On Friday November 30, the Honors College held the Honors Thesis Forum; an opportunity undergraduate students can present their original research thesis that they developed alongside a thesis supervisor.
COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS
YOUNG, SARAH EMILY
Greening the Town Centers of America: An Investigation into the Sustainability of Building Reuse in Relation to the Economy and Environment
Supervising Professor: Mr. Pax Chagnon, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
From The Texas State University Blog: Stephanie Daul, a junior at Texas State University double-majoring in accounting and finance, was awarded the 2012 Jo Anne J. Trow National Undergraduate Scholarship this past summer. The highly prestigious scholarship is awarded to only 35 undergraduates across the United States.
Daul received the $2,000 award through her membership in the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society, which she has belonged to since her freshman year. Daul qualified for her scholarship due to her 4.0 GPA, involvement on campus and recommendations from well-acquainted professors. Diann A. McCabe, Director of Academic Development in the Honors College, says Daul “demonstrates the kind of academic depth and leadership potential that we hope to see in all Texas State students.”
On November 26, Honors professor Dr. Catherine Hawkins shared stories, pictures, and interesting information about her recent trip to Ethiopia. Dr. Hawkins travelled to the rich cultured country to learn more about their burgeoning educational structures and to begin organizing a possible abroad course there.
Honors student Hylary Ahrendt also spoke about her experience in India as a teacher and "sister." Hylary currently has photos from her journey on display in the Coffee Forum at this semster's Common Experience exhibit. She presented her photos at the event as well.
Finally, Honors student Zoha Shafiq shared and described her family photos on display in the exhibit as well. Zoha's family is from Pakistan and she shared their personal experience and history through the photos.
Thursday • November 15 • LAMP 407, Honors Coffee Forum
5:00 PM The Art Carvajal Quartet
6:00 PM Poetry Reading
Hear images of world travel in an early evening of live music and poetry in the Honors Coffee Forum. The Art Carvajal Quartet will start with jazz selections, followed by featured poets including John Blair, Ogaga Ifowodo, Roger Jones, Kathleen Peirce, and Steve Wilson, all from the MFA Program at Texas State. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512.245.2266.
Philosophy Dialogue Series
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | 2:00 pm | DERR 111
Del Shores will present a joint Philosophy Dialogue Series lecture with the Honors College, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies class. Faculty and students are welcome to attend.
On October 29 in the Evans Auditorium Ethan Zuckerman gave the Texas State Fall 2012 Common Experience speech.A senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, Ethan Zuckerman is an Internet activist and scholar whose work
focuses on the global blogosphere, free expression and social translation
in the developing world. As the director of the MIT Center for Civic
Media, he contributes both to the understanding of the role and power of
civic media in the broader media ecosystem, and builds tools
that help communities around the world share their perspectives and
For more information on Ethan Zuckerman, see his TED Talk
http://www.ted.com/speakers/ethan_zuckerman.html, read some of his ideas
http://www.ethanzuckerman.com/blog/ and his biography
Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for those who have passed. The celebration takes place on November 1, in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (November 2). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts. They also leave possessions of the deceased.
The Honors College in conjunction with the Center for International Studies is celebrating this holiday with its own altar. Our altar is in the Honors College Coffee Forum. Stop by from now until November 1 to make your own contribution in remembrance of those who have passed.
Dia de los Muertos Campus and San Marcos Community Celebration
An evening filled with art, music, dance, food, and crafts in the tradition of the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos. Free and open to the entire campus and local community, this event is sponsored by Hombres Unidas, Latinas Unidas, the Honors College, the Center for the Study of the Southwest, Multicultural Programs, and El Centro Hispano Culturo de San Marcos. Bring altar contributions like photographs of your loved ones!
5:30 p.m. - Meet in Centennial Hall, Room G02 for “Dressed for Eternity" **
6:00 p.m. - Board bus by the Bobcat statue—watch for guides
6:15-8:30 p.m - A Community Celebration of Dia de los Muertos at El Centro Cultural Hispano de San Marcos
8:30 p.m. - Board bus back to campus
For more information, contact Michelle Sotolongo at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit El Centro Hispano Cultural de San Marcos online.
**Día de los Muertos: Dressed for Eternity
The purpose of the “DÍA de los MUERTOS” celebration this year, is to share some cultural values on funeral rituals that different social groups hold in reference to funeral vestment. Every culture is supported by its own set of values about life and death and this philosophy of death is reflected on the attire selected to DRESS the love ones for their final journey to ETERNITY.
Date: November 1, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Place: Centennial Hall GO2, Texas State University-San Marcos
Organizers: Profesoras Alba Melgar and Gloria Velásquez
Sponsors: The Modern Language Department and Sigma Delta Pi
Special participation by the Honors
October 22 - October 24 · Monday - Wednesday · 7:00 p.m. · Joann Cole Mitte building 2121
October 6 • Saturday • 12:15pm • Lampasas
Our annual Freshman Honors Retreat is a way to build the honors community by provicing an opportunity for freshman honors students to get to know each other and envision their future. Distinguished guests and Texas State faculty guide students through workshops on creativity and leadership, in addition to a variety of recreational activities. The day concludes with a dinner with invited faculty and honors alumni.
The 2011 Fall Freshmen Retreat featured Texas State's Artist in Residence, Eugene Lee, as the keynote speaker. For highlights from the 2012 and 2011 retreat, click here.
October 3 • Wednesday, 5:30 PM • Alkek Teaching Theatre
All are invited to hear the spring 2013 Honors professors describe their course offerings. This event will be your first time to request a spring class.
For more information on registering for Honors courses, click here.
For information on past Honors courses, click here.
On Thursday October 11 Along with President Denise M. Trauth, we celebrated the 100 year anniversary and dedication of Lampasas Hall. Lampasas Hall is the second oldest building still standing on the Texas State University Campus, was originally built as the Manual Arts Building in 1912. By 1942, it was known as the Home Economics Building. In 1947, it was renovated and converted into the university's first student center. The Department of Art moved into the building in 1962, when the upper patio was enclosed to create more classrooms. In 1977, the arched patio on the lower level was enclosed to create faculty offices. The building was named Lampasas Hall in 2003. In 2005, it became home to the Honors College and the Center for International Studies. The building paint was stripped from the original structure in 2007 revealing the unique brickwork. In 2012, art studios on the second and third floors were reconfigured to provide faculty offices.
September 27 • Thursday • 1:30 PM • Honors Coffee Forum
Timmerman held a book signing and Q & A.
Thursday • 7:00 PM • Strahan Coliseum
When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing?, the 2012-13 Common Experience reader intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization—the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life—Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers. All are invited to hear Timmerman describe his experiences in this talk.
September 21• Friday • 2:00-3:30pm September 21• Lampasas 502B
The Honors College is hosting a Student Undergraduate Research Fund workshop. In this workshop you will be learning how to apply for grants to fund your research.
Below is from the Texas State "SURF" website.
September 13 • Thursday • 2:00-3:00pm • Lampasas 502B
After the screening, writer and director, Melissa Maxwell will be on hand for a discussion. This event is open to all.
Visit http://fetusenvy.com/ for more information on the film.
From the website, about the film:
"[FETUS ENVY]...a timely, political satire that takes a sobering look at the “War on Women” and the criminalization of reproductive rights, by examining where our culture is headed when critical decisions affecting women’s healthcare are commandeered by ambitious politicians and faceless bureaucrats.
Think this sounds ridiculous? Think this is over the top? Think this would never happen? THINK AGAIN! “In South Carolina alone, an estimated 300 women have been arrested for actions taken during pregnancy. Rennie Gibbs of Mississippi age 15 faces life in jail after a miscarriage, Bei Bei Shuai of Indiana has been charged with foeticide and sits in jail without parole, and Amanda Kimborough of Alabama, mother of 3, faces 10 years behind bars if convicted of causing her miscarriage…and her three children risk losing their mother.”
The war on women is real — and dangerous. This isn’t about left or right. This is about putting the power of women’s health and reproductive rights back where it belongs:
IN THE HANDS OF WOMEN
Fetus Envy, it’s not just a film; it’s a movement!"