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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.”
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A rodent infestation caused Commons Dining Hall to close Friday — perhaps, for good.
Bill Nance, vice president of Finance and Support Services, said officials are determining whether the space that holds the dining hall would be “better used as an educational service.”
“With the space needs of the university, should we renovate it so that a dining hall goes back in there?” Nance asked.
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City officials are trying to reduce the amount of graffiti with its Keep San Marcos Beautiful campaign, but are being met with opposition.
Graffiti artists and local residents went before the San Marcos Recreation Commission Board Monday evening.
Most Texas State graduates become professionals after college, but Darryn Andrews did more. He became a hero, according to family and friends.
Alumnus and 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, 34, was killed in action Sept. 4 in Paktika province, Afghanistan. According to the Department of Defense, there have been 197 American soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Of those, 20 have been from Texas.
Bobcat Tram riders can expect improvements in shuttle congestion with a new real-time passenger information system set to be available by next fall.
Paul Hamilton, Shuttle Services manager, spoke to the
The system will make any delays available to passengers in real-time online.
“The hardware will be installed this fall,” Hamilton said. “We will be testing it out this winter, and hopefully it will be deployed so everyone has access to the information by late-spring to next fall at the latest.”
Faculty Senators are discussing a discrepancy in GPA calculation methods.
Currently, there is a difference in the procedures for major and minor GPAs and for Texas State. However, both are used to determine graduation requirements.
Debra Feakes, chair of, brought this discrepancy to the attention of the Faculty Senate at Wednesday’s meeting.
“The concern expressed by the Faculty Senate is that major and minor GPA calculations, which are also used for graduation requirements, are not calculated in the same manner,” Feakes said in an e-mail.