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Energy Star names TWU as a top school

Texas Woman’s University recently was named one of the top five universities in the United States that have contributed to the national Energy Star Low Carbon IT Power Campaign.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy designed to protect the environment through the use of energy-efficient products and practices.

According to Energy Star’s website, the Low Carbon IT Campaign is a nationwide effort to assist and recognize organizations for reducing the energy consumed by their information technology equipment.

As a contributor to the campaign, the university has pledged to activate power management features on university monitors and computers to save energy.

The Environmental Protection Agency started its Energy Star program in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency.

More than 12,000 organizations are Energy Star partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses.

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TWU student selected for internship program

Texas Woman’s University student Mayra Rivas has been selected for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program.

The HACU National Internship Program is the nation’s largest Hispanic internship program.

Accepted students participate in paid internships with federal and corporate offices across the nation.

Rivas, a senior nutrition major from Dallas, currently is a dietetics intern at the Veterans Administration Health Care System in Amarillo.

Rivas is a student member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the TWU Student Dietetics Association and the Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority.

She also serves as a student assistant for the TWU Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, working in the chemistry labs.

Upon her graduation from TWU next May, Rivas plans to pursue a combined dietetics internship/master’s degree in nutrition.

HACU represents more than 400 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal.

The HACU National Internship Program places hundreds of students in paid internships annually. Since its inception in 1992, the program has placed more than 9,000 students in internships.

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