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August 26, 2016                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

ANNUAL FACULTY & STAFF MEETING

When: Thursday, Sept 1, 2:00 p.m.
Where: James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
             Payne Concert Hall

Please join us in honoring your fellow faculty and staff members for their continuing service to SHSU. President Hoyt will address the university. Door prizes!

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


Open Presentation by Dr. Joseph Kaczmarczyk, Candidate for Dean of the new College of Osteopathic Medicine

When: Tuesday, Aug 30, 3:00 p.m.
Where: CJ Courtroom

Dr. Joseph Kaczmarczyk, a candidate for the position of Dean of the new College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be on campus to interview for the position. Faculty and staff are invited to attend an open presentation by Dr. Kaczmarczyk who will be discussing his vision for the new College of Osteopathic Medicine. Q & A will follow his presentation.

Contact: Mary Robbins (4-3890; robbins@shsu.edu)

Open Presentation by Dr. Gregg Silberg, Candidate for Dean of the new College of Osteopathic Medicine

When: Thursday, Sept 1, 3:30 p.m.
            (or immediately following the President's Faculty/Staff Meeting)
Where: CJ Courtroom

Dr. Gregg Silberg, a candidate for the position of Dean of the new College of Osteopathic Medicine, will be on campus to interview for the position. Faculty and staff are invited to attend an open presentation by Dr. Gregg Silberg who will be discussing his vision for the new College of Osteopathic Medicine. Q & A will follow his presentation.

Contact: Mary Robbins (4-3890; robbins@shsu.edu)


CRIMINAL JUSTICE WELCOME WEEK

When: August 29 – September 1
Where: Criminal Justice Center

Faculty Meet and Greet
August 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CJ Lobby

Movie Night: “The Battle of Algiers” with Dr. Nadav Morag
August 30, 4:30 p.m.
CJ Courtroom

Student Organization Fair
August 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CJ Lobby

Internships 101
September 1, 1 p.m.
CJ Courtroom

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


NEW ELECTRONIC THESIS & DISSERTATION SUBMITTAL SYSTEM COMING THIS FALL

Starting this Fall, graduate students will submit final versions of theses and dissertations through the electronic Vireo submittal system.  Vireo simplifies submission to both ProQuest and SHSU’s easily accessible digital repository.  Visit this web page to find out more about the Vireo system: http://library.shsu.edu/thesis.  You may contact nglthesis@shsu.edu if you have any questions or concerns.


Austin Internship Program

When: Spring Semester, 2017
Where: Austin, Texas

Beginning Thursday, September 1, the LEAP Center 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, 2017). Interns will earn academic credit while gaining valuable work experience, combining academic rigor with real-world responsibility. Scholarships are available. The selection process is highly competitive and open to all majors. For additional information, an overview of the program, or to access the application, visit the LEAP Center’s website. The application deadline is October 1, 2016.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn (4-1456; mike.yawn@shsu.edu)


FACULTY/STAFF BOOK CLUB

Deadline to register:
September 1

For the 2016-2017 academic year, the PACE book club will be reading and discussing The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor. The club will be meeting on alternate Fridays from noon to 1:30 pm in the LSC over lunch (food and books provided by PACE) to consider how to apply principles from this book to our own lives. Contact pace@shsu.edu or 4-2688 to register.

Contact: Todd Primm (4-2688; pace@shsu.edu)


CHSS WALL OF HONOR NOMINATIONS

When: Open through September 1

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Wall of Honor was established by the CHSS Alumni Advisory Board to acknowledge faculty and alums who have distinguished themselves throughout their careers through personal and professional achievements. These faculty and alums have made significant contributions to SHSU, the students, society, and thus have brought honor and distinction to our university. More information and nomination forms may be found on our website.

Contact: Deanna Briones, (4-­2200; chss@shsu.edu)
Download: Website


AASCU’s “Re-Imagining the First Year”
Grant Project Brown Bag

When: Wednesday, Sept 7, 12 – 1 p.m.
Where: LSC 320

Brown Bag Lunch – bring your lunch and we’ll provide drinks and cookies.  If you are faculty, staff, or student, your voice and your best practices for first-year strategies, programs, and curriculum are needed.  SHSU is a participant in AASCU’s “Re-Imagining the First Year” (RFY) grant as one of 44 state colleges and universities.  The goal of this national endeavor is to transform the first year of college and increase student success in higher education and in the workplace. Join us to find out more about the grant and how you can help us transform learning for our campus.

Contact: Mary Robbins (4-3890; robbins@shsu.edu)
Download: AASCU RFY Website; SHSU RFY Website


60th ANNUAL AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS MEETING

When: November 10-12, 2016
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: Sept. 9
Where: SHSU Lowman Student Center

Please join us for this year’s event. ASAT welcomes submissions that address the conference theme, “Intersections of Innovation, Ideology, and Imagination in American Studies” (see attached Call for Papers).  Conference registration is $65.00 (annual membership dues, mandatory for presenters, not included in the registration fee). For more information, please contact Barbara Miles, Conference Coordinator/President, ASAT 2016 or visit www.asatexas.org

Contact: Barbara Miles (eng_bem@shsu.edu)
Download: Call for Papers


heART of Huntsville

When: Monday nights, 6 9 p.m.
            Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Sept. 26, and Oct. 3
Where: Various Locations

The LEAP Center’s heART of Huntsville program is designed to promote and explore the arts in the Huntsville community. During the four-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.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn (4-1456; mike.yawn@shsu.edu)


LEAP Center Open House

When: Wednesday, Sept 14, 4:30 6 p.m.
Where: LSC Art Gallery

The LEAP Center will showcase its many programs, including: the impending visit by the Texas Supreme Court; the Austin Internship Program; the Moot Court Program; its Mock City Council and Mock National Elections programs; the extensive volunteer work of its Ambassadors; and the numerous unique learning opportunities the Center offers students.  Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn (4-1456; mike.yawn@shsu.edu)


AASCU’s “Re-Imagining the First Year”
Grant Project Brown Bag

When: Wednesday, Sept 14, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Where: LSC Ballroom

Acclaimed psychologist David Yeager discusses insights in the field of student belonging and the cultural transformation. Yeager’s research elucidates a foundational theme in AASCU’s vision of re-imagining the first year. SHSU is a participant in AASCU’s “Re-Imagining the First Year” (RFY) grant as one of 44 state colleges and universities.  The goal of this national endeavor is to transform the first year of college and increase student success in higher education and in the workplace. Join us to find out more about transforming learning on our campus. Drinks and cookies provided.

Contact: Kay Angrove (4-3423 kangrove@shsu.edu)
Download: AASCU RFY Website; SHSU RFY Website


The Slow Professor - Ideas and Theories Book Club

When: Tuesday, Sept 27, 2 – 3 p.m.
            Tuesday, Oct 18, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: TBA

Faculty are invited to join a discussion of The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber.  Please RSVP your interest in participating to Dr. Paul Eaton (pwe003@shsu.edu).  Participants will need to purchase, rent, or check-out their own book.

Contact: Dr. Paul Eaton (pwe003@shsu.edu)


Call for Assessment Mini-Grants Applications

Application Deadline: December 2, 2016
Where: Assessment Mini-Grants

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has funding available for assessment-related activities in the form of competitive Assessment Mini-Grants.  These grants are available to all faculty and staff at SHSU to help fund new or ongoing assessment practices within programs, offices, or departments; or to help fund travel to make assessment-related presentations at professional conferences.  For more information about the Assessment Mini-Grants, please contact Jeff Roberts.

Contact: Jeff Roberts (4‐1859; jeff.roberts@shsu.edu)
Download: Application


Upcoming Events - Save the Date!


60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

November 10-12, 2016
SHSU Lowman Student Center

Contact: Barbara Miles
                eng_bem@shsu.edu


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

 


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