Completed in 1968, the Newton Gresham Library is the third building on campus to serve as the main University library. Both previous library buildings, Peabody and Estill, are still in use. - Photo by Brian Blalock


First-Year Experience - Embracing New Plans

Every summer, sophomores share some of their experiences and offer advice to SHSU’s newest cohort of freshman. In her “First-Year” letter to new Bearkats, Brittany Gibson shares how joining the First-Year Experience organization helped push her to beyond her original plan for college.

by Wes Hamilton

New Director Appointed For SHSU Small Business Development Center

Sam Houston State University College of Business Administration has named Rhonda Ellisor as director of the university’s Small Business Development Center. She joins the center after serving at SHSU in the Office of University Advancement for 13 years as director for major gifts.

by Emily Binetti

Geography Professor Selected For African Diaspora Support Fellowship

Samuel Adu-Prah, associate professor of geography at Sam Houston State University, has been awarded a fellowship by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa –CODESRIA to travel to Ghana this summer to work with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Divine Odame Appiah to train graduate students and faculty on current applied geospatial technologies for social science research.

by Wes Hamilton

Transfer Student Ray Yates Improvises, Adapts and Overcomes

The most dedicated Bearkats are able to improvise, adapt and overcome challenges to make any situation seem simple. Transfer student Ray Yates epitomizes those qualities in and out of the classroom.

by Wes Hamilton

SHSU Displays Student Talent With Raven Rep

The College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication at Sam Houston State University is excited to announce the second summer season of Raven Repertory Company. To make reservations, to purchase tickets or for more information contact the Gaertner Performing Arts Center Box Office at 936-294-2339 or go online at

by Wes Hamilton

Professor Honored For Service By Texas House

SHSU School of Nursing Professor Lt. Colonel Rob Harmon was honored for his 28 years of service by the Texas House of Representatives on May 24.

by Hannah Haney

The Grand Canyon Celebrates Centennial At The Walker Education Center

The Grand Canyon may be millions of years old, but its designation as a National Park happened in 1919, 100 years ago. To celebrate, the LEAP Center and Sam Houston Memorial Museum are hosting “Grand Canyon Photographs: 1919—Celebrating the Centennial—2019” June 11 through September 5.

by Wes Hamilton

New Provost Office Appointments Center On Student And Faculty Success

Changes in Sam Houston State University’s Office of the Provost aim to enhance the university’s ongoing vision in ensuring students graduate successfully with marketable workforce skills. Christopher Maynard, associate vice provost has been promoted to vice provost. Brian Loft, faculty administrative fellow has been promoted to associate vice president of faculty and student success.

by Emily Binetti

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