For an educational experience
geared toward teaching TWU students, faculty members and others about therapy
dogs and their potential role in healthcare, Dr. Gayle Hersch of the Occupational Therapy Department and the Academic Resource Center was instrumental in bringing therapy dogs(below)to the Houston campus of TWU on Monday,
December 5, 2016.
you're on the Denton campus, therapy dogs are on the way. Visit the Blagg-Huey Library from 6 to 8 p.m.
on Sunday, December 11th and destress by spending some time with some of our
furry friends from Paws Across Texas.
On the fateful day of
December 7, 1941, flight instructor Cornelia Fort was in the skies over
Honolulu with a student when they noticed approaching military aircraft.
Initially unconcerned, Fort realized something was amiss as she narrowly
avoided colliding with one of the incoming planes. Quick action on her part
saved her life and her student's, but little did Fort know that the plane that
missed them was part of the Japanese fleet that would attack Pearl Harbor.
In 1942 Fort became
part of the Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) under the
direction of Nancy Harkness Love. The Originals, as the group was known,
was comprised of 28 women who flew military aircraft for the U.S. Army Air
Corp. In 1943 the WAFS merged with the Women Airforce Service Pilots(WASP), and Fort would gave her
life doing what she loved--flying. On March 21, 1943, Fort was killed when the
landing gear of another plane clipped hers while they were in the skies near
Abilene, Texas. One of the few women in the elite program of women pilots to
witness the Japanese approach, Fort was one of 38 who died before the WASP
disbanded in December 1944.
University is the home of the official WASP Archive. Designated in 1992 by
the WASP as their official repository, the collection contains over 1 million
documents, 50,000+ photos, 700+ oral histories, and 700+ personal collections
of the pilots--as well as film, audio, uniforms, artifacts, and thousands of
other items. Every year the archive attracts researchers, scholars, historians,
filmmakers, documentarians, students, media, and military personnel from around
Just in time to relieve some of that finals-related stress, Lauren DuRousseau LMT (licensed massage therapist) of TWU Fit & Rec will be giving free 5-minute massages in the
living room area on the first floor of the Blagg-Huey Library, at the following times.
Monday, 12/12: 4p-6p
Tuesday, 12/13: 4p-6p
Sign up sheets will be available for the limited number of spots available. They go fast, so we recommend getting to the library right at 4 to reserve your time.
Beginning Monday, November
28, 2016, the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus will be the site of some
much-needed construction. As the roof replacement project proceeds, patrons will
notice safety precautions (including fencing and overhead protection) in place
for their benefit.
The library building
(including Starbucks and the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence) will be
open and fully operational during this project, which is scheduled for completion by
early Summer 2017.
On the one hand it'll get dark earlier. On the other you'll
have 60 more minutes to studywork sleep. However
you look at it, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November
6, 2016--so remember to set those clocks back one hour.
The TWU Libraries invite you to join us on Thursday, November 3, 2016 for the grand opening of A Life Unveiled: A Portrait of Florence Nightingale. A Life Unveiled is a significant collection, 35 years in the making, of Nightingale
artifacts, original documents, and memorabilia. Following light refreshments, collection curator and TWU alumnae Tony Paterniti, Ph.D, R.N. will share details of Nightingale's story--including the impact her work has had on nursing,
statistics, sanitation reform, advocacy for the sick, hospital design,
and more. Guided tours of A Life Unveiled will follow. The TWU community and the general public are invited to join us at 2 p.m. in the living room area of the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus as we pay tribute to Florence Nightingale and her life of service to the sick and dying. ~Sandy Cochran
Looking for inspiration for your Halloween makeup? Check out the following streaming videos available through the TWU Libraries with your Portal username and password. Access them via the TWU Libraries homepage > Databases A-Z List > K > Kanopy Videostreaming, then type the title in the search box at the top of the page.
Create Faces Face Painting: Halloween Horror1 hr., 52 mins. A professional clown and face painter demonstrates how to paint eight different full-face designs: Frankenstein, Living
Dead/Zombie (2 variations), Mummy, Skull, Vampire, Half-skull, and Werewolf. She also discusses supplies, basic brush strokes, cleanup, and--for professionals working at fairs and birthday parties--marketing and working with children.
Monster Make-Up37 minutes Dick Smith, creator of special makeup effects for the films Altered States, The Exorcist, The Hunger, and
Amadeus, shows you how it's done using easily available materials. Make your own blood, fake teeth, and fangs, and learn various shadowing and other techniques as you watch Smith transform an 18-year-old into a ghoulish zombie. ~Jimmie Lyn Harris with Sandy Cochran