Gallery Exhibit: Unity, Separation, and Cycles
January 25: Mandala Art Workshop
January 28: Mystical Arts of Tibet
Guest: Ambassador Nagy
Guest: Meagan Henry
March 22: Clothing Swap
March 28: A Grimm Reading
April 16: Peace Paper Project
April 19: Henna Workshop
April 24-26: Undergraduate Research Conference
April 25: Honors Awards Ceremony
April 25: Vaquero Statue Dedication
Vaquero Statue Dedication
The bronze statue named "Vaquero", made its debut outside of Old Main and Lampasas Hall. The statue, which stands over 18-feet high, was built to celebrate Texas & Mexico's shared cowboy heritage, by the funds of Bill & Sally Wittliff.
Come check out our University's latest addition, in front of Old Main and Lampasas Hall, home of the Honors College.
|Vaquero Statue Dedication Ceremony|
|Thursday, April 25, 2013||4:00 p.m.||Outside of Old Main & Lampasas Hall|
Honors Awards Ceremony
The Honors Awards Ceremony is an annual event that recognizes outstanding Honors students and professors with scholarships and awards. The Stephany Goodbread Advisor award, the Honors Professor of the Year award, and the Mary Lou Bishop Staff Advisor of the Year award, are some of the awards faculty and staff receive. Students completing theses also receive medals.
|Honors Award Ceremony Details|
|Thursday, April 25, 2013||5:30 p.m.||Alkek Teaching Theater|
Focus on Teen Pregnancy: Interdisciplinary Panel
Three Honors students shared their thesis work on the controversial topic of teen pregancy. Texas has the highest pregnancy rate in the nation. The students briefly summarized their work and then answered questions. Attendees at the panel were able to observe the diversity of Honors theses as well as learn more about this important issue.
Supervising Professor: Mr. Jon Marc Smith, Department of English
Jennifer Morgan has written a screenplay for a pilot of a television series. The story of two mother/daughter pairs examines how each respond to a teen pregnancy, The work highlights issues about sex ed curriculum in high schools and how community views collide. The work inspires conversation and thought about a controversial topic.
Supervising Professor: Dr. Roque Mendez, Department of Psychology
Elia Bueno has performed a psychology study to identify cultural issues related to Latinia pregnancy rates. The work questions issues such as contraceptive use, beliefs about unprotected sex and having an unplanned pregnancy among Latina teens in Texas.
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ani Yazedjian, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Molly Finneran is designing a peer education program for sex education to be implemented in a majority of Hispanic schools in Texas. This thesis examines the curriculum used in Texas high schools now and advocates how a peer education program could improve sex education in high schools.
|Focus on Teen Pregnancy Event Details|
|Thursday, April 25, 2013||12:30-1:45 p.m.||Lampasas 501|
Undergraduate Research Conference
Each year, the Office of the Associate Vice President for Research and the Honors College sponsor an Undergraduate Research Conference. The event is held to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students across the different colleges and disciplines to share their endeavors with the academic and University communities.
Honors theses, research (in any phase of completion), creative works, and course projects are all welcome for submission to the Conference. In the spirit of academic curiosity and discovery, the major aim of the event is to showcase and celebrate the work of Texas State's undergraduate students.
The Conference also strives to serve as a leadership development experience for students as they move forward on their academic journeys and in their career paths. Presentation, interpersonal communication, and public speaking skills are a few benefits students gain from participating in the Conference.
|URC Schedule Overview|
|Wednesday, April 24, 2013||Oral Presentations||8:00-5:00 p.m.||Lampasas 407A|
|Thursday, April 25, 2013||Oral Presentations||8:00-Noon||Lampasas 407A|
|Focus on Teen Pregnancy Research Panel||12:30-1:45 p.m.||Lampasas 501|
|Friday, April 26, 2013||Oral Presentations||8:00-Noon||LBJ Student Center 3-5.1|
|Poster Presentations||Noon-2:00 p.m.||LBJ Student Center 3-9.1|
|Keynote Speaker & Awards||2:00-3:30 p.m.||LBJ Student Center 3-5.1|
The Henna Workshop offerd in April 2013 taught guests about the history and importance of henna to India. The art form known as henna has been around for centuries. Guests at the workshop had an opportunity to learn the art form as well as apply their own henna.
|Henna Workshop Event Details|
|Friday, April 19, 2013||1:00-3:00pm||Honors Coffee Forum, Lampasas 407|
Peace Paper Project Reception and Exhibit Opening
|Peace Paper Project Event Details|
|Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:30-5:00 p.m. Honors Coffee Forum, Lampasas 407|
A Grimm Reading
A Grimm Reading was held at the Honors College Coffee Forum to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the Brothers Grimm. The Common Experience event took place at the end of March 2013.
|A Grimm Reading, Event Details|
|Thursday March 28, 2013||5:00-7:00pm||Honors Coffee Forum, Lampasas 407|
The Honors College welcomed Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Vice Provost for International Affairs at Texas Tech University, where he teaches on contemporary Africa. Pictured L-R John Hood, Diann McCabe, Jon Lasser, Ambassador Nagy, Catherine Hawkins, and Dean Galloway. Lasser and Hawkins met Nagy in Ethiopia last summer. Ambassador Nagy was on campus for a full day of talks as part of the Common Experience.
The Mystical Arts of Tibet
The members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery visited for a a week from January 28 to January 31. The Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. in Atlanta is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. Drepung Loseling provides a sanctuary for nurturing inner peace, community understanding, and global healing. To begin their week-long visit to campus, the monks will stage an opening ceremony before beginning a Mandala Sand Painting near the LBJ Student Center. The Mandala Sand Painting, a work of sacred art, will be created during the week of their visit.
Gallery of the Common Experience: Unity, Separation, and Cycles
Throughout time, the wrold has experienced continous cycles of birth, death, and rebirth - physically in the rotation of seasons and reproduction, politically in the rise and fall of nations, and metaphorically in the spiritual beliefs and emotional vicissitudes that guide many human lives. In support of the 2012-2013 Common Experience theme, the Gallery of the Common Experience offers this exhibition as a presentation of global polarities and unities: the meditative symmetry and symbolism of mandalas; the wheel of human experience in the 2011 documentary film Samsara; the downward force of World War II propaganda; and the upward force of recent popular protests.
At the opening of the gallery, the Honors College welcomed the monks of Drepung Loseling monastery in Tibet
|Spring 2013 Gallery Exhibition Dates:|
|January 30, 2013-May 12, 2013||Honors College Coffee Forum, Lampasas 407|