Mexican Government Provides Support

January 8, 2021|Comments Off on Mexican Government Provides Support

by Laura Nelson Thanks to the generosity of the Mexican government, 17 Sul Ross State Univ. Rio Grande College students have been helped with their educational expenses. José Luis Díaz Mirón Hinojosa, Cónsul Encargado in Del Rio and Ismael Naveja Macias, Cónsul in Eagle Pass and also representing Uvalde, presented [...]

BRI Wins International Grant for Chihuahuan Desert Conservation Program

December 15, 2020|Comments Off on BRI Wins International Grant for Chihuahuan Desert Conservation Program

The Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) at Sul Ross State University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas (100K) Innovation Fund.  The grant will facilitate an enhanced partnership between the Borderlands Research Institute at Sul Ross State University and the Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecología [...]

SR Theater Department Gearing up for their New Production – Teníamos Todos Starting Nov. 24th

November 23, 2020|Comments Off on SR Theater Department Gearing up for their New Production – Teníamos Todos Starting Nov. 24th

Teníamos Todo. (We Had Everything) opens the 2020/2021 season for the Sul Ross Theatre Program. A collaboration between professional playwrights and Sul Ross Theatre students, Teníamos Todo (We Had Everything), is an original, bilingual series of short scenes and monologues about Texans and the way they are coping with the “new normal” of life during [...]

Sisters Capitalize on Local Education

November 19, 2020|Comments Off on Sisters Capitalize on Local Education

By Laura Nelson It was a long way from Puerto Rico to Uvalde for sisters Lizandra Figueroa Silva and Nathalia Figueroa-Silva, but once they arrived, they never left. When Lizandra was six and Nathalia five, they traveled with mom Liza Silva to visit their dad, Manuel Figueroa Pagán, who was [...]

Museum of the Big Bend Announces New Welcome Center

November 11, 2020|Comments Off on Museum of the Big Bend Announces New Welcome Center

Members of Texas’ Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Family have made a generous gift to the Capital Campaign for the Museum of the Big Bend Complex at Sul Ross State University in Alpine. The Caldwells are descendants of the Tippits, a family who came to the Big Bend in the early [...]

Recognition from the Native Plant Society of Texas

November 3, 2020|Comments Off on Recognition from the Native Plant Society of Texas

Michael Powell PhD, Shirley Powell, and Richard Worthington PhD Receive 5th Award   The authors of The Flowering Plants of the Trans-Pecos and Adjacent Areas  have been awarded the 2020 Correll Award by the Native Plant Society of Texas. This is the fifth Correll Award Dr. Powell has received for [...]

The 2020 Sul Ross State University Virtual Fall Commencement

October 30, 2020|Comments Off on The 2020 Sul Ross State University Virtual Fall Commencement

Sul Ross is continually committed to the safety and health of our students, faculty, and staff. In light of this commitment, it has been decided that the Fall 2020 Sul Ross State University Commencement will be held through a virtual ceremony on Saturday, December 12, 2020, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  [...]

Ky Hamilton Bull Rushes His Way to The Top

September 9, 2020|Comments Off on Ky Hamilton Bull Rushes His Way to The Top

New rankings were released by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Ram World Standings for the top bull riders worldwide. A household Sul Ross name sits directly across from the No. 1 slot. Ky Hamilton. It may come as a surprise to some, but it does not come as any [...]

Sul Ross Unveils New Campaign to Mark New Era

August 25, 2020|Comments Off on Sul Ross Unveils New Campaign to Mark New Era

They call her V. Her name is Vania Hampton. She plays basketball. Who she will become, behind fierce eyes and iron-clad tenacity, is still being shaped. Her story still being written. Her future still unfolding. But she is here for one reason. She loves Sul Ross.  To call the Alpine campus [...]

FEATURE: SBDC serving communities amidst pandemic

July 21, 2020|Comments Off on FEATURE: SBDC serving communities amidst pandemic

By Laura Nelson, Director of Enrollment Marketing Stretching from far west Texas to the middle Rio Grande region, the Sul Ross State University Small Business Development Center (SRSU SBDC) offers its services to small businesses navigating the Corona Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Passed into law in March [...]

NEWS AND FEATURES: Disinfecting Safely

July 17, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: Disinfecting Safely

By Laura Nelson, Director of Enrollment Marketing Southwest Texas Junior College has implemented the use of electrostatic hypochlorous acid (HOCl) devices to disinfect their campuses as well as the Sul Ross State University campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde. Custodial workers will use the devices to spray the [...]

NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU Animal Science professor publishes new guidelines for equine water treadmills

July 14, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU Animal Science professor publishes new guidelines for equine water treadmills

Dr. Persephone McCrae Dr. Persephone McCrae , SRSU Assistant Professor of Animal Science, has recently participated in the publication of revised guidelines for the use of equine water treadmills. McCrae is a member of the Equine Hydrotherapy Working Group, which is an international group of researchers who conduct [...]

VIDEO: Classrooms Without Walls

July 1, 2020|Comments Off on VIDEO: Classrooms Without Walls

Sul Ross State University offers several outdoor learning opportunities. To maximize that experience, SRSU has created Classrooms Without Walls. These outdoor classrooms are located for easy access for instructors and students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osxZhueOVYM

NEWS AND FEATURES: Open educational resources benefit students

June 26, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: Open educational resources benefit students

Sul Ross State University faculty were recently surveyed to assess how widespread the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) is in courses offered. Fifty-three percent of faculty surveyed reported that they have used OER in their courses. Another 29 percent said they were extremely or very familiar with OER. Other [...]

FEATURE: SRSU student reflects on time stranded overseas

June 24, 2020|Comments Off on FEATURE: SRSU student reflects on time stranded overseas

The fallout of the current COVID-19 pandemic has touched nearly every aspect of life for the entire global population. But for Sul Ross State University senior Industrial Technology major Rodric Allen, the crisis has hit not only close to home but away from home. A native of La Marque, Allen [...]

FEATURE: Dino Duet! Paleontology teams SRSU grad and faculty for research work in BBNP

June 23, 2020|Comments Off on FEATURE: Dino Duet! Paleontology teams SRSU grad and faculty for research work in BBNP

“What do they have in there, King Kong?” Dr. Ian Malcom, Jurassic Park For more than two decades, Steve Wick’s love of dinosaurs and paleontology has taken the Sul Ross State University graduate to some of the most remote pockets and crevices of Big Bend National Park. From digging, chiseling [...]

NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU offers online post baccalaureate certification as Educational Diagnostician

June 12, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU offers online post baccalaureate certification as Educational Diagnostician

Students considering graduate school at Sul Ross State University will have the option of earning a Master's of Education or post baccalaureate certification as an Educational Diagnostician completely online. “We have been progressing toward this goal for some time and we are excited to offer our courses 100% online to [...]

VIDEO: Spring 2020 MRGC Awards

June 10, 2020|Comments Off on VIDEO: Spring 2020 MRGC Awards

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NEWS AND FEATURES: Honoring Achievement

June 10, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: Honoring Achievement

By Laura Nelson, Director of Enrollment Marketing One of the highlights of the academic year for students who attend Sul Ross State Univ. at the Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde campuses is the spring banquet. Faculty, staff, and students gather to celebrate honors students, scholarship recipients, and campus favorites. [...]

FEATURE: This Major Annual Texas Event Didn’t Miss a Beat

June 5, 2020|Comments Off on FEATURE: This Major Annual Texas Event Didn’t Miss a Beat

Trappings of Texas runs through August 2 By Brenda Kissko for Visit Alpine In a time when we’re all learning to appreciate a slower pace of life, a beloved Western event offers us the opportunity to engage with true cowboys and cowgirls of our era and obtain our own one-of-a-kind [...]

A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY: From Sul Ross President Pete Gallego

June 5, 2020|Comments Off on A MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY: From Sul Ross President Pete Gallego

All of us in the Sul Ross family are outraged by the wanton use of violence that took George Floyd’s life on May 25, 2020. We join today with grieving Americans from all walks of life who strongly believe in justice and human rights. Sadly, we also recognize that Mr. [...]

NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU academic assessment program coordinators recognized

June 4, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU academic assessment program coordinators recognized

Sul Ross State University faculty members were honored recently for their work as academic assessment program coordinators. Each year faculty members, serving as program coordinators, write assessment reports on the 53 academic programs that SRSU offers students. The reports are designed to assess how successful students have been in the [...]

NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU students wrap up National Survey of Student Engagement

June 2, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: SRSU students wrap up National Survey of Student Engagement

The annual National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) recently closed with 240 Sul Ross State University students participating from the Alpine, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Uvalde campuses. The survey is an important measure of how students think about the quality of collegiate life at Sul Ross. Students were asked [...]

FEATURE: Longtime SRSU and Del Rio educator and community servant to retire

May 20, 2020|Comments Off on FEATURE: Longtime SRSU and Del Rio educator and community servant to retire

by Laura Nelson, Director of Enrollment Marketing Sul Ross State University’s Dr. Fernando Z. Quiz will retire at the end of May after more than 20 years of service. A native of Santa Ana, Calif., his family lived in a middle class neighbor in a diverse military community. Fernando and [...]

NEWS AND FEATURES: Campus administration reflects on online survey results

May 20, 2020|Comments Off on NEWS AND FEATURES: Campus administration reflects on online survey results

On April 20, Sul Ross State University launched a survey of all faculty and students to learn how COVID-19 was affecting university life and operations.  A total of 577 students and 73 faculty participated in the survey. One key finding from the survey indicated that faculty were concerned about students [...]