University-Wide News

Electronic 2018 W-2 forms are now available within Oracle. To access your form electronically:

  • Log in to Oracle on any TWU campus computer
  • Choose TWU Employee Self-Service
  • W-2 Information
  • Scroll to “View or Download W2” header
  • Choose the red 2018 W2 PDF icon
  • To print, right click anywhere on the W-2 form and choose “Print”
  • Viewing your W-2 electronically is available on TWU campus computers only.

If you did not consent to receive your W-2 electronically, your form will be mailed to your home address by Jan. 31. Contact Jane Sewald if you have questions on the status of your W-2 form. If you haven’t received it by Feb. 15, you can submit a request for a duplicate copy. Contact Amanda Noday if you have other questions. 


Texas Woman’s University will host the SENCER Center for Innovation - Southwest Spring 2019 Regional Symposium Friday, Feb. 1 on the Denton campus. This year’s theme is “Democracy, Civic Engagement and Student Learning.” Nationally known leaders in the SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities) network will serve as plenary speakers, including Reid Bishop (Bellhaven University), Jessica Gullion (TWU), Cathy Middlecamp (University of Wisconsin at Madison) and Stephen Carroll (Santa Clara University). The meeting is free, but registration is requested. Attendees who wish to share successes in making civic responsibility evident in their teaching, research and community service are invited to bring a poster. You will be asked for a title and abstract when you register.


  • If you’re looking for some last-minute gifts for the holidays, check out the discounts available to TWU faculty and staff! Save on gifts and goodies — everything to make the season bright! And if you know of other business in Denton, Dallas or Houston that offer discounts to TWU faculty, staff and students, ask them to send their information to twunews@twu.edu.
  • Pioneer Assistance Scholarships are available to Texas Woman’s employees and their dependents who are enrolled in classes at TWU. Scholarship amounts are based on the number of semester credit hours enrolled for the semester/session, not to exceed $500 per semester. Scholarship applications must be received by Jan. 7, 2019See the Pioneer Scholarship Assistance Program website for information on eligibility rules and more.

Pioneer Assistance Scholarships are available to Texas Woman’s employees and their dependents who are enrolled in classes at TWU. Scholarship amounts are based on the number of semester credit hours enrolled for the semester/session, not to exceed $500 per semester. Scholarship applications must be received by Jan. 7, 2019. See the Pioneer Scholarship Assistance Program website for information on eligibility rules and more.


  • Way to go! Texas Woman's University surpassed its contributions goal, presenting a $101,068 check to the United Way of Denton County during the State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) Wrap-Up Party Wednesday, Nov. 14. Fifty percent of TWU employees made contributions to the campaign drive, with 17 departments registering 100 percent participation. SECC events — including the Chancellor's Kick-off Mix & Mingle Luncheon, TriBALLathon, 5K Fun Run/Walk and the Chili Cook-Off, Dessert Bake-Off and Basket Auction — raised $8,184.
  • Full-time faculty members who have a genuine interest and prior experience in academic assessment — and who also want to serve in a leadership role in the Office of Academic Assessment — are invited to apply for the Spring 2019 Academic Assessment Faculty Fellows program. Contact Terry Senne for applications and more information. All application materials are due Tuesday, Dec. 4.
  • Are you a full-time TWU staff member in need of funding to attend a conference? How about some new software to help you be more efficient at work? The Staff Council Professional Development Grant can help! Learn how to apply at a workshop scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 in ACT 602 in Denton, room 8720 in Dallas and room 6305 in Houston.

Inside TWU won’t publish next week, but before you go on Thanksgiving Break, here are some important reminders:

  • There’s still time to register for the Graduate Student Recruitment Workshop, scheduled from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in ACT 301 in Denton, room 8720 in Dallas and room 6305 in Houston. Guy Litton (Honors Program), Ilana Morgan (dance) and Mark Hamner (Institutional Research & Improvement) will share innovative ideas about recruiting strong graduate students and growing your program’s enrollment. Register today! If you have problems registering, contact Danita Cantu.
  • Applications for the J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship for staff are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. The application form, a 250- to 300-word essay and three recommendations are required. Questions? Contact Nora Sierra.
  • Ethics and Compliance Week ends at noon Friday, Nov. 16. Don't miss your chance to win some great prizes.

  • Throughout November, the Center for Faculty Excellence, in collaboration with the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, is accepting nominations to the STAR (Students for Teaching and Assignment Recognition) Symposium. Students will nominate assignments they found particularly effective in helping to engage with course content. At the end of this semester, the CFE will notify faculty members whose assignments were nominated and invite them to present a poster session on that assignment at the STAR Symposium, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 14 on ACT 2 in Denton. (The CFE will pay travel expenses for Houston faculty who present.) The STAR Symposium's purpose is to highlight the innovative teaching strategies of TWU faculty and allow faculty to model poster presentations for students. Questions? Contact Aubree Evans.
  • The TWU Lactation Committee hosts a “Breastfeeding Your Baby While You’re Away” support session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in ACT 502 in Denton, room 3510 in Dallas and room 7305 in Houston. New and expectant parents may ask questions and talk with attendees about the need to successfully breastfeed while at work. Fathers and supporters are welcome to attend. Participants should bring their own lunch. TWU is a designated Texas Mother-Friendly worksite.
  • TWU Compliance and Ethics Week is Nov. 12-16. The Office of Compliance will kick off the week with a “Selfie Station” 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday in the ACT 2 lobby in Denton.  Denton faculty/staff can begin their quest to win a grand prize by taking a selfie with “Poster #1.” Dallas and Houston faculty/staff will have a separate selfie contest. Visit Ethics and Compliance Week 2018 Monday, Nov. 12 for instructions and qualifications. More information will be provided throughout next week via email and from supervisors.

  • The Graduate School is hosting a recruitment workshop at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16 in ACT 301 in Denton, room 8720 in Dallas and room 6305 in Houston. Guy Litton (honors program) will share ideas for recruiting honors students into your graduate programs; Ilana Morgan (dance) will discuss how her department revised a degree program to meet marketplace needs and will share no-cost recruitment strategies; and Mark Hamner (institutional research & improvement) will show how to use Coordinating Board data to learn about your program’s top competitors and how you can use that data to improve recruitment. Registration is required. If you have problems registering, contact Danita Cantu.
  • Mark your calendars for the Winners Reception and Poster Presentation for the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Fall 2018 Book-in-Common essay contest. The reception will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 in Student Union room 207. A conversation with members of the Lacks family will take place at 4 p.m. in MCL 101, with live streaming available in room 3310 in Houston and room 4302 in Dallas.
  • Human Resources is looking for your feedback on this past year's Staff Performance Evaluation and the Staff Merit-Based Compensation Program. A confidential survey is available to those who are both staff and supervisor, supervisor only or staff only. The survey should take approximately five minutes to complete. Contact Melissa Ozuna if you have any questions about the survey.

Reminder: Share your graduating student’s interesting or inspiring story, and he or she could be featured at a December commencement! Send Executive Vice Provost Jennifer Martin the student’s name, campus, major, status (undergraduate or graduate), contact information and a brief statement on why you believe the student should be featured. Marketing & Communication will review the submitted information and contact those chosen to be featured. Information is needed by Thursday, Oct. 25.


Apply now for the J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded in the fall for the spring semester to a permanent full- or part-time TWU staff member enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses at TWU. (Graduate Assistants are not eligible for the scholarship.) You don’t have to be a member of ASSET (Association of Service and Support Employees of Texas Woman’s University) to apply — just have your application materials in by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23. Visit the ASSET Scholarships page and scroll down to “J. Wilkes Berry, Ph.D. Memorial Endowment Fund Scholarship for more information and application forms.


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