Students to draw mounted Houston police at Rice Feb. 14


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Students to draw mounted Houston police at Rice Feb. 14

HOUSTON – (Feb. 12, 2013) – Rice University students in Visual and Dramatic Arts Professor Karin Broker’s Life Drawing class will have the unique opportunity to draw officers and horses of the Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol Feb. 14 in front of the university’s iconic Lovett Hall building.

Who: Fifteen Rice University students in Professor Karin Broker’s Life Drawing course.

What: Drawing two Houston Police Department Mounted Patrol officers and their horses.

When: Thursday, Feb. 14, 1-3 p.m.

Where: Rice University, in front of Lovett Hall, 6100 Main St.

The two horses and their partners are out every day keeping the streets of Houston safe. One of the horses, Ellie Mae Cabot, a Belgian Draft, is the tallest in Houston’s Mounted Patrol, standing 19 hands tall. The other horse, a beautiful gray quarter horse, is sponsored by Brock Wagner, the owner of the Saint Arnold Brewery Company and a Rice alumnus.

Members of the news media who want to cover the drawing session should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at or 713-348-6775. For a Rice University map and parking information, visit Media are recommended to enter through entrances 1 or 2 and park in the Founder’s Court Visitors Lot.


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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for “best value” among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to


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