Check out the top 5 things campus is buzzing about this fall
Rams Up! This year's President's Picnic kicked off Texas Wesleyan's 125-year anniversary.
This year is a big one for Texas Wesleyan, and there are plenty of events and major upgrades that need to be on your radar this fall. Here are our top five.
1. The University turns 125
We're having a Texas-sized celebration for our 125th anniversary, and it's going on all year.
"It is fitting that we have reached a milestone anniversary at this time of excitement and energy on campus," President Frederick G. Slabach, said. "Rams can be proud of our accomplishments and campus improvements, and we hope to see you at many of our anniversary celebrations."
Make sure you check out all the 125-themed special events planned to celebrate the University's milestone.
2. Wrapping up the Rosedale Renaissance
The 2-year project is coming to a close, and you can see the results all over the south side of campus.
The University Counseling Center and the art classrooms have already moved into renovated buildings on the south side of East Rosedale, road construction is near the end and the clock tower is scheduled for completion in September.
Mark your calendars — the dedication ceremony is scheduled for Oct. 22.
3. New commercials on the air
The "Smaller. Smarter." ad campaign is in its fourth year, and the commercials just keep getting better.
Don't miss the official watch party with President Frederick G. Slabach on Sept. 16. Students, faculty and staff will get a sneak preview of the campaign, plus there will be a T-shirt giveaway.
4. Mandela and Tutu on campus
Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, and Naomi Tutu, daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, will be the speakers at this year’s Willson Lectureship.
This is the first time the two human rights activists, whose forefathers ended apartheid, have presented together.
The event is at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in Martin Hall.
5. Stella gets a makeover
Stella Hall's partial makeover during the summer is the first step in bringing the 1960s-era residence hall into the 21st century.
The walls are now a fresh white, the 1960s-era bathrooms sport modern slate tile and brand new fixtures and the kitchen in the common area got a full redo with new appliances, cabinets, flooring and a stone front.
Students will also appreciate the new pool table and décor provided by the Office of Residence Life in the common area.