Wright '08, '17, was formally presented with the Rhosine Fleming Award during the annual TSCA Conference in San Antonio this February and honored by Conroe Independent School District on Feb. 19.
SHSU Is 'In The News'
SHSU news coverage from media outlets around the state, nation and world. Email any items you would like to see included to Today@Sam.edu.
Los Angeles Times: SHSU professor contributes to NFL COVID study
KHOU-TV: Hidden Gem: SHSU public art
Telemundo TV: Residency program to resolve teacher shortage
WFAA-TV: 15-year-old makes history
Inside Higher Ed: Helping Students and Staff as Inflation Soars
Univision TV: SHSU among the best 100 for Hispanic students
Houston Chronicle: SHSU earns Hispanic-Serving Institution designation
Learning By Design magazine: From Student Unions to Uniting Students
Huntsville Item: Mohr named new dean at SHSU
Houston Chronicle: SHSU starts medical summer camp for high school students
KXXV-TV: He's only 15 & graduating from SHSU
KBTX-TV: Madisonville Teen to become SHSU's youngest ever graduate
Huntsville Item: The Unlikely Connection Between Art And Medicine
Yahoo News: Harmony Public Schools, Texas State University System announce partnership
KRHD-TV: SHSU President goes from the office to the classroom
Huntsville Item: SHSU Alumnus travels to Europe to aid Ukrainians
Yahoo News: SHSU President returns to classroom roots
KHOU-TV: Texas Children's nurse heads overseas to help treat Ukrainian refugees
KBTX-TV: SAT optional admission policies
KHOU-TV: Texas Children's nurse heads overseas to help treat Ukrainian refugees
KBTX-TV: SAT optional admission policies
KRHD-TV: Students experience class through the metaverse
KAGS-TV: SHSU professor taking his class virtual
Huntsville Item: Social art project brings healthcare exchange to Huntsville
Austin-American Statesman: Texas State names Kelly Damphousse sole finalist for new president
ABC13-TV: Houston Latino Festival is back after a two-year hiatus
NPR Radio: Experts From SHSU Talk About Pesky Invasive Species in Greater Houston
KHOU-TV: SHSU's Campbell Grover setting rodeo world on fire
ABC13-TV: SHSU Professor on what the Russia conflict means for Houston
KBTX-TV: SHSU Professor creates interactive poetry app
Houston Business Journal: SHSU names chief diversity officer
Paleontologists find 110-million-year-old new species of lizard in amber in mine in Myanmar
KAGS-TV: Huntsville Museum honors former slaves of Texas founding father
Huntsville Item: Tour visits African American Historical Sites
SHSU students partner with cemetery group for MLK Day of Service
Fox 26-TV: SHSU Professor Combatting Workplace Burnout
Grant enables university to launch mobile food pantry
Sam Houston State Food Pantry Gets $50k Grant
Amazon: Watch 'The College Tour' featuring Sam Houston State University
Sam Houston State to be featured on TV series
KPRC-TV: Sam Houston accepts offer to join Conference USA beginning in 2023
ESPN: Conference USA to add Sam Houston State beginning in 2023
Huntsville Item: Student-doctor awarded scholarship for commitment to diversity
Huntsville Item: SHSU golf course renamed The Bearkat Course
KAGS-TV: Former Houston Texans President, Jamey Rootes, to join SHSU
Huntsville Item: SHSU receives $2.2 million grant to support student academic success
Houston Business Journal: Former Houston Texans president gets new gig in higher education
NPR: Supply chain ripple effects expected to stretch into 2022 and beyond
Huntsville Item: Tripod's Thrift Shop and Career Closet provides necessities for SHSU students
KBMT-TV: Southeast Texas health officials excited to see dramatic decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations
KBTX-TV: Sam Houston State University sees high rankings for social mobility for students
Huntsville Item: Sam Houston State ranks as a top performer on social mobility for students
Podcast: Leaders on Leadership with Alisa White
Montana Sports: SHSU Rodeo Team Member chasing grad degree, CEO stature
NPR Radio: Permitless Carry Is Now Legal in Texas, Worrying Law Enforcement And Gun Safety Experts
SHSU Alumni Association to offer chartered bus for Battle of the Pineywoods
Huntsville Item: Summer research offers student first-hand experience
Huntsville Item: Foreign Policy Research Institute names SHSU professor a Templeton Fellow
KBTX-TV: SHSU Expert Discusses Perseid Meteor Shower
Huntsville Item: 75-year-old becomes oldest criminal justice graduate in SHSU history
KBMT-TV: SHSU, Christus Partner to help educate future doctors
Beaumont Enterprise: Christus, Sam Houston pave way for medical students in SE Texas
ABC13-TV: More meteor showers seen from Houston? It's possible!
Huntsville Item: Clinical health psychologist earns funding for pre-surgical evaluation study
Community Impact: Small Business Development Center announces Montgomery County Expansion
Texas Monthly: How Colton Cowser Became the Surprise Top-Five Pick of the MLB Draft
Inside Higher Ed: A Future Crop of Farmers
Orioles use fifth pick in MLB Draft on Sam Houston State OF Colton Cowser
Huntsville Item: Glaser named Chief Strategy Officer at Sam Houston State
KBTX-TV: SHSU Freshman receives $5,000 grant for community service
Governor's Office: Governor Abbott Appoints Avera to Texas School Safety Center Board
Fox26-TV: SHSU Invasive Species Expert on 'hammerhead flatworms'
KAGS-TV: Sam Houston State National Championship Parade
KBTX-TV: Parade honors Sam Houston State's national championship
Huntsville Item: Reaching For The Stars
KBTX-TV: Champion Bearkats Honored at Capitol
KPRC-TV: Sam Houston State FCS national title
ESPN: Late touchdown lifts Sam Houston State Bearkats to first FCS title
CBS19-TV: Life-Long Learning Inspires 75-Year-Old to Complete Physics Degree at SHSU
KAGS-TV: Expert Explains How to Deal with Invasive Worm
PGA: Celebrating Pride Month: Sarah St. John leads by example
KBTX-TV: SHSU student appointed to national association
Houston Matters: Redefining the immigrant south
KAGS-TV: SHSU student chosen for national COVID committee
KBTX-TV: Huntsville prepares for FCS championship game
TODAY Show: She started out as the school custodian. Years later, she's its most beloved teacher
KHOU-TV: 'Teachers Can' to help teachers buy supplies for their classrooms
KBTX-TV: SHSU artist debuts gallery
Huntsville Item: Student leaves her mark on the Lowman Student Center
KBTX-TV: SHSU community answers the call with Buzzy's Bin
Houston Chronicle: Conroe street dedicated for former Sam Houston State President
Huntsville Item: Color run will benefit Imagination Library
KBTX-TV: SHSU expert weighs in on impact of Derek Chauvin verdict
ABC13-TV: Beloved teacher's journey from cleaning classrooms to leading them
Huntsville Item: SHSU students partner with "Buzzy's Bin"
Houston Chronicle: Recreated historic stained-glass art a window on SHSU history
Houston Chronicle: Sam Houston State highlights new medical campus in Conroe
KBTX-TV: SHSU Expert Vaccine Q&A
KBTX-TV: SHSU Alumna Highest Ranking Texas Ranger
Lincoln Journal Star: Teacher and a room full of critters help science come alive
Houston Chronicle: SHSU alumna inspires future generations
Huntsville Item: SHSU senior publishes first book of poems
Houston Chronicle: SHSU students offer free health screenings
Business Insider: 7 leadership lessons from successful women doctors
SHSU Alumnus named first female Chief Deputy in Fort Bend County
Conroe Courier: SHSU Medical Students Offer Free Clinic to Conroe Homeless
KPRC-TV: Celebrate Black History Month at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Huntsville Item: SHSU medical students launch homeless outreach initiative
Houston Matters: How rural doctors and medical centers are adapting to survive the COVID-19 pandemic
Huntsville Item: SHSU plans $13.5M addition to Gibbs Ranch
FOX26 News: SHSU launches COVID-19 testing kiosk
Science News: Ancient amphibian is the oldest known animal with a slingshot tongue
Community Impact: SHSU Cyber Forensics Intelligence Expert Talks Foreign Election Hacking
KBTV-TV: Cyber Security Expert Weighs in on Foreign Election Hacking
KBTX-TV: SHSU Professor Hosting Interview Series with High Profile Journalists
Austin Chronicle: Day Trip to SHSU's Natural Science and Art Research Center
Chron: SHSU's new Conroe campus adjusts to COVID guidelines
KBTX-TV: Study shows possible ballot bias
Science Mag: Ice Age Manatees May Have Called Texas Home
KTRE-TV: SHSU Partners with the State for Contract Tracing
KBTX-TV: SHSU Part of New Effort to Help with COVID-19 Contact Tracing
KHOU-TV: Students embark on historic civil rights journey
KBTX-TV: Traveling Bearkats: Students visit Civil War battlefield in Mississippi
Austin American Statesman: Learn to spot plant invaders citizen science program
KBTX-TV: Texas rural hospitals in serious bind with COVID
Fox26 News: Medical school hopes to fill dire need for primary care physicians
KHOU-TV: Sam Houston's life with Native Americans
KPRC-TV: SHSU Criminologist on HPD manpower
Huntsville Item: $236.6M capital improvement plan outlined
Houston Public Media: Sam Houston Rare Photo Exhibit
Huntsville Item: University Establishes COVID-19 Task Force
KBTX-TV: SHSU professor nationally recognized
Houstonian: New Ways to Play: Fall Changes to Intramural Sports
Fox26-TV: SHSU opens medical school to train Osteopathic doctors
KBTX-TV: College of Osteopathic Medicine holds grand opening
KTRE-TV: Broadway costume designer helps make PPE
Huntsville Item: Alisa White begins role as SHSU president
KPRC-TV: Where to Stargaze around the Houston Area
Entergy and SHSU Partner to Provide Masks and Sanitizer for Community
BioBlitz Brings Community Together
Inside Higher Ed: SHSU Putting Action Behind Words
Huntsville Item: SHSU Bowling Receives National Academic Honors
ABC13-TV: New Program at SHSU Aims to Address Inequities
Texas and SHSU Partner to Provide Masks, Hand Sanitizer to Community
Huntsville Item: Preserving History at the Newton Gresham Library
KBTX-TV: General Colin L. Powell to Speak at SHSU Virtual Commencement
KBTX-TV: SHSU Freshman Selling Shirts for Scholarships
KLTV: SHSU Professor Named to CDC Fellowship
Chron: Artis Lois Spurlock Shares Her Fear
Chron: Katy Resident Earns College of Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship
KAGS-TV: SHSU Coaches Speak Out Against Racial Inequality
KBTX-TV: How to Have a Respectful, Meaningful, Conversations on Race
KBTX-TV: SHSU Sociology Expert: Evaluate Your Child's Understanding of Race
Community Impact: Professor Discusses Senior Population Risks and Covid-19
CBS19-TV: Texas Acknowledges Previously Combining Two Sets of Testing Data
ABC13-TV: How the Nations Meat Supply Could Impact Houston Stores
FOX26-TV: SHSU Provides Support For Small Business
KHOU-TV: Moment Of Zen, Baby Ducks At SHSU
KBTX-TV: SHSU Spirit Team Earns National Award
Huntsville Item: Students Use Stay At Home To Plant Gardens
CBS Austin-TV: Pandemic Relaxes Student Teacher Certifications
Huntsville Item: Student Teacher Education Adjusts
KPRC-TV: Everyday Heroes, Service Through Sewing
Austin American Statesman: Covid-19 Clusters Found In Austin Care Centers
ABC 13-TV: Supply Shortages Could Continue Into Next Year
KTRH-Radio: Texas Pandemics of the Past
Huntsville Item: Raven Nest Reopens
FOX 26-TV: Supply Chain Management During Covid-19
KBTX-TV: Bearkat Athletics Announces New Branding
FOX 26-TV: SHSU Prof Discusses The History Of Pandemics In Texas
KBTX-TV: Volunteers Sew Mask At SHSU
KTRH-Radio: Covid-19 Continues To Hit Supply Chains
KAGS-TV: Small Businesses Hit Hardest Due To Supply Chain Shortages
KJAS-Radio: SHSU Volunteers Sew Hand-Made Masks
Huntsville Item: Service Through Sewing
KAGS-TV: The Future Of Student Teachers
Campus Rec: SHSU Taking Outdoor Programs Virtual
Austin American Statesman: Facial Coverings Now Required
KTRH-Radio: When Can You Buy Lysol Wipes Again?
Huntsville Item: SHSU Prof. Creates Face Shields For Medical Workers
NPR: How the CARES Act Affects Education
Fox26-TV: Household Cleaning Options
KLTV-TV: Coronavirus Cleaning With SHSU Prof.
Austin American Statesman: Fact Checking Texas Death Rates
KBTX-TV: Mythbusting COVID-19 Cleaning With SHSU Chemistry Prof.
KTRH-Radio: Social Distancing: An introvert's paradise?
KBTX-TV: How CARES Act Will Impact Education
KHOU-TV: SHSU Chemistry Expert Offers Tips For Daily Cleaning
Austin-American Statesmen: Lag Time Matters with COVID-19
KAGS-TV: CARES Act Explained By SHSU Professor
Houston Chronicle: Art Connects Medical School Mission
Texas Tribune: SHSU Alumni Discusses Covid-19 in Texas
KAGS-TV: SHSU Professor Talks About Containing COVID-19
The New Yorker: It's Time to Establish A New Reconstruction Finance Corporation
SHSU historian James S. Olson discusses the history of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.
The New Yorker: How Joseph Smith and the Early Mormons Challenged American Democracy
SHSU historian and assistant professor for the Department of History, Benjamin Park, had his new book, “Kingdom of Nauvoo,” reviewed in the most recent edition of The New Yorker.
KVEO-TV: Superintendent Named Educator of the Year
Doctor Hafedh Azaiez was chosen as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award by Sam Houston State University’s College of Education.
Governor Abbott Announces SHSU School Safety And Victims' Services Research
The survey will be sent to more than 500,000 educators across the state and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Huntsville Item: Hoyt Reflects on the Past Decade as SHSU President
After announcing her retirement, The Huntsville Item met with Dana Hoyt to reflect on her decade of leading the university.
Huntsville Item: SHSU Opens Expanded Food Bank
To help fight student food insecurity, SHSU has expanded its food pantry to a new building
WFAA: SHSU, DPS partner to test oil and plant based THC products
Is it legal? Texas crime labs to begin THC testing to identify hemp vs. marijuana.
Texas Monthly: Campus Art Exhibit Addresses Misconceptions About Sexual Assault.
Interview with Nu’Nicka Epps, SHSU Assistant Director of Inclusion Initiatives & Assessment
Houston Matters (NPR Radio): The science behind studying affection at SHSU
To conduct research, more academic disciplines — even communication studies — are measuring chemicals in the human body.
Huntsville Item: Organizations Bring Christmas to Huntsville Head Start
Nine SHSU organizations united to bring Christmas gifts and volunteer time for local children
KBTX: New Victim Studies Department at Sam Houston State University
Dean Phillip Lyons visits with KBTX-TV for their "Focus at four" segment to discuss the first victim studies department in the nation.
Texas Monthly: The Battle to Rewrite Texas History
Ty Cashion, professor of History, discusses why scholars are attempting to correct the Texas historical record.
Houston Business Journal: Medical school rising in Conroe area
SHSU closer to opening date with new accreditation status.
The New Yorker: Everything You’re Afraid to Ask About Human Composting
Joan Bytheway, of the Applied Anatomical Research Center, discusses a new form of eco-burial.
Huntsville Item: SHSU Online programs receive national honor
Affordable Schools, an online think tank, recently named five Sam Houston State University online programs among the best in the nation.
Houston Chronicle: Texas colleges go big in offering student financial aid
Sam Houston State University is recognized for offering aid to students whose family income is $25,000 or less.
Yahoo Finance: Blackboard announces winners of 2019 Catalyst Awards
SHSU Online was honored by Blackboard for their commitment to improving the educational experience for all learners.
Compliance & Ethics Professional Magazine: Meet Joseph Agins: Crash course on higher ed compliance
Joseph Agins, Institutional Compliance Officer for the department of Risk Management, is featured on the cover of "Compliance & Ethics Professional Magazine" and discusses managing compliance in higher education.
The Huntsville Item: SHSU Online continues to rake in national honors
Affordable Schools, an online think tank, recently named SHSU Online among the best in the nation by the average cost of attendance, student-to-faculty ratio, graduation rate and US News and World Report ranking.
Business Insider: 18 colleges and universities that you can still apply to for the Fall 2019 term
18 of the best schools you can still apply to for the Fall 2019 semester.
University Business: Online learning has a chief administrator — signaling a trend in distance education
Associate Vice President for Distance Learning Bill Angrove, discusses the role of the chief online officer.
The Houston Chronicle: Here are the best public universities in Texas your kid can get into, besides UT and A&M
SHSU ranks No. 5 on a list of Texas schools that are considered some of the best in America for 2019.
Bloomberg TV Talks Taiwan's Presidential Race
Political Science Professor Dennis Weng speaks with Bloomberg Technology about the upcoming Taiwan Presidential race.
Huntsville Item: The Definition of Idol
Sam Houston State student Laci Kaye Booth advances to Top 10 of "American Idol"
NPR/Houston Matters: Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday. But is it time for it to end?
Associate Professor of History Wesley Phelps joins Houston Matters as a featured guest to talk about the history of and arguments for and against Daylight Saving Time.
ABC13-TV: Huntsville native becomes one of world's top bareback riders
SHSU Alumnus Bill Tutor is currently No. 9 in the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association's World Standings for bareback riders.
KPRC-TV: SHSU student eyes past as he works to shape state's future
The Sam Houston State University political science student is one of KPRC’s honorees for Black History Month.
CW39: SHSU Alumna Ashley Wright named Texas Elementary School Counselor of the year
NobleMotion Dance Voted 2019: Best Dance Company By Houston Press
Associate Dance professors, Andy Noble and Dionne Sparkman Noble, were recently awarded, "2019 Best Dance Company" by Houston Press for their company, NobleMotion Dance.
Politico Features SHSU Historian
James Olson, Distinguished Professor of History discusses Vietnam and Paris peace talk on Politico's segment of "This Day In Politics."
U.S. News & World Report ranks SHSU Criminal Justice as #3 program in the country for graduate students online.
U.S. News evaluated several factors to rank the best online criminal justice degree programs, including faculty credentials, graduation rates and reputation.
KBTX-TV: Bearkats Bowling gets new home in Lowman Student Center
The 80,000 square foot expansion to the LSC includes a new eight-lane home for the SHSU Bowling team.
Two SHSU Musical Theatre graduates star in SPAMilton tour
Musical Theatre alumni Adrian Lopez and Dominic Pecikonis preview "Spamilton: An American Parody" during television interview.
KHOU: Former Dallas Cowboy standout returns to SHSU for degree 17 years later
Using SHSU Online for his final class, Keith Davis finished his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree, after leaving for the NFL in 2001.
Peter Roussel reflects on his time working with President George H.W. Bush
As the nation mourns George H.W. Bush, we share some personal reflections. Amna Nawaz speaks with Peter Roussel, now a professor at Sam Houston State University and previously a Bush press secretary.
SHSU breaks ground on new med school in Conroe
SHSU President Dana Hoyt said the college was prompted to launch the facility by an assessment of state and regional workforce needs. The college will train doctors, who will mainly be primary care physicians, with a focus toward care in rural and underserved areas.
Mona Cockerham honored as "Top 20" nurse of 2018
Clinical Assistant Professor for School of Nursing in the College of Health Sciences is honored as one of the ‘Top 20 Outstanding Nurses’ at the 28th Annual Nursing Celebration by the Texas Nurses Association.
Professor of Percussion's album earned accolades
"The Landscape Scrolls," John Lane's recently released solo album, was named to the bi-monthly list of top contemporary classical records by Bandcamp.
Fox26: Dan Rather at Sam Houston State
The 1953 graduate of SHSU answered questions about politics, social media and even sports during his visit to campus.
Journalism icon Dan Rather speaks to SHSU students - KAGSTV
The former CBS Evening News Anchor, spoke at his alma mater, Sam Houston State University.
Planned SHSU med school aims to ease shortage of doctors in rural Texas
Sam Houston State University, which recently acquired more than seven acres in Conroe, is moving ahead with its plan to open a medical school.
Governor Abbott appoints three to Texas State Board Of Examiners Of Psychologists
The board regulates the practice of psychology in the state of Texas.
SHSU Online Master's Degree Program receives top ranking
Sam Houston State University was ranked No. 1 out of the top 65 online schools for master’s degrees according to a report by Best College Reviews.
Texas Education Agency honors SHSU alumnus and Army veteran
Ross Gragert takes an innovative approach to lesson delivery at Willis High School.
Help Helped Me: SHSU Launches a mental health campaign
Active Minds hosts mental health awareness events all month.
Mathematics Professor collaborates to improve city planning
SHSU professor highlights how to approach city planning in a different way.
Houston Chronicle: State board approves Sam Houston State medical school plan
Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine (Applicant Status Seeking Accreditation) gets state approval.
Houston Business Journal: Proposed College of Medicine Moves Forward
Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine (Applicant-status seeking accreditation) take a step forward.
Professor Bytheway lends her expertise to a story for KBTX-TV.
Raven Nest Golf Course Makes Top 25 Value List
Dallas Morning News ranked SHSU's home course at No. 11 in the state.
ART FEEL: Reid’s watercolor art mesmerizes
Houston Chronicle interview with art professor, Cynthia Reid.
KAGS features Sculptor Ed Wilson and his new piece on campus
Kerrie Hall of KAGS-TV stopped by campus to report on the latest artwork.
New Raven Sculpture On Campus, Artist Speaks with KBTX
New raven sculpture featured on KBTX, with comments from artist Ed Wilson.
SHSU Rodeo Team Gears Up For Collegiate National Finals
Rodeo team speaks with KBTX about their upcoming trip to Wyoming.
Sam Houston's Chickens featured on Houston Public Media 88.7 FM
The new children’s book is discussed on NPR radio.
Bearkats Hoping to Defend Rodeo National Title
Rodeo team talks with KAGS-TV.
Professor Ava Fujimoto-Strait on KBTX-TV
Ava Fujimoto-Strait talks with KBTX about an upcoming student trip to the Big Island of Hawaii.
Sam Houston Could Soon Be Getting His Own Presidential Library
Museum Director, Mac Woodward on Houston Matters. Details
Professor Nathan Jones on NPR’s Texas Standard
Jones discusses how drug lords are walking free because of issues with the country’s legal system. Details
Professor Peter Roussel Discusses The Life And Legacy Of Barbara Bush
Peter Roussel, Warner Endowed Professor and former Press Secretary to President George H.W. Bush reflects on the life and legacy of Barbara Bush with Houston Public Media.
Professor Amanda Nowlin O’Banion on Houston Matters
Houston Public Radio talks with O'Banion about the National Book Awards Festival at SHSU. Details
English Professor Featured On Public Radio International
Linguistics professor, Helena Halmari, talks about studying the correspondence between Jean and Aino Sibelius. Details
Sam Houston Professors Deliver Speeches As If They Were Their ‘Last Lecture’
Bob Maninger, associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, tells Houston Matters about the SHSU Last Lecture series, what is often discussed, and what he hopes people take away from the lectures. Details
Education Profs Talk Diversity In Chronicle Of Higher Ed
Professors Rebecca Bustamante, Ricardo Montelongo and Paul Eaton—all of SHSU's Department of Educational Leadership—recently discussed strategies for teaching diversity online in a feature in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Contact: Rebecca Bustamante, Ricardo Montelongo, or Paul Eaton
CJ Professor Explores Prison Rodeo History On Houston Radio
Mitchel Roth, professor of criminal justice, talked about his new book "Convict Cowboys: The Untold History of the Texas Prison Rodeo" on Houston Matters, a public affairs show on Houston Public Media. The piece chronicles the 50-year history of the event, which grew to become the largest sporting event in the state. Listen to the interview here.
Contact: Mitchel Roth
Education Prof Addresses Tuition Costs In Houston Area
Assistant professor of educational leadership Matthew Fuller reflected on the impact of the economy on college attendance in a Community Impact News article on the rising cost of postsecondary education in the Houston area. In the story, Fuller discussed how community college enrollment is countercyclical and that when the economy is worse, students often decide to go back to school to diversify their possibilities.
Contact: Matthew Fuller
Counseling Prof Featured For Unique Teaching Technique
SHSU distinguished professor of counseling Richard Watts was featured in "Counseling Today," a publication of the American Counseling Association, for his unique approach to teaching students about rational emotive behavior therapy. Watts sings song's he's written to illustrate the irrational beliefs Albert Ellis outlines to combat REBT.
Contact: Richard Watts
Economist Responds To 'Financial Gaps' Listing
A recent article by WalletHub.com, ranking states by wage disparity by race, included an interview with economics professor Mark Frank, who discussed the reasons for the disparity and what can be done to curb inequality. Frank's research interests include the economics of alcohol advertising, income inequality, and telecom regulation.
Contact: Mark Frank
Prof Comments On 'Dismantling' Of Houston's African American History
Associate professor of history Bernadette Pruitt questioned why African American history is "so easily discarded" in an op-ed in the Houston Chronicle. Her piece explored the history of the area of Houston designated as Freemen's Town, which, in being upgraded could remove the original bricks laid by former slaves. Pruitt is an expert on African American urban history, internal migrations and civil rights. Read her article, here.
Contact: Bernadette Pruitt
Roth Interviewed On France's Terror Attacks
Criminal justice professor Mitch Roth was interviewed by KPRC-TV, Channel 2, in Houston for his comments about the recent terrorist attacks in France.
Contact: Mitch Roth
VP For University Advancement Discusses Alumni Association Dues Model
Vice President for University Advancement Frank Holmes discussed the “Hybrid Model” used by SHSU’s Alumni Association for membership dues in the feature article “Dues or No Dues,” which appeared in the April 2014 issue of Currents magazine. The magazine is the official publication of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Contact: Frank Holmes
History Professor Recalls Tax-Cut History For Wall Street Journal
Brian Domitrovic, chair of the history department, co-wrote a piece with Larry Kudlow that appeared in The Wall Street Journal on March 4, 2014, on the history of the Democratic Party champion tax cuts. The article was written to recognize the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing sweeping tax cuts and discussed the historical effects of that legislation.
Contact: Brian Domitrovic
Economics Professor Shares Thoughts On Income Inequality
Professor of economics Mark Frank discussed his data on income inequality in Texas since the 1970s in a Dallas Morning News article. His statistics show the disparity in the income taken home for the top 10 and top 1 percent of earners and suggest that the gap has widened between the rich in the poor since the 1970s. His research also has appeared on NPR and in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Contact: Mark Frank
Sociology Professor Comments On Aftermath Of Colorado Flooding
Andrew Prelog, assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in The Coloradoan about the lack of looting following the recent flooding in Colorado. He explained that altruism was the most likely reaction.
Contact: Andrew Prelog
Student Money Management Expert Discusses Building A Budget
Kristy Vienne, assistant vice president for student services, talked about building a budget before making long-term financial commitments in an article about eliminating student loan debt for Fox Business.
Contact: Kristy Vienne
Criminal Justice Professor Comments On Spotting Terrorists
Phillip Lyons, a professor in the College of Criminal Justice and executive director for the Center for Policing Innovation, was recently featured in a Discovery News article on how to spot a terrorist before they act. Lyons stressed the importance of community policing and the need for citizens to report suspicious activity to police.
Contact: Phillip Lyons
Professors Discuss Financial Literacy With Online Outlet
Nicole Garrison, a lecturer who teaches business principles and personal finance, and Timothy Jones, an associate professor of education, discussed financial literacy among Texas college students and in high schools with Card Hub, a research tool that allows people to search, compare and apply for credit cards.
Contacts: Nicole Garrison, Timothy Jones
Junior Fellows Get Press For DC Trip
Sam Houston State's Junior Fellows have been featured in several media outlets for their 2013 inauguration trip, including Bryan/College Station's KBTX (click on the screencap to watch the video), the Tyler Morning Telegraph and the Tyler television station KLTV (also via the screencap).
Contact: Mike Yawn
Houston Chronicle Features Mitch Roth's Newest Book
Criminal justice professor Mitch Roth's latest book "Houston Blue: The Story of the Houston Police Department" was featured in an article in the Houston Chronicle on Nov. 25.He also was featured more recently in a half-hour podcast on the book at Police Magazine.
Contact: Mitch Roth
Halmari Comments On Person-First Language
Department of English professor and chair Helena Halmari discussed the use of person-first language in a recent article in the Canadian Medical Journal.
Contact: Helena Halmari
KAGS Explores Holiday Spending With Peer Counselor
KAGS TV, an NBC affiliate in College Station, recently interviewed junior Samantha McKinley, a peer counselor with SHSU's Student Money Management Center, for a story on holiday spending. The SMMC is a financial outreach and educational program created to improve the financial well-being of our students by providing the unbiased education, counseling, tools, and solutions students need in order to achieve financial independence.
Contact: SHSU's Student Money Management Center
Ruffin's New Book Featured in Jackson Magazine
The Jackson (Mississippi) Clarion Ledger/Jackson Magazine recently ran a piece on Paul Ruffin's new collection of essays, Travels With George In Search of Ben Hur. Ruffin is the 2009 Texas State Poet Laureate, a Texas State University System Regents Professor, and Distinguished Professor of English at SHSU.
Contact: Paul Ruffin
Bytheway, 'Body Farm' Featured In Houston Chronicle
Joan Bytheway, director of SHSU's Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility, and the facility itself were featured in a Houston Chronicle article by Allan Turner on the work done there. STAFS is one of four willed body donation sites in the world for the study of forensic science, especially as it pertains to human remains, for crime scene and criminal investigations. Before joining SHSU, Bytheway evaluated mass graves in Iraq, which led to the conviction of Saddam Hussein.
Contact: Joan Bytheway
Department Chair Talks Taxes On CSPAN
History department chair Brian Domitrovic gave a talk at the Cato Institute on Aug. 14, 2012, on income inequality and taxes that was covered by CSPAN.
Contact: Brian Domitrovic
Professor Profiled For 'Texas Economy'
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Management Victor Sower answered questions on his latest book Better Business Decisions Using Cost Modeling: For Procurement, Operations, and Supply Chain Professionals, co-authored with his son Chris, in a profile for the Texas Economy, a website run by the Texas Comptroller's office that provides news, trends and analysis on issues affecting the state's economy.
Contact: Victor Sower
Policing Program Highlighted On 'Voice'
Sam Houston State University's police exchange program with Zhejiang Police College in China was recently featured on Voice of America in a story on Chinese/American policing collaborations. The story profiled Chinese police cadets who study for a year at the College of Criminal Justice and a video of their internships with the Alvin and League City Police Departments.
Contact: Ling Ren, Jurg Gerber
Article Examining Reagan's Gas-Price Policy Features Domitrovic
History department chair Brian Domitrovic was interviewed by Investor's Business Daily for an article that examines President Ronald Reagan's "vital lesson on reducing gas prices." Domitrovic argues that when Reagan's energy, monetary and tax cut policies were in full swing in early 1983, "the whole energy crisis was on the cusp of vanishing from the scene."
Contact: Brian Domitrovic
Houston Station Features Forensic Scientist
Joan Bytheway, director of the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility, was recently featured on Houston's CBS affiliate KHOU-TV. Bytheway helped the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office piece together a 2010 murder case, leading to a post plea confession by the suspect.
Contact: Joan Bytheway
Prison Historian Featured In International News Story
Criminal Justice professor Mitch Roth was quoted in an Associated Press story about the deadly prison fire in Honduras on Feb. 14. He was also featured on Al Jazeera television in Houston on the topic. Roth is a noted prison historian.
Contact: Mitch Roth
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