Thursday, September 11, 2014

Educational Leadership Ed.D.

Are you interested in earning a doctorate in Educational Leadership? If so, we encourage you to learn more about the Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership at Tarleton State University.

The Educational Leadership Ed.D. program at Tarleton State University is specifically tailored for working professionals - combining a supportive environment with flexible course scheduling in Fort Worth, Waco, and Stephenville.
Interested in learning more about the program?
Attend one of our upcoming 2014 information sessions to learn more (Fort Worth, Stephenville, and Waco locations, times, and dates listed below).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
6:00 - 7:00 pm 
The University Center at McLennan Community College
Michaelis Academic Center, Room 235
1400 College Drive
Waco, TX 76708 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 
6:00-7:00 pm
Tarleton State University Southwest Metroplex Center
Hickman Building, Room #450 (Learning Library)
6777 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76116

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
6:00-7:00 pm

Tarleton State University
E.J. Howell Education Building, Room 212
Doc Blanchard Blvd.
Stephenville, TX 76401

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 
5:00-6:00 pm
Email to register.

Monday, September 8, 2014

December Graduation

Commencement ceremonies for all Tarleton State University undergraduate and graduate students will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Wisdom Gymnasium. Ceremony times are listed below.

9:00 A.M.        College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences and College of Science and Technology

11:30 A.M.      College of Graduate Studies

2:00 P.M.        College of Business Administration

4:30 P.M.        College of Education and College of Liberal and Fine Arts

All ceremonies will require tickets except for the College of Graduate Studies ceremony.

Each graduate will receive 9 tickets.

Tickets will be distributed through the Dean’s office in each College. Ticket distribution information will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Study Abroad

On Monday, September 22nd, Tarleton's International Programs Office will be hosting an informational session regarding the Spring 2015 study abroad trip.

Have you ever wondered why you should study abroad? Here are a few reasons;

  • Broaden Your Horizons 
    • Face new challenges and step outside of your comfort zone 
  • Expand Your Worldview 
    • You will quickly become acquainted with a culture other than your own 
  • Develop Hidden Talent
    • When you are put to the challenge of deciphering a map or learning a new language, you will find new strengths and abilities within yourself
  • Immerse Yourself in Another Culture 
    • Through this experience you will witness a completely new way of life
  • Increase Your Professional Value
    • Your resume will be able to compete in a market that is all about globalization 

Programs available through TSU Study Abroad;
  • Faculty-Led Programs 
    • A professor teaches a course in an overseas environment 
  • Exchange Programs 
    • Pay TSU tuition rates, earn TSU credit, but attend a foreign university 
  • Affiliated Programs 
    • Stay at a foreign institution for a summer or long semester and transfer the credits to TSU 
  • Independent Programs
    • Junior of Senior level students travel to conduct independent research 
If you are worried about the cost, there are scholarships available! If you have a 2.5 GPA and meet the required qualifications, you may be eligible for the International Student Fee Scholarship. Amounts awarded range from $500-$2000, depending on the duration of the program. 

Current e-Campus students, be checking your Blackboard for the link to register for the live stream of the Info Session! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

One Week In

Congratulations e-Campus students, you have made it through your first week of the fall semester! The initial jitters should be gone, and now you can really focus in and begin pacing out your course. At the end of a new experience or activity I like to talk about the highs and lows. After two face-to-face courses this week, here are my highs and lows;

Highs- My professors are passionate and extremely helpful, each course is going to help me expand my research skills,

Lows- Only one; all of my exams fall on the same week, which is a bit stressful

What are your highs and lows? Share below in the comment section below.

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend, Texans! Take some time to review your syllabi and plan your class calendar for the semester, it will be very beneficial and add to your academic success!

Quick reminder; our office will be closed Monday, but we will resume normal hours on Tuesday, September 2nd. Stay safe this weekend!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Important Financial Aid News!

Understanding today’s tuition due date is creating a hardship for some, the decision has been made to extend the due date for the fall semester to Friday, August 29th

e-Campus students should direct questions regarding financial aid to our outreach financial aid representative Ms. Tessa Bryan or our main financial aid office at and questions regarding billing and refunds to

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Opportunity for our e-Campus Students

This summer the Dick Smith Library upgraded its subscription to Mango Languages (a self-paced, online learning tool) to include an advance curriculum for over 60 languages and 17 ESL courses. In hopes that you will find it useful as a supplement for your courses or your work with study abroad and international students, I wanted to share with you some of the new functionality and features of Mango.

Mango Conversations now offers four (4) units:
Unit I: brings learners from a beginner level in a new language to a basic-conversational level. (This was our original access)
Unit II: continues improving the user's conversational level.
Unit III: advances users to an intermediate proficiency level with more in-depth daily life scenarios and detailed cultural insight.
Unit IV: boosts learners to an advanced level for smooth communication in their new language.

In addition, Mango Premier provides film-based interactive learning by offering full-length international films. Check out a Mango Premiere film
right now.

Finally, Mango provides free mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Nook, and Kindle. Our license supports an unlimited number of users, so it is available 24/7 regardless of locations, so this will be great for our travelers.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Graduate Communications Course

We are excited to announce a new graduate course for the fall — Seminar in Applied Social Media (COMM 5311). The course will introduce students to key concepts of social networking websites/applications and provide experiences to critically analyze the positive and negative aspects of communicating (interpersonal, small group, organizational, etc.) with others through social networking. Students from all disciplines will be able to tailor the course activities to their overall graduate studies, careers or research interests.

About the Instructor: Dr. Sarah Maben is co-director of the Texas Social Media Research Institute and co-editor for The Journal of Social Media in Society, a peer-reviewed academic publication she helped to start. An assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, her research focus is social media, experiential learning and public relations.

Course Title: Seminar in Applied Social Media - COMM 5311
Sponsoring Department: Communication Studies
College: College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Catalog Description: This graduate course is designed to introduce students to key concepts of social networking websites/applications, enable students to interact with others through hands-on experiences on social networking websites/applications, and provide students with experiences to critically analyze the positive and negative aspects of communicating (interpersonal, small group, organizational, etc.) with others through social networking.

Intended Student Outcomes: At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to...
A. Knowledge Outcomes
-          describe the history of social networking
-          define the relationship of online social networking to communication.
-          recognize the importance of content generation on social networking websites/applications.
-          recognize appropriate communication behavior on social networking websites/applications.
-          recognize the difference between the 15 social media categories (social networking, publishing, photosharing, audio, video, microblogging, livecasting, virtual worlds, gaming, productivity applications, aggregators, RSS, searches, mobile, and interpersonal)
-          Cite examples of effective and ineffective communication messages on social networking websites/applications.
B. Skill Outcomes
-          project the future and potential impacts of social networking technology
-          demonstrate how to use key concepts on various social networking websites/applications to communicate with others.
-          analyze and interpret one's own personal verbal and nonverbal messages on social networking websites/applications.
-          demonstrate usage proficiency in at least one social networking technology

If you have any questions about the course, please contact our Communications Department at 254-968-9149

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