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Humanities studies awarded $63,000 grant 

Humanities studies awarded $63,000 grant 

Ryan Kirby

September 15, 2017


Filed under Headlines - featured, News, University

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded $63,000 to Joseph Falocco, associate professor of English in late August. The funds will contribute to Falocco’s directing of a Shakespearean seminar for artists. “The award highlights the intersection of both English and Theatre,” Falocco...

 Q&A: Democratic senate candidate Congressman Beto O’Rourke 

 Q&A: Democratic senate candidate Congressman Beto O’Rourke 

Ryan Kirby

September 14, 2017


Filed under Hays County, Latest, News, San Marcos, University

Congressman Beto (Roberto) O’Rourke, Texas’ 16th Congressional District, is currently campaigning to unseat Senator Ted Cruz in next year’s midterm congressional election. Beto is running as a democrat. Here is what he had to say in a Q&A: Q: When did you start running for U.S. Senator...

First-year students leaving Texas State have identifiable risk areas

First-year students leaving Texas State have identifiable risk areas

Ryan Kirby

September 8, 2017


Filed under News, University

Out of a nearly 39,000 undergraduate population, 20,000 students are first generation students. After the first year, 22 percent of students decide to stop attending the university. Joseph Meyer, assistant vice president of the Office of Institutional Research, gave insight to the times students are...

Michelle Aguilar awarded Employee of the Year

Michelle Aguilar awarded Employee of the Year

Ryan Kirby

September 4, 2017


Filed under News, University

Michelle Aguilar, senior administrative assistant in the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, has been awarded 2017 Texas State Employee of the Year for her service on campus and in the San Marcos community. “I love helping the community,” Aguilar said. “My mother was the same way. She...

Insomnia Cookies employees strike for higher wages

Insomnia Cookies employees strike for higher wages

Ryan Kirby

September 3, 2017


Filed under Latest, News, San Marcos

Workers gathered for discussion and planned organization demanding immediate higher work wages and gain community support, Sept. 2 Insomnia Cookies employees plan to strike and unionize Sept. 4, Labor Day, with protesters from Austin and San Marcos. Fight for Fifteen organizers gathered on the corner...

University weekend events cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey

University weekend events cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey

Ryan Kirby

August 24, 2017


Filed under News, University

Texas State announced a cancellation of weekend events starting at 5 p.m. Aug. 25. Events included are Bobcats and Proud spirit rally, new student’s convocation, LBJ Picnic and Sunday’s soccer game, according to an e-mail sent by President Denise Trauth Thursday. Current updates from The National Weather Service has placed San Marcos under a tropical storm warn...

San Marcos prepares for hurricane effects

San Marcos prepares for hurricane effects

Ryan Kirby

August 24, 2017


Filed under Hays County, Latest, News, San Marcos

Hurricane Harvey, possibly a category 4 at landfall, is expected to travel throughout the weekend, causing accelerated winds and thunderstorms in the Hays County area, according to National Weather Service. The National Weather Service’s most current projected path for Harvey shows the storm entering the Gulf of Mexico and causing effects through ou...

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