The San Marcos River
The unique, spring-fed San Marcos River that runs through campus is a constant visual reminder of the many dimensions and roles that water plays in our lives. The network of rivers connecting the San Marcos River to the rest of the world can be explored as both subject and metaphor for connecting students’ personal sensibilities to the world around them. Our university community, as well, is intertwined with relationships which are themselves nurtured by our special sense of place “on the river.” Exposing students to the central role and function of rivers on our “water planet” can help nurture a sense of moral responsibility, beginning with the very river coursing through Texas State. Not only should Texas State, “The Rising Star of Texas,” be a good practical steward of the river shimmering at our doorstep, but we should also teach our students to fully recognize and cherish this irreplaceable resource.