The SHSU Orange Pride Dance Team received Most Spirited, Most Collegiate, Best All Around, 1st Place Game Day, and 1st Place Team Dance recognition, along with a Full Paid Gold Bid while competing at the NDA Summer Camp at Southern Methodist University last week. View a portion of their award-winning performance here.

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SHSU Update

For Week Of July 2

Houston Area Samaritan To Address SHSU Graduatesann snyder100

A well-known area service and community leader will address the more than 970 graduating Sam Houston State University students during the commencement ceremonies on Aug. 5 at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. Details.

Welcome Week Leader Program Applications OpenWelcomeWeek100

The Department of Student Activities will launch the pilot program "Welcome Week Leaders" during the upcoming Welcome Week to focus on ushering freshman students into a community that lasts during their time at SHSU. Details.

Intern Shadows Parole Officers In The FieldKaitlinEhrhart100

This summer, Kaitlin Ehrhart, a criminal justice major, shadowed parole officers as they visited with clients returning to their communities in Grimes, Leon, Madison, Polk, Trinity, and Walker counties and parts of Houston from prison. Details.

CJ Alumnus Heads Arkansas StateKellyDamphousse100

Kelly R. Damphousse, who received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1987 and returned to teach for two years in 1995, has climbed to new heights as chancellor of the flagship institution of the Arkansas State University System. Details.

Forensic Science Investigates New Sleep AidKerrigan100

The Department of Forensic Science at Sam Houston State University recently published research that could help identify a new legal sleep aid in criminal and death investigations. Details.

SHSU Opera To Present 'Cosi fan tutte'SpeedDating100

Sam Houston State University opera students will present Mozart’s “Cosi fan tuttee,” on Aug. 11-12 at 7:30 p.m., in the Recital Hall of the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. Details.

Memorial Museum Receives GrantMusemCheck100

Texas Historical Foundation Director Beverly Hansen presented a check, which will be used to replace roofing on Sam Houston's Law Office, to the Sam Houston Memorial Museum on June 27. Details.

SHSU Body Farm Featured On 60 Minutes Australia60Minutes100

60 Minutes Australia has featured Sam Houston State University's Body Farm in a new episode highlighting the creation of Australia's first-ever Body Farm. Joan Bytheway, associate professor, gives a behind-closed-doors tour and explains the process of how the farm uses bodies to help solve crimes. Viewer discretion is advised. Watch.

SHSU Study Earns Top Award From Policing JournalWilliamWells100

A study conducted by Sam Houston State University researchers on eyewitness identification procedures used by the Robbery Division at the Houston Police Department received the 2017 Award of Excellence from Emerald Publishing. Details.

LEMIT Hosts Training On Trauma-Affected VeteransPoliceVeterans100

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas will host a free course facilitated by the local Military Veterans Peer Network representative on trauma-affected veterans for law enforcement officers, dispatchers and jailers. Details.

CJ Alumnus Elevated To Warden In Missouri PrisonKellyMorriss100

As the newly appointed Warden of the Algoa Correctional Facility in Jefferson City, Missouri, Sam Houston State University criminal justice alumnus Kelly Morriss oversees reentry for more than 1,500 male offenders making the transition from prison to the community. Details.

MSNight100Summer Shakespeare Coming To SHSU

Tickets are now on sale for the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre Summer Repertory's production of William Shakespeare's fantastical comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The performance will be in the University Theatre Center's Showcase Theatre on Aug. 1-3, at 8 o'clock each evening. Details.

LittleKat100Education Honor Society Leads By Example

SHSU's Delta Theta Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi education honor society has chosen two service projects that address the needs of some Huntsville area children. By making books come alive for second graders and providing coats for little ones from low-income families, the future teachers are indeed proving that "The measure of a Life is its Service." Details.

Dr. Angrove100Angrove Named TSUS Chief Online Ed Officer

Bill Angrove, associate vice president for distance education at SHSU, has been named chief online education officer for The Texas State University System by Chancellor Brian McCall. Details.

SHSU Offers New Graduate CertificateGraduateCertificate100

State University has collaborated among the departments of Mass Communication, Population Health and Sociology to offer a new Graduate Certificate in Health Communication and Public Relations. Details.

Graphic Design Students Awarded For WorkCristalZuniga100

Sam Houston State University's Department of Art has announced several notable achievements from students in the graphic design program. Details.

SHSU Teacher Retention Rates Higher Than StateSHSU100

According to “Performance Analysis for Colleges of Education,” a report by the Center for Research Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE), Sam Houston State University’s teacher retention rate from 2012-2016 is 87.7 percent, compared to the state’s 72.5 percent. Details.

Samuel_Adu-Prah100Adu-Prah Selected For Carnegie Fellowship 

Samuel Adu-Prah, SHSU assistant professor of geography, has been awarded a fellowship by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to work with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana this summer on geospatial technology curriculum enhancement. Details.

Orientation Heats Up For The SummerBearkatOrientation100

Registration is officially open for incoming freshman and transfer students to be a part of Sam Houston State University’s tradition of Bearkat Orientation’s summer sessions. All incoming freshmen are required to register for and attend one of the nine two-day Freshman Orientation sessions. Details.

New Program To Help Prepare Future EducatorsGrowYourOwn100

The College of Education at Sam Houston State University is developing a program, Grow Your Own, which will help prepare future educators during their junior and senior years of high school. Details.

Pecikonis100Musical Theatre Student Wins National Award

A student in SHSU's musical theatre program has received a full ride scholarship to a prestigious summer institute in New York City after winning a national award for his performance at the Kennedy Center American CollegeTheatre Musical Festival. Details.


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