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TWU SCHEDULES SPRING COMMENCEMENT

TWU SIFE TEAM HEADS TO NATIONALS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: May1-15, 2005



Volume 27, Number 16, May 1-15, 2005

TWU SCHEDULES SPRING COMMENCEMENT

U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess will address Texas Woman’s University graduates during the noon commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14 on TWU’s Denton campus.

Students and family members who have tickets are invited to attend. The ceremonies, which include graduates from the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses, are scheduled at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. in the Kitty Magee Arena in Pioneer Hall, located on Bell Avenue.

Dr. Glenda Brock Simmons, former TWU dean of students and vice president for student life, will deliver the commencement address during the morning ceremony. Dr. Janie Hott Humphries, the McGehee Professor of Early Childhood Education at Louisiana Tech University, will address graduates during the 3 p.m. ceremony. Both were named a TWU Distinguished Alumna in 2004.

An honorary doctor of humane letters degree will be presented to Dr. Kaye Stripling, former superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, during the 3 p.m. ceremony. Dr. Stripling is a 2002 Distinguished Alumna of TWU.

TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will preside at each ceremony, which includes an academic procession, conferring of degrees and a commencement address.

Times for commencement reflect candidate assignments based on specific schools and colleges participating in the ceremonies listed below. Receptions for each ceremony will follow on the second floor of the Student Center, located at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.


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TWU SIFE TEAM HEADS TO NATIONALS

The Texas Woman’s University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team will compete in the SIFE USA National Exposition May 22-25 in Kansas City, Mo., following the team’s fourth consecutive win at regional competition.

The TWU team’s regional win April 11 in Dallas was its fifth in the past six years.

TWU also swept its league in four special regional competitions in the categories of ethics, entrepreneurship, financial responsibility and free market economics. The team received cash awards and trophies for these victories.

Team members are Gaya Bowers, Dancee Castillo, Meredith Corfield, Andrew Dartt, Holly Dartt, Brittanie Graswich, Kenny Jacobs, Thelma Martinez and Natalie Trail. Advisers for TWU's SIFE team are School of Management instructor Sherrie Taylor and Dr. David Rylander, professor. Both are Sam Walton Fellows.

SIFE is an international non-profit organization active on more than 1,800 university campuses in more than 40 countries. SIFE teams create economic opportunities in their communities by organizing outreach projects that teach market economics, entrepreneurship, personal financial success skills and business ethics. Their projects are judged at competition on creativity, innovation and effectiveness.

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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.

TWU Student Health Services, in association with Stroke Prevention Plus and Lone Star Screening, will offer a variety of screening services Thursday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in SC 207. Screening services to be offered include a carotid arterial screening, an abdominal aorta screening and an ankle brachial index screening. Cost is $35 per screening, or $95 for all three. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-685-5572 or visit www.vascularprevention.com.


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. Anne Simpson (reading) was elected to a one-year term as secretary of the Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc.

Drs. Susan Sheriff and Susan Chaney (nursing, Parkland) presented "Multifaceted Workplace Smoking-Cessation Program" at the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. Symposium & Expo 2005 on April 30 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Faisal Aboulenein (nursing, Houston) has been invited by the medical education company Haymarket Medical, in conjunction with Pfizer Inc., in convening an advisory board of 16 nurse practitioners with expertise in cardiology. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance Pfizer's understanding of nurse practicioners’ needs as they care for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Peggy Mancuso (nursing, Parkland) will be honored as one of the Great 100 Nurses during a ceremony Wednesday, May 11 in Dallas. The award is presented by the Texas Nurses Association Districts Three and Four and the Dallas-Fort Worth Nurse Executives.

Dr. Philip Yang (sociology) published an article titled "Generational Differences in Educational Attainment among Asian Americans" in the latest issue of Journal of Asian American Studies volume 7, issue 1, pp. 51-71 (2004). He presented a paper, "Future Prospects of Asian Americans," at the 2005 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) in Los Angeles, April 21-24. He also chaired a panel and served as a discussant for another panel at the AAAS conference. Yang, together with Zhi Xian Yi (a doctoral student in library science), presented another paper titled "Who Uses Computer at Locations Rather Than Home or Work?" at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association March 26-28 in New Orleans.

Dr. Dan Miller (psychology) has earned diplomate status in School Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. The ABPP diplomate is the highest practice credential in psychology.

Amanda Simpson (marketing and communication) has joined TWU as director of news and information. Her e-mail address is asimpson1@mail.twu.edu.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MAY 1-15, 2005
Mon., May 2 -Library open 8 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., May 3 -Library open 8 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., May 4 -Library open 8a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., May 5 -Library open 8 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., May 6 -Library open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., May 7 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun., May 8 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1-6 p.m.

Mon., May 9 -Library open 8 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., May 10 -Library open 8 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., May 11 -Library open 8 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., May 12 -Library open 8 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., May 13 -Library open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., May 14 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
-Commencement, 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Sun., May 15 -Library closed; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1-6 p.m.

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