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Friday, July 15, 2016

Last (Small) House Standing II

There were originally 25 small houses on the SHSU campus. These "houses" are the small, brick dormitories that are home to about 30 to 40 students each or, as the case has been over the years, temporary office space for various campus departments.  (These houses aren't just small, they're versatile, too!)  And they're old: eight of them turn 60 this year.  Look on these works....

Ten down.  Fifteen to go.

Last (Small) House Standing : Results

Ah, 2009 - it seems like yesterday. James Gaertner was president of SHSU, his administration had released an updated Campus Master Plan document that was making the rounds, and readers found the plan outlined a number of buildings were slated for eventual demolition. Among those were most of the small houses, the small, brick dormitories that pop-up around campus.

That year we decided to have a bit of fun with the master plan and asked readers which one of the 19 small houses they thought would be the last one standing. We did note at the time that, however:

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Evans Complex Balcony To Be Removed (From Upon High)

Facilities Management notes that beginning June 15 a project to remove the Evans Complex balcony will begin. Substantial completion is estimated for August 20, with final completion estimated to be in late October.  

Monday, May 30, 2016

May 2016 Regents Report

Today@Sam has their report on the quarterly meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents:

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Art Building B Readies For Demolition

If you're looking for something to do this summer, why not make a bid to be the contractor that demolishes one of the buildings in the Art Complex?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Bearkat Plaza: Onward and Upward

Existing for almost a full decade, Bearkat Plaza had become an important outdoor area on campus, home to pep rallies, Homecoming and Founders Day events, and of course the annual Tree of Lights. Now, as Today@Sam notes, during the quarterly meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents in May, there is a possibility of expansion in an unexpected direction:

Sunday, February 21, 2016

February 2016 Regents Report

Today@Sam has their report on the quarterly meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents:

Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 Parking Plan Presented At SGA

The three most important factors for students are parking, parking, and parking.  The Houstonian (Jan. 27) discusses the second of those three factors:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Hotel Students Back On Campus, Changes To Res Life In Future

Remember those "lucky" students who were sent way off campus to live last semester?  They're back - and the Houstonian (Jan. 19) discusses why this should not happen again:

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bearkats Going Back To Their Roots At Holleman Field

Holleman Field, home to Bearkat baseball from 1948 to 2005, is serving as temporary practice field for the Kats, reports the Huntsville Item (Sep. 30):