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April 18, 2014                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

KOLONNEH CHAMBER RECITAL

When: April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:
 
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall

The Kolonneh Chamber Players, a faculty ensemble, presents two compositions: the quintet for clarinet and strings by Mozart and a newer work by Bolivian composer Gustavo Navarre. FREE Admission.

Contact: Javier Pinell (4-1380; javierpinell@shsu.edu)


GRAPHIC DESIGN SENIOR EXHIBIT

When: April 21-24
           (Gallery hrs: M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. 1-5 p.m.)
           Reception April 24 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Gaddis Geeslin Gallery, 1028 21st St.

The Graphic Design Senior Exhibition is the culminating event for this year's group of graphic design majors. The show will include a range of graphic design work including posters, package design, corporate identity, epub and web design, illustration and more. This is a great opportunity to see what SHSU Graphic Design students are doing, and to see the kind of work that doesn't often find itself displayed in an art gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Contact: Michael Henderson (4-1314; art_mhh@shsu.edu)


NABCJ MINI CONFERENCE

When: Tuesday, April 22, 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Where:
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice is hosting a mini conference called “Breaking Out of Your Shell” and all students are invited to attend. It will feature CJ Career Counselor Vanessa Richard; Dr. Howard Henderson of the College of Criminal Justice; Derek Henderson of the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center; and Terri McGee of the Harris County Juvenile Probation Department.

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


HAIR

When: April 23-26 (Wed-Sat 8 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m.)
Where:
 
UTC Erica Starr Theater, 1740 Bobby K. Marks Dr.

SHSU Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre presents “Hair,” directed by Penny Hasekoester. This watershed 1960s musical remains timely and popular because of its countercultural commentary on love, war, politics and youthful rebellion. The story of one group's struggle to live out their ideals amid a chaotic world, “Hair” not only defined a generation, but also the future of the rock musical genre. Tickets are $15 Adult, $12 Discount, $10 Group. Available at www.shsu.edu/boxoffice or phone at 936.294.2339

Contact: Katie Stefaniak (4-3968;  kms006@shsu.edu)


WIND ENSEMBLE

When: April 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:
 
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

SHSU School of Music present the Wind Ensemble concert featuring faculty artist Masahito Sugihara. Sugihara will be performing a new concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble by internationally proclaimed composer Frank Ticheli. The work is a dramatic and dynamic exploration of the expressive potential and technical prowess of both the Saxophone soloist and the Wind Ensemble. The program will also include the “Chester Overture,” by William Schuman, a staple of the American band repertoire, Percy Grainger’s beautiful and deeply personal “Colonial Song,” and a stirring setting of Romanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok. General admission is $15. Tickets available at www.shsu.edu/boxoffice or by calling 936.294.2339.

Contact: Matthew McInturf (4-1861; mus_wmm@shsu.edu)


CRIMINAL JUSTICE HONORS DAY

When: Thursday, April 24, 1:30 p.m.
Where:
Front Entrance, Criminal Justice Center

In a day of celebration and remembrance, the College of Criminal Justice hosts Honors Day to recognize outstanding students, alumni and friends and pay tribute to fallen colleagues. The Sundial Ceremony remembers those who lost their lives in the line of duty. All are invited to attend.

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


FACULTY SENATE MEETING

When: Thursday, April 24, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Where:
Austin Hall

The Faculty Senate invites faculty members as well as other members of the SHSU community to attend its scheduled meetings. Please contact Dr. James for information on upcoming special guests and topics of discussion.

Contact: C. Renee James (4-­4888; phy_crj@shsu.edu)


DANCE SPECTRUM

When: April 24-26 (Thurs-Sat 8 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m.)
Where:
 
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Dance Theater

SHSU Dance Department invites you to the Spring Spectrum Dance Production, an evening featuring choreography from SHSU Dance faculty and guest artist Stefanie Nelson of Stefanie Nelson Dance Group based in New York City. The show will also feature visiting professor Gregory Nuber, formerly of Mark Morris Dance Group, as well as SHSU Faculty and undergraduate student work by Cordarrel White. White’s work recently represented the SHSU Department of Dance at the American College Dance Festival in Austin, Texas, where it was chosen as one of 12 works selected out of 48 total works for a closing gala performance. General admission: $15 General; $12 Seniors; $5 Students. For tickets call 936-294-2339, www.shsu.edu/dance.

Contact: Dionne Noble (4-1588; dln008@shsu.edu)


RUSSIANS & BRASS FESTIVAL CONCERT

When: April 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:
 
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

Come celebrate the striking brilliance of Russian composers with the Old Main Brass Choir, conducted by Joseph Vranas. The evening will be devoted to presenting the many styles of great Russian composers, transcribed for and performed by brass and percussion. FREE Admission.

Contact: Joseph Vranas (817-713-3749; jwvranas@sbcglobal.net)


BEARKATS READ TO SUCCEED 2014-2015 EXCLUSIVE FACULTY PREVIEW LUNCHEON

When: Friday, April 25, Noon – 2 p.m.
Where: 
LSC 320

The Common Reader for 2014-2015 is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  An exclusive preview of the book, including a free copy of the book, will be presented to interested faculty.  If you lived through the 1980’s, you’ll experience a lot of nostalgia.  A free lunch is also included. RSVP to the Professional and Academic Center for Excellence (PACE – pace@shsu.edu, 4-2688).  The event is sponsored by Student Success Initiatives and PACE.  Please see flyer for more information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (4-2688; pace@shsu.edu)
Download: Flyer


FOUNDERS DAY

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where:
Smith-Hutson Business Building

You are invited to participate in a new tradition at Sam Houston State University that honors the founders of our great institution, while acknowledging the wonderful academic contributions being made today by our exceptional faculty. Founders Day is a time to reconnect with old friends, interact with noted SHSU professors and experts, and participate in a unique dedication ceremony that will “grow” this new tradition. For more information or to register, visit shsu.edu/founders-day.

Contact: Charlie Vienne (936.294.1840; cvienne@shsu.edu)
Downloads: shsu.edu/founders-day


SHSU UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

When: Saturday, April 26
Where: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

More than 100 students will present their research; Dr. John Pascarella will deliver the keynote speech; and three $500 awards will be announced at the closing ceremony.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes, (4-1477; maholmes@shsu.edu)


NON-MAJORS DANCE WORKSHOP

When: April 28 at 7 p.m.
Where:
 
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Dance Theater

The Non-Majors Dance Workshop is an informal concert that showcases the SHSU Department of Dance and curriculum it has to offer. Beginning and Intermediate Dance Technique classes, Choreography classes, Folk and Social dance class, and any independent projects present material that has been learned or created throughout the semester. FREE admission.

Contact: Dionne Noble (4-1588; dln008@shsu.edu)


BOOK SIGNING – WESLEY PHELPS: A People's War on Poverty

When: April 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Where:
 
Austin Hall

Please join the History Department for a special event to recognize the publication of Dr. Wesley Phelps’ recent book, A People’s War on Poverty: Urban Politics and Grassroots Activists in Houston.  Dr. Phelps’ study examines the implementation of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty during the 1960s and 1970s. He argues that the interaction between federal policies, urban politics, and grassroots activists created a significant site of conflict over the meaning of American democracy and citizenship.

Contact: Jeffrey L. Littlejohn (4-4438; littlejohn@shsu.edu)
Downloads: Event Flyer


NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION

When: April 29 – May 1; 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Where:
Mafridge and Haney Auditorium Main Campus
                  SHB 186 (4/28)
             The Woodlands Center
                  TWC 110 (4/29)
             NW Houston Campus at University Park
                  NHC 529 (5/1)

The College of Education at Sam Houston State University is pleased to announce the launch of its New Teacher Orientation. This service will support the Educator Preparation Program in achieving its goals for improving student preparedness and satisfaction by implementing a mandatory student orientation for incoming teacher preparation candidates. All students who are enrolled in CIEE 2333 - Becoming a Teacher; SPED 2301 - Introduction to Special Education; CIEE 3374 - Human Growth and Learning; CISE 3384 - The Teaching Professional are required to attend 1 of the 3 orientation sessions.

Contact: Fetera Henry (4-4919; be_a_teacher@shsu.edu)
Downloads: shsu.edu/academics/education/educator-preparation-services/index.html


SENIOR DANCE SHOWCASE

When: April 30 at 7 p.m.
Where:
 
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Dance Theater

Senior Dance Showcase is the culminating project for BFA in Dance majors and is the presentation of a solo choreographed by each graduating senior and performed in a showcase atmosphere as a “last dance at Sam.” A reception for audience and performers follows the event. FREE Admission.

Contact: Dionne Noble (4-1588; dln008@shsu.edu)


SHSU COMPUTER ANIMATION FESTIVAL

When: Thursday, May 1
            Reception 5 – 6 p.m.
            Screening 6 – 7 p.m.
Where:
 
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Dance Theater

Sam Houston State University’s Computer Animation Program will be screening student work created over the past year in the Dance Theater of the Gaertner Performing Arts Center. This event will include projects from sophomore- to senior-level classes. The programming for the festival reflects the diversity of the courses that the Computer Animation Program offers and represents a range of approaches to animation including narrative and non-narrative animation, character animation, and experimental animation.

Contact: Edward Morin (emm026@shsu.edu)
Downloads: Event Flyer


RETIREMENT RECEPTION FOR DR. CORLISS LENTZ

When: Thursday, May 1, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Where:
 
John Holcombe Room in CHSS 400

The Political Science Department invites you to the join us in honoring  Dr. Corliss Lentz at a reception celebrating her retirement.  

Contact: Mitzi Mahoney (pol_mlm@shsu.edu)


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE GENERAL SAM HOUSTON FOLK FESTIVAL

When: Friday-Sunday, May 2-4
Where:
 
Sam Houston Memorial Museum

For three days, you can help make Texas history come to life! Volunteers are needed all around the 15-acre grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum when Huntsville hosts the General Sam Houston Folk Festival. Sam Houston himself said it best: “The measure of a life is its service.” Now students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us in “serving” at the festival! Call for details, or sign up online at http://tinyurl.com/gshffvolunteer

Contact: Erin Cassidy (4-4567; ecassidy@shsu.edu)


CJ AMBASSADORS NEEDED

Application Due Date: May 7, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
Where:
CJ Advisement, Criminal Justice Center, A214

The College of Criminal Justice is seeking an elite group of enthusiastic and involved students to serve as ambassadors at various events on campus and to mentor new and prospective criminal justice students. In exchange, the student will receive a scholarship from the College as well as a polo to wear to events. The application is available online at http://www.cjcenter.org/resources/forms.html#

Contact: Kalyn Cavazos (4-1681; krc021@shsu.edu)


LEADERCAST FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS FACULTY & STAFF

When: May 9
Where: 
SHSU

All Leadercast tickets for Academic Affairs faculty and staff have now been reserved; we have started a wait-list for those who did not reserve but would like to do so.  Please contact PACE (4-2688 or pace@shsu.edu) to be added to the wait-list.  For more information, including tentative speakers, use this link: leadercast.com/promokit. Previously, SHSU participants have been inspired by the event’s speakers.  This is an excellent opportunity for professional development hours.  Lunch is included with the ticket.

Contact: Marsha Harman (4-2688; pace@shsu.edu)


12th ANNUAL WRITING ACROSS THE DISCIPLINE FACULTY SEMINAR

When: May 12-16
Where: 
Gibb’s Ranch

The annual faculty writing seminar brings together 15 faculty from across the University to study writing-to-learn strategies.  The workshop is designed to help faculty rethink their courses’ writing assignments to aid students’ comprehension and retention without significantly increasing faculty workload.  The workshop runs from 12-3 on Monday, and 9-3 Tuesday-Friday.  Faculty must commit to the entire week.  A stipend and resources are provided. 

Contact: Carroll Nardone (4-1472; cfnardone@shsu.edu)
              Sheryl Murphy-Manley (4-4990; mus_skm@shsu.edu)
Download: Event Flyer

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Spring Commencement

Friday, May 9, 2 p.m.
College of Criminal Justice

Friday, May 9, 7 p.m.
College of Business Administration
College of Health Sciences

Saturday, May 10, 9:30 a.m.
College of Sciences
College of Humanities & Social
   Sciences

Saturday, May 10, 2:30 p.m.
College of Education
College of Fine Arts & Mass
    Communication


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

 


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