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Rex Honored With EndowmentRetired SHSU music professor Harley Rex, better known to his former students as "Professor Rock & Roll," received a Christmas season surprise from his son and daughter-in-law.
Alum Elected Prime MinisterSHSU graduate Thaksin Shinawatra was elected prime minister of Thailand in February, and in August was cleared of charges by his political foes that he illegally concealed assets.
Beverly Sills is Distinguished LecturerBeverly Sills, known for her great operatic performances and support of the arts, was SHSU's spring distinguished lecturer.
Olson Defends Alamo 'Heroes'History chair and author James Olson's book "A Line in the Sand" defended the heroes of the Alamo, who have not been treated kindly recently by some historians. The Texas Historical Foundation agreed, presenting Olson its Deolece Parmelee Award.
Alums Honored for ServiceThe SHSU Alumni Association honored five persons with Alumni Service Awards for their service to the association and the university.
Teachers Need Computer TrainingTexas public school teachers have great computer equipment, but often lack the training to utilize it fully, according to a study by researcher Rowan Ljundahl.
Faculty ExcellenceFaculty members Jerry Dowling, Carol Smith, and Vic Sower were named winners of 2001 Faculty Excellence Awards.
85-Year Old Earns DegreeLaura Thresher Johnston, 85, completed her bachelor of arts degree, with a major in Spanish, and began work toward her next goal, a master's in history.
Gaertner Named PresidentA day after he visited campus, James F. Gaertner was named 12th president of Sam Houston State University. His formal investiture is scheduled Feb. 21.
Marks Reflects on 41 YearsRetiring president Bobby K. Marks talked about his 41 years of service to Sam Houston State University, including six years as president.
10-Year Master Plan AdoptedSHSU regents adopted a 10-year master plan, Y2K+10, completed by architect Ralph Spencer, who came out of retirement to complete the plan and liked Huntsville so much he decided to stay.
Ground Broken for New Golf CourseCity and university officials broke ground for the new golf course the city of Huntsville will build and operate on university land west of I45.
Three Staffers Honored for ExcellenceKaren Beeson, secretary III in the Department of Biological Sciences; Dianne Key, senior assistant to the vice president of academic affairs; and Janet McCullough, secretary I in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, were presented 2001 Staff Excellence Awards.
SHSU Experts Point to Bin LadenShortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington SHSU terrorism experts said that Osama bin Laden was most likely involved.
SHSU Sets Enrollment RecordSam Houston State University enrollment for the fall semester was 12,997, the most ever since the school's establishment in 1879.
Gaertner Presents Vision for SHSUPresident James F. Gaertner, in his first address to members of the SHSU faculty and staff, outlined his goals for the university.
Pioneer Astronaut is LecturerJohn Young, NASA's most senior and experienced active astronaut, was SHSU's Distinguished Lecturer for the fall semester.
SHSU Signs China AgreementSHSU and Sichuan Dipont Visa Information Services Co. Ltd., represented by student Luxia Liu, agreed to establish procedures for more Chinese students to attend the university's courses and programs.
SHSU in Technology Center ProjectSHSU and College of the Mainland in Texas City have agreed to establish an Environmental Technology Development and Commercialization Center
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