Graduate Student Organization Meeting

Graduate Student Organization logo

Wed, Mar 27, 2013
Criminal Justice Center, Texas Room

Join the organization for graduate students at the College of Criminal Justice.

Alumnus Assists Victims at Houston Agency

illustration of child custody issues, with mom, dad and child drawn on separate postit notes with tears between them.

Matt Schippers is still haunted by the night his neighbor bludgeoned his wife to death with a crowbar and set the home on fire to flush out his three children. He will never forget the children’s faces as he escorted them passed their dying mother.

Alpha Phi Sigma Meeting

Alpha Phi Sigma logo

Wed, Mar 27, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice Center, CJava Cafe

Come join Alpha Phi Sigma, the CJ National Honor Society, at its biweekly meeting.

Designing Safer Schools

Cody Wortham
Cody Wortham

Cody J. Wortham, a recent alumnus from the Department of Security Studies, won an international award from the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) Foundation for his research on improving security at schools through low-cost, low-tech architectural design.

Phi Alpha Delta Meeting

Phi Alpha Delta logo

Mon, Mar 25, 2013
5 p.m.
Lowman Student Center, Room 304

Join Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International at their general meeting.

Special Presentation: Dr. Fahui Wang on "Why police and policing need GIS: an overview"

Illustration of the use of GIS to show theft in a location by time of day

Thu Mar 28, 2013
3:30 p.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Fahui Wang, Fred B. Kniffen Professor in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University, will present “Why Police and Policing Need GIS?: An Overview.”

Real Talk w/CJ: Security Experts Ron Plesco & Charles Andrews

Thu Mar 21, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
Criminal Justice Center, Upper Auditorium

Two security experts from private industry will discuss criminal justice career options in corporate America and government institutions during the Real Talk w/CJ on March 21 in the Criminal Justice Center Auditorium.

Study Explores Gang Activity on the Internet

Gangs are not using the Internet to recruit new members or commit complex cybercrimes, according to a new study funded by Google Ideas.

Society of Forensic Science Meeting

Society of Forensic Science logo

Tue, Mar 19, 2013
5:30 PM
Chemistry and Forensic Science Building
Room 103

Student Networks with Top Retail Security Executives

Security Studies Student Thomas Abi-Hanna
Security Studies Student Thomas Abi-Hanna

A junior at Sam Houston State University was awarded a scholarship to the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) annual convention in Orlando, which will allow him to network with loss prevention executives from major corporations across the country.

SHSU Students Shine at Forensic Science Conference

Paige Hinners poses with her research on an impaired driving case.
Paige Hinners poses with her research on an impaired driving case.

Graduate students from the Department of Forensic Science presented a wide array of research papers on toxicology, forensic anthropology, entomology and DNA at the discipline’s leading national conference in Washington, D.C.

SHSU Graduate Student Receives ACJS Award

SHSU Graduate Student Sara Simmons won a Madriz Award from ACJS.
SHSU Graduate Student Sara Simmons won a Madriz Award from ACJS.

Master’s Student Sara Simmons received a Madriz Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences for her research on the effects of intimate partner violence on substance abuse and depression.

University Park Criminal Justice Symposium and Career Fair

Illustration of the University Park facility.

The Criminal Justice Symposium 2013 will be held on March 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at SHSU-University Park, located at SH 249 and Louetta Road in Houston 77070.

Presentations will be given by the FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office, Secret Service, Harris County Probation Office and many other federal, state and local agencies. These agencies and many more will have representatives available to speak with students about career opportunities.

For more information, contact Carmalee Leighton at (281) 290-2900 or a

2013 Criminal Justice Career Fair

Wed, Mar 6, 2013
10 am - 2 pm
Lowman Student Center, Ballroom

Students will have the opportunity to meet employers from dozens of law enforcement, corrections, victim services and forensic science labs to learn about internship and job opportunities.

Real Talk w/CJ: Lt. Dan Norris, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

Tue Mar 5, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00pm
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

After nearly 27 years with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Lt. Dan Norris has risen through the ranks of the fifth largest sheriff’s agency in Texas, serving in patrol, as a detective, in Internal Affairs and in administration.

Career Services Workshop

Mon, Mar 4, 2013
4 pm - 5 pm
Criminal Justice Center, Courtroom

Career Services will hold a workshop to help students prepare to the 2013 Criminal Justice Career Fair on March 6. Career Counselor Michelle Meers will discuss

  • How to approach agencies/recruiters
  • Advantages of networking
  • Resume building tips
  • Dress code for the Career Fair
  • Interviewing skills

Alumnus Reaches the Top with City and Campus Police

Police Chief Larry Zacharias, Univerity of Texas - Dallas.
Larry Zacharias, Univerity of Texas - Dallas

Alumnus Larry Zacharias has always been a leader, first as Student Government Association President at Sam Houston State University, 1973-74, and later with the Richardson and University of Texas – Dallas police departments.

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