Dallas Digest 4-25-18

  • Nine School of Occupational Therapy faculty presented at the 2018 American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Conference & Expo April 19-22 in Salt Lake City. Cynthia Evetts, William Sit, Marsha Neville, Noralyn Pickens, Gail Poskey, Jane Bowman, Patricia Bowyer, Shannon Levandowski and Pei-Fen Chang represented TWU at the event, which is the largest gathering of occupational therapy professionals in the world.
  • TWU’s Dallas Campus held its 8th Annual Redbud Awards on April 23rd. About 100 faculty, staff and students gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the award winners. Honorees included Outstanding Faculty Award: Jennifer Wilson, associate clinical professor (nursing); Outstanding Staff Award: Linda Louden, assistant director for counseling and psychological services for Dallas and Houston; and student awards were presented to Mary Rinaldi and Jacqueline Thorman, and the outstanding student organization, “Best Buddies.”
  • Led by Tina Fletcher (occupational therapy), TWU students helped families and children to explore sensory friendly exhibits at two events: April 15 at the Dallas Zoo and April 18 at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Students served as escorts, helpers and play facilitators for the children, teaching them games that were associated with what they would see during their visit to the zoo or sculpture center. The next sensory friendly event is scheduled 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Dallas Museum of Art.
  • An article written by Tina Fletcher (occupational therapy), “Contributing to Sensory-Friendly Events From A to Z,” is featured in the April 23 edition of OT Practice magazine.
  • Barbara Gray (nursing) presented at the Nurse Family Partnership Texas conference April 18, on the topic of “Terrific Tenacious Toddlers: Forming Healthy Habits.”
  • College of Nursing faculty members Susan Chrostowski, Barbara Gray, Allison Huffman and Margarita Menendez-Bobseine recently attended the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty conference in Indianapolis.