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July 31, 2015                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


When: August 1, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Please join with other doctoral students for inspiration, support and survival skills in the dissertation writing process. Dr. Lauren McLean, a longtime member of the Dissertation Support Group, who has recently defended her dissertation, will walk us through the rewards and challenges of her experience. For more information, contact Bernice Strauss at

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss (936-202-5027;

Call for Papers: Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Deadline to propose a Special Session: August 15, 2015
Deadline to submit an abstract:
November 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance:
December 15, 2015

Sam Houston State University will host Texas’ Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought on April 7-9, 2016, in the Walker County Conference Center.  Faculty and graduate students specializing in language, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, dance, and theater of this time period are invited to send a 250-300 word abstract to Darci Hill, Conference Director.

Contact: Dr. Darci Hill, Conference Director
Download: Event Flyer

Registration for 2015 SHSU Teaching Conference Open Now!

When: Thursday, August 20
CHSS Building

The 2015 SHSU Teaching Conference promises to be another enlightening endeavor as we hone our teaching of students. This year, Dr. Saundra McGuire (LSU) will inspire us to help students be responsible for their learning. The concurrent sessions will demonstrate resources available at SHSU to assist instructors using technology, cognitive skills, and shared successful experiences. This year will also include one session for adjunct faculty and one for teaching assistants.  Click HERE or contact PACE (, x4-2688) to register.  See flyer for more information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (4-2689;
Download: Event Flyer


When: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2 – 4 p.m.
James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
             Payne Concert Hall

Please join President Hoyt in honoring your fellow faculty and staff members for their continuing service to the university. President Hoyt’s presentation will explore her first five years in office and address strategies and objectives for the years ahead.
Door prizes!

Contact: President’s Office; 936-294-1013

59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 5

The SHSU English department will host the 59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference November 12-14. This year's theme is "Contextualizing Conflict, Culture and Community." This is an interdisciplinary forum that welcomes abstract submissions from tenured, tenure-track, adjunct, and retired faculty, as well as graduate students (with faculty sponsors) and non-academic professionals. For more information, please contact Barbara Miles, President/Conference Coordinator, ASAT 2015.

Contact: Barbara Miles,
Download: Flyer

The LEAP Center Hosts “HeART of Huntsville” Program

When: Tuesday nights, September 15, 22, 29,
            and October 6

Local residents and the SHSU community 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 on Tuesday nights from September 15-October 6.  Participants will tour SHSU’s art venues, the downtown murals, the Old Town Theater, the Adickes’ Foundation, a Dan Phillips’ home, the Kellog-Pritchett Home, the Wynne Home, and sit in on a rehearsal of the Huntsville Community Theater’s “King Lear.” Local artists and art experts will guide participants through the four-week program.  The cost is $25 per person.  Meals are included.  To reserve spots or for more information contact Mike Yawn.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Call for Papers and Online Registration

Call for Papers Online: March 15, 2016

All undergraduates, regardless of their major, are invited to participate in the ninth URS on Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 8:00 am, in the CHSS building. Students may submit a 75-100 word abstract and the name of their faculty advisor at The URS is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to share their scholarly work in a professional academic conference and receive feedback from peers and faculty free of charge and travel expenses.  All scholarly projects and creative endeavors on any topic are encouraged.

Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students for outstanding presentations.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes,

SHSU Common Reader Program
Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario

When: Fall 2015
SHSU Main Campus

Consider including the 2015-2016 SHSU Common Reader in your fall curriculum. Faculty interested in learning more, please visit the resource links below. Co-curricular support programming will include an Author’s Forum featuring Sonia Nazario and SHSU faculty presentations. A full array of scholarships and contests are available from departments across the disciplines for your students to participate in. A free copy of the book is available for interested faculty.

Contact: Kay Angrove (4-3423,
Download: Curriculum & Library Website
                  Contests & Scholarships Website

SHSU Common Reader Scholarships and Contests Program: Enrique’s Journey, by Sonia Nazario

When: Fall 2015 – Check various scholarship deadlines
SHSU Main Campus

Earn a scholarship or win a contest by reading the book and participating in the 2015-2016 SHSU Common Reader Scholarships and Contests Program. Students interested in learning more, please visit the resource link below. A full array of scholarships and contests are available from departments across the disciplines. Meet author Sonia Nazario and Enrique’s mother Lourdes Pineda during the Author’s Forum November 16-19, 2015.

Contact: Kay Angrove (4-3423,
Download: Contests & Scholarships Website

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

New Student Convocation

Sunday, August 23 at 5 p.m.
Johnson Coliseum

Contact: Kay Angrove @ 4-3423
Download: Website

Study Skills Marathon

Sat., Oct. 3, 1-5pm
The Woodlands Center
3380College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss

59th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

November 12-14, 2015
SHSU - Main Campus

Contact: Barbara Miles,
Download: Flyer

SHSU Common Reader Author’s Forum: Enrique’s Journey
by Sonia Nazario

November 16-19
LSC- Main Campus

Contact: Kay Angrove @ 4-3423

Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

April 7-9, 2016
Walker County Conference Center

Contact: Dr. Darci Hill

The Woodlands Center 3rd Annual Research Symposium “Ideas that Inspire, Transform and Lead”

April 9, 2016
The Woodlands Center
3380 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, Texas

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss

9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 23, 2016
CHSS Building

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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