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2014-2015 Events

Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration

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Events for September 2014: Current and Upcoming

Gallery Exhibition: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden Project

Sep 17, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
On loan from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Selections from The Bearden Project presents works that were created for an exhibition honoring the centennial of Romare Bearden’s birth. The exhibition brings together works by contemporary artists who have each been influenced by this 20th-century master. Bearden, who was deeply involved with the founding of The Studio Museum in Harlem, was, for many of the artists whose works are featured, one of the first black artists they ever encountered. Working in a wide range of media, the artists mined a varied range of ideas and themes associated with Bearden’s career, including Modernism, urbanism, jazz, and the medium of collage.


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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries 1 & 2
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries
Contact:
Mary Mikel Stump, 512.245.2647
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Gallery Exhibition: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden Project

Sep 18, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
On loan from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Selections from The Bearden Project presents works that were created for an exhibition honoring the centennial of Romare Bearden’s birth. The exhibition brings together works by contemporary artists who have each been influenced by this 20th-century master. Bearden, who was deeply involved with the founding of The Studio Museum in Harlem, was, for many of the artists whose works are featured, one of the first black artists they ever encountered. Working in a wide range of media, the artists mined a varied range of ideas and themes associated with Bearden’s career, including Modernism, urbanism, jazz, and the medium of collage.


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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries 1 & 2
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries
Contact:
Mary Mikel Stump, 512.245.2647
[add to your calendar]

Gallery Exhibition: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden Project

Sep 19, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
On loan from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Selections from The Bearden Project presents works that were created for an exhibition honoring the centennial of Romare Bearden’s birth. The exhibition brings together works by contemporary artists who have each been influenced by this 20th-century master. Bearden, who was deeply involved with the founding of The Studio Museum in Harlem, was, for many of the artists whose works are featured, one of the first black artists they ever encountered. Working in a wide range of media, the artists mined a varied range of ideas and themes associated with Bearden’s career, including Modernism, urbanism, jazz, and the medium of collage.


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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries 1 & 2
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries
Contact:
Mary Mikel Stump, 512.245.2647
[add to your calendar]

Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Sep 24, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
[add to your calendar]

Events for October 2014

Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Oct 01, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
[add to your calendar]

Exploring Democracy's Promise: The History of Integration in Williamson County

Oct 06, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Exploring Democracy's Promise: The History of Integration in Williamson CountyTexas State's Round Rock campus will celebrate the fortitude and courage of those who experienced segregation. A panel discussion will feature four individuals who graduated and/or attended racially segregated schools and who were some of the first individuals to attend integrated schools will discuss their experiences and the impact on their futures. In addition, the Hopewell Middle School choir will perform, and children’s art will be displayed highlighting the Common Experience theme: "Exploring Democracy’s Promise." This event will investigate the history of social justice in our Round Rock community as well as raise important questions about power and equity today.
Location:
Round Rock Campus; Avery Building, Room 252
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Round Rock Campus, Round Rock Arts Council
Contact:
Sharon O'Neal, 512.716.4422
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Leadership Film Series: Dinner and a Movie

Oct 07, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Leadership Film Series: Dinner and a MovieThe Leadership Film Series offers an opportunity to observe leadership in action and relate it to one's own leadership style. Following each film, a panel of students, faculty, and staff will engage the audience in a discussion of the film's leadership lessons and implications. We will be screening The Great Debaters, a drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College (Texas), who, in 1935, inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Audiences will examine the ways in which education and communication, as depicted in the film, can work together to create safer and more inclusive environments in their communities.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute
Contact:
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, 512.245.5323
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Ending Child Trafficking through Education and Economic Empowerment

Oct 07, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Ending Child Trafficking through Education and Economic EmpowermentJames Kofi Annan is an internationally recognized child rights activist from Ghana. He is the Founder and Executive Director of Challenging Heights, an organization that provides education, community empowerment, and survivor support for children rescued from forced child labor in Ghana.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Sociology, Department of Management, Center International Studies, Curriculum &Instruction, Political Science, Anthropology, History, College of Education, English, Common Experience, College of Liberal Arts, College of Health Professions,
Contact:
Luann Walker, 512.245.2361
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Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Oct 08, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
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Film Screening: Freedom Riders

Oct 08, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Film Screening: Freedom RidersFreedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May to November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives — many endured beatings and imprisonment — for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met bitter racism and mob violence, testing their belief in nonviolent activism. From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Riders features testimony from the Riders themselves, state and federal government officials, and journalists who witnessed the events firsthand.



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Seminar
Contact:
Keith Needham, 512.245.7657
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Film Screening: Parrhesia

Oct 09, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Film Screening: ParrhesiaThe word "parrhesia" refers to speaking the truth fearlessly and boldly, risking yourself to be yourself authentically. Those holding less power have the most to lose when engaging in parrhesia, yet to not speak carries greater consequence than staying silent. Parrhesia is a 66-minute documentary, developed by two professors in the Texas State University Professional Counseling program, in which we meet eight individuals who talk about their journeys in coming to know oppression and how they learned to fearlessly speak up against it. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the directors and interviewees from the documentary. This film invites everyone to dialogue about issues related to oppression and encourages everyone to find their own ways of engaging in parrhesia.


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Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater, 4th Floor
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
CLAS Department and Counselors for Social Justice, Texas State University Chapter
Contact:
Shawn Patrick, 512.245.8130
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Library Film Series: Dallas Buyers Club

Oct 09, 6:45PM - 9:30PM
Library Film Series: Dallas Buyers ClubIn 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease. The Academy Award-winning film stars Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto.


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Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Contact:
Robert Gutierrez, 512.245.3886
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Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Oct 15, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
[add to your calendar]

Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Oct 22, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
[add to your calendar]

Film Screening: Freedom Summer

Oct 22, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
Film Screening: Freedom SummerOver ten weeks known as Freedom Summer, 1964, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African-Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi. Freedom Summer was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and community centers. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Freedom Summer highlights the patient and long-term efforts by outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters — even in the face of intimidation, violence, and death.



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Seminar
Contact:
Keith Needham, 512.245.7657
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Carol Adams: The Sexual Politics of Meat

Oct 27, 11:00AM - 12:30PM
Carol Adams: The Sexual Politics of MeatIn The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show, Carol J. Adams offers a provocative and dynamic presentation of the ideas that she has been developing for over twenty-five years. The slide show is constantly updated to track changes in popular culture, and it explores the way that culture presents images of race, gender, and species to further oppressive attitudes. It also suggests forms of resistance against the construction of individuals, human or non-human, as “meat.” The Sexual Politics of Meat Slide Show has been presented on campuses across the country. From Oregon to Maine, from experimental schools to universities with slaughterhouses on their campus, from Yale Law School to CalTech, the slide show attracts a diverse audience and prompts spirited discussions.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College College of Liberal Arts Center for Diversity & Gender Studies National Endowment for the Humanities Department of Philosophy
Contact:
Bobbie Fischer, 512.245.2403
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Queztal Movie Series: Building Hope

Oct 28, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Queztal Movie Series: Building HopeBuilding Hope chronicles the construction of Mahiga Hope High, the first high school for this remote African community and the connection between a thousand people in the U.S. and an African community working to create a better future for their children. The film highlights the promise education can have on children's lives and the cultural and educational complexities of building a school in Africa. Dr. Lori Czop Assaf will lead a discussion about schooling in Africa -- specifically highlighting her experiences working with a community in South Africa that mirrors the educational resources in the movie. Topics include educational segregation, poverty, and the need for quality education around the globe.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Quetzal Movie Series. Drs Lori Czop Assaf, Charise Pimentel, and Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Contact:
Lori Czop Assaf, 512.789.5975
[add to your calendar]

Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Oct 29, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
[add to your calendar]

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 September 1.



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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
[add to your calendar]

Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Nov 05, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
[add to your calendar]

Recognizing and Overcoming Stereotypes: What You Can Do

Nov 06, 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Recognizing and Overcoming Stereotypes: What You Can DoDr. Joseph Brown will deliver the keynote address at the Sixth Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students hosted by The Graduate College. He received his BS degree in physics from Texas State University and a ScM degree in biomedical engineering from Brown University in 1990.  After working for IBM as a marketing representative, he received his Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University in the year 2000.  Dr. Brown’s graduate work focused on the influence of stereotypes and prejudice on the intellectual identities and performance of minorities and women.  He taught at the University of Washington for about two years and in January 2003 he returned to Stanford to work on graduate diversity.  He also lectures in the department of Psychology. Dr. Brown has received many awards and fellowships and presented numerous papers at conferences.



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Location:
Cost:
Free but registration is required
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College Student Government Graduate House, Common Experience College of Applied Arts McCoy College of Business Administration College of Education College of Fine Arts and Communication College of Health Professions College of Liberal Arts
Contact:
Sandy Rao, 512.245.3614
[add to your calendar]

Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

Nov 12, 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Join Texas State University students, instructors, and special guests at the San Marcos Public Library for a variety of discussions centered on the topic of Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration as part of the yearly Common Experience project. The series is free to attend and open to the public. Anyone may join the discussions at any time during the series.


Click here for more information
Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
[add to your calendar]

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Events for February 2015

Business Leadership Week 2015

Feb 16, 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Business Leadership Week 2015Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for the McCoy College of Business Administration. Business Leadership Week engages the students and faculty of Texas State University and the local community in conversations and learning about the Common Experience and business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion. The theme for Business Leadership Week 2015 is "Examining the Impact of Diversity in Business."



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Contact:
Brittany Chrisman, 512.245.1993
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Business Leadership Week 2015

Feb 17, 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Business Leadership Week 2015Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for the McCoy College of Business Administration. Business Leadership Week engages the students and faculty of Texas State University and the local community in conversations and learning about the Common Experience and business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion. The theme for Business Leadership Week 2015 is "Examining the Impact of Diversity in Business."



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Contact:
Brittany Chrisman, 512.245.1993
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Business Leadership Week 2015

Feb 18, 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Business Leadership Week 2015Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for the McCoy College of Business Administration. Business Leadership Week engages the students and faculty of Texas State University and the local community in conversations and learning about the Common Experience and business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion. The theme for Business Leadership Week 2015 is "Examining the Impact of Diversity in Business."



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Contact:
Brittany Chrisman, 512.245.1993
[add to your calendar]

Business Leadership Week 2015

Feb 19, 8:00AM - 8:00PM
Business Leadership Week 2015Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for the McCoy College of Business Administration. Business Leadership Week engages the students and faculty of Texas State University and the local community in conversations and learning about the Common Experience and business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion. The theme for Business Leadership Week 2015 is "Examining the Impact of Diversity in Business."



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Contact:
Brittany Chrisman, 512.245.1993
[add to your calendar]

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
[add to your calendar]

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
[add to your calendar]

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