THE NEXT THREE WEEKS AT TWU: June 28-July 18, 2004

Volume 26, Number 18, June 28-July 18, 2004


TWU will celebrate reopening its outdoor pool with a splash on June 29. Admission that day will be free, and a pool party with refreshments and prizes will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the party will be rescheduled.

Built in the early 1940s, the outdoor pool has been a gathering place for the Denton community during the hot summer months. Hundreds of children also have taken swimming lessons at the outdoor pool each year. The pool had been closed for repairs since the summer of 2003.

Located near the northeast corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive, the pool is open from noon to 7 p.m. daily.

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The TWU Board of Regents during their June meeting approved promotions and tenure of faculty.

Receiving tenure and promotion to professor were: Marcia Hern (nursing), Phap Dam (teacher education) and Ling Hwey Jeng (SLIS).

Receiving promotion to professor were: Merry McArthur (biology), Allen Waldo (biology), Martha Randeri (English, speech and foreign languages), Lou Thompson (English, speech and foreign languages), David Marshall (mathematics and computer sciences), Nicki Cohen (music), Sharon Olson (physical therapy), Ronald Fritsch (teacher education), Nan Restine (teacher education) and Jeff Huber (SLIS).

Receiving tenure and promotion to associate professor were: Nancy Meagher (chemistry and physics), Colby Parsons-O’Keefe (visual arts), Cindy Gill (communication sciences and disorders), Peggy Gleeson (physical therapy), Peggy Mancuso (nursing), Karen Petty (family sciences) and Margaret Compton-Hall (reading).

Promoted to associate professor were: Mark Britt (chemistry and physics), Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics and computer sciences) and Rob Maurer (health care administration).

Promoted to assistant professor was Margaret Peters (nursing).

Receiving promotion to associate clinical professor were: Carolyn Kelley (physical therapy) and Anita Kyle (nursing).
Promoted to assistant clinical professor was Geraldine Disnard (nursing).

Carolyn Gunning (nursing) was named professor and dean emerita. Receiving professor emerita status were Joyce Williams (sociology and social work) and Nancy Glick (dental hygiene). Jack Sibley (psychology and philosophy) and Berton Lyle (kinesiology) received professor emeritus status. Lynn Wieck was named associate professor emerita, and Sandra Cashaw (nursing) was named associate clinical professor emerita.

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Dr. Ellina Grigorieva (mathematics and computer science) presented her paper “Optimal Control of a Commercial Credit Repayment Plan” at the Fifth International Conference on Dynamical Systems and Differential Equations at the California Polytechnic University in Pomona. She also was selected to be the chair of two sections of “Abstract Equations and Control.”

Dr. Sandra Cesario (nursing-Houston) served as a consultant to JHPIEGO and the Supreme Council of Universities in Egypt. The purpose of the trip was to facilitate the implementation of the Educational Development Center (EDC) in medical and nursing schools. Workshops were conducted to help participants strengthen classroom and clinical teaching and student assessment skills, assist faculty and administrators in creating and improving skills development labs and improve clinical training sites. JHPIEGO is an international health care consulting firm affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Ruth Grubesic (nursing-Houston) recently spent a week in Washington, D.C., studying health policy at the George Mason University Health Policy Institute. The course was designed for nurses to examine concepts of social policy, power, and political behaviors and to generate strategies for exercising professional leadership in effecting change in health disciplines. It explored the role of health politics in the work place, organization, government and community with emphasis on involvement and advocacy.

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THE NEXT THREE WEEKS AT TWU: June 28-July 18, 2004

June 28-30

July 1-2

Sat., July 3

Sun., July 4

July 5-8

Fri., July 9

Sat., July 10

Sun., July 11

July 12-15

Fri., July 16

Sat., July 17

Sun., July 18

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