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SHSU Update for Week of April 4, 1999

SHSU Faculty Study Post-Tenure Review

The American Association for Higher Education has selected a team of Sam Houston State University faculty to be a part of New Pathways II, a nationwide project to study the process of post-tenure review of faculty.

"There is a growing trend across the United States to institute new procedures for reviewing the performance of faculty members who have received tenure years before, and the association wishes to study this trend as it is developing," said Frank Fair, professor of philosophy and co-principal investigator for the project.

Debra Price, assistant professor of education, is also a co-principal investigator. Other participating SHSU faculty members are Paul Reed, professor of management; Laverne Warner, professor of education; William Fleming, professor of English; and Dennis Longmire, professor of criminal justice.

After a competitive grant process, the SHSU faculty team won one of 18 mini-grants given to aid in conducting this research. Other grant recipients include the universities of Massachusetts System, Kentucky, Nebraska, and Texas A&M.

The SHSU team will study the operation of post-tenure review in the Texas State University System by surveying and interviewing faculty, administrators, system officials, and key legislators. The team will seek their outlook on how the process got started, how it is being implemented, and what its effects will be.

The process is expected to last two years, with the group first studying post-tenure review at SHSU, then at the other system campuses during the second year.

On the SHSU campus the first steps toward the research project were initiated by Ken Craycraft, dean of the College of Education and Applied Science. The project is sponsored by the office of David Payne, vice president for academic affairs.

Contemporary Music Festival

Jack Gallagher, an award-winning composer from Ohio, will be the guest composer for the 37th Annual contemporary Music Festival Wednesday (April 7) through Saturday.

Events include eight concerts, a lecture by Gallagher, who is professor of music at the College of Wooster in Ohio, an open rehearsal with Gallagher, and receptions following several of the events.

"Sonata for Unaccompanied Trumpet" by Gallagher, who was named Ohio Composer of the Year by the Ohio Music Teachers Association in 1996, will open the Chamber Music and SHSU Dance concert at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dance Theatre.

A Chamber Music concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Recital Hall, featuring the SHSU Flute Choir and a Phillip Schroeder arrangement of "Songs of My Affinities" from texts by Walt Whitman. Schroeder is coordinator for the Festival.

Gallagher's lecture on "Image and Narrative in Two Recent Works" is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday in the Music Building, room 201. A chamber music concert is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall, featuring Fisher Tull's "Fantasy on 'L'Homme arme'" and Gallagher's "Ancient Evenings and Distant Music" performed by the SHSU Faculty Wind Quintet.

A 7:30 p.m. Thursday concert in the Recital Hall features chamber music and the SHSU Percussion Ensemble.

Friday's events include a 2:30 p.m. chamber music concert in the Recital Hall, with guest and faculty artists, and 7:30 p.m. chorale, concert choir and brass concert in Killinger Auditorium of the Beto Criminal Justice Center.

On Saturday an experimental music concert is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the Music Building Atrium, and the open rehearsal with Gallagher, for the evening's wind ensemble and symphonic band concert, is 3-5 p.m. in Killinger Auditorium. The performance is at 7:30 p.m., and features three compositions by Gallagher.

For more information on the Festival, call 409-294-1360.

Alcohol Screening

The first National Alcohol Screening Day is scheduled Thursday (April 8), with events scheduled in the Lee Drain Building at Sam Houston State University.

Pamela McManus, counseling psychologist in the SHSU Counseling Center, said that the event will be an educational program about alcohol and will include a self test for alcohol problems.

The self test and free literature will be scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lee Drain Building atrium. Videos and a discussion are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in room 208 of the Lee Drain Building.

For more information, call McManus at 409-294-1720.

Cheer Tryouts

Tryouts for Sam Houston State University's award-winning Orange Pride dance team, cheerleaders, and mascots, are scheduled for April 9-17, with a mandatory meeting for mascot candidates at 8 p.m. Monday (April 5).

The mascot meeting will be held in the Student Activities Workroom of the Lowman Student Center. Mascot tryouts are April 14.

Cheerleader tryouts are April 9 and 10, and Orange Pride tryouts April 16 and 17. For more information call 409-294-3861.

Career Fair Growing

The number of companies and government agencies scheduled to participate in the Business and Government Career Fair Tuesday (April 6) has grown to more than 120.

The fair is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum, and is open not only to SHSU students but alumni and members of the community.

A complete list of participants is available from the Career Services Department at 16th and Ave. J on the SHSU campus. For more information call 409-249-1713.

Web Design Class

The Sam Houston State University Computer Services Department is offering a Web page creation class for students Tuesday (April 6) from 6-8 p.m. in the Library Computer Lab. (Newton Gresham Library room 200).

Jacob Spradlin, computer systems technician, said that the class will be oriented toward beginners, who are encouraged to bring photos or files they would like to have included on their Web pages.

Spradlin said that students can also register for classes on-line via the SamInfo Web Access System by accessing the SHSU home page (http://www.shsu.edu/) and choosing the "SamInfo" option, and then, "Registration."

Ruggers Schedule Reunion

Sam Houston State University rugby alumni have scheduled a weekend reunion for April 16-17. Events include a golf tournament, Friday night "welcome home" party, and the 12th Annual Alumni game on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Pritchett Field.

The rugby team has a 26-year tradition as a club sport at SHSU with wins over major colleges in the state and region. A highlight of this year's reunion will be a challenge match featuring the '95 state championship team.

Mike Savage at 713-528-5971 and Jeff Talley at 713-723-1638 have complete details.

26 Join Alpha Chi

Twenty-six Sam Houston State University students have joined the Sam Houston Chapter of Alpha Chi, the national college honor scholarship society.

They are Alecia Bookman, Paul Burkholder, Carrie Clark, Ericka Dickerson, Laura Fisher, Belinda Griffin, Suzanne Grimes, Melynda Kemp, Paul Legoudes, Holly Lewis, Liane Lewis, Brandolyn Lofton and Dorothy McCreight.

Also, Jennifer McCulloch, Melody McGinty, Jeffrey Melton, Rochelle Proctor, Hayley Rasco, Chet Sanford, Suzanne Scott, Jaime Smyrl, Tamara Stewart Shaye Stork, Katherine Trimm, Mark Troutt and Christine Winfield.

Patricia Williams, professor of education, is adviser to the SHSU Alpha Chi chapter and serves as a national vice president.


A student voice recital featuring Alisse Wobser is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 6) in the Recital Hall...The Contemporary Music Festival will be presented Wednesday (April 7) through Saturday...An Apple computer technology update is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Wednesday (April 7) in Room 125 of the Dan Rather Communications Building..."Sculptors Working in Clay," an exhibit featuring the works of Sally Brogden, Bradley Sabin and Todd Johnson, runs through Friday (April 9) in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery...Alumni Service Awards will be presented at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Lowman Student Center.

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April 4, 1999
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