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TWU TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW HOUSTON CENTER

NEW RESIDENCE HALL NAME EVOKES HISTORY OF TWU

HOUSTON CAMPUS TO HELP WOMEN ‘DRESS FOR SUCCESS’

SCHOOL OF ARTS TO CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Feb. 21-March 6, 2005



Volume 27, Number 11, Feb. 21-March 6, 2005

TWU TO BREAK GROUND ON NEW HOUSTON CENTER

Texas Woman’s University will break ground Friday, Feb. 25 on its new state-of-the-art Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in the Texas Medical Center. TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart and members of the TWU Board of Regents will host the ceremony, which will begin at 9 a.m. at the new site, located at the corner of Fannin, Main and Old Main streets.

The 10-story, 202,000-square-foot building will open in 2006.

TWU opened its Houston campus in 1960 by expanding its nursing program to the Texas Medical Center. Today, almost 1,200 students majoring in nursing, physical therapy, library science, health care administration, occupational therapy and nutrition are enrolled at the Houston Center. The new campus will allow TWU eventually to more than double its Houston enrollment to 3,000 students.

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NEW RESIDENCE HALL NAME EVOKES HISTORY OF TWU

Echoes of the past will be present in the new apartment-style housing opening this fall on Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus.

The complex, scheduled to open in August, will be named Lowry Woods Community, a reference to the name of the wooded area north of the site, said Kenny Mauk (university housing). The seven buildings that make up the complex will carry the names of previous residence halls on campus. Department of university housing staff members researched the history of the university and its buildings and submitted the names to Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart for approval.

Names chosen for the four single-student apartment buildings are:

Names selected for the family housing apartment buildings are:

The complex also will include the Lowry Woods Community Center, which will house the Clubhouse, an after-school program for children living in family housing; a student lounge with a coffee bar; a computer lab and more.

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HOUSTON CAMPUS TO HELP WOMEN ‘DRESS FOR SUCCESS'

TWU College of Nursing and Beta Beta-Houston Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) are hosting the second annual suit drive to benefit Dress for Success Houston, a non-profit organization that provides interview-appropriate clothing to low-income women seeking employment. STTI is the nursing honor society dedicated to improving the health of people worldwide. All donations to this event are tax-deductible.

Please bring your suits in the week before spring break, March 1-11. Suits also will be collected from 8 to noon Friday, March 4, on the seventh floor of MGJ during the Parry Lectureship. Suits can be dropped off at Dr. Ann Malecha’s office, E-23, or outside the College of Nursing office. All suits must be clean and on hangers. A sign-in sheet will be available so a tax receipt will be mailed for all donations. Anyone with questions may contact Dr. Malecha (nursing) at 8-4-2725 or e-mail AMalecha@mail.twu.edu.

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SCHOOL OF ARTS TO CELEBRATE NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS

The TWU School of the Arts will celebrate the traditions and values of the Native American people in “Native American Tradition: Wisdom for the New Millennium,” Sunday, Feb. 27 in room 207-208 of the Student Center.

The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 8-1-2086.

Distinguished visiting Pembina Chippewa choreographer Rosalie Jones/Daystar and TWU School of the Arts students will join with guest artists in an afternoon of performances, music, dance and food. Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) will moderate the event, which also will feature Dallas/Fort Worth musicians and dancers Tony Aunquoe (Kiowa), Peggy Larney (Choctaw), John and Kasey Reynolds (Cherokee), Tara Stewart (Cherokee/Kiowa) and Cherokee community activist Lillian Redbird Stewart.

The event will be the culmination of a weeklong residency by Rosalie Jones/Daystar, who will lead an interdisciplinary workshop with students from dance, music, art and theatre, concluding in the colloquium titled, “This Is Who I Am.” The workshops will explore the themes of art and the natural world, community, memory and envisioning the future.

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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.

Dr. Stephen Souris (English, speech and foreign language) will present “How to Increase Your Reading Speed” at 12:25 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in ASB 205. The presentation is free and will last approximately 30 minutes. The session is intended primarily for students in Dr. Souris’s current classes, but anyone interested in learning how to increase reading speed is welcome. For more information, e-mail Ssouris@twu.edu.

Dr. Camelia Maier (biology) has announced that Lea Christine Savolainen and Michelle Savolainen, undergraduate biology students working in her research laboratory, won the Best Poster and Presentation Award at the “Graduate Research Day in Life Sciences” held Feb. 5 at the University of North Texas. The students won the award in the undergraduate/TAMS (Texas Academy of Math and Sciences) student category with their poster, titled, “Microscopic studies of traps and seeds of carnivorous plants.”

Dr. Trisha Van Duser (Center for Student Development) has announced that orientation team leaders Marchele Ayinde, Mamawah Kandeh and Carey Stanley will present at the National Orientation Directors Association Region IV Conference in Dallas Feb. 25-27. The students’ presentation, “Traditionally Speaking …” will focus on TWU’s current orientation traditions and how other institutions can initiate successful traditions programs within their orientation programs.

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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.).

An interview with Dr. John Flohr (music) is scheduled to air at approximately 8:50 a.m. Satuday, March 5, on WRR-FM 101.1. Dr. Flohr, president of the Texas Music Educators Conference, was interviewed on the subject of music and Music in Our Schools Week, an initiative of the Music Educators National Conference.

Faisal H Aboul-Enein (nursing-Houston) recently published a manuscript titled “Facing the future: elderly care in Saudi Arabia,” in “Reflections on Nursing Leadership,” a journal issued by Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing.

Dr. Debra Mollen (psychology) recently published the chapter “Postdoctoral Training in Racial-Cultural Counseling Competence” in the book “Handbook of Racial-Cultural Psychology and Counseling: Training and Practice: by John Wiley.

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