2015 was full of memorable moments at Texas State University. Here are some of the top moments in no particular order as measured by their popularity on our social media accounts.
It’s hard to deny that San Marcos is an amazing place to live. This year it was ranked as one of the top small college towns in the country.
14. Butler Hall at Texas State University made U.S. News & World Report’s list of haunted university residence halls
Students have long reported strange sounds and feelings of being watched in Butler Hall.
In his speech, Rodriguez urged the audience to “embrace the idea that you are a student” and to remember the maxim, “action first, inspiration second.”
This fall, the Texas State Bubble Believers spread positive energy across campus, blowing bubbles and giving words of encouragement to passers-by.
11. Texas State University at sunset from our Instagram follower, @jdbecceiro
This photo taken by one of our Instagram followers, quickly became our most popular Instagram post, earning more than 2,200 likes on the social network.
10. Texas State celebrates the anniversary of the Higher Education Act
The Higher Education Act, signed by Texas State University distinguished alumnus President Lyndon B. Johnson on this campus 50 years ago, opened up possibilities for thousands of lower- and middle-income students who otherwise might never have pursued advanced education.
The Albert B. Alkek Library, named for an influential oilman and philanthropist, was founded in 1990 and celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.
Texas State University announced the most diverse student body in the school’s history, part of a record-setting enrollment for the 2015 fall semester.
7. Star Wars Day at Texas State
TIE fighters and AT-ATs were spotted on campus in these two popular posts in honor of Star Wars Day.
6. Lost bull on campus
Students were instructed to “steer” clear of the area as a lost bull made its way on to campus.
5. Texas State launches Snapchat account and filters
Texas State expanded its social media presence with a Snapchat account. The popular photo sharing app is one of the fastest growing.
4. Therapy dogs visit Alkek Library
The therapy dogs from Divine Canines made multiple visits to the Alkek Library during finals week to help students get through the stress of the exams.
Texas State student, Brian Guendling brought the house down with his sign language version of the Bruno Mars hit, “Uptown Funk” and became a YouTube sensation overnight.
2. Texas State physics professors uncover a hidden secret behind one of history’s most iconic photos.
Texas State professor, Don Olson uncovered a secret behind this iconic photo.
After the San Marcos area was struck by flooding in both May and October, the students of Texas State University volunteered in the relief efforts.