Compassion knows no borders
by Audrey Webb
The Human-Environmental-Animal Team (H.E.A.T.) is a community service organization dedicated to humanitarian work, environmental conservation and animal welfare, all while focusing on positive activism. Rather than focusing on conventional sad statistics and depressing photos, H.E.A.T. aims to incorporate humor, art and creativity into projects to help solve real-world issues.
In September and October of 2011, Bastrop community members experienced tragic losses during the fires that swept the area. A Texas State student wanted to find a way to help. She found the opportunity through H.E.A.T., one of Texas State’s 360+ student organizations. Continue reading
Agriculture students prepare for tomato crop
by Emily Arnold
This past Friday, students from the Fruit and Vegetable Production class (AG 4302) met at the field for their lab. They constructed a hoop house, which consists of PVC pipe and warming tarp.
The purpose? To draw heat into the tunnel and trap it. Tomatoes prefer climates that are consistently warm, so the hoop house will keep them at their preferred temperature until the cooler temperatures leave the Central Texas area.
Want more information? Visit the farm’s Facebook page.
All photos by Bethany Hicks
Broaden your horizons through exchange studies
by Lisa Chrans
Have dreams of studying in Hawaii? Maybe California? Does Puerto Rico or Canada interest you? Take courses in another state or Canada through Texas State’s domestic student exchange program, the National Student Exchange (NSE).
The NSE program gives you the opportunity to earn credit for out-of-state courses. These Bobcats went to Hawaii!
NSE allows you to take courses at an out-of-state college or university for one or two semesters and transfer them back toward your Texas State degree — all for IN-STATE TUITION! You lose no time toward your TXST graduation plan and financial aid does apply. Read some student testimonials for a better sense of what the program can do for you.
The application due date for a Fall 2014 and/or Spring 2015 exchange is Tuesday, February 25. You may also call 512.245.2259 or e-mail lc19 AT txstate.edu.
Recent alumni create award for incoming Bobcats
by Mindy Green
Andrew Henley and Maggie Worthington graduated from Texas State University only last year, but already they have created a scholarship for one incoming freshman who has made an impact on his/her high school campus and community.