Category: News

New research sheds light on Social Media addiction

New research from Texas State University shows that users are more likely to become addicted to social media platforms that successfully meet the individual’s needs, but also that empathy for others can act as a buffering factor against addiction. The study was conducted by Stephanie Dailey, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, Krista Howard, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Sinjin… Read more »

TSUS Regents approve new construction science, quantitative finance master’s degrees at Texas State

The Texas State University System Board of Regents has authorized Texas State University to offer two new Master of Science degrees in Construction Science and Quantitative Finance and Economics to address pressing demand in the state’s economy.  The board approved the new degrees during its quarterly meeting February 13 in San Marcos. The programs will begin enrolling students in the fall of 2020, pending… Read more »

Living Income: A Story From Measurement to Impact

Everyone has the right to a living income. Yet, as we move into a new decade, there are still around 500 million smallholder farming households globally, comprising a large proportion of the world’s poor living on less than $2 a day. Something needs to change. People have been trying to measure and tackle poverty for decades, so why reframe the issue now by measuring… Read more »

Meet Tim & Audrey!

  Tim Murphy enjoyed running during his collegiate career in Track and Field at the University of California, Irvine before pursuing work in archaeology. Soon after, he worked in Cultural Resource Management for three years in California and assisted teaching at field schools with the San Bernardino National Forest and Wind Wolves Preserve. Tim then attended Northern Arizona University for a Master’s Degree in… Read more »

New research identifies obstacles to early detection of skin cancer in rural western states

Residents of rural, sparsely-populated “frontier counties” in the Western U.S. face higher incidents of skin cancer and related mortality rates. New research, conducted in part at Texas State University, indicates that the biggest obstacle to early detection and treatment is a chronic lack of self-examination.             Manusheela Pokharel, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, co-authored the study with Jakob Jensen, associate dean… Read more »

Celebrating 25 Years of Sports Excellence – San Antonio SportsSidelines – February 2020

Celebrating 25 Years of Sports Excellence The San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame, a partnership between San Antonio Sports, the San Antonio Express-News and City of San Antonio, inducted its first class 25 years ago in 1995. Since then, we’ve inducted 97 men, 17 women and two teams, who either hail from the Alamo City or conducted their careers here. Each has made a… Read more »

Introducing Spurs Give

    After three decades of community work, investment and involvement, the Spurs’ official nonprofit, formerly Silver & Black Give Back, recently unveiled its new name, Spurs Give, along with its new mission – to strengthen and serve the communities through impactful programming, player engagements, and investments that enrich the lives of youth and those around them.   As part of our transition to… Read more »

Opening Reception this Saturday, February 8 from 4 – 7 PM: KaisuKoski’s Rehearsals of Empathy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Exhibition Opening: Saturday, February 8, 2020 4 – 5 PM: Conversation with Kaisu Koski and Professor Kirsten Ostherr 5 – 7 PM: Opening Reception  On view: February 8 – March 29, 2020 Kaisu Koski Rehearsals of Empathy February 8 – March 29, 2020 Project Space Image courtesy of Kaisu Koski. Kaisu Koski’s Rehearsals for Empathy portrays aspects of simulation in medical education through… Read more »

Leave a Wild Legacy: Planning for the Future: Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has launched a $9 million fundraising effort to amplify $12.5 million in state funds to open the first new state park in North Texas in 20 years -Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation has launched a $9 million fundraising effort to amplify $12.5 million in state funds to open the first new state park in North Texas in 20 years. Palo Pinto Mountains State Park will come to life thanks to a partnership between public funding and a dedicated private fundraising campaign. This public-private partnership will have a transformative impact that will touch generations of Texans. Located on 4,421 acres of scenic, undeveloped land 75 miles west of Fort Worth and 75 miles east of Abilene, this new park will help millions of Texans enjoy, explore, and be inspired by our state’s incredible wild things and wild places, now and for generations to come.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

  💜 THE MONTH OF LOVE 💜   From the CEO     Traditionally, February is the month of love and this month we are loving seeing our clients transition from residential to outpatient programming, the recovery stories that our alumnae have been sharing with us, and YOU- our wonderful donors and supporters!   Satisfaction surveys have been pouring in and we will share… Read more »

Enroll in self-paced program to earn a certificate in Nonprofit Management

Sign up today for our Nonprofit Management Certificate program. This self-paced program can be completed in one year. You will have the option to earn a non-academic certificate in one or more of the following tracks: General nonprofit management Fundraising Leadership development The program is made possible through a partnership between the Area Foundation and Our Lady of the Lake University’s (OLLU) School of… Read more »

2018’s Most Diverse Cities in America – WalletHub Study

With immigration policy remaining a hot-button issue in 2018’s political landscape, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most Diverse Cities in America.  To determine the places in the U.S. with the most mixed demographics, WalletHub compared the profiles of more than 500 of the largest cities across five major diversity categories: socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household and religious.  Most Diverse Cities… Read more »

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science elected new officers and six new board members at its annual meeting held Sept. 20

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science elected new officers and six new board members at its annual meeting held Sept. 20. Mac McFarland, CEO of GenOn Energy, will serve as chair of the board of directors for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. McFarland succeeds Hernan Saenz, who served as chair for the 2016-2018 fiscal years. Joining McFarland as board officers are Karen Katz (former… Read more »

You’re Invited: 2018 Parent Action Guide Release in Fort Worth and Dallas

  Join CHILDREN AT RISK as we celebrate the release of our 2018 Parent Action Guide, a Texas School Guide publication. Our Parent Action Guides help parents navigate our complex public education system and empower families to succeed.   Guests will receive our latest parent engagement materials, learn about recent regional school performance trends, and hear from local parent advocates.   Seats are limited,… Read more »

Mission and job satisfaction give nonprofits an edge over for-profit companies in attracting and retaining talent

A new TIAA survey finds three out of four employees and eight in ten managers choose to work at their nonprofit organizations – and stay there for years – because they’re committed to making a difference in people’s lives. The Nonprofit Survey, conducted as part of TIAA’s 100-year anniversary and the TIAA Difference Maker 100 program, also found that nonprofit employees and managers are… Read more »

Patterns of Giving by the Wealthy

While almost all wealthy individuals make charitable contributions during their lifetimes, most fail to make charitable gifts when they die. But when they do, these contributions are, on average, many times larger than the gifts they gave over their last few years of life, even though earlier giving would have almost always reduced their total tax burden. In this study, we use a file of estate tax returns matched to income tax returns to analyze charitable giving by wealthy individuals at the time of their death (2007) compared with giving over their last five years of life (2002–06).

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You Can Provide Safety & Security For Families That Suffer The Unexpected

The unexpected can happen to any one of us. Your support fuels our mission and helps 400 families a day find a safe place to call home. For 35 years, we’ve been helping San Antonio families find the safety and security they need when the unexpected happens. We’re celebrating those 35 years with a 35-hour challenge. Friends like you can help by sending your… Read more »

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Unveils Major Initiative to Increase Degree Attainment Among Latino Adult Students

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), in partnership with Excelencia in Education, today announced a new effort to help Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) increase the number of degrees awarded to adult Latino students. Funded by The Kresge Foundation, Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates and Greater Texas Foundation, the initiative will provide 15 HSIs with diagnostic tools and programmatic support to implement… Read more »

A very interesting breakdown: 2018’s Most & Least Diverse States in America

With Hispanic Heritage Month in full swing and the leadership in Fortune 500 companies still dominated by Caucasian males, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2018’s Most & Least Diverse States in America as well as accompanying videos. To determine where the most idea and identity exchanges have occurred at the highest level in the U.S. — and where the population… Read more »