• Registration is open for the 13th Annual Teaching and Learning Symposium, scheduled 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 in the ACT 2 Lobby on the Denton campus. Last day to register is noon Tuesday, Aug. 21. The opening session will be available via videoconference to room 8201 in Dallas and room 5305 in Houston, followed by concurrent sessions and free lunch (with door prize drawings) in Denton. Learn more about best practices in the areas of classroom technologies, online technologies and Canvas, TWU’s new learning management system. Questions? Contact Teaching and Learning with Technology.
  • Payroll deduction enrollment for Fitness & Recreation memberships is now open for the 2019 fiscal year. New members should complete membership and payroll deduction forms available from Fitness & Recreation. Existing members need only complete and return the payroll deduction form. The amount of $18.25 will be deducted from each month’s paycheck beginning Oct. 1. Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 5. Call the Fitness & Recreation front desk at 81-2900 if you have questions.



Steam system shutdown Aug. 14

The Central Plant will make necessary repairs to components of the campus steam system on Tuesday, Aug. 14. The steam will be shut down at 6 a.m., with service scheduled to be restored by 3 p.m. The read more



Pioneer Portal gets new look

The Pioneer Portal debuted a new look on Aug. 14.A new top navigation menu includes links to popular tools such as My Courses, Webmail, Service Center, Self-Service, Oracle eBusiness and Colleague. A read more



Support TWU through Amazon Smile

Do you shop Amazon? From back-to-school shopping to holiday gifts — even the insomnia-induced sprees — every purchase you make can support TWU through Amazon Smile. Here’s how! read more

Grant program application materials available

Application materials for the Proposal Development Grant Program for Fall 2018 now are available. Proposals will be due Tuesday, July 24. The program provides release time or

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Hersch awarded Veterans Affairs grant

Gayle Hersch (occupational therapy, Houston) has been awarded a $6,000 grant from the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center for her study to adapt and develop Montessori

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Keele, Lewis receive nursing research grant

Rebecca Keele (nursing, Denton) and Audra Lewis have been awarded $5,000 from the National League of Nursing (jointly funded with

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Denton Campus
  • Facilities Management and Construction will sell surplus vehicles by sealed bid on Thursday, Aug. 23. Click here for information on and photos of the vehicles available for public sale. All vehicles will be sold “as is” and no warranty is provided or implied. Bids opened at 8 this morning (Aug. 15) and will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22. Bid forms may be obtained and submitted at the receptionist desk in the Facilities Management Building between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. A public opening of bids will take place in the Facilities Management Conference Room at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. All vehicles may be viewed in the golf course parking lot.
  • The beginning of a new semester brings many things, including a need for volunteers at information tables Aug. 27-30. These volunteers welcome students to campus and answer any questions they may have, such where their class is located, where the computer lab is, etc. Sign up for a slot or two (or more) today! Contact Nora Sierra if you have any questions. If your department has handouts for a student service, please deliver them to ACT 12 no later than Wednesday, Aug. 22.
  • Need to hire student assistants? Come to the annual fall TWU Part-Time Job Fair scheduled from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 on the second floor of the Student Union. Register in Handshake at no cost. If you’re not yet registered within the Handshake system, it’s a fast and easy process. For step-by-step help, see the On-Campus Employer Guide.
  • Texas Woman’s University will participate in the Denton Heart Walk on Saturday, Sept. 8, united as a single TWU team under the growing Health and Wellbeing Initiative. The university’s goal is to engage at least 100 walkers and raise $2,500. You don’t have to raise funds to participate; team organizers are hoping for their biggest turn out ever aligned with the formal launch of the Health and Wellbeing Initiative at TWU this fall. Register under the team “TWU Health and Wellbeing Initiative” on the Denton Heart Walk website. Contact Jessi Harbor at x3413 for more information.
  • Congratulations to Heather Davis (technology), who recently was elected to serve as Division II vice president in the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
  • Welcome Amber Barker, who has joined the Pioneers as head softball coach. She most recently coached at Albany State University in Georgia. Baker holds a master’s degree in counseling and guidance as well as a bachelor’s degree in journalism, both from Louisiana Tech University.


Dallas Campus
  • More than 100 people attended the recent Getting to Know Nursing open house on the Dallas campus. Coordinated by Nola Schrum and Jennifer Talleff (nursing), the program informed pre-nursing students about the nursing program, life as a nursing student and the realities of being a practicing nurse. Attendees were able to chat with current nursing students and faculty, take tours of the T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences building and touch an "ICU patient" in the high-fidelity simulation lab. 
  • For the second year, Sharon Van Sell (nursing) has been published with graduate nursing students from the Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice course in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices. The five articles covered concept analyses on positivism, balance, differentiate, holism and lived knowledge.


Houston Campus
  • Michael Mistric (nursing) is a featured artist, along with collaborative artist Richard Brian, at Archway Gallery during the month of August. His show, “Pictura-Ferramento: A Duet for Painting and Iron Work,” will run through Aug. 30.
  • Ann Malecha (nursing) has been appointed to the newly created City of Sugar Land Independent Ethics Review Board. The goal of the board is to ensure the highest level of transparency for citizens.
  • TWU Houston welcomes Derek Miketinas as a new Nutrition & Food Sciences faculty member. Miketinas earned his degrees in nutrition, including his Ph.D., from LSU. Most recently, he was employed by the renowned Pennington Biomedical Research Center as a research assistant. His current research is on nutritional epidemiology and studying predictors of weight loss, and is in the beginning stages of studying branch chain amino acids and their effect on liver cancer. He will begin this year teaching research techniques for health sciences.
  • Peggy Landrum (nursing) will serve on the discussion panel as the TMC Health Policy Institute releases the results of their 4th annual national survey from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Third Coast Restaurant. The survey, which provides insight into the public’s perception of health policy issues, aims toward shedding light on how the views of everyday citizens could shape health policy decisions of the future. The event is free to the public and includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres. However, you must RSVP to attend.


Chancellor Carine M. Feyten was the focus of an Aug. 12 Denton Record-Chronicle editorial that resulted from a meeting with the newspaper’s editorial board. (8-15-18)