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SHSU Update for Week of Feb. 16

Listen to the Music

Music enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy a number of performances by groups within the SHSU School of Music this week.  All presentations are open to the public and free of charge (except for admission to the basketball games).

Clive Swansbourne will present program six of his eight piano recitals featuring Beethoven's 32 sonatas.  The recital will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 16) in the SHSU Recital Hall.

 On Monday (Feb. 17), fans at the basketball game between the Bearkats and UT-Arlington in Johnson Coliseum will have a chance to hear the SHSU Basketball Band perform.  For those who cannot make it to the game, Fox Sports Southwest will televise the game live at 7 p.m.

A special performance of the United States Army Band Woodwind Quintet will take place on Tuesday (Feb. 18) at 7:30 p.m. in the SHSU Recital Hall.

On Thursday (Feb. 20) Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia men's music fraternity will perform a musicale at 7:30 p.m. in the SHSU Recital Hall.

A master class, lecture, and guest recital will highlight the French Saxophone Symposium Friday (Feb. 21) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the SHSU Recital Hall.

The SHSU Basketball Band will perform again on Saturday (Feb. 22) in Johnson Coliseum beginning at 5 p.m. when the SHSU women's and men's basketball teams take on the teams from Stephen F. Austin.

For more information about the music events, contact the SHSU School of Music at 936.294.1360.

Hoops for Heart

The Department of Health and Kinesiology in concert with the American Heart Association is sponsoring a 3 on 3 basketball tournament (men’s, women’s and co-recreational) on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 21-22). 

The finals of the tournament will be played during the half times of the SFA-SHSU basketball games on Saturday (Feb. 22). 

A silent auction will be conducted during the games to raise additional funds for the American Heart Association.  The proceeds will be utilized to help reduce the nation’s number one premature killer---cardiovascular disease.

Women Helping Women

The University Women of SHSU have joined with the Tall Pines Quilt Guild to raise money for mammograms for uninsured Walker County women.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the Walker County Mammogram Fund Benefit Walk on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Bowers Stadium Track on campus.

There are several ways to contribute to the fund. Participants can bring pledges for flat donations or for the number of laps or miles walked.

Also, James Olson's book, "Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer and History," will be available for purchase, as well as tickets for a chance to win a quilt made by members of the Tall Pines Quilt Guild. 

All proceeds go to the Walker County Mammogram Fund and will be matched by the Robert A. Josey Fund.

For more information, contact Phyllis Kennedy at 936.294.1341, e-mail; Amy Swingle at 936.294.1967, e-mail; or Debbie Stubbs at 936.294.4303, e-mail

Business Career Fair

The College of Business Administration will host the Spring 2003 Business Career Fair on Tuesday (Feb. 18) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum.  The fair is open to students of all majors. 

For additional information, including a list of registered companies, log on to and click on the "Career Fair" link.  Students may also contact Margaret Quarles at 936.294.4997 or e-mail

Summer Camp and Job Fair

The Office of Career Services will sponsor a Summer Camp and Job Fair on Wednesday (Feb. 19) from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.

Students and alumni are encouraged to attend the event early in the afternoon.

Student Services Division Recognizes Employees

The SHSU Division of Student Services recently held the annual Outstanding Leadership In Service Awards in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.

The event, which honored a number of employees in the division for dedication and service to the university, was sponsored by Thelma J. Douglass, vice president for student services.

During the evening 20 members of the Student Services staff were recognized for five to 35 years of service.

Awards were presented to Carlton Green for Outstanding Exempt Employee of the Year and to Phyllis Barrett for Outstanding Non-Exempt Employee of the Year.

The Team of the Year Award was presented to the Department of Student Activities.

Honor Students to Present Programs

Eleven Sam Houston State University students will be making presentations at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society Convention which will be held in Washington, D.C. March 13-15.

Nine of the students are undergraduates, and two are working on their masters' degrees.  They are members of the Texas Omicron Chapter of Alpha Chi.

The students and their presentations include:  Beverly E. Corley, "Guinevere"; David Corley,  "Viscosity Dependence of the Deritrogenation Quantum Yield in Azoalkane Photolysis"; Lisa Ellis, "My Perspective: A Collection of Poems"; Kerri Ann Goodwin, "Stride la vampa"; Sarah Hewitt, "Size Matters: School District Size and Its Effect on Texas' Achievement Testing"; Christie Jones, "Quantitation of Neotame Polymorphs Using 13C Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy"; and May Mour, "Scent" and "For Kay Lynn."

Also, Tannie Shannon, "See of Villainy: The Hilton Crawford Story"; Stacy Sherrod, "Photolytic Opening of 9-Isopropylidenefluorene Oxide: An Example of 1,2 Alkyl Migration in a 1,3-Diradical System"; Ryan Volkmer, "Nothing You Can See"; and Krystal Rae Willeby, "The Great Chicago Fire of 1871."

In addition to the presentations, SHSU will also be recognized when the Distinguished Service Award is presented to Howard Griffin at the convention's Saturday business meeting.  Griffin is a retired SHSU faculty member and former Texas Omicron Chapter sponsor.

SHSU Update

Please send information for the SHSU Update to the Office of Public Relations at SHSU. For electronic access to SHSU news see the public relations Web page Today@Sam.

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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May
Feb. 16, 2003
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