Pirkle Construction

Construction continues on the Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center, which, when completed, will house the SHSU Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences. The 53,500-square-foot building will include an innovation lab; classrooms for electronics, robotics and sustainable energy; other new classrooms and labs; and office suites.  — Photo by Brian Blalock.

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SHSU Update

For Week Of Feb. 7




Pianist Earns Top Honors At Concerto CompetitionEduard Gavril

Pianist and graduate student Eduard Gavril earned first prize at the Sam Houston State University School of Music’s annual Concerto Competition Jan. 13. Eduard, originally from Romania, is currently studying collaborative piano under associate professor Ilonka Rus-Edery. Details

Events To Continue 'Enrique's Journey' In Spring Enrique's Journey cover

The Sam Houston State University Common Reader Program will initiate for the first time a second series of programming and contests to continue the discussion about the Honduran boy who quests to find his mother after she immigrated to the United States 11 years before. Activities include three presentations on topics related to the book's themes, as well as essay and art contests—which award scholarships—and a daily social media contest. Details

Vaughn Named Fellow For Prestigious CJ Group Michael Vaughn

Michael S. Vaughn, professor of criminal justice and criminology, recently was named a fellow by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, a prestigious honor bestowed upon only three other faculty members in the Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice over the 35-year history of the award. Details

Study To Develop New Forensic Methods For DNA Cases

Sheree Hughes-StammWith the National Institute of Justice funding, Sheree Hughes-Stamm, SHSU assistant professor of forensic science, and Bruce Budowle, of the Institute of Applied Genetics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, will investigate the best methods for extracting DNA from decomposed remains for next-generation DNA sequencing. Details

Jazz Ensemble To Perform At House Of Blues ensemble

Sam Houston State University’s Jazz Ensemble will join legendary jazz trombonist Bill Watrous in a performance on Monday (Feb. 8) at 6 p.m. at the House of Blues in Houston. Details




Professor, Alumnus Named To CHSS Wall Of Honor Frank Fair

The Sam Houston State University College of Humanities and Social Sciences will recognize two individuals whose service and accomplishments are exemplars for the college during the 2016 Wall of Honor ceremony on Feb. 19. Details

Melinda TascaPrison Visitation, Recidivism Study Earns Funding

A study funded by the National Science Foundation will explore whether prison visitation can help reduce recidivism rates and if there are gender, racial, and ethnic differences in these patterns. Details

Student Projects Sought For Research Symposium URS presenter

Undergraduate students from all disciplines are invited to submit their research, scholarship and creative project ideas for the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The registration deadline for abstracts is March 15, and two informational sessions will be Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. Details

Pilates Class To Bring Community, Students Together pilates

“Pilates for Everyone” is part of SHSU’s Academic Community Engagement program and will be led by junior musical theatre major Jonathan Robinson and senior dance major Sara Aguirre-Valdez. The classes will meet every Tuesday between Jan. 26 and March 1 in the Huntsville Public Library Community Room, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. Classes are free and open to the public. Details

Grant Provides Funding For Support Program group therapy room at SHCC

Students who find themselves struggling with maintaining sobriety while in college will soon have a new outlet through which to seek support, thanks to a $5,000 grant recently awarded to Sam Houston State University’s counseling services. Details

COBA Profs Earn 'Distinguished' Title Jim Bexley

Professors in the Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration James Bexley and Balasundram Maniam have been recognized for their scholarship and service to SHSU with the title of “Distinguished Professor.” Details

SH Online logoSHSU Online Education Programs Recognized Again

For the fifth consecutive year, SHSU has earned impressive national recognition in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of online education programs. Also, in addition to the five categories in which SHSU was recognized last year, the university has placed in a new category. Details.

Medical, Allied Health Awarded Second Grant jamp attendees

The $20,000 Texas Joint Admission Medical Program grant, which was awarded to the Sam Houston State University College of Health Sciences for the second consecutive year, will assist with SHSU’s second annual JAMP Camp, which is offered to 20 economically disadvantaged, highly qualified students interested in pursuing a medical career. Details




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