Sam Houston State University made the Online Bachelor’s Programs Honor Roll in US News and World Report’s recent survey of Online Education Programs. SHSU was rated #2 in Student Services and Technology just behind Arizona State.
Read the full article at: http://www.usnews.com/education/online-education
A senator in Sam Houston State University’s Student Government Association is trying to change the library to a 24-hour system.
Shane Rankin, a senator for SGA, has asked that the Newton Grisham library go to a 24 hour system. VP & Provost of Academic Affairs Jamie Hebert said during the Jan. 24 meeting that they will temporarily open the library for 24- hours during finals week.
During this time, Hebert told Rankin, the library will study the traffic and make an assessment from there.
Hey everyone just wanted to give you the info on this years founders day. It will be on Saturday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. The schedule is still being developed for the entire events activities. However, I can tell you that this event will also be the day when our new members will be getting initiated. We thought that the alumni of the ZM chapter would want the opportunity to be able see the chapters initiation once again and encourage all alumni to come and take part in this great tradition. I will be posting more blogs and information on the webstite as the day approaches. If you have any questions feel free to email or call me at anytime
See y’all founders day!
Shane Rankin - Alumni Relations
Embassy Skateboards of Houston has a tribute skateboard out to honor my time in combat and military service. The proceeds of this deck will be going to The Wounded Warrior Project, of which I am also an Alumni. I was injured in 2 separate IED blasts during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Please take a look, and I’ll be happy to personalize/autograph any deck.
V/R, Don “Lash” LaRue, SHSU ZM, 101st Airborne Division, Iraq
Highlight video from the undefeated season of SHSU football 2011. Note the ATO letters around the 49s mark!
Congratulations to ATO brother Richard Hainkel on becoming a first-time grandfather to close out 2011! Richard’s daughter Aubrey gave birth to Isla Blue Anders (7.5 lbs) on Saturday, December 31, 2011! Aubrey and her husband Grant welcomed their daughter into this world at 5:19 p.m. Richard and his wife Lori can be reached at (512) 423-0026.
For those of you who don’t know what the thymus is (I didn’t!), it’s where T-cells “go to school” to learn how to fend off diseases in your pre-adolescent years. As you mature and reach puberty, the thymus breaks down and absorbs itself into your body. It disappears. Except in a very small handful of people. Some bodies don’t break down the thymus while others - for reasons not yet known - develop a thymus again! Yours truly is in the “grew one again” category. (“Damn Vulcan physiology!” - Dr. McCoy, “Star Trek”) Interestingly, there are only about 400 known cases of thymoma in the U.S.
Congratulations are in order for brother Thomas Greg Mayo (SHSU 1987) who was recently named the 2011 Distinguished Educator of the Year - Secondary Teacher by Sam Houston State University’s School of Education. Greg was recognized for “expertise and outstanding service in the classroom, school, district and community, as well as their contributions to the field and society.”
In support of the Sam Houston State University Bearkat football program, the City of Huntsville will light the Sam Houston statue in orange for tomorrow night’s playoff game. According to City of Huntsville Community Services Director Matt Lumpkins, the statue will remain orange as long as the Bearkats are in the playoffs. “Using orange lenses over the spotlights we have on the Sam Houston statue, the City will turn Sam orange for the playoff game,” Lumpkins said.