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Preview: January/February 2013 Issue
The January/February 2013 issue of the Texas Techsan ushers in a new era for the magazine! It’s the first redesign in five years! When you open your mailbox you’ll find that your Techsan looks a little different, but is still stuffed with all kinds of fascinating info about fellow alumni and the university you love. Here is a sneak-peak at two of the stories featured in the January/February 2013 Texas Techsan magazine! Join or renew today to make sure you don't miss it!
New Hall on Boston
By Katelyn Perry
Higher enrollment numbers called for more on-campus living space. The New Hall on Boston, a co-ed residence hall, opened Fall 2012. The 178,000-square foot structure is located at the corner of Boston Avenue and 19th Street. Attached to the residence hall is The Commons Food Court—20,000-square feet of dining space that doles out extreme deliciousness!
The facility took approximately 15 months to complete and offers two- and four-bedroom options, which are co-ed by suite. All suites are fully furnished with amenities not seen in most dorms on campus including ceiling fans, a full-size refrigerator, microwave and one bathroom for every two residents.
Bloom Where You're Planted
By Jennifer Ritz
Alumna Stephanie Sproul Rentfro and her family said goodbye to their beloved Florida home and hello to the adventure of a lifetime. In late 2010, Rentfro’s husband Joe accepted a position in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The story chronicles their time and travels in one of the most Westernized and cosmopolitan cities in the UAE.
Here’s a peak into Rentfro’s journal about their travels during March 2012:
“Over Spring Break, we took a family vacation to Thailand. It was an amazing, fun filled adventure. We started out in Bangkok, then headed North to Chiang Rai for a few days, where we rode elephants, visited Myanmar and Laos, then headed South to the beach, staying for a few days in Phuket. The kids enjoyed Chiang Rai the most. I think our morning visits with the elephants contributed to that! The people in Thailand were so hospitable and absolutely lovely. I'd go back in a heartbeat. While in Phuket, we ran into a family that Joe and the boys had met in Abu Dhabi at a golf tournament...small world! What really makes it small is that this family doesn't even live in Abu Dhabi, but in Mumbai, India...we just happened to be in Thailand at the same time, at the same hotel! The kids enjoyed playing with their son, Ian, and Joe and I enjoyed some nice adult conversation with Judy and Dwight. Who knows, maybe our paths will cross again!”
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