UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

Chancellor Feyten has shared some highlights from last week’s Board of Regents meeting in Houston. Check it out!

The first TWU Spirit Night at the Dallas Mavericks is Monday, Nov. 18, and helpers are needed to pass out shirts and represent TWU. Student leaders, faculty and staff are encouraged to volunteer. Those who sign up will receive a ticket to the game and a T-shirt.

Do you know what to tell visitors who ask about parking on campus? Everything you need to know is on the visitor parking site. The web page has information and map links for the Denton, Dallas and Houston campuses.

The Pioneer Proud Award recognizes staff members who go above and beyond their normal duties. The nomination process is now open, so take the opportunity to show a staff member how much you appreciate them.

Reminder: The TWU Staff Council’s November meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 14 (Stoddard Hall room 308 in Denton, room 8201 in Dallas, and room 6305 in Houston). Guest speakers from the Student Government Association (SGA) will speak about staff influence from each campus.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Massage Therapy
Grad School Prep - College of Health Sciences
Yoga with Emily
Brown Bag Lunch Series 2.0
Emmy Pérez: Social Justice Poetry Discussion & Writing Workshop
Strategic Plan Updates

Transfer Student Success (11-13-19 update)

The Transfer Student Success initiative, tasked to design innovative approaches to ensure support for TWU’s transfer students, began its work in Fall 2018.
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Process Efficiencies (11-13-19 update)

The Process Efficiencies Initiative (PEI) kicked off in Fall 2019 with the goal of championing continuous, user-centered process improvement at Texas Woman’s University.
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Visibility (11-06-19)

We introduced a new TWU logo, athletics mascot, Pioneer plaid and Boldly Go! Tagline since August 2017.  And in just the past month, we introduced a new and already popular “Pioneer Pomegranate” ice cream at Beth Marie’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Store on Denton’s town square. 
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CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Shuttle service reminder

TWU offers remote parking and shuttle service. Free parking (no decal required) is available at the Denton Bible Church remote parking lot, 2300 E. University Drive. TWU faculty/staff/students using read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Changes to Skype for Business dial-in

To better serve the university, IT Solutions is removing the "dial in" option for Skype for Business meetings effective Friday, Nov. 15. read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Endowed scholarship honors Caldwell

To honor the life of a much-loved faculty member of the Department of Dance, the Estate of Dr. Linda Caldwell recently established the Dr. Linda Caldwell Scholarship Endowment in Dance with a gift to the Texas Woman’s University Foundation. read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Knee pain sufferers needed for research

Do you have knee pain? Are you between 45-79 years old? If so, sign up for this research study that evaluates watermelon's effects on joint function.
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Volunteers needed for PCOS study

Women ages 18-45 are needed for this study, which is open to TWU and non-TWU individuals.
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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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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Reminder: TWU is hosting a writing workshop and poetry reading led by 2020 Texas Poet Laureate Emmy Pérez Wednesday, Nov. 13.
  • Explore all the creative ways women get involved in politics to make a positive difference in their communities at Pioneering Politics, scheduled 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in CFO 202. Guest speakers include Myra Crownover (retired, Texas House of Representatives), Frances Cruz (Deputy Mayor Pro Tem, City of Carrollton), Bobbie Mitchell (Denton County Commissioner) and Cheryl Williams (Collin County Commissioner).
  • Cheer on Pioneers Basketball as the team takes on Southeastern Oklahoma State at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, in Kitty Magee Arena. Have your photo taken with Mavs Man, and bring canned and non-perishable food items, feminine products, etc., to donate to the Denton Community Food Center. Admission to the game is free for faculty and staff with a valid TWU ID.
  • Bobby Lothringer (registrar) recently began his term as president of the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
  • Celia Lo (sociology) co-wrote three publications accepted by the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, held Nov. 2-6 in Philadelphia: “Ethnicity and Depression: A Longitudinal Study of Hispanic Immigrants in the U.S.,” with sociology GTA Jessica L. Adame and Tyrone C. Cheng; “Health Disparities among Asian Groups: Does Immigration Status Matter?,” with Philip Q. Yang (sociology), TWU sociology alumnus William Ash-Houchen, and Tyrone C. Cheng; and “Receipt of Health Care by Maltreated Children Receiving Child-Welfare Services” with Cheng. Lo and Cheng also wrote “When Child Welfare Caseworkers Intervene, Do Women Surviving IPV Obtain Recommended Services?,” forthcoming in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • Tina Fletcher (occupational therapy) was recognized as a consultant on the “Speechless” exhibit at the opening night ceremony at the Dallas Museum of Art. Texas Woman’s University was mentioned in a Dallas Morning News article on the event.
  • Noralyn Pickens (occupational therapy), with current student Megan Lindgren and MOT alumnus Zahira Khimji, published "Effect of Home Modifications on the Occupational Participation of a Family" in the Annals of International Occupational Therapy
  • Marsha Neville (occupational therapy), with PhD alumnus Veronica Rowe, published "Task-Oriented Training and Evaluation at Home (TOTE Home)" in the Annals of International Occupational Therapy.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • TWU’s Center for Women Entrepreneurs and the College of Business are shaking up the way women handle their business with the SALT Shaker Wednesday Workshop Series. The workshops are designed to provide education and networking opportunities to potential and current business owners. Upcoming workshops are scheduled Nov. 20, Dec. 4, and Dec. 11. All workshops take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in room 3121 of the TWU Houston Center. Workshops are free and open to the public, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Jill Eckardt (University Housing & Dining) was featured in story, “Pearls of Wisdom,” published in the November issue of Connections, the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International (ACUHO-I) magazine. The story featured past presidents of the organization reflecting on their careers and offering leadership advice. (11-13-19)