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September 19, 2014                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

FIRST ALERT

This program allows professors to refer students in their classes that are currently struggling or not attending.  The Mentors at the SAM Center will contact these students to determine the best course of action to help them be more successful in their courses.

Contacts: Janet Fair (4-4456; janetfair@shsu.edu)
                Margaret Ferguson (4-4361; mxf001@shsu.edu)
                John Jordan (4-4403; jdj008@shsu.edu)
                Marsha Phillips (4-4950; marshaphillips@shsu.edu)
                Amber Sechelski (4-4471; ans035@shsu.edu)

Download: Online referral form

SPRING 2015 ADVISING NOW OPEN

When: Now
Where: The SAM Center, CHSS 170

Spring 2015 Advising is now available at the SAM Center.  Get advised early and avoid the wait.  For hours and location, visit our website.

Contact: Kim Gregson or Mandy Carrell (936) 294-4444


NEWEST CJ MANDATE AVAILABLE ONLINE!

Where: http://www.cjcenter.org/cjmandate/

The Fall issue of CJ Mandate, the alumni newsletter for the College of Criminal Justice, is now available online. It contains the latest news and information from the College and its affiliated institutions, including a new master’s degree in Homeland Security Studies; new faculty; an alumnus who investigates fires and explosives for ATF; research such as extracting DNA from incinerated tooth samples to identify victims of fire; a conference for criminal justice professionals on gangs operating in east Texas; the latest publications from faculty, students, and alumni; and much, much more!

Contact: Beth Kuhles (kuhles@shsu.edu; 4-4425)


THE WOODLANDS CENTER SPEAKER SERIES

When: September 23 at 6 p.m.
Where:
 
The Woodlands Center Auditorium, Room 110

Professor Roberts will provide an overview of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), the federal statute that protects against discrimination on the basis of genetic-information in health insurance and employment, explaining both the current law and the need for future reform. 

Contact: Dr. Janet Mullings (936-202-5000; mullings@shsu.edu)
Download: Flyer


ART OF TEACHING SERIES – SHSU CAMPUS – BEGINNING, INTERMEDIATE, AND ADVANCED LEVELS

When: Intermediate – 4th Tues. of each month
                (9/23, 10/28, 11/25) 3 – 4 p.m.
            Advanced – 4th Mon. of each month
                (9/22, 10/27, 11/24) 2 – 3 p.m.

Where: PACE Conference Room, CHSS C002

We now have three levels of the Art of Teaching Series on the SHSU Huntsville campus:  a beginning series, an intermediate series, and an advanced series. The intermediate and advanced meetings are next week.  All 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 (pace@shsu.edu or 936-294-2688). Light refreshments are served before and after the meeting.


Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688; pace@shsu.edu)
Download: Beginning Level; Intermediate Level; Advanced Level


BEARKATS FIGHT THE NIGHT

When: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where:
Bearkat Plaza (center of campus)

Officers with the SHSU Police Department’s Community Out-Reach Efforts (C.O.R.E.) program will be conducting this on-campus safety event.  Although similar to “National Niut,” this event will provide students, staff, faculty, and visitors the opportunity to meet and greet each other, as well as meeting and learning from various local public safety professionals in an interactive learning environment. Refer to our website at www.shsu.edu/police or our Facebook page (SHSU University Police Department) for updates regarding this event. 

Contact: Officer Jeff Butterworth at butters_upd@shsu.edu
Download: Flyer


REAL TALK w/CJ: ATF AGENT ALEX JOHNY

When: Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
Where: 
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

As an agent for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Alex Johny has been assigned to the gun group for the last six years, targeting convicted felons, illegal aliens, gangs and other organized groups with firearms. He will discuss his career and provide tips on getting a job in law enforcement. The presentation also will be available live on the web at www.cjcenter.org/live.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


GRAD INFO 101

The Woodlands Campus – Wed., Sept. 24
         5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Main Campus – Wed., Oct. 15
         5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Wondering how to apply to graduate school?  This meeting is for all your questions and more.

Contact: Sarah Routt (4-4367; sarah.routt@shsu.edu)
Download: Flyer


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS & INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FALL 2014 SEMINAR SERIES

When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 3:45 – 4:45 p.m.
Where: 
SHB 133

Dr. Liu will discuss the impact on miscarriage and stillbirth and other outcomes caused by an earthquake that took place in Taiwan.  The main identification strategy is difference-in-differences method. We compare the pregnancy outcomes of women who resided in areas with high earthquake intensity (i.e., higher on the Seismic scale) to those who resided in areas with lower earthquake intensity, before and after the earthquake.

Contact: Santosh Kumar, PhD (4-2416; skumar@shsu.edu)
Download:  Flyer


STUDY ABROAD FAIR

When: Thursday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: 
LSC Mall Area

Thinking about studying abroad? Come join us to discover your options. Whether it be faculty-led, exchange, or independent programs, the world is your classroom. Current & returning study abroad students, faculty, and representatives from independent study abroad companies will be there to answer questions you might have. Contact Cassie Cure, the Study Abroad Coordinator, for more information.

Contact: Cassie Cure (4-3276; cjc065@shsu.edu)
Website: www.shsu.edu/dept/international-programs/study-abroad/index.html


GRE PREP PROGRAM

The Woodlands Campus – Sat., Sept. 27
Main Campus – Sat., Oct. 18

The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) requires preparation.  Free prep program for SHSU students planning on going to graduate school.  Sign up is required, space is limited.  Come by Room 190 in the CHSS Building.

Contact: Margaret Ferguson (4-4361; mxf001@shsu.edu)
               Jordon Story (936-202-5002 jls123@shsu.edu)
Download: Flyer


FACULTY LEADERSHIP BOOK CLUB ORGANIZING MEETING FOR 2014-2015

When: Monday, Sept. 29, 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Where: PACE Conference Room, CHSS C002

The Faculty Leadership Book Club will have an organizing meeting to decide on the book to read and a common convenient meeting time.  We are also hoping to add more members.  If you can attend, please contact PACE (x4-2688, pace@shsu.edu).  Please see attached flyer for more information.

Contact: Marsha Harman (936-294-2688; pace@shsu.edu)
Download: Flyer


FACULTY RECITAL -- Ilonka Rus-Edery, piano, with Rodica Gonzalez, violin

When: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Houston Symphony violinist Rodica Gonzalez joins SHSU School of Music associate professor, Ilonka Rus-Edery in a free faculty recital. Admission is free.

Contact: Ilonka Rus-Edery (4-1385; lir001@shsu.edu)


AUSTIN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM APPLICATION AVAILABLE

Application Deadline: October 1

SHSU is accepting applications for the Austin Internship Program.  Selected students will be placed in various legislative offices to work full-time during the 85th legislative session (early January through June 1, 2015). Interns will earn academic credit while gaining valuable work experience, combining academic rigor with real-world responsibility.   Scholarships are available. The selection process is competitive and open to all majors.

For additional information, an overview of the program, or to access the application, visit http://www.shsu.edu/austin-internship-program/

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn
               (936-294-1456; mike.yawn@shsu.edu)


READY TO ADVANCE YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION CAREER?

Deadline:
October 1

The SHSU Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership in Higher Education is currently accepting applications for a new Spring 2015 Cohort. Apply now until October 1 (GRE exam is required). Visit our website at: www.shsu.edu/programs/doctorate-of-education-in-educational-leadership/index.html

Contact: Dr. Julie Combs, Doctoral Director (jpc002@shsu.edu)


STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSIONS

When: Fri., Oct. 3, 3–4 p.m.; Tues., Oct. 7, 4–5 p.m.;
            Wed., Oct. 15, 4–5 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 20, 4–5 p.m.
Where: Farrington 101 or Farrington 107 (Tues. date)

Come to any of the 4 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; cjc065@shsu.edu)
Website: www.shsu.edu/dept/international-programs/study-abroad/index.html


INTERNAL GRANT SUBMISSIONS

Deadline:
 
Enhancement Research Grant (ERG)
                    Due October 6, 5 p.m.
                Faculty Research Grant (FRG)
                    Due October 13, 5 p.m.

The 2014 Internal Grant Guidelines and Application Forms are posted and can be accessed at the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website under the Internal Grants section. SHSU’s Internal Grant Program is designed to support SHSU faculty members and researchers in turning unique concepts into innovative research projects through seed funding. The ERG will run from June 1, 2015, through May 31, 2016. It is a maximum grant of $15,000. The FRG will run from June 1 – August 31, 2015. It is a maximum grant of $5,000.

Contact: Peggy Ellenberger (4-3866; ellenberger@shsu.edu)
Downloads: Internal Grant Forms


FREE Flu Shots for SHSU Faculty and Staff – Huntsville Campus

When:  Tues. & Wed., Oct. 7 & 8, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Performing Arts Center (PAC) lobby

Participants should bring their SAMID and wear clothing that gives the health providers easy access to the upper arm.

Contact: Lisa Chaddick Clarkson (4-­4347; ldc010@shsu.edu)

ANYTHING THAT HAS A FRONT

When: On view now through Oct. 9
Where: Gaddis Geeslin Gallery

Christopher Lavery and Ariel Lavery’s work intersects with regard to their mutual interest in the human experience as it relates to both consumerism and irony that leads to an overall sense of entrapment.  Their works are extraordinary sculptural investigations sharing the spirit of appropriation.  In this exhibition, their mutual interests diverge.  Together their work encompasses some mammoth and fraught concerns about our human footprint. Admission is free.

Contact: Annie Strader (4-1322; srs033@shsu.edu)


OCTOBER IDEA WORKSHOP APPROACHING

When: Friday, Oct. 10, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: 
TEC 153

The October IDEA Workshop is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10.  Please see flyer for more information.  To register, contact PACE (pace@shsu.edu or x4-2688).  Participants are limited to six so that they can receive individual attention.  So, reserve your place now.  Lunch is served at 11:30. Completing the Faculty Information Form (FIF) and Interpreting Results are addressed in the workshop.

Contact: Marsha Harman (4-2688; pace@shsu.edu)
Download: Flyer

FALL STUDY SKILLS

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!

GCJD Guest Speaker Series Presents: Hidden Girl –The True Story of a Modern-Day Slave

Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.
GPAC Concert Hall

Contact: Jesse Starkey
     (4-2479; jcs052@shsu.edu)
Downloads: www.shsu.edu/shyimahall


FREE Flu Shots for SHSU Faculty and Staff - The Woodlands Center

Wed., Oct. 15, 1 – 6 p.m.
The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Contact: Lisa Chaddick Clarkson
     (4-4347; ldc010@shsu.edu)


Victim Services Career Fair

Thurs., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CJ Lobby

Contact: Beth Kuhles
     (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


Voices Lecture Series: John Bickel, Texas Children's Hospital

Thurs., Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles
     (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


Make-up Day for First PBL Cohort Set for October 17

Friday, Oct. 17, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LSC 304

Contact: Marsha Harman
     (4-2688; pace@shsu.edu)


Study Skills Marathon

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

Contact: Bernice Strauss
   (936-202-5027, sam_bss@shsu.edu)


Real Talk w/CJ: James Thomas, Texas Department of Public Safety Investigator

Thurs., Oct. 23, 2 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles
     (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Marvin Krohn

Fri., Oct. 24, 9:30 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Contact: Beth Kuhles
     (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


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
   (4-3950; lls_dkn@shsu.edu)


The 58th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

November 13 – 15
Sam Houston State University

Contact: Barbara Miles
     (4-4106; eng_bem@shsu.edu)
Downloads: www.shsu.edu/academics/american-studies-conference/


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
     (4-4425; kuhles@shsu.edu)


18th Annual Graduate Research Exchange

February 18, 2015
Lowman Student Center, main campus

Contact: Weston Rose
   (4-2359; wlr001@shsu.edu)


College of Education Distinguished Educator of the Year Awards Ceremony

March 7, 2015
LSC Ballroom

Contact: Sherry Hirsch
   (4-3304; edu_slh@shsu.edu)


2nd Annual Woodlands Center Research Symposium

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

Contact: Bernice Strauss
   (936-202-5027, sam_bss@shsu.edu)


Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost
gillette@shsu.edu
4-1006

 


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