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SHSU Update For Week Of Feb. 1


Kolkorst To Visit SHSU Campus

Rep. Lois Kolkhorst will be the featured speaker at a meeting of the SHSU chapter of the Texas Association of College Teachers on Tuesday (Feb. 3).

The meeting, open to all members of the SHSU community, will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Austin Hall.

“Since Rep. Kolkhorst is serving on the Joint Interim Committee on Higher Education that has been meeting in Austin to prepare for the next legislative session, we expect that she will have a number of things that she wishes to discuss with us,” said Frank Fair, TACT state vice president for financial affairs and SHSU philosophy professor.

During her visit to the campus, Kolkhorst will also meet with university president James Gaertner and staff members in several campus programs, including the Lifespan Literacy Center, Psychological Services Center and Student Advising and Mentoring Center, to discuss different aspects of each program.

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President To Speak At Information Forum

University president James Gaertner will discuss several issues related to the future of SHSU at the first Student Information Forum on Wednesday (Feb. 4) at 6 p.m. in the LSC Theatre.

The interactive forum will include a PowerPoint presentation with a question and answer session at the end, according to dean of students Frank Parker, who added that a few other administrators will be on hand to field questions as well.

Topics Gaertner is expected to discuss include construction, what the university expects from the State Legislature, the appropriation of university fees, as well as new fees that will be installed soon, and the direction the university is heading, Parker said.

“Students will be informed of what’s going on,” he said. “It’s information that I think is good for students to have.”

The event is sponsored by the division of Student Services.

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Program Council To Honor Black History

In honor of Black History month, the Program Council will host a ‘Black History SAMsonian” beginning on Monday (Feb. 2) in the LSC Art Gallery.

Organizations across campus will set up displays each day reflecting black influence on different aspects of society. The displays will be available for viewing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Thursday.

Topics to be displayed include: Monday: women—by Krimson Kourt Sorority, Inc., and Women United; Tuesday: religion/gospel—by Soul Lifter’s Gospel Choir, and literature—by Sigma Tau Delta Fraternity; Wednesday: education—by The Talented Tenth, and performing arts/music—by Black Student Alliance; and Thusday: black inventors/inventions—by Millennium Models, business and entrepreneurship—by the National Association of Black Accountants, and civil rights—by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

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Leadership Challenge To Be Held This Weekend

Student Activities will host the Leadership Challenge ’04 workshop on Friday and Saturday (Feb. 6-7).

The workshop focuses on helping students acquire a basic knowledge of skills like creativity, problem solving, trust and an understanding of leadership.

The free workshop is open to all students and will include free dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday, giveaways and other prizes.

Students can sign up in the Student Activities Office, in Lowman Student Center Suite 328. The sign up deadline is Feb. 2.

For more information, call 936.294.3861.

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Music Festival Changes Tuesday Night Venue

The Tuesday (Feb. 3) night concert for the School of Music’s 42nd Annual Contemporary Music Festival has been moved from the Recital Hall to Killinger Auditorium.

The 7:30 p.m. performance will now include the SHSU Symphony Orchestra, with faculty soloists Randal Adams and Trent Hanna, along with guest artists John Holt and Charlotte Tull.

The Wednesday night concert with the SHSU Wind Ensemble and Chamber Music will still be in Killinger Auditorium. The festival also includes a 2:30 p.m. performance on both Tuesday and Wednesday in the Recital Hall

All of the concerts, as well as the lecture, are free and open to the public.

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Counseling Center To Host Body Image Workshop

An estimated 25 percent of college-aged women have an eating disorder. Even if it does not reach that level, 91 percent of college-aged women have attempted to control their weight through dieting, according to SHSU counseling psychologist Beth Charrier

In order to increase student awareness of those issues and help students discern tools and resources that can help, the Counseling Center will offer a “Body Image and Eating Issues” workshop on Tuesday (Feb. 3) from 1-3 p.m.

The workshop will be held in the Counseling Center, across from the Lee Drain Building and next to the Farrington Building.

“Body image and eating disorders are certainly an issue near and dear to our students at Sam,” Charrier said. “We want students who may be worried about this issue or struggling with what to do to know more about what they can do to improve their body image and also be aware of treatment options available to them.”

Eating disorders do not only affect the female population.

“Though traditionally eating disorders have been considered a problem mostly for women, an increasing number of men are experiencing eating disorders every year,” Charrier said.

The workshop is free for all students. Those who would like to participate are asked to sign up beforehand so the Counseling Center can have enough materials for everyone.

For more information or to sign up, call the Counseling Center at 936.294.1720.

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Outdoor Recreation Plans Canoe, Kayak Trip

The Outdoor Recreation division of Recreations Sports will give participants the opportunity to ‘howl at the moon’ with a nighttime canoe and kayak trip on Wednesday (Feb. 4).

The event will be held at the Huntsville State Park, and participants should meet at the Health and Kinesiology Center, where transportation will be provided, at 6 p.m. The return to campus is scheduled for no later than 9:30 p.m.

All equipment, as well as drinks, will be provided, but all participants are encouraged to bring inexpensive flashlights or headlamps.

Those interested must sign up by 5 p.m. on Feb. 3 in HKC Room 104. Participants also must complete a waiver and brief health questionnaire, and an information sheet will be available that includes tips on what to wear and bring.

Participation is limited to 12, and the minimum number of sign-ups required to hold the event is four.
The cost is $5 for students, $7 for faculty and staff, and $10 for guests. For more information, call the Outdoor Recreation division at 936. 294.3656.

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Ceramics Workshop To Be Held This Weekend

The Texas Archaeological Society and the Sam Houston Memorial Museum will present a seminar on ceramics in archaeology this weekend (Feb. 7-8) at the Walker Education Center. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Workshop participants will learn how cultural traditions and styles are reflected in pottery and how archeologists use data to better understand people and their cultures, according to Sandy Rogers, museum registrar.

“Ceramics found at archaeological sites provide information about the past regarding trade, food storage, cooking and the status of buried leaders,” she said.

Saturday will be devoted in prehistoric ceramics, with Harry Shafer, emeritus archeology professor Texas A & M, as the main presenter, and on Sunday participants will here about historic ceramics from TAS ceramics expert Sandra Pollan.

In addition, local potters Grady Mangum and Norma Elvin will demonstrate techniques.

The workshop is open to the public. Registration is $60 for TAS members and $90 for nonmembers, which includes a notebook and lunch for both days.

For more information, or to register call Sandy Rogers at 936.291.1059.

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Museum Brings Russia To Huntsville

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is giving Huntsville a “glimpse of Russia” during the month of February with a photography display taken by SHSU photography alumna Connie Moberley. The display will be set up in the Exhibit Gallery of the Walker Education Center.

“Glimpses of Russia” includes pictures of the people and places of Moscow and St. Petersburg, made using early digital technology.

The 30-year career of Connie Moberley, owner of Texas-based Images That Work, includes all aspects of photography: industrial, annual report, commercial, advertising, promotional, fine art and business portraiture.

“Her sense of composition and eye for detail produce visually powerful images that regularly — and purposefully — transcend 'camera technique' to become fine art,” the museum Web site said.

“This dynamic blending of talent and technology has produced a unique vision that results in photographs with such potent perspectives as to totally engage the viewer time after time,” it said.

For more information, call the museum at 936.294.1832.

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Wake Forest Prof Visits Psychology Department

Wake Forest University psychology professor Mark Leary spoke with faculty and students in the SHSU psychology and philosophy department on Tuesday (Jan. 27) about his research on interpersonal motivation and emotion.

Leary, a renowned scholar in the field of social and personality psychology, publishes on such topics as self-presentation, self-esteem and identity.

He is the author of the well-respected book entitled "Self-Presentation: Impression Management and Interpersonal Behavior."

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Feb. 1, 2004
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