UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

  • If you’re looking for some last-minute gifts for the holidays, check out the discounts available to TWU faculty and staff! Save on gifts and goodies — everything to make the season bright! And if you know of other business in Denton, Dallas or Houston that offer discounts to TWU faculty, staff and students, ask them to send their information to twunews@twu.edu.
  • Pioneer Assistance Scholarships are available to Texas Woman’s employees and their dependents who are enrolled in classes at TWU. Scholarship amounts are based on the number of semester credit hours enrolled for the semester/session, not to exceed $500 per semester. Scholarship applications must be received by Jan. 7, 2019See the Pioneer Scholarship Assistance Program website for information on eligibility rules and more.

CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Roof work continues on Fit & Rec Center

The seven parking spaces along Bell Avenue (located at the Fitness & Recreation Center) are blocked off while roof work continues. The walk along Bell, adjacent to Fit & Rec, will be blocked only read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Snack Chat with the Service Desk!

Join Technology staff with members of the Service Desk for a drink and a snack at "Ask Us Anything" info tables on the Denton campus Dec. 18-19:Tuesday, Dec. 18 MCL first floor, 10 a.m.-noon ASB first read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Petroskey is 2019 VCD Leadership Award honoree

Dale A. Petroskey, president and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber, has been named the recipient of the 17th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award, presented by Bank of Texas and Texas read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Gumienny awarded USDA grant

Tina Gumienny (biology) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for her project aimed at identifying surface

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Moore, Evans among PIs on federal library grant

TWU School of Library and Information Studies faculty members Jennifer Moore and Sarah Evans are two of the three co-principal investigators of a $46,000 Institute

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Amerih awarded for study

Husny Amerih (occupational therapy, Denton) has been awarded a $60,000 subcontract from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as the TWU site PI for a field-initiated development

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Today is the last day of the Faculty/Staff Appreciation Sale at the campus bookstore. Every item in the store (excluding textbooks and food) is 25 percent off. Don’t forget to bring your TWU ID! A Three-Day Sale continues through Thursday, Dec. 13 with selected items marked 25 percent off. No ID is required for the Three-Day Sale. These two offers cannot be combined.
  • Dining Services hours on campus will change during the break. See when you can get your grub on.
  • The Student Service Fee Advisory Committee will meet from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 7-9, 2019, in the Regents Board Room, ACT 16, to determine recommendations for the following fiscal year. Departments that receive student services fees will provide a written request for funds, then make a presentation on the department’s role and goals for the next fiscal year. Department unit heads are asked to include their 2019-2020 strategic initiatives and action steps and cite the specific Division of Student Life Strategic Initiatives Goals to which they relate. Presentations will be available via livestream. Allocation recommendations and the proposed amount of fees for the following year must be approved by the vice president for student life and the chancellor.
  • Facilities Management & Construction will host a reception for Betty Creeach (mail services), who is retiring after 17 years of service. The event will take place from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the Stoddard Hall Lobby. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Nancy DiMarco (nutrition) wrote a manuscript, “A Review of Iodine Status of Women of Reproductive Age in the United States,” that has been accepted for publication in Biological Trace Element Research.
  • Ronald Davis (kinesiology) presented his research, “A Profile of Female Military Wounded Warriors Participating in the 2018 Warrior Games,” co-authored with Jun Oh, at the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) annual conference Dec. 4-7 in Arlington.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • TWU Dallas hosted the Annual Winter Lunch for Faculty and Staff on Dec. 4.  Almost 100 Texas Woman's University employees enjoyed turkey with all the sides and desserts. Special thanks to Alan Utter (Provost) and Jorg Waltje (Center for Faculty Excellence) for their generous support and contributions for this event.
  • Dallas Staff Book Club will wrap up the first semester of the new club Dec. 14. A total of 14 members from a variety of areas and programs including Campus Services, DPS, Facilities, IRB, IT, Library, Occupational Therapy and Nursing, read and discussed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Founders of the group, Chantel Brightman and Karen Zapata (nursing), current chair, are very excited about the staff response and interest and are currently voting on the next book. If you are interested in joining the club, contact Kimberly Richardson (Libraries), who will be chairing the book club this spring.
  • TWU will soon have an office at the Collin Higher Education Center (CHEC) in McKinney. Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, Stephanie Stephens (admissions) will serve as the point person at the CHEC.

 

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Jennifer Bogardus (physical therapy), who is in the dissertation phase of her Ph.D., has received an Adopt-a-Doc scholarship from the Academy of Physical Therapy Education.
  • The Houston Staff Development committee with support from the Offices of the Chancellor, Campus Manager and Center for Faculty Excellence, put on a successful Staff and Faculty Holiday Luncheon Dec. 6. The Legacy room was filled with employees from every area and program and all enjoyed the barbecue meal, desserts, festivities and photo booth fun! Thank you to all who participated in the canned food and grocery gift card drive for our students.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Chancellor Carine M. Feyten was quoted in a Dec. 5 Dallas Morning News story about Mary Stanton and her $10 million gift to the university. (12-12-18)