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Friday, May 10th, 2013

Margerison named Piper Professor

Kenneth H. Margerison is Texas State's newest Piper Professor, named for 2013 by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Harrison to receive honorary doctorate from Texas State

Patti Strickel Harrison, who attended Texas State in 1947 and 1948 and has since contributed more than $11 million to the university, will receive an honorary doctoral degree from the university on May 11.

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Texas State astronomer addresses Stonewall mystery

On May 2, 1863 -- 150 years ago on Thursday -- Confederate troops mistakenly shot their esteemed Lieutenant General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson. The general lost his left arm as a result. He survived that, but died...

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Collector donates Kahlo works to Wittliff

San Antonio art collector Susan Toomey Frost recently donated her Guillermo Kahlo collection consisting of 120 photographs, postcards, booklets, and books to the Wittliff Collections at Texas State.

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Texas State grad publishes social media research

A former Texas State graduate student recently published in an academic journal about the role of social media in the lives of college students with high levels of anxiety and loneliness.

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Legislators pencil in $83 million for Texas State science, engineering building

Key legislators said funding campus construction projects would be a priority this session.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Texas State makes ‘affordable’ list

Texas State recently made another "best of" type of list, ranking among the “Most Affordable Large Public Colleges” for 2013 by Affordable Colleges Online (ACO).

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Texas State to hold river film screening

“Yakona,” a 15-minute clip about the history of the San Marcos River, will highlight “A Water Odyssey: A Film Screening,” on April 22 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Centennial Hall Teaching Theater at Texas State.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Texas State trombone ensemble wins again

The Hill Country Jazz Bones were named winners of the 2013 Eastern Trombone Workshop’s National Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition and runner-up for the International Trombone Association’s Kai Winding Jazz Trombone Ensemble Competition.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Texas State prof publishes platyfish genome

A Texas State researcher has published the sequence an analysis of the platyfish genome.

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