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STUDENTS PLANT 100 TREES ON TWU CAMPUS

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: June 14-27

Volume 26, Number 17, June 14-27, 2004

STUDENTS PLANT 100 TREES ON TWU CAMPUS

Ninety high school students who are members of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) helped revitalize TWU’s Redbud Lane. The teens planted 100 redbud trees along and around the historic lane Saturday, June 5.

“This is the third consecutive year the RYLA Leadership Institute has been held on the TWU campus,” said Mary Ann McDuff, RYLA Steering Committee member and past-president of the Denton Rotary Club. “The only thing missing from the experience the past two years was a service project, so the committee voted to provide and plant the trees as a service project and thank you to TWU.”

Most of the trees were planted on the north end of TWU’s Denton campus, near and around the Little Chapel-in-the-Woods.

"This gift is just glorious," said TWU Chancellor Dr. Ann Stuart. "It not only enhances our campus, it also is a gift to Denton, since so many people in the community enjoy our beautiful grounds."

TWU began a program during the Centennial in 2001 to restore Redbud Lane, and this gift will significantly advance the restoration, Dr. Stuart said. Redbud Lane began in the 1930s as part of a campus beautification program with a long-term goal of planting more than 2,000 redbud trees.

RYLA Leadership Institute participants are high school juniors and seniors who were selected to attend the June 3-6 conference by 39 Rotary Clubs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Abilene, Arlington, Azle, Bowie, Breckenridge, Burkburnett, Burleson, Cisco, Celburne, Coleman, Colleyville, Crowell, Decatur, Denton, Dublin, Eastland, Electra, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Gainesville, Graham, Grapevine, Hamlin, Haskell, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Iowa Park, Keller, Lewisville, Mansfield, Mineral Wells, Nocona, North Richland Hills, Sanger, Stamford, Stephenville, The Colony, Vernon, Weatherford and Wichita Falls. The institute is designed to help the students identify and develop their leadership skills.

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Dr. James Johnson (chemistry) recently published two papers. “The Preparation of Methyl (E)- and (Z)-O-Methylbenzothiohydroximates” was co-authored with J.E. Rowe and TWU student Diana Canseco and published in the Australian Journal of Chemistry. “Mechanism of Methoxide Ion Substitution on the Z and E Isomers of O-Methylbenzohydroximoyl Halides” was co-authored with Rowe, Canseco, M.A. McAllister and TWU students Longchun Yu and Debra Dolliver and published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

In April, Dr. Dene Grigar (English) presented a paper titled “Of the Printed Page: Background and Theory about Electronic Literature” at Ciberart in Bilbao, Spain. Her first work of electronic fiction, “Fallow Field,” will appear this fall in the journal Iowa Review Web. This summer, she will give a presentation at the University of Nottingham Trent at Incubation 3 Conference, with her research partner John Barber, about their Internet radio project.

Dealdra Bershell was selected as the Financial Aid Office 2004 Employee of the Year by her colleagues in the Denton, Dallas and Houston financial aid offices. The award was presented at a May 21 luncheon.

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