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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Approved Policies Announcement

When: Effective immediately
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The policies for research involving Animal Subjects were approved in April 2014 and signed by the Provost and President in July 2014. The IACUC Academic Policy Statements are now posted on the website of Academic Affairs, the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), and on the IACUC website. All Animal Use Protocol reviews and other IACUC-related procedures will be followed according to these policies. For more information, or if you have questions about these policies, please contact Sharla Miles, IACUC Coordinator.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4-4875;
Downloads: Academic Affairs website; Forms and Policies webpage (ORSP website); IACUC website

Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and IRB Training Video Announcement

When: Effective immediately
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

There are now Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) posted to the IRB portion of the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP) website. The SOPs, unanimously approved by the SHSU IRB on April 30, 2014, are based on federal regulations and must be followed as such.
There is now a training video available for you to use in your courses in which you require students to submit an IRB application for research involving human subjects. This training video is now posted to the ORSP website. For more information, or if you have questions about these policies, please contact Sharla Miles, IRB Coordinator.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4-4875;
Forms and Policies webpage (ORSP website): SOPs; Training Video

Research Compliance Reminders and Tips

When: Now and throughout the 2014-2015 academic year
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

With the start of a new semester, the ORSP, in conjunction with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), would like to provide you with a few reminders of some important Research Compliance matters pertaining to your research projects in the coming year, which may require your attention. Please review the following reminders: CITI Reminders; IACUC Reminders, or IRB Reminders.

Contact: Sharla Miles (4-4875;


When: July 25-30, 8 p.m.
UTC Showcase Theatre, 1740 Bobby K. Marks Dr.

SHSU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will continue its rich history of summer play production with a series of five shows in ten days for its Summer Repertory Theatre Program. Productions will include: Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead by Eric Bogosian and directed by theatre staff member Bill Thomas (July 25 & 26); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee and directed by graduating senior Christopher Preslar (July 27 & 28); The Shadow Box by Michael Christopher and directed by junior Jake Foster (July 29 & 30).  Tickets are $5 and may be reserved by calling 936.294.1339.

Contact: Katie Stefaniak (4-3968;


July 25, 26, 7:30 p.m. and July 27, 2:30 p.m.
Dance Theatere of the Gaertner Performing Arts Center

SHSU Opera presents Jacques Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, an operetta with a new English translation by Rebecca Renfro Grimes.  When his beloved Eurydice is killed by a snake, it is Orpheus’ beautiful music that convinces the gods of the Underworld to allow her to return to earth. The annual summer opera performances are presented in a workshop setting with minimal sets and costumes.  Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling 936.294.2339.

Contact: Rebecca Grimes (4-2314;


When: Saturday July 26, 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Woodlands Center, Room 330

The Dissertation Support Group meets monthly. It is an opportunity for doctoral students to gain support, problem solve, and ultimately make significant progress toward dissertation completion. Join us for a relaxed, refreshing and productive meeting.

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss;


When: Thursday, August 21, Noon – 5:30 p.m.
College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Building

Registration for the annual teaching conference will open in Talent Manager next Monday.  You can access Talent Manager through My Sam under Employee and Human Resources.  There are several advantages to registration:  1) Presenter can better prepare for all session participants; 2) PACE can order adequate refreshments and reception goodies; 3) Each participant will have a record of their attendance at specific sessions on their Professional Development transcripts; 4) With limited seating determined by room capacity, you ensure a seat in your desired session; 5) PACE will have a nametag and give-aways ready for you at check-in.  Please see flyer for more information. 

Contact: Marsha Harman (4-2688,
Download: Flyer


When: Saturday Aug 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
The Woodlands Center, Room 111

In response to an extremely successful first event, The Woodlands Center in conjunction with the Office of Graduate Studies is hosting a second DAY OF WRITING FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Graduate Studies and following the end of the program, interested participants will be able to celebrate their efforts at a local restaurant where they will be individually responsible for their meal. For further information and to save your spot, contact Dr. Bernice Strauss.

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss;


Aug 15 & 16, 7:30 p.m. and Aug 17, 2 p.m.
J. Philip Gibbs, Jr., Centre for Performing Arts
            (Old Town Theatre) at 1023 12th St.

Dust Bowl Motel is new play debuting in Huntsville.  Directed by Marjean Creager and written by Jim Roth and Scott McCarley, the play tells the story of a woman who dreams of leaving Oklahoma for a new and better life in sunny California.  Although the production is not a musical it will feature several original songs. Ticket sales benefit J. Philip Gibbs, Jr., Centre for Performing Arts (Old Town Theatre) and SHSU Performing Arts Scholarships.  Tickets are $12 (general admission), $10 (students and seniors/twenty ticket group) and can be purchased by calling 936.293.8681.  For more info:

Contact: Emily Binetti (4-2777;


August 22
Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate students who have written a thesis, dissertation, or capstone project between August 2013-August 2014 are eligible to win awards given by the Office of Graduate Studies. If the project is creative (i.e., Dance, Music, Digital Media), a video of the performance or project can substitute for a written document. Please submit a complete nomination packet to the Office of Graduate Studies by Friday, August 22, 2014, including the nomination form signed by the Thesis/Dissertation Chair or Capstone Project Supervisor; the finalized thesis, dissertation, or capstone project; and a Statement of Explanation.

Contact: Weston Rose (4-2359;
Download: Flyer; Nomination Form


When: November 13-15
Call for Proposals Deadline:
September 1

SHSU’s American Studies Program is hosting the annual American Studies Association of Texas (ASAT) annual conference this November.  Our American Studies program (EWCAT) has some amazing results, and the Call for Proposals deadline has been extended to September 1.  Faculty (including adjunct faculty) and graduate students are invited to participate.  So, put ASAT Conference, November 13-15 on your calendar.  For more information see the attached flyer.

Contact: Marsha Harman (4-2688,


October 1

The SHSU Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership in Higher Education is currently accepting applications for a new Spring 2015 Cohort. Apply now until October 1 (GRE exam is required). Visit our website at:

Contact: Kimberly Johnson (936.294.1147;

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Summer 2014 Commencement

August 2 at 9:30 a.m.
College of Criminal Justice
College of Education
College of Fine Arts & Mass Communication

August 2 at 2:30 p.m.
College of Business Administration
College of Health Sciences
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
College of Sciences

Media Madness 2014

August 26, 2:00 p.m.
Dan Rather Comm Bldg., Rm 125

Contact: Debbi Hatton (4-1498;

Retirement Reception for Kristi Kreier

August 26, 3 – 5:00 p.m.
College of Criminal Justice Lobby

Contact: Debra McCall (4-1498;

Study Abroad Fair

September 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LSC Mall Area

Contact: Cassie Cure (4-3276,

Study Abroad Information Sessions

October 3rd, 7th, 15th, and 20th
Farrington Building

Contact: Cassie Cure (4-3276,

18th Annual Graduate Research Exchange

February 18, 2015
Lowman Student Center, main campus

Contact: Weston Rose (4-2359;

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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