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Members of the national champion SHSU Bowling Team received high fives from athletes from Sam Houston State's other 14 sports upon the team return to Huntsville on Sunday night. The NCAA championship is the first for SHSU in any sport at the Division I level. — Photo by Brian Blalock

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SHSU Update

For Week of April 13



Inaugural Founders Day To Celebrate 135 Years Of Academic Success

Catalpa leafFounders Day will provide alumni, friends and faculty to reconnect through a day of interactive panels, a luncheon at the Peabody Library and a unique opportunity to “grow” a new tradition on April 26. The registration deadline is April 21. Details.



stop violenceSHSU To Host Events To Combat Sexual Assault

Sam Houston State University will lead the fight against sexual assault in the community in a series of events April 21-29 in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Details.




Tami CookUndergrad Researchers Win Funding For Summer Projects

Eight teams of faculty and undergraduate students at Sam Houston State University have the “green light” to begin summer-long research projects, and they are getting the necessary funding through the Summer 2014 Faculty and Student Team Awards, provided by the Center for Enhancing Undergraduate Research Experiences and Creative Activities. Details.



Ready Player One coverFaculty, Staff Preview To Introduce 'Ready Player One'

Faculty, staff and administrators can get “ready” for the 2014-2015 common reader program by learning about the novel, how it can be incorporated into the classroom and about the events being held in conjunction with this year’s program during an exclusive preview luncheon on April 25. Details.




Earth Week logoEarth Week Events To Celebrate, Save Planet

Sam Houston State University’s Recreational Sports department will go “orange” during the annual Earth Week celebration, April 14-22. The “Orange is the new Green” celebration will work to increase environmental awareness among students, faculty and staff members through various activities, workshops and trips. Details.



Jerry Cook

Office Awards Research Grants To 21 SHSU Professors

Twenty-one faculty members have been awarded $200,000 in research funding during the 2014 fiscal year thanks to the Internal Grant Program, overseen by the Sam Houston State University Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. Details.



Tieman DippelSecond SHSU-Hosted 'Hall of Fame Gala' To Recognize Four

Four bankers will be honored as the inductees in the Texas Bankers Hall Of Fame on April 24 during the second annual gala hosted by the Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University. Selected as this year’s honorees are Tieman H. Dippel Jr., Tom C. Frost, Joseph M. Grant, and Rogers Pope Sr. Details.



Jim BexleyBanking Students ‘Cash In’ On Seminar Success

The Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration will award scholarships to 10 students in a ceremony on April 29 after three banking seminars raised $40,000 for finance and banking majors. Details.




Briones and NicholsFaculty, Staff Recognized For Annual Fund Contributions

Sam Houston State University faculty and staff have continued to give back to their place of work, reaching a 78-80 percent Annual Fund Campaign giving rate for the sixth consecutive year. Committee members, divisions, departments and individuals were recognized for their participation in the campaign on March 21. Details.



smokestackLEMIT To Lead Environmental Enforcement Trainings

To combat environmental hazards and public health threats across the country, the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas launched a free, online training program to strengthen civil and criminal enforcement efforts at the local, state and tribal levels. the first course will be April 22-24 on the SHSU campus. Details.


Study: Movies Show Black Police Officers Good For Entertainment Only

Howard HendersonWhile the presence of African-American police officers has been shown to increase the perceived legitimacy of police departments, media depictions of these officers may play a role in delegitimizing African-American officers, both in the eyes of the general public and the African-American community, in particular, according to a new research project by Sam Houston State University associate professor of criminal justice Howard Henderson and Franklin T. Wilson, from Indiana State University. Details.








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