Sammy at Firefest

Sammy and a professional fireworks show helped shine some light on the upcoming Battle of the Piney Woods game during the annual FireFest pep rally Thursday night at Bowers Stadium. Kickoff for the SHSU vs SFA game is at 3 p.m. on Saturday at NRG Stadium. Get more details about the game here. — Photo by Michael Ray

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SHSU Update

For Week of Oct. 2


Concert To Pay Tribute To Ralph Mills Ralph Mills

The School of Music’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will pay tribute to the beloved band director and professor, who died in March, in a concert on Thursday (Oct. 6), at 7:30 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Details

Dental Clinic Offers Convenience, Regular Promotions DentistChair

Sam Houston State University’s Dental Office opened in September 2014 as a way for students, faculty and staff to have convenient and quality dental access on campus. The clinic is located within the Student Health Center and offers discounted services and regular promotional specials throughout the year.  Details

British Farce To Offer Peek Behind The Theatre Curtain NoisesOff poster

The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will present "Noises Off" Wednesday through Saturday (Oct. 5-8), with performances at 8 p.m. each day and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, in the University Theatre Center’s Erica Starr Theatre. Details

Poet To Open MFA Reading Series With Book Release Emmy Perez

The Sam Houston State University Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, editing and publishing will host a craft talk and poetry reading with visiting writer Emmy Pérez on the official release day of her book “With the River on Our Face,” on Tuesday (Oct. 4). Details

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The Z1-24 West parking lot near the Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology building has been paved and is now open with 130 new spaces. See flyer for details.

Partnership To Train SHSU Students For Energy Industries Quanta100

A multimillion-dollar partnership established between Sam Houston State University’s Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology and Houston-based Quanta Services will provide a unique opportunity for SHSU students to enhance their leadership abilities and workforce marketability by combining academics with hands-on training in way never before seen. Details

Activities To Focus On ‘Inspiring World, One Peace At A Time’ brad_heckman100

The Sam Houston State University Student Legal and Mediation Services will work to “Inspire the World: One Peace at a Time” through a series of interactive activities designed to equip Bearkats with useful insights and tools to effectively resolve disputes during its fourth annual Conflict Resolution Month events in October. Details

New Program Highlights 'Leading The Sam Way' SHtm100

Sam Houston State University’s Learning Academies @ SHSU has launched a new, annual leadership and mentoring program called “Leading the Sam Way” this semester as part of a strategic university initiative to cultivate emerging leaders among the university’s staff. Details.  

Same-Sex Couples Face Higher Abuse Rates, Fewer Services FranklinCortney100

Research by a professor and doctoral student with the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University has illustrated that sexual minority survivors face higher risks of verbal, physical and sexual abuse due to the increased stress from bias, homophobia and discrimination. Details

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From weather closings to safety issues, SHSU uses a variety of methods through KatSafe to provide alerts and updates on situations affecting the university community. Are you one of the 10,000 individuals on campus who do not have your text messaging number enabled to receive such messages? Details.

College To Kick Off Reading Program With Coates Memoir Coates100

Members of the Bearkat community are invited to dig into “Between the World and Me,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, for a new Diversity Reading Program developed by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’s Diversity Committee. Participants are asked to have read the 176-page memoir by Oct. 11, and free copies are available. Details

Contests To Launch Common Reader Author’s Forum astronautsguide

More than $4,000 is up for grabs in seven contests that ask students to utilize themes in this year's common reading program selection, "An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth," by Col. Chris Hadfield, for competitions for art; poetry/lyrics; classroom design; science communication; freshman essays; YouTube videos; and research posters, as well as a daily social media contest. Details

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Service awards were presented to more than 30 employees in recognition of their dedication to SHSU for 20 years and more during the annual faculty and staff meeting on Sept. 1. Dr. Max Coleman, professor of mathematics, has spent 50 years teaching at Sam Houston State University. Photos.  


Alumni Recognized For Accomplishments, ServiceDukeAustinMug2

Three SHSU alumni who have made a name for themselves in business, entertainment and news, 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 and SHSU Alumni Awards. Details.




Family Weekend To Highlight Campus LifeBFW16100

Bearkat Family Weekend, Oct. 28-30, will actively engage the families of SHSU students and give them a glimpse of campus life, all while showing them their children’s home away from home. The registration deadline to participate in this year's activities is Oct. 11. Details




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