Latest News from Sul Ross November 18, 2013
325 VISITORS AT SULLY SHOWCASE
More than 325 persons, including 278 prospective students, attended the annual fall Sully’s Showcase, held Saturday (Nov. 16) at Sul Ross State University.
Visitors were able to meet with faculty and student services during the information fair and tour residential living, visit the new Computer Science lab in the Briscoe Administration Building, tour the Range and Animal Science facilities in the afternoon and attend the Lobo-East Texas Baptist University football game, compliments of President Ricardo Maestas.
Justin Garman, senior at Adrian High School, Hereford, was the winner of the $1,000 scholarship. Visitors also received Sul Ross T-shirts and other gifts.
“Attendance more than doubled from last year’s fall event and showed a marked increase over the Spring 2013 Showcase,” said MaryBeth Marks, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management. “Our campus open houses are vital to enrollment growth because it gives Sul Ross the opportunity to highlight our best practices for students.”
Opening ceremonies at the Pete P. Gallego Center featured a performance by the Sul Ross Pep Band. Open houses were conducted in the afternoon. Prospective students and their families learned about major requirements, degree programs, sponsored activities and course offerings. Information on admissions, financial aid, housing and student activities was also provided.
“On-campus visits remain the most influential factor in a student’s decision to attend a university,” Marks said. “We are confident the continued growth and success of Sully’s Showcase events will be reflected in future enrollment increases.”
More than 325 persons, including 278 prospective students, attended the annual fall Sully’s Showcase, held Saturday (Nov. 16) at Sul Ross State University. Visitors were able to meet with faculty and student services during the information fair, enjoy campus tours and attend the Lobo-East Texas Baptist University football game, compliments of President Ricardo Maestas. (Photo by Susanna Mendez)
SUL ROSS CLOSED NOV. 27-29 FOR THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Sul Ross State University will be closed Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 27-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Offices will re-open and classes resume at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2.
“Assassins” on Sul Ross stage Nov. 22-24
“Assassins” written by John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim, directed by Dona W. Roman with musical direction by Donald Callen Freed and Lana Potts, will be performed on the Sul Ross stage Friday-Sunday, Nov. 22-24. Curtain time is 8:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Nov. 22-23 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Evoking a fraternity of political assassins and would-be assassins across a hundred years of our history, Sondheim and Weidman provide a darkly-comic and compelling look at the lives and legacies of nine presidential assassins. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Assassins contains strong language and content. Tickets are on sale now through sulross.edu/theatre or by calling 432-837-8218. The Sul Ross Theatre Program production of “Assassins” is a featured location of Alpine's 20th ArtWalk, Nov. 22-23. (Photo by Susanna Mendez)
SUL ROSS STUDENTS NAMED TO “WHO’S WHO”
Twenty-six Sul Ross State University students have been selected for the 2012-2013 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”
The annual publication recognizes those students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, attend college full-time and have been active in campus and/or community activities where they have displayed evidence of leadership qualities.
Qualified students are selected by a committee of Sul Ross faculty, staff and students appointed by the dean of Student Life for inclusion in the publication.
Students and their hometowns (* denotes graduate/post-baccalaureate student) include:
ALPINE: Mark Bradford*, Deborah Jernigan, Travis Lutz, Corin Olivas*, Amber Rodriguez*, Ivan Santos-Nunez
ATHENS: Sandra Kitchens*
BURLESON: James Martin*
DICKINSON: Stacy Sawyer*
EL PASO: Esther Alzaga*, Beverly Corrales, Jose Luis Etchart, Ryan Hoffer
GLEN ROSE: Claire Underwood
GRANGER: Thomas Janke*
MARFA: Catrina Dworzack*, Bonnie Lujan
MIDLAND: Megan Downing, Samantha Vela
PFLUGERVILLE: Justin Okorocha
PORT LAVACA: Joseph Vaughn*
PRESIDIO: Fernanda Arroyo
SAN ANTONIO: Kaitlyn Wood
SANDERSON: Clarissa Brotherton
SHERMAN: Melissa Petersen
TOYAH: Maile Hoyt