Representatives of student organizations, faculty and staff, and alumni will participate in the ceremony. Classes have been dismissed from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.
A reception is scheduled in the Lowman Student Center following the investiture ceremony.
The special two-day program, aimed at students pursuing careers in journalism, will incorporate a televised link between the campuses of SHSU and the University of Texas in Austin.
The Nov. 25 lecture begins at 11 a.m. in the Killinger Auditorium at SHSU's Criminal Justice Center. The SHSU presentation will be broadcast live to an audience at the University of Texas in Austin.
Rather will present a second lecture from UT the following day. His Nov. 26 speech will be televised live at 11 a.m. in Killinger Auditorium.
Rather is probably the most prominent American newsman to speak regularly on media ethics. Though his Nov. 25-26 lectures address students, his message is sure to appeal to anyone interested in the current state of American journalism.
Don Richardson, chair of SHSU's Department of Public Communications and event organizer, said the public is invited and encouraged to attend this event.
Prospective students and their guests will have the opportunity to view the campus, visit with faculty about majors and speak with representatives from admissions, financial aid, and residence life, said Barrie Glasscock, event coordinator.
Students interested in attending the event can call 294-1828 for additional information.
Events scheduled for the Recital Hall include a Brass Choir concert at 7:30 p. m. Monday, Faculty Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, and Wind/Percussion Forum at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The Jazz Ensemble Concert is scheduled for Killinger Auditorium in the Beto Criminal Justice Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
All events with the exception of the Forum, which is free, are free to Friends of Music and students with identification. General admission is $5. For more information call 294-1360.
The Art Department's trip to Italy is scheduled for May 29-June 29, offering study in Florence and trips to Pisa, Siena, Venice and Rome, under the direction of Dr. Darryl Patrick. Call 294-1561 for information.
The Mexican Field School, with internationally-oriented classes in business, education, geology and Spanish, is scheduled for June 5 - July 8. Contact Dr. Ross Lovell, program coordinator, at 294-1312 for details.