The university community garden will receive care from many students this year, not only those who are a part of the Students Organized for Sustainability but also students enrolled in special topics biology course 2191,  which is focused on sustainable gardening and permaculture in south Texas. The course, taught by associate professor Kelly Lyons and students Hayley Sayrs and Nathan King, returns this year for the second semester. The course is split between lecture days...

Events such as milk and cookies as well as the MLK Jr. March will be held again this year   The Student Involvement department organizes many programs and events throughout the year to enhance student experiences on campus. These range from a weekly invitation for students to enjoy milk and cookies in the Student Involvement office to working with the city of San Antonio to take part in the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. march...

The National Association for Student Personnel Administrators recognized the university with two new awards this year. The awards were given to the Student Life Divisional Assessment Team, which won a gold award, and the annual First Amendment Celebration received a bronze award. The NASPA awards are given to honor leaders and initiatives which impact the field of student affairs. “Each award submission includes a great deal of information about our program or service,” said Melissa...

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Last Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., Grammy Award-winning artist T-Pain performed on campus as the featured Welcome Week concert artist this year. The annual concert is organized by the Student Involvement department and the Student Programming Board, and it is open to all students. The originally scheduled artist, alternative rock band American Authors, was unable to take part in the concert due to a conflicting obligation at a charity event. Student Programming Board responded by...

The Majestic Theatre allowed audience members to step back into an earlier era of rock music in a stunning, elaborate venue while hosting bands Yes and Toto on Wednesday evening. Toto took the stage at 7:30 p.m. and played a set lasting an hour and a half that spanned their 38 year career. The stage was set for Toto with nine talented musicians scattered across the stage””two percussionists, Keith Carlock on a traditional drum kit...

The Pathways curriculum, in design for the past three and a half years, has been implemented for the first time with first year students this semester. The curriculum requires students follow six pathways to complete their education at the university, with a number of additional options relating to second majors, minors and experiential learning. The curriculum is required of all first year students, though sophomores and upperclassmen have the opportunity to use the pathways curriculum...

The university welcomes several new individuals to campus this year, including president Danny Anderson, vice president for advancement and alumni relations Michael Bacon, Greek life coordinator Jeremy Allens and wellness coordinator Katherine Hewitt. Anderson is the 19th president of the university. He began serving as president of the university May 29 of this year. He was born in Houston and, before coming to the university, served as the dean of students of liberal arts and...

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Mabee Dining Hall and the Coates Commons Food Court have recently received updates as part of a plan to add new dining options for students that was laid out five years ago. There is also a smartphone application available from Aramark, titled CampusDish, which allows students to view the nutritional value of meals served in Mabee Dining Hall. Letters were distributed to parents via the group email list ParentTalk in order to explain some of...