Autumn Bernard

Campus Construction Update

Comal Building
Construction on the Comal Building began in May 2013, and is scheduled to be complete in June 2014.

Classrooms and offices for the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Philosophy will be housed in the building, as well as a Philosophy dialogue room, said Nancy Nusbaum, associate vice president for Finance and Support Services. The estimated cost of the project is $13.85 million.

Interior demolition, exterior brick repair work and excavation for the new water service lines in the building have been completed. Replacement of the existing roof, installation of underground electrical service lines, structural steel framing and stairs, as well as the replacement of the window system, have yet to be completed.

College sees record enrollment, produces most teachers in state

Texas State is continuing its historic trend as the highest teacher-producing university in the state, with overall and freshman enrollment numbers in the College of Education reaching record levels this fall.

According to reports by the office of Enrollment Management and Marketing, the College of Education had a total of 4,517 students in fall 2011. Institutional Research’s preliminary student enrollment numbers show 4,646 students enrolled in the College of Education this fall.

Gameday parking brings in revenue for Transportation Services

Although Parking Services has seen a profit from charging 8,300 cars for parking at home football games so far this fall, fans and visitors have experienced some confusion regarding the $10 fee.

Parking Services has received approximately $83,000 from an average of 860 cars parking in lots per home game, said Nancy Nusbaum, interim director of Transportation Services. Spaces are available in the Strahan Coliseum, Springtown or Mill Street parking lots.

“The money from the parking goes back to Parking Services and is used to pay for expenses of the game,” Nusbaum said. “We have to pay cashiers, guards, police, for dumpsters and the cleaning company that comes and brushes the lots after the game.”

Counseling center to accommodate more students

Texas State Counseling Center officials have revised the appointment scheduling process this fall in an effort to better accommodate the growing population of students.

Last year, officials had to turn away about 1,700 students for an initial consultation, according to Kathlyn Dailey, interim director of the counseling center. Since then, center administrators have changed the number of daily consultations from seven to 12 per counselor and have discovered not all the spots are being filled, Dailey said.

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