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2015-2016 Events

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July 2015

Bilingual Production of The Comedy of Errors

Jul 23, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Bilingual Production of The Comedy of ErrorsThese performances run July 23-26 and July 30-August 2.
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. | Sundays at 1 p.m.

The Departments of English and Modern Languages, in association with the Equity and Access Committee, will present a bilingual (English/Spanish) adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors performed by Austin-area professionals assisted by Texas State students. Admission is free. Performances will be held in Centennial Hall G-02; parking is available on the top floor of the Pleasant Street Garage adjacent to Centennial Hall (parking is $5 on Thursdays and free all other times). In this production, the confusion and mistaken identity at the center of the plot will be accentuated by the fact that one set of identical twins speaks English, while the other speaks Spanish.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Equity and Access Committee, Department of English, Department of Modern Languages
Contact:
Joe Falocco, 704.754.2321
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August 2015

Bilingual Production of The Comedy of Errors

Aug 01, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Bilingual Production of The Comedy of ErrorsThese performances run July 23-26 and July 30-August 2.
Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. | Sundays at 1 p.m.

The Departments of English and Modern Languages, in association with the Equity and Access Committee, will present a bilingual (English/Spanish) adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors performed by Austin-area professionals assisted by Texas State students. Admission is free. Performances will be held in Centennial Hall G-02; parking is available on the top floor of the Pleasant Street Garage adjacent to Centennial Hall (parking is $5 on Thursdays and free all other times). In this production, the confusion and mistaken identity at the center of the plot will be accentuated by the fact that one set of identical twins speaks English, while the other speaks Spanish.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Equity and Access Committee, Department of English, Department of Modern Languages
Contact:
Joe Falocco, 704.754.2321
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September 2015

Immigration and Mental Health: Dr. Ricardo Ainslie

Sep 08, 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Immigration and Mental Health: Dr. Ricardo AinslieDr. Ricardo Ainslie will give a presentation on Immigration and Mental Health followed by a reception. Ricardo Ainslie a native of Mexico City, Mexico, and a U.S. citizen. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Michigan. For almost two decades, Dr. Ainslie has devoted himself to working in communities in Texas and Mexico that have experienced significant conflict and transformation, exploring broader questions about how communities function and how individuals and cultural groups live within them.


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Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Psychology Department, CLAS Department, University Seminar, University Lecture Series
Contact:
Jon Lasser, 512.245.3413
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DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Sep 09, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony GarciaThis exhibition runs through October 7, 2015.

Y No Se Lo Tragó La Tierra (And the Earth Did Not Devour Him) centers on the migrant worker experience through childhood memories, presented as a series of vignettes. Guest curator Michael Anthony Garcia assembled a varied group of artists to create works within a similar structure; the resulting exhibition explores the vibrant imagery of Tomás Rivera’s novel and the immigrant/migrant worker issues at the heart of it. This exhibition is structured to be a nexus of conversation about the topics, images, and issues that Rivera wove into the vignettes of his novel — both between the creatives (curator/artists) involved, as well as the visitor within the gallery space. We invite you to join us in conversation about this influential literary work.



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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); University Gallery I
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Galleries, School of Art & Design
Contact:
Michael Niblett, 512.245.2647
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Opening Reception for DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Sep 09, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Opening Reception for DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony GarciaOpening reception for the art exhibit, DE LA TIERRA. 

For this exhibition, guest curator Michael Anthony Garcia assembled a varied group of artists to create works within a similar structure. The resulting exhibition explores the vibrant imagery of Tomás Rivera’s novel and the immigrant/migrant worker issues at the heart of it. This opening reception for the exhibition is structured to be a nexus of conversation about the topics, images, and issues that Rivera wove into the vignettes of his novel — both between the creatives (curator/ artists) involved, as well as the visitors within the gallery space. We invite you to join us in conversation about this influential literary work.



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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); University Gallery I
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Galleries, School of Art & Design
Contact:
Michael Niblett, 512.245.2647
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ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: LBJ Distinguished Lecture

Sep 16, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ: LBJ Distinguished LectureRobert Rodriguez is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder, chairman and CEO of El Rey Network. As a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Robert Rodriguez wrote the script to his first feature film while sequestered as a paid subject in a clinical experiment. He planned to make the money back by selling the film to the Mexican home video market. The film, El Mariachi, went on to win the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and it became the lowest-budget movie ever released by a major studio. Rodriguez has gone on to write, produce, direct and edit a series of successful films, including Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, the Spy Kids franchise, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Frank Miller’s Sin City, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3D, Grindhouse, and Machete. In 2000, he founded Troublemaker Studios, an Austin-based production facility of which he is
co-owner and president. The studio has played a primary role in making Austin a vibrant filmmaking hub.



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Contact:
Dr. Pam Wuestenberg, 512.245.2266
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Latino Stars in the Constellation of the Rising Star of Texas

Sep 21, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Latino Stars in the Constellation of the Rising Star of TexasThe purpose of this event is to acknowledge and to honor several Latino values at Texas State University. Each of the honorees shines as a star on their own merits and sparkles their own light trough their personal work and dedication to the Hispanic Community of Texas State University, the Rising Star of Texas. During this event, each honoree will received the HPN award, consisting of a plaque acknowledging their professional achievements toward the growth and success of the Texas State community.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access
Contact:
Gloria Velasquez, 512.245.1353
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Voces de Braceros del Valle del Río Grande Photography Exhibit

Sep 22, 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Voces de Braceros del Valle del Río Grande Photography ExhibitSeveral university classes in a border institution collaborated between 2011 and 2012 with elders from both sides of the Texas México border to construct a new narrative about the Bracero program, the international labor agreement sponsored by the United States and México between 1942 and 1964. Using oral histories and the creation of personal narratives, undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty worked with living Braceros and other elders to engage Braceros and their families living on both sides of the border to capture their stories and to make these stories public. Special Guest: Tim Z. Hernandez.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Tim Z. Hernandez: All They Will Call You

Sep 22, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Tim Z. Hernandez: All They Will Call YouTim Z. Hernandez presents research on his journey to identify 28 people who died in the 1948 Los Gatos Canyon plane crash. The 28 Mexican nationals were buried in a mass grave and went unidentified for over 60 years. Hernandez's research will be published in a "carefully woven narrative of the incident, the song, and the lives of all 32 passengers who died, told via transcribed interviews, documents, letters and photographs."


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Tomás Rivera Award Conference

Sep 25, 8:45AM - 4:00PM
Tomás Rivera Award ConferenceThis conference celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award. The conference will feature 14 authors and illustrators who have won the award in the last decade. Lunch will be served. Register at riverabookaward.org (http://riverabookaward.org/).


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Location:
Cost:
$25 regular or $10 for students
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Common Experience, Equity and Access, Presidential Lecture Series
Contact:
Jesse Gainer, 512.963.6083
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Tomás Rivera Award Literature Fair

Sep 26, 10:00AM - 3:30PM
Tomás Rivera Award Literature FairThe Rivera Award Literature Fair celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award. The event will include a book parade, presentations by students, readings by 15 award-winning authors and illustrators, and hands-on activities for the whole family. Free and open to the public.


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library and San Marcos Activity Center
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Common Experience, Equity and Access, University Lecture Series
Contact:
Jesse Gainer, 512.963.6083
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Severo Perez: And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him

Sep 29, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Severo Perez: And the Earth Did Not Swallow HimJoin filmmaker Severo Perez for a viewing and discussion of his film adaption of Tomás Rivera's classic novel …y no se lo tragó la tierra / …And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, College of Education, College of Applied Arts, The Wittliff Collections
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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October 2015

DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony Garcia

Oct 01, 9:00AM - 10:00PM
DE LA TIERRA | Curated by Michael Anthony GarciaThis exhibition runs through October 7, 2015.

Y No Se Lo Tragó La Tierra (And the Earth Did Not Devour Him) centers on the migrant worker experience through childhood memories, presented as a series of vignettes. Guest curator Michael Anthony Garcia assembled a varied group of artists to create works within a similar structure; the resulting exhibition explores the vibrant imagery of Tomás Rivera’s novel and the immigrant/migrant worker issues at the heart of it. This exhibition is structured to be a nexus of conversation about the topics, images, and issues that Rivera wove into the vignettes of his novel — both between the creatives (curator/artists) involved, as well as the visitor within the gallery space. We invite you to join us in conversation about this influential literary work.



Click here for more information
Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); University Gallery I
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University Galleries, School of Art & Design
Contact:
Niblett Michael, 512.245.2647
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Flor y Canto: A Bilingual Poetry Reading

Oct 06, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Flor y Canto: A Bilingual Poetry ReadingStudents can read / recite poetry in either English or Spanish, or some combination of the two. Poetry can be original or by a Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano, or Latino author.
Location:
The Quad; The Stallions Statue
Cost:
N/A
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Housing and Residence Life and Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society
Contact:
Krystal Kurtz, 979.820.5219
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Film Screening: Yakona

Oct 06, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Film Screening: YakonaIn celebration of this year's Common Experience theme, "Bridged Through Stories," the Common Reading Program will host a screening of the award-winning film Yakona: Journey Through the Eyes of a River (2014). 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 river has seen mastodons die on its banks, the Native tribes of North America rise and fall, Spanish explorers seeking the fountain of youth and modern man building dams, theme parks, roads and bridges. The spring-fed waters harbor eight endangered species and support a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals that have remained relatively unchanged for millions of years. This film screening will include an introduction and a follow-up discussion.

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Common Reading Program, University Seminar, University College
Contact:
Twister Marquiss, 512.245.3579
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Naturalization Ceremony and Celebration of Citizenship

Oct 08, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Naturalization Ceremony and Celebration of CitizenshipThis is an event whereby immigrants from different cultures take the Oath of Allegiance to complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizens.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network of Texas State, Department of Sociology
Contact:
Alex Villalobos, 512.245.8336
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Sacred Springs Powwow

Oct 10, 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sacred Springs PowwowA festival celebrating the stories of Native Americans through traditional dance, drumming, singing, storytelling and art. A Native Culture Tent will feature Native American storytellers, flute players, youth performances, dance demonstrations. An arena tent feature Native American traditional dancers and drummers/singers. Indigenous foods and art for sale.


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Location:
Spring Lake Hall (SLH); The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive
Cost:
$3 for adults; children 12 years and younger free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Business Student Association, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sigma Lambda Beta
Contact:
Maria F. Rocha, 512.393.3310
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Latino Ethnic Identity: Chicano or Mexican American?

Oct 13, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Latino Ethnic Identity: Chicano or Mexican American?This event will address the fact that regardless the term used to refer a person of Mexican ancestry, Chicano or Mexican American, the important element is the pride each person feels of his or her Mexican heritage as they all are united by a common American experience. This event will include the screening of the PBS film A Class Apart: The Mexican-American Struggle in Edna, Texas, highlighting the educational equality and civil rights of all Mexican Americans. A special reading will feature four literary writers who will share their experiences growing up during this historical time period.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access Diversity Grant
Contact:
Gloria Velasquez, 512.245.1353
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Latino Music Influences on American Culture

Oct 14, 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Latino Music Influences on American CultureThis event will highlight the fusion of music, language, and culture that has shaped Latino music in the United States, showcasing how Mexican American or Chicano music influenced American music and culture. This event will begin with a performance by Mariachi Corbetas de Austin followed by a showing of the PBS film "Latin Music USA" with invited Peabody Award-winning independent filmmaker and director John Valadez.
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access Diversity Grant, Department of Sociology, Department of Modern Languages, Department of History
Contact:
Gloria Martinez-Ramos, 512.245.2470
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Mass Communication Week

Oct 19, 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Events run through Saturday, October 24. See link below.

Mass Communication Week hosts prominent industry leaders during an events-filled week of panel discussions, guest speakers and activities relevant to the professions of advertising, electronic media, journalism and public relations. Student leaders and alumni offer information and advice on exploring careers through internships and participation in campus media and pre-professional student organizations.



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Location:
Old Main (OM); Room 320
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Contact:
Beth Clark, 512.395.4733
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Severo Perez: Speaking of Cats

Oct 20, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Severo Perez: Speaking of CatsJoin filmmaker Severo Perez for a reading and discussion of his play Speaking of Cats.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, The Wittliff Collections, College of Education, College of Applied Arts
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Oct 29, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Dia de los Muertos CelebrationDia de los Muertos is a rich combination of indigenous and Spanish cultural traditions, transcending borders and generations, which celebrates the lives of loved ones who have passed away. This free event is a collaboration between the Honors College, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Multicultural Programs Committee, El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, and various student organizations. Enjoy an evening filled with music, dance, food, face painting, and crafts as you learn about what this holiday means and how to create your own Dia de los Muertos altar. Share stories, but take home more than just memories!
Location:
Off Campus; City Park Rec Hall in San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Multicultural Programs Committee, El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo, 512.245.6001
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November 2015

Death, Self-Portrait: Iconography of Death (Dia de los Muertos)

Nov 02, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Death, Self-Portrait: Iconography of Death (Dia de los Muertos)Death is the counterpart of life. It is the skeleton that gives form to the fundamental structure of our existential nature and the common denominator that equalizes the diversity of all things living. Image processing is a peculiar impulse that is accentuated in enigmatic situations: the imagination attempts to transform into a representation that aims to make understandable that which seems to evade it. In the case of death, no image can capture it in all its significance, despite the various models from mythology, folklore, religions, idioms, art and literature. Death, Self-Portrait: Iconography of Death will offer representations and symbolism of death through history and cultures. Presenters from multiple cultures will share their knowledge about the iconography in the culture with which they identify.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Modern Languages
Contact:
Gloria Velasquez, 512.245.1353
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Severo Perez: Making of a Chicano Filmmaker

Nov 03, 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Severo Perez: Making of a Chicano FilmmakerJoin Severo Perez for a workshop on becoming a filmmaker.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, The Wittliff Collections, College of Education, College of Applied Arts
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
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Latino Immigration and the American Dream

Nov 04, 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Latino Immigration and the American DreamThe growth of Latino immigration from Latin America to the U.S. is an important development in American history. Every year many emigrate from their countries fleeing from violence and political persecution in their native homeland with the hope of seeking freedom in America. This event will be a film screening of El Norte by Gregory Nava. It is a story of two indigenous youths who flee Guatemala in the early 1980s due to ethnic and political persecution of the Guatemalan Civil War. Invited guest speaker: Arturo Arias.
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Room 105/106
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, Equity and Access Diversity Grant
Contact:
Gloria Martinez-Ramos, 512.245.2470
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HPN Fall Symposium: Latinos, Criminal Justice, and Diversity in the 21st Century

Nov 05, 2:00PM - 5:00PM
HPN Fall Symposium: Latinos, Criminal Justice, and Diversity in the 21st CenturyThis event will showcase the PBS Frontline film Lost in Detention and Dr. Martin Urbina, Professor of Criminal Justice in the Department of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College and author "Latina/o Access to Higher Education: Ethnic Realities and New Directions for the Twenty First Century" (forthcoming) and "Latino Police Officers in the United States: An Examination of Emerging Trends and Issues" (2015). Dr. Urbina will present a lecture discussing how incarceration trends reflect institutional practices and evaluations by both the educational and criminal justice systems. His lecture will also focus on the way immigration policy has treated undocumented immigrants in detention facilities in the U.S. and the collateral impact on Latino children and their families. Dialogue and discussion will center on alternative programs to prevent youth from incarceration and to develop positive solutions.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Hispanic Policy Network, University Lecturer Series 2015-16, Equity and Access Diversity Grant, Department of Sociology, Department of Criminal Justice
Contact:
Gloria Martinez-Ramos, 512.245.2470
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