By Brittnie Curtis
It’s getting closer and closer. January 20 will be here before we know it. Before school starts, familiarize yourself with a few things going on around campus. Here is some important information for the spring semester.
Spring 2015 Dining Hours
DINE ON CAMPUS
All dining locations on campus will be open on the first day of classes. On the Texas State dining website, you’ll find a schedule of the locations on campus that are currently open and a spring 2015 hours of operations schedule. There’s also a map of all the dining locations on campus.
Meal plans will be active on January 14 and can be purchased throughout the year. App on Campus, from Google Play Store or iTunes Store, has all of this information and much more. You can access it in the Texas State Mobile app under the campus resources tab or simply download the app itself. Keep up with dining services on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Continue reading
Detours and delinquency:
Helping at-risk youth find their way
By Brittnie Curtis
According to DoSomething.org, more than 1.2 million students each year drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds or 7,000 a day. Texas State University is taking steps to help reduce this growing problem.
Quest is a new program from Texas State’s Center for P-16 Initiatives. It is a male mentorship initiative that addresses the needs of boys from the San Marcos Independent School District who are at-risk or on their way to dropping out of school. With a focus on getting these boys into a mindset that is more college- or career-focused, the G-Force mentors (Texas State undergraduate students) and Isaac Torres, grant specialist from the Center for P-16 Initiatives, act as their guide. Continue reading
Bringing Home Life Lessons
by Brittnie Curtis
“It’s always been important to me to help other people and communities as a whole.” – David Vela
In May 2014, six graduate students in the Department of Agriculture at Texas State traveled to Costa Rica for two weeks. The trip was funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant obtained by animal science professor Dr. Charles Rahe. Costa Rica’s warm climate and fertile soils make it perfect for sustainable agriculture production. The graduate students had the opportunity to learn about crops that are not commonly grown in the U.S., the fishing industry and raising livestock in tropical climates.
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Journalism senior gains experience at university newspaper, reports at State Capitol
By Andrew Osegi
Kolten Parker, senior at Texas State University, has worked hard to get where he is today.
Kolten Parker came to Texas State in 2010 ready for opportunity.
Parker, 23, was born and raised in Stephenville, Texas, a city where dairy rules yet high school football is king. After graduating high school, Parker decided to stay close to home and pursue his first two years of higher education at Tarleton State University; however, he soon discovered a change of scenery was overdue. Continue reading
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Texas State junior awarded
By Andrew Osegi
Stephanie Daul, a junior at Texas State University double-majoring in accounting and finance, was awarded the 2012 Jo Anne J. Trow National Undergraduate Scholarship this past summer. The highly prestigious scholarship is awarded to only 35 undergraduates across the United States.
Stephanie Daul, third from right, with friends during reception for Business Leadership Week
Daul received the $2,000 award through her membership in the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society, which she has belonged to since her freshman year. Daul qualified for her scholarship due to her 4.0 GPA, involvement on campus and recommendations from well-acquainted professors. Diann A. McCabe, director of academic development in the Honors College, says Daul “demonstrates the kind of academic depth and leadership potential that we
hope to see in all Texas State students.” Continue reading
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What’s the perfect major? Psychology.
By Britney Munguia
Texas State University junior Matt Kelly believes he has chosen the perfect major: psychology.
Currently, Kelly is enrolled in philosophy, computer science, health psychology, and sensation and perception, classes that keep him busy throughout the week.
When he isn’t studying or doing extra credit assignments, Kelly says he enjoys spending time with friends and most importantly, relaxing.
Originally from Leander, Texas, Kelly chose Texas State because of its location, size and affordable tuition. Expecting to graduate in May 2012, Kelly says he is enjoying his time in San Marcos while it lasts.