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The shadow knows

Landon Pool / Staff Writer

February 1, 2012

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What do magical elixirs, prophecies, furry burrowing rodents, Feb. 2, ancient German traditions and Billy Murray have in common? A little ritualistic holiday Americans and Canadians call "Groundhog Day". You probably all know t...

$5000 nursing scholarship now available

Keauno Perez / Staff Writer

January 28, 2012

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The NursingHomeAbuse.net's Awareness and Prevention Scholarship is being offered by Nursing Home Abuse for an amount of $5,000. The scholarship is for students studying nursing, social work, psychology, or healthcare administ...

Tarleton now offering more degrees in Forth Worth and Waco

Keauno Perez / Staff Writer

January 26, 2012

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As of Dec. 21, 2011, Dr. MacGregor M. Stephenson, the assistant commissioner of the THECB, has approved Tarleton to offer a variety of degree programs at its outer campuses located in Fort Worth and Waco. The Southwest Metroplex C...

Tarleton to appeal loss of physics program

Chelsea Bradley / Staff Writer

January 25, 2012

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Tarleton's physics and hydrology undergraduate programs are facing the ax thanks to a ruling made by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Due to recent education budget cuts, the board has been actively reviewing low graduate producing programs in state universities. Because of the small number of physics and hydrology students at Tarleton, both programs are in the process of being phased out. According to the THECB, the decision was made to increase the universities' accountability in their spending. The board claimed that cutting low producing programs would save the state $73 million over the next four years, and that the physics programs being discontinued only count for 2% of the state's bachelor's degrees in physics. However, there is still hope. According to Dr. Daniel Marble, an assistant professor of physics and mathematics at Tarleton, "a consortium of physics schools led by Tarleton will be submitting a proposal next week to the THECB staff for a replacement physics degree program (Joint BS in Physics degree) that can be taken by a student at any of the nine universities across the consortium." Current physics students would be included in the new program. "If approved," Marble says, "it should make the Texas Physics Consortium at least the third largest physics degree producer in Texas." The proposal's approval would help secure a more successful future for physics programs at Tarleton, as well as many schools across Texas.

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Tarleton administrator to retire

Justin Green / Staff Writer

January 24, 2012

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Jerry Graham has announced his plan to retire at the end of the spring semester in May after a 42-year career at Tarleton. In an interview, when asked "what prompted your retirement?" Graham replied "I think it's time. I came her...

Gravel to grass

Gravel to grass

January 24, 2012

Get well soon Dr. Donald Keith!

Kenneth Aaron Brisendine / Assistant Managing Editor of Design

January 19, 2012

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Dr. Donald Keith was hospitalized this week after a minor heart attack; he is currently at Harris Methodist in Ft. Worth. Keith has been teaching in the Biology Department at Tarleton for 37 years. He's taught General Animal and Pl...

Barnes and Noble no more

John McGee and Landon Haston / Assistant Managing Editor of News and Staff Writer

December 20, 2011

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Changes at Tarleton State University have been happening all around campus. One change that took place this past semester was with the Tarleton Campus Bookstore. The bookstore, located on the main level of the Barry B. Thompson Stud...

Young given Regent Professor Service Award

Clifford Jones / Assistant Managing Editor of Photography

December 19, 2011

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Dr. Mallory Young was recently given the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents' 2010-2011 Regents Professor Service Award, an award given to only 13 people across the state."What's most important to me is my teaching," Young said. "I was gratified of course and it was something I appreciated. It didn't make everything worth while because that's not why I teach but it also was something I appreciated to be recognized."Young, a 28-year faculty member at Tarleton State University, attended both the University of Texas in Austin and the State University of New York in Buffalo. Young has a Ph.D. in comparative literature as well as a B.A. in French.The Regents Professor Service Award was created in 1996 by the Board of Regents. Its purpose: to honor the professors who contribute, not only to their college, but to their community as well.Recipients of the award get a medallion, a certificate and a plaque that all comes in one large shadow box. "I have no clue where I'm going to put [the box] because it's huge and I have no room in my office," Young said.In addition, recipients receive $9,000 over a period of three years. "I haven't had much time this semester to think about [what I'm going to do with the money] but it will be much appreciated, for sure," Young said.Young had to put together a rather large portfolio to qualify for the award. She says that the big reason she was picked to receive the award was because of her research and publishing on "chick culture."In 2005 Young co-authored a collection of scholarly essays titled "Chick Lit: The New Woman's Fiction." It was favorably reviewed by numerous scholarly journals, and led to scores of interviews, quotations, and references in such publications as The Chicago Sun-Times, The Washington Post and The New York Times Book Review. It has since become a foundational text in the field and is frequently cited in books and articles by established scholars as well as in theses and dissertations.

Young has filled several administrative roles, serving as director of the Honors Program, assistant to the president, and head of the Department of English and Languages. As director of the Honors Program from 1988-1992, Young initiated and developed Tarleton's honors degree program, providing the first honors courses in the university's history. She had the distinct honor of teaching the first of these courses, an honors class in freshman English 112.Young is the seventh Tarleton professor to receive the award. Previous recipients include: Dr. Russell Jack (1996-97), Dr. Tom Pilkington (1999-2000), Dr. Brad Chilton (2000-01), Dr. James Kirby (2003-04), Dr. Don Beach (2007-08) and Dr. Pamela Littleton (2008-09)."To be honest, the biggest award for me is the award I get from my students," said Young. "That's what keeps mattering to me semester after semester. This matters. It's important. I feel grateful for it but what really matters to me is the students and the rewards that they give me."

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Two students awarded degrees in hospital room

The J-TAC

December 18, 2011

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FORT WORTH – Not able to make it to Saturday's commencement ceremonies this past weekend, two students hospitalized after a car accident participated in a unique hospital room graduation Friday. Tarleton President Dr. F. Domi...

Fall commencement set for Saturday

The J-TAC

December 14, 2011

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About 780 graduates are expected to walk across the stage during three commencement ceremonies on Saturday at Tarleton State University. The programs will be held in Wisdom Gymnasium with Tarleton President Dr. F. Dominic Dott...

Win money for showing Tarleton spirit

The J-TAC

December 13, 2011

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Christmas is just around the corner and there are only 10 shopping days left. Some extra money would probably help finish up the gift list that's been put off to the last minute. Dec. 14 is the last day to enter for a chance to...

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