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September 26, 2014                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


When: As desired

We found a plagiarism game on the Internet and received permission to modify it for use at SHSU.  I would recommend that instructors play the game first, because you may not agree with everything the game teaches.  However, it is a wonderful refresher, teacher, and discussion starter.  If you assign the game as an assignment, students can print a completion page at the end.

Marsha Harman (x4-2688;


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;
               Jordon Story (936-202-5002
Download: Flyer


When: Monday, Sept. 29, 5:00 p.m.
Where: AB IV, Olson Auditorium

All current Pre-Nursing students have been moved into the “Bachelor of Science in Public Health” degree (BSPH), Pre-Nursing track.  This degree/track operates within the College of Health Sciences, Department of Health Services and Promotion.  Your advisors in the Medical & Allied Health office will continue to keep you moving in a positive direction with your current Pre-Nursing track with no changes to your current course plan.  Please read the full explanation in the attached document.  If you’d like further explanation, please join us at the Pre-Nursing Town Hall meeting.  Attendance is optional. 

Contact: Kerry Berry (
Download: Letter of Explanation

PREPARING TO PASS: Tips for Test-Taking Success and for Overcoming Test Anxiety

When: Tuesday, Sept. 30, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Student Health and Counseling Center
            2nd Floor Conference Room

The stress of midterm season is approaching and students may be looking for some tips to help them ace their tests and overcome test anxiety.  At this collaborative event, an Academic Mentor and Staff Psychologist will share success strategies that cover all facets of test preparation.  Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Candice W. Hanner (4-2231;

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;


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

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn


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:

Contact: Dr. Julie Combs, Doctoral Director (


Deadline for Entry:
Friday, Oct. 3
      Judging will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 7

Deadline for entries for the Homecoming 2014 Office Decorating Competition is approaching.  In order to register your office to be judged in this annual competition, please complete the entry form that can be found on the Homecoming website,  Awards will be given in two categories, Most Original Decoration Award and Best Decoration Award.  This year’s Homecoming theme is “The Great Katsby.”

Contact: Cutty Gilbert (4-3755;
Downloads: Flyer; Website


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;


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;
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 SAM ID and wear clothing that gives the health providers easy access to the upper arm.

Contact: Lisa Chaddick Clarkson (4-­4347;


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;


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

The October IDEA Workshop is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 10.  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 four 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 (4-2688;
Download: Flyer

GCJD GUEST SPEAKER SERIES PRESENTS: Hidden Girl – The True Story of a Modern-Day Slave

When: Tuesday, October 14, 5 p.m.
GPAC Concert Hall

When Shyima Hall was eight years old her poverty-stricken parents, overwhelmed with close to a dozen children, sold her into slavery. The price? Less than thirty dollars a month. Join the Global Center in welcoming Shyima Hall to the SHSU campus, and hear her amazing and inspiring story in person. Her book, Hidden Girl: The Story of a Modern Day Slave, will also be on sale, and she will be signing copies after her presentation.

Contact: Jesse Starkey (4-2479;

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

When:  Wednesday, Oct. 15, 1 – 6 p.m.
Where: The Woodlands Center, Room 109

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

Contact: Lisa Chaddick Clarkson (4-­4347;

ART OF TEACHING SERIES – The Woodlands Center (TWC) – Beginning and Advanced Levels

When: Advanced – Wed., Oct. 15, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
            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; Advanced Lectures: Cogent Thinking and Effective Writing & Teaching Revision and Editing.

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


When: Thursday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.
Where: James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center
              Concert Hall

James A. Baker, III, who served in senior government positions under three U.S. presidents and is one of only four persons who have received the Sam Houston Humanitarian Award, will speak about those experiences on Oct. 16 as the featured guest for the President’s Speaker Series. Admission is free and open to the public. Read more about Baker’s life and career at:

Contact: Julia May (4-1837;
              Peter Roussel (4-4502;


When: Thursday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: CJ Lobby

The College of Criminal Justice will offer a Victim Services Career Fair, linking students to career opportunities in various agencies in the field.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

VOICES LECTURE SERIES: John Bickel, Texas Children's Hospital

When: Thursday, Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

John Bickel is a clinical social worker at Texas Children’s Hospital. He works in the evaluation, prevention and education on child abuse. He will discuss the issue of child abuse and neglect, as well as, career opportunities in the victim services field. The presentation also will be available live on the web at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


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: 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!

The Woodlands Center Brown Bag Seminar

October 21, Noon – 1 p.m.
The Woodlands Center
    Third Floor Study Room

Contact: Bernice Strauss

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

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Marvin Krohn

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

Contact: Beth Kuhles

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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