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Student Activities Promotes Staying PAWsitive To Finish The Semester

April 23, 2021
SHSU Media Contact: Wes Hamilton


After overcoming the challenges in the past year, and with just weeks until finals and graduation, many Bearkats might be feeling stressed about the end of the semester. During the month of April, the Department of Student Activities is promoting a PAWsitive push to finish the academic year.

PAWsitive Bearkat Month is a campaign that promotes optimism and positivity for students, while showing support for one another. New signs are posted across campus with positive messages on them, each faculty and staff member received a postcard, and the department is encouraging students to share a positive message in their office windows in the Lowman Student Center.

IMG_3177“The PAWsitive Bearkat Campaign is a concept that the Department of Student Activities developed and implemented to foster optimism, support, and hope on the SHSU campus,” said Director of Student Activities Brandon Cooper. “The past year has especially been challenging for our Bearkats. We wanted to conceive a simple project that would let our students, faculty, and staff know that they personally have the fortitude and resilience to continue and finish the semester, and academic year, strong.”

Students have filled the windows of the LSC with encouraging words from “your imperfections are your perfections” to “you got this.” Cooper hopes to show that these small acts of kindness are what makes being a Bearkat being part of a family.

“One of our department’s main objectives is, and always will be, to ensure our university community is balanced and has a well-established support system,” Cooper said. “The well-being of our #SamFam is always one of our top priorities.”

Click through the flickr album below to read more PAWsitive messages from around campus. 


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