Faculty Staff Picnic Spring 2016

Faculty and staff gathered for the spring 2016 Faculty/Staff Picnic, hosted by President Hoyt, on Friday. The picnic is held each semester in appreciation for the work that is done throughout the year. —Photo by Brian Blalock

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SHSU Update

For Week Of April 24





Art Exhibitions To Wrap Up Spring Semesterartwork

More than two dozen Sam Houston State University art students will end the semester by highlighting the work they’ve spent 16 weeks completing during two exhibits next week; they include the graduating seniors show May 2-7 in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery and the "Huntsville Narratives" show May 4 through June 6 in the Satellite Gallery. Details

Prof Celebrates Shakespeare With International Performances 

Thomas Prior, associate professor of theatre at Sam Houston State University, is nearing the end of a three-month faculty development leave, during which he has directed and acted in a play with the Prague Shakespeare Company. Details


Readings To Highlight Grad Student, Alumni Work Wynne Home

After a semester of weekly meetings in the dining room of the Wynne Home Arts Center, the graduate students in Scott Kaukonen’s fiction writing workshop will invite the public to listen to their work before all depart for the summer. Readings will be on Monday (May 2), Thursday (May 5) and on May 9, all at 6 p.m. Details.


'College 101:' Making The Most Of Your Summer Dawine Bergeron

With summer vacation approaching, a lot of students have one thing on their mind—money. MarCom student writer Dawine Bergeron uses her experiences to share with students how summer internships can be valuable not only through compensation but also in experiences that can help them with their career potential. Details

Study Finds Laws Protecting Child Witnesses Lack Uniformity

Ashley Fansher"The Child as Witness: Evaluating State Statutes on the Courts Most Vulnerable Population” explores differences in state laws regarding testimony by child witnesses and victims, as well as recommends model policies to address the rights of children. Details

College To Recognize Finest During Honors Day Dean Phillip Lyons

The College of Criminal Justice's annual Honors Day activities on Thursday (April 28) will include the Sundial Ceremony, which recognizes fallen CJ graduates; an Honors Convocation, which recognizes outstanding students and presents scholarships; and a Leadership Luncheon, during which two alumni will receive some of the college's highest awards. Details

Brian JordanHistory Prof Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Congratulations to Brian Jordan, whose book, "Marching Home," has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History. “We are beyond thrilled that Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan and his important work on a neglected aspect of Civil War history have been recognized by the Pulitzer committee," said Abbey Zink, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. "Brian exemplifies the teacher-scholar model to which we aspire in the college.” Learn more about Jordan and his book here.

Bearkats Recognized During 22nd Sammy Awards Alexis Gonzales and Brad Ertl

Twenty-seven Sam Houston State University students, student organizations, faculty and staff members were honored for their service and leadership at SHSU on Wednesday night. To see a list of winners, click here

Three To Speak At Spring Graduation Ceremonies State Rep. Will Metcalf

Sam Houston State University will inaugurate its first commencement season featuring three ceremonies with three speakers whose work has had an impact on the city, region and state. They include Brad Livingston, Will Metcalf and Walter Fitzgerald. Details




CJ Prof To Discuss New Book On Mexican Cartels Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones, Sam Houston State University assistant professor of security studies, recently published his first book based on his dissertation research on drug cartels and government interventions in the drug trade in Mexico. Details

Report Recommends Ways To Break Violence Cycle Leana Bouffard

Victims of domestic violence are hindered from leaving their abusers by internal and external factors, including the response of the criminal justice system, fear, perceived control, and self-esteem, according to the latest report from the Crime Victims’ Institute at Sam Houston State University. Details



Jaimie HebertHebert To Leave For Georgia

SHSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jaimie Hebert will leave Huntsville this summer to assume the presidency of Georgia Southern University. Associate Provost Richard Eglsaer will serve as interim provost while the university conducts a search to fill the position. Details.


Professors Awarded China Studies Fellowship Susan Reichelt

Sam Houston State University professors Susan Reichelt and Miguel Zuniga will spend three weeks immersing themselves in the Chinese culture in order to incorporate those experiences into their classroom teaching thanks to the China Studies Institute Zhi-Xing China Academic Leaders Fellowship award. Details


SHSU Parking To Add Convenience With NuPark parking lot

 Beginning this fall, Sam Houston State University’s Office of Parking and Transportation will offer a number of new parking services online and via the new SHSU parking mobile app. Details

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