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TWU ENROLLMENT CONTINUES TO GROW

APA RENEWS COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY Ph.D. ACCREDITATION

PIONEERS HONORED BY GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

THIRD TUESDAY TALKS’ TO FOCUS ON SOCIAL ISSUES

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 2, 2005



Volume 28, Number 2, September 19-October 2, 2005

TWU ENROLLMENT CONTINUES TO GROW

Texas Woman’s University’s fall 2005 enrollment has reached an all-time record of 11,258 students. This 4.7 percent increase continues four consecutive years of enrollment growth at TWU.

Most important, TWU’s total semester credit hours are up 4.6 percent from 104,642 last fall to 109,505 hours — also a record. Student credit hours, not headcount, determine the university’s state funding. All numbers are based on 12th class day data.

The previous enrollment record of 10,750 was set in fall 2004.

“Our continued enrollment growth is due to the diligent efforts of faculty and staff as they implement the university’s strategic enrollment plan,” said TWU Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart. “Four consecutive years of increasing enrollment is no small accomplishment, and I congratulate everyone for their hard work.”

Expanded programs, admissions outreach efforts, improved processing of applications, enhanced marketing efforts and closer ties with high schools and community colleges are elements of the strategic enrollment plan led by Dr. Stuart.

Enrollment at the Denton campus is 9,100 students, up from 8,463 in fall 2004. Enrollment at the Dallas centers is 912 students and Houston center enrollment is 1,246.

“Consistently increasing our enrollment is a positive indicator of the excellence of the academic programs at TWU,” said Dr. Carolyn Gunning, interim provost. “It’s exciting to continue to see growth at TWU, particularly with our undergraduate students.”

Undergraduate enrollment increased to 6,214 students, a 6.7 percent increase from 5,826 in fall 2004. Graduate enrollment grew to 5,041 from 4,924 in fall 2004.

Twelfth-day preliminary enrollment data is issued by TWU’s Office of Institutional Research. Official enrollment figures will be available in December after approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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APA RENEWS COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY Ph.D. ACCREDITATION

The American Psychological Association praised the faculty and diversity of Texas Woman’s University’s counseling doctoral program as it renewed the program’s accreditation for seven years — the maximum accreditation period awarded by the association. The accreditation runs through the year 2012.

The APA’s Committee on Accreditation commended the program in each of its areas of review, including student-faculty relations, program self-assessment and the program’s philosophy, objectives and curriculum plan. Dr. Roberta Nutt, director of TWU’s doctoral program in counseling psychology, said. “I conduct site visits for (the APA), and that was one of the most positive reports I’ve ever seen.” Dr. Nutt, a TWU professor of psychology, also serves as president of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the APA.

The report also praised the program’s close, collaborative relationship with TWU’s Counseling Center, which sponsors an APA-accredited internship. The center provides instructional classes, and program personnel supervise the center’s interns.

Dr. Nutt said the APA accreditation reflects well on the students, TWU, the department, program and faculty.

“We work hard, and it’s nice to receive such a positive report,” she said.

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PIONEERS HONORED BY GYMNASTICS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS

The TWU gymnastics team was recognized recently by the Gymnastics Association of Texas at its annual convention.

The Pioneers received the National Honor and Texas Merit Award for their performances during the 2005 season. Head coach Frank Kudlac, assistant Tim Rivera and Brisa Fuentes earned the Honor Award for distinguishing themselves by excellence of performance and coaching at the highest level of national competition. As a freshman, Fuentes was the co-National Champion on the uneven bars at the USA Gymnastics
Collegiate Championships.

The entire team and coaching staff earned the Merit Award in recognition of significant achievement in gymnastics in competition, coaching or leadership at a regional and national level. The Pioneers finished second at both the Midwest Independent Conference and USAG Championships last year.

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THIRD TUESDAY TALKS’ TO FOCUS ON SOCIAL ISSUES

The Center for Student Development and TWU’s social work program will host a new series titled “Third Tuesday Talks” from 12:20-1 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the Student Union. The purpose of the series is to allow field experts to present on social issues, with the goal of giving students, faculty and staff members the opportunity to explore these issues on a deeper level.

The first session, scheduled Sept. 20, is “Learning Disabilities” with Dr. Jane Pemberton, TWU associate professor of teacher education. The October session will focus on alcohol awareness in commemoration of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. The topic for November is homelessness in Denton County, as part of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week.

For more information on Third Tuesday Talks, contact Jennifer Garrett at 8-1-3593 or via email at jgarrett@twu.edu, or Erin Lansmon-Winter at elansmon@mail.twu.edu or 8-1-2059.

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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.

As part of TWU’s participation in the American Democracy Project, the department of history and government will celebrate Constitution Day with a lecture titled “A Greater Drama: The Historical Context of the U.S. Constitutional Convention.” The lecture, with Dr. Lybeth Hodges, professor of history, will take place from 2:20-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in CFO 203.

The third annual Graduate and Professional School Fair at Texas Woman’s University will be held Monday, Oct. 3 from 4-6 p.m. in the Student Union. Sponsored by the TWU Graduate School, Office of Admissions and various campus organizations, the fair will include booths featuring information on TWU’s graduate programs. A number of graduate and professional schools from across Texas and nearby states also have been invited to participate.

Alexandria’s Ragtime Band, a TWU School of the Arts performing group specializing in ragtime and Dixieland idioms of the late 19th and early 20th century American Jazz, will perform at the State Fair of Texas from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 onstage at the Food and Fiber Pavilion.

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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.).

Jean Amspoker Spencer, professor and doctoral program coordinator for the TWU School of Occupational Therapy in Houston, died Aug. 13, 2005. A memorial service was held Aug. 21 at the Rice Memorial Chapel at Rice University. Memorials for development of scholarship endeavors in her name may be made through TWU Institutional Development.

Dr. John Flohr (music) and Dr. Gladys Keeton (dance) were chosen to represent music and dance for a five-year special task force on arts in Texas Schools led by the Texas Commission on the Arts. They traveled to Austin for meetings on Sept. 12.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: SEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 2, 2005
Mon., Sept. 19 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Constitution Day celebration, 2:30-5 p.m., CFO 203. Free. 8-1-2133.
-Volunteer Fair, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., SC 2. Free. 8-1-3593.
-Basic Library Research Workshop, 12:30-1:30 p.m., MGJ 1011. Free. 8-4-2481.

Tues., Sept. 20 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-TWU Faculty Flute Recital with Dr. Pamela Youngblood, 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 8-1-2500.
- Library Research Workshop, 12:30-1:30 p.m., MGJ 1011. Free. 8-4-2481.

Wed., Sept. 21 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight. -Women’s Health Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., SU 207. 8-1-3833.
-Southwest Fundraising Symposium, 8 a.m., Wyndham Arlington DFW Airport South Hotel, $395-$445. 8-1-3408.
-Library Research Workshop, 12:30-1:30 p.m., MGJ 1011. Free. 8-4-2481.

Thur., Sept. 22 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Pioneer Volleyball vs. Cameron, 7 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Fri., Sept. 23 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sat., Sept. 24 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.
-Pioneer Volleyball vs. Central Oklahoma. 2 p.m., Pioneer Hall.

Sun., Sept. 25 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. North Texas, 1 p.m., Mean Green Soccer Complex.

Mon., Sept. 26 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-Networking: A Slice of Leadership. Pioneer Leadership Program. 12:20 p.m. or 5 p.m., SC 113. 8-1-3626.

Tues., Sept. 27 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
-TWU Faculty Organ Recital with Dr. Thomas K. Brown. 7:30 p.m., MJPH. Free. 8-1-2500.

Wed., Sept. 28 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

Thur., Sept. 29 -Library open 7:30-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.continued

Fri., Sept. 30 -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.-Leadership: A Bridge to Ourselves. 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., ACT Building. $35-$45. 8-1-3408.

Sat., Oct. 1 -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

Sun., Oct. 2 -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 2-10 p.m.
-Pioneer Soccer vs. St. Edwards, 1 p.m., UNT Rec Sports Complex.

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