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September 22, 2017                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


When: Tuesday, Sept 26, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: LSC Mall Area

Thinking about studying abroad? Come join us to discover your options. Whether it be faculty-led, exchange, or affiliated transfer programs, the world is your classroom. Current and returning study abroad students, faculty, and representatives from affiliated study abroad companies will be there to answer questions you might have. Information about study abroad scholarship opportunities will be available!

Contact: Malin Hilmersson (4-3276;
Download: Event Flyer

Pre Health Professional Interview Workshop

When: Tuesday, Sept 26, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: CHSS 210

Are you applying to a health professional school for entry year 2018 or 2019, (medical, dental, PA, pharmacy, optometry)?  Join us for an interview preparation workshop.  This will include tips on how to prepare, question and answer for students who have interviewed, and interview practice.

Contact: Rene' Harris (4-4448;
Download: Event Flyer

Exonerating Wrongly Convicted Latinos:
The Innocence Project of Texas

When: Wednesday, Sept 27, 5 p.m.
Where: CHSS 120

One event in the Hispanic Heritage Month line-up. Co-hosted by the National Organization of Hispanics in Criminal Justice. 5 p.m. Screening of the film “Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four.” 7p.m. Discussion with the Director, Deborah Esquenazi.

Contact: Dr. Amanda Venta (

Grad Night 101 Workshop

When: Wednesday, Sept 27 & Nov 1, 5:30 p.m.
Where: CHSS 110

Interested in applying to graduate school and want to know more about getting started? Join us for a free informational session on September 27 or November 1 for Grad Night 101!

Contact: Rosalin Lambey (294-4950;
Download: Flyer

CMT Awareness Night –
SHSU vs. University of New Orleans Volleyball Match

When: Thursday, Sept 28, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Bernard Johnson Coliseum

Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) is a progressive neuromuscular disease that kills the nerves in the arms, legs, hands and feet, resulting in muscle atrophy and sensory loss, and affects 2.8 million people worldwide. In 2015, our friends, family, and community came together to raise over $21,000 to help fund the CMTA’s Strategy to Accelerate Research (STAR) program. Individuals may purchase STARs for $10 each; businesses can purchase a Corporate STAR for $100 each.

Contact: Brenda Gray (4-1736;

GRE Prep Workshop

When: Saturday, Sept 30 & Nov 4, 8:30 a.m.
Where: CHSS 110

Do you already know that you want to attend graduate school and will need to take the GRE? You can also take advantage of a free GRE Prep workshop on September 30 or November 4 (sign up required due to limited seating).

Contact: Rosalin Lambey (294-4950;
Download: Flyer

Mock LSAT for Pre-Law Students

When: September 30, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The LEAP Center hosts a Mock LSAT for SHSU pre-law students.  The Mock LSAT is a real Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) that is professionally scored, but the results are not official nor made available to any law schools. The test provides an excellent way for students to begin their law-school preparations.  The test is free and open to all students, but reservations are required (location will be provided when a spot is reserved).

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;


When: 24/7
Where: SAM Center

Our First Alert team in the SAM Center is ready to help faculty and staff identify and refer students who are in need of or interested in academic enrichment! If you have students who are in academic jeopardy (e.g., demonstrate poor academic performance, have frequent or unexcused absences), then visit our First Alert page at this link and choose the most convenient referral option for you! 

Contact: Chelsea Story (4-4364;
Download: Flyer

Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership
now accepting applications

When: Until October 1
Where: Dept. of Educational Leadership

The Department of Educational Leadership is seeking admission applications for its Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership beginning in the Spring 2018 semester.  The sixty-hour, face-to-face program offers students opportunities to engage critical topics facing colleges and universities today.  Classes are typically held one night a week at the Woodlands Campus. Candidates are encouraged to review information online or contact Dr. Matthew Fuller for more information.

Contact: Dr. Matthew Fuller (
Download: Website

Rules vs. Principles: A Business Ethics Presentation
by Enron CFO, Andrew Fastow

When: Tuesday, Oct 3, 12 p.m.
Where: Mafrige Auditorium, Smith-Hutson Building

Those entering the business world will be faced with decisions that, while technically legal, may not necessarily be ethical. In his presentation, Rules Vs. Principles, Mr. Fastow will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions business leaders should ask in order to ensure that their organizations not only follow the rules but uphold the principles behind them.

Contact: Joseph Agins (42671;
Download: Event Flyer

heART of Huntsville

When: Tuesday nights (6 – 9 p.m.) Oct 3, 10, & 17

The LEAP Center’s heART of Huntsville program is designed to promote and explore the arts in the Huntsville community. During the three-evening program, participants will explore art at SHSU, tour the outdoor sculptures in Huntsville, visit the art of Richard Haas downtown as well as the David Adickes’ Foundation, and see the interesting architecture of the community.  Work by James Surls, Jesus Moroles, Dan Phillips, Lee Jamison, Stanley Lea, Charles Pebworth, and many others will be featured.  Space is limited.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Real Talk w/CJ: Alberto De Leon, U.S. Border Patrol

October 5, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The U.S. Border Patrol is expected to hire 7,000 new agents over the next five years. Learn more about the federal agency that intercepts people, drugs and contraband illegally crossing U.S. border and get tips on how to get a job in the field.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


Friday, Oct 6,
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: TEC 153

The Faculty & Staff Book Club for this academic year (2017-2018) will be discussing Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal Newport. Cal is a professor of computer science at Georgetown University, and writes about work efficiency and learning skills, and publishes a blog called Study Hacks. We will discuss ideas presented in the book and consider how to apply them to our personal and professional lives. Join us by emailing Lunch will be provided. Drop by the PACE office for a copy of the book. On Oct 6, we will discuss up to page 18.

Contact: Todd Primm (4-2688;

Housing and Food Insecurity Undergraduate Survey

The Center for Community Engagement is co-sponsoring an undergraduate student survey on housing and food insecurity with the Student Money Management Center. We need your help encouraging your undergraduate students to participate in the survey, so we can have an accurate representation of the needs of students on our campus. Please encourage your students to take the survey at this link. Students can enter to win one of ten $100 awards!

Contact: Student Money Management Center

American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT)
Annual Meeting

Deadline for submissions: October 8

Please join us for this interdisciplinary conference that focuses on academic inquiry addressing American and Texas Studies. Paper and panel proposals from tenured, tenure-track, adjunct faculty and faculty-sponsored graduate and honors students are welcome. For more information about ASAT, please visit

Contact: Barbara Miles (4-4107;
               ASAT President and Conference Coordinator
Download: Flyer

Hispanic Heritage Month Craft Talk, Poetry Slam & Reading
with Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo (Poets needed for poetry slam!)

Monday, Oct 9, 3:30 4:45 p.m. Craft Talk
                               5 p.m. Poetry Slam
                                    6 p.m. Reading
                                       7 p.m. – Book Signing & Reception
Where: Austin Hall

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo, visiting writer and co-founder of Women Who Submit, will give a craft talk,Building Literary Community,” and read from her new poetry book, Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge. In addition, Let’s Get Loud! will host a poetry slam on the theme of Hispanic heritage with prizes for the top three winners. There are 10 slots available for poets who can sign up by contacting Dr. Chen. Reception following the reading and book signing.

Contact: Ching-In Chen (936-294-1944;
Download: Facebook

Internal Grant Submissions - Deadline Extended

Enhanced Research Grant (ERG)
                   due Monday, Oct 9, 5 p.m.
              Faculty Research Grant (FRG)
                   due Monday, Oct 16, 5 p.m.
Where: Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP)

The 2018 Internal Grant Guidelines & Application Forms are posted and can be opened from the ORSP's website found under the Internal Grants section. Tenure and tenure-track faculty are encouraged to apply. The ERG ($15,000 max. award) will run 5/1/18 through 5/31/19. The FRG ($5,000 max. award) will run 5/1/18 through 8/31/18. Changes in the format and application forms are applicable for FY18.  Please be sure to read all information on ORSP’s website. Due to the university’s closure during Hurricane Harvey, the 2018 Internal Grant deadlines have been extended one week. This one-week extension is reflected in the dates listed above.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4.4875,

Come Celebrate! CCE Turns 5!

When: Wednesday, Oct 11, 3:30 5 p.m.
Where: CHSS 262

The Center for Community Engagement is celebrating our fifth birthday. Swing by to have a cup of gourmet coffee, eat a piece of birthday cake, and see our brand NEW office space!

Contact: Center for Community Engagement 

“High Noon” And the Hollywood Blacklist

When: Wednesday, Oct 11, 6 p.m. (reception begins at 5 p.m.)

The LEAP Center will present a screening of Fred Zinneman’s “High Noon,” starring Gary Cooper.  The film will be introduced by (1) Dr. Carl Rollyson, Editor of the “Hollywood Legends Series” produced by University of Mississippi Press and (2) Glenn Frankel, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Legend.”  Popcorn and refreshments will be provided.  Admission is free and open to the public, but advance reservation is requested (location will be provided with reservation).

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition Information Session

When: Wednesday, Oct 11, 6 p.m.
Where: LSC 321

When: Tuesday, Oct 17, 6 p.m.
Where: TWC 111

Join us as the Office of Graduate Studies hosts the second Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition at SHSU. 3MT® is a research communication competition that gives graduate students three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis, dissertation, capstone, or major project and its significance. Find out more about competition prizes, dates, and requirements at the information sessions or by visiting our website. Registration to participate is open October 1-January 26.

Contact: Alli Miller (936.294.2408;
Download: Information Poster


When: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Where: College of Humanities and Social Sciences and LSC

Information Sessions

When: October 24 @ 3:30 p.m.
                October 25 @ 3 p.m.
Where: LSC 331

All undergraduates are invited to present at the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS). This conference allows students to put forward completed, current, or ongoing research in a professional environment. Three scholarships in the amount of $500 will go to best overall oral-media presentation, best overall research poster, and best overall Honors research. Deadline for submissions: March 15, 2018

Contact: Dr. Tracy E. Bilsing
                   4-1477; or
Download: Website

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Real Talk w/CJ: Det. Darcus Shorten,
Houston Homicide Division

October 17 @ 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles

Beto Chair Lecture: Pamela Wilcox,
University of Cincinnati

October 20 @ 9:30 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles

An Evening with Dr. Tatcho Mindiola,
former director of the Center for Mexican American Studies

October 20
AB4, Olson Auditorium

Contact: Dr. Bernadette Pruitt

Victim Studies Career Fair

November 1 @ 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Criminal Justice Bldg. Lobby

Contact: Beth Kuhles

Beto Chair Lecture: Jose' R Almirall,
Florida International University

November 10 @ 9:30 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles

61st Annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) Conference

November 9-11
SHSU - Huntsville Campus

Contact: Barbara Miles

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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