Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

SHSU Requests Money from Legislature for $60 million Biology Building

The Huntsville Item (Nov. 29) includes an article about SHSU, the impending Legislative session, and the long-rumoured new biology building:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Belvin to Transform For Fine Arts Students

There's exciting news for future students in the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication and perhaps some surprising news for current residents of Belvin-Buchanan Hall (thinking they will return for Fall 2015) in this Houstonian article [Nov. 19]:
Belvin Buchanan Hall will become a co-ed dorm exclusively for students in the College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication starting fall 2015. It will also include a theater, digital recording studio, dance studio and more.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Friday, November 14, 2014

Limited Funds For New Buildings

The Houstonian (Nov. 12) discusses funding challenges as the university looks to expand:

Sam Houston Museum Stays On List of Nation’s Best Museums

Congratulations are in order as the Sam Houston Memorial Museum has earned accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest honor a museum can receive reports the Item (Nov. 12):

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tuition Increase, New Dorm Plans

A little Board of Regents news from the Houstonian (Nov. 6) about...well, a tuition increase and new dorm plans:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Historic SHSU Stained-glass Window Rises From The Ashes

Your Houston News (Nov. 5) reports on the impressive recreation of one of the many stained-glass windows that were at home in Old Main. That building, and it's numerous stained-glass windows, were destroyed in the infamous 1982 fire.

Medical School May Expand SHSU Campus

News from the Houstonian (Nov. 6) about the proposed SHSU medical school in the Conroe area:

Monday, November 3, 2014

SHSU Considers Options For Health Sciences Campus

Today@Sam details the possibility of SHSU "exploring the development of a Health Sciences Campus in Montgomery County":

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Not Building the Sigma Chi Fraternity House

Since the properties along Bearkat Boulevard east of Sycamore Avenue are not owned by the university, they're not buildings of SHSU and this site doesn't document a lot of what happens out that way.  We have, however, been interested in the rise of the fraternity houses springing up out that way in the last decade and a half.

The Theta Chi house was built first, in 2001, and was eventually followed by the Delta Tau Delta house in 2014.  Last we knew, two or three other fraternities had either expressed an interest in owning land or actually did own land - such as Sigma Chi.  In 2011 word got around to us that they were planning a house on Bearkat Boulevard, too.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time Capsule: October 21, 1994

Twenty years ago today SHSU alumnus Dan Rather (’53) was in town for the renaming of the Communication Building in his honor. Rather earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Sam Houston State Teachers College and spent the following year as an instructor in journalism. The Oct. 21 edition of the Houstonian says Rather felt the honor was not one he deserves.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Presidents Tree Dedication Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

This is interesting: the Houstonian (Oct. 16, 2014) is celebrating ten years since the Presidents Tree got a nifty plaque stuck in the ground next to it:

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Solar System Model Harbors Outdated Information

Those students who walk with their heads down between the Estill and Austin buildings on the quad may have wondered about those shiny, silver plaques.  It's the Physics Department's model solar system and the Houstonian (Oct. 8) discusses how current it is:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Bowers’ Board Done During SHSU Game

What does one do when your electronic gadgets go wonky? Hope one of the items isn't your scoreboard - and then pray its wonkiness is not during a game. Read more about this happening in the Houstonian (Sep. 16):

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

2014 State of the University Address

SHSU President Dr. Dana Hoyt addressed the university faculty and staff at the annual State of the University on September 4. The following capital projects were discussed as part of her presentation:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Campus Dorms Still Overcrowded

The Houstonian (Sep. 4) has a story about overcrowded dorms and 75 students living in the Univeristy Hotel and on Sorority Hill:
A coordinated over-assigning of rooms coupled with university policy forced more than 75 students into living in the University Hotel or tripling up in rooms designed for two residents. The overcrowding also placed students in sorority houses and resident advisors’ rooms.

Student Health Center Relocates, Expands Services

A brief look inside the new Student Health and Counseling Center in the Houstonian (Sep. 4):

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Groundskeepers Awarded High Honors

Congratulations are in order for the SHSU Building and Landscapes services, as reported in the Houstonian (Sep. 1).  Keep up the great work:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

SHSU Leases Land To HEARTS Museum

The Huntsville Item reports (Aug. 30) about the university and HEARTS Veterans museum's plan for the land along northbound Interstate 45:

August 2014 Regents Report

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SHSU To Buy Old Shipley’s Building For Expansion

The Huntsville Item reports (Aug. 26) that the SHSU post office may expand with the proposed purchase of the property at 1624 Sam Houston Avenue. It's the former location of Shipley's Donuts, north of the Houston Building *:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

About Innovation Plaza

The August 2014 spotlight article in the Heritage magazine talks about the land along I-45 and how it will serve the growing university:

Saturday, July 12, 2014

SHSU To Open University Camp In August

News from the Item (Jul. 7) about SHSU's University Camp, located in Riverside, opening its doors to student groups on August 1:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

In Memoriam: M.B. Etheredge

Retired Lt. Col. M.B. Etheredge (1915-2014) has died. The Huntsville Item (May 15) has a remembrance:

Friday, April 25, 2014

SHSU Celebrates Founders Day 2014

SHSU celebrate 135 years of history with this music video tribute to the individuals who have helped shape the growth and development of SHSU as part of the celebrations for Founders Day.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inaugural Founders Day To Celebrate 135 Years Of Academic Success

Today@Sam says that SHSU will celebrate its 135 years with the inaugural Founders Day celebration on Saturday, April 26:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Writing on the Wall

It’s time for yet another look-see around the SHSU campus. We can do can do it, too.  Can you identify the building or location where we took the photos that make up the former buildingshsu masthead? As usual, here is your letter and its haiklu:

Long gone, so long gone
Standing in the shadow, yea
Score 'twixt sun and sun

Today@Sam: McKinney Tract Sought to Expand Campus

There’s a featured article at Today@Sam with the latest in the "McKinney Tract" acquisition soap-opera and the startling revelation discovered only recently. First some background on the university’s recent push to annex the land:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunday, March 2, 2014

February 2014 Regents Report

Today@Sam has their report on the quarterly meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents.  The following Planning and Construction Report comes from the meeting's minutes:

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Academic Building IV Repairs Slated For April Completion

The Feb. 25 edition of the Houstonian touches on the repairs slated for AB4 following the December 2013 accident that killed three SHSU students:

Student Paved Way For SHSU Integration

The (Feb. 25) Huntsville Item has a piece on John A. Patrick (1946-95), the first African-American student admitted to Sam Houston State fifty years ago this year:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SHSU Shares With Citizens Ideas For Off-Campus Criminal Justice Facility

The Feb. 18 edition of the Item discusses the SHSU-hosted session that occurred Tuesday evening at the HEARTS Veterans Museum to let community members know what soon may occupy the land the university acquired next to the museum:

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Writing on the Wall

It’s time for another look-see around the SHSU campus. Can you identify the building or location where we took the photos that make up the former buildingshsu masthead? As usual, here is your letter and its haiklu:

An ingenious man
Whose name I do not recall
Longs for such sweetness

Monday, January 27, 2014

Fire Station No. 2 Scheduled To Reopen In February

The Jan. 25 edition of the Item discusses the renovations to Fire Station #2 and provides some interesting history of the original building:

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time Capsule: SHSTC President Harmon Lowman Dies

Fifty years ago today – Sunday, January 26, 1964 – marked a black day in the history of Sam Houston State Teachers College, notes the 1964 Alcalde. SHSU President Harmon Lowman died of cancer at 8 PM in Houston’s M.D. Anderson Hospital.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House Opens

We’ve mentioned it on brief occasion over the past decade but the Epsilon Zeta chapter of the Delta Tau Delta (ΔΤΔ) fraternity finally and formally opened their new house today [Sat. Jan. 25].

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Master Plan Phase 1 To Be Completed In 2014

The Jan. 21 edition of the Houstonian notes that phase one of the 2020 campus master plan for the campus is supposed to be completed later this year:

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Writing on the Wall

It’s time for yet another look-see around campus. Can you identify the building or location where we took the photos that make up the former buildingshsu masthead? Here’s yet another letter and its haiklu:

One for the money
Prospective students take heed
For wheels hit the road