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CDRI scholarships available to Sul Ross grad students

February 5th, 2015

The late Dr. James Scudday (right)

ALPINE – The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute (CDRI) will offer two $1,000 scholarships in 2015 to Sul Ross State University graduate students conducting research in the Chihuahuan Desert region.

Recent growth of the Dr. James F. Scudday CDRI Endowed Scholarship has provided funding for the two scholarships. Preference …

Sul Ross BRI receives $20,000 for research from West Texas Safari Club

February 5th, 2015

(Photo Courtesy Louis Harveson)Vice President, Cal Hendricks (left) and President, Matt Bell (right) of the West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International present a check to Dr. Louis A. Harveson, Director of the Borderland’s Research Institute.

ALPINE – The West Texas Chapter of Safari Club International (WTCSCI) of Midland/Odessa recently awarded $20,000 to …

Sul Ross preliminary Spring enrollment shows 7.5 percent increase

February 5th, 2015

ALPINE – Preliminary Spring 2015 figures show a 7.5 percent enrollment increase at Sul Ross State University.

Eighth-day totals (Thursday, Jan. 29) showed 1,811 students on the Sul Ross-Alpine Campus, compared to 1,686 a year ago and 1,698 for Spring 2013. Semester credit hours totaled 18,693, 6.4 percent more than last year (17,569) and seven percent …

Presidio ISD receives “clean” audit report, more good news

January 29th, 2015


PRESIDIO – Last week’s board meeting kicked off with a performance by the Presidio High School mariachi band, in honor of Albino Nieto, who retired from working maintenance at the school. The cheerful performance set the tone for the remainder of the meeting, during which the board had a string of good news …

Dr. Amy Moreland named Sul Ross Assistant VP for Institutional Effectiveness

January 29th, 2015

ALPINE – Dr. Amy Moreland will spearhead the Sul Ross State University’s re-accreditation process by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Amy Moreland

Moreland, assistant professor of Political Science, has been appointed assistant vice president for Institutional Effectiveness, a part-time position effective immediately, In this capacity, Moreland will provide …

April 16 investiture for 12th Sul Ross President Dr. Bill Kibler

January 29th, 2015

ALPINE – Investiture ceremonies have been scheduled Thursday, April 16 for Dr. Bill Kibler, 12th President of Sul Ross State University.

Ceremonies will be held at 2 pm in the Pete P. Gallego Center. Kibler was confirmed as Sul Ross’ President by the Board of Regents of the Texas State University System on July 9, 2014. …

Dr. Jay Downing named Sul Ross Dean of Arts and Sciences

January 29th, 2015

Jay Downing

ALPINE – Dr. Jay Downing, a 23-year faculty member, has been appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sul Ross State University.

Downing, professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BASS), succeeds Dr. Jim Case, who will become Executive Vice President and Provost. …

Ummi Chanez is Kids, Kows and More essay winner

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Marfa Elementary School student Ummi Chanez is this year’s winner of the Kids, Kows and More essay contest.

The Kids, Kows, and More Live Ag Expo is offered every fall by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to all third- through fifth-grade students in Presidio County.

Essay winner Ummi Chanez, center, with …

Five 4H leaders receive first responder training

January 29th, 2015

MARFA – Five Presidio County 4H Leaders and the County Extension Agent received training and became certified in CPR and first aid for both youth and adults on Saturday January 24.

(photo by JESSE LEA SCHNEIDER)From left, Anabel Gallegos, Reeves County CEA; 4H leaders Sterry Butcher, Michael Roch, Jason Corbin, Brenda Klein, and …

School board addressing concern of parent-teacher: morale and retention

January 22nd, 2015


MARFA – A Marfa educator’s concern about teacher morale was coincidentally addressed as Marfa school board members presented their district goals at Tuesday’s board meeting.

During public comments, parent and Montessori teacher Crawford Marginot shared her concerns about teacher retention and morale. Marginot’s triplet children, who have attended Marfa public school since kindergarten, …

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