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Bearkat All Paws In at The Woodlands Center

Register by: March 1

When: Saturday, March 21, 8 a.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center

Started in 2010, Bearkat All Paws In, hosted by Student Government Association, is the largest volunteer initiative at Sam Houston State University. This year will mark the The 6th annual Bearkat All Paws In hosted in Huntsville, and the 3rd annual service day here in The Woodlands.  The motto of SHSU, “The Measure of a Life is its Service,” is carried out through service-oriented activities, which promote campus and community unity.  Register by March 1st in room 131 or online at to receive a t-shirt. 

Contact: Jordan Story (936-202-5000;
Download: Flyer


Each spring, the Criminal Justice Career Fair attracts dozens of agencies and organizations looking to hire employees and interns in the criminal justice field. Students have the opportunity to meet with representatives from all aspects of the field, including law enforcement, corrections, victim services, forensics, and private security. To help students put their best foot forward, the College will offer several events to prepare students to meet future employers.

Tips for Career Fair
Things you need to know to prepare for the Career Fair
Mon, Mar. 2, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
CJ Courtroom

The Application Process
The complex process needed to get a job
Tue, Mar. 3, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
CJ Courtroom

Criminal Justice Career Fair
Meet prospective employers
Wed, Mar. 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lowman Student Center Ballroom

How to get experience in the field
Thu, Mar. 5, 10 a.m.
CJ Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

Informational Meetings

When: Tuesday, March 3, 4 – 5 p.m.
Where: Honors College Lounge
             AB4, Room 107

URS Informational Meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about the aspects of presenting and attending the SHSU Eighth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 25, 2015. Participants learn how to register for the URS and receive tips on writing an abstract and designing oral and poster presentations. Additional Questions?

Contact: or Dr. Maria Holmes, Assistant Director,
              Honors College,

The Seventh Annual CHSS Medicine, Humanities, and
Social Sciences Conference

When: Wed., March 4, to Thurs., March 5
Sam Houston State University Campus

This interdisciplinary conference features presentations by social and behavioral scientists, medical humanities scholars, and health care professionals. After a welcome dinner on March 4, Syrian surgeon Badr Samman will deliver the plenary address; paper sessions with participants from across the United States and from abroad (Ireland, Nigeria, Somalia) will take place throughout the day on March 5. Registration is required for those who wish to attend the welcome dinner and a luncheon the following day.

Contact: Paul Child, Professor of English
Downloads: Conference Information Page,
                   with Link to Registration Site

Universality of Global Education Issues Conference

Deadline: March 5-6
 The Woodlands Center Campus

Recognizing that we are all potential leaders, Provost Hebert is providing 100 complimentary tickets for Academic Affairs personnel on Friday, May 8. To reserve your ticket, contact  PACE  and provide the required information.

Contact: Dr. James W. Hynes (936-294-3576;
Downloads: Webpage; Registration


Deadline for Registration: Thursday, March 12, 5 p.m.
Register with PACE (, x4-2688)

Our conference theme centers on the educational similarities found in our disciplines throughout the world. Scholars and students from all disciplines are invited to attend and to submit proposals related to the issues, theories, research, practices, and teaching of international education.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer

ACE Course Submission/Renewal Deadline

March 15

The Center for Community Engagement reminds all faculty to submit their applications for new ACE Courses or renewals. Please click here to submit. If you need any assistance or have questions, please contact your college’s ACE Coordinator. ACE Coordinators’ contact information is available on the accompanying flyer. The deadline for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 course listings on the published Schedule of Classes is March 15, 2015.

Contact: Michael A. Bosquez (4-4559;
Download: Flyer

Call for Papers and Online Registration

Call for Papers Online - March 15

All undergraduates, regardless of their major, are invited to join with the Honors College for the eighth URS on Saturday, April 25, 8:00 a.m., in the CHSS building. Students may submit online their 75-100 word abstract and the name of their faculty advisor at to participate in the symposium. This is a unique opportunity for all undergraduate students to share their scholarly work in a professional academic conference and receive feedback from their peers and faculty free of charge and travel expenses.  All scholarly projects and creative endeavors on any topic are encouraged.

Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students for outstanding presentations.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes,

REAL TALK w/CJ: Texas Ranger Steve Jeter

March 17
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Steven Jeter is a member of the elite Texas Rangers, a division within the Texas Department of Public Safety with lead investigative responsibilities for major incidents, unsolved or serial crimes, public corruption, officer-involved shootings, and border security operations. Ranger Jeter will discuss his experiences with the unit and provide tips on law enforcement careers with the state agency. The presentation also will be broadcast live in The Woodlands Center in Room 110 and online at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


When: March 19
Where: SHSU LSC Ballroom

Tickets are available for the annual LET'S TALK!™ scholarship benefit. The dinner allows guests to be active participants in discussing a predetermined topic for their table, facilitated by a notable conversation leader, while enjoying an elegant multi-course dinner. Topics range from healthcare, education, crime, and entertainment to pop culture, politics and innovation. Guests are encouraged to reserve tickets early to receive priority considerations for their first, second and third choices.

Contact: Contact Jacel Angel, (4-4061,
Download: Reserve tickets online


Friday, April 24

Building a Criminal Justice Knowledge Base
Seminars and Presentations

When: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: George G. Killinger Auditorium - all invited

Panel discussions featuring past Beto Chair speakers and current faculty.

50th Anniversary Gala

When: 6:00 p.m. Cocktail Hour
Where: George J. Beto Criminal Justice Center Lobby
             - all invited

When: 7 p.m. Dinner
Where: Lowman Student Center Ballroom
             - all invited with ticket (Reserve Online)

A formal event highlighting five decades of success.


Saturday, April 25

Scholarship Golf Tournament

When:  9 a.m. Shotgun Start
Where: Raven Nest Golf Club - all invited
             Registration required (Register Online)

CJ Barbecue

When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: Raven Nest Golf Club - all invited

For more information or to register, visit

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


Throughout the Semester
            See attached schedule of sessions
Where: The SAM Center – Room 190

Tackle your academics by taking the Study Skills Program.  You can take either face-to-face sessions or experience the Online version.  It’s one hour a week for six weeks – sign up TODAY!   If you missed out on Series One, there is always Late Start, and Series Two!

Contact: Mentoring Office 936-294-4367
               SAM Center 936-294-4444
Download: Study Skills Schedule

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Be the Match
Marrow Registry Program

March 23-26
SHSU Campus

Contact: Cathi Gillette

Food Pantry @ SHSU
Distribution Days

Mon, March 23, 12 – 9 p.m.
Thurs, April 9, 12 – 9 p.m.
Mon, April 27, 12 – 9 p.m.

Canterbury House (1614 Univ. Ave.)

Contact: Candice Hanner

Grad Info 101

March 25
CHSS, Room 206

Contact: Sarah Routt
Download: Flyer

SHSU Online Teaching & Learning
Conference Coming Soon –
Register Today!

March 26-27
Lowman Student Center

Contact: SHSU Online, 936.294.2780
Download: Website

GRE Prep Program

March 28
CHSS, Room 226

Contact: Margaret Ferguson
Download: Flyer

Open House @ University Park

April 16, 4 – 7 p.m.
SHSU-Northwest Campus
20515 SH 249, Houston, TX 77070

Contact: Tiara Gatewood
  (; 281-290-2900)

8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 25
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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