March 2011
Transfer Student Advisory Board

  Dear SAM Mentor  

Dear Sam Mentor is a column that will appear in each issue of the Transfer Times. If you have a question that you would like answered, email it to SAM Mentor at and you will receive a response. If we think it is of general interest we will publish it in the next news letter.

  Dear SAM Mentor,  

I am a new transfer student at SHSU. I spent two years at our local community college where I did very well academically. I am hoping to make friends and get involved here but I am not sure where to start. Please Advise.

Dear Eager to Get Involved,

First let me welcome you. I hope that you have as successful a time at Sam Houston as you did at your community college. I have a number of suggestions for you. Sam Houston has some wonderful opportunities for meaningful activities outside of the classroom. Visit the Student Activities Office on the 3rd floor of the LSC and talk with them in person. You can also check out their website at I encourage you to make a contribution but at the same time please remember that four year institutions may have different academic demands and your grades come first. Check out the Study Skills Series offered at the SAM Center. This free, six-week series, of fifty-minute sessions will make certain that you understand the expectations here.

  Transfer Times  

This is our first issue of the Transfer Times. The mission of this newsletter is to make certain that students who transfer to Sam Houston State University have access to individuals and resources that support their academic success and overall achievement. Although Sam Houston has a culture of warmth and friendliness, it can still be a maze when it comes to having specific questions answered or problems solved. The Student Advising and Mentoring Center wants to be your first stop in the problem-solving process. We are situated on the main floor of CHSS, offices 170 (Advising, to answer advising questions) and office 190 (the Mentoring side, to help you sort out everything else.) We offer a range of programs so check out our website at and we have mentors happy to visit with you, one-on-one, at any time.

Our goal is to put out a newsletter three times a semester. Please let us know what you think of this one. Your suggestions and feedback are welcome…more importantly come and see us, "let us help you succeed"--- Dr. Bernice Strauss

Transfer Advisory Board

The Student Advising and Mentoring Center has formed a Transfer Student Advisory Board. If you are a transfer student and have questions and would like to connect with our Advisory Board please feel free to contact our members. Maurice Daaboul , Wharton County Junior College, Business major,; Elizabeth Medly, Houston Baptist University, Psychology major,; James (Ken) Coneby, Lone Star Community College, History major,; Steven Denton, Blinn, Marketing major; Rachel Brass, Lone Star Community College Psychology major,

Important Announcements

Get Advised! Registration for Summer opens April 1st and April 15th for the Fall.



Study Skills Schedule



10:00 am. 11:00 am, 12:00 Noon, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm

MAR 21, 28, APR 4, 11, 18, 25


12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm

MAR 22, 29, APR 5, 12, 19, 26


10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 Noon, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

MAR 23, 30 APR 6, 13, 20, 27


12:30 pm, 2:00 pm

MAR 24, 31, APR 7, 14, 21, 28


10:00 am, 12:00 Noon

MAR 25, APR 1, 8, 15, 29 (5 SESSIONS)


Important Phone Numbers and Websites: (updated 3/3/11)


Academic Support Prg


CHSS Bldg, Rm. 190



Estill Bldg, Rm. 116

Bearkat One Services


Estill Bldg, Rm 230

Bursar's Office


Estill Bldg, Rm. 103

Career Services


Academic Bldg #4, Rm. 210

Computer Help Desk


Academic Bldg #1, Rm. 145

Counseling Center


Lee Drain Bldg, Rm. 112

Financial Aid


Estill Bldg, 2nd Floor

Health Center


Ave J & 16th Street



Phone only


Money Management Ctr


Estill Bldg, Rm 228


Police Emergency #



Sam South, Bldg 236

Project Connect



Teacher Ed Ctr Rm 339

Psychological Svcs


919 Bearkat Blvd

( Ave J & Bearkat Blvd)



Estill Bldg, Rm. 331

Residence Life


2103 Ave I, Gidley House

SAM Center


CHSS Bldg, Rm. 170



Estill Bldg (Fin Aide Ofc)

Student's Legal Svcs


Lowman Student Ctr, Rm. 330

Student Services


Lowman Student Ctr, Rm. 303

Veteran's Services


Estill Bldg, Rm 104



Tutoring List (updated 2/21/11)

·         Accounting: ACC 231 & ACC 232, SHB 307, Tutoring lab: Mon 2-5, Tues 3:30-4:30, Wed 2-5, Thur 3:30-5:30.

·         Agriculture: Check with your professor.

·         Art: Check with your professor.

·         Biological Sciences: Check with your professor or teacher assistant.

·         Business Analysis:Tutoring is available in Smith-Hudson Bldg, Rm 140,Mon thru Thur 2-5 pm.

·         Chemistry: CHM 135/115 & CHM 136/116 Mon: 12:30-1:30pm, CFS Bldg, Rm 123; 1:30-3:30pm CFS Bldg, Rm 102; Tues: 12:30-2pm CFS Bldg, Rm 103;Wed 3-4pm CFS Bldg, Rm 102 CHM 139/119 Mon 12-1pm CFS Bldg, Rm 103; 1-2pm CFS Bldg, Rm 121; Tues 2:30-3:30pm CFS Bldg, Rm 103; Wed 12:30-1:30pm & 4-5pm CFS Bldg, Rm 123; Thur 12:30-1:30pm CFS Bldg, Rm 103; Fri 12-1pm CFS Bldg, Rm 103.

·         Communications Check with your professor.

·         Computer Science: Students in CS 146: AB1 Mon 1:30-3pm Rm 211, Tues 12-2pm Rm 215, Wed 1:30-3pm Rm 211, Thur 12-2pm, Rm 215. Students in CS 147: AB1 Mon/Wed 2-3pm, Rm 208 & Tues/Thur 12-2pm, Rm 208.For other classes check with your professor.

·         Criminal Justice – Sign up for tutoring by appointment in the CJ advising office Rm A214.

·         Economics: Tutoring is available in Smith-Hudson Bldg, Rm 140,Mon thru Thur 2-5 pm.

·         English: Check with your professor.

·         Family and Consumer Science: Check with your professor.

·         Finance: FINANCE 334 & 367 Mon & Wed 1-4 pm (SHB 204), and Tues & Thur 2-3 pm (SHB 309)

·         Foreign Languages:

·         General Business Courses: Check with your professor.

·         Geography: Contact professor or check with teacher assistants in your class.

·         Geology: Contact professor or check with teacher assistants in your class.

·         Health: Check with your professor.

·         History: For tutoring information contact your teacher assistant.

·         Industrial Education: Check with your professor.

·         Kinesiology: Check with your professor.

·         Management: Check with your professor.

·         Marketing: Check with your professor.

·         Mass Communication: Check with your professor.

·         Mathematics & Statistics: Mon & Wed 9am-5pm, Tues & Thur 9am-6pm and Fri 9am-1pm in Farrington Bldg, Rm 104.

·         Music: Check with your professor.

·         Philosophy: Check with your professor.

·         Psychology: Contact Dr. Crosby @ CROSBY@SHSU.EDU

·         Physics: Mon & Tues 2-3 pm in the Farrington ,Rm 303.

·         Political Science: Check with your professor.

·         Reading Center: Tutoring is available in Rm 109 in the Farrington, Mon – Thur 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am-3:00 pm and Sun 2–7 pm. If further information is needed call 294-3114.

·         Secondary Education: Check with your professor.

·         Sociology: Check with your professor or TA's attached to those classes.

·         Statistics (see Mathematics)

·         Theatre: Check with your professor.

·         Writing Center: Tutoring is available in Rm 111 in the Farrington Bldg.Mon - Thur 8:00 am – 7:00 pm and Fri 8:00 am – 3:00 pm and Sun 2–7 pm. If further information is needed call 294-3680 or email

For more information regarding any of the items in this newsletter, contact Dr. Strauss or call 936-294-4361

This email is being sent to first year transfer students.
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