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February 12, 2016                                               Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]


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Academic Community Engagement Across the Disciplines

Deadline for Manuscript Submission:  February 15

The Center for Community Engagement at SHSU is pleased to announce a call for chapters in a new edited volume titled Community Engagement across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs under consideration for publication with Rowman & Littlefield.   Edited by Dr. Heather Evans, this book addresses 1) best practices for incorporating community engagement in college courses, 2) methodological approaches to performing research on these courses, and 3) research findings across the disciplines.  Intent to submit a manuscript, title and abstract, should be sent to Heather Evans by February 15, 2016.

Contact: Heather Evans (
Download: Flyer

ART OF TEACHING SERIES – Beginner and Advanced

When: Beginner – Monday, February 15, 2 – 3 p.m.
            Advanced – Monday, February 15, 3 – 4 p.m.
Where: CHSS, PACE Conference Room

If you missed any sessions and want to catch up, call us to set up a time to come by!  This month will be:  Beginner - Lecture 5: Planning the Work.  Advanced - Lecture 23: The Anatomy of a Great Teacher. Come to any session that fits your schedule.  Register through Talent Management or contact PACE ( or x4-2688) for assistance.  Please see flyers for additional information.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;
Download: Beginner; Advanced

Real Talk w/CJ: Marty Elkins, DPS, Victim Services Counselor

When:  Tuesday, Feb 16, 2 p.m.
Where:  Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Marty Elkins serves child and adult victims of crime, including murder, sexual assault, crime crashes, and human trafficking in the greater Houston metropolitan area. She provides a helping hand to crime victims to access services and bring their cases to justice. LEARN MORE about how the Texas Department of Public Safety protects adults and children from sexual exploitation. Available live at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


Deadline for Nominations:  Tuesday, Feb 16
Where:  Submit to PACE, CHSS C002

Have you seen one of your colleagues doing something extraordinary? Here is your chance to help us recognize this person for going beyond the expected. It doesn't have to be a “big” thing. We all know it is the little gestures that make Sam Houston State the place we want to work. Complete a form at the PACE Center or call PACE to have a form sent to you, and we will deliver a “random act of chocolate” bar to your nominee. We know you would like to nominate several people, but we ask that you complete only one form. All employees are eligible.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer

Keynote Dr. Stacey Edmonson

When: Wednesday, Feb 17, 3 p.m.
Where: LSC Theater

If you had to give a Last Lecture, what would you say to make an impact on others?

Contact: Ms. Sherry Hirsch (4-3304;

"Cardenio" by Charles L. Mee

When: February 17–19 at 8:00 p.m.
             Saturday, Feb. 20, Matinee at 2:00 p.m.
University Theatre Center, Erica Starr Theatre

The Department of Theatre & Musical Theatre will perform Charles L. Mee's play "Cardenio," under the direction of Professor David McTier. The romantic comedy follows several love triangles and contains fragments of William Shakespeare's "lost" play. Tickets can be purchased through the theatre box office at 936.294.1339.

Contact: David McTier (

Enrique's Journey, by Sonia Nazario

When: February 17, March 1, & March 17
SHSU Main Campus Olson Auditorium

Adopt the SHSU Common Reader, Enrique’s Journey, in your spring classes.  Send your students to the Enrique's Journey Lecture Series events. Add the spring 2016 Common Reader Essay Contest to your curriculum.  Free copies of the book available for students and faculty while supplies last.

Contact: Kay Angrove (4-3423,
Download: Events Schedule; Essay Contest

Sexual Assault Awareness MonthCALL FOR EVENTS

Deadline for Submissions:  Friday, Feb 19
Where:  E-mail to

The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy is working with departments and student organizations across the campus to put together a cohesive programming calendar during April to raise awareness about campus sexual assault. If your organization is already planning events in April surrounding this topic, we want to include it!

Contact: Colette Cotten (4-4399;


When: Friday, February 19, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: CJ Center, Flag Room (A-218)

If you are still interested in the Spring PBL training, this is your last chance to register and be part of the cohort for the sessions in February, April, & May.  Lunch is served at 11:30 and the sessions are fun and fast-paced.  At least three people from each college is desirable.  UNIV 1301 instructors and DELTA course designers are also welcome.  Please see flyer for more information and how to register.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer


When: Tuesday, Feb 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Estill Bldg, Suite 105

The Graduate Admissions Open House provides an informal opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to meet with the Office of Graduate Admissions to learn more about opportunities for graduate education at SHSU.

Contact: Katrina Thornton (4-2370;

The Digital Divide: Creating Opportunity through Accessibility
Speaker:  Ray Purser, VP of External Affairs at Comcast

When: Tuesday, Feb 23, 6 – 7 p.m.
             Reception 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: SHSU, The Woodlands Center, Room 110

What is the “digital divide” and why are issues of internet access and usage essential to address in our community?  Internet access is increasingly important for individuals to realize opportunities for educational growth and professional success.  Globalization of communication and information present advantages for children and families; however, access is not equitable nor is appropriate internet usage equally understood.  Factors influencing family internet access, educational performance, and links to future academic and career success will be discussed.  Research activities and community outreach initiatives will be highlighted to help educate attendees regarding factors associated with internet accessibility and education. The presentation will be followed by a reception where light refreshments will be served.  For more information, contact or 936-202-5114.

Contact: Jordan Story (936-202-5114;
Download: Flyer


Want a job in criminal justice?
Learn how to get your dream job at CJ Career Week!

Resume Review
Tue, Feb 23 & Thu, Feb 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.;
             Fri, Feb 26, 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: CJ Lobby

Internship 101
Mon, Feb 29 at 2 p.m.*
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Live Interviewing Workshop
Tue, Mar 1 at 2 p.m.*
Where: Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

CJ Career Fair
Wed, Mar 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Lowman Student Center Ballroom

*Streamed live at

Contact: Beth Kuhles (4-4425;


When:  Wednesday, Feb 24, 12 – 2 p.m.
Where:  LSC 320

Today’s undergraduate student spends an average of $1,200 on textbooks every year. Many report having skipped purchasing a required textbook, and knowingly accepted the risk of a lower grade, to avoid the expense.  In this PACE-sponsored workshop, librarians Erin Cassidy and Thom Gerrish will discuss a variety of options, ranging from library-subscribed content to open-source online resources, to help lower costs and improve the agility of course texts. Dr. Ken Hendrickson will also share his first-hand experiences leading “zero textbook” courses.  Lunch is provided.  See flyer for registration.

Contact: Todd Primm (936-294-2688;
Download: Flyer


When: Wednesday, Feb 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
            Wednesday, Mar 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where: CHSS, Room 226

Thinking about graduate school but not sure how to begin that process?  This meeting will help answer many of your questions and will give you great tips on how to stay organized and how to maneuver the many steps in applying to any graduate program.  No sign up necessary – just come.

Contact: Roynesha Julius (936-294-4367;

"Graceless Grace"

When: February 26–27 at 8:00 p.m.
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Dance Theatre

Master of Fine Arts dance candidates Mirannda Lindberg and Tawnya Kannarr present their collaborative thesis concert entitled "Graceless Grace." The dance will explore the psychological effects that external and internal factors impose on an individual. The thesis concert is FREE and open to the public.

Contact: Jennifer Pontius (

Reboot: Day of Writing for Graduate Students

When: Saturday, Feb 27, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
: The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Graduate Students come and spend a productive day WRITING. You will be surrounded by your peers who are equally devoted to what often feels like a monumental task. You will be inspired with words of wisdom from an invited guest and pampered with all meals provided. Contact me to reserve a spot (and a meal). I would be happy to answer any questions. Dr. Bernice Strauss

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss


When: February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Gaertner Performing Arts Center, Concert Hall

The School of Music presents the first Symphony Orchestra concert of the spring semester. The program will include two pieces by composer Ludwig van Beethoven, "Overture to Fidelio," which is Beethoven’s only opera and "Symphony No. 8 in F Major." The program will also feature a piece by composer Jordan Grigg entitled "Concerto Semplice for Two Violins" which will be performed by faculty members Javier Pineal and Naomi Gjevre. Tickets can be purchased online through the box office or by calling 936.294.2339.

Contact: Jacob Sustaita (


When: Saturday, Feb 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
            Saturday, Mar 19, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: CHSS, Room 226

Being prepared for any test or exam is important and taking the Graduate Record Exam is a critical part of applying to graduate school.  We offer a FREE GRE Prep Program to learn valuable test taking techniques to help you be better prepared for taking this exam.  Sign up is mandatory for either Saturday on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: Margaret Ferguson

Doctoral Program (Ed.D.) in Educational Leadership
is Accepting Applications for its K-12 Leadership Cohort

Priority Deadline: March 1
Where: SHSU Educational Leadership Department
             TEC Room 319

The doctoral program in K-12 Leadership provides the highest professional degree available to students who are leaders in educational institutions. Our executive-style doctoral program is designed to follow a cohort model in which graduate students typically begin the program as a group and complete the program together. Doctoral students attend core classes face-to-face only one evening per week at the SHSU Woodlands Center.

Contact: Dr. Julie P. Combs, Program Director & Professor
               Ms. Alex Puente, Program Administrative Assistant
               (936) 294-3848;
               Educational Leadership Dept Office (936) 294-1147
Downloads: Website

Doctorate of Education in Developmental Education
Administration (Ed.D.) now accepting applications
through Apply Texas

Application Deadline: March 1

The Doctor of Education in Developmental Education Administration is a fully online interdisciplinary doctoral program designed to prepare educators to develop and administer programs for underprepared community college and university students in math, reading, and/or writing. Cohorts begin each summer.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Saxon (
               Brenda Rusk (4-1109;
               Educational Leadership Office 4-1147
Download: Website; Like us on Facebook


When: Now through March 3
             Mon–Fri, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gaddis Geeslin Gallery

The Department of Art invites the public to peruse this annual exhibit featuring the works of faculty members of the Department of Art. Faculty members featured include professors Martin Amorous, Chris Cascio, Melissa Glasscock, Ronald Hollinshead, Pat Lawler, Daniel McFarlane, Tudor Mitroi, Edward Morin, Valerie Powell and Edie Wells. The exhibition will include drawing, painting, mixed media installation, video, and animation. The exhibit takes place on-campus in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery and is FREE and open to the public.

Contact: Michael Henderson (


When: March 3 – 4
: The Woodlands Center

The third annual Universality of Global Education Issues Conference invites you to join Sam Houston State University at its warm, welcoming campus in The Woodlands, Texas.  Network with colleagues engaged in multiple disciplines from around the world while experiencing the genuine hospitality of the southwest United States. Our theme centers on the educational similarities we have studied and observed while working in our disciplines throughout the world.

Contact: Dr. James Hynes (4-3576;

Call for Papers and Online Registration

URS Call for Papers Online: March 15

All undergraduates, regardless of their major, are invited to participate in the ninth URS on Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 a.m., in the CHSS building. Students may submit a 75-100 word abstract and the name of their faculty advisor on the website. The URS is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to share their scholarly work in a professional academic conference and receive feedback from peers and faculty free of charge and travel expenses.  All scholarly projects and creative endeavors on any topic are encouraged. Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students for outstanding presentations.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes,
Download: Website

New Master of Science in Health Care Quality and Safety Program

Application Deadline for Fall 2016 Class: July 31

The Department of Health Services and Promotion within the College of Health Sciences is introducing a new master degree program in Health Care Quality and Safety. This hybrid online and in-class program is primarily aimed at working healthcare professionals who would like to seek career advancement in the increasingly prominent healthcare quality and safety field. For more program and application information please visit our website.

Contact: Dr. Yue Xie, Isabel Kirwin (4-2717 or 4-2655;
Download: Website

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

The 8th Annual Medicine and the Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

March 17-18
Sam Houston State University

Contact: Paul Child
               Program Committee Chair
Downloads: Info and Registration

March IDEA Workshop

Friday, Mar 18, 12 - 3 p.m.
LSC 308

Contact: Todd Primm
Download: Flyer

Study Skills Marathon


Saturday, Mar 19, 1 - 5 p.m.
The Woodlands Center, Room 109

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss

Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

April 7-9
Katy & E Don Walker, Sr. Education Ctr

Contact: Dr. Darci Hill
Downloads: Event Flyer; Website

The Woodlands Center 3rd Annual Research Symposium "Ideas that Inspire, Transform and Lead"

April 9
The Woodlands Center
3380 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, Texas

Contact: Dr. Bernice Strauss
Download: Application

Last Lecture Series -
Keynote Dr. Richard Watts

April 11, 2 p.m.
LSC Theater

Contact: Sherry Hirsch

9th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 23
CHSS Building

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes
Download: Website

Cathi Gillette
Assistant to the Vice Provost


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