2018 Spring Events for What Unites Us

NOTE: Event open to Sam Houston State University students, faculty, staff, and alumni. You must present your active Bearkat OneCard to attend these events.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Critical Thinking through Deliberative Dialogues
Students eligible: All SHSU students enrolled full-time in spring 2019 semester (undergraduates – min 12 hrs, graduates – min 9 hrs, graduates on stipend – min 6 hrs).
Prompt: Assigned student groups will compete for scholarships at the Deliberative Dialogues event on Monday, March 4, 2019 in the LSC Orange Ballroom. Student groups will use their critical thinking skills to think through a problem tied to the SHSU Common Reader and The American Democracy Project. Student groups will be evaluated on their collective ability to assess information and create a path to action based on facts/information, context, hidden assumptions, and common values. Top students will win SHSU Scholarships.

WASH Student Art Contest
Students eligible: All WASH students enrolled a minimum of 9 hours at Sam Houston State University in the spring 2019 semester who have read the book.
Prizes (3): Best of Show: $250; Second Place: $150; Honorable Mention: $100.
Prompt: “Art is an attempt to capture the truths of the world as you see it in a medium you can share with others. It is about lending your voice, your perspective to local, national, and global conversations.” (Rather, 2017, p. 169-170) What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism. Create art based on the themes presented in the SHSU Common Reader by Dan Rather.
Sponsor: Student Success Initiatives: SHSU Common Reader Program
Due Date: February 28, 2019 submit electronic copy to Kimberly Johnson at fye@shsu.edu

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Fine Arts Juried Art Show and Awards Ceremony
“Art is an attempt to capture the truths of the world as you see it in a medium you can share with others. It is about lending your voice, your perspective to local, national, and global conversations” (Rather, 2017, p. 169-170). Join us to celebrate SHSU Common Reader WASH student art. WASH student contest winners will be announced.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
LSC Art Gallery