concerns in addressing the state’s nursing shortage is having enough instructors to teach nursing students,” said TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart. “Memorial Hermann’s generosity will help TWU attract and retain nursing and other allied health program instructors.”
The funding will be provided in 2003 and 2004 and is designated to support faculty development, recruitment and retention. Approximately 83 percent of the funding is earmarked for the College of Nursing and the balance is designated for the College of Health Sciences, which offers programs in health care administration, physical therapy, occupational therapy and nutrition.
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A howling good time will be had at the TWU “Tailgate Live with WILD 100” and “Scream For Your Team” spirit competition Nov. 21 to kick-off the Pioneers’ first home basketball game of the season.
The tailgate party, open to the public, will be from 5-7 p.m. at the TWU amphitheater and will include free hotdogs, free Pioneer T-shirts and a remote broadcast by WILD 100 (100.3 FM). Deejays from WILD 100 also will judge the “Scream for Your Team” spirit competition, which is open to TWU students.
Prizes totaling $350 will be awarded to competition winners, who will perform their spirit routines during halftime of the Pioneers’ game against Harding University. The game begins at 7 p.m. and admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 7-17, free for children under 6 as well as TWU students, faculty and staff with a current ID. Tickets are available at the gate.
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The works of eight selected TWU graduates will be on display through Nov. 26 in the Fine Arts Gallery, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. A reception for the exhibition, titled “Alumni Painting,” will be held from 2-4 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Fine Arts Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
Featured alumni artists are Belinda Compotaro, master of arts 2000; Marilyn Ivy, MA 2000; Merry Furher, master of fine arts 2000; Joseph Melancon, MFA 2000; Michele Mikesell, bachelor of fine arts 2002; Wanda Raymond, MFA 2001; Marie Renfro, MFA 1995; and Teresa Traweek, BFA 1992.
The artists’ work ranges from abstraction, expressionism, collage and assemblage to hyperrealism. The exhibition was organized and curated by Gary Washmon, professor of painting at TWU.
For more information, call 8-1-2530.
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Works by students will be featured as the TWU Department of Dance presents DanceMakers 2003. Performances are scheduled at 4 p.m. on Nov. 20 and at 8 p.m. Nov. 21-22 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $5 for students with ID and $7 for general admission.
Artistic directors for DanceMakers 2003 are TWU Department of Dance faculty members Mary Williford-Shade and Sarah Gamblin. For more information, 8-1-2500.
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World AIDS Day will be commemorated at TWU on Dec. 1 with a display of four blocks from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. The display will hang from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Student Center. All other artwork in the building will be covered that day.
Along with the quilt display, information about HIV/AIDS and free HIV testing will be available to students and the public.
Each quilt block —12
feet by 12 feet — is made of four panels with each panel representing
a person who died of AIDS. The more than 45,000 panels in the quilt were submitted
by family and loved ones of the deceased.
For more information about the World AIDS Day commemoration at TWU, contact Jennifer Garrett at 8-1-3593 or at email@example.com.
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Two-hundred and fifty girls in grades 6-12 learned how to take better care of their health at the Young Women’s Health Summit, hosted by the TWU Institute for Women’s Health, Nov. 15 at Minute Maid Park Conference Center in downtown Houston. The summit included a presentation by former Houston Comets player Monica Lamb, personal heath profiles conducted by TWU nursing students and interactive programs for the girls.
The interactive programs include a dance and movement class, a hands-on healthy food preparation class, a pregnancy education program, an HIV prevention program and a college and health career opportunities program, among others. Following lunch, the girls gathered behind home plate for a final program, watched praise dancers do a drill team routine to gospel music and ran the baseball field’s bases.
The Institute for Women’s Health received a contract from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to host the summit.
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The TWU Dental Hygiene Clinic needs patients. TWU students, as part of their education, provide low-cost dental hygiene services to adults and children through the clinic.
Services provided include: teeth cleaning, $10; full-mouth X-rays, $10; panoramic X-rays, $10; and tooth sealants, $15 per patient. Patients must complete a 15-minute screening before an appointment can be set. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
To schedule a screening or appointment, call 8-1-2888.
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Dr. Susan Chaney (nursing-Dallas) published a guest column, “Nurse Practitioners, A Critical Role” in the November 2003 issue of Pulse magazine.
The North Texas Education Authority Inc. awarded a $250 scholarship to TWU in the name of Raedean Bolton (financial aid) for her efforts at the 2003 Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference held in October in Wichita Falls.
Dr. Jean Pyfer (health sciences) and Dr. Carol Huettig (kinesiology) presented a workshop on psychomotor assessment techniques to the adapted physical education staff of the Anchorage (Alaska) School District on Nov. 6.
Several TWU nursing faculty made presentations at the 27th Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing, held Nov. 1-6 in Toronto, Canada. “A Collaborative Project Between Health Care Institutions, Schools/Colleges of Nursing, the Greater Houston Partnership, and Gulf Coast Workforce Board to Expand Undergraduate Student Entry Enrollment Using Loaned Clinical Experts as Faculty” was presented by Lucille Travis (interim dean, College of Nursing). “Developing and Implementing a Program That Enhances the Retention of Diverse Nursing Students Using Web-Based Courseware” was presented by Lene Symes (nursing-Houston), Kathryn Tart (nursing -Houston), Carolyn Adamson (nursing-Houston) and Lucille Travis. “HESI Exit Exam: Progression Benchmark and Remediation Guide” was presented by Ainslie Nibert (nursing-Houston) and Anne Young (nursing-Houston). “Nurse Behind the Limelight: Influence of Gesine Franke on Nursing and Nursing Education” was presented by Ho Soon Michelle Cho (nursing-Dallas) and Catherine Bailey (nursing-Dallas). Donna Bachand (nursing-Dallas) and Cynthia Hall (Houston graduate) served as delegates for the meeting of the House of Delegates. Sandra Cesario (nursing-Houston) served as an alternate delegate. Rebecca Krepper (nursing-Houston), past treasurer for Sigma Theta Tau International, assisted with the work of the Foundation. Connie Jennings (nursing-Houston) manned the TWU booth in the exhibit hall.
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