Arbor Day

SHSU students, faculty and staff came together to celebrate Texas Arbor Day on Thursday by planting trees on the east side of the Newton Gresham Library. —Photo by Brian Blalock



SHSU Update

For Week of March 29



Appeals Court To Hold Arguments At SHSUTexas

The 10th Court of Appeals will hear arguments on April 1 on the possession of marijuana, a wrongful death, a university’s alleged student code of conduct rule violation, and trade secret violations during their annual appearance on the Sam Houston State University campus. Details.  

Conference To Update Public On Technology IssuesJohn Perry Barlow

In a fast-paced world, the technology that surrounds us is constantly changing.  For those who are looking to learn about these changes, the 2nd Annual Sam Houston Association of Computer Scientists Future Tech Conference, April 10-11, might present the perfect opportunity. Details

Leadercast 2015 To Highlight 'Brave Ones'The Brave Ones

Sam Houston State University will host the 2015 Leadercast “The Brave Ones” on Friday (May 8), filled with such speakers who have demonstrated bravery as Malala Yousafzai, Peyton Manning and Rudy Giuliani. Early bird registration ends March 31. Details

Oliver Goes Three For Three With PublicationsWill Oliver

Willard M. Oliver, professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, recently published his third co-authored/co-edit book in the past three months. The publications include a book on federal law enforcement agencies, an encyclopedia of drugs in American society and a volume on homeland security. Details

Groups 'Pump It Up' For Sexual Assault Awareness high heeled shoe

The Criminal Justice Graduate Student Organization is teaming up with Lambda Alpha Epsilon and the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with Sam Houston State University’s inaugural Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event on Wednesday (April 1) from 3-5 p.m. outside of the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. Details. 

Fourth Event To Recall Lives Of Lost BearkatsRaven's Call statue

The Orange Keys will lead in the official remembrance of the recently departed faculty members, as well as other “fallen” Bearkats, during its fourth annual Raven’s Call on April 17, at noon in front of the Ron and Ruth Blatchley Bell Tower. Details

'Great Colleges' Survey Deadline Is April 13great colleges logo

Faculty and staff who are randomly selected to participate in the 2015 "Great Colleges To Work For" survey have until April 13 to voice their opinions online. The email indicating those who were selected to participate this year will come from ModernThink. Details

Theatre Department Wins Big At Regional Festivalactor

Sam Houston State University’s Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre recently received 15 regional and five national awards for its production of Sophie Treadwell’s “Machinal” at the weeklong Region VI Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in San Angelo. Details

SHSU Recognized As ‘Tree Campus USA’girl planting tree

The Arbor Day Foundation has honored Sam Houston State University as a 2014 Tree Campus USA for its commitment to sound urban forest management.  Details.

SHSU Ranked First In Post-Graduation EmploymentCareer Fair attendees

Sam Houston State University has been ranked first in the state for having graduates employed following graduation.  The SHSU Career Services Office offers a number of programs to help students prepare for entering the workforce. Details.

‘Terrorist’s Son’ To Discuss Peace At SHSUZak Ebrahim

Two-time TED Talk speaker Zak Ebrahim will share his stories and experiences of growing up as the son of a terrorist and his path he took in practicing preaching the message of peace on April 7. Details

Award Winning Filmmaker To Speak On April 1Dawn Porter

Lawyer-turned-filmmaker Dawn Porter will be the featured speaker at the SHSU Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on April 1 in the Mafrige Auditorium of the Smith-Hutson Business Building. Her award-winning documentary, “Gideon’s Army,” will be shown in the auditorium at 2 p.m. prior to her lecture at 3:30. Details.

Bill WatrousFestival To Celebrate Jazz Experience

Two days of jazz will swing in full force on Friday and Saturday (March 27-28) as music talent from across the state takes to the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center stage for the 57th annual SHSU Bill Watrous Jazz Festival. Details.



Professor LecturesProgram Gives Students Law School 'Experience'

The SHSU Center For Law, Engagement, And Politics—in conjunction with the South Texas College of Law—recently gave pre-law students the opportunity to participate in a simulated law class through its “Mock Law Class.” Details.



Taylor Price on bareback broncSHSU Grad Wins $600,000 In Rodeo Competition

Former Bearkat rodeo team member Taylor Price won the bareback bronc riding competition at The American Rodeo at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Sunday.  He defeated the world's top 10 bareback bronc riders.  See the Huntsville Item story here.



Rocket and KeelerSHSU, Rockets Match Up For Second Annual Event

Sam Houston State University students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join in on the fun as the Houston Rockets take on the Minnesota Timberwolves for “SHSU Night with the Houston Rockets” at Houston’s Toyota Center on March 27. Details.

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