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November 24, 2017                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

Retirement Party Honoring Department of Psychology & Philosophy Faculty Members

When: Wednesday, November 29, 2:30 p.m.
Where: Peabody Memorial Library

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend a retirement reception honoring Dr. Frank Fair, Distinguished Emeritus Professor and Piper Professor; Dr. Rowland Miller, Distinguished Professor and Piper Professor; and Dr. Christopher Wilson, Professor and Department Chair for Psychology and Philosophy. Join us in celebrating their many years of loyal and dedicated service to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Sam Houston State University.

Contact: Deanna Briones (4-2200;

Missed the Live Presentation? View the Slides from the Nov. 17 Presentation, “ResearchGate, SciHub, and Beyond: Sharing Scholarly Work Legally”

If you were interested but unable to attend the Nov. 17 campus workshop on sharing your scholarly work online, the presentation materials are now available for anyone to access at this link. For follow-up questions, or to schedule a presentation for your department on this or another scholarly communication topic, please contact Erin Owens, Associate Professor & Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Contact: Erin Owens (4-4567;

Student Travel Awards for Professional Presentation (STAPP)—Deadline Extended

SHSU undergraduate students admitted to degree programs are eligible to apply for a STAPP Award to help defray the costs of travel to conferences, meetings, exhibits, or performances where they will present the results of their faculty-mentored research or creative activity. Students must be enrolled at SHSU at the time of travel. Application deadline for travel between January 1 & March 16, 2018, is November 30. Email Dr. Tamara Cook to request an application.

Contact: Tamara Cook (4-1557;
Downloads: AnnouncementApplication

English Department First Friday Forum Presentation:
Dr. Olivia Clare

When:  December 1 @ 3 p.m.
Where: Evans 212

Dr. Clare’s talk, “Outside Projects, Collaborations, and The Writing Process,” will center on her own creative writing, collaborations with other artists, and ways that her work on those projects has influenced the writing of a forthcoming novel. The talk, which will include a reading from this novel, will also discuss the ways in which other art forms—such as theater and dance—help writers discover new approaches to dialogue and setting in their creative work.

Contact:  Paul Child (4-1412;
Download: Flyer

Outstanding Student Representative –
Board Member Opportunities!

Application Deadline: December 1
Where: VPSS, LSC, Suite 303

Calling all highly motivated students to apply for the following prestigious board positions.  Impressive resume enhancement if selected!

TSUS – Student Regent
THECB – Student Representative – Board Position

Qualifications: Pay close attention to each application as term length varies.

Contact: Lynn Clopton
                4-1780 or 4-1784;

Assessment Mini-Grants Applications

When:  Deadline - December 1, 2017
Assessment Mini-Grants

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has funding available for assessment-related activities in the form of competitive Assessment Mini-Grants.  These grants are available to all faculty and staff at SHSU to help fund new or ongoing assessment practices within programs, offices, or departments or to help fund travel to make assessment-related presentations at a professional conference.  For more information about the Assessment Mini-Grants, please contact Tama Hamrick.

Contact:  Tama Hamrick (294-­3279;
Mini-Grant Application

Summer 2018 Faculty and Student Team (FAST) Awards

Application Deadline: Monday, Dec 11, 5 p.m.

The FAST Awards encourage the participation of undergraduate students in scholarly or creative work. Each funded team should support 1-3 students working together on a project under the mentorship of SHSU faculty.  Student teams are expected to work on their project over approximately 10 weeks, between June and August 2018. Each student team member will receive $2000 and each team’s faculty mentor will receive $4000.  Please email Tamara Cook to request an application.

Contact: Tamara Cook (4-1557;
Downloads: Announcement; Application

Call for Proposals:
Universality of Global Education Conference

Proposal Deadline: December 13

The 5th Annual Universality of Global Education Conference will take place March 1-2, 2018, at SHSU. We are now accepting proposals for paper presentations, panels, posters, and multimedia/artistic presentations. Faculty, Staff, Graduate and Undergraduate Students are all encouraged to submit proposals.  Proposals are due December 13 and may be submitted online at

Contact: Paul Eaton (
Downloads: Flyer

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

December Commencement

Friday, Dec 8, 9:30 a.m.
College of Education
College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication

Friday, Dec 8, 2:30 p.m.

College of Criminal Justice
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Saturday, Dec 9, 9:30 a.m.

College of Business Administration

Saturday, Dec 9, 2:30 p.m.
College of Health Sciences
College of Sciences & Engineering Technology

11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, April 28, 2018

Contact: Dr. Tracy Bilsing
Download: Website

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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