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A Century of Conflict:
Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917

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August 2016

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Exhibit | Conflict, Culture, and Creativity: A Common Experience

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); display cases in front lobby
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Margaret Vaverek, 512.245.2352
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library

This exhibit runs through the end of September 2016.

This exhibit shows how conflict has touched different aspects of U.S. society including engineering, science, culture and the arts. Included in the exhibit are resources from the library collections as well as artifacts to illustrate the impact of a century of conflict in civilian as well as military lives. The exhibit will remain on display throughout August and September 2016 and is available for viewing during all library hours.

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Exhibit | Conflict, Culture, and Creativity: A Common Experience

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); display cases in front lobby
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Margaret Vaverek, 512.245.2352
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library

This exhibit runs through the end of September 2016.

This exhibit shows how conflict has touched different aspects of U.S. society including engineering, science, culture and the arts. Included in the exhibit are resources from the library collections as well as artifacts to illustrate the impact of a century of conflict in civilian as well as military lives. The exhibit will remain on display throughout August and September 2016 and is available for viewing during all library hours.

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September 2016

Exhibit | Conflict, Culture, and Creativity: A Common Experience

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); display cases in front lobby
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Margaret Vaverek, 512.245.2352
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library

This exhibit runs through the end of September 2016.

This exhibit shows how conflict has touched different aspects of U.S. society including engineering, science, culture and the arts. Included in the exhibit are resources from the library collections as well as artifacts to illustrate the impact of a century of conflict in civilian as well as military lives. The exhibit will remain on display throughout August and September 2016 and is available for viewing during all library hours.

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Exhibition | I Am Woman, Hear Me War!

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

This exhibition runs through December 8, 2016.

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents "I Am Woman, Hear Me War! Women in Conflict." This exhibition reflects on the 2016-17 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — by examining women's participation from World War I to the present. Calendar thumbnail artwork by Coco Nickel.

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Guest Artists: Air Force Brass Quintet

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Guest Artist Series presents the Air Force Brass Quintet. Free and open to the public. No ticket or reservation required. Fee-based parking available at the Edward Gary Street Garage, across the street from the Performing Arts Center.

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Art Reception | I Am Woman, Hear Me War!

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

This show takes its inspiration from The 2016-2017 Common Experience theme, "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917." The theme will highlight the universal elements of the war experience and its pervasive influence on the world since American entry into World War I in 1917. Calendar thumbnail artwork by Coco Nickel.

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Common Experience Planning Meeting

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 502-B
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Pam Wuestenberg, 512.245.8967
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience

Common Experience planning meetings are held monthly and are open to faculty, staff, and students who are interested.

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Exhibition | I Am Woman, Hear Me War!

until Sept. 26
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

This exhibition runs through December 8, 2016.

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents "I Am Woman, Hear Me War! Women in Conflict." This exhibition reflects on the 2016-17 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — by examining women's participation from World War I to the present. Calendar thumbnail artwork by Coco Nickel.

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Call for Art Entries: Experiencing War & Conflict

until Sept. 19
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); PALM Office
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chelsea Whittington, 512.245.8686
Campus Sponsor:
PALM Marketing

The LBJSC Arts Program is seeking entries for their fall 2016 student exhibition. Entrants will submit artwork that creatively explores the Common Experience theme, "A Century of War: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917." These concepts can be considered together or separately, and can be interpreted through 2D or 3D work of all media. (The Fine Arts Advisory Board reserves the right to limit submissions due to weight and size.) Judges will consider technical execution, originality and interpretation, as well as clarity of theme. An Artist's Statement is required upon submission. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, Most Original, and Best Use of Theme. The deadline to enter is September 21, 2016. All questions and submissions can be directed to the LBJSC Student Curator, Chelsea Whittington.

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BLPC | Rehearsals for New Development Workshop Plays

until Sept. 15
Location:
Theatre Center (THEA)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance, Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies

The Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference that includes professional guest directors and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals and in-class presentations by guest artists culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.

Rehearsals for New Play Development Workshop plays continue nightly, 6-10 p.m., through Thursday, September 15. All rehearsal sessions are open to student and public observation.

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Involvement Fair

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Common area outside Wells Fargo
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Clarice Velasquez, 210.315.6569
Campus Sponsor:
Student Organizations Council

Interested in joining an organization or club on campus? Attend the Involvement Fair to see what organizations are available to you here at Texas State.

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Exhibit | Conflict, Culture, and Creativity: A Common Experience

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); display cases in front lobby
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Margaret Vaverek, 512.245.2352
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library

This exhibit runs through the end of September 2016.

This exhibit shows how conflict has touched different aspects of U.S. society including engineering, science, culture and the arts. Included in the exhibit are resources from the library collections as well as artifacts to illustrate the impact of a century of conflict in civilian as well as military lives. The exhibit will remain on display throughout August and September 2016 and is available for viewing during all library hours.

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Events

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Office of the Provost , 512.245.2205
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science, Department of Philosophy

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is an American federal observance recognizing the adoption of the U.S. Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens by birth or naturalization. It is normally observed on Sept. 17, the day the Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. Because Sept. 17 falls on a weekend this year, educational programs are presented the week preceding or following. Texas State University will host Dr. William E. Forbath, Associate Dean for Research and Lloyd M. Bentson Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law, for a lecture on the topic of The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution on Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:30-9 p.m. in Alkek Library Teaching Theater. Additionally, Student Government will be at the Quad on Sept. 15, distributing pocket U.S. Constitutions to students, and they will have a voter's registration drive.

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BLPC | Mainstage Tribute: Regina Taylor

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance, Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies

The Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference that includes professional guest directors and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals and in-class presentations by guest artists culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.

7:30 p.m.: Mainstage Tribute to Regina Taylor, guest of honor. The tribute will include presentation of excerpts from her works followed by a Q&A session and award presentation. Post-tribute reception in Theatre Center lobby.

Regina Taylor is best known to television audiences for her role as Lily Harper in I’ll Fly Away, for which she received a Golden Globe Award for best actress, an NAACP Image Award and two Emmy nominations. Taylor is also an accomplished playwright and director. Her popular play, Crowns, premiered in 2002 and won four Helen Hayes awards for its Washington, D.C., production, including Best Regional Musical and a win for Taylor as best director. Regina Taylor is an Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theater in Chicago, IL, where many of her plays have been produced.

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BLPC | New Play Development: Black Super Hero Magic Mama

Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Mainstage Theatre
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Eugene Lee, 512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance, Center for Multicultural and Gender Studies

The Department of Theatre and Dance annually sponsors the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference that includes professional guest directors and actors, auditions, 3-5 days of open rehearsals and in-class presentations by guest artists culminating in staged reading performances open to the campus and community.

1-5 p.m.: Writer's Workshop in Theatre Center Room 209.

7:30 p.m.: First New Play Development reading presentation for "Black Super Hero Magic Mama" on the Theatre Center Mainstage. Audience talkback immediately following.

About "Black Super Hero Magic Mama": Sabrina Jackson cannot cope with the death of her son by a white cop. Rather than herald the Black Lives movement, Sabrina retreats inward, living out a comic book super hero fantasy. Will she stay in this dream world or return to reality and deal with her loss?

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The Veils | Theatrical Reading

Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Mainstage Theatre
Cost:
$5 students / $10 adults
Contact:
Deb Alley, 512.245.3660
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance

A young soldier on leave from war-torn Afghanistan returns home to be married. While she was deployed, her beloved father passed away from Alzheimer's, leaving her mother to pick up the pieces. Mel is haunted by nightmares of loss — the loss of her father and the loss of a fellow soldier. The Veils explores the experiences of a soldier trying to find her true self as she pieces together two very different parts of her life. (This is a new play being developed by the Black and Latino Playwrights Conference at Texas State. The play is given one week of rehearsals and goes through revisions before being read for an audience on Sunday. Audience members are given the chance to respond to the play after the reading.)

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Suzanne Opton: Many Wars Exhibition

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

This exhibition runs through October 20, 2016.

The exhibition Many Wars explores the complex psychological impact of combat on the individual through a series of photographs by Suzanne Opton. Opton's Many Wars series personifies the effects of trauma as seen in the portraits of veterans taken at a VA clinic. Her soldier portraits, icons of the aftermath of the current wars, have sparked a passionate debate about issues of art and soldiering. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Library of Congress, and Musee de l'Eysee among others. She has received grants from the NEA, NYFA, and Vermont Council on the Arts. Opton teaches at the International Center of Photography and is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Suzanne Opton: Many Wars Exhibition Opening Reception

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

Opening Reception for exhibition Suzanne Opton: Many Wars. Suzanne Opton's Many Wars series explores the complex psychological effects of trauma as seen in the portraits of veterans taken at a VA clinic.

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TIM O'BRIEN | Reading + Q&A + Book Signing

Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Wittliff Collections, 512-245-2313 x0
Campus Sponsor:
Department of English and The Wittliff Collections

Vietnam veteran and writer Tim O'Brien is the author of the contemporary classic novel-in-stories The Things They Carried (1990), as well as the novel Going After Cacciato (1978), which won the National Book Award. His memoir If I Die in a Combat Zone (1973) was selected at Texas State University's Common Reading book for 2005-2006. In 2012, O'Brien received both the Texas Writer Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. A former Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, O'Brien currently holds the title of Professor of Creative Writing at Texas State.

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Deadline for Art Entries: Experiencing War & Conflict

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); PALM Office
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chelsea Whittington, 512.245.8686
Campus Sponsor:
PALM Marketing

The LBJSC Arts Program is seeking entries for their fall 2016 student exhibition. Entrants will submit artwork that creatively explores the Common Experience theme, "A Century of War: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917." These concepts can be considered together or separately, and can be interpreted through 2D or 3D work of all media. (The Fine Arts Advisory Board reserves the right to limit submissions due to weight and size.) Judges will consider technical execution, originality and interpretation, as well as clarity of theme. An Artist's Statement is required upon submission. Cash prizes will be awarded to Best in Show, Most Original, and Best Use of Theme. The deadline to enter is September 21, 2016. All questions and submissions can be directed to the LBJSC Student Curator, Chelsea Whittington.

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Philosophy Dialogue | A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917

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

Speakers:
Ellen Tillman, Department of History
Margaret Vaverek, Outreach Librarian

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | The Temple of Mars: If War Is Hell, Why Is It Worshipped?

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

Speaker/moderator:
Dialogue Class

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

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Panel Dialogue | Student Veterans: Entering the University Experience

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Common Reading Program, University Seminar, Department of Philosophy, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Host: Twister Marquiss
Panelists: Blake Holbook, James Lambert, Jeremy Kennard, Naiha Campos, Nicholas Sterling, Dr. Carl Van Aacken

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

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The Great Divide: Student Experiences at the National Conventions

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Honors Coffee Forum (LAMP 407)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College

Get an insider's perspective in a casual conversation and Q&A with Honor College students who attended this year's Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | War Forum: What It Is Like to Go to War

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

Speaker/moderator:
Philosophy Students and Faculty

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Improving Global Education: Conflicts of Interest

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 102 / Conference Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Trey Brant, Department of Philosophy

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Reflections on War and Death

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

Speaker/moderator:
Dialogue Class

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Texas State Authors: The Politics of Everybody

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

Speaker/moderator:
Holly Lewis, Philosophy

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

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History Dialogue | Development and Consequences of the "War on Drugs"

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ellen D. Tillman, 512.245.2177
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History

Panel members:
Toni Watt, School of Social Work
Chad L. Smith, Department of Sociology
Ellen Tillman, Department of History
Scott Bowman, Department of Criminal Justice

This is the kickoff event of the History Department Dialogues Series on the Common Experience theme, "A Century of Conflict," organized in conjunction with a series organized by Jeff Helgesson (Department of History) and Craig Hanks (Department of Philosophy) titled "Interrogating Violence: Critical Conversations on the Fire This Time." This panel discussion delves into multiple and transnational perspectives regarding the "War on Drugs," including its relation to escalated class and racial conflict in the Americas. It will feature short presentations by multi-disciplinary faculty, followed by an open question and answer session, all facilitated by student Domonique Gray Berroa.

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Exhibit | Conflict, Culture, and Creativity: A Common Experience

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); display cases in front lobby
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Margaret Vaverek, 512.245.2352
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library

This exhibit runs through the end of September 2016.

This exhibit shows how conflict has touched different aspects of U.S. society including engineering, science, culture and the arts. Included in the exhibit are resources from the library collections as well as artifacts to illustrate the impact of a century of conflict in civilian as well as military lives. The exhibit will remain on display throughout August and September 2016 and is available for viewing during all library hours.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times

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

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau

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

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October 2016

Suzanne Opton: Many Wars Exhibition

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

This exhibition runs through October 20, 2016.

The exhibition Many Wars explores the complex psychological impact of combat on the individual through a series of photographs by Suzanne Opton. Opton's Many Wars series personifies the effects of trauma as seen in the portraits of veterans taken at a VA clinic. Her soldier portraits, icons of the aftermath of the current wars, have sparked a passionate debate about issues of art and soldiering. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Library of Congress, and Musee de l'Eysee among others. She has received grants from the NEA, NYFA, and Vermont Council on the Arts. Opton teaches at the International Center of Photography and is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Can Traditional Theories of the State Recover from the Anti-Foundationalists' Challenge?

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

Speaker/moderator:
Philosophy Graduate Students

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

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Dr. Gregory Hooks | Graduate Seminar Guest Lecture

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC); Conference Room 474
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad L. Smith, 512.245.2113
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience; Departments of Geography, History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology; College of Liberal Arts; Center for International Studies; Sustainability Studies Program

Dr. Gregory Hooks, from the Department of Sociology at McMaster University, will be the guest lecturer/discussant for a graduate seminar class meeting (SOCI 5368: Environmental Sociology). The topic will be "The Treadmill of Destruction." Seating is limited and priority is given to those enrolled in the class; however, guests are welcome as seating allows.

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The Environmental Costs of the Treadmill of Destruction: Drugs, Militarism, and Deforestation in the Andes

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad L. Smith, 512.245.2113
Campus Sponsor:
Departments of Geography, History, Political Science, Philosophy, and Sociology; College of Liberal Arts; Center for International Studies; Sustainability Studies Program

Dr. Gregory Hooks, from the Department of Sociology at McMaster University, will present research on the important links between sustainability and issues of militarism present in contemporary Latin America. He raises important questions about how and why sustainability and militarism are intertwined and how they fit into the context of the larger "war on drugs." As part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series and in conjunction with the Common Experience, the presentation sheds light on one of the understudied aspects of militarism of the 20th and 21st centuries — the negative consequences of the military. Dr. Hooks is a leading expert in the field who clearly highlights this important experience and his presentations will feature key themes of the "Century of Conflict."

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Philosophy Dialogue | Medical Heroism on the Western Front of WWI

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

Speaker/moderator:
Patrick Gonzales and Edward Zeitler, Dialogue Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Panel Dialogue: Veterans Issues

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Common Reading Program, University Seminar, Department of Philosophy, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Panelists: Burel Ford, DiAndria Donaldson, Jeremy Kennard, TBA

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

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Gallery Opening | Experiencing War & Conflict

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Third Floor Gallery Space (near room 3-14.1)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chelsea Whittington, 512.245.8686
Campus Sponsor:
PALM, Fine Arts Advisory Board

Experience the unveiling of Texas State students' artwork as they reflect on the Common Experience theme, "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917." The Fine Arts Advisory Board will be hosting an opening reception for the fall 2016 student art exhibition, "Experiencing War & Conflict." The opening will be preceded by a reception, where refreshments will be provided and winners of the competition will be recognized.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Healing and Health for Marginalized People

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

Speaker/moderator:
Katherine Rompel, Sociology

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

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Film & Lecture | Ricardo Ainslie: The Mark of War

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest

Dr. Ricardo Ainslie is nearing completion of a documentary film, The Mark of War, in which he chronicles the experiences of seven men who fought in the Vietnam War. He will be screening a rough cut of the film and will discuss the documentary process, as well as what he has learned about the impact of war on the lives of the individuals who endure it. Ainslie is a psychologist-psychoanalyst who uses books, documentary films, and photographic exhibits to capture and depict subjects of social and cultural interest. He teaches in the counseling psychology program at The University of Texas at Austin and is affiliate faculty in The Center for Mexican American Studies, American Studies, and Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Throwing Light on Shadow: Carl Jung on Evil and the Shadow Self

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

Speaker/moderator:
Cesar Bernal and Gary Fields, Dialogue Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Are Social Problems Solved or Healed?

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

Speaker/moderator:
Political Philosophy Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Pragmatic Symbols of World Peace in Drawing and Dance

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

Speaker/moderator:
Rebecca Farinas, Philosophy

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times

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

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau, Sean Daniel Johnson

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

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Ensemble Series | John Peterson's "Shadows and Light": A Collaboration, Performance I

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos High School, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
$10 adult / $5 students, senior citizens and military with ID (plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents John Peterson's "Shadows and Light"
Performance I, directed by Dr. Carolyn N. Watson

This performance features a collaboration of Texas State Symphony Orchestra and Texas State combined choirs with students of San Marcos High School. John Peterson's residency is sponsored in part by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts. Open to the public. Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com (link below) or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

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Exhibition | I Am Woman, Hear Me War!

until Oct. 24
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

This exhibition runs through December 8, 2016.

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents "I Am Woman, Hear Me War! Women in Conflict." This exhibition reflects on the 2016-17 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — by examining women's participation from World War I to the present. Calendar thumbnail artwork by Coco Nickel.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Remembering Social Contract Theory

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

Speaker/moderator:
Philosophy Graduate Students

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

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Ensemble Series | John Peterson's "Shadows and Light": A Collaboration, Performance II

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
$10 adult / $5 students, senior citizens and military with ID (plus $2 processing fee for tickets online or at the window)
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

Ensemble Series presents John Peterson's "Shadows and Light"
Performance II, directed by Dr. Carolyn N. Watson

This performance features a collaboration of Texas State Symphony Orchestra and Texas State combined choirs with students of San Marcos High School. John Peterson's residency is sponsored in part by the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities and the College of Liberal Arts. Open to the public. Tickets available in advance at txstatepresents.com (link below) or at the door at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Memorializing War and Conflict Through Music and the Arts

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

Speaker/moderator:
Dialogue Class with special guests Margaret Menninger, History; John Peterson, Composer

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Boycotting as Public Mourning

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

Speaker/moderator:
Bob Fischer, Philosophy

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

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Shadows and Light: Commemorating War and Conflict Through Music and the Arts

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship, College of Liberal Arts

This roundtable discussion of how and why we commemorate war and conflict will feature Australian composer John Peterson and members of the Texas State faculty

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WILLIAM H. McRAVEN | LBJ Distinguished Lecture

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Pam Wuestenberg, 512.245.8967
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series and the Common Experience

University of Texas System Chancellor William H. McRaven, a retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, leads one of the nation's largest and most respected systems of higher education. Prior to becoming chancellor, McRaven was the commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, during which time he led a force of 69,000 men and women and was responsible for conducting counter-terrorism operations worldwide. He is a recognized national authority on U.S. foreign policy and has advised presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and other U.S. leaders on defense issues. And his book — Spec Ops: Case Studies in Special Operations Warfare: Theory and Practice — is considered a fundamental text on special operations strategy. McRaven's military legacy goes beyond strategy and warfare. As commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, McRaven spearheaded the creation of the Preservation of the Force & Family initiative to ensure the mental, spiritual and physical well-being of those who serve, as well as their families.

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Panel Dialogue | Student Veterans: Past, Present, and Future

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Common Reading Program, University Seminar, Department of Philosophy, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Host: Kunbi Ajiboye
Panelists: Melanie Harris, Blake Holbrook, Patrick Brown, Jeremy Kennard, Nicholas Sterling, TBA

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times

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

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau, Aaron Lewis

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

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Common Experience Planning Meeting

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 212 · Large Conference Room
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Pam Wuestenberg, 512.245.8967
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience

Common Experience planning meetings are held monthly and are open to faculty, staff, and students who are interested.

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Suzanne Opton: Many Wars Exhibition

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

This exhibition runs through October 20, 2016.

The exhibition Many Wars explores the complex psychological impact of combat on the individual through a series of photographs by Suzanne Opton. Opton's Many Wars series personifies the effects of trauma as seen in the portraits of veterans taken at a VA clinic. Her soldier portraits, icons of the aftermath of the current wars, have sparked a passionate debate about issues of art and soldiering. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Cleveland Museum, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Library of Congress, and Musee de l'Eysee among others. She has received grants from the NEA, NYFA, and Vermont Council on the Arts. Opton teaches at the International Center of Photography and is the recipient of a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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Community Paint Day: Veterans Mural

until Oct. 16
Location:
Off Campus; Dunbar Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Room, 801 W. MLK Drive, San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lisa Morris, 512.393.8400
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience and the City of San Marcos Mural Arts Program

As Veterans Day approaches in November, the City of San Marcos Mural Arts Program is set to start the latest community mural with a Community Paint Day at the Dunbar Recreation Center Arts and Crafts Room on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16. Artist Ryan Runcie, assisted by community members, will paint cloth panels indoors. These panels will later be adhered to the mural to be located on the back of the Corridor Title Building located on San Antonio Street. The community is invited to join Runcie in painting the mural. Paint times for Veterans will be from 9 a.m. to noon followed by open paint times for all other community members from noon to 3 p.m.

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The Combat Aviator’s View of War and Conflict: A Different Perspective

Location:
Old Main (OM); Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kym Fox, 210.508.9364
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication and McCoy College of Business

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato served as a U.S. Air Force officer and aviator for more than nine years. She was a senior instructor and crewmember aboard the KC-135 aerial refueling tanker. She supervised a multinational military team at NATO battle staff headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, conducting air support operations inside Bosnia-Herzegovina. She also served as a military liaison officer at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador, leading a multi-service team (Air Force and Army) in counter-narcotic operations support. In 2014, Tiscareno-Sato was honored by the White House as a Woman Military Veteran Leader Champion of Change. She is an award-winning author, speaker, passionate storyteller, mother of three, publisher, marketer and advocate for special needs children.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Liberalism & the Justification for Restricting Human Freedom

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

Speaker/moderator:
Philosophy Graduate Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Can War Be Morally Justified?

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

Speaker/moderator:
Joshua Lynch and Matt Ocker, Dialogue Students

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

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Testimonials of War: Effects of U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Gloria Velásquez or Alba Melgar, 512.245.1354
Campus Sponsor:
GADIA

All the speakers at this event are survivors of political conflicts in their native countries. They will share with the audience the survival struggles under the terrors of civil wars or political revolutions. The evening will include screening scenes from the films Voces Innocents (El Salvador), Hidden in Plain Sight (U.S. intervention in Latin America), and "The CIA in Central America: Guatemala" (from 20th Century Time Machine). The purpose of this event is to acknowledge the effects of U.S. foreign policy on the rest of the world. Students will learn about the ordeals some individuals have faced due to political decisions made in Washington, D.C., that may interfere in the political destiny of many Latin American countries. Speakers: Oscar Torres (El Salvador), Dr. Margarita Arellano (Nicaragua), and Dr. Carlos Solís (Guatemala).

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Hiroshima: Exploring Apologies, Excuses, and Justifications

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

Speaker/moderator:
Catherine Hawkins, Social Work

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Crimes Against Humanity

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

Speaker/moderator:
Bryant Billue and Nathan Powell, Dialogue Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Is the Pluralist Theory of the State Justified?

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

Speaker/moderator:
Political Philosophy Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Not Just the Issues! How There's More to Politics than Policy

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

Speaker/moderator:
Sean Daniel Johnson and Coleen Watson

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

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Dr. Raj Patel: The Long Green Revolution

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Hannah Thornton, 512.245.7055
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Series; School of Family and Consumer Sciences; Common Experience; College of Applied Arts; Departments of Geography, Philosophy, History, and Sociology; Honors College; Student Nutrition Organization

As we face the most critical global challenges of our time — income disparities, malnutrition, and climate change — Texas State is honored to host award-winning writer, activist, and academic, Dr. Raj Patel, to address the question: how do we continue to feed a growing world population despite limited resources? In honor of World Food Day and Texas State’s 2016-2017 Common Experience "A Century of Conflict," Dr. Patel will explore the influence of technology, classism, and the financial industry on current and historical food production, and address the interconnectedness of global conflict and food access.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times

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

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau

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

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War Stories: Military Coverage in the 21st Century

Location:
Performing Arts Center (PERF); Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Emmeline Aguirre, 512.245.9144
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication

From the home front to the front lines, journalists chronicle war and peace around the globe. Our panelists are among the reporters, editors and photographers who publish the first draft of history. A Common Experience / Mass Comm Week event.

  • Brien Aho, former military photographer and a six-time first-place winner at the Military Photographer of the Year competition.
  • Sig Christensen, award-winning senior reporter covering the military and veterans affairs beat for the San Antonio Express-News.
  • Melissa Field, copy desk chief for Stars & Stripes, the independent newspaper of the U.S. military, based in Washington, D.C. 
  • Mark Kettenhofen, retired Navy combat photographer who served 20 years and won Military Photographer of the Year.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times

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

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau, Stefan Sanchez

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

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Monica Haller: Object for Deployment / Veterans Book Project

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

This exhibition runs through November 18, 2016.

The Veterans Book Project is a collection of 50 books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and individuals with firsthand experience of war. Many of the authors are veterans of the recent U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are family members of soldiers, and others are Iraqi or Afghan civilians living in the United States. The books were all made in the U.S., where the wars were launched but rarely collectively seen and discussed. Haller's work spans video, installation, design, sound, photography and writing and has focused on violent and nonviolent activities in human and environmental systems. She is the recipient of a 2014 Efroymson Fellowship, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts support in 2010, and a 2008 Jerome Fellowship, among others.

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Monica Haller: Object for Deployment / Veterans Book Project Opening Reception

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

Opening Reception for Monica Haller: Object for Deployment / Veterans Book Project exhibition. The Veterans Book Project is a collection of 50 books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and individuals with firsthand experience of war. Many of the authors are veterans of the recent U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are family members of soldiers, and others are Iraqi or Afghan civilians living in the United States.

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Ajax in Iraq

Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Mainstage Theatre
Cost:
$10 students / $18 adults
Contact:
Deb Alley, 512.245.3660
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance

The play follows the stories of Ajax, a fierce Greek warrior, and A.J., a female American soldier, both destroyed by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Inspired by interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the struggle of soldiers as they try to make sense of war. (Adult content)

Performances run October 31 to November 6. See individual listings for showtimes.

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November 2016

Monica Haller: Object for Deployment / Veterans Book Project

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

This exhibition runs through November 18, 2016.

The Veterans Book Project is a collection of 50 books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and individuals with firsthand experience of war. Many of the authors are veterans of the recent U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are family members of soldiers, and others are Iraqi or Afghan civilians living in the United States. The books were all made in the U.S., where the wars were launched but rarely collectively seen and discussed. Haller's work spans video, installation, design, sound, photography and writing and has focused on violent and nonviolent activities in human and environmental systems. She is the recipient of a 2014 Efroymson Fellowship, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts support in 2010, and a 2008 Jerome Fellowship, among others.

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Ajax in Iraq

until Nov. 05
Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Mainstage Theatre
Cost:
$10 students / $18 adults
Contact:
Deb Alley, 512.245.3660
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance

The play follows the stories of Ajax, a fierce Greek warrior, and A.J., a female American soldier, both destroyed by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Inspired by interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the struggle of soldiers as they try to make sense of war. (Adult content)

Performances run October 31 to November 6. See individual listings for showtimes.

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Listopad | Film Screening + Q&A

Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G02
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Alan Schaefer, 512.743.4043
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Media Studies

Listopad (Czech Republic, 2014) is a story of the spirited friendship between three teenaged boys swept up in the "Velvet Revolution" of 1989. Based upon true stories of political and artistic courage, Listopad brings to life the exhilarating days of November 1989 when students, artists, and dissidents filled the streets of Praha to stand up for their hopes and dreams of freedom. The film emphasizes universal themes and struggles related to war, armed conflict, revolution, and life under a dictatorship. Audience members will have the opportunity to consider the impact of armed struggle in Central Europe in the recent past and speak with the film's producer, Jeffrey Brown, who will be in attendance for a Q&A following the screening. Brown, a native Texan, lived and worked in the Czech Republic for twenty years.

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Corban Addison: Addressing International Human Rights through Fiction

Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library (ALK); 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Christine Norton, 512.757.6776
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturer Series, School of Social Work, Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success(FACES)

University Lecturer Series Speaker Corban Addison:
"Addressing International Human Rights through Fiction: The Use of Story to Create Social Change"

Corban Addison is the author of three international bestselling novels, A Walk Across the Sun, The Garden of Burning Sand, and The Tears of Dark Water, which address some of today's most pressing human rights issues. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, he is a supporter of numerous humanitarian causes, including the abolition of modern slavery, gender-based violence, and HIV/AIDS. His lecture will focus on addressing international human rights through fiction to create social change. Books will be available for sale and signing after the lecture.

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Linda Hervieux | Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes at Home and at War

Location:
Hines Academic Center (HINE); Room 204
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Gilbert D. Martinez, 512.245.1497
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Department of History, Texas State Army ROTC, Honors College, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies

Author, journalist and photographer Linda Hervieux will discuss her book, Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes at Home and at War. Her works have appeared in publications including The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Daily News, and the Daily Beast. A native of Lowell, Massachusetts, she lived for many years in Brooklyn before moving to Paris, France, with her husband. This is her first book. This event is supported by a mini-grant from the Common Experience.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times

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

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau, Shaula Rocha

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

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Veterans Day Parade

Location:
Off Campus; Downtown San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
William Ford, 512.393.8400
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience

"Honoring All Who Served" will be the theme of the 2016 Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by the City of San Marcos with assistance from the Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and local veterans' organizations. Veterans groups, military organizations, civic clubs, bands, drill teams, public officials, equestrians, youth teams, classic vehicles and others are invited to join the Veterans Day Parade. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and wind through downtown San Marcos. A popular free biscuit and gravy breakfast will again be served on the County Courthouse lawn beginning at 8:30 a.m. along with entertainment leading up to the parade. The deadline for entering the parade is Oct. 28; visit link below for details.

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Ajax in Iraq | Matinee Performance

Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Mainstage Theatre
Cost:
$10 students / $18 adults
Contact:
Deb Alley, 512.245.3660
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance

The play follows the stories of Ajax, a fierce Greek warrior, and A.J., a female American soldier, both destroyed by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Inspired by interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the struggle of soldiers as they try to make sense of war. (Adult content)

Performances run October 31 to November 6. See individual listings for showtimes.

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Ajax in Iraq | Matinee Performance

Location:
Theatre Center (THEA); Mainstage Theatre
Cost:
$10 students / $18 adults
Contact:
Deb Alley, 512.245.3660
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance

The play follows the stories of Ajax, a fierce Greek warrior, and A.J., a female American soldier, both destroyed by the betrayal of a commanding officer. Inspired by interviews with Iraq war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the struggle of soldiers as they try to make sense of war. (Adult content)

Performances run October 31 to November 6. See individual listings for showtimes.

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Exhibition | I Am Woman, Hear Me War!

until Nov. 21
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

This exhibition runs through December 8, 2016.

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents "I Am Woman, Hear Me War! Women in Conflict." This exhibition reflects on the 2016-17 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — by examining women's participation from World War I to the present. Calendar thumbnail artwork by Coco Nickel.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Will the American Public Please Stand Up?

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

Speaker/moderator:
Eliud De La Cruz and Jacob Woodruff, Dialogue Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | The Epistemology of Disagreement

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

Speaker/moderator:
Craig Swartz, Physics

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

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The Holocaust in France: Insights from Survivors' Oral Histories

Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Room G02
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Moira Di Mauro-Jackson, 512.245.2360
Campus Sponsor:
Departments of Modern Languages and Geography; French Section and Pi Delta Phi - Epsilon Tau Chapter (French National Honor Society, Texas State University Chapter)

Public lecture by Maël Le Noc, a Ph.D. student in geography at Texas State working under the supervision of Dr. Alberto Giordano. Le Noc grew up in France and received his master's degree in geography from Texas State in May 2016. His main research interests include historical GIS and the geography of the Holocaust, with a focus on family separations.

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Movie Premiere | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

until Nov. 18
Location:
Off Campus; in theaters nationwide
Cost:
Check local theater listings
Contact:
Twister Marquiss, 512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Department of English; MFA Program in Creative Writing

On Nov. 11, 2016, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk premieres in select theaters (nationwide release on Nov. 18). Set in Texas during the early years of America's war in Iraq, the film follows surviving members of heroic Bravo Squad on a bizarre and exhausting "Victory Tour," during which they are displayed in a halftime performance (featuring Beyoncé) at a Dallas Cowboys football game. The movie is directed by Academy Award-winner Ang Lee and stars newcomer Joe Alwyn, along with celebrated actors Kristen Stewart, Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, and Vin Diesel. Based on the award-winning novel by Ben Fountain, who held Texas State University's Endowed Chair in Creative Writing, 2014-2016.

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Annual Veterans Day Commemoration

Location:
The Quad; near the Fighting Stallions statue
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Contact:
Cynthia Garza, 512.245.2124
Campus Sponsor:
Student Foundation and Dean of Students Office

Please join Student Foundation and the Dean of Students Office for the Annual Veterans Day Commemoration on Friday, November 11, 2016. The commemorationwill be held in the Quad near the Fighting Stallions statue. Seating begins at 10:30 a.m. and the program will start promptly at 10:50 a.m.

Texas State Alumnus and Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Dan L. Locker will be the keynote speaker for the program, which will also feature remarks by Texas State University President Denise M. Trauth and Student Foundation leaders. The Bobcat Marching Band, under the direction of Assistant Director of Bands Matt Holzner, will perform the Armed Forces Medley, with the U.S. Army and Air Force ROTC programs jointly posting and retiring the colors. The Commemorative Air Force will conduct a flyover during the program. A reception will be held in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom immediately following the program.

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Common Experience Planning Meeting

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 212 · Large Conference Room
Cost:
N/A
Contact:
Pam Wuestenberg, 512.245.8967
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience

Common Experience planning meetings are held monthly and are open to faculty, staff, and students who are interested.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Disagreements among Marxists about Resolving Social Problems

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

Speaker/moderator:
Philosophy Graduate Students

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

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Monica Haller: Object for Deployment / Veterans Book Project

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); The University Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chad Dawkins, 512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
The University Galleries, School of Art and Design

This exhibition runs through November 18, 2016.

The Veterans Book Project is a collection of 50 books authored collaboratively by artist Monica Haller and individuals with firsthand experience of war. Many of the authors are veterans of the recent U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are family members of soldiers, and others are Iraqi or Afghan civilians living in the United States. The books were all made in the U.S., where the wars were launched but rarely collectively seen and discussed. Haller's work spans video, installation, design, sound, photography and writing and has focused on violent and nonviolent activities in human and environmental systems. She is the recipient of a 2014 Efroymson Fellowship, a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts support in 2010, and a 2008 Jerome Fellowship, among others.

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Philosophy Dialogue | The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

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

Speaker/moderator:
Dialogue Class with special guests, Doug Bradley and Craig Warner (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

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

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Actor Artist Aesthetic Shares "War & Conflict Inside Out…US”

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 407 | Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nadine Mozon, 512.245.0579
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance

Actor Artist Aesthetic theatre class shares staged reading of original devised theatre piece. A work in progress. This course embraces the Common Experience theme as the wellspring for the course project each year.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Bring Back the Draft? The Case for Conscripted Public Service

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

Speaker/moderator:
Travis Stockton and Coleen Watson, Philosophy

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

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We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margaret Menninger, 512.245.2188
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Series, NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship, College of Liberal Arts, Department of History

"We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War" is the title of an award-winning book on music and war by Doug Bradley and Craig Werner. Their talk will place popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam, exploring how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the world back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. They will also show that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans — black and white, Latino and Native American, men and women, officers and "grunts."

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Women in War

Location:
Music Building (MUS); Recital Hall, Room 236
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sara Mitschke, 512.245.3572
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science, Discourse in Democracy, Department of Theatre and Dance

A dramatization of transcripts, interviews, letters, memoirs, essays, and poetry written by female American veterans.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Drums and Trumpets: War's Ancient, Repeating Rhythms

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

Speaker/moderator:
Cole Kyler and Chase Wooldridge, Dialogue Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Thanksgiving, Peace Circles, and Communities

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

Speaker/moderator:
Political Philosophy Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Film and Discussion: Resolving Religious Conflict

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

Speaker/moderator:
Chase Wooldridge, Philosophy

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times

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

Speaker/moderator:
Phi Sigma Tau, Jonathan Lollar, Shiniece Owens, and Nick Scott

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

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Snowden | Film Screening

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); George's, First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Peter Pereira, 512.245.3219
Campus Sponsor:
Student Involvement

Directed by award-winning director Oliver Stone, Snowden is a movie that reveals the untold personal story of Edward Snowden, a polarizing figure who exposed information about NSA activities to the world. The movie will share his motives as well as how he was able to pull off what he did.

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Dialogue | Talking Politics with Our Families

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections:
Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict

In response to recent events on campus and in our community (local and national), and having heard many calls from students for opportunities to discuss and to learn about what’s going on, the Philosophy Dialogues, together with the Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations, is sponsoring a series of facilitated dialogues called "In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections: Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict." These dialogues are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to practice speaking and listening with the purpose of furthering understanding (and not to win an argument or debate, convince an opponent, or make a point). Participants will also be provided with resources, suggestions, and guidance on how to continue the dialogues with friends, roommates, family, and community members.

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Dialogue | What is Patriotism? Protest and American Democracy

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections:
Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict

In response to recent events on campus and in our community (local and national), and having heard many calls from students for opportunities to discuss and to learn about what’s going on, the Philosophy Dialogues, together with the Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations, is sponsoring a series of facilitated dialogues called "In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections: Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict." These dialogues are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to practice speaking and listening with the purpose of furthering understanding (and not to win an argument or debate, convince an opponent, or make a point). Participants will also be provided with resources, suggestions, and guidance on how to continue the dialogues with friends, roommates, family, and community members.

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Dialogue | Politics and Roommates

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections:
Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict

In response to recent events on campus and in our community (local and national), and having heard many calls from students for opportunities to discuss and to learn about what’s going on, the Philosophy Dialogues, together with the Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations, is sponsoring a series of facilitated dialogues called "In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections: Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict." These dialogues are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to practice speaking and listening with the purpose of furthering understanding (and not to win an argument or debate, convince an opponent, or make a point). Participants will also be provided with resources, suggestions, and guidance on how to continue the dialogues with friends, roommates, family, and community members.

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December 2016

The Crisis of Refugees: The Global Impact of War and Conflict

Location:
Texas State University; Various; see locations and times in event description
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Catherine Hawkins , 512.245.2622
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecture Series, School of Social Work, Common Experience

Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Jr. is the Vice-Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University. He is the former Ambassador to Ethiopia and to Guinea. Prior to entering academia, he had an extensive diplomatic career, serving in Africa in various capacities for 25 years. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Nagy came to the United States as a political refugee when he was young child.

Please note that space is extremely limited for each speaking engagement:

  • 9:30-10:50 a.m.: Presentation to HIST 1310 (TMH 104)
  • 2:00-3:20 p.m.: Presentation to HIST 1310 (CENT 150)
  • 3:30-5:00p.m.: Presentation to SOWK 4310 (LBJ 3-14.1)

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Exhibition | I Am Woman, Hear Me War!

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College

This exhibition runs through December 8, 2016.

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents "I Am Woman, Hear Me War! Women in Conflict." This exhibition reflects on the 2016-17 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — by examining women's participation from World War I to the present. Calendar thumbnail artwork by Coco Nickel.

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Dialogue | Freedom of Expression, Safe Spaces, and Brave Spaces

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections:
Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict

In response to recent events on campus and in our community (local and national), and having heard many calls from students for opportunities to discuss and to learn about what’s going on, the Philosophy Dialogues, together with the Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations, is sponsoring a series of facilitated dialogues called "In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections: Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict." These dialogues are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to practice speaking and listening with the purpose of furthering understanding (and not to win an argument or debate, convince an opponent, or make a point). Participants will also be provided with resources, suggestions, and guidance on how to continue the dialogues with friends, roommates, family, and community members.

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Dialogue | What Does It Mean to be "An American"? Immigration and Citizenship

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections:
Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict

In response to recent events on campus and in our community (local and national), and having heard many calls from students for opportunities to discuss and to learn about what’s going on, the Philosophy Dialogues, together with the Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations, is sponsoring a series of facilitated dialogues called "In the Aftermath of the 2016 Elections: Dialogues on Democracy and Conflict." These dialogues are intended to provide an opportunity for participants to practice speaking and listening with the purpose of furthering understanding (and not to win an argument or debate, convince an opponent, or make a point). Participants will also be provided with resources, suggestions, and guidance on how to continue the dialogues with friends, roommates, family, and community members.

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January 2017

Exhibit | Memories from My Duffel Bag

until Jan. 31
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); first floor exhibit space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University Seminar, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Tutor Corps, SLAC, The Wittliff Collections

As part of the 2016-2017 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — this exhibit will help tell the many stories from Texas State veterans, as well as those who are still serving, among our students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit, titled "Memories from My Duffel Bag," is intended to promote understanding of what it is like to go to war by displaying veterans' and service members' personal items/mementos from the time of their service. It will run from January 3 to March 26, 2017, appearing in the large, enclosed display on the first floor of Alkek Library. This exhibit of photos, uniforms, diaries, medals and other personal items will provide a deeper understanding of military service while encouraging further conversations and research.

Note: This exhibit will be unavailable during spring break (March 11-19) while Alkek Library is closed.

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Art Exhibition | A Century of Resistance

until Jan. 31
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience

Exhibition runs Jan. 17 to May 13, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This Gallery of the Common Experience exhibition focuses on American dissent during times of war since U.S. entry into World War I in 1917. The flip-side of American support in foreign conflict encompasses unsettlement from opposed parties, protest, and social movements for change. Our show this semester consists of the Iraq Veterans Against War and Justseeds portfolio "Celebrate Peoples' History" in addition to other work submitted by members of the community, including artwork created through printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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32nd MLK Commemoration Celebration

Location:
Old Main (OM); march begins at Old Main; program follows at LBJ Student Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jonnie Wilson, 512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Office of the President; SDI Office; VPSA; Department of Housing & Residential Life; Multicultural Programs Committee; Center for Diversity & Gender Studies

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the SDI Office provides and sponsors a MLK Freedom March and Celebration Program to honor the legacy of Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an American civil rights leader. The MLK Freedom March at Texas State begins at Old Main and concludes in LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Local high school and Texas State students, organizations, faculty, and staff reenact a march similar to those conducted during the Civil Rights Movement. Upon conclusion of the march, participants enjoy a celebration program held in the LBJSC Ballroom that honors Dr. King, Civil Rights leaders and their impact on our civil liberties.

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Study Abroad Fair

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
April Castro, 512.245.1967
Campus Sponsor:
Study Abroad Office

Representatives of different programs will be providing information to those interested in studying, teaching, working, and/or researching abroad. The Study Abroad Fair includes a variety of options for international experiences, including faculty-led study abroad programs, internship and service learning opportunities, and semester exchange programs, among others.

Texas State University is a proud signatory to Generation Study Abroad, a national campaign to significantly increase the number of students studying and learning abroad. This commitment reflects the university's emphasis on internationalization and desire to ensure that all students have the opportunity to take part in an international experience. Texas State students also have the opportunity to apply for the International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS). The funding available for the 2016-2017 academic year is approximately $300,000.

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The Iraq National Library and Archives: Reclaiming Culture from Chaos

Location:
Derrick Hall (DER); Room 101 | Center for International Studies Conference Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth A. Bishop, 512.210.0237
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience; Honors College; College of Liberal Arts; Alkek Library; Texas State Model Arab League; Departments of English, Geography, and History; Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion

Visiting Cambridge, MA, scholar, curator, and archivist, Jeffrey B. Spurr will speak about the historical role of libraries in cultural preservation and the losses they sustain during times of ravaging conflict. From his partnership with the Sabre Foundation, he will recount how, following acts of arson during the rule of Saddam Hussein, the devastated Iraq National Library and Archive was revived as a model for any well-governed institution.

Spurr is Middle East and Islamic Specialist (retired) at the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Harvard University's Fine Arts Library. He also founded and managed the Bosnia Library Project (1996-2005).

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Exhibit Reception | Views of Bethlehem, Then and Now

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins Street, Rooms 1 and 2
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Elizabeth A. Bishop, 512.210.3747
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library; Center for International Studies; Honors College; SDI Office; VPSA; College of Liberal Arts; Departments of English, Geography, History; Model Arab League; Muslim Student Association; The Walkers' Gallery

The public is invited to attend the reception for the exhibit, "Views of Bethlehem, Then and Now" — a collection of vintage photographs from Harvard University collections (taken 1860-1920) paired with contemporary photographs taken by Al-Rowwad Cultural Center in Aida refugee camp’s youth photography program. Featured will be a gallery talk by scholar/curator Jeffrey Spurr, retired Middle East & Islamic Specialist at Harvard University's Fine Arts Library; a presentation titled "Construction, Demolition, and the Control of Space," by Ricky Schneider, International Studies grad student; Debke dancing, led by Mohammed Al-Rousan, Muslim Student Association President; and Palestinian food. This display and reception are part of the Walkers' Gallery "Portals and Walls" exhibit of artwork by area artists.

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February 2017

Conference | The Obama Legacy: Preliminary Perspectives

until Feb. 03
Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); see event description for conference rooms
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jeremy Pena, 512.245.2339
Campus Sponsor:
Humanities Texas; Center for International Studies; Liberal Arts; Applied Arts; McCoy College; Honors College; Graduate College; Common Experience; Geography, Political Science, English, Philosophy, Sociology; Social Work; Center for the Study of the SW

This two-day interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the Center for International Studies on February 2-3, 2017, features prominent scholars from universities across Texas and the United States. These scholars will join professionals in law, journalism, diplomacy, healthcare, and criminal justice to discuss the likely domestic and foreign policy legacies of the Obama administration.

The conference is open to all faculty, staff, and students — and to the general public. If you have questions or need accommodations in order to attend, please contact the Center for International Studies at 512.245.2339.

Conference sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the LBJ Student Center, with Feb. 2 events scheduled for rooms 3-14.1 and 3-15.1 and Feb. 3 events scheduled for rooms 3-3.1, 3-5.1, and 3-9.1.

Featured speakers:

Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Keynote address, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m., Alkek Teaching Theater.

H.W. Brands, Jack Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin. Keynote address, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m., Alkek Teaching Theater.

James K. Galbraith, Lloyd Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations at the University of Texas at Austin. Special presentation, Feb. 3, at 9 a.m., LBJ Student Center room 3-5.1.

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Exhibit Reception | Memories from My Duffel Bag

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); first floor exhibit space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University Seminar, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Tutor Corps, SLAC, The Wittliff Collections

  • Opening reception for the exhibit, "Memories from My Duffel Bag."
  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • Short program beginning at 5:45.
  • Open to the university community and the general public.
  • If you have questions or need accommodations in order to attend, please contact University College at 512.245.3579.

As part of the 2016-2017 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — this exhibit will help tell the many stories from Texas State veterans, as well as those who are still serving, among our students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit, titled "Memories from My Duffel Bag," is intended to promote understanding of what it is like to go to war by displaying veterans' and service members' personal items/mementos from the time of their service. It will run from January 3 to March 26, 2017, appearing in the large, enclosed display on the first floor of Alkek Library. This exhibit of photos, uniforms, diaries, medals and other personal items will provide a deeper understanding of military service while encouraging further conversations and research.

Parking for off-campus visitors is available in LBJ Parking Garage.

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This is Buchenwald: Concentration Camp Liberation and the American Encounter with the Holocaust

Location:
Taylor-Murphy History Building (TMH); Room 101
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ellen D. Tillman, 512.245.2177
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History

A presentation by Texas A&M University military historian Dr. Adam Seipp about the U.S. liberation of German camps in 1945. Dr. Seipp will also address the effects of these actions on the U.S. military and on U.S. policy in the months and years directly following the end of World War II.

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Art Reception | A Century of Resistance

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience

This Gallery of the Common Experience exhibition focuses on American dissent during times of war since U.S. entry into World War I in 1917. The flip-side of American support in foreign conflict encompasses unsettlement from opposed parties, protest, and social movements for change. Our show this semester consists of the Iraq Veterans Against War and Justseeds portfolio "Celebrate Peoples' History" in addition to other work submitted by members of the community, including artwork created through printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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Music and Literature: Weapons of Peace through a Century of Conflict

Location:
Centennial Hall (CENT); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Linda Johnson, 512.245.4356
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Communication Disorders and Common Experience

This program will chronicle each war through the past century in the United States and present music, poetry and literature that helped to bond citizens together. It will also highlight the changes and progression in the ppeech language pathology and audiology professions through the same decade.

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Exhibit | Memories from My Duffel Bag

until Feb. 28
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); first floor exhibit space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University Seminar, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Tutor Corps, SLAC, The Wittliff Collections

As part of the 2016-2017 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — this exhibit will help tell the many stories from Texas State veterans, as well as those who are still serving, among our students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit, titled "Memories from My Duffel Bag," is intended to promote understanding of what it is like to go to war by displaying veterans' and service members' personal items/mementos from the time of their service. It will run from January 3 to March 26, 2017, appearing in the large, enclosed display on the first floor of Alkek Library. This exhibit of photos, uniforms, diaries, medals and other personal items will provide a deeper understanding of military service while encouraging further conversations and research.

Note: This exhibit will be unavailable during spring break (March 11-19) while Alkek Library is closed.

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Art Exhibition | A Century of Resistance

until Feb. 28
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience

Exhibition runs Jan. 17 to May 13, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This Gallery of the Common Experience exhibition focuses on American dissent during times of war since U.S. entry into World War I in 1917. The flip-side of American support in foreign conflict encompasses unsettlement from opposed parties, protest, and social movements for change. Our show this semester consists of the Iraq Veterans Against War and Justseeds portfolio "Celebrate Peoples' History" in addition to other work submitted by members of the community, including artwork created through printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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Panel | The Mexican Revolution on the U.S. Border

Location:
Flowers Hall (FH); Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales, 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, with support from the Center for International Studies and the Department of History

Dr. Paul Hart, associate director of the Center for International Studies at Texas State, serves as moderator for a special panel exploring the impact of the Mexican Revolution on U.S. immigrant and ethnic communities in the Southwest. Dr. Andrew Urban explores the plight of Chinese immigrants who worked for Gen. John Pershing’s Punitive Expedition, and Dr. Raúl Ramos examines the roles played by Americans of Mexican heritage in the civil war in their ancestral homeland.

Dr. Andrew Urban | Servants and Refugees: The 1916-17 Punitive Expedition and its Labor Histories
Exploration of the history of the "Columbus refugees," a group of 524 Chinese men whom immigration officials granted entry into the United States from Mexico in February 1917. Dr. Urban is an assistant professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Dr. Raúl Ramos | Fighting the Mexican Revolution from the American Side of the Border: Mexican Americans Enter the Fray
Analysis of Mexican American participation in the war effort as a form of American political participation. Dr. Ramos is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Houston.

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Admiral Bobby R. Inman | Discourse in Democracy: Inman's View of the World

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Donald Inbody, 512.245.2143
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science and the Discourse in Democracy Project

Admiral Bobby R. Inman, former director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and former deputy director of Central Intelligence, will speak on his view of the security issues around the world that face the United States today. He will respond to questions following his presentation.

Admiral Inman holds the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He served as interim dean of the school twice. Inman served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1982, retiring with a permanent rank of admiral. On active duty, he served as director of the NSA and deputy director of Central Intelligence. After retirement from the Navy, he was chairman and CEO of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC) in Austin, Texas, for four years and chairman and CEO of Westmark Systems, Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company, for three years.

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2017 Leadership Institute Annual Conference

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Laramie McWilliams, 512.245.5323
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office will host the Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference, Feb. 17-18, 2017. The conference theme is "Exploring Issues of War and Peace: Dialogue on the U.S. Experience," and featured speakers include Wes Moore, acclaimed author, Rhodes Scholar, and Army combat veteran; Mark L. Madrid, President and CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte, Co-founder and President of Andrade-Van de Putte & Associates. 

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Philosophy Dialogue | Gandhi and King: Exemplars of Nonviolent Protest

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, Humanities Texas, National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, Domino’s Pizza, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and

Speaker/moderator:

Malichi Mersky and Kyle Musselman (Dialogue Students)

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

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Gandhian Nonviolence and Assumptions of Human Goodness

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, Humanities Texas, National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, Domino’s Pizza, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and

Speaker/moderator:

Sanjay Lal (Philosophy, Clayton State University)

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

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Film Screening | Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free to students, faculty, staff, and members of Friends of Fine Arts & Communication
Contact:
Kevin Gilley, 512.245.9170
Campus Sponsor:
University Performing Arts Committee

Since 2001, more veterans have died by their own hand than in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, one veteran dies by suicide in America every 80 minutes.

Based in Canandaigua, New York, and open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Veterans Crisis Line receives more than 22,000 calls each month from veterans of all conflicts who are struggling or contemplating suicide due to the psychological wounds of war and the challenges of returning to civilian life.

This 40-minute HBO Documentary — Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 — spotlights the traumas endured by America's veterans, as seen through the work of the hotline's trained responders, who provide immediate intervention and support in hopes of saving the lives of service members.

Hotline: 1.800.273.8255

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Philosophy Dialogue | Gandhian Nonviolence and Globalization

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, Humanities Texas, National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, Domino’s Pizza, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and

Speaker/moderator:

Sanjay Lal (Philosophy, Clayton State University)

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

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A Legacy Greater Than Words: Stories of U.S. Latinos & Latinas of the World War II Generation

Location:
Off Campus; Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, 211 Lee St., San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Gloria Salazar, 512.878.0640
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos, and Common Experience

A Community Presentation by Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez
Voces Oral History Project: An Essential Community Partnership for Recording History

Voces director Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez will share some of the stories that would have been lost had it not been for the cooperation from the community — stories starting with the World War II generation and continuing to Korean and Vietnam war generations and, more recently, political and civic engagement. Interviews of three San Marcos veterans — Zoila "Sallie" Antonia Castillo Castro, Augustin Lucio, Jr., and Andres Ybarra — are included in the book, A Legacy Greater Than Words: Stories of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the WWII Generation. Books will be available for purchase, and refreshments will be served.

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Film Screening | Man Down

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); George's, located on 1st floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Peter Pereira, 512.245.3219
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Student Center

When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (played by Shia LaBeouf) returns from Afghanistan, he finds the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend, a hard-nosed Marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, Gabriel searches desperately for his estranged son and his wife, leading to a suspect who has vital information about their location.

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Philosophy Dialogue | The Temptations of Political Power

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, Humanities Texas, National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, Domino’s Pizza, University Seminar, New York Times, Honors College, Provost and

Speaker/moderator:

Professional Ethics Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Promoting Peace: An Interdisciplinary Panel from Texas State

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

Speaker/moderator:
Catherine Hawkins (Social Work)
Patricia Shields (Political Science)
Rich Warms (Anthropology)

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

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DR. SAMANTHA NUTT | LBJ Distinguished Lecture

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Pam Wuestenberg, 512.245.8967
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series and the Common Experience

Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian and bestselling author. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organizations War Child Canada and War Child USA, Dr. Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world's major crises — from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. She is a leading authority on current affairs, war, international aid and foreign policy, and she is one of the most intrepid and recognized voices in the humanitarian arena. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, Dr. Nutt's international work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally.

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March 2017

San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Fighting for Peace: William Jennings Bryan, Rosa Luxemburg, and Anti-War Movements

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Humanities Texas, NEH, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, VP for Student Affairs

Speaker/moderator:
Margaret Menninger (History)
Ellen Tillman (History)

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

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Alpha Chi Distinguished Lecture | Dr. Alberto Giordano: Geographies of the Holocaust

Location:
Evans Liberal Arts Building (ELA); Room 114
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Paula Williamson
Campus Sponsor:
Texas Iota Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

Alpha Chi Distinguished Lecture Series Presents:
Dr. Alberto Giordano's Geographies of the Holocaust

Dr. Alberto Giordano, professor and chair of the Department of Geography, uses mapping and geography to examine spaces and places of the Holocaust.  His research has led him to ask and answer questions such as:

  • How can geographers contribute to the study of the Holocaust?
  • How can the use of Geographic Information Science advance the understanding of the Holocaust as a spatial phenomenon?
  • Where and when were Jews arrested during the Holocaust in Italy ?
  • What were the spatialities of Ghettoization in Budapest?

Dr. Giordano will discuss these questions as he presents the second annual Alpha Chi Distinguished Professor Lecture.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Messianic Dreams and American Exceptionalism

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

Speaker/moderator:
Benjamin Berger and Cody Kapocsi (Dialogue Students)

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Leaders and Their Obligations

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

Speaker/moderator:
Professional Ethics Students

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Texas State Authors: Jane Addams: Progressive Pioneer of Philosophy, Peace, Social Work, Sociology and Public Administration

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

Speaker/moderator:
Patricia Shields (Political Science)

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

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Tea Performance

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 407B
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2209
Campus Sponsor:
The Honors College and the Common Experience

During Tea Performances attendees participate in a discussion that utilizes the space created when someone sits, sips, and reflects over a cup of tea to ask questions about one’s relationship to the world — a world that is filled with dehumanization, war, and destruction; a world that’s filled with moments of beauty, love, and humanity. The performances are roughly 90 min and limited to 25 people. Contact dm14@txstate.edu to make a reservation.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Last Week in the Legislature

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

Speaker/moderator:
Carrie Crisp (Philosophy)

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

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Philosophy Dialogue | Talk of the Times — Surviving Social Disintegration: Jorge Portilla on the Phenomenology of Zozobra

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

Speaker/moderator:
Francisco Gallegos (Georgetown University)

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

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32nd Annual Great Texas River Clean Up

Location:
Off Campus; check in at your watershed headquarters; lunch at 170 Charles Austin Drive
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Colleen Cook, 512.245.6122
Campus Sponsor:
City of San Marcos, Greater San Marcos Partnership, et al.

Join us on Saturday, March 4, for what we hope will be the largest litter pickup in the event's history. Bring your friends, clean up San Marcos, and learn about how stormwater runoff can impact our precious San Marcos River. Sign up online and pick the watershed location you'd like to clean. Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, water bottle, and free lunch after the event.

For more info and updates on the event, please like the Annual Great Texas River Clean Up Facebook page.

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Exhibit | Memories from My Duffel Bag

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); first floor exhibit space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University Seminar, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Tutor Corps, SLAC, The Wittliff Collections

As part of the 2016-2017 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — this exhibit will help tell the many stories from Texas State veterans, as well as those who are still serving, among our students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit, titled "Memories from My Duffel Bag," is intended to promote understanding of what it is like to go to war by displaying veterans' and service members' personal items/mementos from the time of their service. It will run from January 3 to March 26, 2017, appearing in the large, enclosed display on the first floor of Alkek Library. This exhibit of photos, uniforms, diaries, medals and other personal items will provide a deeper understanding of military service while encouraging further conversations and research.

Note: This exhibit will be unavailable during spring break (March 11-19) while Alkek Library is closed.

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Dialogue | A Panel Discussion on Anti-Semitism

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

Responding to Anti-Semitism:
A Panel Discussion on Anti-Semitism

Panel discussion with members of the Department of Philosophy: Vince Luizzi, Rebecca Raphael, Holly Lewis, and Greg Moses; as well as Rabbi Neil Blumhofe, Congregation Agudas Achim, Austin; and Chaplain Jamie Bouzard, Christ Chapel, San Marcos.

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Democracy in Peril: Trump, National Security and the Death of Expertise in the Information Age

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Talk: Alkek Teaching Theater; reception afterward: Flowers Hall 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nancy K. Berlage, 512.245.4529
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History and the Common Experience

Dr. Tom Nichols will discuss how democracy is threatened by our growing disregard for expertise, the topic of his well-received new book, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. Nichols will also address how social media has altered society's relationship to knowledge, lessons learned partly from his active role leading Twitter campaigns. He is a professor at the U.S. Naval War College and Harvard's Extension School and a Senior Associate of the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs in New York City. He previously taught international relations and Soviet/Russian Affairs at Dartmouth College and Georgetown University. Nichols has appeared on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, and the BBC, and he has written in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere.

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Dialogue | Who was Esther? What is Purim?

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

Responding to Anti-Semitism:
Who was Esther? What is Purim?

Dialogue event with Rebecca Raphael, Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Immigration, Immigrants, and Refugees

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

Speaker/moderator:
Abel Melghem and Brian Onyecherelam (Dialogue Students)

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

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Film Screening and Discussion | The Protocols of Zion

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series and Interrogating Violence Critical Conversations

Responding to Anti-Semitism:
Film Screening and Discussion: The Protocols of Zion

Film screening and discussion/dialogue event with Joseph Laycock, Religious Studies, Department of Philosophy.

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Exhibit | Memories from My Duffel Bag

until March 28
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); first floor exhibit space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University Seminar, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Tutor Corps, SLAC, The Wittliff Collections

As part of the 2016-2017 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — this exhibit helps tell the many stories from Texas State veterans, as well as those who are still serving, among our students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit, titled "Memories from My Duffel Bag," is intended to promote understanding of what it is like to go to war by displaying veterans' and service members' personal items/mementos from the time of their service. It will run from January 3 to May 15, 2017, appearing in the large, enclosed display on the first floor of Alkek Library. This exhibit of photos, uniforms, diaries, medals and other personal items provides a deeper understanding of military service while encouraging further conversations and research.

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2017 WGRC Symposium | Century of Conflict: Dialogues on Women, Gender, Intersectionality, and Militarism

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Alyssa Garza, 512.245.2361
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience; Colleges of Fine Arts and Communications, Liberal Arts, Education, and Graduate College; Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, SFCS and Family & Child Development, Philosophy, C&I, History, Psychology, Comm Studies, Modern Languages

The Women and Gender Research Collaborative at Texas State University presents its 2017 symposium, providing a forum for diverse perspectives on Women, Gender, Intersectionality, and Militarism.

Morning Keynote Presentation by Dr. Patricia Shields:
"Jane Addams’ Peaceweaving: A Feminist Response to Paternalism, Militarism and World War I"

Lunch Keynote Presentation by Eric Alva:
"Race, Sexual Orientation, and Military Status: Using Intersectionality to Build a Path to Social Justice"

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Eric Alva | WGRC Symposium Lunch Keynote

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Alyssa Garza, 512.245.2361
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience; Colleges of Fine Arts and Communications, Liberal Arts, Education, and Graduate College; Departments of Anthropology, Sociology, SFCS and Family & Child Development, Philosophy, C&I, History, Psychology, Comm Studies, Modern Languages

Keynote Address:
Race, Sexual Orientation, and Military Status: Using Intersectionality to Build a Path to Social Justice 

Eric Alva will present the lunch keynote address at the Women and Gender Research Collaborative's 2017 Symposium. Lunch is free, and the event is open to everyone.

Retired Staff Sergeant Eric Alva was one of the first troops to be deployed for the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and the first American wounded in the war. Stepping on a landmine just hours after the ground war began, Alva became the war's first Purple Heart recipient. After serving in the military for 13 years, Alva retired and returned to college. It was there that he took the momentous step of coming out as a gay man who had proudly served and sacrificed for his country. As the national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's effort to repeal the military's discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy — which they helped end in 2011 — Alva is now a popular speaker on diversity in the workplace, speaking at organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Toyota, Raytheon, AOL, Union Pacific Railroad, and NASA. Alva continues to champion civil rights for all individuals and serves as a powerful role model for remaining true to one's self.


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Civil Discourse Speaker Series | The Otherness Implications in the Civil Political Discourse

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Open Theater on 2nd floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Research & Information Desk, 512.245.2686
Campus Sponsor:
Albert B. Alkek Library

Speakers: Professor Alba E. Medgar and Professor Gloria Velasquez
Discourse plays an important role in the production and representation of The Other and as consequence of prejudice and racism. From the socialization talk of parents, children's books, and television programs to textbooks, news reports, and other forms of public discourse, majority populations are engaged daily in communication about ethnic minorities and race relations. In this way, they acquire the mental models, social knowledge, attitudes, and ideologies that control their actions, interactions, and dialogues with or about minorities. Presentation will include a discussion and a Q&A.

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Art Exhibition | A Century of Resistance

until March 28
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience

Exhibition runs Jan. 17 to May 13, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This Gallery of the Common Experience exhibition focuses on American dissent during times of war since U.S. entry into World War I in 1917. The flip-side of American support in foreign conflict encompasses unsettlement from opposed parties, protest, and social movements for change. Our show this semester consists of the Iraq Veterans Against War and Justseeds portfolio "Celebrate Peoples' History" in addition to other work submitted by members of the community, including artwork created through printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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Critical Conversation with The Dr. Angela Davis

Location:
Evans Auditorium (ELA)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Skyller Walkes, 512.245.3451
Campus Sponsor:
Disability Services, Office of the Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Multicultural Programs Committee, Departments of History and Philosophy, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Alliance at Texas State

Dr. Angela Davis is a historic trailblazer and activist whose prophetic counterculture teachings about black liberation, inclusive feminism, LGBT equality, the war in Vietnam, and the prison industrial complex continue to inspire movements for freedom. Her impact on social justice was palpable as "Free Angela Davis" became a common slogan for those working for change. Dr. Davis's messages continue to inspire new generations, as she still actively speaks around the country about creating a more just society.

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April 2017

Bobcat Build

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); or designated jobsites
Cost:
Volunteer
Contact:
Grisell Pérez-Carey, 512.245.3219
Campus Sponsor:
Bobcat Build

Bobcat Build is a day of service as a way to say thank-you to the San Marcos community for serving as a home to Texas State University. On Saturday, April 1, over 4,000 Texas State students, faculty, and staff will rise early and give back to the community they love by assisting at over 275 jobsites in Hays County! Now in its 15th year, Bobcat Build's number of  participants and job sites continue to rise. The program has grown to become the second-largest student-run, student-led community service project in the state of Texas.

All Texas State students, faculty, and staff may participate in Bobcat Build. To volunteer, you can register by signing up, or if you are interested in applying to be a jobsite please submit a form.

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Veteran Paper Workshop

until April 06
Location:
The Quad; between Flowers Hall and Evans Auditorium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2209
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Texas State Galleries, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Veteran Paper Workshop is an international program that brings together veteran communities to make paper from old, un-servicable uniforms. Through the act of repurposing uniforms, former members of the military share stories of their personal experience while in service and since returning from deployments. Through this open and creative dialogue members of the non-veteran community are able to better understand and appreciate those who have served in the military. Since 2011, Peace Paper Project has conducted Veteran Paper Workshops throughout the USA, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ukraine.

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Civil Discourse Speaker Series | Drawing the Line between Hate Crime and Hate Speech: A Free Speech Perspective

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Open Theater on 2nd floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Research & Information Desk, 512.245.2686
Campus Sponsor:
Albert B. Alkek Library

Speaker: Professor Gilbert Martinez
What is free speech? We'll look at the kinds of speech that are protected by the First Amendment (such as hate speech), and what's not (intimidation, threats, hate crime). Learn how to recognize the difference! Presentation will include a discussion and a Q&A.

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Exhibit | Memories from My Duffel Bag

until April 25
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); first floor exhibit space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University Seminar, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Tutor Corps, SLAC, The Wittliff Collections

As part of the 2016-2017 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — this exhibit helps tell the many stories from Texas State veterans, as well as those who are still serving, among our students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit, titled "Memories from My Duffel Bag," is intended to promote understanding of what it is like to go to war by displaying veterans' and service members' personal items/mementos from the time of their service. It will run from January 3 to May 15, 2017, appearing in the large, enclosed display on the first floor of Alkek Library. This exhibit of photos, uniforms, diaries, medals and other personal items provides a deeper understanding of military service while encouraging further conversations and research.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Fake News, Lies, Alternative Facts and B.S.: A Philosophical Diagnosis

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

Speaker/moderator:
Daniel Banton and Jose Cando Naranjo (Dialogue Students)

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

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BEN FOUNTAIN | Discussion + Q&A + Book Signing

Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library (ALK); 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Wittliff Collections, 512.245.2907
Campus Sponsor:
Department of English and The Wittliff Collections

Ben Fountain is the author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2012), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. The novel was adapted into the film by the same name, directed by Academy Award-winner Ang Lee, released in November 2016. Fountain is also the author of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories (2007), winner of the PEN / Hemingway Award. He holds a law degree from Duke University and was the Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State, 2014-2016.

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Discussion Panel | Combat and Dis/Ability

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Room 3-10.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ellen D. Tillman, 512.245.2177
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History and Common Experience

A discussion panel about ability, disability, and armed service. Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Sanders Marble, U.S. Army Medical Department Center, San Antonio
  • Dr. Audra Jennings, Associate Professor of History, Western Kentucky University
  • Dr. Carl Van Aacken, Texas State University


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Caring for the Injured — Dialogues in Combat and Dis/Ability

Location:
Round Rock Campus; St. David's School of Nursing, Room 118
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ellen D. Tillman, 512.245.2177
Campus Sponsor:
Department of History, St. David's School of Nursing, and Common Experience

An interdisciplinary panel discussion about war and care of the wounded, from World War I through Vietnam. Featured speakers:

  • Dr. Heather Perry, Associate Professor of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Dr. Sanders Marble, U.S. Army Medical Department Center, San Antonio
  • Dr. Barbara Covington, Texas State University


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Peace Paper Project | Artist Talk

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries, 2nd floor foyer
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2209
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Texas State Galleries, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Drew Mattot will talk about his work with the Veteran Paper Workshop, an international program that brings together veteran communities to make paper from old, un-servicable uniforms. Through the act of repurposing uniforms, former members of the military share stories of their personal experience while in service and since returning from deployments. Through this open and creative dialogue members of the non-veteran community are able to better understand and appreciate those who have served in the military. Since 2011, Peace Paper Project has conducted Veteran Paper Workshops throughout the USA, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ukraine.

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20th Annual Texas State Philosophy Symposium

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 / Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper, 512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Phi Sigma Tau

A day-long symposium featuring presentations of some of the best undergraduate and graduate student work from across the region. Submitted papers are reviewed, and the best are selected for inclusion in the program.

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Veteran Paper Workshop: Bookbinding

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries, 2nd floor foyer
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2209
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Texas State Galleries, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS)

Drew Mattot will work with campus participants to bind books made from paper during the week.

Veteran Paper Workshop is an international program that brings together veteran communities to make paper from old, un-servicable uniforms. Through the act of repurposing uniforms, former members of the military share stories of their personal experience while in service and since returning from deployments. Through this open and creative dialogue members of the non-veteran community are able to better understand and appreciate those who have served in the military. Since 2011, Peace Paper Project has conducted Veteran Paper Workshops throughout the USA, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ukraine.

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Guest Artists: The Jazz Ambassadors — America’s Big Band

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos High School Auditorium, 2601 Rattler Road, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free admission; tickets required, available from School of Music Office beginning March 9
Contact:
Nancy Harris, 512.245.3375
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music

The Jazz Ambassadors — America's Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form: jazz. A Texas State jazz alumnus, Kyle Johnson, is now a member of this band and will be making a "hometown" appearance. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.

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Art Exhibition | A Century of Resistance

until April 25
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience

Exhibition runs Jan. 17 to May 13, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This Gallery of the Common Experience exhibition focuses on American dissent during times of war since U.S. entry into World War I in 1917. The flip-side of American support in foreign conflict encompasses unsettlement from opposed parties, protest, and social movements for change. Our show this semester consists of the Iraq Veterans Against War and Justseeds portfolio "Celebrate Peoples' History" in addition to other work submitted by members of the community, including artwork created through printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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Civil Discourse Speaker Series | Words Matter

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Open Theater on 2nd floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Research & Information Desk, 512.245.2686
Campus Sponsor:
Albert B. Alkek Library

Speaker: Dr. Barbara Sanders
When you listen, what do you hear? Words do matter! Listening first, responding second are critical elements in all relationships. Let’s talk! Presentations will include a discussion and a Q&A.

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Bobcats for Warrior Brain Health

Location:
Off Campus; Texas Army National Guard Armory, 201 Jowers Access Road, San Marcos
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Missy Fraser, 512.245.4373
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Health and Human Performance, Veterans Affairs, Army ROTC, SLAC, Brooke Army Medical Center/DVBIC (San Antonio), Yumi Ice Cream, DylanListed

This mini-symposium will feature invited speakers from Brooke Army Medical Center/DVBIC addressing the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and sport-related concussion on the military family. The purpose of the event is to highlight the progress of medical care for soldiers with TBI since World War I, including advancements in recent years. The roles of research and medicine in maintaining brain health for the military family with respect to sport-related concussion will also be covered. The intended outcome is to improve military and civilian knowledge and access to available healthcare resources for individuals who have sustained a TBI. Veterans with disabilities will be introduced to potential opportunities for integration back into the workforce. Free ice cream for attendees.

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Artists in Time of War: Reflections on Howard Zinn and the Artist's Role in Civil Discourse

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Room 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College

Art professor Roger Colombik introduces an eclectic range of creative thinkers whose actions continue to make a significant contribution to our society's capacity to understand and build a more empathetic, compassionate, and intelligent community. Howard Zinn delivered his lecture, "Artists in Times of War," shortly after 9/11, and his message is multi-faceted, touching upon patriotism, the constitution, protest and dissent, and an artist's responsibility to society. Zinn's essay is a catalyst for discussing the importance of maintaining our capacity for constructive dialogue and our ability to hold opposing perspectives within the mind.

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May 2017

Exhibit | Memories from My Duffel Bag

until May 09
Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); first floor exhibit space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dana Holmes, 512.914.5405
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University Seminar, Veterans Alliance of Texas State (VATS), Tutor Corps, SLAC, The Wittliff Collections

As part of the 2016-2017 Common Experience theme — "A Century of Conflict: Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917" — this exhibit helps tell the many stories from Texas State veterans, as well as those who are still serving, among our students, faculty, and staff. The exhibit, titled "Memories from My Duffel Bag," is intended to promote understanding of what it is like to go to war by displaying veterans' and service members' personal items/mementos from the time of their service. It will run from January 3 to May 15, 2017, appearing in the large, enclosed display on the first floor of Alkek Library. This exhibit of photos, uniforms, diaries, medals and other personal items provides a deeper understanding of military service while encouraging further conversations and research.

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Art Exhibition | A Century of Resistance

until May 09
Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Gallery of the Common Experience | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby, 830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience

Exhibition runs Jan. 17 to May 13, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This Gallery of the Common Experience exhibition focuses on American dissent during times of war since U.S. entry into World War I in 1917. The flip-side of American support in foreign conflict encompasses unsettlement from opposed parties, protest, and social movements for change. Our show this semester consists of the Iraq Veterans Against War and Justseeds portfolio "Celebrate Peoples' History" in addition to other work submitted by members of the community, including artwork created through printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media.

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"The San Marcos Ten": Panel on San Marcos Activism during Vietnam Era

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Diann McCabe, 512.245.2209
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, San Marcos Public Library, San Marcos Cinema Club, Common Experience

Members of the San Marcos Ten will recount stories and lessons from demonstrating against the Vietnam War in 1969 on campus, joined by a fellow anti-war organizer during that period, who put together the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam on campus, part of a nationally coordinated movement.

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