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Go Texan Day February 19, 2014

Howdy Cougars –

Please join me in saluting our rich Texas heritage by wearing your favorite red Western attire to campus this Friday, February 21, in celebration of "UH Go Texan Day."

Texas traditions have always been an important part of what makes the University of Houston great. One of those traditions, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, has directly supported our University for many years, providing scholarships to as many as 200 deserving students attending UH and other UH System schools each year.

This year, we are sponsoring a special "UH Go Texan Day" one week in advance of the city-wide celebration February 28.

"UH Go Texan Day" is a day for students, faculty and staff to celebrate the extraordinary relationship between the University and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with a series of events between 4 and 9 p.m. Friday in Lynn Eusan Park. A full series of events, including a country concert featuring Brant Croucher, is listed at

In addition, the traditional "UH Night at the Rodeo" event will take place this year March 19. I look forward to seeing many of you there that evening as President Khator enjoys the honor of participating in the Grand Entry. And, of course, we will also have a "UH Wagon" in the downtown Rodeo Parade Saturday, March 1.

In the meantime, let's all plan to celebrate Texas by wearing some cowboy clothes Friday, Feb. 21. Does that mean everybody, including staff, can wear jeans? Yep! In fact, we encourage it. And, since Friday is Cougar Red Friday, I urge you to wear something red… to boot.

So, Go Coogs… and Go Texan!

Paula Myrick Short