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Exploring Democracy's Promise: From Segregation to Integration

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Events for May 2014


Tribute and Conversation:
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Integration at Texas State University

May 1st, 6:30PM-10:00PM

50th Anniversary design and graphicThe 2014-2015 Common Experience celebration begins with a tribute to the first five African American women who desegregated Southwest Texas State College in 1963 — Georgia Hoodye Cheatham, Helen Jackson Franks, Gloria Odoms Powell, Dana Jean Smith, and Mabeleen Washington Wozniak. This event will honor the five women as trailblazers and recognize their contributions to Texas State history. The event will feature a conversation, tributes, entertainment, and a reception.


Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Contact:
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
512.245.2152
www.vpsa.txstate.edu


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Events for June 2014

 

Juneteenth Celebration and Parade

June 21st, 9:00AM-11:00AM

This year’s Juneteenth Parade in San Marcos kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, following a program commemorating the two historic anniversaries — Juneteenth and the Civil Rights Act. Dr. Dwight D. Watson, Associate Professor of History at Texas State University, whose specialties include African American History and the Civil Rights Movement, will be the special guest speaker. Meet-up time is 9 a.m. at the LBJ-MLK Crossroads Memorial (corner of LBJ and MLK Drives). The route will take participants from the Crossroads Memorial, up LBJ Drive, across Hopkins, down Guadalupe, and along MLK Drive to the Dunbar Center.

Location:
Crossroads Memorial, Corner of LBJ Drive and MLK Drive, San Marcos, Texas

Contact:
Diann McCabe, Common Experience
512.245.2266


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Events for August 2014

Film Screening: Glory Road

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

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



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

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

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

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


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Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); The Honors Coffee Forum (Lampasas 407)
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
The Honors College and the Common Experience
Contact:
Billi London-Gray, 512.245.2266
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Gallery Exhibition: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden Project

Sep 05, 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 08, 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 09, 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 10, 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 11, 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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Hispanic Heritage Month Mama's Kitchen

Sep 11, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Hispanic Heritage Month Mama's KitchenJoin the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion for free food as Texas State kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a great way to meet Texas State students, staff, and faculty member in a casual environment and learn about organizations that are part of the Underrepresented Student Advisory Council (USAC). Remember to bring your Texas State ID card, as you'll need it to enter the LBJSC Ballroom. For accommodations, contact the SDI Office at 512.245.2278 at least 72 hours prior to start of program.


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Student Diversity and Inclusion
Contact:
Staphany Lopez, 512.245.1468
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Gallery Exhibition: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden Project

Sep 12, 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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Black and Latino Playwrights Conference, A Tribute to Playwright Ted Shine

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


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
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Gallery Exhibition: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden Project

Sep 15, 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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Curator's Lecture: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden Project

Sep 15, 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Curator's Lecture: Selections From The Studio Museum in Harlem's Bearden ProjectOn loan from the Studio Museum in Harlem, Selections from The Bearden Project presents works that were created for The Bearden Project (2011-2012), an exhibition initiative at the museum 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 of course, the medium of collage.

Curator's Lecture: Lauren Haynes, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum



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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Lecture: JCM 2121 | Exhibition: 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 16, 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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6th Annual Majors Fair

Sep 16, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
6th Annual Majors FairThe Majors Fair provides an opportunity for students to explore undergraduate academic programs, major options, minors, certificates, and graduate programs offered at Texas State University by networking with faculty, staff, and upperclassmen. Students who attend should bring their Texas State ID card. The event will include free pizza and a raffle drawing.



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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
University College Advising Center
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo , 512.245.6991
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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
[add to your calendar]

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]