Campus News 2003 Archives

January - December 2003

New 'LaBatt Lecture Series' to Open at Schreiner University January 12, 2004
December 17, 2003

Jim BoutonAuthor and former New York Yankee pitcher Jim Bouton will come to Schreiner University on Jan. 12 as part of the university's Labatt Speaker Series. The public is invited to attend the free event, which will start at 7 p.m. in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center. The title of Bouton's speech is "An Evening with Jim Bouton."

In 1963, Bouton won 21 games for the New York Yankees and made the all-star team. In 1964, he won 18 games and beat the Cardinals twice in the World Series. In 1969, he wrote "Ball Four," a funny, controversial, all-time bestseller that revealed baseball players as human beings.

Bouton retired from baseball in 1970 and became a television sportscaster in New York. During the 1970s, he wrote a sequel to "Ball Four" entitled "I'm Glad You Didn't Take It Personally;" earned good reviews in the movie, "The Long Goodbye;" and created, wrote and acted in a TV sitcom based on his book.

In 1978, Bouton made a comeback to baseball with the Atlanta Braves. When the 39-year-old knuckleballer beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1, it was his first major league win in eight years.

Bouton received the highest honor of his career in 1996 when he was featured in "The One Hundred Most Important People in American Sports History." The book, which spans 150 years, contains only 21 baseball players. In 1997, he wrote his first novel, "Strike Zone."

The Labatt Speaker Series was established in 2003 to bring well-known speakers to campus each year to share personal insights on current issues. Click here to visit Bouton's official web site.


SU Begins New Holiday Tradition
December 4, 2003

Christmas lightsSchreiner welcomed the Christmas holiday season with its first-ever Community Christmas Party. The party began with a dramatic lighting of the campus Christmas lights, followed by a bonfire.  The SU Pep Band played Christmas songs aboard a traveling hay ride trailer filled with students, faculty, and staff.  Art students created a lighted cow sculpture with the help of Art faculty David Smith and John Pruessner. Food and drinks were served for the community.

The Christmas Party commenced after SU's Annual Christmas Tea in the CCAC Ballroom, rounding out a festive holiday celebration for the campus community. Gordon Findlay, SU Events Coordinator, helped facilitate the Christmas Party.


SU Faculty & Staff Support Hill Country College Fund
November 24, 2003

Hill Country College FundSchreiner University faculty and staff have always been vocal supporters of the university and its students, but this year they are putting their money where their mouths are--in record numbers. 122 faculty and staff (out of 187 full-time employees) donated $15,414 to the 2003­04 Hill Country College Fund, according to associate director of development Mignonne Frantzen.

All of the funds raised will be used to provide tuition assistance grants to Schreiner students with financial need from Kerr, Bandera, Gillespie, Kendall, Kimble, Edwards and Real counties.

"Schreiner's staff and faculty continue to amaze me in the many ways that they give to this learning community. Actually, they do so with such enthusiasm and consistency that I shouldn¹t really be amazed any more. But I surely am pleased and grateful," said Dr. Tim Summerlin, president.   The fact that 66 percent of Schreiner's full-time employees donated to the HCCF is a first for the fund-raising campaign. Judy Ferguson, Schreiner's director of church vocations and chairwoman of the HCCF's University Division, attributes the overwhelming response to a challenge.

"Back in October, the University Division challenged departments to give at 100 percent, regardless of the amount given. Employees were even given the option of donating vacation time in lieu of a cash donation. We offered prizes such as massages and lunches to departments responding the quickest," she said. "We knew the response would be positive but we had no idea it would be this positive. Fourteen departments (ranging in size from two to 28 members) stepped up to the challenge and gave at 100 percent."

The 2003-04 campaign goal is to raise $525,000. Last year's HCCF leaders and volunteers raised $526,622 to fund the need-based tuition assistance grants. 252 undergraduate students were awarded HCCF grants in 2002-03. For more information, contact Frantzen at 830-792-7208.


SU Treated to Turkey-Day Talent Show
November 21, 2003

canned goodsIncredible SU talent and delectable desserts were served to the SU community Thursday, November 20 in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center to benefit Kerrville area food banks.

Dr. Tim Summerlin and Barrett Taylor
(Pictured left <) President Tim Summerlin and Barrett Taylor (Associate Director of Admissions) entertained the crowd with the classic country music of Bob Wills and Hank Williams. Brent Casey (Admissions) was commended for his dynamic ability to hold the guitar microphone.

Daniel Flores Daniel Flores (pictured right >) wooed the audience with the legendary music of Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.

SU Staff participated with culinary talents by contributing to a dessert potluck. All present brought canned goods and non-perishable items to donate to area charities.

(photos by Nydia Kent & Lisa Zuhn).



National Recording Artist Jen Shankman to Perform @ SU November 19
November 16, 2003

Jen ShankmanNative New Yorker Jen Shankman mixes electronics and acoustics to create a 'pop-folk' sound that captivates audiences across the United States.

Jen will perform Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm in Schreiner University's Corner Pocket Cafe located within the Cailloux Campus Activity Center.

With her third CD, "Tell It Like It Is" released in October 2003 from Wondermore Records, Jen has once again proven herself as both a gifted writer and a powerhouse performer.

Jen has won fans at clubs and colleges up and down the east coast...and just started a tour of Maryland, Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.

Most notable venues include Madison Square Garden, the MCI Center, the Bitter End (New York, NY), Club Passim (Boston, MA) and Eddie's Attic (Decatur, GA). Jen has  played guitar for Joan Osborne and has appeared with such notable talents as Ani DiFranco, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Patty Griffin, Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo), Ellis Paul and Jonathan Brooke.

Jen's song, "Tell It Like It Is," is included on the Wondermore Records compilation. Click here to visit Jen's official web site.


SU Theatre Presents DEATH OF A SALESMAN Thursday thru Saturday Nov. 13-Nov. 15 November 11, 2003

The Schreiner University Theatre Department will present Arthur Miller's two-act play "Death of a Salesman" in the Hanszen Fine Arts Theatre this coming Thursday through Saturday, November 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm.

John Jones as Willy LomanThe production is directed by Claudia Sullivan and David Van Winkle and stars an ensemble cast of students with Accounting professor John Jones, starring as lead character Willy Loman

The Cast

Willy Loman…….……John Jones
Biff Loman……..…Wes B.
Happy Loman…….…Brian C.
Linda Loman…….…Ella J.
Ben Loman…….…...John B.
Charlie……….…..Joshua O.
Bernard……..……..Tom D.
Howard..…………Matthew W.
Ms. Forsythe…....Emily H.
Letta……….…Stephanie R.
Mistress……….…..Rae M.
Jenny………..……..Alysse G.
Stanley…….……Michael Y.

The Play

Death of a Salesman Arthur MillerThe story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who can not understand how he fail to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business associates, we discover how his quest for the “American Dream” kept him blind to the people who truly loved him. A thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theater performed by Schreiner University students.

For more information, click to email the event's publicist, student Adriana.


SU Celebrates Halloween in Style...
November 10, 2003

Abby as Peg Cathy as Dorothy

men in flowers

November 10, 2003

pictured above, left to right: Abby Shupe (Admissions Counselor) as "VP Peg Layton" reprimanding President Summerlin; Cathy Scozzari (Human Resources) as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz; the Institutional Research Gang Roy Philbrook, Rita Lemmens & Conner Baldwin illustrate the mystery of pollination...

scary image Bill Boyd and PAT


pictured above, left to right:
Tansy James & Peggy Clanton (Bookstore) as an alien & Cat In the Hat; Barbara Young (Mail Center) as scary monster with Ylanda Copeland (Library) clad as a creepy old man; Bill Boyd (Plant Operations) is awarded the PAT Award by tin man

Tansy and Peggy M & Ms

pictured above, left to right: Lisa Zuhn (HR Director); the Alumni House staff as a bag of M&Ms


SU Assistant Tennis Coach Chris Crawford Inducted into Texas Tennis Hall of Fame
November 4, 2003
By Kevin Kyle
The Daily Times
Published October 29, 2003

As the prototype for such blistering hitters as Andy Roddick and Greg Rusedski, Kerrville tennis professional Christopher Crawford used his powerful serve to rank among the best in the world in the pre-Open era.

After garnering numerous titles and countless accolades, Crawford will receive the ultimate honor Saturday when he is inducted into the Texas Tennis Hall of Fame in Waco.

Born July 31, 1939 in Chicago, Ill., Crawford was discovered at age 14 in Oakland, Calif.

“I was taken off a public court when I was 14 by Frank Kovacs,” Crawford said. “He asked me if I'd like to start taking some tennis lessons because he had seen my athleticism on the basketball court and knew I was a pitcher in baseball. He started giving me lessons and told me I was going to be a natural.”

But as with many stars, Crawford's career had a humbling beginning.

SU assistant tennis coach Chris Crawford“I entered a tournament three weeks after I started playing tennis and lost to a kid named Bobby Siska 6-0, 6-0,” Crawford said.

“I was embarrassed and I said to myself, ‘I'm never going to be embarrassed again.' So I continued to take lessons and work real hard. And within two months I beat Bobby, who at the time was fifth in the U.S. in boys 15s.”

A hard-hitting all-court player with a powerful, flat serve, Crawford was a quick study. He represented the U.S. in Junior Davis Cup competition from 1956-59, during which he also won the California State Junior Championship three consecutive years. In 1957, Crawford would beat Earl (Butch) Buchholz to win the Orange Bowl Junior Championship. Earlier that year, Crawford was edged by two-time Grand Slam winner Rod Laver at the National Hardcourt finals in Kalamazoo, Mich.


Community Welcome to Attend 'Fright Night' On SU Campus October 30
October 20, 2003

On Thursday, October 30th from 7 to 9 pm at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion, Schreiner University will once again host 'Fright Night' for the Kerrville community.  Children ages 4 to 11 years are welcome to come enjoy the games, booths & fun for free!

Presented by the Student Activities Board & students and staff of Schreiner University.


Brian Breeding to sing National Anthem with Symphony of the Hills Nov. 20
November 15, 2003

Brian Breeding, Minister of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville and former music instructor at the University of Wyoming and California State University, will sing the National Anthem Nov. 20 at the Symphony of the Hills concert.

Breeding directs the Chancel Choir, children's choirs and youth handbells at First Presbyterian. He holds a bachelor's degree in music education and a master's in music history and has completed coursework toward a doctorate in conducting at the University of Iowa. He joins Violinists Nina Han and Nancy Zhou, soprano Laran Snyder and flautist Michelle Stephens as soloists at the second concert of the 2003-4 season for the 72-member orchestra, conducted by Dr. Dunnahoo.

The program includes works by Bach, Carlisle Floyd, Khachaturian, Ravel, Grieg and Kander. Based at Schreiner University, the Symphony includes professional musicians from throughout the Hill Country, as well as Austin and San Antonio, and advanced music students from Schreiner.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. event at the Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts are $15 and are available at the box office or by calling 830-792-7469.


Celebration for Dan Swensen October 17th
October 13, 2003

Dan Swensen - 1 Dan Swensen - 2 Dan Swensen - 3Daniel Swensen, teacher, philosopher and extraordinary human being, was freed last weekend from the restraints of ALS to begin his last adventure. Dan taught philosophy and critical thinking at Schreiner for fifteen years prior to his illness. His intellect, humor and compassionate spirit will be missed by his many colleagues, friends, students and family.

May the questions be infinitely complex and any answers beautiful, Dan.

The Schreiner Community celebrated Dan's life at 3 p.m. Friday, October 17, at the Dietert Auditorium.

The program was as follows: Musical Prelude by Dr. Don Crandall, Director of Music; Opening Remarks by Dr. Michael Looney, Provost; Resolution by Dr. Tim Summerlin, President; Remarks from Dr. Looney, Ms. Sally Pena, Former Student; Mr. James Harris, Faculty Member; Dr. Utpal Goswami, Former Faculty Member; Dr. Fred Stevens, Faculty Member, and Ms. Paula Swensen.  An invitation by Dr. Looney follows, then concludes with a Musical Postlude by Dr. Crandall.

A Dan Swensen Memorial Scholarship will be available soon.


24-Hour Bike Ride for Cancer Held on Campus
October 2, 2003

The Schreiner Cycling Club  sponsored a 24-hour bike ride around the Schreiner University Campus Loop from 12 noon Saturday, October 18, to 12 noon Sunday, October 19, 2003.

This year's slogan for the ride was: "Do something worthwhile by sitting on your butt!"

Bikers rode from 12 noon Saturday until 12 noon Sunday and contributed to the Lance Armstrong Foundation for Cancer Research.

Kickoff was at noon, Saturday Oct. 18th 2003 at the Rex Kelly Pavilion in the Edington Athletics Complex.

Photos by Dan Brown.

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In 2002, more than 35 cyclists participated in the event cycling 2,150 laps around the loop for a total of 2,580 miles and raising about $1,300 for the foundation.


Hill Country College Fund Kicks Off 2003-2004 Campaign
September 16, 2003

Hill Country College Fund (HCCF) volunteers and leaders celebrated the kick-off of the 2003-04 campaign Sept. 10 by announcing they have already raised $156,002 in advanced gifts. HCCF Campaign Co-Chairwoman Sue Robertson announced the amount at a kick-off luncheon on the Schreiner University campus. The amount includes last-minute pledges of $50,000 from Masel S. Quinn and $5,000 from Quinn's grandson, Robert Crockett '88; and a $1,000 donation by the Noon Rotary Club.

The 2003-04 campaign goal is to raise $525,000 to fund need-based tuition assistance grants for Schreiner students from Kerr, Gillespie, Bandera, Kendall, Kimble, Edwards and Real counties.

This year's leaders are Robertson and Bob Schmerbeck '64, campaign co-chairmen; James Avery, honorary chairman; Mark Armstrong, business division chairman; Marianne Wofford '90, advanced gifts division chairman; Walter and Barbara Schellhase, citizens division co-chairmen; Judy Ferguson, university division chairwoman; and Bill Williams, county division chairman. The campaign kick-off lunch was attended by members of area Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Club, Lions Clubs and Optimist Club, as well as HCCF leaders and volunteers, and Schreiner faculty, staff and students. Four current Schreiner students and HCCF recipients spoke at the luncheon: Crystal Lee of Boerne, Regina Settles of Fredericksburg, Alyssa Natus of Kerrville and Christina Gann of Boerne.

At the luncheon, Schmerbeck recognized Quinn for her service and generosity to Schreiner by announcing that the university renamed the Hill Country College Fund Endowment to the Masel S. Quinn Hill Country College Fund Endowment.

"Masel Quinn has been a staunch supporter and loyal friend of Schreiner University over the years. Her grandsons attended Schreiner, she has served on the board of trustees, and during the past two years has served as the honorary chairperson for the Hill Country College Fund. Her generosity has provided funds for student scholarships through the Hill Country College Fund, and she created the David & Robert Crockett Endowed Scholarship Fund," Schmerbeck said.

Last year's HCCF leaders and volunteers raised $526,622 to fund the need-based tuition assistance grants. 252 undergraduate students were awarded HCCF grants in 2002-03.

To contribute to the Hill Country College Fund, contact Mignonne Frantzen, Schreiner University associate director of development for annual giving, at 830-792-7208.


Students Launch llluminations: Undergraduate literary e-journal
by Angelique Little, student
September 5, 2003

Schreiner University is pleased to announce the launch of Illuminations, an undergraduate international literary e-journal. Edited by a panel of three students and overseen by Schreiner faculty members, Illuminations offers a unique platform for undergraduates to publish work both critical and creative.

Owl Devised by three undergraduate English students in an attempt to assuage the lack of literary venues available to undergraduate writers, Illuminations features scholarly critical articles and creative non-fiction as well as poetry and short fiction. In order to create a truly peer-reviewed publication, submissions are read and approved exclusively by a panel of undergraduate students. Plus, as a vehicle for ongoing discussion, the journal includes a "Letters to the Editors" page. Currently, Illuminations is edited by students Carter Ware, Angelique Little, and Jacob Stewart; the journal is overseen by faculty advisors Dr. Lydia Kualapai and Dr. David Breeden.

Although Schreiner University is a small liberal arts school, its strong technical support and commitment to student success has enabled Illuminations to become a reality.

As an international online journal, Illuminations affords undergraduate students worldwide the opportunity to publish and respond to published material.

The first issue of Illuminations will appear in January 2004.


August 28, 2003

telescopeSchreiner University had a Mars viewing Wednesday, August 27th at 8:30 p.m. in the golf range field. In excess of 100 people attended, including students, staff, faculty and townspeople. Both newspapers sent reporters and photographers so check out the local papers for headlines. Everyone there had the opportunity to view Mars up close and personal.

pictured above:  Bill Sliva adjusts the telescope as faculty David Byrne and community members wait their turn to see the Red Planet.

Faculty Bill and Susan Sliva organized the event, and stayed late as curious students arrived past 10:30 pm.


August 25, 2003

No celebration is complete without a cake or music and Schreiner University's 80th anniversary celebration on Aug. 22 was no exception.

Students, faculty and staff attending a picnic lunch in front of the Weir Building enjoyed not just one cake but three cakes- each with the "Happy 80th anniversary Schreiner University" iced on it. A Christian rock band, The Brown Band, performed at the picnic.

Prior to the picnic, the campus community gathered in Dietert Auditorium for Convocation-the university's annual ceremony marking the start of the academic year.

History Professor Dr. R. M. Zarychta, who was named faculty marshal this year after the retirement of long-time professor Dr. Kelly Hildebrand, led the academic procession.

President Dr. Tim Summerlin gave the welcoming address. "To our students, our faculty, our staff, our alumni, and our trustees, to our friends in the community and beyond, we bid welcome to this convocation of the academic year 2003-2004," Summerlin said. "Convocation is an event that triggers a flood of associations and emotions at any time. This year, as it coincides with our 80th birthday as an institution, it has special significance."

Following Summerlin, Provost Dr. Mike Looney spoke. "The faculty is here in academic regalia, the university staff, some community friends, but most importantly the students are here. You students are what this university is all about. Without you there would be no need for the rest of us. Thank you for being here for the 80th year of Schreiner," Looney said. Looney then introduced two speakers-April Taylor Rodriguez '99 and Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Diana Comuzzie.

Rodriguez has worked for DPT Laboratories in San Antonio since graduating from Schreiner with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. In May 2003, she earned her master's degree in toxicology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She currently is applying to work for the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Rodriguez talked about how her experiences at Schreiner helped her get where she is today. She also thanked Looney, who taught her general chemistry at Schreiner, and all her former professors.

"The relationships created and the knowledge I obtained made me a better person," she said.

To the seniors, Rodriguez said: "Make this your best year yet because when you walk across that stage, all the sweat, the tears and the bags under your eyes will be worth it."

Following Rodriguez, Comuzzie compared college life to second grade, saying "there is one important difference and that is second grade is where you go to learn and college is where you go to think."

Comuzzie encouraged students to think about ideas, saying "There's a saying that says, 'Don't just think about it, do it.' But at a university, the reverse is true: 'Don't just do it, think about it.' "

Following Convocation and the picnic, buildings across the campus opened their doors to the community for an open house. Community members visited Alumni House, the Elaine B. Griffin Welcome Center, the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center, Kathleen Cox Cailloux Hall, R. B. Trull Science Center, W. C. Weir Building and William Logan Library.

Staff, faculty, students and community members also attended "Great Conversations" across campus. Eight two-hour conversations were held simultaneously, with each conversation led by a faculty member and a community leader. Topics ranged from "What Happened to American Feminism?" to "Environmental Issues in the Hill Country."

The 80th anniversary celebration ended with a reception and banquet honoring President's Associates-those donors who gave $1,000 or more to Schreiner in the last year in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center. Schreiner Trustee Dr. Bill Franklin was the featured speaker at the President's Associates banquet.


July 24, 2003

In mid-August, as the freshmen arrive on campus and the upper-class students return to campus after the long days of summer, Schreiner University provides a Welcome Week filled with activities to keep everyone busy. Challenging and fun can describe the things available for students to do before and after classes begin.

Welcome Week begins a little sooner for the freshmen as they settle into their new home on August 16. Quickly, the learning begins as they encounter a new roommate, say goodbye to their parents, and get started with their first year in college.

In the days before classes begin, the first-year students will get acquainted with the university by learning in-depth about the services we provide, the challenges they will face as a college student, and about each other.

ropeThey will form bonds with the students of their freshmen seminar course on our campus Ropes Course.

Activities such as a Beach Party Dinner will make sure that the new students have fun too! Other programs open to all students include the M4 Motion Simulator on the quad and Money Tree Game Show in the Corner Pocket on the first day of classes, Rock-N-Bowl at the Family Sports Center, and a movie night on Friday. The Welcome Week tradition continues this year with a lot of fun for all students.


July 23, 2003

Mountaineer Days is the Schreiner University Orientation program for new students. We conduct two summer orientation sessions, one in June and the second in late August just prior to the beginning of the fall term.


July 17, 2003

Schreiner University wants Hill Country residents to know it is not too late to apply for either the university's fall 2003 undergraduate program or New College.

The application deadline for both is Aug. 1.

"Our 81st year at Schreiner is going to be our greatest year," said Schreiner president Dr. Tim Summerlin "We are anticipating a talented freshman class, the completion of renovations that will benefit science and fine arts programs, and an excellent program of activities benefiting our community."

Undergraduate Program
Schreiner's fall 2003 undergraduate program will include classes in accounting, art, biochemistry, biology, business administration, chemistry, communication, economics, education, English, exercise science, French, German, government, graphic design, history, information systems, legal studies, mathematics, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, physical education, religion, Spanish and theatre. Hill Country College Fund tuition grants and other financial aid will be awarded based on funds availability.

New student orientation and registration will be Aug. 15-19. Classes start Aug. 20. Schreiner will celebrate its 80th anniversary on Aug. 22, with the university's annual Convocation, open houses, various speakers and other activities. Many of Schreiner's 80th anniversary events will be open to the public. To apply, call the office of admission at 830-792-7217 or apply online at

New College
New College offers a range of classes in the evenings specifically for non-traditional students. Fall 2003 classes include: Human Biology, Introduction to Business, Legal Environment of Business, Quantitative Methods in Business, Communication, Introduction to Early Childhood­Fourth Grade, Families and Communities in Early Childhood­Fourth Grade, Rhetoric and Composition, Advanced Composition, US History through the Civil War, Computer Concepts and Applications, College Algebra, American Government Organization and Introduction to the Study of Society.

Financial Aid is available. To apply, call the office of admission at 830-792-7217.  


July 16, 2003

Stories, songs, learning and laughter will prevail on the campus of Schreiner University when the annual national meeting of Past is Prologue (PIP) teachers and learners is held for the first time in Kerrville on July 25-27.

The community is invited to attend the three-day event; there is no admission charge to any of the programs. All programs will take place in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner campus.

Dr. Kathleen Hudson, professor of English and Schreiner's coordinator for the PIP program, said Schreiner has hosted PIP workshops for residents in the Kerrville area each October for the past several years. (This year's fall PIP workshop will be Oct. 11.)

"This national meeting is different. Participants will be coming from all over the country to share the wisdom and traditions of the Native American oral history as told by the late Paula Underwood. These are people who knew and learned from Paula, and who are using the ancient wisdom in their work and their lives. Many of these people are themselves trainers, and conduct workshops like ours in other parts of the country and around the world," Hudson said.

The meeting is sponsored as a program on creative learning by Schreiner University and The Meredith Fund. For additional information, c ontact Hudson at or 792-7409.  


July 10, 2003

A critical shortage of nurses in the Hill Country has prompted Schreiner University to team up with San Antonio College and Kerrville hospitals to create the VN to RN Upward Mobility Plan.

According to Schreiner Provost Dr. Michael Looney, the plan allows students to earn their associate degree in nursing in three years. Upon completion of the program, the students are qualified to apply for their RN (Registered Nurse) license.

"Schreiner has historically trained about 50 VNs (Vocational Nurses) per year, but the need for RNs has not been met by a local educational institution," Looney said. "The combined efforts of Schreiner, SAC and the local Kerrville hospitals will help fill a health care need in the Hill Country. We hope that the demand will be great for this program and we look forward to the possibility of other health care partnerships."

Under the new plan, students spend their first year in the existing vocational nursing program at Schreiner.

During their second year, students will complete 31 hours of prerequisites at Schreiner. Students are then ready to enter SAC's accelerated associate degree program in nursing, which includes clinicals at Kerrville facilities as well as two rotations for pediatrics and obstetrics at a San Antonio hospital.

Rosemary Pullin, director of Schreiner's VN program, praised the new program.

"I've been at Schreiner for 17 years and this is something I've wanted to see in place for a long time," Pullin said. "A lot of our students come to us with a long-term goal of becoming an RN. This is a situation that will benefit not only our students but the healthcare facilities and hospitals because of their need for RNs."

Financial aid is available to full-time students. For more information about the program, contact Schreiner admissions counselor Donna Keeling at 830-792-7217 or e-mail

Click for Vocational Nursing Info >>>  


Hill Country College Fund campaign exceeds $525,000 GOAL
July 10, 2003

The Hill Country College Fund 2002-03 campaign volunteers have raised $526,622 to fund need-based tuition assistance grants for Schreiner students from Kerr, Gillespie, Bandera, Kendall, Kimble, Edwards and Real counties.

The announcement was made at a celebration party for the volunteers held at Mamacita’s in Kerrville.

Of the total amount raised, $443,566 is to directly fund HCCF grants, while the rest, $83,056, endows future HCCF grants in perpetuity.

The 2002-2003 HCCF leaders were: Campaign Chairman Bret Ford and Honorary Chairwoman (for the second year) Mrs. B.E. (Masel) Quinn.

About 100 area volunteers annually solicit gifts for the campaign, beginning with the Advanced Gifts team, chaired for this campaign by Greg Shrader, assisted by vice chairwoman Stacey Grimes.

Hill Country College Fundpictured L to R: Jeff Talarico, David Seidensticker, Amy Blanks, and Bret Ford

The campaign’s Business Division was chaired by Jeff Talarico and vice chairman was David Seidensticker. The citizen’s division was co-chaired by Amy Blanks and Butch Dixon.

Schreiner President Tim Summerlin gives credit for Hill Country College Fund drive’s success to the Hill Country residents, volunteers and donors.

“The kind of community support this campaign receives year-in and year-out says something important about how we value higher education, and how we value each other.”

To volunteer for or contribute to the Hill Country College Fund Campaign, contact Mignonne Frantzen at 830/792-7208.


June 15, 2003

Schreiner University professor of theatre and communication Dr. Claudia Sullivan, who contributed to the book "Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities," will sign copies of the book from 1 to 4 p.m. June 21 at Hastings in Kerrville.

Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities book coverJoining Sullivan at the book signing will be Baker himself, as well as the book's editors, Robert Flynn and Eugene McKinney.

The book is a compilation of stories, memories and explanations of Baker's philosophy on theatre and creativity in general, said Sullivan who has taught at Schreiner since 1977.

Claudia SullivanShe received her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. She has published six books, including two texts on theatre and acting, "The Actor Moves" and "The Actor Alone." Sullivan studied with Baker at the Dallas Theater Center.

Flynn is the author of 12 books including "North to Yesterday," "Wanderer Springs" and "Tie-Fast Country." He taught with Baker at Baylor and Trinity universities for 30 years.

McKinney was associated with Baker for 39 years as a playwriting professor and play-wright-in-residence. He has written 10 produced plays, four of which were published, and eight television scripts that have been produced on major networks. For 24 years, McKinney and Flynn co-taught a fiction-writing course at Trinity University.

"Paul Baker and the Integration of Abilities" was published by TCU Press.



Dr. Diana K. Comuzzie, Dr. Bob Holloway, David Smith and Tom Wells were presented the top annual awards at Schreiner University's recent faculty banquet.

Dr. Diana Comuzzie< Associate Professor of Biology and Dean of the Trull School of Sciences and Mathematics Dr. Diana K. Comuzzie received the 2003 Margaret Hosler Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award recognizes superior teaching skills and acknowledges a professor's lasting influence upon the lives of his or her students. Funded by Richard M. Hosler of Kerrville to honor his late wife, the award provides a $5,000 prize for its recipient. Only students are permitted to nominate candidates for the Hosler Award. A committee selects the winner based on the quality of the nomination and the evidence it presents.

Dr. Bob HollowayAssistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Bob Holloway > won the 2003 Elmore Whitehurst Award for Teaching Excellence. Intended to encourage innovative teaching techniques, the Whitehurst Award grant winner is determined by a committee of Kerr County teachers and administrators.

David Smith< Assistant Professor of Art David Smith was chosen by Schreiner students as the recipient of the 2003 Harriet Garrett Award for Teaching Excellence and, as such, led the seniors in their commencement procession on May 11. Smith has taught at SU since 2000.

Tom WellsProfessor of Exercise Science Tom Wells > took home the 2003 Award of Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity. Wells, who has taught at Schreiner since 1983, is the founder of the Speaking Truth to Power Series, which brings speakers to campus throughout the year. Associate Professor of Information Systems and Mathematics Susan R. Sliva was named 2003 Advisor of the Year. Sliva has taught at Schreiner since 1982.

Other faculty news:

Truman O. Hildebrand, professor of mathematics, retires this year after 55 years at Schreiner. Loren Scribner, associate professor of religion and campus minister, retires this year after 15 years at Schreiner. Wells, professor of exercise science, was recognized for 20 years of teaching at Schreiner; John Pruessner, associate professor of art, for 15 years; and Comuzzie for 10 years.


April 15, 2003

Schreiner University's 22-member Concert Choir will perform at 7 p.m. April 27 in Dietert Auditorium on the Schreiner campus. The public is invited to attend; there is no admission charge.

According to choir director Michael Kahl, the concert will feature a variety of music from classicals and spirituals to contemporary praise music. Assistant professor of music Dr. Donald Crandall will accompany on the piano.

For more information, contact Kahl at 830/792-7390.  


April 13, 2003

Maxine cartoon Marian Henley, the creator of the comic strip, “Maxine”, will present a program on her evolution as an artist and cartoonist. Ms. Henley will showcase her comic work via slides and overheads and also share various reader responses to her strips.  Click here for more info on "Maxine".

Henley presents as part of the "Speaking Truth To Power" series that wraps up its season this Wednesday, April 16 at 7 pm in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center at 7 pm.

Maxine cartoon-2The presentation will be followed by discussion. All STTP events in this series are free and open to the public. The event was originally advertised as being held on Thursday, April 17-but was rescheduled to avoid conflict with the Easter Holiday.

For information, contact the Speaking Truth To Power Series Coordinator, Dr. Tom Wells via email to



April 9, 2003

Our Town - two studentsThe Schreiner University Theatre Department will present the play, "Our Town," at 7:30 p.m. April 10­12 in the Hanszen Fine Arts Center on the Schreiner campus. The public is invited, admission is free and seating is first-come, first-served.

"Our Town" was written by Thornton Wilder and takes place in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, in the early 1900s.

"This American classic still rings true with its strong values and honest depiction of American life. This play has something to say, especially now with the world in conflict," said Professor of Theatre Dr. Claudia Sullivan.

The Schreiner production features: associate professor of accounting John Jones (as the stage manager), Matt Eudy (as Dr. Gibbs), Johnny Galindo of Kerrville (as Howie Newsome), April Garcia (as Mrs. Gibbs), Tina Austin (as Mrs. Webb), Josh Kemp (as George Gibbs), Lauren Neuberger of Kerrville (as Rebecca Gibbs), Tom D¹Amore (as Wally Webb), Emily Houghton (as Emily Webb), and Matthew Willis (as Mr. Webb).

For more information, contact Sullivan at 830/792-7401.


April 1, 2003

Schreiner University has announced its 2003 Athletic Hall of Honor inductees. They are Raymond Berry '51, Roland Ingram '62, Dr. Charles Johnson '58, the late H.N. "Jack" Stevens '24 and Bill Thompson '51.

Schreiner will honor the inductees, along with two Distinguished Alumni, during a recognition banquet at 6 p.m. April 3 at the Floyd A. and Kathleen C. Cailloux Campus Activity Center. The public is invited to attend. Cost is $40 per person call 830/792-7201 by April 1.

Schreiner created the Athletic Hall of Honor this year to celebrate former students' athletic achievements during their years at Schreiner and afterward.

Raymond BerryBerry played football at Schreiner Institute in 1950, helping the team finish its most successful season in 10 years with a record of 7­3. He then played football at Southern Methodist University, before being drafted into the NFL by the Baltimore Colts in 1955. During his 13 years as wide receiver for the Colts, he was a member of two world championship teams.

When he retired, he had caught more passes- a then-record 631 than any other player in pro football history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame five years after he retired.

Berry coached in the NFL for 19 years, including six seasons as head coach of the New England Patriots. He led the team to five playoff games, an AFC East Division title, an AFC championship and a Super Bowl. In 1985, he was selected NFL coach of the year by The Vince Lombardi Committee.

Roland IngramIngram attended Schreiner Institute for one year but during that time he left his mark as one of Schreiner's tennis legends. He helped lead the 1962 SI team to the 1962 National Junior College Team Championship, where the team captured the title. Ingram was both the singles and doubles champion at the tournament.

After leaving Schreiner Institute, attended North Texas State University, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees. He coached at Amarillo High School from 1966 to 1973; coached at Midland College from 1973 to 1974; was the tennis pro at Amarillo Town Club from 1974 to 1975; and was the tennis pro at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth from 1976 to 1983.

In 1983, Ingram was hired as the head women's tennis coach at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. While coaching at TCU, he was named Southwest Conference Coach of the Year in 1986 and 1991; Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2001; Southwest Regional Coach of the Year in 2001; and Conference USA Coach of the Year in 2002. He was inducted into the Texas Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1995. Under his leadership, the TCU women's tennis team was named conference champions in 1991, 2000, 2001 and 2002. Ingram retired in 2002, after 19 years at TCU.

"Schreiner was very special. It was the right school at the right time for me. I don't think I would have finished college if I had gone to any other school," said Ingram, who lives in Fort Worth. "I would not have met: Dr. Edington who had the faith in me to admit me as the first ex-serviceman to school, Mr. Hammond whose wisdom and patience allowed me to pass physics, Mr. Wilbourn who taught me that history was filled with real people who had something to teach to future generations, Mr. Ainsworth who made me fall in love with literature and drama, and especially Mr. Becker who taught me more by example than any other person in my life."

Dr. Charles JohnsonJohnson played football, basketball and golf at Schreiner Institute from 1956 to 1958. He then attended New Mexico State University, where he was quarterback of the football team. His college career included two consecutive Sun Bowl victories and an undefeated 11-0 record in 1960. The team recorded 23 wins and only nine losses during Johnson's three years. His jersey number33 is the only number ever retired in more than 105 years of New Mexico State football.

While at NMSU, Johnson continued his military training that began at Schreiner and was the Army ROTC Cadet Commander one semester. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant after graduating with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering.

Johnson then played 15 years as an NFL quarterback in St. Louis, Houston and Denver. He was selected for the NFL Pro Bowl in 1963 and was named AFC All Conference in 1973. He started in more than 110 games, winning 65 of those. During his pro career, Johnson continued his education and received his master's and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. He also served two years on active duty assigned to NASA in Virginia. He was honorably discharged as a Captain, USAR.

After 30 years of working in private business in Houston, Johnson returned to New Mexico State in January 2000 as professor and head of the department of engineering. He has been inducted into the Big Spring High Hall of Fame, NMSU Hall of Fame, Sun Bowl Legends and the Denver Bronco Ring of Fame. " I have said for years that Schreiner had a huge impact on my life and education," said Johnson, who lives in Mesilla, N.M. "At Schreiner, I learned to discipline myself to study as was necessary in a tight, military-based schedule. And, I learned how to study from a very demanding, but caring and supportive faculty."

H.N. "Jack" StevensStevens was quarterback and captain of Schreiner Institute's first football team, scoring the team's first touchdown during a Sept. 28, 1923, game against Junction.

On Feb. 13, 1924, Stevens married Dorothy Doyle of Kerrville, left Schreiner and began his 40-year career working at the Fawcett Furniture Company. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and Appliance Dealers Association of Kerrville.

"The letter I received from (then Schreiner Institute president) Dr. J.J. Delaney in the spring of 1923 probably did more to change my life than any other one thing," Stevens was quoted as saying in a 1980 SCENE magazine article.  Stevens died on Dec. 5, 1983, at the age of 79.  

Bill ThompsonThompson was quarterback at Schreiner Institute from 1949 to 1951. He helped his 1950 team finish with a 6-2 season. After leaving SI, Thompson attended Sam Houston State College, where he led his team to two championships and two bowl games. Thompson graduated from Sam Houston with bachelor's and master's degrees.

After graduation, Thompson coached football at high schools in Hallettsville, Livingston and Vidor. In 1962, Thompson and his family moved to Baytown, where he coached at Horace Mann Junior School. In 1968, he became the defensive coordinator at Robert E. Lee High School in Baytown.

In 1969, he helped lead the Lee Ganders to their first district title in a decade. The Ganders went to the regional finals in 1970, were co-champs in 1973, district champs in 1976 and regional champs in 1979. (Sports reporters have named that 1979 game against La Porte as one of the "Ten Best Games of the Decade," with the Ganders winning 30-28.) Thompson retired from coaching in 1985.

"The advantages Schreiner offered its students were many. The campus was small and friendly. The professors were helpful and caring. The distractions were few, therefore, grades and study habits become very important. The friendships made there have lasted a lifetime. We look forward to returning to campus Recall every year," said Thompson, who lives in Baytown.


March 31, 2003

Schreiner University alumnus Eldon D. Faries will be the featured artist with a one-man show April 3­-27 in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner campus. Cailloux Center hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 2­10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 3. The public is invited to attend.

The show will feature work from Faries' series "Roots, Rocks and Rushing Water," a group of watercolors, drawings and computer-generated pieces. Faries graduated from Tivy High School in 1958 and received an associate of arts degree from Schreiner College in 1960. He earned his bachelor of fine arts degree in 1963 and master of fine arts degree in 1969 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Faries has been a member of the Watercolor Art Society of Houston for more than 20 years. In April 2000, he met the qualifications for Signature Elite membership in the society. Many of his paintings have been accepted into watercolor shows at the international, regional and local level and have won numerous awards. He recently had two paintings accepted into two international shows that will be part of Watermedia 2003 in Houston in April.

Faries has taught high school art for 39 years in Indiana and Texas, and currently teaches art at Klein High School in Spring. He also has taught adult classes, workshops and paint-ins, and he has been the juror for many area shows.


March 27, 2003

Anne SchneiderLocal author Anne Schneider will be featured at Schreiner University's 2003 Texas Writers Conference at 7:30 p.m. April 8 in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center. The annual conference is free and open to the public.

Schneider is a poet, face casting mask artist and Tai Chi instructor who lives and works in Kerrville.

To start off the conference, several Schreiner professors and students will read from their works. The faculty readers will be: English and communication assistant professor Dr. William Woods; English Professor Dr. David Breeden; exercise science professor Dr. Tom Wells; Biology professor Dr. Fred Stevens; and part-time English instructor Elizabeth MacCrossan. Student readers will be Sam Skeist, Kim Hardin, Coulter Brown and David Peeples.

Following the faculty and student readers, Schneider will read poetry from her recently published book, "Breath Found Along The Way." A reception and book-signing will follow.

"I started this conference with a creative teaching award over 10 years ago, and we've continued the tradition with many different kinds of support," said Schreiner Professor of English Dr. Kathleen Hudson. "This year we are showcasing our own local voices, and I'm excited about that. Participants in the past years include Sandra Cisneros, James McMurtry, Elmer Kelton, Red Steagall, Don Edwards, Joy Harjo and many more."

For more information on the 2003 Texas Writers Conference, contact Hudson at 830/792-7409.


"Gertrude Stein and a Companion" To Be Performed at SU
March 25, 2003

Schreiner University's Theatre Department is bringing the play, "Gertrude Stein and a Companion," to the Schreiner campus on April 7. The brisk and literate comedy by Win Wells, adapted and directed by Mary Ann Colias will start at 7 p.m. in the Hanszen Fine Arts Center. The play is free and open to the public.

"Gertrude Stein and a Companion" tells the story of Gertrude Stein (played by Martha Prentiss) and Alice B. Toklas (played by Robin Early).

The event is part of the Theatre Department's First Monday Series. For more information, call Theatre Professor Dr. Claudia Sullivan at 792-7401.


Schreiner University prayer service comforts community as war begins
March 21, 2003

prayer service On Thursday, the first full day of the war in Iraq, Schreiner University invited the community to join its students, faculty and staff in a prayer service in Dietert Auditorium.

President Summerlin welcomed attendees, noting that "Schreiner University does not characteristically make institutional statements on political issues. However," he said, "as our nation and its allies are engaged in war with Iraq, we, in the spirit of the values on which we are founded, do affirm the following.

We pray for wisdom for our leaders as they make decisions in difficult times. We pray for the safety of our armed services and for success in freeing the people of Iraq from an oppressive dictator. We pray for a speedy end to this conflict and for a resolution that truly promotes the freedom and welfare of the Iraqi people. We pray for our race, the human race, that it may grow in the conviction that peace/shalom/salaam is ultimately the only way for us to reflect God's image."

Schreiner senior Corrie Desmuke gave a reading from the Old Testament, and Assistant Director for Plant Operations Milton Wilson read from the New Testament. Associate Professor of Information Systems and Mathematics Susan Sliva, Dean of the School of Liberal Arts Dr. John Huddleston, and Logan Library Cataloging Services Manager Ylanda Copeland offered prayers for peace and protection. Campus Minister Dr. Loren Scribner closed the service with a benediction.

Schreiner is related to the Presbyterian Church (USA) by choice and by covenant.


March 18, 2003

Dr. Sarah WeddingtonNationally-known attorney Dr. Sarah Weddington will speak on “Women in Leadership” at 7 p.m. March 27 in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner University campus.

Weddington successfully argued the landmark case, Roe v. Wade, before the United States Supreme Court in 1973. She is thought to be the youngest woman ever to win a case in the Supreme Court—she was 26 at the time.

Weddington is particularly well-known for her work on issues affecting women through her many roles as attorney, legislator, presidential advisor, professor and expert called upon by the national media.

In 1972, she was the first woman from Austin to be elected to the Texas House of Representatives. She served three terms before becoming the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s General Counsel in 1977, the first woman to ever hold that position.

From 1978 to 1981, Weddington served as Assistant to the President of the United States. She was designated by President Carter to direct the Administration’s work on women’s issues and leadership outreach. As the first woman director of the Texas Office of State-Federal Relations from 1983 to 1985, she was the chief lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for the state.

Weddington is the author of the best-seller, “A Question of Choice,” which details the Roe v. Wade case. She is currently working on her next book on the topic of leadership and self-renewal.

Currently, she is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches Gender-Based Discrimination and Leadership in America.

She holds honorary doctorates from McMurry University, Hamilton College, Austin College, Southwestern University and Nova Southeastern University. She received her J.D. degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1967.

Weddington has received numerous honors and awards, including Texas Lawyer’s “One of the Most Influential Lawyers of the 20th Century” (2000), the Houston Chronicle’s “The Tallest Texans–Those who left their mark on Texas and the rest of the world in the 20th Century” (2000) and the Chamber of Commerce of Texas’ “Texas Woman of the Century” (1999). She has been featured in such publications as Working Women, People Magazine and the Washington Post and has been a guest on such programs as The Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS Morning News.

The program, which is co-sponsored by Student Activities and the Speaking Truth to Power Series, is free and open to the public.  Click to visit her website!  


"Ways of Violence" topic at Schreiner University International Peacemaker lecture

The Rev. Pablo Jose Noguera Guevaca, an International Peacemaker from Bogotá, Colombia, will speak on "Ways of Violence" at Schreiner University Wednesday, March 26, 2003, at 7 p.m., on campus in the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Activity Center. The public is invited and admission is free.

Though seldom in the news in the American media, Colombia has been a country racked by raging internal conflicts for decades.

The Roman Catholic bishop, the Rev. Desiderio Orjuela, was kidnapped in November by armed men posing as civilians in a rural area not far from the capital, Bogota. He was rescued four days later by the Colombian military.

Armed forces, guerrilla groups, and paramilitary forces have terrorized the population and keep the country in a state of chaos. The U.S. has provided financial aid and military assistance in an effort to fight the drug trade which Colombian terrorists, rebels, military and farmers reportedly profit from. It is in this atmosphere of armed conflict and unwillingness to compromise that the church in Colombia continues to seek peace and to minister to the victims of the violence.

Born in Valencia, Venezuela, Noguera is intimately aware of the lives of the ordinary people throughout Colombia. He was sent by his home church in 1986 to Bogotá, Colombia, to study at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary. After seminary he received his master's degree in education at Javeriana University in Bogotá.

He worked for eight years as chaplain in the Presbyterian American High School in Bogotá before becoming the executive secretary of Central Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Colombia. Besides administration, his duties include extensive travel that puts him into contact with schools, congregations, and many women's groups, and local pastors.

For more information about Noguera¹s lecture, contact Schreiner University campus minister, the Rev. Dr. Loren Scribner, at 792-7284 or e-mail him at

Winter Blast Turns SU Campus Into Winter Wonderland

February 11, 2003

Early Saturday morning Feb. 8, Mother Nature dropped two inches of snow on Schreiner campus and the Texas Hill Country, creating a picture-perfect scene. SU students woke Saturday morning to a snow covered campus, prompting residents to go outside and create elaborate snow people and ice forts.

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Houston Area Alumni Gathering A Huge Success!
February 4, 2003

A Schreiner University Houston Area Alumni Gathering was held Thursday evening, January 30, 2003 at the beautiful home of Bubba Coskey ’54 and his wife Shirley. Other hosts for the evening’s event included Jake Short and his wife, Kari ’83, Harris Pappas ’62 and his wife Vicky, and Arthur Bell ’50 and his wife Lea.

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There were 74 in attendance including six area high school students with their parents who are considering enrolling in Schreiner University this fall.

The well-attended gathering included Schreiner alumni having class years from every decade beginning in the 1930’s.

Dr. Tim Summerlin - Houston alumniIn his address to the assembled alumni and guests, Schreiner President Dr. Tim Summerlin introduced Houston residents Kari Short ’83 and Lawrence Thompson, PhD, ’94 as president and vice president – membership, respectively, of the Houston Area Chapter. There are over 700 former students in the University’s Houston Area Chapter.


SU Theatre Dept. To Host Readers Theatre
February 27, 2003

Emily HoughtonKERRVILLE, Texas— Schreiner University's Theatre Department will host a Readers Theatre on March 3 in the Hanszen Fine Arts Building on the Schreiner campus. Sophomore Emily Houghton (pictured, left) will direct the play, “Weird Sisters” by Kimberley Lynne.

“Weird Sisters” takes place in 1623, seven years after William Shakespeare’s death. Shakespeare’s oldest daughter, Susanna (played by Schreiner senior Corrie Desmuke), wants to travel to London to have her father’s plays published. However, a woman traveling alone at that time was a great risk to thievery. So she disguises herself as a man and consults her father’s plays for tips on traveling as a man.

“Weird Sisters” features nine Shakespearean women monologues—Portia from “The Merchant of Venice” (read by Houghton); Rosalind from “As You Like It” (April Garcia); Kate from “The Taming of the Shrew” (Chandra Bennett); Desdemona from “Othello” (Tina Austin); Juliet from “Romeo and Juliet” (Houghton); Cordelia from “King Lear” (Austin); Beatrice from “Much Ado About Nothing” (Bennett); Lady Macbeth from “Macbeth” (Garcia); and Portia from “Julius Caeser” (Houghton).

‘Weird Sisters” displays a wide variety of emotion—some of the women are humorous, some are really angry,” said Houghton, a theater major at Schreiner. “It has a really good variety of Shakespeare’s plays including some women you don’t normally hear from.”

The Readers Theatre is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to arrive at 6:30 p.m. for a brown-bag dinner (refreshments and dessert provided); the play will start at 7 p.m.

The event is part of the Theatre Department's First Monday Series. For more information, call Theatre Professor Dr. Claudia Sullivan at 792-7401.

Upcoming Phonathon Raises Money for Schreiner
February 12, 2003

Mignonne Frantzen, Associate Director of Development for Annual Giving of SU's Alumni House, is spearheading this year's PHONATHON, an 11-day event involving current SU students who work round-the-clock to help raise money for Schreiner.

Earn money for Spring Break! $7.00 for new callers, $7.25 for returning callers.

Feb 17 & 18 from 9 am to 4:30 pm in the Alumni House. Positions will be posted Feb 19th @ 12 noon in the Alumni House.

No experience required. Earn bonuses & prizes!

Mondays thru Thursdays 6 to 9 pm Sundays 4 to 7 pm

Please call 792-7201 for an application & more info.

1st Annual Mountaineer 5K to be held Saturday, April 5 During Homecoming!
January 31, 2003

The first annual Mountaineer 5K will be held on Saturday, April 5 in conjunction with homecoming activities. It only costs $5 for students and that includes a free t-shirt with your registration. Schreiner is also hosting a 1 Mile Family Walk (t-shirts sold separately for this event).

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Save $5! Pre-register by March 21. (After March 21 the registration fee increases by $5.oo).

The course will explore the neighboring community and end with a scenic loop around the Schreiner University campus.


Local accounting firm accrues SU grads
January 30, 2003

Schreiner University's accounting graduates have been successful in finding good jobs pretty much wherever they desire: Houston, Dallas, Austin.

One of the happiest "couplings," though, is in Schreiner's own backyard. The Kerrville accounting firm, Davidson, Freedle, Espenhover and Overby, P.C., has hired three Schreiner graduates as staff accountants just in the past year.

accounting storyPictured left to right: John Jones, Dean of Schreiner University's Callioux School of Professional Studies; Samantha A. Taylor, Staff Accountant, SU alum; Lee Vanacker, Staff Accountant, SU alum; Richard B.Cox, Jr., Partner; Kerwin L. Overby, Partner; Gary A. Davidson, Partner; Sherrie E. Gold, Senior Manager; and Rachel Garrett, Staff Accountant, SU alum.

According to John Jones, dean of Schreiner University's Cailloux School of Professional Studies, "Schreiner graduates about five accounting majors every year. This firm is certainly getting the lions share," he says with a grin. Jones also teaches much of Schreiner's accounting curriculum.

The partners at the local firm, Gary A. Davidson, CPA; Patrick L. Freedle, CPA; Greg Espenhover, CPA; Kerwin L. Overby, CPA; and Richard B. Cox Jr., CPA, say they'll continue to recruit Schreiner first. Why? Proximity is the simple answer, but the more accurate one could be described as community.

"We are very pleased with the quality of our Schreiner grads," says Davidson. "They're well prepared, of course, and they fit in at the office. What we particularly like about them is that they also fit into our community so well."


Student Computer Support Services New & Improved!
January 27, 2003

The Student Technician Assistance Program (STAP) has undergone a reorganization in an effort to improve service to our student body.

Our student employees are now called Student Computer Technicians and they will work out of the Technology Office under the supervision of Nydia Kent (pictured, left).

The phone number (same) #792-7333.

student with laptopCalls made from 8-4 will be returned the same day. Calls placed after 4 pm will be returned the next business day. When calling, leave your full name and phone number where you can be reached. Appointments will be scheduled in the evening.

We have a small but dedicated student staff who will do their best to assist you with your personal computer problems. Thank you for your support! We are here for you!  


31 Student-athletes on President's and Dean's Lists
January 16, 2003

Thirty-one Schreiner student-athletes were placed on the President's List and Dean's List for the academic achievements during the fall 2002 semester.

Eighteen athletes achieved a term grade point average above 3.70 to be placed on the President's List.

The women's soccer team lead the way placing 5 athletes on the list: Amanda Hamala, Natalie Hamala, Jenifer Hardy, Megan McDonald, and Jennifer Stelmach

Other students include Lindsey Brotherton (Volleyball and Basketball), Stephen Harris (Tennis), Wendy Herbert (Basketball and Softball), Brian Lake (Tennis), Sally Middleton (Softball), Kristen Morton (Tennis), Amanda Smith (Tennis), Shannon Solis (Softball), Shelley Stark (Softball), Jude Tortorice (Soccer), Stephanie Tudyk (Volleyball), Try Wellman (Baseball), and Carmina Zamora (Tennis).

Thirteen of the academic honorees achieved a 3.30 grade point average earning placement on the Dean's List.

Three sports were tied for representation with 3 students each earning honors. The men's soccer team was represented by August Blackburn, Joshua Bonine, and Micah Wrase. The women's basketball team was represented by three freshmen Rachel Estrada, Shari Glover, and Sandra Murdock. Softball was represented by Tammy Fullerton, Michelle Leija, and Amanda Ozuna. Rounding out the athletes on the Dean's List were Gillian Friedel (Soccer), Jarel Hall (Basketball), Heather Kelly (Soccer), and Misty Kneten (Volleyball).


Speak Truth To Power Event: Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00 PM @ Cailloux Theater
January 16, 2003

VOTING = DEMOCRACY --- DON'T COUNT ON IT Counting on Democracy

A 50-minute video presentation of the 2000 Florida election will be shown as the first event this Spring Term in the "Speaking Truth To Power" series.

The video examines events leading up to the election, the day of the election and the post-election period. Investigative journalist, Greg Palast, narrates the footage. This video originally aired on a few PBS stations in October of 2002, but no Texas PBS affiliate chose to air the program.A discussion of the American voting process will follow the screening.

Refreshments will be provided and the event is free and open to all - students, faculty, staff and the community.