The art of Wei Hong will be on exhibit Monday through Friday in SHSU's Students of Fine Arts Gallery.

Hong graduated from the Bejing Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1989, the same year she participated in the ill-fated student-led pro-democracy demonstrations on Tianamen Square.

Hong's paintings reflect a combination of traditional Chinese styles and modern Western techniques, emanating a spirit which transcends culture, language and politics. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is currently featured by the Takara Gallery in Houston.

Hong will introduce the five-day exhibit in a special 1 p.m. lecture and slide show set for Monday in room 108 of the SHSU's Art Building A. Her lecture will focus on the influences of Eastern and Western philosophies in her work. These influences and her personal philosophy are detailed her book, "Rainbow Path." A reception will follow the presentation.

Hong currently lives in the Houston area where she teaches Chinese painting at Rice University and at The Art League of Houston.

The Hong exhibit is sponsored by the SHSU Student Art Association. The SOFA Gallery, located in Art Building A, will be open Monday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


The Sam Houston State University chapter of the Society of Physics Students has been designated an Outstanding Chapter for 1996-'97.

The chapter is affiliated with the American Institute of Physics. Of 600 chapters in the nation, 32 were chosen as "outstanding." This is the sixth consecutive year that the SHSU chapter has received the award, which is based on chapter activities throughout the year.

Last year the chapter participated in SciTech 97 in The Woodlands and established a program of demonstrations at area high schools and middle schools. It also gives demonstrations to groups that come on campus.

The chapter also awards an annual $200 physics scholarship, the funds for which were raised by raffling off a calculator donated by Hewlett-Packard.

Chapter members are also active in research. Last year two research papers were presented by members at regional meetings.

Officers for 1996-'97 were Kyle Chambliss, president; Adam Reppond, vice-president; Jessica Yearwood, treasurer; Eric Roberts, secretary; and D. P. Redden, public relations. Chapter adviser is David Donnelly.


Show stock from Sam Houston State University's animal science program have won championships at the Texas State Fair and the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo.

A 9-month-old lamb raised by student Kim Carlson, under the supervision of faculty member Barbara Ward, was named a grand champion in the Pasadena show, and sold for $7,000.

At the state fair in Dallas a one-year-old bull donated by agriculture program supporter Woody Ray won champion in the calf class and a bull exhibited in the intermediate class (1-2 years old) was named champion in that class and went on to win reserve champion honors for the Brangus breed.

Three Brangus heifers shown at the state fair by the Beef Show Team earned two seconds and one fifth in their respective classes. The show team also won the Herdsman Award. The team adviser is Stanley Kelley.

"We are extremely proud of the students, faculty members, and supporters like Mr. Ray, who make results like this possible," said Robert Lane, who chairs the agricultural sciences department.


Five Sam Houston State University journalism program graduates who have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements were honored Friday at the Fourth Annual Journalism Advisory Council Awards Reception.

Honorees included Billy Leslie Wheaton of Baytown, representing the 1940s, Myles Knape of Galveston (1957), Art Wiese of Alexandria, Va., (1967), Mike Parker of The Woodlands (1977) and Tom McClellan of Statesboro, Ga. (1987). The reception was held at the Sam Houston Room of the Sam Houston Inn.

The Journalism Advisory Council also held a quarterly meeting. Recent activities of the council have included establishment of an endowment to provide scholarships to help students defray the expenses of unpaid internships, purchase of computer equipment, and sponsorship of Journalism Career Day.


Sam Houston State University will auction used and surplus property at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the university's property warehouse in the Sam South Complex, 843 South Sam Houston Ave.

Some of the items which will be up for bid include chairs, computers, terminals, monitors, printers, typewriters, copiers, office furniture, tables, file cabinets, canoes, a station wagon, overhead projectors, cameras, paint, air filters, tool boxes, refrigerators, light fixtures, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers and hotel furniture.

The warehouse will be open beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the sale for inspection of items. For more information, contact Wayne Frosch, property coordinator, at (409) 294-1903 or (409) 294-1908.


Students, staff and faculty of Sam Houston State University can receive free flu shots by going to the Student Health Center on Ave. J. at 16th St.

Staff and faculty hours are 8-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 1-3 p.m. Fridays.

Student hours are 8-11 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The free immunizations are offered by the Employee Wellness Program and the Student Wellness Committee.

Call the Health Center at 294-1805 for more information.


"The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild" will be presented by the SHSU Department of Theatre and Dance Wednesday through Saturday in the University Theatre Center Mainstage Theatre.

The play is described as a "madcap comedy (that) blends dreams and reality as a woman faces each personal crisis with responses drawn from old movies."

Performances are 8 p.m. each night, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Admission is $7, or $5 with SHSU or senior citizen identification.


New courses which have been announced by the SHSU Continuing Education program include Sign Language (Oct. 23-Dec.18), Legal Secretary (Nov. 1-16), Medical Terminology I (Jan. 6-29), and Paralegal Certificate Course (Jan. 24-March 8).

Courses for which registration is also underway include Back to Black! Learning to Live Debt Free (Oct. 25), Phlebotomy Course (Jan. 6-April 30), Spanish Level II (Jan. 20-March 10), and Introduction to Computers (Jan. 26-Feb. 18).

Marian Fletcher, Continuing Education coordinator, invites anyone who would like to register, who needs information or who would like to request a course to call (409) 294-3701.

Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak and Phillip Rollfing

Oct. 19, 1997