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TWU herbarium director honored for environmental work, service

A butterfly pollinates an orange flower.

Texas Woman’s University herbarium director and biology professor, Dr. Camelia Maier, has recently been awarded for her work with the TWU butterfly gardens and her procurement of a grant for the garden totaling nearly $75,000 as well as her volunteer service in Denton.  Maier is an advisor of TWU’s approved native butterfly, or pollinator,

TWU’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi turns the page

Texas Woman’s University’s chapter of the Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi has just recently been recognized with the prestigious honor of being named a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter. Phi Kappa Phi was first established in 1897 at the University of Maine. Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest and most competitive collegiate honor society for all

TWU basketball coach throws first pitch at Rangers game

Texas Woman’s University recently had a “Night with the Rangers” at Globe Life Park in Arlington on April 15. Pioneers were given the chance to purchase a ticket and celebrate the Texas Rangers with an evening filled with activities, baseball and more.  A notable event from the night was watching TWU’s basketball coach Beth Jillson throw the

Brittany Seely named an NSCS scholarship recipient

Texas Woman’s University is affiliated with a wide array of prestigious national honorary organizations. One such honor society is The National Society of Collegiate Scholars or NSCS. NSCS is an honors organization that serves to recognize students at the undergraduate level who have high achievements. The organization gives its members more than $1 million annually in

Dallas to host Turtle Creek Arts and Crafts Festival

The annual Turtle Creek Arts and Crafts Festival is making its way back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area This festival, which was originally established as a fall festival in 2017, will be held in the Dallas metro area in Reverchon Park. This is one of the largest and most enthusiastic art buying areas in the metroplex. The

Charges dropped against Jussie Smollett: A whitewash of justice?

January 29, ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett filed a report with the police claiming to have been beaten by two men who shouted racist and homophobic slurs at him, put a noose around his neck and proceeded to pour bleach on him. However, the initial investigation by Chicago police found that Smollett might

New Zealand Mosque shooting devastates many

Friday, March 15, 50 people were killed and another 50 were injured in a shooting at two different mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. According to Joey Garrison from USA Today, this attack will go down in history as the nation’s deadliest massacre. The suspected shooter of these two mosques has been identified as

“Hoo” will be the next Oakley?

The search for a new Texas Woman’s University mascot has begun. This opportunity is suggested for anyone who is interested in promoting school spirit and has the dance moves to do so. All candidates selected to be the mascot will be a part of the Spirit Program. TWU’s mascot is a newly added aspect of student

TWU softball receives largest donation in university history

Texas Woman’s University’s softball team has recently been granted the single greatest donation that TWU Athletics has ever received in the history of the university. February 22, TWU officials made the announcement at a Board of Regents meeting that the TWU softball program had received a gift of $500,000 from a living TWU alumni and softball

Keep Denton Beautiful to hold Great American Cleanup

Keep Denton Beautiful, or KDB, is a nonprofit organization in Denton, Texas that aims to involve Denton neighborhoods, businesses and residents of all kinds to help create a more clean, beautiful city. According to their website, KDB’s mission statement is “To engage our community in creating a clean and beautiful Denton.” KDB is an

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

A hotly debated issue we often see in today’s world is the topic of vaccinations. Many of us have scrolled down Facebook or seen advertisements on billboards, either advocating for vaccines or protesting against them. Either way, it is important for us to become informed decision-makers on this topic in order to form a sound

TWU named Military-Friendly for 10th consecutive year

Over the last 10 years, Texas Woman’s University has been recognized as a Military Friendly campus every single year. This is a title not many universities get the privilege of having, and TWU has had the honor of earning this recognition for 10 straight years. A Military Friendly college must be able to meet individual

Taking CARE of TWU commuters

According to its website, Texas Woman’s University is home to a large percentage of commuter students. In fact, over three-fourths of those who attend TWU are commuters. For this reason, TWU offers many helpful tools and amenities for its commuters. These resources can range from shuttles to care stations around campus to extra parking lots

Moody recognized as student-athlete of the month

Every month at TWU, one lucky athlete is selected as the Edward Jones Student-Athlete of the month. This individual must be someone who balances life as a student along with being an athlete at the collegiate level, which is no easy feat. January’s Student-Athlete of the Month is no other

Lady Pioneers overcome the odds

Last week, the TWU basketball team took on the challenge of breaking a seven-game losing streak. Going into a tug of war match during overtime, the final scoreboard was indefinite. However, with the odds stacked against them and the stakes high, the Pioneers pulled through with a 72-70 triumph over Cameron University’s Lady Aggies