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DR. ROBERT MARTIN RETURNS TO TWU AFTER IMLS SERVICE

TWU NURSING PROFESSOR RECEIVES AANP AWARD

TWU NUTRITION EXCHANGE PARTICIPANTS RECOGNIZED

PIONEER PROUD! STAFF AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JULY 25-AUGUST 7, 2005





Volume 27, Number 22, July 25-August 7, 2005

DR. ROBERT MARTIN RETURNS TO TWU AFTER IMLS SERVICE

Dr. Robert S. Martin, former director of the national Institute of Museum and Library Services, has been appointed to the Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in Library Science at Texas Woman’s University.

Dr. Martin, who served as professor and interim director of TWU’s School of Library and Information Studies prior to his federal post, will return to the Denton campus Sept. 1. His term with the IMLS ended July 12.

“I look forward to returning to Texas Woman’s University and to rejoining my colleagues in the School of Library and Information Studies,” Dr. Martin said. “I’m also deeply honored to accept the position of Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair.

“As director of the Institute, my focus was on providing support for the important educational resources and services museums and libraries provide,” Dr. Martin said. “One of the most important resources a library has is knowledgeable professionals who can meet the needs of a variety of patrons. The TWU School of Library and Information Studies does a tremendous job of preparing professionals who can thrive in an ever-changing environment, and I look forward to again being a part of that.”

President George W. Bush in June 2001 nominated Dr. Martin as the first librarian to serve as director of the IMLS, a federal grant-making agency dedicated to helping the nation’s 15,000 museums and 122,000 libraries serve their communities. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed his nomination.

During his tenure, the institute awarded 4,318 grants totaling more than $861 million. These federal grants provided funding to libraries and museums for educational programs, community outreach, leadership development, and care and digitization of collections.

Under Dr. Martin’s leadership, the IMLS took on a principal role in representing the United States in international discussions of libraries and museums. He assisted in drafting the ministerial statement for the first-ever U.N. World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2003. In 2004, Dr. Martin headed the U.S. delegation to the organization of American States Intergovernmental Meeting of Ministers of Culture in Mexico City. Later that year, he served as co-head of the U.S. delegation to the UNESCO Intergovernmental Meeting on Cultural Diversity in Paris.

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TWU NURSING PROFESSOR RECEIVES AANP AWARD

Texas Woman’s University nursing professor Elizabeth Esparza Fuentes, MS, RN, FNP, received the State Award for Nurse Practitioner Excellence for Texas from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

The award, which recognizes one nurse practitioner from each state who demonstrates excellence in practice, research, nurse practitioner education or community affairs, was presented June 19 during the AANP 20th Annual National Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

“Ms. Fuentes is one of our distinguished Dallas nursing faculty who emphasizes the importance of life-long, professional education to her students,” said Dr. Marcia Hern, dean of TWU’s College of Nursing. “I am proud to say Elizabeth is revered by her peers as a master teacher and is highly deserving of this prestigious award.”

“I was honored to be recognized,” said Fuentes, an assistant clinical professor at TWU’s Dallas-Parkland campus. “This recognition by the academy makes me proud to be a nurse practitioner.”

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TWU NUTRITION EXCHANGE PARTICIPANTS RECOGNIZED

Denton Mayor Euline Brock and representatives from the Denton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) recognized nutrition exchange participants from Mexico at a breakfast held in their honor Friday, July 15 at Texas Woman’s University.

The event marked the end of a weeklong visit by four students and seven faculty from the School of Public Health and Nutrition at the Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon(AUNL) in Monterrey, Mexico as part of a nutrition exchange program sponsored by TWU.

According to Dr. Carolyn Bednar (nutrition and food sciences), Mexico has a population of about 100 million people, but only has about 4,000 individuals with nutrition degrees.

“Two years ago we began this exchange with AUNL in order to foster better nutrition education for their students and faculty,” Dr. Bednar said. “In addition to AUNL faculty and staff visiting here, TWU faculty also teach graduate nutrition classes to the students in Mexico.”

During their visit, AUNL students attended nutrition presentations at The Medical Center of Lewisville, Presbyterian Hospital of Denton, Zale Lipshy University Hospital in Dallas, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and TWU’s Dallas-Parkland campus. Topics covered included eating disorders, nutritional genomics, nutrition and organ transplantation, nutrition for older adults and nutrition care for HIV/AIDS patients.

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PIONEER PROUD! STAFF AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The Pioneer Proud! staff awards are presented to those who go above and beyond their ordinary responsibilities to assist faculty, staff, students or friends of TWU. Winners for summer 2005 are:

Marti Wall, biology; Ginny Topfer, Career Services; Ben Derby, Center for Student Development; Georgia Waitayangkoon, custodial services; Shirley Saunders, dental hygiene; Katy Holland, Disability Support Services; Norma Head, English, Speech and Foreign Language; Samantha Farmer, Nichole Miller, Dewayne Mills, Cody Pellard and Kevin Williams, facilities management; Keri Farrier, financial aid; Tammy McDaniel, Graduate School; Joye Williams, human resources; Vicky Mantor, ISS; Tim Nelson, Thuan Phan, Zane Santos and Jennifer Walton, ITS; Beth Palmer, kinesiology; LaMargo
Branch and John Sullivan, library; Gavin DeCuir, library distance learning; Gay Blalock, library systems engineer; Carissa Baughman, Shirley Grounds, Cheryl Maddux and Teresa McDaniel, nursing; Carolyn Brown and Vernie Wilson, nutrition; Vivian Borth-Smith, registrar’s office; Audra Williams, social work; Lisa Quinones, Brandon Bays, Sammi Taylor and Veronica Valenzuela, student records; Malu Hendrix, College of Nursing-Dallas; Kay Kamas, Counseling Center-Houston; Inez Shelton, HCA-Houston; and Deborah Unruh, Student Life-Houston.

The award ceremony for the Denton campus will be at noon Thursday, July 28 in Library 101. Dates for the Dallas and Houston ceremonies will be announced later.

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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 2005-06 faculty and staff parking decals are now available. Decals may be purchased through the mail or at the Denton DPS office. Vehicle registration and payroll deduction forms are available at http://www.twu.edu/dps

Denton campus faculty and staff volunteers are still needed for the annual Pioneer Welcome Day on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Volunteers are asked to be available in the residence halls between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to assist students and their parents with moving in belongings, greeting and providing directions and serving refreshments. Participants are asked to sign up for one of three available time slots (for approximately two hours). Special T-shirts will be provided. To participate, or for more information, call Kenny Mauk at 8-1-3676 or email kmauk@mail.twu.edu.

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.).

Newly-elected members of the TWU Staff Council for 2005-07 are: LaMargo Branch (library, at-large member), Brenda Grossie (fashion and textiles), Kathleen Hedges (COPE), Barbara Meriwether (School of Management), Teresa Pierce (family sciences), Judy Prouty (health studies, at-large member), Gene Duperry (facilities management, Dallas), Raymona Newton (nursing, Dallas), Marlene Heckel (admissions and registration, Houston), Paul Nichols (facilities management), Ron Arender (controller’s office), Colleen Ferguson (Lifelong Learning), Priyanka Lalwani (health services) and Beth Palmer (kinesiology).

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: JULY 25-AUGUST 7, 2005

Mon., July 25 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
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Tues., July 26 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., July 27 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., July 28 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., July 29 -Library open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., July 30 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun., July 31 -Library open 2 p.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1-6 p.m.

Mon., Aug. 1 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tues., Aug. 2 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wed., Aug. 3 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., Aug. 4 -Library open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri., Aug. 5 -Library open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wellness Center open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Aug. 6 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 7 -Library open 2 p.m.-10 p.m.; bookstore closed; Wellness Center open 1-6 p.m.

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