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August 2013 Calendar

   
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Backroom Curiosities: an exhibit in the Katy and E. Don Walker Sr. Education Center Exhibit Gallery. Curated museum staff member Casey Roon, the exhibit displays items rarely seen by the public from our backrooms, including pictures, furniture, dresses, quilts and an examination table. The exhibition can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Sunday, from noon to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Buro, museum marketing coordinator, at 936.294.3839 or on Facebook.

1

Last class day for second summer session.

"Boom:" a Summer II Repertory Theatre performance, at 8 p.m. in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater. For more information, call the theatre department at 936.294.1329.

2

Final exams for second summer session. Residence halls close at 6 p.m.

3

Summer Commencement: at 9:30 a.m. for the Colleges of Business Administration, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences, in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. For more information, call the Registrar's Office at 936.294.1040.

Summer Commencement: at 2:30 p.m. for the Colleges of Criminal Justice, Education, and Fine Arts and Mass Communication, in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. For more information, call the Registrar's Office at 936.294.1040.

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"Knots, Knots, Knots!:" a Sam Houston Memorial Museum presentation, from 9 a.m. to noon in the museum rotunda. Museum staff will explore various knots used in daily life for thousands of years and will show attendees how to tie a few. A $5 recommended donation per person. For more information call 936.294.4895 or 936.294.3936, or for more information on any of the museum events, contact marketing coordinator Megan Buro at 936.294.3839 or visit the museum on Facebook.

"The Nature of Science" & "The Colors of Summer:" a planetarium series program, at 4 p.m. in Farrington Building Room 102. For more information, contact Michael Prokosch, physics department staff laboratory assistant, at 936.294.3664 or visit the Planetarium WikiPage.

12-15

Where Art and History Collide—Art Day Camp for Kids: a Sam Houston Memorial Museum presentation, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Katy and E Don Walker Sr. Education Center. The museum's summer day camp for kids will focus on art and history, exploring different artistic techniques that will allow youth to get their hands dirty. For registration and more information contact museum historical interpreter Danielle Brissette at 936.294.3291 or visit the museum on Facebook.

16-17

"Gianni Schicchi and Other Lost Souls—An operatic journey through Dante’s Inferno:" an Opera Workshop performance, at 7:30 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling the GPAC Box Office at 936.294.2339. For more information, contact Opera Workshop director Rebecca Grimes at 936.294.2314.

16-18

"Where Art and History Collide—Student Works from the Sam Houston Memorial Museumís Summer Programs:" an exhibit in the Katy and E Don Walker Sr. Education Center Atrium. The opening reception, will be on Aug. 16, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The exhibition can be viewed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 936.294.4895 or 936.294.3936, or for more information on any of the museum events, contact marketing coordinator Megan Buro at 936.294.3839 or visit the museum on Facebook.

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"Gianni Schicchi and Other Lost Souls: An operatic journey through Dante’s Inferno:" an Opera Workshop performance, at 2:30 p.m. in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $5 for students, and can be purchased by calling the GPAC Box Office at 936.294.2339. For more information, contact Opera Workshop director Rebecca Grimes at 936.294.2314.

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Fabric Arts—Crazy Quilting and Quilt Block Demonstration for Kids and Adults: a Sam Houston Memorial Museum presentation, from 9 a.m. to noon in the back room of the Wigwam Neosho Museum Store. Museum staff will help children and adults explore quilting through a hands-on art activity, during which participants can design their own quilt blocks while creating a take home piece of art. A $5 recommended donation per person. For more information call 936.294.4895 or 936.294.3936, or for more information on any of the museum events, contact marketing coordinator Megan Buro at 936.294.3839 or visit the museum on Facebook.

24-25

Bearkat OneCard Move-In Hours: the office will be open from noon to 5 p.m. to accommodate students with Bearkat OneCard issues. The office is located in Estill Building Suite 230. For more information, contact the Bearkat OneCard Office at 936.294.2273 or bearkatone@shsu.edu.

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Residence halls open for fall occupancy, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Student Move-In: a Welcome Week event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., when students living in on-campus residence facilities can get help with the move. Volunteers should check in at the Lowman Student Center Paw Print. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

New Student Convocation: an official welcome for incoming students, at 4 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. in the Gaertner Performing Arts Center. Students must register to attend. For more information, call the First Year Experience Office at 936.294.3422.

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Bearkat Beach Party: a Welcome Week event, from 2-4 p.m. at the Recreational Sports Center pool. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

Barnes and Noble's VIP Night: a Welcome Week event, from 4-7 p.m. in the Barnes and Noble University Bookstore, in the Lowman Student Center. For more information, call the University Bookstore at 936.294.1862.

Kat Klub Bash: a Welcome Week event, at 6 p.m. in the Kat Klub, on the first floor of the Lowman Student Center. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

*Bearkat Soccer vs. Texas Southern: at 7 p.m. at the Pritchett Field Complex. For more information, call the Athletics Department at 936.294.1726.

26-27

Registration for undergraduate and graduate students. Refer to the schedule of classes for details.

Nursing Orientation: for the Fall 2013 Cohort 5 nursing students, in Academic Building III Room 110. The two-day orientation is required for all new nursing Students. For more information, or to see a list of items that must be submitted to the nursing department prior to attending orientation, contact Lisa Ward, nursing department secretary, at 936.294.2371.

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Welcome Week Service Project: beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Huntsville State Park. For more information, call the Center for Leadership and Service at 936.294.3467.

Sneak Peak@Greek: a Welcome Week event, at 3 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom. For more information, call the Greek Life program at 936.294.1785.

Kat Comedy Showcase: a Welcome Week event, at 8 p.m. in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum. The Sammypalooza series showcase will feature Aziz Ansari and Nick Kroll. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be obtained in Johnson Coliseum Office 235. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

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Find Your Classes: a Welcome Week event, at 11 a.m., meeting at the Lowman Student Center Fountain. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

Kickoff to Media Madness: from 1-4 p.m. in the Lowman Student Center Theater. The informational meeting will show students interested in studying radio, television, film, sports media and public relations how they can become a part of the exciting world of campus media, including DJ-ing for either KSHU 90.5 The Kat or KSHU 90.5 HD2 el Gato; writing for The Houstonian; creating films with The Ravens; announcing play-by-play for campus sporting events; or planning events with Priority ONE. For more information, contact Debbi Hatton, mass communication instructor, at 936.294.1498 or hatton@shsu.edu.

Party in The Pit: a Welcome Week event, at 8 p.m. in the Old Main Pit. For more information, call the Residence Hall Association at 936.294.2353 or org_rha@shsu.edu.

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Daytime and nighttime classes begin (for both on- and off-campus) for fall semester.

Late Registration for undergraduate and graduate students. Refer to the schedule of classes for details.

Thailand Winter Break Program: from 3-4 p.m. in Lowman Student Center Room 307. The event will provide information on SHSU’s first winter break study abroad program, including how to finance the trip, credit available, travel itinerary, and a Q&A session for students. For more information, contact Jesse Starkey, study abroad coordinator for the Office of International Programs, at 936.294.3276.

Casino Night: a Welcome Week event, at 6 p.m., in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

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Unityfest: a Welcome Week event, at 11 a.m., in the Lowman Student Center Mall Area. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

Kats Meow Karaoke: a Welcome Week event, from 5:30-8:30 p.m., in the Kat Klub, on the first floor of the Lowman Student Center. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

NPHC First Party of the Year: a Welcome Week event, at 10 p.m., at the Walker County Fairgrounds. For more information, call the Greek Life program at 936.294.1785.

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Bearkat Picnic: a Welcome Week event, at 11:30 a.m., at Austin Hall and the Quad. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

PC Dinner and A Movie: a Welcome Week event presentation of "Fast and the Furious 6," at 6:30 p.m., in Lowman Student Center Room 320. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

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Bearkat Alley Tailgate Party: a Welcome Week event, at 4 p.m., in Bearkat Alley, in the north parking lot of Bowers Stadium. For more information, call the Student Activities Department at 936.294.3861.

*Bearkat Football vs. Houston Baptist: game begins at 6 p.m. at Bowers Stadium. For more information, call the Athletics Department at 936.294.1726.

   
*Only "home game" athletic events are listed here. For a complete Bearkat schedule visit the SHSU Athletics Web site.

 

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