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.