Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Apply Online for TWU Scholarships

TWU has implemented a new tool, STARS – Scholarship Tracking and Review System - that allows you to apply for scholarships online! Check it out at http://www.twu.edu/finaid/scholarships.asp

This new web-based tool will also improve the review and awarding process of scholarships for fall 2010.

The scholarship deadline for fall 2010 is March 1, 2010. Apply soon!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Fill out your online course evaluations!

If you are taking an online class this fall semester, and were sent a course evaluation, please fill it out. The deadline to do so is this Friday, the 11. It will only take a few minutes and is your opportunity to provide valuable feedback to the department about your experience. Contribute to the success of Distance Education at TWU by filling it out!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

MCL Building Back Open

The MCL building will reopen beginning Wednesday, December 2.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Lasso Online

The TWU student newspaper is available online at http://www.twu.edu/lasso/. A new edition is posted each week. Take a look so you will know what's going on at TWU!

You can also stay connected with the TWU Lasso Facebook page!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wal-Mart Campus Interviews

Representatives from Walmart will be on-campus to conduct interviews for available full-time positions.

When: Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time:
Between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Position: - Assistant Manager (2 – 3 positions within North Texas/Texoma region)

Requirements – Completion of two or more years of college (Bachelor’s degree preferred) OR one year of retail experience and one year of supervisory experience OR two years of general work experience and one year of supervisory experience.

To Apply – To be considered for a campus interview, email a resume to swilliams@twu.edu by 5:00 p.m. Friday, December 4th (include Walmart campus interviews in the subject line)

MCL Building Closed

MCL will need to remain closed through next Monday, November 30th. We anticipate re-opening the building on Tuesday, December 1st. Our University Scheduling staff is identifying alternative spaces for MCL classes for next Monday and Tuesday. Please check the web site Sunday evening, November 29th, to determine where Monday MCL classes will be held – and to find out definitively if MCL will re-open on Tuesday, December 1st.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Graduate Assistant Position

The Office of Lifelong Learning has an opening for a graduate assistant. If you live near Denton and are interested in this position, go to http://www.twu.edu/gradschool/employment-opportunities.asp and see the listing for Office of Lifelong Learning for more information.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stay Connected to TWU Campus Life

Do you ever feel all alone as a distance learner or that you aren't connected to the TWU community? Well feel that way no more with these awesome tools! The Department of Commuter and Non-Traditional Student Services has some online applications that you can join in order to know what's going on around here and meet up with fellow distance learners! Check them out!

Senior Breakfast: Winter 2009

If you are graduating in December, you are invited to attend the 2009 Winter Senior Breakfast! It will be held at 8 a.m. on December 11. You must RSVP to attend. To get more information along with the reservation form, please email Allison Mabry at amabry@twu.edu.

Graduating in December?

If you are graduating in December and plan to participate in graduation ceremonies, here is a link so that you can order your announcements and regalia online!


Congratulations to all of our seniors!!!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

TWU Career Week

Career Services will host its annual Career Week from November 16 – 19, which will include daily career development seminars as listed below. Interested students should call Career Services at 940-898-2950 to sign up to attend.

“Networking & Career Development”
Monday, November 16
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
ACT 501

“Professional Dining Etiquette”
Co-sponsors: Center for Student Development & ID Services
Tuesday, November 17
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Hubbard Hall – Banquet Room
Payment for 3-course meal due by Wed., Nov. 11
$5.00 – TWU students & $15.00 – guests

“Effective Interviewing Techniques”
Wednesday, November 18
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
SU 110

“Dress to Impress:
Developing Your Professional Wardrobe”

Thursday, November 19
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
SU 207

Door prizes will be awarded. For each seminar attended, students will also have their name entered into a drawing for a grand prize worth up to $500. The grand prize will be awarded at the November 19th Dress to Impress seminar (must be present to win).

Education Career Day

Joint TWU/UNT Education Career Day
Friday, November 13
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hubbard Hall South


Over 40 employers will be available to provide information regarding various types of full time employment opportunities (Occupational Therapists, School Counselors, Teachers, etc.). Visit www.twu.edu/career-services/career-day-events.asp for a list of the employers that have registered thus far as well as the types of positions they are seeking.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Career Exploration Class: Find Your Career Direction

The Office of Career Services would like to announce the Spring 2010 semester offering of The Psychology of Career Exploration & Development, a 3-hour elective course offered by Career Services through the Psychology Department. The course assists students with exploring careers, selecting a major, developing career planning skills and includes an introduction to the job search process.

Offered: Tues/Thurs from 2:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Prerequisite: 2nd Semester Freshman or beyond
Course Code: 36171
You must enter the code for this course in the ‘Express Registration’ section of the registration process. The course prefix is PSY, the course number is 4913, and the section is 01.

For questions or more information, please call Peter Varnau (Career Counselor and Course Instructor) at 940-898-2972.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Walgreens Campus Interviews

Walgreens Campus Interviews
Wednesday, November 4
  • Position: - Retail Management Trainee (opportunities available nationwide)
  • Duties: Work one-on-one with experienced store managers, spending time in each department learning to manage the day-to-day store operations.
  • Requirements – Prefer college degree (all majors considered) and retail experience
  • To Apply – To be considered for a campus interview, email a resume to swilliams@twu.edu by Wednesday, October 28 (include Walgreens campus interviews in the subject line)

For further details, visit www.walgreens.jobs and stop by the Walgreens' booth at the Professional Career Expo on October 28 between 1 – 4 p.m. in Hubbard Hall.

Professional Career Expo

The Career Services Office will host its Fall Professional Career Expo on Wednesday, October 28 from 1 – 4 p.m. in Hubbard Hall South. Over 30 employers have registered thus far. The following is a list of some of the employers as well as majors that they are seeking:

  • Childcare Careers (ECE)
  • AAFES (Business, Technology, Hospitality/Food)
  • Dallas ISD Alternative Certification (All Majors)
  • Defense Contract Audit Agency (Accounting)
  • Health Management Systems (Business)
  • JPS Health Network (Medical Technology, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-PT, Psychology)
  • Kelly Scientific Resources (Food Science, Chemistry, Biology, Food & Nutrition in Business & Industry)
  • Northwestern Mutual Financial Network – Dallas (All Majors)
  • Texas Department of Family & Protective Services (Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Family Studies)
  • USAA (Computer Science)

Visit www.twu.edu/career-services/career-day-events.asp for a complete list of the participating employers.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Williams, Assistant Director of Career Services at SWilliams@twu.edu or 940.898.2953.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

TWU Student Regent Applications Available

Applications are being accepted for the next Texas Woman’s University Student Regent, and for student representatives to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and advisory committees.

The Student Regent is the highest university leadership position to which a student can be appointed while enrolled in Texas public higher education. Serving on an advisory committee of THECB will provide a unique leadership experience for a student.

We are looking for the brightest students who are willing to represent TWU at the highest levels of leadership, and take an active role in helping shape higher education policy in Texas.

Application form, applicant criteria, and detailed responsibilities for each position are available on the TWU website:
www.twu.edu/student-development/StudentRegent.asp.

Application due dates are October 8 for the student representatives, and October 15 for the student regent.

For more information, please contact Pauline Williamson at 940-898-3626 or pwilliamson@twu.edu

Graduate and Professional School Fair

Monday, October 5, 2009
4 - 6 p.m.
TWU Student Union - Denton Campus
(Bell Avenue and Administration Drive)

Learn About:
  • Graduate and Professional programs available at universities in Texas and out of state
  • Graduate school requirements
  • Applicable exams needed
  • Financial Aid and scholarships
  • Great door prizes!

For more information and to register, please visit http://www.twu.edu/admissions/graduate-fair.asp.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

2009 TWU Graduate & Professional School Fair

Monday, October 5 - 4-6 p.m.
2nd Floor, Student Union

TWU students are invited to visit with representatives from dozens of graduate and professional school programs, including TWU, Southern Methodist University, Texas Tech University, UNT, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas, Texas A&M and many others. Learn about admissions, financial aid, program requirements and much more.

This event is sponsored by the TWU Office of Admissions, the Graduate School and the Student Union.

External Recruiters

Across the Pond
American University of Antigua
Dallas Baptist University
Fuller Theological Seminary
Lamar University
Oklahoma City University
Our Lady of the Lake University
Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
(Consortium of Abilene Christian, Hardin Simmons, McMurry)
Southern Methodist University
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
St. Mary's University
Texas A&M University
Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of
Law
Texas State University San Marcos
Texas Tech, Health Sciences Center, Applied Sciences
Texas Tech, Health Sciences Center, Biomedical Sciences
Texas Tech, School of Business
Texas Wesleyan University, School of Law
The University of Dallas
Thunderbird School of Global Management
Universities Center at Dallas
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
University of Houston, Clear Lake
University of Houston, College of Pharmacy
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma, Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education
University of Oklahoma, School of Pharmacy
University of Texas Austin, School of Social Work
University of Texas Dallas
University of Texas, Health Science Center, San Antonio
University of Texas, Southwestern, School of Health Professionals
University of Tulsa
University of Tulsa, School of Law
Walden University
Western University of Health Sciences

Friday, September 11, 2009

The Power of a Healthy Woman Symposium

September 19, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Texas Woman's University MCL Building Auditorium Denton, Texas
Register Online
Information About the Symposium

Symposium Overview
The purpose of this symposium is to increase knowledge of health risks among women over the age of 18. The intent is to raise early awareness among young women for disease prevention and health promotion. The speakers will provide valuable tools, specific to women, that ease incorporating daily wellness strategies in the areas of healthy eating, stress management, and financial health.

Who Should Attend
Women over the age of 18

Registration Fee
Registration fee will be $15 per person until September 10, 2009. After this date, the registration fee will be $20. Registration deadline is September 16, 2009. On-site registration will be accepted on a space available basis only.

Contact Us
If you have questions, contact Texas Woman's University Office of Lifelong Learning at 940.898.3408 or email lifelonginfo@twu.edu

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Welcome Distance Learners!

Good morning TWU Distance Learners and welcome to the fall 2009 semester! I hope your classes are going well so far and that you are getting into a new routine without any problems.

Don't forget about the Getting Started Guide. It's a great tool to go through if you've never taken an online class before. It covers how to communicate, Blackboard tools and services that are available to you as an online learner, as well as other tips to be successful!

Don't let your career plans take back burner! Whether you are graduating this year or have several semesters left, it's never too early to prepare for your career. Come to the 2009-2010 Career Seminars to get prepared and then when you are ready to look for that new job, attend one of the 2009-2010 Career Days! You'll be glad you did!

The TWU Connection is here to inform you about available services and programs as well as important dates and policies that could affect you. If you'd like to subscribe to this blog so that you never miss an announcement, you can do that via email or RSS - both forms are on the right side of the page.

If you have any questions about Distance Education at TWU or have an idea for a post, please contact me, Allison (keeper of the blog) at amabry@twu.edu.

Happy Fall 2009!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall 2009 Career Seminars

From TWU Career Services...

Fall 2009 Career Seminars

Sign Up Today! Call Career Services at 940-898-2950.We look forward to seeing you there!

You could win a Grand Prize worth up to $500! For each Career Services Seminar you attend, your name will be entered into the drawing. The Grand Prize will be awarded at the November 19 Dress to Impress seminar! You must be present to win!

Monster College Advantage
Wednesday, September 9
6 - 7 p.m.
MCL Auditorium
Presented by: Monster.com

Career Paths in Nursing
Tuesday, September 22
2:30 - 4 p.m.
SU 207
Presented by: Barbar Vallenari, TWU Alumnus

Career Day Success Tips
Wednesday, October 14
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
SU 110
Presented by: Sherri Williams

Smart Money Management Before and After Graduation
Tuesday, October 20, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
SU 110
Presented by: Wells Fargo

Searching for a Job in a Down Economy
Wednesday, October 21
2:30 - 4 p.m.
SU 110
Presented by: Louis McLain, Trininty Fudiciary Partners, LLC

How to Select a Major
Thursday, October 29, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
ACT 501

Career Week
November 16 - 19

Networking and Career Development
Monday, November 16, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
ACT 501
Presented by Dennis Hoebee

Professional Dining Etiquette*
Co-sponsored by CSD
Tuesday, November 17
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Hubbard Hall Banquet Room
Presented by: Stephany Compton

Effective Interviewing Techniques
Wednesday, November 18
2:30 - 4 p.m.
SU 110
Presented by: Deidre Leslie

Dress to Impress: Developing Your Professional Wardrobe
Thursday, November 19
2:30 - 4 p.m.
SU 207
Presented by: Dillard's Department Store

*Space is Limited! Pay to enjoy your 3-course meal by Mon. 11/9/09. $5.00 - TWU students & $15.00 - guests.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

2009-2010 Career Days

Career Services cordially invites you to attend…

Fall 2009
Nursing & Health Administration Career Day – Houston

Monday, September 14th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Nursing & Health Administration Career Day – Parkland

Monday, October 5th
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Health Professional Career Day – Houston
Monday, October 26th

11:00AM – 2:00PM

Professional Career Expo – Denton – Hubbard Hall

Wednesday, October 28th
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Health Professional Career Day – Presbyterian

Tuesday, November 3rd
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Education Career Day – TWU Denton – Hubbard Hall (Joint with UNT)

Friday, November 13th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Spring 2010
Health Professional Career Day– Houston

Monday, February 8th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Nursing & Health Administration Career Day – Parkland

Monday, March 1st
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Professional Career Expo – Denton – Hubbard Hall
Wednesday, March 31st
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Education Career Day – UNT Denton – Coliseum (Joint with UNT)

Friday, April 9th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

**Bring plenty of copies of your resume.

**Professional dress is required.

Go to www.twu.edu/o-cs/cdStudents.htm for a list of the companies that will be participating & more!

Summer II Registration and Payment Deadlines

Ø Tuesday, July 7th – 5:00pm Phase I Payment Deadline for Summer II. All non-paid registrations will be dropped. Sudents may re-register July 8-10 without incurring a late registration fee.

Ø Friday, July 10th – 5:00pm Phase II Payment Deadline for Summer II. All non-paid registrations will be dropped. Students may re-register during late registration and incur a late registration fee.

Ø Monday, July 13th – Tuesday, July 14th Late Registration Period.

Ø Tuesday, July 14th – 5:00pm All registrations must be paid in full by this deadline. If not, student will be dropped from the class roll.

Ø After Tuesday, July 14th – No re-instatements will be approved or made unless there is an error on the part of the University.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Payment requirements for Summer I and III

Tuesday, June 2 / 5 p.m. - Payment Deadline for Students who registered April 1 - June 2 for Summer I and Summer III Semesters. All non-paid registrations will be dropped. Students may re-register June 3 - 5 without incurring a late registration fee.

Friday, June 5 / 5 p.m. - Payment Deadline for Students who registered June 3- 5 for Summer I and Summer III Semesters. All non-paid registrations will be dropped. Students may re-register during late registration and incur a late registration fee.

Monday, June 8 - Tuesday June 9 - Late Registration Period

After Tuesday, June 9 - No re-instatements will be approved or made unless there is an error on the part of the University.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Denton Spring Commencement Ceremonies

The Denton Spring Commencement Ceremonies will be May 15-16. More information about commencement may be found at: http://www.twu.edu/registrar/denton-commencement.asp

Monday, April 27, 2009

Parking and Bus Information

From the Office of Commuter & Non-Traditional Student Services

Due to construction at the Dallas Parkland campus, additional parking is available on Forest Park (between Inwood and Mockingbird). A map of the Forest Park lot can be found online at http://www.twu.edu/images/commuter/Remote_Parkland_parking_map.pdf. A parking decal is required to park in the lot and a free shuttle runs approximately every 15 minutes between the lot and TWU, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is offering FREE bus passes the entire month of May to TWU students and staff. Simply present your TWU ID at the Student Union office (SU 209) and receive your Pioneer Ozone Pass for free ($85 value). May is the start of the ozone season and DCTA is encouraging drivers to consider public transportation.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Spring 2009 Senior Breakfast

From the Office of the Student Union....

To All May and August 2009 Graduates:

Congratulations on achieving a milestone in your life as a member of the Graduating Class of 2009! To welcome you to the elite group of women and men, who have also achieved this milestone at TWU, you are hereby invited to attend the 2009 Spring Senior Breakfast honoring all May and August graduates.

This long time TWU tradition will be held Friday, May 8, 2009 from 8:00-9:30am, in the Southeast Dining Room of Hubbard Hall. The celebratory program will include breakfast, entertainment and the presentation of a special gift to honor your success. Dress for the event will be business attire.

As you are an honored guest, this event will be complimentary for you. However, we understand that sharing our greatest accomplishments with our loved ones is of utmost importance. In an effort to making this a memorable event for you, the graduate, we invite you to bring up to two guests at the cost of $12.00 per person. Please remind your guests that additional visitor parking is located behind the library, with the entrance on Oakland Street.

To reserve your special place at the Senior Breakfast, please complete the reservation form and return it to the address noted on the form. You can also fax it to us at (940) 898-3603, or bring it by the Student Union Office, Room 209. **Because documents can't be attached to this blog, please email Allison Mabry [Office of Lifelong Learning] at
amabry@twu.edu to get the reservation form.**

The reservation deadline to attend Senior Breakfast is Friday, April 24, 2009.

A few years ago, the Senior Breakfast Committee created a new tradition where the senior class selected their Favorite Faculty/Staff Members. We would like to encourage you to continue this tradition by nominating an individual who has inspired or motivated you to become successful in your achievements at TWU. The individuals who receive the most nominations will be recognized at the breakfast.

Congratulations from the Spring 2009 Senior Breakfast Committee,
Elyze Davis, Annamarie Herrera, Paloma Rizo, Sharon Schaffner & Stephany Soto

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

TWU Commuter Appreciation Lunch

It’s time again for the Commuter Appreciation Lunch. It’s simple…take a brief survey and receive a coupon for the Earth Day Lunch on Wednesday, April 22 in the Student Union Underground from 11 a.m - 2 p.m. Go to http://www.twu.edu/commuter/5518.asp to complete the survey.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Allsup-Lane Graduate Scholarships

The Allsup-Lane Graduate Scholarships provide an annual stipend of $1000 for the academic year and with satisfactory performance may be renewed for a total period of three years or until completion of the degree, whichever occurs first. At least three scholarships will be available for 2009-2010. The criteria for awarding these scholarships are clearly delineated by the donor and are as follows:

  • Outstanding scholarship
  • Leadership accomplishments and potential
  • Good academic standing
  • American citizenship

These awards are intended primarily for graduate students majoring in an academic discipline in one of the liberal or fine arts, the natural sciences, or business studies. Graduate students from other disciplines may apply, but exceptions to the identified areas above will be made only in cases of exceptional merit.

Applications can be mailed to Dr. Jennifer Martin, Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School, P. O. Box 425649, Denton, TX 76204; or delivered to the Graduate School Office, ACT 2, and must include the following:

  • Cover sheet with applicant's full name, Colleague ID number, email, current address, telephone number, degree sought, and major.
  • Personal statement by the applicant addressing each of the selection criteria and identifying the degree to be sought at TWU.
  • Two letters of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic and/or leadership qualifications.

The deadline for receipt of complete applications in the Graduate School is Friday, April 24, 2009. The Dean of the Graduate School will serve as the chair of the selection committee for the Allsup-Lane Graduate Scholarships. Questions may be directed to Lorie Huslig, at (940) 898-3402, or lhuslig@twu.edu.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Health Professional Career Day

Career Services will host a Health Professional Career Day for the OT & PT students at the Dallas Presby campus on Tuesday, April 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 40 employers are expected to participate. Visit http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/cdStudents.htm for a list of the participating employers. Bring copies of your resume to distribute. Business professional attire required.

Education Career Day

The joint TWU/UNT Education Career Day will be held on next Friday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UNT Coliseum. Over 80 employers will be available to provide information regarding various types of full time employment opportunities (School Counselors, Teachers, etc.). Visit http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/cdStudents.htm for a list of the employers that have registered.

Remember them to bring copies of your resume to distribute and that business professional attire is required!

March & April Career Days

Listed below are details regarding seminars that will be hosted by Career Services during March and April. If you are interested in attending, call Career Services at 940-898-2950 to sign up to attend. Door prizes will be awarded! For each seminar attended, you will also have your name entered into a drawing for a grand prize worth up to $500!!! The grand prize will be awarded at the April 15th Dress to Impress seminar (must be present to win).

“How to Select a Major”
Wednesday, March 25
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
SU 110

“Real World 101:
Surviving Your 1st 90 Days on the Job”
Tuesday, March 31
2:30 – 4 p.m.
SU 110

“Effective Interviewing Techniques”
Wednesday, April 1
2:30 – 4 p.m.
SU 110

“Internship Success”
Monday, April 6
12:30 – 1 p.m.
HDB 200

“Real World 201:
How to Effectively Deal with Supervisors & Coworkers”
Wednesday, April 8
2:30 – 4 p.m.
SU 110

“Developing an Effective Resume & Vita”
Tuesday, April 14
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
SU 110

“Dress to Impress:
Developing Your Professional Wardrobe”
Wednesday, April 15
2:30 – 4 p.m.
SU 207

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Graduating in May?

Congratulations to all of our graduates! If you live close enough to participate in the commencement ceremony, if you'd like to order some TWU gifts or need more information on how to get your diploma, here is a link to more information from the Office of the Registrar. http://www.twu.edu/registrar/graduation.asp

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Denton SGA Election Results

Election week for the Denton Student Government Association has concluded and the results are in! Please join us in congratulating the new members of the SGA Executive Board, Student Senate Executive Board, and Student Senate college and at-large representative positions, which are posted on the SGA website: http://www.twu.edu/o-sl/csd/SGA.html.

If you are interested in applying for other available positions in SGA, please contact the SGA Office, located in the Student Union, suite 116, or twusga@yahoo.com /(940)898-3633.

Thank you for your support of the TWU Student Government Association!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Travel Warnings Issued by U.S. State Department

The U.S. State Department has recently issued travel warnings for U.S. citizens who will be traveling in Mexico. The greatest increase in recent violent acts have occurred near the US border. However, all U.S. citizens traveling throughout Mexico should exercise caution in unfamiliar areas and to be aware of their surroundings at all times.

With Spring Break is just around the corner, we feel it is important to inform our students of potential risks that are involved in traveling through Mexico at this time. The following links will provide with you information released from the State Department, including information specifically relating to Spring Break travel.


http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_3028.html

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/spring_break_mexico/spring_break_mexico_2812.html#?css=print

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Denton SGA Elections: March 2-8

From the Office of Student Development:

This week is election week for the Denton Student Government Association. Several key positions for 2009-10 are up for election in the SGA Executive Board—including SGA President—as well as Student Senate Executive Board and college and at-large representative positions. Online voting extends through Sunday, March 8 (ending at midnight) and students can vote from virtually anywhere!

Students can get to the online SGA Elections page directly from the TWU Home page (under “Upcoming Events”), or by going to the SGA website at http://www.twu.edu/o-sl/csd/sga.html. For more information or questions, contact SGA election representatives at twusga@yahoo.com or (940) 898–3633.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Research Symposium Abstract Deadline

Students, don't forget that the deadline for submission of abstracts for the 12th Annual Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium is this Thursday, February 26. You can find information about the symposium and instructions for submitting abstracts at http://twuconnection.blogspot.com/2009/02/12th-annual-student-creative-arts-and.html.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Podcast of Wednesday's Town Hall Forum

Here is a link to the Podcast of Wednesday night’s Town Hall Forum. The event was recorded in its entirety, so that students who were unable to attend could hear the questions and responses. This is an event held twice a year by the Student Senate so that students can get responses to their questions or concerns directly from a panel of TWU administrators. The event was held Wednesday, February 18 from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Hubbard Hall Banquet room.

http://twuoffcampus.podomatic.com/

Friday, February 20, 2009

Exxon Mobil Community Summer Jobs

Students,

Please visit http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/Intern-Jobs.htm#ExxonMobil%20Link to get more information regarding DFW area non-profits hiring summer interns (funded by Exxon Mobil).

If you have questions, please contact Career Services at 940. 898.2950.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

You can VOTE!

Make your voice heard! You can vote in the upcoming SGA / Student Senate elections. For more information on how YOU can get involved, to to http://www.twu.edu/o-sl/csd/SGA.html

Dream Green Week

February 23 - 26, 2009

Sustainability means "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

Monday 2/23
9:30 am-10:50 am
MCL Auditorium
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Excerpts and Panel Discussion


Monday 2/23
12 pm-1 pm
Student Union Lobby
Green Info Fair


Tuesday 2/24
11:45 am-12:30 pm
Student Union 207
Environmental Vegetarianism: Making Your Diet Green


Wednesday 2/25
2:30 pm-4 pm
ACT 310
Keynote Speaker: Ron Chandler
Sustainable Communities & Civic Engagement: From Texas to Thailand


Wednesday 2/25
7 pm
Guinn Commons
Full Screening: Who Killed the Electric Car?


Thursday 2/26
11 am-12:20 pm
ACT 301
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Excerpts and Panel Discussion


For more information and to see the calendar of events, visit the Office of Commuter and Non-Traditional Services online at www.twucommuter.com.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Walgreens Campus Interviews

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Positions:

  • Retail Management Trainee
  • Retail Management Intern
    (opportunities available nationwide)

Requirements:

  • Management Trainee - Prefer college degree and retail experience.
  • Management Intern – Must be a junior, graduating in December 2009 or May 2010 and able to work fulltime from May – August 2009.

To Apply: Email a resume to swilliams@twu.edu by Friday, February 27th (include "Walgreens campus interviews" in the subject line). Visit http://www.walgreens.jobs/ for further details.

March Career Seminars

Listed below are details regarding seminars that will be hosted by Career Services during the month of March. Please all Career Services at 940-898-2950 to sign up to attend. Door prizes will be awarded. For each seminar attended, you will also have your name entered into a drawing for a grand prize worth up to $500. The grand prize will be awarded at the April 15th Dress to Impress seminar (must be present to win).

“Professional Dining Etiquette”
Co-sponsor: Center for Student Development
Wednesday, March 4
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Hubbard Hall – Banquet Room
Payment for 3-course meal due by Thurs., Feb. 26
$5.00 – TWU students & $15.00 – guests

“Internship Success”
Wednesday, March 11
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
HDB 200

“How to Select a Major”
Wednesday, March 25
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
SU 110

“Real World 101:
Surviving Your 1st 90 Days on the Job”
Tuesday, March 31
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
SU 110

Visit http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/CareerWorkshops.htm for a complete list of seminars to be offered this semester.

March Career Seminars

Listed below are details regarding seminars that will be hosted by Career Services during the month of March. Please all Career Services at 940-898-2950 to sign up to attend. Door prizes will be awarded. For each seminar attended, you will also have your name entered into a drawing for a grand prize worth up to $500. The grand prize will be awarded at the April 15th Dress to Impress seminar (must be present to win).

“Professional Dining Etiquette”
Co-sponsor: Center for Student Development
Wednesday, March 4
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Hubbard Hall – Banquet Room
Payment for 3-course meal due by Thurs., Feb. 26
$5.00 – TWU students & $15.00 – guests

“Internship Success”
Wednesday, March 11
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
HDB 200

“How to Select a Major”
Wednesday, March 25
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
SU 110

“Real World 101:
Surviving Your 1st 90 Days on the Job”
Tuesday, March 31
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
SU 110

Visit http://www.twu.edu/o-cs/CareerWorkshops.htm for a complete list of seminars to be offered this semester.

Monday, February 16, 2009

TWU Town Hall Forum

This Wednesday, February 18 is the Town Hall Forum where the TWU Student Senate responds to questions and concerns posed by the student body. Send your questions in via email to studentsenate08@gmail.com. You can hear the responses by listening to a Podcast we are going to create following the forum. Again, the email address for question submission is studentsenate08@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

12th Annual Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium

The 2009 symposium will be held on Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, 2009, followed by TWU's Convocation and Homecoming celebrations.

  • The website for this year's symposium can be found at http://www.twu.edu/research/symposium.html.

  • The schedule is available at http://www.twu.edu/research/symposium_schedule.html.

  • Get involved! Undergraduate and Graduate students from all campuses can participate by submitting an abstract for a poster, platform, or virtual presentation. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to develop confidence and skills in presenting your creative arts and research to others. It is also an opportunity for you to converse with faculty and fellow students about research and creative activities. You may request oral, poster, or virtual presentation formats. Instructions are found at http://www.twu.edu/research/symposium_abstract.html. Again this year the Symposium Planning Committee will fund student poster preparation. Information is available on the Symposium website. Deadline for abstract submission is February 26, 2009.

  • Plenary Speaker: This year's speaker will be Dr. Catherine Middlecamp, Distinguished Faculty Associate and Director of the Chemistry Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Chemistry and the Integrated Liberal Studies Program where her work has been recognized by university and national awards for excellence in teaching and leadership. In 2003, Dr. Middlecamp was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in 2004 a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science. The title of her presentation is "Does This Plane Have Wings ...? ". Other sessions about research and creative arts are planned throughout the Symposium.

Monday, February 9, 2009

The BIG Event

THE BIG EVENT is here!!!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 3 - 6:30 p.m. / Hubbard Hall

The key to THE BIG EVENT will be two nationally recognized speakers; Dominique Dawes, Olympic Gold Medalist and Erin Gruwell, the inspiration behind the movie “Freedom Writers”.

This is not a community event. Due to space limitations, the event is open ONLY to current TWU students, faculty and staff. Free tickets are available at Career Services HDB 200 and will also be available at various info tables in campus buildings until all tickets have been distributed.


Seating is limited, therefore one ticket please per person will be distributed and it’s recommended to please pick up your ticket early. All attendees will be required to have their TWU ID for ticket pick-up and to be admitted into the event. There will be no admittance into the event without a valid TWU ID.

This inspirational , motivational and leadership development program is sponsored by Career Services, University Housing, Center for Student Development, Athletics Department, and The Texas Foundation for Intercollegiate Athletics.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

TWU Libraries Information Blog

Check out the January posts on the TWU Libraries Information blog. http://twulibraryinformationbulletin.blogspot.com/

You'll find information about:
* The Children's and Media Collections
* Research Help
* Dance documentaries
* Pictures of the demolition of the Dallas Parkland campus.

You can also find information for how to subscribe to the blog via RSS feed.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Dallas ISD Alternative Certification Program

Representatives from the Dallas ISD Alternative Certification program will be conducting campus interviews on February 13. See more details below.

DALLAS ISD
ALTERNATIVE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
CAMPUS INTERVIEWS
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2009
9 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

The Dallas Independent School District's Alternative Certification Program is seeking persons who are not education majors who are interested in teaching.

Dallas ISD is looking for 200 persons to train in the summer of 2009 to become classroom teachers in the areas of Elementary Bilingual; Math & Science (middle & high school). Beginning teacher salary is $44,350.


They will be interviewing in the Career Services Office on Friday, February 13 from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Call the Career Services Office at 940-898-2950 by 5 p.m. on February 10 to sign up for an interview and bring a copy of your resume to the interview.

They are looking for persons with the following qualifications:
  • Degree: Bachelor's degree to be conferred by May 31, 2009
  • GPA: 2.5 overall and in the subject area
  • Middle and high school teaching require 24 semester hours in the respective subject areas.
More information can be found on the website at http://www.teachfordallas.com/

Spring 2009 Career Seminars

You could win a Grand Prize worth up to $500!
For each Career Services Seminar you attend, your name will be entered into the drawing. The grand prize will be awarded at the April 15th Dress to Impress seminar! You must be present to win!
  • Smart Money Management Before & After Graduation
    (By: Wells Fargo)
    Tuesday, February 10th, 2:30-4 pm
    Location: SU-110
  • Career Day Success Tips
    Wednesday, February 11th, 2:30-3:30pm
    Location: SU-110

  • Internship Success
    Friday, February 13th, 10 -11am
    Location: HDB-200

  • Professional Dining Etiquette (By: Stephany Compton)
    Co-sponsor: Center for Student Development
    Wednesday, March 4th, 4-5:30pm
    Location: Hubbard Hall-Banquet Room
    *Space is Limited! Pay to enjoy your 3-course meal by Wed. 2/25/09.
    $5.00 - TWU students & $15.00 - guests

  • Internship Success
    Wednesday, March 11th, 3:00-4:00pm
    Location: HDB-200

  • How to Select a Major
    Wednesday, March 25th, 2:30-3:30pm
    Location: SU-110

  • Real World 101: Surviving Your 1st 90 Days on the Job
    Tuesday, March 31st, 2:30-4:00pm
    Location: SU-110

  • Effective Interviewing Techniques
    Wednesday, April 1st, 2:30-4:00pm
    Location: SU-110

  • Internship Success
    Monday, April 6th, 12:30-1:00pm
    Location: HDB-200

  • Real World 201: How to Effectively Deal with Supervisors & Coworkers
    Wednesday, April 8th, 2:30-4:00pm
    Location: SU-110

  • Developing an Effective Résumé & Vita
    Tuesday, April 14th, 2:30-3:30pm
    Location: SU-110

  • Dress to Impress: Developing Your Professional Wardrobe
    (By: Dillard's Department Store)
    Wednesday, April 15th, 2:30-4 pm
    Location: SU-207

Sign Up Today! Call Career Services at 940-898-2950. We look forward to seeing you there!

Check out our CAREER DAYS & more information at www.twu.edu/o-cs.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Spring 2009 Career Days

Career Services cordinally invites you to attend...

§ Health Professional Career Day
Houston Campus

Monday, February 2, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

§ Nursing & Health Administration Career Day
Parkland Campus

Monday, March 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

§ Professional Career Expo
Denton Campus – Hubbard Hall

Friday, March 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

§ Education Career Day – Joint with UNT
UNT Campus – Coliseum

Friday, April 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

§ Health Professional Career Day
Presbyterian Campus

Tuesday, April 7, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m.

Go to www.twu.edu/o-cs/cdStudents.htm for a list of the companies that will be participating & more… !

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Payment Deadline - TODAY!

If you have already registered or if you register today, (November 3, 2008 to January 13, 2009) you must pay by today (January 13, 2009) by 5 p.m. Unpaid schedules will be deleted.

You can pay one of two amounts:
1. The whole bill
2. The minimum payment if you are doing the installment agreement. REMEMBER: You must make the minimum payment and accept the payment plan to be enrolled in the payment plan.

Remember - do this by 5 p.m. or your schedule will be deleted!!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Don't forget and don't wait!

Register!
The spring semester is quickly approaching! If you haven't registered yet, do it soon! If you wait too long, you have to pay a late fee.

Pay!
Also don't forget to pay for your courses! See the post below for payment deadlines. If you miss the minimum payment, your schedule will get deleted. Don't let that happen! Pay today!


Monday, January 5, 2009

When you Need to Pay for Classes

Hello TWU Distance Learners!

I hope you are enjoying your Winter break so far. School starts in two weeks and I want to make sure you all know when you have to pay so that your schedules don't get deleted. Here are the payment deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact the Bursar's Office nearest you:

Denton 940-898-3570
Dallas Parkland 214-689-6736
Houston Campus Location 713-794-2329

If you register:

November 3, 2008 to January 13, 2009
Payments must be received by 5 p.m. January 13, 2009
Unpaid schedules will be deleted.


January 14-16, 2009
Payments must be received by 5 p.m. January 16, 2009
Unpaid schedules will be deleted.


Late Registration ($50 Late Fee Assessed) January 20-23, 2009 by 5 p.m.
January 23, 2009 by 5 p.m.


Installment Due Dates
Students can enroll in the payment plan during these payment periods as well. Please remember that if you choose to pay in installments, you must make the minimum payment and accept the payment plan according to the above deadlines for each phase. Billing Statements and Automated Reminders will be sent by email prior to installment due dates.
Payments must be received by 5 p.m.


The remaining payments are due on the following days by 5 p.m.:
February 20, 2009

March 27, 2009
April 24, 2009