Events

September 2017

Monday, September 4

Miss Sam Houston Informational

The SHSU Program Council will host a Miss Sam Houston Scholarship Pageant Informational from 5-6 p.m. in LSC 324. Any students interested in competing in the...

Tuesday, September 5

Tunes at Noon

Live performances in the LSC Kat Klub on the first Tuesday of every month during the lunch hour. Hosted by the Lowman Student Center, at Noon in the Kat...

It's Not Rocket Science

It’s not rocket science, it’s just your fee statement and refund. Join the Student Money Management Center as we help you understand your individual fee...

2017 Fall IFC Recruitment Week

There are currently 10 fraternities and 1 colonies recognized by IFC oat SHSU. Each chapter provides you with the opportunity to be involved in a brotherhood...

Coach-led Lap Swim

Training for a triathlon? Just want to get back into the swim of things? Get a great workout while improving your endurance and speed. This coached swim...

Bearkat Volleyball vs Texas State

It's Orange Out for Bearkat Volleyball as they face Texas State for their home opener at Johnson Coliseum.

Hit Fit

Release your everyday tensions in this upbeat class. You will utilize gloves, focus pads, and bags to learn the basics of kickboxing and mixed martial arts....

Flag Football Officials Training

Interested in getting paid for officiating flag football and learning leadership skills? Attend our three-day clinic to learn the basics. Outstanding...

Intramural Flag Football

With a group of friends, your residence hall, student organization, fraternity or sorority, compete in recreational or competitive divisions for the Flag...

Wednesday, September 6

Bearkat Service Break Weekend Trip Informational Meeting

The Department of Leadership Initiatives is hosting two Bearkat Service Break Weekend Trips this fall. Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 3-4 p.m. to find...

Emerging Leaders Transfer Student Info Session

Emerging Leaders is an on-going leadership development and career readiness cohort available to transfer students at Sam Houston State University. The weekly...

It's Not Rocket Science

It’s not rocket science, it’s just your fee statement and refund. We know it is hard to understand at first. Join the Student Money Management Center as we...

PC Committee Meeting

Program Council is the official SHSU programing board that plans and implements activities and events for the entire student body. It is a student...

Poker Tournament

Semester long poker tournament begins. Winners of final table will receive points to determine ranking for championship table in November. Registration...

Semester Long Poker Tournament

Beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. in LSC 110, the Lowman Student Center will be hosting the "Semester Long Poker Tournament." Winners of final table...

Top Rope Belay Clinic

Learn the basics of top rope belaying and climbing wall safety. Dates: Every Wednesday Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Cost: FREE Location: Climbing Wall

Thursday, September 7

"Works by Recent Alumni" (Closing Reception)

The Gaddis Geeslin Gallery in the Department of Art at Sam Houston State University is proud to present Works by Recent Alumni, an exhibition showcasing...

Last Day to Register and to Process Schedule Changes

No registration permitted past this deadline

Student Affairs Day

Stop by the Bearkat Plaza on Thursday, September 7 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. to meet our staff, ask questions, learn about our departments and the services we...

Thursday Thrills

The SHSU Program Council presents Thursday Thrills! Two Thursdays each month from 1:00-2:30 PM, the Program Council will host a recreational and/or art...

CHSS Faculty & Staff Kick Off Meeting

All CHSS faculty & staff members are invited to attend the Fall Kick Off Meeting on Thursday, September 7th at 3:30pm in CHSS C70.For more information...

Poker Tournament

Semester long poker tournament. Winners of final table will receive points to determine ranking for championship table in November. Registration begins at...

Women On Weights

Do you find the weight room intimidating, need help with weight lifting, or just want to lift with other women that have the same goal? Join this women-only...

It's Not Rocket Science

It’s not rocket science, it’s just your fee statement and refund. We know it is hard to understand at first. Join the Student Money Management Center as we...

Vertical Happy Hour

New to climbing or a seasoned pro? Stop by the wall every Thursday night for some free fun on the wall. Date: Every Thursday during the Academic Year...

Bearkat Watch Party @ Potato Shack

Bearkat Fans, mark your calendar for Thursday, September 7th when your Bearkats face the Panthers of Prairie View A&M on ESPN U. The official Bearkat watch...

Friday, September 8

Faculty/Staff Book Club

The Faculty & Staff Book Club for this academic year (2017-2018) will be discussing Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, by Cal...

Group Fitness Instructor Training

Ever wanted to change lives as a fitness instructor? This course will teach you how to teach the formats used in the SHSU Fitness program, such as...

Sunday, September 10

Get Outdoors: Challenge Course and Zipline

Challenge yourself to new heights on the high ropes challenge course and zip line at the beautiful SHSU University Camp. Date: Sept. 10 Time: Noon - 5...

Monday, September 11

Art of Teaching Workshop Series

The Art of Teaching workshop series consists of viewing video sessions followed by group discussion, and then application to your own teaching. Workshops are...

Fit Fest

FITFEST RESCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 11 Not sure which fitness classes you'd like to take? Try them all at this high-energy event in the RSC Gym. Kick off your...

Miss Sam Houston Informational

The SHSU Program Council will host a Miss Sam Houston Scholarship Pageant Informational from 5-6 p.m. in LSC 324. Any students interested in competing in the...

Tuesday, September 12

IDEA Workshop

SHSU uses the online IDEA (Individual Development & Educational Assessment) student ratings of instruction system for evaluation of all instructors campus...

Race, Treason, and the Legacy of the Civil War - An Open Discussion about Confederate Monuments

Dr. Brian Jordan (History Dept) will lead a discussion about the recent controversy over Confederate Monuments. This event is sponsored by the CHSS Diversity...

Bingo Night

The SHSU Program Council presents Bingo Night! Come join the Program Council in playing free bingo and winning potentially awesome prizes. All attendees show...

Piney Woods Yoga

Bring a mat or towel and join Rec Sports in the courtyard of the new Pine Woods Hall for an evening of yoga and relaxation. Held the first Tuesday of every...

Flag Football Officials Training

Interested in getting paid for officiating flag football and learning leadership skills? Attend our three-day clinic to learn the basics. Outstanding...

Intramural Flag Football

With a group of friends, your residence hall, student organization, fraternity or sorority, compete in recreational or competitive divisions for the Flag...

Wednesday, September 13

Leadership Over Lunch: The Productive Leader

The Department of Leadership Initiatives invites you attend our fall Leadership Over Lunch series. On Wednesday, September 13 from 11am – noon, Max Walling,...

Staff Council Meeting

Staff Council hosts monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month from 1:30pm-2:30pm. All SHSU Staff are invited and welcome to attend! Bring your...

FBI Internships and Collegiate Hiring

Special Agent David C. Baker of the FBI Houston Division will provide an information session on the bureau’s internships and collegiate hiring programs....

Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium

Understanding the Mathematical Knowledge Needed for Teaching Future Teachers Priya V. Prasad (University of Texas at San Antonio) Mathematical Knowledge...

Bearkat History Club Meet & Greet

Join the Bearkat History Club for its first event of the semester! Mingle with members, meet the officers, and learn more about the club. This event is open...

CHSS Colloquium Series Featuring Dr. Fatih Demiroz

Join the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for a faculty colloquium series. Each presentation will be hosted by a faculty member within CHSS,...

Bouldering Bash

Come climb the newest and freshest bouldering problems on our blue wall. Whether you compete against yourself or others, a fun time will be had by...

Nazis and Poles in Warsaw in World War II (talk by Dr. Jadwiga Biskupska)

You are cordially invited by a talk by Dr. Jadwiga Biskupska, SHSU Assistant Professor of History, who will give the audience insight into her current...

2017 Fall NPHC Greek Assembly

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority invite those who are interested in joining an...

Poker Tournament

Semester long poker tournament. Winners of final table will receive points to determine ranking for championship table in November. Registration begins at...

Intramural Badminton

This single elimination tournament will be held at the HKC for one night only. Games to 21 with a hard cap of 25 will decide our Badminton Champion and who...

Life's Hiccups

Do you find yourself short on cash often? Join the Student Money Management Center on Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. for our workshop “Life’s Hiccups.” The...

Top Rope Belay Clinic

Learn the basics of top rope belaying and climbing wall safety. Dates: Every Wednesday Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Cost: FREE Location: Climbing Wall

Thursday, September 14

60 Laws in 60 Minutes

Of the 1,160 laws passed in the last legislative session, Student Legal and Mediation Services’ director Gene Roberts, J.D., will discuss 60 of the laws that...

Gateway to Federal Employment: WRP Workshop 2017

Join Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and Career Services (CS) for Pizza/Soda and learn more about this Gateway to Federal Employment, Thursday,...

Poker Tournament

Semester long poker tournament. Winners of final table will receive points to determine ranking for championship table in November. Registration begins at...

Vertical Happy Hour

New to climbing or a seasoned pro? Stop by the wall every Thursday night for some free fun on the wall. Date: Every Thursday during the Academic Year...

2017 Fall MGC Greek Showcase

Attending Multicultural Greek Showcase and chapter events throughout the semester is a great way to meet and get to know members of each organization! SHSU...

Friday, September 15

Deadline for Fall 2017 Degree Applications

Students anticipating to graduate December 2017 must file a degree application online through MySam by Friday, September 15. Learn how to apply.

Inaugural MuddyKat 5K Trail Run

Join Recreational Sports for our first ever MuddyKat 5K Fun Run on Sat., Oct. 14. Race on and around our beautiful University Camp. Walk or run while...

Twelfth Class Day - Last Day to Drop Without a "Q" and Receive 100% Refund

Note: Dropping a full schedule constitutes a resignation, not a drop. Click the following link to see Sam Houston State University's limitation of Q Drops.

HUGE Garage Sale!

SHSU Military Science Department will be assisting the H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum for their annual fundraiser. H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum of Texas is...

Bearkat Soccer vs Central Arkansas

It's Free Food Friday at Bearkat Soccer! Make sure you arrive early to receive free food courtesy of McKenzie's BBQ! The Bearkats face Central Arkansas at...

Saturday, September 16

HUGE Garage Sale!

SHSU Military Science Department will be assisting the H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum for their annual fundraiser. H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum of Texas is...

Special Olympics Bocce Competition

Get ready to have a good time while helping with a great cause! Training Day: Saturday, Sept. 16 at TEC room 153 from 10 - 11:30 am Event Day: Saturday,...

Sunday, September 17

Disc Golf with Recreational Sports

Need a new hobby to get you outdoors and active? Join us at Eastam-Thomason City to learn the basics of disc golf. Whether you are new to the sport or just...

Monday, September 18

Theatre and Musical Theatre Master Class

Mark Bailey Capalbo is a Theatre and Musical alum who will conduct a theatre master class and will also take questions in the Gaertner Performing Arts...

Miss Sam Houston Informational

The SHSU Program Council will host a Miss Sam Houston Scholarship Pageant Informational from 5-6 p.m. in LSC 324. Any students interested in competing in the...

Yoga Rocks

Rock Climbing = Strength + Endurance + Flexibility + Mindfulness = Yoga *** Two methods combined for the same goal! Let our Outdoor team lead you through a...

Tuesday, September 19

Advising for Spring 2018 Now Open

Visit the Sam Center in CHSS Suite 170 to get advised for the Spring 2018 semester! Students may be advised as walk ins or by setting up an appointment. ...

BKO Giving Away FREE Scantrons

The Bearkat OneCard Office will start giving away FREE Scantrons beginning on Monday, Sept.18. Stop by the Estill Building, Suite 230 and swipe your active...

Healthy Relationships Workshop

The goal of this FREE workshop is to educate and empower participants to make better decisions regarding relationships in their life. Through a variety of...

Calm Kats: The Art of Self-Care & Stress Management

Life can be stressful! Learn skills on how to develop a self-care routine and mange stress during this 1-hour workshop. This event is sponsored by the...

Calm Kats: The Art of Self-Care & Stress Management

Life can be stressful! Learn how to develop a self-care routine and manage stress during this FREE 1-hour workshop. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Just show up...

Sunset Yoga

Come get a breath of fresh air during our sunset yoga class. This class is everything you love about yoga combined with the relaxing view of the setting...

Wednesday, September 20

PC Express

Like free rides to class? Like answering trivia questions for cool prizes? If so, come hop on the PC Express! The SHSU Program Council will be present in an...

Dreamers & Allies Support Group

Recent discussions about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) have caused many people in our community to feel a range of emotions, such...

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Upscaling of Processes in Heterogeneous Media (Brief Introduction) Yuliya Gorb (University of Houston) Most problems in the natural sciences and...

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Learn how to identify the source of your test anxiety and build skills to help reduce it during this 1-hour workshop. This event is sponsored by the...

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Learn how to identify the source of your test anxiety and build skills to help reduce it during this FREE 1-hour workshop. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Just...

Audrey Biggar to speak about "Immigration and the Law"

The LEAP Center’s Pre-Law Society will host Audrey Biggar, an immigration attorney from Huntsville on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Ms. Biggar will be available to...

I Owe How Much?

You finally made it to graduation, but how will you pay back your student loans? Through rebates and other options, it might be possible to reduce the amount...

Intramural KatFit Games

Think you’re the fittest Bearkat on campus? Come out to our one-night event and prove it! The winner of our men’s and women’s, or co-rec divisions will...

PC Cinema

The Program Council presents PC Cinema showing Despicable Me 3 on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00 PM in the LSC Theater. Students must bring a valid...

Top Rope Belay Clinic

Learn the basics of top rope belaying and climbing wall safety. Dates: Every Wednesday Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Cost: FREE Location: Climbing Wall

Intramural 3v3 Basketball

Get ready for our spring 5v5 Basketball league by participating in our 3v3 fall basketball league. A single elimination tournament will follow round robin...

Thursday, September 21

Thursday Thrills

The SHSU Program Council presents Thursday Thrills! Two Thursdays each month from 1:00-2:30 PM, the Program Council will host a recreational and/or art...

Food Pantry Distribution @ the Woodlands Center

The Woodlands food pantry is open this semester to serve our students who are in need of support. We are open the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 4-7...

Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Join the Department of World Languages and the SHSU Spanish Club for a 4pm movie screening followed by a talk by Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, "Pantelion & the...

Free Screening of "Safety Last!"

The SHSU Department of Mass Communication hosts a free screening of the high-wire slapstick classic “Safety Last!” at Old Town Theatre (1021 12th Street) on...

Photography in Place (Reception)

The Gaddis Geeslin Gallery in the Department of Art at Sam Houston State University presents Photography in Place, a curated exhibition of Texas based...

Vertical Happy Hour

New to climbing or a seasoned pro? Stop by the wall every Thursday night for some free fun on the wall. Date: Every Thursday during the Academic Year...

Friday, September 22

Dreamers & Allies Support Group

Recent discussions about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) have caused many people in our community to feel a range of emotions, such...

Bearkat Soccer vs Texas A&M Corpus Christi

It's another Free Food Friday at Bearkat soccer. Make sure you arrive early to enjoy free food courtesy of Wing Stop.

Loteria

The SHSU Program Council will sponsor a special Bearkat Family Weekend edition of Loteria on Friday, September 22nd at 8:00 PM in the LSC Ballroom. Free...

Saturday, September 23

Bearkat Football vs Nicholls State

Your Bearkats return to Bowers Stadium to face Nicholls for Orange Out & Bearkat Family Weekend. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. Make sure you arrive early for...

Alumni Association Tailgate

Join the SHSU Alumni Association for a Bearkat Tailgate! Food and beverages provided (while supplies last) for alumni, students, and friends.

Sunday, September 24

Adult CPR/AED/FA Training

The American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. This...

Monday, September 25

San Marcos Paddling Adventure

Enjoy a weekend on one of the most beautiful rivers in Texas. Famous for its crystal clear waters, the San Marcos River has something for everyone. Never...

Breakfast with PC

Start the week right with free breakfast! Enjoy free breakfast courtesy of the SHSU Program Council on the last Monday of each month between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m....

SAFE Week (Click here for More Details)

As part of SAFE Week, the Office of Health Promotion is sponsoring a series of FREE events and activities designed to show students some of the risky...

Discover Your Strengths

Register today for a Discover Your Strengths workshop! Discover Your Strengths is an interactive workshop for students who are interested in learning more...

Tuesday, September 26

Grad School 101

Are you interested in pursing a master's or doctoral degree after graduation? Stop by the 2nd Annual Grad School 101 seminar and get your grad school...

Study Abroad Fair

Thinking about studying abroad? Come join us to discover your options. Whether it be faculty-led, exchange, or independent programs, the world is your...

Catching Better Zzz

Tired of feeling tired? This FREE 1-hour workshop is designed to help you learn how to improve your sleeping habits. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Just show up...

Healthy Relationships Workshop

The goal of this FREE workshop is to educate and empower participants to make better decisions regarding relationships in their life. Through a variety of...

Wednesday, September 27

Career Services Extravaganza

Join Career Services for their annual Fall Semester kick-off celebration at the LSC Mall.

Leadership Over Lunch: Culturally Responsive Leadership

The Department of Leadership Initiatives invites you attend our fall Leadership Over Lunch series. On Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 11 a.m. – noon, Dr. Rebecca...

Senior Class Legacy Campaign

The office of Annual Giving is seeking an elite group of 15-20 seniors from the Class of 2017 and 2018 that are enthusiastic and involved on campus, to serve...

Hispanic Heritage Month Event

Please join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage month with a movie screening of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four," followed by a...

Cupcake Wars

The SHSU Program Council will host Cupcake Wars on Wednesday, Sept. 27 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the LSC Ballroom. All students with a valid SHSU student ID will...

Intramural Tailgate Games

Prepare for football season by playing classic games such as Cornhole, Horseshoes, Ladder Golf, and Washers. Two players are needed for each team. Register...

Top Rope Belay Clinic

Learn the basics of top rope belaying and climbing wall safety. Dates: Every Wednesday Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Cost: FREE Location: Climbing Wall

Thursday, September 28

60 Laws in 60 Minutes

Of the 1,160 laws passed in the last legislative session, Student Legal and Mediation Services’ director Gene Roberts, J.D., will discuss 60 of the laws that...

Haven Training: LGBT 101

This training is the first in a two-part series to help educate allies about issues that impact the LGBTQ+ community. Topics include: introductory...

Staff Council Meet & Greet

Come meet your divisional council members and learn more about Staff Council. Have a suggestion or question? email staffcouncil@shsu.edu

CHSS Colloquium Series Featuring Dr. Amanda Venta

Join the College of Humanities and Social Sciences for a faculty colloquium series. Each presentation will be hosted by a faculty member within CHSS,...

Vertical Happy Hour

New to climbing or a seasoned pro? Stop by the wall every Thursday night for some free fun on the wall. Date: Every Thursday during the Academic Year...

Friday, September 29

Deadline to Submit Draft Thesis/Dissertation to Library for Format and Style Review

See Thesis & Dissertation website for more information

San Marcos Paddling Adventure

Enjoy a weekend on one of the most beautiful rivers in Texas. Famous for its crystal clear waters, the San Marcos River has something for everyone. Never...

National Coffee Day with PC

Come celebrate National Coffee Day with the SHSU Program Council! On Friday, September 29th from 8:30-10:00 AM, the SHSU Program Council will be outside in...

Saturday, September 30

I Owe How Much?

You finally made it to graduation, but how will you pay back your student loans? Through rebates and other options, it might be possible to reduce the amount...

September 2017