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Briefly: Texas Woman's University

Building named to honor researcher, donor 

The Human Development Building on the Denton campus will be renamed Woodcock Hall in honor of Richard Woodcock, a researcher who brought a research institute to TWU in 2015. 

The Woodcock Institute for the Advancement of Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice opened two years ago with a $10 million gift. Woodcock developed a series of tests for cognition, achievement and reading that are used today. 

The gift was the largest in TWU's history, and royalties from one of his tests will continue to be donated to the university. 

Renaming the building is to recognize his work and generosity, Chancellor and President Carine Feyten said. The Board of Regents unanimously approved the decision earlier this month.

TWU working on relationship with NASA 

Leaders at Texas Woman's University met with NASA officials to look at ways the university could partner with the agency. 

In the past, the university has worked with the space agency and recently met to talk about ways to form a strategic partnership moving forward. 

Kamlesh P. Lulla, director of NASA's Johnson Space Center University Research, Collaboration and Partnership Office, said the agency is interested in joint research proposals in technology development and workforce. Lulla and his deputy met with TWU leaders last month.

Carine Feyten, chancellor and president of TWU, said she sees opportunities in additional realms that impact space exploration, like textiles and food science. 

Entrepreneurship boot camp for veterans scheduled Saturday 

A free workshop for veterans, members of the military and their spouses will teach attendees how to "jump start" their businesses at TWU on Saturday. 

There will be five sessions to talk about different aspects of business. Charles J. Read, president of Get Payroll & Simon and a Marine veteran, will then talk about "How I Started My Business and Lessons Learned in the Process." Other sessions will include social media marketing, finance and crowdfunding. 

The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the TWU Arts and Sciences Building at 1100 Oakland St. and is sponsored by Momentum Texas Inc. To register, visit

Preview day set for Saturday

Potential first-year students can visit TWU to learn about the school and its programs for Pioneer Preview Day on Saturday.

The event starts at 8 a.m. and walks attendees through the application process, provide an academic preview as well as a student life and services fair. There will be opportunities to talk to students and faculty, as well as take a full campus tour.

Those who attend will be entered into a drawing to earn $1,000 to apply to tuition and fees in fall 2017 or spring 2018. One first-year student and one transfer student will win the prize.

To register, visit and click "pioneer preview day" or call 940-898-3014.