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SHSU Update For Week Of April 4


125th Logo Unveiled, Web Site Launched

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125th Anniversary committee member James Patton adjusts Jane Monday's 125th Anniversary lapel pin at a recent meeting.

The SHSU 125th Anniversary Steering Committee has unveiled the official 125th logo and launched the anniversary Web site, at

The official logo will be used with all events in conjunction with the anniversary celebration, and those who wish to use the logo should seek approval from the President’s Office.

The committee also received commemorative lapel pins of the logo at Monday’s meeting, and all participants in the 125th celebration events will receive a pin.

The anniversary Web site was created to provide information surrounding all of the April and October events. The Web site also contains the online history, latest news releases, anniversary projects and an updated list of current events.

For more information, visit the 125th anniversary Web site, or call the President’s Office at 936.294.3415.

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‘Mayhem’ To Strike SHSU Wednesday

The Department of Recreational Sports and the Program Council are teaming up to bring “mayhem” to SHSU.
Midnight Mayhem will be held on Wednesday (April 7) from 7 p.m. to midnight in the Health and Kinesiology Center.

This year’s event will include several new activities and games to the line up, according to Megan Thomas, Rec Sports graduate assistant.

Activities planned include dominoes, Texas hold 'em poker, one-on-one basketball, a hot shot contest, inflatables, spades, go fishing, and much more.

In addition to free food and drinks being served, students will have the opportunity to win T-shirts, door prizes, textbooks for a semester from the Barnes and Noble University Bookstore, and one student will have the chance to win $500 by making a half-court shot, as well as other prizes.

With over 800 participants last year, the event keeps getting bigger and bigger every year, Thomas said.

“Rec Sports is known for the great special events on this campus and this event will continue in that tradition,” she said. “We will have a fun-filled night of games, prizes, activities, and food that is sure to entertain everyone.”

For more information, contact Thomas or Andy Lemons at 936.294.4720.

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Music Faculty To Play Brass Recital

Five faculty members from the SHSU music department will showcase their talents at the Faculty Brass Quintet Recital on April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall.

The recital is held every semester and Randy Adams, assistant professor of trumpet and brass area coordinator, said he is optimistic about the event.

“This recital will be fun for everyone,” Adams said. “Past recitals have been great and I know this one will be too.”

The quintet will play various pieces of music ranging from John Lennon’s “Yesterday” to music composed by Andre Preven and a Dixie-land piece written by Adams entitled “Your Father’s Mustache.”

“We have music for serious music lovers and fun pieces that everyone will know and enjoy,” Adams said. “This is going to be a fun mix of very old pieces to newer ones.”

The event will feature Adams and Steve Warkentin playing trumpet, Peggy Beners and Henry Howey playing the French horn, and Robert Daniel playing the tuba.

The recital is free to everyone. For more information, call the School of Music at 936.294.1360.

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Kat Klub To Host Texas Hold ‘Em Tourney

This isn’t your average game of poker; this is No Limit Texas Hold ’em.

The Kat Klub is hosting the Bearkat Texas Hold ‘em Tournament, similar to the popular tournament games on TV, on April 15 at 5 p.m.

The tournament is free to all students and faculty members and will be split into different rounds with the final table being played for the grand prize on April 29.

Gary Roark, SHSU recreation director, said the purpose of the event is to bring people back into the LSC.

“Texas Hold ‘em is probably one of the hottest things going on right now, and we want to offer that to the students,” Roark said. “We want people to have fun and enjoy the Kat Klub because this place is for the students.”

Roark also said players in the tournament will receive $1,000 in “play money” to use for the tournament, and the blinds will go up every hour.

Participants for the event have the chance to compete for many prizes throughout the evening but Roark said the grand prize would have an estimated value of $400.

“The winner of the event will be able to have the Kat Klub to themselves and 25 other people for four hours,” said Roark, “but everything in the Kat Klub will be turned on free mode allowing everyone inside to play whatever they want to.”

There is a sign-up sheet for the event inside of the Kat Klub in the LSC. For more information, call the LSC at 936.294.3803.

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Ceramic Artist To Be Featured In Workshop, Lecture

Internationally-known ceramic artist Richard Notkin will present a workshop and slide lecture on Monday and Tuesday (April 5-6).

Workshop sessions will be held on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., all in the Ceramics Studio, located in Art Building A Room 102. There is a suggested contribution of $25 for Monday’s workshop and $15 for Tuesday.

Notkin’s slide lecture will be held on Monday, at 5 p.m. in the Art Department Auditorium, in Art Building E.
There will also be a potluck lunch on Monday, from 12-1 p.m., in the lobby of the Ceramics Studio.

Notkin’s series of Yixing- (China) inspired teapots and ceramic sculptures have been exhibited internationally and are in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park in Japan.

In addition, the full-time studio artist who lives and works in Helena, Mont., has received three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.

The event is sponsored by the SHSU Clay Club. For more information, or to reserve a space in the workshop, contact Lynn Duryea, visiting assistant professor of art, at 936.294.1322 or

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IT Brings Multimedia Circus To SHSU

The department of academic instructional technology and distance learning will sponsor a technology mini-conference on Tuesday (April 6) from 1-4 p.m. and again on Wednesday (April 7) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.

“The conference is geared towards faculty, but students are, absolutely, welcome to attend,” said James Van Roekel, director of the department of academic instructional technology.

Several groups, including University Computer Services, Newton Gresham Library, Criminal Justice and Radio and Television, will demonstrate different technological applications available on campus and how these tools are being used to create content.

For more information, contact Van Roekel at 936.294.3129 or

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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May, Jennifer Gauntt
April 4, 2004
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