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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: April 4-17, 2005

Volume 27, Number 14, April 4-17, 2005


TWU’s Dallas Center and Denton campus will honor years of service and recognize retiring administrators, faculty and staff in programs scheduled on each campus. The Houston campus held its ceremony on March 22.

The Dallas Center will host its reception at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, in the Faculty Conference Room on the Parkland campus. Those being recognized for five years of service are Debra Chambless, nursing; Sandra Curtis, communication sciences and disorders; Eugene Duperry, facilities management; Laureen Galatas, nursing; Estrella Godinez, occupational therapy; Eula Oliphant, library; Rita Thomson, physical therapy; and Shinju Sharon Wang, physical therapy.

Recognition for 10 years of service will go to Shakar Mirza, Dallas Center ; and Sally Stevenson, Instructional Support Services. Those being recognized for 15 years of service are Sylvia Medley, physical therapy; Robert Ogburn, public safety; and Mary Thompson, physical therapy. Merry McArthur, biology, will be recognized for 20 years of service. Delaina Walker-Batson, communication sciences and disorders, will be recognized for 25 years of service.

The Denton campus reception will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Southeast Ballroom of Hubbard Hall.

Recognition for five years of service will go to Loretta Albright, reading; Brett Beaudoin, Information Technology Services; Patricia Blalock, library; Linda Brock, family sciences; Kim Bryant, undergraduate admissions; James Campbell, golf course; Nancy Carson, communication sciences and disorders; Jerry Cooper, intercollegiate athletics; Jerry Dawson, School of Arts, drama; Gavin Decuir, library; Kathy Deornellas, psychology and philosophy; Dominga Dominguez, financial aid; Susan Eitel, family sciences; Thelma Farmer, facilities management; Keith Fleming, School of Arts, dance; Judith Franz, College of Professional Education; Maria Gamez, facilities management; Ellina Grigorieva, mathematics and computer science; Mark Hamner, mathematics and computer science; Josh Harvey, golf course; Vonda Hawk, academic advising; Misty Hook, psychology and philosophy; Brenda Jaskulske, mass communications; Junehee Kwon, nutrition and food sciences; Maria Lara, facilities management; Deidre Leslie, Career Services; Tracey MacGowan, library; Cynthia Maguire, chemistry and physics; Anyah Martinez, Student Center; Teresa Mauk, enrollment management; Dwayne Mills, General Services; Huanbiao Mo, nutrition and food sciences; Julie Muller, Instructional Support Services; Candice Peacock, Office of the Controller; Carol Pearce, purchasing; Margaret Peguero, GEAR UP Program; Saralyn Pinson, arts and sciences; Barbikay Pohl, mathematics and computer science; Carlos Rendon, facilities management; Claire Sahlin, women’s studies; David Sims, grounds maintenance; Lawana Spratling, occupational therapy; Traci Stiles, teacher education; Ann Stuart, chancellor and president; Frank Valdez, public safety; Danny Wall, animal care facility; John Weinkein, School of Arts, visual arts; Nora White, reading; and Christina Williams, facilities management.

Those being recognized for 10 years of service are Dianne Baker, intercollegiate athletics; Grace Chalon, Information Technology Services; Stephany Compton, library; Dollie Donnelly, University Health Services; Denise Durrance, nursing; Rudyne Grigar, English, speech and foreign language; Richard Jones, chemistry and physics; Barbara Lerner, College of Professional Education; Alfred Litton, English, speech and foreign language; Cheryl Maddux, nursing; Winifred Mallam, mathematics and computer science; Judith Melton, kinesiology; Elizabeth Mosier, facilities management; Annita Owens, library; Rob Rager, health studies; Lisa Roye, public safety; Alice Stepney-Jackson, University Health Services; Carl Stricker, facilities management; Regina Webber, Information Technology Services; Jennifer White, communication sciences and disorders; Mary Williford-Shade, School of Arts, dance; and Sara Wimmer, health sciences.

Recognition for 15 years of service will go to Jo Ann Barbour, teacher education; Allan Bird, communication sciences and disorders; Jackie Carter, facilities management; Lorena Castro, bursar’s office; Maria De la Rosa, facilities management; Evelyn Dubberley, registrar’s office; Marcella Ettinger, Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs; Tommy Foree, public safety; Charles Godi, facilities management; Dorothy Grant, communication sciences and disorders; Glenda Lehrmann, library; Tracy Lindsay, research and sponsored programs; Estela Long, human resources; Sarah McIntire, biology; Daniel Miller, psychology and philosophy; Susan Phillips, Information Technology Services; Kathy Roberts, Office of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs; Sally Stabb, psychology and philosophy; and Susan Ward, health studies.

Those being honored for 20 years of service are Marilyn Elliott, associate provost, academic affairs; Mary Hoyle, School of Arts, drama; Carlos Irlas, facilities management; Cynthia Maloney, printing and mailing services; Nathaniel Mills, biology; James Pierce, facilities management. Recognition for 25 years of service will go to Jim Alexander, history and government; Lillian Chenoweth, family sciences; Jane Christiansen, facilities management; Bobbie Ferrell, mathematics and computer science;Jimmie Harris, library; Joe Lyle, facilities management; Glenda Peters, psychology and philosophy; Martha Randeri, English, speech and foreign languages; and Carol Thomas, teacher education.

Recognition for 30 years of service will go to John Hepner, library; Theresa Page, biology; Mickey Russell, library; Linda Stuckenbruck, School of Arts, visual arts; Roy Sweatman, golf course; John Ventrca, Information Technology Services; and Alfred White, communication sciences and disorders. Those being honored for 35 years of service are Valentine Belfiglio, history and government; Myrna Blanton, School of Arts, music; Rose Gutierrez, library; Doyne Hogan, mathematics and computer science; and James Johnson, chemistry and physics. Joan Wall, School of Arts, music, will be recognized for 40 years of service.

Retirees from the Denton campus are Wilkes Berry, associate provost, academic affairs; Allan Bird, communication sciences and disorders; Lanelle Blanton, music and drama; Jackie Carter, facilities management; Bill Davis, printing services; Basil Hamilton, psychology and philosophy; Vonda Hawk, academic advising center; Betty Hodge, School of Management; John Knesek, biology; Trish Lozano, human resources; Debra McMinn, controller’s office; Richard Rodean, College of Arts and Sciences; Colleen Sallee, human resources; Martha Sides, graduate school; Wanda Smith, facilities management; Bonita Tepper, communication sciences and disorders; Frank Vitro, psychology and philosophy; and Sharon Warwick, visual arts.

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Mystery and mayhem are on the menu as the Texas Woman’s University Drama Department presents a dinner theatre production of Rupert Holmes’ “Accomplice” April 15-17.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at Metropolitan Catering, 932 W. University in Denton. General admission is $25, which includes dinner and the performance. Student specials are available at $15 for dinner and the performance, or $5 for the performance only. Beer and wine will be available at no additional cost. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 8-1-2020.

Murder, infidelity and downright deception at each turn present an evening of plot twists that challenges the audience to solve an ever-changing puzzle. Even the cast and crew have been sworn to secrecy regarding the play’s conspiratorial plot.

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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 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 audience will have an opportunity to learn the art of folk dancing as TWU's Department of Dance presents its 27 th annual Spring Folk Dance Festival on Wednesday, April 6. The festival will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Bernice Abreo Fischer Amphitheater. In the event of rain, performances will take place in room 208 of the DGL Building . Admission is free. For more information, call 8-1-2085.

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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. Frances Thompson (mathematics & computer science) will receive the 2005 Grover C. Morlan Medal from Abilene Christian University on April 8 in Abilene. The medal is presented to outstanding ACU alumni who have distinguished themselves in careers in education.

Heidi Miller (financial aid advisor-Houston Center) presented five financial aid seminars on March 12th for the Houston Area Urban League's 1st Annual University Headquarters Program. The event was designed to enlighten, educate, and equip Houston area students with access to all available information needed to make sound decisions about higher education options.

Dr. Dene Grigar (English) will give the first performance of her digital literary work, “When Ghosts Will Die,” a piece that uses multi-sensory elements such as sound, images, light, and poetry created by motion-tracking technology and computers to tell a story about nuclear proliferation. The work is the result of the postdoctoral study she undertook in new media and interactive arts with the Planetary Collegium from the University of Plymouth during 2002-4. The work is part of a media arts show she is hosting in honor of the Planetary Collegium who will be in Dallas for its spring research session from April 3-13. The performance and media arts show will be held at Project X Theatre, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas, from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Tickets to the media arts show are $10. For more information, contact Dr. Grigar at 8-1-2298 or go to http://www.nouspace.net/dene/media-arts-event.html.

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