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PACE Hybrid Resources Webpage

If you would like to see national resources related to effective hybrid teaching, or examples of plans for fall hybrid courses from faculty here at SHSU, or guidance on how to maintain accessibility for diverse students in a distance format, visit the hybrid learning website from the Professional & Academic Center for Excellence.

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LEAP Center Hosts FB Live
with Pulitzer Prize Winner Glenn Frankel,
Discussing Quanah Parker 

When: Tuesday, Aug 11,  2 – 3 p.m.

The LEAP Center’s “2nd Tuesday@2:00pm” will feature Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and best-selling author Glenn Frankel. He will discuss his books on films: “High Noon,” “Midnight Cowboy,” and “The Searchers.” In his book on “The Searchers,” he discusses both the historical account of Cynthia Ann Parker’s kidnapping and the John Ford film, and he will also discuss Quanah Parker. This session is in conjunction with the Sam Houston Memorial Museum’s Quanah Parker Exhibit, on display until October 1, 2020.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn
FB Link:  

LEAP Center “City Fellows” Internships  

Application Deadline: August 12

The LEAP Center will be accepting applications for fall “City Fellows” internships beginning immediately. Students will compete for paid internships with the City of Huntsville, earn academic credit, and receive regular leadership training throughout the internship. Training will include hands-on activities such as a “mock City Council,” tours, and virtual/in-person meetings with local leaders. This program is a great way to build your resume, earn academic credit, and learn about the level of government with the greatest impact on citizens.

Contact: Professor Mike Yawn
Website for Application & Information:

Teaching and Learning Conference is Going Virtual!

When: Thursday, August 13

Due to rising local COVID-19 case numbers, difficulties in acquiring cleaning supplies, and input from our presenters, TLC20 will now be a virtual conference. All registrants will receive an email with Zoom links and session times before the beginning of the conference. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Cindy Nebel, will begin speaking at 8:45 a.m.  After, there will be four concurrent sessions throughout the day. The day will end at 4:00 p.m. after a Q&A wrap-up session with Dr. Nebel. 

Contact: Tiffany Terry (936-294-4042;
Download: Schedule of sessions
Link to Register:

McNair Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

The McNair Scholars Program is currently recruiting sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are interested in going to graduate school. The program promotes graduate education in undergraduates by preparing them for success at the graduate level and is currently accepting applications. The deadline for application submission is September 18. For more information about the program, please visit our website at, or email us at, or call us at 936-294-3279.

Contact: Tama Hamrick (4-3279;    

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!


Wednesday, Sept 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
via Zoom


9th Annual Digital Education Summit
Presented by SHSU Online

Friday, September 25

   #DES20 Committee Co-chairs: 
   Eric Odom, Kelly Byrd, and 
   Evelyn Hasouris-Turner

CHSS Diversity Reader Event

Thursday, November 12

Contact: Dr. Bernadette Pruitt
               Dr. April Shemak
               4-1432 or
Website: How to be an Antiracist

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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