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Harley Rex

Rex Honored With Endowment

Retired SHSU music professor Harley Rex, better known to his former students as "Professor Rock & Roll," received a Christmas season surprise from his son and daughter-in-law.

Thaksin Shinawatra

Alum Elected Prime Minister

SHSU graduate Thaksin Shinawatra was elected prime minister of Thailand in February, and in August was cleared of charges by his political foes that he illegally concealed assets.

Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills is Distinguished Lecturer

Beverly Sills, known for her great operatic performances and support of the arts, was SHSU's spring distinguished lecturer.

Jim Olson

Olson Defends Alamo 'Heroes'

History chair and author James Olson's book "A Line in the Sand" defended the heroes of the Alamo, who have not been treated kindly recently by some historians. The Texas Historical Foundation agreed, presenting Olson its Deolece Parmelee Award.

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Alums Honored for Service

The SHSU Alumni Association honored five persons with Alumni Service Awards for their service to the association and the university.

Rowan Ljundahl

Teachers Need Computer Training

Texas public school teachers have great computer equipment, but often lack the training to utilize it fully, according to a study by researcher Rowan Ljundahl.

Dowling, Smith, Sower

Faculty Excellence

Faculty members Jerry Dowling, Carol Smith, and Vic Sower were named winners of 2001 Faculty Excellence Awards.

Laura Johnston

85-Year Old Earns Degree

Laura Thresher Johnston, 85, completed her bachelor of arts degree, with a major in Spanish, and began work toward her next goal, a master's in history.

James F. Gaertner

Gaertner Named President

A day after he visited campus, James F. Gaertner was named 12th president of Sam Houston State University. His formal investiture is scheduled Feb. 21.

Bobby K. Marks

Marks Reflects on 41 Years

Retiring president Bobby K. Marks talked about his 41 years of service to Sam Houston State University, including six years as president.

master plan booklet

10-Year Master Plan Adopted

SHSU regents adopted a 10-year master plan, Y2K+10, completed by architect Ralph Spencer, who came out of retirement to complete the plan and liked Huntsville so much he decided to stay.

happy golfer

Ground Broken for New Golf Course

City and university officials broke ground for the new golf course the city of Huntsville will build and operate on university land west of I45.

Award winners

Three Staffers Honored for Excellence

Karen Beeson, secretary III in the Department of Biological Sciences; Dianne Key, senior assistant to the vice president of academic affairs; and Janet McCullough, secretary I in the Department of Health and Kinesiology, were presented 2001 Staff Excellence Awards.

Dick Ward

SHSU Experts Point to Bin Laden

Shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington SHSU terrorism experts said that Osama bin Laden was most likely involved.

jumping cat

SHSU Sets Enrollment Record

Sam Houston State University enrollment for the fall semester was 12,997, the most ever since the school's establishment in 1879.

James F. Gaertner

Gaertner Presents Vision for SHSU

President James F. Gaertner, in his first address to members of the SHSU faculty and staff, outlined his goals for the university.

John Young

Pioneer Astronaut is Lecturer

John Young, NASA's most senior and experienced active astronaut, was SHSU's Distinguished Lecturer for the fall semester.

Five Named Distinguished Alumni

Jerry Eversole Thelma Rosser Kailas Rao Charles Amato Carol McGuire

Four Named to Bearkat Hall of Honor

Dennis Hobbs Ben Hooker Richard Dyer Claude Reinke

China Student

SHSU Signs China Agreement

SHSU and Sichuan Dipont Visa Information Services Co. Ltd., represented by student Luxia Liu, agreed to establish procedures for more Chinese students to attend the university's courses and programs.

Accepting Check

SHSU in Technology Center Project

SHSU and College of the Mainland in Texas City have agreed to establish an Environmental Technology Development and Commercialization Center

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