2015 Banker Hall of Fame Recipients

Five individuals who have made significant contributions to the bankig industry were inducted into the 2015 Texas Bankers Hall of Fame in the LSC Ballroom on Thursday evening.  Pictured (from left): F. Scott Dueser; James Stein, who accepted the award for his father, the late LeRoy Stein; Chair of the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at SHSU James Bexley; John W. Wright; Charles T. "Chuck" Doyle; and Robert E. Marling Jr. — Photo by Brian Blalock


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Folk Festival To Celebrate Texas Frontierfflogo

The Sam Houston State Memorial Museum will host the 28th annual Gen. Sam Houston Folk Festival, celebrating the lives of the Houston family by taking visitors to 1800s Huntsville, Friday through Sunday (May 1-3). The three-day event offers a variety of historical and cultural experiences for visitors of every age. Details



Global Center To Celebrate World Press Freedom Day

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Texas Native and journalist Austin Tice has been missing since 2012. GCJD will celebrate World Press Freedom Day on April 29-30 to pay tribute to journalists like Tice who are missing, have been wounded or lost their lives in the line of duty. 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

Faculty, Staff Show Financial Support For SHSUKathy Gilcrease and Dana Hoyt

Sam Houston State University faculty and staff contributed more than $234,000 during the active phase of the SHSU Faculty/Staff Annual Fund Campaign this academic year. Results of the campaign were announced at a recognition luncheon held March 5 in the Peabody Library, during which volunteers were applauded for their efforts. 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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