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Please note: Inside TWU will not publish March 15 due to Spring Break.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships invites faculty and staff to serve as instructors for UNIV 1231: Learning Frameworks in Fall 2017 as part of TWU's First-Year Experience. Organizers are seeking a diverse team of instructors who want to help incoming first-year students succeed inside and outside the classroom. 

To apply, enter your TWU login and provide scheduling preferences, group preferences and an RSVP for one of the mandatory August instructor trainings. Questions? Contact Michelle Buggs.


Texas Woman's University will host A Night with the Texas Rangers at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Tickets are on sale now, and the first 1,000 fans who purchase a ticket through a special website will receive a voucher for a limited edition TWU-themed Rangers hat. All tickets may be purchased through the link, and students, faculty, staff and the public are welcomed to attend.

Pre-game events begin at 6:55 p.m. and include a TWU student choir ensemble, led by Joni Jensen (music) singing the National Anthem. Texas Woman's softball coach Genny Stidham will throw out the first pitch.

  • Nancy DiMarco and Shane Broughton (nutrition & food sciences) were awarded a $34,000 grant from International Dehydrated Foods  to compare the effect of protein isolated from chicken against whey protein (milk origin) or carbohydrate-based diets on how amino acids from the protein are taken up into the body, how glucose is used and the body immune response within three hours. The findings of this study may help individuals trying to build muscle, those with issues of glucose use in disorders such as Diabetes Mellitus, and potentially those with obesity or autoimmune disorders.
  • Janet Bickel-Burton (teaching & learning with technology) is volunteering for her 25th year as Story Store resources manager for the 32nd annual Texas Storytelling Festival taking place March 9-12 in Denton's Civic Center.
  • Save the Date! The School of Occupational Therapy will partner with the Dallas Zoo to host Sensory Friendly Day, an event for families that have children with autism and other sensory processing disorders, at the zoo on Sunday, March 26. Visit the zoo's event page to register.
  • Mari Tietze (nursing) served as a panelist for “Addressing the Labor Shortage in Healthcare Informatics” hosted by the Health Industry Council Foundation March 7 in downtown Dallas.
  • Susan Sheriff and Susan Chaney (nursing) presented "Gender Differences in Smoking Behavior and Cessation" at the Southern Nursing Research Society's 31st annual conference, held Feb. 23 in Dallas.
  • Noralyn Pickens (occupational therapy) and colleagues Suzanne Burns and Roger Smith published their research on the reasoning processes of professional home evaluators involved with home safety assessments in the latest issue of the Journal of Housing for the Elderly.
  • Some 217 nurses and guests from across the Texas Medical Center attended the College of Nursing’s Parry Lecture March 2 at TWU Houston. The event was sponsored in part by the Sigma Theta Tau Beta Beta chapter and featured guest speaker Suzanne Gordon, an award winning journalist, who presented “Finding Your Voice, Using Your Voice, Making Sure Your Voice is Heard.”
  • Susan Mellott (nursing) presented “Patient Safety in Surgical Areas” at the annual meeting of the Texas Association of Perianesthesia Nurses Upper Gulf Coast Region held Feb. 25 in Houston.
  • Rodeo season is in full swing for Houston! The TWU Houston campus celebrated with a “Taste of Texas” luncheon for faculty and staff on March 7, hosted by the Staff Development Committee.
  • Marilyn Goff (library) was selected by the Texas Library Association Executive Board to serve on the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee under president-elect Ling Hwey Jeng (library & information studies) for 2017-2020. The committee is one of many that manages this premier professional association of librarians in Texas, the largest state association of librarians in the U.S.
  • The deadline to nominate individuals and organizations for the Redbud Awards is 5 p.m. Monday, March 13. 
  • Amy O'Keefe (Campus Alliance for Resource Education), Kate Landdeck (history) and veteran and recent Texas Woman's graduate Sean Sala are featured in a Christian Science Monitor online article focusing on Vet Zone training. The article also features a photo by TWU photographer Michael Modecki.
  • Melinda Cowart (teacher education) wrote a column on the importance of bilingually certified teachers in Texas in the March 1 issue of the Dallas Morning News.

March 8 — #WCW: Women's History Month, Dallas
March 9 — Staff Council Meeting
March 9 — MBA Executive Track Info Session, Houston
March 13 — Spring Break

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