Kendra Ireland, a junior chemistry major, was selected as the newest Texas State University System Regents' Student Scholar. In addition to a framed resolution and medallion, Ireland was awarded a $2,500 scholarship at the TSUS Board of Regents meeting held Nov. 17 on the SHSU campus. – Photo by Brian Blalock

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Commencement HOMEFilm Producer, Alumnus and Congressman To Address Students In Fall Commencement

James Lopez, Earl C. “Duke” Austin, Jr. and Congressman Joaquin Castro are the confirmed speakers for Sam Houston State University’s 2017 Fall Commencements taking place on Dec. 8 and 9. Details 

STUDY ABROAD 101 100International Programs To Host Study Abroad Info Sessions

The Office of International Programs at Sam Houston State University will host two study abroad informational sessions on Nov. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Lowman Student Center Room 307 and Nov. 30 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. in LSC Room 315 to show students the many opportunities the program has to offer. Details.

RegentsScholar croppedRegents Approve Tuition/Fee Increase, Property Purchases and Master Plan

An increase in tuition and fees for Sam Houston State University was among the items approved by the Texas State University System Board of Regents at their regular quarterly meeting in Huntsville on Nov. 17.  Details 

personal protection HOMELEMIT Web App Helps Officers Respond To Environmental Crises

Web application focuses on the health and safety of law enforcement officers and the dangers of exposure to chemical, biological, and radioactive materials. Details

HoytHOMEPresident Hoyt Named Chair Of AASCU Board Of Directors

Hoyt moves from 2018 chair-elect to chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Board of Directors. Details

CardHOME Philanthropy Day To Honor SHSU’s Donors

Students are encouraged to stop by the Annual Giving table in the Lowman Student Center Mall Area to sign a “Thank You” banner to university alumni and friends who have made financial contributions to the university. Details

Stagecoach Plate homeMuseum Demonstration Focused on 19th Century Photography 

Visitors are invited to explore 19th century photography as The Sam Houston Memorial Museum hosts a free demonstration on Nov. 18. Details

Career Services To Host Professional PanelsCareerServices100

Sam Houston State University students will have the opportunity to hear from professionals in a variety of fields as the department of Career Services hosts a week-long event of panel discussions from Nov. 13 thru Nov. 16. entitled “What’s Your Story?” with activities that focus on career development for students. Details.

Starfish100Starfish Legend Comes To Life With College Of Ed Initiative 

The College of Education at Sam Houston State University has started a new relief effort for its students who were affected by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Details.

healthPRhomeSHSU Offers New Graduate Certificate

The program provides students completing undergraduate degrees in mass communication (especially the public relations/advertising track) or public health the opportunity to build specialized skills. Details

Steve Timms HOMESport Executive Series Swings Into Action

CEO of the Houston Golf Association and Tournament Director for the Shell Houston Open, Steve Timms, discusses his career on Nov. 16. Details

The Houstonian Hosts Extra Life MarathonExtraLife100

The Houstonian, Sam Houston State University’s student-run campus newspaper, will host their second annual Extra Life 25-hour video gaming marathon starting on Saturday, Nov. 4 thru Sunday, Nov. 5 to benefit Texas Children’s Hospital and the fight against childhood cancer. Details.

Hansel and Gretel HOMESweet Treat Served Up By SHSU Opera

In anticipation of the holiday season, SHSU Opera will present “Hansel and Gretel” with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 and 4, and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 5. Details

NOHCJ Mental HealthHOMECriminal Justice Organization to Host Mental Health Awareness Discussion

Panel discussion will focus to raise awareness about mental health issues and how they affect criminal justice professionals and the communities they serve. Details 

Acclaimed Author, Screenwriter To Speak At SHSUDorst100

The Sam Houston State University MFA Program in Creative Writing, Editing, and Publishing will welcome writer Doug Dorst to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 7 for a pair of events that are free and open to the public. Details.

chinaHOMEThe Korean War And Chinese Education To Be Explored In Speaker Series

The 2017 Asian Studies Speaker Series will conclude with presentations by two high-profile historians. Details

Mock_LSAT homeLEAP Center’s Mock LSAT Prepares SHSU Students for Law School Admission

More than 70 pre-law students devoted half a Saturday to preparing for law school. Details 

Korea_homeForensic Science Bridges East and West

Two Ph.D. students and a faculty member from the College of Criminal Justice recently traveled to an international conference in South Korea to present their research. Details

OKhome SHSU To Rope In Audiences With Hit Musical ‘Oklahoma!’ 

SHSU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre brings award winning musical to the Erica Starr Theatre. Details 

artlogosmArt Gala To Honor Nancy Gaertner And Daryl Howard 

SHSU's Department of Art will host their annual gala on Nov. 9 in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. Details.

Conference_Cohort 15 Pic 1Scholars Program Announces Continued Funding To Support Student Success

Faculty leaders and staff from the McNair Scholars Program at SHSU have announced approved funding for another five years. Details.

VANHOMEVeterans Alliance Training Scheduled For Nov. 1

The Veterans Resource Center will offer an informative session to support veteran student success. Details.

SWAAGLogo100SHSU To Host Geography Annual Meeting For First Time

For the first time, Sam Houston State University will host the Southwest Division of the American Association of Geographers (SWAAG) annual meeting from Oct. 25-28. Details.

HOME DanceGallery2017New York Dance Festival Returns To SHSU

The SHSU Department of Dance and VON USSAR danceworks will present the ninth annual Dance Gallery Festival, featuring original works from emerging and renowned choreographers from around the country on Oct. 27-28. Details.

fresh check ts homeFresh Check Day Aimed At Building Mental Health Awareness

SHSU departments have joined forces to build awareness and engage in conversations on the topic of mental health. The free event will take place on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Mall Area. Details.

kshu copy100Student-Produced TV Show Launches Fall Season

“City Spotlight,” the 30-minute Sam Houston State University student-produced television show that focuses on people, places and events in Huntsville and on campus, will begin airing of shows for the fall semester on KSHU-TV, Channel 7, on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 4 p.m. Details.

FallSeason100Top 10 Ways To Enjoy The Fall Season At SHSU

It’s the sound of football stadium cheers, the feel of crisp cool air and the smell of pumpkin-spiced everything to get those warm and fuzzy feelings of the fall season flowing. To help you get into the mood (before it warms up again!) here’s a quick top ten (or maybe 12) list of ways to enjoy the fall season on campus. Details.

MufticReview100Muftić Leads Special Issue Of Criminal Justice Review

Lisa Muftić, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University, served as a guest editor of Criminal Justice Review for an issue on special victim groups. Details.

RothBook100Professor's Book Published In Croatian, Turkish

Mitchel Roth's book, “An Eye for an Eye: A Global History of Crime and Punishment,” originally released in 2015, recently has been re-published in Croatian and Turkish language editions. The book chronicles the history of crime and punishment across the world. Details.

PembertonSteve100Steve Pemberton To Share Story Of Resilience In President’s Speaker Series

Steve Pemberton will share his compelling story as a part of the President’s Speaker Series on Oct. 31 beginning at 10 a.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center’s Payne Concert Hall. A book signing will follow. Details.

DomesticViolenceShirts100Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events Set

Learn more about violence against women during Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Sam Houston State University during the month of October. Details.

Beta Alpha Psi Places First At National CompetitionMHJBP100

Sam Houston State University’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi received first place in leadership development at the 2017 Best Practices Competition, held at the Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California on Aug. 3-5. Details.

SherylMurphy-ManleySHSU Mourns The Loss Of Beloved Music Professor

SHSU faculty, staff and students are mourning the loss of Sheryl Murphy-Manley, beloved music professor. Sheryl was devoted to her career as an educator and despite her battle with cancer, her passion for education and music inspired her to continue teaching as long as possible. A recent Today@SAM story highlighted her dedication to her work as an educator and artist. Our thoughts are with her family and friends. Read the Today@Sam Story.

SHSU Receives Grants For Child Abuse Cases StudyMuftic100

The study by Lisa Muftić of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at SHSU is being funded through grants from the Children’s Justice Act and Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas. Details.

Memorial Museum To Sponsor Annual Photo ContestPhotoReception100

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum has announced its 2017 Photo Contest. The categories for submission this year are Floral, Animals, Action, Open Spaces, Personality, and Architecture. The deadline to enter is Oct. 29 by 4:00 p.m. Details.

Fall Diversity Reader Revealedmangostreet

"The House on Mango Street" has been selected as the Diversity Reader at Sam Houston State University for the fall 2017 semester. Details.

Holmes Named Woodlands Chamber ChairmanFrankHolmes100

Frank Holmes, vice president of university advancement at Sam Houston State University, has been elected as the 2017-2018 chairman of the board for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. Details.

Distinguished Alumni To Be Honored At GalaDistinguishedAlumni100

Those who will be honored during the Distinguished Alumni Gala on Oct. 20 include Distinguished Alumni Richard Mills, John Simmons and the late John Phelps; Outstanding Young Alumnus Justin Burnett; and Service Award recipients Susan Lenamon and Albert McCaig Jr. Details.

SHSU Appoints New Associate Vice ProvostChrisMaynard100

Christopher Maynard, who most recently served as associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Alabama, has been appointed associate vice provost for Sam Houston State University. Details.

The Woodlands To Offer Language, Culture ClassesSantoCampos100

To help those who wish to become more proficient in English, Sam Houston State University will offer Language and Culture classes in the fall and spring at SHSU—The Woodlands Center. Details.

Faculty, Staff Service Recognized At Annual MeetingHoytFacStaff100

Sam Houston State University President Dana Hoyt recognized university employees for their service and outstanding accomplishments during the annual Faculty and Staff General Meeting on Sept. 7 in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Details.

Kat Tracks Shuttle Steams Ahead For FallKatTracks100

Facilities Management and Academic Affairs at Sam Houston State University has officially launched the “Kat Tracks” convenience shuttle that will provide transportation to the Huntsville Walmart and Target shopping centers for students to safely acquire necessities. Details.


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