Events

Part of the benefits of being in the Honors College are the special events during the semester. These events range from fun, relationship building dinner and outings to serving the community as a whole.

Click here to view our Spring 2020 Calendar of Events


Featured Events

OutstandingStudentReception

Outstanding Student Reception

The Outstanding Student Reception recognizes the academic accomplishments of current Sam Houston State University students. At this event, students will have the opportunity to learn about on-campus resources such as the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College that may be helpful for high-achieving students like themselves. Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

1PM - 2PM

Austin Hall

Sam Houston State University

Registration for this event is available HERE.** Registration will close on Friday, February 7, 2020.

**Important Notice: After submitting your registration, please ensure that you can view the "Thank You" screen from Qualtrics.com. Viewing this screen means you have successfully registered. For questions, please contact the Honors Office at 936-294-1477 or via email at honors@shsu.edu.


HighSchoolHonorsRecognitionDinner

High School Honors Recognition Dinner

The High School Honors Recognition Dinner is an event hosted in recognition of high school students with outstanding academic records. These students are invited to join University VIPs, Academic Deans, Honors Deans, and our Honors Student Ambassadors for a dinner event hosted in Sam Houston State University's newly renovated Lowman Student Center. During dinner, students can expect to enjoy conversation among each other and university representatives. Speakers will provide information about the many benefits that being a Bearkat offers and about the many opportunities within the Honors College.

Friday, February 28, 2020

6PM - 8PM

Lowman Student Center Orange Ballroom

Sam Houston State University

Registration* for this event will soon be available HERE.**

*Registration for this event includes 2 complimentary guests per invited student.

**Important Notice: After submitting your registration, please ensure that you receive an Order Notification email, this email serves as confirmation that your RSVP came through successfully. If you don't receive an email, your registration did not go through. For questions, please contact the Honors Office at 936-294-1477 or via email at honors@shsu.edu.


AmbassadorMeet&Greet

Ambassador Meet & Greet

The Honors Student Ambassador program consists of select members of the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College. Chosen through an application and interview process, the Ambassadors represent the Honors College and the University at special events throughout the year. Events include but are not limited to recruitment events for the Honors College, social events for current Honors students, the Undergraduate Research Symposium, New Student Convocation, and more! If you are interested in becoming an Honors Ambassador, RSVP for this event and join your current 2019-2020 Honors Ambassadors for dinner. View our current ambassadors HERE.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

5PM - 6:30PM

Lowman Student Center Room 241B

Sam Houston State University

Registration for this event will soon be available HERE.** Registration will close on Friday, February 28, 2020.

**Important Notice: After submitting your registration, please ensure that you are redirected to the Honors Ambassador web page. Viewing this web page means you have successfully registered. For questions, please contact the Honors Office at 936-294-1477 or via email at honors@shsu.edu.


UndergradResearchSymposium

Undergraduate Research Symposium

The URS was conceived of and is hosted by the Honors College Student Ambassadors, who believe in the importance of sharing undergraduate research in a multi-disciplinary environment. It was created to:

  • Provide a forum for students to present their research to faculty and other students
  • Give students the opportunity to practice public speaking to prepare for future conferences
  • Give students the chance to network with other students and faculty
  • Help students grow as emerging professionals in their fields of study

To achieve these ends, the URS is a congenial, positive, professional environment, and faculty volunteers serve as moderators to provide informal yet constructive feedback to everyone who presents. The URS will take place on:

 Saturday, April 18, 2020

8 AM to 5 PM

CHSS Building & Lowman Student Center

Interested in presenting or attending the 2020 URS? Visit the official URS website here.


ProfSPEAK! 2019-2020

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a new series of informal lectures called ProfSPEAK!. Each month, a different faculty member will share some aspect of his or her research with interested undergraduates from any discipline. All students, faculty, and staff are also welcome. Here is the line-up for this academic year:

Dr. Jeremy Bechelli, Biological Sciences

Thursday, September 26, 2019

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Rhonda Callaway, Political Science

Thursday, October 24, 2019

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall

Dr. Eric Conolly, Criminal Justice

Thursday, November 21, 2019

2 PM

Piney Woods Hall


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The Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

Academic Building IV Suite 201 | Box 2479 | Huntsville, Texas 77341-2479

Phone: (936) 294.1477 | Email: honors@shsu.edu

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