Authors Jason Reynolds, Lisa Ko, and Danez Smith join SHSU’s Amanda Nowlin-O’Banion Monday night for a discussion on writing and books during the National Book Awards Festival at the Gaertner Performing Arts Center.  The annual event is sponsored by the MFA program in creative writing, editing and publishing; the College of Humanities and Social Sciences; the English Department; and the National Book Foundation. – Photo by Brian Blalock

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Rec1HOME1SHSU Recognized At National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association

Sam Houston State University’s Recreational Sports was recently honored nationally at the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association conference, held in Denver, CO this past month. Details 

IRISHOME1New Creative Space To Inspire Innovation In CHSS

The Iris Technical Communication Suite officially opened its doors to the Sam Houston State University community on Thursday, April 12 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Details 

graduates1Entrepreneur, Alumnus and State Representatives To Address New Grads 

Rick Hartley, Arcilla Acosta and State Representatives Trent Ashby and Tom Oliverson are the confirmed speakers for the Spring Commencements. Details

Dennis family HOME1Daughter Of Fallen Officer Honored Before Graduation

Members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office acted above and beyond the call of duty when they rallied together to honor the family of a fallen police officer. Details

Ryan HOME1SHSU To Host First-Of-Its-Kind Medical Conference

The department of Population Health at Sam Houston State University will sponsor a free mini-conference April 14 and 15 in support of the families and individuals affected by Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (vEDS). Details 

VetBadgeHOMESHSU Recognized As A Top Online College For Veterans recently ranked SHSU as No. 18 on the list of, “Best Online Colleges for Veterans and Their Families in 2018.” Details 

pippinHOMEMusical Production “Pippin” Explores Life Lessons

The timeless tale of a young person’s quest for purpose runs April 18-21 in the Erica Starr Theatre. Details 

Cheer MAIN1Cheer Alumni To Train Team Norway 2019

Meagan Balentine, Sam Houston State University’s assistant spirit programs coach, along with Bearkat alumnus, Jesse Hulet, have been invited to coach the 2019 National All Girl Team and the National Coed Team in Norway. Details 

SAAM HOME1SHSU To Host Events To Combat Sexual Assault

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and a variety of Sam Houston State University campus organizations are working together to raise awareness and to remind each person in the community that their voice has power. Details 

RavenCall15100Raven’s Call Remembers Fallen Bearkats

The Raven’s Call ceremony will honor the lives of students, faculty, and staff who have passed away within the previous year, on Friday, April 20 at 12:00 p.m. in front of the Blatchley Bell Tower. Details 

24th Annual Sammys To Spotlight Campus StarsSammys 24 100

The 24th Annual Sammy Awards will take place on Wednesday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in the James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center to celebrate students, faculty, staff and on-campus entities for their dedication and service to Sam Houston State University. Details

Students Explore International Business in DubaiDubai HOME11

In Dec. of 2017, 12 marketing students learned first-hand the importance of international experience in the global workplace when they studied abroad in Dubai. Details

Anderson HOME12Former FBI Agent To Speak On Ethics Of Enron

Michael Anderson, former FBI Assistant Special Agent in charge of the “White Collar Crime Program,” will speak on “The Ethics of Enron” on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mafrige Auditorium located in the Smith-Hutson Building. Details 

MOD.jpg11MFA Candidates To Perform Choreographed Concert

Sam Houston State University’s department of Dance will present “Masters of Dance,” a graduate choreographic concert, on April 4 and 5 at 8:00 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Dance Theater. Details 

AD 2Forensic Artist Brings History To Life

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is partnering with forensic artist, Amanda Danning, in learning about the soldiers that fought at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 17-20. Details

Kobe CollegeHOME1SHSU Opera Orchestrates International Collaboration

Sam Houston State University Opera will present Henry Purcell’s three-act tragedy, “Dido and Aeneas,” on March 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 25 at 3:00 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. Details

hope nationProfessor Starts Each Day With Hope At The Helm

Rose Brock, an assistant professor for the Department of Library Science, garnered a compilation of experiences from 24 popular Young Adult authors that portray stories of resiliency and overcoming adversity in her newest book, “Hope Nation.” Details 

ko-the-leaversLiterary Superstars Shine In Huntsville For National Book Award Festival

The National Book Awards Festival brings this year’s featured authors, Jason Reynolds, Danez Smith and Lisa Ko to campus Monday, April 16. Details

cityHOME1City Spotlight To Launch Spring Season

“City Spotlight,” Sam Houston State University’s student-produced television show, will begin airing for the spring semester on KSHU-TV, Channel 7, on Wednesday, March 21, at 4 p.m. Details

David.R.BrooksTexas Bankers Hall Of Fame Honors Five

The selection committee of the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame announced the selection of David S. Barnard, H. Gary Blankenship, David R. Brooks, the late Walter G. Hall, and Jill Sharp Vaughan as the 2018 Honorees. Details 

Provo1Horticulture Club To Compete In Landscape Competition

Nine SHSU Horticulture Club students will spend Spring Break demonstrating their talents at the 42nd Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, March 14-17 in Graham, North Carolina. Details

P1 Press ReleaseHOME1Non-Profit Professional To Speak About Career

Shelly Millwee, Deputy Executive Director for the American Heart Association in Houston, will provide insight on her career in non-profit and corporate communicationsDetails

McWilliamsEvent Industry Honors SHSU Director of University Events With Award

Charlene McWilliams received a 2018 Texas Star Award for "Best Event for a Non-Profit Organization" Details

TALAhomeSHSU Selected To Host Texas Academic Leadership Academy

Beginning this summer, the intensive, year-long leadership development experience will enhance aspiring leaders’ capacities to address the complexities of higher education leadership. Details

Don_Stockton11Five Recognized For Distinguished Careers In Education

The Distinguished Educator of the Year recipients were honored on March 3, in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom for their demonstrated expertise and outstanding service in the classroom, school, district and community. Details 

Ivey TCEA.HOME1COE Doctoral Candidate Named Technology Administrator Of The Year

Kyle Ivey, a doctoral candidate for the Instructional Systems Design and Technology Program, was recognized as the “Technology Administrator of the Year” by the Texas Computer Education Association for 2018. Details 

SMMC.jpg11SHSU Financial Literacy Program Earns Top Rank

The Student Money Management Center at SHSU was ranked No. 5 out of the Top 50 Financial Literacy Programs of 2018 by LendEDU. Details 


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