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SHSU Update For Week Of June 5


SHSU, Navarro College Sign Agreement

David Payne, Sam Houston State University provost, and Richard Sanchez, president of Navarro College, signed an agreement June 1 that will provide services beneficial to students of both schools.

Features of the agreement include joint admission, reverse transfer, and online articulation agreements.
Joint admission allows students to attend classes at Navarro and SHSU simultaneously. Reverse transfer allows students to transfer course work from SHSU back to HCC to complete their associate degree.

The online articulation agreements allow Navarro students to complete course work with the knowledge that they will be able to transfer the credit to SHSU and apply it to over 40 majors.

The agreements also allow joint admission students to access their SHSU transcripts and generate trial degree plans via the Internet.

Similar agreements have been signed with North Harris, Montgomery, Blinn, Angelina, and Houston community colleges.


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ExxonMobil, Affiliates Give University $59,200

Sam Houston State University scholarships, Annual Fund, departments and others recently benefited from a matched-gifts donation of approximately $59,200 from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

The foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program matches gifts to higher education on a 3-to-1 basis for donations given by ExxonMobil employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors.

In 2004, approximately $14,800 in gifts were given to SHSU by those affiliated with ExxonMobil, which was matched with by $44,400.

The majority of the gifts was given to specific and general university scholarships, but gifts were also given to benefit such things as the Smith-Hutson addition.

“ Supporting education initiatives is of the highest priority to ExxonMobil and our employees,” said Kenneth P. Cohen, vice president for public affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation and chairman, ExxonMobil Foundation. “This commitment is demonstrated through our matching gift program which provides funds to educational institutions for improvements and the advancement of learning opportunities. We commend ExxonMobil employees for their generous contributions and their support of higher education.”

The ExxonMobil Foundation’s Educational Matching Gift Program’s combined contributions provided 932 colleges and universities across the country with more than $26 million this year. Individual donations totaled $7.7 million, and the ExxonMobil Foundation matched that number with an additional $18.6 million.


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Band, Athletes Host Summer Camps For Students

SHSU will serve as host to a number of summer camps for youth of all ages throughout the summer.

The School of Music will sponsor camps for junior high band, high school leadership and drumline, orchestra, piano and choir. More information on any of these can be accessed at or by calling 936.294.1360.

In addition, different athletic groups will also sponsor one or more camps for soccer, volleyball, baseball, tennis and football. More information, as well as applications, can be accessed at or by calling the Athletics Department at 936.294.1726.


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Activities To Help Students ‘Be Well,’ ‘Get Healthy’

The Recreational Sports Department’s Wellness Programs will encourage students to “Be Well” with a blood drive and a variety of activities on Wednesday (June 8).

The bloodmobile will be parked between the Health and Kinesiology Center and Johnson Coliseum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with personal trainers also on hand to answer any ‘get healthy’ questions, according to assistant director of Wellness Programs Tina DeAses.

In addition, fresh fruit will be provided, as well as healthy food facts.

For more information, call DeAses at 936.294.3658.


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SAM Center To Focus On Study Skills During Summer

The Student Advising and Mentoring Center will host its study skills summer workshop series beginning Monday (June 6).

The four, one-hour sessions will introduce study skills, as well as discuss procrastination, time management, reading textbooks, test taking and stress management.

The workshop series for the first summer session will be held through June 27.

A second workshop series, which will cover the same topics, will be held for the second summer session will be held July 5-26.

For more information, or to register, call 936.294.4444 or drop by the Student Advising & Mentoring Center, in Academic Building 4 Room 210.


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Old West Photos In Education Center Through July 5

Pictures of famous rider Kitty Canute, cowboy artist Erwin Smith and others who lived in the times of the Old West will be on display in the Katy and E. Don Walker, Sr., Education Center through July 5.

“ Cowgirls and Cowboys of Texas” is a photograph collection of “real old-time cowpokes, wranglers and hands” in the 19th Century and early 20th Century from the Library of Congress archives, according to curator of exhibits David Wight.

“ We thought it would be of interest to the community; cowboys and Texas are almost synonymous,” Wight said.

Among the photographs of famous cowboys and cowgirls are pictures of Theodore Roosevelt wearing a cowboy outfit and members of Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show, as well as photographs entitled “A bad hoss” and “Branding cattle on the prairies of Texas.”

For more information, visit the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Web site or call 936.294.1832.


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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May, Jennifer Gauntt
June 5, 2005
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