Latest News from Sul Ross September 30, 2013

13 CANDIDATES FOR 2013 SUL ROSS HOMECOMING QUEEN, KING
    Thirteen candidates – seven women and six men – seek the 2013 Homecoming Queen and King crowns.
    Preliminary elections will be held Oct. 3-4. The five Queen and five King finalists will be introduced during a performance by comedian Adam Hunter on Monday, Oct. 7 in Marshall Auditorium. Final voting will be held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 9-10.
    Coronation will be held at halftime of the Lobo-Mississippi College football game on Saturday, Oct. 12. Crowns, scepter and watches will be furnished by Anju’s Jewelry, Alpine. Monica Traylor, Sonora, and Cody LeCroy, Needville, are the reigning Queen and King.
    Queen candidates, their hometowns and sponsors are: Desirae Brewster, Van Horn, Student Government Association; Fatima Corrales, Van Horn, Sully Productions; Gabrielle Nussbaum, Alpine, Baptist Student Ministries; Ashley Page, New Diana, Sul Ross Theater Society; Chaley Romero, Sundown, Independent; Erika Wong, El Paso, Student Support Services; Samantha Vela, Fort Stockton, Alumni Affairs.
    King candidates include:Joseph Hernandez, Kerrville, Student Support Services; Ryan Kubena, Hallettsville, Independent; Levi Low, Alpine, Sully Productions; Alejandro Martinez, El Paso, Student Government Association; Justin Rodriguez, El Paso, Game Room; Adrian Soto, El Paso, Sul Ross Theater Society.
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“LOBOS IN THE JUNGLE” SUL ROSS HOMECOMING EVENTS OCT. 7-13
    With the theme, “Lobos in the Jungle” Sul Ross State University students, staff, faculty and friends will celebrate Homecoming 2013, Oct. 7-13.
    A full week of activities are planned, including daily student events,  an American Southwest Conference football game, crowning the new Queen and King and honoring Distinguished Alumni and Hall of Honor inductees. Detailed schedules of Homecoming and related Alumni Association events, as well as registration information may be found online at http://www.sulross.edu/page/2613/homecoming.
    A total of 13 candidates, seven women and six men – seek the 2013 Homecoming Queen and King crowns. Candidate applications were open through Friday, Sept. 20. Coronation will be held at halftime of the Lobo-Mississippi College football game on Saturday, Oct. 12. Crowns, scepter and watches will be furnished by Anju’s Jewelry, Alpine. Monica Traylor, Sonora, and Cody LeCroy, Needville, are the reigning Queen and King.
    Queen candidates, their hometowns and sponsors are: Desirae Brewster, Van Horn, Student Government Association; Fatima Corrales, Van Horn, Sully Productions; Gabrielle Nussbaum, Alpine, Baptist Student Ministries; Ashley Page, New Diana, Sul Ross Theater Society; Chaley Romero, Sundown, Independent; Erika Wong, El Paso, Student Support Services; Samantha Vela, Fort Stockton, Alumni Affairs.
    King candidates include: Joseph Hernandez, Kerrville, Student Support Services; Ryan Kubena, Hallettsville, Independent; Levi Low, Alpine, Sully Productions; Alejandro Martinez, El Paso, Student Government Association; Justin Rodriguez, El Paso, Game Room; Adrian Soto, El Paso, Sul Ross Theater Society.
    Preliminary elections will be held Thursday-Friday, Oct. 3-4. The five Queen and five King finalists will be introduced during a performance by comedian Adam Hunter on Monday, Oct. 7 in Marshall Auditorium. Final voting will be held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 9-10.
    Selma Glasscock and Bill Rankin will be honored as Sul Ross State University Distinguished Alumni. Amy Brown will be the first recipient of a new honor, the Young Distinguished Alumni Award. Corra Ward (alumni category) and Miriam and the late Emmett McCoy (non-alumni) will receive the Slingin’ Sammy Baugh Award for Outstanding Service.
    Three new members will be inducted into the Hall of Honor,  Earl Bowman, San Angelo; Barbara Crousen, Abilene; and Mike Robbins, Boerne. All will be honored during ceremonies Saturday, Oct. 12 at the annual Athletic Hall of Honor/Distinguished Alumni banquet. The event will begin with a 6:30 p.m. reception, followed by a 7:15 banquet in the Espino Conference Center, Morgan University Center. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased by contacting the Office of Alumni Affairs, (432) 837-8697 or the Office of Physical Education and Athletics, 837-8226. Alumni registration and event information may be found at http://www.sulross.edu/homecoming-alumni.    Other Homecoming Week events include:
    Monday, Oct. 7: Jersey Day; Decorate the Mall, 4-6 p.m.; Float supplies and banners drawing, 5 p.m.,Student Life Office, Morgan University Center; King and Queen introductions, 8 p.m., Marshall Auditorium, with comedian Adam Hunter, assisted by Sul Ross Cheer Squad.
    Tuesday, Oct. 8: Nerd Day; Homecoming Derby, 6 p.m., the Mall
    Wednesday, Oct. 9: Super Hero Day; Voting begins for Homecoming Queen and King, noon; Whitewashing of the Bar-SR-Bar, 5:30 p.m., Hancock Hill, followed by pizza party, Physical Plant parking lot.    Thursday, Oct. 10: “It’s a Jungle Out There” Day; Queen and King voting continues through noon. Cupcake Challenge, 5:30 p.m., the Mall; Powder Puff football, 7 p.m., upperclassmen vs. underclassmen, Jackson Field;Lighting of the Bar-SR-Bar, after dark, Hancock Hill.
    Friday, Oct. 11: Red Out; Free ice cream sandwiches for the Sul Ross and Alpine community, 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Mall; Pep rally, 7:30 p.m., the Mall.
    Saturday, Oct. 12: Parade, 10 a.m., starting on Holland Ave. at Alpine Civic Center; Football, Lobos vs. Mississippi College, 1 p.m., Jackson Field; Coronation, halftime, Jackson Field; 6:30 p.m.: Distinguished Alumni/Hall of Honor banquet, Espino Conference Center, Morgan University Center.
    Sunday, Oct.13:    Alumni brunch, beginning at 11 a.m., Morgan University Center. For more information, contact Karen Brown, 837-8697 or 837-8443, or alumni@sulross.edu.  
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SUL ROSS THEATRE TICKETS NOW ON SALE; “LYDIA” OPENS OCT. 17
    Sul Ross State University Theatre season tickets are now on sale. The 2013 season begins with the drama, “Lydia”, Thursday-Tuesday, Oct. 17-22 in the Studio Theatre, Francois Fine Arts Building.
    Purchase a season ticket pass and receive attendance to four dynamic plays, three evenings of independent film screenings and two entertaining musicals for one low price. Prices for season ticket passes are:  General Admission: $45;  Senior/Children Admission: $30.  
    Season Passes are available online; visit our website at sulross.edu/theatre or call the Fine Arts and Communication office at (432) 837-8218.
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SUL ROSS FACULTY SUPPORT ALPINE LIONS CLUB ACADEMIC COMPETITION    
    Sul Ross State University faculty members are assisting the Alpine Lions Club in an academic competition for Alpine seventh and 11th-grade students.
    “Our World; Our Future” invites original responses to the theme through essays or art posters. The contest runs from Oct. 1-31 and teachers at Alpine High School and Alpine Middle School are working with the students on their contest entries.
    Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, assistant professor of Education and a Lions Club member, introduced and explained the contest to students in each school. Carol Fairlie, Sul Ross professor of Art; and Dr. Sharon Hileman, professor of English, will coordinate judging of the contest entries.
    The winners will be announced, cash prizes awarded, and the works will be on display during Alpine’s annual Art Walk, Nov. 22-23.
    For more information, contact Qvarnstrom, (432) 837-8395 or jqvarnstrom@sulross.edu.

Lions Club competition

Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, Sul Ross faculty and Alpine Lions Club member, describes "Our World: Our Future" competition details to Alpine seventh graders as Alpine Middle School teacher Joyce Downing (left) observes. Alpine seventh and 11th graders will be submitting original responses through essays or art posters. The contest runs from Oct. 1-31 with winners to be announced and works on display during Alpine's annual Art Walk, Nov. 22-23. (Photo Courtesy Jeanne Qvarnstrom)

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