Bearkats share some laughs while dining on hamburgers and Sammy dogs, with all the trimmings, in the Austin Hall Quadrangle during the annual Bearkat Picnic on Friday. —Photo by Brian Blalock

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SHSU Update

For Week of Aug. 28


Bookstore, SHSU Partner With New Program, Scholarships


As the cost of a college education continues to rise, the Sam Houston State University Bookstore is providing students with various methods to alleviate the cost of course materials, through the FacultyEnlight program, new scholarships and textbook price-matching program. Details

BexleyHoytSmOutstanding Faculty Accomplishments Recognized 

Faculty members who attained promotions and tenure, as well as those honored for their remarkable success in the academic profession this year, were recognized during the 12th Annual President's Academic Awards Dinner in the LSC Ballroom on Tuesday evening. See photos here.

Alliance Program Targets Veteran Student Success VANDancy100

To help SHSU’s veteran students in dealing with the predominant issues associated with transitioning back to civilian life, the Veterans Resource Center will deploy a new program this fall that will aid faculty and staff in guiding those students to success. Trainings are scheduled for Sept. 27, Oct. 18 and Nov. 8 via Talent Management. Details

Regents Approve Degree Changes, Recognize Faculty TSUSlogo100

The Texas State University System Board of Regents designated Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking James Bexley as a TSUS Regents' Professor and recognized Piper Professor Award recipient Rowland Miller as a Distinguished Professor of Psychology during its quarterly meeting Aug. 18-19 in Austin. Details

CJ Welcome Week To Introduce College Resources CJfront100

The Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice will highlight the great opportunities that await new and returning students during this year’s “CJ Welcome Week” activities, Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. Details

Triathletes To Train At Ultra-Endurance Pro Camp Nicholas Grahovec

The first university-hosted professional training camp in North America, which will provide specialized services to select triathletes who have either qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in October or have a brutally hot race on the horizon. Details

SHSU Study Explores Honor Crimes in the U.S. BrittanyHayes100

Most so-called honor crimes in the U.S. happen during the process of separation or because the victim had become too westernized, according to new research by a team that includes Sam Houston State University assistant professor of criminal justice and criminology Brittany Hayes. Details


International Expert To Address Conflict Resolution At TWC Berman100

Lee Jay Berman, president of the American Institute of Mediation, will share his expertise in mediation and conflict resolution in two presentations Sept. 1-2 at Sam Houston State University-The Woodlands Center. SHSU staff members can receive Talent Management credit for attending the events. Details

SH ELITE Recognized For 'Excelencia' EliteAlumnus100

For the second consecutive year, the SH ELITE program is one of 20 similar programs from universities across the country to be listed among Excelencia in Education's "Examples of Excelencia" listing, which recognizes organizations in four categories for their work with Latino students. SHSU is the only repeat university in its category. Details.

Book Relives Glory Days Of Texas Prison Rodeo RothConvictBook300

In his latest book, “Convict Cowboys: The Untold Story of the Texas Prison Rodeo,” Mitchel P. Roth documents the annual event, which drew up to 100,000 people a month to Huntsville from 1931-1986. Roth will have a book reading and signing in Huntsville in October. Details

Play To Highlight Drama, Humor Of White House RuffledFlourishes100

Philip G. Warner Endowed Chair Peter Roussel's stage adaptation of his seriocomic novel, “Ruffled Flourishes,” will debut on Saturday (Aug. 27) in two performances in the University Theatre Center's Showcase Theatre. Details

Additional Parking Spaces Coming This Fall parking lot at SHSU

A number of significant changes relating to parking are coming this fall, all with the intent of making the parking experience more positive for those who bring their vehicles to campus during peak operating hours. Details

College Receives NCATE Accreditation Renewal TE-NCATE-DOE

The Sam Houston State University College of Education’s accreditation was recently renewed for seven years, through the fall 2022 semester, through the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards. Details.



Dance Profs To 'Light Up' Stage With 'Alluring' Concert Supernova100

Two Sam Houston State University professors and their NobleMotion Dance company will “light up” the stage, presenting two nights of “jaw-dropping” and “imaginative” programming at the Hobby Center’s Zilkha Hall. Details.







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