The SHSU Wellness Committee and Department of Recreational Sports is sponsoring 11 different activities Monday through Friday as part of its "Mind Body Spirit" Wellness Week.

Lectures are scheduled from noon to 1:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Lowman Student Center on wellness topics. The topics, presenters and locations include:

Nutrition and Wellness, Kweethai Neill, LSC Room 304 on Monday;

Be Well and Prosper, Carlos Zalaquett, LSC Room 304 on Tuesday;

Massage Workshop, Diane Jones, LSC Room 303 on Wednesday;

Yoga Workshop, Marvin Seale, LSC Room 312 on Thursday.

Activity events include AeroJam, an attempt to pack the Coliseum floor with aerobics enthusiasts, at 6 p.m. Wednesday; Steppin' Up at Sam and Bearkat Bike-a-thon activities all week long in the Health and Kinesiology Center weight room, and a Predicted Time Walk/Jog from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the HKC track.

Also, Fat Tuesday Body Composition Testing from 1-5 p.m. Tuesday in HKC room 243, Bench Press Contest at 7 p.m. Tuesday on HKC Court #1, and a Minute Ab Contest from 4-6 p.m. Monday in the HKC.

There is no admission fee for participation. Prizes will be awarded to participants and at random. Call 294-1966 for information.


Chris Kelley, award-winning reporter for the Dallas Morning News, will be the keynote speaker Wednesday for Communications Career Day at Sam Houston State University.

Approximately 300 high school seniors from throughout Southeast Texas are expected for the event, which will include round table discussions with professionals from various communications fields, tours of the Rather Communications Building, and a writing contest.

Kelley will be on campus for the entire week, speaking to communications classes, visiting with students, and advising student publication leaders.

Kelley has reported for the Morning News for 15 years, covering city hall, transportation and general assignments. His recent specialty is stories that focus attention on issues such as flood protection, effects of sprawl, demographic change, and the influence of technology on cities.

A graduate of Texas Christian University, he has won awards from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Planning Association and an award for social justice reporting.

Kelley's visit is made possible by the Philip G. Warner Endowed Chair in Journalism, established by the Houston Endowment Inc. in 1986.


Organization is underway for the first Sam Houston State University Mexican Field School in more than 20 years.

Courses will be offered by the colleges of Business Administration, Education and Applied Science, and Arts and Sciences, pending approval by the university's regents and state coordinating board.

Dr. Ross Lovell, field school coordinator, said that all courses will have an international perspective. Instructors will include Dr. Victor Sower, Dr. Michelle Hewlett-Gomez, Dr. Betsy Torrez, Dr. Frieda Koeninger, and Dr. Thomas Soare.

The field school will be held in Puebla, Mexico, an old Spanish Colonial City founded in 1531 and known for its beautiful churches and buildings and mild summer climate.

The first two days of the semester, June 5 and 6, will be an orientation on the SHSU campus. Students and instructors will fly to Mexico June 8 and return July 8. Courses will be held Monday through Thursday, with long weekends for trips to other parts of Mexico.

The cost of the program including lodging, meals, air transportation, tuition and fees for six credit hours is $1,525. Some scholarship assistance is available from the University's International Scholarship Fund. Contact Dr. Lovell at 294-1312, or the course instructors, for more information.


Thirty-nine Sam Houston State University juniors and seniors have been accepted for membership in the Alpha Chi national college honor society for the 1996 fall semester. The new members include:

Barbara Alcamo, Lynn Bates, Karen Baty, Shane Blume, Kristi Brock, Ashley Brown, Tanya Burks, Katrina Davis, Lezli Enax, Jarod B. Evans, Annette Gabonay, John Garrett II, John Garris and Stacey Garris.

Also, Ashley Greene, Robert Hicks, Tasha Hoff, Sarah Hogue, Jennifer Huffman, Janice Innes, Vicki Lyons, Michelle Marek, Gidget McClung, Amy McClurd, Anna Mitchell and Ginger Mobley.

Also, Maria Montalvo, Robert Reinhardt, Sharla Rhoden, Stephanie Schmidt, Kristina Schober, J. Clayton Stansberry III, Jeremy Sullivan, Michele Vogel, Christopher Walker, Brenda Waller-Casey, Alisse Wobser, Lennie Woodford and Lin Zhang.

Founded in 1922, Alpha Chi is opposed to bigotry, narrowness, and distinctions between people on any basis, and seeks to promote the genuine personal worth of each individual. The motto of the society is "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32.


Music events for the coming week include a clarinet concert, flute choir performance, vocal forum and Wind Ensemble concert. All events are in the Recital Hall with the exception of the Wind Ensemble concert, which is scheduled for Killinger Auditorium.

The clarinet concert by faculty member Tamara Raatz is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Flute Choir, conducted by Natalie Syring, is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Vocal Forum is 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, and the Wind Ensemble Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Dr. Gary Sousa will conduct the Wind Ensemble. Charlotte Tull, piano soloist, will perform the Fisher Tull Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble.

Music events are free to Friends of Music and students with identification. Tickets are $5. Call 294-1360 for information.


Community members are invited to join faculty, staff and students at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, for the investiture of Dr. Bobby K. Marks as the 11th president of Sam Houston State University.

The investiture ceremony will be held in Johnson Coliseum, with a reception following in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.

Faculty members have been advised that 4T and 5T classes (12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.) will be dismissed, and university functions will be operational with skeleton staffing to enable personnel to participate.


SHSU UPDATE is produced by the Office of Public Relations at Sam Houston State University. Faculty, staff, and students may contribute material by mail (Box 2105), (fax) 294-1834, e-mail pin_frk@shsu.edu or pin_per@shsu.edu telephone (294-1836), or visit (212 Rather Communications Building).
Nov. 10, 1996