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Mathematics Professor Collaborates To Improve City Planning Details
Houston Chronicle: State board approves Sam Houston State medical school plan Details
Houston Business Journal: Proposed College of Medicine Moves Forward Details
Dr. Joan Bytheway a featured expert for KBTX Details
Doubts aside, SH pushes for a new medical school Details
Texas Standard: Rural Texas Is Struggling To Keep Doctors Details
Raven Nest Golf Course Makes Top 25 Value List
Dallas Morning News ranked SHSU's home course at No. 11 in the state. Details
ART FEEL: Reid’s watercolor art mesmerizes
Houston Chronicle interview with art professor, Cynthia Reid Details
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 Details
New Raven Sculpture On Campus, Artist Speaks with KBTX
New raven sculpture featured on KBTX, with comments from artist Ed Wilson. Details
SHSU Rodeo Team Gears Up For Collegiate National Finals
Rodeo team speaks with KBTX about their upcoming trip to Wyoming. Details
Sam Houston's Chickens featured on Houston Public Media 88.7 FM
The new children’s book is discussed on NPR radio. Details
Bearkats Hoping to Defend Rodeo National Title
Rodeo team talks with KAGS-TV. Details
Professor Ava Fujimoto-Strait on KBTX-TV
Ava Fujimoto-Strait talks with KBTX about an upcoming student trip to the Big Island of Hawaii. Details
Professor Bobby LaRue on NPR's Texas Standard
Bobby LaRue, associate professor of forensic science about the ethical concerns of law enforcement use of genealogy sites. Details
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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