UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS

  • The TWU Staff Council Membership and Elections Committee is accepting nominations to serve on Staff Council. Staff members through the director level who have a minimum of six months’ service at TWU and are not represented by Faculty Senate are eligible. Nominate yourself or someone you know — use the unique Google Form link that was sent to your TWU email address and submit your nomination. Nominations are due May 1. Candidates must submit their photo/bio/statement by June 5. Voting will take place June 18-July 2. Questions? Contact Robin Shaw at rshawn@twu.edu or 81-4119.
  • TWU’s Academic Testing Services is offering free CLEP (College-Level Examination Program) testing for military personnel, their spouses and civilian employees of the U.S. Air Force. Check it out!

UPCOMING EVENTS

Strategic Plan Updates

Process Efficiencies

The Process Efficiencies Initiative (PEI) was established to develop efficient and effective processes to streamline and enhance operations and foster a culture of continuous improvement. The PEI

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Master Plan & Space

The goals of the Master Plan & Space Utilization initiative are to create a master plan for space usage — both natural and constructed — and create a Space Utilization Advisory Committee (SUAC) to

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Health & Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing Initiative is ahead of schedule in its design and planning stages, including the implementation of several developed ideas. Through retreats with a large number of

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CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Watch out for Oakland Cafe crane

A crane will be used to lift mechanical equipment to the roof of the Oakland Complex the week of April 29. This equipment is being installed in support of the new Oakland Cafe currently under read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Technology forums scheduled

What is the present state of technology at TWU today? How might it need to change by 2022 to enable and support the university’s strategic plan?TWU Technology has collaborated with more than 120 read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Volunteers needed for Arts and Jazz Fest

TWU faculty and staff – We Need Your Help!  We are looking for volunteers to work the TWU Beverage Booth at this year’s Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. This event works as a fundraiser for the read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Program applications due April 18

Reminder: Applications to both the 2019-2020 Research Enhancement Program spring competition and the 2020 Creative Arts and Humanities Grant Program are due by 5

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Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium to be held April 9-10

The 22nd Annual Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10 in the Administrative & Conference Tower (ACT) on the Denton Campus. The

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Grant to aid in firefighter assessment

Shane Broughton (nutrition & food sciences) and Jyutika Mehta (communication sciences) have been awarded a $53,000 grant from the City of Denton for their project

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • Facilities Management and Construction will host a retirement reception for Bill Beckham 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, on ACT 2. The university community is invited to attend.
  • The School of Health Promotion and Kinesiology will host a reception for Roger Shipley, who is retiring after 38 years of service. The TWU community is invited to attend the reception, scheduled from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Stoddard Hall first-floor lobby.
  • The North Texas Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry will be on campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Jones Hall parking lot. All qualifying faculty, staff and students are invited to grab some fresh fruits and veggies.
  • Don’t miss the Pioneer Pop-Up Shop from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, on ACT 2. This inaugural event will feature designs from senior fashion design and fashion merchandising majors. Designs will be on display for pre-order, and products will be available for purchase.
  • The university community is invited to attend “Undocumented Immigration in the U.S. during the 21st Century” 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in ACT 301. The event also will be available via livestream. The guest speaker is Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology at Texas Tech University and author of “Migration-Trust Networks: Social Cohesion in Mexican U.S.-Bound Emigration.” Her book is available for purchase in the TWU Bookstore, and Flores-Yeffal will attend an informal meet-and-greet 3-3:45 p.m. in ACT 225 prior to the event.
  • Nasrin Mirsaleh-Kohan and Yunxiang Li (chemistry and biochemistry) received special commendation when Kappa Epsilon Mu (KEM Club), the TWU chapter of the American Chemical Society, was selected for an “outstanding” award for its activities during the 2017-18 academic year. Mirsaleh-Kohan and Li, faculty advisers for the chapter, cited by ACS president Peter K. Dorhout, who said their efforts “certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country.”
  • Kudos to Jessica Camp (Pioneer Center), one of 10 international applicants accepted into the 2019-2021 NACADA Emerging Leaders Program. She will be paired with a mentor during the next two years and will take part in leadership development opportunities within NACADA, the global community for academic advising.
  • Jacob Blosser (history & political science) presented the paper, “New Light Establishment: Anglican Evangelicalism in Revolutionary Virginia” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies March 21 in Denver. As vice president of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, Blosser gave the talk “The Three Spirits of History” at Phi Alpha Theta regional conferences in Detroit (March 30), Abilene (April 6) and Pocatello, Idaho (April 12). 

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • Dallas will have some four-legged visitors April 24 as Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs comes to campus. Come by room 3600 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and let them brighten your day!
  • Led by Tina Fletcher and Hope McCarroll (occupational therapy), TWU students helped more than 400 children and their families enjoy a sensory-friendly day at the Dallas Zoo on April 14.
  • Tina Fletcher (occupational therapy) published an article on her annual “Show of Hands” exhibit in the May issue of Arts and Activities. The article was co-written with recent TWU occupational therapy graduate Maria King. Fletcher also published “Serving theatergoing children with special needs: Implications for inter-professional collaboration” in the Youth Theatre Journal (co-authored with former MOT students) and “The effects of sensory diets on children’s classroom behaviors” co-authored with a former Ph.D. student) in the Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools, and Early Intervention.
  • The Dallas Staff Council honored graduate nursing staff for the month of April. Graduate nursing secretaries June Roberts and Denice Williams, graduate nursing coordinator Brittni Morris, nursing coordinators Taylor Dukes, Deborah Farguson and Isabelle Sislak, and academic advisor Rekha Nair were recognized for their quiet dedication and hard work as they take care of all the details that keep the departments running smoothly and efficiently.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Faculty Ombudsperson Linda Rubin will visit the Houston campus Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19. The Harper Room on the 10th floor will serve as her office. Feel free to drop by or contact her for an appointment at lrubin@twu.edu or 81-2605.
  • Melissa Rodriguez (admissions) and Arissa Gaytan (admissions, Denton) co-presented “Recruitment: Creating a Welcoming Environment for Latino College Students” at The College Board Prepárate: Educating Latinos for the Future of America Conference April 9 in San Antonio.
  • Nursing faculty Suzanne Scheller and Rebecca Aulbach presented at the Texas IPE Consortium Conference April 4 at the University of Houston. Scheller presented two IPE activities on patient safety and shared error, and Aulbach presented “Crisis Management IPE. All activities involved nursing, medical and pharmacy students. Scheller, Aulbach and fellow nursing faculty Rita DelloStritto and Peggy Landrum are members of the Texas Medical Center Inter-Professional Education Collaboration working closely with Baylor College of Medicine and UH College of Pharmacy on IPE research activities.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Chancellor Carine M. Feyten was interviewed for an NBC5 story on All Saints Episcopal School senior Celia Nowlin receiving TWU’s Chancellor’s Endowed Scholarship. A story also was published in the Denton Record-Chronicle. (4-17-19)