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Congratulations to the SHSU Orange Pride Dance Team for winning "Best All Around Dance Team" and a gold, full-paid bid to this year's national championship. Among the other prizes SHSU accrued during the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance Camp, held July 23-25 at Southern Methodist University, were "Most Collegiate Team" and individual honors for six "All American Dancers;" "Best Hip Hop Dancer;" and "Best Turns Dancer." —Photo by Brandon Cooper


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SHSU Update

For Summer Session II



2014 Great College to work for logoSHSU Named A 2014 'Great College To Work For'

Once again, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named SHSU a great place to work.  For the fifth consecutive year, survey results indicate that employees are satisfied with the university as an employer. Details.



Alumnus To Address Almost 1k Graduates At Summer Ceremonies

Alan TinsleyAlan Tinsley will share his thoughts and experiences with degree candidates from SHSU’s seven colleges in two ceremonies on Aug. 2, at 9:30 a.m. for the Colleges of Education, Criminal Justice, and Fine Arts and Mass Communication; and at 2:30 p.m. for the Colleges of Business Administration, Health Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Sciences. Details.




Ridings Honored For Service, Contributions

Paul RidingsSHSU sports information director Paul Ridings has been named the 2014 recipient of the Southland Conference's Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award. Details.




Kerrigan Appointed To National Board For Forensic Standards

Sarah KerriganSarah Kerrigan, chair of the department of forensic science at Sam Houston State University, was appointed to a new national organization dedicated to developing standards and guidelines for the forensic science community to improve the scientific basis of evidence used in courts. Details.





HNU sealSHSU, Huaiyin Normal University Sign Education Agreement

Under the agreement, students will spend their freshman and sophomore years at Huaiyin Normal University, in Huaianhsien, Jiangsu, China, and then come to Sam Houston State University for their junior year. Details.




new Bearkat OneCard designNew Bearkat OneCards Hit Mailboxes

Students, faculty and staff should be on the lookout for the new Bearkat OneCards mailed from HigherOne the week of June 16. These cards will replace the orange OneCards, which will be deactivated in the fall. Find out more about the new OneCard, how to activate it and what you should do if you haven't received a new card by clicking here.




theatre productionSummer Repertory Theatre To Offer Five Shows In 10 Days

The Sam Houston State University Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre will continue its rich history of summer play production with a series of five shows in 10 days for its Summer Repertory Theatre program, July 21-30. Details.




Birdsall pictureMuseum To Explore Texas Art With Events, Exhibits

The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is offering three activities and events this July that will explore the artistic side of Texas history, including the exhibit "Lost and Found in Texas," a tin punch demonstration and activity, and a day camp for youth who want to combine their interest in art and history. Details.



Bearkat Family Weekend logoBearkat Family Weekend Scheduled For Sept. 12-14

Families of Sam Houston State University’s more than 19,000 students are invited to participate in the spirit, pride and tradition of campus life Sept. 12-14 during this year’s Bearkat Family Weekend. The deadline to register is Aug. 25. Details.




LEMIT trainingNew LEMIT Program Investigates Environmental Cases

Project EnCRiPT, a new program at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas, was recently launched to trains environmental enforcement officers from across the country on how to investigate cases. Details.



Prof Receives Hogg Grant For Incarceration, Mental Health Study

Adam SchmidtAdam T. Schmidt, an assistant professor in the Sam Houston State University Department of Psychology and Philosophy, has received a $19,250 grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to conduct a study that examines mental health symptoms and protective factors in children of incarcerated fathers. Details.












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