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MBA program offers information sessions

Texas Woman’s University will conduct information sessions showcasing its Executive MBA program this month in Plano, Dallas and Fort Worth.

The Plano session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Trinity Room at the Sockwell Center in Plano, 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd.

The Dallas session is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in Room 2702 at the TWU T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences-Dallas Center, 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave.

The Fort Worth session will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 26 in Room A122 of the Region XI Education Service Center, 3001 N. Freeway.

TWU’s Executive MBA program is designed for middle and senior-level managers who want to enhance their career skills. Classes are open to men and women. Students will be able to earn their degree in just 15 months by taking courses online and on selected Saturdays.

For more information, visit, call 800-283-2291 or e-mail

Annual ‘Boo at the U’ scheduled for Oct. 24

A haunted house, treats, train rides and carnival games will fill the TWU Student Union on Oct. 24 for the annual “Boo at the U” festival.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., community members can attend the event for free and are encouraged to bring one canned good per person to help support the TWU Food Pantry.

At the event, there will also be “trunk-or-treating” throughout campus, where decorated parked cars will give out treats from the trunks of vehicles.

The Student Union is located at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

Speakers announced for November conference

Crisis management expert Judy A. Smith and television host and global explorer Chris Bashinelli are the featured speakers for Texas Woman’s University’s Cultural Connections Leadership Conference scheduled Nov. 7-9.

Smith — the inspiration for the ABC television series Scandal — is the founder and president of Smith & Company, a strategic and crisis communications firm with offices in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.

As host and executive producer of the internationally recognized television series Bridge the Gap, Bashinelli travels the globe from Tanzania to Thailand to experience life in someone else’s shoes. He has spoken internationally at universities, conferences, corporate events and, frequently, at the United Nations.

Smith will speak during the opening evening of the conference at 6 p.m. Nov. 7, and Bashinelli will speak at 9 a.m. Nov. 8 in Hubbard Hall. For more information and a detailed schedule, visit

Registration for the conference is $30 for the general public, $10 for TWU students and $15 for TWU faculty and staff. The registration deadline is Nov. 6. On-site registration is $50 for the general public, $20 for TWU students and $25 for TWU faculty and staff.

For more information or to register, visit or call 940-898-3679.

Tenn. college president receives alumni award

Nancy Moody, president of Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn., received the fall 2013 TWU Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award for her career in higher education.

Moody has served as Tusculum’s president since 2009 and was previously president of Lincoln Memorial University for seven years.

Moody earned a master of science degree in nursing from TWU Institute of Health Sciences-Houston Center in 1978. She also holds associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University. She also received a doctorate in nursing from the University of Alabama School of Nursing in Birmingham.

Professor earns alumni award from La. college

Susan Stierheim, an associate professor of counseling and development at TWU, was named the Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education 2013 Distinguished Alumnae of the Year.

An internationally known speaker on adults dealing with grief and loss, Adams is also the immediate past president of the Texas Counseling Association (TCA) — the largest counseling association in the United States — and was named the 2008 counselor educator of the year by the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, a division of the TCA.

Among her professional interests are grief and loss issues, adult survivors of past trauma and abuse and life transitions. She has a limited private practice in the Denton area working with adults, couples and adolescents.

Adams will be honored during Louisiana Tech’s annual Alumni Awards Luncheon on Friday in the Louisiana Tech Student Center as part of the university’s 2013 homecoming festivities.

TWU seeks volunteers for thyroid study

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at Texas Woman’s University is seeking women between 18 and 45 to volunteer for a study of the effects of an iodine supplement on improving thyroid function to reduce body fat and increase metabolic rate.

Participants cannot be pregnant or wanting to become pregnant for six months, the duration of the study. They must otherwise be healthy and mobile and willing to consume multivitamins or the iodine supplement for six months.

To participate, volunteers will receive an analysis of their body fat and bone density, measurement of metabolic rate, a dietary assessment and a thyroid function assessment. They will also receive a $25 Walmart gift card at the end of the study.

For more information, contact Dr. Nancy DiMarco at 940-898-2702 or