Latest News from Sul Ross May 9, 2014

WIRELESS NETWORK FOR LOBO VILLAGE

NEW WIRELESS NETWORK TO BE INSTALLED IN SUL ROSS’ LOBO VILLAGE
               Sul Ross State University’s Lobo Village residential complex will be equipped with a wireless network at the start of Fall 2014 classes.                
               Sul Ross has contracted with Apogee, the nation’s largest provider of managed residential network (ResNet) services to higher education, to install and manage a wireless network in each of the Lobo Village residence halls, efficiency apartments and family housing. According to David Gibson, chief information officer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the one-year pilot project will begin this month and will be completed prior to the start of the Fall 2014 semester.  With this new WIFI service, Sul Ross will become one of a few public universities in the state to offer this to their resident students.
               “I believe the solution from Apogee provides the wireless experience that students want in their college experience and allows them to access the resources they want and need from the many devices they bring to campus,” Gibson said.
               In addition to the new wireless capabilities, Apogee will also provide a new television lineup that offers a broader range of channels to students in the Village.
               “We believe this offering will increase student satisfaction and provide a better experience for the students that live in Lobo Village,” said Mark Chazar, director of Residential Living.
               For more information, contact Gibson, (432) 837-8702 or dgibson@sulross.edu.
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SUL ROSS STUDENTS FEATURED IN 2014 ALPINE COMMUNITY GUIDE
    A number of Sul Ross State University students are featured in the 2014 Alpine Community Guide, produced by the Alpine Chamber of Commerce.
    Comments by and photos of Alex Martinez, El Paso; Shawna Graves, Austin; Kendall Hallmark, Florence; Cordrick Mobley, Cameron; and Daniel Tidwell, Sachse, are included in the article, “West Texas’ Affordable Gem of Higher Education.” Other Sul Ross-related articles highlight the Theatre of the Big Bend, the Museum of the Big Bend’s Trappings of Texas and the annual Texas Cowboy  Poetry Gathering, held on campus.
    Designed and published by Blue Sky Productions of Alpine, the guide also includes the Chamber of Commerce directory, annual calendar of events, featured events in the community and Big Bend region, outdoor activities and scenic/historic points of interest.
    Copies are available at the Alpine Chamber of Commerce office, 106 N. 3rd St. The 2014 Alpine Community Guide is also available online by visiting www.alpinetexasguide.com.
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SUL ROSS PLANS SUMMER WRITING INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS
               Space is still available  for a Summer Writing Institute, scheduled Aug. 6-7 at Sul Ross State University.
               The program is offered to Region 18 and 19 teachers of grades 4-10 seeking to expand their instructional strategies for teaching writing. Each participating teacher will receive 15 hours of Continuing Professional Education credit, an opportunity for one-hour credit at the reduced tuition rate of $50 and 30 complimentary online MYAccess! writing licenses, provided by Vantage, Inc., for them to use with their students during the 2014-2015 school year.
               Classes will be taught by Dr. Sharon Hileman, professor of English; and Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom, assistant professor of Education; and MYAccess! consultants. Classes will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Wildenthal Memorial Library. Participation is limited and registration deadline is May 20.
               For more information, contact Qvarnstrom, (432) 837-8395 or jqvarnstrom@sulross.edu.
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