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SHSU's All Girl Cheerleading Squad was named the Division I Champion at the National Cheerleaders Association competition in Daytona Beach, Fla., on April 11. — Photo by Brandon Cooper

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SHSU Update

For Week of April 20



Scott ChapmanFaculty Researchers Recognized At 'Sponsored' Luncheon

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs hosted the third annual Sponsored Awards Luncheon on April 16 in honor of the achievements of Sam Houston State University researchers that brought in approximately $4.3 million in funding during the 2013-14 fiscal year. Details.



Grad Studies research winnersGrad Students Awarded For Teaching, Research

The Sam Houston State University Office of Graduate Studies, in partnership with the Professional and Academic Center for Excellence and the College of Education, recognized graduate students for teaching and research and announced the winner of its “Graduate Magazine Scholarship” contest during a banquet on April 17. Details.



Abbey ZinkLiterary Scholar Named Humanities, Social Sciences Dean

Abbey Zink, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of English at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, has been appointed the dean of Sam Houston State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, effective June 1. Details.




HollandsworthTexas Monthly Editor To Speak At SHSU

The SHSU Department of English, The Department of Mass Communications and the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communications will welcome Texas Monthly Magazine executive editor and National Magazine Award-winning writer Skip Hollandsworth on Friday (April 25). Hollandsworth will be interviewed by Warner Endowed Chair of Journalism Peter Roussel at 1 p.m. in Dan Rather Communications Building Studio A (Room 127). The event is free and open to the public.



Texas State Rep. Joe StrausSHSU Announces Spring Commencement Speakers

SHSU will welcome two state senators and a Texas State University System regent to deliver commencement addresses during four ceremonies May 9-10. Approximately 2,170 degree candidates have applied for graduation during the May ceremonies. Details.




Jamey RootesProgram Recognizes Texans President For 'Industry Impact'

Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans, has been named the 2014 Industry Impact Award winner by Sam Houston State University for his positive impact on the sports industry, community and the university. Details.




Radiate pictureDepartment To ‘RADIATE’ For Spectrum Concert

The Sam Houston State University Department of Dance will present the Spring 2014 Spectrum Dance Concert “RADIATE” April 24–26 in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theatre. Performances, featuring two guest artists, will begin at 8 p.m. each day, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. Details.



Class To Raise Money For Pets Through 'Rescues,' 'Rides' Event

petsMass communication students will host the annual “Rescues and Rides” charity car show and fundraiser benefitting "Reggies Friends" on Saturday (April 26). The free, family- and pet-friendly event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Shenanigan’s parking lot, located on 11th street in Huntsville. Details.



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. 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.




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.









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