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February 2018

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Exhibit | Researching Justice: Primary Sources at the Alkek Library

until Feb. 28
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); First floor exhibit area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lauren Goodley, 512.245.3229
Campus Sponsor:
University Library

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege in The Wittliff Collections archives and in government documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more about this event and other government actions using library resources. 

Ashes of Waco digital collection from The Wittliff https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/139. 

Photo: “View of Mount Carmel from sniper’s nest,” ca. March 1993, photographer unknown. Photographs, Box 41, Folder 11. Dick J. Reavis Papers, The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University.

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Art Exhibition | We the Dreamers

until Feb. 28
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College and Common Experience

"Dreamers" is a term used to describe undocumented immigrants — many who are young adults — who have been protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The defunding of DACA strips the protection of those brought to the U.S. as children. Their pursuit of the American Dream is now accompanied by the fear of being deported to a another country most have never known, uprooted from their American homes. In addition to works making statement about the artists' personal views or experience with this movement, this exhibition also includes works about deferred dreams, or goals the artist chooses to portray, that are at risk of unjustly being postponed or denied due to government threat and other justice-related issues. 

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Philosophy Dialogue | Women in Prison: Film screening and discussion of "The Grey Area"

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator: 
Rebecca Farinas (Philosophy)
Shannon Fitzpatrick (Attorney for Students)
Christine Sellars (Criminal Justice)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Women and Incarceration

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Dialogue Class
Christine Sellars (Criminal Justice)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Music Inside the Walls: Texas Prison Bands

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Caroline Gnagy, Austin musician and author of Texas Jailhouse Music: A Prison Band History)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Why Social Justice Requires Public Education

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Aubrey Alberthanl & Rachel Phillips (Dialogue students)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times: You Can Be Gay When You Get to College - How Secondary Education is Failing the LGBTQIA Student Community

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau
Theresa Hickey (Philosophy), former Phi Sigma Tau president

Talk of the Times, an activity of the American Democracy Project at Texas State, is a weekly open forum on current events and issues led by members of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society.

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Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); see conference schedule for room locations
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Laramie McWilliams, 512.245.5321
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Dean of Students

Registration Required
Conference Website

The Dean of Students Office will host the Leadership Institute Annual Conference, February 23 24, 2018. The conference brings 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 theme is "Leadership and Justice in the 21st Century," and featured speakers include James Harrington, civil rights attorney and founder of the Texas Civil Rights Project; Helen Lowman, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful; and Marty Cormier, founder of BIO Consulting Services and Professional Leadership educator, trainer and coach.

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Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); see conference schedule for room locations
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Laramie McWilliams, 512.245.5321
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Dean of Students

Registration Required
Conference Website

The Dean of Students Office will host the Leadership Institute Annual Conference, February 23 24, 2018. The conference brings 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 theme is "Leadership and Justice in the 21st Century," and featured speakers include James Harrington, civil rights attorney and founder of the Texas Civil Rights Project; Helen Lowman, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful; and Marty Cormier, founder of BIO Consulting Services and Professional Leadership educator, trainer and coach.

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Philosophy Dialogue | The Morality of Prisons

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau open discussion

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Pillars and Principles of Restorative Justice

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Abigail Smith & Edu Tellez (Dialogue students)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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"The Acorn" 2nd Annual Symposium Dialogues | Developing Nonviolent Options for Youth

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Ethics and Society Class
Hart Viges, Nonviolent Options for Youth (NOY)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | The Evolution of Retribution

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Isaac Wiegman (Philosophy)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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"The Acorn" 2nd Annual Symposium Dialogues | Dialogue with Hart Viges, Veteran for Peace

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Hart Viges, Nonviolent Options for Youth (NOY)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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"The Acorn" 2nd Annual Symposium Dialogues | How Black Lives Mattered to Gandhi

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Africana Philosophy Class
Gail Presbey (Philosophy), University of Detroit-Mercy

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | "The Acorn" 2nd Annual Symposium Dialogues: "Illinois Speaks" – My Work with a Statewide Dialogue Program

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Nicoletta Ruane (Philosophy), Loyola University Chicago

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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March 2018

Exhibit | Researching Justice: Primary Sources at the Alkek Library

until March 31
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); First floor exhibit area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lauren Goodley, 512.245.3229
Campus Sponsor:
University Library

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege in The Wittliff Collections archives and in government documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more about this event and other government actions using library resources. 

Ashes of Waco digital collection from The Wittliff https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/139. 

Photo: “View of Mount Carmel from sniper’s nest,” ca. March 1993, photographer unknown. Photographs, Box 41, Folder 11. Dick J. Reavis Papers, The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University.

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Art Exhibition | We the Dreamers

until March 30
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College and Common Experience

"Dreamers" is a term used to describe undocumented immigrants — many who are young adults — who have been protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The defunding of DACA strips the protection of those brought to the U.S. as children. Their pursuit of the American Dream is now accompanied by the fear of being deported to a another country most have never known, uprooted from their American homes. In addition to works making statement about the artists' personal views or experience with this movement, this exhibition also includes works about deferred dreams, or goals the artist chooses to portray, that are at risk of unjustly being postponed or denied due to government threat and other justice-related issues. 

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"The Acorn" 2nd Annual Symposium Dialogues | Philosophical Reflections on the Meaning and Value of "Illinois Speaks"

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Philosophy Dialogue Class
Nicoletta Ruane (Philosophy), Loyola University Chicago

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Tanya Golash-Boza: Parallels Between the Rise of Mass Incarceration and the Rise of Mass Deportation

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC); Room 308
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeremy Wells, 512.245.7987
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Discourse in Democracy, and University Lecturers Committee

Keynote lecture by Tanya Golash-Boza (Professor of Sociology, University of California Merced) with audience Q&A and a pre-event reception.

Why do we put some people in cages and render others unwelcome in our country? How do we decide who is not fit to live among us? This presentation draws parallels between mass incarceration and mass deportation to show that the confluence of four factors has created the conditions of possibility for mass deportation from the United States: (1) nearly all deportees are Latin American and Caribbean men; (2) the rise of a politics of fear in the aftermath of the attacks of September 11th; (3) the global financial crisis; and (4) the utility of deportees.

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Philosophy Dialogue | A Moral and Pragmatic Argument for the Fate of the Dreamers

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Robert O'Connor (Philosophy)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Refugees and the Ethics of Human Rights

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau open discussion

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Searching for a Just Immigration Policy

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Hunter Mabee & Katlin Woods

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Deliberative Dialogue: Coming to America – Who Should We Welcome, What Should We Do?

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Group Leaders:
Texas State Philosophy faculty and Applied Ethics students

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Deliberative Dialogue on Immigration

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Dialogue Class

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Panel Discussion: Are Race and Gender Real?

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Holly Lewis & Isaac Wiegman (Philosophy)
Sara Damiano (History)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Panel Discussion: The Role of Conspiracy Theory in Social Reality

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Eli Kanon (Philosophy)
Philosophy of Conspiracy class

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Introducing Critical Race Theory

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Lori Gallegos de Castillo (Philosophy)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Preventing Urban Shootings and Violence

Location:
Hines Academic Center (HINE); Room 204
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Christine Sellers, 512.245.3341
Campus Sponsor:
School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Tamara D. Madensen-Herold will present and describe the criminal networks that underlie small, chronically violent hotspots and a new approach to reducing crime called PIVOT (Place-based Investigations of Violent Offender Territories).

Dr. Madensen-Herold is an American Crime Scientist. She is currently Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Graduate Director at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Learning in the Wild: Nature Education and Ecological Justice

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Justin Williams (Philosophy)
Environmental Ethics class
Thomas Sievers, Philosophy alumnus & MAAPE

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Intersectional Justice Dialogues on Campus Activism

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Yunuen Alvarado, USAC & SCOPE
Deanna Spearman, NAACP
Additional guests TBA

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Film Screening | 500 Years: Film Screening + Discussion with Director Pamela Yates and Producer Paco de Onís

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jennifer Devine, 512.245.3937
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Geography and the University Lecturers' Series

500 Years tells the sweeping story that led Guatemalans to a tipping point in their history, from the ongoing genocide trial of a former dictator to the popular movement that toppled a sitting Guatemalan president in 2015. Focusing on universal themes of justice, racism, and power, 500 Years explores Guatemala's growing fight against corruption and impunity. 

Pamela Yates is the director of the Sundance Special Jury Award-winning When the Mountains Tremble, the executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Witness to War, and the director of Emmy-nominated Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Paco de Onís is the executive director and executive producer of Skylight, a human rights media organization.

Photo credit: Saul Martinez

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Documentary Filmmaking Workshop

Location:
Evans Liberal Arts Building (ELA); Room 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jennifer Devine, 512.245.3937
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Geography, University Lecturers' Series

Award-winning director Pamela Yates and executive producer Paco de Onís will draw on their films and experience to introduce students to the basics of documentary filmmaking and storytelling as a strategy for social justice. 

Pamela Yates is the director of the Sundance Special Jury Award-winning When the Mountains Tremble, the executive producer of the Academy Award-winning Witness to War, and the director of Emmy-nominated Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, for which she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Paco de Onís is the executive director and executive producer of Skylight, a human rights media organization. Paco's film producing credits include 500 Years, Granito: How to Nail a Dictator, Rebel Citizen, Disruption, State of Fear and The Reckoning.

Photo credit: Daniel Hernández-Salazar

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April 2018

Exhibit | Researching Justice: Primary Sources at the Alkek Library

until April 30
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); First floor exhibit area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lauren Goodley, 512.245.3229
Campus Sponsor:
University Library

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege in The Wittliff Collections archives and in government documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more about this event and other government actions using library resources. 

Ashes of Waco digital collection from The Wittliff https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/139. 

Photo: “View of Mount Carmel from sniper’s nest,” ca. March 1993, photographer unknown. Photographs, Box 41, Folder 11. Dick J. Reavis Papers, The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University.

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Art Exhibition | We the Dreamers

until April 30
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College and Common Experience

"Dreamers" is a term used to describe undocumented immigrants — many who are young adults — who have been protected under the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The defunding of DACA strips the protection of those brought to the U.S. as children. Their pursuit of the American Dream is now accompanied by the fear of being deported to a another country most have never known, uprooted from their American homes. In addition to works making statement about the artists' personal views or experience with this movement, this exhibition also includes works about deferred dreams, or goals the artist chooses to portray, that are at risk of unjustly being postponed or denied due to government threat and other justice-related issues. 

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Philosophy Dialogue | Are Democracy and Anarchy Incompatible?

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau open discussion

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Does Democracy Need a Touch of Anarchy?

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Raul Garcia & Declan Ward (Dialogue students)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | On Anarchy and Anarchists

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Jo Ann Carson (Philosophy)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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FBI Profiling and Criminal Investigative Analysis: Resolving “The Fugitive” Murder Case

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Christine Sellers, 512.245.3341
Campus Sponsor:
School of Criminal Justice

Gregg McCrary, one of the original agents assigned to the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) at the FBI Academy in Quantico, discusses the role of behavioral analysis in violent crime investigation. 

His work on the Sam Sheppard case, one of the most infamous murders in U.S. history, is used as a case study to demonstrate the logic, methods, and utility of criminal investigative analysis. Gregg McCrary has conducted research on violent offenders and their crimes, provided expert testimony in homicide and rape trials, and testified before Select Senate Committees on sexual violence.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Jane Addams on Violence

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Rebecca Farinas (Philosophy)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Sexual Misconduct and Violence on Campus

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Vince Luizzi, Interim Director of Access & Equity; Title IX Coordinator

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Our Better Angels: Can Humans Evolve Beyond Violence?

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Jessica Berry & Kaylin Garcia (Dialogue students)

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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False-Positive: A Typology of Police Shooting Errors

Location:
Hines Academic Center (HINE); Room 205
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Christine Sellers, 512.245.3341
Campus Sponsor:
School of Criminal Justice

Guest speaker Paul Taylor examines the systemic nature of police shooting errors and provides a common language for understanding these tragic outcomes. 

Paul Taylor is a Ph.D candidate in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany in New York. His research on police decision-making and human error within the context of use-of-force encounters has recently received awards from the American Society of Criminology. He has over 11 years of law enforcement experience.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Community Deliberative Dialogue: How Should We Prevent Mass Shootings in Our Community?

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Group Leaders:
Texas State Philosophy faculty and Applied Ethics students

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Deliberative Dialogue: Gun Violence and Gun Rights

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Dialogue Class

For over 20 years, the Philosophy Dialogue Series has provided a forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas. Faculty and student presenters come from all eight colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. The Dialogue Series supplements students' instruction, as it allows them to apply their classroom study of the principles of good thinking and ethical conduct to controversial issues. Everyone is welcome to attend, and we encourage informal dialogues between faculty, students, and visitors.

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Tunnel of Oppression

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eli Trenado, 512.245.6124
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Housing and Residential Life

The Tunnel of Oppression is a highly interactive, high-impact program meant to disrupt stereotypes and explore different frameworks of issues related to diversity. Working with various departments, organizations, and students, the program has chosen to focus on topics related to current events and the experiences of our student population. This year the Tunnel of Oppression theme is on "Seeking Social Justice." Some topics that will be showcased include mental health, veterans, DACA, Black Lives Matter, and our justice system/life after prison.

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May 2018

Exhibit | Researching Justice: Primary Sources at the Alkek Library

until May 30
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); First floor exhibit area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lauren Goodley, 512.245.3229
Campus Sponsor:
University Library

The Waco Siege occurred in February-April of 1993, when federal agents initiated a siege after a failed raid on the Branch Davidian compound. In the end, four federal agents and 82 civilians were killed. The Alkek Library holds many primary resources on the Waco Siege in The Wittliff Collections archives and in government documents. The exhibit provides background on the events, as well as direction on how to learn more about this event and other government actions using library resources. 

Ashes of Waco digital collection from The Wittliff https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/139. 

Photo: “View of Mount Carmel from sniper’s nest,” ca. March 1993, photographer unknown. Photographs, Box 41, Folder 11. Dick J. Reavis Papers, The Wittliff Collections, Texas State University.

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