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Our Common Experience is the nation's #1 initiative of its kind, offering more academic event opportunities than any other university.

Additional events will be listed below as details are finalized. We add new events continuously throughout the academic year.

November 2019

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until Nov. 27
Location:
Alkek Library, 3rd floor exhibit; 3rd floor exhibit
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Arlene V. Salazar
Alkek Library
as33@txstate.edu
512.245.3844
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Official Common Experience Exhibit
 
Alkek Library's third-floor material on display relates to the The New York Times' 1619 Project essay by Nikole Hannah Jones. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
 
Web Guide
https://guides.library.txstate.edu/AAST
more about event

until Nov. 27
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents new works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine in a new exhibition titled “Intuition.” Included in the exhibition are recently completed works that address the artist’s personal truth as explored through memory, spontaneity, nostalgia, myth, romance, and intuition. The exhibition is the first time these works have been shown together.
 
This exhibition runs September 26 to December 19, 2019.
 
Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 407A; 407A
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
mliddle@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Honors College holds a Thesis Forum each Fall semester to provide a venue for students to present their honors theses to the academic and university communities. Along with providing leadership development for students in presentation skills, the Thesis Forum is seen as a celebration of the culmination of students' self-driven academic projects. Open to all, the Forum acknowledges the academic achievement of the participants and seeks to inspire the spirit of academic curiosity in students, staff, and members of the community.

Website
Honors Thesis Forum
 
About Starred Events
A few events each year are included in the Common Experience as part of annual or ongoing partnerships that are not necessarily related to the theme. These events are recognized as key opportunities for common experiences that build community; they are designated with a Texas State star in their titles.
more about event

Location:
Lampasas Hall
Room 407A (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Room 502B (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)
; 407A and 502B
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
mliddle@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Honors College holds a Thesis Forum each Fall semester to provide a venue for students to present their honors theses to the academic and university communities. Along with providing leadership development for students in presentation skills, the Thesis Forum is seen as a celebration of the culmination of students' self-driven academic projects. Open to all, the Forum acknowledges the academic achievement of the participants and seeks to inspire the spirit of academic curiosity in students, staff, and members of the community.

Website
Honors Thesis Forum
 
About Starred Events
A few events each year are included in the Common Experience as part of annual or ongoing partnerships that are not necessarily related to the theme. These events are recognized as key opportunities for common experiences that build community; they are designated with a Texas State star in their titles.
more about event

December 2019

until Dec. 20
Location:
Alkek Library, 3rd floor exhibit; 3rd floor exhibit
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Arlene V. Salazar
Alkek Library
as33@txstate.edu
512.245.3844
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Official Common Experience Exhibit
 
Alkek Library's third-floor material on display relates to the The New York Times' 1619 Project essay by Nikole Hannah Jones. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
 
Web Guide
https://guides.library.txstate.edu/AAST
more about event

until Dec. 19
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents new works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine in a new exhibition titled “Intuition.” Included in the exhibition are recently completed works that address the artist’s personal truth as explored through memory, spontaneity, nostalgia, myth, romance, and intuition. The exhibition is the first time these works have been shown together.
 
This exhibition runs September 26 to December 19, 2019.
 
Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

January 2020

No results.

February 2020

until Feb. 16
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
Ticket prices TBD
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
February 11-15 at 7:30 p.m.
February 16 at 2 p.m.

His city caught in a moral freefall, the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces long-dormant codes of chastity with zealous fervor. But when an aspiring nun, Isabella, comes to plead for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo gives in to his own unholy desires and exposes the political and moral corruption that pollutes the entire city. This play examines the struggle between truth and political corruption — the use of lies to gain and maintain power.
more about event

Location:
Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Texas State University
; Recital Hall
Cost:
$5 standing room / $10 TXST students / $20 half-day / $30 full-day / $100 VIP
Contact:
Dr. Michael Burns
TEDx Leadership Team
tedxtxst@txstate.edu
512.245.5472
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Communication Studies
Official Common Experience Event
 
TEDxTexasStateUniversity is ready for speakers to speak their truth(s). The 2020 theme challenges us to embrace our personal truths, seek truth, question what some people uncritically accept as truth, and realize that we live in world of multiple truths. Our speakers are sharing ideas about truth(s) from a variety of fields and perspectives including technology, health, the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and our daily lives. We invite you to join us for a day of inspiration, debate, and truth(s) seeking.
 
Website
tedxtexasstateuniversity.com
 
Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
more about event

March 2020

Location:
Location to be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Department of Psychology
dl1120@txstate.edu
512.245.8144
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Department of Psychology, and additional units
Official Common Experience Event
Common Experience Insight Series

 
Temple Grandin was nonverbal until nearly four years of age. Through the love and support of her family and teachers, she was able to attend school despite being teased and bullied. Inspired by her science teacher, she embarked on a career in science studying animal husbandry, for which she has received much noteriety. At the age of 18, she invented the “squeeze box” as a way of coping with extreme anxiety. Dr. Grandin’s books about her interior life as an autistic person have increased the world's understanding of the condition with personal immediacy — and with import, as rates of autism diagnoses rise. She is now one the most visible and leading advocates for individuals with autism.
more about event

April 2020

No results.

May 2020

No results.

About Starred Events
A few events each year are included in the Common Experience as part of annual or ongoing partnerships that are not necessarily related to the theme. These events are recognized as key opportunities for common experiences that build community; they are designated with a Texas State star in their titles.