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TWU Dallas nursing students engage in poverty simulation

On Wednesday, April 26, senior nursing students participated in a diversity and cultural simulation aimed at promoting awareness of different adversities that their patients will face. The simulation, created by the Missouri Community Action Network, involved students experiencing the challenges that impoverished families encounter during a typical month, including unemployment, selling assets at the local pawn shop, avoiding eviction and finding a way to pay for food for their families, just to name a few. 

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Gov. Abbott appoints Rachel Iacobucci as university’s new student regent

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Calling it “an amazing opportunity to speak for other students,” Rachel Iacobucci made it her goal her freshman year to become the student regent for Texas Woman’s University.  This goal became a reality when Gov. Greg Abbott named Iacobucci TWU’s student regent April 26.

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Occupational therapy as critical today as it was 100 years ago

A student wears googles to simulate eye strain while playing cards

April is national Occupational Therapy Month and 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the profession that helps everyone from birth to old age live their best lives.

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Society for Human Resource Management team places 2nd in Division at international competition

A student team from Texas Woman’s University placed second in Division 1 at the recent Society for Human Resource Management Student Case Competition and Career Summit held in Houston. The TWU team placed ahead of competitors Baylor University and the University of Houston, and was second to the University of Memphis.

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TWU Dance presents DanceMakers Concert Series

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents its spring DanceMakers Concert Series April 27-29 in Margo Jones Performance Hall, located on TWU’s Denton campus. The concert series will showcase the choreographic work of seven TWU undergraduate and graduate students, including four graduating M.F.A. students.

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Texas Woman’s graduate student receives International Peace Scholarship

Esther Ajayi-Lowo, a doctoral student in the Texas Woman’s University Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies, has been awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization’s prestigious International Peace Scholarship. The International Peace Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for graduate study in North America to select women from countries outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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Texas Woman’s University selects new Graduate School dean

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Following a national search, Texas Woman’s University today announced Carolyn Kapinus, Ph.D., will serve as dean of its Graduate School.  Kapinus, interim associate vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., will join TWU on Aug. 1.

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Bell Ave to close April 24-May 19 and June 1-July 29

  • Bell Ave closed Apr. 24 - May 19, primarily southbound lane from Administration Dr to Texas Street (see map)
  • Bell Ave closed Jun. 1 - Jul. 29, between University Blvd and Texas Street

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TWU Enactus team heads to national competition after winning regionals

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The Texas Woman’s University Enactus team will compete in the 2017 Enactus U.S. National Exposition in Kansas City, Missouri, May 21-24 following the team’s April 10 win at the Enactus Regional Competition in Dallas.

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Randall Langston named new vice president for enrollment management

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After an extensive national search, Texas Woman’s University today (April 12, 2017) announced it has named Randall Langston as its vice president for enrollment management, effective June 19.

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TWU to honor alumni and student excellence at Accolades Luncheon April 21

Texas Woman’s University and the TWU Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni and graduating students during the TWU Accolades Luncheon on Friday, April 21.

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Texas Woman’s to celebrate faculty and staff excellence

Texas Woman’s University will honor faculty and staff for excellence in teaching and service to the university during an awards ceremony Thursday, April 20 on the Denton campus.

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28th Annual TWU Science Fair winners announced

A TWU Science Fair participant and her father.

Congratulations to the winners of TWU's 28th Annual Science Fair. The event took place Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Pioneer Hall on TWU's Denton campus.

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Creating an at-home multi-sensory environment can help those on autism spectrum and others with sensory challenges

A young boy touches a tube of water and bubbles, lit with white light.

Everyone processes the world through their senses.  For those with sensory processing disorders, such as a child with autism, this can be an uncomfortable and over-stimulating experience.  Occupational therapists work with individuals with sensory processing disorders to help them experience their environments in a more productive manner.    

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Jeng becomes president of the Texas Library Association

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Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D., director of the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies, this month (April 2017) begins serving as president of the Texas Library Association (TLA), the largest state library association in the country.

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TWU's Mary Saunders and Leadership Institute students featured on CBS 11 News 'The Ones to Know'

Texas Woman's University Distinguished Alumna Maj. Gen. Mary Saunders, retired, and TWU students Nicole Miller and Haley Penn recently were  featured on the Dallas/Fort Worth TV station CBS 11 News "The Ones to Know."  A member of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, Saunders currently serves as the executive director of the TWU Leadership Institute.

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Texas Woman’s alumnus receives prestigious National Education Association award

Michael Franklin

Michael Franklin, a graduate of the TWU Department of Multicultural Women’s and Gender Studies master of arts program, has been named the winner of this year’s National Education Association’s Applegate-Dorros Peace and International Understanding Award. The association recognizes one educator annually for outstanding contributions to world peace and exceptional mentorship of young students.

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TWU Biology graduate student receives national American Pain Society award

Sukhbir Kaur Lulla

Sukhbir Kaur Lulla, a doctoral student in the molecular biology program at Texas Woman’s University, has been awarded the American Pain Society’s Young Investigator Travel Award. Sukhbir Kaur will use the $750 travel grant to attend and present her research at the APS Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held May 17-20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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TWU Drama presents ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts and Department of Music and Drama present The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and conceived by Rebecca Feldman. The production runs April 13-15 and 20-23, 2017.

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Texas Woman’s University releases rhabdomyolysis investigation report

Texas Woman’s University today (March 24) released the external investigation report into what caused eight volleyball student-athletes to be hospitalized in August 2016 with exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition involving muscle tissue breakdown. A sports and education law firm led by Michael L. Buckner conducted the independent, external investigation and compiled the report. A copy of the report can be found at www.twu.edu/media/documents/news/TWUrhabdoreport.pdf.

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3-24-17 Message from Student Life on rhabdomyolysis investigation report

I am sharing with you today the external investigation report into what caused eight volleyball student-athletes to be hospitalized in August 2016 with exertional rhabdomyolysis, a condition involving muscle tissue breakdown. A sports and education law firm led by Michael L. Buckner conducted the independent, external investigation and compiled the report. A copy of the report can be found at http://www.twu.edu/media/documents/news/TWUrhabdoreport.pdf.

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The arts come ‘full circle’ at TWU ArtsWalk March 30

Yeajean Choi, master of fine arts student in the TWU Department of Dance.

The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts invites area residents to join students, faculty, staff and a special guest artist for ArtsWalk: Revolutions. Event participants will explore new perspectives in adaptive spaces by taking a walk around Pioneer Circle on TWU’s Denton campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30.

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University announces Myra Crownover and Margaret Griffin as the 2017 Founders’ Award recipients

Retired State Representative Myra Crownover (R-Denton County) and Texas Woman’s University Cornaro Professor Emerita Margaret Griffin, Ed.D., will be honored for their exceptional service to the university and community as the 2017 TWU Founders’ Awards recipients.

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University selects Alan C. Utter as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

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After an extensive national search, Texas Woman’s University today announced it has tapped Alan C. Utter, Ph.D., M.P.H, as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective July 1. Utter currently serves as the interim Vice Provost for Research and a professor in the Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University (ASU) in North Carolina. Prior to that, he directed ASU’s Health Promotion academic degree program.

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TWU to host summer camps for kids

TWU student helps young child with cooking over a hot stove.

Looking for something fun for your children to do this summer? Texas Woman’s University is hosting several camps during its 2017 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.

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Texas Woman’s faculty Nancy DiMarco elected to credentialing commission

Nancy DiMarco, Ph.D., RDN, CSSD, Texas Woman’s University nutrition and food sciences professor and director of the university’s Institute for Women’s Health, recently was elected by the members of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics to serve on its Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). DiMarco will serve a three-year term.

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EPA grant aids in development of pollinator gardens (courtesy of TWU Lasso)

Four faculty members have been awarded a $15,000 Environmental Protection Agency Grant for the development of pollinator gardens on campus and across the community. Read more at the TWU Lasso

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TWU dance student selected for 2017 International Young Choreographer Project

Photo of Yeajean Choi dancing and sprinkling sand.

Yeajean Choi, a master of fine arts student in the Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University, is one of eight choreographers and the only U.S. student to be chosen for the World Dance Alliance's prestigious 2017 International Young Choreographer Project. Choi will travel to Kaohsiung, Taiwan this July to participate in the project’s three-week residency program.

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Women in politics focus of TWU’s second annual Jamison Lecture March 29

Three national experts on women in politics will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s second annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 29 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled “Women in Politics: A Conversation About the Future”, will be held in Hubbard Hall on Administration Drive.

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Update on Feb. 22nd hazardous materials incident at TWU's Graduate Research Building 2/22/17 5:00 p.m.

GRB will remain closed through Thursday, February 23rd. A contractor will be on site on February 23nd to ensure a thorough and safe cleanup is completed. Faculty and staff work accommodations will be made in ASSC or CFO. Contact a supervisor for guidance and assistance. Students needing assistance can call 940-898-3329 or go to Room 1202 of CFO.

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Update on Feb. 22nd hazardous materials incident at TWU's Graduate Research Building in Denton 2/22/17 3:10 p.m.

The Denton Fire Department has cleared the scene and Oakand Street is now open, but the TWU Graduate Research Building (GRB) on the Denton campus will remain closed through Thursday, Feb. 23. University personnel are working to get belongings to those evacuated from the building.

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Update on Feb. 22nd hazardous materials incident at TWU’s Graduate Research Building in Denton - 2/22/17 2:05 p.m.

At about 12:45 p.m. today at the Graduate Research Building on Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus, there was a hazardous materials incident resulting in the evacuation of the building. There are no injuries from the incident. HAZMAT (Denton Fire Department) is on scene to ensure the building is safe.  The GRB building is closed for the remainder of the day and evening.  Oakland Street is closed until HAZMAT determines the building is safe.

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TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Feb. 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. 25 on the university’s Denton campus.

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Farias elected chair, Perez vice chair of Texas Woman’s Board of Regents

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In a historic vote, the Texas Woman’s University Regents today (Feb. 16) elected Anna Maria Farias, Esq., of San Antonio as chair and Nolan E. Perez, M.D., of Harlingen as vice chair of the TWU Board of Regents. Farias’ election marks the first time in TWU’s 116-year history that a Hispanic woman will serves as the chief governing officer of the university’s governing board. 

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Texas Woman’s faculty Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan appointed as national fellow

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Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Woman’s University, is one of five educators to be elected to the most recent class of Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) Leadership Fellows by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. Mirsaleh-Kohan was chosen from a pool of more than 6,000 faculty members and academics considered to be a part of the SENCER community.

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19th Annual TWU Edible Car Contest winners announced

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The Edible Car Contest challenges Dallas-Fort Worth area students to build small cars entirely out of edible materials. The cars are raced down a timed track and judged in several categories, including speed, ingenuity, mobility and design.

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TWU, Dallas Women’s Foundation discuss new research on women’s economic barriers in Texas

Texas Woman’s University has partnered with the Dallas Women’s Foundation, the largest regional women’s fund in the world, on new research about barriers affecting women’s ability to positively advance in the Texas economy.  These critical barriers are:  Education, Childcare, Health Insurance and Housing.

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Texas Woman's University releases Fall 2016 Deans', Chancellor's List

Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s list for the Fall 2016 semester.

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Fashion students “Go Red” for annual heart health event

Photo of fashion student Oksana Bekh works on her dress for the annual Go Red for Women Fashion Show

The fashion lab at Texas Woman’s University is a flurry of activity as students prepare for the American Heart Association’s annual Go Red for Women Fashion Show and Luncheon, scheduled Friday, Feb. 10.

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TWU celebrates Black History Month with exhibit and events

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Masks and musical instruments highlighting the cultures of Africa will be on display through the end of February in the Blagg-Huey Library on the Texas Woman’s University’s Denton campus in recognition of Black History Month. The exhibit also features African clothing, jewelry and textiles from various African countries, including Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe, curated by TWU library staff member LeMargo Branch.

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Alumna Ressa Gallardo finds national stage at Super Bowl

Photo of Ressa Gallardo performing at the Super Bowl Festival.

Finding herself among 400 individuals auditioning for the first Super Bowl Festival, TWU alumna Ressa Gallardo was ecstatic upon becoming one of the 75 chosen to perform at the Houston LIVE Exhibition. Story courtesy of the TWU Lasso

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Texas Woman’s University lists Fall 2016 graduates

Texas Woman’s University held Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 at the Hilton Americas in Houston and Dec. 16-17 in Pioneer Hall on the university’s Denton campus.

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Alumna Betty Alford featured in WFAA Ch. 8 Story "North Texas Hidden Figure"

Texas Woman's University alumna Betty Alford, Ph.D., is featured in the WFAA Ch. 8 television story "North Texas Hidden Figure," which aired on January 31, 2017.  Click here for the full story. 

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TWU, UNT to offer Joint Master of Social Work Degree Program

Texas Woman’s University and the University of North Texas are working collaboratively to create and deliver a Joint Master of Social Work Degree Program, which aims to prepare students for positions in health care and child and family services. Officials from both universities signed a memorandum of agreement for the proposed TWU/UNT joint degree program at TWU Jan. 30th.

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Texas Woman’s faculty Nila Ricks named national ‘Emerging Scholar’

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Nila Ricks, Ph.D., MSW, assistant professor of social work at Texas Woman’s University, is one of 12 up-and-coming minority scholars to be recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in their Emerging Scholars Class of 2017 edition.

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Three Texas Woman’s nursing faculty among 2017 DFW “Great 100 Nurses”

Anita Hufft, dean of the Texas Woman’s University College of Nursing, and nursing faculty members Fuqin Liu and Jo-Ann Stankus are among the honorees for the prestigious 2017 Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses awards.

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TDL Welcomes New Member Texas Woman's University

Texas Woman's University's Libraries system has joined the Texas Digital Library (TDL), a consortium of 22 academic libraries across the state of Texas. TDL will now host TWU's institutional repository.

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Texas Woman’s food pantry places 2nd in national contest

The Texas Woman’s University food pantry won second place and a $500 cash prize in the 2016 NestFresh Cares Cash Contest. The national competition awarded cash prizes to two non-profits in the U.S. out of 300 entries in support of each organization’s outstanding charitable efforts.

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Pioneers spend final day of winter break giving back

Volunteers paint at the Cumberland Children's home.

More than 150 Texas Woman's University students spent their final day of winter break participating in service projects throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex on Monday, Jan. 16.

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TWU Department of Dance presents first alumni concert

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance presents its first alumni concert Jan. 26-27 in the Dance Studio Theatre, located on the TWU Denton campus. The adjudicated dance concert will feature the choreography of TWU Department of Dance alumni and coincides with the master of arts and master of fine arts dance auditions.

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Community invited to register for TWU dance classes

Classes at the Texas Woman’s University Community Dance Center return this spring with opportunities for children, teens and adults to explore the art of dance with professionally trained instructors.

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TWU Houston Center to host open house Jan. 28

Texas Women’s University, Houston, will host an open house for potential transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin St.

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Pioneer Preview Day scheduled Jan. 21

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. 21 on the university’s Denton campus.

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Bell Avenue between Texas Street and Administration Drive closed through Jan. 24 for construction

The City of Denton will close Bell Avenue between College Street and Administration Drive to both north and southbound through traffic through Jan. 24 to install a water line for future university needs, as well as a new crosswalk TWU has requested for our students.  Weather permitting, work is expected to be complete by Jan. 24.

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Texas Woman's top in Dallas/Fort Worth for graduates' earnings-to-cost ratio

Texas Woman’s University is No. 1 in the Dallas/Fort Worth area for graduates' earnings versus cost, according to the Dallas Business Journal.  The article, which cites data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, states that Texas Woman's students graduate with median earnings of $44,600 with an attendance cost of $16,846. This gives TWU an earnings-to-cost ratio of 2.65:1, meaning that students earn about $2.65 for every dollar spent to attend for a year.

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