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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

Italian Night to benefit Fine Arts department

November just got even more delicious. Thursday, Nov. 15, is the 36th annual Italian Night, hosted by Delta Phi Delta. The fundraising event takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Foyer, and proceeds support TWU’s Fine Arts department. In addition to all-you-can-eat Italian, the event will

Trump sacrifices transgender rights for political gain

The Trump administration recently announced that they are considering changing their approach to how they treat transgender individuals under the law in the latest in a series of attacks on the trans community. The effort to redefine trans rights, backed by the Health and Human Services Department, would prevent gender identity

Houston nursing professor receives $534,000 NIH grant

Dr. Pinky Budhrani-Shani of the TWU Institute of Health Sciences at Houston is celebrating some exciting firsts this November. Budhrani-Shani, Ph.D, has been awarded a $534,000 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for her proposed study, “Caring for Caregivers with Mind-Body Exercise.” Budhrani-Shani’s study will be the first of its kind

U.S. must reinvest in STEM to reverse ACT trends

ACT math scores have dropped to a 20-year low, according to ACT’s annual report. The report, released Oct. 17, reveals that a mere 40 percent of graduates who took the ACT in 2018 met a benchmark demonstrating they could succeed in a freshman algebra class. That percentage is down 1 percent

’90s fashion is back- for now

Fishnets, oversized denim jackets and mom jeans – ‘90s grunge fashion is back with a vengeance. From mini backpacks to Doc Martins, nostalgic fashion ensembles are trending this season. Whether you are talking about the move away from perfectly contoured faces to more natural looks, or the shift from crop tops to

“Kavanaugh effect” increases voter turnout

Denton County residents have turned out in record numbers at the polls this election, surpassing 2014’s totals on the first day of early voting. The upswing in midterm voters locally and nationally may be largely thanks to what many are calling “the Kavanaugh effect,” an increase in political activity created

Weinkein exhibition celebrates student art

TWU artists are being presented with an opportunity to showcase their work in a gallery setting right here on the Denton campus with the eighth annual John Weinkein Juried Student Art Exhibition. From Oct. 13 to Nov. 16, the exhibition, presented by the TWU Department of Visual Arts, will feature students’

TWU to host seventh annual Celebration of Science

While history might find the term “women in science” to be an oxymoron, this year’s Celebration of Science event is aimed at celebrating women at the forefront of scientific achievement. Friday, Oct. 19 marks TWU Denton’s seventh annual Celebration of Science. The day-long event will feature the theme "women in science,"

First ever Mac ‘n’ Cheese Fest to help hungry kids

Comfort food, cold brews and helping the underprivileged – words John Williams wants to make synonymous with the first-ever Denton Mac ‘n’ Cheese Festival. Debuting Sunday, Oct. 28, the festival will be held from 2-6 p.m. on East Oak Street. Attendees who have purchased a $10 ticket will be able to

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