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SHSU Update For Week Of June 10


Second Annual Perkins Tourney To Benefit Daughter

A second memorial golf tournament to honor the late Brad Perkins and to raise funds for the future education of his daughter, McKenna Perkins, is scheduled for June 29 at the Raven Nest Golf Club.

Perkins, who worked in SHSU’s Physical Plant Department, died in April 2006 after a battle with melanoma. After his death, the department established the fundraiser to honor Brad and plan for his daughter's future education.

The Second Annual Brad Perkins Memorial Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., with check-in beginning at noon.

The entry fee is $50 per person, which includes the 18-hole green fee, cart, range balls and a sandwich dinner, with prizes for closest-to-the-pin and men's and women's long drive. Entry deadline is June 26.

Hole sponsorships are also available at $150 each, and contributions to the McKenna Perkins scholarship fund will also be accepted. The fund is being administered through Edward Jones Investments.

Entries should be mailed to Golf Tournament; c/o Physical Plant; Box 2357; Huntsville, Texas, 77341. Checks should be made payable to Glenn Green.

Teams should be made up of no more than one "A" level player, those with an average score of 79 or below. Three person teams will be allowed one shot per player.

Last year’s inaugural tournament raised almost $8,000 for the scholarship fund.

For more information, contact Glenn Green at 936.294.1876, Mike Yargo at 936.294.3814 or Rodney Conwell at 936.294.3152.


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Today@Sam Redesigns Experts Page

Like most universities, Sam Houston State has a list of experts who are available to be contacted on specific topics by the working media.

Working with Computer Services, the Today@Sam Experts page was recently redesigned and updated for the first time in more than four years.

Among the new features of the Experts page are a more user-friendly format, a submission link for corrections and additions, and new profile categories that will allow experts to include their home or alternative phone numbers, individual web addresses and photographs of themselves, along with the traditional information.

In addition, faculty members can now search for themselves with the “Search By Name” link to periodically check their information.

The Public Relations Office will be working over the summer to work out any kinks with the new format, reorganize the current categories and also add the “new” experts that were submitted in the fall.

We ask that our experts, or anyone interested in being added to the list, take a few minutes to browse the page, found at, and send corrections, feedback or any of the new information available to display (Web sites, photographs, and home/alternative phone numbers) to or

Please note that home or alternative phone numbers should only be submitted if you are willing to be contacted by the media at those numbers.


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Student Seeks Family Volunteers For Divorce Study

SHSU clinical psychology doctoral student Jessica R. Gurley is seeking families with children between the ages of 6 and 12 who either have finalized a divorce or are in the process of getting a divorce for her dissertation study.

“I am currently testing two treatment programs for families of divorce,” Gurley said. “A main focus of these programs is helping the children adapt to the changes; divorce can be really tough for children and these programs were designed to help children deal with their thoughts and feelings about the divorce.”

“Another focus of these programs is to help the parents help the children by teaching the parents things they can do to make this time as easy as possible on the children and themselves,” she said.

The program will begin on June12 and will run for six weeks.

In order to participate, parents must have finalized a divorce in the past 30 months or be in the process of a divorce.

Participants also must be a custodial parent, having the children at least 50 percent of the time.

As a participant, volunteers will fill out a series of questionnaires at different times in a three-month period, and in addition to free treatment, families will be compensated by up to $50.

For more information, call Gurley at 936.294.3376 and leave a message with your name and phone number.


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Visiting Artist To Display Works Through June 13

Si-Won Lee, a visiting artist from Korea, is displaying her “Moment of the Line Act II,” a textile art exhibit, in the SOFA Gallery through June 13.

Lee, a textile artist and designer, is currently a visiting scholar in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

“Her works are exceptional,” said Debbie Davenport, art department audio/visual librarian.

The SOFA Gallery is located in Art Building A, Room 101.

For more information, call 936.294.1317.


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Please send information for the SHSU Update to the Office of Public Relations at SHSU. For electronic access to SHSU news see the public relations Web page Today@Sam.


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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May, Jennifer Gauntt
June 10, 2007
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Writer: Jennifer Gauntt
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