Faculty and staff are invited to apply for up to $500 in funds for a Common Experience event planned for fall 2015 or spring 2016.
The 2015-2016 Common Experience theme is "Bridged Through Stories: Shared Heritage of the United States and Mexico, an Homage to Dr. Tomás Rivera." This theme aims to ignite a campus-wide conversation as a means to celebrate our diversity and learn from the richness of living in a pluralistic society. In homage to the life and legacy of Dr. Tomás Rivera, distinguished alumnus of Texas State University, the theme unites our community and recognizes the importance for all people to ritualize their existence by remembering, searching, and expressing agency. The many stories that bridge the United States and Mexico bring to the fore our common goals for equality, access, and building of community for all people.
Mini-grant information and forms are available at the link provided at the bottom of this page (login required). For additional information about the mini-grant process, please contact Ms. Diann McCabe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Pam Wuestenberg (email@example.com), or call 512.245.2266.
Proposals will be evaluated on:
» the relationship to the Common Experience theme
» the number of co-sponsors providing financial support
» the potential for continued dialogue related to the Common Experience theme
» the diversity of the anticipated audience
» the anticipated size of audience
» the publicity plan
The committee will look favorably on proposals that reflect collaboration across university areas through joint sponsorship, and on proposals that reflect shared funding. Requests for funds for the purchase of food will be rejected.
Please submit the completed proposal to Dr. Pam Wuestenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2015. All applicants will be notified by August 31, 2015, regarding the status of their proposals.
Please note that all funded applicants are required to provide a brief follow-up report to the committee within one month of the event.
» Common Experience Mini-Grant Information and Forms