Miriam York and her family members from across the nation gathered in front of the recently rededicated "Meredith and Miriam York Track Complex" on May 1. A football and track letterman, the late Meredith York graduated from SHSU in 1935, and he and Miriam became longtime benefactors of the track and field program. York was awarded a plaque in honor of their contributions, which also includes two track and field scholarships established in Meredith's honor, at a ceremony and luncheon when the complex was officially rededicated. The monument is located at the main entrance of Bowers Stadium.
Several curriculum changes, including the addition of a Doctor of Education Degree in Literacy Education, were approved Friday by Sam Houston State University's governing board. Today@Sam has a rundown of the changes that the Texas State University System Board of Regents approved during their regular quarterly meeting:
...the board accepted preliminary plans prepared by Huitt-Zollars, Inc. of Houston for the $2.4 million Visitor's Center. The addition to the present Estill Building will be the first stop for campus visitors of many kinds, and will also house the SHSU Alumni Association.
The board also authorized the awarding of a contract for a new East Central Plant chiller, with an estimated cost up to $2.5 million, without full board approval to facilitate the planned construction schedule.
Also approved was the purchase of the Church of Christ Student Center for use by Residence Life, and the $55,000 demolition of the Gidley House, which is not being used because of its poor structural condition.