The University Star

News

Texas State participates in pilot sale of ArtStartArt

Texas State participates in pilot sale of ArtStartArt

Bri Watkins

April 29, 2017

Texas State is one of three institutions participating in the pilot sale of ArtStartArt—an online service, which helps university-level students market their artwork. Erik Culver, a graduate from University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, initiated the platform after realizing the...

Colton Duncan arrested for DWI and possession of drugs

Colton Duncan arrested for DWI and possession of drugs

Bri Watkins

April 28, 2017

Texas State’s student body vice president was arrested April 14 on three counts: driving while intoxicated, possession of less than 2 ounces. of marijuana and possession of controlled substance, according to a police report. Duncan’s mugshot was released by the Statesman April 28. He was stopped at ...

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...

University increases lighting and police presence on campus

University increases lighting and police presence on campus

Katie Burrell

April 26, 2017

The Texas State administration allocated over $3 million to improve safety conditions on campus. The initiative started this semester and will continue over the next three years. The safety improvements involve upgrades in campus lighting and landscaping, the Rave Mobile Guardian app and the addition...

Bobcat Believers show their style at the Kohl’s Invitational

Bobcat Believers show their style at the Kohl’s Invitational

Felipe Partida

April 25, 2017

Four Texas State students, known as the Bobcat Believers, traveled to Kohl’s corporate office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to present their case study in the 2017 Kohl’s Invitational. The team consisted of Traum-Anh Nguyen, marketing senior; Saige Ramirez, fashion merchandizing senior; Elijah Diaz,...

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...

Graduate enrollment on the rise

Graduate enrollment on the rise

Ashley Skinner

April 22, 2017

As the semester comes to an end, enrollment at Texas State is rising and is continuing to break records. The university’s enrollment as of fall 2016 was 38,808 but overall, the Graduate College has seen a dramatic continuous increase over the last few years. In fall of 2016, the Graduate College...

Vandalism runs rampant in Jowers

Vandalism runs rampant in Jowers

Katie Burrell

April 20, 2017

Texas State Jowers Center has experienced an increasing number of vandalisms throughout the past two academic years. The building—located on the banks of the river at Sewell Park—had more than 20 accounts of vandalism since 2015, according to a report given to faculty senate. Four of the total...

Offensive content toward Texas State student displayed on social media

Offensive content toward Texas State student displayed on social media

Bri Watkins

April 19, 2017

Warning: This post contains racially charged images Texas State University is investigating an incident involving an offensive image and vulgar language directed at a Texas State student that surfaced on social media in January, a university spokesperson said. The image featured student David Hi...

City assesses storm damage

City assesses storm damage

Ashley Skinner

April 18, 2017

A joint effort between the city of San Marcos and Hays County has resulted in creation of a survey for residents to report damage after the April 11 storm brought high winds, hail and lightning to the city. Last week’s storm reached up to 70 mph winds and brought pea-sized hail. Additionally, San...

Senior nursing students complete final program

Senior nursing students complete final program

Ashley Skinner

April 14, 2017

Students at the Bobcat Nursing program, located at the Texas State Round Rock Campus, recently completed their last capstone learning experiences as a final requirement for graduation. Capstone is a program in which students intern at a hospital in their desired field of study. Students are required...

Congress introduced bill to simplify FAFSA

Congress introduced bill to simplify FAFSA

Shayan Faradineh

April 14, 2017

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) introduced a bill to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which could affect nearly 70 percent of the Texas State students who receive financial assistance. The proposed bill—the Equitable Student Aid Access Act—aims to diminish complications...

Defending the First Amendment since 1911
News