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Honors College Seeking Harry Potter Fans (Faculty)

The Honors College invites faculty to share their interest in Harry Potter as it relates to their fields of study in HONR 3331.02 Culture and Society: Harry Potter Seminar (W 2-5). We welcome faculty from any discipline but are particularly interested in those who specialize in the following areas: Economics, Sociology, Education, CJ, Athletics, Family and Consumer Sciences, History, Communication Studies, and Political Science. For more information, e-mail Kimberly Bell ( Deadline: July 31, 2017.‚Äč

Contact: Kimberly Bell (

Host Families for Chinese College of Education Students

When: July 2017 – May 2018

The College of Education will have seven students in Huntsville for the Fall and Spring semesters. They live in an area apartment, but we are seeking host families who will include a student or two in some of their family events over the course of the year.  This was a very positive experience for students who hosted last year. Please respond by August 1, 2017.

Contact: Debbie Price (4-1125;

A Midsummer Night's Dream

When: August 1–3 at 8 p.m.
Where: The University Theatre Center’s Showcase Theatre

SHSU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre’s Summer Repertory will present William Shakespeare’s fantastical comedy.  Tickets are available at

Contact: Katie Stefaniak Prior (

Department of Political Science Offers Internships

Deadline for inquiries: August 11

The Political Science department offers internships with various city offices, businesses, non-profits, law offices, and elected officials. Selected students receive academic credit for their experience, gain valuable skills and professional connections, and enhance their job prospects. Students who are selected must sign up for POLS 4095.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Opera: Così fan tutte

When: August 11–12 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
               Payne Concert Hall

SHSU opera students will present Mozart’s comic opera about the pitfalls of love. Tickets are available at

Contact: Rebecca Renfro Grimes (

The Food Pantry is Open: Summer Distributions

When: Friday, August 11, 10 a.m. –  4 p.m.
Where: ABIII, 113

To receive food, students must fill out the food request form using the “Food Pantry” link on the “Students” tab in My Sam.  Requests must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the day before each distribution.  Walk-in requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.


14th Annual SHSU Teaching and Learning Conference

When: Thursday, August 17
Where: CHSS and LSC

All faculty (tenure-track and clinical and adjunct), graduate teaching assistants, and teaching staff are welcome to join us for TLC17, which includes all disciplines. There will be an invite keynote speaker, 16 concurrent sessions, and a panel discussion. Register through the online link before August 4.

Contact: Todd Primm
Download: online registration

Annual Faculty & Staff Meeting

When: Thursday, Aug 31, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: James & 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

College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Call for Nominations for Wall of Honor

When: Open through September 1, 2017

CHSS Wall of Honor was established by the CHSS Advisory Board to acknowledge faculty and alums (including posthumous) who have distinguished themselves throughout their careers through personal and professional achievements, made significant contributions to CHSS, students, and/or society and have brought honor and distinction to the University. The selected honorees from the nominations will be recognized at the Wall of Honor ceremony in the spring.

Contact: Deanna Briones (4-2200;
Download: Nomination Form

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

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!


Saturday, August 5
Bernard G. Johnson

9:30 a.m. Ceremony
College of Business Administration
College of Criminal Justice
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

2:30 p.m. Ceremony
College of Education
College of Fine Arts & Mass Comm
College of Health Sciences
College of Sciences & Engineering

New Student Convocation

Sunday, August 20
Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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