UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

  • Information sessions on the university’s Health and Wellbeing Initiative will take place at 4 p.m. today (Sept. 19) and 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in ACT 301 and Blagg-Huey Library 101 in Denton, with videoconferencing to room 8720 in Dallas and room 7305 in Houston on both dates. Hosted by Thad Mantaro, director of the initiative, the sessions will provide an update of the status of its five themes (Build Well, Eat Well, Mind Well, Move Well and Spend Well), theme leadership and committee structure, and fall plans. Opportunities for faculty and staff collaboration and co-branding also will be discussed. Contact Mantaro at tmantaro@twu.eduor 81-2221 for more information.
  • Reminder: Individual goals development should be underway for the 2018/2019 performance review period (June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019). Division leaders will communicate division goals to their employees so that individual goals may be linked to the university’s Strategic Plan. Employees will begin the process by accessing goals on their employee page in SharePoint. Supervisors may choose to develop their own timeline for employees and supervisors to complete the goals process. However, all goals must be submitted by employees and approved by supervisors in the SharePoint system by Wednesday, Sept. 26. Questions? Contact Tony Yardley at 81-3563.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Reading Out Loud: Counting
Fall 1 Semester Course Evaluations Open
Jones Hall Student Services Open House
Volunteer Fair
Financial Literacy Week: Previous Debt & New Debt

CONSTRUCTION

Construction

City to close part of Austin Street to traffic Sept. 10-14

The City of Denton has announced that Austin Street between Third and Sawyer streets will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday, Sept. 10 in order for a 6-inch fire line to be run across read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Lock Down Your Login

Compromised accounts cause reputational harm and embarrassment and put others at risk through the spread of malware and viruses. You have enough to worry about, so what can you do about it? Follow read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

First JHG Texas Nursing Scholars at TWU

The Johanniter Humanitarian Group (JHG) of Texas has presented a scholarship to its first two JHG Texas Nursing Scholars at TWU. Last week, the two nursing students, Sarah Brown and Alizaeth Peralta read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Pislariu awarded Noble Research Institute subcontract

Catalina Pislariu (biology) has been awarded a $330,000 subcontract from the Noble Research Institute on a grant from the National Science

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Denton IRB to host workshops

The Denton Institutional Review Board (IRB) will host a series of workshops throughout the academic year. Each

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TARGET (Equipment) Program applications available

Applications are available for the 2018-2019 TARGET (Equipment) Program and are due Monday, Oct. 29. Approximately

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • The Mobile Food Pantry will be in the Jones Hall East Parking Lot between 11:30  a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. The pantry provides free fresh produce for students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Just Write for Faculty and Staff begins again Friday, Sept. 21. These sessions provide an opportunity to step away from your normal routine and focus on your writing in a supportive environment. All sessions are in the Center for Faculty Excellence, Stoddard 308. Bring your laptop, tablet, etc. for writing. You can attend either the morning session or the afternoon session, or both! Please RSVP to save your spot.
  • The Student Union Office is now selling discounted tickets to the State Fair of Texas! General admission tickets are $13.50 through the Student Union Office and may be used for yourself or your family and friends. Stop by the office in Student Union 209 to buy your tickets today.
  • Congratulations to Ahmet (Meti) Tmava (library), whose dissertation has been featured as one of eight "Notable Dissertations for 2018" by American Libraries Magazine — the magazine of the American Library Association. The selected dissertations take into account a variety of methodologies and are chosen for having practical implications for libraries and relevance to current issues with measurable recommendations for change.
  • Rosemary Candelario (dance) has published “The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance,” the first book of its kind on butoh.
  • Ilana Morgan’s (dance) article, “Arts Education and Citizenship: A Pedagogical Framework,” was published as the featured article in the Journal of Dance Education.
  • Deena King (compliance) was invited to speak at the national conference of the Association of College and University Auditors (ACUA) Sept. 12 in New Orleans. Her session, “Auditing Risk Management Using the New 2017 COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework,” included some positive things TWU is doing in this area as well as techniques on how auditors could strengthen risk management programs at their own schools.
  • Philip Yang (sociology) and TWU sociology doctoral alumna Maggie Bohm-Jordan published “Patterns of Interracial and Interethnic Marriages among Foreign-Born Asians in the United States" in a refereed open access journal Societies 2018, 8(3), 87.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • The School of Occupational Therapy hosted its bi-annual Doctoral Research Symposium recently, bringing faculty, post-professional students and alumni to the Dallas campus. Keynote speaker Barbara Schell, PhD, OT/L, FAOTA, discussed professional leadership and service in her keynote address.
  • Heather Roberts (occupational therapy) is a co-author of the recently published paper, "Development of a Pediatric Goal-Centered Upper Limb Spasticity Home Exercise Therapy Program for Use in a Phase-III Trial of Abobotulinumtoxina (Dysport)," in Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.
  • Faculty Ombudsperson Linda Rubin will be on the Dallas campus Monday, Sept. 24. Feel free to drop by room 2602 to speak with her, or you can set up an appointment at 81-2605 or LRubin@twu.edu
  • Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy) has been selected as an abstract reviewer for the 2019 Conference of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). The WCPT represents more than 450,000 physical therapists through 108 member organizations around the world.
  • Dallas Staff Council Liaison Cynthia Alexander and Council members Victoria Campbell, Margaret Ramos and Karen Zapata presented the Dallas campus Facilities Management department with the September Staff Appreciation honor. Department members received gift baskets and recognition for their hard work and dedication. The September award is the first of a new monthly Staff Appreciation program.
  • Rosemarie Jaekel (nursing) accompanied 63 Senior II Community Health Nursing students to the Dallas Hunger Summit on Friday, September 14, 2018. The event gathered community leaders to discuss food insecurity and malnutrition as a public health problem.
  • Under the name "TWU-PT," Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy) and 45 Grad I DPT students participated in the Dallas Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 8. To date, the event has raised more than $5.3 million of its $6.8 million goal.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Susan Mellott (nursing) spoke on Evidence-Based Practice Use, Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills: Curriculum Design and the Perceptions of Nursing Students at the Sigma Theta Tau International's Leadership Connection Sept. 17 in Indianapolis.
  • Led by nursing faculty members Vi Ho and Rochelle Schultz, several TWU nursing students participated in the Lien Hoa Temple health fair and clinic event Saturday, Sept. 8. The students gave 130 flu shots, measured BP on more than 50 people, scanned more than 40 people for  BMI, visceral fat, antioxidant levels, and provided HTN, diabetes and nutritional education for the crowd. The students also shared educational posters and coordinated educational games for the children at the event.  
  • Orchestrated by Dewaynna Horn (business), the Wise Women and Wealth event, held Sept. 15 on the Houston campus, was a success with almost 100 students, alumni and others participating in the learning event. In addition to the College of Business, the Center for Women in Business and the Health and Wellbeing program took part in the event.
  • She Said, She Led, She Is will hold a one-day women’s event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct 6 on the Houston campus. The conference will focus on building sustainable businesses and breaking business barriers. Registration is open to the public with discounted rates for TWU students. The event is hosted by the College of Business and the Center for Women in Business. For additional information, contact Dewaynna Horn.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Samuel Kim (psychology) was quoted in a Sept. 6 WalletHub story on bullying. (9-19-18)