Texas State prepares
to pause, honor veterans
By Mary Kincy
Texas State is once again responding to a call to action issued by a 20th-century American president — but the words are not those of the university’s lauded alumnus President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Rather, Bobcats are answering the entreaty of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who on Veterans Day 1954 proclaimed that Americans should “solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom” and should fall “to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
In keeping with Eisenhower’s vision of an America united to honor its servicemen and -women, Texas State will host a Veterans Day Commemoration from 10:45-11:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Quad.
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Bobcats explore First Amendment freedoms with Common Experience
By Catherine Harper
The freedoms defined in the U.S. Bill of Rights are fundamental aspects of our nation’s law that impact our daily lives. The 2011-2012 Common Experience theme at Texas State University, “Freedoms: The First Amendment,” will explore the basic freedoms outlined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in a shared conversation with the Texas State community.
The Common Experience, an annual series of events started in 2004, is an expanding and growing tradition at Texas State with changing topics each year. It engages students, faculty and the wider community in a conversation about a selected theme through cross-campus and multi-organizational events. Continue reading
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President Trauth selected for
Women of Influence award
Denise Trauth is the president of Texas State University.
Denise Trauth, the president of Texas State University, has been selected to receive the Special Achievement Award from the Austin Business Journal. She will be presented with the award during the 17th annual Women of Influence event, to be held next month in Austin.
Trauth began her tenure as President of Texas State in August 2002 following nine years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she served as provost. Continue reading