The University Star

Female Purple Heart recipient walks among us

Female Purple Heart recipient walks among us

Alyssa Weinstein

March 2, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Although it may not be widely known to many at Texas State, one of the few servicewomen to have ever received a Purple Heart walks on campus among us. Marlene Rodriguez, recreational therapy senior, is a 39-year-old non-traditional student at Texas State and is one of approximately 500 women to receive...

Anthropology alumnus wins master’s thesis award

Anthropology alumnus wins master’s thesis award

Alyssa Weinstein

February 23, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Most people would not enjoy handling corpses at a decomposition site as part of their studies, but one former graduate student was more than ready to get his hands dirty. James Fancher, Texas State alumnus, won the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award for his...

Drag Out Funny benefits LGBT students

Drag Out Funny benefits LGBT students

Alyssa Weinstein

February 19, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

If you were to stumble upon Stonewall Warehouse this past Saturday night, you would find a club immersed in far out intergalactic drag queens and out-of-this world entertainment celebrating the San Marcos LGBT community. On Feb. 17, Stonewall Warehouse hosted Bobcat Pride Scholarship Fund’s 7th annual Drag...

Navigating the health of relationships

Navigating the health of relationships

Alyssa Weinstein

February 14, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it is easy to get carried away with the chocolates, flowers and giant teddy bears and forget to evaluate the health and genuine happiness of a relationship. Counselors in the San Marcos community want students to avoid unhealthy relationships and build strong bonds...

Those Damn Eyes kicks-off tour in Austin

Those Damn Eyes kicks-off tour in Austin

Alyssa Weinstein

February 11, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Music

If the bands Angles and Airwaves had a band baby with  Paramore, they would birth the unique rock band touring their way through Texas and other southern states. Austin-grown band, Those Damn Eyes, kicked-off their tour on Feb. 9 at Austin’s iconic venue, the Mohawk. Beginning at 9 p.m., several...

Faculty share their graduate school experience

Faculty share their graduate school experience

Alyssa Weinstein

February 10, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Dr. Joey Martin Professor of music, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communication Master’s Degree: Vocal Pedagogy Graduate School: Southwestern Oklahoma State University “For students who plan to attend graduate school, my advice is to ...

Tips for graduate school application

Tips for graduate school application

Alyssa Weinstein

February 9, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts

Applying to graduate school consists of many steps such as deciding what to study, how to know which graduate program is the right choice and how to apply. Advisers from three of the most popular graduate programs at Texas State have a few tips for students who are considering furthering their education. Engin...

Inaugural Horn Festival features critically acclaimed musician

Inaugural Horn Festival features critically acclaimed musician

Alyssa Weinstein

January 30, 2018


Filed under Life and Arts, Music

Texas State hosted the inaugural Horn Festival Jan. 19-20 that featured critically-acclaimed musician, Adam Unsworth. Unsworth is currently a professor of horn at the University of Michigan. He has performed in the Detroit Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra in his professional music career. Unworth...

Runners brave rocky conditions in Purgatory Trail Run

Runners brave rocky conditions in Purgatory Trail Run

Alyssa Weinstein

January 17, 2018


Filed under Latest, Life and Arts

Runners of all ages came together on Jan. 6 to participate in the 6th annual Purgatory Trail Run, a competition full of rocky terrain, twists and turns that benefits the local high school David Moody, owner of San Marcos' Core Running Company, created the race in 2012. The event has since been embraced...

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