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The Waiting RoomArtist 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.
Crime Is Down, But Why?Criminal Justice Professor Larry Hoover reported that major crime has been dropping, and offered some possible explanations.
Saturday MBABusiness professionals seeking to further their education were offered a new Saturday Master of Business Administration program .
New Arts and Sciences DeanTexas 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 HonoredThe SHSU Alumni Association honored six persons with Alumni Service Awards for their service to the association and the university.
Excellence WinnersSHSU faculty members Gan Liang, Marie Hayden and David Burris were named 2000 Faculty Excellence Award winners.
Staff ExcellenceSHSU staff members Anita Shipman, Robert Dunning and Trina Strange were named Staff Excellence Award winners.
Teacher Morale SurveyFaculty member David Henderson's 20th Teacher Morale Survey attracted national and statewide attention as remedies are sought for teacher shortages.
China Agreement SignedSam 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.
City to Build Golf CourseSam Houston State University and the city of Huntsville will develop a golf course on university-owned land on I45.
Marks to RetireSam 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
Victim Studies FundedSHSU received $1 million for a MADD-backed victim studies program.
Huntsville Is 'Dreamtown'We all knew it was true, but bizjournal.com made it official. Huntsville is a certified "Dreamtown."
Fraternity SuspendedThe charter of Sigma Theta Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity was suspended and the chapter's campus headquarters closed.
CBS Honors RatherCBS 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.
Election Night RatherismsThe election of 2000 will be long remembered for several reasons, including SHSU favorite son Dan Rather's election night TexSimilies.
Nobel Prize Winner LecturesNorman Borlaug, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, was the 2000 Agricultural Achievement Lecturer for the Department of Agricultural Sciences.
Museum AccreditedThe 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 2000Sam 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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