Houston’s university is standing #HoustonStrong and #CougarStrong after Hurricane Harvey, and students, alumni and community members are stepping up in a major way to support their fellow Houstonians in the aftermath. In fact, two anonymous donors have given $500,000 to the Cougar Emergency Fund, and are challenging the Cougar community to raise $500,000 more. Read our round-up to learn more about how you can help, and how Coogs are making a difference in these difficult times:
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Happy Houston Shakespeare Festival Day! Make sure to see Broadway veteran and UH alumnus Dylan Paul (M.F.A. ’12) in “Twelfth Night” and “Richard III.” Coogs aren’t only dominating the arts this summer; we’re transforming the scientific landscape with innovative research. Find out more in the Round-Up!
How are you keeping cool this summer? Coogs on campus for summer session know to head to Shasta’s Cones & More in the Student Center. But we’re sharing stories of cool Coogs from all over the world this week, from students studying in the Netherlands to competition winners in Chicago. Check it out!
Congratulations to the class of 2017! On May 17, 5,193 degrees were awarded (with the total number of degrees awarded for the 2016-17 school year being 8,690). That’s a lot of promising Coogs! Read on to learn more about what our amazing students and alumni have been up to:
On April 15, UH unveiled a 1,400-pound bronze cougar statue of Shasta I located at TDECU Stadium. A gift from dedicated alumni and donors, the statue measures 15 feet long, 4 feet wide, and 5 feet tall.
Students celebrated with friends and family at UH’s oldest and proudest tradition, Frontier Fiesta. The event featured artist D.R.A.M, cook-offs, competitions, variety shows, carnival rides, and performances by students. Before you go, check out what else your fellow Coogs are up to:
The UH Rec Center rose to occasion (of Valentine’s Day, that is) this month with a festive display and positive message for students. The flower-decorated backdrop and “hello beautiful” slogan caught a bunch of eyes and became a popular spot for pictures. Speaking of eye-catching, check out these stories about your fellow Coogs:
As part of the “Here, We Go” campaign, an event called Make A Wish for UH was held at the Cullen Family Plaza Fountains on Jaunaruy 19, featuring 1,000 luminarias. The event made for incredible photos and even more incredible memories. Speaking of incredible, check out these stories about your fellow Coogs:
Students and Shasta started off the holiday season just right by having snow much fun at UH’s 7th Winter Wonderland. Wherever you are this break, we hope you are staying warm and safe. Don’t forget to relax and enjoy this time with your loved ones! But before you go, check out these stories about your fellow Coogs!
Thanks for stopping by this holiday weekend! Students in the Bonner Leaders Program are serving it up this month and every month by helping those in need. We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving, from our UH family to yours. Before you dig into your leftovers, check out these turk-rific stories about your fellow Coogs: Read More