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CJ Mandate

Available for Fall 2015

CJ Mandate, the alumni newsletter for the College of Criminal Justice, is now available. The Fall 2015 issue includes stories on a new scholarship fund for a slain Harris County Sheriff Deputy, an internship with Homeland Security Investigation, an alumnus who created forensic science apps, a study on Post-It notes, new staff and an association at CMIT, a new CJ journal at SHSU and much more. Discover more at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

Department of Theatre, Musical Theatre Presents
“The Rocky Horror Show”

When: October 7-10, 8 p.m., Saturday Matinee @ 2 p.m.
University Theatre Center

Join the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre and “do the time warp again” as they present The Rocky Horror Show. The onstage production which combines science fiction, comedy, horror and more, first premiered in 1973 in London and quickly inspired the 1975 film starring Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon. The film has since acquired the title for the longest theatrical run in history, while the staged musical is known for the longest running stage production in history. For ticket information, contact the University Theatre Center box office at 936-294-1339.

Contact: Katie Stefaniak (4-3968;

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced - Main Campus

When: Beginner – Mon, Oct 12, 2 – 3 p.m.
            Intermediate – Tues, Oct 13, 3 – 4 p.m.
            Advanced – Mon, Oct 12, 3 – 4 p.m.
Where: CHSS, PACE Conference Room

If you missed the September sessions and want to catch up, call us to set up a time to come by! Next month will be: Beginner - Lecture 2: The Broad Range of Learners; Intermediate - Lecture 14:  Teaching Revision and Editing; Advanced - Lecture 20: Managing the Challenges of Teaching. Come to any session that fits your schedule.  Register through Talent Management or contact PACE ( or x4-2688) for assistance. Please see flyers for additional information.

Contact: Todd Primm (4-2688;
Download: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced


Deadline: Faculty Research Grant (FRG) – Oct 12, 5 p.m.
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

The 2016 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. Tenure, tenure-track faculty, and full-time researchers are encouraged to apply. The ERG will run from June 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017 and is a maximum grant of $15,000. The FRG will run from June 1, 2016, through August 31, 2016, and is a maximum grant of $5,000. 

Contact: Peggy Ellenberger (4-3866,
Download: Internal grant guidelines and application forms

Flu Shots for SHSU Faculty and Staff - Main Campus

When: Tuesday, Oct 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
           Wednesday, Oct 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center (GPAC) lobby

Participants should bring their SAM IDs and wear articles of clothing that permit easy access to the upper arm. Flu shots will not be administered to pregnant or breast-feeding mothers, nor to people with elevated temperatures or those who appear to be sick. Flu vaccines are not recommended for individuals with allergies to eggs or latex. Supplies are limited; vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Lisa Chaddick Clarkson (4-­4347;


When: Wednesday, Oct 14, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Main Campus; CHSS Building – Room 226

Wondering how to get into a graduate school?  This meeting is for all the questions you have and much more.

Contact: Roynesha Julius (4-4367
Download: Flyer


When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Criminal Justice Center Lobby

The Victim Studies Career Fair will introduce students to diverse job opportunities available in the field, and the victim studies degrees offered at the College of Criminal Justice.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

Justin Lopez, Angie’s Awareness Angels

When: Thursday, Oct. 15, 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Justin Lopez, an SHSU student, founded Angie's Awareness Angels after his mother was murdered by her boyfriend. Learn how you can help victims of domestic violence. The presentation is available LIVE at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

FAMC presents Silent Film Concert featuring “Nosferatu”

When: Thursday, Oct 15, 7:30 p.m.
: Old Town Theatre

Take a step back in time with the Nosferatu Silent Film Concert hosted by The College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication, and experience silent film as it was first intended – with live music. Nosferatu, first released in 1922, is a German expressionist horror film adopted from Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and established many of the stereotypical vampire characteristics still prevalent today. Austin band, The Invincible Czars, join the event to present their original soundtrack to the film. The event is FREE and open to the community. Costumes are encouraged.

Contact: Emily Binetti (4-2777;

Food Pantry @ SHSU Distribution Days

When: Monday, Oct 19, 2 – 8 p.m.
            Thursday, Nov 12, 2 – 8 p.m.
            Monday, Nov 23, 2 – 8 p.m.
            Monday, Nov 30, 2 – 8 p.m.
LSC 304

Students can fill out the food request form using the “Food Pantry” link in the “Students” tab in My Sam by the day before each distribution.  Walk-in requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Candice Hanner (4-2231;

Real Talk w/CJ: Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office

When: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2:00 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Alumna Laurie Christensen is the Assistant Chief and second in command at the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office, which offers a unique blend of firefighting and law enforcement skills in many aspects of the job, especially in suspected arson cases.  

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

Undergraduate Research Symposium Informational Workshops

When: Tuesday, Oct 20, 4 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 21, 4 – 5 p.m.
ABIV, Room 107
             Honors College Student Lounge

Interested undergraduate students are invited to attend Undergraduate Research Symposium Workshops and learn about guidelines for submitting research presentations and helpful techniques for creating effective PowerPoint and poster presentations. Hosted by the Honors College, the Ninth Annual SHSU Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) will be Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Call for Papers deadline is March 15, 2016. Additional information is available here.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes (4-1477;
Download: Website

Flu Shots for SHSU Faculty, Staff, and Students -
The Woodlands Center

When: Wednesday, Oct 21, 1 – 6 p.m.
             Thursday, Oct 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Participants should bring their SAM IDs and wear articles of clothing that permit easy access to the upper arm. Flu shots will not be administered to pregnant or breast-feeding mothers, nor to people with elevated temperatures or those who appear to be sick. Flu vaccines are not recommended for individuals with allergies to eggs or latex. Supplies are limited; vaccines will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Lisa Chaddick Clarkson (4-­4347;


When: Thursday, Oct 22, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
LSC 304

The Faculty Senate would like to invite faculty members as well as other members of the SHSU community to attend its scheduled meetings. Senate meetings are held every other Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Please visit the Senate website for full schedule and meeting minutes.

Contact: Lisa Shen, (4-3587,
Download: Website

School of Music Presents
Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus

When: Friday, Oct 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

The community is invited to enjoy the music of vocal music majors, music therapy majors and non-majors with The School of Music’s Concert Choir and Women’s Chorus. The concert will feature two ensembles representing a variety of choral styles, under the direction of Michael Ware, accompanied by Debbie Hood. For ticket information, contact the Gaertner Performing Arts Center box office at 936-294-2339.

Contact: Michael Ware (4-1391;

2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards

Deadline for Nominations: November 2
Office of Graduate Studies

The Office of Graduate Studies and PACE are soliciting nominations for the 2015-2016 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. Faculty and undergraduate students can nominate graduate teaching assistants. The nomination form can be found on the Office of Graduate Studies web page. Please see the flyer for details.

Contact: Weston Rose (4-2408;
Downloads: Flyer, Nomination Form


Deadline for Applications: November 13
Vice President for Student Services Office
              Lowman Student Center, Suite 303

*Each application must include a letter of recommendation from the student’s respective Academic Dean. Please select students to represent SHSU for the following roles (Click on each item for application):

Texas State University System (TSUS) Student Regent
(Term: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017)

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
Student Representative
(Term: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017)

THECB Student Representative to Advisory Committee
Term: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2018)

Contact: Lynn Clopton (4-1780;

SHSU Common Reader Scholarships and Contests Program: Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario

When: Fall 2015 – Check various scholarship deadlines
SHSU Main Campus

Earn a scholarship or win a contest by reading the book and participating in the 2015-2016 SHSU Common Reader Scholarships and Contests Program. Students interested in learning more, please visit the resource link below. A full array of scholarships and contests are available from departments across the disciplines. Meet author Sonia Nazario and Enrique’s mother Lourdes Pineda during the Author’s Forum November 16-19.

Contact: Kay Angrove (4-3423,
Download: Contests & Scholarships Website

The 2016 Summer Faculty and Student Team (FAST) Awards

Proposals Due: December 4, 2015
Center for Enhancing Undergraduate Research Experiences
              and Creative Activities (EURECA)

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 2016. Each student team member will receive $2000 and each team’s faculty mentor will receive $4000.  For more information visit the EURECA Center website.

Contact: Dr. Tamara Cook (4-1557,
Download: FAST Award Program & FAST Award Application

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Deadline to submit an abstract: Nov 1
Notification of acceptance: Dec 15
Conference: April 7-9, 2016

Katy and E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

Contact: Dr. Darci Hill
Download: Event Flyer

Fall 2015 Faculty Senate Meetings

November 5
November 19
December 3
LSC 304

Contact: Lisa Shen

59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

November 12-14
SHSU - Main Campus

Contact: Barbara Miles,
Download: Flyer

SHSU Common Reader Author’s Forum: Enrique’s Journey
by Sonia Nazario

November 16-19
LSC- Main Campus

Contact: Kay Angrove @ 4-3423

Last Lecture Series –
Guest Speaker is Dr. Robert Maninger

November 19
LSC Theater

Contact: Dr. Robert Maninger

An Evening with Education

November 19
The Woodlands Center, Room 430

Contact: Molly Doughtie
Download: Event Flyer

9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Call for Papers Online: March 15, 2016
Symposium: April 23, 2016

CHSS Building

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes
Download: Website

The Woodlands Center 3rd Annual Research Symposium “Ideas that Inspire, Transform and Lead”

April 9, 2016
The Woodlands Center
3380 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, Texas

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss
Download: Application

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost



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