Sellers embarks on music world, heads to Texas State’s MR Fest
By Catherine Harper
Roger Sellers (Photo by Jake Marx)
Texas State University grad Roger Sellers says he’s living the dream. With constant tours around the country as a professional musician, Sellers is doing what he loves for a living: traveling and making music.
“There are few people in the world that get to do what they love while traveling,” Sellers says. “Travel is the number one best part of being a musician for me. It’s so fulfilling and changes your entire perspective on life.”
Having graduated from Texas State in May 2011 with a bachelor of general studies degree focusing on music, business and media studies, Sellers has risen to the top all on his own. As the writer, performer, director, producer and engineer of his music — which meshes genres of folk, Americana, electronic and dance — he has expanded his influence from his original scene in San Marcos to the world beyond. 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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Tagged Allison Birk, Ben Stein, Bobcat Build, career preparation, Career Services, Careers, Facebook, Job shadowing, Job tips for college students, Jobs4Cats, LBJ Student Center, Networking, South by Southwest, Success, success quotes, Talking to professors, Texas State, Texas State University, Tony Robbins, Volunteering, Winston Churchill, Woodrow Wilson
Fun-loving flat cat seeks company, well-heeled, will travel
Remember Flat Stanley? Well, Texas State’s own Bob the Cat (you’ll remember him from this video) has gone flat to tag along on your spring break gallivanting. In other words, please enter the Flat Bob Spring Break photo contest. You’ll get a Texas State window decal just for participating. Continue reading
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Tagged blog contest, contest, Flat Stanley, photo contest, South by Southwest, Spring Break, SXSW, Texas State, Texas State Bobcats, Texas State University, Texas State University-San Marcos
Follow Texas State grad students
as they cover SXSW Interactive
Students in Dr. Cindy Royal’s Advanced Online Media class in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will be attending the South By Southwest Interactive Festival and posting their experiences at SXTXState.com.
This is the fourth year that Royal has organized this project, and past students have enjoyed a number of networking and educational opportunities, including meeting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Wired editor Chris Anderson.
“It’s a valuable networking and learning experience. And it’s fun, too,” Royal said. “There’s so much energy around SXSW, and it’s great that students want to spend part of their spring break participating in it.”
Leading up to the conference, students have been interviewing panelists and posting previews of SXSW events. Nicole Martinez is a mass communication master’s student on the SXTXState.com team this year and said is excited about the opportunities the project already has offered. Continue reading
University sponsors showing,
discussion of film on Rural Studio
By David King
Texas State is sponsoring a screening of a documentary film and a panel discussion about the groundbreaking Rural Studio architecture movement.
The film, Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio, will be screened in the Alkek Teaching Theater at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, and the panel will follow. The event is part of Common Experience and its theme of sustainability.
“I’ve known about the Rural Studio as a method of sustainable architecture for quite a while,” said Craig Hanks, a professor in the Department of Philosophy who helped bring the documentary to campus. “I worked at the University of Alabama at Huntsville for 10 years before I came to Texas State, and I knew some of the people in the program at Auburn.” Continue reading
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