The investiture of Dr. Bobby K. Marks as president of Sam Houston State University is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Johnson Coliseum on the SHSU campus. The public is invited.

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.


"CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather will return to his alma mater, Sam Houston State University, on Nov. 25 to deliver the first of two lectures on media ethics.

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.


Potential students from throughout the state and especially Southeast Texas will be in Huntsville Saturday for the fall "Saturdays at Sam!" visitation day.

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.


The upcoming week will be a busy one for the SHSU Music Department.

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.


Recruitment for two summer study programs, one in Italy and another in Mexico, are underway.

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.


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 or telephone (294-1836), or visit (212 Rather Communications Building).
Nov. 17, 1996