Tarleton’s mini semester starts Dec. 18. Mini semesters are a good way to get an extra course completed during the break and can help students graduate on time or even early.
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“There were multiple tweets last night, some Snapchat stuff going around, and it’s just not true,” Welch said. “Now, that doesn’t mean it couldn’t have happened; it just means no one has reported it to the university, either through us or through the Title IX office. We’ve double and triple checked, no one has reported it.”
Tarleton officially signed with the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) today, finalizing the move to Division I. Texan A&M Chancellor John Sharp, as well as several U.S. Representatives, joined Tarleton President James Hurley to accept the invitation from WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd.
A Tarleton State University student adopted a kitten from the local shelter and one week later, the kitten died due to sickness. The student says the death occurred due to a lack of medical attention while at the shelter. Both the shelter and the student hope this will bring awareness to issues that arise in local shelters.
The Grassburr has been the official yearbook of Tarleton State University since 1916. Every student is encouraged to pick up their Grassburr each year. Recently, the number of students picking up their copy has declined. The Office of Student Publications hopes to increase these numbers so that more students will take advantage of owning their own piece of Tarleton history.
James Dearth came to Tarleton in 1996 after leaving the University of Tulsa to marry his wife. In his time as a Texan he was able to snag 77 receptions for 992 yards and nine touchdowns, according to Tarleton Sports. Tarleton left the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) in 1994 to join the Lonestar Conference (LSC) in Division II of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Until Dearth, Tarleton had yet to produce an NCAA All-American. Dearth was named to the NCAA Division II All-American team and received first team All-LSC South Division honors in both 1997 and 1998. In 1998, Dearth received the LSC Offensive Lineman of the Year award.
Sophomores Cahlen Cheatham and Will Cornelius are running for National Future Farmers of America (FFA) office. Both students were elected by their respective states to be candidates for national officer positions.
Tarleton invited students to a public hearing about the tuition and fees for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters at the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Wednesday. Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Controller Lori Beaty spoke about the tuition and fee increases.