UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

  • Congratulations, TWU! At press time, we found out TWU is Division 1 National Champion of the 2019 Campus Challenge sponsored by the Association of Outdoor Recreation Education. Check back next week for more information on this and other awards the university won as part of this competition aimed at getting people outside and moving.
  • TWU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will host a two-hour training session designed to help participants improve knowledge and awareness related to common suicide warning signs and the role faculty and staff can play in prevention. The session takes place 2-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in ACT 301 in Denton, room 3510 in Dallas, and room 3322 in Houston. Registration is not required. Questions? Contact CAPS at 81-3801.
  • Denton and Dallas faculty/staff: If you had your university headshot taken this semester, those photos are now available in the university’s photo archive public folder. Information on how to download photos is available if needed.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Outdoor Adventure – Camping Trip
Pioneer Preview Day
Storytelling: Mythical Animals
Intramural Sand Volloween Tournament
Yoga Class
Strategic Plan Updates

Innovative Childcare Solutions (10-16-19 update)

The charge of the Innovative Childcare Solutions initiative is to develop sustainable solutions that address student childcare needs within the context of academic success. The initiative

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Purposeful Partnerships (10-16-19 update)

The Purposeful Partnership Initiative contributes to Texas Woman’s vision by establishing and strengthening our strategic relationships with current and potential collaborators beyond our campus

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Master Plan & Space (10-9-19 update)

The Master Plan and Space initiative was established to create a master plan for space usage — both natural and constructed — and to create a Space Utilization Advisory Committee (SUAC) to identify

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CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Boo at the U brings shuttle changes

In preparation for the annual Boo at the U event on the Denton campus, shuttle service to and from the North Remote Parking Lot will be rerouted Thursday, Oct. 24. Those parking in the lot, located at read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Stay safe and secure online

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. To encourage all faculty, staff and students to improve their online security hygiene, TWU Technology participates in the Own IT. Protect IT. Secure read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Event celebrates women in science

The 2019 Celebration of Science takes place Friday, Oct. 18, in the Ann Stuart Science Center Atrium beginning at 9 a.m. The poster session runs until 9:30 a.m., followed by a daylong schedule of read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

IRB workshop to focus on creating materials

The Denton Institutional Review Board will conduct a workshop on building, creating and writing a consent form as well as recruitment materials (flyers, emails, scripts, etc.) 1-3 p.m., Friday,

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Creative Arts & Humanities Grants Program proposals due Oct. 24

Proposals for the Creative Arts and Humanities Grants Program are due Thursday, Oct. 24. The program supports TWU faculty projects in areas that ordinarily have very limited opportunity to receive

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REP applications now available

Application materials are available for the Research Enhancement Program fall competition. Proposals are due by Thursday, Oct. 24.

The program provides up to $10,000 in seed money to enable

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Theatre and movie buffs can have their pick Wednesday, Oct. 16, as two shows take place on the Denton campus. The Texas Woman’s Theatre Program opens its season with William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth at 8 p.m. in the Redbud Theater Complex. The play runs through Sunday, Oct. 20. Tickets, which may be purchased online, are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Saturday’s showing is on a pay-what-you-can basis. On the opposite end of campus, a screening of the film “Phoenix, Oregon,” will begin at 7 p.m. in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. All tickets are $5. One of the film’s stars, Jesse Borrego, will be in Denton for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
  • All qualifying faculty, staff and students are invited to grab some fresh fruits and veggies from the North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, Oct.17, in the Jones Hall parking lot.
  • Jennifer Youngs (music) & Friends will present a faculty voice recital at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. Admission is free.
  • Reminder: Texas Woman’s University is an early voting site in Denton County for the upcoming November election. Registered voters may cast their ballot in Student Union room 113 during the early voting period, which begins Monday, Oct. 21, and continues through Friday, Nov. 1.
  • Walgreen’s will host an on-site flu shot clinic 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the Human Resources Office lobby, located on the second floor of the Oakland Complex. There is no charge for members covered by HealthSelect of Texas or Consumer Directed HealthSelect plans. Be sure to bring your medical insurance card and picture identification. Contact Holly Harris at x3542 to schedule a time for the vaccine.
  • The Employee Retirement System of Texas will provide a Wellbeing Mindfulness Presentation Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Office of Human Resources conference room, located on the second floor of the Oakland Complex. Sessions are available at 10 a.m. and noon. The 60-minute workshop will introduce the science and practical application of mindfulness. Registration is required.
  • The Little Free Library, located outside the Lowry Woods Clubhouse, recently was repainted by alumna Vanessa Kantaphone. If you have questions about maintenance or donations, contact Grace Chalon at gchalon@twu.edu or x3298.
  • Jonathan Olsen (history and political science) was an invited guest speaker Oct. 8 for the University of Pittsburg's European Studies Center event, "Germany Since 1989: Do Differences Persist After Reunification?,” part of the "Conversations on Europe" lecture series. Olsen also presented his recent research on German state elections at the German Studies Association annual conference in Portland, Oregon, in early October.
  • Shann Hwa (Abraham) Hwang (family studies) has been invited to contribute a book chapter on Asian American families for the second edition of “Family Life Education with Diverse Population,” to be published by Cognella Publishing. Hwang also had a paper, “Exploring Parenting Influences: Married African American Fathers’ Perspectives,” accepted for publication in The Qualitative Report. The manuscript is a collaborative work with former doctoral student Felicia Murray.
  • Aimee Myers (teacher education) recently published an article, “Bringing Together a Harmony of Voices: Using the Inside-Out Strategy as a Culturally Responsive Approach to Intertwine Knowledge from Self, Peer, and Text,” published in English in Texas.
  • Congratulations to Parker Ackerman (nutrition & food science GTA), who finished 26.91 miles in a little more than four hours in the Oct. 13 Chicago Marathon.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry will visit the TWU Dallas Center for the first time 9-10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in the front roundabout. Faculty, staff and students may sign up for the distribution or to volunteer. The event is open to everyone.
  • Chartwell’s is bringing back Teaching Kitchens noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 21, in the 3rd Floor Café. Come participate in a cooking demonstration and learn a new recipe! The event is free of charge.
  • Cory Church (nursing) and nursing honors student Bailey Zimmerman presented their research, “Work Environment Factors Impacting Incivility Among New Nurses” at the American Nurses Credentialing Center National Magnet Conference Oct. 10-12 in Orlando, Florida.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • The Oct. 8 Founders Day Forum was a big success, with 174 attendees including faculty, students and community partners. The event, a collaboration between TWU and Sigma Theta Tau-Beta Beta Houston to celebrate the art and science of nursing, included podium presentations and posters; research grants and poster awards; a silent auction that raised funds for scholarships; and more.
  • Theresa Smith (occupational therapy) co-wrote “Comparison of two computer-assisted cognitive rehabilitation program outcomes: A pilot study,” which recently was published in the Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27(3), 147-158.
  • Texas Woman’s University was well represented at the Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference Oct. 12-13 in The Woodlands. Carolyn Da Silva (physical therapy), Wanyi Wang (research and sponsored programs) and third-year DPT students Catherine Ragon, Jonathan Sowell and E. Brianna Wootton presented “Falls and fear of falling in adults who require wheelchairs for locomotion: preliminary analysis.” Physical therapy post-professional doctoral student Bobby Belarmino presented “Characteristics of patients who had unplanned versus planned hospital readmission while receiving post-acute inpatient rehabilitation,” co-written with PT faculty Katy Mitchell and Peggy Gleeson (Houston) and Suh-Jen Lin (Dallas). The study was a collaboration between TWU and Methodist Hospital in Houston.
  • Carolyn Da Silva (physical therapy) has been approved for renewal of her neurologic clinical specialist certification through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Derek Miketinas (nutrition & food sciences, Houston) was mentioned in an Oct. 10 American Society for Nutrition newsletter story on a study he led to determine whether dietary fiber could be helpful for weight loss. (10-16-19)