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Academics Majors School of Journalism and Mass Communication The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the largest and most innovative journalism and mass communication programs in the nation. The School is an accredited program offering a curriculum that introduces students to the broad framework of mass communication, emphasizing what is common and fundamental to advertising, broadcasting, print journalism and public relations. Our mission is to pursue excellence and our programs strive to cultivate strong research, theoretical, critical and ethical skills in a diverse and engaging environment that prepares students to be socially responsible media professionals, scholars and citizens. Students may gain experience by working in student media, such as The University Star, KTSW 89.9 FM, Bobcat Update/ Channel 23 News and Bobcat Promotions, as well as internships outside the school. The program’s Master of Arts in Mass Communication program is designed to provide quality education in an interactive environment. Its thesis and non-thesis tracks allow students to acquire strong research and analytical as well as professional skills. For more information contact the following persons: Lori Bergen, Ph.D., Director at jmc@txstate.edu Harry Bowers, Senior Academic Advisor at hb05@txstate.edu Kathleen Harris, Academic Advisor at mh67@txstate.edu

First-Year English A few years ago a Miami newspaper surveyed several hundred incoming college students to find what they were most worried about as they began their college careers. To everyone’s astonishment, the number one concern they reported — ahead of terrorism and nuclear war — was first-year English. The faculty of the Department of English welcome this opportunity to introduce you to College Writing I and II. At Texas State, first-year English explores the kind of objective, audience-directed prose used in college and beyond to explain and defend ideas. First-year English also emphasizes critical reading, teaching analysis and understand a variety of texts, including a writer’s own pieces. Most classes will be small — around 20 students — providing the opportunity to receive individual attention and prompt feedback from instructors, interact with peers and practice using various technologies in writing. First-year English instructors are committed to their students’ success and student-passing rates in firstyear English are among the highest of any courses in the core curriculum.

Graduate School What can a graduate degree do for you? A graduate degree can expand your career opportunities, increase marketability and job satisfaction, enhance personal respect and accomplishment and increase remuneration and mobility. The Texas State Graduate College offers 85 master’s degree programs covering a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, plus six Ph.D. programs in geography, education, aquatic resources and two pending in mathematics. In the Graduate College, we’re committed to delivering a wide range of quality degree programs and a flexible class schedule

to accommodate your needs. Our seminar-sized classes meet at convenient times — mostly late afternoons and evenings — and in convenient locations. Check our off-campus sites in San Antonio and Round Rock at the Round Rock Higher Education Center. We provide the latest in alternative delivery in some programs, with classes offered over the Internet or via interactive television. Our faculty is committed to engaging you in cutting-edge research, supported by the most up-to-date technology and instructional strategies and all at a reasonable cost. For a catalog and application materials contact: The Graduate College Web Site: www.gradcollege.txstate.edu J. C. Kellam Building, Suite 280 Phone: (512) 245-2581 Fax: (512) 245-8365 E-mail: gradcollege@txstate.edu

Texas State Geography Texas State Geography boasts the largest undergraduate geography program in the U.S. The Journal of Geography, the Association of American Geographers and a National Program Effectiveness Survey has recognized Texas State Geography as among the best undergraduate geography programs in the nation. The National Council for Geographic Education has honored many of our faculty with the Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award — the most renowned teaching award in geography. In addition to traditional course work, Texas State Geography’s internship program provides students with supervised, real-world work experiences directly related to their academic studies and career goals. Texas State Geography also offers highly acclaimed, field experiences to places such as Big Bend National Park, the Southwestern United States, Europe and Mexico, where students gain valuable firsthand geographical knowledge while receiving academic credit. Texas State Geography provides opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities through our student organizations: Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the Geography Honor Society; the National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP); the Student Planning Organization (SPO); the Student Organization for Geographic Information Science (SOGIS); and Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG). For more information about the undergraduate Geography program, contact Joyce Lawson, undergraduate Geography staff advisor, Evans Liberal Arts Building, Room 130. Call or e-mail at (512) 245-0372 and jl06@txstate.edu or check www.geo.txstate.edu and uweb.txstate.edu/~mc12/geodocs.htm.

Department of Political Science Welcome to the Department of Political Science at Texas State University — San Marcos. Political science is the study of government — the most important decision-making part of society. On the one hand, it is a discipline that can trace its roots to the ancient Greek political community, the polis. But, it is a modern social science, which uses techniques such as content analysis, public opinion surveys, and statistical analysis to create and evaluate generalizations about how government and people behave. The Political Science Department is part of the College of Liberal Arts and has a host of degree and certificate options for students. A degree in Public Administration offers students the opportunity to specialize their focus on areas such as public law, public administration, public policy and finance. Student advising is avail-

able for both undergraduate and graduate students. Pre-Law advising is available for students interested in pursuing law school upon graduation. While there is no pre-law major or minor at Texas State, these advisors can help you with: preparation for and application to law school, answer questions about the law school experience and provide information and answer questions about the LSAT. To speak with a Pre-law advisor contact Paul Kens at pk05@txstate. edu or Kenneth Ward at kw12@txstate.edu. Department forms as well as Texas State and department links can be accessed at: www.txstate.edu/politicalscience/resources. htm

Department of Curriculum and Instruction Curriculum and Instruction is one of three departments in the Texas State College of Education. Our undergraduate and graduate programs focus on the preparation and development of outstanding teachers for pre-kinder through sixth grade settings. Areas of emphases include elementary, middle and secondary education; reading; special education; early childhood; educational technology; bilingual/ESL and gifted-talented education. The faculty in our department is comprised of outstanding teachers and scholars who are extensively engaged in research in these areas.

Department of Philosophy The study of philosophy imparts a very valuable set of skills. Not only will you become acquainted with the theories of contemporary and traditional philosophers, but also you will become an active inquirer, thinker and problem-solver — not just a passive learner who memorizes ideas. All members of the philosophy faculty have a deep commitment to teaching the exciting ideas and useful critical methods in the field of philosophy. Courses offered include: Asian Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Sex and Love, Philosophy of Sports and Social and Political Philosophy. Students may major or minor in philosophy, and we also offer minors in religious studies and value studies. You may obtain more information about our programs by stopping by or calling the Department of Philosophy, Psychology Building, Room 110, (512) 245-2285.

Department and Communication Studies The Department of Communication Studies at Texas State is a nationally and internationally recognized department that includes undergraduate and graduate programs in organizational communication, rhetoric and persuasive communication, instructional communication, interpersonal communication, communication training and development. The graduate program in Communication Studies has been rated as one of the top Communication Master of Arts degree programs in the U.S. Fifteen full-time faculty members are active in state, regional, national and international associations and are widely published in professional journals. The department has established collaborative research projects, faculty and student exchanges or faculty visiting scholar appointments with schools around the world. The department proudly sponsors the student honor society Lambda Pi Eta, The COMM Club and the internationally recognized Texas State forensics program. Continued on page B3


Friday, June 1, 2007 Institute for Environmental and Industrial Science The IEIS exists to apply the multidisciplinary, scientific and technological expertise of Texas State to the solution of industrial and environmental problems. IEIS includes the following centers. Center for Coatings and Bio-Based Technology: the mission of the center is to be a leading academic organization that provides scientific knowledge for understanding and expanding the technology of coatings and of sustainable raw materials as they relate to paints, coatings, polymers, cement additives and fibers. Center for Nanophase Research: One of the major focuses of the center is the research in the area of polymer/clay nanocomposites includes synthesis, characterization and surface modification of platy nanoparticles, production of polymer nanocomposites. New areas of research include self-assembly of molecules on nanoparticles, interaction of nanoparticles with biological molecules, and nanowires for electronic applications. The center conducts the research and developmental in fire-resistant, fire-retardant and ablation resistant polymeric materials to serve the needs of government and industry. Nanomaterials Application Center: The Nanomaterials Application Center coordinates, facilitates and participates in nanoscience and nanoengineering applications and expedites commercialization of inventions. Waste Minimization and Management Research Center: The Center, established in 1998, works toward the utilization and mitigation of waste, through the identification and optimization of resources and processes for the Texas petrochemical industry. IEIS is happy to assist faculty with procurement of research funding and to provide technical expertise to the university when requested. We encourage students to be involved in our research efforts and invite all interested parties to visit our Web site at www. txstate.edu/ieis or call us at (512) 245-7780.

Computer Science Department Many students are surprised to learn that our Computer Science Department has such deep roots. From the late 1960s to the present, we have been at the forefront of computing education and awarded some of the first bachelor’s degrees in computer science in the state. We’ve retained our excellence in quality education, as evidenced by IBM’s “Master the Mainframe” contest in which two of our students this year bested over 1000 entrants from almost 80 universities; yet, we’ve taken on a new role in applied research in the Texas Corridor. These efforts range from digital forensics and the recovery of data from damaged CDs for the intelligence community to characterizing the flow of program instructions to better predict processor performance during the early design stages. This isn’t a faculty effort only: this summer, we’ve awarded research stipends to undergraduates to support their involvement in these and other projects. We offer both graduate and undergraduate degrees at Round Rock with minimal local coursework. Our students can participate in an entrepreneurship program. We offer workshops to students at low cost so that they can acquire skills with specific packages. We have an extremely popular internship program. Our labs are among the best in the nation. For more details, check out www.cs.txstate. edu or just drop by our department faculty and students.

Department of Family & Consumer Sciences Our programs prepare students for professions in the public and private sectors, and for engagement in local and global communities. Our undergraduate programs include: Fashion Merchandising which explores all areas of fashion from manufacturing to retailing and investigate a variety of products from concept to consumer. The Interior Design program has been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation which ensures students gain skills and knowledge in ideation and concept development, sketching, drafting, space planning, stylistic history and design theory, materials and construction, life safety codes and business practices. Nutrition and Foods is where students learn the scientific basis

ON CAMPUS for consuming a diet based primarily on whole foods, and learn how to practically apply sound principles of nutrition. Graduates prepare for careers in a variety of food or health-related industries, post-graduate certification as registered dietitians, or acceptance into graduate programs. Family and Child Development majors gain knowledge related to development across the lifespan, family relationships, family interaction, family and cultural diversity, family policy, program administration, guidance and developmentally appropriate curriculum planning for young children. Family and Consumer Science enhances personal and family life across the life span as majors merge the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. In addition we offer a graduate program in Family and Child Studies, and a post-graduate certification Dietetic Internship program, with additional programs on the way.

Department of Communication Disorders The Department of Communication Disorders has a long history of preparing well-qualified speech-language pathologists to work with individuals exhibiting communication disorders. A communication disorder affects an individual’s ability to hear, speak, understand, read and/or write. Speech-language pathologists and audiologists diagnose and treat communication disorders and are employed in a variety of settings. The Department of Communication Disorders offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. This degree prepares undergraduate students to enter the graduate program since a graduate degree is the entry-level degree required to become a speech-language pathologist. Students can earn the Master of Science in Communication Disorders or the Master of Arts (thesis option). Graduates meet all academic and clinical requirements for licensure in the State of Texas and the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language upon earning the graduate degree. The graduate curriculum is clinically oriented and designed to prepare monolingual and bilingual clinicians for employment in a variety of settings. The facilities of the Texas State Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offer opportunities for students to use state-of-the-art technology and equipment to diagnose and treat individuals with a wide variety of communication disorders. Off-campus clinical practicum sites are available throughout the Central Texas region and in numerous states.

Clinical Laboratory Science Program The Clinical Laboratory Science Program prepares students for a career in Clinical Laboratory Science. The clinical laboratory scientist, or a medical technologist, plays a major role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. Clinical laboratory scientists use sophisticated laboratory instruments to perform tests in microbiology, immunology, immunohematology, hematology and clinical chemistry. Texas State offers a four-year curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science. The program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Graduates are eligible to take the certification examination as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist of the National Credentialing Agency and the certification examination for the Medical Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. The requirements during the first two years of study include courses in biology, chemistry and mathematics along with courses in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences. The junior and senior years combine clinical experiences in the affiliated clinical laboratories with advanced academic study in the laboratory science disciplines. Because class size is limited due to the availability of space in the clinical affiliates, admission to the senior year is competitive and not guaranteed. Applications are available from the Clinical Laboratory Science Program Office in the Health Professions Building, Room 350-B. For more information about the CLS Program, check our Web site, www.health.txstate.edu/cls. Continued on page B5

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Friday, June 1, 2007 Department of Art and Design As Part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, Texas State’s Department of Art and Design offers one of the most vital programs in the state of Texas. We have more than 60 faculty members from diverse educational and professional backgrounds who are dedicated to fostering the development of the conceptual and technical abilities necessary for artistic expression. Additionally, our faculty is committed to helping students bridge the gap between the classroom and goals for the future. Whether you continue your studies at the graduate level or begin a career in teaching or the communication design field, a degree from Texas State is the perfect entrance into the professional world of art and design. In our efforts to extend your educational experience at Texas State beyond the classroom, we have developed travel and alternative study opportunities in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, England, Italy, Mexico, Japan and Korea. An active internship program is available for junior and senior students, providing excellent work experience before graduation.

Department of Anthropology Anthropology is the multidisciplinary study of human origins, prehistory, language and culture. Our classes offer intriguing approaches to understanding physical and cultural diversity within a global perspective. Particular strengths of our department include primate behavior; the archaeology of Texas, the Southwest, and Latin America; application of anthropology to forensic investigations involving human remains and contemporary cultures of Africa and Latin America. We also offer exceptional opportunities for field schools. Anthropology majors have the chance to conduct internships with local organizations such as museums, immigrant and refugee agencies, cultural resource management firms, environmental groups and much more. A major in anthropology leading to either the B.A. or B.S. degree is appropriate for those seeking a solid liberal arts education that incorporates hands-on experiences in addition to intensive scholarship. An anthropology minor

ON CAMPUS strengthens any major by providing a cross-cultural perspective, but it also permits students to develop an emphasis on a single specialization within our department. Visit us on the Web at www. txstate.edu/anthropology.

Educational Administration and Psychological Services Department The Educational Administration and Psychological Services Department has a special mission within the university: a focus on graduate education, the preparation of professionals who will provide leadership in the schools and public and private agencies of Texas. The multi-disciplinary and multicultural nature of our department provides opportunities to model collaboration across disciplines and to learn from one another as we promote respect for all cultures and individuals. The Educational Administration program emphasizes a 21st century approach to the study of educational administration and supervision. This program provides an opportunity for individuals to earn a Master of Education degree or a Master of Arts degree with a major in education and community leadership. All faculty members are experienced public school teachers and administrators. This practical background enables the professors to demonstrate to students the manner by which ideas, techniques and policy studies may be applied in a school setting. The School Psychology Program prepares students to become skilled clinicians and problem solvers serving children, schools and families. Coursework in the areas of school-based psychoeducational assessment, counseling and consultation build competencies for professional practice as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. The Graduate Program in Counseling at Texas State is designed to provide the necessary training and course work to meet most academic requirements for credentialing and professional work in schools and mental health agencies. We believe that a well-prepared counselor is involved in and committed to a process of intentional growth that promotes pro-social autonomy, lifelong learning and

The University Star - Page B5 ethical behavior. These ideals are fostered within a dynamic and multi-modal learning setting in which diversity, critical thinking, self-in-context, scholarship, praxis and the creation and integration of knowledge are celebrated. The Professional Counseling Department offers both M.A. and M.Ed. degree plans. The M.A. Degree in Professional Counseling offers two emphases within the program. The M.Ed. Degree in Counseling and Guidance offers two emphases of interest. For more information, call Stan Carpenter, professor and department chair, at (512) 245-8851 or e-mail at stanc@txstate.edu.

Department of Theatre and Dance The students, faculty and alumni of the Department of Theatre and Dance have been nationally and internationally recognized for their accomplishments. For each of the last seven years, we have sent a student to the Kennedy Center as a national finalist in the American College Theatre Festival. In addition to our six undergraduate degrees and masters program, we offer a study abroad with the Royal Shakespeare Institute and do an annual New York Showcase for our graduating bachelor students. Faculty members have presented their work in Prague, Athens, Paris, Brussels, Costa Rica and Mexico. In the U.S., faculty members have worked at numerous regional theatres and Shakespeare festivals, and have been invited speakers at national conferences. Alumni have acted on Broadway, starred in television shows and directed major motion pictures; they have won Emmy awards and been nominated for Tony Awards. Our upcoming main stage season includes “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “A Chorus Line,” “The Piano Lesson,” “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” and “Backyard Story.” We have a studio theatre season and an At-Random theatre season as well. For more information go to: www.theatreanddance.txstate.edu.

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Page B6 - The University Star portunity to seek a degree on a part time basis and through distance learning methods such as the Internet, off campus courses, CLEP tests and correspondence. Originally established in 1973, Occupational Education has graduated approximately 6,000 students. Many have moved to new fields and locations in and out of Texas. Students who have extensive work experience or who have an Associates degree, especially in the technical area, are potential candidates. In addition, students who are veterans will find that the transfer of military credit from the Community College of the Air Force as well as other non-collegiate credits. Finally, some traditional students who seek an interdisciplinary degree plan may find the concept of the program useful to their career goals. Students may seek our two Masters degree that also allows flexibility and individualized degree planning. For more information go to www. oced.txstate.edu or call (512) 245-2115 and ask to speak to an undergraduate or graduate advisor.

The McCoy College of Business Administration The McCoy College of Business Administration, through supportive faculty and staff, prepares students to meet the challenges of a dynamic business world by providing an application-based, collaborative learning environment specifically focusing on information technology, oral and written communication, critical thinking and teamwork. The McCoy College, located on the west side of campus, in McCoy Hall, is divided into five academic departments and offers a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree with majors in Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Economics, Finance, Management, Management

ON CAMPUS with teaching certification and Marketing. The McCoy College graduate program offers the following graduate degrees: MBA, a Master of Accountancy, an Integrated BBA in Accounting and an MS in Accounting and Information Technology. Students may also choose to minor in business or complete a certificate program in Computer Information Systems, Financial Planning or Latin American Business. Please feel welcome to visit McCoy Hall or log onto our Web site at www.business.txstate.edu.

Department of Respiratory Care The Respiratory Care Practitioner is a primary healthcare team member that assesses patients with breathing disorders in the ER, the ICU and many other areas of the hospital. He or she works directly with physicians on newborn, pediatric or adult patients to analyze oxygen levels and breathing difficulty. Respiratory therapists administer medications prescribed by physicians to relieve breathing distress and assist in pulmonary treatments and diagnostics. Currently, there is an incredible national shortage of registered respiratory therapists with a BS degree. The Department of Respiratory Care at Texas State is fully accredited and is the largest university-based bachelor degree program in the nation offering this challenging career with sub-specialties in acute care, critical care, emergency care, home care, pulmonary rehab, diagnostic testing, management, research, sleep studies and medical equipment sales. Upon completion of the first three years of the program, students are eligible to sit for the national board exams and become a registered respiratory therapists (RRT). Our freshman introductory course, RC 1313

“Introduction to Respiratory Care,” is an openenrollment course for anyone interested in learning about this high-demand, well-paid member of the healthcare team. Interested students can apply for entrance into the RC Program at the end of the introductory course for a promising, bright career in this exciting medical profession. Register today for Course Index 304379 and visit our Web site at www.health.txstate.edu/rc. You can also check out the RC profession at www.aarc. org — click on “Career” and watch the QuickTime video “Life & Breath.” The Department of Respiratory Care offers both an undergraduate and graduate program in polysomnography, or sleep studies. Students completing the course of studies are eligible to immediately sit for the national board exam and become a Registered Polysomnographic Technologists. For more information about the Department of Respiratory Care, contact Dr. Gregg Marshall, Chair, Room 350A in the Health Professions Building or call (512) 245-8243.

Texas State in Ireland program Each summer II session, the Texas State in Ireland program takes 15 students to the vibrant southern city of Cork, Ireland, where they study Irish Literature and Travel Writing (for six hours of upper-level English credit) while also participating in group excursions to such sites as the Rock of Cashel, the Dingle Peninsula, Gougane Barra Forest and the Aran Islands. The Irish are a famously friendly people, and a five-week stay in Ireland allows students to experience Irish culture first-hand. The program is quite popular, often filling by late-October, so interested students should early in the fall semester contact Steve Wilson at (512) 245-7680 or by e-mail at sw13@txstate.edu. Scholarships are available. More information can be found at www.english.txstate.edu/ireland/index.html.

Get a Jump-Start With CLEP® At the Testing, Research-Support and Evaluation Center (TREC) The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP®) gives you the opportunity to receive college credit through testing in a variety of subject areas such as Management, Biology and Psychology. By taking advantage of CLEP testing, you can save time and money and move more quickly into advanced course work. How do you begin to earn college credit through CLEP? 1) See which CLEP tests are available at Texas State. Go to the web site for TREC and look for CLEP under “Credit by Exams.” www.txstate.edu/ trec/cbe/clep.html. 2) Start studying. Get a college textbook and review the CLEP tutorial online. See the Alkek library for the CLEP® Official Study Guide. 3) Contact TREC at (512) 245-2276 for testing dates, times and prices. 4) See your academic advisor to be sure the CLEP test you choose is right for your degree plan. 5) Allow at least two hours to complete the test. Pay for the test and take it on the same day. No advanced registration is needed.

Friday, June 1, 2007 The Nanomaterials Application Center Mission of the Nanomaterials Application Center is to coordinate, facilitates and participates in the development of nanoscience and nanoengineering applications to expedite the commercialization of inventions. Our goals are: ▸Enable collaboration and development of strategic partnerships among commercial organizations, high technology entrepreneurs and academic researchers. ▸Accelerate the development of high technology and the dissemination of these developments in order to expedite commercialization. ▸Enhance the environment for emerging and existing technology companies by providing a base of scientists, engineers and technicians who are fully cognizant of all aspects of the technologies and their applications. ▸Develop an interactive collaboration of international academic institutions to provide a broad range of research expertise with a wide selection of leading edge experimental equipment.

The Center for the Study of the Southwest The Center for the Study of the Southwest at Texas State engages faculty and students in the richness and diversity of the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico and gives focus to intercultural studies through examining the region’s people, institutions, history and physical and cultural ecology. We are a partner of the Southwest Regional Humanities Center. The Center offers an 18-hour minor in Southwestern Studies. An intercultural, interdisciplinary approach increases awareness of and sensitivity to the diversity of ethnic and cultural traditions in the area. Students examine the images, myths and perceptions of the region in light of historic records. Students discover the physical and cultural characteristics that distinguish the Southwest from other regions of the U.S. For more information call Director Mark Busby at (512) 245-2224, visit the Web site at or stop by the swrhc.txstate.edu/cssw/ office at Brazos Hall, Room 214.

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University Departments, Programs Offices The LBJ Student Center The LBJ Student Center hopes to become an important part of your Texas State family by providing services and programs that enhance your academic experience and foster a sense of community. We offer opportunities for leadership development, involvement and personal and professional growth. Centrally located between Alkek Library and the McCoy College of Business, the LBJ Student Center is a destination for every Texas State student. Often referred to as LBJ, the center is a main stop in the campus bus system and a central meeting point for students. Students have come here to hear noted speakers such as Maya AngeContinued on page B7


Friday, June 1, 2007 lou, David Robinson and Spike Lee. Many services are centrally located here to help ease your hectic schedule. Shopping, dining, computer labs, study areas and student services such as Career Services can all be found here. Visit our Web site at www.lbsjc.txstate.edu. For general information by phone, contact the LBJ Student Center Information Desk at (512) 245-8686, the director’s office at (512) 245-3459, or the activities desk at (512) 245-3219.

The Office of Community Relations The Texas State Office of Community Relations helps to engage students in the local community while connecting community needs with university resources. Kim Porterfield and Holly Lazenby make up the university’s Community Relations department. They run three annual major outreach programs benefiting the local community as well as the university, and drive to achieve the mission of “connecting university resources to community needs.” Bobcat Build is a service event that matches about 3,000 Texas State students with more than 150 jobsites in the community. About 1,000 United Way of Hays County agency clients, school district families and other needy residents shop for free each summer at Pack It Up and Pass It On. Hundreds of items donated by Texas State students moving out of residence halls and on-campus apartment complexes are given at the event. Community Relations has brought more than 6,000 San Marcos CISD students to campus for visits that include information to help younger students and their parents be ready academically and financially to enter university. Community Relations also publishes the bi-weekly “Focus on Texas State” page, an in-kind contribution valued at more than $30,000 annually from the San Marcos Daily Record. The page features university events open to the public and stories about student service in the community. Finally, the department serves as the community’s liaison with the university through representation on numerous committees, board of directors and involvement in community-based initiatives. Student interns positions are available. For more information, call (512) 245-9645 or visit www.txstate.edu/community.

ON CAMPUS in exhilarating and stress-reducing activities for an additional fee. Certified personal trainers are available to help guide workout programs and to assist with nutritional counseling. Group exercise classes are available with the hottest cardio workouts available, including Power Flex, water aerobics and indoor cycling. Intramural Sports offers structured leagues and tournaments to allow students to participate in individual, dual and team competitions. Most events and activities include men’s, women’s and co-ed divisions, as well as various skill levels. The Sport Clubs program currently consists of 21 registered student organizations that compete against other colleges and universities throughout the state and nation. The Outdoor Recreation program includes outdoor equipment rental, the Adventure Trip Program, the Outdoor Center and the University Camp in Wimberley. Also, the Group Oriented Achievement and Learning (G.O.A.L.) Program, Texas State’s Challenge/ Ropes Course and Sewell Park offer faculty and staff a place to play. Contact the Outdoor Center for more information. The Texas State Golf Course, located at the Aquarena Center is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. A pro shop, snack bar and cart and club rentals are available through the clubhouse. Faculty and staff members, as well as students, receive a discounted price.

The Writing Center If you have something to write — a research paper, an essay exam, a resume, a poem — you have to get in touch with The Writing Center. Trained tutors will work with you individually at any point in the writing process to take your writing to the next level. Whether you’re a first-year student or working on your doctoral dissertation, we can help. Please call (512) 245-3018 to set up a face-to-face appointment at the Writing Center, located in Flowers Hall, Room G09. Or, if you prefer to work online, go to writingcenter.english.txstate.edu/bobcatchat.html to book your Bobcat Chat tutoring session. Yep, even if you can’t make it to campus, you can still receive one on one instruction and walk away with a revised paper. Three thousand students a semester can’t be wrong! Here’s what a recent Writing Center client had to say, “The Writing Center takes decent writing and makes it phenomenal.” Visit the Writing Center early and often. Our services are free.

The University Star - Page B7 lengthy legal documents. When your case cannot be handled by this office, you will be referred to local attorneys for further, more direct legal representation. For more information, stop by the office located in the LBJ Student Center, Room 5-8.1 or call (512) 245-2370.

Technology Resources & Information Technology Assistance Center Operating under the Division of Information Technology, Technology Resources provides secure, robust and cost-effective information technologies to Texas State. In doing so, we support critical technological functions such as academic instruction, administration, student services, research activities, human resources and financial services. We deliver secure telephone, computing and Internet access as well as provide customer-focused technical support and training to assure optimal use of information technology. To that end, we are developing one centralized point of contact, the Information Technology Assistance Center, or ITAC, which will focus on creating a positive “help” experience for the end user, with prompt and courteous problem resolution. Our staff is trained to assist Texas State faculty, students and staff with desktop hardware and software problems, printer and peripheral equipment problems, NetIDs, passwords, university network outages and a myriad of other issues. With call-in, walk-up or e-mail accessibility, the people of ITAC will offer the technical expertise, the patience, and the willingness to go that extra mile and ensure superior customer satisfaction. Call, e-mail or come by — ITAC opens fall 2007. Located at MCS 261, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 512.245.ITAC (4822) helpdesk@txstate.edu www.tr.txstate.edu

Advising Centers Serve Students

Intercollegiate Athletics

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Texas State’s athletic department sponsors 16 Division I intercollegiate sports programs which all compete in the Southland Conference. The program sponsors nine women’s programs and seven men’s programs. Texas State student-athletes strive for athletic success and excel in the classroom. They have established record grade point averages in each of the past three semesters. This past year Texas State had two Southland Conference Student-Athletes of the Year in their respective sports. Through its success on the playing fields and courts, the Bobcats have won the Commissioner’s Cup two of the past four years. The honor is awarded to the Southland Conference member university with the highest combined standings for each of its sports programs. Texas State has also won the Southland Conference Women’s All-Sports Trophy for seven straight years.

KTSW-FM 89.9, Texas State’s student-run radio station, broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with 10,500 watts of power. The KTSW signal covers a large portion of the Austin-San Antonio corridor. KTSW provides learning opportunities for all Texas State students in the areas of music programming, sports broadcasting, broadcast media sales, news writing and reporting, radio station promotions, Web site design, graphic design, sound design, computer network management, office management, program direction and station management. All staff members are Texas State students. Participation is open to any qualified Texas State applicant from any major. Appointments for summer and fall staff are made in the late spring, and spring appointments are chosen in the late fall. Contact KTSW at ktsw@txstate.edu or (512) 245-3490 for application information.

“The student is the most important person on campus.” Our belief in this principle keeps us focused on our goal to provide accessible, friendly and accurate advising for students. College Advising Centers are designed to meet this goal. Professional advisors in the advising centers are available to help students deal with the educational process. We’ve all heard the old maxim that part of getting a degree is being able to negotiate the hurdles. Our expectation is the advising centers make negotiating the hurdles much easier. From declaring a major to planning a course of study to getting a degree audit to applying for graduation — the personnel in the advising centers are there to provide information, guide and direct. Academic Advisors are responsible for assisting students in planning their programs and for monitoring their progress toward their educational goals. Students should be reminded, however, that they still have responsibilities as advisees. They are responsible for gathering relevant information, for clarifying their goals, for being knowledgeable about policies, procedures and requirements and for accepting responsibility for decisions. To find contact information for college and departmental advisors, please visit the Advising Centers’ Web site at www.txstate. edu/ucollege/adv/

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Office of the Attorney for Students

Custodial Operations

The Department of Campus Recreation is excited about the endless opportunities we have in store for you. Be on the lookout for the progress of the Student Recreation Center’s expansion this year. Expected opening date is fall of 2008. Informal Recreation includes the Student Recreation Center and the Aqua Sports Center. The SRC offers six racquetball courts, a 6,000-square-foot weight room, top-of-the-line cardiovascular machines, four basketball/volleyball courts, indoor elevated track, aerobics studio, multi-purpose room, locker rooms and a snack bar. The Aqua Sports Center offers an eight-lane 25-yard swimming pool. Fitness and Wellness provides students a chance to participate

The Office of the Attorney for Students provides licensed attorneys who are available to evaluate Texas State students’ problems and advise them of their rights, options and obligations. It’s Free! Student Service Fees fund this office. As a result if you are a registered student, you are entitled to the services provided by this office. If you need legal assistance, contact our staff to make an appointment either by calling or coming by in person. You will be scheduled in the first available opening that is convenient for you. The attorney will assist you in informal resolutions of disputes through fact-finding, negotiation or mediation. The heavy caseload prevents the attorney from representing you in court or drafting

Custodial Operations services Academic, Auxiliary, Athletic and several off campus buildings. Residence Halls are serviced by Residence Life Custodial staff. Custodial Operations is one department within Facilities under the VP of Finance and Support Services Division. Leadership consists of the Director of Custodial Operations I. Aldape, Jr., Assistant Director Kim Graves and Custodial Crew Supervisor Mary Pardo and four crew supervisors. It is staffed with 127 employees, 24 hours a day, Monday through Friday, on three work shifts: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4 p.m. to 12 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Continued on page B9


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Friday, June 1, 2007 How can Custodial Operations service you? Custodial Operations is responsible for the cleaning of the interior of the designated buildings. Exterior cleaning issues are serviced by Grounds Maintenance. In some cases, special cleaning requests outside the normal routine cleaning schedule will require the customer to provide a department’s account number for labor and supplies (please call to find out if your request will require this information). Requests are generated through Facility Focus. The department encourages everyone to report any cleaning issues and requests through their building administrative office/department or directly to Custodial Operations main office at (512) 245-2181, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After hours emergencies may be reported to Co-gen at (512) 245-2108. Welcome aboard, enjoy the facilities and we hope to hear from you!

Texas State Auxiliary Services Auxiliary Services is the administrative office for a range of resources that make campus life easier. From office supplies to ID cards, textbooks to banner printing, bus service to color copies, we’re here for you every day of the year. Our student services include: ▸University Bookstore at the LBJ Student Center (512) 245-2273 www.bookstore.txstate.edu ▸Bobcat Tram Shuttle Bus System (512) 754-8993 www.txstate.edu/tram ▸Chartwells Dining & Catering Services (512) 245-9930 www.dineoncampus.com/txstate ▸ID Services/BobcatCard at the LBJ Student Center (512) 245-2297 www.idservices.txstate.edu ▸Copy Cats On the lower floor of Nueces, across from Beretta Hall

ON CAMPUS (512) 245-2684 www.copycat.txstate.edu ▸Copier Services (512) 245-2585 www.aux-serv.txstate.edu/copierservices.htm For assistance with any of these services, visit us online at www. aux-srvcs.txstate.edu, call us at (512) 245-2585, or stop by at the LBJ Student Center, Room 3-2.50.

Financial Aid and Scholarships Greetings Bobcats! Welcome to Texas State. Our mission is to provide you with financial assistance. To learn more, visit www.finaid.txstate.edu. Access your financial aid file online anywhere 24 hours a day, seven days a week via My Financial Aid on Catsweb. You can access your file status, your awards and view your disbursements. We wish you the best for the 2007-2008 school year!

The Alcohol and Drug Resource Center The Alcohol and Drug Resource Center sponsors a year-round program of activities that encourage personal wellness and healthy lifestyle choices. The center offers confidential, individual counseling to those affected by alcohol and/or other drugs. Lectures and education programs are made available by ADRC staff and peer educators to academic classes, organization and residence halls. Resource materials for papers or class projects, interviews or for personal use are available at no cost. For more information, call Judy Row, Director, (512) 245-3601. The peer education group, The Network, is a committed group of students reaching out to other students to share information about health behaviors important to college students and students in area schools. Students receive training on a wide variety of health issues. Men Against Violence, also a peer education group, promotes awareness of violence on campus and in our society so progress toward nonviolence can become a reality. Contact Julie Eckert, Peer

The University Star - Page B9 Education Coordinator, (512) 245-3601, for more information on either of these peer education programs. SWAT (Students With Alternative Transportation) is a free safe ride home program staffed by volunteers. This group operates on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. For a safe ride home, call (512) 805-SWAT. To volunteer or find out more, visit the web site at www.adrc.txstate.edu. The state certified and mandated MIP/Alcohol Awareness class is offered at least once a month through the center. The cost for this 6-hour course is $50. Call Cheryl Harper, (512) 245-3601, for dates, times and registration information. You can also sign up to do community service assigned by the courts or the university. Marijuana 101 program is also offered through the center. Each year, ADRC offers mini grants of $200 each to assist student organizations in their alcohol and drug free social and educational programming efforts. Applications are available in the office, LBJSC, Room 5-4.1 or online at our Web site.

Alkek Library Special Collections One visit to Texas State’s Special Collections Department and you’re sure to make a return trip. Special Collections proudly houses the Southwestern Writers Collection, the Wittliff Gallery of Southwestern and Mexican Photography and the Texas State University Archives and Publications, all in one convenient location on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library. Stop by and ask about the research topics possible within our unique and interesting holdings. Attend a reading, lecture or one of the many other exciting events offered every semester. Or simply take a study break and be inspired by an exhibit of world-class photography, southwestern literature or costumes and props from Lonesome Dove — there’s always something intriguing on display. You can also find us at the University Bookstore where award-winning volumes from the Southwestern Writers Collection and the Wittliff Gallery book series are for sale. Exhibits are usually open daily (closed breaks and holidays) and summer hours fluctuate — please call ahead before visiting: (512) Continued on page B10


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ON CAMPUS 245-2313 or check the hours online. Archives may be accessed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays), and at other times by appointment. Call (512) 245-2313 for more information, or visit Special Collections online for exhibits, calendar of events and more: www.library.txstate. edu/spec-coll

The River Systems Institute The River Systems Institute’s programs and projects demonstrate our deep commitment to the careful stewardship of the world’s freshwater resources. Conceptually, river systems include rivers and the springs, streams, aquifers and watersheds that feed them, as well as lakes, bays and estuaries into which they flow. The main focus of the institute is to promote a holistic approach to the management of river systems where key principles of sustainability and equitable use guide sound water policy. The institute serves as an integrating mechanism for the university’s multidisciplinary expertise in aquatic resources. Texas State is home to a distinguished array of departments and research centers engaged in critical scholarly work on water management issues. The institute’s projects create new opportunities to disseminate this significant repository of knowledge and information to the community at large. Texas Watch is a network of trained volunteers and supportive partners that work together to gather information about the natural resources of Texas and to ensure the information is available to all Texans. It is administered through a cooperative partnership between the River Systems Institute, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Currently, over 400 Texas Watch volunteers collect water quality data on lakes, rivers, streams, wetlands, bays, bayous and estuaries in Texas. Located at the headwaters of the San Marcos Springs, Aquarena Center serves as the institute’s environmental learning center dedicated to protecting, conserving and educating the public on the important role that water plays in everyone’s daily life. By forging strong partnerships with the community, the institute hopes to foster practical solutions to the real-world problems of water resource management. As use and sustainability takes center stage in a global economy, cooperative strategies must secure the protection of this irreplaceable resource — water.

Round Rock Higher Education Center Did you know Texas State has a campus located in Round Rock, Texas? The first building opened in August 2005 and approximately 1,400 Texas State students attended during the Spring 2007 semester. The second building will house the St. David’s School of Nursing, which will open in 2010. The Round Rock Higher Education Center is a partnership between Austin Community College (ACC) and Texas State. ACC offers the freshman and sophomore classes, and Texas State offers upper-level and graduate classes. Currently nine undergraduate and 12 graduate degrees are offered at this campus, and more are under development. You can find a complete listing of degrees and

Friday, June 1, 2007 other information at www.rrhec.txstate.edu. For more information call: (512) 716-4001, or email rrhec.txstate.edu

MiCASA College Assistance Migrant Program MiCASA (Migrant Center for Academic Student Achievement) CAMP is a new program on campus under the College of Applied Arts. It is housed at the Center for Migrant Education at the Ivey-Moore House. The MiCASA College Assistance Migrant Program (MiCASA CAMP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to help migrant or seasonal farm workers and their children go to college. MiCASA CAMP is designed to specifically help first-time freshman at Texas State University-San Marcos, succeed as they begin their college careers. Scholarships are available to first-time freshman if they meet the following requirements: ▸The student or the student’s parents must have worked at least 75 days in the last 24 months as a migrant or seasonal farm worker in the areas of agriculture, dairy, fisheries, or forestry. ▸Have a high school diploma ▸Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S. ▸Be Pell eligible ▸Accepted into Texas State University-San Marcos Applications are accepted year- round. If you believe you qualify for a scholarship or have questions call Anna M. Moczygemba, Coordinator at (512) 245-1365.

Study Abroad The study abroad experience expands students’ intellectual and personal development as they become immersed in other cultures. A variety of programs are available to students, ranging from direct enrollment in an institution abroad for a full academic year to participation in Texas State faculty-led programs for a summer. The credit a student earns may be applied toward a degree at Texas State. Most of the financial aid that students receive for studying on the Texas State campus may also be applied toward Texas State study abroad programs. Qualified Texas State students are also eligible for the International Education Fee Scholarship. To learn more about Texas State study abroad, call (512) 245-1967, stop by our offices at Academic Services Building North, Room 302 or visit us at studyanywhere.txstate.edu and click on “Study Abroad.”

Correspondence Studies Correspondence study provides an alternate method for students to earn college credit. It is self-directed and self-paced, yet the courses parallel those taught in the traditional classroom. Students can take courses from any location and may enroll in courses at any time during the academic year. To learn more about Texas State correspondence study, call (512) 245-2622, stop by our office at Academic Services Building North, Room 302 or visit us at studyanywhere.txstate.edu and click on Correspondence Studies.

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Extension courses are offered on the Texas State campus and at various off-campus locations through the Office of Extension Studies. These course offerings tend to be limited and include the language courses Italian, Japanese, Latin and Portuguese. While these courses are not offered every semester, you can find out which courses are planned by visiting us at studyanywhere.txstate. edu and clicking on “Extension Studies.”

Student Learning Assitance Center (SLAC) SLACing: What College is All About The SLAC Learning Lab offers walk-in tutoring in areas including accounting, math, writing, CIS, history, English, philosophy, the sciences and modern languages. During the fall and spring semesters, SLACers can find one-to-one help Monday through Friday and on Sundays. Simply bring your student ID to use SLAC lab services. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a nontraditional approach to tutoring that finds “killer” courses and selects subject-savvy students to facilitate group study sessions each week of the semester for that course. SI Leaders know not only the subject matter, but also they know your professors and what you are working on. Texas State offers SI in classes ranging from the liberal arts such as History 1310 and 1320 to science- and math-based courses including Chemistry 1341 and 1342 and selected honors courses. Visit us on the fourth floor of the Alkek Library, online at www. txstate.edu/slac, or give us a call at (512) 245-2515. Welcome to Texas State and prepare to SLAC!

Student Academic Support Programs Student Academic Support Programs have joined forces in an effort to better reach students. We encourage you to find the program that best suits your learning preferences. Whether you like small group interaction or individual attention, SASP has something for you. The Athletic Academic Center, or AAC, assists NCAA student athletes through mentoring and tutoring. For more information, visit the AAC on the second floor of ASB-North, check the web at www.txstatebobcats.com and select “academic services” or call (512) 245-2978. The Collaborative Learning Community (CLC) supports science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines through tutoring in biology, chemistry, math and physics. The CLC offers mentoring, career assistance, and workshops for students majoring in STEM disciplines, but any student in a STEM course may find help here. For more information, visit www.txstate.edu/ hlsamp or call (512) 245-1674. The Math Lab offers personal and computer-based tutoring for all levels of math. Students may access Math Lab resources via the Internet by having an active Texas State account and a math ID from the Math Lab. Visit the Lab in Derrick Hall, Room 233 or 339, the Web site at www.txstate.edu/math or call (512) 245-

ON CAMPUS 2551. Student Support Services (SSS) provides academic, personal, career and financial counseling to students who meet any one of three criteria: status as a first-generation college student, ability to demonstrate financial need and/or status as having a documented learning or physical disability. Visit www.msa.txstate.edu/sss/ or call 512-245-2275 for more information. The Writing Center provides assistance in all forms of writing, as well as tutoring for the GSP, writing portion of the THEA, English ExCET and TOEFL. Call (512) 245-3018 or drop by to make an appointment. You can also visit writingcenter.english.txstate.edu for GSP practice quizzes, handouts or Bobcat Chat (synchronous online tutoring).

Off Campus Student Services Welcome to Texas State and San Marcos! The Off Campus Student Services (OCSS) office works within the Department of Campus Activities and Student Organizations (CASO) to ensure our commuter students have the services to assist them in succeeding at Texas State. OCSS was designed to provide programs and connections to help meet your unique needs to succeed at Texas State. Please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Bloomquist, OCSS Student Manager, or Adam Ross, OCSS Assistant Manager, at (512) 2453539, or by email at OCSS@txstate.edu. For more information, come visit us on the fourth floor of the LBJ Student Center, Suite, 4-11.1, or check out our Web site at www.lbjsc.txstate.edu/caso/ commute/new/index.asp.

Student Business Services Student Business Services would like to extend a great big “Welcome to Texas State” to all of our new students and a “Good to See You Again” to our returning students. Student Business Services is responsible for the billing and receipting of student payments for tuition and fees, room and board and other semester related fees. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we are located on the first floor of the J.C. Kellam Administration building. Please visit our Web site at www.txstate.edu/sbs for information on tuition and fee rates, refunds, tuition waivers and exemptions and 1098-T information.

Associated Student Government (ASG) The ASG is a governing body of students at Texas State and is a recognized forum of student opinion by the Texas State University System (TSUS) and the Board of Regents. ASG is composed of the legislative, executive and judicial branches. The executive branch is host to the ASG president, vice president and appointed cabinet members. The legislative branch consists of the senate, which is reserved for undergraduate students, and a graduate house that is reserved for graduate students. Finally, the Supreme Court functions within the judicial branch of ASG and is primarily responsible for constitutional review and interpretations.

The University Star - Page B11 The 2007-08 ASG president is Reagan Pugh, and the vice president is Alexis Dabney. They won their respective elections in April and ran on a platform of embracing heritage, pride and the future. They can be contacted at (512) 245-1ASG or (512) 245-1274.

University Mentoring Program The University Mentoring Program is a university-funded program that matches interested new students (freshman or transfers) with mentors who serve as role models, advisors, guides and friends. Their primary function is to help new Texas State students have a successful year. The goal of the program is to increase the academic success and retention of new students. Both mentors and mentees may sign up for the program anytime during the school year, but the best time for mentees is immediately after you have received your acceptance letter to Texas State. All you need to do is complete a short profile of yourself (Mentee Application), and the Mentoring Office will contact you when a match is made. You can download the profile form from our Web site at www.dos. txstate.edu/Programs-and-Services/Mentoring-Program.html If you have questions, call Assistant Dean of Students and Coordinator of the University Mentoring Program Rod Fluker at (512) 245-3449 for more information.

The Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management The Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management office (EHS&RM) is a service-driven department which seeks to provide a high level of customer service while it integrates a wide range of environmental health, safety and risk management programs into the university's education and research mission. EHS&RM provides technical, environmental health, regulatory and related safety management services to the colleges and departments of Texas State. EHS&RM helps the faculty, staff and students develop and implement programs including safety training, emergency response and analysis of specific environmental problems including: chemical safety and hazardous waste management, bio safety, laboratory safety, fire safety, workplace safety, indoor air quality, property and casualty insurance, accident investigation, lead, asbestos, air and water quality, spill response and student employee safety training.

Periodicals, 3rd floor Alkek Library We have all the latest magazines and newspapers for your browsing pleasure, along with the serious journals you’ll need for writing papers. And if we don’t have it here, we can almost surely help you find it on the Web. As for studying, we have both group study areas and private study carrels. Couches, tables and chairs are everywhere. You can plug in a laptop or spread out books and papers. When you need to rest your Continued on page B13


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Friday, June 1, 2007 eyes, the views of foot traffic from the third floor are the best in the library because you can actually distinguish the faces of your friends. When you need a break from taking notes and finding references, we have three copiers to use, and a change machine as well. We also have microfilm for dissertations and theses, old newspapers, documents and we’ll help you with the viewing machines. Librarians and a friendly staff will help you with anything up here. Please visit us to catch up with the latest news, or just for a relaxing place to study.

Texas State Environmental Service Committee Texas State Environmental Service Committee (ESC) - Follow Us to a Greener Future! Conceived in 2000 by the National Association of Environmental Professionals and the Associated Student Government, this committee of students and faculty works toward making positive environmental changes by discussing problems and solutions for the campus and San Marcos. The committee collaborates with other departments and services around campus and administered the fund created by the Environmental Service Fee. We have implemented several successful projects (river clean ups, recycling campaigns, etc.) that you can find out about on our Web site and many more scheduled for the future. The best way to get your environmental concern or project considered by the committee is to submit an application. Help us Green-Up Texas State! Please visit our Web site to find out how you can get involved: www.txstate.edu/esc.

Student Organizations Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity www.studentorgs.txstate.edu/pad

History Club The larger purpose of the club is to promote an understanding of the past as it relates to the present and to use such knowledge for the benefit of its members, the Texas State campus, and community and society more generally. Club members serve this purpose by providing a forum for discussion and debate of historical issues, organizing trips to places of historical interest and participating in campus and community service projects. Rebecca Montgomery, club advisor — rm53@txstate.edu.

The Healthcare Leadership Coalition HLC is the official student organization for the Department of Health Administration in the College of Health Professions. Emerging healthcare leaders are invited to unite among a forum designed to promote academic, professional and social support. www.health.txstate.edu/ha/resources/HLC.html.

Bobcat PRomotions Bobcat PRomotions is a student run public relations agency. Our mission is to provide professional growth opportunities for students and quality public relations for university organizations and the community. Frank Walsh, faculty advisor — fw12@txstate.edu; (512) 2459784 Amy Grill, executive director — ag1342@txstate.edu; (512) 9137365

Student Foundation Student Foundation is one of the university’s premier group of student leaders who serve as ambassadors for Texas State. Student Foundation works with students, alumni and administrators to

strengthen the university by promoting its positive image through various university, leadership and community events. sfoundation@txstate.edu; (512) 245-3469.

Texas State American Marketing Association The Texas State American Marketing Association is an organization with the mission of advancing the practice and appreciation of marketing for students who seek to increase their knowledge and skills through national and local programming, while providing a forum for peer networking and resource development. www.business.txstate.edu/ama/

Psychology Association The Psychology Association is an undergraduate interest group for anyone who is curious about the field of psychology. Our mission is to provide the opportunity for individuals to learn more about the diverse field of psychology and the career and academic opportunities that are available with a psychology degree in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Reiko Graham — rg30@txstate.edu or Crystal Oberle— Oberle@txstate.edu.

Texas State University Men’s Lacrosse www.txstate.ialax.com Men’s lacrosse is a hard-hitting and pulse-pounding experience that fuses hockey, soccer and football into one game. Originally a Native American sport, men’s lacrosse is now the fastest growing sport in America. Texas State Men’s lacrosse is a part of that growth.

Non-Traditional Student Organization Our organization was established to address the specific needs of students who are considered non-traditional. By providing a social network, scholarships, volunteer opportunities and a host of other interactive services and activities we work to make your Texas State experience as good as it can be. Check us out. jporter@txstate.edu; www.studentorgs.txstate.edu/ntso/ LBJ Student Center, Suite 4-3.1.

Texas State Renegade Rugby Club If you like hard hits, fast breakaways and sweet scores, come out and play for the Texas State Renegade Rugby Football Club here at Texas State. We are ranked 4th in the Western Collegiate Division and place in the very top of the state rankings. Come show your Texas State pride and prove that we are not the rising star of Texas, but the greatest! Brian Sauer — bs1193@txstate.edu; (979) 709-7582 www.renegaderugby.com.

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The University Star - Page B13 freshman 15 off then lacrosse might just be the answer. Not only to we recruit women who have played in high school but we teach lacrosse to women that have never even played a sport before. www.freewebs.com/txstatewlax.

Loud Crowd The Loud Crowd is the official student spirit organization of Texas State athletics. Our mission is to promote school pride both on and off campus and create the best home field advantage possible by ensuring that the other teams know “this is our house.” loudcrowd@txstate.edu or visit the Loud Crowd web site www. athletics.txstate.edu/spirit.

Students In Free Enterprise Students In Free Enterprise is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build collegiate Students In Free Enterprise Teams who teach free enterprise in order to better individuals, communities and countries. Angela Bertero, president — ab1273@txstate.edu; (512) 7737668

Psi Chi — National Honor Society in Psychology The members of Psi Chi also offer tutoring in psychology and advice on how to get involved in research, which every psychology student is recommended to do. Keep a look out for this organization if you are involved in the psychology program. Apply for Psi Chi to meet other students in psychology, to be a part of this prestigious organization, and to learn what you need to do to make your undergraduate journey a success! Lindsay Bira, president — lb1197@txstate.edu

Mariachi Nueva Generacion The class is dedicated to the study and performance of the true Mexican art form known as mariachi. Since its creation, the Texas State Mariachi has established itself as one of the leading university mariachis in the State of Texas. The group is directed by the world renowned Manuel Vargas from Mariach Vargas de Tecatitlan. As performers, Mariachi Nueva Generacion is a very active and sought-after ensemble at Texas State. John Lopez — (512) 245-7401.

Salsa Del Rio This ensemble is dedicated to the study and performance of music from Latin America. Some of the popular styles we study include Mambo, Son-Montuno, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Merengue, Guaguanco and many others. Some of the popular artists we study include Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Orquesta de la Luz, Cubanismo, Poncho Sanchez, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Oscar De Leon, Hector Lavoe and many others. John Lopez — (512) 245-7401.

Orchesis Dance Company

The Athletic Marketing Team is a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in sports marketing and game operations. The Team has many opportunities for students interested in gaining hands-on experience and being a part of Bobcat sports. As a member you work directly with the Texas State University Athletic Department and the 16 NCAA Division I intercollegiate sport programs at the university. Peggy Stephens, external operations coordinator, — ms67@txstate. edu; (512) 245-1827

The Orchesis Dance Company is a modern-based group of talented dancers and performers. Orchesis is committed to providing dancers and movers with a home and a place in which to challenge their creativity and broaden their view of art. Not only does Orchesis allow a place to dance but it also gives students a creative outlet. Samantha Furry, artistic director — sf1104@txstate.edu txstate.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2201022004

Texas State Women’s Lacrosse Club

Agriculture Ambassadors

As a club we try to develop skills for both on and off the field, such as leadership, teamwork and determination. We also participate in many events such as fundraising, community service and sports club hosted events which promote our sport. If you are looking to join a sports club, want to try a new sport, or looking to keep that

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Black Women United

National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.

Our purpose is to enhance and empower the true essence of the mind, body and soul of the 21st century phenomenal woman through development of the inner self, community service and fellowship with others. Latasha Peyton — lp1105@txstate.edu Black Women United — blackwomenunited@yahoo.com

If you are a student interested in obtaining the grooming necessary to begin a successful career in business, obtaining competencies that are not taught in the classroom such as business etiquette, networking and money management, then National Association of Black Accountants can equip you with these and more. naba@txstate.edu

Texas State College Republicans

Wildlife Society

Our organization promotes the principles and tenets of the Republican Party and shows how vigilant we are through our activities on and off campus. Joining the College Republicans will bring you many opportunities to meet very important elected officials and many people that would be good to know in your future. Traci W. Adams, chairman — ta1063@txstate.edu; College Republicans — texasstatecr@gmail.com www.texasstatecr.org.

The mission of the Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society is to provide ways for wildlife students to share their interest and knowledge of conservation with others through education and volunteerism. This is an organization with an interest in conservation of all wildlife. We do so primarily through education and volunteering at local area events. wildlifesociety@wildmail.com www.bio.txstate.edu/~wlbio/student/index.html

The National Broadcasting Society

Society for Human Resource Management

The National Broadcasting Society is for students pursuing a career in electronic media. It helps students makes the transition from the classroom to the professional world. The National Broadcasting Society is for students pursuing a career in electronic media. Ray Niekamp, faculty advisor — rn10@txstate.edu

Our student Society for Human Resource Management chapter helps prepare students for careers in human resource management through educational speakers, professional meetings, and networking with human resource professionals. Kay Nicols, chapter advisor — kay.nicols@txstate.edu; Cyndi Klein, chapter president — ck1087@txstate.edu

Harambee Dance Group

Bobcat Equality Alliance

Harambee Dance Group Inc. is a multicultural organization that concentrates on hip-hop dancing and step. When given the opportunity we participate in multiple outreach programs to kids who do not have the benefit of dance classes in their community. We are a very close family-like organization that welcomes anyone with the passion to dance and determination to work hard. Stacy Bratten, president — Dancingqueen5464@aol.com

The Bobcat Equality Alliance is an on campus organization whose goal is to achieve equality on campus and elsewhere for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students. Tyler Ferguson — tf1066@txstate.edu.

Tennis Club Ever played tennis? Want to start? The Texas State Tennis Club is a great way to have fun, meet friends, and most importantly, just abandon school for a couple hours while you take frustrations out on that little yellow ball. The club is full of members of all skill levels, so whether you’re a seasoned veteran of the sport or you are just starting out, you’re sure to have fun and meet new, cool people. Callie Camp — cc1479@txstate.edu; (713) 874-4501

Society of Professional Journalists The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Kym Fox, Gilbert Martinez or Susan Weill, faculty advisors — offices in Old Main.

The Bobcat Lions Club This club is new to Texas State and you can be a charter member if you join before September 1! With nearly 45,000 clubs in 194 countries and geographic areas, Lions Clubs International has become the largest and most successful service organization in the world! As a member of the Bobcat Lions Club, you can make a difference right here at Texas State and the San Marcos community. Rebecca Stockhorst — rs1320@txstate.edu; Lenora Jones — lj1063@txstate.edu; Kristen Franks — kf1116@txstate.edu.

Texas State Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Society What we offer: trips to medical and dental schools, free practice MCATs and DATs, guest speakers, volunteer and physician shadowing opportunities, personal statement workshops, application seminars and a great community of pre-professional Texas State students to aid you in your pre-professional journey. Ryan Purkhiser, president — rp1125@txstate.edu; Art Villarreal, vice president — av1080@txstate.edu; Austin Shelton, public relations — as1430@txstate.edu

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The Honor Society of Delta Tau Alpha promotes and recognizes scholarship and leadership accomplishments of agricultural students while emphasizing character development, enhancing undergraduate preparation for professional positions, and joining with other agricultural student organizations in the promotion of agriculture. Alyson Ivey — ai1010@txstate.edu.

Religious Organizations Higher Ground Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Ministry site at www.highergroundtxstate.org.

Every Nation Campus Ministries The desire of the ministry is to have a multi-ethnic student movement of individuals victoriously living out the gospel. Peter — pedrodusan@gmail.com — (512) 731-2014

Greek Organizations Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. A premier organization committed to providing a mechanism of empowerment to all women. Rita Sotelo, president — rs1239@txstate.edu; Sarahly Ramos, vice president —sr1218@txstate.edu.

Alpha Tau The women of Alpha Tau Colony commit themselves to unifying the Multicultural Greek community. Megan Stuckey, president — ms1275@txstate.edu. www.studentorgs.txstate.edu/chiupsilonsigma.

Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority Latina-based sorority ms1275@txstate.edu

Hortus Colere — Texas State Horticulture Club

Sigma Lambda Beta

A service organization dedicated to improving quality of life through the incorporation of live plants. Every semester, we choose two or three volunteer opportunities where we either install or refurbish gardens for those in need. Hortus Colere provides members with hands-on experience in propagation, installation, floral design and merchandising. Melody Baker — mb1082@txstate.edu

Latino-based fraternity Pedro Gonzalez, chapter president — pg1065@txstate.edu — (512) 757-0714; Caesar Villegas, rush chair — cv1068@txstate.edu — (210) 488-3511.

Exercise and Sports Science Club To all the future coaches, athletic trainers, personal trainers, physical therapist and anyone interested in a sports profession. This club will give you an extraordinary opportunity to meet other students in our field and network with faculty at Texas State. During the fall and spring semesters, we meet every two weeks and have several guest speakers from around the area to further our knowledge about topics related to college and high school sports, personal training, health and fitness and possible job opportunities. Cade Barron — wb1030@txstate.edu; Liz Tajchman — et1081@txstate.edu

Delta Tau Alpha — Agriculture Honor Society

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. Group of seven historically African-American greek letter organizations and they are Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Tiffani Hawkins, council president — nphc@txstate.edu www.studentorgs.txstate.edu/nphc

Chi Beta Delta Community service sorority Kristina Perez, chief membership officer — kp1133@txstate.edu

The Interfraternity Council http://www.studentorgs.txstate.edu/txstategreeks/


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