Sam Houston State University alumni, former Huntsville residents, and hit musicians Todd and Toby Pipes and their group "Deep Blue Something" will perform a concert in Johnson Coliseum at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19.

Both attended Huntsville High School and then Sam Houston State, with Todd earning a degree before both went on to earn degrees at the University of North Texas. They are the sons of Huntsville city manager Gene Pipes and his wife, Cindy.

The Pipes brothers and the two other musicians who make up Deep Blue Something will perform their hit, "Breakfast at Tiffany's," along with the rest of their album, entitled "Home."

Tickets are $5 and available at the Coliseum box office, Student Activities office and the Ear Doctor. Student Activities and the Ear Doctor are cash-only outlets, with the Coliseum accepting cash, checks, MasterCard or Visa.

The Deep Blue Something concert is sponsored by the SHSU Program Council, the Department of Student Activities, and the Department of Recreational Sports. For more information, call 294-3861.


Dr. Richard A. Cording, former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, is probably the No. 1 University of North Carolina Tar Heel basketball fan in Texas, and possibly the South.

Nevertheless, because of the length and quality of his service to the University, a "Hoops for Scholars" academic scholarship fundraising event sponsored by the SHSU Ladykat basketball team and the College of Arts and Sciences is being held in his honor.

Volunteers under the direction of event co-chairmen Morris and Jan Waller are seeking pledges based on the number of two and three-point "hoops" scored by the Ladykat basketball team in their Saturday afternoon game against Nicholls State. The Ladykats are scheduled to play the Colonels at about 4:30 p.m., following the men's game which begins at 2 p.m.

Scholarship funds will be used to recruit National Merit Scholars and other outstanding academic students to Sam Houston State University. For details or to pledge please contact the Wallers at 295-5160 or 295-8906.


The 36th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring sculpture, jewelry, prints, masks, drawing, ceramics, computer graphics, and painting, will be held from Jan. 18 through Feb. 7 in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery.

An opening reception is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is no admission charge.

The best and newest works of the SHSU art faculty will be featured. Exhibitors will be Marcus Adams, Martin Amorous, Jimmy Barker, Margaret Bohls, Kate Borcherding, William Breitenbach, Gene Eastman, Patric Lawler and Ken Zonker.

Tours are also available. Please contact the Art Office at 294-1315 for more information.


Mrs. Carrie Herren Tomlinson of Houston, who taught mathematics for 34 years, has established a scholarship fund at Sam Houston State University to assist in the training of teachers.

The Carrie Herren Tomlinson Scholarship Fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship each semester.

Mrs. Tomlinson, who graduated from Sam Houston State in 1942, retired in 1972 as chair of the mathematics program at Waltrip High School.


Carroll and Mae Tharp, who have their own restoration village which they call "Fernland" between Conroe and Montgomery, will present a slide lecture on "Texas Style Log Cabin Restoration and Preservation" at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20.

The Tharps, who have done five restoration projects since he retired from architectural work, will make their presentation in the Katy and E. Don Walker Education Center in the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex.

Carroll Tharp has served on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Board as well as working with state and local preservation societies. Mae Tharp, an accomplished botanist, credits her father-in-law, Dr. B. C. Tharp, with her interest in that field. Dr. Tharp was a former student and faculty member at Sam Houston State who later wrote several books on the natural grasses of Texas.

The Education Center is located at 19th St. and Ave. N. For further information please call 294-1831.


The start of the 1996 Spring Semester at Sam Houston State University, originally scheduled for Monday, will be postponed one day as the faculty, staff, and students observe a holiday in honor of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Administrative offices will be open Monday, but classes will not begin until Tuesday. University employees have the option of working Monday and taking another day off, with approval of their supervisor.

The remainder of the 1995-'96 academic year holiday schedule includes Spring Break for faculty and students March 18-22 (March 21 and 22 for staff), Memorial Day May 27 and Independence Day July.


Dr. Jerry C. McGee, professor of educational leadership, was honored recently by the superintendents of American schools in Latin America at their annual meeting in Atlanta.

McGee served as a member of the Latin American Committee of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools from 1990-'95. The committee accredits approximately 200 American type schools in Mexico, Central, and South America.


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Jan. 14, 1996