• Congratulations, TWU! At press time, we found out TWU is Division 1 National Champion of the 2019 Campus Challenge sponsored by the Association of Outdoor Recreation Education. Check back next week for more information on this and other awards the university won as part of this competition aimed at getting people outside and moving.
  • TWU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will host a two-hour training session designed to help participants improve knowledge and awareness related to common suicide warning signs and the role faculty and staff can play in prevention. The session takes place 2-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, in ACT 301 in Denton, room 3510 in Dallas, and room 3322 in Houston. Registration is not required. Questions? Contact CAPS at 81-3801.
  • Denton and Dallas faculty/staff: If you had your university headshot taken this semester, those photos are now available in the university’s photo archive public folder. Information on how to download photos is available if needed.

  • The December commencement ceremonies will be here before you know it. At each ceremony, Chancellor Feyten shares stories about graduates, and we need your help finding unique students to highlight. If you know an August or December graduate who has a compelling story, send the student’s name, campus, major, undergraduate or graduate status, and a sentence or two describing the reason the student should be featured to Jennifer Martin by Oct. 31
  • The first Texas Woman’s University Spirit Night at the Dallas Mavericks will be 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Buy your ticket at the special Mavsgroup site and receive an exclusive TWU-themed Mavs T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • Check out the latest news from Chancellor Feyten in her BOLDLY GO newsletter, now online!
  • Reminder: The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, in ACT 301 in Denton, room 3514 in Dallas, and room 3322 in Houston.
  • The TWU Staff Council will conduct its October general meeting 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, in room 308 in Stoddard Hall on the Denton campus, room 8201 in Dallas, and room 6305 in Houston. Faculty Senate Speaker Katherine Rose will talk about the structure and purpose of the Faculty Senate.
  • The Book-in-Common program invites you to mark your calendars for the Lacks Family Visit 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17, in MCL 101 on the Denton campus. Carmen Cruz (Counseling & Psychological Services) will moderate “A Conversation with the Lacks Family.” The program also will be available via livestream.

  • Mindy Patterson (nutrition & food sciences, Houston) and Rhett Rigby (health promotion & kinesiology) have agreed to serve as co-directors for the Institute for Women’s Health. The appointment of co-directors is part of the planned re-envisioning of the institute. While the co-directors will jointly oversee operations, Patterson will lead IWH expansion to Houston, and Rigby will lead operations onsite in Denton. Both currently are collaborating to establish college-wide initiatives moving forward and to coordinate a formal relaunch for early spring 2020.
  • Lacey Thompson has joined Texas Woman’s as executive director of financial aid. Thompson previously worked in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships at the University of North Texas for 16 years, most recently serving as director of operations. She began her position at TWU on Sept. 16.

  • If you haven’t done so yet, there’s still time to voice your opinion! Wednesday, Sept. 18, is the last day of the Inside TWU Readership Survey. Tell us what you think about Inside TWU — What you like or don’t like, what else you’d like to see, etc. You might even win some TWU swag!
  • Eligible faculty and staff members who received merit salary increases as a result of the Merit-Based Compensation process should receive notification of their merit awards this week. Payslips should be available by Sept. 27, and eligible monthly merit increase amounts will be reflected in the Oct. 1 paycheck.

  • Reminder: A survey will be headed your way via twunews@twu.edu on Thursday, Sept. 12. Voice your opinion about Inside TWU and perhaps win some TWU swag!
  • The TWU Department of Public Safety will test the Pioneer Alert System on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Testing will occur at 2 p.m. for Denton, 2:15 p.m. for Dallas and 2:30 p.m. for Houston. Pioneer Alert, the university’s mass notification system, is activated in the event of an emergency. Might be a good time to register or update your information.
  • ASSET, the Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University, will hold its 2019 membership drive 9-10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 13, in the Stoddard Hall Lobby in Denton and in the lobby areas of the Dallas and Houston campuses. Enjoy donuts, fruit and coffee, and pay the $5 membership fee for a chance to win one ASSET cookbook or a free membership. (One winner per campus.)

The TWU Staff Council will hold its general meeting 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 in Stoddard Hall room 308 in Denton, room 8201 in Dallas, and room 6305 in Houston. Guest speaker David Sweeten, director of the Student Union and Conference Services, will share updates and changes to the new Student Union.


  • Did you miss TWU’s Fall Assembly, or just want to see it again? Check it out online! For more “Back to School” news, read Chancellor Feyten’s Boldly Go newsletter!
  • Did you know that all benefits-eligible faculty and staff have access to the services of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Alliance Work Partners at no cost to the employee, employee’s spouse or employee’s family members? The EAP is a resource for a variety of personal and work-related concerns. Licensed clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help with any type of situation. All guidance and counseling is confidential for you and your family. Find out more.

Did you know that all benefits-eligible faculty and staff have access to the services of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Alliance Work Partners at no cost to the employee, employee’s spouse or employee’s family members? The EAP is a resource for a variety of personal and work-related concerns. Licensed clinicians are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help with any type of situation. All guidance and counseling is confidential for you and your family. Find out more.


  • Chancellor Carine Feyten has written a recap of the August 2019 Board of Regents meeting. Check it out!
  • With the start of a new semester just around the corner, the TWU Office of Emergency Management is encouraging the TWU Community to take active assailant training, available to faculty, staff and students through Canvas. Active assailant situations are unpredictable and individuals must be ready to act quickly because, in some cases, it may take police several minutes to arrive on the scene. More information is available on the TWU Emergency Management website. If your department would like to schedule an in-person active assailant training, contact Risk Management at twuready@twu.edu or x81-3367.

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