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MARCH 29, 2017
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CROWNOVER, GRIFFIN TO RECEIVE FOUNDERS' AWARDS

Retired State Representative Myra Crownover (R-Denton County) and Texas Woman’s University Cornaro Professor Emerita Margaret Griffin, Ed.D., will be honored for their exceptional service to the university and community as the 2017 TWU Founders’ Awards recipients.

The awards will be presented at the annual TWU Founders’ Awards Scholarship Luncheon at noon Thursday, April 6, in Hubbard Hall on the Denton campus.

DISCOVERY @TWU
DENTON DETAILS
  • Start your day off with pancakes and help support scholarships for art students! Delta Phi Delta, the arts honor society, will host a Build-Your-Own Pancake Bar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the foyer of the Fine Arts Building. You get a free cup of coffee and fresh pancakes with unlimited toppings for the low price of $5 for a stack of three or $3 for one artistic pancake. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
  • The TWU Fellowship will meet at noon today in room 402 of Stoddard Hall. Guest speaker Jeff Robb (government) will present "Sustainability in Our Neighborhood — TWU Butterfly Garden."
  • Cap off your evening with the second annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 tonight in Hubbard Hall. The event, which will focus on the outlook for women in politics, is free and open to the public.
  • TWU's School of the Arts will showcase the works of its faculty, students and guest artists during ArtsWalk: Revolutions, scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30 on Pioneer Circle. 
  • Volunteers are needed for the TWU Earth Day Information Fair on April 19. Organizations will have information tables, and activities will be available for all ages. Anyone interested in hosting a table or volunteering at the event is asked to submit a completed form by Friday, April 7.
  • Join the Food and Nutrition Network's Pioneer Pace 5K Fundraiser Run/Walk to support area food banks. Register now for the event, scheduled from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8. Starting point: the Old Main Building.
  • Volunteers are needed for the afternoon session of the annual TWU Science Fair on Saturday, April 8 in the Pioneer Hall Main Gym. The afternoon session runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Sign up today! Questions? Contact Christa Phipps.
DALLAS DIGEST
  • Save the date: Faculty and staff headshots will be available on the Dallas campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 10 and Tuesday, April 11 in room 4302 (both days).
  • Don’t forget!: "Engaged, Competent Health Care: It Takes a Community ... and Informatics" will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 7 on the TWU Dallas campus. Registration is free. Contact Mari Tietze for additional information.
  • Tina Fletcher (occupational therapy) will present at the 2017 Tinnitus Practitioners Association Sound Sensitivity Conference on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Dallas DFW Airport North, Southlake, 76051.
  • Sharon Denham (nursing) co-authored “Rural families interpretations of experiencing unexpected transition in the wake of a natural disaster,” which recently was published in Cadernos de Saude Publica: Reports in Public Health.
HOUSTON HAPPENINGS
  • Led by faculty member Rupal Patel (physical therapy), several TWU physical therapy students traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the American Physical Therapy Association’s Federal Advocacy Forum held March 26-28.
  • The Office of Student Life and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach will host the 2017 Cultural Connections Speakers Series at noon Wednesday, April 5 in the second-floor Houston Endowment Auditorium. The featured speaker, NASA Flight Director Ginger Kerrick, will present “Passion, Purpose and Career: Don’t let setbacks stop you!” The event is free and open to all students, staff and faculty. Refreshments will be served following the event.
  • Mark April 25 on your calendar to come take a new headshot. The photography session is open to all TWU Houston faculty and staff and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis in room 4115. You will be asked to sign a photo release form before your photo is taken. Please wear professional business attire. Wearing all-black, all-white or large-patterned clothing is not recommended.
FACULTY AND STAFF IN THE NEWS
  • A collaboration between occupational therapy faculty Vicki Mason (Denton/Dallas) and Debbie Buckingham (Dallas) and dental hygiene’s Charlene Dickinson and Schelli Stedke resulted in “Purposeful Partnerships Make a Difference,” which was featured in the March issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine.
  • Jonathan Olsen (history & government) was interviewed by KCBS Radio in San Francisco on March 13 regarding the political disturbance between Turkey, Germany and the Netherlands. (Google sign-in required to hear clip.)
  • Brigitte Vittrup (family sciences) was interviewed for a "The Longest Shortest Time" podcast on how to talk to children about race.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 29 — Pioneers Softball vs. St. Mary's
March 29 — Jamison Lecture Series
March 30 — ArtsWalk
April 3 — Stock the Fridge Food Drive
April 4 — Book in Common workshop
April 4 — Battle of the Boards

More events >
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