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Bobcat Bulletin

August 2021

Alumni Newsletter

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Tailgates are Back

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Football season is upon us, and we're excited to bring alumni back together to cheer on the Bobcats. This fall, the Alumni Association will host three tailgates at TXST home games, with food, drinks, fun, and plenty of Bobcat spirit. Tailgate tickets are available at $20 each or $50 for all three.

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Martin Asprey

Graduate student Martin Jason Asprey won Best Short Film at the London Shorts Film Awards in May 2021 for his short film, “Bicycle Pump.” The film is an exploration of the father/son relationship and the complexities of how that love can result in abusive behavior.

Emily Brunson

Dr. Emily Brunson, associate professor of anthropology, serves as the co-chair of CommuniVax, a national coalition led by the Department of Anthropology and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The coalition has released a new report that outlines findings from research with Black and Hispanic/Latino communities across the US.

Big Ideas TXST Podcast

This month, Nick Dornak, director of watershed services with the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, joins the Big Ideas TXST podcast to discuss the Clean Coast Texas Collaborative, which will provide coastal communities with technical assistance on best practices to reduce nonpoint source pollution and incorporate stormwater management techniques.

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Bobcats in the Wild

Aqaulia Shuana Nelson

Aqualia (Shauna) Nelson (B.S. '01)

Shauna, a consumer safety officer for the Food and Drug Administration, is the first recipient of the National Environmental Health Association's Dr. Bailus Walker, Jr. Diversity & Inclusion Award. Nelson’s father was a Bobcat, and she felt destined to follow in his footsteps. With the support of an Alumni Association scholarship, she pursued a biology degree at Texas State. “I chose a path in science,” says Nelson, “and never thought it would lead to where I am today. The curriculum taken was the exact mix of what I needed to advance in my career. More so, I gained valuable knowledge which prepared me for a career in public health and environmental health." Her full story is featured in the Texas State Digital Newsroom.

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Forever Bobcats

It's graduation season, Bobcats! This month, we will celebrate as thousands of students cross the stage and become alumni. We encourage you to celebrate a Bobcat graduate in your life with the gift of a Forever Bobcats membership. Undergraduate alumni who have graduated in the last five years can become Forever Bobcats at a reduced rate of $500. To give the gift of Forever Bobcats, call our office at 512.245.2371.

Forever Bobcats
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Summer Hillviews Goes Digital

This summer's issue of Hillviews is something a little different. Instead of a printed magazine, we're bringing you a special, visual, and interactive experience with more videos, photos, and links to extra content.

Hillviews Summer 2021 Digital Issue

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bobcat pride weekend

Bobcat Pride Weekend

September 10 & 11, 2021

Alumni are invited to travel to Miami, Florida to celebrate with us and cheer on the Bobcats as they take on the FIU Panthers. Two ticket options allow you to choose how you want to spend your weekend.

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Alumni Tailgates

Sept. 4 vs. Baylor

Sept. 11 vs. FIU

Oct. 9 vs. South Alabama

Nov. 6 vs. ULM

The Alumni Association will be hosting three alumni tailgates during home games this football season. Tailgate tickets are available at $20 each or $50 for all three. The tailgate experience includes food and drinks, a DJ, TXST giveaways, yard games, and a kids corner. Guests 21+ will receive 2 drink tickets.

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Homecoming Week 2021

October 31 - November 6

Save the date for Homecoming Week 2021. We're looking forward to seeing you on campus and celebrating our Bobcat pride!

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Common Reading

This Book Will Make You Kinder

The Common Experience has chosen Compassion as the academic theme for the coming year. This Book Will Make You Kinder: An Empathy Handbook is the 2021-2022 Common Reading book, and focuses on the idea that kindness can be the ultimate solution to creating a more understanding and empathetic society.



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