Page 1

Page 2

Nakama Anime Society gathers to watch, praise anime NAS tackles anime together! Nakama Anime Society, also known as anime club, is a club organization with the purpose of bringing SHSU students together. NAS establishes a friendly, fun community for fans of Japanese animation, provide a creative outlet for many and foster an appreciation for the Japanese pop culture. Nakama translates to a close-knit of friends who are basically family. New friends, friendly and supportive officers and laughter await new prospect members interested in joining Nakama Anime Society. Additionally, special events are

announced to members each year. Those interested can join through OrgLink by typing our organization’s name in the search bar, and submitting a membership request which will be approved in less than five minutes. The club meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm in room 304 of the Lowman Student Center. Questions can be directed to the President of Nakama Anime Society in person or via email, which can be located under the organization’s name through OrgLink. At every meeting, members and officers discuss

and promote anime shows that have been voted, previewed or watched. Currently, members and officers of NAS are viewing and discussing the animation, story and traditions behind each of the four anime shows that have been voted for this semester. NAS will help those who are new to Sam Houston State University feel right at home. Interested? We invite you to come to one of our meetings, make new friends, create memories with those who share a common interest and learn more about the Japanese culture and traditions. Logo drawn by Conner Tones

Phi Chi Theta keeps it professional at SHSU Phi Chi Theta is one of the largest co-ed professional business fraternities in the United States. Phi Chi Theta was founded as a women's business organization on June 16, 1924, in Chicago, Illinois. Today, Phi Chi Theta comprises 37 collegiate and alumni chapters across the United States. Originally founded almost a hundred years ago, and has been on Sam Houston campus for over fifty years, Phi Chi Theta prides itself on the long-lasting traditions of our members. Our goals are reflected in our stated purpose: “To promote the cause of higher business education and training for all individuals; to foster high ideals for everyone pursuing a career in business; to encourage fraternity cooperation among people preparing for such careers, and to stimulate the spirit of sacrifice and unselfish devotion to the attainment of

such ends.” Phi Chi Theta requires its members maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, have a declared major in a business or economics related field and be able to attend every Wednesday meeting. Members of Phi Chi Theta are honest and loyal, strive to high standards, and are in constant pursuit of self-improvement. Phi Chi Theta believes that people who hold these values not only improve their own lives but the world around them as well. If you’re interested in joining a business organization with a strong emphasis on networking, professional development, and philanthropy, rush with us next semester.

@pctbetatheta /PhiChiTheta-BetaTheta

Page 3

Bearkats lift for glory, looking for members The Sam Houston State powerlifting team is back and ready to take the platform. After a great finish at Collegiate Nationals last year in San Antonio, a total of six lifters also took home medals and scholarships as well. The team is under the coaching and leadership of greatly talented coaches Michael Hafenbrack, and Ashlee Hafenbrack. After a long three months of offseason workouts and the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the “Badnews� Bearkats can finally start their season in its newly renovated weight room. SHSU Powerlifting was

established in 2004, and they have been in the old HKC weight room ever since. With the help of SHSU Rec Sports and Sorinex, the Bearkats are now able to have a completely new set up consisting of nine new squat racks, and nine new benches. With all of this new equipment the team can now get their workouts done a lot faster and still have time to work on their academics. This season the Bearkats will have a total of five competitions. The first one being the Muscle Beach Classic in October. Following, the Longhorn Open in November, and at

the end of the semester the Kats will travel to San Antonio and compete in the Collegiate Cup. In the Spring, the team will help the last of its members qualify for the 2018 Collegiate Nationals, which will take place at the Hall of Champions in College Station at the campus of Texas A&M University. If you are interested in joining the SHSU powerlifting team, contact team president Nathaniel Flores, or email the team at shsu. Anyone can join and the dues are $100 per semester

Page 4

Project Sunshine provides smiles to children in need Project Sunshine is a national, non-profit organization. The SHSU chapter has been bringing sunshine to children in need in the Huntsville area since 2005. The student-run organization works year-round to provide free recreational and social programs to families who have children living with a wide range of disabilities, along with their siblings. Student volunteers devote their time, energy, talents and hearts to improve the lives of the children and families they serve. In order to support these families and restore a needed sense of normalcy despite any diagnosis, the organization hosts activities such as park days, parades, movie nights, festivals,

field trips, and so much more. These events are fun-filled for the children, their siblings, their caretakers, and the student volunteers. In everything they do, the organization prides itself on its ability to always uphold their motto of “bringing sunshine to a cloudy day.� If you or someone you know may be interested in Project Sunshine, contact President Amanda Simmons at

@PS_SHSU @ps_shsu /ProjectSunshine@SHSU

Page 5

Lambda Alpha Epsilon, the co-ed criminal justice association

Lambda alpha Epsilon is a co-ed academic criminal justice association. If you are interest in a future career in law enforcement, forensics, victim services, or any aspect of criminal justice, this is the organization for you. We offer hands on experience for every position in the criminal justice system such as field tactics, legal aspects, firearms, and forensics to ensure that you have the skills required for your future career. LAE also offers numerous group

activities such as weekly socials, prison tours, physical training, and multiple community service opportunities to grow each of us as individuals and as a whole. So, if you are looking for a group of likeminded individuals who are working towards similar goals, stop by the LSC room 320 every Tuesday at 9:15 pm to start and check us out.

Secular Student Alliance helps expand perspectives Secular Student Alliance is a community of students from all world views looking to expand their perspectives, engage in healthy debate, and explore the opportunity that secularism

provides by protecting freedom of religion for all. We work to educate the campus and community on the separation of church and state, as well as advocate for it. We also provide a

community for members who are non-religious in which they can connect and discuss experiences together. Alongside secularism, Secular Student Alliance takes an interest in science, politics,

critical thinking and reasoning, community service, intersectional issues, and world news. Whatever your background, world view, or experiences may be, Secular Student Alliance has a place

for you. Meetings are every Thursday from 5pm to 6:15pm in LSC 302! Come check us out, and join us for dinner afterwards!

Page 7

'Willkommen' from German Conversation Club Willkommen (Welcome)! The Sammy-award winning German Conversation and Cultural Club (GCCC) opens its doors for its third year for anyone who loves the German culture and language! GCCC introduces new students to the wonders of Germany and its great history. The GCCC hosts many exciting activities like student presentations, guest speakers, games and film screenings. Occasionally, GCCC also hosts bake sales in the afternoon for people looking to try delicious desserts. We would like everyone to share German culture with them after every meeting with their friends and families. GCCC is a wonderful place to make lifelong friends and network with other students, professors and faculty members. Feel free to contribute to the club however, you wish; we love new ideas!

On Friday Oct. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the GCCC will host its second annual Oktoberfest at The Wynne Home Arts Center. It features delicious German food, spectacular folk dancing, and exciting German-themed game. For only $1, you can attend Huntsville’s biggest event in October, so do not miss out! Students can gather every week on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at LSC 220 to discover something new about this fantastic country. We are no longer accepting members this semester but feel free to come on over if you want to be one next semester. Aufwiedersehen (See you soon)! The club is also an outlet to help students learn the German language. We will equip you with the tools necessary to master the

challenge of learning German. Students learning German, tutors, and professors are here to help you with grammar,

vocabulary, and other learning materials. We are all in the process of learning German together.


National Broadcasting Society in the spotlight In this industry, it is all about who you know. Though, knowing how to do your job is a no-brainer, let NBSAERho lead the way to success. The National Broadcasting Society spans over 85 college, university and community colleges across the nation. Since the 1940s, the mission is set forth to introduce students to the wonderful world of electronic media. Members will be able to connect with professionals, learn industry ethics, diversity, and gain opportunities for excellence in leadership, community service, and production. Those involved will attend weekly meetings in room 319 of the Dan Rather Communications Building.

The executive and program councils of the Sam Houston State University chapter come prepared every week to not only inform but to engage with the students. Previous NBS activities include: news station visits (KHOU, KBTX, FOX News Houston), scripting, editing and we touch base on major career focal points such as resume building, LinkedIn and demo reel workshops. The biggest component to this chapter is the trip to convention every year. Convention has been held in places from Los Angeles to New York and everywhere in between. Professionals from every multimedia region attend and hold workshops that encourage students to network

in a professional setting. The National Broadcasting Society is not all work and no play, this organization helps the members build longlasting friendships through social outings and bonding activites. The DRCB feels like home to each and every Mass Communication student, come find your family at NBS. If you are interested please, email our secretary Marisa Saenz at

@nbsshsu @shsu_nbs /NationalBroadcastingSociety

10/4 Special Edition  

Clubs & Organizations

10/4 Special Edition  

Clubs & Organizations