Opportunities for Involvement
The annual literary journal Persona, published by the English Department, features poetry, essays, fiction, photos and graphics by students. Persona has won numerous awards, including the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Literary Magazine Sweepstakes.
Much of the publicity that student activities and student organizations receive is the result of Texas State’s active on-campus, nationally acclaimed student media. Students have a variety of opportunities to serve on a campus publication or broadcast station and receive academic credit.
The University Star
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The University Star is the award-winning, official student newspaper published Tuesday through Thursday during the long semesters. The University Star prints 16 special issues during the year, including orientation and back-to-school editions.
Founded in 1911, the University Star provides campus, community, state, national and international news, opinion, sports, entertainment and features, as well as advertisements of interest to the college community. The newspaper is distributed at 70 locations on campus and 40 locations off campus.
Students from all disciplines are encouraged to write for the University Star.
Star alumni work in every major market in the United States. Visit the website for current and previous issues.
KTSW 89.9 FM
KTSW 89.9 FM, Texas State’s student-run radio station, broadcasts 24/7, with 10,500 watts of power. The KTSW signal covers a large portion of the Austin-San Antonio corridor, reaching from south Austin to central San Antonio, to beyond Lockhart and Boerne.
KTSW programming includes college alternative music and specialty music programs, morning and afternoon drive-time shows, live broadcasts of campus activities, talk shows, news, public service and syndicated programs, as well as Bobcat football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, and baseball. KTSW offers promotional services to campus and community nonprofit organizations at no charge.
KTSW provides learning opportunities for all Texas State students in the areas of music programming, sports broadcasting, broadcast media sales, news writing and reporting, radio station promotions, website design, graphic design, sound design, computer network management, office management, program direction and station management.
All staff members are Texas State students. Participation is open to any qualified Texas State student from any major. Appointments for summer and fall staff are made in the late spring, and spring appointments are chosen in the late fall. Contact KTSW at the above e-mail or phone number for application information.