PACE is a pace closer!
We broke ground June 17 on the long-anticipated Undergraduate Academic Center. The 130,000-square-foot facility at the heart of campus will house the departments of Psychology, Political Science and Sociology, the University College and the PACE (Personalized Academic and Career Exploration) Center. PACE will centralize and enhance our services to freshmen, and we look forward to starting this visionary project. Scheduled completion date is October 2012. more…
Participating in the groundbreaking, from left, are Ron Brown, dean
of University College; Brian McCall, chancellor of the Texas State University System; President Trauth; Provost Perry Moore; Ann Marie Ellis, dean of Liberal Arts; State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, State Rep. Patrick Rose; and Chris Covo, TSUS student regent.
Come to Round Rock!
You all are invited to the opening of the Nursing Building on the Round Rock campus on Thursday, August 26, at 4 p.m. I promise that you will be impressed by this new addition. It will offer 200 students the very best simulation experiences available anywhere in this region. Come and see for yourself. To get there from Interstate 35, take Exit 256 and turn right on University Boulevard. Drive for about two miles and look for the campus on the right. From toll road 130, take the Chandler Road exit. Chandler Road becomes University Boulevard. Look for the campus on the left.
Major science addition: An electron microscope
A new scanning electron microscope will soon find a home on campus. Nikoleta Theodoropoulou of the Department of Physics describes it as a critical piece of equipment for nanotechnology research. “For us it is a very fundamental tool,” he says. “It's hard to do nanotechnology if you can't see, manipulate and build things at that level. For many of the new areas of research our faculty are exploring, this is an indispensable tool." The microscope usually sells for $2.2 million but a lower price was negotiated. more…
There’s an app for that!
Texas State now has its own iPhone app! For all things Texas State, there is a free app that links you to photos, maps, sports, dinner menus, KTSW Radio, news, directories, library resources, videos, Facebook and Twitter. Right at your fingertips. For information on what the app offers and how to get it, click here.