Latest News from Sul Ross October 8, 2013

SUL ROSS HOMECOMING QUEEN/KING FINALISTS NAMED; CORONATION SATURDAY    
    Eight Sul Ross State University students have been named as finalists for the honor of 2013 Homecoming Queen and King.
    Coronation will take place Saturday, Oct. 12 at halftime of the Lobos-Mississippi College football game at Jackson Field. 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.
    Finalists were announced Monday evening (Oct. 7) during a performance by comedian Adam Hunter in Marshall Auditorium. Queen finalists, their hometowns and sponsors are: Desirae Brewster, Van Horn, Student Government Association; Ashley Page, New Diana, Sul Ross Theater Society; Erika Wong, El Paso, Student Support Services; and Samantha Vela, Fort Stockton, Alumni Affairs.
    King finalists include: Joseph Hernandez, Kerrville, Student Support Services; Ryan Kubena, Hallettsville, Independent; Alejandro Martinez, El Paso, Student Government Association; and Justin Rodriguez, El Paso, Game Room
    Preliminary elections were conducted Oct. 3-4. Final voting will be held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 9-10.
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Film crew on campus

Noted film director Richard Linklater (left) and producer Cathleen Sutherland chat with Sul Ross President Ricardo Maestas between scenes in Fletcher Residence Hall Monday (Oct. 7). The Boyhood Inc. film crew also filmed scenes in front of Morelock Academic Building and later in Big Bend Ranch State Park. A number of Sul Ross students were extras in the campus scenes. Sul Ross will be featured in an upcoming movie depicting 12 years in a young man's life. The film features Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as the parents and follows one young man as he grows up in a city in Texas. Linklater's directing credits include “Dazed and Confused,” “School of Rock” and "Before Midnight." (Photo by Steve Lang)

 

SUL ROSS HOMECOMING 2013 CELEBRATES “LOBOS IN THE JUNGLE”
    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 underway, 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.
    Eight finalists have been selected for the 2013 Queen and King crowns. 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; Ashley Page, New Diana, Sul Ross Theater Society; Erika Wong, El Paso, Student Support Services; and Samantha Vela, Fort Stockton, Alumni Affairs.
    King candidates include: Joseph Hernandez, Kerrville, Student Support Services; Ryan Kubena, Hallettsville, Independent; Alejandro Martinez, El Paso, Student Government Association; and Justin Rodriguez, El Paso, Game Room.    
    Selma Glasscock, Sinton; and Bill Rankin, Brenham, will be honored as Sul Ross State University Distinguished Alumni. Amy Brown, Gainesville, Fla.,  will be the first recipient of a new honor, the Young Distinguished Alumni Award. Corra Ward (alumni category), Ingleside on the Bay; 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 Hall of Honor Awards Dinner. 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.
    Other Homecoming Week events include:
    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.: 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 ALUM DONATES NEW BELL SYSTEM
    New bells will play on the Sul Ross State University campus prior to Friday’s (Oct. 10) Homecoming Pep Rally on the Mall
    The new bells are a gift from 1974 graduate Roy Cantu,  Kingsville. Cantu donated the original bell system to Sul Ross in 2009.  The new system will allow the bells to be heard across campus in celebration of special events.
    Cantu’s gift to Sul Ross is in honor of Metha Sprinkle, Alpine, who taught history, English and education courses at Sul Ross from 1970-1984.  Sprinkle was Cantu’s favorite teacher while he was a student.
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