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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: March 22-April 4, 2004


Volume 26, Number 13, March 22-April 4, 2004


Texas Woman’s University and the TWU Former Students Association will recognize four distinguished alumni during Honors Convocation ceremonies April 15 and at an awards luncheon on April 17. The honorees are Dr. Margaret L. Bogle of Little Rock, Ark., Dr. Janie H. Humphries of Ruston, La., Virginia “Ginger” Purdy of San Antonio and Dr. Glenda B. Simmons of Denton.

Convocation is at 10 a.m. April 15 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. April 17 in the southeast ballroom of Hubbard Hall. Luncheon tickets purchased prior to March 25 are $15; after March 25 tickets are $20. For more information or tickets, call the TWU Office of Alumni Relations at (940) 898-2586 or visit www.twu.edu/alum.

Dr. Bogle has a history of outstanding work in the field of community and pediatric nutrition that spans more than 48 years. She earned her Ph.D. in nutrition science at TWU in 1989. She currently is an associate professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and executive director of the Lower Mississippi Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative.

Dr. Humphries is an assertive leader who has had exceptional success working with parents, students and professionals. She is a 1964 TWU home economics graduate and since 1995 she has held the position of McGehee Professor of Early Childhood Education, School of Human Ecology, Louisiana Tech University.

Ms. Purdy is a 1948 graduate of TWU with more than 35 years’ experience in advertising and public relations. Her career started as a fashion artist and she later became advertising manager of the Texas/New Mexico Division of Dillard’s Department Stores. In 1976, she went into business for herself. Ms. Purdy is the founding president of Network Power/Texas, a non-profit corporation that promotes equity and self-sufficiency for women through educational programs and services.

Dr. Simmons received her baccalaureate and master’s degrees at TWU (1961, 1962). She served as TWU’s dean of students and vice president for student life for 14 years and was a member of the business and economics faculty for 22 years. On her retirement, she was named vice president emeritus, the only person ever to hold such a title at TWU. Since her retirement, she has served as a member of the TWU Foundation Board, as a board member of Friends of the Family, and has been actively involved as a volunteer with Ann’s Haven Hospice, the RSVP tutoring program and numerous other community social service agencies. She has been a member of the TWU Former Students Association and served as the 2003 homecoming chairperson.

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The Office of Intercultural Services is hosting the Cultural Connection Conference Series (CCCS), featuring the 3rd Annual African American Women’s Student Leadership Conference (AAWSLC) on March 27 and the Latina Leadership Conference (LLC) on April 2.

Both events are dedicated to promoting leadership, cultural awareness and celebrating diversity within the community through education, intense and honest dialogue and networking. Both conferences will be held in the Student Center.

Dr. Deleso Alford Washington, a gender law attorney from Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker for AAWSLC. Her area of focus is the evolving legal theory of intersectionality, which addresses the particularized discrimination faced by women of color due to race, sex and class. She is interested in the application of intersectional discrimination in the workplace, both internationally and domestically.

Dallas City Council member Dr. Elba García will be the featured speaker for the Latina Leadership Conference. She is the spokesperson for the American Cancer Society for Latin women. As a council member, Dr. García serves on the city of Dallas’ Arts, Education and Libraries Committee, the Minority and Municipal Affairs Committee and is vice-chair of the Health, Human and Youth Services Committee.

Other presenters at the AAWSLC include Dr. Kevin Washington of RAM Enterprises, presenting a session titled “Realizing the Power of Divine Womanhood.” Dr. Pamela Nzingha Hill of African American News & Issues will present “Peace Power and Blessings.”

STEPS, the TWU Go Theatre motivational performance team, will perform at both conferences. Go Theatre uses "cool" and "diverse" university and high school students who are versed in theater arts, and who also receive mentoring training, to motivate middle and high school students to stay in school and go on to higher education. The performers also are trained to assist students with planning and applying for college.

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TWU will hold service award and retirement recognition programs on March 29 at 1 p.m. in Mary Gibbs Jones Hall, room 724, for the Houston center; April 5 at 1 p.m. in the faculty conference room on the Parkland campus for the Dallas centers; and April 19 at 1 p.m. in the southeast ballroom of Hubbard Hall for the Denton campus.

Retirees to be recognized are: (Houston) Sandra Cashaw (nursing), Dr. Jaclyn Low (occupational therapy), Dr. Joan Killen (nursing), (Dallas) Ethel Bowman (nursing), Lois Wilson (nursing), Dr. Virginia Hopkins (nursing), (Denton) Lucy Chapman (library science), Marilyn Davis (wellness services), Lizabeth Elkins (institutional research), Patricia Ervin (instructional support services), Dr. Nancy Glick (dental hygiene), Richard Hotinski (internal audits), Ron Justiss (facilities management), Jo Ann Newman (occupational therapy) and Norma Riddle (instructional support services).

Being recognized for 35 years of service are: (Houston) Betty Henderson (nursing), (Denton) Dr. Thomas Brown (music), Dr. Vivian Casper (English, speech and foreign languages) and Gladys Keeton (dance).

Thirty years: (Houston) Dr. William Hanten (physical therapy), Dr. Margaret Hawkins (nursing), (Dallas) Dr. Susan Chaney (nursing), (Denton) and Dr. Charles Riggs (chemistry and physics).

Twenty-five years: (Houston) Rose Bush (nutrition and food science), (Denton) Lucy Chapman (library science), Dr. John Flohr (music), Dr. Adelaide Griffin (school of management), Dr. Andie Hsueh (nutrition and food science), Dr. Karen Jackson (psychology and philosophy), Dr. Glen Jennings (family sciences), Kathy Lozano (information technology services), Debra McMinn (bursar’s office), Theresa Scott (occupational therapy) and Lana Woods (academic advising).

Twenty years: (Dallas) Dr. Patricia Driscoll (health care administration), (Denton) Catherine Banks (Science and Math Center for Women), Dr. Victor Ben-Ezra (kinesiology), Dr. Evelyn Curry (library science), Colette Friar (controller’s office), Dr. Nancy Hadsell (music), Sandra Hammond (facilities management), Dr. Stanley Ivie (teacher education), Dr. John Knesek (biology), Trudy Odom (public safety), Dr. Sally Schultz (occupational therapy), Connie Smith (College of Professional Education), Susan Sponsler (marketing and communication), Jerry Don Sprayberry (facilities management), Dr. Frances Thompson (mathematics and computer science) and Dr. Wayne Zimmerman (mathematics and computer science).

Fifteen years: (Houston) Sandra Compton-Winbush (Houston Center), Dr. Rebecca Krepper (nursing), (Dallas) Carol Arnold (nursing), Dr. Caryl Mobley (nursing), (Denton) Kenneth Adams (public safety), Lewis Dunagan (facilities management), Joyce Edmundson (public safety), Judy Elias (institutional research), Colleen Ferguson (lifelong learning), Patrice Frisby (institutional development), Ralph Harrison (facilities management), Edith Hays (mathematics and computer science), Katy Holland (disability support services), Cynthia Howell (lifelong learning), Dr. Jennifer Martin (graduate school), Michael Matlock (facilities management), Amy McDonald (chancellor’s office), Dr. Kathleen Millay (communication sciences and disorders), Dr. Julia Newcomer (school of management), Dr. Ninfa Nik (English, speech and foreign languages), Colleen Sallee (payroll), Scott Tanner (facilities management), Charles Thetford (housing) and Yolanda Vasquez (facilities management).

Ten years: (Houston) Maria Goroztieta (facilities management), Inez Shelton (health care administration), Dr. Gayle Hersch (occupational therapy), (Dallas) Robin Abellera (communication science and disorders), Phyllis Raddant (health care administration), Joanna Lipoma (occupational therapy), Ambrosio Moreno (public safety), (Denton) Patrice Armor (information technology services), Freddie Avery (facilities management), Dr. Judith Bean (academic affairs), Dr. Heather Conrad-Webb (biology), Kathy Creed (Reading Recovery), Jason Edwards (information technology services), Sherrill Harnish occupational therapy), Dr. Charlott Keefe (teacher education), Dr. Monica Mendez-Grant (student life), Barbara Meriwether (financial aid), Debra Mueller (finance and administration), Corina Trevino (information technology services), Gordon Sallee (information technology services), Susan Testa (human resources), Steven Tucker (library) and Greta Wheeler (financial aid).

Five years: (Houston) Dr. Kimberly Cameron (nursing), Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing), Carlos DaSilva (information technology services), Dr. Kathryn Tart (nursing), Elizabeth Davis (physical therapy), Laura Huntsberry (nutrition and food science), Dr. Ann Malecha (nursing), Katy Mitchell (physical therapy), Mary Williams (nursing), (Dallas) Jeane Asel (nursing), Josephine Champion (facilities management), Janet Dalsheimer (nursing), Qamil Maloku (facilities management), Gwendolyn Martin (nursing), Dr. Larry Petterborg (physical therapy), Kimberly Richardson (library), (Denton) Debra Aggus (controller’s office), Marilu Anderson (controller’s office), Rita Baerwaldt (biology), Sharon Benge (drama), Dr. Kyle Biggerstaff (kinesiology), Dr. Nancy Burkhalter (kinesiology), Tommy Clark (facilities management), Andrew Clemens (public safety), Jo Cohn (housing), Marquitta Daniels (academic financial services), Dr. Camelia Maier (biology), Dr. Constance Menard (health services), Cindy Myers (occupational therapy), Carol Nelson (family sciences), Bobby Price (facilities management), Dr. Shannon Rich (psychology and philosophy), Kristen Ring (kinesiology), SanJuanita Romo (general counsel’s office), Billy Serren (facilities management), Martha Sides (graduate school), Eileen Davis (graduate school), Heather Speed (center for student development), Marilyn Dunham (library), Michael Elias (academic advising), Elisa Espinoza (facilities management), Karrie Fletcher (wellness services), Myrna Flores (human resources), Linda Johnston (financial aid), Patricia Jones (nursing), Trevor Jones (information technology services), Linda Kobler (College of Professional Education), Lori Lewis (Institute for Women’s Health), Ann Lieberth (communication science and disorders), Randy Stewart (facilities management), Suzanne Sweeney (library), Veronica Valenzuela (student records), Nancy Vaughn (library), Kevin Washington (library), John White (equipment repair), Dr. Kristin Wiginton (health studies), Pauline Williamson (housing), Cathy Woodyard (family sciences) and Dr. Philip Yang (sociology).

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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.

Career Services will sponsor a Denton County Employer Information Session on March 24 from 2:30-4 p.m. in Student Center 207. Representatives from Denton County CSCD (Adult Probation), Denton County Juvenile Probation, Friends of the Family, the health department and MHMR will be represented. Call Career Services at 8-1-2950 to register.

The Parenting Our Parents series continues March 25 from noon to 1 p.m. in Library 101. The speaker will be Virginia Langston, director of resident services at Good Samaritan Retirement Village, who will discuss senior housing and service options.

The women’s studies program is hosting “Her Voices From Sindh: Personal Testimonies of Women and Girls From South Pakistan” on March 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in room 301 of ACT. The program is free and open to the public. The program will include a slide presentation and discussion about the lives of women and girls from the province of Sindh in south Pakistan. For more information, contact Dr. Claire L. Sahlin at 8-1-2119 or csahlin@mail.twu.edu.

The third installment in the Women’s Studies Lecture Series will be March 26 from noon to 1 p.m. in room 202 of CFO. Dr. Maisie Kashka, professor of nursing, will be the speaker. Her talk is titled “Looking Back: One Feminist’s Personal Perspective After Age 65.” The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 8-1-2119 or e-mail Dr. AnaLouise Keating at akeating@twu.edu.

The Early Childhood Education Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area Universities is sponsoring the 2004 Spring Symposium on April 6 in MCL. A graduate seminar will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in MCL 812. The keynote address will be in the MCL Auditorium from 6:30-8 p.m. Lillian Katz, Ph.D., professor emerita of early childhood education, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) and director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary & Early Childhood Education, will be the featured speaker. Registration is $5 for students and $10 for teachers, parents, and community members. Registration will take place in the MCL foyer from 4-4:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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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. Carmen Cruz (counseling center) presented “Challenges and Joys of Feminist Supervision” at the 29th Annual Association for Women in Psychology National Conference in Philadelphia, Pa., on Feb. 27.

In March, Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women's studies) was an invited guest speaker at Wright State University, where she presented a paper titled "“Feminism for the Twenty-First Century: Four Lessons from This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color." Dr. Keating also was an invited guest speaker at the University of Cincinnati, where she presented a paper titled "Towards a Theory and Praxis of Transformational Multiculturalism." Recently, her book, EntreMundos/Among Worlds: New Perspectives on Gloria E. Anzaldúa, was accepted for publication by Palgrave Macmillan.

Dr. Peggy Gleeson (physical therapy-Houston) is featured prominently in the March 2004 issue of PT Magazine, a national publication of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dr. Gleeson is featured on the cover and her presentation titled “Motivating and Managing the Generations: Implications for Students and Employers,” given at the APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in 2003, is the cornerstone of an article by the same name in the magazine.

Dr. William Cissell (health studies) made two presentations on March 5 during the meeting of the U.S./Mexico Border AIDS Education Training Centers Steering Team (UMBAST) in Albuquerque, N.M. The first was titled “Texas/Oklahoma Border Initiatives for 2004.” The second, co-presented with Frank Cantu, director, Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) Division of Border Health, was titled “HRSA Briefing for UMBAST Meeting.” The latter described planning for the Border Binational Health Week, Oct. 11-17, 2004.

Carolyn Barnes (marketing and communication) has been named chair of the Denton Chamber of Commerce Marketing Committee. She also serves on the advisory board for the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: March 22-April 4, 2004

March 22-25

Wed., March 24

Fri., March 26

Sat., March 27

Sun., March 28

March 29-April 1

Tue., March 30

Fri., April 2

Sat., April 3

Sun., April 4

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