Sam Houston State University logo
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Today@Sam |  SHSU Headlines |  Calendar |  Experts  |  Notices |  News Archives

SHSU Update for Week of September 3

Campus Charity Campaign Kicks Off

"Committed to Caring" is the theme of the 2000 State Employee Charitable Campaign, which is under way at Sam Houston State University. This is the only workplace giving campaign approved by the Texas Legislature.

The thrust of the campaign will run during September, according to Mary Evelyn Collins, SECC campus chair and Public Communication Department faculty member.

Materials for the campaign are being distributed to the campus by committee members the week of Sept. 4-8. Charities which benefit from the campaign will also set up information tables in the Lowman Student Center Mall Sept. 5-27.

The charities and the dates in which they will be set up include:

Sept. 5: SaafeHouse of Walker County;
Sept. 6: C.O.M.E. (Christian Organization for Missionary Endeavor);
Sept. 7: Rita B. Huff Humane Society;
Sept. 13: Girl Scouts of America, San Jacinto Council;
Sept. 14: Senior Center of Walker County;
Sept. 19: American Red Cross, Walker County Branch;
Sept. 20: Montgomery/Walker County Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse;
Sept. 21: Boy Scouts of America, Sam Houston Area Council;
Sept. 26: Statewide Federation Day: State federations representing over 200 charities;
Sept. 27: United Way of Walker County.

Free ice and filtered water will be available at the tables. New SECC logo insulated mugs will be for sale for $4.

Faculty and staff may give by payroll deduction, check or cash. All donations must be accompanied by a completed pledge/donation form and returned to the committee member distributing the forms.

Any committee member can help any faculty or staff member with explanation of the form. All information is confidential.

Last year the faculty and staff gave in excess of $10,000 to the campaign, designated to a wide range of charities. Each donor must designate a charity or charities to receive the gift. Each charity that has proven to the SECC policy board in Austin that it is a true non-profit delivering the services promised is listed with an individual number.

Faculty and staff are urged to check the numbers that they list for charities carefully in order to get the donation to the right place.

Members of the committee are: Sandy Baker, Public Communication; Gayle Bullard, LSC; Charles Capps, College of Business; Jeanette Collins, Cashier's Office; Paula Culak, Public Safety Office; Allison Dean, Mathematics; Lovell Henry, Custodial; John Holcombe, Political Science; Beverly Irby, College of Education; Emmette Jackson, Photography; Sherrill McDowell, Athletics; Melissa Morphew, English; Janet Mullings, College of Criminal Justice; Carol Reinke, Advancement; Carol Simpson, Academic Enrichment Center; Mac Woodward, Sam Houston Museum.

Calls can be directed to Collins at 936-294-1970 or to Baker at 936-294-1497.

Graduate Students Win Research Awards

College of Business Administration graduate student Dana Grant has already raked in $500 for resource management research and a paper she completed this summer, and is in now vying for a $1,500 prize and the honor of having the paper published in a journal.

Another business administration graduate student, Richard E. Martin, won second place in local and regional competitions, and a total of $400 in the Donald W. Fogarty International Student Paper Competition sponsored by the American Production and inventory Control Society (APICS).

Both papers resulted from research the students conducted under the guidance of management and marketing faculty member Vic Sower.

Grant's paper is entitled "Using Manufacturing Techniques to Improve Scheduling and Resource Allocation for Repetitive Projects," and Martin's "The Human Side of Quality: Keeping People in the Equation."

The competition begins with students submitting papers to the Houston chapter of APICS, in competition with Texas A&M, the University of Houston, and other Houston-area universities.

Winning papers at the chapter level go on to the Regional Level, comprised of Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Mexico, and then to the national level.

SHSU students have a record of excellence in this competition. Since 1993, SHSU graduate students from the College of Business Administration have won first place in the Chapter Level competition five times, second place seven times, and third place twice. In addition, SHSU student papers have claimed first place once, second place three times and third place twice in regional competition.

Kappa Sigma Chapter Recognized For Excellence

The chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Sam Houston State University was recognized for excellence in chapter operations for the 1999-2000 academic year by Kappa Sigma at the Fraternity's Leadership Conference Program held at Southern Methodist University on July 28 and 29.

The Leadership Conference Program of Kappa Sigma was held in five geographical locations in the United States and over 1,100 undergraduate and alumni leaders were in attendance. The program focused on Kappa Sigma's four core values of fellowship, leadership, scholarship and service.

The Lambda-Phi Chapter received the "Scholarship Award: Above All Fraternity Fall 99." The award was presented to the chapter at the closing banquet of the conference.

Kappa Sigma Fraternity is the fourth largest college fraternity with chapters on 207 college and university campuses throughout North America. Kappa Sigma has initiated over 200,000 members. The fraternity was founded at the University of Virginia in 1869.

Stowe Book Presented To Marshall Center

Charles R. B. Stowe, a professor at Sam Houston State University and a captain in the United States Naval Reserve, recently presented Gary Guertner, dean of the College of Defense and Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, with a copy of his book "The Implications of Foreign Financial Institutions on Poland's Emerging Entrepreneurial Economy." The book will be kept in the Center's research library.

"Transition economics is one of our subject matter areas" noted Dean Guertner. "Captain Stowe's research will be of interest to a number of our faculty and staff. The Marshall Center is pleased to receive his book."

Stowe became the first American to earn a Ph.D from the University of Warsaw School of Management in 1998 and his dissertation was published by Edwin Mellen Press in 1999.

At Sam Houston State University, Stowe serves as director of the Office of International Programs and teaches courses in law, including international business law, and entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration. He earned his bachelors from Vanderbilt University; Masters of Business Administration from University of Dallas; Doctorate of Jurisprudence from University of Houston, and his Ph.D from University of Warsaw, Poland. He has been teaching at Sam Houston since 1982.

Campus Radio Announces Programming

KSHU 90.5, the SHSU campus radio station, has announced its programming plans for the 2000-2001 academic year.

Faculty adviser Craig Stark said daily programming runs from 6 a.m. until midnight, and longer on weekends.

Program titles include Classics, a Concert Hour, Dialogue, Jazz in the Afternoon, Acoustic Cafe, Modern Rock, Monday Madness, Deutsche Welle Festival Concert Series, U. N. Radio, Celebration, The Radio, Cinema Classics, Night on the Town, The Essential Mix, Sabado Latino, Rock N Roots, Beale Street Caravan, The Blues Session, After Hours North, Folk and Acoustic, Folk Stage, Classic Rock, Rewind and Roll Wit It.

For more information, contact Stark by e-mail or at 936-294-1347.

Classes As Scheduled Monday

Offices will be open and classes held on Monday (Sept. 4) at Sam Houston State University.

Holidays for faculty, staff and students for the 2000-01 academic year will be Nov. 23 and 24 (Thanksgiving), Dec. 25-Jan. 2 (Christmas/New Year's), Jan. 15 (Martin Luther King Jr. birthday), March 15-16 (Spring Break), May 28 (Memorial Day), and July 4 (Independence Day).

Spring break for students and faculty will be March 12-16.


Paintings by Dana Saulnier and Pamela Marks are on display in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery through Sept. 14... "A Brief History of Time Travel," an exhibit at the Walker Education Center of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum, is on display through Sept. 24...An exhibit of Alabama-Coushatta Indian Baskets and Crafts is on display at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Rotunda through Sept. 30...Working With Windows--Level I will be presented by the Small Business Development Center at 2424 Sam Houston Avenue from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 5), with a $25 fee, with details at 936-294-3737...Web Page Design will be presented by the Small Business Development Center from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 7), with a fee of $25, and details also at 936-294-3737...The SHSU Alumni Association invites Bearkat supporters to bring a picnic basket and join in the food, friendship, family fun and door prizes at the alumni tent in the parking lot on the west side of Bowers Stadium from 5-7 p.m. before the first Bearkat home football game of the season Thursday (Sept. 7).

- END -

SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May
Sept. 3, 2000
Please send comments, corrections, news tips to

This page maintained by SHSU's Office of Public Relations
Director: Frank Krystyniak
Communications Coordinator: Julia May
Located in the SHSU University Advancement Building
Telephone: 936.294.1836; Fax: 936.294.1834
feedback graphic