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February 16, 2018                                              Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

ACADEMIC ADVISING – Summer/Fall 2018

When:  Now
Where: CHSS 170 & 190

Advising for Summer/Fall 2018 is now open.  Students can schedule appointments through MySam>Students>Campus Connect.

Contact: SAM Center 

Reba Bock Career Closet Donation Request

When:  Now
Where: Smith-Hudson Building 200M

The goal of the Reba Bock Career Closet is to professionalize students across campus and give them the opportunity to dress for success. The closet will be open to all full time SHSU students and can be used for interviews, career fairs, and professional events. We are collecting donations to help get the closet started. To make a donation, please contact the individuals listed below.

Contact: Dr. Ashly Smith (4-1286;
                Jensen Stallworth (
Download: Flyer


When: Saturday, Feb 17, 9 – 11 a.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, Rm 130

Given that the average age of a human trafficking victim is 13, it is important to learn about what human trafficking is and its manifestation in our city and schools. This eye-opening presentation covers victims, traffickers, tips on how to avoid victimization, red flags and how to report suspected cases. To attend this FREE workshop, please register on Eventbrite.

Contact: Andrea Ross (
Download: Flyer

Effective Project-Based Team Learning Strategies

When: Tuesday, Feb 20, 12 p.m.
Where: LSC 320

Assigning team projects can be a challenging task for faculty. How do we hold students accountable for individual contributions to the team, teaching personal and social responsibility through these projects? How do we support students in developing the leadership and communication skills? Come to learn strategies for setting up effective team projects, teaching students the skills and habits of mind they need to succeed in these challenging assignments. Dr. Amy Smith from Lamar University's Center for Teaching and Learning Enhancement will present.  Contact PACE to register.

Contact: Todd Primm (4-2688;

Reception Honoring Outstanding Freshmen and Sophomore Students

When: February 20, 1 – 2 p.m.
Where: Peabody Library

The Honors College invites academically talented freshmen and sophomores in all majors with a 3.4 cumulative GPA, or better, to enjoy refreshments while meeting other outstanding undergrads. Honors Student Ambassadors and Honors faculty advisors will provide valuable information about opportunities, including Academic Scholarships, Undergraduate Research, Seminars, Study Abroad, Service Learning, and additional resources for high-achieving students. To reserve, contact Dr. Maria Holmes, Associate Dean, at 294-1477,, or visit the Honors College Office in AB4, Room 201.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes (4-4157;

Center for Law, Engagement, And Politics (LEAP)
Presentation: Nancy Bocskor

When: February 20, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

The LEAP Center will host “Democracy Coach” Nancy Bocskor at SHSU, where she will bring her timely message of civic engagement to students. A specialist in women’s political leadership, fundraising tactics, and candidate training, Bocskor has raised more than 100 million dollars for political campaigns and has travelled to more than 25 countries to empower women in developing nations.  At SHSU, Bocskor will speak to students who are interested in public service and fundraising careers.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Mock Law School Class for Pre-Law Students

When: February 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

The LEAP Center is partnering with South Texas College of Law at Houston for a “Mock Law Class,” taught by South Texas College of Law Houston Professor Val Ricks.  The class is taught using actual law-school readings in the Socratic method and is a great way for students to get a feel for law school. The class is free and open to all, but registration is required (location will be provided when a spot is reserved).

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Black History Month Reception for Black Staff, Faculty, Administrators, and Friends

When: Friday, Feb 23, 6 – 7 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Center, First Floor Lobby

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Invites SHSU Black Staff, Faculty, Administrators, and Friends to a Black History Month Reception Honoring SHSU’s African-descent Community. The reception will also allow the university to formally welcome the cast of Swing Baby Swing, the musical production that will do two shows on Friday, February 23, at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Dr. Bernadette Pruitt, Assoc Prof, History
                Dr. Shantha Stokes, Assoc Dir, 
                SHSU Counseling Ctr,
Download: Event Flyer

Mock LSAT for Pre-Law Students

When: February 24, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The LEAP Center hosts a Mock LSAT for SHSU pre-law students. The Mock LSAT is an actual LSAT, professionally scored, but the results are not official nor made available to any law schools. The test provides an excellent way for students to begin their law-school preparations. The test is free and open to all students, but reservations are required (location will be provided when a spot is reserved).

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

The Food Pantry is Open: Spring Distributions

When: Monday, Feb 26, 2 – 8 p.m.
            Thursday, Mar 8, 2 – 8 p.m.

Where: ABIII, Rm 113

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


Study Abroad 101

When: Tuesday, Feb 27, 2 – 3 p.m. 
           Thursday, Mar 1, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Where: LSC 315

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;
Download: Flyer


The College of Criminal Justice will hold a series of events to help students prepare for the CJ Career Fair, which will feature employers in law enforcement, corrections, victim services, probation, and security.

Internship and Preparing for Career Fair
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Resume Check-in
When: Thursday, Mar 1, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
            Tuesday, Mar 6, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: CJ Lobby

CJ Career Fair
When: March 7, 10
a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Lowman Student Center Ballroom

Contact: Harriet McHale (

Doctorate of Education in Developmental Education Administration (Ed.D.) now accepting applications through Apply Texas

Application Deadline: March 1

The Doctor of Education in Developmental Education Administration is a fully online interdisciplinary doctoral program designed to prepare educators to develop and administer programs for underprepared community college and university students in math, reading, and/or writing.  Cohorts begin each summer.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Saxon:
                Brenda Rusk: 4-1109;
                Educational Leadership Office 4-1147

Download: Website 
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Doctorate of Education Leadership (Ed.D.) now accepting applications through Apply Texas

Application Deadline: March 1

SHSU’s Doctoral Program in K-12 Educational Leadership is now accepting applications for the next cohort to begin this summer.  Doctoral students attend face-to-face classes one night per week at the SHSU Woodlands Center. Please share with interested educational leaders.

Contact: Dr. Rebecca Bustamante, Director
                Ashley Volkmer, Doctoral Program Asst
                Educational Leadership Dept., 4-1147

Download: Website 


When:  Monday, March 5, 4 p.m.
Where: CHSS 070 

Are you fascinated or terrified at the thought of scientists creating life? 2018 marks the 200 year anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To celebrate, SHSU will sponsor several events across campus. The first event, Frankenscience, will be a lecture by Dr. Todd Primm, a biologist, about cloning, scientific attempts at immortality, and other Frankenstein science. Come learn about science and the creation of life!

Contact: Kandi Tayebi (4-1439;
Download: Flyer

IDEA Workshops

When: Tuesday, March 6, 8 – 9:30 a.m.
            Monday, March 19
, 12 – 1:30 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 or visit Talent Management. Refreshments provided.

Contact: Todd Primm (4-2688;
Website: Click here

Nominations Sought for Staff Excellence Awards

Nomination Deadline: March 23, 2018

Do you know of a staff member that excels in their job and consistently demonstrates the values of service, innovation, and motivation?  Through the Staff Excellence Award and Recognition of Service Program, we annually honor four staff employees who best exemplify a commitment to excellence.  The recipients of this award include two exempt and two non-exempt staff (non-faculty) employees.  Please consider nominating those employees worthy of receiving one of our university's top honors.

Contact: Kristy Stapleton (4-1068;
Download: Website

PAID Internship in Tokyo, Japan!

When:  September 2018 – July 2019
Application Due Date: March 31
Where: Toyo Gakuen University - Tokyo, Japan

As an intern, you will assist various faculties in delivering English and culturally focused classes as a teaching assistant. You will also participate in and/or organize events to promote the internationalization initiatives of the Toyo Gakuen University campus. They are looking for someone who is flexible, adaptable, friendly, outgoing, and open to working in a team. Japanese ability is not required but welcomed. For more information see attachment.

Contact: Malin Hilmersson (4-­‐3276;
Downloads: Flyer 

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Study Abroad 101

Thursday, Mar 22, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2 - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2 - 3 p.m.
Thursday, Apr 26, 5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
LSC 315

Malin Halmersson
Download: Website

Let's Talk

March 22, 6 p.m.
LSC Ballroom

Contact: Christina Woods
Download: Website

Food Pantry Spring Distributions

Monday, March 26
Thursday, April 12
Monday, April 30
Thursday, May 10
ABIII, Rm 113


Founders Day

April 21
LSC Ballroom

Charlie Vienne
Download: Website

11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, April 28, 2018

Contact: Dr. Tracy Bilsing
Download: Website

Spring Commencement Ceremonies

Thursday, May 10 - Saturday May 12
Click here for details

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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