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SHSU Update For Week Of May 9


Track Complex Rededicated In Name Of Alumnus, Wife

York family in front of monument
Miriam York, on the left of the monument, and her family members from across the nation gathered in front of the recently rededicated "Meredith and Miriam York Track Complex" on May 1 . A football and track letterman, the late Meredith York graduated from SHSU in 1935, and he and Miriam became longtime benefactors of the track and field program. York was awarded a plaque in honor of their contributions, which also includes two track and field scholarships established in Meredith's honor, at a ceremony and luncheon when the complex was officially rededicated. The monument is located at the main entrance of the Bower’s Stadium.


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Staff Council Seeks To Fill 11 Positions

The Staff Council Elections Committee will accept nominations for the SHSU Staff Council until 5 p.m. on May 14.

Two positions will be open in the administrative classification, three in tech/para-professional, one in skilled craft, three in clerical, and two in service/maintenance.

Elections will be held May 26-28.

Eligible nominees must be employed with SHSU for 12 months and be all benefits-eligible, non-faculty university employees who have been employed for at least one year.

Two-year terms begin Aug. 1, ending on the last day of July. In the first year of Staff Council representation, at least one representative from each classification will only be allowed to serve a one-year term.

In addition, no member may serve more than two consecutive terms but may be re-elected after a one-year interval.

Information about classifications and nomination forms may be found at the or by calling the Human Resources Department at 936.294.4409.

Anyone may nominate more than one person, and forms should be sent to: SHSU, Box 2059, Attn: Cathi Gillette, Staff Council Nominations.

For more information about the election, contact election committee members: Gillette at 936.294.1721 or, Jacob Spradlin at 936.294.3929 or, Janis Lawrence at 936.294.1974 or, Gustie Callaway at 936.294.1341 or, or Bernice Strauss at 936.294.4455 or


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Moore To Be Honored At Retirement Reception

A reception will be held for Doug Moore on Friday (May 14) as he says goodbye to SHSU after teaching in the College of Criminal Justice for 32 years.

The retirement reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Bluebonnet Room in the University Hotel.
To RSVP, call Cutty Gilbert at 936.294.3755.


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LSC Offers ‘Orange Light Specials’ For Finals

The Lowman Student Center, with the Counseling Center, will offer “orange light specials” during finals week, May 10-14.

The Counseling Services will also host a relaxation station in the LSC Lobby Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1-4:30 p.m., and the Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will give away free soda and popcorn from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all four days.

The LSC will be open until midnight for studying, with LSC study Rooms 306, 309 and 320 available from 8 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday.

Other specials for Monday and Tuesday include: Cyber Confections will give a 10 percent discount on coffee beverages from 4 p.m. to midnight; the Paw Print will have 99-cent Burger King Whoppers from 4 p.m. to close; and the Kat Klub will offer the first hour of billiards or table tennis for half price from 6-9:30 p.m.

Also, on Wednesday the Paw Print will have 99-cent Burger King Whoppers from 4 p.m. to close, and the Kat Klub will offer the first hour of billiards or table tennis for half price from 6-9:30 p.m.


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Twilight Breakfast Serves 250

twilight breakfast servers
Faculty members Vic and Judy Sower help serve hungry students studying for finals at the Twilight Breakfast Thursday.

Aramark and the Department of Residence Life hosted the 33rd consecutive Twilight Breakfast on Thursday (May 6) at Café Belvin.

The event is designed to kick off finals with campus administrators serving SHSU students breakfast.

Servers included Richard Eglsaer, Terry Thibodeaux, Vic Sower, Brenda Lichtman, Laverne Warner, Roseanne Keathley, John Yarabeck, Brenda Boeske, Donna Rogers, Christine Homeyer, Karimah Coger, Judy Sower, Pamela Laughlin, Lt. Col. Alan Mooneyham, Maj. Chris Wooten, and several ROTC staff.

The volunteers served approximately 250 students.


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French Honor Society Inducts Four

Pi Delta Phi inductees
2004 Pi Delta Phi inductees for the Eta Iota chapter include (from left to right): Jason Carter, Deisy Verdinez, Mayra Sanchez and Thomas Couvillon.

The Eta Iota chapter of Pi Delta Phi recently initiated four new members into the university’s national French honor society.

French minors Jason Carter, a senior Spanish major; Mayra Sanchez, a junior criminal justice major; Deisy Verdinez, a senior journalism-public relations major; and Tomas M. Couvillon, an SHSU visiting assistant professor of music, were welcomed into the society at a ceremony on April 16. Couvillon was initiated as an honorary member.

The ceremony was held in the Evans Complex Foreign Language Seminar Room and was followed by dinner at Romani’s.

Also attending the ceremony were Mary Gutermuth, moderator and executive director of the organization; Leslie Mayen, junior French major and Pi Delta Phi president; Rafael Saumell, coordinator of the foreign languages department; Bill Bridges, English department chair; and David Gerling and Frieda Koeninger, both associate professors of Spanish.

Members of the organization must have a 3.0 grade point average and must have completed at least one advanced course in French.


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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May, Jennifer Gauntt
May 9, 2004
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