Monday, May 4, 2009

Faculty Recognition Day

Faculty Recognition Day Honors Faculty Publications and Creative Works

Texas Woman's University Libraries and Friends of the TWU Library honored faculty authorship, editorship, and artistic works for 2008 on Faculty Recognition Day, held in the Blagg-Huey Library on Monday, April 20, 2009. Sherilyn Bird (pictured below, left), Director of TWU Libraries, welcomed attendees to the exhibit and reception and noted the popularity of the program since its inception in 2007. She then turned the program over to Dr. Kay Clayton (pictured below, right), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Dr. Clayton noted the following faculty achievements for 2008:

*Eighty-three faculty members submitted 113 publications that included books, book chapters, encyclopedia articles, and journal articles.

*The program includes citations for 207 presentations delivered at conferences and before scholarly bodies in 31 states and 12 countries.

*Creative works are represented by one compact disc and one performance program

*Faculty research focuses on diverse issues, many impacting women, such as domestic abuse, community health and nursing in the Middle East, literacy improvement in the bilingual classroom, globally distributed decision making, game theory, and online teaching and learning.

Kimberley Johnson of the Woman's Collection spoke for other library personnel who assisted with the program when she wrote, "It has been a delight to work on this exhibit. To be honest, I feel honored to have had the opportunity to work on an exhibit that features the scholarship and hard work of our dedicated faculty."

--Carolyn Poole

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