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TWU TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

WORKSHOP TO EXAMINE SPIRITUALITY IN DECISION MAKING

TWU DANCE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS DANCEMAKERS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MARCH 27-APRIL 9, 2006

 

Volume 28, Number 15, March 27-April 9, 2006

TWU TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR

Denton-area residents can check on their health and have fun in the process when Texas Woman’s University hosts its fifth annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair on April 5. The event is co-sponsored by Texas Cancer Center — Denton, an affiliate of Texas Oncology, PA.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public. The health fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue. For more information, contact Priyanka Lalwani, TWU health education coordinator, at 8-1-3833 or e-mail healtheducation@mail.twu.edu.

Many of the services are provided free of charge, including blood pressure checks, spinal checks, foot screenings and a blood glucose screening. Free neck and back massages also will be available.

Blood cholesterol checks will be available for $15 to $25. Fasting for eight to 10 hours prior to the screening is recommended. Blood lipid profiles will be available for $50.

The Methodist Health System’s Mobile Mammography Unit will provide screenings for $98 for those who schedule an appointment in advance. Appointments may be made by calling (800) 727-6131. All major insurance claims will be filed.

Nearly 35 vendors will be represented at Well Wednesday, including the Denton County Health Department, ExHALE Services, Lone Star Screening, Lone Star Rehabilitation, Friends of the Family and, from TWU, the Dental Hygiene Clinic, Student Health Services, Fitness and Recreation and the Counseling Center.

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WORKSHOP TO EXAMINE SPIRITUALITY IN DECISION MAKING

Social workers, clergy and others interested in the complex issue of merging spiritual beliefs with human/social service practice are encouraged to attend “Religion and Spirituality in Ethical Decision Making,” scheduled Friday, May 5 at Texas Woman’s University.

The conference will take place in the Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building. Registration/check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m., with keynote presenter Dr. James Ellor, director of the Institute for Gerontological Studies at Baylor University, speaking at 9:30 a.m.

Registration for the conference is $45 until April 14. The fee will increase to $55 after that date. Full-time undergraduate and graduate students may register for $15 until April 14, or $25 after that date. Students must be prepared to show proof of full-time registration status at registration check-in. To register, visit www.twu.edu/lifelong. For more information, call (800) 250-7808 or 8-1-3408.

Participants will receive three contact hours/.3 CEU (all ethics hours) for the full completion of the workshop.

Dr. Ellor, a renowned author and religion expert, also serves as associate professor in the School of Social Work at Baylor University. He also is editor of the Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, and serves as editor-in-chief of Pastoral Press for the Haworth Press.

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TWU DENTAL HYGIENE CLINIC SEEKS PATIENTS

The Texas Woman’s University Dental Hygiene Clinic is seeking adult and children patients. TWU students, as part of their education, provide low-cost dental hygiene services to adults and children through the clinic.

Services include: teeth cleaning — $15 plus $5 for bitewing X-rays; full-mouth X-rays — $15; panoramic X-rays — $15; and tooth sealants — $20 per quadrant. Patients may request a set of their X-rays for use by their personal dentist

Adults receive a screening exam before an appointment for services is made. No appointment is needed for the screening exam, which takes 20 to 30 minutes.
The clinic operates from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday for screening exams through April. The clinic is located on the first floor of the Multipurpose Classroom-Laboratory Building. For more information, call (940) 898-2888.

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TWU DANCE DEPARTMENT PRESENTS DANCEMAKERS

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance will present a diverse range of choreographic visions in DanceMakers, scheduled April 6-8 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets on TWU’s Denton campus. Presentations range from multi-media film/dance work to considerations of the abstract state of kinesthesia.

Performances are at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6 and at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors and $4 for TWU students. For more information, call 8-1-2086.

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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.

As part of an ongoing process to develop an assessment culture at TWU, Dr. Carol Kominski (Institutional Effectiveness and Research) held the first Course-Embedded Assessment Techniques Workshop of spring 2006 at the Houston campus on March 24. Drs. Lillian Chenoweth and Mary Bold (family sciences) conducted the workshop for 10 faculty members from the Houston campus. The workshop focused on developing techniques specific to our graduate programs. A Basic Course-Embedded Assessment Techniques Workshop will be held at the Dallas-Presbyterian campus Friday, March 31. For more information, e-mail ckominski@mail.twu.edu or call 8-1-3029.

The second restaurant fundraiser of the year for student-athlete scholarships was another success as 197 fans participated at Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q in Denton. Rudy’s donated $127 — 10 percent of the evening’s sales — to the Pioneer Athletics Fund Drive to benefit student-athlete scholarships. The last restaurant fundraiser scheduled for the current fund drive will be held at El Guapo’s, on April 25 from 5-9 p.m. El Guapo’s is located at 419 S. Elm St. in Denton. The store’s phone number is (940) 566-5575.

The College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Spotlight Series presents “Antidepressants, Serotonin and Sex,” presented by Dr. Linda Uphouse (biology) on Wednesday, April 5, from 12:25-12:55 p.m. in CFO 1304. For information about the series, email ssouris@twu.edu or call 8-1-2343.


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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.).

Condolences are offered to Dr. Camelia Maier (biology) on the death of her husband, David Roberson, 52, who died March 7, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service was held March 10 at Goolsby Chapel on the University of North Texas campus.

Dr. Ruth F. Baer, emeritus assistant professor of nursing at TWU, passed away March 7, 2006. A memorial service was held March 18 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Houston. Donations in her memory may be sent to the church.

Dr. Dan Miller (psychology) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of School Psychologists’ Neuropsychology Special Interest Group at the NASP convention March 28-April 1 in Anaheim, Calif.

Ronda Barnett has accepted the position of director of the Academic Advising Center. Ms. Barnett joined TWU on March 13, 2006. She formerly served as director of the advising center in the McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University (San Marcos) for seven years.

Dr. Robert S. Martin (SLIS) presented an invited keynote address to the Annual Meeting of the Texas State Historical Association in Austin on March 3. Dr. Martin spoke on “Global Texas: Everybody Wants Our History,” which placed the TSHA's online publishing ventures in context of what is happening with online historical resources worldwide.

Dr. Susan Chaney (nursing-Dallas) has been accepted as a 2006 Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP). The induction of the 2006 Fellows will be held June 20 at 6:30 p.m. during the 2006 AANP Annual National Conference at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.

Dr. Joyce Palmer (English, speech and foreign languages) read her original paper, “The ‘Curtain’ and the Screen: Laughable and Laughing Scenes in TOM JONES and THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL” at the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in Cocoa Beach, Florida, on Feb. 24.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MARCH 27-APRIL 9, 2006

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

Tues., March 28 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.

Wed., March 29 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.
-ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) meeting, noon, SH 402. Membership is $5. 8-1-2204.

Thur., March 30 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.
-Putting Fore Pioneers, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Student Union. $5 entry fee, $1 for mulligans. Miniature golf competition fund-raiser for TWU Athletics. 8-1-2378.

Fri., March 31 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Production Management Institute, ACT Building. Time and cost vary. For more information, call 8-1-3408.
-Celebration of Scholarship, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Presbyterian campus. Cost is $40 at the door. Guest lecturer Marjorie Scaffa, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, “Nurturing the Aspiring Scholar Within.” 8-3-2350.

Sat., April 1 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
-Pioneers Softball vs. Tarleton State, 1 and 3 p.m., Pioneer Field.
-TWU Area Science Fair for grades K-9, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall south dining rooms. Cost: $3 per participant. 8-1-3325.

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

Mon., April 3 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.

Tues., April 4 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.

Wed., April 5 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.
-Fifth Annual Well Wednesday Community Health Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pioneer Hall. Free admission. 8-1-3833.

Thur., April 6 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.
-DanceMakers Spring Concert, 4 p.m. MJPH, $8-$6-$4, 8-1-2086.

Fri., April 7 -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.
-DanceMakers Spring Concert, 4 p.m. MJPH, $8-$6-$4, 8-1-2086.

Sat., April 8 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
-DanceMakers Spring Concert, 8 p.m. MJPH, $8-$6-$4, 8-1-2086.

Sun., April 9 -Library open 2 p.m. to midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

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