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Monday, July 1st, 2013

Filmmakers hope San Marcos River documentary is a contender at Sundance

A few years ago, Paul Collins had a pipe dream to create a film project about the San Marcos River. It soon evolved into something bigger.

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

O’Brien wins Pritzker Award

Tim O'Brien, five-time holder of Texas State's endowed chair in creative writing, was named the winner of the 2013 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

White House recognizes ALERRT

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State was recognized this week by Vice President Joe Biden as a primary source for national law enforcement training and response to active shooter events during...

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Aquatics camp offered for kids

Students aged nine through 15 are eligible to partake of the Aquatic Sciences Adventure Camp offered by Texas State's Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center.

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Texas State researchers survey students on HPV awareness

Researchers at Texas State recently surveyed students to gauge their knowledge of the human papillomavirus (HPV), its prevalence, presentation and complications.

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Mental health to be 2013-2014 Common Experience theme

Texas State announced last week that it is exploring mental health as its 2013-2014 theme for the Common Experience program.

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Wittliff opens Shepard exhibit

The Wittliff Collections at Texas State opened a new literary exhibition last week to showcase the playwright and actor Sam Shepard, who began donating to the Wittliff Collections in 1992.

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Updated: Perry’s pen holds only chance to revive ‘critical’ campus construction

Officials at Texas State, and at universities across the state, are hoping a flick of Gov. Rick Perry’s pen will resurrect a package of campus construction bonds that died late Sunday night during the final, chaotic hours...

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Campus construction bonds appear dead

The Senate adjourned on Sunday night without any movement on a bill that would have approved nearly $2.7 billion in what are called "tuition revenue bonds" for campus construction projects, meaning the legislation is likely dead this...

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Phi Kappa Phi adds Texas State

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi has announced last week that it has approved a new chapter at Texas State.

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