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REGENTS APPROVE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS, FEE CHANGES

PIONEERS CONTINUE ACADEMIC WINNING STREAK

TWU READING DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES SUMMER INSTITUTE

TWU HOLDS ACES CAMP SESSIONS FOR SIXTH TO NINTH-GRADE GIRLS IN JUNE AND JULY

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 13-26,2005






Volume 27, Number 19, June 13-26, 2005

REGENTS APPROVE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS, FEE CHANGES

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved offering two distance-learning programs and some fee changes at its quarterly meeting June 10.

Pending approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, TWU will offer its Master’s in Science in Health Studies degree online starting in the fall. TWU will also offer online delivery of the “Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) to Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)” bridging program this fall, pending Coordinating Board approval.

Regents agreed to eliminate a student breakage fee of $5, which is no longer required by state law. Starting immediately, this fee will no longer be charged to all TWU students.

Regents also approved raising the fee for adding and/or dropping a course from $3 to $5 per course, effective spring 2006. The fee for graduation and first diploma was also raised from $15.50 to $25, effective fall 2005.

Two new College of Nursing fees also were approved by the regents. Starting in spring 2006, upper-division nursing students will be charged a $30 processing fee. In addition, a $25 fee will also be assessed to nursing students who take the Nursing Entrance Test (NET) effective for the spring 2006 semester.

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PIONEERS CONTINUE ACADEMIC WINNING STREAK

Texas Woman’s University student-athletes attained a 3.23 grade point average in the 2005 spring semester, marking the 46th consecutive semester the Pioneers have posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

There were a total of 79 student-athletes in the spring semester, and a record 21 of them (26.6%) earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. TWU competes in five NCAA Division II sports: basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball in the Lone Star Conference and as an independent in gymnastics.

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TWU READING DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES SUMMER INSTITUTE

Helping children who struggle with reading and writing is the focus of the Texas Woman’s University’s Reading Department’s Summer Institute, scheduled Thursday and Friday, June 16-17 on TWU’s Denton campus. Teams of reading specialists, classroom teachers and administrators from throughout Texas will construct a plan designed to ensure literacy learning for all children in their schools.

The workshop, titled “Readers and Writers Who Struggle: It Takes a Team,” will be held in the Margo Jones Auditorium in the Music Building, located at Oakland and Sawyer streets. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the lobby area. Registration is $240. To register, or for more information, contact the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning at 8-1-3408, or go to www.twu.edu/o-ll/summerinstitute.htm.

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TWU HOLDS ACES CAMP SESSIONS FOR SIXTH TO NINTH-GRADE GIRLS IN JUNE AND JULY

Texas Woman’s University’s Science and Mathematics Center for Women will host its 18th annual Access to Careers in the Sciences (ACES) Camps for sixth to ninth-grade girls in June and July.

Camp I will be June 19-July 1 for girls finishing the eighth or ninth grade. Camp II will be July 17-29 for girls finishing the sixth or seventh grade. Participants will attend classes on various math and science disciplines and be introduced to women who have already established themselves in careers in the sciences or mathematics. Forty girls from throughout Texas are expected to participate in each camp session, and limited space is available for the Camp II session in July. For more information and registration requirements, call 8-1-2769 or visit www.twu.edu/smcw/.

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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.

Several chapters of the second edition of the Theory-Directed Nursing Practice nursing textbook (Shirley Melat Ziegler, editor, published by Springer Publishing Company: New York) were written or jointly written by TWU Dallas faculty. These chapters include: “Bandura's Social Cognitive Theory” by Susan Chaney, Oneida Hughes and Rose Nieswiadomy; “Bowen's Family Theory” by Rose Nieswiadomy; “Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development” by Caryl Mobley and Judy Johnson-Russell; “Peplau's Theory With an Emphasis on Anxiety” by Rose Nieswiadomy; “Lewin's Field Theory With Emphasis on Change” by Susan Chaney; and “Thomas' Conflict Theory” by Susan Chaney.

Danny Wall (animal care facility) recently wrote and published the book Texas White-Tailed Deer Hunting – Doing it Right. Dr. Elizabeth Cary Mungall (biology) edited and reviewed the book, which offers advice based on 45 years of field experience in Texas and includes color photos from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and historic black and white pictures. For more information, contact Marti Wall in the biology department at 8-1-2354.

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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.).

Becky Bryant’s (school of management) daughter Amy Kirkpatrick passed away on June 6, 2005. In lieu of flowers, a trust fund is being created for Amy's daughter, Hannah Grace. Memorials may be made to the Hannah Grace Kirkpatrick Trust Fund, GNB Financial, Gainesville, TX 76240. Call 940-668-8531 for more information about contributing to the trust fund. If you wish to send correspondence to Becky Bryant, please send it to TWU-School of Management -Becky Bryant, P.O. Box 425738 Denton, TX 76204-5738.

Ms. Jo Ann Newman, former assistant clinical professor, with the School of Occupational Therapy, died on March 27, 2005 at her daughter’s home in California. A memorial service was held on April 16, 2005 at the First Baptist Church in Denton.

Dr. Claire Sahlin (women’s studies) presented “Virgin Marriage, Protection against Sexual Violence, and Imitatio Birgittae in the Vita of Catherine of Sweden” at the Fortieth International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 7, 2005. She also gave an invited lecture, “Gender and Religious Authority in the Later Middle Ages: The Case of Saint Birgitta,” at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University, Sweden, on May 17, 2005.

Dr. Reg Rezac (School of Management) has been notified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants that questions he wrote at the CPA Exam item- writing workshop in 2004 have been accepted and will be placed in the data base of questions to be used on future CPA exams. The questions Dr. Rezac submitted were reviewed by ACT, Inc. in August 2004 and by the AICPA in October 2004 and by the AICPA’s specialty subcommittees in January 2005.

Dr. Dene Grigar (English, speech and foreign languages) will present a workshop for the Apple Corporation entitled “iChat for Effective Online Collaborations,” on Saturday, July 9 at the Apple Store in Dallas. The workshop highlights her at-a-distance collaborations with researchers located in Victoria, Canada in the area of electronic literature and digital sound, images, and video.

Dr. Bill Cissell, (health studies) traveled throughout China from May 15 through May 30. Along with a colleague, Dr. Mohammad Shahbazi, from Jackson State University (MS), he presented lectures at Central University for Nationalities in Beijing, Yunnan University in Kunming (southwestern China), and Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou (southeastern China). The topics of the lectures were: Public Health and Medical Anthropology and Accomplishments of the Texas Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need Project 1997-2005. Also, prospects for establishing collaborative projects were explored with administrators of the Schools of Anthropology (Sat Yat-Sen University) and Ethnology and Sociology in these universities and with leaders of the China Urban Anthropology Association. Further, Dr. Cissell had the opportunity to meet with Chen Lijun, Program Manager, Foreign Affairs Office, The National Women's University of China, and secure a promotional CD-ROM of this university

Dr. Susan Adams (family sciences) presented “Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation: Risky Self-Pleasure Ends in Fatal Tragedy” during the International Grief Conference held June 4-8, in LaCrosse, WI.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 13-26, 2005

Mon., June 13 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tues., June 14 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wed., June 15 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thur., June 16 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fri., June 17 -Library open 8 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 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sat., June 18 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall closed.

Sun., June 19 -Library open 2 p.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall closed.

Mon., June 20 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tues., June 21 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wed., June 22 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thur., June 23 -Library open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Pioneer Hall 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fri., June 24 -Library open 8 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 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sat., June 25 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall closed.

Sun., June 26 -Library open 2 p.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall closed.

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