Students light candles during the 98th Tree of Light Ceremony - Photo by Brian Blalock


Professor Teaches An Old Dog New Tricks

A bond between dogs and their owners is something special to see. For Lisa Brown, associate professor in the College of Education, and her dog Ronny, that bond is obvious. Brown’s appreciation for the military and her affection for dogs recently led her to Mission K9 Rescue, an organization dedicated to rescuing retired working dogs that served.

by Wes Hamilton

Chats Lead To Change On Campus

For nearly 20 years, the Division of Student Affairs has hosted a free student luncheon open to anyone on campus who wants to sit down with SHSU leaders. Every student is invited via email, and those who respond could get a chance to express what they like and what they would change about the university directly to Bearkat leaders who shape campus policy.

by Wes Hamilton

Ag. Alumni Joins Peace Corps, Paraguay

Today, six Sam Houston State alumni are currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, and more than 113 alumni have served since the organization was founded in 1961.

by Hannah Haney

Orange Keys Select 2019 "Keys Of Excellence" Award Winners

Every year, each of the Orange Keys nominates one faculty or staff member and provides a letter of recommendation that details how the nominee has made an impact on SHSU. Out of all of the recommendations, six winners are chosen to receive one of the Keys of Excellence Awards.

by Wes Hamilton

Fall 2019 Commencement Speakers Announced

Sam Houston State University welcomes four celebrated Texas figures to speak at the fall 2019 commencement ceremonies on December 13-14 at the Johnson Coliseum. The keynote speakers will help commemorate the success of more than 1850 graduates.

by Wes Hamilton

Faculty Excellence Winner Honored For Scholarly And Creative Accomplishments

Aaron Lynne, associate professor of Biological Sciences, is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Accomplishments for his tremendous impact on others in his time at SHSU.

by Wes Hamilton

SHSU Establishes First Department Of Victim Studies In The US

The College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University is proud to introduce its newest department, the Department of Victim Studies. SHSU is the only institution to offer an undergraduate major in victim studies and the only master’s degree in the field.

by Veronica Gonzalez Hoff

SHSU's Rich Ballinger Named Golf Professional Of The Year

Rich Ballinger, director of the PGA Golf Management Program at Sam Houston State University, is the 2019 Golf Professional of the Year. The award is based on the recipient’s overall performance as a PGA professional, level of service, leadership, image, ability to inspire fellow professionals, and service to the region’s golf community.

by Wes Hamilton

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