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April 28, 2017                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


When: April 28 – 29, 8 p.m.
              April 29, 2 p.m., Matinee
Where: University Theatre Center
              Erica Starr Theatre

Watch the Corny Collins Show like you’ve never seen it before in the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre’s production of Hairspray the musical. SHSU alumni Greg Graham has returned to Huntsville to choreograph the show after working on both the Broadway production and NBC’s Hairspray Live. Don’t miss this vibrant, energy-filled production that is sure to please the whole family. Tickets are available through

Contact: Katie Stefaniak Prior (

Retirement Celebration for Dr. Phil Swicegood
Dept. of Language, Literacy & Special Populations

When: Thursday, May 4, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: LSC 320

Phil has taught at SHSU for 34 years. Be sure to stop by to say good-bye, reminisce, and enjoy the food!

Contact: William Calderhead (4-4638;

Extended Library Hours for Finals Week
Newton Gresham Library

When: Sunday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 10
Where: Newton Gresham Library

Newton Gresham Library will be open until 3:00 a.m. during finals week. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the extended hours for studying, whether individually or in groups.

Contact: Terrie Newman
Download: Website


When: Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14
Where: Sam Houston Memorial Museum

Volunteers are needed across the 15-acre grounds of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum when we host the General Sam Houston Folk Festival. You’re invited to support this annual community event highlighting history, education, music, and fun! Volunteers receive a FREE t-shirt (while supplies last) and free Festival admission after their shift. Not familiar with the Folk Festival? Check us out on Facebook. Then register online, or call for more details.

Contact: Erin Cassidy (4-4567;


When: Wednesday, May 17, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: CHSS C70

Rhonda Beassie, of the SHSU Office of General Counsel, will present information regarding legal issues associated with internships to deans, department chair people, internship coordinators, and other interested campus partners.  Light refreshments will be offered and 1.5 credits in Talent Management are available.  

For registration directions click here.

Contact: Lisa Chaddick Clarkson (

Start Learning German Online this Summer

When: Summer Session I & Summer Session II
Where: Online

You can take the first-year language sequence (German 1 & 2) online this summer. The courses offer a rigorous introduction to German language and culture. Self-paced and synchronous meetings throughout both sessions. German 3 is offered in the Fall and German 4 this coming Spring.

Contact: Dr. Ervin Malakaj (4-1444;
Download: Course Flyer

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!

May Graduation Ceremonies

Thursday, May 11, 7 p.m.
College of Education

College of Health Sciences
    School of Nursing only

Friday, May 12, 9:30 a.m.
College of Criminal Justice

Friday, May 12, 2:30 p.m.
College of Health Sciences
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.
College of Business Administration

Saturday, May 13, 2:30 p.m.
College of Sciences
College of Fine Arts &
      Mass Communication

14th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference

Thursday, August 17
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact: PACE Office
Download: PACE TLC Website

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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