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The Bearkat Marching Band led the send-off of the SHSU football team Friday morning as the team left for Cheney, Washington to take on Eastern Washington University.  The game, which will be played tomorrow (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m., is the first NCAA game of the 2014 college football season and will be broadcast on ESPN.—Photo by Brian Blalock


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New Health Center To Offer Dental Services To Students, Employees

Dean McDanielThanks to a partnership with On-site Dental Solutions, the Student Health and Counseling Center will now provide discounted dental services such as cleanings, x-rays, and uncomplicated procedures to students, faculty and staff. Details.





Rosalba ChavezROTC Graduates Four Second Lieutenants

SHSU summer graduates received both their degrees and ranks in the U.S. Army during the Department of Military Science’s Bearkat Battalion Commissioning Ceremony. The three commissioned include Keith Golightly, Torey Melofsky and Sandra Servin. Also recognized was Rosalba Chavez, who was commissioned during training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Details.



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College To Debut Homeland Security Studies Program

In response to the growing needs of organizations and companies in the emerging field of homeland security, the College of Criminal Justice will launch a retooled master’s degree and certificate programs this fall. Details.





Mitchel RothCJ Prof Talks About Famous Outlaw In TV Series

SHSU criminal justice professor Mitchel Roth took on a legend of the Wild West in “Gunslingers,” an American Heroes Channel series that tells the tales of the villains and heroes of a bygone era, discussing John Wesley Hardin on the Sunday evening episode. Details.




Fall Comedy Event To Showcase Judah Friedlander, Nick Swardson

Judah FriedlanderActors and standup comedians Judah Friedlander and Nick Swardson will stop by Sam Houston State University to welcome students back to campus as part of the Kat Comedy Showcase on Aug. 25. Students, faculty and staff can obtain two free tickets to the show, with their Bearkat OneCard, at 936.294.3021 or by visiting Johnson Coliseum Box Office No. 2. Details.




stalking victimStudy Tracks State Of Stalking In Texas

A new report from the Crime Victims’ Institute, housed at Sam Houston State University, reports that despite recent laws adopted in the state to protect stalking victims, little information is available about the crime or policies and procedures to aid the criminal justice system. Details.




Dana G. HoytSHSU President, Alumnus Marry In Horseshoe Bay

SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt and John M. Hoyt, ’75, were married on Aug. 4 in Horseshoe Bay, Texas, in the presence of family and close friends. Details.





Carlos HernandezHernandez Named VP For Finance, Operations

Carlos Hernandez, who has served as acting vice president for finance and operations at SHSU since March 24, has been selected to fill the permanent position, effective Aug. 1. Details.





New, Returning Students To Be Welcomed With Nine Days Of Activities

Welcome week imageStudents returning to campus for the fall semester can get the complete Sam Houston State University experience—from sports, to service, to celebrating the various forms of campus diversity—all during the course of 24 activities all held within a single week, Aug. 23-31. Details.











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