The Sam Houston State University music department's best student performers will present the final concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Recital Hall.

"The students chosen to perform were selected by audition and represent the premier performance abilities of each area of instrumental study," said Charlotte Tull, special faculty member in music.

"For music lovers in the community who have watched the students both in solo and ensemble through the years, this may be a last opportunity to experience the joy of a live performance by these students."

Scheduled to perform are Christy Allee, flute; Karen Baty, soprano; Luvanna Brown, piano; Josefat Jaime, bassoon; Doris Longoria, cello; Tim Maynard percussion; Dwayne Rice, percussion; Jennifer Schuette, clarinet; Rochelle Sennet, piano; David Smith-Barry, tuba; Clay Stansberry, alto saxophone and Jay Whatley, piano.

Immediately following the program a reception will be held to honor and recognize student achievements in the music department during the past year.

The program is free to students with identification and to Friends of Music. Tickets are $5. Call (409) 294-1360 for information.


Trent Hanna, who has won a number of awards as a composer and pianist at the local, state, and national levels, will present a program featuring his compositions at 8 p.m. Monday in the Beto Criminal Justice Center Killinger Auditorium.

The program, consisting of six works, includes several different instrumental ensembles as well as pieces for piano and voice.

Hanna credits his family for their encouragement and support, and for providing a creative environment. His mother is a writer, his father a landscape architect, his grandmother a pianist and composer. Even the poster for Hanna's Monday concert was designed from a painting by Hanna's 11-year-old cousin, Devon Hanna.

Hanna earned his bachelor of music degree from SHSU in 1987 and his master's in 1995. He is now a piano instructor and director of one of the university jazz groups.

The program is free to students and to Friends of Music. Tickets are $5. Call (409) 294-1360 for information.


Deadlines are approaching for entries in the 3rd Annual Faculty/Staff Golf Scramble May 19 and the Mickey Tull Memorial Scholarship Endowment Golf Tournament June 6. Both will be played on a four-person scramble format at the Wedgewood golf course in Conroe.

Monday is the deadline for entry in the recreational sports department's faculty/staff tournament. The entry fee of $30 per player includes all fees, practice balls, gifts, lunch, a post-tournament raffle and the chance to win a number of individual and team prizes.

SHSU faculty and staff who are not on a team may enter and be placed on a team by Rec Sports, which is located in Room 104 of the Health and Kinesiology Building.

May 15 is the entry deadline for the Mickey Tull Memorial Scholarship Endowment Golf Tournament. The entry fee of $100 per player includes practice balls, carts, refreshment and lunch. Individual and team prizes will also be awarded.

Team or individual entries will be accepted. Businesses which would like to participate may also do so by sponsoring a hole.

Contact Charlotte Tull at (409) 294-1382, Gary Sousa at (409) 294-1361, Carol Smith at (409) 294-1358 or Rod Cannon at (409) 294-3808, or the Department of Music at (409) 294-1360 for entry information.


Both of the Sam Houston State University rodeo teams, men and women, have qualified for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association National Finals June 1 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The women's team, which finished first in regionals, is composed of Ginger Brigance of Magnolia, Ceslie Burton of Trinity, Jami Orlando of Navasota and Christy Sikes of Huntsville.

Burton finished 2nd all-around in regionals. Her dad was on the SHSU national championship team in 1960.

The men's team is led by Trey Fisher of Madisonville, who was all-around champion in regionals. Other members are Bubba Miller of Woodville, who was bareback champion, Lyle Smith of Bedias, Randall Richards of Bryan, Jason Barton of Cameron and Cody Munlin of Pasadena.

The coach of both teams is Sonny Sikes, who was a member of Sam Houston State's first national championship rodeo team in 1956. Since then SHSU teams have won seven more team championships, more than any other college or university.


Applications are being accepted through Tuesday for SHSU's Summer Institute for Gifted, Creative, and Talented Students to be held June 15-20.

"This year we will focus on broadening students' knowledge base and teaching them communication skills," said Donna Owens, institute director. "University faculty members and prominent community members will provide a challenging program of activities, encompassing a wide range of areas so there will be 'something for everyone.'"

Topics include: Finding Picasso Within You (Dr. John Swartz); Get Hyped over Hyperstudio (Dr. Harry Bohan); Tensegrity, Tension and Compression (Patric Lawler); The Life and Crimes of Bonnie and Clyde (Dr. Mitchel Roth); Thinking Like an Economist (Dr. Bill Green); Exploring the Net (Dr. Jeannine Hirtle) and 12 others.

The tuition fee of $425 covers instructional costs, educational materials, housing, meals and recreation. Call Owens at 294-3972 or 294-1143 for information and application form.


The extended learning office at SHSU has announced that registration is under way for a number of courses, including:

Introduction to Computers (June 16-July 9), Microsoft Word 6.0 (July 15-Aug.7), Introduction to Computers (July 19), Microsoft Word 6.0 (Aug. 2), Self-Defense for Women (June 2-July 7), Country and Western and Ballroom Dance, Level 1 (May 23-June 27), Country and Western and Ballroom Dance, Level 2 (July 11-Aug. 15), Back in Black! Living Debt Free! (June 21) and Spanish, Level II (May 6-July 10).

Real estate courses for licensing and re-licensing include:

Real Estate Investments (May 10-11, 24-25), Real Estate Principles (June 7-8, 21-22), Law of Agency (July 12-13, 26-27) and Real Estate Marketing (Aug. 9-10, 23-24).

Marian Fletcher, staff associate for programs, said that anyone wishing to request a course that is not offered may call (409) 294-3701 or (409) 294-1691.


An exhibition of spring semester student artwork and a scholarships and awards presentation is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Art Complex Buildings A-F.

The scholarships and awards will be presented at 8 p.m. in front of the art office.

Also under way in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery from 2-5 p.m. daily through Friday will be an exhibition and sale of art by retired faculty member Joe Polley Paine.

All proceeds from that sale will go toward the Polley Art Scholarships. Paine will be present each afternoon during the exhibition.


Three SHSU students presented papers at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society's 75th Anniversary National Convention recently in Philadelphia.

The students and their topics included: Meredith Barlow, "Winnie Verloc--The True Anarchist;" Ken Reinhardt, "An Alternative Myth to the Texas Revolution;" and Kristi Schober, "The Effects of Alzheimer's Disease on Families."

In addition, an SHSU alumna, Kimberly Orr, sang and played the guitar. Patricia Williams, sponsor of the SHSU chapter (Texas Omicron), is serving as vice president of the national council of Alpha Chi and was instrumental in the national convention arrangements.

The SHSU chapter was selected as one of the top seven from among 320 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.


An SHSU Update entry published in the April 27 Huntsville Item incorrectly cited one of the sponsors of a women's workshop held April 19 at SHSU. The group should have been identified as the Upsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.


Finals are scheduled to begin Thursday and run through Tuesday, May 13. Spring commencement exercises are scheduled for May 17.

Summer sessions are scheduled for June 3-July 8 and July 9-Aug. 13. Summer commencement is Aug. 16. The fall semester begins Aug. 25.

This will be the last SHSU Update for this spring. Please send calendar and advance update information for the 1997-'98 academic year to the public relations office.


Media Contact: Frank Krystyniak

May 4, 1997