Outgoing Miss Sam Houston Jizyah Shorts crowns Chandler Berryhill, a junior early-education major from Tarkington, as the 2017 Miss Sam Houston Thursday night during the pageant in the LSC Ballroom. As Miss Sam Houston Berryhill receives a $1,000 educational award, a meal plan courtesy of Aramark and will represent SHSU in the 2017 Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant. Her sponsoring student organization, Alpha Chi Omega, receives a $500 award. —Photo by Brian Blalock

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SHSU Update

For Week Of Feb. 19

AwningOfSticksSmRegents Hold Quarterly Meeting In Austin

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has given the go-ahead for the separation of the existing Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology into two departments. Details.

Administrator, Former Prof Named To CHSS Wall Of Honor R. Koeninger

College of Humanities and Social Sciences associate dean and professor of psychology Amos Jerry Bruce and the late Rupert C. Koeninger will be honored on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. in CHSS Building Room C070. Details

Modern Society Reflected In SHSU's ‘As You Like It’  UTC

The SHSU production, directed by theatre professor Thomas Prior, takes place in 1989 Prague in the midst of the Velvet Revolution and will be presented in the University Theatre Center’s Erica Starr Theatre Wednesday through Saturday (Feb. 22-25) at 8 p.m., with an additional 2 p.m. showing on Saturday. Details

Cajun Mardi Gras Festival Set For Feb. 23CajunMardiGras100

Sam Houston State University will highlight the music and culture of Mardi Gras featuring the Jambalaya Cajun Band, Grammy nominee D. L. Menard and Cajun historian Terry Thibodeaux. Details.

SHSU Team Wins First History Challenge BowlChallengeBowl100

Sam Houston State University won the first American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl on Jan. 28 in Houston by presenting speeches and answering various questions over history topics. Details.

Reading To Celebrate Publication Of Prof’s Book Lantz_B&W

Nick Lantz, assistant professor of English at Sam Houston State University and newly appointed editor of the Texas Review, will read from his latest book of poetry, “You, Beast,” on Tuesday (Feb. 21) at 5:30 p.m. in Austin Hall. Details

Husband, Wife Duo To 'Reflect' In Concert Graisers

Sam Houston State University will host husband and wife duo Brian and Alaina Graiser for the faculty recital "REFLECT harp+percussion" on Saturday (Feb. 18) at 7:30 p.m. in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Details

LEMIT Launches Fire Marshals Program Fire Marshals

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University is partnering with the Texas Fire Marshals’ Association to provide the first executive development program in the nation. Details

Council To Host Professional Development Conference SC pdc logo

SHSU’s Staff Council will host its annual Professional Development Conference on March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center. Registration is now open through Talent Management and will remain open until March 1. The conference is free to all staff. Details

CapitalCampaignKickoffSmSHSU Launches $125 Million Capital Campaign

“Honoring Traditions. Creating Futures” targets fundraising for: academic support and student enrichment; funding for the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program and program enhancement for health sciences; a facility upgrade at Gibbs Ranch for agricultural sciences; and a Westside Complex renovation at Bowers Stadium for athletics. Details.

Officials Design Mental Health Training Model At SHSU CJ Building

The Correctional Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State University hosted a group representing county jails, mental health professionals and federal partners to develop a model training initiative for jail detention officers in the State of Texas to address better mental health issues in their facilities. Details

Weeklong Events To Explore Bearkats' Financial 'Life' FLW SMMC logo

Sam Houston State University’s Student Money Management Center will guide students on how to handle the financial ones through a series of workshops and presentations during the ninth annual Financial Literacy Week, Feb. 20-23. The week will include 10 workshops and presentations, one movie night and one game night. Details

Richard Eglsaer Eglsaer Named SHSU Provost

SHSU President Dana Hoyt announced today that Richard Eglsaer has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective Feb. 1. Eglsaer has been serving as interim provost since July 1, 2016, and was associate vice provost prior to that appointment. Details.

Country, Rap Artists Highlight Sammypalooza Concert Lineup A$AP Ferg

Sam Houston State University will welcome the Eli Young Band and A$AP Ferg on March 29 for the spring Sammypalooza concert series. Student tickets will be available on Feb. 15 at Johnson Coliseum Box Office No. 2. Public tickets will go on sale for $20 on March 8. Details

SHSU To Offer Language, Culture Courses In The Woodlands SHblock100

To help those who wish to become more proficient in English, Sam Houston State University will offer Language and Culture Classes starting March 20 at SHSU’s The Woodlands Center campus. Details

Woodforest To Serve As Invitational Sponsor WoodforestBearkatSm

Woodforest National Bank has partnered with Sam Houston State and the Department of Athletics to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament, which will take place on June 5 at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands. Details.

February Events To Honor Black HistoryMLK7100

Sam Houston State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will celebrate Black History Month during February to highlight the achievements of black Americans and observe issues still present within society. Details.

Math Professor Named TSUS Faculty FellowBrianLoftMugSm

Brian Loft, associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, has been chosen for a new Texas State UniversitySystem program with the goal of finding innovative strategies to improve student success across the system. Details.

SHSU Charter System Prepares For Fall Opening RonnyKnox100

In the year since the Sam Houston Charter School was authorized by the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a lot of headway has been made to develop a system that will benefit both the students of Sam Houston State University, as well as the elementary-aged students who will attend the open-enrollment schools. Details



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