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February 2016

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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Pigs & Battleships

Feb 10, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Shohei Imamura's Pigs & Battleships. The film explores the darkest elements of Japanese society during the postwar occupation. Central themes include exploitation, destruction, and betrayal. This screening is the second of a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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Bridged Through Music: The Singing Revolution

Feb 10, 7:30PM 10:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities, College of Liberal Arts, College of Fine Arts and Communication
Screening of The Singing Revolution, a documentary film about the national choral festival in Estonia and its role in the independence movement of that country during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Director James Tusty will be present for discussion.
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Arcadia: The New Chican@

Feb 11, 12:00PM 2:00PM
Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
The Center for the Study of the Southwest invites you to attend Arcadia: The New Chican@. This event hosts writers Ito Romo, Luke Villafranca, Octavio Quintanilla, and Sarah Cortez, and artist Vincent Valdez, all of whom are published in the upcoming issue of Arcadia Magazine. Arcadia welcomes eclectic art and literature "regardless of its origin…that speaks to and moves the heart and the head, regardless of form, medium, or place of birth." This special issue honors Mexican and Mexican-American heritage through art, poetry, and prose. We hope you join us as we celebrate the shared stories of the borderlands in the 21st century.
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Exhibition Opening Reception: Leaves on the Wind

Feb 11, 4:00PM 6:00PM
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krys Nelson, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 6, 2016.
Thumbnail image: "Working Hands" Artist: Megan Frances Vallejo, 2016.

The Spring 2016 exhibition of the Gallery of the Common Experience intends to provide insight into the Mexican-American journey from the perspective of family lineage traveled in miles, traversed in memory, treasured in personal history. Works illuminate a greater understanding of the physical migration and the cultural integration of the people who immigrated to the United States from Mexico. This exhibition runs weekdays through May 6, 2016.

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Business Leadership Week

Feb 15, 8:00AM 9:30PM
Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1993
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, Common Experience, Equity & Access, University Lecturer's Fund, Bloomberg Businessweek, JC Penney, Sephora Inside JC Penney
Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for McCoy College. 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 the 2016 Business Leadership Week is meant to engage students on the topic of the global marketplace and the implications it has on business practices and decisions. The week will feature several guest speakers who will share their perspective as it relates to the theme and a Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition centered on current issues international business. Several other engaging events will take place throughout the week.
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Business Leadership Week Alumni Panel

Feb 15, 3:30PM 5:10PM
Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY); Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1993
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
A panel of recent McCoy College of Business Administration alumni will share personal stories of their journeys from college students to professionals, starting and ending in very different places. The panelists represent various majors and careers; they will discuss their experiences and perspectives on business leadership and the impact diversity has in the workplace. The structure of the panel will include five minutes for each panelist to talk about themselves, 25 minutes of structured Q&A from a set of pre-determined questions, and 25-30 minutes of Q&A from the audience. Panelists:
• Jacie Bell, BBA '13 , Audit Assistant, Deloitte
• Stephanie Daul, BBA '13, Senior Investment Analyst, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
• Matthew Sanchez, BBA '14, MBA student, Texas State University
• Michael Sanchez, BBA '14, MBA student, Texas State University
• Brooke Thrasher, BBA '12, Junior Web Designer, Standard Beagle Studio

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A Night of Real Life Stories: They Sacrificed Everything for Our Country...Did Our Country Pay Them Back?

Feb 15, 6:00PM 8:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Gloria Velásquez or Alba Melgar, 512.245.1354
Campus Sponsor:
GADIA, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Programs Committee, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, LULAC Texas State
This event recognizes the sacrifices and values of many Texan servicemen and servicewomen and hopes to bring awareness to younger generations of the ordeals these individuals had to overcome and the dedication they demonstrated. We will address veterans' contributions and struggles many faced after they served their country, from WWII to the present. Some of the topics will include: the G.I. Bill and the Hazlewood Act. We will also address topics related to African-American, Native American, Mexican-American and undocumented servicemen and servicewomen. Speakers from various backgrounds will share some of their experiences. During the event, we will screen short scenes from different documentaries related to this topic.

Business Leadership Week Keynote Speaker: Bernardo Altamirano Rodriguez, CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Mexico

Feb 15, 6:30PM 7:30PM
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1993
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, University Lecturers Committee
First 50 students receive a free t-shirt!

Some core issues in Bernardo Altamirano Rodriguez's presentation:
• How to build a community of businesses, consumers and authorities that converge under the principles of trust in the marketplace and will contribute to strengthen a community based on reputation and merit.
• How is possible to make BBB become a relevant player in the Mexican marketplace?
• Is it feasible to become a network that can unite consumers and businesses in NAFTA that share common principles and values?
• How we can develop self-regulation programs for the industry to show the importance of soft regulatory schemes that reinforce competition and competitiveness?
• Can this be helpful in U.S. and Canada Hispanic communities to become more relevant in their marketplaces, through best commercial practices, standards and ethical principles?
• Can this be the start of a wider Americas Free Trade Agreement discussion?

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Business Leadership Week

Feb 16, 8:00AM 9:30PM
Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1993
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, Common Experience, Equity & Access, University Lecturer's Fund, Bloomberg Businessweek, JC Penney, Sephora Inside JC Penney
Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for McCoy College. 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 the 2016 Business Leadership Week is meant to engage students on the topic of the global marketplace and the implications it has on business practices and decisions. The week will feature several guest speakers who will share their perspective as it relates to the theme and a Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition centered on current issues international business. Several other engaging events will take place throughout the week.
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Business Leadership Week Leadership Panel

Feb 16, 11:00AM 12:20PM
Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY); Room 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1993
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, Office of Equity & Access
A panel of professionals from various backgrounds will discuss she their stories, their experiences, and their perspectives on business leadership and the impact community engagement has on their lives and their business. The Leadership Panel will engage students, faculty and staff of Texas State University and the local community in conversations about the importance of volunteerism, social justice and community development in our increasingly global society. Panelists:
• Mark Curry, community bank president, Wells Fargo
• Daniel Guerrero, mayor of San Marcos
• Dr. Yamile Jackson, CEO of Nurtured by Design
• Steven Soos, CEO of ProtoIPO Inc.
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Business Leadership Week Distinguished Lecturer: Larry Jackson

Feb 16, 3:30PM 5:00PM
Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY); Room 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1991
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, The Common Experience
Mr. Larry Jackson, vice president of supply chain operations of Fluor Corporation, will be speaking on his 30 years of experience in domestic and international business. Mr. Jackson's strategies of global sourcing illustrate the global scale of modern business practices and how cross-cultural exchanges can enhance efficiency and productivity.

Opening Reception | Iglesias y Camposantos: Sacred Spaces for Mexican Catholics in San Marcos, Texas

Feb 16, 5:00PM 6:30PM
Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 20, 2016.

This photographic exhibit uses oral history interviews and historical photos and documents to explore the culture and heritage of Mexican American Catholic churches, cemeteries, and funerary practices in San Marcos, Texas. Originally serving as a mission church for the Mexican community in central Texas, the parish soon tried to Americanize during the first half of the twentieth century. Following World War II and the Civil Rights Movement, Mexican Americans were able to establish a small chapel that embraced their Spanish language and Mexican Catholic traditions. Conducted over several years, the project, led by Ana M. Juárez (Department of Anthropology), involved collaboration between students, faculty and others at Texas State University, local agencies and institutions, and most importantly the local Mexican American community who generously shared the stories of their lives.

Business Leadership Week

Feb 17, 8:00AM 9:30PM
Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1993
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, Common Experience, Equity & Access, University Lecturer's Fund, Bloomberg Businessweek, JC Penney, Sephora Inside JC Penney
Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for McCoy College. 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 the 2016 Business Leadership Week is meant to engage students on the topic of the global marketplace and the implications it has on business practices and decisions. The week will feature several guest speakers who will share their perspective as it relates to the theme and a Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition centered on current issues international business. Several other engaging events will take place throughout the week.
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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: The Face of Another

Feb 17, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Face of Another. The film is an existential exploration of the self versus society. Central themes include alienation, identity, image, personality, and individuality. This screening is the third of a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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Business Leadership Week

Feb 18, 8:00AM 9:30PM
Location:
McCoy Hall (MCOY)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsay Stadter, 512.245.1993
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, Common Experience, Equity & Access, University Lecturer's Fund, Bloomberg Businessweek, JC Penney, Sephora Inside JC Penney
Started in 2009, Business Leadership Week is a signature event for McCoy College. 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 the 2016 Business Leadership Week is meant to engage students on the topic of the global marketplace and the implications it has on business practices and decisions. The week will feature several guest speakers who will share their perspective as it relates to the theme and a Bloomberg Businessweek Mini-Case Competition centered on current issues international business. Several other engaging events will take place throughout the week.
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Shared Alumni Stories: Diverse Paths to Research

Feb 18, 5:30PM 8:00PM
Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience, Equity & Access, Office of the Associate Vice President of Research, Graduate College
Texas State Honors College alumni join us from various parts of the country, returning to their alma mater to share their stories in a panel discussion about their paths from Texas State to graduate school and beyond. They pursued majors in international studies, psychology, anthropology, art, and Spanish. This event includes an informal reception and Q&A session.

Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Feb 19, 5:00PM 8:00PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, 512.245.5323
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students Office, Leadership Institute
The Dean of Students Office at Texas State University is pleased to announce the 2016 Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference, which will be held February 19-20, 2016, with the theme of "Bridged through Experiences: The Immigrant Story." 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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Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Feb 20, 8:45AM 5:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ashley Spicer-Runnels, 512.245.5323
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students Office, Leadership Institute
The Dean of Students Office at Texas State University is pleased to announce the 2016 Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference, which will be held February 19-20, 2016, with the theme of "Bridged through Experiences: The Immigrant Story." 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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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Death by Hanging

Feb 24, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Nagisa Oshima's Death by Hanging. The film uses black humor and Brecht's epic theater to question the moral validity of capital punishment and ethnic prejudice. Central themes include guilt, justice, free will, poverty, the psychological roots of destructive behavior, and the Japanese oppression of Koreans. This screening is the fourth in a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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Opportunity and Adaptation across the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands

Feb 27, 9:30AM 4:30PM
Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Office of Equity and Access, and Departments of Anthropology, History, Political Science, and Sociology.
International borders are the (often invisible) boundaries where the distinct political jurisdictions, laws, and cultural traditions of two adjacent countries supposedly end. In practice, however, borderlands are spaces where political jurisdictions are often ignored, laws are difficult to enforce, and cultural traditions merge, which creates challenges and opportunities for the people and the authorities on either side of the border, particularly when the border shifts. This symposium explores some of the ways in which the residents of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands have adapted to the changing circumstances of the frontier over the last two centuries. Presenters will discuss how interethnic cooperation and marriage, the legal and illegal movement of people and goods, labor unionism, and other strategies have permitted border dwellers to overcome the hardships and exploitation of border life, and, in some cases, to thrive.
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March 2016

Leaves on the Wind: The Growth of the Family Tree through the Mexican-American Journey

Mar 01, 8:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krys Nelson, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 6, 2016.
Thumbnail image: "Working Hands" Artist: Megan Frances Vallejo, 2016.

The Spring 2016 exhibition of the Gallery of the Common Experience intends to provide insight into the Mexican-American journey from the perspective of family lineage traveled in miles, traversed in memory, treasured in personal history. Works illuminate a greater understanding of the physical migration and the cultural integration of the people who immigrated to the United States from Mexico.

Click here for more information

Iglesias y Camposantos: Sacred Spaces for Mexican Catholics in San Marcos, Texas

Mar 01, 8:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 20, 2016.

This photographic exhibit uses oral history interviews and historical photos and documents to explore the culture and heritage of Mexican American Catholic churches, cemeteries, and funerary practices in San Marcos, Texas. Originally serving as a mission church for the Mexican community in central Texas, the parish soon tried to Americanize during the first half of the twentieth century. Following World War II and the Civil Rights Movement, Mexican Americans were able to establish a small chapel that embraced their Spanish language and Mexican Catholic traditions. Conducted over several years, the project, led by Ana M. Juárez (Department of Anthropology), involved collaboration between students, faculty and others at Texas State University, local agencies and institutions, and most importantly the local Mexican American community who generously shared the stories of their lives.

Quetzal Critical Film Series | Abrazos

Mar 01, 6:30PM 9:00PM
Location:
Education Building (ED); Room 1007
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diane Osborne, 512.245.3680
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Abrazos, a film by Luis Argueta, narrates the transformational journey of a group of U.S. citizen children who travel from Minnesota to Guatemala to visit their parents' homeland and visit their grandparents for the first time. These families, separated for two decades, share stories, strengthen traditions and begin to reconstruct their cultural identity.
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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Branded to Kill

Mar 02, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Seijun Suzuki's Branded to Kill. The pop-noir cult-classic uses surrealism and radical filmmaking to explore emotion versus purpose. Branded to Kill had a lasting impact on American directors such as Jim Jarmusch and Quentin Tarantino. Central themes include absurdism, obsession, censorship, and psychosexuality. This screening is the fifth in a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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Multiple Ways of Expressing Meaning: The Art and Storytelling of Xavier Garza

Mar 04, 4:00PM 5:30PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01 | Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Gainer, 512.963.6083
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theater & Dance, Tomás Rivera Book Award, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, University Lecturers Committee, Center for the Study of the Southwest, CLAS, Office of Community Relations
Award-winning children's book author and illustrator, Xavier Garza, will talk about his storytelling work that integrates his bilingualism, biculturalism, visual art and writing. Garza is a celebrated writer and illustrator of many popular bilingual children's books, and he is a dynamic performer/storyteller.

Japanese Cinema Club Presents: She & He

Mar 09, 5:05PM 7:05PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Susumu Hani's She & He. The film follows a woman's budding awareness as she crosses from her comfortable middle class existence in the new modernity, into the impoverished reality of the lower class. Central themes include feminism, materialism, westernization, hypocrisy, and social class. This screening is the sixth in a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Giants & Toys

Mar 16, 5:10PM 7:10PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Yasuzo Masumura's Giants & Toys. The satire revolves around Japanese candy companies and their manufactured media star. Central themes include capitalism, consumerism, superficiality, the decline of bushido, and the rise of apathetic corporate culture. This screening is the seventh in a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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Conversation with Cherrie Moraga: Feminist Identity and Education

Mar 23, 11:00AM 12:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Esther Huerta, 512.245.3099
Campus Sponsor:
Equity & Access Committee, Common Experience, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Dept. of Anthropology, Dept. of Modern Languages, Center for Diversity & Gender Studies, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Dept. of CLAS
Cherrie Moraga is an artist-in-residence in the Department of Drama at Stanford University with a joint appointment in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. Her most recent books include This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (4th edition) and A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings 2000-2010. The United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature are among her multiple literary awards.

Cherrie Moraga | Off the Map: Chicanas Writing Our Way into Being

Mar 23, 6:00PM 8:00PM
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Esther Huerta, 512.245.3099
Campus Sponsor:
Equity & Access Committee, Common Experience, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Dept. of Anthropology, Dept. of Modern Languages, Center for Diversity & Gender Studies, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction, Dept. of CLAS
Cherrie Moraga is an artist-in-residence in the Department of Drama at Stanford University with a joint appointment in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity. Her most recent books include This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (4th edition) and A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings 2000-2010. The United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship for Literature are among her multiple literary awards.

Bridging through Stories: Families, Work, and Gendered Migration across the Global Village

Mar 25, 8:30AM 4:30PM
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Audwin Anderson, 512.245.2361
Campus Sponsor:
Colleges of Liberal Arts and Education, University College, The Graduate College, Honors College; Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, English, Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Psychology; Center for the Study of the SW
The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University would like to invite you to our upcoming symposium, "Bridging through Stories: Families, Work, and Gendered Migration across the Global Village." This event will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of families, work and the gendered nature of migration across the globe.
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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Funeral Parade of Roses

Mar 30, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Toshio Matsumoto's Funeral Parade of Roses. The disjointed and experimental film is set in the LGBT counterculture of 1960s Tokyo. Inspired by Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, it in turn inspired Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. Central themes include sexual identity, androgyny, civil unrest, subculture, and traditional versus modern culture. This screening is the eighth of a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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April 2016

Leaves on the Wind: The Growth of the Family Tree through the Mexican-American Journey

Apr 01, 8:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krys Nelson, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 6, 2016.
Thumbnail image: "Working Hands" Artist: Megan Frances Vallejo, 2016.

The Spring 2016 exhibition of the Gallery of the Common Experience intends to provide insight into the Mexican-American journey from the perspective of family lineage traveled in miles, traversed in memory, treasured in personal history. Works illuminate a greater understanding of the physical migration and the cultural integration of the people who immigrated to the United States from Mexico.

Click here for more information

Iglesias y Camposantos: Sacred Spaces for Mexican Catholics in San Marcos, Texas

Apr 01, 8:00PM 5:00PM
Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 20, 2016.

This photographic exhibit uses oral history interviews and historical photos and documents to explore the culture and heritage of Mexican American Catholic churches, cemeteries, and funerary practices in San Marcos, Texas. Originally serving as a mission church for the Mexican community in central Texas, the parish soon tried to Americanize during the first half of the twentieth century. Following World War II and the Civil Rights Movement, Mexican Americans were able to establish a small chapel that embraced their Spanish language and Mexican Catholic traditions. Conducted over several years, the project, led by Ana M. Juárez (Department of Anthropology), involved collaboration between students, faculty and others at Texas State University, local agencies and institutions, and most importantly the local Mexican American community who generously shared the stories of their lives.

Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Crazed Fruit

Apr 06, 5:00PM 6:30PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Kō Nakahira's Crazed Fruit. The Nikkatsu film initiated the Sun Tribe (taiyozoku) film movement, depicting a wild and dangerous Japanese youth as a consequence of early postwar capitalism and error. Crazed Fruit was praised by François Truffaut and was the first Japanese film to be recommended to Cinematheque. Central themes include immorality, hedonism, promiscuity, narcissism, anti-authoritarianism, and teenage rebellion. This screening is the ninth of a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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A Conversation with Tino Villanueva

Apr 12, 5:30PM 7:30PM
Location:
Off Campus; Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee Street, San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Department of English, Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
Reception at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.

Join us for a reading and conversation with Tino Villanueva. Dr. Villanueva had diverse work experiences before his formal college education, ranging from migrant worker to assembly-line construction of furniture here in San Marcos, where he was born and raised. After two years as an Army supply clerk in the Panama Canal Zone, Villanueva returned and attended Texas State (then Southwest Texas State) where he received his B.A. in Spanish and English. In addition to currently serving as Preceptor in Spanish at Boston University, Villanueva is the founder of Imagine Publishers, Inc., and editor of Imagine: International Chicano Poetry Journal. He is the author of Hay Otra Voz Poems, Scenes from the movie GIANT, Shaking Off the Dark, Crónica de mis años peores, and So Spoke Penelope.
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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Onibaba

Apr 13, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G05
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Kaneto Shindo's Onibaba. The dark and disorienting existential thriller is set in war-torn medieval Japan and follows the macabre exploits of two peasant woman trapped in primal stasis. Their dynamic is used as a metaphor to contrast the new Japanese generation against the traditional society of their elders. Central themes include isolation, survival, jealousy, desperation, the reality of war, and the clashes of generations. This screening is the tenth of a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society.
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Japanese Cinema Club Presents: Black Sun

Apr 20, 5:00PM 7:00PM
Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G01
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eden Hill, 512.438.9747
Campus Sponsor:
Japanese Cinema Club
Japanese Cinema Club presents Koreyoshi Kurahara's Black Sun. The manic Sun Tribe film uses racial tension, free jazz, and anti-buddy dynamics to highlight the contradiction of social liberation and economic prosperity during the traumatic American occupation of Japan. The soundtrack features original music composed by jazz legend Max Roach. Central themes include xenophobia, racism, oppression, cultural boundaries, collapsed society, and restless youth.This screening is the eleventh of a series of Japanese new wave films being shown in an attempt to connect the Texas State audience with the art, history, and development of modern Japanese society
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72° Festival

Apr 29, 8:00PM 10:00PM
Location:
Off Campus; Plaza Park and Stage, City of San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Van Zant, 512.787.8713
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Through a partnership with Keep San Marcos Beautiful, 72° Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at Plaza Park in San Marcos. The award-winning film Yakona (2014) will be screened on Friday evening. Yakona, meaning "rising water" in the Tonkawan language, is a visual journey through the clear waters of the San Marcos River and Spring Lake. The event will start 8 p.m., beginning with an introduction and speeches.
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72° Festival

Apr 30, 11:00AM 10:00PM
Location:
Off Campus; Plaza Park and Stage, City of San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mary Van Zant, 512.787.8713
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Through a partnership with Keep San Marcos Beautiful, 72° Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at Plaza Park in San Marcos. Saturday will be an all-day music, culture and education festival. The educational theme for this year’s event is "flooding." Environmental and local non-profit booths will be set up on the grounds to educate attendees about water conservation, floods, drought, pollution and river ecology. The music portion is intended to be eclectic, demonstrating and attracting wide cultural diversity. Bands will include Tejano, mariachi, conjunto, roots, Americana, folk, rock & roll, hip hop and/or dance.


May 2016

Iglesias y Camposantos: Sacred Spaces for Mexican Catholics in San Marcos, Texas

May 01, 8:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
Brazos Hall (BRAZ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 20, 2016.

This photographic exhibit uses oral history interviews and historical photos and documents to explore the culture and heritage of Mexican American Catholic churches, cemeteries, and funerary practices in San Marcos, Texas. Originally serving as a mission church for the Mexican community in central Texas, the parish soon tried to Americanize during the first half of the twentieth century. Following World War II and the Civil Rights Movement, Mexican Americans were able to establish a small chapel that embraced their Spanish language and Mexican Catholic traditions. Conducted over several years, the project, led by Ana M. Juárez (Department of Anthropology), involved collaboration between students, faculty and others at Texas State University, local agencies and institutions, and most importantly the local Mexican American community who generously shared the stories of their lives.

Leaves on the Wind: The Growth of the Family Tree through the Mexican-American Journey

May 02, 8:00AM 5:00PM
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Krys Nelson, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College
This exhibition runs weekdays through May 6, 2016.
Thumbnail image: "Working Hands" Artist: Megan Frances Vallejo, 2016.

The Spring 2016 exhibition of the Gallery of the Common Experience intends to provide insight into the Mexican-American journey from the perspective of family lineage traveled in miles, traversed in memory, treasured in personal history. Works illuminate a greater understanding of the physical migration and the cultural integration of the people who immigrated to the United States from Mexico.

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