Saturday, November 14, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Bearkats Going Back To Their Roots At Holleman Field

Holleman Field, home to Bearkat baseball from 1948 to 2005, is serving as temporary practice field for the Kats, reports the Huntsville Item (Sep. 30):

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SHSU Reaches Historic Enrollment (20K!)

Congratulations are in order as Today@Sam discusses the historic 20,000 students that have arrived at SHSU:

Friday, September 25, 2015

SHSU Purchases Sunrise Apartment Complex For Future Parking Lot

The Huntsville Item (Sep. 23) discusses the future of the Sunrise Apartments, located north of campus from the University Hotel:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Bearkats Bunking at Gateway With All Dorms Full

Since all the other dorms at SHSU are full, and what with the explosive student enrollment, the Huntsville Item (Sep. 20) reports that about 60 students are being housed at Gateway Inn behind Dairy Queen out along I-45 for the rest of the fall semester:

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

New and old SHSU FAMC students settle into new “Creative Community”

The Houstonian (Sep. 2) discusses the recent changes to Belvin-Buchanan Hall and the new “Creative Community” one finds there:

Friday, August 28, 2015

August 2015 Regents Report

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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Counseling Center Receives ‘Top 100’ Recognition For Artwork

News today from Today@Sam about the "Emerald Castle” in the Powell Health and Counseling Center being recognized as a “Top 100” artwork by CODAworx:

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Explore SHSU With The 'heART of Huntsville'

The Huntsville Item (Aug. 6) reports that a four-part series is in the works to explore and discuss the art and architecture of the SHSU campus.

Friday, June 26, 2015

SHSU to Open New Creative Community For Fine Arts Majors

The Huntsville Item (Jun. 24) discusses the new Fine Arts and Mass Communication Creative Community coming to Belvin-Buchanan Hall later this fall:
The new and improved 13,000 square-foot facility will be open to COFAMC majors and will feature state-of-the-art technology and studios for students to utilize during all hours of the day.

Friday, June 12, 2015

SHSU to Break Ground on New Center

The Huntsville Item discusses the new headquarters of the Department of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering Technology and the groundbreaking ceremony on the site location of the new Fred Pirkle Engineering Technology Center, at the corner of Bowers Boulevard and Sam Houston Avenue on Friday (Jun. 12)  at 1:30 p.m.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Time Capsule: Centenary of M.B. Etheredge

The Huntsville Item celebrates the centenary of M.B. Etheredge:

City Addresses Town Creek Drainage Project

We've mentioned the Town Creek drainage project in the past, as has the Item, and it's popped up again there as revealed in this June 7 article.  SHSU purchased property in this area (15 acres at 615 16th Street) in 2012.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Austin Hall: 166 Years of History Endured

Another in this semester's review of the buildings on campus (Apr. 27); this time, the Houstonian's Leslie Cordova celebrates Austin Hall:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rather Building Cultivates Journalistic Integrity

Another in a series from the Houstonian about the building on campus; this week the Rather Communication Building:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Recreational Sports Center Faces Damage, Closure

The Houstonian reports that parts of SHSU's Recreational Sports Center are closed until at least the end of the semester while repairs are made to the water damaged property:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Storm Does Some Damage

The Item reports that Huntsville, New Waverly and other parts of Walker County were struck hard Thursday night with torrential downpours and high-speed winds, which damaged homes, vehicles and businesses.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

New Scoreboards For SHSU

Get ready to see numbers soar with the new scoreboards coming to Bowers Stadium, Johnson Coliseum, and the Bearkat Softball Complex, reports the Houstonian:

A Look at the Campus Libraries Over Time

George Peabody, Harry Estill, and Newton Gresham never sat down for dinner together but their names are memorialized in the three library buildings that all still stand on the SHSU campus.  In conjunction with National Library Week, the Houstonian looks back at these three buildings:

Gen. Sam Houston’s “Rock” A Year Older

The 196th birthday of Margaret Moffette Lea Houston, wife of General Sam Houston, will be commentated in conjunction with Founders Day this Saturday, reports the Houstonain:

Friday, April 10, 2015

SHSU Expands Its Nursing Program In The Woodlands

The Houston Chronicle reports (Apr. 9) that as the health care industry continues to boom in The Woodlands, SHSU is working to fill a growing demand for nurses in the region:

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Evans Complex Rooted In History

The Houstonian picks another spot off the campus map for this week of history; this time, a bit about the wacky Evans Complex and a rather significant tree:

Friday, April 3, 2015

Peabody Library: SHSU’s “Crown Jewel”

Leslie Cordova and the Houstonian (Apr. 1) have another in their series of the campus buildings, this one about the crown jewel that is the Peabody Memorial Library:

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Campus roads In ‘Hot Water’

Getting around campus on foot takes time - now those of you driving can expect delays because of road closures, notes the Houstonian (Mar. 16):

Administration Building Almost 100 Years Old

A lot of the original buildings on the campus quadrangle would turn 100 this decade had they not been torn down.  The Science and Administration Building was built in 1916 and the Houstonian (Mar. 16) tells a little about it's past:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

South Dining Hall Plans To Get Facelift

The ground hasn't even broken for the new south-side dining facility but it won't look the way it was originally envisioned after Texas State University System Board of Regents member Kevin J. Lilly objected to the modern look the original plans had, reports the Houstonian (Feb. 25):

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FAMC Dorm Upgrades Progressing

More news about the new life being created, in the basement no less, of Belvin-Buchanan Hall from the Houstonian (Feb. 23):
The area directly beneath the residence that once functioned as campus dining hall Café Belvin is currently under renovation, transforming the space into a multi-functional facility for college of fine arts and mass communication majors. The space will include a theatre, sound studios, computer lab, dance studio and conference rooms for student use.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

UPD Hearkens 'Green Light' Tradition In New Renovations

Today@Sam highlights the recent remodeling of the Tacket University Police Building:

Johnson Coliseum Seeks $9.5 Million renovations From TSUS

News from the Houstonian (Feb. 18) about renovations to Johnson Coliseum being voted on at the recent Texas State University System’s Board of Regents meeting:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Secret Destination sets SHSU forensics apart from most programs

This semester's series in the Houstonian about secret destinations continues (Feb. 18) with some words about the body farm:

Big Changes With Board of Regents Approval

The Houstonian (Feb. 18) has a run-down on what's on tap at this quarter's meeting of the Texas State University System Board of Regents:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Secret Destination Home To Bearkat Camp, Student Getaways

There's more in the Houstonian (Feb. 11) of some of the university's secret destinations, this time University Camp:

Thursday, January 29, 2015

SHSU Asks TX Legislature For $60 million

The Houstonian reports (Jan. 29) that a state bill to give the university funding for a new biology building was deferred to the Committee on Higher Education:

Building Reflects Woman Behind Sam Houston

This isn't part of the Houstonian's series of secret destinations but the Margaret Houston Building gets highlighted in an article this week (Jan. 29). We weren't too crazy on the name Academic Building Two, either.

Secret SHSU Destination Makes Space Not So Far Away

Another in a series of the university's secret destinations from the Houstonian (Jan. 29), this time focusing on the observatory and planetarium (which has provided plenty of fun and Farrington for decades):

Gaertner PAC A Source of Pride For SHSU

SHSU College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication recently received publicity regarding the 4-year-old Gaertner Performing Arts Center, as noted in the Huntsville Item (Jan. 26):

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sidewalk, Bathroom Improvements Making Campus More ADA Friendly

A few notes from the Houstonian (Jan. 27) on some of the recent changes on campus to make it compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act:

Monday, January 26, 2015

Don Sanders Stadium Readies for 10th Season

It's almost been a full ten years since the Don Sanders Stadium opened and the facility. "widely considered one of the finest athletic facilities in the Southland Conference," will celebrate its first decade throughout 2015, reports GoBearkats:

Saturday, January 24, 2015

UPD Sub-station Opens In The LSC

SHSU's Police Department’s new sub-station is now open on the first floor (Room 104) of the Lowman Student Center, reports the Houstonian:

Friday, January 23, 2015

City, SHSU Team Up for Bobby K. Marks Drive Crosswalk Project

A pedestrian-heavy road surrounding Sam Houston State University is one step closer to being safer, reports the Huntsville Item (Wed. Jan. 21):

Friday, January 16, 2015

Construction Powered Through Winter Break

The Houstonian (Jan. 14) reports that while students were off enjoying their winter break, campus officials were busy on campus working on new additions and updates to Sam Houston State University:

TSUS Official Talks Upcoming Legislative Session

Tuesday [Jan. 13] marked the beginning of the 84th Texas Legislature. Mike Wintenute, associate vice chancellor for governmental relations at Texas State University System, spoke with The Houstonian [Wed. Jan. 14] about the goals which the system hopes the legislature will accomplish, which include benefits for TSUS as well as Sam Houston State University:

Thursday, January 15, 2015