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October 24, 2014                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

Shirt Display for Clothesline Project

When: Oct 27-30 – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: LSC Mall

Several organizations on and off campus, including the Crime Victims' Institute, the Crime Victim Services Alliance, the Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, and SAAFE House, are hosting this event at Sam Houston State University in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425:

Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline

Deadlines: October 20 – November 6

There are six contests/scholarships offered to students this year in conjunction with The Bearkats Read to Succeed (BRTS) Ready Player One common reader program.  Contest entries are due beginning October 20 through November 6.  Check the website for submission details. Books are available while supplies last in the Student Success Initiatives office (ABIV Room 202).

Contact: Kay Angrove (
Download: Website


When: Monday, Oct. 27, 12 – 9 p.m.
Where: Canterbury House (1614 University Ave.)

The Food Pantry will be providing food to SHSU students on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Monday of every month.  To submit a food request, students can fill out the form using the “Food Pantry” link in the “Students” tab in My Sam by midnight on the day before each distribution.  Walk-in requests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Candice Wilson (4-2231;

ART OF TEACHING SERIES – SHSU Campus – Intermediate and Advanced Levels

When: Advanced – Mon., Oct. 27, 2 – 3 p.m.
           Intermediate – Tues., Oct. 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

Where: PACE Conference Room, CHSS C002

Faculty (tenured, tenure-track, adjunct, and teaching assistants) may attend whichever session fits your schedule.  Register for your preferred series via Talent Management, and see flyers for more information.  For questions or help with registration, please contact PACE ( or 936-294-2688).  Intermediate Lecture: Dynamic Lecturing; Advanced Lecture: Teaching Revision and Editing. Lectures great; discussions awesome!

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688;
Download: Beginning Level; Intermediate Level; Advanced Level


When: Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center
             Concert Hall

The Sam Houston Percussion Group will present an evening of percussion music. Each work features an unusual or innovative graphical notation system. The Group will give the world premiere of a new work by composer Joseph Pignato entitled, "Reflections on the Razor's Edge." Other highlights include a work for squeaky toys by Matthew Burtner and a work for table top choreography by Thierry de Mey. The concert closes with James Tenney's massive percussion quartet, "Pika-Don," a large scale work that stands in protest of nuclear weapons. FREE admission.

Contact: John Lane (4-1360;


When: Wednesday-Saturday, Oct. 29-Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: University Theatre Center, Showcase Theatre

Just when you thought you'd heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz's acclaimed and already widely produced dramatic thriller—a selection of the National New Play Network's Continued Life Project—is a fierce, funny, and ultimately mind-bending work of theatrical power that grips you until the final word. What you don't know can hurt you. For tickets call the University Theatre Center box office at 936.294.1339.

Contact: Katie Stefaniak (4-3968;


URS Research Workshop:
When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Topic: How to Create Effective Poster and Power Point Presentations
           (Presented by Dr. Carol Nardone)
Where: Evans 212

The Elliot T. Bowers Honors College and the Honors College Ambassadors are hosting the University-wide Seventh Annual SHSU Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The Call for Papers deadline is March 1, 2015.  The Honors College Ambassadors are sponsoring this workshop, and its purpose is to provide demonstrations and helpful techniques for creating effective power point and poster presentations. Interested undergraduate students and faculty members are invited to attend.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes (4-1477;


When: Fri., Oct. 31, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

The College of Criminal Justice will offer a chance to view a national webinar for law enforcement professionals and criminal justice students on how to meet the challenges posed by untested rape kits in police evidence rooms. The webinar will feature Dr. Bill Wells of the College of Criminal Justice, lead investigator for a National Institute of Justice study on the issue at the Houston Police Department. Dr. Wells will be available following the presentation to answer audience questions.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;
Download: Website


Deadline: November 3
Where: Across Campus

The Office of Graduate Studies and PACE are now soliciting nominations from faculty and undergraduate students for the 2014-2015 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Awards. The nominee MUST be a graduate student employed as a teaching assistant or graduate assistant. However, the TA does not have to be the instructor of record. The nomination form can be found on the Graduate Studies web page under Forms and Publications:

Contact: Weston Rose (4-2408;
Download: Outstanding TA Award Flyer

WHAT IS YOUR STORY - Speaker's Panel Sessions

November is National Career Development Month and What’s Your Story is designed to help students make confident decisions about their major and learn more about different careers in the workforce of today. Join Career Services as we sit down with ordinary people and hear their extraordinary stories about how they found the profession they love and the lessons they learned along the way.

November 5, 2014
Business & Community Relations Panel
LSC Room 315
2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Public & Governmental Services Panel
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom
CJ Building Room A260
3 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

November 6, 2014
Education & Social Services Panel
Garrett Teacher Education Center Room 279
11 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

STEM & Health Sciences Panel
LSC Room 315
2 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Contact: Cenaiyda Carranza, (4-1713,


When: Friday, Nov. 7, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: TEC 153

The November IDEA Workshop will be held Friday, Nov. 7.  Please see flyer for more information.  To register, contact PACE ( or x4-2688).  Participants are limited to six so that participants can receive individual attention.  Reserve your place now for the two seats still remaining.  Lunch is served at 11:30. Completing the Faculty Information Form (FIF) and interpreting results are addressed in the workshop.

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

Free Mock LSAT Offered by LEAP Center

: Saturday, Nov. 8, 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 your score is not reported to LSAC or any law school.  To register for the event or for more information, contact Professor Mike Yawn by Tuesday, November 4, 2014. Spots are allocated on a first-contacted, first-filled basis.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;


When: Sunday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center
             Recital Hall

Join the School of Music for a program of music and poetry featuring poet Nick Lantz and Lungta (Dr. Amanda Pepping, trumpet; Dr. John Lane, percussion). FREE admission.

Contact: John Lane (4-1360;

by Ernest Cline

When: November 11-13

The Bearkats Read to Succeed (BRTS) Author’s Forum will be held November 11-13. Ernest Cline will be a featured speaker along with SHSU faculty authors Andy Bennett; Michael Henderson; Andrey Koptelov; Kelli Arena; and SHSU Alumnus Dan Phillips. These enriching presentations surround themes in the book that span a wide range of disciplines relevant to your curriculum. Contact the Student Success Initiatives office to schedule your class today.

Contact: Kimberly Johnson (
Download: Website

Celebration for the Center for Community Engagement
Showcasing the College of Education

When: November 11, 3 – 4 p.m.
Where: Eleanor and Charles Garrett Teacher Education Center
             Room 279

The faculty, staff, and students in the College of Education are engaged in the community.  SHSU students work with children, families, and the community to enrich programs offered in Huntsville and the surrounding communities.  The Celebration will showcase some of the wonderful ways that SHSU students are engaged with the community as they cultivate mutually beneficial experiences that are tied to their College of Education coursework.

Contact: Dr. Diana Nabors (4-3950;

VOICE LECTURE SERIES: Charmin White, "SANE Nurses and the Sexual Assault Response Team"

When: Wed., Nov. 12, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Charmin White, a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and professor at SHSU’s School of Nursing, will discuss the role of SANE nurses and Sexual Assault Response Teams in hospitals for victims and perpetrators of sexual assault. The presentation will also be available live in Room 110 in The Woodlands Center and on the web at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

The 58th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

When:  November 13 – 15
Where: Sam Houston State University

The English Department is hosting this year’s conference, and the theme is Rethinking, Reimagining, and Reflecting American Studies in the 21st Century. The keynote speaker is author and SHSU alumnus Ron Rozelle. Please plan to attend this event and join us in promoting American Studies and our university.

Contact: Barbara Miles, Program Chair (
Download: ASAT Website; Conference Website


When: March 5-6, 2015
Where: Woodlands Center Campus

All submissions with an international theme are welcome. The paper/poster submission deadline is Saturday, November 15, 2014. You are encouraged to send a complete paper or an abstract and be a part of this great conference. The acceptance letters will be sent out on a rolling basis, in order for you to make your plans early. The papers/posters in each track/discipline will be considered for publication in our annual online monograph.

Contact: Dr. James W. Hynes (4-3576:
Download: Conference Website; Invitation

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Real Talk w/CJ: Karen Martin, Attorney General's Crime Victim Services Division

Tues., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles

Liberty & Security Lecture Series:
Dr. Scot Radnitz

Thurs., Nov. 20, 1 p.m.
LEMIT, Room 220

Contact: Beth Kuhles

Project-Based Learning (PBL) Splash to Recruit Spring 2015 Cohort

Fri., January 23, 2015
LSC 320

Contact: Marsha Harman
Download: Flyer

18th Annual Graduate Research Exchange

February 18, 2015
Lowman Student Center, main campus

Contact: Weston Rose

College of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony

March 7, 2015
LSC Ballroom

Contact: Sherry Hirsch

2nd Annual Woodlands Center Research Symposium

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Woodlands Center

Contact: Bernice Strauss

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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