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The TXST Connections newsletter is emailed every two weeks to students, faculty, and staff, and includes “Campus Conversations,” messages from university thought leaders on topics that impact the Bobcat family. It also includes news highlights and achievements of our students, faculty and staff.

2020 - 2021

  • Issue No. 36 (Sent April 9, 2021)
  • Issue No. 35 (Sent March 25, 2021)
    • Campus Conversations: Voter Friendly Campus, Bobcat CARES and retention
  • Issue No. 34 (Sent March 5, 2021)
  • Issue No. 33 (Sent Feb 4, 2021)
  • Issue No. 32 (Sent January 22, 2021)
    • President's Corner: President Denise Trauth furthers commitment to transparent and open lines of communication.
  • Issue No. 31 (Sent December 4, 2020)
  • Issue No. 30 (Sent November 20, 2020)
    • Community Conversations: COVID-19 testing, Naming Task Force, Safety Bulletin
  • Issue No. 29 (Sent November 3, 2020)
    • Community Conversations: First-Gen Celebration and Native American Heritage Month
  • Issue No. 28 (Sent October 20, 2020)
    • Community Conversations: First Amendment rights, on-campus voting, and Bias Response Protocol
  • Issue No. 27 (Sent October 5, 2020)
    • Community Conversations: National Voter Education Week and voting information
  • Issue No. 26 (Sent September 18, 2020)
    • Community Conversations: Inclusive Excellence Showcase and Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Issue No. 25 (Sent September 4, 2020)
    • President's Corner: President Denise Trauth thanks students for their flexibility and commitment to keeping the community safe after the first two weeks of the fall semester.

2019 - 2020

  • Issue No. 24 (Sent May 15, 2020)
    • Community Conversation: Five end-of-semester reminders
  • Issue No. 23 (Sent April 28, 2020)
    • President's Corner: President Denise Trauth announces Bobcat Cares funding to ease financial strain students are experiencing. 
  • Issue No. 22 (Sent March 30, 2020)
    • President's Corner: Leading up to the official start of remote courses, President Denise Trauth shared several messages with the Bobcat family. 
  • Issue No. 21 (Sent March 10, 2020)
    • News Highlights: COVID-19 Updates, First-Gen Forward Institution status, and new research from the psychological research program 
  • Issue No. 20 (Sent February 21, 2020)
    • Community Conversation: Award-winning Texas State research and faculty experts shed light on Black History Month
  • Issue No. 19 (Sent February 7, 2020)
    • Community Conversation: Texas State recognizes Black History Month and its importance to the university. 
  • Issue No. 18 (Sent January 24, 2020)
    • President's Corner: Dr. Trauth explains steps taken to enhance safety and security across the university. 
  • Issue No. 17 (Sent December 6, 2019)
    • President's Corner: A message regarding the election of the Chief Diversity Officer position.
  • Issue No. 16 (Sent November 22, 2019)
    • Community Conversation: The Office of Equity and Inclusion recently launched the new Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program for faculty and staff.
  • Issue No. 15 (Sent November 8, 2019)
    • President's Corner: Texas State proudly joins the nation to celebrate First-Gen Week to mark the success of first generation students.
  • Issue No. 14 (Sent October 24, 2019)
    • President's Corner: A message about the upcoming DACA ruling and the University's task force to enhance services and support for "Dreamers." 
  • Issue No. 13 (Sent October 11, 2019)
    • Community Conversation: Texas State has launched Bright it Up Bobcats, a bias response protocol that provides a way to report incidences of bias that are not criminal in nature. 
  • Issue No. 12 (Sent September 27, 2019)
    • Community Conversation: Texas State celebrates its status as a Hispanic Serving institution. Student Diversity and Inclusion's Unity Welcome draws hundreds to event. 
  • Issue No. 11 (Sent September 13, 2019)
    • Community Conversation: A Safety and Security Task Force convened over the summer and is now rolling out initiatives.

2018 - 2019

  • Issue No. 10 (Sent August 29, 2019)
    • President’s Corner: A joint message about what it means to be a Bobcat from Texas State President Denise Trauth and Student Body President Corey Benbow. 
    • Community Conversation: Visit “Stay Informed” to learn the many ways TXST shares important information year-round.
  • Issue No. 9 (Sent on June 7, 2019)
    • President’s Corner: A message recapping the outcomes of the legislative session that pertain to Texas State programs and funding
  • Issue No. 8 (Sent on May 10, 2019)
  • Issue No. 7 (Sent on April 26, 2019)
    • Community Conversation: UPD shares tips on how to stay aware of your surroundings and navigate campus safely for pedestrians, cyclists, rideshares and drivers
  • Issue No. 6 (Sent on April 12, 2019)
    • President’s Corner: A message about the First Amendment rights of student organizations. 
    • Community Conversation: Sharing “Cuentos and Testimonies,” a collection of essays from faculty and staff on paving a new path.
  • Issue No. 5 (Sent on March 29, 2019)
  • Issue No. 4 (Sent on March 8, 2019)
    • Community Conversation: A message from Dr. Heather Aidala, interim director of the Counseling Center, about the importance of mental health and resources available to students, faculty, and staff
  • Issue No. 3 (Sent on February 22, 2019)
    • Community Conversations: Ameerah McBride, chief diversity officer, shares updates on initiatives to foster an inclusive campus climate. University Police Chief Laurie Clouse shares an update on recent crime alerts and actions you can take to stay safe
  • Issue No. 2 (Sent on February 8, 2019)
    • President’s Corner: President Trauth reflects on inclusivity at Texas State and shares updates on important inclusion initiatives.
    • Community Conversations: Meet the new Chief of Police and learn about her vision for community engagement. Learn how the Attorney for Students Office helps students with questions about immigration.  
  • Issue No. 1 (Sent on January 25, 2019)
    • President’s Corner: A message introducing the TXST Connections newsletter and opportunities for students to share feedback.
    • Community Conversation: An update on the newly-launched Latina/o Studies minor and upcoming African American Studies minor.