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September 2020

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until Sept. 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

until Sept. 30
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Exhibition
 
Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project created by the Undocumented Migration Project, a nonprofit research and arts-education collective directed by anthropologist Jason De León. This art installation is intended to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S.-Mexico border by focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence.”
 
The centerpiece of the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition is an enlarged map composed of approximately 3,200 toe tags representing people who have died while crossing a particular stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border between the mid-1990s and 2020. The construction of this memorial at Texas State Galleries is realized with the help of local volunteers invited to participate in the making of these tags, which are later installed on the map in the exact locations where the individuals’ remains were found.

This art exhibition is on view from August 24 to November 10, 2020.

Texas State Galleries Hours
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Texas State Galleries Website
txstgalleries.org
 
Exhibition Website
txstgalleries.org/hostile-terrain-94
 
Plan Your Visit (Pandemic Protocol)
txstgalleries.org/about
more about event

Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 407; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
Honors College
ms84@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
​Visit Lampasas Hall on Tuesday, September 22, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. to update your voter registration or fill out your first one. Feel free to ask questions about the voting process or find out more about upcoming local elections. Voter registration will also take place in The Quad from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For the November 3 election, the deadline to register in Texas is October 5. More information at txstate.edu/vote
 
About National Voter Registration Day
On September 22, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will coordinate efforts to register voters. National Voter Registration Day is a day of civic unity and an opportunity to celebrate the rights and opportunities we all share as Americans.
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
A Conversation About Race and Racism
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Including Anti-Racism in the Curriculum
 
Presenters
• Dr. Vince Luizzi, Department of Philosophy
• Dr. Greg Moses, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Online event, registration required (see link in description)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Event
 
The documentary film Border South will be available FREE online for 24 hours, Sept. 24–25 (3 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time). Access both English and Spanish translations of the film during that timespan: Border South streaming video (passwords included in link buttons).
 
A live Q&A about the film will be presented on Friday, September 25; see separate calendar listing for that event.This film screening is presented in conjunction with Hostile Terrain 94, an exhibition on view at Texas State Galleries from August 24 to November 10, 2020.
 
Border South Film Website
bordersouthfilm.com
 
Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibition Website
txstgalleries.org/ht94txst-programs
more about event

Location:
Online event; free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
Department of Philosophy
ek17@txstate.edu
512.245.6597
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Department
Official Common Experience Event
 
» Free Registration (required)
 
The Dynamics of Space Settlement:
Patterns, Motivations and Driving Forces

The Space Settlement Symposium is a roundtable conversation regarding the dynamics in seeking and attaining successful human colonization of space.

Presenters:

Emma Hinds Lehnhardt
Program Planning and Control Manager
NASA Gateway Program
“Status Update and Future Plans for the Lunar Gateway”

Dr. Diane Howard
Chief Counsel for Space Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
“Settlements: Possible Industry Impacts and Issues”

Dr. Andrea Banzatti
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
Texas State University
“Exoplanets: New Worlds at the Horizon”

Chris Elley
Electro-Fish Media, Inc.
Texas State Alumnus
Discussion of his documentary on oral histories of the first moon landing.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online event, registration required (see link in description)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Event
 
» Registration required
 
Live Q&A on Zoom with Border South film director Raúl O. Paz Pastrana and Jason De León, director of the Undocumented Migration Project. Registration is required. The Zoom session is limited to 300 participants. If you miss your chance to register, the event will also live-stream on the Hostile Terrain 94 Facebook page.
 
In advance of the Q&A, Border South will be available FREE online for 24 hours, September 24–25 (3 p.m. to 3 p.m. Central Time). Access both English and Spanish translations of the film during that timespan: Border South streaming video (passwords included in link buttons).
 
This event is presented in conjunction with Hostile Terrain 94, an exhibition on view at Texas State Galleries from August 24 to November 10, 2020.
 
Border South Film Website
bordersouthfilm.com
 
Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibition Website
txstgalleries.org/ht94txst-programs
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Political Pulse: Elections Edition
COVID-19 and the 2020 Election
 
Note: This late-night event begins at 11 p.m.
 
Presenters
• Carrie Crisp, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
 Justice, Meet Mercy: Pillars and Principles of Restorative Justice
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Online event; details TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Toni Moreno
Institutional Inclusive Excellence for Student Initiatives
tm37@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence for Student Initiatives
Official Common Experience Event

Dynamics of International Migration:
Immigrant Women and Mental Health

 
Growing up in Mexico City, Dr. Arlette Vila heard many personal stories from her parents and other Cubans in exile about fleeing their country for a better life. Since her arrival in the United States, Dr. Vila has continued to hear stories of immigrants. What they all have in common is that they fled their countries for better lives. Her scholarly work focuses on the effects of violence on the mental health of forced migrant women from Central America resulting from direct and indirect political and social violence in their country of origin, as well as violence during the migratory journey through Mexico. She is an adjunct assistant professor in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at University of Texas at Austin.

Learning about the violence experienced in the country of origin as well as the migratory journey is crucial to determining the mental health status of immigrants. In her presentation, Dr. Vila shares an understanding of the framework for forced migration, provides insight regarding how adequately migrants’ needs are being considered upon the arrival at the U.S., and provides techniques for conducting interviews with hard-to-reach populations.

» Free Registration (Required)
more about event

October 2020

until Oct. 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

until Oct. 31
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Exhibition
 
Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project created by the Undocumented Migration Project, a nonprofit research and arts-education collective directed by anthropologist Jason De León. This art installation is intended to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S.-Mexico border by focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence.”
 
The centerpiece of the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition is an enlarged map composed of approximately 3,200 toe tags representing people who have died while crossing a particular stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border between the mid-1990s and 2020. The construction of this memorial at Texas State Galleries is realized with the help of local volunteers invited to participate in the making of these tags, which are later installed on the map in the exact locations where the individuals’ remains were found.

This art exhibition is on view from August 24 to November 10, 2020.

Texas State Galleries Hours
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Texas State Galleries Website
txstgalleries.org
 
Exhibition Website
txstgalleries.org/hostile-terrain-94
 
Plan Your Visit (Pandemic Protocol)
txstgalleries.org/about
more about event
Location:
Online event, details TBA.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Anton Dochtermann
Department of Mathematics
512.245.3740
dochtermann@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Mathematics, Department of Political Science, Mathworks, Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
» Free Registration (required)
 
The event will feature a 45-minute presentation by Dr. Daryl DeFord, an assistant professor of mathematics at Washington State University. He previously worked in the Geometric Data Processing Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he focused on building tools and developed theory for detecting and combating gerrymandering. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with members of academia, voting rights groups, and a citizens' commission on redistricting:
  • Nestor Guillen, moderator, assistant professor of mathematics, Texas State University
  • TJ Costello, vice chair of Austin Independent Citizens’ Redistricting Commission
  • Michael Faber, assistant professor of political science, Texas State University
  • Joaquin Gonzalez, staff attorney at the Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Stephanie Swanson, issue chair of Redistricting & Census, League of Women Voters of Texas
Event Website
Graphs, Geometry, and Gerrymandering
more about event
Location:
Streaming online, tickets at txstatepresents.com
Cost:
$10 Public / $7 TXST Students
Contact:
Texas State Box Office
txstatepresents@txstate.edu
512.245.6500
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
A devised performance piece full of quirky lovelorn characters participating in a 1990s-era video dating service.  After meeting the lonely individuals during the introduction, viewers can interact, suggest matches, follow their journeys and more via Instagram — then experience the results in the streamed finale!
 
Introduction streaming October 5-11, 2020.
  
Tickets
Texas State Presents
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Anti-Foundationalism in Political Theory
 
Presenters
• The Socio-Politicos
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Dialectical Patterns and Revolutions in Thought
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Dewey on the Dynamics of Democracy
 
Presenters
• The Socio-Politicos
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
To be determined.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Event
 
Professor Ronald Rael holds the Eva Li Memorial Chair in Architecture and a joint appointment in the Department of Architecture and the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2014 his creative practice, Rael San Fratello (with architect Virginia San Fratello), was named an Emerging Voice by The Architectural League of New York. In 2016 Rael San Fratello was also awarded the Digital Practice Award of Excellence by the The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).
 
Rael is the author of Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (2017), an illustrated biography and protest of the wall dividing the U.S. from Mexico, and Earth Architecture (2008), a history of building with earth in the modern era to exemplify new, creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet. Emerging Objects, a company co-founded by Rael, is an independent, creatively driven, 3D Printing MAKE-tank specializing in innovations in 3D printing architecture, building components, environments and products.

His work has been published in the New York Times, Wired, MARK, Domus, Metropolis Magazine, PRAXIS, Thresholds, Log, and Public Art Review, and it has been included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with Hostile Terrain 94, an exhibition on view at Texas State Galleries from August 24 to November 10, 2020.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Is Reform without Revolution Possible?
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Political Pulse: Elections Edition
Civil Disobedience, Protests, Political Movements, and Party Shifts
 
Note: This late-night event begins at 11 p.m.
 
Presenters
• Carrie Crisp, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Dialogue Among the Social Contract Theorists
 
Presenters
• The Socio-Politicos
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Deliberative Dialogue for Difficult Subjects: What, Why, and How
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Online event; details TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Janet Hale
Department of Finance and Economics
jh29@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration, Net Impact
Event information and details coming soon.
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
The Communitarian Voice in the Discourse on Democracy
 
Presenters
• The Socio-Politicos
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, tickets at txstatepresents.com
Cost:
$10 Public / $7 Students
Contact:
Texas State Box Office
txstatepresents@txstate.edu
512.245.6500
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Exciting exploratory video dance pieces created by alumni and faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance.  Zoom talkbacks will be available.

Streaming all day, October 15-17, 2020.
 
Tickets
Texas State Presents
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Democracy, Disagreement, and Compromise
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Online via Instagram IGTV: @txstgalleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Center for Texas Music History
Official Common Experience Event
 
Presented via Instagram IGTV: @txstgalleries
 
Considered "one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today" (David Brown, KUT/NPR), Nina Diaz began her musical career at the age of 13 when she co-founded the all-female rock group Girl in a Coma (2002–2018). Three years later, Girl in a Coma was signed to Joan Jett's Blackheart Records, thus beginning many years of extensive traveling, creating, and performing for audiences around the world both as a headlining act as well as a direct support for several highly acclaimed artists. In 2014, Nina began her journey as a solo artist and soon released her debut album, The Beat is Dead, on Cosmica Records (2016). In 2020, Nina celebrates seven years of sobriety and continues to create and connect with her audience through music, art, and life experiences she shares openly.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History and is presented in conjunction with Hostile Terrain 94, an exhibition on view at Texas State Galleries from August 24 to November 10, 2020. Event details forthcoming.

Artist Website
ninadiazmusic.com
 
Hostile Terrain 94 Exhibition Website
txstgalleries.org/ht94txst-programs
more about event

Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Immigrant Nation
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event; access information TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Common Experience Insight Series

 
We will announce the Insight Series speaker as soon as we have finalized details and arrangements for this event. The speaker — who has already accepted our invitation — is a vibrant individual, well-known in the U.S. and internationally. The speaker's career and achievements are directly related to our 2020-2021 Common Experience theme, Dynamics.

» Previous Common Experience Speakers (highlights)
» Previous Insight Series Speakers (all)
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Discovering American Pluralism
 
Presenters
• The Socio-Politicos
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Searching for an Ethical Immigration Policy
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Good Education in an Age of Measurement
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

November 2020

until Nov. 10
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Exhibition
 
Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project created by the Undocumented Migration Project, a nonprofit research and arts-education collective directed by anthropologist Jason De León. This art installation is intended to raise awareness about the realities of the U.S.-Mexico border by focusing on the deaths that have been happening almost daily since 1994 as a direct result of the Border Patrol policy known as “Prevention Through Deterrence.”
 
The centerpiece of the Hostile Terrain 94 exhibition is an enlarged map composed of approximately 3,200 toe tags representing people who have died while crossing a particular stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border between the mid-1990s and 2020. The construction of this memorial at Texas State Galleries is realized with the help of local volunteers invited to participate in the making of these tags, which are later installed on the map in the exact locations where the individuals’ remains were found.

This art exhibition is on view from August 24 to November 10, 2020.

Texas State Galleries Hours
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Texas State Galleries Website
txstgalleries.org
 
Exhibition Website
txstgalleries.org/hostile-terrain-94
 
Plan Your Visit (Pandemic Protocol)
txstgalleries.org/about
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Do We Have a Duty to Vote?
 
Note: This late-night event begins at 11 p.m.
 
Presenters
• Carrie Crisp, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Online event, tickets at txstatepresents.com
Cost:
$10 Public / $7 Students
Contact:
Texas State Box Office
txstatepresents@txstate.edu
512.245.6500
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Explore the dynamics of a production presented both as a radio play and as a filmed monologue play. What kind of future will you have living in these United States? Remember when you were 11 years old and you had a bike, one that made you dream about a world bigger than the one in which you live? This is that memory. Except it is now.

Streaming all day, November 2-8, 2020.
 
Tickets
Texas State Presents
more about event

until Nov. 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Elect to Elect
 
Presenters
• The Socio-Politicos
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Golden Rule Reasoning, Golden Rule Action
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Walking in Their Shoes
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Online via Instagram IGTV: @txstgalleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Center for Texas Music History
Official Common Experience Event
 
Presented via Instagram IGTV: @txstgalleries
 
Chulita Vinyl Club is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the context of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to utilize music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulita identifies with their own identity. They are not to be classified as one nationality or culture. Within CVC they individually identify with the following: Latinxs, Tejanxs, Chicanxs, Xicanx, Afro-Latinx and many more. The unifying denominator is that they come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA, and they believe that is worth preserving and perpetuating.
 
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History and is presented in conjunction with Hostile Terrain 94, an exhibition on view at Texas State Galleries from August 24 to November 10, 2020. Event details forthcoming.
 
Artist Website
chulitavinylclub.com

Website
Texas State Galleries
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Political Pulse: Elections Edition Livestream
 
Note: This late-night event begins at 11 p.m.
 
Presenters
• Carrie Crisp, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Multiple events with locations to be determined; these events may be presented in-person, online, or via hybrid delivery
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Events
Diversity Week Events — November 9-14, 2020

 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting its second annual Diversity Week by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Individual event listings will be added to the calendar when plans are finalized.
more about event
Location:
Streaming online, tickets at txstatepresents.com
Cost:
$10 Public / $7 TXST Students
Contact:
Texas State Box Office
txstatepresents@txstate.edu
512.245.6500
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
A devised performance piece full of quirky lovelorn characters participating in a 1990s-era video dating service.  After meeting the lonely individuals during the introduction, viewers can interact, suggest matches, follow their journeys and more via Instagram — then experience the results in the streamed finale!
 
Finale streaming November 9-15, 2020.
 
Tickets
Texas State Presents
more about event
Location:
Online event; access information TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Lyndon B. Johnson Distinguished Lecture Series

 
Tentative date for a special LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series event. Details TBA.
 
» Previous LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series Speakers
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Seneca and Sartre on Slip Sliding Away
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Streaming online, tickets at txstatepresents.com
Cost:
$10 Public / $7 Students
Contact:
Texas State Box Office
txstatepresents@txstate.edu
512.245.6500
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
An experience of video dance and recorded stage performances created and presented by Senior Texas State Dance students.  Zoom talkbacks will be available.

Streaming all day, November 12-14, 2020.

Tickets
Texas State Galleries
more about event
Location:
Online event, free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
» Free Registration via PDS Website (required)
 
Topic
Democracy's Existential Crisis
 
Presenters
• Philosophy Dialogue Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

December 2020

until Dec. 18
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

January 2021

until Jan. 22
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
An exhibition of photographic work presented by the Gallery of the Common Experience featuring pieces by Sharon Mastenbrook, Theresa Newsome, and Rachel Tucker. This exhibition seeks to explore human relationships to each other, our environment, and our spirituality, challenging us to think about our evolving connections to each. Through powerful images of people and place we engage with our dynamic understanding of what connection means today.
 
This photo exhibition is on view from September 17, 2020 to January 22, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

February 2021

Location:
To be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Official Common Experience Event
Business Leadership Week 2021 (Title Forthcoming)
February 22-26, 2021

 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week engages the students and faculty of Texas State University and the local community in conversations and learning about  business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
To be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ramces Luna
Leadership Institute
ramcesluna@txstate.edu
512.245.5329
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Dean of Students Office, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Free Registration
(required; link opens in January 2021)
 
The Dean of Students Office will host the Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference on February 26-27, 2021. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential.
 
Website
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
more about event
Location:
To be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ramces Luna
Leadership Institute
ramcesluna@txstate.edu
512.245.5329
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Dean of Students Office, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Free Registration
(required; link opens in January 2021)
 
The Dean of Students Office will host the Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference on February 26-27, 2021. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential.
 
Website
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
more about event

March 2021

Location:
To be determined.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Department of Psychology
dl1120@txstate.edu
512.245.8144
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Psychology; University Lecture Series; Common Experience; College of Liberal Arts; Department of Geography; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Sociology; The Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES); Departments of English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, World Languages and Literature, Political Science; and Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
Common Experience Insight Series
 
Dr. Temple Grandin: "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"
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 notoriety. 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.
 
Her life was brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences September 2016.

Note:
This event was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, but was postponed due to pandemic protocol. Those who had reserved tickets for the original event will have first opportunity when ticketing opens for this new date.
more about event

April 2021

No results.

May 2021

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.