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September 21, 2018                                              Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


Tuesday, Sept 25, 2 – 3 p.m. - LSC 110
Thursday, Sept 27, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. - LSC 110
Wednesday, Oct 3, 6 – 7 p.m. - YouTube Live

Do you want to study abroad but are not sure where to start? Attend our Study Abroad 101 information session! We'll go over our different programs, scholarships and funding, and what the steps are to study abroad.

Contact: Malin Hilmersson (4-3276;
DownloadsEvent Flyer


When: Tuesday, Sept 25, 3 – 5 p.m.
            Wednesday, Sept 26, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: Lowman Student Center Art Gallery

SHSU Faculty – you are cordially invited to join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for small bites, cash bar, and networking opportunities. We look forward to seeing you.

Contact: Clayton Cottle and Jessica Herzogenrath
Download: Flyer

IDEA Workshop

When: Tuesday, Sept 25, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
            Wednesday, Oct 17, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Where: CHSS C002, PACE Conference Room

SHSU uses the IDEA student ratings system for evaluation of all instructors. Completing the Faculty Information Form (FIF), interpreting results, and use of the new online interface are addressed in the workshop. If available, bring recent IDEA scores for analysis and feedback. You will be better prepared for optimal use of IDEA following this workshop. Participants are limited to eight so that each can receive individual attention if desired. To register, email PACE. Refreshments provided.

Contact: Todd Primm (4-2688;
Download: Website

Violence and Activism in Central Texas:
Cultural and Social Upheaval in the Jim Crow Era

When: Saturday, Sept 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Walker Education Center
              1402 19th Street

The SHSU Department of History and Central Texas Historical Association will host a symposium on racial violence in Central Texas during the period of racial segregation. Panelists include Dr. William D. Carrigan of Rowan University and noted independent historian Patricia Bernstein. Please register at Registration is free to students; lunch is included for $20.

Contact: Dr. Jeff Littlejohn (4-4438;
Download: Flyer

SHSU Common Reader Scholarship Contests – Fall '18
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
by Dan Rather and Elliott Kirschner

Submissions due: Various dates in early October
             for more information

Announcing early October deadlines for the fall 2018 Common Reader Scholarships. SHSU colleges and campus programs are sponsoring over $5000 in scholarship contests related to themes in the book. The entry deadline dates are quickly approaching. If you need a book, please come by our office in AB4 Room 202. Stop by for a free t-shirt if you have read the book! Students are encouraged to enter these contests!

Contact: Kimberly Johnson (Ext. 4-2227;
Downloads: Contest

SHSU Common Reader Scholarship Contests – Fall '18
What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism
by Dan Rather and Elliott Kirschner

Submissions due: Various dates in early October
             for more information

Announcing early October deadlines for the fall 2018 SHSU Common Reader Scholarships. SHSU colleges and campus programs are sponsoring events and contests with over $5000 in student scholarship contests related to themes in the book. The entry deadline dates are quickly approaching. If you need paperbacks or eBooks for your class, please contact Kimberly Johnson. We deliver! 

Contact: Kimberly Johnson (Ext. 4-2227;
Downloads: Curriculum Guide  

Applications for the Spring 2019
Austin Internship Program

When: Applications Accepted through October 1

Students from all majors are invited to apply for the Austin Internship Program, which places interns in the Texas Legislature for the 2019 Legislative Session. Substantial scholarships are available for selected students, who will work from January through May while earning academic credit in a legislative office. 

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;
Download: Austin Internship Program website

Higher Education Leadership Doctoral Program 
Now Accepting Applications

Application Deadline: October 1
Where: Educational Leadership Department
             College of Education

The Doctoral Program in Higher Education Leadership at Sam Houston State University is currently accepting applications for its next cohort of doctoral students, cohort 41. Cohort 41 will begin class in the spring 2019 semester. More information is available online or by contacting Dr. Matthew Fuller. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2018, at which point, selected applicants will be invited to participate in an on-campus interview. Applications may be submitted online via

Contact: Dr. Matthew Fuller (
Download: Program Website

Research and Writing Retreat: A Day at the Library

When: Friday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: NGL 200D

Need a distraction-free zone to dedicate to your current writing endeavors? Join the Faculty Writing Circle’s first retreat of the fall semester in the library. Librarians will be available all day to assist with research questions. Lunch and snacks provided. RSVP before September 28 to Todd Primm @

Contact: Siham Bouamer
                     FWC program information
               Erin Owen
                     Research specific questions
Download: Flyer 

MAKING AN IMPACT: The Impact Factor's Intent, Benefits, Limitations, and Competition

When: Friday, Oct. 5, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Where: LSC 304

The Impact Factor is popularly viewed as a representation of a scholarly journal's quality and desirability for publication. But this metric is frequently misused, while other metrics more suitable to a goal may be overlooked. This presentation will help researchers understand the purpose of the Impact Factor, analyze its benefits and limitations, and evaluate available alternatives. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free, but space is limited, so online registration is encouraged.

Contact: Erin Owens (4-4567;
Download: Registration FormFlyer

Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS)
Information sessions

When: Monday, Oct 8, 3 p.m.
            Tuesday, Oct 9, 3:30 p.m.
Where: LSC 319

The URS will be held on April 27, 2019, but it is never too early to prepare! The URS allows students to put forward completed, current, or ongoing research in a professional environment. To that end, all undergraduates and faculty are encouraged to attend an information session over the URS. We will begin with a brief overview of the conference, and then we will open the floor for questions. Free t-shirts!

Contact: Dr. Tracy Bilsing (4-1996;

Voter Registration and Writing Center Tutors
at Newton Gresham Library

Voter Registration

When: Every Monday thru Thursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
            Now thru October 9.

A certified Volunteer Deputy Registrar will be in the Library to register voters and answer questions. The Voter Registration table is located on the 2nd floor near the Service Desk.

Writing Center Tutoring

When: Every Monday thru Thursday, 5  9:00 p.m.
            Now thru the Fall Semester
Where: Conference Room 200D
             Enter thru the Computer Lab

Contact: Terrie Newman (

The LEAP Center Hosts “heART of Huntsville” Program

When: Thursday Nights – Oct 11, Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 1

Local residents with an interest in art, architecture, and cultural activities are encouraged to sign up for the “heART of Huntsville” program.  This program highlights the community’s artistic offerings. Participants will tour SHSU’s art venues, the downtown Richard Haas murals, the Old Town Theater, the Adickes’ Foundation, and explore the community’s architecture. Local artists and art experts will guide participants through the four-week program. The cost is $30 per person. Meals are included. To reserve spots or for more information contact Mike Yawn.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Call for First-Year Learning Community Proposals

When: Due Friday, October 12

SHSU’s First-Year Learning Communities, groups of first-year students with similar interests who take classes together, provide colleges and departments an opportunity to mentor students to develop the academic, professional, and personal skills and behaviors of successful college graduates. The learning community model also allows programs to intentionally combine curricular and co-curricular activity for a comprehensive first year experience. If you are interested in sponsoring a First-Year Learning Community in 2019-2020, complete and submit the proposal by Friday, October 12.

Contact: Candice Wilson (4-2231;
Download: Learning Community Proposal

ASAT@SHSU 2018 Conference

Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15
 November 8-10
Where: Walker Education Center

The American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) is now accepting individual and panel proposals that address the conference title "'Tell All the Truth, But Tell It Slant': Reading Between the Lines of the American Narrative."

Contact: Barbara Miles, ASAT President
Downloads: Keynote Speaker;
 Proposal Submission Information

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

When: October 15 – November 1
Where: See Flyer for List of Events

The CHSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites faculty, staff, students, and friends to attend any and all of the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations! Events across campus, including at The Woodlands Center, are sponsored by CHSS, Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs, the Department of History, and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through learning, music, food, and more!

Contact: Montse Feu (
Downloads: Flyer

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Study Abroad 101

Oct 23, 2–3 p.m.; LSC 321
Oct 25, 5:15–6:15 p.m.; LSC 110
Oct 31, 2–3 p.m.; YouTube Live 

Nov 13, 2–3 p.m.; LSC 110

Nov 15, 5:15–6:15 p.m.; LSC 110

Contact: Malin Hilmersson
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ASAT@SHSU 2018 Conference

November 8-10
Walker Education Center

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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