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TWU SEES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF ENROLLMENT GROWTH

CHANCELLOR’S LUNCHEON TO KICK OFF SECC DRIVE

NEWSBRIEFS

UPDATE ON TWU PEOPLE

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 8, 2006

 

 

 

Volume 28, Number 28, September 25-October 8, 2006

 

 

TWU SEES FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR OF ENROLLMENT GROWTH

 

Texas Woman’s University’s fall 2006 enrollment has reached an all-time record of 11,842 students. This 4.4 percent increase continues five consecutive years of enrollment growth at TWU.

Most important, TWU’s total semester credit hours grew 5.6 percent to 116,031 hours, up from 109,929 last fall — also a record. Student credit hours, not headcount, determine the university’s state funding. All numbers are based on 12th class day preliminary enrollment data.

The previous enrollment record of 11,344 was set in fall 2005.

From 2001 to 2005, TWU has seen enrollment increase 43.6 percent, the second-highest enrollment growth percentage among universities in Texas.

“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. “Five consecutive years of increasing enrollment is no small accomplishment, and I congratulate all 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 9,570 students, up from 9,157 in fall 2005. Enrollment at the TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center is 1,339, up from 1,266. Enrollment at the Dallas centers is 933 students, up from 921 last year.

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

Undergraduate enrollment grew to 6,669 students, a 6.4 percent increase from 6,266 in fall 2005. Graduate enrollment grew to 5,171 from 5,078 in fall 2005.

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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CHANCELLOR’S LUNCHEON TO KICK OFF SECC DRIVE

 

The Annual Chancellor’s Luncheon supporting the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 in the Hubbard Hall Southeast Dining Room.  Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch service beginning at noon.  Door prizes will be available.  The luncheon will feature live entertainment and brief remarks by Chancellor and President Dr. Ann Stuart and invited guests from the United Way of Denton County and the SECC.

 

Tickets are $10 or a table of eight for $75.  Deadline for ticket purchases is 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.  Checks should be made payable to SECC.  For information about the luncheon, or to purchase tickets, contact Deb Burgess at 8-1-3201 or dburgess@twu.edu.

 

 

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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.

Nomination materials for TWU Distinguished Alumni Awards will be available soon.  Members of the TWU community are encouraged to nominate graduates who have brought honor to themselves and to the university through outstanding accomplishments.  The deadline for nominations is Oct. 27.  For more information, contact Dr. Glenda Brock Simmons at (940) 381-1936 or gbsgls@verizon.net.

 

The annual dinner for faculty and staff who serve as advisers to TWU student organizations in Denton is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the southwest ballroom of Hubbard Hall.  For more information, or to RSVP, contact Uyen Tran at 8-1-3626 or ptran@twu.edu.

 

The TWU School of Library and Information Studies will host the Institute for Scientific Information’s Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6 in ACT 301.  A reception will follow on ACT 2.  Admission is free.  The lecture, titled “Human Knowledge Seeking and Information Visualization: Exploring New Possibilities,” will feature Dr. Ray Uzwyshyn, an associate professor and head of the Department of Library Digital and Learning Technology Programs at the University of West Florida.  For more information, contact Lifelong Learning at 8-1-3408.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences is preparing for the second year of its Faculty Spotlight Series.  CAS faculty members who are interested in sharing their work with the larger university community are encouraged to submit a brief, informal proposal (ca. 200 words) in care of Dr. Stephen Souris at ssouris@twu.edu by Tuesday, Oct. 10.

 

 

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. Brian K. Leavell (COPE) is preparing to run his second marathon for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training in January.  He is required to have 25 percent of his $3,800 raised by Oct. 30.  For more information or to donate, visit www.active.com/donate/tntntx/tntntxBLeavel or contact him at 8-1-2267 or bleavell@mail.twu.edu.

Dr. Theo Burnes (psychology and philosophy) is the co-recipient of a 2006 Pegasus Award, the video industry’s premier award for recognition of exemplary work produced by a non-broadcast video professional.  Dr. Burnes and Jerry Schwartz received the award for “Did you Know?: Public Service Announcements on HIV/AIDS,” for the Pacific Pride Foundation as part of a grant from Cox Cable.

Dr. Toni Roddey (PT-Houston) appeared on the Fox 26 morning show Friday, Sept. 15, to discuss her research on chronic low back pain among underserved populations in partnership with the Harris County Hospital District and Quentin Mease Hospital.

 

Dr. Gerald Goodman (health care administration-Houston) has been appointed to the Board of Examiners for the Texas Award for Performance Excellence, Quality Texas Foundation.  The award, which is patterned after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, is an annual recognition of those Texas organizations that excel in performance, quality and customer satisfaction.

 

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (SOM) co-authored the following publications:  “Delivering on the Promise of Auto-ID Through Intelligent Agent Technologies,” International Journal of Innovation and Learning, Inderscience Publishers, 2006 forthcoming;  “Teaching With Online Case Studies: Implementation and Evaluation Issues,” Journal of Infomatics Education Research, Aug. 7, 2005;  “Mobile Business: A Global Perspective,” Handbook of Research on Mobile Business: Technical, Methodological and Social Perspectives, Chapter XXXI, Idea Group, Inc., pp. 435-443; and the Instructor’s Manual for Information Technology for Management (V edition), Turban/McLean/Leidner/Wetherbe, Wiley & Sons, 2005.

 

 

THE NEXT TWO WEEKS AT TWU: SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 8, 2006

 

Mon., Sept. 25             -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m. -10 p.m.

                                    -Free breakfast talk on cholesterol with Dr. Geetha Ramaswamy of Yale University, 8:30 a.m., SU 207.  Breakfast is first-come, first-served.  For more information, call 8-1-3833.

                                   

Tues., Sept. 26             - Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Tarleton State, 7 p.m., away.

 

Wed., Sept. 27             - Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

                                    -ASSET general meeting, noon, STOD 402.  Bring lunch; drinks and dessert provided.

 

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

                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 5 p.m., away.

 

Fri., Sept. 29                -Library open 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Mesa State, 4 p.m., away.

                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Northern Oklahoma, 1:45 p.m., Oklahoma Fall Festival, Norman, Okla.

                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, 4 p.m., Oklahoma Fall Festival, Norman, Okla.

 

Sat., Sept. 30               -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m. to noon.

                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. St. Mary’s, 2 p.m., home.

                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Pittsburg State, 9 a.m., Oklahoma Fall Festival, Norman, Okla.

                                    -Pioneers Softball vs. Oklahoma, 6 p.m., Oklahoma Fall Festival, Norman, Okla.

Sun., Oct. 1                  -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

                                    -Guest Piano Artist Recital Series, 3 p.m., MJPH.  Free.  Dr. Joel Schoenhals, assistant professor of piano at               Eastern  Michigan University.  8-1-2500.

                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Fort Lewis, 1 p.m., away.

                                    --Pioneers Softball vs. Washburn, 11:15 a.m., Oklahoma Fall Festival, Norman, Okla.

Mon., Oct. 2                -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

                                    -Annual Chancellor’s Luncheon supporting the State Employee Charitable Giving Campaign (SECC), noon, HH Southeast Dining Room.  8-1-3201.

 

Tues., Oct. 3                -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Dallas Baptist, 7 p.m., away.

                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Midwestern State, 7 p.m., away.

 

Wed., Oct. 4                -Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness & Recreation open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.

-Latino/a Faculty & Staff Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., SC 207.  Free.  For more information, contact Ke’Ana Hardy, 8-1-3679.

                                     

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

                                    -TWU Choral Ensemble Performance, 7:30 p.m., MJPH.  Free. 8-1-2500.

                                    -Alexandria’s Ragtime Band and TWU International Folk Dance Company performing in the Food and Fiber Pavilion at the State Fair of Texas.  4-6 p.m.  Event is free with State Fair admission.  8-1-2500.

                                   

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

                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Southwestern Oklahoma State, 4 p.m., home.  Pioneer Pride & Pizza Day.

                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Tarleton State, 1 p.m., Lone Star Conference Crossover Tournament, Kingsville, TX.

                                   

Sat., Oct. 7                  -Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 8 a.m.-noon.

                                    -Family Day 2006, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hubbard Hall and Hubbard Oval.  Cost: $20/guest at Orientation, $25/guest after Orientation.  TWU students with guest/children 12 and younger, free.  8-1-3626.

                                    -Pioneers Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian, 9 a.m., and West Texas A&M, 3 p.m., Lone Star Conference Crossover Tournament, Kingsville, TX.

                                   

Sun., Oct. 8                  -Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; bookstore closed; Fitness & Recreation open 4-8 p.m.

                                    -Pioneers Soccer vs. Central Oklahoma, 1 p.m., home.  Maroon Out Day.

 

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