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Research Promotion Drop-In Session:
Claim Your ORCID iD!

When: Wednesday, Nov 20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Newton Gresham Library main lobby AND
             Virtually in Zoom:

An ORCID iD uniquely represents YOU as a researcher and is a vital part of raising your scholarly profile and impact. Your iD provides consistency through institutional transitions, name changes, and more, tracking your affiliations, publications, awards, memberships, and even peer review service. Both faculty and graduate students are encouraged to chat with SHSU librarians during this drop-in session, live or online, to learn more and claim their free ORCID iD.

Contact: Erin Owens (4-4567;
               Lisa Connor (4-3527;
Downloads: Event Flyer; Webpage

People and Pets Food Drive - RESCHEDULED

When: Thursday, November 21
Where: LSC Mall

Departments are encouraged to donate people & pet food items for the SHSU Food Pantry & Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter. This is a great opportunity to assist those with food insecurity in our community. Please verify that donations “use by” dates have not expired. The department that donates the most food will receive breakfast.

Contact: Michael Hanson (4-­‐1620;

Featuring “H-E-B Guy” Scott McClelland

When: Thursday, Nov 21, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center

Please join us to hear our next Entrepreneur-in-Residence, “H-E-B Guy” Scott McClelland, President of  H-E-B Food/Drug Stores, to share his story of success. Sam Houston State University’s Entrepreneurship Program promotes entrepreneurship, free enterprise and a capitalist market economy. Providing opportunities for students and faculty to hear inspiring stories of business success, the program invites Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to speak to the campus community. This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Contact: For more info, call 4-3790
Download: Event flyer

Sponsored by the Elliott T. Bowers Honors College

When:  Thursday, Nov 21, 2 p.m. 
Where:  Piney Woods Hall Multipurpose Room
Speaker: Dr. Eric Conolly, Criminal Justice

In a continued effort to promote undergraduate research, the Honors College is hosting a 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. Click here for the fall line-up.

Contact: Dr. Maria Holmes (
Download: Honors College events website

PACE Faculty Writing Circle Fall Retreats

When: Nov 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: PACE Conference Room
             CHSS C002

Need a distraction-free setting to dedicate writing time to one of your current projects? Join us for the last writing retreat this semester. While retreats are part of the PACE Faculty Writing Circles initiative, they are open to anyone (faculty, graduate students, and staff). Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Contact: Dr. Siham Bouamer (4-1445;
Downloads: Flyer

Christmas Poinsettia & Plant Sale

When: Now through Nov 26
Where: Submit order via email

The SHSU Plant & Soil Sciences Club is offering poinsettias. You may choose from red or white. You can pick up plants on November 25 between 3 and 6 p.m. at the SHSU Horticulture Center off Ave. M.  Poinsettias are $10/pot.

Contact: Dr. Tim Pannkuk (4-3333;

Active Learning Teaching Fellowship

Deadline for application: Monday, Dec 2

Active Learning Teaching Fellowship applications are now available! The purpose of the Active Learning Teaching Fellowship is to allow faculty who are already engaged in active learning techniques to develop, implement and disseminate a new design for active learning in a particular course. The fellows spend two years on these large-scale projects, mentoring the next cohort of fellows in their second year. 

Contact: Brandy Doleshal (

Outstanding Student Representative 
Board Member Opportunity

Application Due Date: Friday, Dec. 6
Where: VPSA, 919 Bearkat Boulevard

Calling all highly motivated students to apply for the following prestigious Board positions. Impressive resume enhancement if selected.
THECB-Student Representative – Board Position
TSUS-Student Regent
Pay close attention to each application as term length varies.

Contact: Luzi Espinoza (4-3419 or 4-1784;

Summer 2020 Faculty and Student Team (FAST) Awards

Application Deadline: Monday, Dec 9, 5 p.m.

The FAST Awards encourage the participation of undergraduate students in scholarly or creative work. Each funded team should support 1-3 students working together on a project under the mentorship of SHSU faculty. Student teams are expected to work on their project over approximately 10 weeks, between June and August 2020. Each student team member will receive $2000 and each team’s faculty mentor will receive $4000. 

Contact: Madhusudan Choudhary 
Downloads: FAST Award Announcement
                     FAST Award Application

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
Download: Website  
Like us on Facebook:  #SHSUDevEd

Save the Date!: Planning & Writing Successful Grant Proposals

When: Thursday, Jan 30, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: TBA

Save the date to join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Planning & Writing Successful Grant Proposals,” a workshop led by the AtKisson Training Group, LLC. This full-day session is designed to convey the fundamentals of proposal writing – concepts backed up with concrete tips and operational strategies – while also providing tools for planning and longer-term sustainability.

Contact: Kathy Adair, Clayton Cottle, Jessica Ray Herzogenrath
LinkSHSU Event Calenda

Save the Date!
Writing Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals

When: Friday, Jan 31, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: TBA

Save the date to join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for “Writing Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals,” conducted by the AtKisson Training Group, LLC.  In this half-day seminar, we will talk about why and how to create a plan that results in a competitive proposal.

Contact: Kathy Adair, Clayton Cottle, Jessica Ray Herzogenrath
LinkSHSU Event Calendar    

Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

December Commencement

Friday, Dec 13, 9:30 a.m.
   College of Criminal Justice

Friday, Dec 13, 2:30 p.m.
Colleges of
   Health Sciences
   Science & Engineering Technology

Saturday, Dec 14, 9:30 a.m.
Colleges of 
    Business Administration
    Arts & Media

Saturday, Dec 14, 2:30 p.m.
Colleges of 
    Humanities & Social Sciences

Download: Website 

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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