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Members of the Bearkat Battalion raised the official flag in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day during the 2014 MIA/POW Remembrance Ceremony in front of Johnson Coliseum on Friday morning. Words on the flag read "You Are Not Forgotten." Photo by Brian Blalock


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SHSU Update

For Week Of Sept. 21



Officer Jeff ButterworthFirst Campus 'Night Out' To Promote Public Safety

Members of the SHSU and Huntsville communities will have the opportunity to enjoy friendship, food and fun at "Bearkats Fight The Night" on Sept. 24.  Highlights of the event include the opportunity to meet local public safety professionals and become familiar with which resources are available to help ensure a safe and productive school year. Property registration will also be offered.  Details.




Tiphanie YaniqueFiction Writer To Open Fall MFA Reading Series On Sept. 22

The Sam Houston State University Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, editing, and publishing will welcome critically acclaimed fiction writer Tiphanie Yanique, who will read from her debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” on Monday (Sept. 22). Details.




Professor Emeritus Jerry Dowling

Academic Awards Dinner Recognizes Achievements

Faculty members reaching milestones in their careers in 2014 were honored during the 10th Annual Academic Awards Dinner on Aug. 26.  Photos from the evening are here.





Shyima Hall's book‘Modern-Day Slave’ To Shed Light On ‘Hidden’ Truth

Shyima Hall will recount her days as a modern-day slave in America on Oct. 14, when she visits the Sam Houston State University as the guest speaker for the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy. Details.





President Dana G. HoytPresident Hoyt Addresses Faculty, Staff

President Dana G. Hoyt discussed university accomplishments and goals during her annual address to the faculty and staff on Sept. 4. A video of her address and a copy of the presentation can be found here.





Cecelia Marquart and Ann HolderFaculty, Staff Recognized For Service, Excellence

Faculty and staff who have contributed 20 to 35 years of service to SHSU and the 2014 Staff Excellence Award recipients were recognized during President Hoyt's address on Sept. 4. Their names and pictures are here.





Former U.S. secretary of state James Baker IIIFormer U.S. Secretary Of State To Speak On Campus

James A. Baker III, former United States secretary of state and one of only four persons who have received the Sam Houston Humanitarian Award, will be the featured guest for the President's Speaker Series on Oct. 16.  Details.




Program Renders Full-Scale With National Rankings, Exhibitions

Our Legacy screen grabWhile the Sam Houston State University computer animation program may only be entering its eighth year, its faculty and students, and the program itself, recently have been generating a lot of interest across the country. Details.




ADAI logoNinth Annual Summit To Offer 'Lifesaving' Advice

On Sept. 12, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative will bring together experts from across campus for a series of workshops that will show students and community members less obvious ways you might help your peers for the ninth annual Alcohol and Drug Summit. Details.



Man with guitarMusic Therapy Program Receives Golden Donation

Music therapy faculty and students received thousands of dollars worth of instruments from the Blue Star Connection just before the fall semester began to aid with the therapy services they offer to the community. Details.




Rosanne KeathleySHSU Awarded $400,000 For Health Research, Education

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded SHSU a $400,000 minority health research ad education grant, which will assist in providing career guidance for medically-oriented students from a Houston high school, through community college, to the completion of a BS degree in health care administration at SHSU. Rosanne Keathley, associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, will serve as director of the program.  Details.




Austin interns Spring 2013Program Seeks Interns To Spend Spring In Austin

This fall, the Austin Internship Program is opening its application process for the second time, giving another crop of Bearkats the opportunity to work with the 84th Texas Legislature in the spring of 2015. Applications are due by the first week of October. Details.





Bell TowerRecap Of TSUS Board Of Regents Meeting

The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved several items relating to academic affairs, contracts, and planning and construction for Sam Houston State University at the board’s quarterly meeting in Austin on Friday (Aug. 29). Details.





African American NurseSHSU Receives $150,000 Grant For Nursing, Dietetics

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded SHSU $150,000 to assist with the recruitment and retention of students for two academic programs in which African American and Hispanic students have been historically underrpresented.  Details.




Arial Lavery workStudent, Guest Exhibits To Begin Semester Creatively

The SHSU art department will open the fall semester with two exhibits—one putting on display its student talent and the other showcasing the projects of working artists—beginning this week. "Independents: V" will be in the Satellite Gallery through Sept. 10, and "Anything That Has A Front" will be in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery through Oct. 9. Details.













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