Congressman Kevin Brady at SHSU's nursing lab

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady learns how the Sim Man equipment is used in SHSU's nursing classes at The Woodlands Center during a visit on Monday. Answering his questions were nursing school director Anne Stiles and lab coordinator Ivan Najera.  — Photo by Brian Blalock


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Phillip LyonsLyons Named Criminal Justice Dean, Director

Phillip Lyons, professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, has been named dean of the university’s College of Criminal Justice and director of its affiliated Criminal Justice Center, effective Sept. 1. The announcement was made today by SHSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Jaimie Hebert. Details.




Prof Receives State Association's Mentoring AwardMadhusudan Choudhary

For his work with dozens of graduate and undergraduate students in the SHSU Department of Biological Sciences, Madhusudan Choudhary recently was recognized as the recipient of 2013-2014 Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology Faculty Mentoring Award. This recognition also includes a $1,000 cash award. Details

Release Party Scheduled For Student-Created Book

“The Enemy Within Never Did Without: German and Japanese Prisoners of War at Camp Huntsville, 1942-1945,” published by Texas Review Press at SHSU and written by 10 Sam Houston State University graduate history students, examines the story of Camp Huntsville, one of the first and largest POW camps constructed in America during World War II. Details

SHSU Recognized For Promotional Efforts 

Sam Houston State University's promotional and advancement efforts have earned the university four Communicator Awards of Distinction by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, as well as three awards by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Details



SHSU Alumnus Named To Board Of RegentsAlan Tinsley

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Alan Tinsley, a Sam Houston State University alumnus from Madisonville, to serve as a member of the Texas State University System Board of Regents. His term will expire Feb. 1, 2021. Details

Researcher and microscopeInternal Grant Recipients Announced

Twenty faculty members who have shown the beginnings of excellence in innovative projects have been selected to receive internal research grants. The program through which they were named is overseen by the Office of Researchand Sponsored Programs. Details.




New Lecture Series Focuses On ‘Innovating Police’Serpas and Hoover

The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas has launched a new Distinguished Lecture Series in honor of a longtime supporter that will present innovative and practical ideas to law enforcement agencies on policing in the 21st century. Details



Alumni To Address More Than 2,100 Spring GraduatesRonald Koska

Houston marketing and advertising chief executive officer Cindy Marion will address Friday (May 8) candidates at 9:30 a.m. for the College of Business Administration and at 2:30 p.m. for the Colleges of Education and Health Sciences. Sales CEO Ronald “Ron” Koska will speak at Saturday’s (May 9) exercises, at 9:30 a.m. for the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences and Sciences and at 2:30 p.m. for the Colleges of Criminal Justice and Fine Arts and Mass Communication. Details

Leadercast 2015 To Highlight 'Brave Ones'The Brave Ones

Sam Houston State University will host the 2015 Leadercast “The Brave Ones” on Friday (May 8), filled with such speakers who have demonstrated bravery as Malala Yousafzai, Peyton Manning and Rudy Giuliani. Early bird registration ends March 31. Details

Oliver Goes Three For Three With PublicationsWill Oliver

Willard M. Oliver, professor of criminal justice at Sam Houston State University, recently published his third co-authored/co-edit book in the past three months. The publications include a book on federal law enforcement agencies, an encyclopedia of drugs in American society and a volume on homeland security. Details

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