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PACE program is seeking mentors for upcoming school year

PACE program is seeking mentors for upcoming school year

Shayan Faradineh

July 16, 2017

The Personalized Academic and Career Exploration department is seeking upperclassman to ease the transition for incoming Bobcats. The peer mentors are assigned to university seminar classes and help guide students during their first semester at Texas State. They seek to aid both in and out of the...

President Denise Trauth travels to Mexico

President Denise Trauth travels to Mexico

Shayan Faradineh

July 13, 2017

During a three-day journey to Mexico City, Texas State President Denise Trauth met with government officials, leaders of businesses and heads of academic institutions to strengthen the relationship between the university and the country. “Having relationships with various Mexican entities, whether...

Faculty Senate discusses goals for upcoming school year

Faculty Senate discusses goals for upcoming school year

Shayan Faradineh

July 13, 2017

Faculty Senate held its final meeting of the 2016-17 academic school year July 12. As members filed into JCK 880, the faculty senate office, they planned the first meeting on the 2017-18 school calendar and discussed vacancies of two chair positions from the budget department and university lectures. The...

Student body president launches Twitter account and deletes in less than 24 hours

Student body president launches Twitter account and deletes in less than 24 hours

Shayan Faradineh

July 11, 2017

Student body president Connor Clegg launched a new Twitter account. The handle, @POTXST, made its online presence July 10, but was deleted the next day after Clegg wrote he was too busy to maintain the account. In Clegg’s first night, he tweeted out 23 tweets. “Students can expect me to expand upon policy by talking about what we are doing and keep them up t...

Texas State science program receives $25,000 grant to create endowed scholarship

Texas State science program receives $25,000 grant to create endowed scholarship

Jonathan Gonzalez

July 8, 2017

Texas State’s Clinical Laboratory Science program was recently selected to receive a $25,000 grant for the creation of an endowed scholarship for CLS majors to assist with program costs. Every year, Cardinal Health, a global healthcare services and products company located in nearly 60 countries,...

Common Experience kicks off summer dialogue series on activism

Common Experience kicks off summer dialogue series on activism

Connor Brown

June 22, 2017

As part of the Common Experience theme for the 2017-18 academic year, the LBJ Museum of San Marcos is hosting a series of summer dialogues on activism covering a wide range of topics on the issues of social justice. The Common Experience at Texas State is an approach to creating a large-scale conversation...

Exploring rent-by-the-bed apartment leases

Exploring rent-by-the-bed apartment leases

Connor Brown

June 19, 2017

Being informed about the different kinds of leases can help students find the right kind of housing to fit their needs, especially when transitioning from on to off-campus living spaces. A pamphlet from the Texas State Off-Campus Living Office defines two types of leases: traditional/conventional...

LBJ resources dedicated to student success

LBJ resources dedicated to student success

Ashley Skinner

June 9, 2017

The LBJ Student Center is home to one of the three dining centers on-campus, a Wells Fargo, the University Bookstore and various departments developed to make each student’s college experience a smooth ride. The fifth floor of LBJ houses the offices of the Attorney for Students, Career Services, ...

Student uses art to involve community

Student uses art to involve community

Daryan Jones

May 15, 2017

  A Texas State student used his sculpture assignment to create a sense of community within the campus. Gino “Puffy” Mindiola, sculpting and photography junior, was assigned to create a sculpture using Winter Rye Grass seed. However, he took it a step further and chose to do an interactive...

Aggravated robbery on campus

Aggravated robbery on campus

Ashley Skinner

May 8, 2017

A student reported an aggravated robbery May 8 at Bobcat Village at approximately 1:50 a.m. Three suspects forced their way into the apartment, stole items and fled in an unknown direction. The three suspects are described as one white female, one black male and one Hispanic male, all 19-20 years...

Colton Duncan resigns as vice president

Colton Duncan resigns as vice president

Ashley Skinner

May 5, 2017

The new Student Government Vice President Jackie Merritt was sworn into office May 5 after Colton Duncan voluntarily resigned from the position May 4. After allegations of DWI and possession of marijuana surfaced last week, Duncan felt it was his duty to resign his vice presidential duties. Duncan...

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...

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