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Briefly: Casting open for drag show, new programs offer student support, risk management relocating

TWU issues casting call for drag show performers

Texas Woman’s University issued a casting call for anyone interested in performing or being part of the committee for its annual drag show earlier this month. 

Kings, Queens & Non-Binary Beings, the annual show held every spring which features acts from national and local performers and students, will take place this year, the post confirmed. The show is typically open to the public for a $5 entry fee and free for students, though university officials haven’t explained how COVID-19 might impact this year’s show.

The performance will take place April 14.

To inquire about performing or joining the committee, fill out the online form

New university programs offer academic support to underserved groups

TWU launched two TRiO student academic support programs earlier this month, according to an email sent to students Feb. 8. 

TRiO SSS-STEM-H will serve students majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health majors through a variety of programs and services, and TRiO SSS Classic is open to all academic majors. The programs offer specialized support services including priority registration and advising, tutoring, academic and skill enrichment, personal and career counseling and cultural events and activities. 

Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be either a first-generation student, low income or have a disability, according to the email. 

For more information or to apply, visit the TRiO website, email or call 940-898-4461. 

Risk management to move off-campus

TWU’s risk management department will move to an off-campus location to make way for more academics in Old Main, university representative Matt Flores said. 

The university is preparing 1605 N Locust St., a 1,835 square-foot facility adjacent to campus, for risk management, which is currently housed on the first floor of Old Main. The move is part of the university’s plan to dedicate more space in Old Main to academic purposes, Flores said. 

 The space is expected to be ready before the end of the spring semester, possibly as early as April. There is no form arrangement on which department will move into the vacated space after risk management relocates, Flores said. 

TWU purchased the property, which formerly housed a private medical practice, for $266,000.00 in May 2019, according to the Central Appraisal District’s website

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