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October 26, 2018                                              Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

Department of World Languages and Cultures

When: Now thru November 30, 2018
Where: Electronic Submissions

Current SHSU students are invited to participate in the Logo Design Contest for the Department of World Languages and Cultures. The selected logo will be used for communication, publicity, and on merchandise to represent our department, and the person or team that creates it will be recognized. The winner will receive a $150 gift card to Barnes & Noble. If you have questions about the Contest, please contact Vianey Gutierrez, Logo Contest Coordinator.

Contact: Vianey Gutierrez (4-3813;
Download: Rules and Instructions and Entry Form 


When: October 26 & 27
            Evening Performance – 7:30 p.m.
            Saturday Matinee Performance – 2 p.m.
Where: University Theatre Center, Showcase Theatre

The essence of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy is a story about a man embroiled in his ambitious rise to power. Opening just before All Hallow’s Eve, A MACBETH offers its audience a glimpse into a world where witches and the supernatural are the overseers of humankind and ultimately in control of our destinies. Filled with prophecy, revenge and treachery, A MACBETH beautifully adapts Shakespeare’s original text into a taut ninety-minute tangled tale of one man’s journey into isolation.

Contact: The GPAC Box Office (4-­2339;

CLEP Testing Available on Campus

When: Before Registration
Where: Testing Center

The Department of World Languages and Cultures encourages Bearkats to attempt World Language exams at the Testing Center. With appropriate CLEP credit, students can take advanced courses that count towards a language minor. Students use CLEP exams to help them achieve their goals faster and for less money.

Contact: Montse Feu (4-1448;
DownloadsFlyerTesting Center Website  

Pride Month Craft Talk
Drag Day + Poetry Slam & Reading with Koomah
   (Poets needed for poetry slam!)

When: Tues, Oct 30, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. (Craft Talk)
Where: Evans 212

When: Tues, Oct 30, 5:00 p.m. (Drag Day)
                                  6:00 p.m. (Poetry Slam)
                                  7:00 p.m. (Performance)
Where: Gaddis Geeslin Gallery (Art Bldg F)

Koomah, intersex advocate and performer, will give a craft talk on how to develop a performance and give a performance on the theme of shelter. In addition, e will host a Drag Day performance + Let’s Get Loud! will host a Pride poetry slam with prizes for the top three winners. There are 5 slots available for poets who can sign up by contacting Dr. Chen.

Contact: Ching-In Chen (

“WITCHHUNT! An American Fascination”

When: Wednesday, Oct 31, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Olson Auditorium, AB4 220

The Sigma Phi chapter of Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society will host a Halloween lecture on the infamous Salem Witch Trials of the late seventeenth century. Renowned religious and cultural historian Benjamin Park discusses the causes and consequences of this important historical event.

Contact: Christopher Oxman (cho002@shsu.edud)
                Sarah Schmitt (
Download: Flyer 

Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

When: Through November 1
Where: See Flyer for List of Events

The CHSS Diversity and Inclusion Committee invites faculty, staff, students, and friends to attend any and all of the upcoming Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations! Events across campus, including at The Woodlands Center, are sponsored by CHSS, Center for Diversity & Intercultural Affairs, the Department of History, and the Department of World Languages and Cultures. Join us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through learning, music, food, and more!

Contact: Montse Feu (
Download: Flyer

Call for Assessment Mini-Grant Applications

Application Deadline: November 1
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 Tama Hamrick.

Contact: Tama Hamrick (4-3279;
Download: Mini-Grant Application


When: Fri, Nov 2, 2 – 3 p.m. – YouTube Live
            Tues, Nov 13, 2 – 3 p.m.  LSC 110
            Thurs, Nov 15, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.  LSC 110

Do you want to study abroad but are not sure where to start? Attend our Study Abroad 101 information session! We'll go over our different programs, scholarships and funding, and what the steps are to study abroad.

Contact: Malin Hilmersson (4-3276;
DownloadEvent Flyer

Faculty Writing Retreat

When: Friday, Nov 9, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: LSC 304 & 319

Join the Faculty Writing Retreat for a distraction-free setting to accomplish your goals! Coffee and lunch provided, see attached flyer for details.

Contact: Dr. Bouamer, program coordinator
               PACE office/register (
Download: Flyer

Spanish M.A. Open House

When: November 15, 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: ABIV 308

Come and meet Spanish M.A. Co-advisors Drs. Maria Barker and Montse Feu. Stop by and learn about graduate opportunities in World Languages and Cultures.

Contact: Montse Feu (4-1448;

Summer 2019 Faculty and Student Team (FAST) Awards

Application Deadline: Monday, Dec 10, 5 p.m.

The FAST Awards encourage the participation of undergraduate students in scholarly or creative work. Each funded team should support 1-3 students working together on a project under the mentorship of SHSU faculty.  Student teams are expected to work on their project over approximately 10 weeks, between June and August 2019. Each student team member will receive $2000 and each team’s faculty mentor will receive $4000.

Contact: Madhusudan Choudhary
Download: Announcement and Application 

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

ASAT@SHSU 2018 Conference

November 8-10
Walker Education Center

Fall 2018 Commencement Schedule

Friday, Dec 7, 9:30 a.m.
Business Administration

Friday, Dec 7, 2:30 p.m.
Health Sciences
Humanities & Social Sciences

Saturday, Dec 8, 9:30 a.m.
Criminal Justice
Fine Arts & Mass Communication

Saturday, Dec 8, 2:30 p.m.
Science & Engineering Technology

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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