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VeoRide helps San Marcos environment

VeoRide helps San Marcos environment

Malarie Ohrabka

February 26, 2019


Filed under San Marcos, University

San Marcos' partnership with bike-share company VeoRide has reduced gas emissions by up to two million grams across the 6,000 miles tracked on the gold-tinted bikes, according to VeoRide communications director Linda Jackson. In recent years, city and university officials have added bike lanes and parking to support alternative modes of transportation and manage traffic congestion in the cluttere...

Full Senate discusses policies, committees

Full Senate discusses policies, committees

Malarie Ohrabka

February 21, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, University

Full Senate met Wednesday, Feb. 20 to address committee assignments and senate liaison duties. Faculty Senate chair Alex White began the meeting by suggesting a change to both the name and the role of Senate Liaison. In changing the name and role, Faculty Senate hopes to increase participation of...

Faculty Senate discusses legislative funding and priorities

Faculty Senate discusses legislative funding and priorities

Malarie Ohrabka

February 14, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, University

Faculty Senate met with President Denise Trauth and Provost Gene Bourgeois Wednesday, Feb. 13 to receive a legislative update. Trauth testified before Texas lawmakers in a hearing with the Senate Committee on Finance regarding the university’s funding priorities Tuesday, Feb. 12. Trauth will also...

Golf course repairs reveal vintage gas station

Golf course repairs reveal vintage gas station

Malarie Ohrabka

February 12, 2019


Filed under News, University

Texas State Facilities and the Department of Campus Recreation discovered a 1920s gas station while beginning construction to turn a damaged university golf course into an intramural field. According to Amy Reid, curator for the Center for Archaeological Studies working on the construction, the project...

Faculty Senate talk bullying sensitivity training, ready for Full Senate meeting

Faculty Senate talk bullying sensitivity training, ready for Full Senate meeting

Malarie Ohrabka

February 6, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News, University

Faculty Senate discussed the spring semester Full Senate meeting Feb. 6, as well as the university’s policy review process and faculty concerns over administrative bullying training. Faculty Senate reviewed the agenda for the Full Senate meeting to be held Feb. 20. During the meeting, Full Senate...

Faculty Senate to replace Alumni Board member, discusses potential bully training

Faculty Senate to replace Alumni Board member, discusses potential bully training

Malarie Ohrabka

January 31, 2019


Filed under In Brief, News

Faculty Senate voted to suggest a new member to the Alumni Board of Directors and discussed a potential bullying training during their second meeting of the semester, Jan. 30. During the meeting, Faculty Senate discussed replacing recently retired Associate Professor Theodore Hindson as a member of...

President, Provost join Faculty Senate to address fellowship concerns

President, Provost join Faculty Senate to address fellowship concerns

Malarie Ohrabka

December 6, 2018


Filed under In Brief, University

Faculty Senate met with President Denise Trauth, Provost Gene Bourgeois and Associate Provost Debbie Thorne, Dec. 5. to voice concerns over the faculty fellowship policy. Section 02.03 of PPS 04.01.32 states faculty seeking fellowship opportunities with salary support “should apply for these fellowships...

Faculty Senate discusses new Health Science major, Zoom Rooms and police chief candidates

Faculty Senate discusses new Health Science major, Zoom Rooms and police chief candidates

Malarie Ohrabka

November 30, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, Student Government, University

Faculty Senate discussed a new Health Science major, Zoom Rooms police chief candidates Nov. 28 at its weekly meeting. At the meeting, Faculty Senate’s University Curriculum Committee announced Texas State will introduce a new multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science major in Health Science in fall...

Faculty Senate discusses new technology, job outsourcing

Faculty Senate discusses new technology, job outsourcing

Malarie Ohrabka

November 15, 2018


Filed under In Brief, Latest, News, University

Faculty Senate discussed new technologies, doctoral and master students, and job outsourcing at the Nov. 14 meeting. The Senate said rooms for courses taught through two-way interactive televisions at Texas State will receive new technology and switch locations. The new technology is similar to current...

Faculty Senate revises award, addresses AAUP concern

Faculty Senate revises award, addresses AAUP concern

Malarie Ohrabka

November 2, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, University

Faculty Senate discussed a revision to the Piper Professor Award Oct. 31 and addressed concerns over the firing of three professors at St. Edwards University. The Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award Foundation honors ten professors at colleges and universities throughout Texas each year for their...

Full Senate discusses diversity at fall meeting

Full Senate discusses diversity at fall meeting

Malarie Ohrabka

October 19, 2018


Filed under In Brief, News, University

The Full Senate held its annual fall meeting Oct. 17 to discuss inclusion and diversity at Texas State. During the meeting, the Full Senate, comprised of departmental liaisons alongside senators, viewed data over Texas State demographics and discussed recruiting faculty and staff of color. Araceli...

Students, faculty celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month, Coming Out Week

Students, faculty celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month, Coming Out Week

Malarie Ohrabka

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, University

Texas State’s Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion and several on-campus LGBTQIA+ student organizations are collaborating to celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month and National Coming Out Week. For National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion handed out rai...

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