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The Waiting Room

Richard Kamler Artist Richard Kamler's The Waiting Room: An Interactive Installation of Images, Sounds & Concerned Citizens," dealing with capital punishment, was displayed in the Walker Education Center.

Larry Hoover

Crime Is Down, But Why?

Criminal Justice Professor Larry Hoover reported that major crime has been dropping, and offered some possible explanations.

Saturday MBA

Business Building Business professionals seeking to further their education were offered a new Saturday Master of Business Administration program .

Brian Chapman

New Arts and Sciences Dean

Texas native Brian R. Chapman was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. His research interests have included vertebrate ecology and management of endangered species with emphasis on birds, bats, and rare or protected species, animal distributions, habitat use and animal behavior.

Six Honored

Alumni Logo The SHSU Alumni Association honored six persons with Alumni Service Awards for their service to the association and the university.

Excellence Winners

Excellence Winners

SHSU faculty members Gan Liang, Marie Hayden and David Burris were named 2000 Faculty Excellence Award winners.

Staff Excellence

Staff Excellence Winners SHSU staff members Anita Shipman, Robert Dunning and Trina Strange were named Staff Excellence Award winners.

David Henderson

Teacher Morale Survey

Faculty member David Henderson's 20th Teacher Morale Survey attracted national and statewide attention as remedies are sought for teacher shortages.

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China Agreement Signed

Sam Houston State University and China signed a cooperative education agreement, one of several steps toward increasing SHSU international activities.


'The Brutal Truth'

The John P. McGovern Foundation of Houston contributed $200,000 to a project directed by Maryjo Cochran to examine causes and remedies for violence.

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City to Build Golf Course

Sam Houston State University and the city of Huntsville will develop a golf course on university-owned land on I45.

Bobby Marks

Marks to Retire

Sam Houston State President Bobby K. Marks announced his planned retirement, effective Aug. 31, 2001, after six years as president and 41 years at SHSU.

Five Named Distinguished Alumni

Allemang MacKenzie Montgomery Quick Scott

Victim Studies Funded

MADD logo SHSU received $1 million for a MADD-backed victim studies program.

Village Scene

Huntsville Is 'Dreamtown'

We all knew it was true, but made it official. Huntsville is a certified "Dreamtown."

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Fraternity Suspended

The charter of Sigma Theta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity was suspended and the chapter's campus headquarters closed.

Dan Rather

CBS Honors Rather

CBS established a $50,000 scholarship endowment at Sam Houston State University in honor of SHSU graduate and distinguished alumnus Dan Rather in recognition of his career in broadcast journalism.

Dan Rather

Election Night Ratherisms

The election of 2000 will be long remembered for several reasons, including SHSU favorite son Dan Rather's election night TexSimilies.

Norman Borlaug

Nobel Prize Winner Lectures

Norman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was the 2000 Agricultural Achievement Lecturer for the Department of Agricultural Sciences.

Museum Crew

Museum Accredited

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum received rare and prestigious accreditation by the American Association of Museums, making it one of only four such museums at Texas universities.


Crime Poll 2000

Sam Houston State University's 2000 Texas Crime Poll found that Texans say education has replaced crime and drugs as the most serious problem facing their state.

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