Houston Police Officer Don Egdorf, a member of the department’s DWI Task Force, talks to students Friday about drinking and driving, as well as street racing, during lunch at the ninth annual Alcohol and Drug Summit. The summit was hosted by the SHSU Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative.— Photo by Brian Blalock
For Week Of Sept. 14
- Prof To Discuss Bioterrorism For Beto Chair Lecture
- Museum To Join ‘Smithsonian’ For Free Admission Day
- Events To Put Students In Touch With Employers
- Satellite Gallery To Serve As ‘Habitat’ For Alumni Exhibit
- Program To Examine Loan Repayment, Forgiveness Options
- Economics Prof Presents Poverty Research In Germany
- Today@Sam Seeks Fall Calendar Info
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Fiction Writer To Open Fall MFA Reading Series On Sept. 22
The Sam Houston State University Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing, editing, and publishing will welcome critically acclaimed fiction writer Tiphanie Yanique, who will read from her debut novel, “Land of Love and Drowning,” on Monday (Sept. 22). Details.
Academic Awards Dinner Recognizes Achievements
Faculty members reaching milestones in their careers in 2014 were honored during the 10th Annual Academic Awards Dinner on Aug. 26. Photos from the evening are here.
‘Modern-Day Slave’ To Shed Light On ‘Hidden’ Truth
Shyima Hall will recount her days as a modern-day slave in America on Oct. 14, when she visits the Sam Houston State University as the guest speaker for the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy. Details.
Constitution Day To Highlight Controversy Of Court Interpretation
The nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have made a case for themselves as one of the most controversial courts in recent history, issuing decisions that have shocked and led to blistering dissent, even amongst themselves. During Sam Houston State University’s celebration of the document those justices have sworn to uphold, Sept. 17-18, professors will continue to dissect, question and provide historical basis for some of those decisions. Details.
President Hoyt Addresses Faculty, Staff
President Dana G. Hoyt discussed university accomplishments and goals during her annual address to the faculty and staff on Sept. 4. A video of her address and a copy of the presentation can be found here.
Faculty, Staff Recognized For Service, Excellence
Faculty and staff who have contributed 20 to 35 years of service to SHSU and the 2014 Staff Excellence Award recipients were recognized during President Hoyt's address on Sept. 4. Their names and pictures are here.
Former U.S. Secretary Of State To Speak On Campus
James A. Baker III, former United States secretary of state and one of only four persons who have received the Sam Houston Humanitarian Award, will be the featured guest for the President's Speaker Series on Oct. 16. Details.
Program Renders Full-Scale With National Rankings, Exhibitions
While the Sam Houston State University computer animation program may only be entering its eighth year, its faculty and students, and the program itself, recently have been generating a lot of interest across the country. Details.
Ninth Annual Summit To Offer 'Lifesaving' Advice
On Sept. 12, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Initiative will bring together experts from across campus for a series of workshops that will show students and community members less obvious ways you might help your peers for the ninth annual Alcohol and Drug Summit. Details.
Music Therapy Program Receives Golden Donation
Music therapy faculty and students received thousands of dollars worth of instruments from the Blue Star Connection just before the fall semester began to aid with the therapy services they offer to the community. Details.
SHSU Awarded $400,000 For Health Research, Education
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded SHSU a $400,000 minority health research ad education grant, which will assist in providing career guidance for medically-oriented students from a Houston high school, through community college, to the completion of a BS degree in health care administration at SHSU. Rosanne Keathley, associate dean of the College of Health Sciences, will serve as director of the program. Details.
Program Seeks Interns To Spend Spring In Austin
This fall, the Austin Internship Program is opening its application process for the second time, giving another crop of Bearkats the opportunity to work with the 84th Texas Legislature in the spring of 2015. Applications are due by the first week of October. Details.
Recap Of TSUS Board Of Regents Meeting
The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved several items relating to academic affairs, contracts, and planning and construction for Sam Houston State University at the board’s quarterly meeting in Austin on Friday (Aug. 29). Details.
SHSU Receives $150,000 Grant For Nursing, Dietetics
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded SHSU $150,000 to assist with the recruitment and retention of students for two academic programs in which African American and Hispanic students have been historically underrpresented. Details.
Student, Guest Exhibits To Begin Semester Creatively
The SHSU art department will open the fall semester with two exhibits—one putting on display its student talent and the other showcasing the projects of working artists—beginning this week. "Independents: V" will be in the Satellite Gallery through Sept. 10, and "Anything That Has A Front" will be in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery through Oct. 9. Details.
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