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2012-2013 Common Experience

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August

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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August 31-November 30
French Film Series
"Quelle Horreur!  C'est fantastique!"
Friday · 3:00 p.m. · CENT G02
The theme of the Ciné-club français for the fall 2012 semester is French horror and fantasy films: "Quelle horreur / C'est fantastique." Film viewers often think of French cinema only in terms of the art film, not in terms of genres generally associated with Hollywood.  While French filmmakers have actively cultivated the art film market, they possess, however, a tradition of producing horror and fantasy as far back as the silent era. Many of the films in this semester's series meet the criteria of audiences for both art and commercial films.
Click here for series flyer.

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September

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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August 31-November 30
French Film Series
"Quelle Horreur!  C'est fantastique!"
Friday · 3:00 p.m. · CENT G02
The theme of the Ciné-club français for the fall 2012 semester is French horror and fantasy films: "Quelle horreur / C'est fantastique." Film viewers often think of French cinema only in terms of the art film, not in terms of genres generally associated with Hollywood.  While French filmmakers have actively cultivated the art film market, they possess, however, a tradition of producing horror and fantasy as far back as the silent era. Many of the films in this semester's series meet the criteria of audiences for both art and commercial films.
Click here for series flyer.

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September 1-30
The Common Experience Display

Alkek Library · Second Floor

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Homophobia Poster
Homophobia Poster

September 5
Homophobia or Misogyny
Wednesday · 5:30-7:30 p.m. ·
LBJ Teaching Theater
The purpose of this event is to illustrate with a diversity of arguments the irrationality of homophobia. The ignorance about homosexuality fundaments this irrationality and its implications affect the life of many individuals personally and socially. Panelists will propose their points of view from the perspective of their expertise and mastery. Psychological, Legal, Religious, Social, Family, Military, Medical, and Educational among others will be the proposed arguments.

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September 10-16
Black/Latino Playwright Conference
Monday-Sunday · Time TBA · Location TBA

This conference has achieved unprecedented national recognition and acclaim among Black and Latino writers who view it as the gold standard for development of their new work and even received validation in the form of funding for last year’s conference from the National Endowment for the Arts.  This conference is a rare opportunity for these underserved storytellers to hone their craft in a safe non-judgmental environment.  It also provides Texas State theatre students a chance to work alongside some of their idols in the business and some of the American theatre’s seasoned veteran artists in the process of new play development. Staged readings of plays chosen from around the country.  Guest artists include Alfre Woodard, Elizabeth Pena, Ruben Gonzalez, Kinan Valdez, Clinton Turner Davis II, and Melissa Maxwell. In addition, on Friday, Sept. 14, we will be honoring Douglas Turner Ward, co-founder of the Negro Ensemble Company. The public is invited to observe the rehearsal process the week leading up to the staged readings (September 11 – 14) any evening from 6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in the theatre building (430 Moon St. – San Marcos, Texas 78666).  For more information, call 512.245.2147.

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September 12
"Recovering an 18th-Century Woman's Life in Spanish Archives"
Wednesday · 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. · ASBN 353

Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Contact Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2339 / (512) 245-1920.
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Jaffe

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September 15
Casket Sharp
A play by Radha Bank, directed by Clinton Turner Davis II
Saturday · 3:00 p.m. ·
PSH Foundation Studio Theatre
A young businessman returns to his decaying hometown to run his deceased father’s funeral parlor. When a local teen dies, he is caught in a conflict between the boy’s mother and his gang family. Should he let the business flounder or profit from the rise of Black Male Death in his old neighborhood? Theatre Space: PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, 430 Moon St., San Marcos, Texas Tickets:  All seats $5.00 Box Office. For reservations, call the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Box Office hours:  Monday, Sept. 10th – Friday, Sept. 14th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15th: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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September 15
Seven Sisters
A play by Bridgette A. Wimberly, directed by Melissa Maxwell
Saturday · 7:30 p.m. · PSH Foundation Studio Theatre
A privileged run-away teen encounters a bag lady; as their stories unfold in a non-linear fashion, they must work together to avoid the dangers of the world. The play explores what makes a family, whether by blood or not, and what does making a contribution to this world mean? Theatre Space: PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, 430 Moon St., San Marcos, Texas Tickets:  All seats $5.00 Box Office. For reservations, call the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Box Office hours:  Monday, Sept. 10th – Friday, Sept. 14th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15th: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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September 16
Tango Through the Revolution 
A play by Adam Esquenazi Douglas, directed by Kinan Valdez
Starring Elizabeth Pena and Reuben Gonzalez
Sunday · 2:00 p.m. · PSH Foundation Studio Theatre
In Cuba, a young couple weds as Fidel Castro is poised to rise to power. As the revolution shifts from a minor movement to a new brutal way of life, this once simple couple must reevaluate what morality and decency mean in a world compromised by broken promises and fading music. Theatre Space: PSH Foundation Studio Theatre, 430 Moon St., San Marcos, Texas Tickets:  All seats $5.00 Box Office. For reservations, call the Texas State Box Office at (512) 245-2204. Tickets will go on sale beginning Monday, September 10th at 10:00 a.m.
Box Office hours:  Monday, Sept. 10th – Friday, Sept. 14th from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15th: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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September 19-November 28
German Film Series
Wednesday · 5:00 p.m. · CENT G02
The German Film Series for the Fall 2012 features ten recent German movies. All films focus on human relations in different social circles of the society and thereby create a colorful image of contemporary Germany. Most of the highly entertaining films showcase A-list German movie stars such as Hannah Herzsprung, Daniel Brühl, and Jürgen Vogel.

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September 20
2012 Majors Fair: 21st Century Odyssey
Thursday · 11:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Ballroom

Students looking for a major or minor, considering changing their major, thinking about a second major, or exploring ways to complement their academic plan with a certificate can find a solution by attending the 2012 Majors Fair: 21st Century Odyssey. 
The Majors Fair is designed to assist students in making well-informed decisions in selecting a major by providing accurate information and an opportunity to explore undergraduate majors, minors, and certificate programs offered at Texas State University-San Marcos.   Everyone interested is welcome to participate and network with faculty, staff, and upperclassmen while enjoying free refreshments, or entering a raffle for prizes.
Click here for more information on the upcoming and past Majors Fairs.

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September 26
“Red Shirts, Yellow Shirts, Black Shirts: Political Movements in Thailand”
Wedneday ·
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. · ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Contact Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2339 / (512) 245-1920.
Speaker:Dr. Jay David Jamieson
Click here for event poster (pdf).

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September 27
Symposium on Modern Spanish Culture
Dr. Mary Coffey, Pomona College, and Dr. María Elena Soliño, University of Houston
Thursday · 5:30-7:00 p.m. · CENT G02

This symposium will examine the voices and images of subaltern or marginalized subjects—colonists and women— in Spanish culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, years during which Spain lost the last territories of its colonial empire and suffered a brutal civil war that led to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Dr. Mary Coffey of Pomona College, an expert on the writer Benito Pérez Galdós and 19th- and 20th-century Spanish literature, will discuss the representation of colonial subjects in Spanish literature during the colonies' struggle for independence in the late 19th century. Dr. María Elena Soliño from the University of Houston, who has published widely on film, the visual arts, and literature in 19th- and 20th-century Spain, will talk about images of women in Spanish films produced in the decades after the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages. For more information contact Dr. Catherine Jaffe (cj10@txstate.edu) or 512.245.2360. Event poster attached.

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Kelsey Timmerman
Kelsey Timmerman

September 27
Kelsey Timmerman
Thursday ·
7:00 p.m. · Strahan Coliseum
When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization—the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life—Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers.

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October

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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August 31-November 30
French Film Series
"Quelle Horreur!  C'est fantastique!"
Friday · 3:00 p.m. · CENT G02
The theme of the Ciné-club français for the fall 2012 semester is French horror and fantasy films: "Quelle horreur / C'est fantastique." Film viewers often think of French cinema only in terms of the art film, not in terms of genres generally associated with Hollywood.  While French filmmakers have actively cultivated the art film market, they possess, however, a tradition of producing horror and fantasy as far back as the silent era. Many of the films in this semester's series meet the criteria of audiences for both art and commercial films.
Click here for series flyer.

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September 19-November 28
German Film Series
Wednesday · 5:00 p.m. · CENT G02
The German Film Series for the Fall 2012 features ten recent German movies. All films focus on human relations in different social circles of the society and thereby create a colorful image of contemporary Germany. Most of the highly entertaining films showcase A-list German movie stars such as Hannah Herzsprung, Daniel Brühl, and Jürgen Vogel.

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October 1-December 14
Spaces, Sounds, and Souls: A Global Odyssey
Gallery of the Common Experience
· Honors Coffee Forum · LAMP 407
The fall 2012 exhibition in the Gallery of the Common Experience at Texas State University presents works that capture the interconnecting and defining qualities of people around the world.
Based on the university’s Common Experience theme, “A Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World,” this exhibition seeks not only to depict these connections through photographs, but also to provide an experience of them — a visceral point of contact with other people and places through video and sound installations.
The transmissions of life and trade; the vast wildernesses that separate us; the faces that form international bridges; the moments that typify our lives at work, school and play: these elements are the warp and weft of humanity. Spaces, Sounds and Souls seeks to draw the viewer into reflection on the common threads that create the global human tapestry. For more information, call 512.245.2266 or contact honors@txstate.edu

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Aztec Calendar
Aztec Calendar

October 5
Finding Your Natural Self
The Aztec Calendar as a Model of Kinship with Creation
Friday · 7:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Amphitheatre

The purpose of this event is to illustrate how some conic world symbols are  more recognizable than they are understandable. Being able to relate our physical, emotional, and spiritual being to a mandala such as the Aztec Calendar, we can see parts of ourselves woven into history, culture, and humanity's contemporary struggle to identify our place and purpose in Creation.  Participants of this event may rediscover the innocence and wondrous, but highly scientific aspect of themselves.
Click here for event poster.

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October 6
Creating Space for Critical Literacy
Negotiating Global Connections and Technology Integration Conference

Saturday · 9:00 a.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater
Keynote: Dr. Vivian Vasquez

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October 10
"Becoming a Certified Global Business Professional and how Fulbright Experiences Assist in the Process"
Wednesday · 11:30 am-12:30 pm · ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Contact Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2339 / (512) 245-1920.
Speaker:Dr. Ruth A Taylor
Click here for event poster (pdf).

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October 10
This House Would Buy Local
A Public Debate on the 2012-13 Common Experience Theme

Wednesday
· 6:30 p.m. · CENT 157
The LBJ Debate Society presents a public debate on the 2012-13 Texas State University Common Experience theme between the British National and Texas State Debate Teams. Click here for event poster.

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October 11
International Educational Experiences Panel
Thursday · 7:00-8:30 p.m. · ASBN 353

Panelists include Dr. Jack Mogab, Isis De La O, Professor Steve Wilson, and Dr. Lucy Harney. Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Contact Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2339 / (512) 245-1920.

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October 15
Poetry Festival for Peace
Monday · 2:00-7:00 p.m. · CENT G02

Students and faculty from across campus and guests will read poems by universally well-known Latin American and Spanish poets. Guest reader, Dr. Jeff Gordon, Department of Philosophy, will read Pablo Neruda’s work and a selection of American poets.
Faculty will read also in German, Italian, and Japanese.  All languages are welcome. For moreinformation, contact Dr. Miriam Balboa Echeverría, Professor of Spanish and Sigma Delta Pi Faculty Advisor, at me01@txstate.edu.

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October 16
"On Whose Back? A Look at International Ethics"
Tuesday · 6:30-7:30 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theater

Panelists: Dr. Lucien Dhooge from Georgia Tech will present with Texas State's Drs. Kirsten Jacobvitz and Craig Hanks.  Join us for a lively, respectful conversation on a hot topic.
Click here for event poster.

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October 17
Diversity in the Mediterranean
Wednesday · 5:30 p.m.
· FH 228
The purpose of the panel “Diversity in the Mediterranean” is to highlight the very different cultures and religions that have coexisted in this region and to point out that this diversity still exists today. Two speakers will focus on the Middle East and the linguistic and religious diversity found there today while the other two speakers will focus on the products that resulted from religious and cultural diversity in medieval Spain.
Speakers:
“Language diversity in the Arab Mediterranean” – Dr. Elizabeth Bishop, Department of History
“Christianity and Christians in Syria: Past and Present” – Noha Mahoma-Akkari, Arabic
“A Medieval Poem in Motion: From Muslim Spain to a Cairo Synagogue” – Dr. Heather Bamford, Department of Modern Languages
“Arabized Christians, Christianized Arabs: Co-existence in Medieval Spain” – Dr. Beale-Rivaya, Department of Modern languages

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Intimidad film
Intimidad film

October 22
Global Odyssey Film Festival
Film:
Intimidad
With Filmmaker David Redmon

Monday · 7:00 p.m. · Mitte 2121

Award-winning filmmaker David Redmon will be on hand for the kick-off of the Global Odyssey Film Festival with the showing of his documentary film, Intimidad.  An original Mexican love story of family relationships and the meaning of “home,” the award winning Intimidad takes us inside a Victoria Secrets factory where Mexican women sew bras. Sponsored by Equity & Access, the SADOC Film Club, Multicultural and Gender Studies, the Honors College, University Seminar, and the Common Experience. For more information contact Dr. Jon Lasser at lasser@txstate.edu or call 512.245.3413. See http://carnivalesquefilms.com/films/intimidad/ for information on the film.

 

October 23-November 18
Garth Walker: Confessions of a Design Thief
Monday-Friday · JCM
· Gallery [2] The University Galleries
Curated by Liz DeLuna, this first retrospective of works by South African graphic designer Garth Walker, is made through the courtesy of the Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University, Queens, New York.  Widely regarded as the pioneer of post 1994 'South African rooted graphic design,' Garth Walker has taken the gospel of African creativity to conferences and workshops in more than 20 countries on all 5 continents using visual language as a global tie. For more information see http://www.txstgalleries.org/. Gallery hours are M-Sun, 9 AM – 10 PM. Call 512.245.2647 or email MaryMikelStump@txstate.edu for more information. 

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Dr. Ranjan Chaudhuri
Dr. Ranjan Chaudhuri

October 23
Building Safe, Competitive Horticultural Chains in the Asia-Pacific Region: Fruit and Vegetable Chains
Public lecture by Dr. Ranjan Chaudhuri
Tuesday
· 5:00 p.m. · FCS 158
Dr. Ranjan Chaudhuri, a Fulbright Fellow, is an expert on Indo-US bilateral interests, especially in the context of managerial education. He is internationally recognized teacher and scholar of buyer behavior, retailing, and services marketing, with an undergraduate degree in Agriculture.
Dr. Chaudhuri is the author of Marketing Intelligence and Strategic Marketing Management: Analysis and Synthesis and author/coauthor of over 70 publications in referred national and international journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Chaudhuri is spending this semester as a Fulbright Fellow in the College of Business Administration at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
For further information about Dr. Chaudhuri, click here and here.

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Mardi Gras film
Mardi Gras film

October 23
Global Odyssey Film Festival
Film: Mardi Gras: Made in China

With Filmmaker David Redmon

Tuesday · 7:00 p.m. · Mitte 2121

Winner of twenty-one national and international awards, Mardi Gras: Made in China follows the path of beads from the streets of New Orleans to the factories where they were made in China. After the film showing, filmmaker David Redmon will hold a discussion about the economic impact of something as simple as Mardi Gras beads. Sponsored by Equity & Access, the SADOC Film Club, Multicultural and Gender Studies, the Honors College, University Seminar, and the Common Experience. For more information contact Dr. Jon Lasser at lasser@txstate.edu or call 512.245.3413. See http://carnivalesquefilms.com/films/mardigras/ for information on the film.

October 24
"Study Abroad" Programs: Differences in Educational Experience
Wednesday · 11:30 am-12:30 pm · ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Contact Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2339 / (512) 245-1920.
Speaker: Dr. Frederick Day

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October 24
Reception for Documentary Filmmaker, David Redmon
Wednesday · 2:00-3:00 p.m. · Honors Coffee Forum · LAMP 407
All are invited to meet filmmaker, David Redmon, who will talk briefly and answer questions about making documentary films and writing about films. For information on Redmon's work, see http://carnivalesquefilms.com/about/ Three films by Redmon and partner, Ashley Sabin, will be shown at Texas State during the Global Odyssey Film Festival Monday through Wednesday, October 22-24, in JCM 2121.
Sponsored by Equity & Access, the SADOC Film Club, Multicultural and Gender Studies, the Honors College, University Seminar, and the Common Experience. For more information contact Diann McCabe at dm14@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

 

Girl Model film
Girl Model film

October 24
Global Odyssey Film Festival
Film: Girl Model

With Filmmaker David Redmon

Wednesday · 7:00 p.m. · Mitte 2121

Told through the eyes of a modeling scout and a 13-year old model, Girl Model follows the modeling industry through Siberia, Japan, and the United States. After the film showing, filmmaker David Redmon will hold a discussion about the cost of trying to become a fashion model and other issues raised in the film. Sponsored by Equity & Access, the SADOC Film Club, Multicultural and Gender Studies, the Honors College, University Seminar, and the Common Experience. For more information contact Dr. Jon Lasser at lasser@txstate.edu or call 512.245.3413. See http://carnivalesquefilms.com/films/girlmodel/ for information on the film.

October 29-November 1
Mass Communication Week
Monday-Thursday
· Various Locations
This four-day event brings in industry experts and notable alumni to discuss issues, trends, and careers in mass media.
Ethan Zuckerman, the Fall 2012 Common Experience Speaker, will  be interviewed by representatives from student media in a session during Mass Comm Week at 3:30pm in Alkek 250 on Monday, October 29. Students and the public are invited to attend. Details and schedule for Mass Comm Week are available at txstatemcweek.com.

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Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman

Fall 2012 Common Experience Speaker ETHAN ZUCKERMAN

October 29
Monday · 7:00 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

Ethan Zuckerman will give the Texas State Fall 2012 Common Experience speech in the Evans Liberal Arts Auditorium at 7 PM on Monday, October 29, 2012. 
A senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, Ethan Zuckerman is an Internet activist and scholar whose work focuses on the global blogosphere, free expression and social translation in the developing world. As the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, he contributes both to the understanding of the role and power of civic media in the broader media ecosystem, and builds tools that help communities around the world share their perspectives and stories.
Mr. Zuckerman will also be participating in Mass Comm Week.
For more information on Ethan Zuckerman, see his TED Talk
http://www.ted.com/speakers/ethan_zuckerman.html, read some of his ideas
http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/ and his biography
http://ethanzuckerman.com/

Click here for event poster.

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October 31
The Challenges of Journalism Education in a Global Environment
Joseph Treaster
Wednesday · 5:00 p.m. · Old Main 201

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, Dr. Joseph Treaster, the John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication at the University of Miami School of Communication, will draw on his extensive experience as a journalist, a writer and an expert in environmental issues and online media. He will discuss the changes and challenges that journalists face in an international context. For more information on Treaster, click here. Sponsored by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, for more information, contact Dr. Gilbert Martinez at gm19@txstate.edu.

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November

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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August 31-November 30
French Film Series
"Quelle Horreur!  C'est fantastique!"
Friday · 3:00 p.m. · CENT G02
The theme of the Ciné-club français for the fall 2012 semester is French horror and fantasy films: "Quelle horreur / C'est fantastique." Film viewers often think of French cinema only in terms of the art film, not in terms of genres generally associated with Hollywood.  While French filmmakers have actively cultivated the art film market, they possess, however, a tradition of producing horror and fantasy as far back as the silent era. Many of the films in this semester's series meet the criteria of audiences for both art and commercial films.
Click here for series flyer.

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September 19-November 28
German Film Series
Wednesday · 5:00 p.m. · CENT G02
The German Film Series for the Fall 2012 features ten recent German movies. All films focus on human relations in different social circles of the society and thereby create a colorful image of contemporary Germany. Most of the highly entertaining films showcase A-list German movie stars such as Hannah Herzsprung, Daniel Brühl, and Jürgen Vogel.

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October 1-December 14
Spaces, Sounds, and Souls: A Global Odyssey
Gallery of the Common Experience
· Honors Coffee Forum · LAMP 407
The fall 2012 exhibition in the Gallery of the Common Experience at Texas State University presents works that capture the interconnecting and defining qualities of people around the world.
Based on the university’s Common Experience theme, “A Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World,” this exhibition seeks not only to depict these connections through photographs, but also to provide an experience of them — a visceral point of contact with other people and places through video and sound installations.
The transmissions of life and trade; the vast wildernesses that separate us; the faces that form international bridges; the moments that typify our lives at work, school and play: these elements are the warp and weft of humanity. Spaces, Sounds and Souls seeks to draw the viewer into reflection on the common threads that create the global human tapestry. For more information, call 512.245.2266 or contact honors@txstate.edu

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October 23-November 18
Garth Walker: Confessions of a Design Thief
Monday-Friday · JCM
· Gallery [2] The University Galleries
Curated by Liz DeLuna, this first retrospective of works by South African graphic designer Garth Walker, is made through the courtesy of the Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery at St. John's University, Queens, New York.  Widely regarded as the pioneer of post 1994 'South African rooted graphic design,' Garth Walker has taken the gospel of African creativity to conferences and workshops in more than 20 countries on all 5 continents using visual language as a global tie. For more information see http://www.txstgalleries.org/. Gallery hours are M-Sun, 9 AM – 10 PM. Call 512.245.2647 or email MaryMikelStump@txstate.edu for more information. 

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November 1-30
International Student Photo Contest
LBJ Student Center

The International and Study Abroad Office invites international students to illustrate their views of and experiences in the U.S.

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Dia De Los Muertos altar
Dia De Los Muertos altar

November 1
Dia de los Muertos Campus and San Marcos Community Celebration

Thursday · 4:30-8:00 p.m. · Honors Coffee Forum · LAMP 407
An evening filled with art, music, dance, food, and crafts in the tradition of the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos. Free and open to the entire campus and local community, this event is sponsored by Hombres Unidas, Latinas Unidas, the Honors College, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, and El Centro Hispano Culturo de San Marcos.

5:30 p.m. - Meet in G02 for “Dressed for Eternity"
6:00 p.m. - Board bus by the Bobcat statue—watch for guides
6:15-8:30 p.m - A Community Celebration of Dia de los Muertos at El Centro Hispano Cultural de San Marcos
8:30 p.m. - Board bus back to campus

For more information, contact Michelle Sotolongo at ms84@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu, or visit El Centro Hispano Cultural de San Marcos online.

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November 1
Dia de los Muertos: Dress for Eternity

Thursday · 5:30 p.m. · CENT G02
The purpose of the “DÍA de los MUERTOS” celebration this year is to share some cultural values on funeral rituals that different social groups hold in reference to funeral vestment. Every culture is supported by its own set of values about life and death and this philosophy of death is reflected on the attire selected to DRESS the love ones for their final journey to ETERNITY.
Organizers: Profesoras Alba Melgar and Gloria Velásquez
Sponsor: Modern Language Department and Sigma Delta Pi
Click here for event poster.

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November 7
"Empathy as a means to Facilitate Global Citizenship"
Wednesday · 11:30 am-12:30 pm · ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Contact Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2339 / (512) 245-1920.
Speaker: Dr. Catherine Hawkins & Dr. Dan Lochman
Click here for event poster (pdf).

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November 7
Candid Career “What in the World Can You Do?” Entrepreneurship Panel
Wednesday · 4:30 p.m.
· LBJ Student Center 3-5.1
Starting one’s own business in today’s global economy is a great challenge. This panel presentation features four Texas State alumni whose entrepreneurial spirit has impacted the local and global economies. Panelists include:

  • Felicia Braverman, Chief Operating Officer of TeachBrave, a group of individuals united by their love of teaching and traveling.
  • Kerri Olsen, Co-Founder and CEO of The Austin Grand Prix, LLC, bridging the gap between Austinites and Formula 1 Fans worldwide to welcome the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ in 2012.
  • Toyia Stewart, Chief Strategic & Innovation Officer of Balanced Communications, a growth management firm that assists businesses, diverse and underserved communities prosper by unifying their common unity. This is accomplished by developing, designing, consulting and deploying programs and initiatives that are “green”, socially conscious and self-sustaining.
  • Andrew Anguiano, CEO of Drew Advertising, whose purpose is to be industry thought leaders. Unafraid and innovative. Delivering recognized results. An unstoppable force.

This event is co-hosted by Career Services and Candid Career, an online informational interviewing resource for students seeking to learn about careers across the globe. It is also generously supported by the Texas State Common Experience.

 

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November 7
Concert by Pianist Marc-André Hamelin
Wednesday · 7:30-9:00 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

World-renowned Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin will perform works by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, French composer Claude Debussy, German composer Alban Berg, and a composition by the pianist himself. The highlight of the evening will be a world premiere performance of “Variations” by Texas State’s Distinguished Alumnus and Juilliard professor Dr. Wayne Oquin. Marc-André Hamelin recorded numerous CDs, received nine Grammy nominations, and is therecipient of a lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critic’s Association. He is also an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. This event is supported, in part, by Student Service Fees, Wells Fargo Bank, and the City of San Marcos. For more information on this Encore Performing Arts event or on group reservations contact the Event Coordinator Liz McDonald at 512-245-3501 or visit http://www.encoreseriestxst.com.

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November 7
International Research Conference for Graduate Students
Keynote Address
Wednesday · 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Mike Willoughby, Dean of the Graduate College, Texas State
Introducing the Speaker: Dr. Nico Schuler, Professor of Music Theory and Musicology, School of Music, Texas State
Keynote Address: “Nationalism and the Arts in our Globalizing World Today”
Dr. Leon Stefanija, Professor of Musicology, Department of Musicology / Faculty of Arts at the University of Ljubljana

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ARTheism performance
ARTheism performance

November 9
ARTheism performance showcase
A Global Odyssey of the Arts
Friday · 7:30 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

ARTheism is the live "dance-imation" performance art of TSU alumni, Topher Sipes and Samantha Beasley, blurring the lines between performance, animation, conceptual, theatre, visionary and fine art by combining hand controlled, projected animation onto the canvas of a dancing body. ARTheism is directing an evening of unprecedented collaboration featuring animation, modern dance, digital violin, hoop dancing, cyber-acoustic guitar and more. In the spirit of the Common Experience and interconnection, performers will explore the influential ripples caused by collaborative, structured improvisation. Guest performers include Dixon's Violin, Brecken Rivara, Michael Garfield and Richard Hall. For more information email artheism.info@gmail.com or call 512.757.6701. $7 students / $10 admission. Seating is limited; doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Event poster.
www.artheism.net
www.dixonsviolin.com
www.hooping.me
www.michaelgarfield.bandcamp.com

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November 12
Multicultural Food Fair
Monday
· 1:30-4:00 p.m. · LBJ Patio
A number of different cultural foods will be available.  This free event will be organized by the International Student Associate.

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November 12-16
International Education Week
Monday-Friday · Times TBA · Locations TBA

International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to raise awareness about the importance of international education.

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Ethiopian Odyessy
Ethiopian Odyessy

November 13
Ethiopia: An Educational Odyssey
Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · Derrick 111

Faculty from Texas State traveled to Ethiopia this summer to experience the flowering of university education in a country where more than half the population is under the age of 25.  Catherine Hawkins (Social Work), Gwendolyn Hustvedt (Family & Consumer Science), Jon Lasser (School Psychology) joined the former Ambassador to Ethiopia, Tibor Nagy, to visit 5 universities in the northern highlands of Ethiopia.  Join them for a vivid presentation of the cultural, social, education and spiritual highlights of their odyssey.

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November 14
“How Can Cities Become More Sustainable and Livable? Focus on Ecocities and Ecovillages”
Wednesday · 11:30 am-12:30 pm · ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies. Contact Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu or (512) 245-2339 / (512) 245-1920.
Speaker: Dr. Denise Blanchard
Click here for event poster (pdf).

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Molière Than Thou
Molière Than Thou

November 14
Molière Than Thou

Wednesday · 7:00 p.m. · CENT G02
Timothy Mooney presents presents a hilarious one-man play borrowed from the plays of Jean Baptiste Poqueline Molière.  With excerpts from the "School for Wives," the "Bourgeois Gentleman," "Tartuffe," "Scapin," and the "Precious Young Maidens," Mooney takes advantage of (some say exploits) members of the audience as his scene partners and objects of attention.  The presentation amounts to a rogues gallery of of 17th-century fops, scoundrels, cuckolds, and conniving servants.
For event poster, click here.

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November 15
Garth Walker: Confessions of a Design Thief
Artist's Lecture
Thursday
· 3:30 p.m. · JCM · Gallery [2] The University Galleries
South African artist, Garth Walker, whose works are exhibited in Gallery 2 at the University Galleries, will give a lecture on using visual language as a global tie. Widely regarded as the pioneer of post 1994 'South African rooted graphic design,' Garth Walker has taken the gospel of African creativity to conferences and workshops in more than 20 countries on all 5 continents. For more information see http://www.txstgalleries.org/ or call 512.245.2647.

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November 15
World Enough and Time: Poems of World Travel
Thursday · 5:00 p.m. · LAMP 407, Honors Coffee Forum

5:00 PM The Art Carvajal Quartet, 6:00 PM Poetry Reading
Hear images of world travel in an early evening of live music and poetry in the Honors Coffee Forum. The Art Carvajal Quartet will start with jazz selections, followed by featured poets including John Blair, Ogaga Ifowodo, Roger Jones, Kathleen Peirce, and Steve Wilson, all from the MFA Program at Texas State. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact honors@txstate.edu or call 512.245.2266. 
Event Poster.

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November 17
Diwali Festival of Lights
Saturday
· 6:00-9:00 p.m. · Alkek Teaching Theatre
All are invited to Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Experience enchanting music, vibrant dance, radiant art, and tasty food. For more information, contact Suvidha Samant at sss64@txstate.edu. Limited seating. Free admission and free food. Presented by the Indian Student Association.
Event poster.

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December

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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October 1-December 14
Spaces, Sounds, and Souls: A Global Odyssey
Gallery of the Common Experience
· Honors Coffee Forum · LAMP 407
The fall 2012 exhibition in the Gallery of the Common Experience at Texas State University presents works that capture the interconnecting and defining qualities of people around the world.
Based on the university’s Common Experience theme, “A Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World,” this exhibition seeks not only to depict these connections through photographs, but also to provide an experience of them — a visceral point of contact with other people and places through video and sound installations.
The transmissions of life and trade; the vast wildernesses that separate us; the faces that form international bridges; the moments that typify our lives at work, school and play: these elements are the warp and weft of humanity. Spaces, Sounds and Souls seeks to draw the viewer into reflection on the common threads that create the global human tapestry. For more information, call 512.245.2266 or contact honors@txstate.edu

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January

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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January 25
Mandala Art Workshop
Friday · 1:00-4:00 p.m. · LAMP 501
As a prelude to “The Mystical Arts of Tibet” and the upcoming art exhibition, “Unity, Separation and Cycles: Reflections of the Changing World,” the Gallery of the Common Experience at Texas State will host a free art therapy workshop focusing on the mandala theme. Mandalas have long been a form of sacred art in Hinduism and Buddhism. Through compositions centered within a circle, they represent wholeness. In this workshop, led by licensed art therapist Tracey McCullick, attendees will learn more about mandalas and create a personal mandala as a form of self-exploration and self-expression. For more information or to RSVP, e-mail commonexperiencegallery@gmail.com.
This free event is sponsored by the Common Experience and the Honors College.

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January 28
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Opening Ceremony
Monday · 12:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Paseo

The spring major Common Experience event will feature a week-long visit to campus by members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. The Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. in Atlanta is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. Drepung Loseling provides a sanctuary for nurturing inner peace, community understanding, and global healing. To begin their week-long visit to campus, the monks will stage an opening ceremony before beginning a Mandala Sand Painting near the LBJ Student Center. The Mandala Sand Painting, a work of sacred art, will be created during the week of their visit.
Sponsored by the Common Experience and the Organization of Student Social Workers, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ms. Daris Hale at dh40@txstate.edu or visit http://www.mysticalartsoftibet.org/

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January 28
Meet the Tibetan Monks
Monday • 7:30 p.m. • San Marcos Public Library

As part of the 2012-2013 Common Experience events with Texas State University, the San Marcos Public Library is pleased to announce a visit from Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. Everyone is welcome to meet the monks at the library and find out more about their lives and work. For more information contact the library at 512.393.8200, smpl@sanmarcostx.gov or visit the library’s event page at http://bit.ly/MC83vR

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January 28-February 1
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Mandala Sand Painting
Monday-Friday
· 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Paseo
The spring major Common Experience event will feature a week-long visit to campus by members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. The Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. in Atlanta is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. Drepung Loseling provides a sanctuary for nurturing inner peace, community understanding, and global healing.
The Drepung Loseling monks will begin their work of sacred art by creating a Mandala Sand Painting at the LBJ Student Center. They begin the work by drawing an outline of the mandala on the wooden platform, which requires the remainder of the day. The following days see the laying of the colored sands, which is effected by pouring the sand from traditional metal funnels called chak-pur. Each monk holds a chak-pur in one hand, while running a metal rod on its grated surface; the vibration causes the sands to flow like liquid.
Sponsored by the Common Experienceand the Organization of Student Social Workers, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ms. Daris Hale at dh40@txstate.edu or visit http://www.mysticalartsoftibet.org/

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January 29
Acoustic Evening with Matishyahu

Texas Music Theater, Downtown San Marcos, Texas
Doors open at 7:30 pm.
The "Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu" will provide fans with an in-depth look at the creation and background of Matisyahu's most recent album, Spark Seeker, as well as his entire catalogue of music, including hit songs "One Day", "King Without A Crown", and fan favorite "Jerusalem". Fan will have the an opportunity to ask the artist questions in an intimate setting to Matisyahu tell stories of his artistic and spiritual journey. This show is perfect for the whole family and features Matisyahu in a "sit down" intimate acoustic setting.
Matisyahu is a world-renowned Jewish Rap/reggae artist who has had CD's at the top of the Indie music charts for more than 10 years. For more information, click here.
To get discount tickets at the 10% off rate for 10 or more purchased – click here and enter the promo code 'Matisyahu'.
For more information, contact Jodi Tidwell or cell phone 512-618-3154.

January 30
Unity, Separation and Cycles: Reflections of the Changing World
Art Exhibition and Public Reception

Wednesday · 5:30-7:00 p.m. · LAMP 407 Honors Coffee Forum
Throughout time, the world has experienced continuous cycles of birth, death and rebirth — physically in the rotation of seasons and reproduction, politically in the rise and fall of nations, and metaphorically in the spiritual beliefs and emotional vicissitudes that guide many human lives. In support of the 2012-13 Common Experience theme, the Gallery of the Common Experience offers this exhibition as a presentation of global polarities and unities: the meditative symmetry and symbolism of mandalas; the wheel of human experience in the 2011 documentary film Samsara; the downward force of World War II propaganda; and the upward force of recent popular protests. 
On January 30, the gallery will announce the “Best in Show” award winner from the exhibition’s juried collection, “The Art of the Mandala,” featuring works by Texas State students and alumni. The gallery also will welcome Texas State’s distinguished guests, the monks of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery. 
Sponsored by the Honors College, the reception is free and open to the public. Admission to the exhibition, which will be on display through May 12, is also free and open to the public. Gallery hours are M-H 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. and Fridays, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.For more information, e-mail commonexperiencegallery@gmail.comEvent poster.

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January 31
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Sacred Music Sacred Dance
Thursday · 7:00 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

Thursday evening the multiphonic singers of Drepung Loseling Monastery will perform Sacred Music Sacred Dance as a means of promoting world peace and healing through sacred performing art. Sponsored by the Common Experience and the Organization of Student Social Workers, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Ms. Daris Hale at dh40@txstate.edu or visit http://www.mysticalartsoftibet.org/
Click here for press release.

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February

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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February 1-March 31
Global Odyssey: Bobcats Exploring the Changing  World
Alkek Library First Floor

An exhibit, “A Global Odyssey: Bobcats Explore the Changing World,” showcasing the transformative international experiences, both scholarly and cultural, of present and past Texas State students will be open at the Alkek Library first floor exhibit space from Feb 1—March 31. The exhibit is sponsored by the Common Experience, International Office and the Graduate College. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Unparalleled in human history, our world today is a unique web of complex, interconnected relationships between individuals around the globe. We are interdependent global citizens and our communications transcend traditional geographical boundaries creating exciting and challenging global opportunities in our everyday lives. This exhibit seeks to highlight the stories and cultural artifacts shared by these Bobcats serve to illustrate the often-profound impact the global experience had on them, as well as the global impact they themselves are making. We hope that this exhibit will serve as an inspiration to those who view it by making them more aware, equipped, empowered and responsible global citizens.

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Castle

February 1-28
Images of a Global Odyssey

Honors Forum, Lampasas Building 4th Floor
Beautiful photos from all over the world are now on display in the gallery next to the Honors Forum located on the fourth floor of Lampasas.
The selected photos are featured in large reproductions with descriptions by the study abroad students who submitted the photos. This exhibit is free and open to the public during the entire month of February. Twenty-five photos complete this exhibit, all of which were taken by Texas State study abroad students.
The annual Byron Augustin photo contest is conducted by the Texas State Study Abroad Office. The contest encourages study abroad participants to share their memories and experiences upon their return to San Marcos through photography. Each year, approximately 450 Texas State students study abroad in different programs all over the world.
Call 512.245.1967 or go to studyabroad.txstate.edu for information on all of the many study abroad programs available to Texas State students.
 
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February 1
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
Closing Ceremony
Friday · 12:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center Paseo

The Drepung Loseling monks will conclude their Mandala Sand Painting at the LBJ Student Center. The ceremony will entail the erasure of the Mandala, displaying its impermanence. After the sacred sand is collected, the monks will lead a process to Sewell Park where they will offer some of the sacred sand to the river. Sponsored by the Common Experience and the Organization of Student Social Workers, this event is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to join in the procession to the river. For more information, contact Ms. Daris Hale at dh40@txstate.edu or visit http://www.mysticalartsoftibet.org/

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February 4-7
Business Leadership Week
This year’s theme will encourage students to embrace a global perspective and think globally when it comes to business decisions and their future careers. Click here for more info.

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Deanna Okun
Deanna Okun

February 5
Business Leadership Week
Keynote Address by Deanna Okun
“Innovation and Trade in a Global World”

Tuesday · 12:30 p.m. · McCoy Hall 119

Deanna Okun is a partner of Adduci Mastriani & Schaumberg, LLP, an international trade law firm based in Washington, DC.  Ms. Okun has extensive experience as a top administrator, regulator, enforcer, legislative aide and lawyer. She served two terms as Chairman during her twelve years of service as a member of the ITC, an independent federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries and directs enforcement actions against unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark and copyright infringement.  Her practice steers companies through the intersection where innovation confronts barriers, such as intellectual property theft, unfair trade practices or regulatory hurdles.  In 2012, she was named the Outstanding Woman of the Year by the Association of Women in International Trade., a chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade.  Prior to beginning her career at the ITC, she served as counsel for International Affairs to U.S. Senator Frank Murkowski, Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and senior member of the Finance and Foreign Relations Committees.  Ms. Okun received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law, with Honors. This event is open to all Texas State University students, faculty and staff, and the local community.

 

Brownbag schedule

February 6
Activity: “Teaching Science in the Developing World:  Using Inquiry in Cambodia”
Wednesday · 12:30-1:30 pm · Location: ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies
Speaker: Dr. Heather Galloway, Dr. Gail Dickinson, and Professor Maureen Lemke

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February 7, 2013
Mihaela Moscaliuc : Romanian poet explores impact of integrating into American life.
Reading | Book Signing | Q&A
Thursday, 3:30 PM, Alkek Library

Born and raised in Romania, Mihaela Moscaliuc came to the United States in 1996 to complete her graduate degree. Her first collection of poetry, Father Dirt, won the Kinereth Gensler Award and was published by Alice James Books in 2010. In these poems she explores life in communist Romania and the difficulties of integrating this past into a new life in a flawed America. Moscaliuc captures societal hardships and reveals their impact on ordinary families and their day-to-day lives. Using language that fuses narrative control with delicate lyric imagery, Father Dirt captivates with its strength, and holds the reader with its steadiness.
 
Moscaliuc’s poems, translations, and articles have appeared in various journals, including the Georgia Review, New Letters, TriQuarterly, and Pleiades. In 2003, her co-translation of Carmelia Leonte’s Death Searches for You a Second Time was published by Red Dragonfly Press, and in 2011 she was honored with a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. She received her doctorate in American Literature from the University of Maryland and has lectured on Eastern European American immigration literature, Roma/Gypsy culture, the writings of Paul Celan, and translation theory at universities in both the U.S. and in Europe.
 
Moscaliuc will also appear at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, at Texas State’s historic Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center in Kyle. Books will be for sale at both events by the University Bookstore and Barnes & Noble.
 
This Lindsey Literary Series event is sponsored by the Burdine Johnson Foundation and Texas State’s Wittliff Collections, Katherine Anne Porter Literary Center, and Department of English.

Read the San Marcos Mercury interview with the poet and translator here.

 

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Brownbag schedule

February 12
"Home Front Girl:  Global War before the Internet"
Tuesday· 12:00-1:00 pm · Location: ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies
Speaker: Dr. Susan Morrison

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Babel's Legacy Poster

February 13, 2013
Babel's Legacy to Modern Success
Modern Language Panel Event
LBJ Student Center. Teaching Theater
Wednesday . 5:30pm to 7:30pm

It is widely believed that in the history of humankind, language diversity roots in Babel. Humanity wanted to reach immortality as one people with one language but humans were condemned to live linguistically dispersed and unable to communicate.  It is impossible to return before Babel, to a unified language and culture; however, nowadays, it is possible to build multiple bridges connecting languages and cultures in a monolithic tower reaching the sky. By knowing and speaking different languages we connect cultures and multiculturalism unifies peoples. Communicating with each other in more than one language, in modern times, is the best legacy of Babel for our personal and professional success.    

It is known that a second language can be a powerful tool in the present job market. Candidates can use their language ability to stand apart from the rest of the job seeking crowd. This event will provide the opportunity to listen to professionals from diverse fields: government, business and media, sharing how language has become an asset in the workplace and during their job search. Our panelists will emphasize the importance of foreign languages in their professional careers.

Panelists:

  • Tim C, OSC-UT Austin Partnership Manager at Open Source Center
  • Esther Isasia-Ross, San Antonio Foreign Language Program Manager, FBI
  • Fely Garcia, Marketing/Community Affairs Manager, Univision
  • Ismael Martinez, News Director, Univision
  • Mr. Art Acevedo:  Chief of Police of the City of Austin
  • Detective Christopher Leleux. Austin Police Department

Sponsors: Modern Language Department, Career Services and Coca Cola Fund

Organizers: Profesoras Alba Melgar am39@txstate.edu and Gloria Velásquez gv11@txstate.edu (Modern Language Department), Kim Nelson kn22@txstate.edu (Career Services) and Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honor Society)

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February 15-16
2013 Leadership Institute Annual Conference
Friday-Saturday · Feb 15 5:30-8:00 p.m., Feb 16 9:00-5:45 p.m. · LBJ Student Center

This year will offer students an opportunity to learn about global citizenship and the implications being an effective leader has on campus, in the community and the world beyond. It will emphasize the core values of inclusivity, empowerment and civic engagement. For more info, email leadershipinstitute@txstate.edu or visit http://leadership.dos.txstate.edu/conference.html

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February 17
Ballet Folklorico
Sunday · 7:30-9:00 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

Ballet Folklorico is a renowned Latin-American dance ensemble that specializes in Mexican folklorico, Flamenco, and other Latin-American dances that emphasize local folk culture from Mexico, the Southern and Southwestern United States and Central American countries with ballet characteristics – pointed toes, exaggerated movements, highly choreographed. $5 Student Admission, $15 General Admission, $25 Reserved Seating. This event is supported, in part, by the University Arts Committee, Student Service Fees, and the City of San Marcos. For more information on this Encore Performing Arts event or on group reservations contact the Event Coordinator Liz McDonald at 512-245-3501 or visit http://www.encoreseriestxst.com.

nologo

February 19
No Logo, a film by Naomi Kline
Tuesday, 5:30 PM, Flowers Hall 341


What is advertising's role in shaping an American identity? The 42 minute film, NO LOGO, produced by Media Education Foundation and based on the book by journalist and activist Naomi Klein, shows how the commercial takeover of public space, destruction of consumer choice, and replacement of real jobs with temporary work—the dynamics of corporate globalization—impact everyone, everywhere. After the film Dr. Roseann Mandziuk, Department of Communications Studies; Ms. Rebekah Ross-Fountain and Dr. Robert Fischer, Department of Philosophy; and Mr. Daniel Levis Keltner, Department of English; will comment on the film from their disciplinary perspectives, followed by a time for questions and answers. For more information, contact Daniel Levis Keltner at dk21@txstate.edu. This event is free and open to the public.
 

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February 21
Film: The First Grader
Spring 2013 Common Experience Movie
Thursday · 6:30 p.m. · Education 1007

Synopsis: Based on a true story, the film takes place in Kenya, where Maruge (Oliver Litondo), a veteran in his 80s, wants to go to school to learn how to read. Head teacher Jane Obinchu (Naomie Harris) supports his effort and together they face fierce opposition from parents and officials who don’t want to waste a precious classroom spot on such an old man. Trailer available at the official website. Click here for the event flyer.

February 21-23
International Conference Assessing the State of Spanish Language and Latino Oriented Media
Thursday-Saturday · LBJ Student Center

Scholars, graduate students, media analysts, media professionals and policy advocates will meet to discuss their research and assessments of the state of Spanish-language media in the world, and the status and future of Latino-oriented media in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission policies that affect Latino audiences and Latino-oriented media will also be discussed as specific research and policy agendas will be proposed for consideration. More information at http://www.masscomm.txstate.edu/cslmm/media-conference.html

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Brownbag schedule

February 25
"Trends and Challenges in Spanish-language/Latino-oriented Media: Lessons from the Hemisphere"
Monday· 12:30-1:30 pm · Location: ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies
Speaker: Dr. Federico Subervi-Vélez

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Brownbag schedule

February 27
“Preventing neural tube defects worldwide:  New approaches to increasing awareness and vitamin intake in women at risk”
Wednesday · 12:30-1:30 pm · Location: ASBN 353
Brown Bag Lecture Sponsored by the Center for International Studies
Speaker: Dr. Roque Mendez

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Dominican Republic Flag

February 27
An Evening with Two Dominican Writers: René Rodríguez Soriano and Rubén Sánchez Féliz
Wednesday · 6:30 p.m. ·
The Witliff Collection, Alkek Library 7th Floor

From Julia Alvarez to Pulitzer-Prize winner and MacArthur fellow Junot Díaz, Dominican writers are making their mark on American and Latin@/Latin-American literature. Join us on the eve of Dominican Independence Day for an evening of Spanish-language readings by two award-winning authors, New York City-based Rubén Sánchez Féliz and Houston-based René Rodríguez Soriano. Sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of English, the Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies, and the Department of Modern Languages.  For more information and to RSVP, please Nelly Rosario at nr12@txstate.edu. Music and refreshments will be served.

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March

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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February 1-March 31
Global Odyssey: Bobcats Exploring the Changing  World
Alkek Library First Floor

An exhibit, “A Global Odyssey: Bobcats Explore the Changing World,” showcasing the transformative international experiences, both scholarly and cultural, of present and past Texas State students will be open at the Alkek Library first floor exhibit space from Feb 1—March 31. The exhibit is sponsored by the Common Experience, International Office and the Graduate College. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Unparalleled in human history, our world today is a unique web of complex, interconnected relationships between individuals around the globe. We are interdependent global citizens and our communications transcend traditional geographical boundaries creating exciting and challenging global opportunities in our everyday lives. This exhibit seeks to highlight the stories and cultural artifacts shared by these Bobcats serve to illustrate the often-profound impact the global experience had on them, as well as the global impact they themselves are making. We hope that this exhibit will serve as an inspiration to those who view it by making them more aware, equipped, empowered and responsible global citizens.

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Conti

March 2
The Ibero-American Music Weekend
"Ibero-American Music: The Global Impact"
Saturday · 2:30 p.m. · School of Music, Recital Hall


Argentine-American pianist Mirian Conti's visit to Texas State University will showcase an irresistibly affecting selection of music from her native land. Her lecture and recital will feature works that are undeniably rich but rarely heard outside Argentina. Interweaving the influences of folk traditions, classical music, popular songs and, of course, the tango, these deeply evocative, often bittersweet pieces range from the 20th-century Romanticism of such composers as Carlos Guastavino and Carlos Lopez Buchardo to a more modern strain of composition by Pedro Saenzand Gilardo Gilardi to the sophisticated contemporary tango of Horacio Salgan. Since 2007, Ms. Conti is on the Faculty of the Evening Division at the Juilliard School. This event is free and open to the public. A master class follows. For more information, contact Washington Garcia at wg15@txstate.edu.

 

March 2
Master Class with Mirian Conti
Saturday · 3:30 p.m. · School of Music, Recital Hall

Argentine-American pianist Mirian Conti's visit to Texas State University will showcase an irresistibly affecting selection of music from her native land. Her lecture and recital will feature works that are undeniably rich but rarely heard outside Argentina. Interweaving the influences of folk traditions, classical music, popular songs and, of course, the tango, these deeply evocative, often bittersweet pieces range from the 20th-century Romanticism of such composers as Carlos Guastavino and Carlos Lopez Buchardo to a more modern strain of composition by Pedro Saenzand Gilardo Gilardi to the sophisticated contemporary tango of Horacio Salgan. Since 2007, Ms. Conti is on the Faculty of the Evening Division at the Juilliard School. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Washington Garcia at wg15@txstate.edu.

 

 

March 3
Mirian Conti Solo Recital
Sunday· 7:30 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

Argentine-American pianist Mirian Conti's visit to Texas State University will showcase an irresistibly affecting selection of music from her native land. Her lecture and recital will feature works that are undeniably rich but rarely heard outside Argentina. Interweaving the influences of folk traditions, classical music, popular songs and, of course, the tango, these deeply evocative, often bittersweet pieces range from the 20th-century Romanticism of such composers as Carlos Guastavino and Carlos Lopez Buchardo to a more modern strain of composition by Pedro Saenzand Gilardo Gilardi to the sophisticated contemporary tango of Horacio Salgan. Since 2007, Ms. Conti is on the Faculty of the Evening Division at the Juilliard School. $10 general admission/$5 students, senior citizens and military (with ID). Group discounts available upon request. For more information, contact Washington Garcia at wg15@txstate.edu.

 

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Ambassador Nagy

March 4    
Ambassador Tibor Nagy             
 
Presented by Ambassador Tibor Nagy
Vice Provost for International Affairs, Texas Tech University
Former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea
Former Deputy Ambassador in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Togo

 

9:30 a.m. • ASBN 353
International Studies Seminar -- Dr. Ron Johnson
"US-global relations: Connecting the personal, professional, and political"

11:00 a.m. • Derrick 111
Philosophy Dialog Lecture & Honors Universal Human Rights -- Dr. Catherine Hawkins
"50 Years of U.S. Africa Policy: A Review and Critique"

2:00 p.m. • McCoy 223
Comparative Economic Systems -- Dr. Jack Mogab
"Emerging Markets in Eastern Africa & Eastern Europe: A Diplomat's Perspective"

3:30 p.m. • San Marcos Public Library
Philosophy Dialog at the Public Library
"Global Challenges of the 21st Century: The Role of Diplomacy"

 

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juniper

March 6 
International Grimms on Film
The Juniper Tree
Wednesday, 6:30 pm , Flowers Hall 341

 
The first in a series of films exploring the international influence of the Brothers Grimm’s folktales. Screenings are followed by discussion and refreshments.
 
The Juniper Tree (Iceland)
After their mother is burned at the stake for witchcraft, Margit and her sister Katla flee across Iceland’s rugged terrain. Reaching a remote farm, Katla casts a seductive spell on its handsome young widower — to the dismay of his suspicious young son, Jonas. As tensions mount, Margit is drawn further into the spiritual world where she seeks the power to save Jonas from Katla’s wrath. Directed by Nietzchka Keene. In English.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Graeme Wend-Walker gw15@txstate.edu. Film contains adult themes. Click here for series flyer.

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Sans Souci Festival of Dance
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema

March 7-8
Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
Thursday · 7:30 p.m. · Evans Auditorium

Friday · 4:00 p.m. · San Marcos Public Library
Sans Souci International Festival of Dance Cinema is a unique festival that specializes in the hybrid form of dance video. It was founded in Boulder Colorado in 2003 with the support of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) and the University of Colorado at Boulder. With an expansive definition of dance and an appreciation for highly experimental and interdisciplinary forms, this festival exposes diverse audiences to a variety of film, video, and performance possibilities.
The Department of Theatre and Dance in collaboration with the School of Music at Texas State University are proud to present “The Best of Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema.” Offering two different screenings: First screening on March 7th 2013 at 7:30 PM at Evans Auditorium; incorporating live music by the experimental group Mysterium and live dance by the Dance Division at Texas State. Guest artist ARTheism will also perform at Evans.


The second screening on March 8th will be held at the San Marcos Public Library, a FREE screening at 4:00 PM, geared to (but not exclusively) young audiences.
This event has been funded in part by the Common Experience and Equity and Access Committees at Texas State, and the City of San Marcos Arts Commission.  Tickets for Evans Auditorium are $12.00 general admission and $7.00 students; Cash only – box office opens at 6:30.  The screening at the Public Library is FREE.  For more information contact anabaer@txstate.edu or visit www.sanssoucifest.org.

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Regina Root

March 19
Pasado de moda:  Re-assessing Latin American Fashion
Tuesday, 5pm, Centennial Hall G01


Regina A. Root , Class of 1963 Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures at The College of William and Mary, will speak about the links between fashion and history in Latin America. During the bicentennial year of independence from Spanish colonialism for seven Latin American nations, fashion weeks throughout the region re-assessed the symbols of cultural heritage.  In Argentina, the press heralded retrospectives of national styles, pinpointing their evolution artificially to 1810; for “Pasado de moda, 1810-2010” (a playful reference to “past styles” and “out of fashion”), the city government of Buenos Aires produced materials explaining that the objective was to “take back” fashion as “historical testimony” and demonstrate its critical influence on the formation of Argentine identity.  At the transnational fashion congress Ixel Moda one year earlier in Cartagena, Colombia, one co-created collection advocated a “sustainable bicentennial” with upcycled materials in the shape of Phrygian liberty caps and sheath dresses featuring colorful screenprints of Simón Bolívar, the nineteenth-century leader whose dreams of a unified revolutionary effort led to South American liberation from Spanish colonial oppression.  While such collections seemed comprised of dissonant fragments, European in their tailoring and homegrown in outlook, this talk highlights how select collections have also re-imagined independence in light of contemporary human rights abuses and injustices, economic disparity, the loss of cultural identity, and the ecological crisis at hand.

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and the Common Experience.
Contact Heather Bamford hb22@txstate.edu for more information.
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Europe

March 19
"Europe: Past, Present, and Future"
Tuesday, 6:00-7:30p.m. ASBN 353


Panelists: Dr. Robert Gorman, Department of Political Science; Dr. Valentina Glajar, Department of Modern Languages, and Dr. James Bell, Department of Management.

Titles of individual presentations:
•    Dr. Bell: “The ‘role’ of business is different in Europe: Observations related to travel and official visits to Spain, Germany, and Italy.”
•    Dr. Glajar: "Herta Müller, the Nobel Prize, and the Romanian Secret Police."
•    Dr. Gorman: "Dark Clouds on the Horizon: Challenges to European Prominence in the Twenty-First Century.”

Contact Information: Beatriz Gomez, bg1199@txtsate.edu

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March 19
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
Opening night with Texas State-Mariachi Nueva Genarición  and Clandestine Childhood
Tuesday, 7:00 PM, G02 Centennial Hall

 
Begin the journey through twenty films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with Texas State-Mariachi Nueva Genarición and the film showing of Clandestine Childhood, Argentina's submission for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, in G02 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors includethe Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu.

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Meagan

March 20
Reception for Texas State alumna, Meagan Henry (BBA in Economics and Honors, 2009)
Wednesday, 3:30–5:30, LAMP 407

Meagan will speak about her work in India after graduation, and her work since 2011 with The Burma Connection. Using her BBA in Economics and Honors, she has focused  on humanitarian aid projects, orphanages, microcredit, and community self sufficiency projects in the nation of Myanmar. She is among those featured in "Global Odyssey: Bobcats Exploring the Changing World" in Alkek, First Floor. 

 

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March 20
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
La Tigre e la neve and White Material
Wednesday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall
 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with the Italian film, La Tigre e la neve, in G02 Centennial Hall, and with the French film, White Material in G01 Centennial Hall.  Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For film information, see http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/tiger_and_the_snow/ and http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/white_material/. For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu.

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Meagan

March 21
“From Graduate to Guru in 8376 Miles: Using My Degree to Be Useful”
Philosophy Dialogue with Meagan Henry on her work in India and Myanmar
Thursday, 3:30–4:30, DERR 111
 
After working in India after graduation, since 2011 Texas State alumna, Meagan Henry (BBA in Economics and Honors, 2009), has worked with The Burma Connection on humanitarian aid projects, orphanages, microcredit, and community self sufficiency projects in the nation of Myanmar. She is among those featured in "Global Odyssey: Bobcats Exploring the Changing World" in Alkek, First Floor. 
 

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March 21
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
ITALIAN Night with Respiro and Caramel
Guest speaker, Dr. Paola Bonifazio, UT Austin
Thursday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall

 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with the Italian film, Respiro, in G02 Centennial Hall, and with the Arabic film, Caramel in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For film information, see For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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March 25
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
ARABIC Night with Hassan and Morcos and Welcome
Monday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall

 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Bishop, and the Arabic film, Hassan and Morcos, in G02 Centennial Hall, and with the French film, Welcome, in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors includethe Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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Avono

March 25-27
Guest Speaker: Dr. Komla Avono
Time and Location TBD
Dr. Komla Avono – faculty member at the University of Lome, Togo – will make a three-day visit to Texas State University. During his visit, Dr. Avono will discuss literature and race in three English classes, and meet with several groups including members of the English Honor Society (Sigma Tau Delta) and students from the Honors College.
 
Dr. Avono’s dissertation, "Otherness and Criticism in African American Literature from 1865 to 1964: A Metacritical Approach,” was completed in July 2010, preceded by a Master’s thesis on "Oppression and Self-Development in Richard Wright's Native Son.”  He is currently serving as Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Nebraska.
 
Dr. Avono’s visit is funded by the Department of English, the Provost’s Office and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars’ Occasional Lecturer Fund. Anyone interested in attending Dr. Avono’s presentations can contact Steve Wilson at sw13@txstate.edu or 512 245 7680 for more information.
 

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Hajib for a Day

March 26
Hijab for a Day
Tuesday, 7pm, Lantana Hall


Hijab for a day is designed to encourage non-Muslim women to don the hijab for a day and experience what it's like to be a Muslim woman in today's world. People will literally get a chance to walk in a  Muslim woman's shoes. Sponsored by the Department of Housing & Residential Life. For more information contact Bisma Shoukat at bs1471@txstate.edu.

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March 26
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
LATIN AMERICAN Night with Un Cuento Chino and The Concert
Tuesday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall

 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with the Argentinian film, Un Cuento Chino, in G02 Centennial Hall, and with the Romanian film, The Concert, in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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March 27
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
EASTERN EUROPEAN Night with Divided We Fall and Le Havre
Wednesday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall
 

Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with the Czech film, Divided We Fall, in G02 Centennial Hall, and with the French film, Le Havre, in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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March 28
Balinese Gamelan informal presentation
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Music Building Courtyard


All are welcome to experience an informal presentation of dance and music from Bali, Indonesia with Gamelan Lipi Awan and Department of Dance performers who have worked with Jennifer Arnone from Boulder, Colorado.
Arnone has studied Balinese dance in Bali. The music and dance of Bali is an experience of harmony with nature and the spirit world. This event is sponsored by the School of Music and the Common Experience. For more information contact Gordon James at gj13@txstate.edu.

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grim

March 28
A Grimm Reading
Thursday · 5:00-7:00 p.m. ·
Honors Coffee Forum (LAMP 407)
Students, faculty and staff read and discuss the folktales of the brothers Grimm, recorded and published in Germany 200 years ago this year.

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March 28
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
GERMAN Night with Das Lied in mir and Extranjeras
Thursday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall

 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with guest speaker, Dr. Luis Intersimone, and the German film, Das Lied in mir, in G02 Centennial Hall, and with the Spanish film, Extranjeras, in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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Women and Gender Research Symposium
Women and Gender Research Symposium

March 29
Women and Gender Research Symposium
Global Odyssey: Gender, Social Justice, and Leadership
Friday · 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. · LBJ Student Center

The 3rd Annual Women and Gender Research Symposium will provide a forum for diverse perspectives on issues of gender, social justice, and leadership in the US and around the globe.  Local, national and international scholars will be presenting their work in this dynamic forum.
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April

John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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April 1
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
Letters from the Other Side and Our School
Monday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall

 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with guest speaker, Dr.Saul Sanchez, from Texas Luthern University, and the Mexican-American film, Letters from the Other Side, in G02 Centennial Hall, and the Romanian film, Our School, in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For film information, see For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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April 2
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
FRENCH Night with Un Prophète and Kebab Connection
Tuesday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall

 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with guest speakers, Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, and Dr. Dayna Oscherwitz from Southern Methodist University, for the French film, Un Prophète, in G02 Centennial Hall, and the German film, Kebab Connection, in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For film information, see For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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devil

April 3
International Grimms on Film
The Devil’s Three Golden Hairs
Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Flowers Hall 341


The second in a series of films exploring the international influence of the Brothers Grimm’s folktales. Screenings are followed by discussion and refreshments.
 
The Devil’s Three Golden Hairs (East Germany, 1977)
Poor, hapless Jakob has been sent to his death by the King, but after an encounter with some robbers who swap the letter he carries, he is given a chance to save his life. If he can visit the Devil and return alive with the Devil’s three golden hairs, he will not only live, but he will also keep the beautiful princess for his bride.
Directed by Egon Schlegel. English dubbing.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Graeme Wend-Walker gw15@txstate.edu.
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April 3
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
Boltya Al Ayma and Les Hommes libres
Wednesday, 7:00 PM, G02 and G01 Centennial Hall

 
Journey through films from France, Italy, the Middle East, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Mexico, and Eastern Europe with the Arabic film, Boltya Al Ayma, in G02 Centennial Hall, and the French film, Les Hommes libres, in G01 Centennial Hall. Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival will run through April 4. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment  For film information, see For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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April 4
Journeys Through Film: A Tournées International Cinema Festival
SPANISH Night with Kilometros
Thursday, 7:00 PM, G02 Centennial Hall

 
Join us for closing night of the festival with the Spanish film, Kilometros, in G02 Centennial Hall, with guest speakers, Dr. Agustin Cuadrado and Dr. Joaquin Rivaya. Free and open to the public, the festival is sponsored by the Office of Equity and Access, the Department of Modern Languages, the Common Experience, and the French-American Cultural Exchange Council. Additional sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance, the Grand Marnier Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. For film information, see For information about the festival, contact Antonio Gragera at ag20@txstate.edu or Carole Martin at cm25@txstate.edu

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borders

April 11
“Border Writers / Escritores de le Frontera: A Literary Symposium”
Thursday, Wittliff Collections on the seventh floor of the Alkek Library


3:30 – 5:15 PM   Panel Discussion + Q&A
6:15 – 6:45 PM   Casual Reception
6:45 – 9:00 PM   Short Readings (seven authors)
9:00 – 10:00 PM   Q&A + Book Signing

“Border Writers / Escritores de le Frontera: A Literary Symposium” will illuminate the international scene only three hours from San Marcos and the Austin-San Antonio corridor—a landscape extremely relevant to students and the larger community but often unexplored. PARTICIPANTS include authors who’ve been finalists for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, professional writers, respected academics, and practicing lawyers from across the U.S.—Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Kansas City, and the Rio Grande Valley—but all are connected to the borderlands. Expected topics range from immigration to religion to economic realities. The seven speakers scheduled to appear are Norma Cantú, Christine Granados, Reyna Grande, Domingo Martinez, Chuy Ramirez, Alberto Ramon, and Sergio Troncoso. The seven writers have fostered understanding and appreciation for the uniqueness of South Texas, which reflects overlapping Mexican and American cultures, and for both of these cultures in their own right as well. The symposium includes a panel discussion, a casual reception, short readings by the authors, and a book signing. Admission is FREE and open to the public, and books will be for sale. Sponsored by the Common Experience, Kappa Delta Chi, a Latina sorority, and Omega Delta Phi, a multicultural fraternity, as well as the English Department, the College of Education, the Modern Languages Department, the College of Applied Arts, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, the Office of Equity and Access, the History Department, the College of Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Wittliff Collections. For more information, contact Jana Fornario- jf1482@txstate.edu or Richard Santos- rs1569@txstate.edu
 
 

paper making

April 11
Papermaking as Social Action with Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan
Thursday, 5:00PM,  JCM2121

 
How can making paper heal communities and individuals? Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan introduce Peace Paper Week with the talk, Papermaking as Social Action, presenting insights from the art-making workshops they have held with veterans, women’s groups, universities, and local communities throughout the U.S., the Northern Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, and Spain. Through hand papermaking, writing, book and printmaking activities, they have worked with local participants to transform significant articles of clothing into works of art that broadcast personal stories, mutual understanding and healing. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, the Common Experience, the Honors College, Multicultural Programs Committee, the Office of Equity and Access, and Veterans at Texas State (VATS), this talk is free and open to the public.  Papermaking as Social Action kicks of Peace Paper Week. Watch for the schedule of papermaking workshops on campus and in the community.
For more information, see http://www.peacepaperproject.org/or if accommodations are needed, contact Jeff Dell at jd33@txstate.edu or Diann McCabe at dm14@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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Sakura

April 11
Sakura Festival
Thursday 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Sewell Park


Experience how another culture welcomes springtime. Join in Japanese games, food, music, and performances in a celebration of sakura, the cherry blossom. Food and games will be offered at a small cost. Sponsored by the Japanese Language and Culture Club and the Common Experience. For more information, contact Amy Anderson at aa1455@txstate.edu.

 

April 12
4th Annual Spanish Documentary Festival “Puntos de Vista”
Friday · LBJ Student Center

The festival aims to: (1) create a more diverse and multicultural society in the United States by promoting the lives, ideas, are and culture of Latinos in the U.S. and around the world, (2) support the creative documentary works of Latino students, (3) establish a contemporary media forum for Latino students to express themselves and (4) promote Spanish language education.

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ledger

Friday, April 12
Peace Paper Week: Papermaking Workshop
10:00AM – 3:00PM (Come-and-Go)
JCM Outdoor Fibers Area (North end of JCM building)

 
As time allows, join in a papermaking workshop with Peace Paper Project staff, Drew Mattot and Margaret Mahon. Utilizing an age-old technique of making paper by hand from old garments and/or cloth, participants create an art piece with hand drawn images, text, photographs, and/or prints - as a means of telling their individual stories. No prior experience required. Although cloth materials will be available, participants are invited to bring clothing or cloth that has particular meaning. This event is part of Peace Paper Week and will include papermaking on the quad and a reception and exhibit of finished art pieces. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, the Honors College, Multicultural Programs Committee, the Office of Equity and Access, and Veterans at Texas State (VATS), this talk is free and open to the public. 
For more information, see http://www.peacepaperproject.org/ or if accommodations are needed, contact Jeff Dell at jd33@txstate.edu or Diann McCabe at dm14@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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workshop

Monday, April 15
Peace Paper Week: Papermaking on the Quad
10:00AM – 5:00PM (Come-and-Go)
The Quad—at the corner of Evans Liberal Arts Building and LBJ Dr.

 
As time allows, join in pulping cloth to make paper with Peace Paper Project staff, Drew Mattot and Margaret Mahon. Utilizing an age-old technique of making paper by hand from old garments and/or cloth, participants then create an art piece with hand drawn images, text, photographs, and/or prints - as a means of telling their individual stories. No prior experience required. Although cloth materials will be available, participants are invited to bring clothing or cloth that has particular meaning. There will be a second day of papermaking on Tuesday, followed by a reception and exhibit of artwork produced on campus and elsewhere. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, the Honors College, Multicultural Programs Committee, the Office of Equity and Access, and Veterans at Texas State (VATS), this talk is free and open to the public. Veterans are encouraged to participate. For more information, see http://www.peacepaperproject.org/ or if accommodations are needed, Diann McCabe at dm14@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266

 

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cotton

April 15th
Building the Global Garment: Issues in Global Sourcing
Monday, 1-2pm, LBJSC 3-13.1


Lynne Sprugel, VP of Global Sourcing for Academy Sports and Outdoors, will be speaking about her experience in the apparel industry, working and traveling across the globe as a sourcing expert. This fall, all incoming Freshmen read “Where Are you Wearing?”, a book about the global nature of the apparel industry.  The author, Kelsey Timmerman, visited campus in October and shared his experience meeting the workers who manufactured his clothing. 
 
The goal of Ms. Sprugel’s presentation, titled “Building the Global Garment: Issues in Global Sourcing”, is to educate students about careers in global sourcing in a variety of industries.  She will also share the industry perspective of the challenges faced by US firms manufacturing in other countries, including the human side of sustainability.  Lynne Sprugel has over 20 years of industry experience in global sourcing. She has worked for several large corporations including RadioShack, JCPenney, Haggar and most recently Academy Sports and Outdoors.
 
The event is being sponsored by the Cotton University project of Cotton Incorporated.  Cotton University(www.cottonuniversity.org) provides valuable resources to increase and enhance the understanding of cotton textiles for professionals, faculty, and students through education workshops, college competitions, and grants.

For more information about the event, please contact Dr. Jay Ryu (jryu@txstate.edu)
 

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workshop

April 16
Peace Paper Week: Papermaking on the Quad
Tuesday, 10:00AM – 2:00PM (Come-and-Go)
The Quad—at the corner of Evans Liberal Arts Building and LBJ Dr.

 
As time allows, join in pulping cloth on the quad to make paper with Peace Paper Project staff, Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan. Utilizing an age-old technique of making paper by hand from old garments and/or cloth, participants then create an art piece with hand drawn images, text, photographs, and/or prints - as a means of telling their individual stories. No prior experience required. Although cloth materials will be available, participants are invited to bring clothing or cloth that has particular meaning. A reception and exhibit of artwork produced on campus and elsewhere will follow from 3:30–5:00 p.m. in the Honors Coffee Forum, LAMP 407. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, the Honors College, Multicultural Programs Committee, the Office of Equity and Access, and Veterans at Texas State (VATS), this talk is free and open to the public. Veterans are encouraged to participate. For more information, see http://www.peacepaperproject.org/ or if accommodations are needed, Diann McCabe at dm14@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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April 16
Peace Paper Week Reception and Exhibit Opening
Tuesday, 3:30PM – 5:00PM
Honors Coffee Forum (Lampasas 407)

 
Enjoy refreshments with Peace Paper Project guests, Drew Matott and Margaret Mahan, and an exhibit of past paper creations and those made during Peace Paper Week on campus. Hear about the Peace Paper Project art-making workshops held throughout the U.S., the Northern Iberian Peninsula, Turkey, and Spain with veterans, women’s groups, universities, and local communities. Through hand papermaking, writing, book and printmaking activities, Matott and Mahan have worked with local participants to transform significant articles of clothing into works of art that broadcast personal stories, mutual understanding and healing. Sponsored by the School of Art and Design, the Honors College, Multicultural Programs Committee, the Office of Equity and Access, and Veterans at Texas State (VATS), this event is free and open to the public. 
For more information, see http://www.peacepaperproject.org/ or if accommodations are needed, contact Diann McCabe at dm14@txstate.edu or 512.245.2266.

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April 16
TX Mysterium for Modern Music and the Kandinsky Trio
Tuesday 7:30 PM Evans Auditorium


This concert will feature premier performances of works by Texas State composers along with contemporary and traditional chamber works in a collaborative performance by the Texas Mysterium for Modern Music ensemble and the Kandinsky Trio. The Texas Mysterium for Modern Music ensemble is directed by Dr. Russell Riepe and Richard Hall. The Kandinsky Trio includes Dr. Elizabeth Bachelder, piano; Benedict Goodfriend, violin; and Alan Weinstein, cello. The trio is celebrating one of the longest and most successful residencies in the U.S. With over a thousand concerts of chamber music in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. The trio's recordings are aired regularly on public radio networks around the country. Live performances were broadcast on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hours, NPR's Performance Today, and WNYC's Around New York. For more information, contact Nancy Harris at 245.3375.
 

grimm

April 17
International Grimms on Film
Grimm
Wednesday, 6:30 pm, Flowers Hall 341


The final film in a series exploring the international influence of the Brothers Grimm’s folktales. Screenings are followed by discussion and refreshments.
 
Grimm (From the Netherlands, 2003)
Abandoned by their impoverished parents, adult siblings Jacob and Marie embark on a surreal, often nightmarish odyssey to Spain to live with their uncle. “The Brothers Grimm” meets David Lynch in international award-winning director Alex van Warmerdam’s twisted and darkly comic fairy tale that transports viewers from bleak, snow-frosted woods to a windswept ghost town. Menacing characters, offbeat situations, and fantastic circumstance make Grimm a haunting experience that is anything but your ordinary happily-ever-after bedtime story.
In Dutch and Spanish with English subtitles.
Directed by Alex van Warmerdam. Contains adult themes and content.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Graeme Wend-Walker gw15@txstate.edu. Film contains adult themes and content. Click here for series flyer.
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April 18, 2013
Unpacking Your Study Abroad Experience
Thursday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. McCoy Hall 119

Ever wondered how to translate your study abroad experience into meaningful skills and achievements for the job search? If you have or are interested in studying abroad, this interactive presentation and networking event will allow you to learn about the career implications of your study abroad experience. We will discuss the skills and competencies employers value most from study abroad, strategies to articulate your skills learned/developed through study abroad and how to "unpack" your experiences. The presentation will be followed by a networking reception. This event is sponsored by Career Services, McCoy College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, Department of History, Department of Modern Languages, Department of Psychology, and the Study Abroad Office. To RSVP go to http://www.studyabroad.txstate.edu/ For more information, contact Isis De La O at isis@txstate.edu.
 

Rosa Moreno

A Maquiladora Madonna
Thursday, April 18, 2013
6:00–8:00 P.M. LBJ 3-10.1


Look at your flat screen monitor—who made it? Rosa was a go-to factory worker in the LG plant in Reynosa, Mexico when her hands were crushed at work. A book-end story to Kelsey Timmerman's quest to find out where his underwear were made. Join guest photographer, Alan Pogue, for a short documentary and a Q&A & photo exhibition about Rosa Moreno's fight for justice. Sponsored by Latinas Unidas and Hombres Unidos. For a link to the film, see http://www.documentaryphotographs.com/rosamoreno1.html

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Henna

April 19
Learn an Indian Art Form in a Henna Workshop
Friday 1:00–3:00 p.m. Lampasas 407

At the workshop guests will learn about the centuries old practice of henna, its history and importance to India. Guests at the workshop will have an opportunity to learn the art form as well as apply their own henna. Chai Tea and biscuits will be provided.The Henna Workshop is open to all students and faculty, and is sponsored by the Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience, and Indian Student Association (ISA). For more information, contact Zoha Shafiq at zs1072@txstate.edu.
 
 
 

April 19-20
TXNAME 12th Annual Conference
Texas Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education
Friday-Saturday · LBJ Student Center

The Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies will host the 12th annual conference of TXNAME (Texas Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education) in the LBJ Student Center at Texas State April 19-20, 2013. The conference theme is A Global Odyssey: Exploring Multicultural Education in our Changing World. Presenters will have an opportunity to focus on one of our six strands.

I. Multicultural Education Research
II. Zero Tolerance and Restorative Discipline in the U.S. and around the World.
III. Communities Practices and Programs in Support of Multicultural Education
IV. Culturally Responsive Teaching Best Practices
V. Health and Human Development and Multicultural Education
VI. Diversity Policies

TXNAME works actively to promote the basic tenets of democracy, cultural pluralism and equity for all by educating all stakeholders (educators, students, policy-makers, parents, and community members) about the goals and meanings of multicultural education.
For more information, email mcgs@txstate.edu or call 512-245-2361.

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April 23
“Spinning Stories:  What in the World… You, Me, Everybody Else and Them Too?”
Reading
Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. , Lampasas 407 (Honors Coffee Forum)


All are welcomed to attend the Actor Artist Aesthetic theatre class as students share work-in-progress on an original ensemble-based performance piece inspired by the Global Odyssey theme.   Movement/Word Montages, Vignettes, Muse in the News, Waxing Poetic and... come see…Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Nadine Mozon at nm15@txstate.edu or 512.245.0579.
 

April 25
“Spinning Stories:  What in the World… You, Me, Everybody Else and Them Too?”
Open Rehearsal
Thursday, 1:00 p.m. , Theatre Building - PSH Studio Theatre


All are welcomed to attend the Actor Artist Aesthetic theatre class as students share work-in-progress on an original ensemble-based performance piece inspired by the Global Odyssey theme.   Movement/Word Montages, Vignettes, Muse in the News, Waxing Poetic and... come see…Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Nadine Mozon at nm15@txstate.edu or 512.245.0579.

April 25
“Spinning Stories:  What in the World… You, Me, Everybody Else and Them Too?”
Workshop Performance
Thursday, 7:00 p.m. , Theatre Building - PSH Studio Theatre


All are welcomed to attend the Actor Artist Aesthetic theatre class as students share work-in-progress on an original ensemble-based performance piece inspired by the Global Odyssey theme.   Movement/Word Montages, Vignettes, Muse in the News, Waxing Poetic and... come see…Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor Nadine Mozon at nm15@txstate.edu or 512.245.0579.

olson

April 26, 2013
Keynote Presentation and Poster Awards for the Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, 2:00-3:30 p.m., LBJ Student Center 3-9.1

Dr. Don Olson, Department of Physics, will present Undergraduate Research Trips: In the Footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, Edvard Munch, Ansel Adams, Mary Shelley, and Claude Monet, as the keynote presentation for the Undergraduate Research Conference. Sponsored by the Honors College and the Office of Research and Federal Relations. For more information, contact the Honors College at honors@txstate.edu

Earthday

April 27
Earth Day Celebration at the San Marcos Springs
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Spring Lake



This year's festival will be a celebration of the completion of the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration at Aquarena, the opening of new nature trails, and the reopening of the park and Floating Wetlands Boardwalk.

We are inviting participants from Texas State University, the San Marcos Community, Hays County, and Texas’25th Congressional District to join us for this festive celebration of “Mother Earth”. This free event includes: Educational activities, Recycling and green building displays, Live entertainment, Recreation opportunities, Delicious local food and local vendor booths, and Glass Bottom Boat and Kayak tours.

For more information please visit For more information: Email: Aquarenaearthday@txstate.edu or call 512-245-7570
 


May

Global Student Odyssey

May 1 - December 15
Global Student Odyssey Photo Gallery
Lampasas Building 5th Floor


The Global Student Odyssey photo gallery will showcase photos taken abroad by Texas State students. It is located on the 5th floor of the Lampasas building. The gallery is open and will remain in place until the end of the fall semester. For questions please contact: Beatriz Gomez at bg1199@txstate.edu
 

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John Graves at the Eiffel Tower
John Graves at the Eiffel Tower

August 20-May 10
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back
The Wittliff Collection
· Alkek Library 7th Floor
Folklorist J. Frank Dobie wrote, “Great literature transcends its native land but none that I know of ignores its soil.” The challenge for many Texas writers is remaining true to their native roots while becoming part of the larger global community. This demand is not unique to writers—it affects nearly everyone in the world today.
Global Odyssey: From Texas to the World and Back draws from the rich archival material at Texas State’s Wittliff Collections to examine how generations of Texas writers have journeyed across the world, encountering a variety of experiences that have inspired their creativity while at the same time underscoring their distinctive heritage as Texans. Using the works of Sarah Bird, William Broyles, Jr., J. Frank Dobie, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Dagoberto Gilb, John Graves, Angela Shelf Medearis, Katherine Anne Porter, Carmen Tafolla, and many others, Global Odyssey is being staged in conjunction with the 2012–13 Common Experience theme, Global Odyssey: Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World.
The Wittliff will also host a panel discussion on the topic with leading writers; watch the events page for details.

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May 13-17
Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute
Infusing U.S. and Global Perspectives
Monday-Friday · 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. · Alkek Library

The Institute helps faculty redesign courses and helps the University to meet its strategic goal of transforming at least two courses per year per college. It includes guest scholars and Texas State faculty facilitators sharing ideas for implementing multicultural content and perspectives related to teaching strategies, classroom dynamics, and assessment. Successfully transformed courses receive a multicultural content, multicultural perspectives or multicultural content and perspectives designation.
The dates for this event are currently tentative.

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