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TWU hosts first TEDx event on campus

Faculty, students and community members give independent TED talks on variety of topics at the Denton campus Redbud Theater Johnna Headley, Copy Editor On Friday March 4, TWU hosted the TEDxTWU Inaugural Event, Pioneering the Space Between. TWU faculty, staff, students, and community members packed the Redbud Theater Complex on the Denton

TWU Drama holds open auditions

Seeking actors for upcoming "The Triumph of Love" Matt Olson, Copy Editor TWU’s Drama department is holding open auditions for “The Triumph of Love,” a play by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux and adapted by Stephen Wadsworth. Auditions are being held today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Redbud Theatre with open

Pioneer Basketball

Basketball shoots for 6th conference win Johnna Headley, Reporter/Copy Editor The TWU Pioneer basketball team continued to participate in conference play over the winter break and currently boast a 6-2 conference record. TWU is currently ranked 3rd in the South Central Region Media Poll. On Jan. 17, the Pioneers battled back late in

Gymnastics team has yet to reach its peak

TWU gymnasts meet with Division 1 gymnastics teams in the NCAA. Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief The 2016 Gymnastics season began at home Jan. 8. The Pioneers competed with Florida, a Division 1 school ranked No. 2 on the National Collegiate Athletic Association website. The Pioneers accumulated a score of 191.450 in performance while

Playwrights put themselves to the test

TWU’s Drama students create fun and challenging way to showcase their skills. Nadiyah Suleiman, Page Editor The honorary theatre fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, will host its very first annual 24-Hour Play Writing Festival featuring APO members and Drama majors and minors. The festival is run exclusively by students who have only 24

Starbucks opens in library

The best of both worlds: coffee fix and library amenities all in one place Emily Nickles, Editor-in-Chief Bringing in the new No longer do students have to leave campus or walk down University Dr. to get Starbucks coffee after hours. TWU has officially opened its first fully functioning Starbucks facility in

TWU to host annual Festival of Lights

Matt Olson, Copy Editor As one last celebration before finals week and students return home for the holidays, TWU’s Festival of Lights aims to spread the holiday spirit around campus. The lighting will take place at the Hubbard Oval on Tuesday Dec. 1 at dusk, and two other events will be

ODK Luncheon Gallery

Omicron Delta Kappa recently provided a luncheon for approximately 180 Facilities Management staff. According to Associate Director of the Leadership Institute Judy Elias, ODK is an honor society for students in the Leadership Institute. Elias said in an email: “This luncheon was part of our commitment to giving back to

Write Site offers service to TWU students

Johnna Headley, Reporter Many students are aware of the various resources available on campus through Career Services, Student Development and the Counseling Center. However, an often-overlooked student service is the Write Site. The Write Site offers a multitude of services for students who need help with any stage of the writing

Veterans Day on the Square

Johnna Headley, Reporter Tomorrow TWU, in collaboration with the Denton County Veterans Service Office and UNT, will honor the veterans of the United States with Veterans Day on the Square. Veterans Day on the Square will begin at 11 a.m. on the courthouse lawn with TWU’s brass ensemble, posting of the colors

Billie J. Askew Institute to be held

Johnna Headley, Reporter Dr. Billie J. Askew was a part of the TWU faculty from 1989 to 2003, which prompted the name for the Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery and K-6 Literacy Institute. On Monday Nov. 2, the TWU Reading department will host the 26th Annual Billie J. Askew Reading Recovery

New Housing Director weighs in on campus needs

Katie Olson, Editor-in-Chief Jill Eckardt has recently been appointed the new Director of University Housing and Residence Life at TWU. Eckardt has a long-standing acquaintance with the university, having attended a fall conference for housing professionals as a participant, speaker and coordinator working with TWU housing staff. Her credentials include  previousl held

TWU to host annual Boo at the U

Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor Tricks, treats and zombies will all be a part of this fall’s Boo at the U festivities. On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Student Union will host their annual Halloween festival from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Hubbard Hall lawn. Boo at the U is for children in