Latest News from Sul Ross April 29, 2014

SPRING MUSIC CONCERT MAY 1

SUL ROSS SPRING MUSIC CONCERT MAY 1 IN MARSHALL AUDITORIUM
    The Sul Ross State University Music Department will present its final concert of the year Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. in Marshall Auditorium. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.  
    Performing will be the Sul Ross State University Concert Choir, singing a set of songs including American Folk Songs and Spirituals. Included are two world premier pieces – one by Sul Ross student Travis Lutz, Alpine, and the other by Dr. Donald Callen Freed, choral director and professor of Voice.
    The Sul Ross Wind Ensemble will perform an exciting set of band works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, a beautiful arrangement of the hymn tune “When Jesus Wept” by William Schuman, and will close the year with an exciting performance if Edward Gregson’s “Festivo.”
    For more information, contact Christopher Dobbins, (432) 837-8018 or cdobbins@sulross.edu.
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BFA CERAMICS EXHIBITION BY ALYSSA COPPENS THROUGH MAY 9 AT SUL ROSS
    “Piece by Piece,” a Bachelor of Fine Arts ceramic exhbition by Sul Ross State University student Alyssa Coppens, El Paso, are on display through Friday, May 9 in the Main Gallery, Francois Fine Arts Building.
    A closing reception will be held Friday, May 9, 5-7 p.m. in the Main Gallery. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.


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FORMER SUL ROSS FACULTY MEMBER SO. IDAHO LIVESTOCK HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
    Retired Sul Ross State University faculty member Dr. Darwin Yoder, DVM, was recently inducted into the Southern Idaho Livestock Hall of Fame.
    Yoder, retired professor of Animal Science, was recognized for his contributions to the livestock industry, specifically for developing needed vaccines for the sheep industry.  Ceremonies were held April 8 in Twin Falls. He was one of six 2014 inductees to the Hall of Fame, established in 1960.
    He served 10 years (2001-2011) as director of the Veterinary Technology program in the College of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at Sul Ross. A native of Filer, Id., Yoder received a B.S. (1970) and M.S. (1972) from the University of Idaho, Moscow, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (1976) from Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
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New UDPS cruiser

Sul Ross University Department of Public Safety officers (from left) Jon Brooks, Aaron Rodriguez, director Johnnie Holbrooks and  Lt. Kent Dunegan pose with the new, battery-powered police cruiser. The vehicle has lights, siren and cruises noiselessly up to 25 miles per hour, with a range of 27 miles between charging. To charge, it is merely plugged into a 110 volt outlet. The cruiser will be used for on-campus patrol, courtesy on campus safety transportation, event patrol assistance, and in special activities.  The vehicle will provide an optional, more effective, and efficient method of patrolling the main campus.  (Photo by Steve Lang)

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