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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

TWU Board of Regents to meet this week

AGENDA TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY FINANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING   Board of Regents’ Conference Room 6700 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030   Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM   The Texas Woman’s University Board of Regents’ Finance and Audit Committee and Academic Affairs Committee will meet on Thursday, November 8, 2018, starting at 1:00 PM. Meetings and Agenda

New parking garage to open soon

The Denton campus’ new parking garage, the Oakland Complex, is coming to the final stages of construction. Prices of parking passes have been set, and the Department of Public Safety and Human Resources have already started their transition into the building. Nov. 1, parking garage decals go on sale at the

Behind bars: Criminal Justice Department tours jail

The Criminal Justice Department at Texas Woman’s University offers free tours of different types of criminal justice facilities periodically. Less than a dozen students and staff attended the last tour of the Denton County Law Enforcement Center Thursday, Oct. 25. The tour was led by an officer and showed students the

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,"

TWU is here to help

TWU has multiple resources and services that are dedicated to helping students academically. These resources consist of the Write Site, the Math & Technology Success Center and the Science Learning Resource Center (SLRC). The Write Site provides help at any stage of the writing process for any class. Undergraduate students can

Boo at the U is back

Boo at the U is back for its annual fall festival full of treats, eats, and tons of fun. Noted on TWU’s traditions page as one of the holidays the university celebrates yearly, Boo at the U is not an event students should miss. Over 3000 children attend yearly to show

Crime Blotter

The following report covers the week of Monday, Sept. 24 through Tuesday, Oct. 2. Houston Center Wednesday, Sept. 25, an incident of voyeurism was reported at the Houston Center and is still currently active. Lowry Woods Community A theft of less than $100 was reported in the Lowry Woods Community Oct. 1 at 9:20

When crafting and chopped collide

For any students interested in crafting, TWU has the event for them.  Monday, Oct. 15, the Student Union Office is hosting a Pinterest Party: Chopped Edition. This event will take place from 4-7 p.m. on TWU’s Denton campus in the Maroon Lobby of the Student Union. Attendants will be given a

TWU Theater’s “The Birds” to open Wednesday

The Theater department has been preparing since May for their first show of the 2018-2019 season, “The Birds.” On Wednesday, Oct. 11, they will take the stage at 8 p.m. in the Redbud Theater Complex. Undergraduate students Alandra Baptiste, Walker Delk, Michael Diaz and Bryce Neel make up the entire

Crime blotter: Theft at Lowry Woods

In efforts to keep students informed, The Lasso is bringing back a weekly Police Blotter that will feature crime reported on campus for the previous week. This blotter will cover crime reported for the week of Sept. 17 to Sept. 24. Lowry Woods Community On Tuesday, Sept. 18, a theft of less

Fall rise in enrollment bring diversity to TWU

TWU’s 2018 fall semester brings with it a larger and more diverse student body. The university has reported a rise in preliminary fall enrollment numbers over last year with enrollment having risen “0.3 percent to 15,526 students,” according to a TWU news release. A significant portion of the increase comes

TWU invites families onto campus on Family Weekend

Students, this weekend is your chance to show off the TWU campus to your family. Starting Friday, Oct. 5, the annual TWU Family Weekend will commence at 5:30p.m. with a tailgating party before the TWU volleyball game. Check-in for family weekend will begin at 5 p.m. on Hubbard Lawn before

Pioneer Teaching Kitchen heats up campus

Students looking to gain skills in the kitchen this semester need look no further than the Student Union. The new Pioneer Kitchen, a joint-venture between TWU and the university’s subcontractors that provide on-campus dining, Chartwells, just recently opened. The Teaching Kitchen will regularly host one class a month in the Underground,

Hard hats on: An exclusive look at the new Student Union

  TWU students voted to raise the fee in order to build a new student union in Feb. of 2015. Since then, construction has stretched out its legs all over the Denton campus, but what students used to call Hubbard Hall continues to arouse excitement and rumors concerning the new student

Sticking up for Stickler Syndrome

In May of 2015, a Tyler newspaper quoted a then 19-year-old Hannah Werchan in a story about conquering challenges through visual and performance arts at her high school, All Saints Episcopal School. In the article, Werchan said, “I have a passion for art. I feel like I could become something with it.” Little

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