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SHSU Update for Week of Sept. 22

'The Brutal Truth' to Air

"The Brutal Truth: A Violence Documentary," produced with the assistance of Sam Houston State University radio-television students, will be televised on KHOU-TV, Channel 11 (CBS), Saturday (Sept. 28) from 1 to 2 p.m.

Maryjo Cochran, professor and coordinator of the radio-television program at Sam Houston State University is the director of the project.

The showing is the one-hour pilot of the continuing "Brutal Truth" series on the different areas of violence in society.

Hosted by actress Alexandra Marks, the documentary gives its viewers an inside look at violence in youth. Through the voices of young men and women who have fallen prey to alcohol and drugs, domestic abuse, committed gang violence or sexual abuse, they tell their stories of what it is like to be the victim, or in some cases the predator.

Experts interviewed on the program include former juvenile court judge Eric Andell; Bruce Perry of the ChildTrauma Academy; Adrian Garcia, anti-gang director for the city of Houston; Scott Poland, president of the National Association of School Psychologists; Julia Wolf, director of therapy services, Children's Assessment Center; and Larry Smith, director of Harris County Boot Camp.

Additional segments will examine domestic violence, the effect of drugs and alcohol on violence, sports and violence, school violence, workplace violence and other elements of the overall violence picture.

The SHSU radio-television students served as production assistants and did logging and post-production work.

The documentary was underwritten by The John P. McGovern Foundation and the CRC Foundation. It was directed by Studio W Productions of Houston, produced by Margaret O'Brien Molina of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, and co-produced by Health Media Network, L.L.C. and Sam Houston State University.

Korean Correctional Officials to Visit Campus

Members of the Korean Department of Corrections will visit Sam Houston State University Oct. 6-9 as part of an educational interaction program and cultural exchange.

Among the guests will be the warden of Sooncheon Prison, several department directors and correctional supervisors, and a senior correctional officer from the treatment section of a women's prison in Korea.

While in Huntsville the Korean delegation will tour the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Wynne Unit, Estelle Unit, Byrd Unit and Texas Corrections Industries. They will also hear a presentation on mental health issues by Dee Kifowit, director of the Texas Council on Offenders with Mental Impairments.

The group will be honored at a reception on Oct. 8 in the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center.

Sam Houston State University personnel who are involved with the visit include James Gaertner, president; David Payne, vice president; Dan Richard Beto, director of the Correctional Management Institute of Texas; Jurg Gerber, director of International Programs; and Wesley Johnson, associate dean of the College of Criminal Justice.

Attention Spring Degree Candidates

Students who anticipate graduating May 17, 2003 are to file degree applications by Oct. 11 in the Registrar's Office on the first floor of the Administration Building.

Secrets of Success

Motivational speaker Gary Tuerack will appear on campus Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the George J. Beto Criminal Justice Auditorium as part of the Department of Student Activities' "The Society of Success and Leadership Speaker Series."

Known for his dynamic presentation, Tuerack gives out free prizes and money during his program to illustrate his points. His lecture is entitled "Discover the Secrets of the World's Most Successful People."

He was nominated by the National Association of Campus Activities and the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities as the 1999 best lecturer of the year, and he one of the most sought after speakers on the college circuit.

Tuerack uses humorous anecdotes and an interactive presentation style to accompany extensive research and interviews with some of the most highly regarded people in America.

His program is designed to enable students to enhance their earning power, gain skills of high achievers, and discover a purpose and vision.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

The Department of Student Activities will be hosting a series of motivational speakers through the year. For more information contact the department at 936.294.3861.

Cooper to Present Geological Research

Brian Cooper, coordinator of SHSU's geology program, will present his research on "Calculations, Observations, and Applications of Birefringence of Natural and Cation-Exchanged Zeolites" at a professional meeting next month.

Cooper will make the presentation at the 114th annual meeting of the Geological Society of America which will be held Oct. 27-30 in Denver. Approximately 6300 geoscientists are expected to attend.

Rush to Discuss GIS Applications

Richard Rush of the Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies at SHSU will discuss "Geographical Information System Applications in the Biological Sciences" at 4 p.m. Thursday in room 220 of the Lee Drain Building.

The lecture is part of the Department of Biological Sciences Seminar Series and is open to the public.

It's a 'Party on the Patio'

The SHSU Alumni Association is hosting a faculty and staff appreciation event on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m.

The social will take place in the courtyard of Academic Building 2 located at the corner of 17th Street and Sam Houston Avenue.

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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May
Sept. 22, 2002
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