met with the Council of Academic Deans to discuss how to increase the number of faculty senator applications.
Both groups examined the diminishing role of service in tenure and promotion for faculty members. Attendees of the joint meeting sought to understand the basis for the switch in attitude and to open the discussion for possible solutions.
The Associated Student Government has allocated $3,000 of student money to fund marketing for engraved bricks. This is the Ferarri-Ray administration’s second time to use its budget on bricks.
“We wanted bricks for students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members to have the opportunity to have a piece of Texas State,” saidPresident Mel Ferrari.
Earl Moseley was known as someone who ensured Texas State students were taken care of both academically and financially, and this has continued more than over a year after his death.
Moseley, student activities coordinator who served Texas State for more than 20 years, was told he only had three months to live after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Nine years later, Moseley died, but the memory of his compassion for students lives on.
The skeleton of naked holes, scattered dirt and rust-covered rebar will no longer exist as a fossil within the skateboarding community.
Construction of the second phase of the San Marcos Skate Park begins Monday, finalizing the unfinished project that has taken more than a year past the surmised completion date.
Kristy Stark, public information specialist, said Austin-based company Ideal Skateparks was awarded a 180-day contract from the city to construct bowl features, two years after phase one was completed.
Texas State and Texas A&M University professors sent students online surveys to gauge their knowledge about human papillomavirus (HPV), in attempt to increase awareness of the disease.
Students from both universities were asked to complete an online survey last month, approved by the Institutional Review Boards, requesting individuals to answer HPV related questions.
A former Federal Bureau of Investigation hostage negotiator and special agent addressed students Wednesday about the importance of communication, in conjunction with Communication Week.
Vic Bazan, president and CEO of Third Party Intermediary International Inc., shared personal accounts of negotiating with al-Qaida and the Taliban, prior to his retirement from the bureau after 30 years of service.
Bazan’s speech attracted a number of students who occupied every chair and space in the room.
A Texas State student was rushed to the hospital after being knocked unconscious outside of Alkek Library Parking Garage.
The student fell off his skateboard Tuesday night leaving behind a puddle of blood to mark the severity of the crash.
The scene of the accident attracted more than 50 students who silently watched the disoriented student yell and attempt to fight off emergency medical technicians after regaining consciousness.
University Presidentchanged her Open Door sessions policy, reducing the number available per semester to one.
Thursday’s event attracted eight students who spoke to Trauth about issues ranging from greek life to athletic spending.
The Open Door sessions provide students with the opportunity to express ideas, voice concern or seek advice in a 15-minute private session with Trauth.
San Marcos Animal Services Department and Texas State have joined forces to conduct the city’s first deer census.
Bert Stratemann, Animal Services manager, said direction for a deer census emerged from City Council last May after receiving complaints from residents over the past two years.
“At this point we don’t know if there is even a problem with the deer,” Stratemann said. “The census will provide a baseline count to better understand the population of white-tailed deer in San Marcos.”
Representatives for the Texas Veterans Commission and City Councilmember Jude Prather, Place 2, offered and promoted veteran benefits Tuesday in The Quad.
The TVC is a state agency that has been active for more than 80 years, devoted to assisting and educating veterans in obtaining advantages after returning from service.
Prather has grown to be an active veterans’ advocate after returning from Iraq and learning first hand how to utilize his service to America.