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SHSU Update For Week Of June 6


Associate Dean Says ‘Good Bye’ To SHSU

Hollis Lowery-Moore
Hollis Lowery-Moore

After 21 years at Sam Houston State, associate dean of the College of Education Hollis Lowery-Moore will leave the university to become dean of the College of Education and Human Development at Lamar University on Aug. 13. Her duties at Lamar will begin on Aug. 16.

A “good-bye” reception for Lowery-Moore will be held on June 30, from 2-4 p.m. in Austin Hall.

With both of her children in college, Lowry-Moore said it was a good time to make the change.

“I am excited,” she said. “It’s going to be a new opportunity, and we were ready for this.”

During her time at SHSU, Lowery-Moore has taught in the library science, secondary education and language, literacy and special populations departments; served as coordinator of the reading and special education program; and was chair of the language, literacy and special populations department before moving to associate dean for the second time in 2002. She was also associate dean from 1993-1997.

Lowery-Moore has guided the College of Education through two successful National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education visits and has initiated a systematic assessment system for educator preparation.

In addition, she has led the development of a reading masters on-line program, participated in the development of a doctoral program in counseling education and coordinated the development and approval of SHSU’s post baccalaureate route to the teacher certification program implemented this year.

While she “will miss everything about Sam Houston,” Lowery-Moore is also looking forward to the challenge of a new position at a new university, she said.

“It’s (Sam Houston has) been an absolutely wonderful place to be,” she said. “The people, the administration, at Sam Houston have been just terrific to work with.

“What I hope is that it will give me a great model to carry with me and use in helping another place move forward,” she said.

Gifts or a letter/note for a memory book can be sent to Pat Sprott, College of Education and Applied Sciences, Box 2119, Huntsville, Texas, 77341-2119.


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SAM Center To Host Test Reviews This Summer

For the first time, the Student Advising and Mentoring Center will offer the GRE/GMAT Review during the summer.

The series will run June 7-10 and June 14-16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Academic Building 4 Room 204.

Class size is limited, and students should contact Bernice Strauss at 936.294.4455, or come by the SAM Center in AB4 Room 210, to register. Only a few slots remain, according to Strauss.

The Student Advising and Mentoring Center, in conjunction with the University Center, also will offer the review on Friday (June 25), from 6:30-8 p.m., and Saturday (June 26), from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., at the University Center.

Students must attend both Friday night and Saturday morning sessions.

To register, contact Dina Flores-Majorado at the University Center by e-mail at or by phone at 936.273.7518.


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Memorial Golf Tourney To Be Held June 18

The 2004 Mickey's Memorial Golf Tournament will be played June 18 at the Wedgewood Golf Course in Conroe. Entry deadline for the tournament is June 11.

The event is a four-person scramble and is scheduled to begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Players may enter as members of teams or individually, to be placed on a team.

The entry fee of $99 per player includes practice balls, cart, refreshments and lunch.

The tournament is held in honor of the late music professor-composer Fisher A. "Mickey" Tull, distinguished professor of music at Sam Houston State University, and has been a successful raiser of music scholarship funds and good will since 1996.

Charlotte Tull and Rod Cannon, chair of the SHSU School of Music, will host this year's event, and all proceeds benefit music scholarships.

Sponsorships are also available at $100 per hole, with advertisements on a tee box, and $99 to sponsor a music/student golfer as a "designated hitter."

Direct contributions to the scholarship fund would also be appreciated.

Maps, scorecards and course layout will be available for participants who contact Cannon by June 11.

For more information, call Cannon at 936.294.3808.


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Professors Exhibit Works In Conjunction With Class

Shipp-Paster works

SHSU professors James E. Paster and Tony Shipp will display some of their artwork in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery through July 1.

The exhibit, "The Same...only Different," incorporates sculptures into images to make photography in 3-D form, Shipp said.

“It’s constructed art,” said Debbie Davenport, slide librarian. “It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”

The exhibit is being displayed in conjunction with a team-taught class, “photography in 3-D,” by the two, with Shipp teaching the sculpture part and Paster teaching the photography part.

Both used the same techniques they are teaching in their own artworks, Shipp said.

There will be a closing reception for the exhibit on July 1, at 5 p.m. at the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, located in Art Building F.

For more information, contact Shipp at 936.294.1324 or Davenport at 936.294.1317.


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Rec Sports Works Out Group Fitness Schedule

The department of Recreational Sports is offering a variety of group fitness classes for students, faculty and staff who want to stay in shape over the summer.

Monday’s first summer schedule includes: 7-7:45 a.m., cardio and abs; 12-1 p.m., cardio; 4-4:30 p.m., toning; 5-5:15 p.m., abs ‘n back; 5:15-6 p.m., fundamentals of boxing; and 5:30-6 p.m., outdoor boot camp.

Tuesday’s schedule includes: 7-7:45 a.m., cardio and abs; 12-1 p.m., sports conditioning; 4-4:30 p.m., cardio; 4:30-5 p.m., toning; 5-5:15 p.m., abs ‘n back; 5:30-6 p.m., kickbox; and 5:30-6 p.m., outdoor cardio.

Wednesday’s schedule includes: 7-7:45 a.m., cardio and abs; 12-1 p.m., cardio; 4-4:30 p.m., toning; 4;30-5 p.m., cardio; 5-5:15 p.m., abs ‘n back; 5:15-6 p.m., fundamentals of boxing; and 5:30-6 p.m., outdoor boot camp.

Thursday’s schedule includes: 7-7:45 a.m., cardio and abs; 4-4:30 p.m., cardio; 4:30-5 p.m., toning; 5-5:15 p.m., abs ‘n back; and 5:15-6 p.m., fundamentals of boxing.

Group fitness classes are open to all faculty, staff and students this summer.

In addition, the wellness program also offers personal training for students and faculty and staff. Student personal training rates are $27 for three sessions, $40 for five sessions or $75 for 10 sessions. Faculty and staff rates are $30 for three sessions, $45 for five sessions and $85 for 10 sessions.

These are nominal fees for personal training, according to assistant director of wellness programs Tina DeAses, who added that independent or gym personal trainers would charge much more.

The HKC summer session hours are: Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1-7 p.m.; and Sunday, 3-8 p.m.

For more information, visit the Recreational Sports Web site at


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Psychology Professor Named Journal Associate Editor

David Marcus, professor of psychology, has been appointed as an associate editor of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

The peer-reviewed international journal is published by Guilford Press.

The journal is "devoted to the application of theory and research from social psychology toward the better understanding of human adaptation and adjustment, including both the alleviation of psychological problems and distress (e.g., psychopathology) and the enhancement of psychological well-being among the psychologically healthy."


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Outdoor Recreation Plans Summer Session I Events

The Outdoor Recreation division of Recreational Sports will host several workshops and trips during the first summer session.

On June 10, participants can learn how to make trailside bike repairs with a free “Bike Repair: Tires and Tubes” workshop. The 45-minutes workshop will be held at 4 p.m. at the Outdoor Equipment Rental Building.

Afterward, students, faculty and staff can utilize those skills, if need be, at the Huntsville State Park mountain bike ride from 5-7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for students, $17 for faculty and staff and $25 for guests, which includes bike rentals, transportation, and drinks.

On June 19-20, there will be an overnight biking and camping trip at Tyler State Park. The cost is $40 for students, $45 for faculty and staff and $50 for guests, which includes 4 meals, transportation, camping in screened shelters and bikes.

On June 22, Outdoor Recreation will explore the primordial upper reaches of Lake Conroe and prepare for the overnight canoe to be held in the second summer session at the Lake Stubblefield canoe and kayak. The trip will be held from 3-8 p.m., and the cost is $15 for students, $17 for faculty and staff and $25 for guests.

For more information on any of these trips or workshops, or to sign up, contact Marvin Seale, associate director of outdoor recreation, at 936-294-3656 or at


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June 6, 2004
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