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Volume 35, Number 1, January 14 - 27, 2013

TWU HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM RECEIVES NATIONAL ATTENTION

Texas Woman’s University’s Holiday Gift Program for students who have children has been selected to receive the 2013 Outstanding Collaboration Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

TWU’s Commuter Services Department coordinates the annual Holiday Gift Program with the departments of Housing and Institutional Development.  Each year the program provides gifts to approximately 200 children of qualifying TWU students at the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.  In November, TWU faculty and staff – either by department or individually – sign up to provide the gifts.  TWU students who have children qualify for the program based on their financial aid status.

“So many of our students are parents who are making sacrifices to attend college to improve the lives of their families,” said Amy O’Keefe, director of the TWU Commuter Services Department.  “The Holiday Gift program is a way for the TWU community to show its support of these students by providing gifts to their children.

“We are immensely grateful that ACPA recognizes the work and the value of this program that means so much to students and the university community,” she said. 

TWU will receive the award during the ACPA national convention in March.

With 7,500 members from 1,200 private and public institutions from across the U.S. and around the world, ACPA is the nation’s leading comprehensive student affairs association.  For more information, visit www.myacpa.org.

TWU COMMUNITY DANCE CENTER CLASSES BEGIN JAN. 22

Classes at the Texas Woman’s University Community Dance Center return Jan. 22 with opportunities for children, teens and adults to learn a variety of dance styles.

The cost is $80 for each 10-week class.  A $10 fee will be added for registrations received after Jan. 14.  Registrations will not be accepted after Jan. 28, 2013.  For more information or to register, visit www.twu.edu/dance/community-dance-center-info.asp or contact the TWU Department of Dance at 81-2086.

Classes this spring include swing, jazz, ballet, ballroom, hip hop, salsa and more.

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.

Newsbriefs (submission information)

TWU faculty and staff or members of their families who have a voice problem (nasal voice, hoarseness, breathiness, etc.) may receive a voice evaluation for a $5 fee at the TWU Speech and Hearing Clinic on the Denton campus.  Voice clinics are held between 9:30 a.m. and noon on selected Friday mornings on the sixth floor of MCL.  To schedule an appointment, call 81-2285.

The TWU Drama Program will present “Dissonance,” a new play by graduate student Paul Engle, Jan. 24-26 in the Redbud Theater Complex.  Admission is free, and donations are welcome.  To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at 81-2020.  The play, which tells a seriocomic story of a man trying to find the will to live, contains adult themes and language that could be offensive to some and is not appropriate for children under age 13.

Update on TWU People (submission information)

Dr. Mahesh S. Raisinghani (School of Management) has co-authored a paper, “Assessing the Impact of Poor Service Quality on Customer Satisfaction in the Federal Service Industry,” which has been accepted for presentation and publication in the proceedings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, scheduled Feb. 20-22 in Charleston, S.C.

Dr. Mahesh Raisinghani (School of Management) has accepted an invitation to serve as an editorial board member of the Journal of Innovative Research and Solutions, a bi-annual, peer- reviewed journal that follows a triple blind review process and provides a publication outlet for researchers in field of technology, management, science, humanities and law.

The Next Two Weeks at TWU: January 14 - 27, 2013

Mon., Jan. 14            
  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Spring 2013 classes begin.
  • “Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists” art exhibition, East and West Galleries, continues through Feb. 15.

Tues., Jan. 15

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Wed., Jan. 16

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Midwestern State, 7 p.m., home.

Thurs., Jan. 17

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Jan. 18

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Sat., Jan. 19

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Cameron, 2 p.m., away.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Arizona, BYU and Wisconsin-Whitewater, 7 p.m., home.

Sun., Jan. 20

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

Mon., Jan. 21

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day; university closed.

Tues., Jan. 22

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • “Seductive Alchemy: Books By Artists” art exhibition, lecture by Ruth Rogers, curator of special collections at Wellesley College, 4-5 p.m.; reception follows at 5 p.m.  East and West galleries, Fine Arts Building.  Free.  For more information, call 81-2533.

Wed., Jan. 23

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.
  • Pioneers Basketball vs. Tarleton State, 6 p.m., away.

Thurs., Jan. 24

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-midnight; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Fri., Jan. 25

  • Library open 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Bookstore open 8 a.m.-3 p.m.; Fitness and Recreation open 6 a.m.-midnight.

Sat., Jan. 26

  • Library open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Open House for prospective students, Denton campus, 8 a.m., Hubbard Hall.
  • Pioneers Gymnastics vs. Air Force, Missouri and UC-Davis, 2 p.m., away.

Sun., Jan. 27

  • Library open 2 p.m.-midnight; Bookstore closed; Fitness and Recreation open noon-midnight.

Submission Information

Newsbrief Submissions
Information and news about activities, programs or TWU people may be sent to the Office of Marketing and Communication through campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. The deadline to receive information is the first and third Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. for the following week. Student information for the “People” section is not published unless it is submitted by or in conjunction with a faculty member and that faculty member’s related activities.

TWU People Submissions
Please submit “People” items (faculty and staff only) to the Office of Marketing and Communication by campus mail or by e-mail to info@twu.edu. Include first and last names (no initials, please) and appropriate titles (ie. Dr.)

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