• Spring course schedule offers new fields of study

    UT’s 2013 Spring Course Schedule is now available online.  Student and prospective students can access the schedule with their UT EID or guest EID.

    New fields of study have been added to Colleges of Fine Art, Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences.

    The College of Fine Arts added Music Business and Music Recording Technology to the School of Music.

    The College of Liberal Art added Pashto the Department of Asian Studies and Slavic and Eurasian Languages to the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies. The college has also reinstated Swahili to the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures to Department of Middle Eastern Studies.

    The College of Natural Sciences added Systems and Synthetic Biology to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

    Registration for continuing students will begin on Oct. 29.

  • University Health Services extends flu shot campaign, offers final opportunity on Wednesday

    University Health Services decided to extend its annual flu shot campaign with a final clinic scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 24 from noon until 4 p.m.

    Sherry Bell, consumer education and outreach coordinator for UHS, said by the end of today’s clinic, around 8,200 vaccines, leaving some vaccines from the original 10,000 ordered unadministered.

    “This year’s campaign has been somewhat slower than last year’s campaign,” Bell said. “This could be due to the mild flu season last year, the fact that the vaccine is available earlier than in the past and people might not think ‘flu’ while it is still warm or other factors.”

    Bell said that despite this year’s slower campaign, UHS still considers its work successful.

    “A flu shot campaign is always successful when you can immunize over 8,000 people on campus against the flu,” Bell said. “That’s 8,000 fewer folks who could miss class or work because of the illness.”

    U.S. Centers for Disease Control encourages individuals to get flu shots as early as September, and predicts that flu season can begin as early as October in Texas. UHS, however, has not had any reported cases of the flu in the general medicine wing.

    Once the campaign ends, UHS will only offer flu shots to patients with existing appointments or those seen in Urgent Care. Appointments for the vaccine only will not be made.

  • Bomb threat scares Texas State University

    UPDATE Oct. 18, 2012 at 1:15 p.m.: Texas State University spokesperson Jayme Blaschae said an all-clear alert was issued by Texas State police at 12:00 p.m. after APD’s bomb squad completed a sweep of the university’s admissions building. No suspect has been identified, and Texas State Police are working with the FBI to investigate the threat.

    The admissions building will remain closed for the rest of the day.

    San Marcos - Texas State University received a bomb threat through an e-mail to an admissions council that lives in Houston around 9:30 this morning, Texas State University Police said.

    Texas State police said the threat was directed at their admissions building, and the building was was evacuated around 9:50 a.m. along with two dorm halls adjacent to the admissions building, San Jacinto Hall and Towers Hall. The Austin Police Department Bomb Squad and the San Marcos Police Department are assisting Texas State Police in investigating the situation and clearing the campus.

    Texas State Police said, under direction from the APD bomb squad, an 800 foot perimeter has been cleared surrounding the admissions building.

    Students at Texas State University received an e-mail and text alert from their university around 9:50 a.m., notifying them of the situation and evacuation of the three buildings. Classes are continuing as scheduled, Texas State police said.

    Texas State police said the e-mail in which the bomb threat was made has not yet been released to the general public.

    Update: 

    Texas State University spokesperson Jayme Blaschae said an all-clear alert was issued by Texas State police at 12:00 p.m. after APD’s bomb squad completed a sweep of the university’s admissions building. No suspect has been identified, and Texas State Police are working with the FBI to investigate the threat. The admissions building will remain closed for the rest of the day.