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Congratulations to senior criminal justice majors Jesse Hulet and Meagan Balentine (center) for winning the 2015 UCA Partner Stunt National Championship while representing Sam Houston State University ealier this month. They were the top team of the 12 competing schools performing in the event, which was held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Pictured with the winning couple are Vice President for Student Services Frank Parker and SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt. — Photo by Brian Blalock


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SHSU Update

For Week of Feb. 1



SHSU To Test Mass Notification System

Sam Houston State University will conduct a mandated annual test of the campus mass notification system at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 3).

This will be a full system test of all modes, including sirens, email, SMS text messages, phone calls, and desktop alerts.

As a reminder, it is crucial that SHSU be able to contact faculty, staff and students if there is an emergency on campus. To do this, current contact information must be in the KatSafe system. More about updating KatSafe information can be found on the SamWeb home page.


Rodney Saint-EloiFriday Forum To Take Turn At Zombies, Film

Sam Houston State University associate professor of English April Shemak, who specializes in Caribbean literature, will discuss some of the implications of Haitian Canadian writer Rodney Saint-Éloi’s noir short story “The Blue Hill,” in comparison to the 1943 zombie flick “I Walked with a Zombie” on Friday (Feb. 6). Details.



Zoriah MillerPhotojournalist To Give Snapshot Of Experiences

As an award-winning photojournalist, Zoriah Miller has documented some of the most horrific human crises in both developing countries and around the world. Miller will share some of those experiences with the Sam Houston State University community on Feb. 24 as a guest speaker for the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy. Details.



Justin BrownConcert To Bring Sounds Of Houston Symphony To Campus

The Houston Symphony will perform three 19th-century works during a concert on the Sam Houston State University campus on Friday (Feb. 6). The performance, featuring guest conductor Justin Brown and trumpeter Mark Hughes, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. Details.



Online Programs Get Top Marks In National Rankings For Fourth Year

U.S. News bannerAmong this year’s rankings were No. 5 in “Best Graduate Online Criminal Justice Degree Programs;” No. 7 in the “Graduate Online Information Technology Program;” and SHSU fell within the top 25 percent for “Best Online Bachelor's Degree Programs” and in the top third for the “Best Online MBA Programs.” Details.



Child, EnchantmentSHSU Opera To Present ‘The Child And The Enchantment’

What do the Foxtrot, Asian harmonies and a boxing teapot have in common? They all come together to tell the story of Maurice Ravel’s opera “The Child and the Enchantment,” which will be presented in a unique collaboration between SHSU’s opera program and dance department on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 30-31). Details.




Michael Williams‘Let’s Talk!’ Scholarship Event Scheduled For March 19

Sam Houston State University will host its eighth annual “Let’s Talk!” scholarship benefit event on March 19, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom. Details.




Port Arthur churchExhibit To Reveal 'Tropical Impressions' From Rita, Ike

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum will present “Tropical [Im]pression: A Gulf Coast Hurricane Retrospective,” an exhibition created by the Museum of the Gulf Coast and presented in partnership with Humanities Texas, through Feb. 13 in the Katy and E. Don Walker Sr. Education Center. Details.















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