OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
LOOKING FOR SHORT-TERM HOST FAMILIES
When: January-February 2017
Where: Huntsville and surrounding area
Application Deadline: August 15
The Office of International Programs is looking for host families to house visiting Korean students during a four-week program beginning in January 2017. Preference will be given to SHSU faculty and staff members. Host families will be required to attend two information sessions in the fall and will be provided with a weekly stipend. For information about how to apply, contact Dana in the OIP.
Contact: Dana Van De Walker (4-2746; email@example.com)
13th ANNUAL SHSU TEACHING AND LEARNING CONFERENCE
When: August 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: CHSS and LSC
Come join us for the 13th annual university-wide conference on teaching and learning in all of the disciplines. All instructors, including tenure-track faculty, adjuncts and clinical faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and teaching staff are welcome. Share your ideas with colleagues and learn from them on how to improve your teaching. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Todd Zakrajsek, who will be sharing his expertise about recent science on the brain and learning, and how this practically applies to instruction. The conference will also feature interactive sessions, and a panel discussion with five of SHSU’s Excellence in Teaching Award winners. Registration is required, and the preferred registration deadline is August 3. See the schedule and register online here.
Contact: Todd Primm, (4-2689; firstname.lastname@example.org)
FACULTY/STAFF BOOK CLUB
Deadline to register: September 1
For the 2016-2017 academic year, the PACE book club will be reading and discussing The Happiness Advantage, by Shawn Achor. The club will be meeting on alternate Fridays from noon to 1:30 pm in the LSC over lunch (food and books provided by PACE) to consider how to apply principles from this book to our own lives. Contact email@example.com or 4-2688 to register.
Contact: Todd Primm (4-2688; firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHSS WALL OF HONOR NOMINATIONS
When: Open through September 1
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) Wall of Honor was established by the CHSS Alumni Advisory Board to acknowledge faculty and alums who have distinguished themselves throughout their careers through personal and professional achievements. These faculty and alums have made significant contributions to SHSU, the students, society, and thus have brought honor and distinction to our university. More information and nomination forms may be found on our website.
60th ANNUAL AMERICAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS MEETING
When: November 10-12, 2016
Call for Papers Submission Deadline: Sept. 9
Where: SHSU Lowman Student Center
Please join us for this year’s event. ASAT welcomes submissions that address the conference theme, “Intersections of Innovation, Ideology, and Imagination in American Studies” (see attached Call for Papers). Conference registration is $65.00 (annual membership dues, mandatory for presenters, not included in the registration fee). For more information, please contact Barbara Miles, Conference Coordinator/President, ASAT 2016 or visit www.asatexas.org
The Slow Professor - Ideas and Theories Book Club
When: Tuesday, Sept 27, 2 – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2 – 3 p.m.
Faculty are invited to join a discussion of The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber. Please RSVP your interest in participating to Dr. Paul Eaton (email@example.com). Participants will need to purchase, rent, or check-out their own book.
Contact: Dr. Paul Eaton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Upcoming Events - Save the Date!
Summer 2016 Commencement Schedule
Friday, August 5, 9:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.
The Woodlands Church Campus
One Fellowship Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
9:30 a.m. Ceremony
College of Business Administration
College of Education
College of Sciences
2:30 p.m. Ceremony
College of Criminal Justice
College of Fine Arts & Mass Comm.
College of Health Sciences
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference
November 10-12, 2016
SHSU Lowman Student Center
Contact: Barbara Miles
Assistant to the Vice Provost