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Flowers Hall, Room 365

The annual literary journal Persona, published online 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.

Student Media

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. For more information on Student Media and Organizations in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, contact or 512-245-2656.

The University Star
Trinity Building
Twitter: @UniversityStar

The University Star is the award-winning, official student media organization with a website, e-newsletter, social media and a printed newspaper published every Tuesday during the long semesters. The University Star prints several 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 20 locations off campus.

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to work 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
Trinity Building
Twitter: @KTSW_899

KTSW 89.9, Texas State’s student-run radio station, broadcasts 24/7, with 16,000 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 indie, hip-hop, local music and more, specialty music programs, morning and afternoon drive-time shows, live broadcasts of campus activities, talk shows, news, and public service & syndicated programs, as well as Bobcat football, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball and soccer. 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, social media, podcast production, radio station promotions, website development, graphic design, broadcast media sales, blogging, live sound tech/recording, multimedia production, news writing and reporting, community relations development, web content 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. Staff appointments for summer and fall are made late in the spring and spring staff appointments are selected in the late fall. Contact KTSW 89.9 for application information.