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.
For Week Of Feb. 7
- Journalist To Discuss 'Blue Bell Famine'
- Sorority To Promote Healthy Relationships
- Fair To Connect Students, Local Organizations
- Master’s Candidate To Share Mexican Culture In Performance
- Organization To Ring In Chinese New Year
- Prof Appointed To Sexual Assault Prevention Board
- Prof Named As Finalist For Achievement Award
- Report Studies Title IX, Campus Sexual Assault
- Today@Sam Seeks Experts, Story Ideas
Pianist Earns Top Honors At Concerto Competition
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
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 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
With 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
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
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.
Prison 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
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 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
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
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.
SHSU 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.
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