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SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt enjoyed a lively conversation with little Ezri McHale at last night's Fall Festival held at Gibbs Ranch.  Ezri is the daughter of Harriet McHale, who works in the College of Criminal Justice. — Photo by Brian Blalock


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SHSU Update

For Week Of Oct. 26




Nancy RodriguezAlumna To Head National Institute Of Justice

Nancy Rodriguez, an alumna who has been honored by Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice, was recently appointed by President Barack Obama as the new director of the National Institute of Justice. Details.




Yankee Tavern castConspiracy Theories Set Stage In ‘Yankee Tavern’

The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will Steven Dietz’s drama “Yankee Tavern,” opening Wednesday (Oct. 29) in the University Theatre Center’s Showcase Theatre. Details.




Adrian MatejkaNational Book Award Finalist To Share ‘Myth’ At SHSU

Adrian Matejka, whose latest book of poetry, centers on heavyweight-boxing champion Jack Johnson (the first black man to ever hold the title), will read from the work on Nov. 3 in Austin Hall. Details.




Ensemble Shows 'Chops,' Wins 'Premiere' Performance Spot

Before the SHSU Jazz Ensemble heads to Chicago for its debut performance at the "prestigious" Midwest Clinic International Band Convention, the group will preview some of its program for the SHSU community on Oct. 30. Details.




Dido & AeneasSHSU Opera Performance Applauded With American Prize

Sam Houston State University’s opera presentation of “Dido and Aeneas” has been given a “curtain call” as the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Opera Performance’s college/university division. Details.




Ready Player OneDeadline Approaches For Scholarship Contest Submissions

Through the Bearkats Read to Succeed program students can compete in six different contests offering more than $2,000 in scholarships, that ask students to find inspiration in the novel "Ready Player One" for their art, writing and research. Details.





State Employees Charitable Camlpaign LogoSEC Campaign Still Accepting Contributions

SHSU employees have until Nov. 7 to make a contribution to the 2014 State Employees Charitable Campaign. The SECC gives each employee an opportunity to support a favorite charity or charities on a regular basis, with each donor controlling to whom funds are given, as well as how much is given and when. Details.




Mitchel RothCJ Prof To Present Research At NATO Terrorism Conference

Mitchel P. Roth, professor of criminal justice and criminology, has been invited to present his research on counterterrorism at the international Terrorism Expert Conference hosted by the NATO Center of Excellence-Defense Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey. Details.




nurseSHSU Issues Statement On The Ebola Virus

Sam Houston State Univesity's statement regarding the Ebola virus and campus health can be found on the SHSU Student Health Center's website.





SHSU Sees Another Enrollment Increase

Heather ThielemannSHSU's official total enrollment count for fall 2014 is 19,719 students, according to a statement released on Oct. 1 by Heather Thielemann, vice president for enrollment management.  The figure is a 2.5 percent increase (509 students) over fall 2013. “The growth in our enrollment is vital to the future success and competitiveness of our university,” said SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt. “Our entire campus community has embraced our strategies for increasing the quality and quantity of our student body, and the growth we’ve seen throughout recent years is a credit to their efforts. We are excited to welcome our newest students to campus and are dedicated to helping them achieve success throughout their college careers.”











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