SHSU will clear out Friday evening as residence halls close for Spring Break, which begins on Monday (March 10) for faculty and students. — Photo by Brian Blalock
For Week of March 2
- Health Center To Get Proactive With ‘Sexual Health Week’
- Forum To Get Medieval With Lecture On Malory Sources
- Research Exchange Draws Record Number Of Graduate Students
- Retired Federal Agent, Bestselling Author To Speak Tuesday
- Ensemble To Present Technology-Inspired Music On March 4
- Event To Join In, Educate On Worldwide Lent Celebrations
- College Revives Ambassador Program
- Finance Professor Named Research Fellow
- Recent CJ Doctoral Student Recognized For Teaching
- Stalking Recidivism Study Receives Federal Grant
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SHSU To Hit The Court For 'Rockets Night'
The Sam Houston State University sport management program will offer discount tickets and a series of activities as part of its “SHSU Night with the Houston Rockets” at Houston’s Toyota Center on April 12. Details.
Center Seeks Students For Summer Internship Program
Now in its sixth year, the Texas Rural Internship Program introduces college students to rural Texas by inviting them to live and work in a community as part of a summer internship. Applications are due March 21. Details.
Emergency Preparedness: Campus Urges Safety With Mock Tornado Drill
SHSU held a mock tornado drill on March 5 as part of the Southeast Texas Severe Weather Awareness Week. For tips on what to look for and where to seek shelter during an actual tornado, click here.
TSUS Regents Approve Degree Name Changes
The Texas State University System Board of Regents approved several degree name changes and a departmental reorganization for Sam Houston State University during the board’s quarterly meeting at Texas State Universityin San Marcos on Friday (Feb. 28). Details.
Wiz Khalifa, Capital Cities To Headline Sammypalooza
The Sam Houston State University Student Activities Department announced Thursday (Feb. 27) that Wiz Khalifa and Capital Cities will perform on campus as the spring Sammypalooza series artists on March 26. Details.
Lim To Share Research On Music, Autism At International Conference
Hayoung Lim, assistant professor of music therapy and coordinator of the music therapy graduate program in the SHSU School of Music, will kick off her spring break a few days early in India as a keynote speaker at an international conference being held in the country. Details.
‘Rocky,’ ‘Karate Kid’ Director To Discuss Filmmaking At SHSU
Academy Award-winning motion picture director John Avildsen will share some of his experiences in Hollywood and creating some of his most famous films when he visits Sam Houston State University campus on March 25 for the President's Speaker Series. Details.
Career Week To Give CJ Students Job-Finding Opportunities
The College of Criminal Justice will assist students with many of the CJ-related employment process steps, from resumes and interviewing skills to polygraph exams and finding the right employer during a series of workshops for Career Week, March 3-6. Details.
Students Share Advice On ‘Leading Forward’ Nationally
Eight students and one staff member recently presented their ideas on leadership in various areas at the National Collegiate Leadership Conference, hosted by the University of Arizona. Details.
Football Season To Kick Off Against EWU On ESPN
Sam Houston State will open the 2014 college football season with a nationally-televised contest on EPSN at Eastern Washington on Aug. 23. The new “FCS Kickoff” is the only college game of the day. The Bearkats and the Eagles will open ESPN’s 2014 college football coverage with kickoff at 2:30 p.m. (CST) on ESPN. Details.
'Let's Talk!' Scholarship Event Scheduled For March 20
The seventh annual "Let's Talk!" fundraising event for the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College has been set for March 20 at 6 p.m. Among this year's discussion leaders are Dave Elmendorf, Neal McCoy, Ernie Manouse, Mike Capps and others. Proceeds from ticket sales go toward scholarships and programs for the Honors College. Details.
Nursing Program Awarded More Than $1 Million By THECB
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is awarding $1.1 million to SHSU's nursing program to work toward meeting the state's growing demand for nursing professionals. The funds will be used to hire additional faculty and enhance learning opportunities in the nursing skills laboratory and simulation center. Details.
Inaugural Program To Bring National Book Award Finalists To Campus
The new marquee literary event, the “National Book Awards at Sam Houston,” will feature fiction writer Téa Obreht, poet Lucie Brock-Broido and graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, who will present readings of their works and engage in a moderated conversation on March 31. Details.
Study Finds Walmart Has Lower Crime ‘Rollbacks’
A new study from professors at Sam Houston State University and the University of South Carolina investigates another component of "the Walmart effect" that has never been examined—Walmart's effect on crime rates. Details.
Mass Comm To Begin New Master's Program In Fall
Approved by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in December, the SHSU Mass Communication Department’s new Master of Arts in digital media program currently is accepting applications for its first cohort for classes at the SHSU-The Woodlands Center campus. Details.
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