UNIVERSITY-WIDE NEWS


UPCOMING EVENTS

MY1CV Open Session - Houston Campus
Nursing Information Session – Houston
Field Day Fun Day
Denver Alumni & Friends Brunch with Chancellor Feyten
Painting at the U
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

Bralley Annex work rescheduled for Aug. 5

The work on the Bralley Annex sewer line has been rescheduled for Monday, Aug. 5.  The work will cause disruptions with access, parking, and water supply to the building.  Details of the disruptions read more

TECHNOLOGY

Technology

Introducing techchat

Introducing techchat.twu.edu! Having computer issues that require remote assistance? Need some tech support but want to keep working? Prefer text to talk? We've got you covered! Chat live with a read more

ADVANCEMENT

Advancement

Show your love for TWU

If you set up a new payroll deduction or make a one-time donation of at least $35, you’ll not only receive the PI♥NEER license plate, you’ll receive special edition TWU socks.Show the heart of read more
DISCOVERY @TWU

Application materials available for grant program

Application materials are available for the Proposal Development Grant Program for Fall 2019 release. Proposals to this competition are due Tuesday, July 23. The program provides release time to

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Anderson named co-investigator

Mary Anderson (chemistry and biochemistry) has been named co-investigator on a $65,000 annual grant funded by the Welch Foundation.The Anderson Lab (TWU) will collaborate with the Cundari Group

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Patterson, Brewer awarded grant

Houston faculty members Mindy Patterson (nutrition & food sciences) and Wayne Brewer (physical therapy) have been awarded a $180,862 grant from Ingredion

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DENTON DETAILS

Denton Campus
  • The TWU community is invited to a retirement reception for Sherry Vanatta (nutrition and food sciences) scheduled 2:30-4 p.m., Thursday, July 25, in room 300 of Old Main.
  • Congratulations to Jessica Camp (Pioneer Center for Student Excellence), one of only 10 administrators in the nation selected for the National Academic Advising Association’s 2019-2020 Class of Emerging Leaders.
  • Monique Bird has joined the Office of Marketing and Communication as manager of social media and media relations. Bird, who graduated from TWU in 2007, most recently worked as a senior communications specialist at the University of North Texas, assisting with news media outreach and social media. Bird may be reached at mbird2@twu.edu or 81-3287.
  • Daniel Cantu has joined the Office of Marketing and Communication as a visual media specialist. Cantu graduated from TWU in 2019 and previously worked part-time as a videographer for Marketing and Communication and Fitness and Recreation.

DALLAS DIGEST

Dallas Campus
  • Occupational therapy faculty members Asha Vas, Noralyn Pickens, Marsha Neville (Dallas) and Suzanne Burns (Denton) published a paper, “Development, Reliability, and Validity of the Multiple Errands Test Home Version (MET–Home) in Adults With Stroke” in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy. DOI:10.5014/ajot.2019.027755.

HOUSTON HAPPENINGS

Houston Campus
  • Arissa Gaytan and Melissa Rodriguez (admissions) participated as faculty for the Texas Association for College Admission Counseling’s 2019 Admission and College Counseling Institute, held July 14-18 at Baylor University. The institute is a four-day, in-residence professional development experience for secondary and higher education professionals. More than 100 new professionals attended, and 10 faculty were selected from across the state. Rodriguez also was selected as curriculum co-chair for the 2020-2023 term.
  • Alicia Lohmann (occupational therapy) and TWU’s Student Occupational Therapy Association were recognized for their support of the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) during a recent ceremony. The student organization conducts yearlong fundraisers and donates the money to a community organization. This year, the group presented a $3,500 check to RSVP, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides physical rehabilitation services and equipment to uninsured individuals with disabilities.

TWU PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

Lisa Silliman-French (health promotion and kinesiology) was quoted in a July 18 Denton Record-Chronicle story on Camp Abilities, a weeklong sports camp for visually impaired students, hosted by TWU. (7-24-19)