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Bobcat Faces: Catherine Harper

PR student is prepared,
ready for the real world

By Audrey Webb

Making a decision about which major to pursue is a pivotal point in any student’s life. Did I make the right choice? Will I enjoy this career path? Will I be any good at it? These questions can be answered only with time.

Catherine Harper will graduate from Texas State University on May 11 with a degree in public relations from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, which offers five undergraduate degrees. She originally joined the school as a journalism major, but later switched to public relations, thinking it would provide her with a more proactive role in shaping public opinion. Continue reading

Around Campus: Texas State on YouTube

University contributing to growth
of online video content

When it comes to the Internet, video, it seems, is everywhere.

A recent study by digital marketing company comScore reported that in the United States, more than 88.6 million people watched online videos on an average day in December 2010.

In just over five years, YouTube has gone from a start-up to attracting more than 2 billion views a day, according to a report by ViralBlog.

A report last week indicated that YouTube is the most popular website among smartphone users worldwide, accounting for 17 percent of all mobile data traffic.

Universities and colleges around the world — including Texas State — are part of the video tidal wave. There are a number of YouTube channels with video about the university, ranging from the official channel to the Career Services Office to the Athletic Department. Here are some of the Texas State-related YouTube sites:

Here’s the video currently featured on the Texas State channel, the winner of the Bobcat Tube Video Contest: