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DECEMBER 7, 2016
Inside TWU is a weekly newsletter for faculty and staff. To submit items for the newsletter, email twunews@twu.edu.
ASSET SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE IS DEC. 15

Each year, ASSET (Association of Services and Support Employees of Texas Woman's University) provides the opportunity for Texas Woman's staff members to apply for the J. Wilkes Berry Scholarship. The scholarship is available across all three campuses for staff members enrolled in undergraduate or graduate courses; however, preference is given to those seeking a bachelor's degree.

Scholarship applications must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. Application material and more information are available on the ASSET website.
DISCOVERY @TWU
  • Mark your calendars! The 20th Annual Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium will take place April 18-19, 2017 in the Administration and Conference Tower (ACT). The symposium highlights research and scholarly activities of undergraduate and graduate students across many departments and colleges. In addition to the platorm and poster presentations by Texas Woman's students, the symposium features special sessions showcasing student research, the Chancellor's Student Research Scholars, the scholarship of the graduate council awardees, and an external keynote speaker.
DENTON DETAILS
  • Texas Woman's University Athletics will host its final fall semester Maroon and White Luncheon at noon today at Outback Steakhouse, 300 South I-35-E. Lunch is $5. This week's "coaches' Q&A" features head basketball coach Beth Jillson and head gymnastics coach Lisa Bowerman.
  • The Campus Bookstore will hold its annual Faculty & Staff Appreciation Event today and tomorrow, Dec. 8. Holiday refreshments will be served from 9 a.m. to noon, and faculty and staff can receive up to 30 percent off select merchandise.
  • Chancellor Carine M. Feyten and Ambassador Chad Wick invite faculty and staff to a Holiday Celebration from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Ann Stuart Science Complex lobby. The Department of Music and Drama will provide holiday music for the event.
  • Travel to a galaxy far, far away — well, okay, the Denton Movie Tavern — and join the Faculty Senate at a Texas Woman's viewing party for the new Star Wars film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. A prequel to the event will take the form of a pre-movie reception featuring refreshments and a quiz. Those interested in the reception are asked to contact Jeffrey Robb for more information.
  • Sandra Westmoreland (biology) and biology graduate students Kacee Gardner and Jayme Collier presented an invited one-hour workshop to 100 high school science teachers during the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST) Nov. 11 in San Antonio. Their workshop was titled “Using Case Studies to Promote Active Learning in the Biology Classroom.”
  • Dayna Averitt, Chris Brower and DiAnna Hynds (biology) and 10 biology graduate students attended the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting Nov. 12-16 in San Diego. The meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, collaborate with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers. Each of the graduate students presented a poster at the event.
DALLAS DIGEST
  • Occupational Therapy will host its annual A Show of Hands from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today in the Dallas lobby. Using castings and selected objects, occupational therapy students explore who they were, are and someday hope to be.
  • In honor of the centennial of the occupational therapy profession, the 100 influential people in the field were recently selected by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  Among them are Susan Garber, OT alumna 1983, and Kitty Reed, Professor Emerita, who are honored for their significant contributions to the field of occupational therapy.
  • Save the Date!  The Houston J. and Florence A. Doswell College of Nursing will host its inaugural Dallas campus White Coat ceremony at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 in room 1010.
HOUSTON HAPPENINGS
  • Judith McFarlane (nursing) was an invited speaker at The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine Forum on Global Violence Prevention, held Dec. 1-3 in Washington, D.C. McFarlane addressed Effective Public Policy Approaches to Violence Prevention. The National Academies has been providing expert advice to the government and the public on challenges facing the nation and the world since it was founded by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.
  • Leslie Nelson (nursing) was awarded the 2016-2017 Marilyn Bagwell Faculty Development Award by the Faculty Awards Committee. Nelson will use the award to attend the International Nursing Association for Clinical and Learning conference in Washington, D.C. in June. She will be able to apply what she learns at the conference to the simulations used in Houston’s Adult Health Competencies courses.
  •  Susan Mellott (nursing) presented a poster titled “Infusing Patient Safety Competencies through the Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum” at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Conference, held Nov. 17 in Anaheim, California.
  •  The College of Nursing graduating seniors invite all Houston staff and faculty members to check out their final evidence-based practice proposals showing on the first- and fourth-floor monitors. The 19 virtual poster presentations are the work of 84 senior II nursing students who have collaborated on the proposed change project for the Critical Competency Integration course. Thanks to Rebecca Aulbach and Lene Symes (nursing), as well as Iris Du (Office of Technology), the presentations will be available through Dec. 16.
  •  The TWU Houston Staff Development Committee will hold the staff and faculty holiday luncheon from noon until 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 in the Legacy Room on the 8th floor. Please remember to bring your favorite dessert to share as well as a donation of canned good items for the TWU Houston Food Pantry. 
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Dec. 8 — Staff Council Meeting
Dec. 8 — Pioneers Basketball vs. West Texas A&M
Dec. 10 — Pioneers Basketball vs. UT Permian Basin
Dec. 13 — Pioneer Power Speakers - Toastmasters

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