Latest News from Sul Ross March 24, 2014


    The Sul Ross State University Theatre Program will present an Old West murder mystery dinner theatre Saturday, March 29.
    “A Backful of Bullets: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre”  begins at 7 p.m. at  the Alpine Civic Center. Join Wyatt Earp, Cattle Kate, Cole Younger, Belle Starr, Doc Holliday, Poker Alice, Billy the Kid and Calamity Jane .in a deadly game of poker.
    Tickets are $40 each ($35 for Sul Ross Theatre season ticket holders) and include a barbecue, drinks, music and a chance at the poker table and silent auction.  Tickets are on sale now via or by calling (432) 837-8218.
    All proceeds benefit  the Theatre of the Big Bend summer scholarship program.  Silent Auction items include fine china, crystal and silver; hotel packages and gift certificates.  
    For more information, contact the Department of Fine Arts and Communication by calling 432-837-8218 or email

    Dr. George Veni,  Executive Director of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Carlsbad, N.M., will lecture Friday, March 28 at Sul Ross State University.
    Veni will address “Living with Karst: The Benefits and Challenges of Living in a Cavernous Environment,” at 3:15 p.m. in Lawrence Hall, Room 309. The lecture is sponsored by Adelante Tejas and the Sul Ross Geology Club. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
    Veni, who has served in his present position since 2007, is an internationally recognized hydrogeologist specializing in caves and karst terrains. Earlier, he owned and served as principal investigator of George Veni and Associates for more than 20 years.
    Much of his work has been in Texas, but he has also conducted extensive karst research throughout the U.S. and in several other countries. He served as the executive secretary of the National Speleological Society’s Section of Cave Geology and Geography for 11 years and president of the Texas Speleological Survey for 13 years. Three cave-dwelling species have been named in his honor. Veni has published and presented over 200 papers, including four books, on hydrogeology, biology, and environmental management in karst terrains.
    For more information, contact the Rio Grande Research Center, (432) 837-8648, or email the Geology Club at

    Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 classes begins Monday, March 31 at Sul Ross State University. The Summer schedule is now online and the Fall schedule will be ready for viewing on Monday, March 24. Log into LoboOnLine to view the course offerings.
    Registration for graduate and post-baccalaureate students begins Monday, March 31. For registration dates for both summer and fall terms and a link to detailed registration instructions, visit
    Undergraduate student registration begins Wednesday, April 2 for seniors and juniors. Sophomores and freshmen may begin registration Monday, April 7.
    All undergraduate students must be advised in order to register.   To determine where to go to be advised, check holds on LoboOnLine. Log into LoboOnLine (Banner Self-Service) with student ID and PIN. Select Students, then Student Records, then “View Holds on Your Records.”
    If  “Must See Lobo Den Advisor” is viewed, contact the Lobo Den at (432) 837-8982 for an advising appointment. If“Must See Major Advisor” is viewed, contact major department for an advising appointment. If there are any other holds that prevent registration, students must clear these holds before making an advising appointment.
    Late registration and schedule changes are also made with students’ advisers.
    For registration dates for both summer and fall terms and for detailed registration instructions, visit For more information, contact Enrollment Services, (432) 837-8050, or e-mail with general questions.

     Potential students and their families will have the chance to explore academic opportunities and campus life during Sully’s Showcase, scheduled Saturday, April 5 at Sul Ross State University.
    Sully’s Showcase will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Pete P. Gallego Center and is free of charge. 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:
    “Sully’s Showcase gives us the opportunity to display our academic programs and our beautiful campus,” said Mary Beth Marks, assistant vice president for Enrollment Management. “We have a small, private university feel, but at a very affordable public university price.”
    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.
    “Sul Ross is among the lowest in the state in tuition and fees, and is a safe and secure campus with modern living facilities, fun student organizations and many outdoor activities to enjoy,” Marks said. “Sul Ross faculty take pride in preparing students for their future careers by providing hands-on learning and state-of-the-art technology in our classrooms.”
    For more information, contact Shannon Stockbridge, assistant director of Admissions, or (432) 837-8053.