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SHSU Update For Week Of March 21


Career Fair Draws Over 140 Schools

Over 140 school districts are expected to be on hand for the Career Services Spring Teacher Job Fair on March 31.

The fair will be held from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

School districts of all sizes from across the eastern, southern and central areas of Texas, as well as representatives from regions 3, 4, 5, 6 and 20 will be in attendance, including Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and Galveston ISDs.

Those interested should bring copies of his/her resume and should dress professionally. The job fair is open to all students and alumni.

A complete list of participating schools, go to For more information, call Career Services at 936.294.1713.

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Saturdays At Sam To Be Held This Weekend

Prospective students and parents will be on the Sam Houston State University campus on March 27 for Saturdays@Sam.

Check in at the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum and “early bird campus tours” will begin at 7 a.m. until 8:15 a.m., followed by a day filled with academic overviews, an organization fair, a residence halls open house, a tour of Gibbs Ranch and a financial aid fair.

Prospective students will also be able to apply for or check the status of university admission, apply for a residence hall and register for freshman orientation, as well as visit with representatives from the military science department at the coliseum. Academic advisement will also be available at the SAM Center, and the Testing Center will be open in Academic Building 4.

The event is also scheduled for Nov. 20 and April 2, 2005. For more information, or to register for the event, call the admissions office at 936.294.3150 or visit the Saturday@Sam Web site.

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Authors To Discuss Advocate, Walker County Native

In honor of women’s history month and the 50th anniversary of Brown vs. the Board of Education, authors Harold L. Smith and Judith N. McArthur will discuss their book “Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist’s Life in Politics.”

The event will be held on Thursday (March 25) from 4-6 p.m. in the Olson Auditorium and again from 7-9 p.m. in the Walker Education Center. A reception and book signing will immediately follow in the Walker Education Center.

Cunningham, a Walker County native and advocate for the “common people,” led the way for women to be counted as “equal political beings.”

An advocate of equal rights and the Brown versus Board of Education, the Supreme Court decision that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal," she was a Texas delegate during the 1956 national Democratic Convention.

In addition, she fought for the ratification of the 19th Amendment, was founder and first secretary of the National League of Women Voters, was the first Texas woman to run for the U.S. Senate and ran for governor in 1944.

The event is sponsored by the history department, Sam Houston Memorial Museum, the Elliott T. Bowers Honors Program, Walker County Historical Commission and the political science department.

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UH Prof To Speak On Houston School Integration

Guadalupe San Miguel, associate professor of history at the University of Houston, will discuss his book “Brown, Not White: School Integration and the Chicano Movement in Houston,” on Wednesday (March 24) at 5 p.m. in the Olson Auditorium.

“Brown, Not White” focuses on the Houston Independent School District’s 1970 attempt to desegregate the school system by classifying Mexican-American children as “white” and integrate them with African-American children.

The book traces the Mexican-origin community’s quest for educational equality, marked by strikes, boycotts, rallies and litigation during this era.

San Miguel is also the author of “Let All Of Them Take Heed: Mexican Americans and the Campaign for Educational Equality in Texas, 1910-1981” and “Tejano Proud: Tex-Mex Music in the Twentieth Century.”

The speech is free and open to the public. For more information, call the history department at 936.294.1487 or 936.294.1491.

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Theatre Dept To Present ‘Bedroom Farce’ March 24-27

The SHSU theatre department will present its production of Alan Ayckbourn’s “zany British comedy” “Bedroom Farce” from Wednesday through Saturday (March 24-27) in the University Theatre Center’s Showcase Theatre.

Show times are 8 p.m. nightly with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.

Directed by senior theatre major Tracy Crowston, the play shows how the marital problems of two newlyweds, Suzanne (Amanda Hirsh) and Trevor (Conner Bartley) affect three other married couples: Kate (Katie Eason) and Malcolm (Jason Cochran), Delia (Sarah McReynolds) and Earnest (Kevin Swanland), and Jan (Veronica Polo) and Mick (T.J. Chasteen).

Senior Paul Copenhaver designed the set, with junior Christie DeBacker as assistant designer; senior April Keith designed the costumes; and freshman Craig Brossman designed the lights, with the help of senior Chimmy Gunn.

In addition, freshman Richard Chamblin designed the sound, sophomore Sue Anne Cameron designed the props and sophomore Bekah Harris is the stage manager.

Tickets are $8 and seating is limited. The show contains adult content, and no children under the age of three will be admitted.

For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the SHSU Theatre Box Office at 936.294.1339.

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Workshop To Counsel On Anxiety, Stress Management

The SHSU Counseling Center will host an anxiety and stress management workshop on Tuesday (March 23) from 9-11 a.m.

The workshop will give students the opportunity to learn stress management tips and how to cope with the anxieties of having stress in their lives, according to Pamela McManus, interim director of the Counseling Center.

McManus said she is very optimistic about the event because everyone can relate to having stress in their lives.

“Stress is a big problem in life for everyone,” she said. “Students should learn to cope with stress now because it is a lifelong problem for most people.”

There is no sign-up deadline for the workshop, but McManus encourages everyone to signup as soon as possible.

“Signing up is preferred because of the limited space we have in the center,” she said. “Acting now will ensure they have a space and someone to work with when they show up.”

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

For more information, or to sign-up, call 936.294.1720 or visit the Counseling Center Web site.

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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May, Jennifer Gauntt
March 21, 2004
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