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Coffee Forum Yoga

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Honors College Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robby Longoria, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College

Join us for a relaxing yoga event in the Coffee Forum! A yoga instructor will lead the session.

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National Voter Registration Day

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

The Honors College is partnering with NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org to provide easy access and fun to voter registration on the Texas State campus.

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Roads to Research Workshop

Location:
Lampasas (LAMP); Honors College Coffee Forum | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College

Meet a panel of graduate students who will discuss their roads to research.

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Meet the Professor Night

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom (LBJ)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robby Longoria, 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College

This event allows Honors professors to engage with students inquiring about their courses for the upcoming semester. Study Abroad opportunities will also be discussed. Attending Meet the Professor Night will help you decide which course(s) you should take as well as give you the chance to request first-day registration access to the course(s). Course requests are only accepted in person during this event. Honors courses can fill quickly, so students are encouraged to attend.

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Common Experience Events

Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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National Voter Registration Day

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

The Honors College is partnering with NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org to provide easy access and fun to voter registration on the Texas State campus.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Nietzsche's Genealogy of Justice

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: 
Amelie Benedikt, 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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The Last Supper Lecture Series: Gabriel Solis

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rebecca Marino, 512.245.8085
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design

Gabriel Solis is the Executive Director of the Texas After Violence Project. Solis has worked as a post-conviction mitigation investigator for the Texas Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, a researcher at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, and a coordinator of the Rule of Law Oral History Project at Columbia University. He has conducted research on policing, mass incarceration, the death penalty, and the effects of violence and trauma on families and communities. He received a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Mexican-American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Panel Discussion | Examining The Chains of Historical Oppression: From the Nuremberg Laws & Jim Crow to SB4

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Skyller Walkes, 512.245.3451
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education

Please join us for a panel discussion and forum regarding the historical impact of systemic oppression and the contemporary residuals of that history in today's society. We will examine the trajectory of law and crime designation as it relates to World War II and the Nuremberg laws, Jim Crow, Stop and Frisk, and, most recently, Senate Bill 4 — followed by an open forum.

Panelists will include Dr. Scott Bowman, associate professor and master's program coordinator, School of Criminal Justice; Dr. Hilary A. Lustick, assistant professor, Educational Leadership and School Improvement Programs, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS); Yonah Meiselman of the organization IfNotNow, who will share his experience in Charlottesville as an activist against antisemitism and racism; and JonCarlo Serna, staff attorney of The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. Skyller Walkes, interim director of the Office of Disability Services, will moderate the panel discussion. 

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Cosmic Justice and Natural Law

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/moderators: 
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 | Ancient Germanic Ethics: A Contemporary Perspective

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: 
Stefan Sanchez, 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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Reading + Panel Discussion | Steve Shafer's New Book: The Border

Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mark Trahan, 512.245.2592
Campus Sponsor:
School of Social Work, The Wittliff Collections, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Common Experience

Steve Schafer visits Texas State University to read from his new book, The Border, a novel about four Mexican teenagers who flee to the U.S. through the scorching Sonoran Desert after getting caught in the crossfire of the narco-violence along the U.S./Mexico border. The novel attempts to put a human face on the conversation around immigration, particularly Latino child immigration. After the reading, a panel discussion titled "Immigration and the Refugee Experience" will focus on the experiences and criminalization of immigrants with insights from Dr. Jose Coll (director of the School of Social Work, Texas State), Dr. Luis Torres (social work, University of Houston), and Dr. John Mckiernen-González (Center for the Study of the Southwest, Texas State). Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos (sociology, Texas State) will moderate the panel.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Philosophy Dialogue | Keeping Up with Congress

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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WOW Fest: Weekend of Welcome Festival

Location:
Off Campus; San Marcos Plaza Park | 206 North CM Allen Parkway
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Khalil Vinson, 832.776.1553
Campus Sponsor:
Phi Beta Lambda, Gallery of the Common Experience

WOW Fest is a back-to-school welcome celebration for Texas State University students and the San Marcos community. The festival gives students the opportunity to get familiar with local San Marcos businesses, organizations, and community leaders. Participants have the opportunity to join us for food, live music, games, activities, student organizations, art vendors, and business vendors.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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Philosophy Dialogue | When the Moral Sphere is Broken

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/moderators: 
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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Advocacy Workshop | Students with a Mission: Social Justice Work Beyond the University

Location:
Comal (CMAL); Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Skyller Walkes, 512.245.3451
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, NAACP Unit 6875-B, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Caribbean Student Association

NAACP student leaders discuss the critical need for intersectional social justice and political action work within and beyond the university community and the active roles they've assumed to engage that charge.

The purpose of the Advocacy Workshop series is to provide students with information related to the 2017-18 Common Experience theme — "The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century" — and guide them to be able to do something further with what they learn.

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The Last Supper Lecture Series: Jorge Antonio Renaud

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rebecca Marino, 512.245.8085
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design

After spending 25 years of his life incarcerated in Texas, Jorge Antonio Renaud went on to receive his M.A. in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin, and he has dedicated his life to restorative community building and healing for those affected by negative public policies. While in prison, Renaud wrote and published Behind the Walls: A Guide for Families and Friends of Texas Prison Inmates and spent 20 years as a freelance writer, reporter, and editor for various publications. He has acted as a policy analyst for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, an organizer with the Center for Community Change, and currently works for Texas Advocates for Justice.

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8th Annual Roundtable 360: The Eyes of Justice

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ); Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Janet Hale, 512.245.2547
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College Bobcat Net Impact; McCoy College Ambassadors; McCoy College Ethics, Diversity and Sustainability Committee

This Roundtable 360 — "The Eyes of Justice" — will foster a lively conversation on topics related to the Common Experience theme, "The Search for Justice." Panelists include Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, the only Latina Sheriff in the United States; the Honorable former Texas Supreme Court Justice Craig Enoch; and Ashton Cumberbatch, Jr., policy advisor, office of Austin Mayor Steve Adler and executive pastor, Agape Christian Ministries.

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Art Exhibition | Reformation: An Exhibit on Justice

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

Gallery of the Common Experience
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to December 8, 2017

The Common Experience theme for 2017-18 is "The Search For Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century." Artists (both students and non-students) using all mediums (2D work, 3D work, film, dance, poetry and prose) have been invited to submit work relevant to the topic of the need for awareness and reformation regarding the specific justice issues about which the artist feels called to make a statement.

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Art Exhibition | The Last Supper: 700 Plates Illustrating Final Meals of U.S. Death Row Inmates

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte (JCM); Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries , 512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design

Texas State Galleries
Fall Exhibition
August 28 to November 10, 2017

In 1999, artist Julie Green was struck by an account in the newspaper of a death row inmate’s last meal. Since then, Green has painted the final meals of over 700 death row inmates onto individual kiln-fired ceramic plates. She plans to add 50 plates a year until capital punishment is abolished in the United States.

The meal requests, which reflect region, race, and economic background, humanize the men and women on death row. The Last Supper has particular meaning for Texas, which carries out the largest number of executions in the United States. It is the only death penalty state that does not allow a meal selection, serving only the standard prison meal of the day.

Julie Green is a professor of art at Oregon State University and is represented by Upfor Gallery in Portland, Oregon.

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San Marcos Public Library Dialogue | Can Restorative Justice Be Applied to (Crimes Against) the Environment?

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: 
Vincent Luizzi, 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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