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GOVERNOR APPOINTS THREE TO TWU BOARD OF REGENTS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: May 16-29, 2005




Volume 27, Number 17, May 16-29, 2005

GOVERNOR APPOINTS THREE TO TWU BOARD OF REGENTS

Virginia Chandler Dykes of Dallas, Dr. Lou Halsell Rodenberger of Baird and Sharon Venable of Dallas have been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve on the TWU Board of Regents until Feb. 1, 2011.

Mrs. Dykes completed the graduate occupational therapy program at TWU in 1954 after earning her bachelor of arts in art and psychology from Southern Methodist University. In 2002, she established the Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, which is presented annually to an outstanding TWU occupational therapy student. Mrs. Dykes and her husband, Roland, also helped establish the Fanny B. Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship for the TWU School of Occupational Therapy. She formerly served on the TWU Foundation Board.

A life member of the Texas Occupational Therapy Association, Mrs. Dykes was director of the Occupational and Recreational Therapy Department at Baylor University Medical Center for 25 years. She also founded the Boomerang Club, the first support group for stroke patients and their families in Dallas. She is well known for her leadership in such organizations as the Dallas Opera, the Dallas Arboretum Women’s Council and the Fort Worth Opera.

Dr. Rodenberger, professor emeritus of English at McMurry University in Abilene, is a writer, lecturer, book reviewer and writing consultant. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1947 from TWU, then known as Texas State College for Women.

She earned both her master’s and doctorate at Texas A&M University. She served as secretary of the TWU Foundation Board prior to her appointment to the TWU Board of Regents, and was named a TWU Distinguished Alumna in 1987.

The author of numerous critical essays about writers of the West and Southwest, Dr. Rodenberger is a member of the Texas Institute of Letters, Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West and the West Texas Historical Society. She is a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, and is a past president of the West Texas Historical Association and the Texas Folklore Society.

Ms. Venable is vice president of international and technical business development for the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, where she promotes international business development and foreign direct investment and markets the DFW region’s technology industry.

She was a member of the TWU Foundation Board, and a former chair of the board’s finance committee, prior to her appointment to the university’s Board of Regents. She currently serves as a community representative on the TWU Strategic Plan Steering Committee.

Ms. Venable is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council and an ex-officio member of the North Texas District Export Council. She serves on the boards of The Science Place and the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and is on the advisory board of “Woman’s Enterprise” magazine. She also serves on the master’s associate board of Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Venable graduated from Dallas Baptist University and received her master of liberal arts degree from SMU.

Mrs. Dykes, Dr. Rodenberger and Ms. Venable were appointed to fill the expired terms of Dr. Linda Hughes of Dallas, Jerry L. Brownlee of Hico and Delia Reyes of Dallas, respectively.


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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.

Texas Woman’s University’s BRIDGES Program (North Texas Transition Program in Biomedical Sciences) was recently awarded a three-year, $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health. TWU will use the funds to partner with three area community colleges – Tarrant County College, Collin County Community College and North Central Texas College – to encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to pursue degrees and careers in biomedical science and research.

Texas Woman’s University’s Office of Human Resources and the North Texas Society for Human Resources Management will be holding its Second Annual Denton County Community Job Fair on Thurs., May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hubbard Hall. This free event (for both employers and job seekers) is one of Denton County’s largest job fairs and is open to the general public. For more information, call 8-1-3518.

TWU’s Wellness Services will change its name to TWU Fitness and Recreation starting this fall. In addition to the new name, changes also will be implemented that affect the center’s hours, programs and services, community membership policies and structures and future equipment, services and program decisions. Details on the upcoming changes can be found at www.twuwellness.com or by calling 8-1-2900.

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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. Ling Hwey Jeng (library and information studies) has been re-elected to serve as a Councilor-At-Large for the Council of the American Library Association (ALA) for the term of 2005 to 2008. The governing board of the International Leadership Association has named Dr. JoAnn Danelo Barbour (educational administration and leadership) a Convener-elect (Chair-elect) for the Education Global Learning Community, one of five learning communities in the association. Her two-year term will include a conference in Amsterdam in 2005 and Chicago in 2006.

Dr. Valentine Belfiglio (government) will retire from the Texas State Guard during a ceremony on Saturday, May 21 at the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry in Austin. Belfiglio served 10 years of active duty — first as a pharmacy specialist in the United States Army and the Army Reserve, then as a biomedical lab officer in the U.S. Air Force. He joined the Texas State Guard at the urging of a friend who was serving as command historian. Belfiglio’s retirement will come after 12 years of recording the history of the Texas State Guard.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MAY 16-29, 2005

Mon., May 16 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Tues., May 17 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Wed., May 18 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Thur., May 19 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Fri., May 20 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Sat., May 21 -Library closed; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Sun., May 22 Library closed; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Mon., May 23 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Tues., May 24 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Wed., May 25 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Thur., May 26 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

-Second Annual Denton County Community Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hubbard Hall.

Fri., May 27 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Sat., May 28 -Library closed; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

Sun., May 29 Library closed; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall facilities closed for maintenance until June 6.

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