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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
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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
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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]

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

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


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Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries 1 & 2
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries
Contact:
Mary Mikel Stump, 512.245.2647
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Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

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


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
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Events for October 2014

Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

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


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
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Exploring Democracy's Promise: The History of Integration in Williamson County

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

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


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

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


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Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Sociology, Department of Management, Center International Studies, Curriculum &Instruction, Political Science, Anthropology, History, College of Education, English, Common Experience, College of Liberal Arts, College of Health Professions,
Contact:
Luann Walker, 512.245.2361
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British Public Debate: An intercultural debate considering modern race issues

Oct 07, 7:00PM - 8:30PM
The debate will feature the British National Debate team which is an international team that represents the very best of British debate as well as demonstrate exemplary intercultural dialogue and communication skills. The topic for the debate will be dealing with the common experience theme of integration and modern race relations issues.  Come watch Texas State's brightest debaters engage against the British in a cross-cultural debate about the important issue of racial equity.
Location:
Performing Arts Center (ARTS); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Communication Studies
Contact:
Shanna Schultz, 713.857.8265
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Exploring Democracy’s Promise: Including LGBTQIA in the Texas State Community

Oct 08, 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Alkek Library presents a panel discussion on the subject of "Including LGBTQIA in the Texas State Community." Panel members will include Texas State staff and faculty members.  This discussion is the first part of the library's fall Common Experience event, followed by the October 9 screening of Dallas Buyers Club.
Location:
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Contact:
Lorin Flores, 512.245.2369
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Philisophy Dialogues at the San Marcos Public Library

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


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

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



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

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


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

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


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

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


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Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Libary
Cost:
Free
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Contact:
Robin Wood, 512.393.8200
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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
LBJ Museum of San Marcos Fall Lecture -"Civil Rights and Johnson's Great Society"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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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