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TWU TO HOST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL NOV. 28-DEC. 7

TWU EARNS NFCA TOP TEN ACADEMIC TEAM HONOR

TWU SCHOOL OF THE ARTS EVENTS CELEBRATE THE SEASON, MARK END OF SEMESTER

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 28 -DECEMBER 11, 2005



Volume 28, Number 7, November 28 – December 11, 2005

TWU TO HOST SOUTH ASIAN FILM FESTIVAL NOV. 28-DEC. 7

Texas Woman’s University will screen 15 award-winning documentary films from the Traveling Film Festival of South Asia Nov. 28-Dec. 7. The festival is being presented as part of TWU’s Asian Infusion Initiative, a faculty-driven project designed to educate the TWU community about issues surrounding women, health and social justice in Asia.

The films are from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan and will be screened at the TWU Denton campuses. The festival is free and open to the public. For a schedule of film screening times and locations, visit www.twu.edu and click on the calendar of events or call 8-1-3352.

Additional showings are also scheduled in Dallas and Houston. The films vary in length from 30 minutes to just over an hour.

“We are very excited about bringing the festival to TWU,” Dr. Victoria McGillin, TWU associate provost, said. “This is an opportunity for audiences to learn more about the cultural, social and economic forces shaping Asia and how it impacts our lives in this increasingly global society.”

The films are from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan and address artistic, cultural, political, economic, health and social issues in the region. More information on the films can be found at www.himalassociation.org/fsa/filmsouthasia_tfsa-04-list.htm.

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TWU EARNS NFCA TOP TEN ACADEMIC TEAM HONOR

The Texas Woman’s University softball team was named one of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Top Ten Academic Teams for the 2004-05 school year as announced by the organization.

The NFCA honors collegiate softball teams for their success in the classroom. The Pioneers had a team grade point average of 3.416, which was eighth in NCAA Division II. TWU was one of two Lone Star Conference schools recognized.

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TWU SCHOOL OF THE ARTS EVENTS CELEBRATE THE SEASON, MARK END OF SEMESTER

Texas Woman’s University’s School of the Arts will wrap up the fall semester and celebrate the holiday season with events scheduled Dec. 1-2.

The TWU Department of Dance will mark the end of the fall 2005 semester with “DanceMakers, Too,” scheduled at 4 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in the Dance Studio Theatre in the Dance Building. Tickets are 99 cents for the afternoon show and $2.99 in the evening. For more information, call 8-1-2089.

TWU’s drama and music departments join together at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, for a Holiday Concert in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. The TWU Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Flute Choir, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will perform seasonal favorites, and the audience is invited to participate in caroling. Admission to the concert is free. For more information, call 8-1-2500.

The TWU Opera Ensemble will present “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, Liars, Cheaters and Murderers,” a comedic look at the nefarious doings of opera’s most unsavory characters, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call 8-1-2500.

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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 Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart invites the university community to join her in a holiday celebration Monday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to noon in the banquet room of Hubbard Hall.

The SECC Steering Committee announces that TWU has exceeded its goal for the 2005 campaign. As of Nov. 3, the Denton campus had $50,574.32 in total contributions, which represents 112.39% of the $45,000 goal. The committee thanks all donors for their generosity and support.

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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.).

Kathy Woods (bursar) was elected to the board of directors for the Texas Bursar’s for University and Colleges (Texas BUC$) during the group’s annual convention in October. Ms. Woods will serve a two-year term as the Public Institution Representative from October 2005 thru 2007. Texas BUC$ is a professional organization for student business administrators and consists of members from Texas public and private institutions.

Faisal Aboul-Enein (nursing, Houston) has published a paper titled “Allium Sativum: Nutritional Properties” in the November issue of the international scientific journal “Clinical Nutrition."

Occupational therapy faculty from the TWU Houston campus served as presenters during the Texas Occupational Therapy Mountain Central conference Nov. 11-13 in San Antonio. Dr. Mary Frances Baxter and Dr. Kathlyn Reed co-presented “Clinical Research: Overcoming Obstacles” and “Scope of Practice Update 2005”; Dr. O. Jayne Bowman presented “Incorporating Behavior Management into Therapy Sessions”; Dr. Gayle Hersch presented “Incorporating Cultural Heritage into Long-term Care Intervention” and Dr. Virginia K. White, Dr. Reed and Harriett A. Davidson co-presented “Assessing Parkinson Patients Using the Occupational Wellness Assessment.” Dr. Reed also presented “Assessing Social Participation,” “Sources of Occupational Therapy Values and Beliefs” and “Clinical Consideration of Hand Assessment in OT.” As the Texas representative to American Occupational Therapy Association’s Representation Assembly, Dr. Baxter also presented “AOTA Vision 2017.”

Joseph Pinson (music) performed for 300 songwriters from around the world during the annual convention of TAXI - an Independent Artist & Repertoire Company- held in Los Angeles Nov. 3. Phil Bleinberger will perform Mr. Pinson’s new piece for trombone, “Opus Bonus,” in a senior recital at UNT on Tues., Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. in the recital hall.

Kim Shellenbrger (social work) received a 2005 Champion Award from the Texas Partnership for End-of-Life Care (TxPEC) during its Nov. 18 gala at the TDS Exotic Game Ranch in Creedmoor, Texas. She was recognized for her hospice advocacy “and passionate devotion to providing care for people facing end of life in North Texas.”

Head softball coach Marty Blowers and assistant gymnastics coach Jackie Fain are among only 25 coaches nationally selected to participate in the NCAA Women Coaches Academy that will take place Dec. 12-16 in San Antonio.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 11, 2005

Mon., Nov. 28 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- Pioneer Basketball vs. Southern Arkansas, 6 p.m., Pioneer Hall
- Guitar Chamber Recital, 7:30 p.m., Little Chapel in the Woods.
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentations – “Naata: the Bond, noon, and “Sand and Water,” 6 p.m. at the Dallas Parkland campus; “ Hunting Down Water,” noon and 6 p.m. at the Houston campus, “Buru Sengal: The Fire Within,” 6 p.m. and “Resilient Rhythms,” 7:15 p.m. in CFO 205 on the Denton campus

Tues., Nov. 29 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- Alumni Painting Association Reception, 4:30-7:30 p.m., West Gallery in the Visual Arts Bldg
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “Bedako Oon Jasto: In Search,” 6 p.m., CFO 205; “Itihaas Jitneharuka Laage,” 7:15 pm., CFO 205; “Made in India,” 8:30 pm., CFO 205; “Naata: The Bond” at 6 p.m. and “Resilient Rhythms” at 7 p.m. at the Dallas Parkland campus; “The 18th Elephant,” 6 p.m. at the Houston campus

Wed., Nov. 30 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “Buru Sengal: The Fire Within,” 12:30 – 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall 203
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “Swara: Bridges Over Troubled,” 6 p.m., and “The Unconscious,” 7 pm., in CFO 205 on the Denton campus; “Ithaas Jitneharuka Laagi,” 6 p.m. at the Dallas Parkland campus

Thur., Dec. 1 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- “Dance Makers, Too!,” 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Dance Studio Theatre in the Dance Building. Cost is $.99 for the afternoon and $2.99 for the evening performance. For more information, call 8-1-2089.
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “Hunting Down Water,” noon, at the Houston campus; “A Night of Prophecy,” 6 p.m., CFO 205; “Sand and Water,” 7:15 pm., CFO 205

Fri., Dec. 2 -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.
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “Swara: Bridges over Troubled,” 12:30 – 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall 204

Sat., Dec. 3 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., Dec. 4 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., Dec. 5 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “The 18th Elephant,” 12:30 – 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall 203; “Godhra Tak: Terror Tale,” 6 p.m. and “Vikas Bandook Ki Naal,” 7 p.m., in CFO 205 on the Denton campus; “Bedako Oon Jasto: In Search,” 6 p.m. Dallas Parkland campus; “Resilient Rhythms,” noon and 6 p.m. at the Houston campus

Tues., Dec. 6 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “The 18th Elephant,” 6 p.m. and Hunting Down Water,” 7:15 p.m., CFO 205; “Swara; Bridges over Troubled” and “The Unconscious,” 6 p.m. at the Houston campus

Wed., Dec. 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.
- Pioneer Basketball vs. Sam Houston State, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall
- Traveling Film Festival of South Asia film presentation “Naata: the Bond,” 6 p.m. and “Shei Rater Kotha Bolte Esh,” 7:15 p.m., CFO 205

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

Fri., Dec. 9 -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.
- Last day of Fall 2005 classes

Sat., Dec. 10 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
- Pioneer Basketball vs. Southeastern Oklahoma, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall

Sun., Dec. 11 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

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