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October 17, 2014                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


When: Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center
             Dance Theatre

Dance Gallery Festival will feature original works from emerging and renowned choreographers in the Houston area and around the world.  For the fifth consecutive year, the Dance Gallery Festival (DGF) has partnered with SHSU. The Texas venue of DGF cultivates relationships between students and professionals and provides exposure for participating companies in the Houston area. Tickets are $15 for general admission at or by calling 936.294.2339.

Contact: Dionne Noble (4-1588;


When: October 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Spend the morning covering essential study skills information in a marathon event. Material covered will include how to: Overcome Procrastination; Manage Your Time; as well as Test-Taking Tips.

Contact: Bernice Strauss (936-202-5027,


When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4 – 5:30 p.m.

The LEAP Center is hosting a panel of Law School Admissions Deans, who will discuss strategies for applying to law school.  Deans from Ole Miss, University of Houston, South Texas, and the University of Tulsa will be featured on the panel.  Attendees will need to register with Mike Yawn at by Monday, October 20, at noon.  Dress is business casual.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn (294-1456;


When: Oct. 20, 4–5 p.m.
Where: Farrington 101

Come to any of the information sessions to learn more about studying abroad with SHSU! Whether it be faculty-led, exchange, or independent programs, the world is your classroom. Returning study abroad students will be there to answer questions you might have. Contact Cassie Cure, the Study Abroad Coordinator, for more information.

Contact: Cassie Cure (4-3276;
Download: Website


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, will hold a series of events at Sam Houston State University in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Purple Ribbon Distribution
Oct. 20-23 – 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
LSC Mall

Shirt Decoration for Clothesline Project

Oct 20-23 – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LSC Mall

Domestic Violence Documentary
Wed, Oct 22 – 6:45 p.m.
LSC Theater

Shirt Display for Clothesline Project
Oct 27-30 – 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
LSC Mall

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: Beginning – Mon., Oct. 20, 2 – 3 p.m.
            Intermediate – Tues., Oct. 28, 3 – 4 p.m.
            Advanced – Mon., Oct. 27, 2 – 3 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).  Beginning Lecture:  The Broad Range of Learners; 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. 21, 12 – 1 p.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, 3rd Floor Study Room

Bring your lunch and take advantage of an informal opportunity to visit with Dr. Lydia Cruz Fox, Director of The McNair Scholars Program. Dr. Fox is from Laredo, TX, and has a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. For the past 11 years, she has been the Director of the McNair Scholars Program at SHSU. This program provides support for students interested in going to graduate school.

Contact: Bernice Strauss (


When: Beginning – Tues., Oct. 21, 3 – 4 p.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center

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).  Beginning Lecture:  The Broad Range of Learners. Although the lectures are inspiring, the discussions afterward are stimulating as well.

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


URS Informational Workshops:
When: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4 – 5 p.m.
            Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 – 5 p.m.
Topic: General Information on the URS and Abstract Writing
Where: ABIV, Room 107 (Honors College Student Lounge)

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 three Undergraduate Research Symposium Workshops.  The purpose of the workshops is two-fold: to provide information and guidelines for submitting research presentations and to provide demonstrations and helpful techniques for creating effective power point and poster presentations. Interested undergraduate students and faculty members are invited to attend one or all three workshops.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes (4-1477;

REAL TALK W/CJ: James Thomas, Texas Department of Public Safety Investigator

When: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

James Thomas has made his career at the Texas Department of Public Safety, first in highway patrol and later as an investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division. Last year, he was appointed to the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, which tracks down and arrests some of the most violent offenders in the area. Thomas will discuss his career and opportunities available at the state law enforcement agency. The presentation also will be available live on the web at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


When: Friday, Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Marvin Krohn, Director of the Criminology and Law Program at the University of Florida, is one of the leading life course criminologists in the country. He will discuss his latest research on changes in offending behaviors between adolescence and adulthood. The presentation also will be available live on the web at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


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;


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


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 three 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

ANNUAL AUTHOR'S FORUM...Ready Player One, 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


When: Throughout Semester
            See attached schedule of sessions
Where: The SAM Center – Room 190

Tackle your academics by taking the Study Skills Program. One hour a week for six weeks – sign up TODAY!

Contact: Mentoring Office 936-294-4367
               or SAM Center 936-294-4444
Download: Study Skills Schedule – Fall 2014

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Tafelmusik: Music and Poetry

November 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall

Contact: John Lane

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

November 11, 3 – 4:00 p.m.
Eleanor and Charles Garrett Teacher Education Center Room 279

Contact: Dr. Diana Nabors 

The 58th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

November 13 – 15
Sam Houston State University

Contact: Barbara Miles

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

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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