The San Marcos Police Department says it is too early to see definite changes from the noise ordinance.
Lisa Dvorak, assistant police chief, said the progress of the new noise ordinance will not show any large reductions in complaints until more time has passed. She said there have been fewer calls from the community.
“We do not have the large scale parties we have experienced in the past that have the potential to really get out of control,” Dvorak said.
A welcoming campus may not be the only thing attracting transfer students to Texas State.
Of the 30,803 students enrolled in the fall, 3,299 were transfer students. Michael Heintze, associate vice president of enrollment, said the rate of transfers to Texas State has been over 3,000 per year since 2006. Texas States’ geographic location is drawing in a large number of transfer students, Heintze said.
The admissions office may see an increase in student recruiters soon.
Fidencio Leija, Associated Student Government City Council liaison, saidwants to play a role in the recruitment of new Bobcats.
“ASG wants to get the word out and have senators make phone calls as well,” Leija said.
The telerecruitment team was created in 2001 through the admissions office. The office held periodic phone-a-thons to call applicants. The team currently has seven student workers who make between 50 and 70 phone calls a night.
Texas State has the highest student-to-faculty ratio of all state public universities, according to figures posted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shows the university’s student-to-faculty ratio reached 29:1 in fall of last year. In comparison, Texas Tech had a ratio of 22:1, University of Texas at Austin 19:1 and University of Texas at San Antonio 24:1 last year.
Texas State’s ratio has steadily risen since 2000, reaching its peak in 2007 at 30 students to one faculty member.
A group has banded together to discuss recreating the Students With Alternative Transportation Program.
Zack Hughes, graduate student, worked with the Associated Student Governement’s S.W.A.T. Task Force. Hughes said students are asking for the revival of the service.
The S.W.A.T. program ran three nights a week and provided safe rides home for Texas State students who had been drinking. The program required a minimum of two officers and approximately 10 volunteers on operating nights to answer phones and drive the rental cars.
Students testing online may need to take a closer look at the honor code.
Faculty, staff and graduate student employees may see an increase in the benefits of the work-life program.
The has seen a drop-off in applicants for developmental leave according to Chair Debra Feakes.
Faculty Developmental leave applications are due annually Oct. 15. The leave allows faculty to take a full year off with a 50 percent pay cut or a semester off with full pay. Applicants take developmental leave to focus on specific research objectives.
The code police use to enter apartment complexes is no longer secret.
Howard Williams, San Marcos police chief, confirmed officials use a single code to get into local apartment complexes in case of emergencies. However, he said the code is frequently passed around.