Casino night

Students unwound after their first day of class with a little "gambling," courtesy of Student Activities's annual Casino Night, Wednesday evening in the LSC Ballroom To see a list of other upcoming Welcome Week events, click here.  — Photo by Brian Blalock

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SHSU Update

For Week Of Aug. 31



College To Partner With Old Town Theatre 

theatreSam Houston State University's College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication is teaming up with Old Town Theatre to provide cultural events and performances in the heart of Huntsville’s downtown square. Details



Faculty Honored During Annual Academic Awards Dinner

Sam Houston State University faculty members who have obtained outstanding achievements and have reached significant milestones in their careers during the past year were recognized during the 11th annual Academic Awards Dinner on Tuesday evening (Aug. 25) in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom. Details

CJ Welcome Week To Introduce College Activitiesscales of justice

The College of Criminal Justice will welcome students back to the fall semester and introduce students to the many opportunities offered in the College of Criminal Justice with a series of events beginning on Monday (Aug. 31). Details. 

Six Recognized For Distinguished Accomplishments, Service

Ashley StephensFour SHSU alumni who have made names for themselves in business, the NFL and politics, and two alumni whose service to their alma mater and their communities is distinguished in itself, will be recognized during this year’s homecoming festivities with the SHSU Distinguished Alumni and SHSU Service Awards. Details

Bowling Coach To Head To Italy For World Deaf Championship

Brad HagenSam Houston State University’s Brad Hagen is headed to Europe as one of the coaches of Team USA for the World Deaf Bowling Championships Aug. 20-30 in Bologna, Italy. Hagen, who directs the Bearkats women’s bowling program, and Lindy Decker-Heilman, of Pennsylvania, have been selected to coach the squad by the USA Deaf Sports Federation. Details

SHSU, UT Tyler Sign Engineering AgreementJaimie Hebert

Through the agreement, SHSU students will be able to begin their study in Huntsville taking lower-level courses through SHSU’s engineering technology program and complete their engineering degree with The University of Texas at Tyler, at either the main campus or through the course offerings at the UT Tyler Houston Engineering Center. Details

TSUS logoRegents Approve Purchases, Recognize Professor 

The Texas State University System Board of Regents authorized the purchase of two pieces of land, adopted a resolution recognizing 2015 Piper Professor Joyce McCauley and extended the contract for the Raven Nest Golf Course lease during the board’s quarterly meeting in Alpine on Aug. 14. Details

'Welcome Week' Events To Kick Off Fall Semesterbearkat

Students returning to campus for the fall semester can get the full Sam Houston State University experience, with activities ranging from sports, to service, to celebrating the various forms of campus diversity, all held the week of Aug. 22-30. Details



Division Recognized Nationally For DiversityFrank Parker

Sam Houston State University's Student Services division has stood out in a national survey for its workplace diversity, equitable staffing practices and supportive work environment and has been listed as one of 14 "2015 Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs at Research Institutions." Details

SHSU Nursing Grads Rank High In National Test

SHSU's May 2015 nursing graduates had a 97 percent first-time National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses pass rate, significantly higher than the most recent state and national pass rate. Details.

Program Allows Students To Research With Top Profs

SHSU's math and statistics department is currently hosting its second Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Fourteen college students from across the nation were selected to participate in the NSF-funded activity, which is designed to strengthen America's pool of mathematicians and scientists. Details


SHSU Named Great Workplace For Sixth Year

Not only is Sam Houston State University a “great name in education,” but also for the sixth consecutive year it has been named one of the best universities in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Details.

Dance Profs To Bring ‘Storm Front’ To Houstondancers in Storm Front

Two Sam Houston State University professors and their NobleMotion Dance company will take Houston by storm, presenting two nights of “ferocious,” “cutting-edge” programming at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall. “Storm Front: Experience the Elements” will be presented Aug. 28-29 at 7:30 on both evenings. Details

Family Weekend Scheduled For Sept. 25-27family weekend logo

Families of Sam Houston State University’s more than 19,000 students are invited to participate in the spirit, pride and tradition of campus life Sept. 25-27 during this year’s Bearkat Family Weekend. Details

SHSU Parking Challenges...No Pain, No Gain (Part 2)

Part 1 outlines the changes that are coming up in the fall.  In this article, some of the solutions under consideration to help commuters in Fall 2016 and the future are offered. Details.

Barbie doll with parking ticketSHSU Parking Challenges...No Pain, No Gain (Part 1)

Just like other universities with a commuter population, SHSU has its share of parking woes. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix and some decisions have been made that are necessary but are not going to be popular. However, the Parking and Transportation Office is offering some ways to ease the pain. Details.


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