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2014-2015 Events

Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration

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Upcoming Events for October 2014

Celeste Bedford Walker Lecture

Oct 16, 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Celeste Bedford Walker LectureCeleste Bedford Walker, an award-winning playwright, will be speaking about her play Camp Logan that tells the true story of the mutiny of an all-Black regiment stationed in Houston, Texas in 1917. A reception, as well as a book signing of Acting Up by Getting Down edited by Drs. Sandra Mayo and Elvin Holt, will follow.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience , Department of English, and School of Social work
Contact:
Nancy Wilson, 512.245.5273
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Critical Contributors - Advancing Diversity in the Science and Engineering Workforce

Oct 16, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Critical Contributors - Advancing Diversity in the Science and Engineering WorkforceThe persistent racial, ethnic, and gender group underrepresentation in the STEM workforce represents the loss of talent. As National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins stated, “Chronic and woeful underrepresentation in the workforce leads to the inescapable conclusion that we are missing critical contributors to our talent pool.” The industry panelists who join us on October 16 will share their own personal stories and professional journeys in the science and engineering workforce. Their stories will reflect the power of a full inclusion of excellence that underpins this year’s Common Experience Theme. Most importantly, they will inspire Texas State students to join the talent pool of critical contributors that increases and values diversity and cultural competence in the scientific workforce.


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Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theatre
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
College of Science and Engineering
Contact:
Susan Romanella, 512.245.7464
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The Power of Diverse Literature for Children and Young Adults

Oct 18, 8:00AM - 3:15PM
Teachers' conference for Texas State students, faculty, and staff and community. Guest authors Guadalupe Garcia-McCall and Don Tate are the keynote speakers.  Pre-K teachers of Writing and Reading will have two break out sessions.
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Teaching Theater
Cost:
$10 for students and $20 for general audience
Campus Sponsor:
Curriculum & Instruction, Central Texas Writing Project
Contact:
Diane Osborne, 512.245.3680
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The Voting Rights Dimension of Civil Liberties: Bending Toward Justice

Oct 20, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
In the last two years, a best-selling book entitled Bending Toward Justice by Gary May - as well as a controversial Supreme Court decision entitled Shelby v. Holder - have placed the protection of our constitutional rights with regard to voting at the forefront of the national debate over the rights of ethnic and racial minorities. May's book and the Shelby case will be the focal point of the discussion.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Christopher Brown, 512.740.8007
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LBJ Museum of San Marcos Fall Lecture -"Civil Rights and Johnson's Great Society"

Oct 21, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Serena Lowe, Policy Analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor, will speak on Civil Rights and Johnson's Great Society at the LBJ Museum of San Marcos on 21 October 2014, 131 North Guadalupe Street. Q&A and a reception follow the lecture. Dr. Lowe just completed her dissertation on Lyndon Johnson.
Location:
Off Campus; Auditorium, Lyndon Baines Johnson Museum of San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Contact:
Ed Mihalkanin, 512.665.4756
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Bring it on: Confronting bias in media and society

Oct 22, 12:55PM - 1:50PM
Bring it on: Confronting bias in media and societyThroughout her life and career, Joyce King has witnessed and dealt with many types of bias and stereotypes. “Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas” (Random House and Anchor) emerged from her broadcast coverage of the trials of all three defendants in the 1998 murder of James Byrd Jr. in East Texas. “Exonerated” (River Grove Books) arose from her service on the Innocence Project of Texas and her relationship with James Woodard. King relates her experiences as a journalist, as a black woman, and as a native Texan.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Comm Week
Contact:
Elizabeth Clark, 512.245.1841
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Media Cover of LGBT Issues

Oct 22, 2:00PM - 3:30PM
A discussion about fostering fair and accurate coverage of LGBT issues while minimizing stereotyping and other offensive representations. Michael Barnes is a reporter for the Austin American Statesman who covers a wide variety of events and topics, including LGBT stories. Ernest Macias is a student journalist at Texas State who attended the National Lesbian Gay Journalism Association Convention (NLGJA) in Chicago in August 2014.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Contact:
Bruce Smith, 512.245.3568
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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
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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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Justice can open the door to healing

Oct 23, 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Justice can open the door to healing“On June 7, 1998, James Byrd Jr., a forty-nine-year-old black man, was walking home from a party when three white men in a pickup truck offered him a ride. They drove Byrd out to a lonely country road, tied him to a logging chain, and dragged him three miles to his death…” (excerpted from “Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas,” by Joyce King)
King, an award-winning journalist and native Texan, was assigned to cover the story, which drew international media headlines. In “Hate Crime,” she provides a chilling re-creation of the slaying and the subsequent trials. But she also moves beyond the details of the case to provide insight into the minds of the murderers, and to investigate the Texas prison system in which they developed their virulent racism. King also explores how the town of Jasper, Texas, endured a tragedy that threatened to divide its residents.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Comm Week
Contact:
Elizabeth Clark, 512.245.1841
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Campus Canvas

Oct 23, 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Campus CanvasStop by and help create a campus-wide collaborative work of art!  The first Campus Canvas event was held October 1, 2013. Hundreds of Texas State students, faculty and staff created two large community paintings. The first two Campus Canvas paintings currently are on display in the fourth-floor foyer of Lampasas Hall. Check them out for inspiration!  Keep making art, Bobcats!


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Location:
The Quad
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College
Contact:
Billi London-Gray, 214.641.6620
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Exonerated: A brief and dangerous freedom

Oct 23, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Exonerated: A brief and dangerous freedomSome people refer to James Woodard as Joyce King’s “fall from grace.” King contends she fell into grace by doing what she thought any compassionate person would do to help a loved one. As King continues to speak out against injustice and racism (“And I always will …”), she takes us through some life events that led to her 2012 book, “Exonerated: A Brief and Dangerous Freedom” (River Grove Books).


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Mass Comm Week
Contact:
Elizabeth Clark, 512-245-1841
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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:
Bob 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
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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
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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Oct 30, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Dia de los Muertos CelebrationAll ages in the Texas State University and San Marcos communities are invited to experience a Dia de los Muertos celebration filled with authentic arts, face painting, music, dance, and delicious food. This traditionally Latin American holiday celebrates the lives of loved ones who have passed away, with joy rather than sadness. Be a part of preserving and sharing this rich, centuries-old cultural tradition.

Free transportation from campus! 

6:30pm Starting Pickup at the Texas State Campus UAC Bus Stop (on Woods St./Guadalupe 

8:45pm/9:00pm Return Departure back to Texas State Campus UAC Bus Stop (on Woods St./Guadalupe)


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Location:
Off Campus; El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos - 211 Lee Street San Marcos TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hosted by the Honors College, El Centro Cultural Hispano; sponsored by the Multicultural Programs Committee and the Honors Student Association
Contact:
michelle sotolongo, 512-245-6991
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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.

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



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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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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
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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
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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.


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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]

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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
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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
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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
[add to your calendar]

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