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magazine names

See capitalization and titles.


Preferred spelling; used when writing about the St. David's School of Nursing.


Lower case when writing in general about the music, a band or a musician. Capitalize when used with a specific band or event: Feria del Mariachi, Mariachi Vargas.

Maroon & Gold Room

A hospitality room in Strahan Coliseum where pre-game events, halftime receptions and other special events are held.

Mathworks, Texas

A program that develops model programs, including summer math camps, to engage K-12 students in high-level mathematics.

Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, The

Known for decades as Aquarena Springs Resort, this property came under the stewardship of Texas State University  in the mid-1990s and the name was changed  to the River Systems Institute. The resort was originally known as Rogers’ Spring Lake Park Hotel. It was developed in 1929 as a health resort and spa. The submarine theater opened in 1951, and Ralph, the swimming pig, made his first dive in the 1960s.

Now known as The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, the focus is on developing and promoting programs and techniques for ensuring sustainable water resources for human needs, ecosystem health and economic development.


See dimensions.


Not momento

New metropolitan area

Capitalize Austin Metropolitan Area. San Marcos is part of the Austin Metropolitan Area as defined by the Office of Management and Budget.


No hyphen is needed when used as a noun or an adjective.

military units

These are capitalized when referring to the forces of the United States, such as U.S. Army or Air Force. Don’t capitalize informal references such as military science. ROTC stands for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, but the abbreviation ROTC is acceptable in all references to this program. Use Air Force ROTC (AFROTC on second reference) when referring to Texas State’s aerospace studies program and Army ROTC (AROTC on second reference) when referring to the university’s military science program.

Bill Miller Room

A room located on the west concourse of Bobcat Stadium. The room is a hospitality area for former Texas State letterwinners and is open during halftime of all home football games.


Not miniscule


  • Use $ and figures for all amounts in excess of 99 cents. Do not use a decimal and zeroes for whole-dollar amounts. Example: The book costs $14.
  • Spell out cents in amounts less than $1. Example: The hamburger costs 99 cents.
  • For amounts of more than $1 million, use the $ and numerals up to two decimal places: Example: a $4.2 million budget, a $1 million donation 


  • Always capitalize the names of months.
  • When a month is used with a specific date, abbreviate Jan., Feb. Aug., Sept. Oct., Nov. and Dec.: She was born on Jan. 5, 1980.
  • Spell out all names of months when using alone or when using with a year but not a date: I'm going on vacation in September. President Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963.
  • When a sentence uses a month and a year, do not seperate them with a comma

more than

See over.


Use hyphenated

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