Monthly Archives: July 2012

Students: Charles Inim

Student artist strives for musical success as rapper, entrepreneur

Charles M-Inim

Charles M. Inim

By Andrew Osegi

Charles M. Inim considers himself a musician, an artist, a promoter, an MC and an entertainer. Also know as Charlie, CB or Prince Charles, Inim is a Texas State University student realizing his dream as a local, aspiring rapper with no intent of stopping. Continue reading

Alumni: Bobcats Who Rock

Texas State alumni are making a bang on the national stage

By Callie Gordon ’12

One of Texas State’s biggest points of pride is the diversity exhibited throughout our university. Our student body represents countries from around globe, and we have recently been recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Whether students come here to pursue success in the business and technology, to mold young minds as teachers, or to discover solutions to global problems, Texas State gives students the tools and knowledge they need to chase their biggest dreams. For some students, this dream involves taking center stage, performing for thousands, mic in hand. Here’s a list of alumni who have made it as professional musicians: Continue reading

Alumni: Kyle Harrell

Football, business, worms and volunteering: Harrell does it all

Kyle Harrell with wife and daughter

Kyle Harrell with his family

By Andrew Osegi ’14

Kyle Harrell’s connection to Texas State University began in 1993, when he signed a letter of intent to join the Bobcat football team. He graduated in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science, and coached and taught biology in the Houston area.

Four years later, he returned to Texas State as a strength and conditioning coach for the football, baseball and women’s basketball teams. A man of many talents, Harrell then co-founded Pathagility, a web-based data management system for pathology labs. Harrell currently serves as the company’s director of business development.

As for his most recent venture? Well, let’s just say it might make you squirm. Continue reading

Alumni: Famous Bobcats

From White House to Hollywood, Bobcats are in good company

Charles Austin

Charles Austin

By Callie Gordon, ’12 

It’s likely that before you ever shout the words “Eat ‘em up, Cats!” you know that Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States, graduated from Texas State University. We’re proud of LBJ and the fact that he was the only U.S. president to graduate from a Texas university.

But as much as Texas State is proud of our most distinguished alumnus, it’s important to know that some other big names have also navigated the hills of campus. Many professional athletes, actors and internationally known musicians and writers claim Texas State as their alma mater. Continue reading

Study Tips: Summer Success

Summer school success relies on smart tactics, regular study habits

Student studying in the Memorial Garden at Texas State

By Andrew Osegi ’14

Texas State University‘s Summer II term has just started, but finals are only a few weeks away. Thousands of students across campus will soon be asking themselves, “Am I ready?”

Test taking can be a challenging obstacle for many students, especially at the college level. Although studying is a skill many of us learned in high school, a number of students fail to fine tune their study skills in college and consequently struggle to prepare for exams. With tests usually accounting for the majority of a student’s final grade in a college class, it’s important to be well prepared for them.

The following are studying tips known to be effective when it comes to knowledge retention. As a junior at Texas State, I have found a few methods that work best for me, and I’ve included those as well. Some may seem like common sense, but all are useful tools for success in the classroom. Continue reading

Happenings: Underwater Archaeology on ABC

Underwater archaeology project
to air on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Underwater shot of two divers lifting canon from shipwreck

Underwater archaeologists excavate an iron cannon from the shipwreck.

If you love Bobcats and buccaneers, you may want to tune in to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show on July 24, 25 and 26.

On each of those days, the late-night show on ABC plans on airing 90-second segments about the efforts of an archaeological team in Panama that has recovered artifacts from what is believed to be the shipwreck of the infamous pirate Captain Henry Morgan. Continue reading

Students: April Correa

A Summer In Europe: Studying Abroad With April Correa

April Correa in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

April Correa traveled around Europe as part of her study abroad experience.

By Andrew Osegi ’14

Barcelona. Rome. Paris.  Texas State University student April Correa visited all these cities during her study abroad adventure this past June. The opportunity to study abroad is one that many college students consider, but few actually realize. Even Correa did not expect to travel overseas, but with a little encouragement, she committed to her traveling aspirations and was soon on a plane headed to Spain.

Correa, an accounting junior, was inspired to investigate her study abroad options not only by the advertisements around campus, but also by her academic advisor.

“I always wanted to study abroad, but I never thought I would actually go through with it,” said Correa. “My advisor was the one who brought it to my attention and supported my interest.” Continue reading

Alumni: Shane Henken

BFA grad’s career marks him
as a man of unusual taste

Portrait of the artist

Shane Henken

By Callie Gordon ’12

You don’t meet too many people like Shane Henken. The Texas State University graduate is a photographer, painter, web designer and blogger — and a bike builder in his spare time. If you ask Henken to describe himself, he responds with one word: creator. He is always making something. Continue reading