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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

TWU celebrates two-month anniversary of Star nomination

TWU’s College of Professional Education is still flying high two months after an early win for its teacher-education project.  Wednesday marks the 60-day anniversary of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s announcement naming TWU’s Teach Denton collaborative as a finalist in the 18th annual Star Award competition. Teach Denton: Supporting Teacher Pathways and Teacher Effectiveness, sponsored

Pioneers finish 1-3 after weekend game

Weekend basketball got off to an exciting start with a Saturday win for the Pioneers, but ultimately ended in disappointment. Saturday, Nov. 17 marked the Pioneers’ first victory of the season, with TWU defeating West Alabama 70-56 on the first day of the Hilton Garden Inn Pioneer Classic. After a disappointing

Mujer del mundo: Angela Mooney

Teacher, student, linguaphile, book-lover, journalist, wife and mother – these are just a few of the roles Angela Rodriguez Mooney has taken on in her lifetime. Mooney, an adjunct Spanish instructor at TWU and a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish and Portuguese literature at Tulane, is making a name for herself as

Travel app targets millennials and students

A new app is aimed at changing the way people think of traveling, and it could benefit aspiring nomads – and the app’s creator himself – financially. The app, Holiday Swap, is a platform for would-be travelers to view one another’s residences and, if they “match,” arrange plans to swap room

Conference highlights undergraduate research

TWU students who have completed research with a faculty mentor have an opportunity to showcase their work this spring. The National Conference for Undergraduate Research, an annual interdisciplinary conference aimed at inspiring and promoting undergraduate scholarship, is now accepting abstracts for the 2019 conference. This year's meeting will be at Kennesaw

Dance troupe to throw Holiday Craft Bonanza

Denton’s Christmas crafters could find themselves in like company this holiday season. Sunday, Dec. 2, DFW-based performance group Eclektic Elektric is hosting a holiday craft fair at Q’s Café in Denton. The event will feature DIY classes and workshops in card-making, baking, gifts and more. The fair runs from 3:30 to

Competition heats up for barbecue cook-off

DFW barbecue lovers could be in for a smoking good time. The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is hosting their annual BBQ Cookoff Dec. 30 to Nov. 2. The event will be at the fairgrounds located at 2217 N. Carrol Blvd and will feature steak, barbecue and chili cookoffs, as well

Students present research at physical therapy conference

Dallas physical therapy students have been flexing their research muscles all year and are ready to showcase their work in an upcoming conference. Wednesday, Nov. 28, TWU Dallas is hosting the 15th annual Physical Therapy Research Conference. The conference will be held from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and offers physical therapy

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