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Counseling Center partners with Therapy Assistance Online

Counseling Center partners with Therapy Assistance Online

Mayela Ramirez

July 17, 2019

Texas State students can now avoid the troubles of booking an appointment at the counseling center with an online therapy program the center is implementing to accommodate busy students. For fall 2017, Texas State has partnered with Therapy Assistance Online to help students who seek counseling services but find they are too restrained...

Iconic Village: Families find strength one year later

Iconic Village: Families find strength one year later

Sonia Garcia

July 10, 2019

Five families stood together in prayer at the Westover Baptist Church in San Marcos. Worry and somber veiled them as they prayed over their children they never thought would be gone so young. A fire broke out July 20, 2018 at the Iconic Village and Vintage Pad apartments. It was a day San Marcos never exp...

Common Experience implements new theme: Truth

Common Experience implements new theme: Truth

Jacqueline Ziebis

July 9, 2019

The Common Experience theme, "truth," has been chosen for Texas State students for the 2019-2020 school year. Freshman students will be introduced to the new theme during New Student Orientation. The theme will be consolidated with the book, "What the eyes don't see," by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a...

Every Bobcat passed the nursing license exam on their first try last year

Every Bobcat passed the nursing license exam on their first try last year

Carrington Tatum

June 30, 2019

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS – RN Careers, a nursing nonprofit, ranked Texas State’s nursing program among the top five in the state, furthering its reputation as a tier one choice for students. The nonprofit provides resources to aspiring nurses, and on May 20, ranked St. David’s School of Nursing nu...

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Deputy Title IX Coordinator is appointed

Sonia Garcia, News Editor

June 23, 2019

Kendra Wesson has been selected as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The position was formerly held by Alexandria Hatcher. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator is responsible for managing the university’s compliance obligations under Title IX, including investigating...

Engineering senior project builds solar-electric car

Engineering senior project builds solar-electric car

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

June 11, 2019

Texas State has taken many steps to promote a green lifestyle for students by having recycling bins around campus and switching from plastic to paper straws. Inspired by this change, two students put their efforts toward the cause. Electrical engineer seniors Alex Greer, project manager and Beau S...

Facial recognition technology allows autistic children to communicate

Facial recognition technology allows autistic children to communicate

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

June 5, 2019

Members of the Texas State research and innovation group High-Performance Engineering have developed a mobile app benefiting children with autism spectrum disorder. Damian Valles, HiPE research group director, Maria Resendiz, associate professor of communication disorders and Inzamam Haque, in the ele...

Kerbey Lane Café expected to open spring 2020

Kerbey Lane Café expected to open spring 2020

Mia Estrada, News Reporter

June 5, 2019

Construction will begin fall 2019 on the Saltgrass Steakhouse site, as Kerbey Lane Café is set to replace it and open for spring 2020. Kerbey Lane Café signed a 10-year lease, two five year renewals with Texas State, and got approval from the Texas State University System Board of Regents May 23. Saltgrass...

Texas State switches from TRACS to Canvas

Texas State switches from TRACS to Canvas

Naomi Wick

June 4, 2019

Texas State announced the replacement of TRACS, the current learning management system, with Canvas May 22. After beta-testing for nearly a year, the new system will fully decommission TRACS by the beginning of 2023.Canvas is used by over 1,250 universities and colleges, as well as K-12 institutions throughou...

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Kerbey Lane Café to take over Saltgrass Steakhouse location

Christopher Green, News Reporter

May 24, 2019

Kerbey Lane Café, a popular Austin-based restaurant, will assume operations of the university owned location of Saltgrass Steakhouse. On May 23, the Texas State University System Board of Regents approved a 10-year contract with Kerbey Lane which will include two five-year renewal options. The...

Hiring a part-time immigration attorney proves to be a year long process

Hiring a part-time immigration attorney proves to be a year long process

Jakob Rodriguez, Editor in Chief

May 22, 2019

The Attorney for students office offers free legal advice for a variety of legal issues ranging from criminal offenses, lease management and most recently, immigration status. The U.S. Department of Education granted Texas State University-San Marcos official recognition as a Hispanic Serving Institution...

Canvas replaces TRACS

Canvas replaces TRACS

Julie Gonzales, News Reporter

May 22, 2019

On May 22, Texas State University announced its learning management system purchase to switch from TRACS to Canvas. The Division of Information Technology and the Office of Distance and External Learning in academic affairs have reviewed and researched this decision for more than two years. During...

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