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SHSU Update for Week of May 19
Frances Brandau-Brown presented two papers, "The Interpretation of Powerless Speech" and "Teaching Family Communication Incorporating Media Representations of Family." She served as communication theory division vice chair and primary program planner, and assumed the division chair's position for the coming year. Brandau-Brown was also presented the association's Outstanding Young Teacher Award.
Mary Evelyn Collins, who was serving as association past president, presented two papers, "Partnerships Between Universities and K-12 Schools" and "The Role of the Lecture in Public Speaking Class: An Assessment of a New Technology Product in the Inverted Classroom."
J.D. Ragsdale, served as vice chair and program planner for the Interpersonal Communication Division and chaired the division's Top Four Papers panel. At the division business meeting, Ragsdale assumed the division chair's post for the next year.
Terry M. Thibodeaux was named as the winner of the election for association vice president-elect. Thibodeaux will serve as vice president and plan the 2004 Tampa convention, and then serve as president for the 2005 Baton Rouge convention. He also presented a paper entitled "Faculty Use of Technology in the Classroom" and served as respondent for the panel "Top Four Papers in Instructional Development."
A Star Chapter must fulfill the following criteria: have a sponsor and a student at the national/regional convention, have at least one student presentation at the convention, have a Benedict Fellowship and/or Nolle Scholarship nominee, sponsor one scholarly program on campus, induct and register members, and file an annual chapter report.
Alpha Chi has chapters on more than 300 campuses in 45 states and Puerto Rico. An honor society for all academic fields, the society inducts no more than the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors at member institutions.
SETACRAO is an organization of two-year, four-year, public and private institutions of higher education in southeast Texas. The organization meets in the fall and spring semesters. Five staff members from the SHSU Registrar's Office represented the university.
The purpose of SETACRAO is to provide staff development activities for professional and support staff employees. During the spring meeting, the organization recognizes staff members who exemplify a standard of excellence in service to students and their institutions.
Karen Carr, registrar associate, was a recipient of a Staff Excellence Certificate in recognition of her service to students, her dedication to Sam Houston State, and her professionalism.
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