Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Regents Approve SHSU Facility In The Woodlands

Today@Sam reports that the Texas State University System Board of Regents voted to approve a Special Warranty Deed in which the Lone Star College System will deed seven acres on the LSC’s Woodlands campus to the Texas State University System for use by SHSU.

In addition, the regents approved an agreement to construct an academic building for SHSU at The Woodlands site to be shared with Lone Star College for 20 years.

Conditions for the agreement include Lone Star College offering only freshman and sophomore level courses at the facility. Obligations for the Texas State University System include beginning construction of the facility within four years and Sam Houston State offering only junior, senior and graduate level courses.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Writing on the Wall celebrates 130

On April 21, 1879 – 130 years ago today – Sam Houston Normal Institute was officially authorized by Governor Oran Roberts (SHNI opened that October). To celebrate, can you identify the building or location where we took the photo of the number 130 as part of the exciting buildingshsu scavenger hunt:

We were surprised to find during our March 8, 2009 visit to campus that something was now covering the Ø on this building. Bonus points if you can identify what that object is.

(Yes, we know our Texas history – it’s also the 173rd anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto today, too.)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Psychological Services Center Open House

The SHSU Psychological Services Center (PSC) will celebrate the move to its new location with an open house celebration on Friday, May 1 from 3-6 p.m.

Today@Sam reports that the PSC opened in 1999 and its staff
"including approximately 12 doctoral students per semester and several licensed psychologists, offers affordable therapy for both adults and children with problems such as anxiety disorders, depression and behavior problems, or who need grief counseling or anger management."