Latest News from Sul Ross April 4, 2014

25TH MARSHALL LECTURE APRIL 22

TEXAS STATE CRIMINOLOGIST TO DELIVER MARSHALL LECTURE APRIL 22 AT SUL ROSS
    Noted criminologist Dr. Kim Rossmo will deliver the 25th Mary Thomas Marshall Lecture Tuesday, April 22 at Sul Ross State University.
    Rossmo is the University Endowed Chair in Criminology, and the Director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation in the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University.  He will address “True Crime, True Detectives, Real Failures: What Can Go Wrong in a Criminal Investigation,” at 7:30 p.m. in Marshall Auditorium. There is no admission charge and the public is welcome. A reception will follow the lecture.
     Rossmo was formerly the Director of Research for the Police Foundation in Washington, D.C., and the Detective Inspector in charge of the Vancouver Police Department’s Geographic Profiling Section, which provided investigative support for the international law enforcement community.  He has researched and published in the areas of environmental criminology, the geography of crime, and criminal investigations, including books on geographic profiling and criminal investigative failures.
    He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Advisory Committee for Police Investigative Operations and is the chair of the Austin Public Safety Commission.  Recently, Rossmo completed projects studying the geospatial structure of terrorist cells, geographic profiling applications in counter-insurgency, and patterns of illegal border crossings.  He has been awarded the Governor General of Canada Police Exemplary Service Medal.
    The Sul Ross State University Lecture Series was renamed in 1985 to honor Mary Thomas Marshall, a good friend of the university.  On Feb. 21, 1992, the Board of Regents, Texas State University System, approved renaming the Main Auditorium of Sul Ross to the Marshall Auditorium in recognition of Mrs. Marshall's many contributions to the University.
    Her interest in Sul Ross stemmed from time spent as a young woman in the Trans-Pecos area of West Texas and from the longtime association of her sister-in-law, Stather Elliot Thomas, a member of the original faculty. Mary Thomas Marshall died in January 1995, at the age of 99.
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ANNUAL SUL ROSS JOB FAIR FOR EDUCATORS  APRIL 17
    The Sul Ross State University Department of Education will host the annual Job Fair for Teachers and Administrators on Thursday, April 17. The Job Fair includes recruitment efforts for classroom teachers, reading specialists, educational diagnosticians, counselors, and principals.
    Representatives will be available from 9 a.m.-12 noon in the Becky Espino Conference Center, second floor of the Morgan University Center. Anyone interested is invited and welcome to attend.
    The Job Fair provides Sul Ross students, area teachers and administrators an opportunity to visit personally with school district recruiters from around the state.
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SUL ROSS HOSTS ANNUAL HONORS CONVOCATION APRIL 21 IN MARSHALL AUDITORIUM
    Announcement of the 2014 Man and Woman of the Year will highlight the annual Sul Ross State University Honors Convocation, scheduled Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. in Marshall Auditorium.
    The convocation, sponsored by the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, is free and open to the public. In addition to the Man and Woman of the Year presentation, departmental awards will be given to outstanding students.
    Earnest Jones, Boerne; and Laura Ashley Anderson, Odessa, were named the 2013 Sul Ross State University Man and Woman of the Year.
    For more information, contact Ana Dragoo, (432) 837-8036.
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LEA cadets in training
Cadets in the Sul Ross State University Law Enforcement Academy practiced disarming suspects this past week as part of their training. (Top photo), LEA director Lloyd Dragoo demonstrates disarming techniques to Cadets Desiree White (left), Terlingua, and Brittany Padack, Alpine.  (Bottom photo) Dragoo with Cadet Gaudencio "Gandy" Hernandez, Clovis, N.M.,  as Cadet H. Shane Holmes, Balmorhea, observes. The 18-week course concludes July 3. (Photos by Steve Lang)

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