Latest News from Sul Ross Feb. 26, 2013

"TOM SAWYER AND THE JACKSON’S ISLAND PIRATES" ON STAGE MARCH 1-3 AT SUL ROSS

 

"Tom Sawyer" on SRSU stage March 1-3

(From top to bottom) Tom Sawyer (Concepcion Gomez, Imperial), Joe Harper (Adrian Soto, El Paso), and Huck Finn (Michael Lopez, El Paso) contemplate their lives as runaway pirates in "Tom Sawyer and the Jackson's Island Pirates."  Written and directed by Gregory Schwab, the play will be performed Friday-Sunday, March 1-3 in Marshall Auditorium at Sul Ross. (Photo by Thalia Aparicio)

"Tom Sawyer and the Jackson's Island Pirates," written and directed by Gregory M. Schwab, opens Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Marshall Auditorium at Sul Ross State University. 

Additional performances will be Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, March 3. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and children and complimentary admission for Sul Ross students, faculty and staff with ID.

Come join the world of Mark Twain as Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, and Joe Harper escape to a faraway island and attempt to live as pirates on their own.  Following each performance of "Tom Sawyer and the Jackson's Island Pirates," a companion piece "A Walk Through Hollywood:  from Classics to Present" will be presented.

For more information, contact the Department of Fine Arts and Communication, (432) 837-8218 or email droman@sulross.edu..

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ANTUAN WASHINGTON NAMED SUL ROSS DIRECTOR OF RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS

Antuan Washington, San Angelo, has been named director of Recreational Programs at Sul Ross State University.

Washington, who will begin his new duties March 18, replaces Ryan Baade, who resigned effective the end of Fall Semester 2012.

He has seven years’ experience working in a highly developed recreational sports program at Angelo State University. Washington served as an intramural official and supervisor, assistant director of summer sport camps and graduate assistant for intramural sports and sport clubs. His responsibilities included administration, budgeting, scheduling and supervision of intramural sports and summer camp programs. Washington also recruited, hired, trained, scheduled, supervised and evaluated more than 100 interns, student supervisors and officials.

He received a Bachelor of Business Administration Management (2010) and a Master of Education in Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness (2012) from Angelo State.

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SUL ROSS GRAD DAVIS HONORED DURING ODESSA’S BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS

Sul Ross State University graduate Tiki Davis, Odessa, received the Distinguished Odessan Man of the Year Award as part of Odessa’s Black History Month observance.

Davis, who is active in real estate and oilfield businesses, received the award from the Castanettes Social, Civic and Arts Club on Saturday (Feb. 23). The presentation was part of the 2013 Distinguished Man of the Year Awards Banquet and Male Fashion Show, held at the Odessa Regional Medical Center. Davis and Victor Dancer, owner of Wash On The Spot were co-recipients of the award.

Davis received two degrees from Sul Ross, a B.A. in Communication (2003) and M.A. in Liberal Arts (2005). He played football for the Lobos for two seasons, was elected Homecoming King in 2000 and performed in several theatrical productions.

He also appeared in the motion pictures "Friday Night Lights" and "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada," which was directed by Tommy Lee Jones.

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RODOLFO AND SYLVIA URBY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED AT SUL ROSS

A scholarship endowment with preference to Del Rio High School graduates has been established at Sul Ross State University.

The Rodolfo T. and Sylvia M. Urby Scholarship Endowment and Fund will offer scholarships to qualified applicants, with preference given to graduates of a Del Rio high school. Qualified applicants must be fully admitted, enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours, maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average, be in good disciplinary standing and demonstrate financial need.

The fund’s income and the Sul Ross State University Scholarship Committee will determine the number and amount of scholarships to be awarded each year. The awards will be made by the University Scholarship Committee.

"We sincerely appreciate the generosity of the Urby family," said Dr. Ricardo Maestas, Sul Ross President. "This endowment provides additional educational opportunities for deserving students."

Sul Ross endowments presently exceed $15 million with more than 215 individual scholarships.

For information on endowments, contact Karen Brown, (432) 837-8443 or kbrown2@sulross.edu.

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SUL ROSS HOSTS "SPRING FLING" CAREER FAIR MARCH 20

Career Services will host the "Spring Fling" Career Fair Wednesday, March 20 at Sul Ross State University.

The Career Fair will be held in the Espino Conference Center, Morgan University Center, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Representatives of business, agriculture, education, hospitality, non-profit, community service, criminal justice, park services and other fields will be present to recruit, answer questions, network and provide referral contacts. Registrants may call (432) 837-8178 to reserve space at the fair.

Attendees seeking employment are urged to dress appropriately and bring copies of their resumes. The Career Fair is open to Sul Ross students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as high school students and the general public. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. Career Services will also provide information on internships and volunteer opportunities.

For more information, contact Career Services, (432) 837-8178. Career Services is located upstairs in the University Center, open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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