Tag Archives: Student Health Center

Around Campus: Summer Resources

Summer school survival tips

by Brittnie Curtis

Summer school has begun and campus is filled with Bobcats again. If you’re one of those students hiking around campus, you might want to know some of the resources available to you this summer.

Summer sessions are a great way to get on the fast track to graduation.

Summer sessions are a great way to get on the fast track to graduation.

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Bobcat Shuttle. Shuttle hours are different in the summer. The system is in operation during all class days. Monday – Friday service runs between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. for most shuttle routes on class days and during final exams. On the Bobcat Shuttle page, you can find the summer schedule, mapsalternative transportation and much more. Continue reading

Study Tips: Academic Checklist

Start the semester right by checking off the academic essentials

By Texas State SLAC

Woman studying in library

Make a contract with yourself to establish good study habits and stay ahead of the curve this semester.

Welcome back, Bobcats!

This is the first full week of school and a good time to set the tone for what lies ahead in this semester. Establishing good study habits and routines from the start will help you maintain your grades and manage your workload well.

You want to write a plan outlining the essential parts of your study routine. Consider the following checklist to help you get started: Continue reading

Happenings: Denim Day 2012

Denim Day USA spreads sexual assault awareness at Texas State

By Kelly Stone, Texas State Student Health Center

Denim DayEveryday, millions of people wear blue jeans. On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Texas State University students, faculty, staff and supporters will wear their denim to take a stand against sexual assault and focus attention on this issue.

A special Denim Day event will be held in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25. Participants and supporters are encouraged to wear jeans and bring jeans to be embellished, decorated or donated.

“We are encouraging all members of the Bobcat and local San Marcos community to wear denim on April 25,” said Elise Decker, a Texas State peer educator with the Men Against Violence organization. “This is a simple way for us all to join together to bring more awareness to this community issue.” Continue reading

Happenings: Moonlight Breakfast

Moonlight Breakfast serves up egg-cellent study break for Bobcats

Texas State faculty prepare and serve breakfast favorites to students at the Moonlight Breakfast.

By Catherine Harper

With books stacked high and tension even higher, finals week at Texas State is a stressful time for students. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, students can blow off steam before finals at Texas State’s annual Moonlight Breakfast — yes, breakfast at night — at Jones Food Court from 9-11 p.m.

For nearly 30 years, the Moonlight Breakfast has served as a staple for students to unwind with friends over a comforting morning meal cooked and served by Texas State faculty and staff.

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Texas State Updates: Flu Prevention

Stop the flu before it starts with simple prevention measures

Texas is one of 25 states reporting “widespread” flu activity. This classification is based on the number of recent lab-confirmed flu cases statewide as reported to the Centers for Disease Control.

The Student Health Center at Texas State University has seen a significant increase in lab-confirmed flu cases this week, including both type A and B flu. The flu appears to be spreading more rapidly now than in the last few weeks.  All members of the campus community are encouraged to follow these guidelines to prevent the spread of flu on campus:

  1. Stay home while sick. This is the single most important measure to prevent spread of flu.
  2. Isolate yourself for three days after the onset of flu symptoms or until you’ve been fever-free for 24 hours, whichever period is longer.
  3. Cover coughs. Dispose of tissues immediately after use, and avoid reusing tissues and contaminating your hands.
  4. Wash hands frequently, especially before touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
  5. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  6. Get a flu vaccination. It isn’t too late, especially for persons at high risk, including pregnant women, young children and persons over 65 years of age.

Most cases of flu can be managed with over-the-counter medications and bed rest. However, persons who are very ill or have medical conditions that increase their risk for complications from the flu (chronic heart and lung disease, diabetes, asthma, compromised immune system) should seek medical care at the onset of flu symptoms. Pregnant women, young children and persons over 65 years of age also should seek medical care if they experience flu-like systems.

Early use of anti-viral medication such as Tamiflu or Relenza can prevent complications and shorten the duration of illness. For more information about the flu, visit the CDC website.  To schedule an appointment for evaluation or a flu shot, students can call the Student Health Center at 512.245.2161.

Flu Shots at Texas State

Health Center offers flu shots
for students, faculty, staff

The Texas State Student Health Center has received the 2010-2011 flu vaccine.

The vaccine protects against three strains of flu virus, including H1N1. The CDC is recommending that anyone older than 6 months receive the flu vaccine and that vaccination start as soon as the vaccine is available.

Sufficient quantities of flu vaccine will be available this year so that anyone that wants the vaccine should be able to get it. The Student Health Center will be getting shipments of flu vaccine throughout the fall semester.

Additional flu outreach events may be scheduled as more flu vaccine is received.

Cost: $10 (cash, credit card, check)

Schedule:
Sept. 16: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Student Health Center
Sept. 21: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Student Health Center
Sept. 23: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Student Health Center
Sept. 28: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Student Health Center
Sept. 30: 4:30-5:30 p.m., Student Health Center
Oct. 20: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., LBJSC Ballroom

No appointments are necessary. Limited patient parking is available in front of the Student Health Center. The Matthews Street Garage is now open just a block from the Student Health Center and LBJ Student Center for those with red or green parking permits.