TWU ANNOUNCES NEW CLASS OF CHANCELLOR'S RESEARCH FELLOWS

REGENTS APPROVE PAY RAISES

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Sept. 13-26, 2004


Volume 27, Number 2, Sept. 13-26, 2004

TWU ANNOUNCES NEW CLASS OF CHANCELLOR'S RESEARCH FELLOWS

Continuing its support of faculty research, TWU has announced ten Chancellor’s Research Fellows for 2004-2005.
The program, now in its fourth year, pairs faculty with strong potential for gaining external research funding with mentors who have been successful at obtaining funds from federal agencies or other sources and at publishing their research.

This year’s protégés and mentors are: Dr. DiAnna Hynds, assistant professor of biology, who will be mentored by Dr. Lynda Uphouse, professor of biology; Dr. Junehee Kwon, assistant professor of nutrition and food sciences, mentored by Dr. Carolyn Bednar, professor of nutrition and food sciences; Dr. Claudia Sanchez, assistant professor of teacher education, mentored by Dr. Ronald French, professor of kinesiology; Dr. Shannon Rich, assistant professor of psychology, mentored by Dr. Charlotte Sanborn, professor of kinesiology; and Dr. Donna Sauls, assistant professor of nursing, mentored by Dr. Patti Hamilton, professor of nursing.

Protégés receive awards of $3,500 and mentors receive $3,000 to use for their individual research needs. Funding is provided by the TWU Chancellor’s Circle and the TWU Foundation.

Mentors assist their protégés in developing their research agendas and grant applications. Protégés are responsible for preparing at least one proposal for external funding during the fellowship year or the following academic year. Both mentors and protégés participate in research roundtables where topics such as finding funding proposals and proposal review and critique are discussed.

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REGENTS APPROVE PAY RAISES

The TWU Board of Regents recently approved the 2004-2005 budget, which includes salary increases for faculty and staff.

Salary floors of $50,000 for clinical professor, $45,000 for associate clinical professor/senior lecturer, $41,000 for assistant clinical professor/lecturer II, and $39,000 for clinical instructor/lecturer 1 were established. Raises for regular continuing faculty are: 7 percent for professors, and 5 percent for associate professors, assistant professors, instructors, clinical faculty and lecturers, including visiting faculty and retirees.

Certain classified and professional and administrative positions received salary market increases. Every classified employee not receiving a market increase received a 2 percent raise.

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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, by fax at 8-1-3463 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 publication. 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 students will enjoy some tunes while receiving an important message about their responsibility as voters on Sept. 24 when MTV’s “Rock The Vote” bus tour visits campus. The Rock The Vote concert will take place from noon to 6 p.m. at Pioneer Circle. The goal of the Rock The Vote bus tour is to increase youth voter turnout through information, entertainment and the availability to register to vote. Rising pop bands entertain throughout the afternoon while students have an opportunity to learn more about this year’s campaign issues.

How to improve your reading speed will be the topic of a free, half-hour presentation by Dr. Stephen Souris (English, speech and foreign languages), beginning at 12:25 p.m. on Sept. 15 in MCL 704. The talk is primarily for the benefit of students, but anyone who is interested in learning how to increase reading speed through conservative, well-recognized methods is welcome. For information, call 8-1-2343 or e-mail ssouris@mail.twu.edu.

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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.)

Dr. Carol Kominski has been appointed assistant vice president of institutional effectiveness in the office of academic affairs. She currently is executive director institutional effectiveness at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and has been a frequent member of peer review teams for SACS. She will join TWU full time in January 2005 and will visit campus at least four times in October and November.

Dr. Reg Rezac (accounting) participated in a four-day CPA exam writers’ workshop sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Memphis, Tenn. The workshop developed 470 questions for possible future use on the Uniform CPA Exam.

Dr. Dene Grigar (English, speech and foreign languages) completed two years of postdoctoral study in new media and interactive arts at the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom with the Center of Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (now called Planetary Collegium) under the direction of electronic artist and theorist Roy Ascott. The program provided her a specialty in new media rhetoric and electronic literature.

Dr. Linda Metcalf (family sciences) was the main speaker at the Brief Therapy Network Annual Conference in Kurashiki, Japan. She spoke to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, school counselors, therapists and marriage and family therapists on the topic, “Solution Focused Group Therapy.” The topic was based on her book of the same title.

Dr. Ho Soon Michelle Cho (nursing-Dallas) with Dr. Maisie Kashka (nursing-Denton) published an article titled “The Evolution of the Community Health Nurse Practitioner in Korea.” They both presented a paper titled “Korean Nurses Step Into Political Vacuum To Shape Health Care Agenda: Global Implications” at the Third International Global Health Conference held July in Topeka, Kan.

Joseph Pinson (music) has been selected as an ASCAP Award recipient. The award, presented by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, is based on the unique prestige value of each writer’s catalog of original compositions, as well as recent performances.

Dr. Bill Cissell (health studies) and Michael Springer (health studies), principal investigator and director, respectively, of the Texas Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need Project, participated in the Health Resources and Services Administration sponsored Ryan White CARE Act All Grantees Conference in August in Washington, D.C. Dr. Cissell presented a poster titled “HIV/AIDS Resources Along the Texas-Mexico Border,” which he co-authored with Christina Bejarano and Jesus Sandoval.

Dr. Phillip Yang’s (sociology) article with Stephanie Power, Seiji Takaku and Luis Posas, “Immigration and Ethic Conflict in Comparative Perspective,” appeared in The Psychology of Ethnic and Cultural Conflict: Looking through American and Global Chaos or Harmony. Dr. Yang presented a paper, “Transnationalism as a New Model of Immigrant Adaptation: Preliminary Evidence from Chinese Transnational Migrants” at the 2004 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian American Studies and also the Annual Conference of the North America Chinese Sociologists Association.

Melanie Robotham has been named sports information director for Pioneer athletics. Previously, she was a communications assistant at the University of Arkansas.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Sept. 13-26, 2004

Sept. 13-16

Tue., Sept. 14

Fri., Sept. 17

Sat., Sept. 18

Sun., Sept. 19

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Fri., Sept. 24

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Sun., Sept. 26


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