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President Dana G. Hoyt (right) recently taped an episode of The Balancing Act with Julie Moran for Lifetime Television, discussing how online education can be beneficial for women.  The program will be broadcast on Thursday (Oct. 23), at 6 a.m. CST on Lifetime Television, and again on Oct. 30 at the same time.  Details.


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SHSU Update

For Week Of Oct. 19




eclipsePhysics Department To Host Eclipse Viewing 'Party'

The SHSU Department of Physics will host a special eclipse viewing atop the SHSU parking garage on Thursday (Oct. 23). The moon will partially eclipse the sun that evening, with "first contact" beginning at 5 p.m. and its best view 6 p.m., when a little over a third of the sun will be blocked. Viewing will continue until sunset, as the eclipse will end at about 6:42 p.m. The physics department will provide this eye wear, as we as special solar telescopes. Do NOT try to look at the eclipse without proper filters.



WingfieldBiologist To Explore Animals’ Effects On Environment

A world authority on the behavioral and reproductive biology of birds will share his thoughts on the effects of environmental stress on animals, as well as its larger implications, with the Sam Houston State University population on Thursday (Oct. 23). Details.




Dido & AeneasSHSU Opera Performance Applauded With American Prize

Sam Houston State University’s opera presentation of “Dido and Aeneas” has been given a “curtain call” as the 2014 winner of The American Prize in Opera Performance’s college/university division. Details.




Ready Player OneDeadline Approaches For Scholarship Contest Submissions

Through the Bearkats Read to Succeed program students can compete in six different contests offering more than $2,000 in scholarships, that ask students to find inspiration in the novel "Ready Player One" for their art, writing and research. Details.





State Employees Charitable Camlpaign LogoSEC Campaign Still Accepting Contributions

SHSU employees have until Nov. 7 to make a contribution to the 2014 State Employees Charitable Campaign. The SECC gives each employee an opportunity to support a favorite charity or charities on a regular basis, with each donor controlling to whom funds are given, as well as how much is given and when. Details.




Mitchel RothCJ Prof To Present Research At NATO Terrorism Conference

Mitchel P. Roth, professor of criminal justice and criminology, has been invited to present his research on counterterrorism at the international Terrorism Expert Conference hosted by the NATO Center of Excellence-Defense Against Terrorism in Ankara, Turkey. Details.




nurseSHSU Issues Statement On The Ebola Virus

Sam Houston State Univesity's statement regarding the Ebola virus and campus health can be found on the SHSU Student Health Center's website.





SHSU Sees Another Enrollment Increase

Heather ThielemannSHSU's official total enrollment count for fall 2014 is 19,719 students, according to a statement released on Oct. 1 by Heather Thielemann, vice president for enrollment management.  The figure is a 2.5 percent increase (509 students) over fall 2013. “The growth in our enrollment is vital to the future success and competitiveness of our university,” said SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt. “Our entire campus community has embraced our strategies for increasing the quality and quantity of our student body, and the growth we’ve seen throughout recent years is a credit to their efforts. We are excited to welcome our newest students to campus and are dedicated to helping them achieve success throughout their college careers.”



Activities To Allow Bearkats To Explore Student Affairs Field

Sam Houston State University’s Division of Student Services and College of Education will join together this October to present “Careers in Student Affairs Month.” Details.




Josu De SolaunFaculty Pianist De Solaun Wins International Competition

Josu De Solaun, a new assistant professor of piano in Sam Houston State University’s School of Music, won the first prize in the piano section of the prestigious Enescu Competition that took place on Sept. 27 in Bucharest, Romania. Details.




The Women of Harvard SquareTexas Review Press Announces Fall 2014 Release List

Texas Review Press, an adjunct of the Sam Houston State University English department, recently announced the titles of a dozen books in their fall lineup. Details.





CJ anniversary logoCollege Celebrates 50 Years Of Service In Criminal Justice

Fifty years ago, the Sam Houston State University College of Criminal Justice began as an idea – to better train law enforcement, court and corrections officers; to use the state prison system as a research laboratory to identify causes and treatments for offenders; and to assist agencies in developing effective practices to reduce crime. Details.




Ruth MassingillProfs’ HIV Series Recognized In International Competition

Sam Houston State University mass communication professors Ruth Massingill and Mel Strait have received CINDY awards for their work in a video series “Knowledge is Power! HIV/AIDS Perceptions and Choices.” Details.




Bernadette PruittPruitt Receives ‘Superior Book Award’

Associate professor of history Bernadette Pruitt’s debut book has found favorable press among both reviewers and the New York Times. This month, the book added another feat to its list of achievements—being recognized with the East Texas Historical Association’s “Ottis Lock Superior Book Award.” Details.










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