Latest News from Sul Ross November 12, 2013

    Visitors from throughout the U.S. and internationally have viewed the historic “Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum” exhibit at the Museum of the Big Bend at Sul Ross State University.
    The exhibit, which opened Sept. 19, will close Sunday, Dec. 8 and return to its home at Ogdensburg, N.Y.
    On display are numerous Remington works that depict his artistic journey, including paintings, illustrations and his well-known bronze sculptures.
    “The uniqueness of this exhibit differs from other Remington exhibitions in the fact that the majority of the pieces on display at the Museum of the Big Bend have never before been to Texas,” said Liz Jackson, Museum Director.
    Remington’s exquisite oil, “The Charge of the Rough Riders,” is the centerpiece of the exhibit. “Whether you appreciate Western art or not, the exhibit offers a rare opportunity to view an extraordinary work of art,” said Jackson.
    “Treasures from the Frederic Remington Art Museum” has been made possible through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mallory, the Holland Hotel, Big Bend Brewery Co., West Texas National Bank, City of Alpine, The Gage Hotel, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Bryan, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Peterson and many others.
    Admission to the Museum is free. Museum hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, visit or call (432) 837-8143.

    More than 300 prospective students and their families have registered for the annual Sully’s Showcase, scheduled Saturday, Nov. 16 at Sul Ross State University.
    Sully’s Showcase, featuring campus tours and information about academic opportunities and campus life, will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Prospective students will receive free T-shirts and may register for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Online registration and more information may be found at:
    “To date, registration has doubled from last year’s fall showcase,” said MaryBeth Marks, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management.    “Sully’s Showcase, our campus open house, is vital to enrollment growth because it gives Sul Ross the opportunity to highlight our best practices for students,” Marks said. “According to (higher education consultants) Noel Levitz, campus open house events are the largest influence on a prospective student's decision to attend a particular college or university.”
    Opening ceremonies at the Pete P. Gallego Center will feature a performance by the Sul Ross Pep Band. Open houses in Residential Living and the Turner Range Animal Science Center will be held in the afternoon. The Computer Science Initiative lab, located in BAB, Suite 312, will provide demonstrations of new technology.
    Prospective students and their families can learn about major requirements, degree programs, sponsored activities and course offerings. Information on admissions, financial aid, housing and student activities will be provided. Students and faculty will be available to discuss programs and research as well.
    For more information, contact Shannon Stockbridge, assistant director of Admissions, or (432) 837-8053.