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January 20, 2017                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


When: Tuesday, Jan 24, 12:30 p.m.
Where: LSC 321

Join us as we lunch and launch a 10-week adventure designed to help raise scholarly writing confidence and productivity. You’ll work in small teams (circles) to collectively manage professional writing projects and learn new management techniques. Faculty will build networks of support and collegiality known to be a key to faculty productivity. This will be a no obligation information session. To register for this session, please fill out this survey:

Contact: Todd Primm, PACE Office
Download: Flyer

New Research Series for Undergraduates:
ProfSPEAK 2016-2017 – Dr. Hannah Gerber (Education)
Not So Frivolous: What Videogames Can Teach Us About Learning

When: Wednesday, Jan 25, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: EV 105

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a new series of informal lectures called ProfSPEAK. Each month, a different faculty member will share some aspect of his or her research with interested undergraduates from any discipline. All students, faculty, and staff are also welcome.

Contact: Dr. Kimberly Bell
Download: Description of Presentations

LGBTQI* Faculty & Staff Spring Kickoff

When:  Thursday, January 26, 5:30c7:30 p.m.
Where: The Vortexan
               1215 19th Street, Huntsville

Join us for our Spring Kickoff Social Hour.  There will be light food and soft drinks available. We will also have a cash bar.

Contact: Paul Eaton (
                 Ervin Malakaj (

Ms. Jenny Estrada’s Retirement Reception

When:  Friday, Jan 27, 2 p.m.
Where: Garrett Teacher Education Center, Rm 279

Join us as we honor Ms. Jenny Estrada for her years of service to the College of Education.  She is over the top excited to spend time with family, friends and especially her grandchildren.  Please come celebrate with us!

Contact: Sherry Hirsch (4-3304;

23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

When:  February 6, 9 a.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Keramet Reiter, an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine, will discuss her new book about one of the original “supermax” prisons and the growth of solitary confinement practices.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4415;

REAL TALK w/CJ: U.S. Secret Service Agent Corbin Rowe

When:  February 8, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Special Agent Rowe has served in the U.S. Secret Service since 1997 and was assigned to the protection detail for former President George H.W. Bush as well as investigations into counterfeit, electronic transfer fraud, and dignitary protection in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. He currently is the recruiter for the Houston office and handles weapons training for agents in that office.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4415;

A Tale of Two Texases: Fulbright Scholar, Travis Franks

When:  February 8, 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Join SHSU and McNair Scholars Program alum, Travis Franks, as he presents material from his upcoming Fulbright scholarship grant to Queensland, Australia. Franks will discuss how a shared sense of belonging is constructed and narrativized within settler colonial projects of the U.S. and Australia, particularly through music. A reception with refreshments will follow the presentation.

Contact: Tama Hamrick (4-3279;
Download: Flyer

Universality of Global Education Issues Conference

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 31
Conference Dates:
February 23-24
The Woodlands Center

The College of Education is sponsoring the Universality of Global Education Issues Conference.  We invite proposals related to our theme, Global Education in Times of Disruption.  Sessions at UGEIC cover a range of topics across the educational pipeline: international education, bilingual education, curriculum, pedagogy, policy, agriculture, multiculturalism, multilingualism, translanguaging, literature, elementary-secondary-post-secondary schooling, leadership, teaching, philosophy, gender issues, research, assessment, and evaluation.

Contact: Paul Eaton (
Download: Proposal Link

CJ CAREER WEEK – February 27 – March 1

The College of Criminal Justice will hold a series of events to help students prepare for the CJ Career Fair, which will feature more than 50 employers in law enforcement, corrections, victim services, and homeland security as well as law schools.

Navigating USAjobs with FBI Analyst Adam Hitt
When: February 27, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Internships and Preparing for Career Fair
with Dr. Jim Dozier and Vinessa Mundorff

When: February 28, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

CJ Career Fair
When: March 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Lowman Student Center Ballroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4415;

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

Application Deadline: March 1, 2017

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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10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017

All undergraduates are invited to present research at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) being held in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This conference allows students to put forward current or ongoing research in a professional environment, and three scholarships in the amount of $500 will go to best overall oral-media presentation, best overall research poster, and best overall Honors research. For more information, please visit the URS website via the Fast Links menu on the SHSU home page.

Contact: Dr. Tracy E. Bilsing (4-1477;

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

New Research Series for Undergraduates:
ProfSpeak 2016-2017

Spring 2017
Wednesday, Feb 8, 4-5:30, EV 105
Dr. Victoria Lantz (Theatre)
Robinson Crusoe’s Island?: Tourism, Erasure, and Heritage in Tobago

Wednesday, Mar 8, 4:00-5:30, EV 105
Dr. Ervin Malakaj (Foreign Languages)
Post-68 Nostalgia and the Personal Labor of Women in Helma Sanders-Brahms’ Under the Pavement Lies the Strand

Contact: Dr. Kimberly Bell
Download: Description of Presentations

10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, April 29
College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Contact: Dr. Tracy E. Bilsing

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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