Academic Affairs Newsletter banner 2018


May 11, 2018                                              Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

Library Hours for Finals Week

When: Sunday, May 6 – Saturday, May 12

The library will remain open until 3:00 a.m. Sunday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 9, for students who wish to study for final exams.

Sun. (May 6)                 2:00 p.m.  3 a.m.
Mon. - Wed. (May 7-9)  7:30 a.m.  3 a.m.
Thurs. (May 10)            7:30 a.m. 10 p.m.
Fri. (May 11)                 7:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
Sat. (May 12)                8:00 a.m.  5 p.m.

Contact: Terrie Newman (4-1613;

Call for Volunteers!
Food Pantry Sorting Day

When: Tuesday, May 15, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: White Hall, 2100 Avenue I

Residence Life has organized an on-campus food drive to collect cans from students who are moving out of their residence halls. We anticipate receiving thousands of food items that will need to be sorted before our June distribution.  We invite all students, faculty, and staff who are interested in volunteering with us for any part of day to complete this form.

Contact: Candice Wilson (
Download: Volunteer Registration Form

Getting to Work Shouldn’t Feel Like Work:
Faculty and Staff Van Pool

Do you live in the Spring, Conroe, or Woodlands area?  Are you interested in saving money, reducing wear and tear on your vehicle, helping the environment, and eliminating the hassle of finding parking on campus?  If you are a current SHSU faculty or staff, we have a few spots remaining on our 12-passenger van.  We are looking for both pay-by-day and committed riders for Summer 2018.

Contact: Ali Miller (4-2797;
Download: Website

College of Humanities & Social Sciences – 
Call for Nominations for Wall of Honor

When: Open through May 15

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Wall of Honor was established by the CHSS Alumni Advisory Board to acknowledge faculty and alums who have distinguished themselves throughout their careers through personal and professional achievements and who have made significant contributions to CHSS, the students, society, and thus have brought honor and distinction to our university The selected honorees from the nominations will be recognized at the Wall of Honor ceremony in February.

Contact: Deanna Briones (4-2200;
Download: Website

Volunteers Needed
at the General Sam Houston Folk Festival

When: Friday – Sunday, May 18 – 20
Where: Sam Houston Memorial Museum
             across from SHSU on Sam Houston Ave at 19th St

Volunteers are needed across the 15-acre grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum when we host the General Sam Houston Folk Festival. You’re invited to support this annual community event highlighting history, education, music, and fun! Volunteers receive a FREE t-shirt (while supplies last) and free Festival admission after their shift. Not familiar with the Folk Festival? Check us out on Facebook. Then register online, or call for more details.

Contact: Erin Owens (4-4567;

Get your advance copy – 2018-19 SHSU Common Reader
What Unites Us – by Dan Rather

When: Now   
Where: Student Success Initiatives

What Units Us, by alumnus Dan Rather has been chosen as the 2018-19 SHSU Common Reader. Please join the campus community in reading the new book, in using it in your classes, and in planning to attend supporting co-curricular events in the fall and spring semesters.

Contact: Kimberly Johnson (Ext. 4-2227;

Graduate Bridge to ASPIRE Program

Application Deadline for Fall: June 1

The Office of Graduate Studies Bridge to ASPIRE scholars program is now accepting applications for Fall 2018 for New/Incoming and 1st year graduate students. The ASPIRE scholars program provides minority graduate students with faculty mentoring and academic success programming.  All program participants receive funding throughout the school year. Applications can be submitted via email, mail/ or in person to OGS in AB IV 431. Information can be found here or call OGS for more details.

Contact: Stephanie Bluth (4-2374;
Download: FlyerWebsite

Cayuse IRB Coming Soon!

When: June 2018
Where: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

To assist ORSP in preparing for the compliance date for the revised human subject protection regulations, new software implementation is under way for a new electronic IRB application system. It is called Cayuse IRB. Training will be available once implementation of the system is complete. Talent Management credit will be granted to all faculty and staff who attend a Cayuse IRB training session. Check the ORSP-IRB website for more information.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4-4875;
Download: Flyer

Newton Gresham Library Announces Summer Hours

When: May 30  August 2

Regular library hours for Summer I and Summer II sessions are as follows:

Sun.                 2 p.m.  10 p.m.
Mon. - Thurs.   7:30 a.m.  10 p.m.
Fri.                   7:30 a.m.  6 p.m.
Sat.                  10 a.m.  5 p.m.

Contact: Terrie Newman (4-1613;
Download: Website

2019 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal

Proposals Due: August 1
Website: Faculty-led Programs: Information for Faculty

The Office of International Programs is now accepting proposals for faculty-led study abroad programs offered during 2019. All proposals are due August 1. We can help you create a successful program and connect you with vendors/partner universities that can take care of the logistics of your program. All forms needed for your proposal are available on our website.

Contact: Malin Hilmersson, Study Abroad Coordinator

ASAT@SHSU 2018 Conference

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15
When: November 8-10
Where: Walker Education Center

The American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) is now accepting individual and panel proposals that address the conference title "'Tell All the Truth, But Tell It Slant': Reading Between the Lines of the American Narrative."

Contact: Barbara Miles, ASAT President
Downloads: Keynote Speaker;
 Proposal Submission Information

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Thursday, May 10 - Saturday May 12
Click here for details

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


Sam Houston State Logo

Sam Houston State University | Huntsville, Texas 77341 | (936) 294-1111 | (866)BEARKAT Member TSUS
© Copyright Sam Houston State University | All rights reserved. | Contact Web Editor