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December 15, 2020                                              Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

COVID-19 Testing Kiosk Moving to a New Location

The COVID-19 testing kiosk on the Sam Houston State University campus has moved to a new location at 2424 Sam Houston Avenue, near the Charles W. Tackett University Police Building, to serve the community through the month of December. The free testing is by appointment only, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., until Dec. 31 at noon. The kiosk will be closed on December 24 and 25 due to the Christmas holiday.

To schedule a test and pre-register, visit Curative and select the SHSU Sam Houston Avenue location. Although there is no cost for the test, those with health insurance will be asked to provide this information. Testing for the uninsured is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

New Timeline for Academic Affairs Weekly Newsletter

In 2021, the Academic Affairs Weekly newsletter will be published on Tuesday mornings. The new deadline for submissions will be Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the following Tuesday's email. Send your submissions to

Contact: Cathi Gillette (4-1006;
Download: Submission Format

College of Arts and Media Holiday Radio Show

When: Streaming On-Demand
            from Dec 12 through Dec 25
Where:  Free link available on Box Office website

Warmest wishes from CAM! Performed by students of the Dept. of Theatre and Musical Theatre, The Holiday Radio Show consists of three radio plays, each a time capsule of the holiday season during the mid-20th century. The link is free and will be available to access on-demand on the CAM Box Office website through December 25.

Contact: Jackie Swan (4-2777;

Faculty Learning Communities

Engaging Classrooms is excited to announce the inaugural year of the Faculty Learning Communities at SHSU starting with 6 FLCs this coming spring semester! Check out our flyer for the 6 FLC themes and apply here.

Contact: Stephanie Brown (4-4263;

SHSU Faculty-in-Residence Program

Application Submission Due Date: Friday, Jan 22

The SHSU Faculty-in-Residence Program is a cross-divisional collaboration intended to increase student-faculty engagement outside of the classroom, develop community inside of the residence hall, enhance an environment that promotes holistic student development, and blend curricular and co-curricular student learning and development. This position includes an on-campus apartment and office space to facilitate opportunities to positively impact students in their first year. For more information on eligibility, benefits, and the application process, please visit our website

Contact: Susanna Shupp (4-3947;
                Kyle Ashton (4-1853;

Applications for PACE Associate Director
of Development – Extended Deadline

Application deadline: January 10
                                     (position begins 9/1/21)
Where:  Submit letters of intent & CV to

PACE is seeking applications for the Associate Director of Development (ADD), a half-time administrative three-year appointment. The ADD is responsible for recruitment of faculty for programs that support the current SHSU Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): Engaging Classrooms and regular coordination with the PACE Director and Associate Director for Assessment.  Letters of intent should detail experience with the position responsibilities, previous participation in faculty development, and reasons for interest in serving as ADD.

Contact: Director Todd Primm
Download:  Flyer

The TSUS Faculty Development Day for Digital Education – January 8, 2021

SHSU Online is hosting a free faculty development event for instructors across The Texas State University System on Friday, January 8, 2021.  Digital teaching skills have come into sharper focus due to the coronavirus, COVID-19.  It is important to take advantage of opportunities to sharpen these skills when they are available.

The Texas State University System Faculty Development Day for Digital Education will provide sessions on best practices and methodologies for teaching web-enhanced, blended, and online courses.

Visit The TSUS Faculty Development Day for Digital Education website to register and view the event schedule.

Register today!

Download: Flyer

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Commencement - Class of 2020

Saturday, December 19
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

9–10:30 a.m. - Colleges of
Business Administration
Health Sciences

2–3:30 p.m. - Colleges of
Arts & Media
Humanities & Social Sciences

7–8:30 p.m. - Colleges of
Criminal Justice
Science & Engineering Technology

Link: Website

CHSS Diversity Reader Event

Spring 2021

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

Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 24, 2021

Contact: Dr. Tracy E. Bilsing
Link: Website

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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