UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

Did you know that all benefits-eligible faculty and staff have access to the services of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Alliance Work Partners at no cost to the employee, employee’s spouse or employee’s family members? The EAP is a resource for a variety of personal and work-related concerns. Licensed clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help with any type of situation. All guidance and counseling is confidential for you and your family. Find out more.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Strategic Plan Updates

Visibility Initiative

The Visibility Initiative has drawn on a comprehensive strategy to increase the visibility and awareness of the university among all of our constituents.  There are two areas of focus for this

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Belonging Initiative

This initiative aspires to create a sustainable Culture of Belonging where all faculty, staff, students and alumni feel connected to the TWU community across all campuses. The ideals guiding this

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Innovative Academic Programs II

The article from last week regarding the Innovative Academic Programs initiative ended with the identification of three programs that will be moving rapidly toward implementation. This week’s

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CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Crane work to begin Aug. 23

Beginning Friday, Aug. 23, a contractor working in conjunction with the Hubbard Hall Student Union project will be setting up a crane and picking several pieces of equipment from Administration Drive read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Introducing techchat

Introducing techchat.twu.edu! Having computer issues that require remote assistance? Need some tech support but want to keep working? Prefer text to talk? We've got you covered! Chat live with a read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Eight named JHG Texas Nursing Scholars

The Johanniter Humanitarian Group (JHG) recently presented scholarships to eight TWU nursing scholars at the Dallas campus, making these talented students JHG Texas Nursing Scholars. The leadership of read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Du, Juma awarded grant

Xiaofen Du and Shanil Juma (nutrition & food sciences) were awarded a $47,000 grant from the National Watermelon Promotion Board for their study of the refreshing

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Hanover Grant Academy applications available

The Hanover Grant Academy is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. The academy seeks to discover and encourage individuals of outstanding talent with a keen interest in research.

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Application materials available for grant program

Application materials are available for the Proposal Development Grant Program for Fall 2019 release. Proposals to this competition are due Tuesday, July 23. The program provides release time to

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Facilities Management will host a retirement reception for Jerry Don “JD” Sprayberry 2-3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, in the second-floor lobby of ACT. Sprayberry is retiring after 35 years of service to TWU.
  • Reminder: The TWU community is invited to the opening of Parliament Village, including Mary’s Hall, 9 a.m., Friday, Aug. 23.
  • Dining hours have changed due to residence hall move-in, so check TWU Dining to see when you can get your grub on this week. Regular hours of operation begin Monday, Aug. 26.
  • ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) parking permits will be available in the DSS office (CFO 106) Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Wednesday, Aug. 28, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will need a copy of your VTR-214 from the DMV for verification. Visit the Parking website for more information.
  • Agatha Beins (multicultural women’s and gender studies) will be the Nov. 20 guest speaker for a new lecture series begun by the Resource Center and The Dallas Way as part of their efforts to preserve LGBT history in North Texas.
  • Congratulations to Gabriel Cruz (fitness & recreation) and Jessica Burchfield (CARE), who are among the newest members of Leadership Denton.
  • Sociology faculty, students and alumni made a strong presence at the American Sociological Association annual meeting Aug. 10-13 in New York City. In all, nine papers authored by current TWU faculty and students were presented at the meeting. Authors were Paul Bones, Celia Lo, Philip Yang, Morsheda Akhter, Amy Clark, JP DeMeritt, Heather Gerling, GJ Hodson, Petina Powers, Jonbita Prost and Morgan Villavaso. The association’s Animals and Society Section presented this year’s Distinguished Scholarship Award to TWU alumna Andrea Laurent-Simpson. Other alumni attending including Maggie Bohm-Jordan, Nina Michalikova and Mehmet Soyer.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • Mari Tietze (nursing) co-authored “Reconceptualizing the Electronic Health Record for a new decade: A Caring Technology?,” which currently is a featured article on the ANS: Advances in Nursing Science blog.
  • The Dallas Staff Council honored staff members from Student Life Dallas for the month of August. Council members thanked Robert-Thomas Jones and Kiara Butler for their commitment, dedication, creativity and hard work with all students on the Dallas campus.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Congratulations to Ngozi Mbue (nursing), who was one of only six outstanding early career nurse scientists selected by the American Academy of Nursing’s Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science for the second annual Duck-Hee Kang Memorial Mentored Workshop, scheduled Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C. Mbue and five others will receive research mentoring from senior nurse scientists during the one-day workshop.
  • Catherine Cooper Hay (occupational therapy) co-authored two articles this summer: “Stroke Survivors’ Perspectives on Post-Acute Rehabilitation Options, Goals, Satisfaction, and Transition to Home,” published in the July issue of Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy; and “The Impact of One’s Sex and Social Living Situation on Rehabilitation Outcomes Following a Stroke,” published in the July issue of the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Nancy Bocskor (Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy) was quoted in an Aug. 13 Los Angeles Times story on why some suburban, conservative women are feeling alienated by the Republican party. (8/21/19)