UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

Apply now for the J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in the fall for the spring semester to a permanent full- or part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses at TWU. (Graduate Assistants are not eligible for the scholarship.) You don’t have to be a member of ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) to apply — just have your application materials in by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Visit the ASSET Scholarships page and scroll down to “J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship for more information and application forms.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Mobile Food Pantry
Boo at the U
MBA Virtual Info Session
Celebration of Science: Student Research Poster Session
Celebration of Science: Pathways and Challenges for Women in Science

CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Watch our progress

Curious about how the construction projects on campus are coming along? Cameras installed at the P3 student housing project, Hubbard Hall and the parking garage give you a bird’s-eye view. (For read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Stop. Think. Connect. Win

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. To encourage all faculty, staff and students to improve their online security hygiene, TWU Technology participates in the STOP. THINK. CONNECT.™ read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

The 2018 TWU Annual Phonathon is underway!

Each year, the Office of University Advancement coordinates the Phonathon to primarily connect with our alumni by phone. Our efforts this year began on Sept. 9 and will continue through Dec. 21, with read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

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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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 DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Reminder: Risk Management will conduct a series of fire drills within the next two weeks to assess TWU Denton's emergency readiness and prractice the building evacuation procedure. The TWU Emergency Guidebook provides a step-by-step guide on how to respond to fires and other emergency situations.
  • Last call for candy! Donations are still being accepted for Boo at the U. Drop off your donations at Student Union 209 or the Alumni House through Thursday, Oct. 18. You also may call x3641 to have your donation collected.
  • For the safety of all concerned, the pick-up and drop-off location for the North Remote Parking Lot shuttle will change for the “Boo at the U” event. The site will change from its current location at ACT to the U-shaped parking lot next to West Jones Hall for the entire day Thursday, Oct. 18. The first parking space within that lot will be coned off to allow riders to load and disembark safely from the vans. The pick-up and drop-off location for the Denton Bible Church shuttle (south of DGL) will remain unchanged. Questions? Call x3166. Update on the event: “Boo at the U” will be relocated to the TWU Student Union building. The Pup Parade has been canceled; only service animals may enter the building. Train rides, carriage rides and inflatables also have been canceled due to the weather; however, all other activities, including "Trunk or Treating," will continue.
  • Rain or shine, the Graduate Students Open Studios will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 in the Patio Building. This free event gives the community the opportunity to explore the studios, view projects in progress and meet the artists. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Bad weather last week affected the SECC 5K Fun Run/Walk, which was postponed to Saturday, Oct. 20. The event begins at 9 a.m. in front of the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center. There’s still time to register online!
  • Raechelle Clemmons (technology) was named to the board of directors of EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association.
  • Sarah McMahan (teacher education) was selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to serve on the history teaching track subcommittee of the History Field of Study Advisory Committee.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • Cory Church (nursing) has been published in the October issue of the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. The article, "Factors influencing organizational commitment and turnover in nursing residents," was co-authored with two researchers at the University of Texas at Tyler.
  • Dallas staff members have created the Dallas Staff Book Club, which will meet every two to three weeks on Friday mornings from 10-11 a.m. The club will begin with the TWU Book-in-Common, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," a New York Times #1 bestseller. Upcoming meetings include Oct. 26 (room 1602), Nov. 9 (room 8720), Nov. 30 (room 8720) and Dec. 14 (room 8720). To RSVP or for more information, contact Karen Zapata.
  •  The first-ever Dallas staff Pumpkin Decorating Contest is set for Friday, Oct. 26. Entries are due by the 26th and will be judged by faculty, staff and students in the first-floor atrium from Oct. 26-29. Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded Oct. 31.
  • Those seeking assistance with the Canvas transition or with incorporating technology into courses can contact Laura Brown, the new instructional designer for the Dallas campus. She can be found in room 6605, at LBrown48@twu.edu or x6751.
  • Occupational therapy and physical therapy faculty attended the recent the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference in Dallas. Presenters included Suzanne Perea Burns (occupational therapy), "Self-management interventions for stroke recovery and recurrent stroke prevention;" Theresa Marie Smith (occupational therapy), "Integrating and fostering a transdisciplinary model of care improving discharge to community and preparedness;" Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy), "Exercise capacity in community dwelling individuals with spinal cord injury;" Asha Vas (occupational therapy), "Characterizing and promoting brain health across the lifespan;" and Chad Swank (physical therapy), "Feasibility and integration of utilizing Ekso in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital." Noralyn Pickens (occupational therapy) and Ann Medley and Mark Weber (physical therapy) also attended.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Today is your last opportunity to have a headshot taken. No appointment is necessary. Photos are being taken from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in room IHSH 3121.
  • Wyona Freysteinson (nursing) has been selected by the Texas Nurses Association District 9 as one of the top 20 Outstanding Nurses for 2018. In addition to Freysteinson,  TWU Ph.D. alumni Stacy Drake and Riza Mauricio are among the top 20.
  • Jennifer Ellison, Peggy Gleeson and Jennifer Bogardus (all physical therapy) presented a short course, “Building resilience, emotional intelligence and grit in DPT and PTA students for academic and clinical success,” at the American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference Oct. 12-14 in Jacksonville, Florida. 
  • Ann St. Germain (nursing) led several students in participating and representing TWU at the Texas Nursing Students’ Association annual Council of Schools Oct. 12-14 in Austin.
  • Under the direction of Madhura Maiya (research), the Houston Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Office of Research successfully hosted the first IRB workshop Tuesday, Oct. 9. More than 25 faculty members, students and staff attended to the event to learn more about conducting research involving human subjects. If you missed the workshop and would like information on the topic covered, contact Madhura Maiya.
  • Anita Hufft (nursing) will be on the debate panel as the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute presents “The Great Health Care Debate” from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Third Coast Restaurant. The event will feature Hufft and other leading experts from across TMC who will discuss universal health care, the role of government assistance programs, and ways to reduce health care costs — among other hot-button issues. The event is open to the public, but you must be registered to attend.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Noah Lelek (theatre) was interviewed for an Oct. 10 Denton Record-Chronicle story on the TWU Theatre production of The Birds. (10-17-18)