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SHSU USA Today App

When: Available for download in September
Where: App Store and Google Play

As part of the USA Today Collegiate Readership Program that provides The Huntsville Item, Houston Chronicle, and USA Today newspapers across campus comes a new customized SHSU App.  Tap into what’s happening on campus and beyond.  Download The Buzz: Sam Houston State University App and keep tabs on national headlines, local news and events around campus.  The app will be available on the App Store and Google Play in September.

Contact: Chelsea Smith (936-­294-1785; cxs027@shsu.edu)


The 58th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

When: November 13 – 15; Presentation Submission Deadline is
            September 1
Where: Sam Houston State University

This year, the English Department will host the 58th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference. The theme is Rethinking, Reimagining, and Reflecting American Studies in the 21st Century. The keynote speaker is author and SHSU alumnus Ron Rozelle. Please plan to attend this event and join us in promoting American Studies and our University. 

Contact: Barbara Miles, Program Chair
               (294-4106; eng_bem@shsu.edu)
Websites: www.asatexas.org
   http://www.shsu.edu/academics/american-studies-conference/


POLITICAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIPS

When: Fall Semester

The Political Science Department is currently placing students in internships with the City of Huntsville, Law Offices, and other positions related to government, politics, and non-profit organizations in the local area.  The internships are open to students of all majors, but the students should be reliable, professional, and have solid academic credentials. Selected students will receive academic credit for their internship.  Interested students should contact Professor Mike Yawn by Tuesday, September 2.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn
               (936-294-1456; mike.yawn@shsu.edu)


AUSTIN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION AVAILABLE

When: Beginning Tuesday, September 2

SHSU is accepting applications for the Austin Internship Program.  Selected students will be placed in various legislative offices to work full-time during the 85th legislative session (early January through June 1, 2015). Interns will earn academic credit while gaining valuable work experience, combining academic rigor with real-world responsibility.   Scholarships are available. The selection process is competitive and open to all majors.

For additional information, an overview of the program, or to access the application, visit http://www.shsu.edu/austin-internship-program/. The application deadline is October 1, 2014.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn
               (936-294-1456; mike.yawn@shsu.edu)


CJ WELCOME WEEK

When: September 2 – 4
Where: 
Criminal Justice Center

The College of Criminal Justice will hold a series of events to highlight the many opportunities available at the Criminal Justice Center. The presentations will also be available live on the web at www.cjcenter.org/live.
    Tue, Sept. 2: Internships with Dr. Jim Dozier @ 2pm in the
                        Courtroom
    Wed, Sept 3: Movie Night featuring the documentary
                        “Crips and Bloods: Made in America”
                        followed by a discussion with Dr. David Pyrooz
                        @ 4pm in the Courtroom
    Thu, Sept. 4: Student Organizations Fair, featuring seven CJ
                        organizations @ 10am – 2pm in the CJ Lobby

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


GENERAL FACULTY & STAFF MEETING

When: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 
James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
             Payne Concert Hall

Kick off the fall semester by showing your appreciation for fellow faculty & staff members’ service to the University. President Hoyt’s address will feature accomplishments, changes, and initiatives from the previous year, and the year ahead. Door prizes!

Contact: President’s Office; 936-294-1013


DISSERTATION SUPPORT GROUP

When: Saturday, Sept. 6
Where: 
The Woodlands Center, Room 111

The Dissertation Support Group meets monthly to provide support and problem solving for doctoral students working on their dissertations.  For more information contact Dr. Bernice Strauss.

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss
               (936-202-5027; sam_bss@shsu.edu)


9th ANNUAL ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE SUMMIT

When: Friday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where:
LSC 3rd Floor

Learn how to “Be a Bearkat Lifesaver!” Join us at the 9th Annual Alcohol and Drug Summit for a series of workshops designed to raise awareness of the risks associated with alcohol and drug abuse and encourage responsible decision-making.   

Contact: Eddie Gisemba, ADAI Coordinator at 936.294.2228
Website: www.shsu.edu/dept/adai


FIRST IDEA WORKSHOPS SET FOR FALL 2014

When: Friday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: 
CHSS 430

The spring IDEA Workshop was so successful that we plan to have one per month during Fall, 2014.  The first is scheduled in September.  Please see flyer for more information.  To register, contact PACE (pace@shsu.edu or x4-2688).  Participants are limited to six so that they can receive individual attention.  So, reserve your place now.

Contact: Marsha Harman (4-2688; pace@shsu.edu)
Download: Flyer


BETO LECTURE: DR. BRUCE BUDOWLE

When: Monday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.
Where: 
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The College of Criminal Justice will host Dr. Bruce Budowle, Professor and Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Genetics in the University of North Texas (UNT) Health Science Center's Institute of Investigative Genetics and Vice Chair of the Department of Forensic and Investigative Genetics. He will discuss "Bioterrorism and Microbial Forensics." The presentation will also be available live on the web at www.cjcenter.org/live.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


STUDY SKILLS AT THE WOODLANDS CENTER

When: Series begins Tuesday, Sept. 16, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.
           and runs for four (4) weeks
Where: 
The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Study Skills is a series of four, 30-minute sessions jam packed with useful information for students looking to improve their GPA. Material covered includes: Overcoming Procrastination, Time Management Strategies, and Test-Taking Skills. 

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss (sam_bss@shsu.edu)


BROWN BAG SEMINAR

When: Tuesday, Sept. 16, Noon
Where: 
The Woodlands Center, 3rd Floor Study Room

Dr. Diana Nabors, Assistant Dept. Head, Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations will discuss her career, challenges, and rewards of life in the classroom. If you are an Education major, we encourage you to join Dr. Nabors for information and inspiration. Bring your lunch and join the conversation.

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss (sam_bss@shsu.edu)


STUDENT GROUP BEARKATS OF THE WOODS FIRST MEETING OF THE SEMESTER

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: 
The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Bearkats of the Woods is an SHSU student organization based at The Woodlands Center. Its mission is to serve as a voice for students in creating an inclusive and supportive, academic environment. We are looking for new members to plan and coordinate a year of entertaining and meaningful events. Come and be a part of the team, benefiting others while gaining valuable experience yourself!  

Contact: President Gwen Mitchell (gxm026@shsu.edu)
              Faculty Advisor Dr. Bernice Strauss
              (sam_bss@shsu.edu)


READY TO ADVANCE YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION CAREER?

Deadline:
October 1

The SHSU Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership in Higher Education is currently accepting applications for a new Spring 2015 Cohort. Apply now until October 1 (GRE exam is required). Visit our website at: www.shsu.edu/programs/doctorate-of-education-in-educational-leadership/index.html

Contact: Dr. Julie Combs, Doctoral Director (jpc002@shsu.edu)


INTERNAL GRANT SUBMISSIONS

Deadline:
 
Enhancement Research Grant (ERG)
                    Due October 6, 5 p.m.
                Faculty Research Grant (FRG)
                    Due October 13, 5 p.m.

The 2014 Internal Grant Guidelines and Application Forms are posted and can be accessed at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website under the Internal Grants section. SHSU’s Internal Grant Program is designed to support SHSU faculty members and researchers in turning unique concepts into innovative research projects through seed funding. The ERG will run from June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. It is a maximum grant of $15,000. The FRG will run from June 1 – August 31, 2015. It is a maximum grant of $5,000.

Contact: Peggy Ellenberger (4-3866; ellenberger@shsu.edu)
Downloads: Internal Grant Forms


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Approved Policies Announcement

When: Effective immediately
Where: 
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The policies for research involving Animal Subjects were approved in April 2014 and signed by the Provost and President in July 2014. The IACUC Academic Policy Statements are now posted on the website of Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), and on the IACUC website. All Animal Use Protocol reviews and other IACUC-related procedures will be followed according to these policies. For more information, or if you have questions about these policies, please contact Sharla Miles, IACUC Coordinator.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4-4875; iacuc@shsu.edu)
Downloads: Academic Affairs website; Forms and Policies webpage (ORSP website); IACUC website


Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and IRB Training Video Announcement

When: Effective immediately
Where: 
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

There are now Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) posted to the IRB portion of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) website. The SOPs, unanimously approved by the SHSU IRB on April 30, 2014, are based on federal regulations and must be followed as such.
There is now a training video available for you to use in your courses in which you require students to submit an IRB application for research involving human subjects. This training video is now posted to the ORSP website. For more information, or if you have questions about these policies, please contact Sharla Miles, IRB Coordinator.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4-4875; irb@shsu.edu)
Forms and Policies webpage (ORSP website): SOPs; Training Video


Research Compliance Reminders and Tips

When: Now and throughout the 2014-2015 academic year
Where: 
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

With the start of a new semester, the ORSP, in conjunction with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), would like to provide you with a few reminders of some important Research Compliance matters pertaining to your research projects in the coming year, which may require your attention. Please review the following reminders: CITI Reminders; IACUC Reminders, or IRB Reminders.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4-4875; sharla_miles@shsu.edu)

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Real Talk w/CJ:
     ATF Agent Alex Johny

September 24 at 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles
    (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


Study Abroad Fair

September 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LSC Mall Area

Contact: Cassie Cure
   (4-3276, cjc065@shsu.edu)
Website:
shsu.edu/dept/international-programs/study-abroad/index.html


Study Abroad Information Sessions

October 3rd, 7th, 15th, and 20th
Farrington Building

Contact: Cassie Cure
   (4-3276, cjc065@shsu.edu)
Website:
shsu.edu/dept/international-programs/study-abroad/index.html


18th Annual Graduate Research Exchange

February 18, 2015
Lowman Student Center, main campus

Contact: Weston Rose
   (4-2359; wlr001@shsu.edu)


College of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony

March 7, 2015
LSC Ballroom

Contact: Sherry Hirsch
   (4-3304; edu_slh@shsu.edu)


2nd Annual Woodlands Center Research Symposium

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Woodlands Center

Contact: Bernice Strauss
   (936-202-5027, sam_bss@shsu.edu)


Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost
gillette@shsu.edu
4-1006

 


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