Monday, October 14, 2013

You Are Invited: Brown Bagging It With Staff Council

The TWU Staff Council and the Department of Fitness and Recreation are hosting a Brown Bag Lunch in Studio 1 of the Student Recreation Center on Wednesday, October 16th from noon to 1 p.m.  The first 50 people to arrive will get a FREE lunch from Schlotzsky's, courtesy of Fitness and Recreation.

The topic of conversation will be "What Can Staff Council Do For You?"

Hope to see you there!

~Sandy Cochran

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Meet after work, relax, get to know your colleagues and enjoy good Mexican food!

Staff Council invites TWU staff members to join us as we kick off our first Off Campus Social on September 12, 2013 from 5-7 PM at El Guapo’s in Denton. It is located at 419 South Elm, Denton, 76201. You pay for your food and drink but we will have a designated TWU Section.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

You're Invited: September Staff Council Meeting Scheduled

The September 2013 meeting of the Texas Woman's University Staff Council is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th at 2:00 p.m. in ACT 502 on the Denton campus.  At the conclusion of council business the floor will be opened for comments.  All TWU staff members are invited to attend and participate (either in person on the Denton campus, or by video conference in IHSD 8720 in Dallas or in IHSH 5305 in Houston.)

As a part of the staff at Texas Woman's University, you and your input are important to the mission of the TWU Staff Council.

Please join us.

~Sandy Cochran

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kudos to Uhlir Endowed Fellowship Recipients

Dr. Gerald Goodman (HCA, Houston) and Dr. Barbara McAlister (Nursing, Houston) are the 2013 recipients of the Dr. G. Ann Uhlir Endowed Fellowship for Higher Education Administration. 

This fellowship is designed to help beginning administrators, faculty members or students interested in administration develop the leadership, management and interpersonal skills necessary to become a highly qualified and successful academic administrator.

Congratulations to you both!

~Bo Carter

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fifty Years of the Dream

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. August 28, 1963. Image
courtesy of The Ruth Ann Overbeck Capital Hill History Project.
Fifty years ago today (on August 28, 1963) the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, involving over 200,000 people, moved the United States to enact the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

The March is remembered for many reasons, notably the inspirational Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech given at the Lincoln Memorial, the historic site of many public demonstrations concerning civil rights.

Dr. King’s legacy is documented in many TWU Libraries materials noted on our Multiculturalism and Diversity page, and in numerous materials available through TWUniversal and library facilities.

The celebration of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom included many wonderful speakers. In addition to Dr. King, Bayard RustinA. Philip RandolphWhitney YoungJohn Lewis and others participated.

What about the women? Who and where were they? Women at the event and on the stage included entertainers OdettaMarian AndersonJoan BaezMahalia Jackson and others. Other women sharing the stage included speaker Daisy BatesGloria Richardson (who was allowed to say hello to the crowd before the microphone was taken away), Diane NashRosa Parks and Lena Horne.

Join in the worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom--where you live; at the TWU Libraries; at the Washington Memorial; and most of all, by keeping the dream alive. 

~Marilyn Goff

Thursday, August 22, 2013

So Many Books, So Little Time: The Friends of the Libraries Book Sale

The clock is ticking on one of the best book sales you're likely to find.

It's buy 3 books, get 1 free through Friday, August 23, 2013 only at the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus.  With individual book prices ranging from a quarter to four bucks, for less than the cost of your daily java you can fill your favorite book bag to the brim. Photo left: Let's Start to Cook: Never-Fail Recipes for Beginners by the Food Editors of Farm Journal, priced at just 75 cents, is only one of many books in a wide variety of subject areas available at the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale through Friday, August 23, 2013.

Located on the library's first floor near the Reference Collection, the sale features titles in a broad range of subject areas.

An extraordinary range of cookbooks is included in the buy 3 books, get 1 free sale--including diet, microwave, grilling, dessert, holiday, gourmet, entertaining, salads, vegetables, candy, stews, bread, poultry, appetizers, barbecue, camping, potluck, international cuisine, vegetarian/vegan, blender and food processor, seasonal, seafood, steak and comfort food cookbooks and many, many more.  If you can eat it, chances are the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale features a book telling you how to cook it--and the sale doesn't stop there.

From biographies and novels to craft, diet, reference, children's, mystery, science, religion, history, travel, feminist, poetry, genealogy, decorating and drama books--and too many more to list--aisles of books are available for browsing and purchase (exact cash, checks and major credit cards accepted.)

Questions?  Ask a friendly library staff member at the Blagg-Huey Library Circulation Desk (940-898-3719) or Information Desk (940-898-3701), both located off the first-floor lobby just inside the 
main entrance. 

Join us at the Friends of the Libraries Book Sale before it's too late--and don't forget that book bag.

~Sandy Cochran