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ALEXANDRIA’S, STRICTLY DIXIE SLATE JAZZ CONCERT

CISSELL ELECTED INTO HEALTH EDUCATION HALL OF FAME

NEILL HONORED BY ASHA

TWU’S WARD RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Nov. 3-16, 2003

 

Volume 26, Number 5, Nov. 3-16, 2003

ALEXANDRIA’S, STRICTLY DIXIE SLATE JAZZ CONCERT

An evening of traditional jazz is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, as Alexandria’s Ragtime Band and Strictly Dixie team up for a concert in Margo Jones Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the TWU Department of Music and Drama, 8-1-2500, or e-mail kaygrant@twu.edu.

Alexandria’s Ragtime Band is a TWU School of the Arts performing group. The ensemble specializes in late 19th and early 20th century ragtime and Dixieland jazz. The group, which has performed throughout the United States and Europe, is under the direction of Dr. John W. Flohr (music).

Strictly Dixie is a Denton community senior citizen group whose members share an interest in performing Dixieland music. The group, led by David Hume, rehearses and performs regularly in the community.

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CISSELL ELECTED INTO HEALTH EDUCATION HALL OF FAME

Dr. William Cissell (health studies) will be inducted into the Health Education Hall of Fame of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The award will be presented at the AAHPERD annual conference in April 2004 in New Orleans.

The Health Education Hall of Fame is a grassroots peer recognition organization honoring outstanding professional contributions in the field of health education, health promotion and disease prevention. Members are elected into the Hall of Fame by their peers and students. Dr. Cissell received more votes than any other 2004 inductee.

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NEILL HONORED BY ASHA

Dr. Kweethai Neill (health studies) is the American School Health Association 2003 Distinguished Service Award recipient. The award was given to recognize her service to the organization over the past decade.

Since 1994, she has served as a nutrition adviser, answering members’ questions on nutrition in schools. She was an ASHA delegate to the National Steering Committee for Childhood Obesity, Office of Women’s Health from 1999-2001. She served as the ASHA delegate to the National Nutrition Summit in 2000 and the Health Schools Summit in 2002. In 1995-97 and again in 2000-02, she served as ASHA Council for Food and Nutrition chairperson and secretary for the council in 1998-99.

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TWU’S WARD RECEIVES SERVICE AWARD

Dr. Susan Ward (health studies) is the recipient of the 2003 Distinguished Service Award from Eta Sigma Gamma, the National Health Education Honorary. The award is presented to a person or persons in recognition of outstanding services to furthering the goals of the organization.

Dr. Ward began her career as a nurse but decided she wanted to help people stay healthy rather than care for them in illness. She taught health to seventh and eighth graders in Wyoming while overseeing the school district’s nurses, and later worked with various school district health promotion activities in Virginia.

After completing her Ph.D. in health education, Dr. Ward came to TWU in 1990. She has been involved in many wellness programs in the Denton community, including one for local senior citizens. She also developed a ropes course —a physically challenging program used for team and self-confidence building — at TWU.

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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, by fax at 8-1-3463 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 publication. 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.

Dr. Bruce Bond, professor of English at the University of North Texas and poetry editor for American Literary Review, will give a poetry reading and be the guest speaker at the induction ceremony for Texas Woman’s University’s Beta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, Monday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Little Chapel in-the-Woods. Admission is free and the public is invited. For information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at 8-1-2343.

The 15th Annual ASSET Staff Scholarship — $250 — will be awarded for the Spring 2004 semester to a permanent full-time or permanent part-time staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses during the spring. Applicants do not have to be a member of ASSET. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 12. For a packet, contact Barbara Meriwether (financial aid) at 8-1-3067 or download a packet from www.twu.edu/asset.

Dr. Russell Greer (English, speech and foreign languages) will discuss “The Booker Prize: Britain’s Best Novelists” Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the next Professor’s Corner at the South Branch of the Denton Public Library, 3228 Teasley. Admission is free and the program is open to the public. The purpose of Professor's Corner is to provide area English professors and doctoral students an opportunity to share their special interests with the general public through informal presentations and discussions. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at 8-1-2343 or the Denton Public Library at 940-349-8251.

The School of the Arts will present a chamber music recital Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in Margo Jones. Performers will include TWU faculty Dr. Richard Shuster, piano; Cathy Richardson, violin; Kate Pritchett, horn; in collaboration with Dallas Symphony Orchestra members Wilfred Roberts, bassoon; Erin Hannigan, oboe; and Paul Garner, clarinet. The program will include works by Mozart, Brahms and Poulenc. Admission is free. TWU Update, Nov. 3-16, 2003, page 4

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.)

Gabriella Miller (sociology, professor emerita) died Oct. 30. She taught at TWU from 1967 through 1998. Memorials should be designated to the Roy A. and Gabriella Miller Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University, P.O. Box 425618, Denton, TX 76204.

Dr. Roberta Nutt (psychology) has been awarded specialty board certification (diplomat status) in family psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Board certification attests to excellence in meeting advanced education, training and professional standing established by a specialty, as well as examination by peers in the specialty.

Raedean Bolton (financial aid) presented “Diversity and Sensitivity Training: Who Needs It? We All Do!” at the Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Annual Conference, Oct. 8-10 in Wichita Falls.

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