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Prospective students invited to open house

Texas Woman's University will host an open house for prospective students from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 15.

Prospective students and their guests will have the opportunity to meet faculty and students, participate in a campus tour and attend sessions on admissions, financial aid, housing, student life, commuter information and more.

Prospective students also could win $1,000 to be applied to fall and spring 2012-13 tuition and fees at TWU. Three awards of $1,000 each will be presented to one freshman, one transfer and one graduate student at the open house.

Students must be eligible for admission to TWU to claim the awards.

Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in Hubbard Hall, located on Administration Drive between Oakland Street and Bell Avenue in Denton.

Information sessions are scheduled until noon, followed by campus tours that include residence halls. Free parking is available throughout campus during the open house.

For more information or to register, e-mail openhouse@twu.edu, call 940-898-3014 or 1-866-809-6130, or visit www.twu.edu  and click on "Denton Campus Open House."

 

 

Graduate school fair scheduled for Oct. 10

TWU will host a Graduate and Professional School Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the TWU Student Union, located on the southwest corner of Bell Avenue and Administration Drive.

More than 50 universities, colleges and professional schools will share information about their programs with prospective students. Information on graduate school requirements, applicable entrance exams and financial aid and scholarships also will be available. All interested persons are invited to attend.

The TWU Graduate School, the Office of Admissions and Student Union sponsor the fair.

For more information, call 940-898-3188 or 1-866-809-6130, or visit www.twu.edu and click on the "TWU Graduate & Professional Fair" icon.

 

 

Professor quoted in broadcasts worldwide

Texas Woman's University sociology professor Mahmoud Sadri recently was quoted in international and national broadcasts on the BBC and Voice of America.

In August, Sadri participated in a roundtable discussion on the legacy of Karl Marx on the BBC Persian Service television program Pargar (Compass). Held in the BBC's London offices, the program will be broadcast later this month. This is the second time Sadri has appeared on the program, which is broadcast in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan.

He also appeared on another live BBC interview in August via Skype from his office at TWU, responding to questions concerning an open letter in Financial Times expressing concern about the potential removal of the Mujahedin-e Khalq organization from the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Sadri signed the letter along with 36 other Iranian and American scholars.

Sadri also was interviewed this summer by the Voice of America (Radio Farda) on the constituent fractions of the Green Movement in Iran and the prospects of their future coalition.

 

 

New recreation center to mark grand opening

Texas Woman's University will celebrate the grand opening of the TWU Fitness and Recreation Center at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The 40,000-square-foot, $15.5 million facility includes a large cardiovascular exercise room with televisions mounted on most equipment, a weight room with more than 7,500 pounds of weights and dumbbells, four group exercise rooms, an NCAA-regulation basketball court that converts into two volleyball courts, an outdoor adventure area and a 30-foot indoor climbing wall with a 22-foot vertical rappelling station.

The new fitness and recreation center is located at the corner of Bell Avenue and Chapel Drive, south of the Stark and Guinn residence halls. The center is more than twice the size of the previous fitness facility.

 

 

TWU's therapy clinic announces schedule

The TWU Counseling and Family Therapy Clinic will begin its fall programs in October.

The cost for each group is between $20 and $25 per week, and a $10 screening fee is required prior to enrollment in the group. Graduate students under the direct supervision of licensed professionals provide services.

Sessions will take place in the clinic, located in the Human Development Buildingat TWU. For a map of the campus, visit www.twu.edu/maps.asp .

For more information or to sign up for a group, call 940-898-2600.

 

 

Adolescent Girls and Mothers Group

The purpose of this group is to reduce anxiety and depressive symptoms in adolescent girls ages 12-16 and to build family functioning through mother-daughter group experiences. Adolescents who are aggressive, violent or abusing drugs are not recommended for the group.

The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 5 through Nov. 16.

 

 

Adolescent Male Anger Management Group

This group is designed to help males ages 14-17 gain control over their angry feelings and behaviors; to help them understand the source of their anger; and to decrease angry behaviors.

The group meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 17.

 

 

Adult Male Anger Management Group

This group is designed to help males ages 18 and older gain control over their angry feelings and behaviors, to help them understand the source of their anger, and to decrease angry behaviors.

The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 17.

 

 

Depression Group for Adult Women

This group's purpose is to help women ages 18 and older who are experiencing depression improve their level of functioning and develop strategies for managing their depression.

The group meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays, Oct. 3 through Nov. 14.

 

 

Divorce Recovery Group for Men and Women

This group is designed to help men and women ages 18 and older accept divorce and build a plan for their new lives, including dealing with issues associated with the divorce and building new relationships. Participants' divorce must be final.

The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 17.


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