Friday News Rundown (8-29-2014)

By Matthew Gurrevitz
News Reporter

Texas State University System Board of Regents has allowed Texas State to expand the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park. The decision was approved earlier today at the Board of Regents meeting. They’ve started by purchasing 20 acres, which will cost around $1,768,000. The investment in Texas State’s future was made by STAR Park Director Stephen Frayser. STAR Park is used by research partners looking to continue public and private development of new or improved technologies.

The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment will be offering an “All Park Tour,” which will only be available during Labor Day weekend. The tour will consist of an hour-and-a-half journey that will include a glass-bottom boat tour, guided exploration tour of Discovery Hall and a walk through the Wetlands Boardwalk. This opportunity will begin tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will occur again on Sunday and Monday.

The engineering accreditation commission of ABET has accredited the bachelor of science degree programs in industrial engineering at Texas State. The engineering program is excited to receive this accreditation, and the program is continuing to improve the quality of education.

San Marcos is continuing its renovations of the city. A new sidewalk is being installed up LBJ froCAM00894m Grove Street to MLK Street. Construction will be going on from September 3 until September 30, and will go on from 8 p.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Hull Street will also be closed periodically in both directions for 10 to 20 minute intervals. This is due to a waterline tap installation starting August 28 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and on September 2 until September 9 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

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