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The Buildings of Sam Houston State University documents the changes of the SHSU campus in Huntsville, Texas from its inception in 1879 through tomorrow. The Brick and Mortarboard presents news and commentary about the buildings, the people, and the history of SHSU. Stay informed and impress your friends.

Friday, September 28, 2001

Today@Sam: New Freshmen Housing Option Emphasizes Retention

The Department of Student Life has implemented a new program on the SHSU campus that is helping freshmen adjust. The Bearkat Learning Community (BLC) is a concept designed by the University Retention Committee that specifically targets freshmen with aims to help them adjust to the social and academic challenges of college.

The thirty-six students that comprise the inaugural BLC group live in Stewart House, a coed academic small house on campus that was the former home of the Chi Omega sorority.

Thursday, September 20, 2001

Item: Gaertner Outlines Vision for SHSU's Future

From the Item:

Sam Houston State University's new president James Gaertner addressed a packed house of faculty and staff Tuesday in Killinger Auditorium, announcing that the university is "poised to make a giant step" in its history.