Denton Details, 04-17-19

  • 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).