“Cheating in College – Where it happens and Why Students Do It?”


On March 30th – in Student Union room 206 at 12 noon,  Nancy DiMarco will lead an important discussion with a faculty panel on “Why Students are Tempted to Cheat in College.” Kyle Voyles,  TWU Executive Director of Civility and Community Standards will share some opening comments on recent TWU trends and how TWU is addressing these Honor Code violations.

Simple economic incentives encourage students to cheat, so the practice is unlikely to abate anytime soon without a major system overhaul, Carol Poster writes for Inside Higher Ed.

Students have many options available to them when it comes to cheating that save time and are cost-effective. For example, Poster says, suppose a student must choose between spending 20 hours to write a term paper or working. She can earn $180 for 20 hours of work at her job and buy a term paper online for $80, meaning she has $100 left over that she wouldn’t have earned if she had written the paper herself.


Please invite a faculty or staff to join this discussion.

Nancy DiMarco, PhD, RDN,CSSD is the Director of the Institute for Women’s Health and Professor of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She has taught for almost 35 years at TWU. In addition, she is the pianist and lay speaker for her local church.

Join Us For February’s Event

Mika picture selfie

Bring a friend and join us:

February 11th, 12-1pm in SU206

TW Fellowship will host guest speaker

                   Mika Sumpter

of TWU’s Baptist Student Ministry and students.


The BSM is a collegiate ministry that desires to lead others to Christ, develop others as disciples, ground and transform others in and by the word of the gospel, to connect them to the life and mission of the church. In whatever we do, word or deed, we do it in the name of the Lord in hope that every student at Texas Woman’s University can be exposed to the saving grace of the Gospel.” 

 Some fun facts about the BSM are that they love to host events that involve feeding students.  Every Wednesday is Free Lunch at the BSM.  Every Monday night they host worship nights, 7:00 to 8:00 pm, where students gather to praise, worship and read scripture.  The BSM is open all day with free Wi-Fi, an open lounge, study areas and a coffee shop called Grounded Café where students can grab a quick  pick me up for half the price around campus.

Mika has been the director of TWU BSM since 2000 and her love for students is evident.   Mika is married to Greg and has two teenage sons.   Upon graduation from Arkansas State University, she served at an area church as their university minister.  Before joining TWU she left Arkansas to attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth.

Meeting Dates Set for 2015-16 School Year

TWFThe TWU Christian Fellowship planning team met today to reflect on the past year. We would like to thank each of you that participated in many of the meeting dates this year. We would love to hear your feedback on the year. The leadership team has set the meeting schedule for the next year and they are listed under upcoming events tab on this website. We hope that you go ahead and save those dates to your calendar.

The committee will meet again soon this summer to do additional planning for each date. The new academic year will be launched with a back- to-school mixer on August 28 at 7- 8 am at a local restaurant to be named soon. More details coming soon. If you have not signed up to follow us the website – We hope you add your email so you will get all the news on the upcoming events. Have a blessed summer…

Christian Faculty & Staff Conference May 30th

A Common Call


Saturday, May 30th  *  9am – 2 pm  *  Plano TX  – the Hope Center

Details and Registration

Walter Bradley will speak on “Ministering in the Secular University”

  • Christian faculty from universities in Texas and Oklahoma are attending
  • Cost is $15 — includes lunch and materials (if you register by May 15)
  • Professors at our conferences in Orlando and Birmingham this spring talked about how much it helped their walk with Christ and ministry

TW Fellowship Celebrates Earth Day with Gene Gumfory April 23rd at Noon in SU 207

                Denton Bible Church Community Garden - Shiloh Field

Join us on Thursday, April 23rd at Noon in SU207 for our final TW Fellowship gathering of the semester. In celebration of Earth Day, Gene Gumfory will discuss how volunteer-based gardening ministry, Shiloh Field, serves the needs of the local community through providing produce to several organizations. Last year they harvested over 28,000 pounds of produce at the community garden.

Denton County is home to Shiloh Field, a community garden where locals and volunteers plant, weed and harvest food for those in need. Just three short years ago, Gene Gumfory, a Denton businessman, was donated 14-1/2 acres to start a garden. Today, it is a total of 18 acres with 129 plots. Shiloh Field is located on Nottingham Drive, between Mingo Rd. and Audra Lane, Denton, Texas

The Community Garden serves the local community by teaching and providing a place for individuals to grow vegetables, and by providing free produce to those who have a need. Jesus said, “Feed my sheep!” and through the Community Garden we hope to answer that call both physically and spiritually.  The produce that was donated the first year was about 12,000 pounds. The donated produce goes to the local food bank, other ministries in Denton County, and those in need.

Daniel Allen presentation – What will you do with the Questions?

1421268684099We had an awesome meeting that combined faculty, staff and students.  It was exciting to see such a great turnout of students!  Daniel Allen, author of Summoned, facilitated a meeting dealing with tough questions we as Christians encounter on campus.  There was some great dialogue and we all walked away with food for thought. Here is a copy of Daniel Allen’s presentation. His website is http://www.danielallenjr.com/. He has offered to follow up the discussion with any student group who may have an interest.