UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

  • The TWU Bookstore’s Holiday Wrap-Up Sale ends Wednesday, Dec. 11. Don’t miss your chance to get 30% off T-shirts, sweatshirts and more in-store and online. The sale coincides with Employee Appreciation Days, with 20% off most items in the store (in-store purchases only). Offers may not be combined and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Other restrictions may apply.
  • Pioneer Proud recognizes staff that go above and beyond each month. See the November recipients, and continue to nominate staff members for their extraordinary service to the university.
  • The TWU Staff Council will meet 10 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in Stoddard Hall room 308 in Denton, room 8201 in Dallas, and room 6305 in Houston. Kevin Cruser, director of governmental and legislative affairs, will be the guest speaker.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MY1CV Open Session -Denton
Staff Council General Meeting – open session (recorded)
Massages
Pioneer Prep
Commencement Ceremonies – Day 1 (Denton/Dallas)
Strategic Plan Updates

Global Perspectives (11-20-19 update)

The goal of the Global Perspectives initiative is to “increase global perspectives through faculty exchanges, enrollment of international students, education abroad, and international collaborations.”
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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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CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Semester's end brings shuttle service changes

Shuttle service to the Denton Bible Church parking lot, 2300 E. University Dr., will be suspended Monday, Dec. 16, through Friday, Dec. 20. read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Be a Universal Design Champion

Teaching and Learning with Technology has teamed with the Center for Faculty Excellence for The $1,000 Search for a Universal Design Champion. 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
  • Commencement rehearsal in preparation for the Dec. 13-14 ceremonies will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Kitty Magee Arena of Pioneer Hall. Anyone who has a commencement responsibility requiring direction at the rehearsal is invited to attend. Faculty participating as a member of the stage party or the faculty party should arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony in which they are participating and go to Pioneer Hall room 107, which is designated as a robing room.
  • Faculty and staff are asked to park on the south end of campus Friday, Dec. 13, to allow plenty of parking for our commencement guests. See the commencement parking map for reference. Preferred areas for faculty/staff parking are shown in purple.
  • The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be on campus 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, on the Jones Hall parking lot. All qualifying faculty, staff and students are invited to grab some fresh fruits and veggies.
  • The TWU Community is invited to a retirement reception for Sharon Masten (College of Professional Education) 2-3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Stoddard Hall Lobby.
  • Suzanne Burns (occupational therapy) was presented with the Young Investigator Award in Post-Acute Stroke Rehabilitation at the 2019 American Stroke Association/American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, held Nov. 5-8 in Chicago. She also presented the award lectureship, “Adults with post-stroke executive dysfunction: Understanding real-world performance in the lived environment.”

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • Dining services will close for winter break at 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, and will reopen 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Two Therapy Dogs from Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs of Houston visited with more than 100 faculty, staff, and students on campus Monday, Dec. 2. Co-sponsored by the Houston Office of Student Life and the Houston Academic Resource Center, the volunteer group’s purpose is to provide animal assisted therapy in hospitals, recovery facilities, schools, nursing homes and other facilities. Besides providing a much-appreciated break, the animal assisted therapy teams provided insight into the application of therapy animals in the health care setting.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Sarah McMahan and Rebecca Fredrickson (teacher education) were quoted in a Dec. 5 Al Dia story on Project HELP, a program aimed at producing more Hispanic teachers. Both appeared later that evening in an Estrella TV story on the topic, an interview that included Jorge Figueroa (teacher education). (Google sign-in with your TWU username/password required.) (12-11-19)