By Alisha Ebrahimji
The Texas State women’s tennis team looks to make the Southland Conference semi-finals for the third consecutive season this year. Tory Plunkett is entering her ninth year as head coach of the program, and led the Bobcats to a 13-7 overall record last year. The University Star had a chance to speak with Plunkett about the upcoming season.
AE: What has been the most memorable part of your tenure as a coach of women’s tennis thus far?
Students come together to create the Common Experience program in hopes of spurring conversation about a particular topic throughout campus.
Through speakers, shows and other events, the Common Experience works in compliance with a theme. Students will work together this year to host events that contribute to the theme of “Freedoms: the First Amendment.”
Since the program is student run, the calendar is developed throughout the year. Currently, there are no events announced for the months of August and September.
AE: What was the experience of being student body president like for you?
Ruth Welborn, dean in the College of Health Professions, is known for solving problems and adapting to program changes. Welborn, who took over as dean in 2003, oversees seven on-campus programs and the addition Round Rock Campus Program.
AE: What would you say is the university’s largest achievement this year?
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Dr. Richard Cheatham, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Commnication, retires after 26 years of service. Cheatham was honored at a retirement service Wednesday afternoon at the J.C Kellam building.
MGT America and the Department of Housing and Residence Life will collaborate on plans to address students’ concerns for on-campus housing.
The consulting firm will recommend annual action plans to university officials after reviewing the campus to utilize the resources and land available for more housing.
“The goal is to fold this into the campus master plan,” said Kyle Estes, associate director of Housing Facilities Services.
Students who need assistance with credit card management do not need to look far for help.
Kim Davis, assistant professor in the department of family and consumer science, and Money Savvy Cats will host a presentation at 5:30 p.m March 1 at the LBJ Ballroom. The presentation will address the ins and outs of credit cards to inform students on the importance of knowing how it works.