Enrollment at Texas Woman's University increased slightly for fall 2018 over the previous year, with Hispanics accounting for a greater share of the student body, according to preliminary figures reported today by the university.
A team of Texas Woman’s University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty recently received the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science. The award, presented by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement, recognizes professor and chair Richard Sheardy, Ph.D., assistant professor Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan, Ph.D., and senior lecturer Cynthia Maguire, M.S., for their success in promoting civic engagement and social responsibility through their courses and degree programs.
Texas Woman’s University will host a Graduate School and Professional Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 25, in Pioneer Hall located on Bell Avenue in Denton. For a map of the campus, visit twu.edu/maps/.
Female business owners are encouraged to apply to the Women's Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program, sponsored through Texas Woman's University's Center for Women in Business (CWB). The grants are intended to encourage women-owned businesses in Texas to undertake new and innovative projects. Applications for the program, which awards $5,000 grants, are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 12.
One of TWU’s finest takes the field Saturday night for Law Enforcement Appreciation Night at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Denton Campus Department of Public Safety Officer Justin Weathers will sing the national anthem prior to the start of the Rangers game.
Hannah Werchan, a 22-year-old senior art student at Texas Woman’s University, won first prize and $10,000 in the Kennedy Center’s 2018 VSA Emerging Young Artists Competition, a program that recognizes and showcases the work of artists with disabilities between ages 16-25. Her winning painting, "Growth," is an impressionistic self-portrait that conveys her experience living with Stickler Syndrome, a rare connective tissue disorder.
Texas Woman's University has tapped Nancy Bocskor—nicknamed a "Democracy Coach" by a major German newspaper—to lead the university's new Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy beginning in September.
Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.
A magazine article, a chance meeting and a generous art donation by a Texas Woman's University (TWU) nursing faculty member, who also happens to be an artist, has led to an affiliation agreement between the university and the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The agreement allows TWU nurse practitioner students to complete clinical rotations in forensic science at the Institute.
Texas Woman’s University officials today announced a gift of more than $10 million – the single largest donation to the university– from Frisco businesswoman Mary L. A. Stanton. The $10,001,901 commitment supports construction of a new residential village on TWU’s Denton campus. In addition, with the $1,901 part of this gift, Stanton is inspiring the launch of the “1901 Society,” which recognizes donors who have given $1 million or more to the university in their lifetimes.
Ask Texas Woman’s University senior Lauren Bach what she did over the summer, and no doubt the highlight will be volunteering at the National Special Olympics games, held July 1-6 in Seattle.
Biochemistry senior Claudette Fraire already has three years of research experience. By jumping into the lab as an undergraduate, she's set the stage for graduate school and a possible future in cancer research.
Texas Woman’s University’s biomechanics labs provide a way for our Kinesiology students to combine classroom theory with real-world application. A group of these students put this experience into practice on National Biomechanics Day 2018, when they invited 27 Aubrey high schoolers into the labs for a fun day of movement and motion. Their creative event recently received top recognition from the American Society of Biomechanics.
By the time Esther Ajayi-Lowo earns her doctoral degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2021, she already will have amassed an impressive list of achievements. Since arriving at TWU in 2015 to study multicultural women’s and gender studies, she has received two International Peace Scholarships from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO); published a book chapter chronicling the same-sex marriage prohibition act in Nigeria; and presented papers at national conferences on sexuality education, reproductive justice and female genital mutilation— all while balancing her personal commitments as a wife and mother to three young children.
Stephanie M. Lopez-Neyman, R.D.N., M.P.H., a Texas Woman’s University nutrition and food sciences Ph.D. student, will spend the next year developing a community health program through a prestigious Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.
In nine years as associate dean of nursing on TWU's Dallas campus, Stephanie Woods has developed relationships and programs that have changed the face of the nursing program. Now, the proud alumna is pursuing her next challenge.
Texas Woman’s University officials today announced they have selected an innovative information technology leader as the university’s new associate vice president for technology and chief information officer. Raechelle Clemmons, who has held senior IT positions at higher education institutions in three states, began her technology career at Silicon Valley startups Netline and Digital Impact. She will join TWU August 27.
Award-winning singer/songwriter Kamica King uses music to inspire and help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives.
Texas Woman's University releases its list of Spring 2018 graduates.
Texas Woman's University Music Professor Richard Shuster, DMA, has a special attachment to Hungary and, in particular, with the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. In January 2019, he will head to the academy to teach piano literature courses on a Fulbright Scholar Grant. This isn't his first experience at the school or with the Fulbright program, however. Twenty years ago, Shuster studied piano and chamber music at the prestigious school on a Fulbright Student Grant.
Women business owners interested in increasing productivity are invited to sign up for a series of technology workshops offered this summer by Texas Woman's University's Center for Women in Business.
As part of a multi-event, inaugural celebration for Women Veterans Day, Texas Woman’s University and Give An Hour will host “Because She Served: Women Veterans Community Symposium” Thursday, June 21, from 4 – 8 pm, at the TWU campus, 6700 Fannin, in the Texas Medical Center.
Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the Spring 2018 semester.
The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program’s 2018-2019 season will feature a stage version of a classic thriller, an epic drama lambasting the contradictions of war, a passionate examination of love and science, and a raucous Broadway masterpiece. All performances will take place in TWU’s Redbud Theatre Complex, located on the northwest side of historic Hubbard Hall on the university’s Denton campus. Tickets for all shows are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.
Texas Woman’s University senior Emily Galbraith has been appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to serve as the next student representative on the Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents. Her term expires May 31, 2019.
Lindsay Oar (MS ‘17) discovered the perfect way to merge her two passions — sports and nutrition — with an Exercise and Sports Nutrition degree from Texas Woman’s that led to a position as assistant sports dietitian (RDN) for the Texas Rangers professional baseball organization.
Texas Woman’s University has been selected to send a team of four pre-service teachers along with a faculty sponsor to the 2018 NASA Minority University Research and Education Project’s (MUREP) Educator Institute at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The five-day on-site experience takes place June 4-8 and will feature student-centered classroom activities that use NASA assets and resources to help educators develop practices that will engage students in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year and transfer students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 9 on the university’s Denton campus.
Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Houston on June 7, 2018. Sponsored by Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business, the one-day event will help area professionals explore how they could begin to identify the personal and organizational values that drive them as a leader to carry out their organization’s vision and their role in operationalizing culture-building and team support.
Texas Woman's University officials today announced plans to create a distinctive new Institute for Women's Leadership on its Denton campus that will encompass three focused centers on the large second floor of Old Main, the university's first building (1903). Construction will begin this fall, with move-in slated for summer 2019.
Texas Woman’s University has been awarded $397,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences under the 2018 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program for a project to educate future leaders in rural libraries.
The Spring 2018 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 on TWU’s Denton campus and Sunday, May 13 in Houston.
Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business announced the recipients of its inaugural Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program.
As a Texas Woman’s honors student, Ayana Georges (B.S. ‘18) knew she wanted to make a difference in the world of kinesiology. This prompted her to begin her award-winning research, which received top honors at the 2018 Great Plains Honors Council (GPHC) Conference held in March.
After operating for almost 80 years, Texas Woman’s University announced that it will permanently close its golf course. The course, which shut down earlier this year in support of campus construction projects, will reopen nine holes for a one-day, free-play event on Friday, May 4.
Ronald S. Palomares-Fernandez, Ph.D., a Texas Woman’s University assistant professor of psychology, has been knighted by the Johanniter Order, a 900-year-old spiritual service organization dedicated to assisting the sick, the poor and the infirmed. Palomares-Fernandez received the honor for his humanitarian work in his church and around the world.
You might have trouble finding caterpillars, termites and fermented milk on store shelves in Texas, but, as a Texas Woman’s University global perspectives class recently learned, these are staples in South Africa.
Annie Phillips, Ph.D., director of Texas Woman’s University’s Education Abroad department, has been selected to participate in the Leadership Academy for New Senior International Officers. Phillips is one of only 17 international education leaders in the United States who will attend the academy this year, which will be held in May at Duke University.
Joan Denton (M.S. ‘18) knew she wanted to be a registered dietitian, but never felt at ease in a hospital. When she expressed her interests to one of her Texas Woman’s University nutrition professors, Denton discovered she could be categorized as a “culinary dietitian.” This set Denton on to create her own path in the field of nutrition.
Texas Woman's University will welcome 14 new students to the Terry Scholars program this fall. The scholarship program, sponsored by the Terry Foundation, provides funding for outstanding students to attend one of 13 public universities in Texas, including TWU.
Texas Woman's University and the TWU Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni and graduating students during the TWU Accolades Luncheon Friday, April 20. The event will recognize Distinguished Alumni Award, Hallmark Alumni Award and Outstanding TWU Student Award recipients.
Jaqueline Rae Vandagriff's life was cut short 19 months ago, but her memory will live on through an endowment established by her friends and family at Texas Woman's University. The 24-year old junior, who was a lifelong vegetarian and animal lover, was studying nutrition at TWU. The fund will commemorate her life by supporting an internship in the area of health and wellbeing, with a preference for students majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences.
Back-to-back is back. Texas Woman's University secured the program's 11th USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Title while defending the 2017 trophy. The team registered the highest score ever seen at the championship and shattered the program record with an astonishing 196.525 team score April 14 inside Kitty Magee Arena on TWU's Denton campus.
Leaders at Texas Woman's University, North Central Texas College and the Denton Independent School District today signed innovative agreements aimed at enhancing the talent pool of nurses and teachers in Denton and Cooke counties and elsewhere. The agreements allow students to earn degrees more quickly and at lower cost while curbing administrative costs at the institutions.
The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recently recognized Family Graduation Celebration at Texas Woman’s University as the 2018 Collaborative Program of the Year. The university’s Student Union and Campus Alliance for Resource Education worked with 10 other collaborative partners to create this unique experience for students and their families.
Texas Woman's University officials today announced James R. Lumpkin, dean of the Soules College of Business at the University of Texas at Tyler, will become Founding Dean of the university's new College of Business, effective July 1.
The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program concludes its 2017-2018 theatre season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder. TWU Theatre program director Patrick Bynane, Ph.D., will direct. The production runs April 18-22, 2018.
Rachel Russell (BAS '16) found her career niche when she wasn't expecting it. But at a meeting for nutrition transfer students, she got a sales pitch that hooked her from the start.
With a goal of supporting students holistically, Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences in Houston celebrated the opening of the TWU Student Food Market March 19, 2018. The Student Food Market—a joint venture between the university and the Houston Food Bank, the nation’s largest food bank in distribution— provides perishable and non-perishable food twice monthly to food insecure students.
Texas Woman’s University will host a Transfer Connection information session for prospective transfer students from 9:00 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 on the TWU Denton campus. Students will attend sessions on admissions and financial aid, meet with advisers and faculty, receive sample degree plans, learn more about TWU services tailored to transfer students and take an optional campus tour.
Texas Woman's University has hired Diana Elrod, Ph.D., to lead its new Center for Student Research. The Center is part of TWU's efforts to offer increased collaborative research and creative programs and services to its students.
Texas Woman's University has been designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite in recognition of its support for breastfeeding mothers.
The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts invites area residents to join students, faculty and staff for ArtsWalk: Emerging Stories. Event participants will explore new perspectives in adaptive spaces around the TWU library fountain, in Redbud Theater Complex room 204, and in the Dance-Gymnastics Laboratory Building (DGL). This free, all-ages event will be held on TWU’s Denton campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 5.
Texas Woman’s University officials today announced Jason Tomlinson will become Vice President-Finance and Administration in May. Tomlinson will succeed B.J. Crain, who has served in that role in an interim capacity since 2015.
The Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts will host two digital art exhibitions in conjunction with the 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium in April. Artists, researchers, makers and students will gather at TWU’s Denton campus to discuss digital fabrication in practice, theory and curation, while also showcasing artworks that consider the ways in which new technologies are reconnecting society with humanity.
Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Texas Woman’s University is hosting several camps during its 2018 summer semesters on the university’s Denton campus. Camps range from fashion and nutrition, to science and sports, and cater to ages preschool through college.
Two American political reporters will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s third annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 28 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled "Covering the Trump Presidency: Perspectives from Women Journalists", will be held in the Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building auditorium on North Bell Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Texas Woman's University has released its list of graduates from Fall 2017.
Join Texas Woman’s University for nights at the ballpark in both Arlington and Houston. TWU Night with the Astros will take place Tuesday, April 3 at 7:10 p.m. at Minute Maid Park in Houston. TWU Night with the Rangers is scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at 7:05 p.m. at Globe Life Park in Arlington. All students, faculty, staff, alumni and the general public are welcome to purchase tickets for these events.
Texas Woman’s University, leader of Texas’s Cultivating Safe College Campuses (CSCC) grant team, is conducting its inaugural “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Campus Assault Prevention and Response” conference March 1-2 at the Southern Methodist University’s Dallas campus. This conference is funded by a CSCC grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. As part of this grant, Texas Woman’s University leads a consortium of nine Texas colleges and universities and five organizations to create a consistent, effective response to sexual assault on college campuses across the state.
The kitchen at Medical City Frisco is constantly in motion – employees are prepping food, cooking, plating, dishwashing, and as in most hospitals, taking care of the special dietary needs of patients. In the middle of it all is Executive Chef Walter Rivas (BAS Culinary Arts and Food Service Management ‘16), who fortunately loves the hectic pace his workplace offers.
Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s lists for the Fall 2017 semester.
Barbara Lerner, Ph.D., vice provost for undergraduate studies and academic partnerships at Texas Woman’s University, has been named a Catalyst Award Winner by the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students.
Texas Woman’s University will highlight its graduate program offerings during the Graduate Program Showcase from 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 3 on the university’s Denton campus.
Texas Woman’s University is among a coalition of eight higher education institutions hosting “Consejos Colectivos: Improving STEM Success at HSIs” Feb. 27-28 at El Centro College in Dallas. The conference is designed for faculty, staff, students, administrators, employers and community members who wish to increase their understanding of opportunities and barriers for Hispanic student recruitment, retention and advancement in STEM fields.
From “Wreck It Ralph,” to “The Magic School Bus” and even “Stranger Things,” judges saw it all at Texas Woman’s University’s 20th annual Edible Car Contest. On Jan. 26, more than 200 students from Denton and Tarrant counties competed for recognition for the fastest and most unique car made entirely of food.
The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program kicks off its spring semester with The Long Christmas Ride Home, written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel and directed by Noah Lelek, Ph.D., assistant professor of theatre at TWU. Set during an emotionally tumultuous journey, this production daringly mixes the Western theatrical tradition with Japanese bunraku-style puppetry. The production runs Feb. 21-25.
Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 on the university’s Denton campus.
Creating original gourmet cuisine from scratch in 40 minutes would be stressful for most people, but imagine doing it for an audience of 3 million people. That was the life of TWU alumna Michelle Tribble these past five months as a contestant on the Fox reality TV series Hell's Kitchen. On Friday, Feb. 2, Tribble (BAS 2016) won this popular cooking competition hosted by Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay. She entered the finale as the only woman in the final slate of three competing to become head chef of Ramsay's new Hell's Kitchen restaurant at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas.
Laila Tubaila (BS, 2015) was always devoted to her own personal health until she learned of the rapidly rising rates of diabetes in Texas. This inspired Tubaila to turn her attention to others with a new diabetes prevention program she calls Perfect Lifestyle.
Perfect Lifestyle, which got its start as Tubaila’s internship project while at La Mancion Health and Wellness Clinic in Houston, TX, is now one of the few national diabetes prevention programs registered by the CDC in Houston.
Jacob Blosser, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Texas Woman’s University, has been elected vice president and president-elect of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. Blosser will serve as vice president until 2020, when he will become president of the national organization.
Texas Woman’s University’s Center for Women in Business (CWB) recently launched a new program that offers $5,000 grants to women-owned business in Texas. The Women’s Enterprise Training and Micro Grant Program was created to encourage female entrepreneurs to start new and innovative projects.
Over the past decade, Texas Woman’s University students in chemistry and biochemistry have turned aluminum cans into Play-Doh, sampled and analyzed water quality in the Trinity River watershed, and converted human energy on treadmills into potential electricity. For “graduating chemists with civic lenses” and addressing such social issues as sustainability, water quality and safety, TWU has been singled out for special recognition by the Association of American Colleges and Universities.
As part of an initiative to support and enrich humanities education and scholarship at minority-serving institutions, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) recently awarded two Texas Woman’s University faculty members a grant to incorporate global perspectives and experiential learning into the university’s undergraduate humanities courses. This highly competitive grant, totaling $99,803, is the first of its kind to be awarded to TWU.
In December, the TWU's Little Chapel-in-the-Woods was included in a list of Texas’s top architectural sites compiled by “Curbed,” and it was just listed as a 2018 Couples’ Choice Awards® Winner by WeddingWire, a popular wedding planning website.
Texas Woman’s University has been recognized by top veterans publications for its support for student military service members and veterans.
Texas Woman’s University will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin Street.
Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for potential first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 on the university’s Denton campus.
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