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SHSU Update for Week of March 26

Audubon Exhibit Opens

Sometimes it's not so bad to be second choice.

On Saturday (April 1) the exhibit "100 Years of Audubon in Texas," shown only in the Capitol Annex in Austin for one week in May 1999, will go on display in the Walker Education Building of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum complex.

The exhibit consists of 19 poster-sized photographs of some of Texas' most beautiful birds. It was organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the formation of the first Audubon chapter in Texas.

The posters are mounted on a stand made of copper tubing, which was conceived and produced by SHSU fine arts graduate John Stewart.

The exhibit includes information on the history of the Audubon Society in Texas, and information about efforts to conserve habitat and wildlife in the past 100 years.

Rodeo Dance Discounts Offered

Sam Houston State University faculty, staff and students can receive up to a $2 discount for the 22nd Annual Walker County Fair & Rodeo kick-off dance Saturday (April 1) and closing dance April 8.

Participation in the street dance following Thursday's (March 30) downtown Huntsville parade will be free. The street dance will be held in the parking lot near the McKenzie's barbecue restaurant.

In order to receive the $2 discount for the other two dances, participants must buy a rodeo ticket to show along with their SHSU identification. Showing SHSU identification alone earns a $1 discount.

Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door for the kick-off event, which features Daryle Singletary. The closing dance features "Texas The Band," with tickets priced at $6 pre-sale and $8 at the door.

"We've had good campus participation in many of the fair events over the years," said Kevin Hayes, co-chairman of marketing and promotions for the Fair. "But we wanted to give Sam students and staff a little extra incentive this year, and to let them know that they are especially welcome."

Contributions are also still being accepted for the SHSU Buyer's Group, which each year bids on livestock owned by students interested in attending SHSU. Anyone wishing to participate may send contributions to Cathy Moak at Box 2448 on campus, as well as the names of fair participants interested in attending SHSU. For more information, contact Moak at 936.294.3619.

'Substance Abuse and Technology'

A colloquium on "The Internet: Substance Abuse and Technology" will be presented by the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday (March 29) in Room C215 of the Beto Criminal Justice Center.

J. David Coldren, director of Advanced Information Technologies for the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be the featured speaker.

A former executive director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Coldren joined the University of Illinois at Chicago's Office of International Criminal Justice in 1993, where his research has focused on the use of the Internet to promote international understanding of the rule of law.

During his tenure as executive director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, he concentrated on improving the administration of justice through research, long-range planning, and information technologies.

He was elected by his colleagues to two terms as president of the National Criminal Justice Association and served on a number of state and national boards and commissions. Under his leadership of the NCJA, the organization worked to establish victim assistance and domestic violence prevention programs throughout the country.

Colder has served as a keynote speaker at the United Nations Congress on Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention in Cairo, Egypt and has lectured on criminal justice information technologies in Asia, Africa, and Europe as well as throughout the United States.

His current criminal justice research and development initiatives include independent learning via the Internet, the development of web sites to enhance community policing initiatives, and an exploration of new applications for wireless, ubiquitous web appliances.

Seating for the colloquium is limited. Call Michelle Moran at 936.294.1632 by Monday (March 27) to make a reservation.

Hayes Named to Development Post

Kevin Hayes, a Sam Houston State University graduate and former Huntsville business owner, has been named assistant director for development in the Office of University Advancement at Sam Houston State University.

"We are glad to have a person of Kevin's interests and abilities to join our staff," said Gary Bouse, executive director of university advancement. "He will play a key role in the expansion of the university's development activities."

Hayes is a native of Pasadena, and earned his bachelor of business administration degree from Sam Houston State in 1989. He worked as an engineering administrative assistant for the S.I.P./Parsons company in Houston, was an independent manufacture representative for Puddington Gatewood Inc. in Houston, and is former owner of Appliance Warehouse Plus Interiors in Huntsville.

Since returning to Huntsville in 1996, he has been active in the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce, earning that group's Key Member of the Year award in 1999. He is also a graduate of the chamber's Huntsville Leadership Institute.

He has served as chairperson of the Walker County Fair Association and co-chairs the marketing/promotions area for this year's fair and rodeo. He has also been involved in Huntsville YMCA activities and coached youth baseball and soccer.

Hayes and his wife, Jackie, a former all-America softball player at Sam Houston State, have two children, Jordan, 9, and Chad, 6.

Forty Named to Alpha Chi

Forty Sam Houston State University juniors and seniors have been accepted for membership in the Alpha Chi national college honor society for the 2000 spring semester.

The new members include Andrea Auxier, Stacey Black, Trevor Bland, Angela Blasdel, Audrey Bowser, Katie Dawson, Nancy Diehl, Teresa Duffy, Sharon Fast, Stephanie Finn, Gabe Grant, Marissa Gutierez and Sheryl Hewett.

Also, Cathy Holm, Sabrina Jackson, Lisa Hibbetts Jones, Lisa L. Jones, Anthony Joyce, David McClellan, Brandi McGuire, Erin Majewski, Rein Marcella, Melissa Minton and Mitzi Muirhead.

Also, Amanda Nicewarner, Brandy Norris, Gaylynn Ratliff, Tammy Parker, Heather Parr, Amanda Pate, Alberto Reyna, Robert Sawyer, Lisa Schomer, Diane Shalek, Stephanie Smaistrla, Jaye Stroud, Michelle Tucker, Natalie Tupa, John Vicha and Cristina Vudhiwat.

Founded in 1922, Alpha Chi is opposed to bigotry, narrowness, and distinctions between people on any basis, and seeks to promote the genuine personal worth of each individual. The motto of the society is "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32.

Composers to Meet

The Region VI Conference of the Society of Composers will meet at SHSU Friday (March 31) and Saturday (April 1).

Related performances are scheduled Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall and 7:30 p.m. in the Beto Criminal Justice Center Killinger Auditorium, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the auditorium.

A lecture, recitals and paper presentations are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, with a meeting at 2 p.m. in the Recital Hall. For additional information, contact Phillip Schroeder at 936.294.1377.

Campus Briefs

Upcoming events at Sam Houston State University include a recital by Stacey Helmbrecht (oboe) and Sharon Callahan (piano) at 5 p.m. Sunday (March 26) in the Recital Hall...SHSU students will participate in the Texas Job Fair at the University of Houston. Call the Office of Career Services at 409.294.1713 for details..."Dances at Eight" will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Academic Building III. Admission is $5. Call 936.294.1875 for information...The Small Business Development Center, 2424 Sam Houston Ave., will present Working With Microsoft Excel-Level II, from 6-9 p.m. Thursday (March 30). Call 936.294.3737. The fee is $25.

New Folk Festival Sponsor

check presentation Southwestern Bell has become a corporate sponsor of the General Sam Houston Folk Festival, scheduled this year for April 14-16. Mitch Thames (center) of Southwestern Bell recently presented a $2,500 check to Shelley Solow, (left) president of the Folk Festival, and Sunny Fulenwider (right), festival treasurer. Also participating were Southwestern Bell employees Robert Johnston (left rear) and Milton Fisher (right rear).

Gutermuth Honored

mary gutermuth Mary Gutermuth, right, professor of foreign languages, was recently presented a Certificate of Distinction by the Association of College Honors Societies and Pi Delta Phi, national French honor society, at a meeting in Florida. Presenting Gutermuth her certificate was Paul Wood, president of Pi Delta Phi.

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March 26, 2000
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