Denim Day USA spreads sexual assault awareness at Texas State
By Kelly Stone, Texas State Student Health Center
Everyday, millions of people wear blue jeans. On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Texas State University students, faculty, staff and supporters will wear their denim to take a stand against sexual assault and focus attention on this issue.
A special Denim Day event will be held in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25. Participants and supporters are encouraged to wear jeans and bring jeans to be embellished, decorated or donated.
“We are encouraging all members of the Bobcat and local San Marcos community to wear denim on April 25,” said Elise Decker, a Texas State peer educator with the Men Against Violence organization. “This is a simple way for us all to join together to bring more awareness to this community issue.” Continue reading
Texas State symposium speaks out on issues of women and free speech
According to the CIA World Factbook, 49.6 percent of the world’s population are women. However, even with a roughly equal segmentation of the population, women still face inequality in employment, poverty and literacy.
On Friday, March 30, Texas State professors and students will speak out on issues of women and free speech at the “Occupy Free Speech: Getting Women’s Voices Heard” international symposium from 9-1:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (3-15.1) of the LBJ Student Center.
The event is free and open to the public, although attendees are encouraged to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 245-2361. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Continue reading
Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma plays Texas State with four alums
Whether you’re a Latin music lover or just like moving to the music, Latin-funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma has you covered. On Saturday, March 31, the Grammy-winning ensemble — including four Texas State alumni — will take their talents to Texas State for a special performance at 7:30 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Continue reading
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Be the best you can be: Use spring break to prepare for success
Whatever your major, Career Services can help you climb to the top.
Successful people often say that the road to success is paved by doing something you love, taking chances and acting on your ideas. With spring break coming up at Texas State, there’s no better time to set yourself up for a bright future when you’re not soaking up the sunshine.
Whether you’re getting in the groove of your freshman year or spreading your wings to fly in May or December, getting prepared for the future can only play to your advantage. Spring break gives you time to investigate and explore your career interests, by job shadowing or gaining new experiences, making it easier than ever to get up and go on your career path.
Allison Birk, a career advisor at Texas State Career Services, offers tips for turning your spring break opportunities into career success.
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Career Services Kickoff sparks Bobcats to take charge, face future
By Catherine Harper
Get on the right path with help from Texas State Career Services.
A recent study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that employers plan to hire 9.5 percent more recent graduates in 2011-12 than in 2010-11. By utilizing Texas State’s Career Services, Bobcats can get a leg up on the competition with a loaded reserve of resources and opportunities.
On Wednesday, Feb. 1, Career Services invites students to meet with employers and learn more about upcoming events at the Career Services Kickoff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LBJ Amphitheater. With music, giveaways, and information about job fairs and services — as well as employers discussing job and internship opportunities with students — Bobcats can learn the steps to climb ahead toward their dream career.
Career advisor Allison Birk sat down with us for a Q&A about the Career Services Kickoff, career preparation and more: Continue reading
LBJ Student Center
looks to bridge study gap
By Mary Kincy
The LBJ Student Center at Texas State will extend its hours to accommodate students studying for final exams.
A venue for study in a space more commonly used for recreation is just one of the ways Texas State is adapting to the final exam period.
Starting Sunday, Dec. 4, the LBJ Student Center opened a Quiet Study Zone on its third floor where students may retreat for individual study from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Other areas of the building are open for small group study and discussion. Continue reading
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Moonlight Breakfast serves up egg-cellent study break for Bobcats
Texas State faculty prepare and serve breakfast favorites to students at the Moonlight Breakfast.
By Catherine Harper
With books stacked high and tension even higher, finals week at Texas State is a stressful time for students. On Tuesday, Dec. 6, students can blow off steam before finals at Texas State’s annual Moonlight Breakfast — yes, breakfast at night — at Jones Food Court from 9-11 p.m.
For nearly 30 years, the Moonlight Breakfast has served as a staple for students to unwind with friends over a comforting morning meal cooked and served by Texas State faculty and staff.