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Texas State dining services partners with Grubhub

Texas State dining services partners with Grubhub

Mayela Ramirez, News Reporter

August 14, 2019

A new campus food ordering platform is set to offer Texas State students similar services to Tapingo, but with improved delivery benefits. Grubhub's partnership follows Texas States’ years-long collaboration with Tapingo, a similar online food service amenity, which was bought by Grubhub in 2018....

The Bobcat Store, new and improved

The Bobcat Store, new and improved

Mia Estrada

August 12, 2019

The previously known Texas State University Bookstore will now be referred to as The Bobcat Store.The University Bookstore underwent changes amidst the construction on and within the LBJ Student Center, including a name change. The store was completely remodeled, with more personality added to the ce...

Three Texas State representatives elected to leadership positions for statewide diversity organization

Three Texas State representatives elected to leadership positions for statewide diversity organization

Mayela Ramirez, News Reporter

August 6, 2019

In its first meeting after nearly five years of inactivity, the Texas chapter of the National Association of Officers in Higher Education elected three Texas State representatives to its new executive board. Sherri Benn was elected chair, Stella Silva to vice-chair and Robert Garcia as treasurer,...

Texas State’s STEM program to receive $2.5 million grant

Texas State’s STEM program to receive $2.5 million grant

Christopher Green

July 25, 2019

The National Science Foundation is funding a grant to support underrepresented minority undergraduate students in STEM fields by emphasizing faculty-student partnerships at Texas State. According to the National Science Foundation, the grant will analyze the efforts of faculty and student teams to...

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...

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