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SYMPOSIUM PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN MUSIC

TWU TO HOST GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Oct. 6-19, 2003

 

Volume 26, Number 3, Oct. 6-19, 2003

SYMPOSIUM PUTS FOCUS ON WOMEN IN MUSIC

The accomplishments of women musicians and opportunities in music for today’s students will be featured in a symposium presented Oct. 13-14 by the TWU School of the Arts.

The Women in Music Symposium will feature guest artists, choral workshops and the premier of a commissioned work for choir by internationally known composer and artist Eleanor Daley. All events are free and open to the public. For a schedule of events, visit www.twu.edu/as/pa/music/WIMsymposium.htm. For additional information, contact the TWU Department of Music at 8-1-2500.

The TWU Concert Choir, TWU Wind Ensemble and selected soloists will present Daley’s work, “Seasons of Love,” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. The work was commissioned by the TWU School of the Arts.

Guest artists will conduct master’s classes and choral workshops, and will participate in panel discussions. Guest artists include Daley; Carlana Fitch, executive director of the Springfield (Missouri) Symphony Orchestra; Angela Mariani, a musicologist and writer, producer and host of the nationally syndicated public radio program “Harmonia;” and Karen Stone, general director of the Dallas Opera. Guest singers from area high schools will join the TWU Concert Choir in a choral workshop presented by Daley, scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall.

Dr. Susan Stewart, assistant professor of music and coordinator of choral activities, said the symposium was inspired by advances that women have made in the music field.

“Women finally have made inroads into being conductors,” she said. “It’s time now. Students need to think about options other than being a performer.”

Dr. Pamela Youngblood, associate professor of music, agreed, adding, “TWU is a perfect place to emphasize what women are doing in music.”

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TWU TO HOST GRADUATE SCHOOL FAIR

TWU will host a Graduate and Professional School Fair on Oct. 6 from 4-7 p.m. in the Student Center. Twenty-five universities, colleges and professional schools are participating and will share information about their programs with prospective students. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Information on graduate school requirements, applicable entrance exams and financial aid and scholarships also will be available. For more information, call 8-1-3188.

The fair is sponsored by the TWU Multi-ethnic Biomedical Research Support program, the TWU Honors Scholars Program, the TWU Graduate School, the TWU admissions office, Phi Theta Kappa and the Pioneer Admissions Recruiting Team.

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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.

Dr. Thomas K. Brown (music) will present an eclectic mix of well-known and newer compositions in an organ recital scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. He will be assisted by lyric soprano Dr. Nicki Cohen (music). An additional feature planned for the presentation will allow the audience to view the music being played as the four keyboards of the organ are projected onto a large screen. For more information, call 8-1-2500.

Jan Henning, benefits coordinator for the Agency on Aging of North Central Texas, will be the next speaker at the Parenting Your Parents Brown Bag Lunches, Oct. 9 beginning at noon in room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library.

Bubble, Rainbows and Worms: Science Experiments for Preschool Children, by the late Dr. Sam Ed Brown (early childhood and special education), will be reissued by Gryphon House Inc. publishing in June 2004. The book was originally published in 1981 and is popular on the used book market.

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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.)

Herman H. Boatmun has accepted the position of director of internal audits. He comes to TWU from the City of Lubbock where he was internal auditor-local government employment.

Dr. Jean Pyfer (health sciences), Dr. Carol Huettig (kinesiology) and two kinesiology doctoral students, Andrea Woodson and Beatrice Darden-Melton, presented “Don’t Patch It; Fix It With Movement” at the World Congress on Disabilities held Sept. 19 in Orlando, Fla. The symposium was attended by physical educators, physical therapists, nurses and parents of children with disabilities.

Dr. Phillip Yang (sociology) published an article titled “Black-White Differential in Support for Immigration” in Ethnic Studies Review. His book review of Becoming Asian American: Second-generation Chinese and Korean American Identities by Nazli Kibria also appeared in the journal. In August, he presented two papers at the 98th Annual Meeting of American Sociological Association in Atlanta. First author on both papers, “Immigration and Ethnic Conflict in Comparative Perspective” was prepared with Stephanie Power, Seiji Takaku and Luis Posas. “Who Chooses Nonpublic Schools for Their Children?” was written with Nihan Kayaardi.

Dr. Dene Grigar (English) has been selected for ``Writers for the Future'' Five-Day Residential Workshop for Digital Writers and Artists working with New Media Texts, sponsored by trAce Online Writing Centre in Nottingham-Trent, United Kingdom. The workshop runs from Nov. 10-14. The workshop is the first of its kind in the U.K., offering writers and artists working with new media texts an opportunity to work together intensively in a supportive creative and critical environment.

Dr. Bill Cissell (health sciences) is the lead planner of the October 2004 “Hurricane States HIV/AIDS Update Conference, for medical providers of persons living with HIV/AIDS in the south. To be held in San Antonio, the conference is the first sponsored by the four regional AIDS education and training centers.

John Cissik (wellness services) had “Older Adult Programming in a University Setting” published in Fitness Management, “Train for Speed” published in Pure Power and “Strength Training for Track and Field” published in Track and Field Coaches Review.

Dr. Susan Burke (library science) announced that SILS master’s student Lisa Huang has been awarded the Mayo Drake Scholarship by the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association. The scholarship will allow her to attend the SSC/MLA annual meeting.

Dr. April Miller (COPE) announced that master’s library science student Virginia Ross published “Children with Learning Disabilities and Public Libraries: An E-survey of Services, Programs, Resources and Training” in Public Library Quarterly.

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THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: Oct. 6-19, 2003

Oct. 6-9

Tue., Oct. 7

Wed., Oct. 8

Thurs., Oct. 9

Fri., Oct. 10

Sat., Oct. 11

Sun., Oct. 12

Oct. 13-16

Tue., Oct. 14

Thur., Oct. 16

Fri., Oct. 17

Sat., Oct. 18

Sun., Oct. 19


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