Denton Details, 12-5-17

  • The TWU National Retail Federation (NRF) student chapter’s coat drive has been extended through Monday, Dec. 10. The chapter, sponsored by the fashion and textiles program, is collecting new or gently used clean coats, jackets and hoodies for girls, boys, women and men. All items collected will be distributed free to individuals and families in need through area charitable organizations. Bring your items to the donation bins on the fourth floor of the Old Main Building.
  • The late Janice LaPointe-Crump, retired professor of dance, received a posthumous Texas Dance Heritage Award from the Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance at its Nov. 30 convention in Galveston.
  • TWU Technology will host a combination retirement/farewell reception for John Cantu and Clay Till from 2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17 in Blagg-Huey Library 101. Remarks begin at 2:30 p.m. Cantu, a technology service desk analyst, is retiring after 20 years of service with the State of Texas, the last 12 of which have been spent at TWU. Till is leaving TWU after 11 years of service in progressively responsible roles, most recently as director of technology infrastructure.
  • Derek Crews (business) has signed a contract to publish two textbooks with FlatWorld Publishing. Mastering Human Resource Management will be published in 2020, and Principles of Talent Development will be published in 2021.
  • Mahesh S. Raisinghani (business) has a chapter titled "IT Governance or IT Outsourcing: Is There A Clear Winner?" accepted for publication in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Information Systems and Software Engineering, IGI Global Publishing (forthcoming 2019). 
  • Celia Lo (sociology) co-presented three papers at the American Public Health Association annual meeting Nov. 10-14 in San Diego: “Racial Disparities in Social Risks and Protective Factors for Adults’ Alcohol Cessation,” co-written with Tyrone C. Cheng; “Does Gender Influence the Relationship between Violent Victimization in Childhood and Later Experience of Depression as Well as Heavy Drinking?” and “Violent Victimization, Stressful Events, and Depression: A Longitudinal Study of American Young Adults,” co-written with Cheng, TWU sociology alumnus William Ash-Houchen and TWU doctoral student Heather M. Gerling.
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology’s Heidi Collins and Amanda Hinson-Enslin presented at the CanvasCon Texas conference Nov. 30 in Austin. Collins’ talk was titled "Flatland: Envelop Your Canvas Course in a Story," and Hinson-Enslin presented "A Recipe for Success: Making a Migration Easier Using Blueprint Courses." Their colleague, Stacy Greathouse, presented "Building Presence With High-Impact Online Introduction Activities" at the Online Learning Consortium Accelerate Nov. 14 in Orlando.
  • Laura Shackelford has been named director of the Career Connections Center effective Feb. 25, 2019. She currently serves as senior associate director of the Career Center at the University of North Texas.