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February 5, 2016                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


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When: February 5 & 6, 7:30 p.m.
Where: James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center

SHSU Opera presents a modern adaptation of Gaetano Donizetti’s time-honored comic opera The Elixir of Love. In this new spin on an old favorite, a hapless janitor named Nemorino spends his last dollar on a magic potion guaranteed to help him win the heart of any girl. He sets his sights on Adina, a beautiful but capricious co-ed, whom he has loved from afar. Through misunderstandings, mishaps, and good old-fashioned luck, Nemorino (and Adina) learn the power of true love in this romantic comedy set to music. Tickets may be purchased in advance at or 936.294.2339.

Contact: Rebecca Renfro Grimes (


When: Saturday, Feb 6, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
: The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Join others engaged in the dissertation/thesis process. Gather suggestions, problem solving advice and of course inspiration! For more information, contact Bernice Strauss at

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss


When:  Tuesday, Feb 9, 3 – 4 p.m.
Where:  TEC 279

The Book Talk is for all of the SHSU community (faculty, staff, and students).  Presenters review some of the award winning children’s books and provide a children’s book to each attendee.  Light refreshments are served.  See flyer for more information.  Register through PACE (, 936-294-2688)   Info needed includes name, department, e-mail, and phone number.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer


Deadline for Nominations: Friday, Feb 12, 5 p.m.

The Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments Award Committee is seeking nominations for this award. This award provides recognition to a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has demonstrated an ongoing record of excellence in formulating, executing, and making public original works that have value in his/her discipline. The recipient of this Award will receive $5,000 and a medal. Please see flyer for additional details about the award and eligibility.

Contact: Hiranya K. Nath (4-­4760;
Download: Flyer

Academic Community Engagement Across the Disciplines

Deadline for Manuscript Submission:  February 15

The Center for Community Engagement at SHSU is pleased to announce a call for chapters in a new edited volume titled Community Engagement across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs under consideration for publication with Rowman & Littlefield.   Edited by Dr. Heather Evans, this book addresses 1) best practices for incorporating community engagement in college courses, 2) methodological approaches to performing research on these courses, and 3) research findings across the disciplines.  Intent to submit a manuscript, title and abstract, should be sent to Heather Evans by February 15, 2016.

Contact: Heather Evans
Download: Flyer


Deadline for Nominations:  Tuesday, Feb 16
Where:  Submit to PACE, CHSS C002

Have you seen one of your colleagues doing something extraordinary? Here is your chance to help us recognize this person for going beyond the expected. It doesn't have to be a “big” thing. We all know it is the little gestures that make Sam Houston State the place we want to work. Complete a form at the PACE Center or call PACE to have a form sent to you, and we will deliver a “random act of chocolate” bar to your nominee. We know you would like to nominate several people, but we ask that you complete only one form. All employees are eligible.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer

Keynote Dr. Stacey Edmonson

When: Wednesday, Feb 17, 3 p.m.
Where: LSC Theater

If you had to give a Last Lecture, what would you say to make an impact on others?

Contact: Ms. Sherry Hirsch (4-3304;

Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario

When: February 17, March 1, & March 17
SHSU Main Campus Olson Auditorium

Adopt the SHSU Common Reader, Enrique’s Journey, in your spring classes.  Send your students to the Enrique's Journey Lecture Series events. Add the spring 2016 Common Reader Essay Contest to your curriculum.  Free copies of the book available for students and faculty while supplies last.

Contact: Kay Angrove (4-3423,
Download: Events Schedule; Essay Contest

Sexual Assault Awareness Month-CALL FOR EVENTS

Deadline for Submissions:  Friday, Feb 19
Where:  E-mail to

The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy is working with departments and student organizations across the campus to put together a cohesive programming calendar during April to raise awareness about campus sexual assault. If your organization is already planning events in April surrounding this topic, we want to include it!

Contact: Colette Cotten (4-4399;


Want a job in criminal justice?
Learn how to get your dream job at CJ Career Week!

Resume Review
Tue, Feb 23 & Thu, Feb 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.;
             Fri, Feb 26, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: CJ Lobby

Internship 101
Mon, Feb 29 at 2 p.m.*
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Live Interviewing Workshop
Tue, Mar 1 at 2 p.m.*
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

CJ Career Fair
Wed, Mar 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Lowman Student Center Ballroom

*Streamed live at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


When:  Wednesday, Feb 24, 12 – 2 p.m.
Where:  LSC 320

Today’s undergraduate student spends an average of $1,200 on textbooks every year. Many report having skipped purchasing a required textbook, and knowingly accepted the risk of a lower grade, to avoid the expense.  In this PACE-sponsored workshop, librarians Erin Cassidy and Thom Gerrish will discuss a variety of options, ranging from library-subscribed content to open-source online resources, to help lower costs and improve the agility of course texts. Dr. Ken Hendrickson will also share his first-hand experiences leading “zero textbook” courses.  Lunch is provided.  See flyer for registration.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer


When: Wednesday, Feb 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
            Wednesday, Mar 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: CHSS, Room 226

Thinking about graduate school but not sure how to begin that process?  This meeting will help answer many of your questions and will give you great tips on how to stay organized and how to maneuver the many steps in applying to any graduate program.  No sign up necessary – just come.

Contact: Roynesha Julius (936-294-4367;

Reboot: Day of Writing for Graduate Students

When: Saturday, Feb 27, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
: The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Graduate Students come and spend a productive day WRITING. You will be surrounded by your peers who are equally devoted to what often feels like a monumental task. You will be inspired with words of wisdom from an invited guest and pampered with all meals provided. Contact me to reserve a spot (and a meal). I would be happy to answer any questions. Dr. Bernice Strauss

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss


When: Saturday, Feb 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
            Saturday, Mar 19, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: CHSS, Room 226

Being prepared for any test or exam is important and taking the Graduate Record Exam is a critical part of applying to graduate school.  We offer a FREE GRE Prep Program to learn valuable test taking techniques to help you be better prepared for taking this exam.  Sign up is mandatory for either Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Margaret Ferguson (936-294-4361;

Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership
is Accepting Applications for its K-12 Leadership Cohort

Priority Deadline: March 1
Where: SHSU Educational Leadership Department
             TEC Room 319

The doctoral program in K-12 Leadership provides the highest professional degree available to students who are leaders in educational institutions. Our executive-style doctoral program is designed to follow a cohort model in which graduate students typically begin the program as a group and complete the program together. Doctoral students attend core classes face-to-face only one evening per week at the SHSU Woodlands Center.

Contact: Dr. Julie P. Combs, Program Director & Professor
               Ms. Alex Puente, Program Administrative Assistant
               (936) 294-3848;
               Educational Leadership Dept Office (936) 294-1147
Downloads: Website

Doctorate of Education in Developmental Education
Administration (Ed.D.) now accepting applications
through Apply Texas

Application Deadline: March 1

The Doctor of Education in Developmental Education Administration is a fully online interdisciplinary doctoral program designed to prepare educators to develop and administer programs for underprepared community college and university students in math, reading, and/or writing. Cohorts begin each summer.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Saxon (
               Brenda Rusk (4-1109;
               Educational Leadership Office 4-1147
Download: Website; Like us on Facebook

New Master of Science in Health Care Quality and Safety Program

Application Deadline for Fall 2016 Class: July 31

The Department of Health Services and Promotion within the College of Health is introducing a new master degree program in Health Care Quality and Safety. This hybrid online and in-class program is primarily aimed at working healthcare professionals who would like to seek career advancement in the increasingly prominent healthcare quality and safety field. For more program and application information please visit our website.

Contact: Dr. Yue Xie, Isabel Kirwin (4-2717 or 4-2655;
Download: Website

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

3rd Annual Global Conference

March 3-4
The Woodlands Center
3380 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, Texas

Contact: Dr. James Hynes

Study Skills Marathon


Saturday, Mar 19, 1 - 5 p.m.
The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss

9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Call for Papers Online: March 15
Symposium: April 23

CHSS Building

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes
Download: Website

The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

March 17-18
Sam Houston State University

Contact: Paul Child
               Program Committee Chair
Downloads: Info and Registration

Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

April 7-9
Katy & E Don Walker, Sr. Education Ctr

Contact: Dr. Darci Hill
Downloads: Event Flyer; Website

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

April 9
The Woodlands Center
3380 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, Texas

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss
Download: Application

Last Lecture Series -
Keynote Dr. Richard Watts

April 11, 2 p.m.
LSC Theater

Contact: Sherry Hirsch

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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