SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
Inside TWU is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. To submit items for the newsletter, email by noon on the Tuesday prior to publication. Information on publications and presentations should be submitted no later than one month following the publication/event date.

Faculty, staff and students on the Denton campus have a new option for parking.

Spaces now are available at Denton Bible Church, 2300 E. University Dr. The lot is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with continuous shuttle or bus service. TWU Department of Public Safety officers will patrol the lots during the hours of operation.

The new parking option is designed to help alleviate the loss of parking spaces due to the start of the West Parking Garage construction project. Those who wish to use this new option should enter Denton Bible Church from University Drive and follow the TWU parking signs for instructions on where to park and where the buses/shuttles will pick up and drop off passengers. Questions? Call the TWU Parking Office at x2925.

Suggested email signature templates are now available on the Marketing & Communication website for TWU staff/faculty to use. Suggested font sizes and number descriptions, as well as helpful hints, also are provided.

As a reminder, the new Texas Woman's logo is available online in PNG and JPG formats. These logos are not to be modified for any reason. Reference the Visual Identity Manual for details on how the university logo is to be used. Contact Marketing and Communication Design Services for all brand guideline questions.
  • Application materials are available for the Creative Arts and Humanities Grants Program. Proposals to this competition are due via SharePoint Tuesday, Oct. 3.
  • Application materials also are available for the 2017-2018 Research Enhancement Program fall competition. Proposals will be due via SharePoint Tuesday, Oct. 3.
  • The Proposal Development Grant Program provides release time to a faculty member or research team for development and submission of a proposal for external funding. Application materials are due Tuesday, Oct. 17.
  • Mark your calendar for the first Lightning Talks session, scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Faculty members across all three campuses will present brief talks about their research interests. The first presenters are Fuqin Liu (nursing, Dallas), Brian Fehler(English, Denton) and Joan Edwards (nursing, Houston). 
  • Don't forget the Staff Council Coffee & Donut Social from 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 in the ACT lobby. Staff members will be treated to a cup of coffee and a donut in appreciation for all you do for the TWU community.
  • The State Fair of Texas opens Friday, Sept. 29, but faculty, staff and students can get discounted tickets now through the Student Union Office. General Admission tickets are available for $13 (regular price $16.50) in room 209 of the Student Union. The specially priced tickets are available for TWU community members to use for themselves and their family and friends.
  • Just Write for Faculty and Staff begins again on Friday, Sept, 29. Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; you may attend either session or both. All sessions take place in the Center for Faculty Excellence, room 308 in Stoddard Hall. RSVP to save your spot.
  • The Functional Fitness Test and Roadmap for Active Aging in the Community (formerly known as the "Senior Fitness Test") is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 30 in the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center. The free event, open to persons age 50 and up, tests strength, flexibility, agility and more. The full fitness test takes approximately one hour to complete. Schedule your appointment today.
  • The campus community is invited to attend "Faculty Dialogues on Race & Social Inequality — Social Justice in the Aftermath of Charlottesville" from 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 in CFO 204. Panelists for the discussion are Ronald Palomares (psychology), Danielle Phillips-Cunningham (multicultural women's and gender studies), Nerissa Gillum (family sciences), Nicki Cohen (music) and Sara Gamblin (dance). Denise Lucero-Miller (counseling and psychological services) will moderate the event, which includes a question-and-answer session.
  • The submission deadline for abstracts for Pioneer Research at the Mall is Thursday, Oct 5. Faculty and students will present their current research projects at the event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Sears wing of the Golden Triangle Mall, 2201 S. Interstate 35E. Questions? Contact Nasrin  Mirsaleh-Kohan or Cynthia Maguire.
  • Deena King (compliance) was invited to speak at the national conference of the Association of College and University Auditors Sept. 24 in Phoenix. Her session addressed information technology compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, included some positive things Texas Woman's is doing in this area, and shared techniques auditors could use to strengthen compliance programs at their own schools.
  • Reminder: The Staff Council will host a Coffee & Donut Social from 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29 in room 8720. Staff members are invited to join Staff Council representatives for a free cup of coffee and a donut in appreciation for all you do for the TWU community.
  • Faculty Ombudsperson Linda Rubin will be on the Houston campus Thursday and Friday, Sept. 28-29. The Harper Room on the 10th floor will serve as her office. Drop by for a visit, or contact her for an appointment via email or at 81-2605.
  • Rita Dello Stritto (nursing), along with several recent TWU College of Nursing alumni, coauthored an article, “Importance of Early Detection and Cardiovascular Surgical Intervention in Marfan Syndromea,” which appeared in the Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal, Vol. 39, No. 3, pages 217-223.
  • Susan Mellott (nursing) was a featured speaker at the National Association for Healthcare Quality Conference Sept. 18-20 in Cincinnati. In addition to her presentation, “Infusing communication tools to improve quality and patient safety into a fractured system,” she also contributed a poster, “A game of Dominos can improve communication at your organization” during the conference.
  • Judith McFarlane (nursing) attended and presented two podium papers at the 5th congress of the Sexual Violence Research Institute Sept. 17-23 in Rio de Janeiro. The congress attracts researchers from around the globe to present new and emerging evidence for best practice and policy for sexual assault. Her presentations were titled “Transforming Health Outcomes of Mothers and Children Exposed to Domestic Violence into Applications for Smart Phones that Offer Rapid Assessment and Triage for Services” and “Child Brides, Forced Marriage, and Intimate Partner Violence in United States: Tip of an Iceberg Revealed.”
  • Under the direction of Melissa Rodriguez (admissions), TWU Houston’s Sept. 23 open house event was a success! Approximately 200 people participated in the event, including 141 prospective students and 59 guests.
  • A profile of Chancellor Carine M. Feyten was published in the September issue of D CEO Magazine.
  • Donna Scott-Tilley (research and sponsored programs) wrote an editorial on proposed changes to Title IX guidelines that was published in the Sept. 20 issue of TribTalk, a publication of The Texas Tribune.
  • Shannon Mantaro (Center for Women in Business) wrote a column on helping women-owned businesses to thrive, published in the Sept. 20 issue of the Denton Business Chronicle.
  • Naomi Bates (library science) wrote a column on Teen Read Week for the Texas Association of School Librarians blogspot, "TxASL Talks."

Sept. 28 — Fall Research Series
Sept. 28 — Cultural Connections Speaker Series
Sept. 28 — Mobile Food Pantry
Sept. 29 — Pioneers Soccer vs. Midwestern State
Sept. 30 — Functional Fitness Test
Sept. 30 — Hustle for Houston 5K
Oct. 2 — Hispanic Healthcare Panel
Oct. 3 — Pioneers Volleyball vs. DBU
Oct. 3 — TWU Wind Symphony: Night and Day

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