My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Texas State University
Location: San Marcos TX
If you watch any of the Final Four games tomorrow you know CBS is going to be plugging The Masters with their catch phrase “A Tradition Unlike Any Other”. Here is a plug from 2008.
So golf is a big thing but one college really lets their students get into the “experience unlike no other” with a golf simulator. Inside the Student Recreation Center at Texas State University (TSU) you will find a golf course simulator. This simulator offers students 41 PGA courses to choose from as they take a break from the books to hit some golf balls. The simulator is available to all TSU students. In addition to recreational free play, the university organizes leagues and tournaments year-round. I went online and saw they even offer a longest drive competition.
Authorized by the Texas legislature in 1899, Southwest Texas State Normal School opened its doors in 1903. Over the years, they have broadened their scope and changed names a few times as well. Here is a list of names:
- 1918: Southwest Texas State Normal College
- 1923: Southwest Texas State Teachers College
- 1959: Southwest Texas State College
- 1969: Southwest Texas State University
- 2003: Texas State University-San Marcos
- 2013: Texas State University
Today Texas State’s 38,808 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 90 master’s and 12 doctoral degree programs. Campus is depicted below.