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October 21, 2016                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

Revised Academic Policy Statements Posted to Website

APS 860211 - University Textbook Requisition Procedure and APS 860425 - Designation of Distinguished Professors may be accessed on the Academic Affairs website


Our First Alert team in the SAM Center is ready to help faculty and staff identify and refer students who are in need of or interested in academic enrichment! If you have students who are in academic jeopardy (e.g., demonstrate poor academic performance, have frequent or unexcused absences), then visit our First Alert page and choose the most convenient referral option for you!


When: Mon – Fri, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Huntsville Campus, Testing Ctr, AB IV, Rm 102

Get credit for what you already know! Save time and money and move toward graduating early! The SHSU Testing Center offers credit-by-exam programs to help you accomplish this. The main campus location is an open testing facility, testing currently-enrolled SHSU students as well as those who are not SHSU students. Seating is limited, therefore, reservations for testing are made on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact: Anita Furr (4-1221 or 4-1025;
Downloads: Online registration

Faculty ConFab

When: Thursday, Oct 27, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: CHSS 400 (Holcombe Room)

Need a drink? Come join us for a relaxing time and to talk with other professors outside of your college! Often time professors don’t get to interact with their colleagues outside of their department, the Faculty Confab was created to change that! A selection of drinks will be available for purchase! (cash only).  See attached flyer.

Contact: Joyce McCauley or Lee Miller (
Download: Flyer


When: October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall

SHSU Alumna Dr. Nancy Rodriguez will present “Following the Science: My Journey from Research to Policy and Practice.”

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

SHSU Common Reader Film Festival

Submission Deadline: October 27, 11:59 p.m.

The Department of Mass Communication hosts the first annual Common Reader Film Festival showcasing short, science fiction films thematically related to or inspired by this semester’s common reader book. Films must be produced by a currently enrolled SHSU student. The department will recognize selections with three prizes: a “Best Film Award,”
an “Honorable Mention Award
” and a “Special Common Reader Award.” Details can be found online here.

Contact: Elisa Hermann (

BOOK TALK: Convict Cowboys with Dr. Mitchel Roth

October 29, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Texas Prison Museum

Dr. Mitchel Roth of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology will read excerpts from his new book, Convict Cowboys: The Untold Story of the Texas Prison Rodeo, which recalls the glory days of the Texas Prison Rodeo in Huntsville featuring inmates from the Texas Department of Corrections.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;

SHSU Common Reader Scholarships – Fall 2016

When: Submissions are due on various dates in October 2016 for more information.

Announcing October deadlines for the Fall 2016 Common Reader Scholarships. SHSU colleges and campus programs are sponsoring over $4000 in scholarships related to themes in the book. The entry deadline dates are quickly approaching. All of the contests require students to have read the book. If you need a book, please come by our office. Students are encouraged to enter to have a chance at winning!

Contact: Falasha Spruiell (4-3422;

Livestream and Discussion of NCFDD Workshop:
“Being Lazy and Slowing Down: The Role of Self-Care in Productivity”

When: Monday, November 2 – 4 p.m.
             Monday, November 14, 2 – 4 p.m.
             Monday, November 21, 2 – 4 p.m.
Where: NGL 155

The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) will present a three-week virtual workshop focused on the benefits of slowing down and self-care, both inside and outside the academy (view all workshop details on the NCFDD website). Join your peers from across campus for each live webcast with open discussion afterwards. Beverages will be provided. Attendance is free, but seating is limited, so please register online at this link.

Contact: Erin Cassidy (4-4567;;
                Susan Strickland (


When: Wednesday, Nov 2, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: CHSS Building – Room 262

Wondering what you need to do when applying for graduate school? This meeting gives a great overview of how to stay organized, request recommendation letters, and important financial information. The more prepared you are, the better you look as a candidate to any graduate program.  No reservation necessary just come and be informed.

Contact: Roynesha Julius
Download: Flyer


November 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: College of Criminal Justice Lobby

Learn more about how to become a voice for victims in the criminal justice system at the Victim Studies Career Fair. This year’s event provides an opportunity to meet face-to-face with organizations and agencies that serve victims in the field. These representatives can provide insight on the day-to-day aspects of working with crime victims as well as job and internship opportunities.

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


When: Thursday, Nov 3
              Cocktails at 6 p.m.
              Dinner and Conversation at 6:30 p.m.
Where: LSC Ballroom

Join us for a powerful evening of conversation with renowned experts from the field of education.  An Evening with Education is a highly-regarded annual event where guests engage in intimate and candid discussions on topics and issues related to today’s climate and culture in education and related fields.  All proceeds benefit student scholarships for graduate education in the College of Education.

Contact: Molly Doughtie (4-1105;
Download: Invitation

GRE Prep Workshop

When: Saturday, Nov 5, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: CHSS Building – Room 262

FREE GRE Prep Workshop for all of those needing to take the Graduate Record Exam to apply to graduate school. This is an all-day workshop. Sign up is online only through the SAM Center website under Academic Support – GRE Review. Just click on this link, fill out the form, and send it in.  Space fills up quickly so get your form in as soon as possible.

Contact: Margaret Ferguson
Download: Flyer

IDEA Workshop

When: Monday, Nov 7, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Where: PACE conference room, CHSS C002

SHSU uses the IDEA student ratings system for evaluation of all instructors.  Completing the Faculty Information Form (FIF), interpreting results, and use of the new online interface are addressed in the workshop. If available, bring recent IDEA scores for analysis and feedback. You will be better prepared for optimal use of IDEA following this workshop. Participants are limited to eight so that each can receive individual attention if desired. Lunch is served at noon. To register, email PACE or visit Talent Management.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;

Everything You Always Wanted to Know
but Were Afraid to Ask

When: Wednesday, Nov 9, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: LSC 320

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) will present on the institutional policy regarding service animals and emotional support animals (ESA’s).  The presentation will focus on the distinctions between service animals and ESA’s, the rights and responsibilities of owner/handlers, permissible inquiries regarding service animals, conflicting disabilities, and related issues.  The presentation is open to faculty, staff, and students.  Persons requesting accommodations for the presentation are advised to contact SSD at least one week prior to the presentation date.

Contact: Kelley Osborn (4-3512;

New Research Series for Undergraduates:
ProfSPEAK 2016-2017 – Dr. Gene Young (English)
Researcher or Grave Robber? It’s All the Same to Me

When: Wednesday, Nov 9, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: EV 105

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a new series of informal lectures called ProfSPEAK. Each month, a different faculty member will share some aspect of his or her research with interested undergraduates from any discipline. All students, faculty, and staff are also welcome.

Contact: Dr. Kimberly Bell
Download: Description of Presentations

TSUS - Student Regent
THECB - Student Representative

Application Due Date: December 2, 2016
Where: VPSS, LSC, Suite 303

Contact students to apply for the following prestigious Board positions. Great opportunity and experience if selected! (Click titles for applications).

Qualifications: Enrolled during term of position (May 2017-June 2018). Minimum 2.5 GPA; Each application packet must include a recommendation letter from the student’s Academic Dean.

Contact: Lynn Clopton,


Application Deadline: December 2, 2016
Where: Assessment Mini-Grants

The Office of Academic Planning and Assessment has funding available for assessment-related activities in the form of competitive Assessment Mini-Grants.  These grants are available to all faculty and staff at SHSU to help fund new or ongoing assessment practices within programs, offices, or departments; or to help fund travel to make assessment-related presentations at professional conferences.  For more information about the Assessment Mini-Grants, please contact Jeff Roberts.

Contact: Jeff Roberts (4‐1859;
Download: Application

10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2017

All undergraduates are invited to present research at the 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS) being held in the College of Humanities & Social Sciences on Saturday, April 29, 2017. This conference allows students to put forward current or ongoing research in a professional environment, and three scholarships in the amount of $500 will go to best overall oral-media presentation, best overall research poster, and best overall Honors research. For more information, please visit the URS website via the Fast Links menu on the SHSU home page.

Contact: Dr. Tracy E. Bilsing (4-1477;

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

60th Annual American Studies Association of Texas Conference

November 10-12
SHSU Lowman Student Center

Contact: Barbara Miles

Last Lecture Series:
Richard Watts

November 17
LSC Theater

Contact: Sherry Hirsch
Download: Website

New Research Series for Undergraduates:
ProfSpeak 2016-2017

Spring 2017
Wednesday, Jan 25, 4-5:30, EV 105
Dr. Hannah Gerber (Education)
Not so Frivolous: What Videogames
Can Teach Us About Learning

Wednesday, Feb 8, 4-5:30, EV 105
Dr. Victoria Lantz (Theatre)
Robinson Crusoe’s Island?: Tourism, Erasure, and Heritage in Tobago

Wednesday, Mar 8, 4:00-5:30, EV 105
Dr. Ervin Malakaj (Foreign Languages)
Post-68 Nostalgia and the Personal Labor of Women in Helma Sanders-Brahms’ Under the Pavement Lies the Strand

Contact: Dr. Kimberly Bell
Download: Description of Presentations

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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