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2011-2012 Common Experience

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August

Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest
Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest

August 24 - September 22
Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest
Gallery II · School of Art & Design · Joann Cole Mitte Building for Art and Design

Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest is comprised of works by twelve graphic designers and one design team, who use posters to comment on and engage the public in important contemporary and social issues. Jointly curated by The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts director Kate Bonansinga and University of Texas at El Paso graphic design faculty Antonio Castro, Clive Cochran, Anne Giangiulio and Albert Wong, the exhibition features the works of acclaimed graphic designers Fang Chen, Alejandro Magallanes, Seymour Chwast, Mirko Ilić, Paul Davis, Joe Scorsone/Alice Dreuding, Milton Glaser, Lanny Sommese, Brad Holland, James Victore, Yossi Lemel, Lourdes Zolezzi and Luba Lukova.  For more information contact Mary Mikel Stump at marymikelstump@txstate.edu or 512.245.2611.

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September

Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest
Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest

August 24 - September 22
Up Against The Wall: Posters of Social Protest
Gallery II · School of Art & Design · Joann Cole Mitte Building for Art and Design

Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest is comprised of works by twelve graphic designers and one design team, who use posters to comment on and engage the public in important contemporary and social issues. Jointly curated by The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts director Kate Bonansinga and University of Texas at El Paso graphic design faculty Antonio Castro, Clive Cochran, Anne Giangiulio and Albert Wong, the exhibition features the works of acclaimed graphic designers Fang Chen, Alejandro Magallanes, Seymour Chwast, Mirko Ilić, Paul Davis, Joe Scorsone/Alice Dreuding, Milton Glaser, Lanny Sommese, Brad Holland, James Victore, Yossi Lemel, Lourdes Zolezzi and Luba Lukova.  For more information contact Mary Mikel Stump at marymikelstump@txstate.edu or 512.245.2611.

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September 6
Discourse in Democracy: "Remembering 9/11"
Tuesday · 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater

A lot has changed for Jennifer Crane, who was beginning boot camp when the events of 9/11 changed her military career. Crane will recount her eight years of service in the ensuing years, her development and management of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and her return to civilian life. Co-Sponsored by SACA.

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September 7
Discourse in Democracy: 
"Meet the Professors"
with Dr. Vicki Brittain, Faculty, and Graduate Assistants

Wednesday · 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. · Flowers Hall 341

Students majoring in political science will have an opportunity to meet and interact with the political science faculty members. They will be given "Discourse in Democracy" t-shirts that identify them as a political science majors, featuring this year's University Common Experience theme, "Freedoms: The First Amendment." Co-Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.

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African American Leadership Conference
African American Leadership Conference

September 9 - 10
18th Annual African American Leadership Conference
Main Speaker: TBD · September 10 · 9:00 a.m. · LBJ Student Center Ballroom
The mission of the conference is to lay a foundation for educational success of incoming and returning African American students by providing the opportunity for networking and learning. The African American Leadership Conference originated in 1992 when several ambitious upperclassmen set out to revive and encourage leadership. This group of students had a focus: preparing students for success and for the sometimes difficult transition from home to college. The conference is held each September to make a strong impact on students and ensure preparedness for their first semester. Conference website: http://www.msa.txstate.edu

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September 11
United We Sing
Presented by the Heart of Texas Chorus
Sunday · 3:00 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

Join us for this uplifting patriotic commemoration and musical tribute to the heroes and victims of the attacks on the United States and to all of the men and women who serve in our armed forces.

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September 15
Join the Discourse Event:
Political Science Celebrates National Constitution Day
Panel: "First Amendment Rights"

Thursday · 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Ballroom

A panel discussion on the topic "First Amendment Rights." How does the First Amendment affect us today? Hear about contemporary issues with regard to the First Amendment.

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US Constitution
US Constitution

September 19
Reading: "Constitution of the United States of America"
Monday · 10:00 a.m. · LBJ Statue between Centennial and Flowers Hall

In honor of National Constitution Day, US 1100 students will be reading from the U.S. Constitution.  We invite everyone to come by to listen and participate in the celebration.  Posters and 300 small pocket-sized constitutions will be given out.

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September 19
Philosophy Dialogue Series

The People Speak

Monday · 2:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Documentary film

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Joseph Brown
Joseph Brown

September 19
Joseph L. Brown, Ph.D.

Our Anemic Support for Freedom of Speech: An Explanation From Social
Psychology . . . And a Recommendation

Monday · 5:00 p.m. · Lampasas 407
A talk and conversation with Texas State alumnus, Joseph L. Brown, PhD., Graduate Diversity Recruitment Officer, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University. Reception to follow.
Sponsored by the University Honors Program, this event is open to all.
Contact Diann McCabe at 245.2266 for more information.

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September 20
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Voices of the People on the Quad
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. ·
LBJ Statue
Sophists and Sages, Dialogue Class

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September 21
Philosophy Dialogue Series

To Change the World, Speak Out: Reflections on Ayn Rand
Wednesday · 5:00 p.m. · Psy 132

David Kriewaldt (Philosophy)

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September 21
Join the Discourse Event:
Film: Guilty by Suspicion
with Professor Rick Henderson
Wednesday · 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. · Centennial Teaching Theater

The Department of Political Science Politics of Film Series Presents Guilty by Suspicion. The film depicts America during the 1950s at the height of the Red Scare, when a man has been banned from work by the House Committee on Un-American Activities and now must stand up against the committee to gain back his rights.

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September 22
Philosophy Dialogue Series
More Voices of the People on the Quad
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · LBJ Statue

Sophists and Sages, Dialogue Class

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The Four Things That Matter Most
The Four Things That Matter Most

September 22
Ira Byock, M.D.
"Saying the Four Things That Matter Most"

Thursday · 7:00 p.m. · San Marcos Activity Center

Nationally known palliative care physician and author, Ira Byock, will give a free public lecture at San Marcos Activity Center. He will speak on the topic of his latest book, The Four Things That Matter Most, which describes four simple sentences with transformative power.
Dr. Byock is a master storyteller whose four statements can “improve your life, heal your relationships, and transform your understanding of death.” Dr. Byock has been a featured guest on national television shows such as ABC Nightline, CBS 60 Minutes, and PBS The News Hour.

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September 23
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times: Free Speech and Pizza

Friday · 12:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Theresa Hickey & Riley Inks (Philosophy), Hollie O’Connor (Editor, University Star), and ASG Leaders

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September 26
Philosophy Dialogue Series

The Day Humpty Dumpty Fell: The Schleitheim Confessions as Prelude to First Amendment Rights
Monday · 3:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Greg Moses (Philosophy)

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Better The World
Better The World

September 26
Film: Better This World
Directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
Monday · 7:00 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater

Synopsis: How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican National Convention? Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America. Open to the public. For more information, visit the office website and trailer.

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September 27
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Freedom’s Ancient Origins
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Sophists and Sages, Dialogue Class

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September 28
Philosophy Dialogue Series

On Some Less Civil Libertarian Implications of Considering Pornography to be Speech
Wednesday · 2:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Bryan Register (Philosophy)

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September 28
Cassandra Dahnke
San Marcos League of Women Voters

Wednesday · 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. · San Marcos Activity Center

Is Political Civility Dead? Do we have to surrender our principles or our civility to be effective? How can we transform the culture of our community from one of destructive confrontation to one of cooperation?
Cassandra Dahnke is Co-founder and President of the Houston-based Institute for Civility in Government and co-author of Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square: 10 Rules That Work. For more information, please contact Jeannie Lewis at (512) 353-2872.

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September 29
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Before the Founders: Philosophers on Free Thought and Expression
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Chris Bernal, Patrick Moore, & Jason Roberts (Dialogue students)

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September 30
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Banning Books is Bull $*@#
Friday · 12:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Kandace Lytle (Ph.D. Literature student, Texas Christian University)

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September 30
Discourse in Democracy: 
Taping/Broadcast of "Meet the Professors" Show
with Dr. Ted Hindson and Guest

Friday · 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. · Alkek Library · 1st Floor Media Studio

Taping/broadcast of "Meet the Professors Show." This broadcast will focus on First Amendment rights and how those rights affects public policy in our country. Note: 20-student maximum due to space restrictions at the studio.

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October

October 3
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Mill’s “On Liberty”
Monday · 2:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Craig Hanks (Philosophy)

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October 4
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Freedom of Speech in an Open Culture
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Eric Bitner & Riley Inks (Dialogue students)

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October 4
Pierson Lecture

Dr. David R. Dewberry
Tuesday · 3:30 p.m. · Heinz 103

Dr. Dewberry is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Rider University and has a PhD in Rhetoric and Communication Ethics. He is the newly appointed editor of the Free Speech Yearbook, current editor of the Communication Law Review, and the immediate past president of the Freedom of Speech Division of the Southern States Communication Association.

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Marcy Guddemi
Marcy Guddemi

October 4
Dr. Marcy Guddemi

What Are We Doing to Our Children?
How Societal Pressures Are Affecting Our Schools and Workplaces

Tuesday · 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater
Telecast to Round Rock Higher Education Center · Avery 252 Teaching Theater
Dr. Marcy Guddemi is a well known advocate for children and their rights. As Executive Director of the Gesell Institute of Child Development, Dr. Guddemi leads the Institute in its mission of educating and supporting parents and teachers worldwide. She started her career as a high school teacher and has had many educational positions since; she has worked at a Head Start Center, held teaching positions at Texas State, the University of South Carolina, and the University of South Florida, and then became Vice President of Education and Training for KinderCare Learning Centers. Dr. Guddemi then shifted her career focus to assessment and then worked at CTB/McGraw-Hill, Harcourt Assessment, Inc. and Pearson Learning Group. She was appointed Executive Director of the Gesell Institute in late 2007. Sponsored by the University Lecture Series, Common Experience, Center for Children and Families, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Applied Arts, School of Family and Consumer Sciences, Department of Criminal Justice, College of Liberal Arts, Department of Psychology. Contact: Kathy Fite at kf02@txstate.edu for additional information.

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October 5
Philosophy Dialogue Series

To Be or Not To Be (Tolerant): Meta-ethics and Paradox in Popper’s The Open Society and Its Enemies
Wednesday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Paul Wilson (Philosophy)

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Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O'Brien

The Lyndon B. Johnson Distinguished Lecturer and Fall 2011 Common Experience Speaker SOLEDAD O'BRIEN

October 5
Wednesday · Time 7 p.m. · Strahan Coliseum
Soledad O'Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN/U.S. Since joining the network in 2003, O'Brien has reported breaking news from around the globe and has produced award-winning, record-breaking, and critically acclaimed documentaries on the most important stories facing the world today. She also covers political news as part of CNN's "Best Political Team on Television."

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October 6
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Patriotism, Community, and Dissent
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Kevin Abernethy, Anthony Megie, & Annalisa Turner (Dialogue students)

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October 6
Philosophy Dialogue Series

The Role of a University in an Open Space
Thursday · 3:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Jo Ann Carson (Philosophy) 

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October 7
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times
Friday · 12:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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October 10
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Interpreting the “Wall of Separation”
Monday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Bob Fischer (Philosophy)

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October 11
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Equality, the Foundation of Religious Freedom
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Tim Brown, Joseph Lamantia, & Rose Rickhoff (Dialogue students)

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October 11
Philosophy Dialogue Series
Three Perspectives on Abortion
Tuesday · 2:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Lijun Yuan (Philosophy)

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October 11
Fall 2011 Brennan and Smith Lecture
Advancing Social Justice in Health Promotion: Realizing the Potential of Parks and Open Space
Tuesday · 6:30 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater

Dr. Floyd is Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at North Carolina State University. Along with colleagues and graduate students, his research examines built and natural environmental effects on physical activity and health. He specializes in understanding racial/ethnic disparities in access to parks and open space.
The presentation will examine how the provision of parks and open space contribute to public health through opportunities for physical activity and psychological restoration. All are invited to the lecture presented by the Department of Health and Human Performance.  For more information, please visit the Brennan & Smith Lectures website.

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October 12
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Picketing at Funerals: A Freedom for All or A Free-For-All
Wednesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Vincent Luizzi (Department of Philosophy)

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Combat Paper Project
Combat Paper Project

October 13
Combat Paper Project
Thursday · 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. · Texas State Quad

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture. Sponsored by VATS and the University Honors Program. For more information contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266
Because paper making, “especially in a personalized and hands-on context,” has proven to be such a therapeutic process for so many, it has potential application for art therapists and counselors working with vets and other clients with traumatic and stress related issues.     
Sponsored by VATS, Lime Kiln B&B, Residence Life, and the University Honors Program, the workshops are free of charge to participants. For more information, see www.combatpaper.org or contact honors@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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October 13
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Liberty of Conscience in the New World
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Michelle McDonald & Efrain Saucedo (Dialogue students)

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October 13
LBJ Debate Society Presents a Public Debate
"This House Would Restrict The Right to Speak Freely in the United States.”
Thursday · 6:30 p.m. · ALK 250
The LBJ Debate Society will host the British National Debate team as they tour the nation.  The debate resolution will concern the right to free speech in the United States.

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October 13
Join the Discourse Event:
Film: Harrison Bergeron
with Professor Rick Henderson
Thursday · 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. · Centennial Teaching Theater

The Department of Political Science Politics of Film Series Presents Harrison Bergeron. The film explores how the concept of equality can be taken to an inherently unequal extreme where the freedom to differ from the status quo is lost altogether. Is America headed in this direction? 

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October 14
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times

Friday · 12:00 p.m. · Psy 132
Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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Hear the Cry
Hear the Cry

October 15
'Hear the Cry' 2011 Anti Slavery Conference
Saturday · 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Ballroom
This conference will focus on educating the public about human trafficking nationally and locally and learning what we can do about this issue as a community and as individuals. Multiple speakers have been lined up to present their expertise in the area of human trafficking.
Admission is free of charge for all Texas State students and all are encouraged to attend. Please visit http://freedomlegacyin.org/hearthecry2011 for more information.

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October 17
Mass Communication Week
Sports Marketing Experts: How to raise money and grow local businesses at the same time
Monday · 9:30 a.m. · OM 320

Richard Lopez, Media Relations Director and Ron Oswalt, CEO, Sports Marketing Experts
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 17
Mass Communication Week
The Future of Nonprofits
Monday · 11:00 a.m. · OM 320

David Neff, Founder and CEO, Lights. Camera. Help
Presentation and book signing
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 17
Mass Communication Week
The New American Reality
Monday · 12:30 a.m. · HINES 204

Luis Patino, VP General Manager, Univision San Antonio
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 17
Mass Communication Week
Journalism, Mass Communication and Design: How They Work Together
Monday · 2:00 p.m. · OM 320
Matt Slabaugh, Sparksight; Cary-Anne Olsen, Concordia University; Kathryn Legendre, freelance web designer
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 17
Mass Communication Week
Burnie Burns Interview
Monday · 3:30 p.m. · ALK 250

Burnie Burns, Owner, Rooster Teeth Productions; Creator of Red vs. Blue
Learn about how the popular Web series Red vs. Blue began and how Burns developed his career in film making and machinima.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 17
Mass Communication Week
Live Tobacco-Free Austin: How did we get here, where are we going and who is driving?
Monday · 6:30 p.m. · Round Rock

Robert Kingman - Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
The First Amendment
Tuesday · 9:30 a.m. · OM 320

Laura Prather, Partner at Sedgwick Detert Moran and Arnold LLP
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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Combat Paper Project
Combat Paper Project

October 18
Combat Paper Project
Tuesday · 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. · Texas State Quad

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture. Sponsored by VATS and the University Honors Program. For more information contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266
Because paper making, “especially in a personalized and hands-on context,” has proven to be such a therapeutic process for so many, it has potential application for art therapists and counselors working with vets and other clients with traumatic and stress related issues.     
Sponsored by VATS, Lime Kiln B&B, Residence Life, and the University Honors Program, the workshops are free of charge to participants. For more information, see www.combatpaper.org or contact honors@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Hispanic Media
Tuesday · 11:00 a.m. · OM 320

Evelina Solis, host of talk radio show 501 News Latino and J.R. Gonzales, founder JRG Communications, Inc.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Entertainment Reporting - The Hard News Path to People Magazine
Tuesday · 11:00 a.m. · OM 201

Elaine Aradillas, People Magazine, Los Angeles bureau
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Music and Arts Journalism
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · OM 320

Lara Pellegrinelli, Music and Arts Journalist, freelance for NPR
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
D. D. Hachar Hispanic Media Professionals Program
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · OM 201

With Hip Hop Congress
(Access limited to students in the Laredo high school program and invited guests)
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Mass Media as an American Business
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · OM 234

John Garrett, CEO of Community Impact Newspaper - Sponsored by the TXST chapter of SPJ
Reception in student lounge, Old Main second floor: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Free Speech for the World?
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Chris Morgan & Kyle Prunty (Dialogue students)

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Hugh Forrest Interview
Tuesday · 2:00 p.m. · OM 320

Hugh Forrest, Director, South By Southwest Interactive
Learn about the history and background of South By Southwest and what goes into planning the Interactive segment of the festival.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Careers in Online Media: Newspapers in the Virtual World
Tuesday · 2:00 p.m. · OM 201

Maira Garcia, social media editor; Tina Phan, multimedia producer - Austin American-Statesman
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Texas Public Information Act
Tuesday · 2:00 p.m. · HINE 204

Jennifer Peebles, deputy editor Texas Watchdog
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Mobile Marketing
Tuesday · 3:30 p.m. · HINE 204

Tim Hayden, Chief Marketing Officer, 44 Doors
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Mass Media as an American Busines
Tuesday · 3:30 p.m. · ASBS 315

John Garrett, CEO Community Impact Newspaper - Sponsored by the TXST chapter of SPJ
Reception in student lounge, Old Main second floor: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Why Go To Grad School?
Tuesday · 3:30 p.m. · OM 232

Come find out why some of our students decided to go to graduate school and what they have learned along the way.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 18
Mass Communication Week
Reception
Tuesday · 5:00 p.m. · OM 320

Please join us for an informal gathering with guests, faculty and students. Refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
Securing a Great Internship
Wednesday · 9:30 a.m. · OM 234

Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
Entrepreneurship in the Public Relations Industry
Wednesday · 11:00 a.m. · OM 320

Tanya Sammis, CEO and Mario Ochoa, Chief Strategic Officer, Sammis and Ochoa: A Public Relations Agency
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
Alumni Panels
Wednesday · 12:30 p.m. · OM 232/234

Journalism/Broadcast (OM 232) & Advertising/Public Relations (OM 234)
Learn more about the careers of these Texas State graduates in either the Journalism/Broadcast or Advertising/PR industries.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
Nakia Interview - Music and Social Media
Wednesday · 2:00 p.m. · OM 320
Nakia Reynoso, Musician and finalist on NBC's The Voice; Zeale (Valin Zamarron)
Learn about how musicians use social media. Nakia was a finalist on the popular summer series NBC's The Voice, gaining fans and connecting with them through social media. And Zeale is a local rapper who is gaining prominence through his use of online tools.

Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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Combat Paper Project
Combat Paper Project

October 19
Combat Paper Project Art Therapy Workshop
Wednesday · 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. · LAMP 501

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture. Sponsored by VATS and the University Honors Program. For more information contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266
Because paper making, “especially in a personalized and hands-on context,” has proven to be such a therapeutic process for so many, it has potential application for art therapists and counselors working with vets and other clients with traumatic and stress related issues.     
Sponsored by VATS, Lime Kiln B&B, Residence Life, and the University Honors Program, the workshops are free of charge to participants. For more information, see www.combatpaper.org or contact honors@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
Communication Careers at Tech Companies in Austin
Wednesday · 3:30 p.m. · Alkek 250

Andrew Waldrup, Culture Evangelist, Gowalla; Whitney Francis, Community Manager, Google; Rodney Gibbs, CEO, Ricochet Labs (makers of QRANK)
Austin is a technology hub, but what opportunities exist for a communication major who is a bit tech savvy? Learn about the presence of Google, Gowalla and Ricochet Labs in central Texas and the kinds of skills they seek in recruits.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
Reception
Wednesday · 5:00 p.m. · OM 320

Please join us for an informal gathering with guests, faculty and students. Refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
An Evening with Bob Metcalfe
Wednesday · 6:30 p.m. · OM 320

Bob Metcalfe, Internet pioneer and inventor of the Ethernet communications standard, UT Professor - Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association
Join us for a chat with Bob Metcalfe about the history and future of the Internet and his recent innovation initiatives at The University of Texas. This session is designed for graduate students, but is open to all.

Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 19
Mass Communication Week
Data Journalism
Wednesday · 6:30 p.m. · OM 201

Denise Malan, Investigative/Data Editor, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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Dr. Gilbert Martinez
Dr. Gilbert Martinez

October 19
Dr. Gilbert Martinez
"Free Speech Principles"

Wednesday · 7:00 p.m. · San Marcos Public Library

"Free Speech Principles: Why the First Amendment protects flag-burning, cross-burning, hate speech and public protests," a talk and discussion by Dr. Gilbert Martinez, School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Sponsored by the San Marcos Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. Event flyer: (click here)
For more information contact Ms. Susan Smith at SSmith@sanmarcostx.gov

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October 19
Join the Discourse Event:
Panel: "The First Amendment and the Cases that Made It So"

Wednesday · 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. · LBJ Teaching Theater

This discussion will examine the development of the First Amendment, first as a necessary creation of the Founding Fathers and then through the subsequent interpretations of the First Amendment via the court system, which have impacted generations of Americans and revealed an ever-changing view. Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
University Marketing
Thursday · 9:30 a.m. · OM 320

Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Hispanic Media
Thursday · 9:30 a.m. · ASBS 315

Karla Leal, Telemundo KEYE-TV
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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Combat Paper Project
Combat Paper Project

October 20
Combat Paper Project
Thursday · 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. · Texas State Quad

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture. Sponsored by VATS and the University Honors Program. For more information contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266
Because paper making, “especially in a personalized and hands-on context,” has proven to be such a therapeutic process for so many, it has potential application for art therapists and counselors working with vets and other clients with traumatic and stress related issues.     
Sponsored by VATS, Lime Kiln B&B, Residence Life, and the University Honors Program, the workshops are free of charge to participants. For more information, see www.combatpaper.org or contact honors@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Developing a Successful Freelancing Career
Thursday · 11:00 a.m. · OM 201

Lance Lawhon, New Covenant Consulting, Inc. and Leslie Hancock
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Journalism on the Border - Covering the Issues from Immigration to Drug Cartels
Thursday · 11:00 a.m. · OM 320

Julian Aguilar, Texas Tribune, and Jason Buch, San Antonio Express-News
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Mass Media as an American Business
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · OM 234

Roy Bragg, Writer, Writer, San Antonio Express-News - Sponsored by the TXST chapter of SPJ
Reception in student lounge, Old Main second floor: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
D. D. Hachar Hispanic Media Professionals Program
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · OM 320

With Hip Hop Congress
(Access limited to students in the Laredo high school program and invited guests)
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Freedom of the Press and Human Rights
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Francesca Di Troia, Joshua Guerrero, & Bruce Wylie (Dialogue students)

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Telling Stories with Data
Thursday · 2:00 p.m. · OM 320

Matt Waite (professor at University of Nebraska, formerly of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact), Matt Stiles (data journalist, NPR, formerly of Texas Tribune), Denise Malan (investigative/data editor, Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Rising Stars of Texas State - Student Media and Beyond
Thursday · 2:00 p.m. · OM 201

Texas State mass comm majors talk about getting involved on campus and what it means to be a mass comm major.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Mass Media as an American Business
Thursday · 3:30 p.m. · ASBS 315

Roy Bragg, Writer, San Antonio Express-News - Sponsored by the TXST chapter of SPJ
Reception in student lounge, Old Main second floor: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Sonic Branding: Using Sound to Promote Your Brand
Thursday · 3:30 p.m. · CENT 157

Stephen Arnold, Stephen Arnold Music
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
University Marketing
Thursday · 3:30 p.m. · HINE 204

Apogee Results
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Reception
Thursday · 5:00 p.m. · OM 320

Please join us for an informal gathering with guests, faculty and students. Refreshments will be provided.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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Candle
(CC) Jason Staten

October 20
2nd Annual Candlelight Vigil for the Victims of Anti-LGBT Bullying: “Speaking Up Against Hate”
Thursday · 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. · Free Speech Area

The devastating loss of 14 young people who committed suicide as a result of anti-LGBT bullying left their families and communities reeling. In response, students organized a candlelight vigil to be held outside Derrick Hall at the Stallions statue. We ask that we use our first amendment rights to speak for those whose voices have been silenced. Sponsored by LGBT and allied students at Texas State and co-sponsored by LAMBDA of Texas State. Contact Shaun Bryan at sf1246@txstate.edu, or 830-542-9186 for more information.

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October 20
Mass Communication Week
Film: Page One: Inside the New York Times
Thursday · 6:30 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

Page One: Inside The New York Times is an inside look at the newsroom of one of the largest and most prominent news organizations in the world. Brian Stelter, who is featured in the film, represents the new guard, using social media to cover his television and Web beat. Stelter will be joining us for a discussion and Q & A after the film.
Sponsored by Mass Comm Week, held by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. More information at txstatemcweek.com.

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October 21
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times
Friday · 12:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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October 24
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Marx’s Critique of Capitalism
Monday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Craig Hanks (Philosophy)

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Combat Paper Project
Combat Paper Project

October 25
Combat Paper Project
Tuesday · 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. · Texas State Quad

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture. Sponsored by VATS and the University Honors Program. For more information contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266
Because paper making, “especially in a personalized and hands-on context,” has proven to be such a therapeutic process for so many, it has potential application for art therapists and counselors working with vets and other clients with traumatic and stress related issues.     
Sponsored by VATS, Lime Kiln B&B, Residence Life, and the University Honors Program, the workshops are free of charge to participants. For more information, see www.combatpaper.org or contact honors@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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October 25
Bryan S. Glass

Piracy through the Ages
Tuesday · 5:00 p.m. · Wittliff Collections · Alkek Library, 7th Floor
This lecture will investigate global piracy from the 16th century to the present, seeking to separate romantic notions from the harsh reality of life as an outlaw on the open seas. Join us as we explore the history of piracy through the men and women who both practiced and fought it, the states that supported and attacked it, and the authors who chronicled it. Bryan S. Glass, B.A., M.Phil., is the founding member and general editor of the British Scholar Society, an international non-profit educational organization dedicated to investigating Britain’s interactions with the world from the 17th century to the present. He serves as an editor for the Britain and the World book series and is currently teaching a class at Texas State titled "Pirates of the Mediterranean." Wittliff Collections event info: click here

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Combat Paper Project
Combat Paper Project

October 26
Combat Paper Project Art Therapy Workshop
Wednesday · 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. · LAMP 501

The Combat Paper Project utilizes art making workshops to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences as well as broadening the traditional narrative surrounding service and the military culture. Sponsored by VATS and the University Honors Program. For more information contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266
Because paper making, “especially in a personalized and hands-on context,” has proven to be such a therapeutic process for so many, it has potential application for art therapists and counselors working with vets and other clients with traumatic and stress related issues.     
Sponsored by VATS, Lime Kiln B&B, Residence Life, and the University Honors Program, the workshops are free of charge to participants. For more information, see www.combatpaper.org or contact honors@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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October 28
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times
Friday · 12:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos

October 28
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Friday · 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. · LAMP 407

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is the Mexican holiday where family and friends gather to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The holiday is a celebration of the gift of those lives and the gift of their remembrance that still remains. The Dia de los Muertos altar, located in the Honors Coffee Forum, is a tangible symbol of this gift.
This Friday in the Forum we will be celebrating this very special holiday. There will be traditional Mexican cuisine as well as musical performances by Young at Heart, Arlene Velez and Jack Betancourt, and Mariachi Lince de Oro. For further details, see the flyer.

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November

November 2
Howard M. Wasserman, JD.

"Libel Tourism"
Wednesday · 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Ballroom
This talk is part of the Third International Conference for Graduate Students organized by the Graduate College to be held on November 2-3, 2011 at the LBJSC. Howard M. Wasserman, JD., is a Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law, and expert on First Amendment.  Details of the event may be found on the following web site: www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/rsrch_conf.html

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Combat Paper Project
Combat Paper Project

November 3
Art Reception: Combat Paper Project Exhibit with guests Drew Matott & Margaret Mahan
Combat Paper Project
Thursday · 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. · LAMP 407

Please join us in celebrating the work of the Combat Paper Project at Texas State. Artwork created here will be on exhibit in the conference room in the Honors Coffee Forum, LAMP 407A.
Sponsored by the University Honors Program, Residence Life, Lime Kiln Bed & Breakfast, and Veterans Alliance Texas State. For more information visit Combat Paper Project at Texas State on Facebook or call 512.245.2266.

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389 Miles
389 Miles

November 8
Film: 389 Miles "Living the Border"
Directed by Luis Carlos Davis
Tuesday · 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. · Centennial Hall G02

389 Miles “Living the Border” is a documentary film that addresses the current immigration debate taking place on the Arizona-Mexico border. This documentary film is a human journey, a story documented by director/producer Luis Carlos Davis who grew up in the shadow of the Arizona-Mexico border. Contact Dr. Sergio M. Martinez at 512-245-3071 or sm55@txstate.edu, or see the full-sized flyer for further information.

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November 9
Religious Ethics and the Business Environment:
Theory and Reality
Wednesday · 6:30 p.m. ·
Catholic Student Center, 100 Concho St., San Marcos
Drawing on a variety of contemporary issues, developments and debates, this panel explores the relationship between Catholics and contemporary business and economic models. The panelists—Dr. Kathleen Wilburn, Associate Professor in the School of Management and Business at St. Edward’s University; Dr. Paula Rechner, Chair of the Department of Management and Business, McCoy College of Business Administration at Texas State University; and Mr. Lupe Carbajal, owner of Carbajal and Associates Real Estate in San Marcos—will examine church teachings regarding business practices and work environments, as well as the effects of contemporary business models and economic policies on families and societies. Sponsors are the H. L. Grant Catholic Student Center and the Catholic Issues Forum. For more information, call Deacon Patrick Venglar at 512.392.5925 or download the event flyer.

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November 9
Join the Discourse Event:
Panel: "Politics, Values, and Religion"
with Dr. Arnold Leder and Guests

Wednesday · 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. · Evans Liberal Arts 118

An in-depth discussion of the role politics, values, and religion play in shaping the way Americans think and interact with their government on a daily basis. Co-sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.

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November 10
Real Pirates of the Caribbean: Shipwrecks in Panama & the Dominican Republic

Frederick ‘Fritz’ Hanselmann, Ph.D.
Thursday · 6:00 p.m. · TMH 101
Explore the depths and learn more about historic shipwrecks from an underwater expert and explorer seeking the sunken ships of pirates Captain Henry Morgan and Captain William Kidd. Part of a research team with Indiana University, Dr. Hanselmann will regale us with his adventure beneath the high seas in Panama while seeking Captain Morgan’s lost ships and tell the tale of his explorations off the coast of the Dominican Republic in search of Captain Kidd’s Quedag Merchant, a ship sunk in 1699.
Dr. Frederick ‘Fritz’ Hanselmann is Research Faculty & Chief Underwater Archaeologist with the River Systems Institute & Center for Archaeological Studies at Texas State University.

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November 10
Roundtable 360: 1st Amendment
Thursday · 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater

The Roundtable 360 discussion on the 1st Amendment will include: Mr. Bob Cole, KVET Morning Talk Show host , Texas Radio Hall of Fame (and Country Music), Broadcast Personality of the Year; Mr. Mike Laosa, former publisher Austin American Statesman, group VP for Cox Newspapers, President/publisher of Cox Arizona; Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer, 6 term Representative, attorney, sponsor of the Shield Act, chair of Mexican-American Caucus; Dr. Sallie Sharp, professor ACC/Harvard, Ph.D. journalism, former sponsor of The Accent (student publication), attorney.
Roundtable 360 is funded by an Equity and Access Grant and its purpose is to host a campus-wide conversation on hot topics focused on the Common Experience.

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November 15
Discourse in Democracy: Alumni Panel
with Dr. Vicki Brittain, Faculty, and Graduate Assistants

Tuesday · 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. · Evans Liberal Arts 114

Co-Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha.

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Racism in the Media
Racism in the Media

November 17
Racism in the Media

Thursday · 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater

A presentation by Dr Susan Weill regarding our perceptions of race formed from media influences and a race awareness presentation by the Interruptions anti-racist peer educators.
Refreshments served from 5:30-6 in the lobby.
This event is sponsored by Interruptions Anti-Racist Peer Educators and the Mass Communications Learning Community of Texas State. Event poster.

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Saying the Unsayable
Saying the Unsayable

November 17
Saying the Unsayable: Poems and the Act of Expression

Thursday · 6:00 p.m.
· Honors Coffee Forum - Lampasas 407
Live music provided at 6 p.m. by The Big Sound Quartet precedes poetry readings by MFA faculty on the subject of “saying the unsayable.” Readers will include Kathleen Peirce, Steve Wilson, Roger Jones, John Blair, Ogaga Ifowodo, and Cyrus Cassells. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Department of English, the University Honors Program, and the Common Experience. For more information, call 512.245.2266. Event poster: (click here)

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Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit
Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit

November 21
Occupy Wall Street Photography Exhibit

Monday · Lampasas 4th Floor Hallway

To mark the Common Experience theme of Freedoms: The First Amendment, photographs of Occupy Wall Street are on exhibit in Lampasas Hall, fourth floor hallway. Photographed by Texas State alumnus and Honors graduate, Louie D. Valencia, the photos show scenes from October in Zuccotti Park just as the OWS demonstrations had their start. This exhibit is ongoing through December.
Sponsored by the Honors College.
For more information, see www.burntcitrus.com or contact 512.245.2266 or honors@txstate.edu.

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Speak Now Forum
Speak Now Forum

November 28 - December 15
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Images of The First Amendment
Honors Coffee Forum · Lampasas 407
On exhibit in the Honors coffee forum, artists from Norman Rockwell to Shepard Farey to Alan Pogue to student Soha Shafiq respond to The First Amendment. Sponsored by the Honors College and the Common Experience. For more information, contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266.

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December

Speak Now Forum
Speak Now Forum

November 28 - December 15
Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Images of The First Amendment
Honors Coffee Forum · Lampasas 407
On exhibit in the Honors coffee forum, artists from Norman Rockwell to Shepard Farey to Alan Pogue to student Soha Shafiq respond to The First Amendment. Sponsored by the Honors College and the Common Experience. For more information, contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266.

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Expressions from the Quilt: AIDS Memorial Quilt Display
Expressions from the Quilt: AIDS Memorial Quilt Display

December 1
Expressions from the Quilt: AIDS Memorial Quilt Display
Thursday · 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Ballroom

One lens through which we can understand much of U.S. history is through the quest for recognition—that is, through seeking a voice or a mode of expression and to be heard. The movements for women's suffrage and for civil rights were, at least in part, struggles for recognition as full citizens, for a hearing in public discourse and in the ongoing life of the country. More recently, the AIDS memorial quilt embodies the struggles of AIDS victims and survivors' quests for recognition and to be heard. Begun in 1987, the AIDS quilt is a memorial, a mode of education, and a work of art. It is an eloquent instance of the First Amendment in action, of a struggle for a voice, for inclusion, for recognition, and to be heard. Browse multiple panels of the quilt anytime between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2011. For more information email rlprograms@txstate.edu or call 512.245.8477.

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December 1 - 2
Undergraduate Research Conference (URC)
LBJ Student Center · 3-9.1 and 3-14.1
This event provides an opportunity for undergraduate students from different colleges and disciplines to share their endeavors with the academic and University communities.
Research is presented in the form of an oral presentation or a poster presentation. The first and second place winners of the poster competition will receive a cash prize. Also, outstanding student posters will be chosen to represent our university at the Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the State Capitol on February 14, 2011.
Sponsored by the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and the Honors College. Open to the public. See poster for further information and schedule.

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2012


January

Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit
Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit

November 21 - May 15
Occupy Wall Street Photography Exhibit

Monday · Lampasas 4th Floor Hallway

To mark the Common Experience theme of Freedoms: The First Amendment, photographs of Occupy Wall Street are on exhibit in Lampasas Hall, fourth floor hallway. Photographed by Texas State alumnus and Honors graduate, Louie D. Valencia, the photos show scenes from October in Zuccotti Park just as the OWS demonstrations had their start. This exhibit is ongoing through May.
Sponsored by the Honors College, the exhibit is intended to foster conversations about First Amendment freedoms and not to promote one point of view.
For more information, see www.burntcitrus.com or contact 512.245.2266 or honors@txstate.edu.

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January 17
His Dream, Our Freedom
27th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr: Commemoration Celebration
Tuesday · 6:15 p.m.
· Old Main to LBJ Ballroom
Celebration program starting at 7:00 pm in the LBJ Ballroom
Reception starting at 8:00 pm in LBJ 3-15.1
Sponsored by the Office Of Multicultural Student Affairs, the Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Multicultural Programs Committee, Iota Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma, Theta Sorority Incorporated, Department of Housing, and Residential Life.
See flyer here.

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February

Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit
Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit

November 21 - May 15
Occupy Wall Street Photography Exhibit

Monday · Lampasas 4th Floor Hallway

To mark the Common Experience theme of Freedoms: The First Amendment, photographs of Occupy Wall Street are on exhibit in Lampasas Hall, fourth floor hallway. Photographed by Texas State alumnus and Honors graduate, Louie D. Valencia, the photos show scenes from October in Zuccotti Park just as the OWS demonstrations had their start. This exhibit is ongoing through May.
Sponsored by the Honors College, the exhibit is intended to foster conversations about First Amendment freedoms and not to promote one point of view.
For more information, see www.burntcitrus.com or contact 512.245.2266 or honors@txstate.edu.

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Teacher Lecture Series
Teacher Lecture Series

February 8
Social Media Etiquette
· Teacher Lecture Series
Dara Quackenbush
Wednesday · 7:30 p.m. · LBJ Ballroom

Social media is everywhere, but that doesn’t mean everyone does social media well. When is it ok to connect with someone and when is it not? What is considered spam and will ensure you get unfollowed? During this talk, you’ll learn some simple etiquette tips to help you navigate the world of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms.

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February 9 - March 8
Right to Assemble
Featuring Work by BOX
The University Galleries · J C Mitte Building

The opening reception takes place February 9 from 5-7 p.m.
This year's Common Experience topic, Freedoms: The First Amendment, takes an interdisciplinary look at the how the first amendment protects the basic freedoms of religion, expression (speech), press, assembly, and petition. One of these freedoms, the right to assemble, provides for our right to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests, which also provides the conceptual starting point for the collaboration of artists from Houston’s BOX 13.
The resulting exhibition, Right To Assemble, hosts artwork from Karen Brasier-Young, Elaine Bradford, Michelle Chen-Dubose, Dennis Harper, Michael Henderson, Kathy Kelley, Jonathan Leach, Emily Link, David McClain, Jennifer L.F. McNichols, Kelly McQuilken, Tudor Mitroi, Kia Neill, Emily Peacock, Kristy Peet, Mark Ponder, Britt Ragsdale, Whitney Riley and Emily Sloan.

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TEDxAustin
TEDxAustin

February 11
TEDxAustin Live Simulcast

Saturday · 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. · LBJ 4.1.9
TEDxAustin is proud to bring TED’s belief in ideas worth spreading to a city brimming with its own ideas worth sharing. A bustling hub for innovation, ideas take flight here — mingling, developing and leading the world forward. Join us at the Texas State Campus for a live stream of the TEDxAustin 2012 event on Saturday, February 11th 10-6pm. 
Speakers/performers will be on at these times: 10:00 - 12:00, 1:30- 3:30, 4:00 - 6:00

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Miguel Martinez-Saenz
Miguel Martinez-Saenz

February 16
Consumertopia: Resisting the "Student as Consumer" Metaphor

Miguel Martinez-Saenz
Thursday
· 3:30 p.m. · Philosophy Dialogue Room, PSY 132
Miguel Martinez-Saenz is the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Support Services at St. Cloud State University. Prior to St. Cloud State he was Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wittenberg University. As an educator he strives to make philosophy relevant to those he engages. He has written and presented on issues including but not limited to international development, Jorge Luis Borges, Che Guevara, liberal education and the birth of his son. Outside the University setting, he has worked with his wife, a former 8th grade public school Social Studies teacher, tutoring teens at or below the poverty-line, has conducted philosophy workshops with incarcerated males, and has accompanied student groups to build houses in rural communities in Nicaragua as part of trips organized by Bridges to Community.
Click here for event flyer.

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Anthony Griffin
Anthony Griffin

February 16
Business Leadership Week: Mr. Anthony Griffin
Thursday · 6:00 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater

Mr. Anthony Griffin, who represented the Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, will be discussing his 1st Amendment legal work.

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February 17
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Sustainability Dialogues
Friday · 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Craig Hanks

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February 17
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times
Friday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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February 17 - 18
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
The First Amendment: Freedom, Democracy, and Social Responsibility
Friday
· 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. · Saturday · 9 a.m. - 5:45 p.m. · LBJ Student Center
The Leadership Institute in the Dean of Students Office is hosting the Leadership Institute Annual Conference. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students from diverse backgrounds to learn leadership skills, engage students in values-based activities that foster ethical leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential.
This year’s theme will be integrated throughout and offer students opportunities to learn and more clearly understand the first amendment and its implications for being an effective leader on campus, in the community and in the world beyond. The conference boasts incredible speakers and breakout sessions, including keynote speaker Sarah Weddington, lead attorney in Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court case. For more information email leadershipinstitute@txstate.edu or call 512.245.LEAD (5323).
http://leadership.dos.txstate.edu/conference/register.html - Registration link
http://leadership.dos.txstate.edu/conference/schedule.html - Conference schedule

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February 20
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Rational Animals
Monday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Bryan Register

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February 21
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Free to Be You and Me:  Freedom and the Self
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Ethan Jones and Crystal Luther, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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February 21
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Hinduism, Metaphysics, and Freedom
Tuesday · 3:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Catherine Hawkins

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February 22
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Animistic & Naturalistic World Views
Wednesday · 11:30 a.m. · Psy 132

Gilbert Fulmer

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February 22
Philosophy Dialogue Series

A Defense of Radical Freedom
Wednesday · 2:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Jeffrey Gordon

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February 23
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Negative and Positive Freedom
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Max Davis and Matt Loya, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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February 24
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Sustainability Dialogues
Friday · 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

James McWilliams, History & Deborah Harris, Sociology

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February 24
Philosophy Dialogue Series

The Introspection Problem Revisited: Evidence From Neuroscience, Epidemiology and Medical Cognitive Science
Friday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Owen McNally, PhD (Medical Cognitive Science)

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February 27
American Civil Liberty Union Day
“First Freedoms: Why Does Democracy Need Nazis, Pornographers, and Cranks"
Rebecca Robertson · Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, ACLU of Texas
Classroom Presentation - (2-3pm)   A short background on the ACLU and how this non-profit organization defends our first amendment rights with a focus on free speech rights. (for students in Ms. Kym Fox Class only).

Philosophy Dialogue - (3:30-4:30pm) A short background on the ACLU with a focus on hate speech examples. Open to all. Site: Philosophy Dialogue Room, Philosophy Building.

Presentation on the ACLU - (6:00pm-7:00pm). This event introduces this non-profit organization, the 1st Amendment and examples of notable cases the ACLU has represented. Is the ACLU controversial, necessary to protect our freedoms and liberties or both? You decide. Evans Liberal Arts building (room 114).

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February 28
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Tolerating Intolerance
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Trong Phan and Max Thaxton, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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February 29
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Positive Rights Require Duties without Informed Consent
Wednesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Eli Kanon

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March

Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit
Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit

November 21 - May 15
Occupy Wall Street Photography Exhibit

Monday · Lampasas 4th Floor Hallway

To mark the Common Experience theme of Freedoms: The First Amendment, photographs of Occupy Wall Street are on exhibit in Lampasas Hall, fourth floor hallway. Photographed by Texas State alumnus and Honors graduate, Louie D. Valencia, the photos show scenes from October in Zuccotti Park just as the OWS demonstrations had their start. This exhibit is ongoing through May.
Sponsored by the Honors College, the exhibit is intended to foster conversations about First Amendment freedoms and not to promote one point of view.
For more information, see www.burntcitrus.com or contact 512.245.2266 or honors@txstate.edu.

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February 9 - March 8
Right to Assemble
Featuring Work by BOX
The University Galleries · J C Mitte Building

This year's Common Experience topic, Freedoms: The First Amendment, takes an interdisciplinary look at the how the first amendment protects the basic freedoms of religion, expression (speech), press, assembly, and petition. One of these freedoms, the right to assemble, provides for our right to come together and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests, which also provides the conceptual starting point for the collaboration of artists from Houston’s BOX 13.
The resulting exhibition, Right To Assemble, hosts artwork from Karen Brasier-Young, Elaine Bradford, Michelle Chen-Dubose, Dennis Harper, Michael Henderson, Kathy Kelley, Jonathan Leach, Emily Link, David McClain, Jennifer L.F. McNichols, Kelly McQuilken, Tudor Mitroi, Kia Neill, Emily Peacock, Kristy Peet, Mark Ponder, Britt Ragsdale, Whitney Riley and Emily Sloan.

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March 1
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Does Pornography Silence Women?
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Madelyn Martin-Buhrdorf and Amie Sprayberry, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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March 2
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times - Lyrical Pornography: Choice, Ignorance, and Apathy in Pop Music
Friday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

JD Hill

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March 5
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Media and the Muslim World
Monday · 12:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Parish Conkling

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March 6
Philosophy Dialogue Series

The Challenge of New Media
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Ryan Pierce and Sam Sohmer, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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Girl Model
Girl Model

March 6
Film: Girl Model
Directed by Ashley Sabin and David Redmon
Tuesday · 6:30 p.m. · LBJ Teaching Theater

Filmmakers Ashley Sabin and David Redmon will visit campus again to answer questions after the film showing of their latest documentary, Girl Model. Organized by the Social Awareness Documentary Film Club and sponsored by the Department of CLAS, Multicultural and Gender Studies, and the Honors College, the film showing followed by a discussion is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit the office website, the Social Awareness Documentary Film Club site, and the trailer.

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March 7
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Conservative & Liberal Biases in the Media
Wednesday · 10:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Paul Wilson

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March 8
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Social and Political Implications of the New Media
Thursday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Prof. Jeremy Littau, LeHigh University

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Juilliard Joins Texas State
Juilliard Joins Texas State

March 8
Let Freedom Ring: Juilliard Joins Texas State for a Common Experience in the Arts
Thursday · 7:30 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

The Juilliard School's best musicians, dancers, and actors return for the sixth annual collaboration with outstanding performers of Texas State University, directed by Texas State alumnus and award-winning composer, pianist, and Juilliard faculty member, Dr. Wayne Oquin. This year¹s theme focuses on the First Amendment and will feature two guest artists, actors Barbara Chisholm and Eugene Lee, who will portray Molly Ivins and Martin Luther King Jr. respectively. The award winning Texas State Wind Ensemble, now under the direction of Dr. Caroline Beatty, will take the stage for the final piece of the evening.
For more information, please contact Ms. Lisa Herman at 512-245-2308 or at lh26@txstate.edu.
For a video of the Juilliard dance performace from the 2011 performance: click here.
For the event poster, click here.

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March 9
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times
Friday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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March 20
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Are Universities Suffering from Mission Drift?
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Ian Loyd-Tristan and Chad Miller, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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March 21
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Education & Democracy
Wednesday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Anthony Stephenson

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March 21
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Panel Discussion: The Role of a University in a Democratic Society
Wednesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Ivan Marquez (Moderator)

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March 22
Philosophy Dialogue Series

How “Corporate Reforms” are Undermining Universities and Democracy
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Jo Ann Carson, Philosophy & Cody Chumbley, Philosophy Dialogue Student

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March 22
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
Thursday · 3:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Annalisa Turner, Philosophy Student

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March 23
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Sustainability Dialogues
Friday · 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Dianne Rahm

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March 23
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times
Friday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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March 26
Philosophy Dialogue Series

The Challenge of Technological Determinism
Monday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Craig Hanks

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March 27
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Neuroscience and Personal Responsibility
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Ty Lasater, Tommy Newman, and Marie Pierre, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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March 28
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Science, Technology and Ethics
Wednesday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Vincent Luizzi

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March 28
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Panel Discussion: Freedom, Responsibility, and Technological Change
Wednesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Vivek Sharma, LEED AP (Moderator), Construction Science and Management, Department of Engineering Technology

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March 28
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Microcosm vs. Macrocosm: Mayan and Hindu Calendar: Predictions for 2012
Wednesday · 2:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Linda Mackey

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March 29
Philosophy Dialogue Series

AI, Genetic Engineering, and the Blurring of Personhood
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Luke Davis and Lauren Redding, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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Freedom to Speak
Freedom to Speak

March 29
Freedom to Speak: Embracing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Dr. Walt Wolfram
Monday
· 6:30 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater
Dr. Walt Wolfram will discuss the significance of linguistic profiling and language discrimination in the American society. He has pioneered research on social and ethnic dialects since the 1960s and published more than 20 books and over 300 articles. Research supported by National Science Foundation grants has included the longitudinal development of African American English during the first 17 years and the emergence of Hispanicized English in the Southeastern US. Dr. Wolfram will describe educational programs that increase acceptance of culturally and linguistically diverse populations that can be used in academic settings across the United States.
Sponsored by the Department of Communication Disorders and the University Lecture Series, this event is part of CDIS Diversity Week.For more information contact Ms. Linda Johnson at lj19@txstate.edu. Event poster.

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March 30
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Sustainability Dialogues
Thursday · 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Ronald Hagelman, Geography

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March 30
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Talk of the Times
Friday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Led by Phi Sigma Tau

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April

Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit
Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit

November 21 - May 15
Occupy Wall Street Photography Exhibit

Monday · Lampasas 4th Floor Hallway

To mark the Common Experience theme of Freedoms: The First Amendment, photographs of Occupy Wall Street are on exhibit in Lampasas Hall, fourth floor hallway. Photographed by Texas State alumnus and Honors graduate, Louie D. Valencia, the photos show scenes from October in Zuccotti Park just as the OWS demonstrations had their start. This exhibit is ongoing through May.
Sponsored by the Honors College, the exhibit is intended to foster conversations about First Amendment freedoms and not to promote one point of view.
For more information, see www.burntcitrus.com or contact 512.245.2266 or honors@txstate.edu.

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April 2
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Freedom and the State According to Engels & Lenin
Monday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Patrick Moore, Philosophy Graduate Student

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April 3
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Patriots and Cosmopolitans
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Erik Ford and Patrick McGinnis, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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April 3
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Beyond the First Amendment: Complementary and Competing Concepts of Freedom
Tuesday · 2:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Elizabeth Bishop

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April 4
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Bob Dylan’s Social Conscience
Wednesday · 3:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Paul Cohen, English

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Teacher Lecture Series
Teacher Lecture Series

April 4
Free Speech, Free Press ·
Teacher Lecture Series
Gilbert Martinez
Wednesday · 7:00 p.m. · LBJ Teaching Theatre

This semester SACA is bringing you our first Teacher Lecture Series! The series will exclusively feature professors from TXST and they will host lectures that are sure to engage and captivate.

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April 5
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Inclusive Values and Global Solidarity
Thursday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz, Visiting Professor (Philosophy), Anglo-American University of Prague

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April 5
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Individual Freedom and Society
Thursday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Brenda Alejo, Jackie Bolding, and Rose Rickhoff, Philosophy Dialogue Students

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April 5
Patriocracy: The Making of the Film
Discussion with filmmaker Brian Malone

Thursday · 2:00 p.m. · Lampasas 501
Everyone is invited to join John Hood's Playwriting class to hear documentary filmmaker Brian Malone's discussion on making PATRIOCRACY. The 57-minute documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Alkek Teaching Theatre.
For more information, contact honors@txstate.edu

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Patriocracy
Patriocracy

April 5
Patriocracy
Film Showing and Panel Discussion
Thursday · 7:00 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theatre

Director-producer Briane Malone's film, Patriocracy explores how divisive media coverage affects our view of politics, causing gridlock at every level.  The film captures the absurdity of current political rhetoric on both the right and the left, and ends with suggestions for getting America back to more productive discourse. After the 57-minute film, a panel including Malone and faculty from Texas State will discuss the issues highlighted in the film and invite discussion from the audience. Sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching professorship in the Humanities, the College of Liberal Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, SACA, University Seminar, the Political Science Department, the Philosophy Department and Philosophy Dialogue Series, the School of Art and Design, and the Honors College.
For more information, contact craig.hanks@txstate.edu. For information on the film, see the Official Site or the Patriocracy IMDb page. See also the event poster.

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First Amendment Externship Day
First Amendment Externship Day

April 6
First Amendment Externship Day
Essay Due
Saturday · Lampasas
Join Career Services as we explore career opportunities that support the 1st Amendment. In support of free press, we will visit the Austin American Statesman. In support of freedom to petition, we will visit a municipal advocacy group known as Winsted Consulting. In support of freedom of religion, we will visit Interfaith Action of Central Texas. This is a great opportunity to explore jobs and internships related to the 1st Amendment. If you would like to attend, please submit a 250-word essay in the below form outlining your interest in the event and how you believe you would benefit from attending. The top 25 essay writers will have the opportunity to participate.  All submissions must be submitted by April 6th. Students may click here to apply.

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April 6
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Sustainability Dialogues
Friday · 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Audrey McKinney

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April 6
Philosophy Dialogue Series

The Deliberative Perspective
Friday · 1:00 p.m. · Psy 132

Bryan Register

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Better The World
Better The World

April 9
Film: Better This World
Directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega
Monday · 7:00 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater

Synopsis: How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican National Convention? Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America. Open to the public. For more information, visit the office website and trailer.

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April 10
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Philosophy and Freedom
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Will Sharp, Philosophy Dialogue Student

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April 10
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Liberty in the Age of Information
Tuesday · 3:30 p.m. · Psy 132

Clay Stevens

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April 11
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Social Freedom Meets Professional Conduct: Social Media, Free Speech and the Workplace for New Graduates
Wednesday · 10:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Kim Nelson, Career Services

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Sundown Town
Sundown Town

April 11
Philosophy Dialogue
Sundown Town: Our Dark History and Freedom's Future
Playwright Kevin Cohea

Wednesday · 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. · PSY 132
Cohea's play, Sundown Town, will be performed by the Wimberley Players April 10-13. The play depicts how a young African-American carpenter wanders into an early 1900s Southern town where black people are prohibited after sundown; his friendship with a blind Confederate veteran confronts the conventions and beliefs of the community and the church, and uproots a
sympathetic family. This musical play stares unblinkingly at a dark corner of American history through fascinating characters who tell their stories through a well-crafted drama, which features a driving musical score built around traditional instrumentals and songs of the era. Sponsored by the Wimberley Players Theatre, the Honors College, and the Texas State University Equity and Access Fund. For more information, contact John Hood at jh67@txstate.edu or see http://www.wimberleyplayers.org/.

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April 12
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Real and False Freedom According to Simone de Beauvoir
Thursday · 11:00 a.m. · Psy 132

Amelie Benedikt

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April 13
Philosophy Dialogue Series

Philosophy Student Symposium
Friday · 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. · Psy 132

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April 18
Wednesday · 12:30 p.m.
· Lampasas 407
Students in Professor Nadine Mozon's Actor/Artist/Aesthetic Theatre class will share a staged reading of their original ensemble-based devised work, steeped in and inspired by The First Amendment. For more information contact Nadine Mozon at nm15@txstate.edu.

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April 18
Out at Work: A Panel Presentation
Wednesday
· 5:00-6:30 p.m. · LBJ Student Center 3-15
Searching for, securing and maintaining employment as an LGBTQA individual is a unique experience. The process of "coming out" at work - during the interview process, in a new work environment, to peers and supervisors - is fraught with many questions. Coworkers and hiring managers face these questions, too. What is it really like to be "Out at Work?"
Join a panel of Texas State community members as they share their experiences identifying LGBTQA in the work place. A moderated panel discussion will be followed by general Q & A. This event is co-sponsored by Career Services and Texas State Allies.

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First Amendment Externship Day
First Amendment Externship Day

April 19
First Amendment Externship Day

"Freedom Career Ride"
Thursday · 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
· Lampasas 4th Floor Hallway
Join Career Services as we explore career opportunities that support the 1st Amendment. In support of free press, we will visit the Austin American Statesman. In support of freedom to petition, we will visit a municipal advocacy group known as Winsted Consulting. In support of freedom of religion, we will visit Interfaith Action of Central Texas. This is a great opportunity to explore jobs and internships related to the 1st Amendment.  All submissions must be submitted by April 6th. Students may click here to apply.

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James Kirylo
James Kirylo

April 19
The Voice Heard Around the World: Paulo Freire and Social Justice

James Kirylo
Thursday · 6:30 p.m.
· Education 1007
Often referred to as the inaugural protagonist of critical pedagogy, Paulo Freire is that rare person who emerges every so often in critical points of history when there is a need of a courageous voice of conscience. In that light, this presentation will highlight critical aspects of Freire's thought, underscoring why he remains relevant in a world crying out for justice. There will be an opportunity to meet the author and a book signing starting at 6 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6:30 p.m.  The event flyer is available here.
Dr. Kirylo will be the keynote speaker for the AVANCE conference on April 18 in San Antonio.

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April 25
Wednesday · 1:00 p.m.
· Lampasas 407
Students in Professor Nadine Mozon's Actor/Artist/Aesthetic Theatre class will share a staged reading of their original ensemble-based devised work, steeped in and inspired by The First Amendment. For more information contact Nadine Mozon at nm15@txstate.edu.

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April 30
Monday · 12:45 p.m.
· Studio Theatre
Students in Professor Nadine Mozon's Actor/Artist/Aesthetic Theatre class will share a staged reading of their original ensemble-based devised work, steeped in and inspired by The First Amendment. This reading will take place in the studio theatre in the Theatre Building. For more information contact Nadine Mozon at nm15@txstate.edu.

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May

Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit
Occupy Wall Street Photo Exhibit

November 21 - May 15
Occupy Wall Street Photography Exhibit

Monday · Lampasas 4th Floor Hallway

To mark the Common Experience theme of Freedoms: The First Amendment, photographs of Occupy Wall Street are on exhibit in Lampasas Hall, fourth floor hallway. Photographed by Texas State alumnus and Honors graduate, Louie D. Valencia, the photos show scenes from October in Zuccotti Park just as the OWS demonstrations had their start. This exhibit is ongoing through May.
Sponsored by the Honors College, the exhibit is intended to foster conversations about First Amendment freedoms and not to promote one point of view.
For more information, see www.burntcitrus.com or contact 512.245.2266 or honors@txstate.edu.

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May 9
Wednesday · 12:00 p.m.
· Studio Theatre
Students in Professor Nadine Mozon's Actor/Artist/Aesthetic Theatre class will share a staged reading of their original ensemble-based devised work, steeped in and inspired by The First Amendment. This reading will take place in the studio theatre in the Theatre Building. For more information contact Nadine Mozon at nm15@txstate.edu.

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