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Donor Spotlight

SHSU’s Dominey Observatory Celebrates Opening

The inauguration of the Sam Houston State University Dominey Observatory marked a significant milestone as it opened its doors to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 28.

by Mikah Boyd

Sam Houston State University’s First Giving Day Set For April 23

On April 23, Sam Houston State University will hold its first Giving Day, a 24-hour campaign that raises funds to support university scholarships, programs, athletics and the alumni association.

by Emily Binetti

Community Champions: Jude Lee Routh

The Samuel Walker Houston Museum and Cultural Center, which formerly served as a school for Huntsville’s Black youth prior to integration, strives to preserve the history and legacy of its namesake and support his core values and principles by educating, exhibiting and maintaining a facility and environment that serves the community and public.

by Campbell Atkins

Raven's Call to Honor Late Bearkats

Sam Houston State University will commemorate the lives of students, faculty, staff and alumni who have passed away between March 1, 2022 and Jan. 31 with the annual Raven’s Call ceremony. The tradition of honoring those gone but not forgotten Bearkats will continue Friday at noon beneath the Ron and Ruth Blatchley Bell Tower.

by Campbell Atkins

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