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
Posted in Uncategorized, Happenings, Around Campus
Tagged Texas State University, Texas State, Texas State Bobcats, San Marcos, Bobcat Pride, Boko, Texas State Pride, Cat Camp, Class of 2017, Camp Young Judaea, Wimberley
Fearless learner: Asking questions opened doors to scholarships, mentors, career path for biology grad
Krystle Moore ’13
By Billi London-Gray
It’s hard to believe brilliant people who tell you, “Don’t be afraid to feel dumb.” But these words are the motto of Krystle Moore, who recently completed her bachelor’s degree in biology at Texas State University. Her brave, inquisitive attitude has led her to one great opportunity after another. Continue reading
Posted in Alumni, Spotlight: Excellence at Texas State, Texas State Faces
Tagged Alumni, auxin, college advice, College of Science and Engineering, Del Rio, H-LSAMP, Houston-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Krystle Moore, molecular biology, pharmacy, Picloram, recent graduates, Scholarships, STEM, Texas State, Texas State University
As semester closes, consider how finances affect academic success
Plan now for success down the road.
By Texas State SLAC
Preparing for finals is probably the biggest thing weighing on your mind this time of year. But whether you’re continuing at Texas State University in the summer or completing your degree and moving forward with graduate studies in the fall, now is a good time to think about your financial plan for future semesters. As this semester’s end draws near, consider the following: Continue reading
Posted in Study Tips, Uncategorized
Tagged Career Services, financial aid, financial planning, grants, Jobs4Cats, loans, on-campus jobs, PACE, Personalized Academic and Career Exploration, resume help, Scholarships, SLAC, Student Learning Assistance Center, Texas State University, work-study
Journalism senior gains experience at university newspaper, reports at State Capitol
By Andrew Osegi
Kolten Parker, senior at Texas State University, has worked hard to get where he is today.
Kolten Parker came to Texas State in 2010 ready for opportunity.
Parker, 23, was born and raised in Stephenville, Texas, a city where dairy rules yet high school football is king. After graduating high school, Parker decided to stay close to home and pursue his first two years of higher education at Tarleton State University; however, he soon discovered a change of scenery was overdue. Continue reading
Posted in Spotlight: Excellence at Texas State, Students
Tagged academic opportunity, Barbra Jordan Media Award, Feature writing, journalism, SPJ, Student, Texas, Texas Capitol, Texas State University, Texas State University-San Marcos, TIPA, Twitter
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
Posted in Happenings, Uncategorized
Tagged Combat Paper Project, Common Experience, community art, creativity, Drew Matott, free events, hand papermaking, Margaret Mahan, Peace Paper Project, rag paper, San Marcos Texas, Texas State University
Use a Google Maps approach to find your way through essay tests
By Texas State SLAC
Map your way through composing an essay.
When you read an essay question, do you get a headache? Does your brain go blank? Try comparing taking essay tests to using Google Maps. Principles that achieve good map search results also work for answering essay questions. Continue reading
Many local groups focus on enjoying, protecting the Jewel of Central Texas
By Andrew Osegi
The natural beauty of San Marcos, Texas is one of the most compelling reasons why so many people love to visit and live here. Located on the Balcones Fault, where the Texas hill country meets the coastal plains, San Marcos is geographically primed for its natural springs and abundance of wildlife.
The San Marcos salamander’s only habitat is the San Marcos River. It is considered a threatened species.
The San Marcos River, what many residents consider to be the life source of the city, starts its journey at Spring Lake, bubbling up from the underground Edwards Aquifer. The aquifer is home to many endangered and threatened species; those found in the San Marcos area include the Texas blind salamander, Texas wild rice, the fountain darter, the San Marcos gambusia, the Comal Springs riffle beetle, the Comal Springs dryopid beetle, the Peck’s cave amphipod and the San Marcos salamander. Continue reading
Posted in Around Campus
Tagged Conservation, education, endangered species, Environment, local habitats, Nature, Texas endangered species, Texas State, Texas State University, visitors, Wildlife