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January 30, 2015                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

OPERA: “The Child and the Enchantment”

Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre

SHSU Opera program presents Maurice Ravel’s opera of fantasy and enchantment where animals and household objects come to life.  The one-act opera tells the story of a little boy whose naughty antics create a magic world in which he learns a valuable lesson about kindness and love. The production includes stage direction by Rebecca Renfro Grimes, music direction by Robert Hunt and choreography by Dana Nicolay.  Tickets are on sale now at or (936) 294-2339.

Contact: Rebecca Grimes (4-2314;


Wednesday, Feb. 4, 4-5:00 p.m.
           Thursday, Feb. 12, 4-5:00 p.m.

Where: Farrington 101

Are you interested in studying abroad? Come to any one of these info. sessions to learn about faculty-led, exchange, and independent programs.

Contact: Cassie Cure (
               Study Abroad Coordinator
Download: Website


Friday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

The Houston Symphony visits SHSU for a special concert featuring the works of Brahms, Hummel and Beethoven in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 6 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets on sale now at (936) 294-2339 or

Contact: Emily Binetti (4-2777;

"Apocalypse Not: The Limited Threat of Terrorism with Weapons of Mass Destruction"

February 6, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Where: CJ Courtroom

Dr. James Forest, a Professor and Director of the Security Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is an expert on terrorism and national security. He serves as Director of the Center of Terrorism and Security Studies and is a Senior Fellow with the Joint Operations University, where he conducts research on emerging terrorist threats, insurgencies, transnational criminal networks, and U.S. Special Forces training. The presentation will be available live in Room 110 in The Woodlands Center or at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

Free Mock LSAT Offered by LEAP Center

When: Saturday, Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Center for Law, Engagement, And Politics (LEAP) is hosting a "mock LSAT" sponsored by Kaplan. The LSAT is free, professionally scored, and is an actual test used by LSAC, but students' scores are not reported to LSAC or any law school.  To register for this event or for more information, contact Professor Mike Yawn by Monday, February 2, at noon.  Spots are allocated on a first-contacted, first-filled basis.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;


When: Saturday, Feb. 7, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, Rm 109

Please join us to share experiences and expertise with other doctoral students engaged in the writing process. Guest speakers provide both insight and technical support. For more information, contact Dr. Bernice Strauss, program facilitator, who is also proof that there is life after doctoral training.

Contact: Bernice Strauss (936-202-5027;

Presenting Your Research at a Research Conference:
Tips Everyone Should Know

When: Saturday, Feb. 7, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, Rm 109

Presenting at a Research Symposium is a significant set of skills every undergraduate or graduate student should possess. It is a vital skill not only in academe but in the work force in general.  Come and learn some important tips to reduce your anxiety and maximize your performance. For more information, contact Dr. Bernice Strauss, program coordinator.

Contact: Bernice Strauss (936-202-5027;


Submission Deadline: Monday, Feb. 9, 5 p.m.
Where: DRCB 201

Take a digital photo that "tells a story" about an important social issue, way of life, or news development. One entry per student. Give it a title and send it to Submission must include Name, Sam ID, email, and phone along with your major and expected graduation date. Winner will be announced on February 24, at the GCJD Guest Speaker Event. First Prize will be a GoPro camera!!!

Contact: Jesse Starkey (294-2479;
Website: Details


When: Begins Tues., Feb. 10, 5:15 – 5:45 p.m.;
            runs for six weeks same day and time
Where: The Woodlands Center
             ONE STOP Meeting Room

Whether you are struggling in a class or working towards an A, solid study skills will ensure a positive outcome. Topics in this series of Six Study Skills Sessions include: Overcoming Procrastination, Time Management, Text-book Reading, and Test-taking Skills. For more information, contact Dr. Bernice Strauss.

Contact: Bernice Strauss (936-202-5027;


Deadline for submission: Wednesday, Feb. 11
Submit to PACE, CHSS C002

Have you seen one of your colleagues doing something extraordinary? Here is your chance to help us recognize this person for going beyond the expected. It doesn't have to be a “big” thing. We all know it is the little gestures that make Sam Houston State the place we want to work. Complete a form at the PACE Center or call PACE to have a form sent to you, and we will deliver a “random act of chocolate” bar to your nominee. We know you would like to nominate several people, but we ask that you complete only one form. All employees are eligible. Please have all forms completed and submitted by February 11.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer


Thursday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LSC 327

The Faculty Leadership Book Club is beginning a new book in February. We are next going to read: The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation (2014)  The remaining meetings for the spring semester will be on alternate Thursdays from 11-12:30 pm on the following dates: Feb. 12, 26, March 19, April 2, 16, and 30. At each meeting, we usually discuss one chapter or section.  New members are invited to join the group for lunch and book discussion (lunch and books provided by PACE).  Contact PACE ( or x4-2688) to register.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;

begins February 16 at the SAM Center

When: Begins February 16
Where: SAM Center

If you have any questions or need more information please call us @ 936-294-4444. For hours and location visit us at:

Contact: Kim Gregson (

ART OF TEACHING SERIES - Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced - Main Campus

Beginning – Mon., Feb. 16, 2 – 3 p.m.
             Intermediate – Tues., Feb. 17, 3 – 4 p.m.
             Advanced – Mon., Feb. 16, 3 – 4 p.m.
CHSS, PACE Conference Room

The three groups on SHSU’s main campus will each meet four times during spring 2015.  The Beginning group will begin with Lecture 6: Planning the Work.  The Intermediate Group will begin with Lecture 10:  Teaching the Critical Skills. The Advanced group asked for a playback of Lecture 16: One-on-One Teaching. Please come to any session that fits your schedule. Light refreshments are served before and after each session. Register through Talent Management or contact PACE ( or x4-2688) for assistance.  Please see flyers for additional information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Downloads: Beginner; Intermediate; Advanced


Friday, Feb. 17, 12 – 3 p.m.
LSC 308

The IDEA Workshop is conducted once each month.  The January IDEA Workshop will be held Friday, February 17.  To register, contact PACE ( or x4-2688). Participants are limited to eight so that each can receive individual attention if desired.  Lunch is served at noon. Completing the Faculty Information Form (FIF) and interpreting results are addressed in the workshop. You will learn a lot.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;

Texas A&M University School of Law Comes to SHSU

When: February 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

The Center for Law, Engagement, And Politics (LEAP) is hosting representatives from the Texas A&M University School of Law.  Representatives will discuss law-school trends, admissions requirements, strategies for getting into law school, and the benefits of various law-school offerings.  To register for this event or for more information, contact Professor Mike Yawn by Friday, February 13, at noon.  Space is limited.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;


February 18 – 21, 8 p.m.
Where: University Theatre Center

The Dept. of Theatre and Musical Theatre presents August Wilson’s American drama Fences. Set in the 1950s during the beginning of the civil rights movement, the play explores the African-American experience, race relations and generational change among other themes. Directed by Tom Prior.  Tickets at: (936) 294-1339.

Contact: Katie Stefaniak (4-3968;

18th Annual Graduate Research Exchange

Wednesday, Feb. 18
Where: Lowman Student Center, Main Campus

The Office of Graduate Studies and the College of Education invite faculty, students, and administrators to attend the 18th Annual Graduate Research Exchange as audience members. Seventy-nine graduate students from various colleges have signed up to share their research and compete for prizes. Dr. Richard Watts will be the keynote speaker.

Contact: Weston Rose (4-2359;


Wed., Feb. 18, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
The Woodlands Center (TWC), Rm 302

Anyone interested is invited to attend these lectures.  Lecture 19: Maintaining Your Enthusiasm & Lecture 20:  Managing the Challenges of Teaching. Light refreshments are served.  Register through Talent Management or contact PACE ( or x4-2688) for assistance.  Please see flyer for additional information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Downloads: Advanced

REAL TALK w/CJ: Texas Game Warden Stephen Ingram

February 19, 2 – 3 p.m.
Where: CJ Courtroom

Stephen Ingram has served with Texas Parks & Wildlife for eight years. As a Game Warden, Ingram has all the powers of a state law enforcement officer, as well as responsibilities for hunting and fishing regulations and water safety. He will share stories from his diverse areas of operations and tips on getting a job with the state agency. The presentation will be available live in Room 110 in The Woodlands Center or at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

Award Winning Photojournalist – Zoriah Miller

When: Tuesday, Feb 24, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.     
Where: LSC 320

Zoriah is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has been featured in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries, museums, and publications.  Zoriah's clients include National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, BBC News, The United Nations, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, PBS, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and many others. He will conduct a photography workshop on his experiences as a photographer in conflict zones and how to be an impactful visual storyteller. Students must pre-register for the workshop by emailing

Contact: Jesse Starkey (294-2479;
Website: Details

Award Winning Photojournalist – Zoriah Miller

When: Tuesday, Feb 24, 6 p.m.     
Where: GPAC Concert Hall

Zoriah is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has been featured in some of the world’s most prestigious galleries, museums, and publications. In his lecture, Zoriah will talk about his journey into photojournalism and why he believes that visual story telling is crucial for our societies. He will also reveal some of his secrets to creating dramatic, powerful images. This unprecedented lecture will be free and open to the public in Huntsville.

Contact: Jesse Starkey (294-2479;
Website: Details

Call for Papers and Online Registration

Call for Papers Online - March 15

All undergraduates, regardless of their major, are invited to join with the Honors College for the eighth URS on Saturday, April 25, 8:00 a.m., in the CHSS building. Students may submit online their 75-100 word abstract and the name of their faculty advisor at to participate in the symposium. This is a unique opportunity for all undergraduate students to share their scholarly work in a professional academic conference and receive feedback from their 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,

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Criminal Justice Career Week

March 2-5
Main Campus

Contact: Beth Kuhles

Universality of Global Education Issues Conference

March 5-6
The Woodlands Center Campus

Contact: Dr. James W. Hynes
Downloads: Website; Registration

College of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony

March 7
LSC Ballroom

Contact: Sherry Hirsch

Annual Let's Talk! Dinner

March 19, 2015
LSC Ballroom

Contact: Jacel Angel

Be the Match
Marrow Registry Program

March 23-26
SHSU Campus

Contact: Cathi Gillette

Grad Info 101

March 25
CHSS, Room 206

Contact: Sarah Routt
Download: Flyer

GRE Prep Program

March 28
CHSS, Room 226

Contact: Margaret Ferguson
Download: Flyer

8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 25, 2015
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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