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Take Care of Yourself During Finals

By Sami Dugdale Blog Content Contributor With finals going on next week and the week after, students are finding themselves spending more and more time at the library and getting less sleep than they have this entire semester. While it is important for us to study for our exams and do well in our classes, we must also remember that it is vital to make some time for yourself. Too […]

todayDecember 1, 2017 1

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Jerry Jeff Walker and Ray Benson Donate Career Archives to Wittliff’s Texas Music Collection

By David West Junior News Reporter Ray Benson, of legendary western swing band, Asleep at the Wheel, will donate his personal collection to Wittliff’s new Texas Music Collection.  Benson formed the band in Philadelphia in the early 70s, but moved to Austin in 1973 and never left.  Since then, Asleep at the Wheel has been a staple of Texas music, including opening every Austin City Limits Music Festival. David Coleman, […]

todaySeptember 28, 2017 9

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Why Do Banned Books Become Banned?

By Maria Martinez Blog Content Contributor Banned Books Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates the freedom to read. This year, it was celebrated from September 25 through October 1. Its main focus is to defend the First Amendment, which protects the freedom of speech and press. Texas State had a banned books reading at the Alkek Library, and I went to see what it was all about. I imagined […]

todayOctober 5, 2016 20

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Emilio Navaira Exhibit Opens to Public

By Amanda Forbes News Reporter The Wittliff Collections are showcasing memorabilia from Tejnano music legend Emilio Navaira in a special exhibit in Alkek Library. Navaira, who died this year at the age of 53, was considered a legend for the Tejano music industry. He grew up in San Antonio and attended Texas State University in the 1980s. David Coleman, director of the Wittliff Collections, said Navaira’s family was proud of […]

todayOctober 5, 2016 10

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Emilio Navaira Exhibit Opens to Public

By Amanda Forbes News Reporter The Wittliff Collections are showcasing memorabilia from Tejnano music legend Emilio Navaira in a special exhibit in Alkek Library. Navaira, who died this year at the age of 53, was considered a legend for the Tejano music industry. He grew up in San Antonio and attended Texas State University in the 1980’s. David Coleman, director of the Wittliff Collections, said Navaira’s family was proud of his […]

todayOctober 3, 2016 11

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Therapy Dogs Will Return for Finals Week

By Carlos Marquez III Senior News Reporter   The Texas State Alkek Library will have therapeutic dogs just before finals start to help reduce stress. Studying for final exams can be nerve­-wrecking and can lead many students to turn to unhealthy measures to help them focus. However, the Texas State Alkek Library is offering a healthy alternative to help students relieve stress and find a distraction from testing. Alkek Library Commons Assistant Kay […]

todayMay 2, 2016 22

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Alkek Library Celebrates National Poetry Month

By Carlos Marquez III Senior News Reporter   Two Texas State poets will be sharing their poems in the Alkek Library in honor of National Poetry Month on April 14, 2016. This month marks the 20th anniversary of the National Poetry Month which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, booksellers and various […]

todayApril 13, 2016 41

alkek@25

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Alkek Library Celebrates 25 Year Anniversary

Nathalie Cohetero News Reporter On September 23, Alkek Library hosted a book pass reenactment to celebrate Alkek’s 25 year anniversary, where students formed a human chain,and passed books from the original library location, Old Main to the current Alkek Library, “linking the past to the future”.

todaySeptember 28, 2015 1

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Celebrating Alkek Library’s 25th Anniversary with a Human Chain

By Kasandra Garza News Reporter Alkek staff will be hosting a book-pass “human chain” reenactment to celebrate Alkek’s 25 year anniversary on September 23 from 10-11 a.m. The “human chain” will start at Old Main and end at Alkek Library, “linking the past to the future.” This reenactment will recreate the same event that took place on May 1, 1990, when Alkek first opened for campus use. Albert B. Alkek's […]

todaySeptember 23, 2015 6

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