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Texas State promotes 65 faculty members, approves tenure for 35

A concrete sign reads 'Texas State University... Established 1899'.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

July 1, 2020

Texas State promoted 34 associate professors, 31 assistant professors and approved tenure for 35 faculty. The promotions and tenure will go into effect Sept. 1. Faculty promoted from associate professor to professor: Farhad Ameri (engineering technology) Angela R. Ausbrooks (social work) Car...

Texas State announces schedule for virtual commencement

Thousands of students and their families sit in Strahan Coliseum for a graduation ceremony in 2019.

Brianna Benitez, Life and Arts Editor

June 30, 2020

Texas State's commencement ceremonies for spring and summer 2020 graduates will take place virtually Aug. 8 on the commencement website. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gene Bourgeois, in a June 30 email to current students and staff, said the main commencement ceremony will feature tr...

Texas State administration building reports multiple COVID-19 cases

The J.C. Kellum Administration Building at Texas State from the view of the street, with a Texas State flag in the foreground.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 28, 2020

Texas State released a statement to The Star reporting an unspecified number of faculty, staff and students tested positive for COVID-19, including reports from some individuals in the J.C. Kellum Administration Building. The statement was given following a request from The Star. The Star followed up with...

Q&A with President Trauth about Texas State’s ‘Roadmap to Return’

Texas State President Denise Trauth speaks at an Alumni Luncheon during 2018 Homecoming Week. Photo courtesy of Chandler Prude.

Jaden Edison, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2020

On June 25, Editor-in-Chief Jaden Edison spoke with President Denise Trauth, Dr. Lisa Lloyd and Sandy Pantlik about Texas State's 'Roadmap to Return' to campus during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Obviously, you know, with everything going on, the big question that I just want to go ahead [and put forth] rig...

President Trauth announces changes to diversity, equity and inclusion

A person walks through the Quad, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Texas State.

Carson Ganong, News Contributor

June 25, 2020

University President Denise Trauth announced several changes to the organizational structure of diversity, equity and inclusion at Texas State. The goal of these changes is to consolidate the university’s DE&I efforts and elevate them to an institutional level. As of June 1, the Office of Student...

San Marcos transit services to require face masks

City of San Marcos brick sign

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 24, 2020

The City of San Marcos will expand the interurban and the fixed-route transit services starting July 6 to meet transit needs as Texas State University students resume on-campus and virtual classes. New safety measures include requiring masks and encouraged social distancing. Passengers are now required...

President Trauth announces summer II course delivery plan

A sign reads 'Texas State'.

Carson Ganong, News Contributor

June 23, 2020

Texas State President Denise Trauth announced a plan for course delivery during the Summer II session with the goal of reducing the number of students on campus. The university will expand the number of courses available in remote and hybrid formats. Faculty are encouraged to make decisions regarding...

Texas State’s LGBTQIA+ community responds to historic Court ruling

LGBTQ workers stand in front of the LGBTQ flag smiling.

Carson Ganong, News Contributor

June 23, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court deeming it unconstitutional to fire employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity has been nationally recognized as a major win for the LGBTQIA+ community. Now, Texas State faculty and students celebrate the court's decision while still recognizing the obstacles...

Texas State announces ‘Roadmap to Return’ to campus

A sign reads 'Texas State'.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 18, 2020

University President Denise Trauth announced the Texas State Roadmap to Return to campus, a phased plan for delivering a combination of face-to-face, online and hybrid instruction during the summer II and fall semesters. The roadmap includes the following: 10 Guiding Principles for Health, Safety, a...

Texas State football players test positive for COVID-19

The San Marcos Bobcats club team allows University students to continue enjoying playing football in college.

Aidan Bea, Sports Editor

June 17, 2020

Texas State Athletics announced June 17 five football players tested positive for COVID-19. The players are believed to have contracted the virus outside of football activities. The five are in self-isolation for 14 days with their care managed by university health professionals, athletic trainers...

Texas State custodian dies on San Marcos campus

A concrete sign reads 'Texas State University... Established 1899'.

Daniel Weeks, News Editor

June 17, 2020

Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Ellen Cavitt announced by email that a custodian died on campus June 17. The email states the next of kin has been notified and there is no immediate danger to the campus. "On behalf of the entire Texas State University community, we are extending our...

Texas State men’s golf welcomes Swedish player

Fabian Sunden, in a white cap and blue shirt, hits a golf ball on a golf course.

Roberto C. S. Kennard, Sports Contributor

June 16, 2020

After the University of Akron eliminated its men's golf program May 12 due to budget cuts, Texas State men's golf was able to acquire its newest transfer—Fabien Sunden. Men's golf coach Shane Howell announced June 13 the newest addition to the Bobcat team. Sunden, who hails from Sweden, now has an...

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