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February 15, 2019                                              Download New Submission Format [.doc] [.pdf]

Nominations Sought for Staff Excellence Awards

February 15, 2019 – March 22, 2019

Do you know of a staff member that excels in their job and consistently demonstrates the values of service, innovation, and motivation?  Through the Staff Excellence Award and Recognition of Service Program, we annually honor four staff employees who best exemplify a commitment to excellence.  The recipients of this award include two exempt and two non-exempt staff (non-faculty) employees.  Please consider nominating those employees worthy of receiving one of our university's top honors.

Contact: Kristy Stapleton (4-1068;
Download: Website

LGBTQI* Faculty and Staff Network Spring Social

When: Wednesday, Feb 20, 6 p.m.
Where:  LSC Bowling Alley

LGBTQI* faculty and staff are invited to our spring social. The Network will cover the cost of bowling for those who RSVP. Please RSVP:

Contact: Paul Eaton (
Download: Flyer

Ambassador Chase Untermeyer Presents to SHSU Students

When: Wednesday, Feb 27, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Where:  Location provided upon registration

The LEAP Center is hosting Chase Untermeyer, who has served as TX Legislator, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, political reporter for the Houston Chronicle, Personnel Director for the White House, and Ambassador to Qatar. Ambassador Untermeyer will discuss political journalism, the Texas legislature, the Middle East, working in the White House, and careers in diplomacy. Faculty, staff, and students are invited, but space is limited, and it is necessary to reserve a spot to attend.

Contact: Mike Yawn (4-1456;

Study Abroad 101

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2 – 3 p.m.  LSC 304
Wednesday, Feb 27, 2 – 3 p.m.  YouTube Live
Thursday, Feb 28, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m. - LSC 315

Do you want to study abroad but are not sure where to start? Attend our Study Abroad 101 information session! We'll go over our different programs, scholarships and funding, and what the steps are to study abroad.

Contact: Malin Hilmersson, Study Abroad Coord

Download: Event Flyer

Opening Reception for “Views of the Museum Complex”

When: Wednesday, Feb 27, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Where:  Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center

Both avid photographers, curators Casey Roon and Derrick Birdsall have collaborated to curate a collection of favorite images they have captured themselves across the expanse of the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Complex. Plan to visit the gallery at the Katy & E. Don Walker, Sr. Education Center and see the Museum through their eyes.

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

Sociable: A World Lived for Others
by thesis candidate Kelsie Faught

When: March 1, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Gaertner Performing Arts Center
              Dance Theater

Sociable: A World Lived for Others is an immersive dance experience by thesis candidate Kelsie Faught. For this one-of-a-kind event, participants will attend a “conference” that explores the topic of personality and the break-out sessions are dances that inspect anxiety, introversion/extraversion, and acceptance of self. The show is 40 minutes long, will run three times in succession, and accommodates 30 guests at a time. Sign up by calling the Department of Dance at 936.294.1875.

Contact: Kelsie Faught (4-­‐1875;
Download: Flyer

Apply Now for a 2019 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program!

When: Spring, Summer, and Winter programs
Where: Asia, Australia, Central America,
             Europe, Middle East, USA

Apply today for 2019’s faculty-led study abroad programs! Study abroad for 1-4 weeks next year with a SHSU faculty member and fellow Bearkats. Departments offering programs: Agriculture, Art, Economics, English, History, Marketing, Nursing, Physics (core course!), Political Science, Security Studies, and World Languages & Cultures (Spanish). Don’t see your department? Many programs are open to all majors and are a great option if you need general elective hours! Scholarships available!

Contact: Malin Hilmersson (4-3276;
Download: Website

Spring Plant Sale

When: March 8 – 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: SHSU I-45 Greenhouse

The SHSU Plant & Soil Sciences Club will host the first of their spring plant sales for the community.

Contact: Dr. Tim Pannkuk (4-3333;
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Upcoming Events - Save the Date!

Study Abroad 101

Tues, Mar 19, 2 – 3 p.m.
LSC 321

Wed, Mar 20, 5 – 6 p.m.
YouTube Live

Thurs, Mar 21, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
LSC 315

Universality of Global Education

February 28 – March 1
LSC Ballroom

IDEA Workshop

Wednesday, Mar 27, 10 – 11 a.m.
PACE Conference Room

Undergraduate Research Symposium

Saturday, Apr 27
CHSS Building

Spring Commencement Schedule

Thurs, May 9, 7 p.m.
College of Criminal Justice

Fri, May 10, 9:30 a.m.
Colleges of:
   Health Sciences
      Departments of:
      Population Health
      Family & Consumer Sciences

Fri, May 10, 2:30 p.m.
Colleges of:
   Humanities & Social Sciences
   Health Sciences
Departments of:

Sat, May 11, 9:30 a.m.
Colleges of:
   Fine Arts & Mass Communication
   Sciences & Engineering Technology

Sat, May 11, 2:30 p.m.
College of Business Administration

Cathi Gillette
Executive Assistant to the Provost


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