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Souryal Completes UN Mission

Professor Sam Souryal was asked by the United Nations to monitor human rights issues in Indonesia, involving the province of East Timor. See stories on his selection, and return.

Ward Named to Dean's Post

Richard H. Ward, executive director of the University of Illinois at Chicago's Office of International Criminal Justice and an authority on international and domestic terrorism, was named dean of the College of Criminal Justice.


Charles E. Amato, a 1970 Sam Houston State graduate, returned to speak in a College of Business Administration program which allows students to become familiar with the business world and allows major corporate executives to become familiar with SHSU and its students.

Honors Galore

Alumni activities included Service Awards, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Hall of Honor inductions, and the Alumni Association has a new director.

Plishker Named TRIES Director

Gordon A. Plishker, director of the Institute for Innovative Collaborative Programs at SHSU, replaced Michael Warnock as director of the Texas Regional Institute for Environmental Studies.

Payne Named Associate VP

Richard H. Payne, a specialist in political impacts of nature tourism and wildlife viewing, was named associate vice president for research and graduate studies.

Steven Gonzales Homecoming

Sam Houston State University participated in Huntsville's "Welcome Home" for Specialist Steven Gonzales, one of three United States soldiers taken captive and later released by Serbian forces.

Bridges Wins Regional Award

Dixie Bridges, a Registrar's Office assistant, was presented the Southeast Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices Staff Excellence Award for1999.

Early Music Training Studied

University researchers concluded that early music training improves intelligence but the amount of parental involvement in the music training greatly affects the amount of improvement.

Students Survive Quake

Students in Mexico this summer to study everything from ceramics and drawing to Spanish and international business at the Puebla field school got more excitement than they expected, but all were safe.

Education Doctorates Awarded

Congressman Jim Turner, who was instrumental in establishment of a doctoral program in educational leadership, was there when the first four degrees were awarded.

Victim Studies Institute

Sam Houston State University and Mothers Against Drunk Driving announced the establishment of the National Institute for Victim Studies.

Marks Gives Campus Report

President Bobby K. Marks opened the fall semester by reporting on campus accomplishments and goals and recognizing employees.

Education Accredited

The College of Education was accredited in what Dean Kenneth Craycraft called a "collective faculty effort" throughout the university.

Donor Luncheon

Students lunched with scholarship donors and thanked them for their support at the Annual Scholarship Donor Appreciation Luncheon.

Noted Pianist Performs

A concert by Clive Swansbourne, who joined the music faculty as coordinator of piano studies, was one of the many fine arts presentations of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Texas Crime Poll

The Texas Crime Poll once again measured the attitudes of Texans toward crime, finding that today's Texans are more punitive but haven't given up on people who commit crimes.

Budapest Conference

Vice President David Payne led a Texas contingent to a conference to help eastern European universities solve problems and to increase SHSU's overall international awareness and activity.

Sixty-one Named to 'Who's Who'

Sixty-one campus leaders at Sam Houston State University are among the students who will be featured in the 2000 edition of the annual publication. Details.


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January 14-17 Faculty & Staff Birthdays
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