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TWU ANNOUNCES FOUNDERS’ AWARD RECIPIENTS

TWU’S HOUSTON CENTER TO HOST PARRY LECTURESHIP MARCH 2

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: FEBRUARY 12-25, 2007

 

Volume 29, Number 3, February 12-25, 2007

 

TWU ANNOUNCES FOUNDERS’ AWARD RECIPIENTS


Ms. Jo Kuhn, PointBank and the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Dallas Section are the recipients of the 2007 Founders’ Awards presented by Texas Woman's University, the TWU Foundation and the Former Students Association of TWU.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5 in Hubbard Hall.  Tickets for the event are $25 per person.  Patron seats are available for $60.  Benefactor tables for eight are available for $500. Reservations are required by Friday, March 30.  For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Patrice Benfield Frisby at 8-1-3867.   Proceeds from the event benefit the TWU Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarship Fund.

With more than 30 years of accomplishments as a TWU athletic administrator, coach and faculty member in kinesiology, Ms. Jo Kuhn of Denton has established herself as an ardent promoter and devoted supporter of TWU women’s athletics.  Ms. Kuhn became the director of TWU athletics in 1982, and in 1988, she succeeded in gaining TWU’s admission to the Lone Star Conference — a Division II conference — making the university the only women’s institution in the nation in a coed athletic conference.  Under Ms. Kuhn’s leadership, TWU’s athletes began their streak of maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better, which has lasted for more than 24 years.  She also established the Pioneer Scholarship Campaign, which has distributed more than $1 million in athletics scholarships to TWU student athletes since 1984.

She resigned as the TWU athletic director in 1992 to return to teaching and retired from TWU in 1997.  Ms. Kuhn was inducted into the TWU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1997.

PointBank — established in 1884 and chartered in 1892 — is the oldest locally owned, full-service bank in Denton County and North Texas.  The company has continuously showed its support to TWU by contributing to the university’s scholarship campaign, making enhancements to the TWU athletics competitive environment and encouraging employees to wear maroon and white TWU Pioneers T-shirts in the bank.

The company is an annual member of the TWU Chancellor’s Circle and supports TWU Athletics as a top-level corporate platinum sponsor and contributor to the TWU Pioneer Athletics Scholarship Campaign.  Led by CEO Raymond David, Sr., PointBank donated the scoreboards in Kitty Magee Arena, purchased advertising rights to the softball scoreboard and provided protective netting, and is sponsoring the soccer field scoreboard, which will be in use when the new field opens in August.

The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization, inspired by Jewish values, that works through a program of research, education, advocacy and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children and families and strives to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all.  The NCJW, Greater Dallas Section has supported TWU through the Reba M. Wadel Scholarship Fund for graduate students in family sciences.  Since 1990, the scholarship has assisted graduate students in child development or family sciences in their pursuit of scholastic achievement.  The non-profit organization has consistently supported TWU for many years by providing funds for this scholarship and other philanthropic endeavors.

Founders’ Day was known as Pancake Night when the Ex-Students Association started it in 1924.  When the school was renamed Texas State College for Women in 1936, the event was given its present name.

The first Founders’ Awards were presented in 1998 to honor organizations and individuals who have supported TWU.  This year TWU has moved its annual Founders’ Day celebration from February to early April to coincide with the date the university was established by the state of Texas.  Legislation was signed on April 6, 1901, forming what is now known as TWU.

 

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TWU’S HOUSTON CENTER TO HOST PARRY LECTURESHIP MARCH 2

The Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center will host the 11th Annual Parry Lectureship and Research Day on Friday, March 2.  Dr. Nancy Kline, director of research and evidence-based practice for the department of nursing at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, will present the lecture, titled “Developing and Testing an Evidence-Based Protocol.”

The event will take place from 9 a.m. until noon in Lecture Hall 2120 of TWU’s Houston Center, located at 6700 Fannin St.  There is no charge to attend the lecture, but participants are responsible for their own parking fees.  To register, or for more information, contact Linda Pearson at (713) 794-2100 or LPearson@twu.edu by Feb. 23.

The lectureship is sponsored by TWU Houston’s Stark College of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and Beta Beta Houston.  TWU has requested contact hours from the Texas Nurses Association (TNA).  The TNA is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Dr. Kline, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has more than 20 years of clinical experience working with children who have chronic or life-threatening illnesses.  Her research interests include supportive and palliative care and symptom management.  She has authored more than 75 journal articles and textbook chapters, and has given more than 150 presentations in 27 countries.  She received her doctorate from TWU.

Dr. Kline currently is editor-in-chief of the “Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing,” co-editor of “Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children (7th edition),” co-editor of “Pediatric Oncology Nursing: Advanced Clinical Handbook,” editor of “Essentials of Pediatric Oncology Nursing: A Core Curriculum (2nd edition),” and editor of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses’ “Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Program.”

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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.

Texas Woman’s University is now the first public university in Texas to offer a clinical doctor of physical therapy degree.  The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted TWU the authority to offer this degree on Jan. 25.  TWU will begin offering the degree in fall 2007 at its Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center at Presbyterian Hospital and its Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center.  TWU’s new doctor of physical therapy program is an eight-semester program, including summer sessions.  Students should be able to complete the clinical program in three years.  Eventually, the program will replace the university’s master of science in physical therapy entry-level program.  TWU will continue to offer the academic Ph.D. in physical therapy degree. 

Gov. Rick Perry has announced his appointment of Christianne Kellett of Arlington as the new student regent for Texas Woman’s University.  She will serve a one-year term expiring Feb. 1, 2008.  Ms. Kellett is a senior with a dual major of government/legal studies and business administration/marketing on TWU’s Denton campus.

The Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University (ASSET) will award a scholarship to a permanent full- or part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate classes at TWU during the fall 2007 semester.  Applicants do not have to be a member of ASSET to apply.  The scholarship application and recommendation forms are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 30.  For more information, contact aguzman2@twu.edu.

TWU’s Food Pantry is accepting donations of non-perishable foods and personal hygiene items for students in need.  The pantry, a project of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, serves 25-30 students per month.  Donations may be taken to the Office of Lifelong Learning, ACT 221, or delivered to the food pantry in suite 200 of Old Main.  Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

TWU’s Fitness and Recreation, located on the first floor of Jones Hall, is offering a 15 percent discount on any personal training package during the month of February.  Prices range from $102 for three sessions to $255 for 12 sessions.  For more information, call 8-1-2900.

 

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.).


Jana Bates (Human Resources) is now the manager of employee advocacy and performance management at TWU.  She may be reached at 8-1-3553 or jbates1@twu.edu.  Ms. Bates recently was awarded the 2006 Human Resources Professional of the Year by the North Texas Society for Human Resources Management.


Annette Johnson (Human Resources) is now the manager of diversity and equal opportunity at TWU.  She may be reached at 8-1-3518 or ajohnson2@twu.edu.


Dr. Jimmy H. Ishee (College of Health Sciences), as vice president of the National Association of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education, organized and managed the 2007 NAKPEHE National Conference Jan. 3-6 in Clearwater, Fla.  He also announced that Vanessa Fiaud, a doctoral student in the Department of Kinesiology, won the Joanna Davenport Poster Presentation Award at the conference.

 

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: FEBRUARY 12-25, 2007

Mon., Feb. 12            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Gabriel Bita Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  8-1-2500.
                                   
Tues., Feb. 13            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -TWU’s Annual Valentine Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., second floor, Student Union.

Wed., Feb. 14            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Professor’s Corner: “Abe Lincoln, Orator,” presented by Dr. McClain Watson of TWU.  7 p.m., Denton South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane.  Free.  (940) 349-8251.
                                    -Masako Narikawa and Chuyunn Lee piano and violin recital, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  8-1-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Midwestern State, 7 p.m. home.
                                   
Thur., Feb. 15            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., Feb. 16            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                   -Distance Education Faculty Training, “Integrating Effective Assessment Programs with Online Course Design” webinar, noon-1:30 p.m., SH 308, 8-1-3408.
                                               
Sat., Feb. 17            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
                                    -41st Annual Rose Spicola Forum in Reading, 9 a.m., MCL, Free.  8-1-2011.  Keynote speaker Dr. James Paul Gee, professor of reading at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
                                    -Piano Recital/Master Class Series with Dr. Richard Shuster, master class at 10 a.m., MJPH.  Free.  8-1-2500.
                                    -Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Boise State, Illinois-Chicago and Illinois State, 7 p.m., home.  “Think Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Night, TWU Gymnastics Alumni Night.

Sun., Feb. 18            -Library open 2 p.m. to midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.
                                    -Piano Recital/Master Class Series with Dr. Richard Shuster, piano recital, 3 p.m., MJPH, free.  8-1-2500.
                                               
Mon., Feb. 19            -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.

Tues., Feb. 20            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.- 10 p.m.
                                   
Wed., Feb. 21            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; library open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., Feb. 22            -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
                                    -Concert Choir/Chamber Singers concert, “Devotions,” featuring a variety of sacred music.  7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  8-1-2500.
                                   
Fri., Feb. 23                        -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
                                   
Sat., Feb. 24            -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
                                    -Pioneers Basketball vs. Angelo State, 7 p.m., home.  Senior Night.
                                   
Sun., Feb. 25            -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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