The University Star

Weeks of Welcome offers new students opportunities to get involved

Weeks of Welcome offers new students opportunities to get involved

Jonathan Gonzalez

July 27, 2017

Bobcats will be able to find ways to get involved on campus with a variety of events and programs during the second annual Weeks of Welcome. Incoming and returning students will be treated to a series of events happening throughout the first week of the semester. WOW runs from Aug. 28-Sept. 17 and...

Mermaid Society festival seeks funds from city council

Mermaid Society festival seeks funds from city council

Jonathan Gonzalez

July 16, 2017

The Mermaid Society SMTX, a nonprofit organization, successfully submitted a request to the city council to support the second annual Mermaid SPLASH festival, but the source of the funds is yet to be determined. The request received four votes at the city council meeting June 27 in favor of moving f...

Texas State science program receives $25,000 grant to create endowed scholarship

Texas State science program receives $25,000 grant to create endowed scholarship

Jonathan Gonzalez

July 8, 2017

Texas State’s Clinical Laboratory Science program was recently selected to receive a $25,000 grant for the creation of an endowed scholarship for CLS majors to assist with program costs. Every year, Cardinal Health, a global healthcare services and products company located in nearly 60 countries,...

Summer program keeps San Marcos children fed during summer months

Summer program keeps San Marcos children fed during summer months

Jonathan Gonzalez

July 6, 2017

A feeding program run by San Marcos CISD has implemented numerous sites around the city to feed disadvantaged children throughout the summer break. From June 5 to Aug. 11, the program will provide meals at several different sites, including San Marcos High School, Crockett Elementary, De Zavala Element...

Center for P-16 Initiatives teaches college-going culture

Center for P-16 Initiatives teaches college-going culture

Jonathan Gonzalez

June 25, 2017

Texas State will host a summer boot-camp program dedicated to college access and success, and it is open to all incoming high school juniors and seniors. The College Access Program (CAP) is a project organized by the Center for P-16 Initiatives, whose work is dedicated to educational development of...

Central Texas Medical Center honored with award for patient safety

Central Texas Medical Center honored with award for patient safety

Jonathan Gonzalez

June 20, 2017

The Central Texas Medical Center was recognized for excellence in patient safety with an award by the Adventist Hospital System during a conference in April. The Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer Conference took place in Greensboro, Georgia where 14 other hospitals within the AHS were...

San Marcos complies with women-owned business report by Comptroller

San Marcos complies with women-owned business report by Comptroller

Jonathan Gonzalez

June 1, 2017

Woman-owned businesses are on the rise across the country, but especially in San Marcos where they make up a large number of the local establishments. In a news release from the Texas Comptroller’s office, it was revealed Texas ranked highest for the development of woman-owned businesses. San Marcos...

Professor caps off career with prestigious award

Jonathan Gonzalez

May 23, 2017

A professor received the International Education Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers last month. The award was in honor of a 38-year career dedicated to the development and growth of innovative engineering curriculum at the university. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers presented...

Local businesses raise money for the women’s center

Local businesses raise money for the women’s center

Jonathan Gonzalez

April 27, 2017

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and local San Marcos businesses organized a variety of events to raise money for the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. Stonewall Warehouse, Kiva Lounge and Bar and Tantra Coffeehouse hosted free music nights to raise awareness for sexual assault victims and money...

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion pushes for federal grant program to aid underrepresented students

Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion pushes for federal grant program to aid underrepresented students

Jonathan Gonzalez

April 23, 2017

Last month, University officials revealed an effort to bring to campus the McNair Scholars Program, a federal initiative that assists underrepresented students seeking doctorate degrees. The primary writer of the application for the grant was Cheryl McWilliams, director of Student Support Service...

Senate Bill passes for education on police interaction

Senate Bill passes for education on police interaction

Jonathan Gonzalez

April 12, 2017

A bill introduced for the 85th Texas Legislative Session could require public high schools and driver’s education courses to include instruction on how to interact with law enforcement. Authored by Democratic Senators Royce West and John Whitmire, Senate Bill 30 is an effort to establish proper...

Defending the First Amendment since 1911