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CAA Newsletter

Spring 2014

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

   

Dates to Remember

Graduate Student Spotlight Britta Moore, Graduate Student in Human Nutrition Britta Moore is a second year master’s degree student in the Human Nutrition Program, who works with Dr. BJ Friedman. She previously attended Texas A&M University as a National Merit Scholar, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Currently, Britta is involved with research examining diet and nutritional risk among elderly receiving home-delivered meals from Meals on Wheels and More in Austin. The goals of this research are twofold: to determine how best to measure nutritional risk level in the elderly- a group at high risk of malnutrition- and to provide evidence supporting the benefits of home-delivered meals. Eventually, this research may help programs like Meals on Wheels and More earn more state and federal funding to expand their services to help more elderly individuals. After graduation, Britta hopes to continue to work toward improving the nutrition of elderly individuals, by working as a registered dietitian in a community or hospital setting. Her goal is to blend her background in psychology with her training in nutrition, and to focus on addressing the unique nutritional needs of each person she works with.

Should you be interested in discovering more about Graduate Studies in Human Nutrition , click here.

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Summer Session classes begin

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Candidate Deadline

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4th of July Holiday (classes do not meet)

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Deadline: Hooding Ceremony Participation Form

Application

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CAA Hooding Ceremony, Alkek Teaching Theater, 6 pm

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Summer 2014 Commencement, Strahan Coliseum, 10 am

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Degrees posted to transcript (All diplomas not picked up by September 12, will be mailed.)


Spring 2014

CAA Newsletter Department

of Agriculture

     

Faculty and Graduate Student Accomplishments and Accolades Dr. Tina Marie Cade was invited to be a keynote speaker for a National Interior Plant Horticulture Conference at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania in April of 2014. Congratulations Dr. Cade!

Dr. P. Ryan Saucier attended the National FFA Convention and the 32nd Annual National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Seminar in Louisville, KY this past fall. At the National FFA Convention, he served as an Associate Superintendent and helped organize and facilitate the National Agricultural Technology and Machinery Systems Career   Development Event for the top winning FFA teams from each state across the U.S. At the seminar, he presented a research paper and two research posters. As result, he and his co   authors won a research paper award and two research poster awards. These awards are listed     below.  

2nd Place Research Paper (Double Blind, Peer Reviewed) Saucier, P. R., McKim, B. R., & Stair, K. (2013). How safe are New Mexico Agricultural Mechanics Programs?: An   Examination of the Professional Development Needs of School-Based New Mexico Agriculture Teachers’ Ability to Safely Manage Agricultural Mechanics Laboratories. Paper   presented at the 32nd Annual National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development     Seminar, Louisville, KY.  

1st Place Research Poster (Double Blind, Peer Reviewed) Saucier, P. R., & Garcia, J. M. (2013). The Physical Health and Lifestyle Habits of Texas Agriculture Science Teachers. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Seminar, Louisville, KY. 3rd Place Research Poster (Double Blind, Peer Reviewed) Wenske, C. & Saucier, P. R. (2013). Diesel Fuel Performance in a Farm Utility Tractor: A Comparison of Traditional D2 Diesel Fuel and Biodiesel Blended Fuels. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual National Agricultural Mechanics Professional Development Seminar, Louisville, KY. Six graduate students funded through two USDA grants awarded to faculty in the Department of Agriculture will be traveling with Dr. Hardin Rahe to Costa Rica from May 14, 2014 to May 28, 2014. The purpose of the trip is to provide an opportunity for students funded though the USDA grants to learn about sustainable farming practices in a country where those farming practices are prevalent. Because of the diversity of sustainable farming practices, Costa Rica offers our students a tremendous opportunity to learn about farming of pineapples, coffee, mangos, bananas, and other specialty crops, etc., that are not prominently grown in the US. Costa Rica also offers students the opportunity to learn about the fishing industry, as well as raising livestock in tropical climates. While in Costa Rica, students will visit EARTH University, which offers a rigorous academic program in agricultural sciences and natural resources management taught by a well–known international faculty. Graduate students that will be traveling to Costa Rica are Adriana Aleman, Erica Molina, Elise Valdes, Jessica Espinoza, David Vela and Shawntel Lopez.


Spring 2014

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of Agriculture

                               

Graduate Student Accomplishments and Accolades Graduate Student Wins USDA Essay Contest on Agriculture’s Challenges Ongoing Research at Freeman Ranch and/or Agriculture Department The following students are conducting their research under the direction of Dr. Ken Mix; At Freeman Ranch: Organic acids and Phosphorus release; Eggplant-Silverleaf Nightshade grafting and production; Tomato and Central Texas 'Heirloom Okra' variety trials. Dagoberto Osorio, Jr. - Phosphorus and Organic Acids; Travis Lee – Eggplant and Silverleaf Nightshade; Rosalie Kelly, Lt. Col (ret). - Hort Therapy with Veterans Soils/Ent Lab: The Effect of Soil Surfactants on Water Infiltration in Texas Blackland Prairie Soils (Brayon series Vertisol); Mortality Related Effects of Caffeine, and Caffeine in Conjunction with Neem, Rotenone and Pyrithrum, on Cucumber Beetle. The following students are conducting their research under the direction of Dr. Tina M. Cade; Kevin Walsh, M. Ag. Ed. Thesis. Texas State University. Current. Thesis topic -- “Composting Gulfweed (Sargassum fruitans and Sargassum natans) as a quality compost product." Scott Holt, M. Ag. Ed. Non-thesis. Texas State University. Current. Professional paper topic – The effect of compost tea on colonization of fire ants. Rory Foster, M. Sustainability. Non-thesis. Texas State University. Current. Professional paper topic – The effect of compost tea on golf course turf quality attributes. Philip Balke, M. Sustainability. Thesis. Texas State University. Current. Thesis topic – The effect of a composting program on high school students’ environmental attitudes, environmental knowledge and locus of control. Megan Holmes, M. Ag. Ed. thesis. Texas State University. Current. Thesis topic – “The influence of horticultural community service on offenders’ rates of recidivism” Professional paper -- The effect of a composting program on college students’ environmental attitudes, environmental knowledge and locus of control." Stacy Bray, M. Ag. Ed. thesis. Texas State University. Current. Thesis topic – “The effect of environmental certification on water use, water quality and habitat area within Texas golf courses” William Glenn, M. Ag. Ed. thesis. Texas State University. Current. Thesis topic – “The potential for wool-based compost as an alternative product for central Texas” Kaci Geiken is working with Dr. Ryan Saucier concerning Agricultural Mechanics Laboratory curriculum issues and safety.


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Occupational ducation  Program        S   chool ofECriminal Justice    

Faculty Accomplishments and Accolades

Texas School Safety Center offers Resources to Combat Bullying 2013 ALERRT Conference Prepares Teachers, Staff for School Crisis White House Honors Joe McKenna as ‘Champion of Change’ Texas School Safety Center Honored with FEMA Preparedness Award Texas State Publishing Collaboration Launches ‘Texas Crime Atlas’

Dr. Joy Pollock, was awarded by President Trauth, the honor of Distinguished University Professor at Texas State University. Additionally, Dr. Pollock has been nominated to compete for the Regents’ Professor Award. Congratulations, Joy! This is a well-deserved honor! Dr. Kim Rossmo presented papers at the Western Society of Criminology meeting in Honolulu (Criminal Case Rethinking), and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences meeting in Philadelphia (Routine Activity Theory in Crime Investigation). In February, as Director of the Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation (GII), he hosted a visiting scholar’s lecture by Professor Paul Brantingham, School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University, on The Role of Environmental Criminology in Crime Analysis. He also gave his University Endowed Chair presentation in April on The Camm Triple Murder Case: Logic versus Rhetoric.

Graduate Student Accomplishments and Accolades Kristina Lopez has been offered and has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Addiction Health Services Research in the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Program (affiliated with the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences). Congratulations Kristina!


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Graduate Student Accomplishments and Accolades Congratulations are in order for one of our graduates from the doctoral program, Dr. Michele Quiñones! Dr. Quiñones placed fifth in the Outstanding Dissertation Competition sponsored by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This annual national competition evaluates dissertations on a variety of criteria, including scholarly quality, appropriateness of the research methodology, significance of its impact, and creativity and innovation. Her dissertation, entitled “Factors that Influence Perceptions of Racial Profiling During Police/Motorist Interactions”, utilized a qualitative research design to investigate citizen perceptions of racism in encounters with police. Congratulations, Michele! Megan Meier, Master’s student in Criminal Justice was selected to participate in the Texas State International Research Conference for Graduate Students November 6- 7. Her paper is entitled “Gender, Identity, and Acceptance of Gender Stereotypes Among Male and Female Police Officers” Judy Grigsby, Megan Meier, and Billy Sandel, Master’s students in Criminal Justice were inducted into the Texas State chapter of Alpha Chi on October 30. To be inducted, students have to be in the top 10% of all grad students at the University. Alpha Chi was created in 1922 and promotes academic excellence and character Alpha Chi only accepts the top 10% of graduate students at their university. In addition, Alpha Chi honors favorite professors, this year’s favorite professors from the School of Criminal Justice were Dr. Felson, Dr. Pollock, Dr. Sanders, Dr. Stafford, Dr. Vandiver, and Dr. Withrow.

To commemorate the Battle of Bataan and the forced march of the Filipino and American prisoners of war, The Texas State Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion Team completed the 26.2 mile Bataan Memorial Death March in the ROTC Heavy Division. Cadets Kyle Taylor, Denis Majewski, Steven Eifert, Zachary BlueThompson, Warren Pekarek, and Declan Ward displayed the endurance, grit, and determination that makes the Bobcat Battalion so great. These six men and their Coach Captain Erika Courturier, truly lead the way!!!! The Bataan Memorial Death March is an


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of Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Faculty Accomplishments and Accolades Congratulations to Drs. Jiyun Kang and Gwendolyn Hustvedt on the following awards, based on their research paper presented at the recent International Textiles and Apparel Association annual conference. “Building Trust in the Consumer-Company Relationship” 2013 Paper of Distinction: Best Paper in Sustainability/Social Responsibility Track • Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB) Research Award The USDA’s Food and Agricultural Education Information System annually provides a ranking of the Top 25 Colleges of Agriculture, Human Sciences and Natural Resources. •

Human Sciences includes most of those Programs in the Texas State School of Family and Consumer Sciences. In fact even though FCS is not a college, it is ranked number 21 out of the top 25 Colleges of Human Sciences in the country. It is bigger than Human Science Colleges at land grants including Cornell University, University of Georgia, Auburn University, Oregon State University, and University of Wisconsin. Each year, the Southern Conference of Graduate Schools (CSGS) seeks nominations for best Master’s thesis in different categories. Following our call for nominations, the Graduate College received multiple outstanding submissions from graduate advisors across campus. The selection committee is delighted to have nominated the following theses for CSGS Master’s Thesis Awards: Nominee in the category of Social Sciences, Business, and Education: Hannah Thornton. “Usual nutrient intakes of infants and toddlers in San Marcos, TX, reflect regional differences in nutrition risk.” Thesis Committee Chair: Professor Sylvia Crixell, Food and Nutrition Nominee in the category of Innovative Application of Digital Technology to Scholarship in a Master’s Thesis Anita Lam. “Typeline, a bilingual typographic reference guide for Chinese students.” Thesis Committee Chair: Assistant Professor Maia Wright, Communication Design Congratulations to Anita and Hannah for representing Texas State! Caminitos Collaborative Seeks to Put Pre-K Students on Road to College Center for Children and Families Hosts Research, Networking Event

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of Family and Consumer Sciences (continued) Faculty Accomplishments and Accolades (continued)

Congratulations to Caroline Hill on her nomination and selection to the Board of Directors for the Journal of Interior Design! This is the premier journal in the field, and we are very proud of Caroline for achieving this recognition. She joins colleagues from the University of Florida, University of Arkansas, Radford and the New York School of Interior Design on the Board. Dietary Chemoprevention of PhIP Induced Carcinogenesis in Male Fischer 344 Rats with Tomato and Broccoli. Canene-Adams K, Sfanos KS, Liang CT, Yegnasubramanian S, Nelson WG, Brayton C, De Marzo AM. Refereed Journal Articles Published Lee, S., Parrott, K., & Ahn, M. (2014). Housing adequacy: A well-being indicator for elderly households in the Southern U.S. communities. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 42(3), 235-251. Kim, S., Lee, J., & Ahn, M. (2013). New Urbanism and Resident Walking: Behavioral Characteristics and Differences between two contemporary communities. International Journal of the Constructed Environment, 3(2), 13-32. Refereed Conference Proceedings and Presentations Lee, S., & Ahn, M. (2014). Housing affordability of African Americans and Hispanics in U.S. urban areas. Presentation at the annual Family Economics and Recourse Management Association (FERMA) conference, Savannah, GA, January 2014. Ahn, M., Lee, S., & Parrott, K. (2013). Characteristics of Hispanic Renters in the United States: Are they barriers to homeownership or cultural preferences? Presentation at the annual Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) conference, Tulsa, OK, October 2013. Lee, S., Ahn, M., & Parrott, K. (2013). Resources and Constraints for U.S. Baby Boomer’s Housing Affordability: Application of the Housing Adjustment Theory. Presentation at the annual Housing Education and Research Association (HERA) conference, Tulsa, OK, October 2013. Dr. Jiyun Kang for additional recognition of her scholarly endeavors. She is the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal Emerging Scholar for 2013! She will be an invited speaker at the 2014 AAFCS National Conference this June. The following article, Lloyd LK, Crixell SH. Is the Polar F6 heart rate monitor less accurate during aerobic bench stepping because of arm movements? was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research (2014;Jan 19 Epub ahead of print).

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of Family and Consumer Sciences (continued)

 

Faculty Accomplishments and Accolades (continued) Awards Jiyun (Yuni) Kang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences has been selected as the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal Emerging Scholar for 2013 based on her article titled, “What are consumers afraid of? Understanding perceived risk toward the consumption of environmentally sustainable apparel” as well as her record of research. Dr. Kang is invited to present her research at the AAFCS annual conference, St. Louis, MI. Jiyun (Yuni) Kang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Gwendolyn Hustvedt, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences received two research awards based on their article titled, “Building trust in the consumer-company relationship” at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. The awards are the Paper of Distinction in Sustainability/Social Responsibility and the Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business Research Award. Grants Jiyun (Yuni) Kang & Gwendolyn Hustvedt, (2014-2015). Challenges and opportunities: Hispanic families’ adaptation to climate change, FY14 Research Enhancement Program (REP), Texas State University. $16,000. Funded. Jiyun (Yuni) Kang, Gwendolyn Hustvedt, & Mira Ahn (2014). Sustainable consumer leadership: Multidimensional scale development and validation. Interdisciplinary Research Program, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Texas State University. $4,000. Funded. Refereed Conference Proceedings & Presentations Jiyun (Yuni) Kang & Gwendolyn Hustvedt (2013). Building trust in the consumer-company relationship. 2013 ITAA Proceedings #70. Gwendolyn Hustvedt, Jiyun (Yuni) Kang & Duy Le* (2013). The relationship between attitudes towards science and sustainability. 2013 ITAA Proceedings #70. Jiyun (Yuni) Kang, Pauline Sullivan, & Ann DuPont (2013). Filling the attitude-behavior gap in sustainable consumption: The role of consumer involvement and shopping enjoyment. 2013 ITAA Proceedings #70.

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of Family and Consumer Sciences (continued)

Faculty Accomplishments and Accolades (continued)

Peer reviewed publication: Maitin V, Andreo U, Guo L, Fisher EA (2014) Docosahexaenoic Acid Impairs the Maturation of Very Low Density Lipoproteins in Rat Hepatic Cells. Journal of Lipid Research, 55: 75-84. (Impact Factor: 5.6, most-cited journal devoted to lipids) Dr. Maitin will be presenting the results from her externally funded clinical study on synbiotics and obesity during the ‘Nutrition and the Microbiome’ session of the American Society of Nutrition, at the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego in April 2014. Dr. Maitin’s graduate student Priscilla Pham has been selected as one of 12 finalists for the American Society for Nutrition’s Graduate Student Research Awards Competition to be held during the Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego in April 2014. Mack Shay will also be presenting his thesis research at this conference. Additionally, Priscilla Pham won first place in the Research Paper Contest at the Fifth Annual Research Conference for Graduate Students at Texas State University in November 2013. Articles in print Biediger-Friedman, L, Sosa, ET, Shields, K, Shutt, A. 2014. A voluntary approach to improve menu options in restaurants through a local collabora-tive partnership. Texas Public Health Journal. Sosa, ET, Biediger-Friedman, L, Banda, M. 2012. Associations between a voluntary restaurant menu designation initiative and patron purchasing behavior. J Hlth Prom Practice. Published online prior to print December 27, 2012 1524839912469535. Papers presented at professional meetings: Biediger-Friedman L, Friedman BJ, Crixell SH. Best Food for Families, Infants, and Toddlers child-care center intervention to prevent childhood obesity. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo, October 2013, Houston, TX. Farr, L., Shields, K., Biediger-Friedman, L. 2012. Building relationships to move a community forward in improving nutrition: the Por Vida program. Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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of Family and Consumer Sciences (continued)

 

Faculty Accomplishments and Accolades (continued) Dr. Pauline Sullivan, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator of Merchandising & Consumer Sciences in the School of Family & Consumer Sciences, Texas State University, was a guest Teaching Professor for the project entitled “Agri-Entrepreneurship Training,” held from January 4 to January 12, 2014 at the University of Philippines in Los Banos. She conducted two workshops: “Supply chain management: What it is and how to use it strategically” and “Retail: A world of opportunity: What it is and how to use it strategically.” In addition, Dr. Sullivan gave a research presentation, “Stage a retail event, attract customers and build brand equity,” for faculty from Southern Christian College in Midsayap and The University of the Philippines Los Baños on January 8, 2013. The activities were sponsored by the University Partnership Linking OSY (Out-of-School Youth)and the Agri-Entrepreneurship and Development project to promote Job Opportunities and Business Scale-up (UPLOAD JOBS) for Mindanao under the auspices of the University of Hawaii, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management and in partnership with the Southern Christian College, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Higher Education and Development (http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/uploadjobs/). Dr. Catherine Chan-Halbrendt is UPLOAD-JOBS Philippines Project Director (University of Hawaii) and Dr. Elma Neyra (Southern Christian College) is the Co-Director. The partnership has two goals. First is to sustainably increase the institutional and human capacity of Southern Christian College in rural workforce development through extension programs in agricultural entrepreneurship contributing to the region’s agricultural economic development and social prosperity; and second, to sustainably improve the livelihood and increase incomes of community and out-of-school youth by providing training in workforce development and deployment in entrepreneurial agriculture. Journal Publications Sullivan P., Chan-Halbrendt, C., *Krishnakumar, J. (2013). Are farmers’ market only shoppers different than cross shoppers? The case of Hawaiian avocados purchasers, Journal of Food Products Marketing, 19 (5). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10454446.2013.726952#.UkrkBhBp4gw. Shaw, K. Sullivan, P. (2013). Retail place attachment: A qualitative study of apparel shoppers, Journal of Global Fashion Marketing, 4(4), 1-15. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/20932685.2013.822682#.UolANOLeIpo

 

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Graduate Student and Alum Accomplishments and Accolades Congratulations to Human Nutrition Alum, Priscilla Pham, now in the Biology Doctoral program at Texas State. Her research paper entitled, “Synbiotic-induced alterations in fecal microbiota are associated with increased levels of plasma ANGPTL4 in healthy overweight adults,” was placed first in the 2013 Research Contest for Graduate Students organized by the Graduate College. This contest was part of the Fifth Annual Research Conference for Graduate Students. Congratulations Priscilla.

Child Life graduate students volunteered for the 2013 Halloween Party at Children's Hospital of San Antonio.

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CAA Newsletter Department

Spring 2014

of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies

Occupational, Workforce, & Leadership Studies (OWLS) Fulbright Scholar ! The Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership ! Studies hosted ! a Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Li-Fang Chou February 18-20, 2014.! Dr. Chou is an Associate Professor at National Cheng Kung! University and a Research Associate at the Center for Industrial! and Commercial Psychology Studies at National ! Taiwan University. Currently Dr. Chou is a Visiting Professor in ! School of Management at the University of the Anderson ! Angeles. Dr. Chou shared her research on the California Los ! of Zhong-Yong Thinking (Chinese Dialectical critical effects Thinking) on! employees’ sense of subjective well-being in ! lectures on campus in San Marcos as well as at the Round Rock Campus and! the Alamo University Center. ! ! Dr. Chou’s other research interests include !

leadership studies, cross-cultural leadership, teamwork and group dynamics, and social networking. During her visit to Texas, Dr. Chou met with OWLS faculty and students to share ideas for future research and collaboration. Dr. Chou’s visit to Texas State was co-sponsored by the OWLS Department, The Provost’s Office, and the Fulbright Occasional Lecturer Program.

Faculty Accomplishments Publications: Boden-McGill, C.J., & King, K.P. (Eds.). (2013). Conversations about adult learning in our complex world. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Kakas, M., Cavazos, N., & Boden-McGill, C.J. (2013). Advantages of graduate programs with international components. In Proceedings of the Commission for International Adult Education conference, Lexington, KY.


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CAA Newsletter  School

Spring 2014

of Social Work Faculty and Graduate Student Accomplishments and Accolades For Caregivers and Hospice Angels, Self-Care Is Not Optional

Jose de Jesus Garcia-Cuellar named Hogg Foundation Bilingual Scholar

Texas State School of Social Work students attending Student Day at the Legislature, March 4, 2014.

Cleo Hill, MSW Direct Practice graduate student is recognized for academic excellence in April 2013. Attending the event were Dr. Catherine Hawkins, Professor, School of Social Work; Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean, College of Applied Arts; and Ms. Jennifer Beck, TXST Director, Rentention Management and Planning.


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Spring 2014

Graduate Studies News & Events    

The Office of the Dean of the College of Applied Arts will host the

Hooding Ceremony For the Class of August 2014 The Master’s Hooding Ceremony honors Scholarly Achievement & Graduate Research Centennial Hall Teaching Theater Thursday, August 7th 2014, 6 pm

RSVP by July 28th to 512-245-3538 For special accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451, At least 72 hours prior to the event.

The Texas State University System.


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Studies News & Events (cont.)  

Paperless Application for the CAA Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF)

In an   effort to support University goals and sustainability efforts we are implementing a paperless   application process for the CAA Graduate Research Fellowship.     The purpose of the Graduate Research Fellowship program is to allow students the opportunity to learn   more about conducting research by assisting faculty with various research projects (i.e., book, research   article, grant proposal). The student will work with a professor for approximately 20 hours a week for $6,250 The positions are awarded for a 9-month   a semester.   duration (September 1   through May 31).  

APPLICATION PROCESS: Students will apply by filling out the online application. All attachments will now be submitted PDF format in a zip file.   compressed    

COMPRESSED ZIP FILE MUST INCLUDE: 1. A one-page (single-spaced) personal statement of career goals and future plans, including why the student should be awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship. 2. Two (2) letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a professor in an academic institution. Recommendation letters should be addressed to the GRF Selection Committee. 3. A current, professional one-page resume. PLEASE NOTE: Submissions of transcripts are no longer necessary. They can be viewed in the Banner Document Management System (BDMS).

The Texas State University System

Board of Regents A nine member Board of Regents appointed by the Governor governs the Texas State University System. In addition, a nonvoting student regent is appointed annually to the Board. Donna N. Williams Chairman Arlington Ron Mitchell Vice Chair Horseshoe Bay Charlie Amato Regent San Antonio Dr. Jaime R. Garza Regent San Antonio Kevin J. Lilly Regent Houston David Montagne Regent Beaumont Vernon Reaser III Regent Bellaire Rossanna Salazar Regent Austin William F. Scott Regent Nederland Matthew Russell Regent San Marcos Dr. Brian McCall Chancellor

Newsletter Editor Yolanda Quintanilla Graduate Recruiter College of Applied Arts Agriculture Building, #306 yq10@txstate.edu 245-3538

   

Spring 2014 Newsletter  

The Texas State College of Applied Arts is proud to recognize the scholarly achievements of its innovative faculty and graduate student body...

Spring 2014 Newsletter  

The Texas State College of Applied Arts is proud to recognize the scholarly achievements of its innovative faculty and graduate student body...

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