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TWU SCHEDULES SPRING COMMENCEMENT

TWU HONORS SCHOLARS PUBLISH FIRST ISSUE OF OFF THE QUILL

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MAY 8 - 21, 2006

 

Volume 28, Number 18, May 8 - 21, 2006

TWU SCHEDULES SPRING COMMENCEMENT

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions will address Texas Woman’s University graduates during the noon commencement ceremony Saturday, May 13 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.

Marcia Page, vice president of public affairs for Texas Instruments, will deliver the commencement address during the morning ceremony. State Rep. Helen Giddings is the speaker for the 3 p.m. ceremony.

TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart will preside at each ceremony.

Approximately 646 undergraduate and 500 graduate degrees will be awarded.

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 Union, located at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.
• 9 a.m. — Ceremony I for candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences. A reception will follow from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
• Noon — Ceremony II for candidates from the College of Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. A reception will follow from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
• 3 p.m. — Ceremony III for candidates from the College of Professional Education, the School of the Arts and the Department of Kinesiology. A reception will follow from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

TWU will introduce a bit of history into each ceremony as “The Daughters of Texas,” legendary composer and conductor John Philip Sousa’s gift to the university, is played during the recessional.

Mr. Sousa was approached following an Oct. 19, 1928 concert in Denton by several representatives of what then was the College of Industrial Arts (now TWU). They presented him with a petition signed by 1,700 young women who wanted him to compose a march for their school. Mr. Sousa complied with the request, composing “The Daughters of Texas.” Before he could send the march to the students, however, the Sousa Band received a lucrative offer from Minneapolis to play at the dedication of the skyscraper known as the Foshay Tower. Mr. Sousa, who apparently didn’t have time to create a new march for the dedication, used “The Daughters of Texas,” retitling it “Foshay Tower Washington Memorial.” The girls, however, received a new march, which again was titled “The Daughters of Texas.”

“The Daughters of Texas” march that will play during the recessional was recorded during a performance this spring by the TWU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Garry Evans.

Speakers

Congressman Sessions began his tenure in the U.S House of Representatives in 1996, and was elected to his fifth term in 2004 by the people of the 32nd Congressional District. He serves as a member of both the House Committee on Rules and the House Committee on the Budget, and also chairs the Results Caucus. He consistently has been rated one of the most conservative members of Congress by national, non-partisan publications and organizations.

Ms. Page joined Texas Instruments in 1995. The company established The Texas Instruments Marcia Page Scholarship for Mathematics and Science Excellence, named in recognition of the role model Ms. Page serves as for under-represented females pursuing a career in math- or science-related fields. She also received the High Achiever Award by the Black Employees Initiative of Texas Instruments, the 1999 YWCA Women of Achievement Award, the 1999 Trail Blazer Award from the South Dallas Business and Professional Women’s Club and the 2000 YWCA Women of Excellence Award.

Rep. Giddings, a lifelong resident of Dallas County, currently is serving her seventh term as a member of the Texas State House of Representatives. She is chair of the Business and Industry Committee, a member of the House Higher Education and House Administration committees and chair of the Research and Oversight Council. She was the first woman of color and the first Texan to be elected president of the National Foundation of Women Legislators. In 2001, Ebony magazine listed her as one of the “100 Plus Most Influential African Americans” in the country.

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TWU HONORS SCHOLARS PUBLISH FIRST ISSUE OF OFF THE QUILL

Students in Texas Woman’s University’s Honors Scholar Program recently published their first issue of Off the Quill, an anthology representing the various works of students in TWU’s Honors Scholar Program.

Off the Quill includes creative writing, essays on history and literature and abstracts representing complex math problems and high-level biology research. The Honors Scholar Program plans to publish one issue of Off the Quill each year in the fall.

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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.

The Houston campus hosted its Redbud Award Ceremony April 10 recognizing faculty, staff and students for their contributions to TWU and the community. The following awards were given out: Outstanding Faculty — Joan Edwards (nursing); Outstanding Mentor — Dr. Gayle Hersch (OT); Outstanding Service and Devotion — Robin Britt (nursing); Outstanding Staff — Marilyn Goff (Librarian) and Clay Merchant (Maintenance); Outstanding Student Leader — Jennifer Hughes (OT); Outstanding International Student Leader — Mohammad Nazzal (OT); Emerging Student Leader — Nellie Lopez (nursing); Unsung Student Hero — Jennifer Meyer (OT); Outstanding Student Organization — Student Occupational Therapy Association; Student Organization On-the-Move — Association of Hispanic Nursing Students.

Human Resources and the TWU Staff Council will host TWU’s Annual Staff Development Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 on the second floor of CFO. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Staff will have the opportunity to meet with each other, learn new skills and techniques for professional growth and enjoy a day geared for their professional development. Award-winning author John Alston will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. Other activities include a panel on the new staff performance evaluation system hosted by Human Resources, a catered lunch with Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart and opportunities to have questions answered about benefits and the Employee Assistance Plan. For more information visit www.twu.edu/staffcouncil/development.htm, call 8-1-2204 or email khedges@twu.edu.

IT invites you to their next Tech Talk session, “Simple PC Enhancements” in ACT 501 on Thursday May 18 at 10 a.m.

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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. David Rylander (business and economics) and former TWU student Tina Provost (bachelor of business administration and MBA from TWU) published an article titled, "Improving the Odds: Combining Six Sigma and Online Market Research for Better Customer Service" in the SAM Advanced Management Journal Vol. 71, 1:13-19 (2006).

Dr. Dene Grigar’s (English, Speech and Foreign Languages) performance-installation work “When Ghosts Will Die” — co-created with Canadian multimedia artist Dr. Steve Gibson (University of Victoria) — has been chosen for exhibition at Art Tech Media 06, a media arts festival and conference sponsored by various museums and galleries, in Spain from March-October 2006. Presented as a video installation, the piece will be showing at the Presidencia Gobierno de Canarias (The Canary Islands); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Unión Fenosa - MACUF (A Coruña); Museo Vasco Artium (Vitoria); Museo Da2 (Salamanca ); Centro Párraga (Murcia); BilbaoArte (Bilbao); Casa Asia (Barcelona); CCCB (Barcelona); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid). The piece also won Finalist in the Best Video category in the Drunken Boat Panliterary Awards and will be featured in the publication’s upcoming issue.

Dr. Lloyd Kinnison (education), along with students Sandy Gibson (master’s student in special education) and Tammy Stephens (doctoral student in special education) authored “Discrepancies in the Criteria for Specific Learning Disabilities: A State-by-State Comparison” in The DiaLog, Vol. 35, No, 2, 2006.

Faisal H Aboul-Enein (nursing-Houston) has been invited to collaborate with the Ministry of Health in Oman, located in the Middle East, to establish and coordinate a new advance practice nurse curriculum for the country's first nurse practitioner program. He will collaborate with Madrean Schober of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners on this project.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: MAY 8 - 21, 2006

Mon., May 8 -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., May 9 -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., May 10 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.
- Professor’s Corner presents “Love Poetry of Pablo Neruda,” 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Denton South Branch Library. Free.

Thur., May 11 -Library open 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.

Fri., May 12 -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.
- Online Master's Seminar: Family Studies, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., HDB.

Sat., May 13 -Library open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.
- Commencement, 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Sun., May 14 -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

Mon., May 15 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.

Tues., May 16 - Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.
- Staff Development Day, CFO 2nd floor. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost: $5. For more information, call 8-1-2204.

Wed., May 17 - Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.

Thur., May 18 - Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. to midnight.
- Tech Talk session, “Simple PC Enhancements,” 10 a.m., ACT 501.

Fri., May 19 - Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., May 20 -Library closed.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., May 21 -Library closed; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.

 

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