The Japanese Magnolia trees on the west side of Austin Hall began their annual late winter bloom this week. After several weeks of cloudy and misty conditions, measureable rainfall is expected to return to the Huntsville area starting Tuesday evening and continuing for the next several days. -Photo by Brian Blalock

SHSU Stories

essayHOMEEssay Contest Supports Student Service

The Academic Success Center is hosting an essay contest for students demonstrating the theme “The Measure of a Life is its Service.” Details 

CHSSWall.HOME1Four Named To CHSS Wall Of Honor

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences honored four individuals on Feb. 16 who brought distinction and honor to the college through their accomplishments and service. Details 

Award-Winning Author To Discuss Korean TensionsSuzyKimBook100

Sam Houston State University will host Suzy Kim, an award-winning historian on North Korea, on February 23 at 10 a.m. in Academic Building IV Olson Auditorium Room 220. Details

HOMELadyWindmere1Oscar Wilde Play Explores The Amusing Life Of Victorian High Society

 “Lady Windermere's Fan” presented by SHSU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre, runs Feb. 21-24.  Details

TAFEHOMEStudent Organization To Host Teaching Summit

Sam Houston State University and its chapter of the Texas Associate of Future Educators (TAFE) will host the 34th Annual Teach Tomorrow Summit on Feb. 15-17. Details 

AFrica World100SHSU Encourages Discussions Of Diversity Through Documentary Filmmaking

Coinciding with Black History Month, Sam Houston State University will host the Africa World Documentary Film Festival to promote the experiences and culture of the people of Africa, in a Pan-African context, Feb. 15-16. Details 

ThankaDonorHOME1SHSU Holds Annual ‘Thank A Donor Day’

Sam Houston State University’s Annual Giving office will join more than 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month on “Thank a Donor Day,” Wednesday, Feb. 28, by encouraging students to sign thank you cardsand send shout outs to SHSU's donors from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center mall area. Details 

Lets Talk 2018HOME.1Inspiring Conversations To Raise Money For Scholarships In “LET’S TALK!”

Sam Houston State University celebrates the art of conversation on March 22 with “LET’S TALK!,” a fundraising event that offers entertaining and interactive “face time” with a host of diverse conversational leaders. Details  

Beeler_HOME1Leap Center, Princeton Review To Host Practice LSAT

The LEAP Center is partnering with the Princeton Review on Feb. 24 to host a free practice LSAT test given under test-day conditions for students interested in attending law school. Details 

Campus Traffic Flow Changes To Begin Over Spring Breaktraffic home

Traffic flow changes are scheduled to begin over spring break.  Due to new campus construction and a tremendous increase in pedestrians and vehicles, a number of streets will be rerouted to one-way in order to provide the safest method of vehicular and pedestrian movement. Details

Bocskor2 Democracy Coach Returns To Campus For Civic-Engagement Workshop

Nancy Bocskor, a specialist in women’s political leadership, fundraising and non-profits, will be hosted by the LEAP Center to speak, Feb. 19 and 20. Details 

Latino_SuccessHOME1SHSU Identified As National Leader For Latino Student Success

Sam Houston State University has been named one of the top ten performing institutions in the country for Latino students out of 613 institutions surveyed. Details 

Cajun Festival To Explore Culture, MusicCajun Festival jpg

For the 16th year, Sam Houston State University will celebrate Cajun culture for the annual Spring Cajun Festival on Feb. 8 starting at 6 p.m. in Evans Building Room 105. Details

raynieatURShome1Undergrads Reap The Rewards Of Research

On April 28, students are invited to participate in Sam Houston State University’s Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities building. Details

ruralTexashomeProposed College Aims To Improve Texas’ Rural Healthcare “Report Card”

With limited access to medical care, high rates of fatal heart disease and stroke and sky-high uninsured rates, Texas received a “D-.”  Details

Nicole Home1Financial Literacy Week To Teach Students A, B, C’s Of ‘Adulting’

The Student Money Management Center will host its Tenth Annual Financial Literacy Week Feb. 19-22, in the Lowman Student Center. Details 

mock law HOME jpegLEAP Center Offers Mock Law School Class

Students interested in going to law school or for those that have questions about how law school classes differ from undergraduate classes, can attend a simulated law school class on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 6 - 7:15 p.m. Details

Study Abroad HOME1 International Ph.D. Grads Contribute to American Universities, Research

Over the last two decades, dozens of international students came to the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University to earn a degree. Following graduation, almost half of these students stayed in the U.S. to teach or conduct research. Details 

BrittanyHayesHayes Named Researcher of Year by ASC Division of Victimology

Assistant Professor Brittany Hayes of the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology was named the 2017 Faculty Researcher of the Year by the American Society of Criminology Division of Victimology. Details 

Film Screenings To Explore Municipal FraudACFEmoveposter100A

The Sam Houston State University Office of Compliance and the Accounting Department in the College of Business Administration will present three free film screenings from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25 of “All the Queen’s Horses,” a documentary that takes on the largest municipal fraud case in United States history. Details


3MThomeStudents Sought For ‘Three Minute Thesis’ Contest

Graduate students interested in showcasing their research, while competing for cash prizes, have until Jan. 26 to register for the Office of Graduate Studies’ event.  Details

Lab launchHOMEBiological Sciences Receives Grant From Coastal Chemical

In collaboration with SHSU, Coastal Chemical Company is lending its support to the department of Biological Sciences for more than $100,000 in grant funding, equipment and labor in an attempt to devise a cost-effective and ecofriendly method that would reduce the level of oxygen from natural gas streams. Details 

icsocial.homeLEAP Hosts Ice Cream Social

Students can get the scoop on spring events hosted by the Center for Law, Engagement and Politics (LEAP) by attending an ice cream social on Wed. Jan. 24, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Holcombe room of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Details

tailgSpring Welcome Week Beckons Bearkats Back

The Department of Student Activities will jump start the new year by welcoming students back to campus during Welcome Week: Spring Edition, Jan. 15–19. Details 

BHHOMEStaff Council Selects Spotlight On Staff Winner

Sam Houston State University’s Staff Council’s December Spotlight on Staff winner is, Brad Herget, assistant director of Event Services & Technology. Details

RunyanRunyan Named Dean Of College Of Health Sciences

Sam Houston State University has approved the appointment of Rodney Runyan as dean of the College of Health Sciences. Details 

USNEWSCollege of Criminal Justice Ranked No. 1 for Online Graduate Education

For the second year in a row the College of Criminal Justice has earned the No. 1 position among 60 universities across the country offering online graduate programs in criminal justice. Details

ChadHargraveHOMENew Associate VP Of Research And Sponsored Programs Appointed

Associate Professor of Biology, Chad Hargrave, has been appointed Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs for Sam Houston State University. Details

wellshomeCOE Alumni Honored As School Namesakes

Sam Houston State University College of Education alumni and power couple, Jim and Pam Wells, were commemorated as the namesakes of one of the newest elementary schools in their community of Cypress-Fairbanks. Details

MuseumHOMEResolution Approved For The Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library

The 85th Legislature of the State of Texas approved a resolution introduced by Representative Ernest Bailes for the creation of the Sam Houston Republic of Texas Presidential Library at Sam Houston State University. Details

GoodShepStudent Activities Grows From Giving Back

In the spirit of the season, the Department of Student Activities fostered the gift of giving to the Sam Houston State University community by hosting their annual canned food drive benefitting the Good Shepard Mission of Huntsville at the Tree of Light Ceremony   on Nov. 28. Details

USDA homeBobby Lane Humbled By Excellence In Teaching Award

Professor Lane was honored in a ceremony in Washington D.C at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities where he was recognized as one of the regional United States Department of Agriculture Food and Agriculture Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award recipients. Details

HOMEaronldAg Business Senior To Defend First-Place Title At Top Pro Rodeo Challenge

In defense of his first-place title and $21,000, agricultural business senior Ty Arnold will compete against 33 other contestants in the 2017 Permit Challenge at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dec. 7. Details 

gogreenHOMECampus Goes Green With Campaign To Save Energy

The Go Green campaign is designed to promote efficient energy use. Students are encouraged to save energy across campus through simple acts like turning off lights and adjusting the thermostat to recommended temperatures. Details 

thailand HOMEStudents Embarked Upon 'Trip Of A Lifetime' To Thailand

Students from the College of Education were able to check a mark off of their bucket lists when they traveled to Thailand as a part of a study abroad for education. Details

Tis’ The Season Of Bearkats GivingChristmasTree100

In the spirit of giving, departments across Sam Houston State University are hosting events and programs in order to encourage those on campus to give back to the community. Details

SpectrumHOMEGraphic Design Meets the Stage in Dance Spectrum

Mike Esperanza's creative approach to dance will be featured in the upcoming Dance Spectrum, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2. Details

Award HOMESHSU Leadership Academy Honored With Development And Diversity Award

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities honored Sam Houston State University’s High Potential Employee Leadership Academy with the Leadership Development and Diversity Award. Details

HOME cj building for printCriminal Justice And Criminology Ranked Third Globally

The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology is now ranked third in the world among criminology and penology programs by the Center for World University Rankings. Details 


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