UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

The 2018/2019 Staff Performance Evaluation process will begin June 3. More information will be provided as that date approaches. Meanwhile, Staff Performance Evaluation & Merit-Based Compensation training for staff employees and supervisors is available online. Links to training for employees and training for supervisors are provided, as well as links to information about the process.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Memorial Day
S’mores in the Woods
Health Care Administration Info Session
Storytelling: Birds for ages 6-10
Summer Splash
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

Old Main Road to be shut down in phases

As part of the new Science and Technology Learning Center construction project, a new chilled water supply line must be installed beginning near the Old Main building and heading south to the new read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Windows 10 is coming

In 2019, all TWU PCs will be upgraded to Windows 10. Watch your email for information about selecting a convenient time to upgrade. Meanwhile, learn how Windows 10 is different. read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Legacy field celebration set

Mark your calendars for a special event honoring Dianne Baker, Distinguished Alumna and former TWU Softball head coach, for her historic gift to the university. During the celebration, an official read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Houston PT faculty receive grant extension

TWU Houston School of Physical Therapy faculty members Jennifer Ellison, Jennifer Bogardus and Peggy Gleeson received a one-year extension of

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Welch is co-PI on Welch Foundation grant

Mary Anderson (chemistry and biochemistry) is the co-PI on a grant funded by the Robert A. Welch Foundation: Hydridic Activation of Methane for

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Lin receives extension on WOWii study

Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy, Dallas) received a $6,750 extension on her Workout on Wheels Internet Intervention (WOWii) study, which examines the effectiveness of an online

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Ron Davis (kinesiology) has been elected research chair for the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID). His term extends through 2021.
  • Christine C. Chen (occupational therapy) presented a poster at the Janet Falk Kessler Distinguished Lecture and Day of Scholarship sponsored by the Columbia University Medical Center Programs in Occupational Therapy. Her poster was titled "Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS): A new approach for characterizing the content and process of OT as part of a rehabilitation team."

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • The recent head shots taken on the Dallas campus are available in the university's online photo collection. Be sure to read the How to Download page; no login is necessary!
  • Kim Richardson (library) hosted the TWU Dallas Book Club on May 9. Staff read and discussed former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, and took part in a potluck lunch.
  • Suh-Jen Lin (physical therapy) gave a platform presentation titled “Fitness Assessment in untrained individuals with chronic spinal cord injury” at the WCPT Congress held May 10-13 in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Nursing faculty surprised administrative support staff Karen Zapata, June Roberts, Mary Ann Milligan, Mari Villisana and Michelle Jones for Administrative Appreciation Day April 24. The staff received vases of roses, thank you cards, snacks and beverages in honor of their work to support more than 50 faculty, 50-60 adjuncts and hundreds of students enrolled in nursing each long semester.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

TWU Board of Regents Chair Jill Jester was quoted in a May 17 Denton Record-Chronicle story on the board's vote to extend Chancellor Carine M. Feyten's contract. (5-22-19)