Rather Building Cultivates Journalistic Integrity
Another in a series from the Houstonian about the building on campus; this week the Rather Communication Building:
The building was dedicated on Oct. 21, 1994 in honor of alumnus and CBS anchor Dan Rather.
Construction on the facility began June 1983 and cost an estimated $2.6 million to build the 39,536 square foot building. Completion was late December 1984.
The building, formerly known as the Communications Building, was built under the administration of then university President Elliot T. Bowers. The building houses the department of public communications, which includes journalism, photography, radio-television and speech communications.
The first floor is home of 90.5 The Kat KSHU, the campus radio station, and the Robert Eubanks Studio, the main control and productions facility for Cable Channel 7.The second floor features a computer lab and The Houstonian office and the third floor contains classrooms, offices and several editing bays equipped with the latest editing software.