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SHSU Update for Week of Jan. 26

School Psychology Program Receives Accreditation

The School Psychology Program at Sam Houston State University has been granted "Full Approval" by the program approval board of the National Association of School Psychologists.

The accreditation is in effect for the period of Jan. 1, 2003 through Dec. 31, 2005.

The program will be included in an official list of approved programs published twice a year by the association.  Upon graduation, students from the SHSU program will be eligible for the National Certificate in School Psychology.

For more information about the program contact Marsha Harman at 936.294.3614.

Upcoming Career Fairs

Several Career Fairs will be open to Sam Houston State University students during the spring semester.

The College of Business Administration will host the Spring 2003 Business Career Fair on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum.  The fair is open to students of all majors.  For additional information, including a list of registered companies, log on to and click on the "Career Fair" link.  Students may also contact Margaret Quarles at 936.294.4997 or e-mail

The Office of Career Services will sponsor a Summer Camp and Job Fair on Feb. 19 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom.  

On March 12 Career Services will host the Spring Teacher Job Fair.  School districts and education service centers will be visiting with individuals who are interested in a teaching position.  This event will be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum.

Time Again for Beethoven

Sunday (Jan. 26) at 4 p.m. in Killinger Auditorium Clive Swansbourne, director of keyboard studies, presents the fifth of eight recitals surveying all of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas. Admission is free.

The program features the popular and dramatic "Pathetique" Sonata and three other works from different periods in Beethoven's career. Swansbourne will provide spoken introductions.

The remaining dates for the series are Feb. 16 (in the Recital Hall), March 9 and March 30 (both in Killinger Auditorium), all at 4 p.m.

Reception to Welcome New VP

A reception to welcome the new vice president for university advancement, Frank Holmes, and his wife Maria will be held on Tuesday (Jan. 28) at 4 p.m. in Austin Hall.

Members of the community, alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend.

LSC Featured in Magazine

An article about the SHSU Lowman Student Center is in the January 2003 edition of "The Bulletin," a publication of the Association of College Unions International.

The recently renovated building was one of the structures featured in the journal's "Renovation and Construction Showcase" issue.

With the renovation, building systems and technology were updated, and all meeting facilities now have Internet capabilities.  A spacious ballroom was built with a stage that provides for handicap accessibility and a loading dock.  The game room was expanded and is now wired for the latest in computer virtual reality games and an updated sound system.  Student organization workspace and offices were constructed, and the bookstore and food service operations were expanded and enhanced.

Faculty Art on Display

The 43rd Annual Art Faculty Exhibition is currently on display in the Gaddis Geeslin Gallery.

A reception for the artists will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 30, and the public is invited to attend.

The works of the 13 art faculty who are participating in the show include paintings, sculptures, animation, and ceramics, among other media.

The gallery is open from noon until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  

Festival to Feature Dancers

Representatives from over 30 college dance programs will be at Sam Houston State University Wednesday through Saturday (Jan. 29-Feb. 1) to participate in the American College Dance Festival Association's South Central Regional Festival.

A "World Dance Concert" will be held on Thursday (Jan. 30) at 7 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum.  The concert is open to the public and admission is free.

The South Central Region is comprised of colleges and universities from Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.  However, other dance students and faculty from California, Idaho, Utah, Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri will also attend the festival.

Hest Returns for Second Appearance

Folk and rock singer Ari Hest will perform at the Lowman Student Center on Friday (Jan. 31) at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $2 at the door.

Hest is performing as a part of the Huntsville Concert Series, which is sponsored by the Huntsville Arts Commission and Huntsville's Promise.  His concert was the inaugural performance of the series last September.

Leadership Series Continues

Nancy Hunter Denney will present "The Future is Yours to Create: A Look at Life and Leadership" on Tuesday (Jan. 28) at 5:30 p.m. in the Criminal Justice Center Auditorium.

The presentation is a part of "The Total Experience," a series of leadership and motivational discussions sponsored by the SHSU Department of Student Activities.

SHSU Update

Please send information for the SHSU Update to the Office of Public Relations at SHSU. For electronic access to SHSU news see the public relations Web page Today@Sam.

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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May
Jan. 26, 2003
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