Community works together to memorialize a famous partnership
by Mindy Green
At the intersection of LBJ and MLK in San Marcos, a statue by Aaron Hussey commemorates the nation at the crossroads of equality and civil rights.
A new city landmark is about to be unveiled in San Marcos. The LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial, the end-result of years of collaboration between San Marcos and Texas State University, commemorates the combined efforts of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon B. Johnson to advance the march towards equality. Continue reading
Breaking a world record to
spread a message
By Mindy Green
Thousands of people around the world will be participating. Jump in, Bobcats!
It’s not often one can say they participated in a world record, but here’s your chance! Texas State University is a site host for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL) on Tuesday, June 18 and registration is open to anyone who wants to get their name in the Guinness Book of World Records. Continue reading
Cat Camp gives new students an inside track to Texas State life
By Mindy Green
2013 Cat Camp Counselors
Instead of fearing the unknown about coming to college, freshmen can become acquainted with their peers and get ahead of the game when it comes to learning about being a Bobcat. Cat Camp, a two-day retreat offered every year, is Texas State University’s only spirit, pride and traditions summer camp. Continue reading
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Veterans Alliance at Texas State to host golf benefit for local VFW
Veterans Alliance at Texas State (VATS) is a chartered student organization that supports student-veterans.
By Billi London-Gray
The Veterans Alliance at Texas State (VATS) is sponsoring its third annual golf tournament on Friday, April 19, at Quail Creek Country Club in San Marcos. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3413, located in San Marcos.
“The VFW has a long history of supporting the surrounding community and providing veterans with a voice in local, state and national government,” says Jeremy Casselberry, a Navy veteran and president of VATS. Continue reading
Artists to bring transformative papermaking process to campus
Detail of a print on handmade paper by participants in the Peace Paper Project
By Billi London-Gray
As an artistic activity, papermaking dates back nearly 2,000 years to ancient China. The process of creating paper by hand — pulping fibers into a watery slurry, then straining the slurry with a screen to form the sheet of paper — has not changed much in the intervening millennia.
As part of the 2012-13 Common Experience theme, “A Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World,” Texas State University will help students and the community explore the art of papermaking by welcoming the Peace Paper Project to campus April 11-16. Continue reading
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Annual festival celebrates music
of Mexico, young performers
Texas State’s Mariachi Nueva Generación will perform at the Feria del Mariachi concert March 23.
By Audrey Webb
The origin of the word mariachi has been the source of some debate. Some linguists believe it comes from the French word mariage (marriage), while others claim its origin is in the name of the wood commonly used for dance floors in Mexican dance halls. If you want to know the true meaning of mariachi, we suggest you leave the lingo wrangling to the historians and just attend this weekend’s 14th annual Feria del Mariachi. Continue reading