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March 2022

Alumni Newsletter

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Alumni Cooking Class: Crawfish Boil

March 2022 - Crawfish Boil

Thank you to all who tuned in to this year's virtual Alumni Cooking Class celebrating Black History Month! We're so grateful to Chef Trent Boudreaux (B.B.A. '01) and our Alumni Network leaders for putting on another amazing event. If you missed the event, you can watch the recap and sign up to receive the recording when it is available.

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Texas State historians of Russia, contemporary Europe, diplomacy, and U.S. military interventionism held a panel on February 28 to discuss the crisis taking place in Ukraine. A recording of the Zoom webinar is available to watch in the TXST Newsroom.

Haleigh Blocker

Alumna Haleigh Blocker (B.E.S.S. '19) is one of only two women to serve as director of football operations for the Bobcat football team.

Katy Dane Award

Katy Dane (M.M. '08), a teacher with Georgetown ISD, has been named the 2022 Music Educator by the Barbershop Harmony Society and the National Association for Music Education.

Meta Engineer in Residence

Sami Alsheikh, a software engineer at Meta, is the third Engineer in Residence at Texas State and the first to teach two semesters. The Engineer in Residence program, which Meta began in 2016, pays salaries and expenses for its employees as temporary faculty at partner universities.

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Bobcats in the Wild

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Ali Malik (B.A. '10)

Ali graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in political science and a teaching certification. He then pursued his M.A. in international human rights law at the American University in Cairo, in the midst of the Egyptian revolution in 2012, before completing his Ph.D. in socio-legal studies from York University in Toronto in 2021. His doctoral dissertation, titled "Conjunctures in Law and Development: Assemblages for Progress in Indian Agricultural Futures," was nominated for the Dissertation Prize at York University. Ali has presented his research at institutions such as Harvard Law School, NYU, University of Texas, University of Singapore, and SOAS (London). He is currently a tenure-track assistant professor in the Law, Politics and Society department at Drake University.

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In February, we received over 150 #WeMetAtTXST Bobcat love stories, and shared many of them on our Instagram Stories. If you missed them, they live on in our Instagram Highlights. Head over to Instagram to read some of these sweet stories, and make sure to follow us so you don't miss out on the fun next time.

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San Antonio Spurs College Night

March 3, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Presented by the San Antonio Alumni Network

Join the San Antonio Alumni Network for Spurs College Night and represent Texas State University as the San Antonio Spurs take on the Sacramento Kings. With the purchase of each ticket, you will receive a special Texas State tumbler cup with the Spurs logo (limited offer while supplies last).

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State of Black Design Conference

March 4-6, 2022

The State of Black Design Family Reunion is a three-day hybrid conference hosted by Texas State University that aims to provide networking, development, and career opportunities for young designers, focusing on student designers of color. Texas State alumni are invited to attend.

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Texas State University Innovation Lab at SXSW

March 13, 2022

The Texas State University Innovation Lab and reception is an opportunity for Texas State research teams to showcase their projects to the international audience of SXSW. With help from corporate partners and mentors, students and faculty are using and creating breakthrough technologies to translate their ideas into transformative solutions to real-world problems.

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Fiesta Medal Release Party

March 24, 2022 | 6:00 p.m.
Presented by the San Antonio Alumni Network

Save the Date for the San Antonio Alumni Network's Fiesta Medal release party in celebration of Fiesta San Antonio! At this event, you'll have the opportunity to pick up your free 2022 Texas State Alumni Fiesta medal, mingle with fellow Bobcats, and learn more about the Texas State Alumni Association. The 2022 design will be revealed soon. Sign up for emails to be among the first to see it.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration

2022 MLK Celebration

On February 23, Texas State hosted the 38th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Celebration. Check out the University Star's photo gallery for images of the poster making, MLK Solidarity March, and formal program.




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