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Flyers dispute TWU’s free-speech policy

Students at Texas Woman's University Denton may have noticed flyers circulating on campus criticizing the university’s free speech policy. The flyers, which have been placed on the bulletin board outside the student union for the past several weeks, suggest that TWU’s free speech policy is too restrictive, requiring pre-approval to use free speech zones and

New TWU money management center to be led by athletics director

This April, Texas Woman’s University announced the creation of a new money management center to be led by the current athletics director, Chalese Connors.  Pioneer Moneywise will facilitate financial literacy among students, offering guidance on everything from managing student loan debt to creating budgets and balancing checkbooks. Connors, who has been the director of TWU’s

Summer internships, explained

With the start of the summer break comes nearly endless possibilities - for relaxing, rejuvenating, picking up abandoned hobbies and – yes - career advancement.  A 2017 study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that graduates with internship experience have a better chance of finding a job – but many students may not

Pioneers Remembered honors lost TWU community members

Like most college campuses, Texas Woman’s University has not been immune to the loss of community members, but a program on campus is ensuring Pioneers who are gone are not forgotten. TWU’s Office of Civility and Community Standards will host the fourth annual Pioneers Remembered ceremony Thursday, April 11, from 1 to 2

Pioneering Spirit Awards honor graduate students and faculty

Finger food, fellowship and, for graduate students and those that support them, a night to remember. The Graduate Student Council held the fifth annual Pioneering Spirit Awards ceremony Friday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Blagg-Huey Living Room. The ceremony, aimed at recognizing faculty, staff and graduate students for their contributions

RISE lecture highlights importance of mentors for professional women

Texas Woman’s University is hosting a discussion next week that is aimed at exploring why women should seek mentors to navigate the workforce. The lecture on successful advising relationships, hosted by TWU’s Center for Women in Business, will be Tuesday, April 9, as part of the Women RISE training series. The discussion, entitled “Women

Jamison lecture to feature Congresswomen

A record 117 women were elected in 2018, prompting many to dub it the “year of the woman” – a notion that has helped inspire the theme of at least one upcoming lecture series this semester. Texas Woman’s University will host the fourth annual Jamison Lecture, “Women on the Rise: Reflections on the 2018

U.S. advises against travel to Haiti amid violent protests

With spring break right around the corner, popular tourist locations can expect a surge in visitors thanks to student and family travel. Haiti, however, is one vacation spot that Americans should mark off their list of destinations, according to U.S. officials. The U.S. State Department issued a level 4 advisory warning against travel

First Friday showcases Denton businesses

One Dentonite has worked to keep the city first in the minds of local art patrons for nearly a decade. Friday, March 1, marks the 99th monthly First Friday, a local retail event held on the first Friday of every month. The project is aimed at bringing increased exposure to Denton arts and

Common Rule guidelines affect university research

This January, Texas Woman’s University’s Institutional Review Board implemented large-scale changes affecting university research. The new Common Rule requirements handed down by the Department of Health and Human Services, which include changes to review categories and consent requirements for federally-funded research involving human subjects, took effect Jan. 21 at TWU. These federally mandated changes coincide

Emilie’s defense stands the test of time

Last Saturday, Texas Woman’s University’s Redbud Theatre presented Lauren Gunderson's play, “Emilie La Marquise de Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight,” directed by Dr. Patrick Bynane. Running from Feb. 13 through Feb. 17, the Valentine’s production explored the many faces of love, loss and mindful pursuits through one woman’s post-mortem search for meaning. Bynane’s production brought

TWU honors Black History Month through student programming

Texas Woman’s University, through the office of Diversity, Inclusion and Outreach and its partners, is celebrating Black History Month with a series of events and discussions aimed at honoring the legacy of African-American culture. For more than four decades, America has honored African-American legends with the national celebration that is Black History Month. The holiday grew

Independent media is essential to university communities

Over the last several years, student media outlets – many of them century-old institutions - have faced progressive budget cuts which, if they continue, threaten to silence student voices in the ongoing conversation that is American democracy. Newspapers have become synonymous with one prolific, dreaded phrase over the last decade: budget cuts. As

How another government shutdown could affect North Texas residents

With threats from President Trump to shut the government down again in just a few weeks or declare a national emergency to fund border security, The Lasso takes a closer look at what another shutdown could mean for Texas residents. The government shutdown is over – for now.  Jan. 25, President Trump ended

Pioneers dominate at weekend quad meet, discuss outlook for season

The TWU Gymnastics team came out on top over the weekend quad meet at Denton’s Kitty Magee Arena, scoring a 194.300 in their best performance of the season. Sunday, Jan. 27, the Pioneers faced off against three rivals in the first home-based quad meet of the season. Centenary College, the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the

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