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Sam Switch '14 provided the opportunity for a student to switch roles with SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt.  On the left is "President for a Day" Natalie Nunez, who is a junior mass communication major and a member of the award-winning Orange Pride Dance Team.  On the right, is Dr. Hoyt, who filled in for Natalie today at her job in the Undergraduate Admissions Office and participated in Orange Pride's practice this afternoon. — Photo by Brian Blalock


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SHSU Update

For Week Of Nov. 2



For Those Going To The Battle of the Piney Woods...

Please note the following from the Montgomery County Police Reporter:


IH 45 Northbound Main Lanes: Two outside northbound main lanes will be closed. Two inside lanes will remain open. Lanes will begin to taper at Shenandoah Park Drive and will return to four lanes just north of Harpers Landing.
IH 45 Northbound Frontage Lanes: All northbound frontage road lanes will be closed to traffic. Traffic will be detoured on to IH 45 inside main lanes just north of Shenandoah Park Drive. Traffic will be allowed to re-enter the northbound frontage road at the FM 1488 exit. Traffic wishing to access SH 242 will need to make a U-turn at FM 1488 heading south to SH 242.
Please Note: Limited/controlled access will be granted to the businesses located north of Shenandoah Park Drive (Sam Moon Center, Chuy’s, Living Earth, etc).



Vet Week logoDepartments To Join Forces For Veterans Week

The Veterans Resource Center will salute the soldier’s experience with a week of activities that are designed to help civilians engage in “military life” and learn about those experiences, while showcasing to the veteran student population a number of resources available to them. Details.




John McDermottPhilosopher’s Presentation To Examine ‘Truth’

John McDermott, Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Humanities and one of the “living legends of American philosophy,” will discuss “Some Caves are Unfriendly: Plato and William James,” on Thursday (Nov. 6). Details.




Nancy RodriguezAlumna To Head National Institute Of Justice

Nancy Rodriguez, an alumna who has been honored by Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama as the new director of the National Institute of Justice. Details.




Yankee Tavern castConspiracy Theories Set Stage In ‘Yankee Tavern’

The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will Steven Dietz’s drama “Yankee Tavern,” opening Wednesday (Oct. 29) in the University Theatre Center’s Showcase Theatre. Details.




Adrian MatejkaNational Book Award Finalist To Share ‘Myth’ At SHSU

Adrian Matejka, whose latest book of poetry, centers on heavyweight-boxing champion Jack Johnson (the first black man to ever hold the title), will read from the work on Nov. 3 in Austin Hall. Details.




Ensemble Shows 'Chops,' Wins 'Premiere' Performance Spot

Before the SHSU Jazz Ensemble heads to Chicago for its debut performance at the "prestigious" Midwest Clinic International Band Convention, the group will preview some of its program for the SHSU community on Oct. 30. Details.




Dido & AeneasSHSU Opera Performance Applauded With American Prize

Sam Houston State University’s opera presentation of “Dido and Aeneas” has been given a “curtain call” as the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Opera Performance’s college/university division. Details.




Ready Player OneDeadline Approaches For Scholarship Contest Submissions

Through the Bearkats Read to Succeed program students can compete in six different contests offering more than $2,000 in scholarships, that ask students to find inspiration in the novel "Ready Player One" for their art, writing and research. Details.





State Employees Charitable Camlpaign LogoSEC Campaign Still Accepting Contributions

SHSU employees have until Nov. 7 to make a contribution to the 2014 State Employees Charitable Campaign. The SECC gives each employee an opportunity to support a favorite charity or charities on a regular basis, with each donor controlling to whom funds are given, as well as how much is given and when. Details.




Mitchel RothCJ Prof To Present Research At NATO Terrorism Conference

Mitchel P. Roth, professor of criminal justice and criminology, has been invited to present his research on counterterrorism at the international Terrorism Expert Conference hosted by the NATO Center of Excellence-Defense Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey. Details.




nurseSHSU Issues Statement On The Ebola Virus

Sam Houston State Univesity's statement regarding the Ebola virus and campus health can be found on the SHSU Student Health Center's website.





SHSU Sees Another Enrollment Increase

Heather ThielemannSHSU's official total enrollment count for fall 2014 is 19,719 students, according to a statement released on Oct. 1 by Heather Thielemann, vice president for enrollment management.  The figure is a 2.5 percent increase (509 students) over fall 2013. “The growth in our enrollment is vital to the future success and competitiveness of our university,” said SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt. “Our entire campus community has embraced our strategies for increasing the quality and quantity of our student body, and the growth we’ve seen throughout recent years is a credit to their efforts. We are excited to welcome our newest students to campus and are dedicated to helping them achieve success throughout their college careers.”











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