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
For Week Of Aug. 31
- SHSU To Receive National Award For ‘Be The Match’ Organization
- ‘Still Summer’ To Build Memory
- ‘Jeans’ Day To Recognize Genetic Disorder
- SHSU Recognized As Southern ‘Best Bang For Buck’ College
- SBDC Director Named ‘State Star’ For Gulf Coast Region
- Alumni Association To Bus Fans To Piney Woods Game
- Today@Sam Seeks Experts, Story Ideas
College To Partner With Old Town Theatre
Sam 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 Activities
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
Four 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
Sam 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 Agreement
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.
Regents 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 Semester
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 Diversity
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 Houston
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. 25-27
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)
SHSU 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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