UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

  • Reminder: The 2019 Staff Awards nominations are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Nominations are being accepted for the Outstanding Achievement Award, the TWU Award of Excellence and the Deborah A. Brown and Mona S. Hersch-Cochran TWU Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award. Recipients will be selected based on outstanding achievements, accomplishments or service to TWU, so send in your nominations!
  • Textbook Affordability Pioneers, a group of practitioner-leaders at TWU who are transforming their courses to use low or no cost textbooks and educational resources, will share their perspectives in a panel discussion scheduled 10-11 a.m. Friday, March 1 in room 101 of the Blagg-Huey Library in Denton, room 8720 in Dallas and room 7305 in Houston. Light refreshments will be served beginning at 9:30 a.m. Panelists include Karen Dunlap (teacher education), Brandi Falley (math & computer science), Stacy Greathouse (Teaching & Learning with Technology) and Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan (chemistry & biochemistry). Registration is requested.
  • Texas Woman’s is kicking off the Process Efficiencies Initiative — one of 17 initiatives in the university’s 2022 Strategic Plan — with a goal of ensuring that TWU’s processes are as efficient, effective and user-centric as possible. Find out what a “process” is here. What processes would you most like to see improved? Submit your process improvement ideas by Friday, March 8.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CONSTRUCTION

Construction

ASSC roof repairs begin Feb. 8

Roof repairs on the Ann Stuart Science Complex will begin Friday, Feb. 8. A portion of the grass area between the ASSC and Bralley Annex will be fenced off for use by the contractor. Work on the read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Your opinion, please

The TWU Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) and the Office of Technology are conducting a research study on faculty experiences with, and attitudes toward, technology and academic read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Alumni enjoy Austin event

Chancellor Carine M. Feyten and Ambassador Chad Wick welcomed alumni, regents and Texas state representatives to a Feb. 13 reception at the Headliners Club in Austin. The highlight of the evening was read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Cayuse now available

Cayuse IRB, the new Institutional Review Board online submission system, now is available. All new IRB applications now will

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Sahlin awarded grant to begin Faith Zone

Claire Sahlin (multicultural women’s and gender studies) has been awarded a $3,000 grant from New York University’s Of Many

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Grant to enable equipment purchase

Ron Davis (kinesiology) and Jun Tack Oh, graduate teaching assistant in kinesiology, were awarded a $500 grant from I’m An

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Faculty and staff are invited to attend Dialogues on Race & Social Inequality from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20 in ACT 301. This month’s topic is “Understanding the experiences of students navigating college when English is not their first language.” The event also will be available via livestream.
  • Reminder: The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be in the Jones Hall parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. All qualifying faculty, staff and students are invited to grab some fresh fruits and veggies. Questions? Contact CARE at care@twu.edu or x2789.
  • The Department of Sociology and Social Work will sponsor “Wrongful Convictions” from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 in ACT 301. Anna Vasquez, communications director for the Innocence Project of Texas, will speak about wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system, the work of her organization and her own experience as an exoneree. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Faculty and staff are invited to take part in the March For A Cure, an on-campus 5K fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, March 1. The event begins and ends in front of the TWU Greenhouse. Bring your dogs, friends and family members! Registration is a minimum $5 per person; donate $20 or more and get a T-shirt. All proceeds from the event go to Cancer Care, which provides free support services and information for those affected by cancer. The TWU Center for Student Leadership is sponsoring the event.
  • Congratulations to the winners of the STAR Symposium awards! Pushkala Raman (business) won “Most Nominations,” Sheila Bustillos (multicultural women’s & gender studies) was awarded “Best Assignment,” and Alex Pomelnikov (business) won “Best Presentation.”
  • Michelle Reeves (Civility and Community Standards) will serve full time as interim director of TWU’s Health and Wellbeing Initiative beginning Friday, March 1.
  • Jian Zhang (computer science) will serve as program co-chair for the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education’s 50th annual SIGCSE Technical Symposium Feb. 27-March 2 in Minneapolis. SIGCSE, the world’s largest computing education conference, will attract more than 1,500 researchers, educators and others interested in improving computing education.
  • Ling Hwey Jeng (School of Library and Information Studies) was elected vice president of the City of Denton Library Board.
  • Connie Briggs (reading) has been named president of the national Association of Literacy Educators and Research organization.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • Mari Tietze (nursing) presented “Statewide Study to Assess Nurses’ Experiences Using their Electronic Health Record: An Update" at the Rita Kobb Symposium held Feb. 15 in Gainesville, Florida.
  • The College of Nursing cloaked 115 nursing students during the Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony Tuesday, Feb. 12.
  • Mary Thompson (physical therapy) led a group of 51 physical therapy students on a trip to the Texas State Capitol for the Texas Physical Therapy Association Legislative Day 2019. The group visited with members of the Legislature to discuss direct access to physical therapy services for Texans.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Rupal Patel (physical therapy) led a group of 45 physical therapy students on a trip to the Texas State Capitol for the Texas Physical Therapy Association Legislative Day 2019. The group visited with members of the Legislature to discuss direct access to physical therapy services for Texans.
  • Under the leadership of Alicia Lohmann and Catherine Cooper Hay (occupational therapy), several occupational therapy students traveled to the Texas State Capitol for Texas Occupational Therapy Association Day. The students had an opportunity to visit with state representatives and senators regarding the state of occupational therapy in Texas.
  • The Houston Staff Development Committee invites all staff and faculty to participate in this year’s Taste of Texas Potluck from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 on the 8th floor Legacy Room. Please sign up to bring your favorite dish.   
  • The annual Parry Lecture will take place from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in the Houston Endowment second-floor auditorium. Margaret Moss, Ph.D., JD, RN, FAAN, director of the First Nations House of Learning and nursing faculty member at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, will present “Indigenizing the Health Professions,” with a focus on health care for Native Americans and Alaska natives. There is no charge for the event, but please RSVP

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Anita Hufft (nursing) was featured in a Feb. 18 Diverse Issues in Higher Education feature on her retirement. Ainslie Nibert (nursing, Houston) also was quoted in the story. (2-20-19)