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REGENTS APPROVE DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMS, FEE CHANGES

TWU TO SHOWCASE ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS AT JULY 9 OPEN HOUSE

GERTRUDE GIBSON GUEST HOUSE OPEN FOR EVENTS, OVERNIGHT GUESTS

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 27 - JULY 10, 2005




Volume 27, Number 20, June 27-July 10, 2005
REGENTS APPROVE FACULTY PROMOTIONS AND TENURE

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its June quarterly meeting.

Assistant Professors Dr. Lynn Akin (library and information studies), Dr. Kyle Biggerstaff (kinesiology), Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing), Dr. Shelley Jackson (family sciences), Dr. Ann Lieberth (communication sciences and disorders), Dr. Camelia Maier (biology), Dr. Ann Malecha (nursing), Dr. Toni Roddey (physical therapy), Dr. Claire Sahlin (women’s studies), Dr. Kathryn Tart (nursing) and Dr. Kristin Wiginton (health studies) were promoted to the rank of associate professor and awarded tenure.

Associate Professors Dr. Bruce Grossie (nutrition and food sciences) and Dr. AnaLouise Keating (women’s studies) also were awarded tenure.

Several retiring faculty were given emeritus status by the regents. Associate Provost Dr. Wilkes Berry (English, speech and foreign languages) was named professor and associate provost emeritus. Lanelle Blanton (music and drama), Dr. Andie Hsueh (nutrition and food sciences), Dr. Oneida Hughes (nursing), Dr. John Knesek (biology), Dr. Janice LaPointe-Crump (dance) and Dr. Virginia White (occupational therapy) were each appointed as professor emeritus.

Dr. Basil Hamilton, professor and chair for the Department of Psychology and Philosophy, was named professor and chair emeritus, and Dr. Richard Rodean, professor of music and drama and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was named professor and dean emeritus.

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TWU TO SHOWCASE ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS AT JULY 9 OPEN HOUSE

Texas Woman’s University will showcase its nine online degree programs for working adults during an Online Degree Open House at its Denton campus on Saturday, July 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Open house attendees will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students, ask questions about TWU’s online programs and admission requirements and find out about financial aid. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Administration and Conference Tower (ACT) located on Administration Drive between Oakland Avenue and Bell Avenue in Denton. Information sessions are scheduled until 11:30 a.m. and free parking is available throughout the Denton campus.

More information is available at www.twu.edu by clicking on the “Online Degree Information Sessions” icon or by calling 8-1-3014.

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GERTRUDE GIBSON GUEST HOUSE OPEN FOR EVENTS, OVERNIGHT GUESTS

Texas Woman’s University announces that the Gertrude Gibson Guest House is now open for events and short-term overnight visits for TWU guests.

The TWU community is encouraged to reserve the Gibson Guest House for planning meetings, departmental retreats, committee meetings, luncheons and other TWU events. The house also is available for short-term overnight stays for TWU-affiliated visiting scholars, master teachers, artists-in-residence, coaches and other university guests.

From now until January 2006, the hourly rate for day rental (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) of the Gibson Guest House has been reduced from $50 to $20 per hour, which includes the cost of a building attendant for daytime events. Overnight stay is $35 per night, and weekly rentals are available with a $50 refundable deposit. The Gertrude Gibson House is a non-smoking facility and is not handicapped accessible at this time.

Gertrude Gibson worked at TWU from 1934 to 1987, holding numerous positions in the offices of the registrar, student life, institutional development and admissions. Gertrude traveled extensively recruiting students for TWU and promoting TWU throughout Texas. Upon her death, Gertrude’s historic home at 1819 Bell Avenue became a treasure for TWU. Built in 1929, the home is the first residence designed by O’Neil Ford, the architect who also designed TWU’s Little Chapel-in-the Woods. Under the direction of TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart, work began in 2004 on returning the home to its original charm, including period furnishings from both the Gertrude Gibson and Josephine Cox Collections.

Reservations may be made through the Office of Conference Services located in Hubbard Hall on the Denton campus. Call 8-1-3644 for more information.

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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’s Office of Student Life announces that a limited number of staff scholarships are available for the 2005 summer term(s). Those eligible must be a full-time or part-time permanent TWU employee (graduate assistants are not eligible), be employed at TWU for at least three consecutive months by the start of the summer 2005 term and be a student in good standing. The scholarship will pay $250 toward one three-hour undergraduate or graduate course. Only one scholarship per person for the summer will be awarded. Among eligible applicants, awards will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. (If a scholarship recipient withdraws from the course before the fourth class day, the scholarship must be repaid.) For more information, call 8-1-3635.

Professor’s Corner: A Discussion Group Devoted to Literary Texts presents “Story and Healing in Memoir” at 7 p.m. Wed., July 13, 2005, at the South Branch Public Library in Denton. University of North Texas professor Dr. Rachel Yeatts will lead the discussion on author Mary Karr’s best-selling memoir The Liar’s Club. The Denton Public Library and Texas Woman’s University provide support for the series. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Souris (English, speech and foreign languages) at SSouris@mail.twu.edu or 1-8- 2343.

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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.).

The mother of Rebecca Palmer (School of Occupational Therapy) died May 13, 2005. A memorial service was held June 18, 2005 at the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor, MI. Memorial donations in Rebecca’s mother’s name (Trenna Briggs Edmonson) may be made to the Glenn V. Edmonson Memorial Fund at the University of Michigan Biomedical Engineering Department.

Congratulations to Karen Treat (marketing and communication) who married Ruben Garcia on June 24, 2005.

Three TWU Nursing faculty attended the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Convention: The Power of Nursing in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 11-15, 2005. Joan Edwards (nursing-Houston), the 2006 president-elect of the organization, presented a poster titled “Learning Strategy for Television Generation Learners: Cardinal Movements of Labor Process.” Dr. Donna Sauls (nursing-Denton) presented a poster titled “Conceptualizing Professional Labor Support.” Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing-Houston) also attended the event and is the editor of the second of edition of the Postpartum Compendium to be published by AWHONN and Johnson & Johnson this fall.

Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics and computer science) recently presented “Chattering Optimal Control Arising in a Microeconomic Problem of Profit Maximization” at the Optimal Control and Dynamical Games: Applications in Finance, Management Science, and Economics International Conference in Aix-en-Provence, France, June 2-6, 2005. The conference was dedicated in honor of Suresh Sethi.

John Cissik (Wellness Services) recently had the third edition of his book, The Basics of Strength Training, published by McGraw-Hill.

Contra Costa Community College District has chosen TWU alum Dr. Helen Benjamin Carr as chancellor of the multi-college district located in California. Dr. Carr graduated magna cum laude from Bishop College in Texas with a B.S. in English, and also holds a M.Ed. in supervision and reading and a Ph.D. in English from Texas Woman's University. Currently serving as president of Contra Costa College, Dr. Carr will assume her duties as chancellor on August 8.


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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JUNE 27-JULY 10, 2005
Mon., June 27 -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 28 -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 29 -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 30 -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., July 1 -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., July 2 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall closed.

Sun., July 3 -Library closed.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall closed.

Mon., July 4 TWU Holiday. -Library closed; bookstore closed; Wellness Center and Pioneer Hall closed.

Tues., July 5 -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., July 6 -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., July 7 -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., July 8 -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., July 9 -Library open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Pioneer Hall closed.
- TWU Online Degree Open House 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Sun., July 10 -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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