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CAA Quarterly Newsletter

November 2010

College of Applied Arts Newsletter A Member of The Texas State University System

  

FROM THE DEAN’S DESK

Dates to Remember

College & Graduate Students, A report generated by Institutional Research in July of 2009 indicates that the College of Applied Arts has a 69 percent student retention rate. This fall Texas State announced an enrollment of 32,586 for the 2010 fall semester, an increase of 5.8 percent over the fall 2009 enrollment of 30,803. For the first time ever, Hispanics now comprise more than 25 percent of the Texas State undergraduate student body of 27,476, which enabled the university to reach one of its strategic goal. There are 6,961 Hispanic undergraduate students enrolled at Texas State this fall, or 25 percent of all undergraduates. African-American students constitute 6 percent, (1738) of the total undergraduate student enrollment and continue to experience incremental growth. The University will apply for the federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and be eligible for additional federal funding in the future from a number of Federal agencies like USDA, DOE, HUD and NSF. Texas State is currently assessing the opportunity to apply for a Title V, part B grant in where it will focus its attention on the preparedness and academic success of Hispanic graduate students. The University seeks not only to attract qualified Hispanic graduate students but also to retain and graduate them toward gainful employment. The Provost has assigned the Dean the task of convening a committee and visiting with each college Dean to determine the critical needs of our current programs as well as current and prospective students. This year the Graduate College received more applicants than ever yet growth is needed in the enrollment of more full time graduate students. We will continue to support graduate students with research opportunities and encourage them to seek innovative projects and collaborate with faculty in their respective disciplines. Reports from OSP indicate 10 grants from the College of Applied Arts (CAA) have been submitted and/or are in development since September 1, 2010. Professors from the following departments have submitted grants; Agriculture (2-Cade), Family and Consumer Sciences (5-Vattem, Maitin, Blunk, Williams, Russell, Lane), Occupational Education (1-Lopez & Chahin), and the School of Social Work (2-Chavkin & Hawkins). Please call the Dean’s Office if we can assist you in the development of any grants or support to attend a professional meeting. Jaime T. Chahin Dean of the College of Applied Arts

November 22-23 Additional Banner Training Sessions 25-26 Thanksgiving Vacation

December 2-4

Sight & Sounds of Christmas

2

OCED Graduate Research Forum, see p. 17

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College of Applied Arts Tamalada, 11:30 – 1:30

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Last Class Day

8

Final Exams Begin

16

CAA Master’s Hooding Ceremony, Alkek Teaching Theater, 6 pm

17

Commencement Ceremony, Strahan Coliseum, 2 pm

20

Christmas Break through January 17

January 6

Late Registration through January 14

11-12 Agriculture Bio-Security Workshop, See p. 5 11-13 Hostage Conference, p. 8 17

MLK Day

18

First Day of Classes & Schedule changes through January 21

November 2010 Newsletter, Texas State College of Applied Arts  

The College of Applied Arts celebrates and recognizes scholarly achievement from its faculty and graduate student body.

November 2010 Newsletter, Texas State College of Applied Arts  

The College of Applied Arts celebrates and recognizes scholarly achievement from its faculty and graduate student body.

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