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REGENTS INCREASE TUITION, FEES AND APPROVE CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM CHANGES

TWU EXHIBITION FIRST IN METROPLEX TO FOCUS ON WORKS BY NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN

TWU HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE MARCH 3

TWU’S ALEXANDRIA’S RAGTIME BAND ALUMNI RETURN FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT MARCH 4

TWU’S HOUSTON CAMPUS PRESENTS NURSING LECTURE MARCH 9

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 12, 2006

Volume 28, Number 13, February 27 – March 12, 2006

REGENTS INCREASE TUITION, FEES AND APPROVE CURRICULUM AND PROGRAM CHANGES

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents voted to increase tuition and approved changes to the core curriculum and other programs at its quarterly meeting in Dallas Feb. 24.

The board voted to increase board authorized tuition from $73 to $78 per semester credit hour starting in fall 2006. Regents also gave their approval to charge tuition to reflect a new state policy from the Texas Legislature. Undergraduate residents will now be charged non-resident tuition for credit hours that exceed by at least 30 hours the number of semester credit hours required for completion of the degree program in which the student is enrolled.

Regents also agreed to increase the student services fee from $19.64 to $21.01 per semester credit hour for up to nine hours starting in fall 2006. The board also approved offering commuter student meal plans ranging in cost from $300 to $500 starting in summer 2006.

Pending Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approval, TWU regents approved modifying TWU’s core curriculum requirements by adding three semester credit hours in mathematics — a quantitative literacy course. They also voted to combine the women’s studies and multicultural requirements, so only one, three-hour multicultural women’s studies course will be required.

Regents voted to allow the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences to offer a master of science in institutional administration degree as an online program starting in fall 2006, pending Coordinating Board approval. The board also approved changes to the healthcare administration program in Dallas. Pending

Coordinating Board approval, the master of healthcare administration degree in Dallas will be renamed the master of health systems management degree and will be moved from the College of Health Sciences to the School of Management in the College of Arts and Sciences. The master of healthcare administration program in Houston is not affected by this change.

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TWU EXHIBITION FIRST IN METROPLEX TO FOCUS ON WORKS BY NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN

Texas Woman’s University’s Department of Visual Arts presents the first exhibit in the Dallas-Fort Worth area to focus on Native American women artists with “Native American Women: Tradition and Change,” Feb. 27 through March 31 in Denton. The free exhibition will be featured in TWU’s West Fine Arts Gallery on the Denton campus. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 8-1-2530.

The exhibit represents American Indian women’s legacy of art, including subjects often not addressed by male artists. Traditional and contemporary art is featured, including historic and symbolic perspectives expressed through various media.

The artists represent a diverse range of tribal affiliation and background, including: Sarah I Penney, Nez Perce/Santee Sioux; Lynn Margaret, Navajo; Dorothy White Bread and Pat Cooper, Potawatomi; Teddi Duncan, Laguna Pueblo/Apache; Sharon Perdasofpy, Juanita Hermanns, Dorothy Sullivan and Jeanne Rorex Bridges, Cherokee; R.G. Bowker, Lakota; Dana Tiger, Creek Tribe, Muskogee Nation; Wendy Mahsetky Poolaw, Comanche/ Kickapoo; and Judith Gunier, Southern Cherokee. The exhibit curator is David Alcose, an elementary art teacher in Dallas and a graduate student in art education at TWU.

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TWU HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE MARCH 3

The Office of Intercultural Services will host the Fifth Annual African American Student Leadership Conference from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3. Michaela Angela Davis, executive beauty and fashion editor for Essence magazine, will serve as the keynote speaker for the conference that takes place in Hubbard Hall located on Administration Drive and Oakland Avenue on TWU’s Denton campus.

On-site registration is $20 for college students, faculty and staff, $15 for high school students and $25 for all others. For more information or to register, contact the TWU Office of Intercultural Services at 8-1- 3634 or intercultural@twu.edu.

The Annual African American Student Leadership Conference is part of TWU’s Cultural Connections Conference Series — a series of intercultural events dedicated to promoting leadership, cultural awareness and celebrating diversity within the community through education, intense and honest dialogue and networking. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/o-sl/intercultural/.

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TWU’S ALEXANDRIA’S RAGTIME BAND ALUMNI RETURN FOR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT MARCH 4

The music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and more will fill the air at Texas Woman’s University as Alexandria’s Ragtime Band celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert Saturday, March 4. Admission is free and open to the public. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the Margo Jones Auditorium on TWU’s Denton campus. For more information, call 8-1-2500.

The concert will feature many Alexandria’s alumni performing with the current band. Recent TWU graduate Russ Brown, director of Cisco High School’s award-winning Mighty Lobo Band, will bring the 40-plus members of his band to join Alexandria’s in a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Alexandria’s Ragtime Band, a performing organization of the TWU School of the Arts, was founded by and is under the direction of Dr. John Flohr, professor of music education at TWU. The band specializes in the ragtime and Dixieland idioms of the late 19th and early 20th century American jazz music.

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TWU’S HOUSTON CAMPUS PRESENTS NURSING LECTURE MARCH 9

Texas Woman’s University will present “Alternative Medicine and Women’s Health: Choices and Consequences” on Thursday, March 9 on TWU’s Houston campus.

The event is part of the Parry Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by TWU Houston’s Stark College of Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International, Beta Beta Houston. The presentation is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon in room MGJ 724 of TWU’s Houston campus, located at 1130 John Freeman Blvd. in the Texas Medical Center. The lecture is free and participants are responsible for their own parking fees. For more information or to register, call 8-4-2100 by Tuesday, March 2.

TWU has requested 3.0 CNE Type 1 contact hours from the Texas Nursing Association for the event.

Dr. Kellie F. Flood-Shaffer, associate professor and residency program director for the Health Sciences Center at Texas Tech University, will lead the presentation. The lecture will focus on the application of alternative medicine to women’s health and include a discussion on the use of herbal preparation by women. An in-depth listing of the intended uses and the possible benefits and risks of botanical medicinal preparations to the female patients also will be presented.

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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.

The College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Spotlight Series presents “Who’s Watching? – A Study in Online Privacy” presented by Dr. Pushkala Raman (marketing) on Wednesday, March 1, from 12:25-12:55 in CFO 1304. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, this lunchtime series of presentations features ongoing research, scholarship, and creative efforts by faculty members in the college. For information about the series, email ssouris@twu.edu or call 8-1-2343.

TWU’s Eighth Annual Edible Car Contest will be held from 9 a.m. until noon March 3 in the Southwest Banquet room of Hubbard Hall. Cash prizes totaling $600 awaiting the entries from TWU and area middle and high school students. For more information, visit www.twu.edu/smcw/ediblecardescription.html.

Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” will be the topic of the next Professor’s Corner, March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Denton Public Library South Branch, 3228 Teasley. Dr. Richard Bailey with the University of Texas at Arlington will present. Admission is free and the program is open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris at 8-1-2343 or the Denton Public Library at 940-349-8251.

The School of Occupational Therapy hosted the 13th Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship and Continuing Education Workshops Feb. 10 - 11 at the Presbyterian campus. The lecture recipient was Dr. Suzanne Peloquin of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The Virginia Chandler-Dykes Occupational Therapy Leadership Award was presented to Mr. Bubba Klostermann for his work on behalf of occupational therapy clients in Texas. More than 200 occupational therapy practitioners and students attended.

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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.).

Dr. Griffin B. Huey, the husband of TWU President Emeritus Dr. Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey, passed away on Feb. 10. Memorials may be made to the Griffin B. Huey Honors Scholarship Fund in General Chemistry at the University of North Texas.

Dr. Nancy M. DiMarco (nutrition) was selected to attend the American Dietetic Association’s (ADA’s) Third Leadership Institute Feb.16 - 19 in San Diego, Calif. Participation in the institute, an intensive certificate-training program in the theory and practice of leadership in dietetics, was limited to fewer than 300 of ADA’s nearly 65,000 members throughout the country.

Dr. Debra Mollen (psychology) recently published the chapter “Positive psychology: Considerations and implications for counseling psychology” in the book “The Counseling Psychologist, 34.”

Ms. Sherrie Taylor (SOM) recently was appointed to the Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) USA Faculty Advisory Committee. The 15 advisory committee members represent more than 1,000 SIFE USA faculty advisers from more than 800 colleges and universities in the United States.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 12, 2006

Mon., Feb. 27 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Tues., Feb. 28 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., March 1 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-7p.m.
-Pioneer Softball vs. Incarnate World, 4 p.m. & 6 p.m.

Thur., March 2 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
–“ Who's Watching? Study of Online Privacy” College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Spotlight Series, 12:25 - 12:55 p.m. CFO 1304. Free.

Fri., March 3 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-8th Annual Edible Car Contest, 9 a.m., Hubbard Hall
-5th Annual African American Leadership Conference, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Hubbard Hall

Sat., March 4 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
–Alexander’s Ragtime Band Reunion concert, 8 p.m., Margo Jones, Free. Call 8-1-2500 for more information

Sun., March 5 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., March 6 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Nursing Career Day, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Parkland Campus. Call 8-1-2950.

Tues., March 7 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., March 8 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Maroon & White Luncheon, 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Outback Steakhouse in Denton, Cost $5. Call, 8-1-2378

Thur., March 9 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
– Parry Distinguished Lecture Series, Houston campus, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 8-4-2100.

Fri., March 10 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., March 11 -Library closed.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., March 12 - Library closed.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

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