Sam Houston State University lit up Bearkat Plaza, kicking off the holiday season on campus with the 93rd Annual Tree of Light Ceremony on Tuesday (Dec. 3). — Photo by Brian Blalock
For Week Of Dec. 1
- Tree Ceremony To Light The Way To Holiday Season
- Museum To Celebrate Holidays With ‘Houston’ Christmas
- Health Center To Recognize AIDS Awareness Day
- Forum To Get Medieval With Lecture On Malory Sources
- Service Project To Give Children ‘Ornamental’ Christmas
- Dance Students To Take Final Bow For Fall
- Artists To Take Action In One-Night Exhibit
- Spanish Group Welcomes New ‘Honorable’ Students
- Staff Council Spotlights Visitor Center Technician
- Today@Sam Seeks Spring Calendar Info
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President Gibson Named To Federal Education Task Force
Sam Houston State University President Dana L. Gibson has been named to a new bipartisan U. S. Senate task force that will recommend solutions for curtailing the financial impact of federal regulations on universities. Members are expected to offer recommendations that will consolidate, streamline and possibly eliminate regulations and requirements to make processes less confusing. Details.
Be on the lookout for associate professor of history Bernadette Pruitt's debut book The Other Great Migration: The Movement of Rural African Americans to Houston, 1900-1941, which will be featured in the New York Times's "Sunday Book Review" on Dec. 8. The book, published by the Texas A&M University Press in October, is recommended as a perfect gift for Texas history buffs.
Producer, Businessman To Give Commencement Addresses
Jenna Jackson and Preston Johnson Jr., two Sam Houston State University alumni who have earned distinction in their respective fields of journalism and business management, will address more than 1,500 degree candidates during the university’s three commencement ceremonies on Dec. 13-14. Details.
Series Of Concerts To Play Out Fall Semester
The SHSU School of Music will begin winding down the fall semester with five concerts featuring student groups and ensembles, as well as the Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Dec. 2-10. Details.
Students Recognized Regionally For Vocal Talents
Three vocal students from SHSU’s School of Music beat out students from more than 50 other regional universities during the student audition competitions at the National Association of Teachers of Singing Regional Conference held Nov. 7-9 at Baylor School of Music. Details.
Texas Review Press Announces 2013 Releases
Just in time for the holidays, Texas Review Press at Sam Houston State University has released its fall 2013 books, with a lineup that includes collections of short stories, poems, novellas and novels. Details.
SHSU Researchers Receive Millions In Grant Awards
Sam Houston State University faculty researchers collected more than $4 million in grant awards through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs during the summer months. Details.
College To Offer Faculty, Staff Sexual Assault Training
The Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice will raise awareness of campus sexual assault issues and outline the responsibilities of faculty and staff in response to student allegations with a seminar on Dec. 4. Details.
Reader Program Announces Contest Winners
The First-Year Experience Office has recognized 10 students for their outstanding work in its three Bearkats Read To Succeed Freshman Essay, Poetry and Art contests, coinciding with this year's BRTS Author's Forum for the common reader selection The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. Below are the winners and their submissions in each competition. Details.
Mafrige Rock Becomes 'Touching' Part Of Bowers Tradition
In a pregame ceremony at the regular season home finale versus Nicholls State, a special new addition to Elliott T. Bowers Stadium was introduced in the southwest corner of the stadium in memory of the longtime Bearkat benefactor. Details.
Regents Approve Guaranteed Price Plan For SHSU
The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a Guaranteed Price Plan for Sam Houston State University and four additional component institutions during the board’s quarterly meeting at Lamar University on Nov. 8. The plan guarantees that the rates for tuition and mandatory fees will not increase for participating students for 12 consecutive semesters. Details.
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