Provost said university administration will hire more faculty to aid the increasing student population, despite the dicey economy.
Moore told Faculty Senators at their Wednesday meeting university officials do not know what the economic future looks like, and because of that, hiring and expanding will be a risk.
“Enrollment growth is allowing us to put some money aside to plan for the next legislative session,” Moore said. “The good news is we will be hiring faculty. The bad news is I’m not sure where we will place them.”
Officials of University Seminar are advocating fluency in a not-so-foreign language — Facebook.
Pam Wuestenberg, assistant dean of University College, said Texas State is not endorsing Facebook. Rather, faculty from University College are promoting conversations in online forums and blogs to enhance students’ social networking.
The San Marcos area League of Woman Voters is sponsoring a “Town and Gown” public forum Monday, where representatives from several San Marcos institutions will speak on issues of shared importance to the community.
The “Town and Gown” forum was designed by the league to create an opportunity for citizens and community leaders to come together to communicate and cooperate on mutual concerns.
SACA and Fight Back Productions teamed up in the LBJ Teaching Theater Wednesday to promote self defense.
Heather Maggs, Fight Back Productions speaker and instructor, and Albert Arévalo, SACA forums coordinator, combined efforts to organize a free self-defense presentation and instruction seminar for Texas State students.
“Every two minutes someone in the United States is sexually assaulted,” Maggs said. “College women are four times more likely to be sexually assaulted, and only 6 percent of rapists will ever spend a day in prison for their crimes.”
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The 2 a.m. bar hours have shaken and stirred some San Marcos residents.
Alcohol-related offenses in the downtown area have skyrocketed since the extended bar hours took effect, according to the San Marcos Police Department.
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The rugged terrain of campus may not be the only concern for students in wheelchairs.
Older buildings on university grounds do not fully comply with Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, said Michael Petty, assistant director of facilities, planning design and construction.
University officials are having a difficult time raising funds for a new alumni center and library expansion projects, but are recieving gifts for education, athletics and new performing arts center.
The Pride in Action campaign has raised about $72 million as of May 13, 2009 since its inception in 2006, according to the campaign summary. The donations for the alumni center amounted to about $1 million, which made up 1.4 percent of the total. The contributions toward the library totaled about $1.6 million, or 2.3 percent.
The 2009 Spring Greek Grade report shows four chapters under the Interfraternity Council failed to meet academic requirements.
Kappa Sigma, Omega Delta Pi, Sigma Nu, and Sigma Tau Gamma failed to meet the standard 2.25 GPA requirement.
“It (academics) just isn’t what the Greek Community is all about as a whole,” said Cody Carr, member of Kappa Alpha Order. “We put in so many community service hours when compared to the non-greek community. We balance social life, academics, community service and still manage to be leaders on campus in organizations such as.”