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SHSU Update



Event To Showcase Exotic, Native Animal Collectionsarmadillo

The Sam Houston State Natural History Collection will bring some of its “flashiest” holdings to the Huntsville Public Library on July 6 for a “show-and-tell” event. Enthusiasts can see, touch and learn about the pelts, skulls and bones of exotic and native animals from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Details

Study Investigates Parent-Child Visitation In PrisonMelinda Tasca

Two-thirds of those children report having negative experiences such as fear, anger, anxiety, and related reactions, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice by Melinda Tasca, assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology at Sam Houston State University. Details

Business Major To Compete In Miss TexasAvery Carrier

Miss Sam Houston Avery Carrier will step out on stage and represent Sam Houston State University at the Miss Texas pageant, culminating on Saturday (July 4) in Richardson. Details

Four Selected For Faculty Excellence Awards Conroy and Chapman

The 2015 Faculty Excellence Award recipients include Karen Miller, Academic Community Engagement; Mary Alice Conroy, Service; Scott Chapman, Scholarly and Artistic Accomplishment; and Nancy Baker, Teaching. Details.

Austin Interns End Session On High NoteSadie McLaughlin

Following five months in Austin, the eight participants in Sam Houston State University’s Austin Internship program approached their final day of work with bittersweet feelings. Their final day, however, turned out to be more sweet than bitter, involving a meeting with Gov. Greg Abbott and receiving recognition from the House floor. Details

Woodforest Donates $100,000 To Banking Programwoodforest donation

Woodforest Bank's donation to Sam Houston State University will sponsor the Bank Executives and Directors Seminar and Golf Tournament, which provides scholarships to banking students and support for the programs under the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking. Details

Four Recognized With Staff Excellence AwardsBentsen and Barrett

This year’s recipients include Kelly Bentsen, ERP analyst IV for IT@Sam; Megan Hobbs Barrett, assistant to the art department chair; Lisa Langlais, administrative associate II for the department of mathematics and statistics; and Edward “Bubba” Miller, rodeo coach in the department of agricultural sciences and engineering technology. Details

Study Identifies Partner Violence Victims BarriersLisa Muftic

Texas has a shortage of beds for survivors of intimate partner violence, and although alternatives may be offered, survivors may find themselves isolated from much-needed services, such as crisis intervention, legal advocacy, support groups, medical advocacy, individual counseling and others, according to a study by the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University. Details

Museum Offers Free Admission Through Blue Star Program

bluestarFor the fifth year, the Sam Houston Memorial Museum is joining more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission throughout the summer to military personnel and their families in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. Details



Lyons Named Criminal Justice Dean, DirectorPhillip Lyons

Phillip Lyons, professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, has been named dean of the university’s College of Criminal Justice and director of its affiliated Criminal Justice Center, effective Sept. 1. The announcement was made today by SHSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jaimie Hebert. Details.




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