6th annual Archives Day celebration
is coming to Alkek Library
October is National Archives Month, and on Friday, Oct. 14, as part of its sixth annual Archives Day celebration, the Wittliff Collections and the University Archives at Texas State University will present a panel on “Archives and Anniversaries.”
The Wittliff Collections, the site of the Archives Day celebration, is located on the seventh floor of Alkek Library on the Texas State campus.
The panel will be from 2-4 p.m. at the Wittliff Collections on the seventh floor of Texas State’s Alkek Library. A moderated discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the panel, along with a catered public reception from 4-5:30 p.m. All activities are free and open to the public. Attendance at the panel is not required to attend the reception. Continue reading
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Falls Hall formally decommissioned by President Trauth, students, staff
By Billi London-Gray
Former residents in front of Falls Hall, Feb. 28.
Beside the chain link construction fence and amidst the beeps and grinding sounds of bulldozers, a crowd of former residents, students, staff and faculty gathered on the Concho Green at Texas State University to say farewell to Falls Hall.
To commemorate the building and the people who have called it home, the university hosted a decommissioning ceremony and reception February 28. The residence hall, which opened in 1966, has housed an estimated 10,000 Texas State students during its 45 years of service.
“It’s wonderful to think about the fact that Falls Hall has seen five decades of Texas State history,” Texas State President Denise Trauth said in her opening remarks. “She’s performed a great service for our university, building a sense of community among her residents, forming lifelong friendships among them, and connecting them to the university.” Continue reading