A breezy piece from Great Britain in its Texas debut and some cool big band jazz are on the music program Tuesday and Thursday at Sam Houston State University.

The Texas premiere of a work by British composer William Alwyn, entitled "Seascapes," will be among pieces performed by faculty member Julianne Best Tuesday evening.

Best will present a lyric coloratura soprano voice recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, 17th Street at Ave. J.

Also performing will be flutist Ann Fairbanks and cellist Peter Kempter, with accompaniment by pianist David Fleming. All are members of the SHSU music faculty.

Best, who has received many awards and honors, will also perform works by composers such as Mozart and Debussy.

"In contrast to these popular, energetic works," she said, "will be the atmospheric chamber work by Alwyn, whose life and compositional style are being researched by my husband, Robert. As far as I know, this will be the Texas premiere of this piece."

Jazz Ensemble director Rod Cannon said that his 25-piece group will perform several jazz standards including "In the Mood," "What's New," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," and "Satin Doll," and some not-so-standards like the Dallas Jazz Orchestra's arrangement of "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most."

The Jazz Ensemble concert is scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Beto Criminal Justice Center's Killinger Auditorium.

Admission to both events is free to students with identification and to Friends of Music members. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call 294-1360 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Herman Goldstein, whose long career in policing and police studies included efforts to reform the Chicago Police Department, will make two addresses at Sam Houston State University Thursday as part of the Beto Chair Lecture Series.

Goldstein's first presentation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the Beto Criminal Justice Center Killinger Auditorium. He will provide an overview and update of the concept of problem-oriented policing, and the differences between problem-oriented and community-oriented policing approaches.

At 1:30 p.m. in the Kerper Courtroom, Goldstein will speak on issues concerning the actual implementation of problem-oriented policing strategies. The first lecture is designed for undergraduate students in criminal justice and/or social science disciplines, and the second for graduate students and law enforcement professionals.

Other faculty and students and interested members of the community are welcome. There is no admission fee.

Goldstein is professor of law emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison law school. From 1960 to 1964 he was executive assistant to O. W. Wilson, the architect of the professional model of policing, when Wilson undertook, as superintendent, to reform the Chicago police department.

He has written extensively on the police function, police relationships with minorities, the control of police conduct and police corruption. He has also served as consultant to numerous national and local groups and worked with police agencies in the United States and several other countries.

The College of Criminal Justice has also announced that Joseph McNamara, of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, will present Beto Chair lectures Nov. 11.


"A Night on the Town," the Department of Theatre and Dance's 8th annual fund-raising gala, will feature games of chance, dancing, cabaret entertainment and food from Huntsville's most popular restaurants.

The event is scheduled for 8 p.m. until midnight on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Dance Building on the SHSU campus.

Proceeds from the evening of food, fun, games, and entertainment, as well as a silent auction, will be used to fund scholarships for theatre and dance students.

Tickets are $50 each, and are available at the theatre and dance offices or Key Printing and Office Supply. Call 294-1329 (theatre office) or 294-1875 (dance office) for information or to reserve tickets.


Entries are being accepted for two new golf fund-raisers--the Fall Alumni Classic Golf Tournament and the LadyKat Basketball Golf Tournament. Both are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4.

In addition to a great round of golf with friends and former Sam Houston State University students and the warm feeling of contributing to SHSU scholarships, the alumni tournament offers a sense of belonging.

Entry fee for the tournament is $75 for association members and $100 for non-members. The non-member entry fee includes one-year membership.

Entry fee for the LadyKat tournament is $60, with proceeds supporting the SHSU LadyKat Enrichment Fund.

The alumni event will be an 18-hole, four-person scramble, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Texas National Golf Course just east of Willis. The LadyKat event is also an 18-hole, four-player scramble, with morning and afternoon tee times if enough teams enter. It will be played at the Oak Ridge Country Club in Madisonville.

The alumni tournament includes complimentary beverages, SHSU golf balls, free range balls and special prizes. The LadyKat tournament offers a free shirt, hot dogs, and a picture with the team. Both include green fees and a cart.

To enter or for more information call the Office of Alumni Relations at (409) 294-1841 or the LadyKat basketball office at (409) 294-1994.


A retirement reception in honor of James E. Gilmore, who retired from Sam Houston State University in August as vice president for academic affairs, is scheduled for 2:30-4 p.m. Thursday in Austin Hall on the SHSU campus.

Before taking charge of academic affairs in 1995, Gilmore served the College of Business Administration as professor, department chair and dean. Prior to that, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees at SHSU in 1949 and 1957.

Accolades already accorded to Gilmore include a resolution passed in his honor by Sam Houston State University's board of regents, his selection as a SHSU distinguished alumnus for 1997, and an endowment established in his name by the College of Business Administration.

Contributions to the James E. Gilmore Endowment for COBA Excellence and Advancement may be sent to the Office of University Advancement, Box 2419, SHSU, Huntsville, TX 77341.


An exhibit by artist Kristy Deetz, entitled "Encaustic 'Books'," opens Thursday in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery. Exhibit hours are noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. There is no admission fee.

An opening reception for the exhibit is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday.

"My work is largely autobiographical," said Deetz. "I try to make what is intangible, such as personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, and humor, into something tangible--an object/painting/sculpture.

"Each painting represents an interconnected pattern echoing through nature, culture and our spiritual, emotional, and intellectual lives."

For more information on the exhibit, call the SHSU art department at (409) 294-1315.


Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak and Phillip Rollfing

Sept. 21, 1997