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.