Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez
to speak at Texas State Oct. 25
Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez will speak at Texas State University Oct. 25, 2012.
By Ann Friou
Civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez will speak on “Critical Issues of Equity in Education” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Texas State University. Her talk will be held in the Wittliff Collections, located on the seventh floor of Alkek Library.
Mendez is the oldest daughter of Gonzalo Mendez, a Mexican immigrant, and Felicitas Mendez, a Puerto Rican, who challenged segregation so that their children and other Latino children could obtain the same quality education provided to white students. Continue reading
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Don’t procrastinate! Keep up with your goals by planning ahead
The PACE Center provides mentors and academic coaches for freshman students. Take advantage of the free help to stay on top of your grades!
By Texas State SLAC
It’s never too late to remind yourself that staying up to date with school work now is crucial—especially considering extracurricular activities you may have committed to this fall. Make sure to keep up with all of the readings and homework for your classes. The longer you put them off, the harder it is to catch up, and the more likely you will become overwhelmed the night before a test or project due date. Bad grades at the beginning of a course are very hard to bring up at the end.
Here are three tips to help you keep going: Continue reading
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Tagged academic planning, college advice, SLAC, Student Learning Assistance Center, study advice, study help, study tips, Texas State, Texas State University, time management
Lady Bird Johnson’s legacy with
the Head Start program
By Audrey Webb
Think “Lady Bird Johnson” and a field of wildflowers is likely to spring to mind. But did you know that in addition to her involvement with bluebonnets and yellow bells, Lady Bird also devoted her energy to helping children blossom? Continue reading