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SHSU Update For Week Of Jan. 21


Businessman To Share Sweet Secrets Of Success

Joe Weller, retired chairman and chief executive officer for Nestle USA, will discuss “10 Key Leadership Qualities” from his book, “A Blueprint for Success,” on Feb. 8.

The speech, sponsored by the Office of University Advancement, will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Smith-Hutson Business Building’s Ron and Linda Mafrige Auditorium.

Weller received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee in 1968 and began working with the Carnation Company, acquired by Nestle in 1985.

He quickly rose through the sales ranks and was named president and chief operating officer in 1992, president and CEO in 1994, and chairman and CEO in 1995.

During Weller’s tenure, which ended last January, Nestle USA saw nine consecutive years of financial growth and was named one of “America’s Most Admired Food Companies” by Fortune magazine for eight consecutive years.

The lecture is free, and seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Rhonda Ellisor, in the Office of University Advancement, at or 936.294.4050.


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W-2s Available For Pick-Up Through Jan. 29

The Payroll Office is disbursing the W-2 wage and tax forms outside of the Cashier’s Office, on the first floor of the Estill Building, through the end of January.

The forms will be picked up by the Payroll Office after 5 p.m. on Jan. 29 and will be mailed out on Jan. 31.

Student W-2s are also available to be picked up and will be mailed out to whatever address is on the pay stubs.

In order to pick up your W-2, you must present a photo identification card.

The Cashier’s Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Teams Cheer, Dance To Top 10 At National Competition

The SHSU Co-ed Cheerleading squad and Orange Pride Dance Team earned third and sixth places, respectively, during the 2007 Universal Cheerleaders and Dancers Collegiate National Championship, held Jan. 12-15 in Orlando, Fla.

“We’re very proud of the accomplishments of both of these teams, as they competed against some of the best teams in the nation,” said spirit programs coordinator Jared King.

“The cheerleading squad last made the top three in 2000 and have shown steady improvement by finishing ninth in 2005, sixth in 2006 and third in 2007,” he said. “The dance team has been a top team over the past 10 years.”

In addition, the cheerleaders’ performance will be broadcast on ESPN sometime in March.

For more information on the competition or to see the complete final standings, visit


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Non-Traditional Organization To Meet Jan. 29, 30

The Non-Traditional Student Organization at SHSU will have its first general assembly meetings of the semester to discuss the upcoming Spring Fling dance, as well as other events for the spring, on Jan. 29-30 in Lowman Student Center Room 319.

The Jan. 29 meeting will be held from 6-7:15 p.m., and the Jan. 30 meeting will be held from 2-3:15 p.m. Both meetings will cover the same items, and two are being held to accommodate non-traditional students who are on campus at different times of the day, according to Andrea L. Woodlief, NTSO business manager.

"We understand that the non-traditional students have very busy schedules, and we are even planning on bringing the organization more online by starting a Blackboard account for conducting meetings over the Internet," she said.

NTSO was founded in the fall of 2004 and currently has more than 160 members.

To qualify as a non-traditional student you must be 25 years or older, returning to school after being away for many years, returning to school after military service, a mom or a dad, married, or feel as though “you just feel like you don't fit in with the rest of the college crowd,” Woodlief said.

Other activities planned for the spring include a resume-writing workshop with Career Services on Feb. 27, a time management seminar with the Student Advising and Mentoring Center on March 27, and a softball game for the non-traditional students.

“We welcome non-traditional students at SHSU, faculty, staff, and their families to attend our meetings and events,” Woodlief said. “Our meetings are filled with fun conversations and provide an opportunity for building new friendships.”

For more information about the organization, or to sign up to receive news about the group, visit or by contact Woodlief at


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SAM Center Give Study Skills Advice

The Student Advising and Mentoring Center will teach students how to “study smart” with its Study Skills Workshop series beginning Jan. 29.

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

Sessions will also be held at a variety of times to accommodate student schedules.

A second series will begin on March 19, covering the same material.

Space is limited, and students must call or stop by the SAM Center to sign up.

For more information, call 936.294.4444, e-mail or visit the SAM Center, located in Academic Building IV Room 210.


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Alpha Chi Welcomes 51 New Members

Fifty-one students have been inducted into the Texas Omicron chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.

To be eligible for membership, students must have at least a 3.7 grade point average as a junior or a 3.6 GPA as a senior.

Among those inducted include Sydni N. Alexander, Britney L. Altman, Catherine L. Babcock, Teresa R. Barron, Laura C. Bisso, Karen L. Bone, Ronda C. Brice, Kelly L. Bryant, Amber Castro, James Lee Clarke and Megan R. Condon.

Also, Jonathan Blake Dean, Michael David Deveau, Robin D. Dosie, Justine Gayle Duke, Amanda Nichole Eldridge, Joshua G. Ellis, Stephanie C. Emig, Alaina Catherine Grimm, Andrea Cloud Guevara and Sean Hale.

In addition, Amanda J. Hoffman, Hannah S. Hong, Justino M. Ibanez, Danielle N. Lee, Devron B. Limerick, Sherry L. Loving, Daniel L. Maddux, Lindsey D. Martin, Susanne L. Maynard and Courtney M. McMinn.

Also, Reva Victoria Meshell, Amber Nicole Middleton, Tony R. Mouser, Anna Putnam Nelson, Courtney Clare North, Brent C. Rahlwes, Amanda M. Richie, Kenneth A. Rigali, Christina E. Robertson and Zachary L. Schindler.

And finally, Stephen Shahan, Mary Still, Todd D. Twardowski, Ashley N. Valdez, Larissa R. Wade, Wallace Ryan Williamson, Candace E. Wise, Candice R. Withrow, John A. Womble and Heather Renee Wright.


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SHSU Media Contacts: Frank Krystyniak, Julia May, Jennifer Gauntt
Jan. 21, 2007
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