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February 28, 2020                                              Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

“From Voting Rights to Equal Rights:
Commemorating the Nineteenth Amendment
and Equal Rights Amendment Movement”

When: Monday, Mar 2, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Olson Auditorium
              AB4 220 

This panel commemorates the 19th Amendment. Dr. Nancy Baker, Associate Professor of History, discusses Dr. Alice Paul of the National Women’s Party and her legacy—the ERA Movement. Dr. Jessica Wranosky, Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities and History, TAMU-Commerce, discusses the history of the 19th Amendment.

Contact: Dr. Bernadette Pruitt (4-1491;   
Download: Event Flyer

Call for Chapter Proposals

Informational Session: Thurs, Mar 5, 12 – 1 p.m.
Proposal Deadline: April 1
Where: TEC 319

In response to the growing demand for open educational resources (OER), we are pleased to share a Call for Chapter Proposals for a new First-Year Seminar textbook. We are seeking chapters on a variety of topics relevant to incoming college students. Collaborative proposals between faculty and staff are encouraged.

Contact: Forrest Lane (4-4287;
Download: Flyer

Book Talk & Signing:  Brian Kilmeade  
Sam Houston & the Alamo Avengers

When: Friday, Mar 6, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr., Education Center
             1402 19th Street, Huntsville

Brian Kilmeade, New York Times bestselling author and Fox News host, will be signing copies of his newest release, "Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History." He will give a talk about the book prior to signing. A limited number of books will be available for purchase the day of the event.

Contact: Megan Buro (4-3839;
Download: Flyer

Doctorate of Education in Developmental Education Administration (Ed.D.) now accepting applications through

Application Deadline: March 15

The Doctor of Education in Developmental Education Administration is a fully online interdisciplinary doctoral program designed to prepare educators to develop and administer programs for underprepared community college and university students in math, reading, and/or writing.  Cohorts begin each summer.

Contact: Dr. Patrick Saxon:
                Brenda Rusk (4-1109):
                Educational Leadership Office 4-1147

Like us on Facebook:  #SHSUDevEd

PACE Writing Retreat

When: Monday, March 16
Where: PACE Conference Room
             CHSS C002

The PACE Writing Retreat is a come and go event that will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is open to faculty members, graduate students, and university staff who are looking to work on their writing projects. Lunch will be provided for those who are present at the retreat from noon to 1 p.m.

Contact: Dr. Bouamer (
Download: Flyer 

Our World, Our Medicine: Critical Thinking through
Deliberative Dialogues  
SHSU Common Reader – Educated:
A Memoir,
by Tara Westover

When: Wednesday, Mar 18, 4 – 7 p.m.
Where: LSC 241

Students, faculty, staff, and administration will use their critical thinking skills to think through a problem tied to the SHSU Common Reader and The American Democracy Project. Participants will be randomly assigned to teams and must attend the entire event to be eligible for first and second place prizes. Sign up HERE by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13.

Contact: Steven Koether (4-4242;

SHSU Common Reader Contests/Events for Spring
Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover

When: Contest submission dates vary
             March 18 & 20
              for submission information

Announcing deadlines for the spring 2020 SHSU Common Reader Scholarships.  SHSU colleges and campus programs are sponsoring events and contests with over $2900 in student scholarship contests related to themes in the book.  The entry deadline dates are quickly approaching.  If you need a book, please come by our office in AB4 Room 202.  Stop by for a free t-shirt if you have read the book! Students are encouraged to enter these contests!

Contact: Kimberly Johnson (4-2227;

Calling for Session Proposals: TLC20

Proposal Deadline: 
March 27

The 17th annual SHSU Teaching and Learning Conference will be held Thursday, August 13. This is an open call for proposals for any instructor interested in presenting a session at TLC20. Sessions are a chance for you to share innovative and practical teaching ideas, experiences, and approaches with other instructors. This year, we are accepting proposals for the traditional concurrent sessions as well as shorter lightning rounds (see attached proposal form for more information).

Contact: Tiffany Terry (4-4042;
Download: Flyer

Mock LSAT for Pre-Law Students

When: March 28, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The LEAP Center is hosting a Mock LSAT for students. The Mock LSAT is an actual LSAT, professionally scored, but the results are not official nor made available to any law schools. The test provides an excellent way for students to begin their law-school preparations. The test is free and open to all students, but reservations are required (location will be provided when a spot is reserved).

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Creating Student Learning Outcomes

When: Tuesday, Apr 7, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Where: LSC 241A

Are you are creating a new assessment plan or want to make changes to your current plan for your degree program(s)? A good assessment plan starts with good objectives, and we have a new interactive workshop for that! Please RSVP to Seating is limited to 30 attendees, and refreshments will be provided!

Contact: Brandi Jones (4-1353;

SHSU Bearkat VITA Center 
Free Income Tax Preparation 
for Students and Employees

When: Thursdays – Now through Apr 9
            3 – 6 p.m. (by appointment only)
Where: Smith-Hutson Bldg, Rm 300

If your household income is $56,000 or less for 2019, you likely qualify for FREE federal income tax preparation and electronic filing by IRS certified volunteers (SHSU students and employees).  This will allow you to file your taxes without spending any hard earned-money on preparation fees. Two preparation methods are available: 1) to reduce waiting time, drop off your information and your return will be completed for pickup at a later date, or 2) bring your information and your return will be completed the same day while you wait (allow 90 to 120 minutes for completion). See flyer for additional information. For questions or appointments, see contact information.

Contact: Trevor England (4-1263;
Download: Flyer    

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Mock Law Class for Pre-Law Students

April 1
 4:30 p.m.

Contact: Mike Yawn

LEAP Center Hosts
Citizenship Preparatory Class

April 1, 8,15, 22, & 29
 8:45 p.m.

Contact: Mike Yawn

Spring Plant Sale

April 3  5; 9 a.m.  3 p.m.
SHSU I-45 Greenhouse

Contact: Dr. Tim Pannkuk
Link: Facebook

10th Court of Appeals 

Comes to SHSU

April 8  10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; and 1 p.m.
Kerper Courtroom, CJ Center

Contact: Mike Yawn

Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 18

Contact: Dr. Tracy E. Bilsing
Link: URS Website  

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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