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2014-2015 Events

Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration

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Events for August 2014

Film Screening: Glory Road

Aug 22, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Film Screening: Glory RoadIn 1966, coach Dan Haskins guided the Texas Western University basketball team to the NCAA national title game against powerhouse Kentucky. Texas Western — today known as UTEP — featured the first all-black starting lineup for a college team in the national championship. The team was widely ridiculed and faced unimaginable odds, yet still managed to change the course of American history. This film screening of Glory Road introduces the 2014-2015 Common Experience theme, "Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration." A short discussion of the theme and the Common Reading book will take place prior to the movie.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. Seating is limited to approximately 375; arrive early to ensure seating.



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Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater (4th Floor)
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Common Reading Program
Contact:
Twister Marquiss, 512.245.3579
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LBJ Birthday Party and Lecture

Aug 27, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
LBJ Birthday Party and LectureLecture by David D. Schafer of the National Park Service entitled "Linked by Fate and Friendship: Harry S Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson" to commemorate the 106th birthday of Texas State University's presidential alumnus followed by a birthday celebration.
Location:
Off Campus; LBJ Museum of San Marcos, 131 North Guadalupe
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science and the LBJ Museum of San Marcos
Contact:
Ed Mihalkanin, 512.245.3265
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Events for September 2014

Public Reception for Black, White and Gray: A Spectrum of Views on Integration

Sep 04, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its fall 2014 exhibition, "Black, White and Gray: A Spectrum of Views on Integration," starting August 25, 2014. The exhibition, designed to explore the Common Experience theme of "Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration," features a spectrum of images on integration by artists from around the state, including Texas State students and alumni. 


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Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); The Honors Coffee Forum (Lampasas 407)
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
The Honors College and the Common Experience
Contact:
Billi London-Gray, 512.245.2266
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Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, A Tribute to Playwright Ted Shine

Sep 12, 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, A Tribute to Playwright Ted ShineThis tribute to Texas African American playwright Ted Shine will include a presentation of his short play, "Contributions," followed by a Q & A with Mr. Shine and a reception. This open and candid discussion with Ted Shine about his experiences during a pivotal time in Texas adds perspective and insight on desegregation in our state.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
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Events for October 2014

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Events for November 2014

Encore Series: Raisin' Cane—A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey

Nov 01, 7:30PM - 9:30PM
Encore Series: Raisin' Cane—A Harlem Renaissance OdysseyRaisin' Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey
Starring award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy, a modern day Griot, and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio, "Raisin' Cane" celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement, and imagery.

Event Partners: College of Fine Arts & Communication, Honors College, and the Common Experience

Tickets: $15 Reserved Seats / $5 Student (+$2 processing fee per ticket)

Tickets go on sale August 15.



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Location:
Cost:
$15 Reserved Seats / $5 Student (+$2 processing fee per ticket)
Campus Sponsor:
College of Fine Arts & Communication, Honors College, and the Common Experience
Contact:
Liz McDonald, 512.245.3501
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Events for January 2015

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Events for February 2015

Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Feb 20, 5:00PM - 10:00PM
The Dean of Students Office at Texas State University is pleased to announce the 2015 Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference, which will be held February 20-21, 2015, with the theme of Exploring Democracy’s Promise: From Segregation to Integration. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential. The conference will include 2 featured speakers and 21 breakout sessions.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Dean of Students Office
Contact:
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, 512.245.5323
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Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Feb 21, 8:00AM - 5:00PM
The Dean of Students Office at Texas State University is pleased to announce the 2015 Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference, which will be held February 20-21, 2015, with the theme of Exploring Democracy’s Promise: From Segregation to Integration. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential. The conference will include two featured speakers and 21 breakout sessions.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Dean of Students Office
Contact:
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, 512.245.5323
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