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Every Bobcat has a story. Whether they’re new students or longtime professors, current staff members or accomplished alumni, all of these people — and so many more! — add to the fabric of Texas State. We hope you enjoy this view into their experiences.


Hannah Rucker works from her home
Reporting Live…From HomeTXST alum is bridging the distance with inspiring stories in COVID-19 news coverage.
Olivia Gunn and her Grandmother
Making a Difference Where It Matters MostFreshman Olivia Gunn is making masks for healthcare workers in an assisted living facility.
Cyrus Cassells through the window of his office
Drawing Inspiration From Heritage and Art In his acclaimed work as poet, performer, and cultural commentator, English Professor Cyrus Cassells is always seeking to bring different voices into the spotlight.
small frog on a leaf
A Journey to EcuadorA group of Texas State students, led by two faculty members, traveled more than 2,300 miles to learn about life at the equator.
A Bird in the Hand
A Bird in the HandThe golden-cheeked warbler lays eggs only in Central Texas. At TXST’s Freeman Center, within the bird’s breeding range, researchers are studying its habits.
a theatre student sits at an old fashioned sewing machine in the theatre department
Community of CaringMichelle Lenertz thrives as a student in St. David’s School of Nursing at Texas State. She describes what it means to be part of a team dedicated to caring for others.
Dr. Semih Aslan cleans a solar panel with a rag and water
Deciphering Signals, Engineering SolutionsThe world is full of signals — changes in temperature, pressure, frequency — and Texas State's Dr. Semih Aslan, associate professor of engineering, can read them.
scuba divers doing research in san marcos river
Strong Connections, Rich EducationThe San Marcos River flows through Texas State’s campus. It’s home to eight endangered and threatened species and one world-class research center.