College Republican members gathered Wednesday at the LBJ Student Center with a common goal in mind — creating a proactive organization, while trying to “survive Obama.”
Michael Hufschmid, College Republicans president, said the organization needs to become better known among the student body.
Fridays are no longer considered part of the weekend for Texas State students.
The university went from having 25 Monday, Wednesday, Friday courses in spring 2008 to 486 this semester.
Michael Heintze, associate vice president for enrollment management and marketing, said the system was created to meet policies put in place by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The associate director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships said an average of 12,400 students acquire loans each academic year. Chris Murr, the associate director, said students find it helpful to use the school to find a lender because there is less hassle.
“We are a direct lending institution,” Murr said. “In terms of making it easier on our students, getting students the money as quick as possible and really eliminating a lot of the unnecessary paperwork. We have a contract with the federal government and they serve as the lender for the students.”
Career Services’ administration serves around 3,000 students a semester and is aiming to increase that population.
“We look to raise that number each year and, fortunately for us, it seems to be improving each year,” said Greg Hill, assistant director of Career Services. “I think our marketing has gotten a little more effective.”
Karen Julian, assistant director of Career Services, said the goal is to provide students with the resources they need to find jobs and internships.