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Presidio High School students form international Interact Club

November 10th, 2016

(Presidio High School photo)The Presidio High School Interact Club

PRESIDIO — Sixteen Presidio High School students in August became the inaugural class of Presidio’s Interact Club, a local chapter of an international organization.

“It’s a one of a kind club with a focus on community service and promoting peace among nations,” Presidio Principal Santos Lujan said. …

Sul Ross ranked high among Texas’ best online universities

November 10th, 2016

ALPINE – Sul Ross ranks in the upper one-third among Texas’ Best Online Universities, according to a recent ranking by Affordable Colleges Online.

Sul Ross’ online programs ranked 15th among 47 four-year Texas higher education institutions. Sul Ross’ overall score of 96.85 ranked ahead of Texas Tech University, University of Texas at Arlington, Angelo State University, …

Book Fair is next week at Marfa ISD

November 10th, 2016

MARFA – The Marfa Independent School District will host a Scholastic Book Fair November 14-18.

Funds raised will help purchase books for the school library. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. The Book Fair happens just in time to cross those …

Native Plant Society explores nature’s preparation for winter

November 10th, 2016

FORT DAVIS – From 10am to 1pm Saturday, November 19, the Big Bend Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) will meet at the Nature Conservancy Preserve north of Fort Davis to observe and explore how nature prepares for winter.

Botanist Jackie Poole will lead an easy walk from the McIvor Center to the …

Terlingua school superintendent on new Texas Rural Schools Task Force

November 3rd, 2016

AUSTIN – Commissioner of Education Mike Morath has announced the formation of the Texas Rural Schools Task Force, which includes Terlingua Common School District Superintendent Bobbie Jones.

Selected from the 20 Education Service Center (ESC) regions from across the state, task force members will be charged with identifying current challenges and best practices for rural school …

Alejandra Villalobos Melendez new Sul Ross Institutional Research director

Alejandra Villalobos Melendez new Sul Ross Institutional Research director

November 3rd, 2016

Alejandra Villalobos Melendez

ALPINE – Alejandra Villalobos Melendez has been named director of Institutional Research for the Institutional Effectiveness Office at Sul Ross State University. She replaces John Jones, who resigned earlier this year.

Villalobos Melendez, who grew up in Juarez, Mexico, began her new duties Oct. 27. Most recently, she worked at the University of …

23rd Annual Center for Big Bend Studies Conference November 11-12 at Sul Ross

November 3rd, 2016

ALPINE – History, culture and archaeology of the Big Bend and northern Mexico will be addressed at the 23rd annual Center for Big Bend Studies (CBBS) conference, scheduled Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12 at Sul Ross State University.

About 50 informative presentations are scheduled at the conference, to be held in the Espino Conference Center, Morgan University Center.

The …

Sul Ross hosts 9th Annual McNair-Tafoya Symposium October 31

October 27th, 2016

ALPINE – Oral and poster presentations highlighting undergraduate research will be featured at the 9th annual McNair-Tafoya Research Symposium Monday, Oct. 31 at Sul Ross State University.

The symposium will be held from 3-5 p.m. in the Espino Conference Center, Rooms A and B, of the Morgan University Center. There is no admission charge and the …

Sul Ross graduate student donates historic Texas flags

Sul Ross graduate student donates historic Texas flags

October 27th, 2016

(photo by STEVE LANG)Dr. Mark Saka (left), Sul Ross State University History professor, and graduate student Craig “Griz” Adams with historic Texas flags.


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ALPINE – Sul Ross State University graduate student Craig “Griz” Adams has provided visible history to a Lawrence Hall classroom.

Adams, of Boerne, donated replicas of six historic Texas …

Sul Ross online master’s in public administration degree gets high marks

October 27th, 2016

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University has been identified as having one of the top low cost online master’s programs in Public Administration, according to a recent ranking by Best Masters Degrees.

Sul Ross’ approximate program cost of $14,004 for 36 semester credit hours ranked behind only Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR ($9720). Hamline University, St. …

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