Denton Details, 4-18-18

  • The TWU Department of Music presents the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and friends in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the Margo Jones Performance Hall. The performance features Latin-inspired works, including the Texas premiere of Enrique Granados’ Cant de les Estrelles featuring TWU pianist Richard Shuster. Admission is $10; $5 for students and seniors. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Cory Gavito (music) will present a pre-concert talk about the featured work at 6:45 p.m. in the Eberly Recital Hall.
  • The Book-in-Common Committee and the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence invite students, faculty and staff to attend the poster presentation and reception honoring the essay winners of the My Beloved World essay contest taking place 1-2 p.m., Thursday, April 19 in the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, Suite 220, in the Blagg-Huey Library. Winners include for the staff category, Jerry Parr (Student Life), the graduate student category, Petina Powers (sociology graduate assistant), first place, and Shelley Breedlove, second place, and in the undergraduate student category Emily Baumann, first place, and Vanessa Cabrera, second place.
  • Visit the Blagg-Huey Library 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, for “An Afternoon with Jon Anderson,” writer/director of the WASP: A Wartime Experiment in WoManpower documentary. Hear about the making of this film, which makes its world premiere this week at Thin Line Fest. TWU’s Woman’s Collection is the official archive of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), and Kate Landdeck (history) is featured in the film and a contributing producer.
  • Mark your calendars! The Denton Campus Service Awards & Retirement Recognition ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the Hubbard Hall Southeast Ballroom. Dallas and Houston will have ceremonies on their respective campus. A full list of recipients is available online.
  • The TWU Conservation and Recycling Committee encourages individuals, organizations and departments across the Denton campus to celebrate Earth Day on Thursday, April 26. Set up a table at the Information Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. along the walkway between the Student Union and the Fitness & Recreation Center. Attendees will vote for their favorite table, and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Or, volunteer at the event. Learn more at TWU Earth Day 2018.
  • George King, Ph.D., has joined the College of Health Sciences as chairperson in the departments of kinesiology and health studies. He previously served as kinesiology department chair at the University of Texas at El Paso and directed the MiNer (Metabolic, Nutrition & Exercise Research) Laboratory and the Human Performance Laboratory at the university. King earned his doctorate in exercise physiology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a cognate area in nutrition.
  • Ling Hwey Jeng (library and information studies) officially ended her term as president of the Texas Library Association at the organization’s annual conference April 3-6 in Dallas. More than 7,300 people attended the conference, which featured 325 concurrent sessions. Jeng, TWU faculty and alumni presented at various programs during the conference.
  • Celia Lo (sociology) made two presentations at the Southern Sociological Society’s Annual Meeting April 4-7 in New Orleans: “Relocation Stress, Race/Ethnicity, Depression among Adolescents and Young Adults” with TWU sociology doctoral candidate William Ash-Houchen, and “Physical Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking: Will Women Contact Police?” with Tyrone C. Cheng, social work chair and professor, Montclair State University, New Jersey.
  • Mahesh S. Raisinghani (College of Business) co-authored a manuscript, "Determinants of Intention to Participate in Corporate BYOD-Programs: The Case of Digital Natives" that has been accepted for publication in Information Systems Frontiers, Springer Publishing. He also has accepted an invitation to serve as an ambassador for the International Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems 2018 Conference, a forum for scientific dissemination in the area of information systems and technologies, Nov. 21-23 in Lisbon, Portugal. Raisinghani serves on the conference’s scientific committee.
  • Emergency Management reminds everyone that severe weather season is here. It is important to know the difference between a storm watch and a warning. A WATCH means conditions are favorable and severe weather is possible. Pay attention to the weather and be prepared to take swift and appropriate action. With a WARNING, severe weather is imminent. Take action when a warning is issued. For more information, visit the TWU severe weather website.