2016 News Releases

Executive Director of TWU’s Hub for Women in Business steps down to pursue external opportunities, teaching

Texas Woman’s University announced today that Tina Mims, Ph.D., executive director of the University’s Hub for Women in Business, is stepping down from her position. Mims officially held the position since March 2016, but since last year had conducted the analysis that identified areas where the Hub could support students and women business owners.

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Message About Holiday Media Coverage Concerns

Texas Woman's University has a long and storied history of going out of its way to make sure everyone, including Christians, feels comfortable in celebrating their traditions and their faiths at this time of year. For many decades, and still today, TWU has celebrated and is celebrating Christmas traditions that include: lighting celebrations; sending holiday cards; providing housing to students without places to stay; and our faculty and staff have given thousands of gifts to our students’ children, and community residents in need at this time of year.

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Parking Garage Update

Architect rendering of TWU's new Parking Garage

One of Texas Woman’s University’s most anticipated construction projects in 2017 is the new TWU Parking Garage, which will be on the current Commuter Lot on Oakland Street between East 3rd and Sawyer Streets. 

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Texas Woman's to host Winter Commencement Dec. 14, 16-17

The Fall 2016 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Wednesday, Dec. 14 in Houston and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17 on the university’s Denton campus.

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Occupational therapy professor provides tips for an inclusive holiday experience

The hallmarks of the holiday season — Holiday twinkle lights, carolers, the aroma of a large home-cooked meal—can  be an overwhelming experience for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.  As families with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder plan their holidays, Tina Fletcher, Ed.D., OTR, associate professor of occupational therapy at Texas Woman’s University, offers insights on how to create an enjoyable experience for all. 

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University announces ‘Pioneer Promise’ partnership with Little Elm High School

Building on its legacy of providing a top-notch education to North Texas high school graduates, Texas Woman’s University announces the expansion of its “Pioneer Promise” program to the Little Elm Independent school District. The program guarantees TWU admission to Little Elm High School graduates ranked in the top 25 percent of their junior class.

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'Tis the season: A guide to giving back during the holidays

This Thanksgiving, families will gather around dining tables and living rooms to reflect on the things they are most grateful for. Many of us will be inspired to “pay it forward,” passing along our good fortune to those in need by making a charitable donation to a nonprofit organization. Mark Sandel, LMSW, professor and director of the TWU social work program, has a few recommendations for those wanting to give back during the holidays.

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Texas Woman's Alumni Association receives $1.6 million estate gift

Photo of Betty Johnson

The Texas Woman’s University Alumni Association is the recipient of a $1.6 million gift from the estate of alumna Betty R. Johnston. This is the largest-ever estate gift and the second estate gift in one month designated to the TWU Alumni Association through the TWU Foundation.

 

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Tips for managing holiday stress

While for many the upcoming winter holidays are times of joy and togetherness, even in the best scenarios there may be stress and worry about everything from practicalities (travel, shopping, cooking and schedules) to interpersonal dynamics (partners, families, friends and employers). Sally Stabb, Ph.D., professor and director of the counseling psychology program at Texas Woman’s University, shares her tips for managing stress during the holiday season.

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Tips for keeping your information secure while shopping for gifts online

The holidays are right around the corner. While some of us will have our keyboards ready at the stroke of midnight on Cyber Monday, others will wait until the very last minute to do their holiday shopping, hoping that Amazon Prime’s expedited shipping will come to the rescue. Jian Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Texas Woman’s University, says there are precautions you can take to keep your personal information safe while shopping online.

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Tips for preventing 'brain drain' over the holiday break

While holidays are a time for celebration, time away from school can interrupt a child’s learning. The break can be especially disruptive to children who are learning a second language.

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Teeth care tips for the season of eating

According to Lizabeth Spoonts, associate clinical professor of dental hygiene at Texas Woman’s University, there are ways for your teeth to survive the sweets and snacks associated with season’s eatings.

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'Seasoning' key to healthy season's eatings

During the holidays, many of us look for ways to maintain our health while preparing the foods popular during this season. According to Angela Griffin, assistant clinical professor of nutrition and food sciences at Texas Woman’s University, a good way to add flavor without adding calories is to use fresh and dried herbs and spices in your traditional recipes.

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Budgeting key to reducing financial stress during the holiday season

Many families find the holidays stressful because they worry about overspending during this time of year. Plan ahead by setting spending limits, recommends John Nugent, an associate professor in Texas Woman’s University’s School of Management.

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Big returns for entrepreneurs who plan for Small Business Saturday

Small business owners should prepare in advance for Small Business Saturday, which falls on November 26, suggests Tina Mims, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Woman’s Hub for Women in Business and member of Texas’ Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force.

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Holiday songs we love, love to hate and didn’t even know were great

Whether you love it, love to hate it or may have never heard of it — Christmas music dominates the airwaves during the holiday season. Kelley Poché-Rodriguez, Ph.D., an assistant visiting professor of music at Texas Woman’s University, suggests some holiday tunes that annoy us or that we love for good reasons. She also suggests some lesser-known songs that we should give a chance as we deck the halls this season.

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Krauth to lead Student Engagement at Texas Woman’s

As Texas Woman’s University’s new associate vice president for student engagement, Stephanie Krauth, Ph.D., brings a wealth of leadership experience in effective collaboration and integration of student affairs programs and services.

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Texas Woman's professor says toys should spark child's imagination

Parents who can’t afford or don’t want to buy the latest high-tech toy on their child’s holiday wish list can take heart – traditional toys may help your child learn more.

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TWU presents "The Women's Movement in India: Education and Equality since the 1850s"

Two international experts on immigration and women’s studies will present “The Women’s Movement in India: Education and Equality since the 1850s,” at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, on the Texas Woman’s University Denton campus. The lecture takes place in room 205 of the Classroom Faculty Office (CFO) building.

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TWU's Richard Sheardy named conference chair for the North American Calorimetry Conference

In recognition of his long-standing contributions to the field of biothermodynamics and dedication to students, Richard D. Sheardy, professor and chair of the department of chemistry and biochemistry at Texas Woman’s University, has been named conference chair for the North American Calorimetry Conference (CALCON).

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Texas Woman’s earns eighth consecutive ‘Military Friendly’ recognition

Photo of flags on TWU's Denton campus.

Texas Woman’s University is receiving national recognition for its support of student veterans, as this week the nation’s largest university primarily for women honors its students, faculty, staff and alumni who have served in the military. 

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TWU Drama presents 'Gun Show'

The Texas Woman’s University Drama Program presents the world premiere of Gun Show by Steven Young. The play presents a kaleidoscopic collection of scenes and vignettes that explore our sometimes funny, sometimes ambivalent and sometimes terrifying relationship with guns. Inspired by recent events as well as by TWU students’ own complex connection with guns, Gun Show is sure to inspire debate. The production runs Nov. 16-20.

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Texas Nurses Association honors TWU’s Olinda Johnson

Whether developing hospital policies for managing the Zika virus, teaching clinicals at Texas Woman’s University’s Houston Center or leading perinatal health research, Assistant Clinical Professor Olinda Johnson has been dedicated to the practice and teaching of nursing for more than 35 years.

On Nov. 10, the Texas Nurses Association, District 9, will honor Johnson as one of 20 Outstanding Nurses at its 26th annual Nursing Celebration. The award honors exceptional registered nurses in the Houston/Galveston area.

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Participants needed for arthritis study at TWU

The department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman's University seeks participants, between the ages of 45-79, for a research study that will evaluate the effect of blueberries on improving joint function and reducing knee pain associated with arthritis.

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New exhibit highlights lifetime achievements of Florence Nightingale

Texas Woman’s Blagg-Huey Library has launched a new exhibit, "A Life Unveiled: The Portrait of Florence Nightingale," which features memorabilia and artifacts related to the life and legacy of this extraordinary woman. These items are on a five-year loan from the extensive collection of Tony Paterniti, Ph.D., a TWU alumnus and former faculty member at the university. The exhibit is expected to be on display at TWU through 2017.

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Texas Woman’s to host Pioneer Preview Day Nov. 12

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for prospective first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 on the university’s Denton campus.

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Two Texas Woman's University nursing Ph.D. candidates named Jonas Scholars

Corletta Aririguzo and Kimberly Landrum, both Ph.D. nursing students at Texas Woman's University, have been named as Jonas Nurse Scholars by the Jonas Center. A highly competitive and prestigious program, the goal of the Jonas Nurse Scholars is to increase the number of nursing faculty and advanced practice nurses in the United States. Aririguzo and Landrum are among 425 nurses selected from across the nation for the 2016-2018 cohort.

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University offers new online master's degree in child life

Preparing professionals to support children and their families in medical settings is the focus of a new online graduate degree program at Texas Woman’s University.

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Texas Woman’s Hub for Women in Business announces inaugural class of Minerva Scholars

Three of the 2016 Minerva Scholars

Texas Woman’s University‘s Hub for Women in Business has named its inaugural class of Minerva Scholars. Twelve students were selected for scholarships based on multiple factors including their academic achievements and their plans to open a business in Texas.

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Texas Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony LiveStream

You are cordially invited to watch the Texas Women's Hall of Fame Ceremony, which will be held at noon at TWU today (Oct. 21st), on LiveStream.  

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Texas Woman's to host Transfer Connection information session Nov. 19

Texas Woman’s University will host a Transfer Connection information session for prospective transfer students from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19 on the university’s Denton campus.

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The Fritos Chili Pie: A Texas tradition with ties to Texas Woman’s University

Photo of Nell Morris demonstrating a recipe with TV Reporter David Wade.

The Fritos Chili Pie®, a long-standing, concession-stand tradition at football games across Texas, has a direct connection with Texas Woman’s University, a university that never has had a football team. While the origination of this delicious food concoction — consisting of Fritos® corn chips, chili, onions and cheese — long has been debated, one thing is undeniable. Nell Morris, TWU Distinguished Alumnae and the university’s former chief dietitian and associate professor, first published the recipe, ensuring it became a part of snack food lore.

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Texas Woman’s Houston Fall Forum focuses on resiliency in nursing

Virginia Beeson speaker (center)  with TWU faculty members Joan Edwards (left) and Ainslie Nibert.

“The only reason we exist in nursing is to give great patient care,” says retired Navy Nurse Corps Capt. Virginia Beeson. “We need to be able to recover quickly from difficult situations; we need to do more than just survive; we need to thrive.”

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University receives $4.3 million in federal grants to support educators of students learning English

Two Texas Woman’s University faculty have received more than $4.3 million in U.S. Department of Education grants for projects aimed at meeting the state’s demand for bilingual teachers.

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History Honor Society receives prestigious Gerald Nash Award and Best Chapter Award

For the third consecutive year, the Texas Woman’s University chapter of the national history honor society Phi Alpha Theta has received the prestigious Gerald Nash Award for the best online student history journal in the United States. The chapter’s annual peer-reviewed publication, Ibid: A Student History Journal, is a collaborative effort involving more than 40 TWU students who write, edit and review essays.

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Texas Woman's presents Celebration of Science on October 14

Texas Woman’s University’s sixth annual Ann Stuart and Ray R. Poliakoff Celebration of Science will take place Friday, October 14 on TWU’s Denton campus. The daylong event includes an interactive forum with students titled “Pathways and Challenges for Women in Science;” a luncheon with the speakers and TWU students; a symposium titled “Women in Science: Research at the Interface of Biology and Chemistry;” and a reception.

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Houston Center hosts first-ever nursing white coat ceremony

Photo of the class of 2018 following the white coat ceremony

The Texas Woman's University Institute of Health Sciences — Houston Center, held its first-ever white coat ceremony for nursing students Tuesday, October 4. This inaugural event is a symbolic step for the 103 members of the nursing class of 2018,  as they verbally committed to the profession of nursing through the recitation of a nurses’ oath and donned their white nursing coats for the first time with the help of the College of Nursing faculty. 

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Raisinghani earns Fulbright grant to lead Malaysian e-commerce initiative

headshot of Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani, Fulbright grant recipient

With his background in strategic information systems and global technology, Texas Woman’s School of Management professor Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., is no stranger to the importance of privacy and trust in e-commerce. This expertise has earned Raisinghani a Fulbright specialist grant to lead a Digital Trust Index project in Malaysia in December 2016.

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Texas Woman’s to host Pioneer Preview Day Oct. 15

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for prospective first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 on the university’s Denton campus.

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Texas Woman’s Alumna Tamala Austin juices her way to a healthy life and thriving business

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As the owner and founder of Jive Juice, Tamala Austin knows the secret to a soaring business, self-care and a slim waistline — fresh ingredients and a messy kitchen.

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TWU's Cynthia Maguire off to become a wizard

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Texas Woman’s University chemistry faculty member Cynthia Maguire’s road to become a science wizard isn’t paved with yellow bricks in the Land of Oz. Rather, she will travel across the “Land of the Long White Cloud”  to New Zealand this fall, returning as the “Mistress of Potions”— believed to be the nation’s first woman science wizard.  

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TWU Drama presents 'Antigone'

The Texas Woman’s University Drama Program opens it 2016-2017 season with Antigone by Jean Anouilh, translated by Jeremy Sams. The production runs Oct. 12-16.

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Memorial Fund Established - Sept. 20, 2016

As we continue to mourn the loss of Jacqueline “Jackie”  Vandagriff, one of her family’s wishes is that Jackie’s passion and enthusiasm for her time at TWU be reflected in how she is remembered.  Therefore, we have established a fund in Jackie Vandagriff's memory through the TWU Foundation. 

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Student Life Announcement - Sept. 19, 2016

It is with a very heavy heart that I write to let you know we have lost one of our nutrition students this week, 24-year-old  Jacqueline Vandagriff of Frisco, Texas.  The death of a student affects the entire TWU community, and I know that all of us send our deepest sympathy to Jacqueline's family and friends.  Jacqueline exemplified the spirit of learning and service that is the hallmark of our TWU community.  She lived her life with a desire to serve others through her interest in nutrition.

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Nationally recognized education leader Beverly Huston Sgro receives 2016 Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award

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Texas Woman’s University alumna and nationally recognized leader and advocate for education Beverly Huston Sgro, Ph.D., former Secretary of Education for the state of Virginia and former Dean of Students for Virginia Tech, is the 2016 recipient of the TWU Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award, established by Chancellor Emerita Ann Stuart, Ph.D. Sgro is being honored for her distinguished career in education and government.

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Texas Woman’s announces record enrollment of 15,665 students for fall 2016

Texas Woman’s University is seeing record-breaking enrollment this fall with 15,665 students attending the university’s three campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston, which is up 2.4 percent from fall 2015.

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Graduate and Professional Fair scheduled Oct. 6

Texas Woman’s University will host a Graduate and Professional Fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in Hubbard Hall, located off Administration Drive on the university’s Denton campus.

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TWU Houston Center Open House

Texas Woman’s University, Houston, will host an open house for prospective transfer and graduate students from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at the university’s Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center, located in the Texas Medical Center at 6700 Fannin St.

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Physical Therapy Ph.D. Student Sheri Walters journeys to Rio to train Paralympic athletes

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Talk about an impressive resume — Sheri Walters has trained elite athletes, traveled the world and currently is working with Team USA’s Paralympic track and field team in Rio, all while pursuing her Ph.D. in physical therapy at Texas Woman’s University. At the age of 37, Walters impressive career and experience demonstrates a deep understanding of the importance of relationships and the power of taking bold initiatives to achieve one’s dreams.

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Message from Police Chief Elizabeth Pauley Concerning Car Vandalism —  Sept. 7, 2016

At 4:53 a.m. today (Sept. 7, 2016), 4 cars parked in the Lowry Woods Complex on the west side of campus (otherwise known as Library Lot West) were vandalized and had their windows shot out.  University Police responded to the call and also contacted the Denton Police Department.  While pursuing suspects, a red laser was directed at a university officer and his patrol vehicle was hit with unknown objects, believed to be from a gun. In addition, when the Denton Police Department responded to the situation, an unknown suspect shot out the rear window of a Denton Police patrol unit while the officer was driving northbound on Locust Street.

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Texas Woman's honors women in the workforce on Labor Day

Labor Day became an official US holiday in 1894, celebrating the achievements of America’s workers. Women in the workforce have indeed come a long way since then, yet despite holding 52% of the nation’s professional jobs, women are still far behind when it comes to leadership roles.

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TWU Houston HCA student selected for prestigious scholarship

Katie Ryan, TWU Houston HCA student

Kathleen “Katie” Ryan, a Texas Woman’s University-Houston Health Care Administration student, has been selected by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Southeast Texas Chapter as a 2016 recipient of the prestigious Donald B. Wagner Academic Scholarship.

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Washington Monthly ranks Texas Woman’s No. 9 for “Best Bang for the Buck South”

Texas Woman’s University earned the No. 9 spot in the South in Washington Monthly magazine’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list.  The South region includes colleges and universities from Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Tennessee.

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University hires sports law firm Buckner to lead rhabdo investigation

Texas Woman’s University announced today (Aug. 31, 2016) that it has retained the services of Buckner, a sports and education law firm led by Michael L. Buckner, to conduct an independent external investigation into what caused eight student-athletes to be hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis.   

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TWU President connects with first-year students with start of new year

Dallas/Fort-Worth Television station WFAA Ch. 8 (local ABC affiliate) reports on Texas Woman's University chancellor and president Carine M. Feyten visiting first-year students in their classrooms with the start of a new year. 

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Student Life Update — Aug. 28, 2016

The last student-athlete was released from a hometown hospital today (Aug. 28, 2016). This means that all of student-athletes are out of the hospital and continue to improve daily.

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University Announcement – Aug. 27, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Late yesterday (Aug. 26, 2016) volleyball student-athletes and athletics staff were informed that Coach Shelly Barberee resigned her employment as head volleyball coach to focus on personal matters.  We wish her all the best.

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Student Life Update — Aug. 27, 2016

Late yesterday (Aug. 26) the one remaining student-athlete in a local hospital was released.  One student-athlete remains hospitalized in a hometown hospital and should be released soon. We will continue to provide updates once new information becomes available. 

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Texas Woman’s University update on student-athletes diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis

During a media briefing today (Aug. 26, 2016), Texas Woman’s University officials provided an update about the recent hospitalization of eight of its student-athletes.

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Student Life Update — Aug. 25, 2016

Two additional student-athletes have been released from a local hospital, bringing the total released from the hospital to 6.  The 2 remaining hospitalized student-athletes (1 in a local and 1 in a hometown hospital) are still improving. In addition, the Denton County Health Department has concluded its investigation and shared with us its results.

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Update Regarding Student-Athletes - Aug. 24, 2016

Three of our student-athletes have been released from a local hospital. The 4 remaining hospitalized student-athletes (3 in a local and 1 in a hometown hospital) are still improving. Chancellor Carine M. Feyten visited the student-athletes and their families in the hospital yesterday, and they were in good spirits. 

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Student Life Update Regarding Student-Athletes - Aug. 23, 2016

UPDATE AT 4:15 p.m. - One of our student- athletes has been released from a local hospital. The remaining seven (6 in a local hospital and 1 in a hometown hospital) continue to improve.

 

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Student Life Announcement Regarding Student Athletes — Aug. 22, 2016

This weekend, 8 of our student-athletes were hospitalized with symptoms related to rhabdomyolysis (a condition involving muscle tissue breakdown).  The condition of all student-athletes is stable and improving.

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University dedicates butterfly garden for Bettye Myers

Photo from dedication of Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden

The “butterfly effect” was in full bloom Thursday (Aug. 18), as the Texas Woman’s University campus, Board of Regents, Denton city and county officials and other community members gathered to dedicate TWU’s new butterfly garden in honor of Professor Emerita Bettye Meyers.

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Recruiting the next generation of nurses: TWU hosts middle school students at Pre-Nursing Academy

TWU Nursing student coaches academy student on performing CPR on Mannikin.

With a goal of recruiting minority nursing students and promoting culturally competent patient care, the Pre-Nursing Academy hosted its first summer program June 27 through July 1. Twenty-eight students from Stafford Middle School learned more about nursing from TWU faculty, as well as nursing students enrolled in the Stafford Middle School Community Experience (Nursing 4902).

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TWU launches new informatics degree programs

TWU health informatics undergraduate student Andrea Mapua at her internship at the University of Tex

With its recent bachelor’s degrees in informatics and health informatics — and a brand-new master’s degree in informaticsInformatics — Texas Woman’s University is one of the first universities in the state to provide sought-after data science courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. TWU is establishing itself at the forefront of the increasingly competitive, in-demand and high-paying data analytics field.

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Texas Woman's to lead statewide campaign against sexual violence

Texas Woman’s University will lead a consortium of universities and higher education organizations in a move to create a consistent, effective response to sexual assault on college campuses across the state.

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TWU Department of Public Safety celebrates 50 years of service

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Public Safety honored its own and celebrated its 50th year of protecting and serving the university at a reception Aug. 7. Recognition of heroism, service, promotions and a reaffirmation of the oath of office were part of the event that honored university police and their families.

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Recent graduate earns state teaching awards

Bailey Greenslade

Bailey Greenslade has been recognized for her teaching skills even before she officially steps into a classroom. The recent Texas Woman’s University graduate has won two state awards for student teaching, including one that is a first for TWU.

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Texas Woman's team receives federal grant for neurodegenerative disease research

Photo of Christopher Brower and TWU students Jessica Duncan, Kristina Warren, Yasar Kas

Recent national funding will assist a Texas Woman’s University biology faculty member and his team of students in the race to find ways to slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a three-year grant valued at $373,000 to a team led by Christopher Brower, Ph.D., TWU assistant professor of biology, who is studying specific human protein fragments associated with the breakdown of brain cell function.

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New Teacher Academy offers support for beginning educators

Approximately 50 teachers who will enter Texas classrooms for the first time this fall received some extra mentoring and support during the Texas Woman’s University New Teacher Academy, held Tuesday, July 19 on the TWU Denton campus.

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Communication sciences student attends class via “robot”

Photo of student Margie Crow attending class via robot and her teacher Chad Smith.

Technology came to life in a whole new way for Margie Crow this summer, as the Texas Woman’s University graduate student was able to use a “robot” to interact with her professor and classmates face-to-face, despite being 90 miles away from Denton.

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Texas Woman’s University lists Spring 2016 graduates

Texas Woman’s University held Spring 2016 commencement ceremonies May 11 in the Tudor Field House at Rice University in Houston and May 13-14 in Pioneer Hall on the university’s Denton campus.

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Chemistry student organization receives national recognition for excellence, green chemistry

Photo of TWU KEM Club Adviser accepting national award.

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s student organization — the KEM Club (Kappa Epsilon Mu) —  has received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Chemical Society Committee on Education in recognition of the club’s commitment to promote chemistry at the university. The American Chemical Society also gave the group a Green Chemistry Student Chapter Award for its commitment to environmentally-friendly chemistry practices. The TWU Kem Club was among only 43 student organizations out of 500 in the nation to receive the Green Chemistry Award.

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MBA Executive Track Info Sessions scheduled

Aspiring business executives can learn more about how Texas Woman’s University’s MBA Executive Track can work for them at information sessions in Denton, Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston and Plano during the month of July.

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Nancy J. Hong to join Texas Woman’s University’s center for women in business

Nancy Hong

Nancy J. Hong will switch colors from green to maroon in the next few days, joining Texas Woman’s University’s relatively new center for women in business (“TWU’s Hub”) as its new director of student programs. Hong believes the switch to working with Tina Mims, the Hub’s executive director, will expedite her ability to achieve her lifetime goal of helping to create 100,000 jobs.

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Neely to leave TWU for University of Maine System

Robert Neely, Ph.D., Texas Woman's University's provost and vice president for academic affairs, has been appointed vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Maine System.

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TWU’s master’s in family therapy now only accredited program in North Texas

Texas Woman’s University’s master’s in family therapy program recently received initial accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE), which promotes best practices for educational programs in marriage and family therapy in the United States and Canada. TWU’s program is the lone accredited master’s degree program in North Texas and is one of only four in the state.

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TWU releases Spring 2016 dean’s, chancellor’s lists

Texas Woman’s University has released its dean’s and chancellor’s lists for the Spring 2016 semester.

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TWU student Whitney Bracey breaks barriers in business, ballet and beyond

TWU Student Whitney Bracey sits at a sewing machine in TWU's fashion design studio

Texas Woman’s University’s fashion student Whitney Bracey embodies today’s Texas woman. She is an athlete and a fashionista, an entrepreneur and an advocate, an employee and a student, and she embraces each of these qualities and uses them to drive her passion to start a fashion company that is inclusive of all women.

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Chancellor Feyten receives national ‘Human Resources Champion’ recognition

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Texas Woman’s University Chancellor Carine M. Feyten, Ph.D., has received the 2016 Chief Executive HR Champion Award from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). This is the nation’s top award recognizing university leaders for their support of human resources.

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Virtual session to highlight online undergraduate degrees

Texas Woman’s University will host a virtual information session about its online undergraduate degree programs from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28.

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New leader to take helm of University’s historic libraries

Photo of Suzanne Sears

Texas Woman’s University announced today (June 14) that its libraries in Denton, Dallas and Houston  — which includes the largest collection of research material about Texas women — will be led by Suzanne Sears effective July 1. Sears, who was a key player in developing strategic plans for the University of North Texas library system, will expand the libraries’ community outreach and guide the strategic planning to meet the research and teaching needs of the university’s libraries system at all three TWU campuses.

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TWU doctoral student chairs a committee of a section of American Sociological Association

Amanda Laurent Simpson poses for headshot in front of brick wall

Laurent-Simpson, now a sociology doctoral candidate at Texas Woman’s University scheduled to graduate in May, will continue to meld the two disciplines and shape how they are studied as the new chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee of the Social Psychology Section of the American Sociological Association. Lucas resident Laurent-Simpson is the first TWU student to chair the committee.

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Hansen-Thomas visits Spain as Fulbright Senior Specialist

Holly Hansen-Thomas

A Fulbright fellowship in Spain put Texas Woman’s University faculty Holly Hansen-Thomas in the place of students learning a foreign language and helped her gain new insights into teaching.

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Summer Camp registration remains open

It’s not too late to register for a TWU Summer Camp.

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University plans to expand its national health sciences leadership under new dean

Photo of Christopher T. Ray, new dean of the College of Health Sciences

Texas Woman’s University announced today (June 7, 2016) that Christopher T. Ray will become the new dean for its College of Health Sciences.  TWU’s College of Health Sciences is nationally recognized for a number of academic areas, including its graduate programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy on TWU’s campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. 

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Virtual online graduate degrees information set June 21, 23

Texas Woman’s University will host virtual information sessions about its online graduate degree programs Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday June 23. Both sessions will take place from 7 to 8 p.m.

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TWU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Announces Chapter Scholarship Recipients

The TWU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) honored scholarship recipients, award winners and initiated new members for the Spring 2016 semester.

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TWU alumna’s 2008 thesis among the most-accessed works

Life’s second act sometimes brings an unexpected reward. It did for Judith Church Rosenberg.

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University offers 10 new “future business owner” graduate student scholarships for fall 2016

Texas Woman’s University’s new center for women in business today announced it will offer 10 new scholarships of up to $6,500 each for incoming master’s level students from anywhere in the country who wish to open a business in Texas. This annual scholarship, which can be used for tuition and fees, is renewable for up to three years if the new center’s annual extracurricular requirements are met.

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Youngblood named 2016-2018 Phi Kappa Phi Artist

Pamela Youngvlood

Pamela Youngblood, professor of music and chair of the Texas Woman’s University Department of Music and Drama, has been named the 2016-2018 Phi Kappa Phi Artist by The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline honor society.

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Enactus business team finishes in the top 20 in the nation

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Texas Woman’s University’s Enactus team advanced to the semi-final round in the Enactus USA national competition in St. Louis May 15-17, placing the team in the top 20 in the U.S.

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Gov. Abbott appoints Monica Mathis as university’s new student regent

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Monica Mathis says her Texas Woman’s University experience has transformed her from a shy, soft-spoken student into a confident leader with a strong voice that she plans to put into use as the university’s new student regent.

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Pioneer Preview Day scheduled June 11

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for prospective first-year students and transfer students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 11. To register, or for more information, visit www.twu.edu and click on “Pioneer Preview Day” or call 940-898-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.

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Regents approve faculty promotions and tenure

The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents today (May 20) approved promotions and tenure recommendations at its quarterly meeting at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

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Vardell elected to prestigious Caldecott Medal selection committee

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Sylvia Vardell, Ph.D., a professor in the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies, will help select the winner of the 2018 Caldecott Medal, a prestigious award presented to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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Swen to join Peace Corps after graduation

TWU student Carolyn Swen

Many college students dream about taking time off after graduation to travel the world and experience new things before settling into a career.

Carolyn Swen is actually doing it.

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Student successes highlight commencement May 11, 13-14

The Spring 2016 semester at Texas Woman’s University will draw to a close with commencement ceremonies scheduled Wednesday, May 11 in Houston and Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 on TWU’s Denton campus.

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Jeng named president-elect of Texas Library Association

Ling Hwey Jeng

Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D., director of the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies, has been named president-elect of the Texas Library Association (TLA), the largest state library association in the country.

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National Nurses Week 2016 —The Bond that Heals: Saying “thank you” to an honored profession

National Nurses Week 2016

There are many reasons that, for 14 years running, nurses have ranked on the national Gallup poll as the most honest and trustworthy of professionals. Most of us have experienced the care of a nurse – whether in the Emergency Room, or in childbirth, or through a hospital stay. They are our advocates, our strong arms, our voice to a team of health care practitioners.

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White House recognizes faculty Ronald Palomares for his work with military children

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Texas Woman’s University assistant professor of psychology former Capt. Ronald Palomares, Ph.D., was recognized at the White House April 13 for his work with First Lady Michelle Obama’s and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s Operation Educate the Educators — an initiative to better support members of the U.S. military and their families.

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Occupational therapy students team with Dallas Zoo for Sensory-Friendly Day

In honor of April’s Autism Awareness Month, the Dallas Zoo is teaming up with Texas Woman's University's occupational therapy students to host a special day Sunday, April 24, from 8-11 a.m. for individuals with autism, their families, and anyone who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience. 

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University offers 20 new “future business owner” student scholarships this fall

Texas Woman’s University’s new center for women in business today announced it will offer 20 new scholarships of up to $6,500 each for incoming first-year students from anywhere in the country who wish to open a business in Texas. This annual scholarship, which can be used for tuition and fees, is renewable for up to four years if the new center’s annual extracurricular requirements are met.

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Graduate student receives prestigious Carter Center internship

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Determined to explore how gender, race and class distinctions shape our societies and customs, Texas Woman’s University graduate student Annu Daftuar is completing a human rights program internship at The Carter Center. Founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, the prestigious Atlanta-based organization is committed to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering.

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Fashion alumna steps out into competitive outdoor design field

TWU fashion alumna Stephanie Perez

A trail of her own doodles followed Stephanie Perez throughout her childhood until in middle school she began to channel that love for drawing into a budding interest in fashion design. Now, in her first job after graduating from Texas Woman’s University, Perez’ designs are made to order by Wohali Outdoors, a private label fishing and rainwear company headquartered in Oklahoma.

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University to celebrate excellence during Honors Convocation

Texas Woman’s University has re-envisioned Honors Convocation – traditionally a celebration of faculty, staff and student achievement — into a celebration of university-wide excellence April 14-15.

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Accolades Luncheon to honor alumni and student excellence

Texas Woman’s University and the Texas Woman’s University Former Students Association will honor outstanding alumni and graduating students during the TWU Accolades Luncheon on Friday, April 15.

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University becomes first in Texas to offer Culinology® degree program

TWU student Michelle Tribble who placed 3rd on Season 14 of Hell's Kitchen.

Students who want to expand their culinary talents and pursue higher salaries in the growing culinary arts and food industries should check out the state’s first Culinology® program in culinary science and food service management this fall at Texas Woman’s University (TWU).

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TWU Drama presents 'The Triumph of Love' April 13-17

The Texas Woman’s University Drama Program ends its 2015-2016 season with a classic love story gone awry. The Triumph of Love runs April 13-17.

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Dance students earn regional ACDA recognition

Texas Woman’s University dance students earned regional recognition at the annual South-Central American College Dance Association (ACDA) conference, with two works selected for the regional Gala Evening performance.

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Virtual online graduate degrees information sessions set April 5 and 7

Texas Woman’s University will host virtual information sessions about its online graduate degree programs from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 and Thursday, April 7.

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TWU gymnast Jones captures all-around and vault titles

TWU sophomore Schyler Jones competes in gymnastics meets

Schyler Jones carried two individual titles home to Denton from the 2016 Midwest Independent Conference Championships in Cape Girardeau, Mo., including the conference’s all-around championship.

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Transfer Connection information session scheduled April 9

Prospective transfer students can learn about Texas Woman’s University programs and more at the Transfer Connection information session scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 9 on the TWU Denton campus.

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Alumna Paola Mariscal brings chalkboard art to life at #SXSWi

TWU alumna Paola Mariscal designs Denton-themed chalkboard art

Trained in graphic design at Texas Woman's University, May 2015 graduate Paola Mariscal says she loves working with her hands more than with computer programs.

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Bike, walk and explore the arts at TWU March 31

The Texas Woman’s University School of the Arts invites area residents to explore the spaces where the arts happen during ARTSWALK: Transformations, scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31 on TWU’s Denton campus.

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Faculty Colby Parsons showcases interactive visual art at #SXSWi

Colby Parsons at 2016 SXSWi Trade Show

Colby Parsons runs the Texas Woman's University ceramics program at our Denton campus, but as a maker representing TWU at the 2016 South by Southwest Interactive Trade Show, he offered visitors to the Denton booth a glimpse into another interactive art form.

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Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic to host summer programs for children

The Texas Woman’s University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic will host several programs this summer with speech/language and hearing services for children.

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High school senior surprised with Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarship

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An ordinary day for Caroline Gross turned extraordinary when the Byron Nelson High School senior was surprised Thursday (March 10, 2016) with the news that she was chosen to receive the Texas Woman’s University Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarship — TWU’s most prestigious academic scholarship.

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National women’s leadership expert Sarah Weddington to speak at university’s Inaugural Jamison Lecture March 29th

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Legendary attorney Sarah Weddington, believed to be the first woman and the youngest person ever to win a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak about women’s leadership and the future March 29 at Texas Woman’s University.

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Media Tip: TWU nursing faculty advocate for more sleep and later school start times for teens

According to a recent review by two Texas Woman’s University nursing professors, lack of sleep in middle school and high school students is related to obesity, anxiety, depressive symptoms, and an overall negative impact on growth and development. 

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National women’s leadership expert Sarah Weddington to speak at university’s Inaugural Jamison Lecture March 29th

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Legendary attorney Sarah Weddington, believed to be the youngest person ever to win a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak about women’s leadership and the future March 29 at Texas Woman’s University.

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University announces Kay and Bob Goodman and The TWU Former Students Association as the 2016 Founders’ Award recipients

Texas Woman’s University Distinguished Alumna and former chair of the TWU Board of Regents Kay Goodman and her husband Bob, and The TWU Former Students Association will be honored for their exceptional service to the university as the 2016 TWU Founders’ Awards recipients.

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Basketball receives at-large bid to Division II regional tournament

For the first time in Texas Woman's University basketball history the Pioneers received an at-large bid to the NCAA South Central Region Tournament. 

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Abigail Tilton named new College of Arts and Sciences dean

Abigail Tilton

Abigail Tilton, Ph.D., brings an extensive service and administrative background to her role as the new dean of the Texas Woman’s University College of Arts and Sciences.

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TWU releases Fall 2015 deans’, chancellor’s list

Texas Woman’s University has released its deans’ and chancellor’s list for the Fall 2015 semester.

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Gymnasts celebrate national academic championship

The Texas Woman’s University gymnastics team posted a national best 3.7947 team GPA to finish ahead of every other NCAA gymnastics program last year, including teams competing in Division I, II and III.

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ELNEC attendees experience old age at TWU Dallas

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TWU College of Nursing and VITAS healthcare host ELNEC at TWU Dallas campus. 

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TWU Drama presents 'In Love and Warcraft' Feb. 24-28

The virtual world and real life collide as the Texas Woman's University Drama Program presents Madhuri Shekar's In Love and Warcraft Feb. 24-28.

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Pioneer Preview Day scheduled Feb. 27

Texas Woman's University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for prospective first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.

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Concert Choir to perform at Meyerson Symphony Center on March 7

The Texas Woman's University Concert Choir will perform in the famed Meyerson Symphony Center as part of the Women's Chorus of Dallas' Voices of Women II concert on March 7.

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MBA alumna oversees economic development in Pilot Point

TWU MBA alum Amanda Davenport stands outside Blagg-Huey Library

As the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex continues to grow at a breakneck speed, one Texas Woman's University alumna is in an exciting position to help guide a rural North Texas city in sustainable economic development.

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Graduate Program Showcase scheduled March 5

Texas Woman's University will highlight its graduate program offerings during the Graduate Program Showcase from 8:30 a.m. until noon Saturday, March 5 on the university's Denton campus.

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Texas Woman's University lists Fall 2015 graduates

Texas Woman’s University held Fall 2015 commencement ceremonies Dec. 9 at the Hilton Americas in Houston and Dec. 11-12 in Pioneer Hall on the university’s Denton campus.

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TWU to lead state’s first university center to create more women entrepreneurs and business owners

Tina Mims, TWU’s new executive director of The Business Hub for Women Entrepreneurs

Texas Woman’s University today appointed a serial entrepreneur and former Fortune 50 executive, Tina Mims, to lead the state’s first university center designed to position Texas as No. 1 in America for entrepreneurial women. This new strategic venture is called “The Business Hub for Entrepreneurial Women, Powered by TWU.”

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Occupational therapy launches new alumni leadership award program

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TWU distinguished alumna Virginia Chandler-Dykes joined by Noralyn Pickens, Associate Director of School of Occupational Therapy announced a new occupational therapy leadership award Friday, February 5 at the conclusion of the 23rd annual Vanderkooi Endowed Lectureship held at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center.

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TWU to host free EMBA Networking Showcase on Mar. 10

Texas Woman's University offers current and prospective students the opportunity to practice with professionals on Thursday, March 10 when it hosts an evening networking showcase at its Dallas campus.

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Alumna’s company uses test tubes to guide healthy living

Gay Riley has used her test tube displays to help patients recognize the fat content of commonly eat

Hoping to inspire healthier eating, Texas Woman's University alumna Gay Riley founded Lipo-Visuals in 1992 to show via test tube displays the fat, sugar and fiber content of the most popular foods in the U.S.

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University hosts 18th Annual Edible Car Contest

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“Fast Food” took on a whole new meaning during the 18th annual Edible Car Contest at Texas Woman’s University.

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Black History Month exhibit highlights women in politics, athletics and the arts

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Stories of African American women and their accomplishments in politics, athletics and the arts are the focus of the “Celebrating African American History” exhibit on display through Feb. 28 in the Blagg-Huey Library on the Texas Woman’s University Denton campus.

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Biology team’s cancer cell research appears on cover of The Journal of Biological Chemistry

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Research identifying a new protein complex associated with cell division, led by Texas Woman’s University associate biology professor Michael Bergel, is featured on the cover of the Feb. 12 issue of the The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Spring enrollment is 14,524 students

Texas Woman’s University’s spring 2016 enrollment for all three campuses totals 14,524 students, which is a 2.2 percent increase from spring 2015.

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American Heart Association names TWU a Gold Fit-Friendly worksite

TWU representatives receive a plaque from the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association has named Texas Woman’s University a Gold level Fit-Friendly worksite based on the level of wellness initiatives on campus aimed at faculty and staff members.

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Fashion students prepare to ‘Go Red’ for heart health

Fashion students work on their designs for Denton's 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. 12.

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Business students receive global recognition

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Texas Woman’s University business students’ international “stock” is on the rise lately, as evidenced by a top score in a globally recognized business competition for capstone projects.

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Registration open for SENCER Center for Innovation Symposium at TWU Jan. 29

For the second consecutive year, Texas Woman’s University is hosting the SENCER Center for Innovation (SCI) – Southwest Regional Symposium. The event features SENCER faculty experts from around the country, including from TWU, Rutgers University, George Mason University, Santa Clara University, Butler University and the University of Southern Maine.

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Professor's Corner feeds community need for literary discourse

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Even without tests or quizzes looming on the material, participants still bring their A-game to Professor’s Corner.

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Moreillon’s book chosen for literacy campaign

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Judi Moreillon has been getting a lot of attention lately for a poem she wrote almost two decades ago.

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University creates new compliance hotline

Texas Woman’s University has launched an Ethics and Compliance Hotline to underscore its commitment to maintaining high ethical standards in all university interactions.

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Student groups volunteer as part of MLK Day of Service

For these Pioneers, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was more than just a Monday off before the start of Spring 2016 classes.

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TWU to host Pioneer Preview Day Jan. 30

Texas Woman’s University will host Pioneer Preview Day — an open house event for prospective first-year students — beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. To register, or for more information, visit www.twu.edu and click on the “Pioneer Preview Day — Denton” link or call 940-898-3014 or 1-866-809-6130.

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Mari Tietze earns Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics

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As Texas Woman’s University’s new Doswell Endowed Chair in Nursing Informatics, associate nursing professor Mari Tietze, R.N., Ph.D., is a champion at navigating the maze of health care information using informatics, which, simply put, is the science of applying technology and data analysis to solve problems.

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Starbucks’ opening in Library coincides with start of Spring 2016 semester

It’s here. A full-fledged Starbucks location has been installed on Texas Woman’s University Denton campus, in the foyer of the Blagg-Huey Library.

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Tilton named College of Arts and Sciences’ interim dean

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Pitching in wherever she’s needed always has come naturally to Abigail Tilton.

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TWU Houston Center presents annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship March 3

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“Global Trends: Implications for Education, Research, Practice and Policy” is the focus of the annual Parry Distinguished Lectureship scheduled March 3 at the Texas Woman’s University Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center.

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TWU Science Fair registration under way

Registration for the 27th annual Texas Woman’s University Science Fair currently is under way. All students in public, private, parochial and home schools in kindergarten through ninth grade are invited to participate in the science fair, which will take place Saturday, April 9 on the TWU Denton campus.

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Students invited to register for TWU Edible Car Contest

Registration for Texas Woman’s University’s 18th annual Edible Car Contest currently is under way. The contest, which is open to students in grades 6-12 as well as TWU students, will take place from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 in Hubbard Hall, located on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus.

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TWU to host EMBA information sessions Jan. 21, Jan. 23, Jan. 26 and Jan. 28, 2016

Texas Woman’s University will host information sessions showcasing its Executive MBA program Jan. 21 in Denton, Jan. 23 in Fort Worth, Jan. 26 in Dallas and Jan. 28 in Plano.

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Basketball lands in Top-25 for the first time in university history

For the first time in Texas Woman’s University basketball history, the Pioneers are ranked in a national top-25 poll. TWU came in at No. 23 in the Women’s Basketball Division 2 Media Poll, sponsored by the Division 2 Sports Information Directors Association.

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University continues national, statewide recognition in 2015

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Texas Woman’s University faculty, staff, students and alumni have long touted the university’s quality, diversity, value and safety. In 2015, many others took note as TWU placed among the top universities in national and state rankings.

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