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The Common Experience offers themed events, exhibitions, and performances throughout the year, including opportunities to interact with some of the world's leading voices.

August 2018

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Location:
Performing Arts Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sylvia Gonzales
Grant Director, HSI STEM Impact
sylviatgonzales@txstate.edu
512.245.3080
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Education HSI STEM IMPACT Program, University College Office of Strategic Initiatives
In this one-day forum, students from the STEM Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry CheMIE REU program, and Department of Computer Science REUSSA REU program will share their research findings in a poster session. In addition, Dr. Janet Branchaw will share the latest practices in STEM undergraduate research, and Dr. Shannon Weigum will present her life-saving research utilizing pocket-sized labs. Attendees will also have opportunities to learn about the experiences of research mentors and their mentees in a panel presentation.

What to Expect
A look at cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary research at Texas State.

Areas of Exploration
Research + Scholarship
Teaching + Learning
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library; Open Theater on 2nd Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
This summer's book club meetings will discuss the 2018-19 Common Reading book, The Runaway Species by David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt. Faculty will discuss ways to integrate the text in classes; staff, community members, and students are welcome to join the discussion, offer insights, and ask questions.

What to Expect
Open discussion of The Runaway Species. Bring your ideas to the table — literally.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

 
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Location:
Between Evans Liberal Arts and Flowers Hall
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
margo.handwerker@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design, College of Fine Arts and Communication, McCoy College of Business Administration, Department of Housing and Residential Life, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Health Professions
TXST Portal runs August 29 to December 14
General open hours on weekdays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
Check website to verify availability: TXST Portal

Shared Studios is a global public arts initiative. Each Shared Studios portal is a gold shipping container equipped with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.

Programming in the TXST Portal ranges from unstructured "open hours" to curated events, such as Shared Meals, expert roundtables, and performances. Student organizations, faculty members, and others are invited to inquire about the development of programming around a specific topic or theme

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

What to Expect
An immersive audio/video experience connecting to other portals throughout the world.

Website
Shared Studios Portal Overview
 
 
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September 2018

until Sept. 28
Location:
Between Evans Liberal Arts and Flowers Hall
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
margo.handwerker@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design, College of Fine Arts and Communication, McCoy College of Business Administration, Department of Housing and Residential Life, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Health Professions
TXST Portal runs August 29 to December 14
General open hours on weekdays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
Check website to verify availability: TXST Portal

Shared Studios is a global public arts initiative. Each Shared Studios portal is a gold shipping container equipped with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.

Programming in the TXST Portal ranges from unstructured "open hours" to curated events, such as Shared Meals, expert roundtables, and performances. Student organizations, faculty members, and others are invited to inquire about the development of programming around a specific topic or theme

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

What to Expect
An immersive audio/video experience connecting to other portals throughout the world.

Website
Shared Studios Portal Overview
 
 
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Location:
Honors Coffee Forum
Lampasas Hall
; Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Peter Tschirhart
Honors College
petert@txstate.edu
315.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
The Honors College recently opened Hammock Haven, by Nido Structures, in a previously neglected patio behind Lampasas Hall. This has inspired a revitalization of the Honors College’s outdoor spaces, and two further patio areas remain under-utilized: a covered patio adjacent to Hammock Haven, and a small uncovered patio area by the third-floor entrance. What should we do with the Honors Patio? During this Tuesday evening "Innovation Challenge," student teams will be guided through a series of creative exercises that will result in feasible proposals. The very best idea(s) may be developed and implemented by the Honors College. Bring friends or come alone — students from all backgrounds, majors, perspectives, and identities are welcome.

What to Expect
Exercising creative muscles and learning about design-thinking.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
 
 
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until Sept. 28
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall
Texas State University
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
kh1590@txstate.edu
830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Exhibition runs Sept. 13 to Dec. 6, 2018

The Gallery of the Common Experience will be exhibiting a collection of work from students and the community titled The Power of Thought. This exhibit is about highlighting one's innate innovative creative power. Works will include painting, drawing, photography, found-object work, metal art, mixed media, and other 2D and 3D mediums depicting, related to, or inspired by The Power of Thought. Innovation — the 2018-19 Common Experience theme — is about opportunity in creativity.

What to Expect
Exposure to works by artists from different backgrounds and methods of creating artwork, implementing innovative styles and processes to come to their end product.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
more about event
Location:
Lampasas Hall
Texas State University
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
kh1590@txstate.edu
830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
The Gallery of the Common Experience will be exhibiting a collection of work from students and the community titled The Power of Thought. This exhibit is about highlighting one's innate innovative creative power. Works will include painting, drawing, photography, found-object work, metal art, mixed media, and other 2D and 3D mediums depicting, related to, or inspired by The Power of Thought. Innovation — the 2018-19 Common Experience theme — is about opportunity in creativity.

What to Expect
Exposure to works by artists from different backgrounds and methods of creating artwork, implementing innovative styles and processes to come to their end product.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Facebook Event
 
 
more about event

Location:
STAR Park
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Michael Burns
Department of Communication Studies
CoSearch@txstate.edu
512.245.5479
Campus Sponsor:
College of Fine Arts and Communication
CoSearch is a two-day intensive competition for faculty where multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and artists collaborate to develop research plans that solve real-world problems and are carried out over the upcoming academic year. The goal is to break down academic silos and bridge research and creative activity to produce cutting-edge and possible grant-funded projects that solve real world problems. The event ends with the public presentations of the research ideas where judges from academia and industry choose a winner. After the presentations the audience enjoys fine arts entertainment and celebrates at a party with the teams. CoSearch is for researchers and artists who are ready for a challenge and excited to collaborate. The competition is portion is open to the public.

What to Expect
Make an impact with research and meet and work with colleagues from other disciplines — a fun way to get more involved in the Texas State and San Marcos community, as well as a fun way to revitalize research.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
About CoSearch
 
 
more about event

Location:
Performing Arts Center
Recital Hall
Texas State University
; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Michael Burns
Department of Communication Studies
CoSearch@txstate.edu
512.245.5479
Campus Sponsor:
College of Fine Arts and Communication
CoSearch is a two-day intensive competition where multi-disciplinary teams of researchers and artists collaborate to develop research plans that solve real-world problems and are carried out over the upcoming academic year. The goal is to break down academic silos and bridge research and creative activity to produce cutting-edge and possible grant-funded projects that solve real-world problems. The event ends with the competition, which involves public presentations of the research ideas where judges from academia and industry choose a winner. After the presentations the audience enjoys fine arts entertainment and celebrates at a party with the teams. The competition is portion is open to the public.

The competition portion of CoSearch is open to the public. Attendees will learn about the cutting-edge research our faculty is conducting and get a glimpse inside the world of research. The competition is exciting to watch and is complemented by the fine arts (music, singing, art gallery, etc.) and a party to celebrate. Industry leaders attend the event and CoSearch has become an excellent networking opportunity.

What to Expect
Cutting-edge research and networking opportunities.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
About CoSearch
 
 
more about event

until Sept. 28
Location:
Texas State Galleries | Joann Cole Mitte Building; FLEX Gallery
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rebecca Marino
School of Art and Design
rebeccamarino@txstate.edu
713.503.5570
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design, Texas State Galleries
On view September 17 to 30.

Part experimental film, part music video and concept album, The Was is a collaboration between artist duo Soda_Jerk and electronic music group The Avalanches. Constructed from over 100 film samples, and accompanied by the sonic landscape of The Avalanche’s acclaimed album Wildflower, the film is a psychedelic detour through the neighborhoods of collective memory. The Was will be on view during gallery hours in the FLEX space.

What to Expect
A deeper understanding of the history of cinema, collaboration, free culture activism, and the politics of image and film.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
​FLEX Gallery
 
 
more about event
Location:
Joann Cole Mitte Building
Room 2121
; Room 2121
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rebecca Marino
School of Art and Design
rebeccamarino@txstate.edu 
713.503.5570
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design
Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable which offers an un-writing of Australian national mythology. It works entirely within and against the official archive, in order to achieve a queering and othering of Australian cinema. Part political satire, eco-horror and road movie, Terror Nullius is a world in which minorities and animals conspire, where idyllic beaches host riots, governments poll love-rights, and the perils of hypermasculinity are overshadowed only by the enduring horror of Australia's colonising myth of terra nullius. Presented by the New York-based two-person art collective Soda_Jerk, who will be in attendance.

What to Expect
Re-contextualizing scenes to reveal a deeper understanding of the history of cinema, collaboration, free-culture activism and the politics of image and film.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Teaching + Learning
 
 
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Evans Liberal Arts Building
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lea Velez
School of Social Work
lrr26@txstate.edu
512.245.4513
Campus Sponsor:
School of Social Work, Common Experience, University Lecture Series
Gregory Boyle is the founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, California, the largest gang intervention, rehabilitation, and re-entry program in the world.

A Jesuit priest, from 1986 to 1992 Father Boyle served as pastor of Dolores Mission Church, then the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles that also had the highest concentration of gang activity in the city. 

Father Boyle witnessed the devastating impact of gang violence on his community during the so-called “decade of death” that began in Los Angeles in the late 1980s and peaked at 1,000 gang-related killings in 1992. In the face of law enforcement tactics and criminal justice policies of suppression and mass incarceration as the means to end gang violence, Father Boyle and parish and community members adopted what was a radical approach at the time: treat gang members as human beings. 

In 1988 they started what would eventually become Homeboy Industries, which employs and trains former gang members in a range of social enterprises, as well as provides critical services to thousands of men and women who walk through its doors every year seeking a better life. 

Father Boyle is the author of the 2010 New York Times-bestseller Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion. His 2017 book is the Los Angeles Times-bestseller Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship.

He has received the California Peace Prize and been inducted into the California Hall of Fame. In 2014, the White House named Father Boyle a Champion of Change. He received the University of Notre Dame’s 2017 Laetare Medal, the oldest honor given to American Catholics.

What to Expect
Inspiration to make a better, more humane world.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Community Partners

Website
Homeboy Industries
 
 
more about event

Location:
Joann Cole Mitte Building
Room 2121
; Room 2121
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rebecca Marino
School of Art and Design
rebeccamarino@txstate.edu 
713.503.5570
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design
The Art and Design Lecture Series presents an artist lecture and Q&A with Soda_Jerk. Formed in Sydney in 2002, Soda_Jerk (siblings Dominique and Dan Angeloro) is a two-person art collective that approaches sampling as an alternate form of history-making. Working at the intersection of documentary and speculative fiction, their archival practice takes the form of films, video installations, cut-up texts and lecture performances. Soda_Jerk are based in New York where their work was recently shown in a dedicated program at Anthology Film Archives. They have collaborated with collectives VNS Matrix and The Avalanches, and exhibited in museums, festivals, cinemas and torrent sites.

What to Expect
Exploration of the history of cinema, collaboration, free-culture activism and the politics of image and film.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Website
Art and Design Lecture Series
 
 
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Outside of Lobby Entrance
; Outside of Lobby Entrance
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Cedrik Chavez
Austin Electric Vehicle Technologies
cvc13@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Austin Electric Vehicle Technologies
✯ Innovation Week Event

During Innovation Week, Texas State students will see the future of transportation. Austin Electric Vehicles will be displaying their new commuter-focused, three-wheel, all-electric vehicle for campus, community, and cross-town travel. AEV representatives will be ready to answer any questions.

What to Expect
A first-hand look at innovation in transportation.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Austin Electric Vehicle Technologies
 
 
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Location:
Flowers Hall, Room 230; Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
Innovation Week Event

This 9 a.m. session will include activities and conversations about new perspectives on community action, history, religion, and dialogue.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
College of Liberal Arts Innovation Day
 
 
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 379
; Room 379
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
Innovation Week Event

This 10 a.m. session will include activities and conversations about addressing important international issues such as migrant remains, sex trafficking, nuclear ethics, mediation, and global engagement.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
College of Liberal Arts Innovation Day
 
 
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 382
; Room 382
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
Innovation Week Event

This 11 a.m. session will include activities and conversations that translate the art, literature, geography, and technology from ancient to modern civilizations and history to better understand ourselves and our world.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
College of Liberal Arts Innovation Day
 
 
more about event
Location:
Flowers Hall, Room 230; Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

RSVP required for luncheon; limited seating.

This luncheon provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts to meet alumni from the College of Liberal Arts who are innovators in their field.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

RSVP
Luncheon RSVP Webpage
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
✯ Innovation Week Event

Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Innovation: Introducing the Common Experience Theme for 2018-19

Presenters:
• Twister Marquiss, Director of the Common Experience
• Dr. Erika Nielson, Assistant Director of the Common Experience and Common Reading Coordinator
• Kaylee Smith, Social Media Coordinator for the Common Experience

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 275
; Room 275
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
Innovation Week Event

This 1 p.m. session includes activities and conversations about the groundbreaking work on behavior such as studies of chimpanzees, research on human consciousness and mental conditions, and scholarship on ethics and morality.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
College of Liberal Arts Innovation Day
 
 
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 474
; Room 474
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
Innovation Week Event

This 2 p.m. session features activities and conversations about the significant impact of race and gender on medical ethics, pop culture, politics and the Southwest.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
College of Liberal Arts Innovation Day
 
 
more about event

Location:
Evans Liberal Arts Building
Room 344
; Room 344
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
Innovation Week Event

This 3 p.m. session will include activities and conversations about the transformational effect of location and mapping on how we understand literature, history, government innovation, environmental science, and health.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
College of Liberal Arts Innovation Day
 
 
more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
Innovation Week Event

This 4 p.m. session features activities and conversations about emerging research in gerontology, mental health, cognitive impairment, social psychology, and health mapping.

Innovation in the College of Liberal Arts
On Monday, Sept. 24, the College of Liberal Arts will host activities and exhibits featuring new and creative ideas from current and emerging research and scholarship in the College of Liberal Arts. Students and visitors will interact with cutting-edge researchers and scholars, and they will engage in hands-on activities. Activities will highlight innovations in the humanities and social sciences.

Prizes will be awarded to the students who attend the most activities and events hosted by the College of Liberal Arts.

What to Expect
Opportunities to interact with innovative researchers. Hands-on activities. Applications of research and scholarship in the real world. New thinking on human problems and trends.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
College of Liberal Arts Innovation Day
 
 
more about event
Location:
Evans Auditorium
Evans Liberal Arts Building
Texas State University
Cost:
Free | Tickets Required
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Innovation Week Event


» TICKETS
Admission to this event is free and open to the public. However, an advance ticket is required. Texas State first-year students will receive a pre-sale code via email on Sept. 5. Public tickets available Sept. 10 via the link above.

The Common Experience Insight Series is proud to present Dr. David Eagleman and Dr. Anthony Brandt, authors of The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World (Catapult, 2017) — the 2018-19 Common Reading book at Texas State.

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and the New York Times bestselling author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and Sum. He is the writer and host of the Emmy-nominated PBS television series The Brain. Eagleman is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, a Guggenheim fellow, and the director of the Center for Science and Law. He has written for the New York Times, Discover Magazine, The Atlantic, Slate, Wired, and many others, and he appears regularly on National Public Radio and BBC.

Anthony Brandt is a composer and professor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He is also Artistic Director of the contemporary music ensemble Musiqa, winner of two Adventurous Programming Awards from Chamber Music America and ASCAP. Brandt has received a Koussevitzky Commission from the Library of Congress and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet-the-Composer and the Houston Arts Alliance. Brandt has written two chamber operas and works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, dance, theater, film, television, and sound and art installations. He has co-authored papers on music cognition published in the journals Frontiers and Brain Connectivity.

What to Expect
Exploration of the mind and human creativity, including new ideas and stories about innovation, ushering you toward the potential opportunities of tomorrow.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Common Reading: The Runaway Species
 
 
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Location:
Woods Teaching Theater
McCoy Hall | Room 119
; Woods Teaching Theater | McCoy 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Denise Smart
Dean of McCoy College of Business Administration
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Innovation Week Event

This event will include a cross-section of 3M representatives from lab/technical, marketing, sales, and finance. The intent is to "take students through the journey of using our materials science, combining it with insights and needs, creating demand, valuing for return on investment, and culminating in great sales in the market." A panel moderator will lead the discussion/presentation and Q&A involving the audience.

Speakers:
  • Chad R. Henke (moderator), 3M Global Business Manager, Automotive Bonding & Joining Solutions, Industrial Business Group, Automotive and Aerospace Solutions Division (St. Paul, MN)
  • Dr. Terry Collier, 3M Global Technical Service and Application Development Manager, Electrical Markets Division, Electronics and Energy Business Group (Austin, TX)
  • Dr. Raha A. Been, 3M Strategy and M&A Manager, Consumer Business Group, Construction & Home Improvement Markets Division (St. Paul, MN)
  • Dan McGurran, 3M Sales and Marketing Director, Electronics and Energy Business Group (St. Paul, MN)
What to Expect
Real-world insights and connections from one of the world's corporate leaders in innovation.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event

Location:
Off Campus - San Marcos Convention Center
Cost:
$50 Event Fee
Contact:
Giselle Myers
Greater San Marcos Partnership
info@greatersanmarcostx.com
512.393.3400
Campus Sponsor:
University College, Greater San Marcos Partnership
Innovation Week Event


» REGISTRATION
This event requires advance registration.

The Greater San Marcos region's economy is growing, thanks in large part to the strong presence of an Emerging Research University — Texas State University. The University's research and commercialization efforts, including the development of their research park called STAR Park, is already having an impact in transforming our region into a center of innovation, connecting Austin and San Antonio into an "Innovation Corridor."

This event is an in-depth look at the impact that higher education research, commercialization, and innovation have on the future of our regional economy. Speakers include Texas State University President Denise Trauth, along with a panel of leaders from the higher education institutions (UT-Austin, Texas State University, UT-San Antonio) to discuss how these three institutions working collectively will drive the future of our regional economy.

Also featured at this event, is the presentation of the 2018 Dick Burdick Award for Innovation. The Burdick Award, named after the late Dick Burdick, was created to help recognize area companies that are thinking outside the box and finding creative solutions to complete problems through innovative methods, ideas, products, and practices. Past winners include Paratus Diagnostics, MicroPower Global, Quantum Materials, and Thermon.

To nominate a business located in Hays or Caldwell Counties (including your own), please submit a brief statement describing the company's innovative method, idea, product, or practice to Cara Ryan at carar@greatersanmarcostx.com. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2018.

What to Expect
A summit focused on innovation throughout the Innovation Corridor connecting Austin and San Antonio.

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners

Website
Greater San Marcos Partnership
 
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Madison Taber-Smith
Career Services
careerevents@txstate.edu
512.245.2645
Campus Sponsor:
Career Services
Innovation Week Event

The STEM Career Fair is an opportunity for students to get face-to-face with recruiters from various companies interested in hiring Bobcats. Download the Career Fair Plus app to plan your day, or visit the event link to see the list of organizations that will be represented. If you’re exploring careers and internships in STEM or are ready to apply for your full-time job, this is the fair for you.

What to Expect
Opportunities to network and explore careers and opportunities in STEM fields.

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners

Website
STEM Career Fair
 
 
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Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
✯ Innovation Week Event

Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Is Innovation Value Neutral?

Participants:
Dialogue Glass
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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Evans Liberal Arts Building
Texas State University
Cost:
Free | Tickets Required
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Innovation Week Event


» TICKETS
Admission to this event is free and open to the public. However, an advance ticket is required. Texas State first-year students will receive a pre-sale code via email on Sept. 5. Public tickets available Sept. 10 via the link above.

José Hernández, a former migrant farmworker, was selected by NASA as a member of their 19th class of astronauts in 2004. After completing his training, he was selected for a mission in 2007 and flew as the flight engineer in the 2009 14-day STS-128 mission aboard Space Shuttle Discovery to the International Space Station. In addition to his flight engineer duties, Hernández was also one of two principal robotic arm operators and the first to tweet in English and Spanish from space.

Before being selected as an astronaut, he worked at NASA as the Branch Chief of the Materials and Processes Branch at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. There he oversaw the branch’s activities in the areas of materials and processes, fracture control, nondestructive evaluation, failure analysis, and nanomaterials research. His branch was also instrumental in participating in the investigation to help find the root cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia accident and reporting those results to the President’s Columbia Accident Investigation Board.

Prior to his time with NASA, Hernández spent more than 15 years at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where he worked on the development of a space deployed X-Ray laser as part of the Strategic Defense Initiative. He then went on to co-develop the first full-field digital mammography system for the earlier detection of breast cancer — thus opening a new area of research called computer-aided diagnosis — and was recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for this important contribution. He was also the Deputy Program Manager of the Highly Enriched Uranium Implementation program, where his team was in charge of implementing a signed bilateral agreement between the U.S. and Russian Federation for the U.S. purchase of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in the form of low enriched uranium (LEU), derived from the dismantlement of Russian nuclear weapons.

After his 2009 space mission, Hernández was assigned to work at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., where he served as a legislative analyst and helped in the development of space policy and NASA’s annual budget package; he also served as liaison with key Congressional members. Additional duties included the development of an effective strategy that promoted the President’s new vision on space exploration.

Hernández is a former candidate for U.S. Congress and the author of several books, including his autobiography, Reaching for the Stars, and the children’s version, The Boy Who Touched the Stars.

Today, he works as a consultant within the company he founded in 2012, Tierra Luna Engineering. He provides his expertise in business development and strategic operations to help clients develop optimum growth solutions through an integrated approach. He focuses these efforts on companies involved in aerospace technologies and renewable energies.

Hernández has been the recipient of numerous awards, including NASA Service Awards (2002, 2003), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory "Outstanding Engineer Award" (2001), Upward Bound National TRiO Achiever Award (2001), U.S. Department of Energy "Outstanding Performance Commendation" (2000), Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) "Medalla de Oro" recipient for professional and community contributions (1999), and the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award for “Outstanding Technical Contribution” (1995). Hernández has been awarded 7 honorary doctorate degrees including his alma mater, University of the Pacific.

What to Expect
Inspiration and motivation to reach for the stars — literally.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partnerships

Website
LBJ Distinguished Lecture: José Hernández
 
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Berry
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
mb54@txstate.edu
512.716.4568
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, College of Education, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

NASA Innovation Day
11-11:45 a.m.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Armstrong Flight Research Center
Presenters: Mr. Brandon Rodriguez and Dr. Barbie Buckner

Using the elements of art — shape, line, color, texture, value — participants make sense of images of planets, asteroids, comets and moons, honing observation skills and inspiring questions. Learners of all ages create a beautiful piece of art while learning to recognize the geology on planetary surfaces. The lesson begins with what we know here on Earth and then uses that awareness to help participants interpret features on distant objects in the solar system. Art and the Comic Connection offers a terrific bridge between Earth and space science, as well as a wonderful dive into the potential of science to inspire art — and art to empower science!

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State presents an entire day of events related to career paths in STEM fields and beyond.

What to Expect
Learning and inspiration to make big leaps, from Earth to the Moon to the cosmos beyond.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Berry
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
mb54@txstate.edu
512.716.4568
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, College of Education, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

NASA Innovation Day
12-12:45 p.m.
Texas State University and Goddard Space Flight Center
Presenters: Dr. Araceli Martinez Ortiz and Dr. Deepika Sangam

In this session you will learn about the key milestones of NASA’s innovation portfolio that will enable long-duration human exploration of Earth’s Moon, Mars and beyond. These milestones have not only advanced Science, but have significantly impacted and improved our everyday life here on Earth through Spinoff Technologies. During this session you will also learn about examples of these Spinoff technologies in an interactive way.

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State presents an entire day of events related to career paths in STEM fields and beyond.

What to Expect
Learning and inspiration to make big leaps, from Earth to the Moon to the cosmos beyond.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Berry
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
mb54@txstate.edu
512.716.4568
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, College of Education, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

NASA Innovation Day
1-1:45 p.m.
Kennedy Space Center and Ames Research Center
Presenters: Dr. Lester Morales and Dr. Samuel Garcia, Jr.

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program: The next phase in space transportation, enabling industry to provide a safe, reliable, and cost-effective access to and from International Space Station and low-Earth-orbit. Let’s learn about the companies, the vehicles, and the crew.

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State presents an entire day of events related to career paths in STEM fields and beyond.

What to Expect
Learning and inspiration to make big leaps, from Earth to the Moon to the cosmos beyond.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Berry
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
mb54@txstate.edu
512.716.4568
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, College of Education, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

NASA Innovation Day
2-2:45 p.m.
Johnson Space Center and Marshall Space Flight Center
Presenters: Mr. Steven Smith and Mr. John Weis

Participants will get an overview of NASA’s plans for returning to the Moon and continuing on to Mars. Discussion will include the challenge of landing humans versus robots and equipment before closing with a hands-on design challenge to innovate a new lunar lander.

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State presents an entire day of events related to career paths in STEM fields and beyond.

What to Expect
Learning and inspiration to make big leaps, from Earth to the Moon to the cosmos beyond.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Berry
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
mb54@txstate.edu
512.716.4568
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, College of Education, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

NASA Innovation Day
3-3:45 p.m.
John C. Stennis Space Center and Langley Research Center
Presenters: Mr. Stephen Culivan and Dr. Anne Weiss


Nearly 50 years ago, Apollo astronauts made humankind’s first landing on another world. It was no easy or small step. It took many people with different skills working as one team and countless new innovations to accomplish this historic, technological achievement. NASA is now planning to send humans back to the Moon and then on to Mars. What new careers and technologies will be needed to achieve this giant leap into our solar system? This session will explore that question and demonstrate the need for new innovations developed by people like you.

The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State presents an entire day of events related to career paths in STEM fields and beyond.

What to Expect
Learning and inspiration to make big leaps, from Earth to the Moon to the cosmos beyond.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Berry
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
mb54@txstate.edu
512.716.4568
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research, College of Education, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

NASA Innovation Day
4-4:45 p.m.
Glenn Research Center and Texas State University
Presenters: Ms. Susan Labarre-Kohler and Ms. Sara Torres


Look inside Boeing’s Starliner and Space X’s Crew Dragon, the commercial spacecraft that will fly astronauts from the U.S. to the International Space Station for the first time since 2011. Explore the skills needed to complete a mission that requires collaboration between NASA and multiple commercial companies that share a definite purpose and specific experiences. The LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State presents an entire day of events related to career paths in STEM fields and beyond.

What to Expect
Learning and inspiration to make big leaps, from Earth to the Moon to the cosmos beyond.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
✯ Innovation Week Event

Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World
Texas State's 2018-19 Common Reading

Presenter:
Dr. Erika Nielson, Assistant Director of the Common Experience and Common Reading Coordinator

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library | Teaching Theater
Texas State University
; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
512.245.3579
twister@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

The Common Experience Insight Series presents a roundtable discussion event featuring trendsetting business leaders and vision-forward municipal government.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Adriana Cruz (moderator), President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership
  • Paul Brown, President of Bautex Systems
  • Steve Frayser, Executive Director of STAR Park, Texas State University
  • Dr. Jennifer Irvin, Director of the Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) Program, Texas State University
  • John Thomaides, Mayor of San Marcos
What to Expect
An overview of innovative ideas at work in the Innovation Corridor, as well as opportunities to become part of economic future of the region.

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, First Floor; Room 101
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Pitts
Alkek Library
dhp19@txstate.edu
512.245.4252
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Libraries
Innovation Week Event​

GIS Specialist Dr. Nathaniel Dede-Bamfo will introduce you to some selected popular GIS applications useful for research in any academic discipline. Attendees will have a hands-on experience with GIS and learn how to make a basic map

Alkek Technology Day
Learn from campus and industry experts and explore the technology that is — or soon will be — available in the Alkek Library: Virtual Reality, GIS, 3D Printing, Coding, Prototyping and more. Choose one or more of the daytime technology workshops and/or work with a team in the evening 360-Minute Innovation Challenge to develop and propose a creative technology solution to a real-world issue with the help of industry professionals who can help you hone your ideas into a first-class proposal.

What to Expect
New ways to interact with and apply technology through workshops and fun problem-solving.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Alkek Technology Day
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, First Floor; Room 101
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Pitts
Alkek Library
dhp19@txstate.edu
512.245.4252
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Libraries
Innovation Week Event​

Get creative and get coding with Dr. Sean Justice from the School of Art and Design as he demonstrates the micro:bits controller. This revolutionary device from the BBC and Microsoft opens physical computing interfaces to a wide range of learners, from complete novices to advanced UX designers. No previous coding or programming experience required. This is a hands-on, collaborative workshop.

Alkek Technology Day
Learn from campus and industry experts and explore the technology that is — or soon will be — available in the Alkek Library: Virtual Reality, GIS, 3D Printing, Coding, Prototyping and more. Choose one or more of the daytime technology workshops and/or work with a team in the evening 360-Minute Innovation Challenge to develop and propose a creative technology solution to a real-world issue with the help of industry professionals who can help you hone your ideas into a first-class proposal.

What to Expect
New ways to interact with and apply technology through workshops and fun problem-solving.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Alkek Technology Day
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, First Floor; Room 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Pitts
Alkek Library
dhp19@txstate.edu
512.245.4252
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Libraries
​✯ Innovation Week Event​

Learn the steps to create and print a 3D model in this workshop led by library and IT experts. This workshop will show you how 3D printing can be used for innovative problem-solving.

​Alkek Technology Day
Learn from campus and industry experts and explore the technology that is — or soon will be — available in the Alkek Library: Virtual Reality, GIS, 3D Printing, Coding, Prototyping and more. Choose one or more of the daytime technology workshops and/or work with a team in the evening 360-Minute Innovation Challenge to develop and propose a creative technology solution to a real-world issue with the help of industry professionals who can help you hone your ideas into a first-class proposal.

What to Expect
New ways to interact with and apply technology through workshops and fun problem-solving.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Alkek Technology Day
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, First Floor; Room 118
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Pitts
Alkek Library
dhp19@txstate.edu
512.245.4252
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Libraries
✯ Innovation Week Event

Experience three levels of immersion through this guided workshop led by Dr. Jonathon Zmikly of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. See what possibilities are available through virtual and augmented reality.

Alkek Room 118, sign up for one 45-minute session that takes you through all three activities. Your choice of available start times either 12:30, 1:15 or 2 p.m.

Alkek Technology Day
Learn from campus and industry experts and explore the technology that is — or soon will be — available in the Alkek Library: Virtual Reality, GIS, 3D Printing, Coding, Prototyping and more. Choose one or more of the daytime technology workshops and/or work with a team in the evening 360-Minute Innovation Challenge to develop and propose a creative technology solution to a real-world issue with the help of industry professionals who can help you hone your ideas into a first-class proposal.

What to Expect
New ways to interact with and apply technology through workshops and fun problem-solving.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Alkek Technology Day
 
 
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Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
✯ Innovation Week Event

Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Heidegger’s Perspective on Technology

Presenters:
• Dialogue Class
• Hunter Chambers, St. Mary's University (special guest)

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Madison Taber-Smith
Career Services
careerevents@txstate.edu
512.245.2645
Campus Sponsor:
Career Services
Innovation Week Event​

Meet employers from concrete and construction organizations who will be seeking summer interns, part-time and full-time employees.  A complete list of employers attending this event will be available in Jobs4Cats or by downloading the Career Fair App. Just search "Career Fair Plus" in the App Store or Google Play Store, then select "Texas State University" within the app. All majors are welcome to attend.

What to Expect
Opportunities to network and explore careers and opportunities in construction and concrete industries.

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners

Website
Career Services
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, First Floor; Room 101
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Pitts
Alkek Library
dhp19@txstate.edu
512.245.4252
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Libraries
Innovation Week Event​

Rapid Prototyping: Learn how to prototype an app or website with no programming to get your ideas across quickly to an audience and test it on real users. Prof. Grayson Lawrence of the School of Art and Design will teach you how to do rapid prototyping and user testing.

​Alkek Technology Day
Learn from campus and industry experts and explore the technology that is — or soon will be — available in the Alkek Library: Virtual Reality, GIS, 3D Printing, Coding, Prototyping and more. Choose one or more of the daytime technology workshops and/or work with a team in the evening 360-Minute Innovation Challenge to develop and propose a creative technology solution to a real-world issue with the help of industry professionals who can help you hone your ideas into a first-class proposal.

What to Expect
New ways to interact with and apply technology through workshops and fun problem-solving.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Alkek Technology Day
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, First Floor; Room 118
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Pitts
Alkek Library
dhp19@txstate.edu
512.245.4252
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Libraries
Innovation Week Event​

Prof. Grayson Lawrence shows you how to organize ideas and target solutions before designing products or innovative solution designs. Students participating in the Alkek Technology Day Innovate-athon are encouraged to attend in this workshop.

​Alkek Technology Day
Learn from campus and industry experts and explore the technology that is — or soon will be — available in the Alkek Library: Virtual Reality, GIS, 3D Printing, Coding, Prototyping and more. Choose one or more of the daytime technology workshops and/or work with a team in the evening 360-Minute Innovation Challenge to develop and propose a creative technology solution to a real-world issue with the help of industry professionals who can help you hone your ideas into a first-class proposal.

What to Expect
New ways to interact with and apply technology through workshops and fun problem-solving.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Alkek Technology Day
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, First Floor; Room 105/106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Debbie Pitts
Alkek Library
dhp19@txstate.edu
512.245.4252
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Information Technology (DoIT) and University Libraries
Innovation Week Event​

Spend an evening at the Alkek Library working with other students, guided by industry professionals, in this fun marathon competition. Your team will propose a solution to a real-world problem that involves the use of technology and innovation. You will record a presentation explaining your innovative solution before the end of the evening. The winning team will earn awards, bragging rights and a résumé-applicable honor. Competition winners will be announced at a Common Experience event the next evening. Participants are  encouraged, but not required, to attend at least one of the workshops offered earlier in the day as part of Alkek Technology Day. (First half-hour will consist of introductions and instruction.)

Alkek Technology Day
Learn from campus and industry experts and explore the technology that is — or soon will be — available in the Alkek Library: Virtual Reality, GIS, 3D Printing, Coding, Prototyping and more. Choose one or more of the daytime technology workshops and/or work with a team in the evening 360-Minute Innovation Challenge to develop and propose a creative technology solution to a real-world issue with the help of industry professionals who can help you hone your ideas into a first-class proposal.

What to Expect
New ways to interact with and apply technology through workshops and fun problem-solving.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Alkek Technology Day
 
 
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Location:
Centennial Hall Room 157
Texas State University
; Room 157
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Eli Kanon
Department of Philosophy
elikanon@txstate.edu
512.245.6597
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies Program
Innovation Week Event

The Department of Philosophy presents the 3rd annual Space Settlement Symposium, a roundtable conversation on the United Nations Outer Space Treaty of 1967. Currently, this is the only regulatory agreement for the use of outer space. As more nations and private organizations innovate technology to access and pursue non-terrestrial resources, the question of how such innovation should be constrained and regulated in order to uphold the UN sentiment that "no one can own outer space" must be addressed. Discussion will include current regulatory practices of outer space and suggestions for future regulation.

What to Expect
New insights and motivation regarding an inevitable progression into humans living off-world, beyond Earth.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship

Website
Space Settlement Symposium
 
 
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Location:
Sewell Park
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Donya Villarreal
College of Education
donya@txstate.edu
512.245.2150
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Education
Innovation Week Event​

DrumCats research-based initiative will be showcased in Sewell Park. DrumCats features innovative drumming on large exercise balls to music as part of Drumtastic Ability Beats® program from Drums Alive, Inc. This an all-inclusive, comprehensive, multi-generational, culturally diverse Brain and Body program for all ages and abilities unlocks limitations and empowers participants to achieve healthy and happy lives through research-based fitness and wellness applications. Presented by Dr. Lyn Litchke.

What to Expect
Innovative empowerment in fitness and wellness.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
 
 
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Location:
Education Building
Rooms 1024, 1025, and 1026
; Rooms 1024, 1025, and 1026
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Donya Villarreal
College of Education
donya@txstate.edu
512.245.2150
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education
✯ Innovation Week Event

The College of Education’s first-floor clinic will be open for students on Friday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, to learn about the innovative ways in which the space is utilized by three of the College’s programs.

The Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES) provides educational programs and services for individuals with autism and related developmental disorders. Their faculty and staff will be available to provide a tour of the clinic and share information about the services they provide both to their clients and to the local community. Located in ED 1024.

The School Psychology graduate program offers two assessment services as part of the Assessment and Counseling Clinic and CARES. The assessments focus on the challenges in the learning process and factors that impede the learning process, as well as the identification of autism. School Psychology faculty will share information about how the assessment clinic functions, the services provided, and some of the common tools used. Located in ED 1025.

The Professional Counseling graduate program operates two counseling and training clinics that serve the San Marcos and Round Rock communities. These clinics offer counseling for a variety of concerns. The space is also utilized by the Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy and the Institute for Play Therapy. Professional Counseling faculty will share information on the counseling services provided through the program and specialized clinic programming. Located in ED 1026.

What to Expect
Opportunities to explore and learn about impactful programs and innovative clinic space.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event
Location:
Jowers Center, Room 205
Texas State University
; Room 205
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Donya Villarreal
College of Education
donya@txstate.edu
512.245.2150
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Health & Human Performance, College of Education
Innovation Week Event​

The Department of Health and Human Performance in the College of Education invites distinguished scholars to deliver a Brennan and Smith Lecture every year. This fall, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Jared Russell of Auburn University will be visiting Texas State University and presenting several sessions on promoting diversity and inclusion in graduate and undergraduate programs in higher education. Dr. Russell will dialogue with faculty and students in the Department of Health and Human Performance on issues encompassing diversity and inclusion in HHP academic disciplines and related professional careers. Students participating in this event must pre-register.

What to Expect
Innovative insights into heath and human performance careers.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
 
 
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Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 501; Room 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Sandy Rao
The Graduate College
sr02@txstate.edu
512.245.3790
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Graduate College, Common Experience
Innovation Week Event

The Honors College and the Graduate College present graduate student panels to discuss opportunities to pursue innovative research. Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, September 26, at the link below.

The Roads to Research Grad Chat series provides current Texas State undergraduates access to outstanding graduate students' research experiences first-hand. Three panelists will participate:
  • Amarilis M. Castillo, doctoral student in Developmental Education
  • Ryan Leach, master's student in Mass Communication
  • Eric Welch, doctoral student in the Material Science, Engineering and Commercialization (MSEC) Program
What to Expect
Paths forward in innovative research.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
RSVP for Light Lunch
 
 
more about event
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Recital Hall
Texas State University
Cost:
Free for students | $10 adult, $8 seniors/children
Contact:
Jonathan Babcock
School of Music
512.560.3317
jb211@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Stars At Night Concert Series, School of Music Dean's Showcase, College of Fine Arts & Communication
Innovation Week Event


» TICKETS
An advance ticket is required for this event.

Arnold Schoenberg’s melodrama Pierrot Lunaire stands as one of the seminal works of 20th century modern art. For this work, Schoenberg developed a startlingly innovative style of vocal delivery he called Sprechstimme (speaking-voice), which requires the text to be partly spoken and partly sung. The narrator is accompanied by flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano. Using poetry by Belgian dramatist Albert Geraud, the work continues to amaze and disturb listeners over 100 years after it was first performed. School of Music faculty members Adah Jones (flute), Vanguel Tanguerov (clarinet), Lynn Ledbetter (violin), Karla Hamelin (cello), Joey Martin (piano), Myra Vassian (narrator) and Jonathan Babcock (conductor) will perform.

What to Expect
A style and sound of music that is likely unknown to many — innovation in the fine arts.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
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October 2018

until Oct. 31
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall
Texas State University
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
kh1590@txstate.edu
830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Exhibition runs Sept. 13 to Dec. 6, 2018

The Gallery of the Common Experience will be exhibiting a collection of work from students and the community titled The Power of Thought. This exhibit is about highlighting one's innate innovative creative power. Works will include painting, drawing, photography, found-object work, metal art, mixed media, and other 2D and 3D mediums depicting, related to, or inspired by The Power of Thought. Innovation — the 2018-19 Common Experience theme — is about opportunity in creativity.

What to Expect
Exposure to works by artists from different backgrounds and methods of creating artwork, implementing innovative styles and processes to come to their end product.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
more about event

until Oct. 31
Location:
Willow Hall
Texas State University
Round Rock Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker
Department of Physical Therapy
mp40@txstate.edu
512.716.2813
Campus Sponsor:
College of Health Professions, Round Rock Campus
Beyond the Diagnosis is an art exhibit featuring children with undiagnosed and rare disorders. The exhibit has been on display at other prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Brown, Hofstra, MIT and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Free and open to the public.

What to Expect
Artwork as an innovative approach to understanding healthcare issues.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Beyond the Diagnosis
 
 
more about event

until Oct. 31
Location:
Between Evans Liberal Arts and Flowers Hall
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
margo.handwerker@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design, College of Fine Arts and Communication, McCoy College of Business Administration, Department of Housing and Residential Life, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Health Professions
TXST Portal runs August 29 to December 14
General open hours on weekdays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m.
Check website to verify availability: TXST Portal

Shared Studios is a global public arts initiative. Each Shared Studios portal is a gold shipping container equipped with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.

Programming in the TXST Portal ranges from unstructured "open hours" to curated events, such as Shared Meals, expert roundtables, and performances. Student organizations, faculty members, and others are invited to inquire about the development of programming around a specific topic or theme

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

What to Expect
An immersive audio/video experience connecting to other portals throughout the world.

Website
Shared Studios Portal Overview
 
 
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library, Open Theater; Open Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
and Common Reading Coordinator
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3709
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Faculty and staff are invited to discuss how you've been using The Runaway Species — our 2018-19 Common Reading book — in University Seminar or other courses. We will discuss successful ideas and future plans to implement.

What to Expect
Faculty discussion and innovative idea-sharing.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning

Website
Event Signup System
 
 
more about event

until Oct. 07
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$17-$20 Adult | $12-$15 Children / Seniors | $10 Students
Contact:
Robert Styers
Box Office Manager
robert.styers@txstate.edu
512.245.6500
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance

» TICKETS
An advance ticket is required for this event.


Performances run October 2-6 at 7:30 p.m.
and October 7 matinée at 2 p.m.


What happens to pop culture after the fall of human civilization? What about seven years after the fall? Or even 75 years? Mr. Burns: a Post-Electric Play endeavors to find out. When nuclear power plants across the country begin to “go up,” a small group of survivors gather in the woods and begin to recount an episode of The Simpsons. Over the course of the play’s three acts and three-quarters of a century timespan, casual storytelling evolves into theater, theater evolves into ritual, and one Simpsons episode evolves into a myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic world.

What to Expect
Innovation in the performing arts, and innovation as both a breaker and re-maker of society.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Everything Old Is New Again

Presenters:
• Marcy Garcia, dialogue student
• Trent Oatman, dialogue student

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-3.1; Room 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kacie Panvica
Office of Disability Services
kdp127@txstate.edu
512.245.3451
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
It is easy to become overwhelmed in our busy lives and lose track of our mental and emotional health. Join the Office of Disability Services for this life-affirming workshop to alleviate stressors in healthy, effective, and fun ways.

The Healing Arts program is designed to encourage self-discovery, self-expression, and self-awareness through creativity and innovation. Evidence shows that art-based interventions are effective in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes. The Healing Arts program strengthens the connection among learning, creativity, and innovation. All areas in education — and life, for that matter — involve creativity, ingenuity, and innovation. Our hope is that through engagement with the arts participants understand how the arts teach creativity and innovation.

What to Expect
Learn how to heal through the arts by being given the opportunity to color, paint, and de-stress, during a very stressful time of the year.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies Program
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Ecotourism with a Hand Lens: The Invisible Journey

Presenter:
• Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, Philosophy & Religion, University of North Texas

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library | Teaching Theater
Texas State University
; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Dr. Scott Solomon currently teaches ecology, evolutionary biology, and scientific communication as an associate teaching professor at Rice University. His current research examines the interactions between native and non-native ants, the impacts of extreme flooding on ant communities, and the co-evolution between ants and microbes. His writing and photography have appeared in publications such as Aeon, Nautilus, Slate, and Wired and his first book, Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution, was published by Yale University Press in 2016.

Dr. Solomon is a biologist, professor, and science writer. He earned his doctorate in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Texas at Austin where his research examined the evolutionary basis of biological diversity in the Amazon Basin. He has worked as a visiting researcher with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and São Paulo State University in Rio Claro, Brazil.

Book sale and signing will follow lecture.
What to Expect
A fresh look at the future of humans.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship


Website
Dr. Scott Solomon
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies Program
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Workshop: Engaging Scientists in the Science, Ethics, and Religion Dialogue

2:00-3:20
Effectively Communicating with the Public on Issues Related to Science, Ethics, and Religion

Presenters:
• Dr. Ricardo Rozzi, Philosophy & Religion, University of North Texas
• Dr. Andrew Sansom, Director of the Meadows Center, Texas State
• Dr. Rebecca Raphael, Philosophy & Religious Studies, Texas State

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Science or Scientism?

Presenters:
• Max Blaschke, dialogue student
• Alfred Macdonald, dialogue student
• Isabella Jaime, dialogue student

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Exploring Geophilosophy: Healing Our Estrangement from the Natural World

Presenter:
• Dr. Vince Lopes, Biology, Texas State

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Roy F. Mitte Building, Room 3219; 3219
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Reddy Venumbaka
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
reddy@txstate.edu
512.245.2672
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
This event is for faculty only.

One of Texas State's Intellectual Property (IP) law firms, Winsted PC (Winstead), will be visiting to present and discuss Safeguarding IP Rights. This event is targeted for researchers who are considering/wanting to protect their inventions and entrepreneurial business strategies. Specifically, the presentation will cover the following topics:
  • IP rights, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets
  • How to best choose between the different IP protection options
  • How one can obtain a patent through the patent prosecution process
Texas State researchers will have an opportunity to meet with Winstead attorneys to discuss and/or ask any questions they might have related to IP.

What to Expect
This event is for faculty, who can expect to learn about protecting their intellectual property so as to benefit themselves and the university.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event
Location:
STAR Park
3055 Hunter Road
San Marcos, TX
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Innovation Program Event 1 of 4
Saturday, October 13: Market Validation

[ Registration Required ]

Day 1 of four-day program: This first day's program will cover the basics of team development, initial pitch of business concept, and market validation. Everyone thinks that their idea is the best — but will others be willing to support that business? In this session, you will learn how to ask questions in objective and non-leading ways to determine if there is a market for your business. You will then be charged with going out and asking potential customers.

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Register for This Event
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 201; Room 201
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Remember the Alamo! Content at the Drafthouse
The creative manager for Alamo Drafthouse discusses creative and social media strategy

Bridget Garraway

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Decide, Design, Deploy: Innovation at Gatehouse’s de//space Innovation Studio
GateHouse Media’s news innovation team, de//space, recently won the Associated Press Media Editor‘s Innovator of the Year award. The award recognizes cutting-edge work that enhances the viability and mission of news organizations. Tyson Bird and Mara Corbett, Project Designers in the de//space, will discuss how to decide, design and deploy media products/projects and what innovation means in today’s news environment.

Tyson Bird and Mara Corbett

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Big Data, Algorithms, and Self Knowledge

Presenters:
• Dr. Anthony Cross, Philosophy, Texas State

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
cp1292@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, University Lecture Series, Common Experience
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series
in conjunction with the Philosophy and Culture class

Dr. Mark Graves (University of Notre Dame) is a leading ethicist in the area of emergent technologies, and he is deeply involved with interdisciplinary research. Although his focus is on a societal/community approach to ethical issues on the horizon for this century, because of the technological shift for societies ahead, his expertise in computer science and artificial intelligence provide insight into the practical/scientific dynamics of these changes. Dr. Graves will engage with students, faculty, and community members to discuss ethical issues surrounding innovation in artificial intelligence.

What to Expect
New insights into trends in ethical research and development of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Department of Philosophy
 
 
more about event
Location:
Alkek Library, Teaching Theater; Room 250 / Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Behind the Scenes at Bumble – the Female-First App
From its roots as a dating app where women were in control to a social network run by females, Bumble’s chief brand officer, Alex Williamson, will give students a behind-the-curtain look at the company’s innovation and mission.

Alex Williamson

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 234; Room 234
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Changing the Game: Texas State’s Partnership with ESPN
Dan Seed moderates this panel about Texas State’s athletic department’s new partnership with ESPN to cover the university’s conference athletic events.

Bryan Miller, Lucas Haskins and Mark Osmena

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Local TV News: Is It Still Relevant?
TV producers from San Antonio and Austin will discuss Local TV News and its relevancy in today’s media landscape.

Luke Simons, Ashley Lowell Doussard and Isamar Terrazas

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
The A.I. Alignment Problem

Phi Sigma Tau Open Discussion

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

until Oct. 16
Location:
Old Main, Room 232; Room 232
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Advertising Media Insights
Carrie Stein will discuss the ever-changing media environment and how her company is adapting to meet the needs of her clients.

Carrie Stein

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
TBD; TBD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Working in Association Communications: Advocating to an Audience
SJMC alumni return to speak about the unique opportunities and challenges faced by communicators in the association world.

Jaime Lee, Karen Buenorostro and Anna Tauzin Rice

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, MILAB; Room 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Virtual Reality Workshop *Reservation Only*
Students can RSVP for time slots to try out some of the digital tools that MILab has to offer like the Oculus Go.

Jon Zmikly

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Alkek Library Room / 106; Room 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Career Prep: Take Control of Social Media for Your Career
Social media has quickly become a necessary part of life. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are just a few of the tools that we now use to stay in touch with friends and family, complete school assignments, receive news and information and entertain us in our spare time. We have all encountered businesses and professional organizations in our social media usage. How do professional organizations use social media, and how can you – as a professional – leverage social media to your advantage for your career? In this brown bag Shop Talk, you will learn effective ways to use social media for job hunting, developing a professional network and staying updated on trends. This talk is tailored for graduate students, but anyone can attend. *Reservation Required*

Cindy Royal

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event

until Oct. 16
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
The Emergence of HBCU Gameday
The creator of HBCUgameday.com discusses how and why he created the website, and what it means to innovate.

Steven Gaither

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
cp1292@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, University Lecture Series, Common Experience
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series

Dr. Mark Graves
 (University of Notre Dame) is a leading ethicist in the area of emergent technologies, and he is deeply involved with interdisciplinary research. Although his focus is on a societal/community approach to ethical issues on the horizon for this century, because of the technological shift for societies ahead, his expertise in computer science and artificial intelligence provide insight into the practical/scientific dynamics of these changes. Dr. Graves will engage with students, faculty, and community members to discuss ethical issues surrounding innovation in artificial intelligence.

What to Expect
New insights into trends in ethical research and development of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.).

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Department of Philosophy
 
 
more about event
Location:
Centennial Room - 157; Room 157
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Advertising Insights with Carmen and Friends
Session Description TBD

Carmen Graf and Marianna Rush

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Round Rock Campus
Avery Hall, Room 252
Round Rock, Texas
; Room 252
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Karen Fabac, CPM
LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
kf19@txstate.edu
512.716.4532
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State University Round Rock Campus
Part of the Round Rock Campus Faculty Speaker Series

5:00-6:30 p.m.: Planetarium in Avery Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby
6:30-7:30 p.m.: Speaking event, Avery Hall, Room 252

The Round Rock Campus Faculty Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Araceli Ortiz, Executive Director of the LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research at Texas State University. Dr. Ortiz will discuss research regarding the value of children’s creative play and will share instructional approaches that support students to develop critical thinking skills in STEM.

The speaker series is free and open to the public.

Guests attending without a current university parking permit, please follow directional signage to the gated event parking lot and ask for a parking voucher at the event registration table.

What to Expect
New skills that can be applied learning experiences and the educational experiences of others; this presentation is especially relevant for future educators.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Round Rock Campus Faculty Speaker Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 232; Room 232
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Local TV News: Who’s Watching and Why
TV producers from San Antonio and Austin will discuss today’s audience and how local TV news can cater to its viewers.

Rob Cartwright and Jennifer Dodd-Taylor

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
STAR Park
3055 Hunter Road
San Marcos, TX
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Innovation Program Event 2 of 4
Tuesday, October 16: Business Development

[ Registration Required ]

Day 2 of four-day program: Now that you have asked potential customers about their problems, how has your business concept changed? What else do you need to do to make this a viable business? What does the archetypal customer look like? What do you already know about your potential customers? We will answer these questions and more during this session.

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Register for This Event
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Diversity over Division: Covering Race Relations
This SPJ sponsored panel brings together members of the press and to discuss the difficulties and best practices in covering race relations.

Scott Bowman & Jessica James – co-moderators; James Russell, Elaine Ayala, Steven Gaither

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Alkek Library | Teaching Theater
Texas State University
; Teaching Theater | Room 250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
cp1292@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, University Lecture Series, Common Experience
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series

Scholars will discuss Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and the socioeconomic issues on the horizon related to its increased presence and use, presenting profound and urgent questions about humanity’s future. Computer scientists and engineers have been at the forefront of the technological development of A.I.; Dr. Mark Graves (University of Notre Dame) will discuss the technical aspects of our co-joined futures while highlighting the ethical challenges such advances present. Philosophers/religious studies researchers, computer scientists, and psychologists will discuss with him the shifting sense of the human condition in light of advanced, “deep” A.I. Dr. Graves will also talk about creativity and beauty in the age of advanced A.I.

Confirmed Participants:
  • Dr. Mark Graves, Religious Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • Dr. Glen Miller, Philosophy, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Dan Tamir, Computer Science, Texas State
  • Dr. Kaya de Barbaro, Psychology, The University of Texas at Arlington
  • Dr. Rebecca Raphael, moderator, Philosophy/Religious Studies, Texas State
What to Expect
Examination of emergent changes related to artificial intelligence, including changes in jobs, economy, personal relationships, and culture.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Department of Philosophy
 
 
more about event
Location:
Centennial Hall, Room - 157; Room 157
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Storytelling in Public Relations
Lydia Saldaña discusses the “I Will Not Be Tamed” campaign for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, along with her years of experience in media.

Lydia Saldaña

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event

Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Trends in Digital Media
Omar Gallaga recently departed the Austin American-Statesman, where he followed and covered technology trends for more than two decades. He’s contributed to websites and hosted podcasts. And he’s witnessed firsthand how digital trends have affected media, interpersonal communication and culture. In this talk, Gallaga will discuss and answer questions about surviving and thriving in a digital media world.

Omar Gallaga

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Hines Academic Center, Room 204; Room 204
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
“How to Get Started as a Freelancer with Skills You Already Have”
Dustin Lien, a Texas State alum, will discuss tools and methods that students can use to start building their portfolios before graduation while earning income

Dustin Lien

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Alkek Library, Teaching Theater; Room 250 / Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Inside the World of SXSW
SXSW brings some of the most creative people in the world to Austin every year to help achieve their goals. SJMC alumni Jordan Roberts, Chris Cantu and Pam Renteria will take you inside the world of SXSW and let students know how they can be a part of it all.

Jordan Roberts, Chris Cantu and Pam Renteria

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Recital Hall
; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Laramie McWilliams
Assistant Dean of Students
512.245.5321
lm41@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students Office, Frost Bank, Texas Monthly, Texas Optimism Project
The Leadership Institute presents a collaborative event with The Texas Optimism Project featuring graffiti artist Mario E. Figueroa, Jr., aka Gonzo247. Gonzo247's work is well known and recognized across Houston, where he was born and raised. As a self-taught artist, he is challenging perceptions of graffiti, and creates art on a local, national, and international levels. He opened the Aerosol Warfare Gallery, founded The Graffiti & Street Art Art Museum of Texas, produced an Aerosol Warfare video series, established a Houston Wall of Fame, and has participated in over 50 exhibitions and art projects while also working with top brand campaigns that speak to urban communities.

What to Expect
Challenges to perception of graffiti as an art form and its impact on culture.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Event Registration
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 238; Room 238
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Social Media Analytics in the Sports World
Social media analytics play a major role in sports marketing. Jordan Cooper of Umbel and JC Hernandez of Under Armour will show students how data have changed game day.

Jordan Cooper and JC Hernandez

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event

Location:
Old Main, MiLab; MiLab | Room 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Attendance at this event by reservation only.
 

Virtual Reality Workshop
Students can RSVP for time slots to try out some of the digital tools that MILab has to offer like the Oculus Go.

Jon Zmikly

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Lampasas Hall
Room 407
; Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
Honors College
ms84@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Texas Commission on the Arts, Common Experience
Area artist Johnny Villarreal shares his personal experience and trajectory with the E of IS project, from its inception as a major component of his senior thesis exhibition to its current streamlined iteration as a form of performance art as well as a business.

What to Expect
Explore your imagination through the process of creating crowd-sourced art and learn various skills used in stop-motion animation.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
The Edge of Imagination Station
 
 
more about event

Location:
Old Main, Room 232; Room 232
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Drones Lunch ‘N Learn
Students will learn Drone basics and can get some hands-on experience with a drone.

Dale Blasingame

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom; LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
Career Services, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Mass Comm Career Fair
Career Services hosts the semi-annual career fair where students meet employers from a wide variety of companies who will be seeking interns, part-time and full-time employees within various fields.


Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
STAR Park
3055 Hunter Road
San Marcos, TX
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Innovation Program Event 3 of 4
Thursday, October 18: Pitch Development

[ Registration Required ]

Day 3 of four-day program: During this session participants will learn how to professionally pitch their business concept. You will learn what the best practices are in developing a pitch while examining the top 10 mistakes that entrepreneurs make in trying to pitch their concept. You never know who might be interested in investing time and/or money into your business, unless you pitch your business concept to them.

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Register for This Event
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Play Ball: Sports in Media
Matt McClearin, Lane Lewis, Brant Freeman, Chris Sommer, Mike Kickirillo

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Behind the Scenes: Event Production in the Media Industry
Reyna Caraveo, Valerie Gomez

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 234; Room 234
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Changing Times in Pro Sports
Mike Kickirillo

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Living in a Digital World: Careers in Multimedia
Colleen Baker, Valerie Gomez, Alex Frank, Katrina Barber, Brittany Robinson, Taylor Wood

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
News for Today’s TV and Radio Audience
Carlos Garcia, Erica Hernandez, DaLyah Jones, Hady Mawajdeh

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233 (San Marcos)
+ live-streamed to Avery Hall, Room 256 (Round Rock); Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Keynote:
Outperformance and Opportunities: Women Entrepreneurs and Women Investors
Kerry Rupp

When women are on the management team of companies, whether they’re public companies or venture-backed startups, the companies perform significantly better financially. Yet, despite this outperformance, fewer than 3% of companies funded by venture capitalists have a woman CEO. That’s a missed opportunity! So, who best to take advantage of it? Women investors are more likely to outperform — whether they’re money managers, hedge fund managers, or women VCs investing in women entrepreneurs. And by 2030, it’s estimated that U.S. women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation’s wealth. So, we believe they’re a key to changing these poor funding metrics for women entrepreneurs.
__________

Kerry Rupp is a General Partner at True Wealth Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund investing in women-led businesses in consumer health and sustainable products and technologies.

For over 20 years, she has launched, developed and grown startup companies and new lines of business for established firms. As the prior CEO and General Partner at DreamIt, a Top Ten U.S. startup accelerator and early-stage venture fund, Rupp was directly involved with the launch of over 150 companies. During her five-year tenure with DreamIt, she grew its programs to five cities and raised and managed ~$20M in investment funds including DreamIt Access (minority entrepreneur), DreamIt Athena (female entrepreneur), and DreamIt Health programs.

Before DreamIt, Rupp was the founder of an online travel service, Holiday Golightly, which organized unique group travel excursions for women. She has also advised senior executives at Allrecipes.com, ReadersDigest, LexisNexis, Payscale, and Taleo on strategy, business development and marketing. She held Vice President positions at AllRecipes.com, Jobster, Classmates.com and LexisNexis (and several startups that preceded these). She began her career as a consultant with McKinsey and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
 
She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Biology from Duke University. She serves on the leadership teams of Women@Austin, the Austin chapter of Harvard Business School Alumni Club, and on the board of the Texas 4000 for Cancer. Rupp also mentors at Capital Factory and other startup hubs in Texas and is judge or coach on many local and national start-up competitions (e.g., athenahealth, Harvard Business School, Rice University Business Plan Competition, Energizing Health Houston, Texas Venture Labs, AARP Health Innovation). She is also a nationally-certified instructor for the National Science Foundation’s Innovations Corps (I-Corps) program.
__________

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nicole Hengst
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
nicole.hengst@txstate.edu
512.245.2656
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Alumni Advice: Careers on the Other Side
Tara Pohlymeyer, Stephanie Perez, Alex Frank, Aaron Perez, Halie Davis, Jaime Paxton-Morey, Matt McClearin

Mass Communication Week is a five-day conference held each year in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. It’s your chance to look to the future and hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Events include speakers representing the fields of advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism, and public relations. Students participate by covering events, using social media and interacting with guests.

What to Expect
Hear from professionals, then shape your own future in mass communication.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Mass Comm Week
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233 (San Marcos)
+ Avery Hall, Room 256 (Round Rock)
Speakers from both locations via live-stream; Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Understanding your Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
Carina Boston Pinales
Amy Mizcles
and Steve Frayser


An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is the social and economic environment in which an entrepreneur operates. Businesses located in geographical areas with a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem have greater chances for success. Learn about some of our systems within the our central Texas region.
__________

Carina Boston Pinales is founder and co-owner of Splash Coworking.
Amy Mizcles is Vice President of of Community Enhancement, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce.
Steve Frayser is Executive Director of the Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Park at Texas State University.
__________

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233; Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Around the World in 30 Minutes

This session will include Skype interviews of entrepreneurs from around the world. Learn from these global entrepreneurs the challenges that they face in starting and operating their businesses. (Note: Attendees should prepare three questions in advance for this session.)
__________

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233 (San Marcos)
+ Avery Hall, Room 256 (Round Rock)
Speakers from both locations via live-stream; Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Diversity/Inclusion
Sara Chapman
and Dana Callender


An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is the social and economic environment in which an entrepreneur operates. Businesses located in geographical areas with a rich entrepreneurial ecosystem have greater chances for success. Learn about some of our systems within the our central Texas region.
__________

Sarah Chapman is Chief Diversity Officer at Dell.
Dana Callendar is co-founder and COO of DivInc.
__________

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233 (San Marcos)
+ Avery Hall, Room 256 (Round Rock)
Both locations via live-stream; Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Making Your Entrepreneurial Vision a Reality Sooner Rather than Later: Getting Help from Others Who Care
Dr. Jan Triplett

Asking for assistance to start your entrepreneurial adventure is important. Learn about who you should be asking for assistance and what assistance you can expect to receive.
__________

Dr. Jan Triplett is CEO of the Business Success Center.
__________

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233 (San Marcos)
+ Avery Hall, Room 256 (Round Rock)
Speakers from both locations via live-stream; Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Know Your Funding
Peggy Richmond
Kristine Wright
and Terrance McClain


You want to start a business, but it takes funding. Learn about the different funding sources in the central Texas area. Also, learn about what resources that are available to you now to get your finances in order.
__________

Peggy Richmond is Business Strategist, Developer, and Advisor for the Small Business Development Center at Texas State University.
Kristine Wright is a Student Development Specialist at Texas State.
Terrance McClain is Student Development Specialist with Career and Financial Education (CAFE) program at Texas State.
__________

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233; Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Documentary Film: Dream, Girl
with Carina Boston Pinales
Dream, Girl is a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. Let’s stop telling girls they can be anything they want to be and show them what it means to be a leader.

Website
» dreamgirlfilm.com

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$13 General Adult | $10 Senior/Military/Child | $8 Student
Contact:
LeAnne Smith
Department of Theatre and Dance
ls14@txstate.edu
512.245.2955
Campus Sponsor:
Dance Division, Department of Theatre and Dance

» TICKETS
An advance ticket is required for this event.

Opening Door Dance Theatre presents:
Avante: Imagination, Ingenuity, Innovation
Performances run October 18, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m.

In conjunction with the 2018-19 Common Experience, Avante will transport the audience through time to reveal the brilliance of choreographer Loie Fuller’s lighting discoveries of the early 1900s, followed by decades of innovative dance that broke barriers both personal and social. The concert culminates by showcasing the ingenuity of current explorations in choreography, including dance cinema. Guest artists include Noble Motion Dance (Huntsville, TX), Jessica Lindberg Cox (Austin, TX), Heike Salzer (London, U.K.), and local visual artist Adriana Mederos. Also presenting work are Texas State Dance Faculty: Ana Baer, Brandon Gonzalez, Shay Ishii, Amanda McCorkle, Christa Oliver, Kaysie Seitz Brown, and LeAnne Smith. Join these artists for a journey through the 20th and 21st centuries as they render revelatory dance innovation.

What to Expect
A showcase of the ingenuity of current explorations in choreography.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event
Location:
STAR Park
3055 Hunter Road
San Marcos, TX
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jana Minifie
Director, Service Learning Excellence Program
jm13@txstate.edu
512.245.8234
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Diversity and Gender Studies; Materials Science, Engineering & Commercialization (MSEC) Program; McCoy College of Business; Service-Learning Excellence Program
Women Entrepreneurship Week
Innovation Program Event 4 of 4
Saturday, October 13: Entrepreneurial Panel

[ Registration Required ]

Day 4 of four-day program: In this final session, you will pitch your business concept to entrepreneurial mentors. You will examine what needs to be done to go forward on your project. You will set goals and milestones to assist you to continue to work on your program. You will have the opportunity to apply for a Texas State NSF I-Corps Site grant ($1,00-$3,000 per team) after completing the 4-day program.

Women Entrepreneurship Week (WEW) is a week-long celebration that highlights women entrepreneurs, part of a global movement that spans 15 countries on 6 continents and is celebrated throughout the United States. The week's events will offer opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to explore startup ideas. Female founders will lead teams of talented men and women in learning how to launch a company with support from mentors and program facilitators. Teams can apply together. You do not need to be on a team to apply.

What to Expect
Inspiration to look at your world from a global standpoint and see what opportunities are there for you.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
Register for This Event
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies Program
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Are Brains Morally Responsible?

Presenters:
• Natasha Lince, dialogue student
• Ruben Viruegas, dialogue student

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
Texas State University
goo.gl…; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Division of Dance
This exhibition runs October 24 to November 16
 

Espacios Latentes / Latent Spaces is the first solo exhibition of site-specific screen dance works by Ana Baer Carrillo. Site-specific screen dance couples two contemporary dance forms: site specific dance — a choreographic process wherein movement is generated in response to a specific site — and screen dance, a hybridization of cinematography and choreography wherein the relationship between the dancer and the filmmaker constitute an improvisational duet. In her first solo exhibition, Ana Baer Carrillo pushes this medium further, exploring the relationship between sites of origin and their range of re-presentations, whether on a screen, a stage, in an art gallery, or elsewhere.

What to Expect
Experiential and visual rendering of transdisciplinary research as practiced by one of Texas State's most distinguished faculty.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Texas State Galleries
 
 
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Did My Brain Make Me Do It?

Presenters:
• Dr. Jo Ann Carson, Department of Philosophy
• Philosophy graduate students

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
Texas State University
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Division of Dance
6:30 p.m.: Montage of site-specific screen dance works
7:00 p.m.: Opening celebration

Espacios Latentes / Latent Spaces is the first solo exhibition of site-specific screen dance works by Ana Baer Carrillo. Site-specific screen dance couples two contemporary dance forms: site specific dance — a choreographic process wherein movement is generated in response to a specific site — and screen dance, a hybridization of cinematography and choreography wherein the relationship between the dancer and the filmmaker constitute an improvisational duet. In her first solo exhibition, Ana Baer Carrillo pushes this medium further, exploring the relationship between sites of origin and their range of re-presentations, whether on a screen, a stage, in an art gallery, or elsewhere.

Prior to the exhibition's opening celebration (7 p.m.), join us outdoors at 6:30 p.m. for a montage of the site-specific screen dance works on view inside of the Galleries. The 30-minute performance, featuring some of the projects' original dancers, will begin on the southwest side of the School of Art and Design (JCM) and culminate at the second-floor entrance of JCM near the Texas State Galleries.

What to Expect
The evening opens with an innovative, pilgrimage live performance outside of the Joann Cole Mitte Building, including walking to a few different sites in the close perimeter of the building.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
The Texas State Galleries
 
 
more about event
Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 501; Room 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
ugresearch@txstate.edu
512.245.5018
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, The Graduate College, Common Experience
The "Roads to Research" Grad Chat Series provides current Texas State undergraduate students access to outstanding graduate students' research experiences. A light lunch will be provided. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the link below.

Speakers:
  • Paloma Gray, master's student in Mass Communications
  • Milad Korde, doctoral student in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Zach Lindsay, master's student in Anthropology
What to Expect
Paths forward in innovative research.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Roads to Research Grad Chat RSVP
 
 
more about event
Location:
Roy F. Mitte (RFM) Building, Room 3241; Room 3241
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsie Crumpton
Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization (MSEC) Program
klc147@txstate.edu
512.245.1839
Campus Sponsor:
Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization (MSEC) Program
October 26
Dr. Bradley Rodier, Rochal Industries

About the Series
This seminar series explores a wide range of commercialization issues and innovative technical topics in Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field. The speakers will include successful scientists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, research directors, production and process control engineers, intellectual property and licensing experts, management consultants, and technology transfer specialists.

What to Expect
Real-world aspects of business development in both start-up and established industry environments.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Open Questions, Incomplete Systems, and the Limits of Knowledge

Phi Sigma Tau Open Discussion

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

until Oct. 30
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 124
; Room 124
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, University College
Two meeting times available on Oct. 30:
12-1 p.m. or 4-5 p.m.

General interest meeting to explain Destination Imagination, an organization promoting practice and implementation of group challenge competitions in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

What to Expect
Create and innovate your own solutions to challenges in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Website
Destination Imagination
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Rom 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Farinas
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
rlf75@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Common Experience
The Philosophy Dialogue Series presents:
Conversations on the Social Impacts of Science and Emerging Technologies
 
Guest speakers will bring the audience into the world of user-interface technologies of the 21st century: service-oriented (e.g., Siri), entertainment (e.g., A.I. music and Hatsune Miku), and companionship (e.g, Gatebox and experimental versions of  Nintendo DS). Their research examines the ways in which user interfaces have attempted to improve the interaction experience between user and technology by creating a space that feels more “natural.”

Confirmed Speakers:
  • Kyle Davidson (University of Tartu, Department of Philosophy and Semiotics) researches advanced technologies' impact on cultures.
  • Dr. Aimee Roundtree (Texas State University, Department of English) researches bit data in terms of benefits and drawbacks of collection, manipulation, and distribution.
  • Dr. Cat (David Shapiro), entrepreneur, is a leader in the gaming industry as an innovator of advanced technologies for entertainment.
What to Expect
Learn to navigate tech culture, making discriminating choices but also gaining insight into some of the most experimental tech entertainment being developed.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
The Philosophy Dialogue Series presents:
Conversations on the Social Impacts of Science and Emerging Technologies

With Kyle Davidson, Philosophy, University of Tartu, Estonia

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

November 2018

until Nov. 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall
Texas State University
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
kh1590@txstate.edu
830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Exhibition runs Sept. 13 to Dec. 6, 2018

The Gallery of the Common Experience will be exhibiting a collection of work from students and the community titled The Power of Thought. This exhibit is about highlighting one's innate innovative creative power. Works will include painting, drawing, photography, found-object work, metal art, mixed media, and other 2D and 3D mediums depicting, related to, or inspired by The Power of Thought. Innovation — the 2018-19 Common Experience theme — is about opportunity in creativity.

What to Expect
Exposure to works by artists from different backgrounds and methods of creating artwork, implementing innovative styles and processes to come to their end product.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
more about event
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
Texas State University
goo.gl…; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Division of Dance
This exhibition runs October 24 to November 16
 

Espacios Latentes / Latent Spaces is the first solo exhibition of site-specific screen dance works by Ana Baer Carrillo. Site-specific screen dance couples two contemporary dance forms: site specific dance — a choreographic process wherein movement is generated in response to a specific site — and screen dance, a hybridization of cinematography and choreography wherein the relationship between the dancer and the filmmaker constitute an improvisational duet. In her first solo exhibition, Ana Baer Carrillo pushes this medium further, exploring the relationship between sites of origin and their range of re-presentations, whether on a screen, a stage, in an art gallery, or elsewhere.

What to Expect
Experiential and visual rendering of transdisciplinary research as practiced by one of Texas State's most distinguished faculty.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Texas State Galleries
 
 
more about event

until Nov. 09
Location:
Willow Hall
Texas State University
Round Rock Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Parker
Department of Physical Therapy
mp40@txstate.edu
512.716.2813
Campus Sponsor:
College of Health Professions, Round Rock Campus
Beyond the Diagnosis is an art exhibit featuring children with undiagnosed and rare disorders. The exhibit has been on display at other prestigious institutions, including Harvard, Brown, Hofstra, MIT and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Free and open to the public.

What to Expect
Artwork as an innovative approach to understanding healthcare issues.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Beyond the Diagnosis
 
 
more about event

until Nov. 30
Location:
Between Evans Liberal Arts and Flowers Hall
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
margo.handwerker@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design, College of Fine Arts and Communication, McCoy College of Business Administration, Department of Housing and Residential Life, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Health Professions
TXST Portal runs August 29 to December 14
General open hours:
Weekdays 11-1 and 4-6 p.m. CT
Check today's hours and availability: TXST Portal

Shared Studios is a global public arts initiative. Each Shared Studios portal is a gold shipping container equipped with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.

Programming in the TXST Portal ranges from unstructured "open hours" to curated events, such as Shared Meals, expert roundtables, and performances. Student organizations, faculty members, and others are invited to inquire about the development of programming around a specific topic or theme

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

What to Expect
An immersive audio/video experience connecting to other portals throughout the world.

Website
Shared Studios Portal Overview
 
 
more about event
Location:
Honors Coffee Forum
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
Texas State University
; Honors Coffee Forum | Room 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
honors@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Department of English, Honors College, Common Experience
5-6 p.m.: Jazz Performance
6-7 p.m.: Poetry Reading

As part of Texas State's 2018-19 Common Experience theme on Innovation, members of the MFA poetry faculty will read and discuss works exploring innovation as an element of creativity:
  • Roger Jones
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Cecily Parks
  • Kathleen Peirce
  • Steve Wilson
What to Expect
New perspectives on creativity and poetry.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event
Location:
Nursing Building
Texas State University
Round Rock Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margie Rodriguez
College of Health Professions
mr18@txstate.edu
512.245.3300
Campus Sponsor:
College of Health Professions
Note: This event is for only faculty in the College of Health Professions.

5:30 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Presentation

Dr. Alex McLeod, Associate Professor in Health Information Management, will present his research on cyber analytics for the College of Health Professions Dean's Seminar.

What to Expect
Innovative research with future applications.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Rom 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Rebecca Farinas
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
rlf75@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Common Experience
The Philosophy Dialogue Series presents:
Conversations on the Social Impacts of Science and Emerging Technologies

With Dr. Miriam Sweeney, Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

until Nov. 30
Location:
Roy F. Mitte (RFM) Building, Room 3241; Room 3241
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsie Crumpton
Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization (MSEC) Program
klc147@txstate.edu
512.245.1839
Campus Sponsor:
Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization (MSEC) Program
November 2
Mr. Anjan Contractor, Beehex

About the Series
This seminar series explores a wide range of commercialization issues and innovative technical topics in Materials Science and Engineering, or a closely related field. The speakers will include successful scientists, entrepreneurs, business professionals, research directors, production and process control engineers, intellectual property and licensing experts, management consultants, and technology transfer specialists.

What to Expect
Real-world aspects of business development in both start-up and established industry environments.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
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Location:
The Marc on the Square
120 E. San Antonio St.
Cost:
$30 general admission, $10 student, $20 half-day, $5 standing room
Contact:
Dr. Michael Burns
Department of Communication Studies
tedxtxst@txstate.edu
512.245.5472
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Communication Studies, Common Experience

» TICKETS
An advance ticket is required for this event.

TEDxTexasStateUniversity is ready to reXamine the norm. We are excited to spotlight speakers who challenge the status quo and embrace the question "why." Our speakers are sharing ideas that focus on innovation in technology, science, the arts, humanities, and our daily lives. Our speakers thrive on reXamining the world around us. They make the old new, use art to influence change, and push the norm. We invite you to come and reXamine our community through a day of ideas, innovations, and inspiration.

What to Expect
Ideas and inspiration to remake the world.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
TEDxTexasStateUniversity.com
 
 
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Location:
Evans Liberal Arts Building
Room 114
Texas State University
; Room 114
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Raphael Travis
School of Social Work
rtravis@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Social Work, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, School of Criminal Justice
Part of Hip-Hop, Health, and Global Justice Week
Using Hip-Hop to Address Trauma, Resilience, and Mental Health
​Elliot Gann with guest Michael Viega

Hip-Hop, Health and Global Justice Week is intended to raise awareness about the innovative and meaningful ways that hip-hop culture contributes internationally to health, education and justice.

Elliot Gann and Alex Crooke will serve as keynote speakers.

Gann is the executive director of Today’s Future Sound (TFS) in Bay Area schools. He also works across the globe using hip-hop beat making and culture as a mental health, educational, social justice and cross-cultural intervention. He is currently creating the Therapeutic Beat Making Model.

Crooke is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music where he investigates wellbeing, cultural responsiveness and sustainability in school-based art projects. He now teaches the first hip-hop and beat making skills music therapy program in the Oceania region.

What to Expect
Hip-hop as an innovative approach to health, education, and justice.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
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Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Synthesizing Curricula: Next-Level African Education

Presenter:
JD Hill, Philosophy, Texas State

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
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Location:
Texas State Galleries, Lobby Area
Joann Cole Mitte Building
Texas State University
goo.gl…; Texas State Galleries, Lobby Area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Director, Texas State Galleries
margo.handwerker@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas State Galleries
Presentation at 5 p.m.
Reception at 6 p.m.

Ana Baer Carrillo, associate professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, will deliver the 2018 Presidential Seminar.

Carrillo is presenting as the winner of the Presidential Seminar Award 2018 for Scholarly/Creative Work. The video installation of her recent work, "Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces," will be on exhibit at the Texas State Galleries Oct. 24-Nov. 16.

Carrillo is known for her outstanding video-choreography that expresses the inner condition of underrepresented communities. Her latest research includes site-specific screendance and site-specific multidisciplinary performances; a hybridization of cinematography and choreography.

Her innovative work has been presented on four continents and goes back more than a decade. She heavily involves her students in her work by giving dancers and filmmakers the opportunity to travel and learn from international leaders in their branch of study.

This year alone, she has been recognized by Texas State with the Excellence in Diversity Award and the Verena and Kenneth J. Wilson Latin American Research Fellowship for her creative work.

What to Expect
Experiential and visual rendering of transdisciplinary research as practiced by one of Texas State's most distinguished faculty.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Espacios Latentes/Latent Spaces
 
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center, Room 4-16.1; Room 4-16.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Alex Plunkett
Director of Programs, Student Government
281.760.9845
tap107@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Bobcats United and Common Experience
Bobcats United and Common Experience present a panel of speakers who have distinguished themselves as innovators in San Marcos. They will discuss their personal endeavors and how they became innovators in today's rapidly changing world.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Paul Brown, President of Bautex Systems
  • Dr. Tania Betancourt, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Steve Frayser, Executive Director of STAR Park
  • Larry Miller, Associate Director, Facilities Design and Construction
  • Dr. Carmen Westerberg, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
  • Nathaniel Wofford, Psychology Researcher

What to Expect
Inspiration to create and innovate in your own life and career.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
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Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Can Creativity Be Taught?

Phi Sigma Tau Open Discussion

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
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Location:
Academic Services Building North
Room 150
Texas State University
; Room 150
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Raphael Travis
School of Social Work
rtravis@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Social Work, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, School of Criminal Justice
Part of Hip-Hop, Health, and Global Justice Week
Hip-Hop, Global Justice, and Work with Hard-to-Reach Populations
​Elliot Gann with guest Charles Norton

Hip-Hop, Health and Global Justice Week is intended to raise awareness about the innovative and meaningful ways that hip-hop culture contributes internationally to health, education and justice.

Elliot Gann and Alex Crooke will serve as keynote speakers.

Gann is the executive director of Today’s Future Sound (TFS) in Bay Area schools. He also works across the globe using hip-hop beat making and culture as a mental health, educational, social justice and cross-cultural intervention. He is currently creating the Therapeutic Beat Making Model.

Crooke is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music where he investigates wellbeing, cultural responsiveness and sustainability in school-based art projects. He now teaches the first hip-hop and beat making skills music therapy program in the Oceania region.

What to Expect
Hip-hop as an innovative approach to health, education, and justice.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Educating for Democracy: Creative Public Schools

Presenters:
• Camilla Jamal, dialogue student
• Nathanial Rodriguez Sosa, dialogue student

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Texas State Author Series | Tech Generation: Balancing Kids in a Hyper-Connected World

Speaker:
Dr. Jon Lasser, School Psychology, Texas State

About the Book
Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World guides parents in teaching their children how to reap the benefits of living in a digital world while also preventing its negative effects. Mike Brooks and Jon Lasser, psychologists with extensive experience working with kids, parents, and teachers, combine cutting-edge research and expertise to create an engaging and helpful guide that emphasizes the importance of the parent-child relationship. They reject an "all or nothing" attitude towards technology, in favor of a balanced approach that neither idealizes nor demonizes the digital. Brooks and Lasser provide strategies for preventing technology from becoming problematic in the first place; steps for addressing problems when they arise; and ways of intervening when problems are out of control. They also discuss the increasingly challenging issue of technology use in schools, and how parents can collaborate with educators when concerns arise over kids' use of technology. —Oxford University Press

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
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Location:
Avery Hall
Round Rock Campus
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Madison Taber-Smith
Career Services
careerevents@txstate.edu
512.245.2645
Campus Sponsor:
Career Services
Meet employers from a wide variety of companies who will be seeking interns, as well as part-time and full-time employees. A complete list of employers attending this event will be available in Jobs4Cats or by downloading the Career Fair App. Search "Career Fair Plus" in the App Store or Google Play Store, then select "Texas State University" within the app.

What to Expect
Opportunities to network and explore careers and opportunities in health professions fields.

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners

Website
Career Services
 
 
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Location:
Freeman Aquatic Biology Building
Room 102
Texas State University
; Room 102
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Raphael Travis
School of Social Work
rtravis@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Social Work, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, School of Criminal Justice
Part of Hip-Hop, Health, and Global Justice Week
Hip-Hop, Community, and Belonging: Connecting Youth, Connecting Community
​Elliot Gann and Alex Crooke with guest Nathan Geering

Hip-Hop, Health and Global Justice Week is intended to raise awareness about the innovative and meaningful ways that hip-hop culture contributes internationally to health, education and justice.

Elliot Gann and Alex Crooke will serve as keynote speakers.

Gann is the executive director of Today’s Future Sound (TFS) in Bay Area schools. He also works across the globe using hip-hop beat making and culture as a mental health, educational, social justice and cross-cultural intervention. He is currently creating the Therapeutic Beat Making Model.

Crooke is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music where he investigates wellbeing, cultural responsiveness and sustainability in school-based art projects. He now teaches the first hip-hop and beat making skills music therapy program in the Oceania region.

What to Expect
Hip-hop as an innovative approach to health, education, and justice.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
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Location:
Family and Consumer Sciences Building
Room 158
Texas State University
; Room 158
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Raphael Travis
School of Social Work
rtravis@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Social Work, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, School of Criminal Justice
Part of Hip-Hop, Health, and Global Justice Week
Hip-Hop and Technology: Past and Present Uses of Music Technology
​Elliot Gann and Alex Crooke

Hip-Hop, Health and Global Justice Week is intended to raise awareness about the innovative and meaningful ways that hip-hop culture contributes internationally to health, education and justice.

Elliot Gann and Alex Crooke will serve as keynote speakers.

Gann is the executive director of Today’s Future Sound (TFS) in Bay Area schools. He also works across the globe using hip-hop beat making and culture as a mental health, educational, social justice and cross-cultural intervention. He is currently creating the Therapeutic Beat Making Model.

Crooke is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music where he investigates wellbeing, cultural responsiveness and sustainability in school-based art projects. He now teaches the first hip-hop and beat making skills music therapy program in the Oceania region.

What to Expect
Hip-hop as an innovative approach to health, education, and justice.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, Open Theater; Open Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
and Common Reading Coordinator
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3709
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Faculty and staff are invited to discuss how you've been using The Runaway Species — our 2018-19 Common Reading book — in University Seminar or other courses. We will discuss successful ideas and future plans to implement.

What to Expect
Faculty discussion and innovative idea-sharing.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning

Website
Event Signup System
 
 
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Location:
Academic Services Building North
Room 150
Texas State University
; Room 150
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Raphael Travis
School of Social Work
rtravis@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Social Work, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, School of Criminal Justice
Part of Hip-Hop, Health, and Global Justice Week
Sustainability of School-Based Arts Programs and the Intersections between Education, Mental Health, and Social Justice
Alex Crooke

Hip-Hop, Health and Global Justice Week is intended to raise awareness about the innovative and meaningful ways that hip-hop culture contributes internationally to health, education and justice.

Elliot Gann and Alex Crooke will serve as keynote speakers.

Gann is the executive director of Today’s Future Sound (TFS) in Bay Area schools. He also works across the globe using hip-hop beat making and culture as a mental health, educational, social justice and cross-cultural intervention. He is currently creating the Therapeutic Beat Making Model.

Crooke is a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Melbourne’s Conservatorium of Music where he investigates wellbeing, cultural responsiveness and sustainability in school-based art projects. He now teaches the first hip-hop and beat making skills music therapy program in the Oceania region.

What to Expect
Hip-hop as an innovative approach to health, education, and justice.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Releasing the Imagination: Can the Arts Save Our Schools?

Presenters: 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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
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Location:
Flowers Hall, Room 230; Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Religious Studies Program
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Workshop: Engaging Scientists in the Science, Ethics, and Religion Dialogue

Participants TBA.

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1
Texas State University
; Room 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series
Conversations on the Social Impacts of Science and Emerging Technologies
 

AAAS Workshop for STEM Faculty and Graduate Students on Science and Public Engagement

Participants TBA.
Registration is required. See link below.
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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Register for This Event
 
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center, Teaching Theater
Texas State University
; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series
Conversations on the Social Impacts of Science and Emerging Technologies
 

Keynote: How A.I. Influences Our Understanding of Human Intelligence (and Vice Versa)
 
Participants:
• Dr. Maithilee Kunda, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Vanderbilt University
• Adrian Campos, Director of Communications, Life Austin Church
 
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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, @justicetalktxst
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Talk of the Times | Bullying, Trolling, and Doxxing: Information Technologies and Public Discourse around Diversity and Justice

Presenters:
• Phi Sigma Tau, the Philosophy Honor Society
• Dr. Miriam Sweeney, Library & Information Studies, University of Alabama

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center, Teaching Theater
Texas State University
; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series
Conversations on the Social Impacts of Science and Emerging Technologies
 

Science Engaging Religious Publics
 
Participants:
• Michelle Edwards, Sociology, Texas State
• Christopher Serenari, Biology, Texas State
• Harold Stern, Ingram School of Engineering, Texas State
• Todd Salmi, United Campus Ministry, Texas State
 
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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Old Main, Room 320; Room 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Gilbert D. Martinez
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
gm19@txstate.edu
512.245.1497
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Common Experience
Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated and author of Astroball: The New Way to Win It All discusses how the 2017 Houston Astros combined innovation, advanced analytics and gut instinct to become World Series champions. Reiter will read from his newly published book and take questions.

What to Expect
Discover how the Astros' success and innovation transcend baseball and can be applied to aspects of life and culture.

Areas of Innovation
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center | Teaching Theater
Texas State University
; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Janet Hale
Department of Finance and Economics
jh29@txstate.edu
512.245.2547
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration, Net Impact, Common Experience
The centerpiece of this Roundtable 360 conversation is Innovation — Texas State's 2018-19 Common Experience theme. Join us for a lively discussion of plastics, pollution, and social environmental responsibility.

Confirmed speakers:

Marcus Eriksen, Ph.D., is an environmental scientist, educator, and author of Junk Raft and My River Home. He is committed to building stronger communities through art, science, adventure, and activism. His books chronicle rafting adventures and highlight his experiences as a veteran of war and as a scientist for conservation. Eriksen is the co-founder of Leap Lab, as well as the research director and co-founder of the 5 Gyres Institute. He studies the global distribution and ecological impacts of plastic marine pollution, and he recently published the first global estimate of all plastic of all sizes floating in the world’s oceans, totaling 270,000 metric tons from 5.25 trillion particles.

Romi Lessig is Program Consultant for Sustainability at Dell. She works on Dell's ocean plastics initiative, focusing specifically on ensuring responsible and ethical conditions for the harvesting and recycling of the plastics. She also leads Dell’s collaboration with the Responsible Business Alliance and multiple other supply-chain sustainability initiatives.

Lia Colabello launched Plastic Pollution Solutions to advise organizations on strategies to reduce their global plastic footprint. With more than 12 years' experience with ocean conservation groups such as The 5 Gyres Institute and Surfrider Foundation, she has helped organizations including Costa Sunglasses, Klean Kanteen, LUSH Cosmetics, and Whole Foods engage in marine plastics solution initiatives, both internally and with their communities. Prior to working in ocean conservation, Lia worked around the world with premier sports organizations and events, including the PGA Tour, Ryder Cup, the Super Bowl, and the World Surf League.

Shelia Rogers is a fine art photographer and mixed media artist. Her life's work communicates the complexities and the attractions she finds in her environment. Surrounded by waterfronts and beaches, Rogers' work exposes her revelation, from the eclectic culture of the Texas Gulf Coast to everyday beachcombing. Rogers earned her B.A. at the University of Texas-Austin and conducted post-graduate work at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She has studied abroad in France, Hungary, India, Morocco, Russia, Spain and in the U.S. including California, New Mexico, New York, Texas and Washington.

What to Expect
New solutions and changes you can make for a cleaner, safer future.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Alkek Library | Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater | Room 250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jesse Gainer
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
jg51@txstate.edu
512.245.3701
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Keynote on Culturally Relevant Classrooms
Followed by a Q&A session.
Event is free and open to the public.

Educators Janice Barnes, Carmen Tisdale, and Susi Long will speak about their new book on innovations to curriculum and creating a culturally relevant classroom: We've Been Doing It Your Way Long Enough (2018). In it, the authors share strategies to help teachers examine their own educational spaces, build reciprocal relationships with families and communities, and teach within standards and testing mandates while challenging unjust systems. Practices are brought to life through students, families, and community members who voice the realities of pedagogical privilege and oppression and urge educators to take action for change.

Speakers:
  • Janice Baines is a 1st-grade teacher at Whittaker Elementary School, Orangeburg, South Carolina.
  • Carmen Tisdale is a 2nd-/3rd-grade ELA teacher at the Logan Elementary School, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Dr. Susi Long is professor of early childhood education and language and literacy at the University of South Carolina.

What to Expect
Innovating curriculum to meet the needs of diverse students through culturally relevant pedagogy.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Sandy Rao
Assistant Dean, Graduate College
gcevents@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
The Graduate College is celebrating 10 years of innovative research! Graduate students in various programs both on and off the Texas State campus will present their original research findings in this two-day conference, including the Keynote Address and Recognition Luncheon. Event is free and open to both undergraduates and graduate students. Please register using the link below.

This year's address will feature Dr. Cindy Royal, Professor in Mass Communication and Founding Director of the Media Innovation Lab. Her address will focus on innovation in teaching and research.

What to Expect
Inspiration and new techniques to create a greater impact in research.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship

Website & Free Registration
10th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students
 
 
more about event
Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 407B; Room 407B
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lydia Gantert
Honors College
lrg102@txstate.edu
715.573.1237
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
This is the first day of a multi-day interactive art and design event, hosted in the Gallery of the Common Experience, that will introduce students of all abilities and backgrounds to cutting-edge creative technologies. Students can sign up in advance through Eventbrite (linked below) to be a sculptor in virtual space using a VR headset and 3D wand. The space will be set up by Austin-based artist Topher Sipes. The sculptures will then be fabricated using 3D printers, and the results will be put on display in the Gallery of the Common Experience.

What to Expect
Explore the uses and applications of virtual reality technology, sculpting objects in virtual space.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Website
Register via Eventbrite
 
 
more about event
Location:
Round Rock Campus
Avery Hall, Room 256
Round Rock, Texas
; Room 256
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Edna Rehbein
Assistant Vice President, Academic Affairs
Round Rock Campus
edna@txstate.edu
512.716.4400
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State University Round Rock Campus
Part of the Round Rock Campus Faculty Speaker Series

The Round Rock Campus Faculty Speaker Series welcomes Dr. Christopher B. Jenney, assistant professor in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University. Dr. Jenney is a neuroscientist, nutritionist, and educator who combines behavioral neuroscience and nutrition science in novel models of drug abuse. He will discuss innovative approaches in addiction medicine.

The speaker series is free and open to the public.

Guests attending without a current university parking permit, please follow directional signage to the gated event parking lot and ask for a parking voucher at the event registration table.

What to Expect
New ideas and potential solutions to address the growing epidemic of addiction.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Round Rock Campus Faculty Speaker Series
 
 
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until Nov. 16
Location:
Lampasas Hall, Rooms 407A and 501; Rooms 407A and 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
mliddle@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
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.

What to Expect
The Thesis Forum seeks to inspire the spirit of academic curiosity in students, staff, and members of the community.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship

Website
Honors Thesis Forum
 
 
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Location:
McCoy Hall
Minifie Academic Atrium, 4th Floor
Texas State University
; Minifie Academic Atrium, 4th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Cameron
Department of Management
dc50@txstate.edu
512.245.2571
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business Administration
Texas State University's 3-Day Startup (3DS) is a 72-hour learning-by-doing campus workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment.

Overview of 3DS
Orientation: Participating students meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in McCoy 242, get introduced to key entrepreneurship principles, and learn best practices for maximizing the 3-Day Startup program experience.
Day 1: Participants arrive — with or without startup ideas — and a 3DS facilitator leads the group through dedicated brainstorming, preliminary pitches/feedback, and team selection modules. Some teams work late into the night and others prefer to rest up in preparation for Day 2.
Day 2: Customer discovery (teams exit the building or hit the phones and talk to potential customers), structured mentorship, intermediate pitches and feedback sessions. Day 2 places heavy emphasis on business model generation.
Day 3: Continued execution (including pitch workshops) leading into final pitches/demos to an esteemed panel of mentors and investors.  Presentations are Sunday, 3 p.m. in McCoy Hall 233. The programs concludes at 5:30 p.m.

What to Expect
You and 59 other students from different backgrounds and disciplines will start a company over the course of three days. Participants pick the best ideas for a startup during the Friday brainstorming session, and design and deliver a pitch by the end of day 3. The goal is to build enough momentum among a network of motivated people to sustain the companies beyond the weekend. All food will be provided for the duration of the weekend.

Areas of Exploration
Research + Scholarship
Creative Arts
Community Partners

Website
» 3-Day Startup
 
 
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Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
Texas State University
goo.gl…; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music, School of Art and Design
The Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble will perform the closing for Ana Baer Carrillo’s exhibition, Espacios Latentes / Latent Spaces, at the Texas State Galleries. The performance will contain live experimental electronic and electro-acoustic music with live digital video art including a special performance of Brian Eno's "Music for Airports."

What to Expect
An innovative live musical performance to accompany the closing of Ana Baer Carrillo's innovative exhibition of site-specific screen dance works.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
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Location:
Music Building
Recital Hall, Room 236
Texas State University
; Recital Hall, Room 236
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kym Fox
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
kfox@txstate.edu
512.245.3484
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
The Wall: Untold Stories, Unintended Consequences
80-minute documentary
produced by the USA Today Network and the Arizona Republic
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism

» FREE TICKETS
 
With rare footage from some of the most remote reaches of the U.S., The Wall explores the impact, reveals unknown issues and details the unintended consequences of the $20 billion promise to build a wall from the Gulf to the Pacific. Watch as journalists travel the length of the U.S.-Mexico border — by land and air — documenting the possible effects of a wall on security, life, commerce, the environment, smuggling and property rights.

Discussion
The documentary will be followed by a moderated discussion with contributors to the report and film projects:
• Kirsten Crow (Texas State alumna, B.A. '04) of the Corpus Christi Caller-Times
• John Moritz of USA Today's Austin Bureau.

Film Trailer
» borderwallmovie.usatoday.com
 
What to Expect

The most innovative and collaborative piece of journalism ever assembled. More than 30 reporters and photographers interviewed migrants, farmers, families and tribal members. They joined Border Patrol agents on the ground, in a tunnel and at sea. They patrolled with vigilantes and walked the line with ranchers. In the interactive report (linked below), you can watch aerial video of every foot of the border, explore every piece of fence, even stand at the border in virtual reality. This breakthrough technology is intended to help us better understand the issues — and one another.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
» USA Today Interactive: The Wall
 
 
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Location:
J.C. Kellam Building
Reed Parr Room, 11th Floor
Texas State University
; Reed Parr Room, 11th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Maritza Collazo
Corporate Partnerships Graduate Assistant
University Advancement
m_c20@txstate.edu
512.245.4060
Campus Sponsor:
University Advancement
This judging session is a qualifying event for the TXST Innovation Lab and Reception at SXSW Interactive (in March). Not all teams that participate in the judging session will be invited to exhibit their projects at the Austin showcase event.

Requirements:
  • Teams must be comprised of current TXST students, faculty or a mixture of both;
  • Student teams are not required to have faculty advisors; however, it is encouraged;
  • Teams are encouraged to work with industry and corporate partners for mentorship, networking, and potential sponsorship; and
  • Teams selected to participate in the November judging session must participate in this session to be eligible to present at the Texas State University Innovation Lab and Reception.

Innovative research teams will showcase their projects/demos at the 2019 Texas State University Innovation Lab and Reception at SXSW Interactive in Austin on March 10, 2019.

What to Expect
The university's premier opportunity to network and share research projects with industry professionals, as well as university faculty and staff.

Areas of Exploration
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
» Innovation Lab
 
 
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Location:
Education Building, Room 4008
Texas State University
; Room 4008
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Minda Lopez
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
minda.lopez@txstate.edu
512.245.3096
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Equity and Access, College of Education, College of Applied Arts, School of Social Work, FACES
Esteban Gast, storyteller, entrepreneur, TV personality, and comedian will discuss the importance of storytelling as an innovative way to build bridges, bring diverse voices to the table, and foster greater empathy and connection.

What to Expect
Storytelling as an innovative way to build bridges between people: We often think of storytelling as only interpersonal, but it has innovative systemic implications for building empathy and connection.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, Teaching Theater
Texas State University
; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Janet Hale
Department of Finance and Economics
jh29@txstate.edu
512.245.2547
Campus Sponsor:
Net Impact, McCoy College of Business Administration
Texas State University is one of the four universities throughout the United States selected to participate in the Microsoft Community Impact Pitch-Off program. Microsoft has teamed up with Net Impact to give students the opportunity to propose a solution addressing a problem in their local community. Judges from Microsoft and the local community will evaluate proposals. There are four prompts students can choose among to develop a solution for. The prompts include:
  • How can Microsoft extend its commitment to environmental sustainability?
  • How can Microsoft leverage its technical knowledge and assets to address the digital divide?
  • How can the company extend this commitment to help underrepresented groups gain digital skills?
  • How can the company best engage with community stakeholders to understand local needs?
Students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as faculty can form teams of two to five people. The top 10 teams will pitch their idea in front of the judging panel on Nov. 30. The winning team will receive $1,000 in prize money and $5,000 seed money to implement their idea.

What to Expect
Opportunities to showcase student innovation at Texas State through one of the world's premier innovation companies.

Areas of Exploration
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
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December 2018

until Dec. 06
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall
Texas State University
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kelsey Huckaby
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
kh1590@txstate.edu
830.387.0762
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Exhibition runs Sept. 13 to Dec. 6, 2018

The Gallery of the Common Experience will be exhibiting a collection of work from students and the community titled The Power of Thought. This exhibit is about highlighting one's innate innovative creative power. Works will include painting, drawing, photography, found-object work, metal art, mixed media, and other 2D and 3D mediums depicting, related to, or inspired by The Power of Thought. Innovation — the 2018-19 Common Experience theme — is about opportunity in creativity.

What to Expect
Exposure to works by artists from different backgrounds and methods of creating artwork, implementing innovative styles and processes to come to their end product.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
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until Dec. 14
Location:
Between Evans Liberal Arts and Flowers Hall
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
margo.handwerker@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, School of Art and Design, College of Fine Arts and Communication, McCoy College of Business Administration, Department of Housing and Residential Life, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, College of Health Professions
TXST Portal runs August 29 to December 14
General open hours:
Weekdays 11-1 and 4-6 p.m. CT
Check today's hours and availability: TXST Portal

Shared Studios is a global public arts initiative. Each Shared Studios portal is a gold shipping container equipped with immersive audio and video technology inside. When you enter one, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.

Programming in the TXST Portal ranges from unstructured "open hours" to curated events, such as Shared Meals, expert roundtables, and performances. Student organizations, faculty members, and others are invited to inquire about the development of programming around a specific topic or theme

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

What to Expect
An immersive audio/video experience connecting to other portals throughout the world.

Website
Shared Studios Portal Overview
 
 
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Location:
Hines Academic Center
Room 206
; Room 206
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Angela Jones
School of Criminal Justice
512.245.2174
angela.jones@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Criminal Justice
Assistant District Attorney John F. Lopez is the head of the Conviction Integrity Unit in the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. A graduate of Southwestern University and the University of Texas School of Law, he has been a prosecutor for over 16 years. He will discuss developments within the Conviction Integrity Unit.

The Travis County District Attorney’s Office Conviction Integrity Unit is charged with investigating claims of actual innocence raised by defendants previously convicted in Travis County. The Unit takes an innovative approach by evaluating research on the causes of wrongful convictions and applies that information to its analysis of cases. A prosecutor’s duty is not to convict, but to see that justice is done. This obligation does not end with a conviction. The office is committed to working diligently to ensure that, in each case, the correct person was convicted. No justice system is perfect. The Conviction Integrity Unit serves the community by acknowledging that the system can make mistakes and by taking appropriate measures to identify and correct any mistakes.

What to Expect
New ways to remedy errors in the criminal justice system.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners
 
 
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January 2019

Location:
Begins at LBJ Student Center mall area
concludes at LBJ Student Center Ballroom
; Mall area and Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jonnie Wilson
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
jw25@txstate.edu
512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion invites you to the 35th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration. In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the SDI Office provides and sponsors a MLK Freedom March and Celebration Program to honor the legacy of Dr. King.
 
The MLK Freedom March at Texas State begins at the LBJ Student Center mall area (between the Student Center and Alkek Library) and concludes in LBJ Student Center Ballroom. Texas State students, organizations, faculty and staff reenact a march similar to those conducted during the Civil Rights Movement. Upon conclusion of the march, participants enjoy a celebration program held in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom that honors Dr. King and other civil rights leaders, as well as their impacts on our civil liberties.
 
What to Expect
Inspiration for creating a better future.
 
Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
 
 
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until Jan. 31
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience
Reimagining Reality:
Exploring Experience and Identity in the Age of Innovation

Exhibition runs Jan. 28 to March 15, 2019

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its Spring 2019 exhibition, Reimagining Reality: Exploring Experience and Identity in the Age of Innovation. This show focuses on the ways in which visual media interact with the ever-changing landscape of culture, politics, and life. We seek to expand our understanding of innovation as more than a technological buzzword but rather a challenge to create a newer, better experience beyond our present reality. Approaching themes of the social and physical constructs of race, sexuality, gender and labor, this show will function as a space to recreate and re-interpret the world around us.

What to Expect
An exhibition highlighting student artists interpretation on the way we can change our perception of fixed realities.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
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Location:
Performing Arts Center | Recital Hall
Texas State University
; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free for all students and faculty
Contact:
Robert Styers
Box Office Manager
robert.styers@txstate.edu
512.245.6500
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music, College of Fine Arts and Communication

» TICKETS
An advance ticket is required for this event.

The Stars At Night Concert Series will include a Faculty Showcase featuring Texas State music performance faculty performing several new compositions by Texas State faculty composers Michael Ippolito, Thomas Clark, Richard Hall, and Jack Wilds. The new musical works, some to be heard for the first time, come from a broad range of inspirations from poetry to particle physics and utilize creative techniques from canonic ostinato to video synthesis.

What to Expect
A diverse range of sonic and visual patterns woven into complex forms of beauty and temporal subtlety, stimulating abstract creative thoughts.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
 
 
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Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its Spring 2019 exhibition, Reimagining Reality: Exploring Experience and Identity in the Age of Innovation. This show focuses on the ways in which visual media interact with the ever-changing landscape of culture, politics, and life. We seek to expand our understanding of innovation as more than a technological buzzword but rather a challenge to create a newer, better experience beyond our present reality. Approaching themes of the social and physical constructs of race, sexuality, gender and labor, this show will function as a space to recreate and re-interpret the world around us. We encourage artists to be creative with their approach to materials. All media will be considered.

What to Expect
Meet with other student artists and engage with themes surrounding the culture of innovation.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
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February 2019

until Feb. 28
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience
Reimagining Reality:
Exploring Experience and Identity in the Age of Innovation

Exhibition runs Jan. 28 to March 15, 2019

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its Spring 2019 exhibition, Reimagining Reality: Exploring Experience and Identity in the Age of Innovation. This show focuses on the ways in which visual media interact with the ever-changing landscape of culture, politics, and life. We seek to expand our understanding of innovation as more than a technological buzzword but rather a challenge to create a newer, better experience beyond our present reality. Approaching themes of the social and physical constructs of race, sexuality, gender and labor, this show will function as a space to recreate and re-interpret the world around us.

What to Expect
An exhibition highlighting student artists interpretation on the way we can change our perception of fixed realities.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
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Location:
Strahan Arena
at the University Events Center
; Strahan Arena
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Athletics
A Common Experience Starred Event

NCAA Men's Basketball / Sun Belt Conference
Texas State Bobcats (17-4, 6-2)
vs. UT-Arlington Mavericks (9-12, 5-3)


» Student admission FREE with ID
» All others: Purchase Tickets

The Texas State men's basketball team returns home to Strahan Arena to face UT-Arlington on Saturday, Feb. 2. The Bobcats are enjoying their best start in half a century with a 17-4 overall record and a 6-2 record in Sun Belt Conference games, tied for first place. Join in the fun, bond with fellow Bobcats, and support Texas State.

What to Expect
Championship-level basketball from Texas State student athletes in a community-building atmosphere.

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners

Website
txstatebobcats.com

About Common Experience 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 year's academic 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.
 
 
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Location:
J.C. Kellam Building, Room 460; Room 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Patricia Clarke
Faculty Development
p_c144@txstate.edu
512.245.2112
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Development
This workshop is a faculty-only event.
Faculty Development
Design Thinking: An Innovative, Creative Approach to Better Writing Assignments

Dr. Ron Hass
, senior lecturer in Honors College, and Dr. Peter Tschirhart, associate dean in Honors College, will lead this workshop. Design thinking is a solution-based approach to solving complex problems. In this two-hour, active workshop, we will apply design-thinking to the problem of crafting engaging and innovative writing assignments for our students. Participants will leave with the ideas, tools, and the inspiration to enrich their syllabi and generate better student writing. This workshop is limited to 20 participants.

What to Expect
New approaches to developing innovative writing assignments.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning

Register
http://signup.txstate.edu/topics/1224-02-07-2019-design-thinking
 
 
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Texas State University
; Evans Auditorium
Cost:
Free for students | $10 faculty & staff; $15 general admission
Contact:
Dr. Nico Schüler
Department of Music
nico.schuler@txstate.edu
512.245.3395
Campus Sponsor:
University Performing Arts Committee
» PURCHASE TICKETS | an advance ticket is required for this event

Legendary pianist and bandleader William James "Count" Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the grandeur and excellence of Jazz. Carrying on his legacy, the Count Basie Orchestra, a 16- to 18-piece big band directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won 18 Grammy Awards and 20 Downbeat and Jazz Times polls — more than any other big band in jazz. Founded by Count Basie in 1935 and surviving long past the Big Band era itself, the Count Basie Orchestra remains one of the most prominent jazz performing groups from the swing era. Since Basie's passing in 1984, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, Dennis Mackrel, and now Scotty Barnhart have led the Count Basie Orchestra and maintained its legacy as one of the elite performing organizations in jazz.

What to Expect
A world-class performance of big band (jazz) music.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Count Basie Orchestra Tickets
 
 
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Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 119
Texas State University
; Room 220
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Alumni Panel
with Miguel Guerrero, Alexandra Middlebrook, Giselle Myers, and Dusty Whittaker

Miguel Guerrero is a 2010 graduate with a BBA in marketing. As a student, he was highly involved in the Hispanic Business Student Association, First-Generation Student Organization, and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). After graduating, he began his professional career as a career advisor in the Texas State University Career Services office. After five years of working with students and employers on campus, he pursued a new role as part of the university recruiting team at Visa Inc., one of the largest payments technology companies in the world. As a senior recruiter, he leads university recruiting efforts for cybersecurity and corporate IT work groups and is a key member of process improvement projects focusing on cross-function collaboration.

Alexandra (Alex) Middlebrook is the employer relations coordinator in the office of Career Services at Texas State University. In this role she creates programs, designs innovative approaches, and stays up to date with industry trends in order to provide the best service and support for students, alumni, and employers. After graduating with a BBA in management in 2014, she spent time as an event coordinator in Austin, Texas where she managed and developed a wide variety of professional service events.

Giselle Myers is the marketing and communications specialist at the Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP). She is responsible for the organization's promotional and messaging efforts in national markets through social media, website maintenance, and digital communication. She originally joined GSMP in fall 2017 as a marketing intern and contributed to projects including increasing search-engine optimization, improving social media presence, and contributing to signature events. Originally from Houston, she developed a passion for the Central Texas region while studying at Texas State. A 2018 marketing graduate, she has been contributing to the efforts of transforming the region between Austin and San Antonio into the Texas Innovation Corridor.

Dusty Whittaker is an accounting manager at Summit Hotel Properties, a publicly traded hospitality REIT with 77 hotels operating in 24 states. He works in corporate accounting, overseeing the company's SEC reporting requirements, accounting for acquisitions, purchase-to-pay process for the development of new hotels, renovation of existing hotels, and tracking of the company’s fixed assets. Prior to joining Summit Hotel Properties, he worked for Ernst & Young in the assurance practice and assisted in campus recruiting at Texas State. In addition to his work experience, he volunteers with the company’s sponsored charity, developing a farm-to-table experience for campers.
 
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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
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Location:
McCoy Hall
Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Texas State University
; Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, Career Services
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Interactive Professional Development Workshop:
Résumé Prep
with Bruce Howard

Does your résumé highlight and promote your skills and strengths? Does it focus on what value you will give your employer? Your résumé is the prime discussion document for a career fair, and this workshop will provide you with best practices for preparing your résumé for the McCoy Career Expo.

Bruce Howard is a Texas State Career Services advisor and McCoy College liaison. He is an alumnus of Texas State University and brings more than 40 years of business and leadership experience in the fields of accounting, finance, energy, management and marketing to help students and alumni of the McCoy College of Business with developing effective career strategies.

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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
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Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 119
Texas State University
; Room 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Studies in Entrepreneurship Distinguished Lecture:
KAREN CARROLL
Vice President and General Auditor at 3M
Texas State University Distinguished Alumna
 

Karen Carroll has been with 3M for 28 years. She holds a B.B.A. in finance with a minor in economics from Texas State University. In her current role as Vice President and General Auditor for 3M Company, Carroll heads the assurance audit function as well as the company’s ERM activities. Her 3M experience includes finance positions in Health Care, Safety and Graphics, Electronics and Energy, Consumer, Industrial Business as well as Corporate Audit. She also spent four years as plant controller in the Brownwood, Texas, plant.

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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 119
Texas State University
; Room 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Keynote Speaker:
LORENZO GOMEZ III
Founder and Chair, Geekdom
Author of "The Cilantro Diaries"

 
Lorenzo Gomez III has served as CEO of Geekdom, the largest coworking space in Texas, and is cofounder of The 80/20 Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to investing in the future of San Antonio. Despite having little college experience, Gomez used valuable lessons from his entry-level jobs to catapult himself into high-impact positions. At the managed-cloud provider Rackspace, he worked closely with co-founder Graham Weston.

Gomez’s driving passion is his love for his city, San Antonio. His goal is to enable others to see the vision and help advance the seventh-largest city in the United States into a world-class center for startups, especially in the tech industry. Toward that end, Gomez collaborates with a network of professionals to fortify growth of the tech district in downtown San Antonio. He is a cofounder of Techbloc and serves as board member, advisor, and mentor for a variety of local and national tech and entrepreneurial endeavors.

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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
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Location:
McCoy Hall
Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Texas State University

Workshop will be streamed to Avery Hall 455 at the Round Rock Campus
; Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Interactive Professional Development Workshop:
Secrets of the Intentional Networker

with Patti DeNucci
 
Patti DeNucci is the award-winning author of The Intentional Networker: Attracting Powerful Relationships, Referrals & Results in Business. She is also a seasoned conference and corporate speaker, workshop facilitator, and consultant who works with smart professionals who want to be more connected, respected, and successful. DeNucci grew up in an entrepreneurial family and has enjoyed a successful career in marketing communications as well as talent development, management, and promotion. In recognition of her ongoing work as an innovator, connector, leader, and mentor, she has earned numerous awards from the Association of Women in Communications, the National Speakers Association, and the Austin Business Journal. DeNucci is a veteran of the TEDx stage and is working on two more books: one on conversation and connection; the other on proven strategies for surviving hardship, meeting challenges, and finding greater happiness in your career, relationships, and life.

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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library, Room 101; Room 101
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tara Spies Smith
University Libraries
ts20@txstate.edu
512.245.1636
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
» REGISTRATION REQUIRED for this event

Get creative and get coding with Dr. Sean Justice from the School of Art and Design as he demonstrates the micro:bits controller. This revolutionary device from the BBC and Microsoft opens physical computing interfaces to a wide range of learners, from complete novices to advanced UX designers. No previous coding or programming experience required. This is a hands-on, collaborative workshop.

What to Expect
Hands-on experience with the micro:bits controller.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning

Website
Registration Webpage
 
 
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business, Career Services
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
McCoy Career Expo
 
Join Career Services and the McCoy College of Business Administration as we host a wide variety of employers. This fair is expected to attract organizations with both internship and full-time positions. A complete list of employers attending this event will be available via Jobs4Cats or by downloading the Career Fair App. Just search "Career Fair Plus" in the App Store or Google Play Store, then select "Texas State University" within the app. All majors are welcome to attend.
 
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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall
Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Texas State University

Workshop will be streamed to Avery Hall 455 at the Round Rock Campus
; Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Interactive Professional Development Workshop:
Personal Marketin

with Dr. Linda Alkire
 
Dr. Linda Alkire is an assistant professor of marketing in the McCoy College of Business. Dr. Alkire holds a Ph.D. in marketing, an M.B.A., and a B.A. in marketing. She has been a guest speaker at international academic and industry conferences and has presented in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Australia among others.

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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 119
Texas State University
; Room 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Studies in Entrepreneurship Distinguished Lecture:
SCOTT EMERSON
Founder, Chair, and CEO of the Emerson Group
Texas State University Distinguished Alumnus
 
Scott Emerson is the founder and CEO of the Emerson Group and its subsidiaries, Emerson Healthcare and Emerson Marketing. The Emerson Group is a forward-thinking consumer products equity organization. Emerson Healthcare is a consumer products logistics solutions provider. Emerson Marketing is a consumer products marketing organization. Mr. Emerson has 30 years experience with companies including Johnson & Johnson, Unilever, and Novartis Consumer Health. He has held senior management positions in Fortune 500 companies within brand management, new business development, sales operations, and field sales.

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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall, Room 233
Texas State University
; Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Entrepreneurial Leadership Panel
with Christie Barany, Bill Poston, Maggie Callahan, and Cassidy Phillips

Christie Barany is the co-founder and president of Monkey Mat, featured on Shark Tank and now partners with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner. The company focuses on providing simple solutions to everyday problems with portable, convenient, and versatile products for all ages, as well as a new pet line Fur-eez by Monkey Mat. A firm believer in user-centered, needs-based innovation, Barany has a diverse background, including executive management and advanced technology development at a Fortune 500 medical device company, marketing and business consulting at a leading Australian broadcasting conglomerate, and Wall Street. She holds a B.S. in brain and cognitive sciences from Duke University and an M.S. in neuroscience from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She and her family live in Austin.

Bill Poston is a Texas State University Alumni Star Award winner and founder of the Kalypso Group and Royal Belize. He is an entrepreneur, business advisor, investor, philanthropist, educator, and adventurer. He is the founder or principal owner of several companies and nonprofit enterprises. He began his professional career in the hospitality business in Hawaii before shifting his focus to management consulting at Kalypso, helping global businesses achieve their growth goals through innovation and new product development. He is now bringing those skills back to the hospitality industry.

Maggie Callahan started her career as a law student in tech-driven San Francisco after attending Harvard Law. Although she had success in her career, she yearned for something that allowed her to express her creative side. After moving to Austin, she attended Le Courdon Bleu and discovered a world of creative opportunities within the realm of chocolate. Callaghan soon opened her storefront — Maggie Louise Confections — on Austin's E. 6th street and is now the proud owner of one of the fastest-growing confection companies in the U.S.

Cassidy Phillips is an entrepreneur and bestselling author of Blissful Ignorance: The Art of Being an Entrepreneur. He founded one of the world's most successful health and fitness brands, TriggerPoint. While revolutionizing an industry and establishing a household name, there was a lot learned along the way. In Blissful Ignorance: The Art of Being an Entrepreneur, he draws upon his triumphs and missteps to help entrepreneurs learn how to simplify their approach, ignite their passion, and discover their own purpose-driven path.
 
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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
more about event
Location:
McCoy Hall
Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Texas State University

Workshop will be streamed to Avery Hall 455
at the Round Rock Campus
; Room 434 | Minifie Atrium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business Leadership Week 2019
Innovating for Impact
Interactive Professional Development Workshop:
Interviewing and Negotiating

with Sylvia Kubiak
 
Sylvia Kubiak is president and CEP of Millennium Group, a specialty staffing firm specializing in placing top professionals in the areas of technology and software, data analytics, creative design, marketing, and other experienced professionals. Clients include start-ups to Fortune 200 companies in various industries. Kubiak brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role with over 25 years of staffing and recruiting.

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.

What to Expect
Guest speakers will be joining McCoy College classes throughout the week to share their leadership experience and enlighten the Texas State community on the Business Leadership Week 2019 theme, "Innovating for Impact."

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Business Leadership Week: Online Schedule
 
 
more about event

until Feb. 23
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom; Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Laramie McWilliams
Assistant Dean of Students
lm41@txstate.edu
512.245.5321
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students Office
» Registration Required (now closed)

The Dean of Students Office will host the Texas State Leadership Institute Annual Conference on February 22-23, 2019, with a theme of Leadership and Innovation. 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.

What to Expect
Hear dynamic speakers and engage in small group dialogues with other student leaders to apply leadership lessons to your own experiences.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free / Registration Required
Contact:
Laramie McWilliams
Assistant Dean of Students
lm41@txstate.edu
512.245.5321
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students Office
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
Featured Speaker

» Conference Registration Required (login)

Dr. Jeff Wilson is an academic and entrepreneur based in New York City. He is founder at the award-winning micro-housing company Kasita. Named one of Inc's 25 most disruptive companies in the world, Kasita homes are 350 square feet, incredibly smart, and beautifully designed. Formerly, Dr. Wilson was a professor and dean also known as "Professor Dumpster." He lived in a 33-square-foot modified trash dumpster for a year as a part of a minimalist housing experiment. Wilson has authored dozens of scientific articles, was named the University of Texas System's top assistant professor, and did his postdoctoral work at Harvard. Wilson's work on sustainability, minimalism, and social experimentation has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Beyond startups and dumpster diving, Professor Dumpster enjoys traveling - in another experiment, he took a girl he met online for a whirlwind date across seven countries in 21 days - with only the clothes on their backs (a book and soon to be a Hollywood movie).

What to Expect
A look into the future of real estate, innovation, community, sustainability and minimalism.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners

Website
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom; Ballroom
Cost:
Free / Registration Required
Contact:
Laramie McWilliams
Assistant Dean of Students
lm41@txstate.edu
512.245.5321
Campus Sponsor:
Dean of Students Office
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
Featured Speaker

» Conference Registration Required (login)

Sharmila Anandasabapathy, M.D., is a professor of medicine in gastroenterology and vice president at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. In her current role, she oversees Baylor's global programs and affiliations, as well as The Baylor Global Innovation Center, which seeks to develop innovative approaches to global health challenges.

Dr. Anandasabapathy’s research focus involves the development and validation of novel technologies for the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal cancer. She has been principal investigator on several grants funded by the National Cancer Institute (NIH), and has led multiple international clinical trials focused on the endoscopic diagnosis of esophageal, and gastric cancer. These trials are currently being conducted in the United States, Africa, China, and Honduras. In addition, she and her group are involved in several projects that seek to develop innovative technological approaches to addressing cancer and other chronic diseases in low-resource areas worldwide. These involve the development of remote medical technologies such as augmented (and virtual) reality-based platforms for surgical or endoscopic training, cell phone apps, and portable, battery-operated technologies for medical management in low-resource environments. These partnerships involve close collaborations with NASA, USAID, multiple US and international universities, NGOS, foreign governments, and foundations.

Dr. Anandasabapathy holds a B.A. in English literature from Yale University and an M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine training at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and her gastroenterology fellowship at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

What to Expect
An exciting glimpse into the innovations that are shaping the future of medicine and cancer treatment.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Leadership Institute Annual Conference
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Innovation and Imagination

Presenter:
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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Education through the Arts: Learning by Creating

Presenter:
Chris Hanson, San Marcos High School Orchestra Director

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Hines Academic Center
Room 205
; Room 205
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Sean Patrick Roche
School of Criminal Justice
sean.roche@txstate.edu
512.245.2174
Campus Sponsor:
School of Criminal Justice
Thomas J. Bilach is a sergeant in the New York City Police Department. His areas of interest focus on policing, public policy, and organizational justice. He is currently assigned to the Office of Management Analysis and Planning where he writes department policy and conducts program evaluation.

Policing agencies across the United States have undergone rapid social and technological transformation in recent years. Evidence-based practices are the new gold standard of policing. But the question remains, is policing policy scientifically grounded? This lecture walks through several of the latest innovations of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). While the NYPD has touted its policy as proactively engineered and scientifically buttressed, its foundation is often rooted in high-profile legitimacy crises that plague the organization’s image. Major policy reforms such as the withdrawal of stop-and-frisk, overhaul of standard use-of-force reporting, and expansion of the body-worn camera program, were pursued, to a large extent, as a consequence of such crises. Many of the NYPD’s latest innovative programs and social interventions — reflexively regarded by policing officials as credible remedies — often lack the foundational support of evidence. Abdicating our responsibility of relentless follow-up and assessment of these programs may result in social policies that do more harm than good.

What to Expect
Policy changes, reforms, and innovations from one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the United States.

Areas of Exploration
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Imagination and Mathematics 

Presenters:
Dialogue Class
Gary Taylor (Musician and Mathematician)

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
Texas State University
; Gallery of the Common Experience | Room 407A
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or t_r114@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Honors College, Bobcat Made Maker Space, LBJ Institute for STEM Education and Research
Completed works from the virtual reality sculpting experience (held in November 2018) with Austin artist Topher Sipes were reinvented through 3D printing and will be displayed in the Gallery of the Common Experience for the Spring 2019 exhibit.

What to Expect
Explore the uses and applications of virtual reality technology, sculpting objects in virtual space.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
 
Website
» Gallery of the Common Experience 
more about event
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$13 General Adult | $10 Senior/Military/Child | $8 Student
Contact:
Nicole Wesley
Co-Artistic Director
nlw35@txstate.edu
512.245.2949
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance

» TICKETS
An advance ticket is required for this event.

Merge Dance Company presents:
Momento a Momento
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1 at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Momento a Momento is a multimedia event that blurs the lines between artistic disciplines creating exciting, experimental, and innovative work, endemic of our times. Featuring Merge Dance Company and guests, the performance includes live dance, live music, and projecting images. Choreographers include Rocio Luna from Mexico, Matthew Farmer from Michigan, and NobleMotion Dance from Huntsville, Texas — as well as dance faculty Ana Baer, Christa Oliver, and Nicole Wesley.

What to Expect
Innovative blending of disciplines in creative performance.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event

March 2019

until March 15
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience
Reimagining Reality:
Exploring Experience and Identity in the Age of Innovation

Exhibition runs Jan. 28 to March 15, 2019

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its Spring 2019 exhibition, Reimagining Reality: Exploring Experience and Identity in the Age of Innovation. This show focuses on the ways in which visual media interact with the ever-changing landscape of culture, politics, and life. We seek to expand our understanding of innovation as more than a technological buzzword but rather a challenge to create a newer, better experience beyond our present reality. Approaching themes of the social and physical constructs of race, sexuality, gender and labor, this show will function as a space to recreate and re-interpret the world around us.

What to Expect
An exhibition highlighting student artists interpretation on the way we can change our perception of fixed realities.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
more about event

until March 02
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$13 General Adult | $10 Senior/Military/Child | $8 Student
Contact:
Nicole Wesley
Co-Artistic Director
nlw35@txstate.edu
512.245.2949
Campus Sponsor:
Division of Dance, Department of Theatre and Dance

» TICKETS
An advance ticket is required for this event.

Merge Dance Company presents:
Momento a Momento
Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 1 at 12:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m.
 
Momento a Momento is a multimedia event that blurs the lines between artistic disciplines creating exciting, experimental, and innovative work, endemic of our times. Featuring Merge Dance Company and guests, the performance includes live dance, live music, and projecting images. Choreographers include Rocio Luna from Mexico, Matthew Farmer from Michigan, and NobleMotion Dance from Huntsville, Texas — as well as dance faculty Ana Baer, Christa Oliver, and Nicole Wesley.

What to Expect
Innovative blending of disciplines in creative performance.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event
Location:
Numerous locations along the San Marcos River
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Amy Kirwin
Keep San Marcos Beautiful Coordinator
akirwin@sanmarcostx.gov
512.393.8407
Campus Sponsor:
Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management (EHSRM); City of San Marcos
Join us on Saturday, March 2, 2019, for the 34th Annual Great Texas River Clean Up. Last year's volunteer total surpassed 1,000 individualsl. Bring your friends, clean up the San Marcos River and surrounding tributaries, and learn about how stormwater runoff can impact the San Marcos River.  Sign up online at the link below and pick the watershed location where you would like to volunteer.  Each volunteer will receive a t-shirt, free breakfast, and free lunch after the event.

What to Expect
Opportunities to unite our local community by cleaning up our local river.

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners

Websites
» SignupGenius: Register for Great Texas River Clean Up
» Facebook: Great Texas River Clean Up
» Google Map of Clean Up Locations

About Common Experience 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 year's academic 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:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
A panel of Texas State University scholars will discuss how their innovative research and personal identity intersect:

Jeff Helgeson earned his Ph.D. in U.S. history from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008, and has become a nationally-recognized expert in the 20th-century history of race, gender, class, and urban politics in the United States. His first book, Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington (University of Chicago, 2014), examines how black Chicagoans developed a unique political culture through the everyday struggle to access housing, jobs opportunities, and political power in a city that was both “the capital of black America” and one of the most segregated and unequal places in the nation. Crucibles was a finalist for the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change National Book Award, and was named a “Highly Recommended” title by Choice Magazine. In addition to other publications, he has published a definitive essay on American working-class history in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of America. His current book project, The Politics of Bewilderment: Reimagining the History of Fragmented Urban America, tracks the rise of corporate power over urban politics since the 1970s in Boston, Massachusetts.

Krista Pollett is an M.A. candidate in history with a concentration in public history. She holds a B.A. in history from Texas State University with minors in geography and art history. Her research blends the study of memory, social movements, commemoration, identity, and visual and material culture. Tentatively titled "Monuments to the Black Freedom Movement, 1991-2018," her thesis explores the different processes of memorializing the history of civil rights on the Southern U.S. landscape. The design and interpretation at a monument has an impact on the ways that visitors interact and engage with that site's history.

Maneka Deanna Brooks, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of reading education at Texas State University. Dr. Brooks’s research agenda centers on everyday educational practices that impact the educational trajectories of bilingual adolescents. Her work has been published in the Journal of Literacy Research, Research in the Teaching of English, TESOL Quarterly, and other venues. Dr. Brooks earned her Ph.D. in educational linguistics from Stanford University Graduate School of Education, and she holds both an M.A. in secondary bilingual education and a B.A. in psychology with a minor in Spanish from Loyola Marymount University.

What to Expect
Paths to apply innovative research beyond what is popularly recognized as "innovative" — engaging in ways that identity can factor into multiple aspects of  research.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Resisting the Digital Revolution: In Defense of Analog Thinking

Presenter:
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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 209
; Room 209
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
The Creative Brain takes audiences on a journey with neuroscientist and best-selling author, David Eagleman, to meet accomplished professionals from across the creative spectrum, unravel the creative process, and encourage all of us to be more creative. The film also serves as an exceptional companion to our 2018-19 Common Reading book, The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World by Eagleman and Anthony Brandt.

What to Expect
An encounter with accomplished professionals from across the creative spectrum and an exploration of the creative process.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Website
The Creative Brain (with Film Trailer)
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Leading a Tech Happy Life: Implications for Education

Presenter:
Jon Lasser, Educational Psychology, Texas State

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 208
Texas State University
; Room 208
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Paula Williamson
Department of Biology
pw04@txstate.edu
512.245.8713
Campus Sponsor:
Texas Iota Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society
Eye Movements and Their Use in Cybersecurity, Health Assessment, and Other Applications
 

Dr. Oleg Komogortsev is currently a tenured associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Texas State University. Dr. Komogortsev earned his B.S. in applied mathematics from Volgograd State University, Russia, and an M.S./Ph.D. degree in computer science from Kent State University, Ohio. Dr. Komogortsev conducts research in eye tracking with a focus on cyber security (biometrics), human computer interaction, usability, bioengineering, and health assessment. This work has thus far yielded more than 100 publications and several patents. Dr. Komogortsev’s research has been covered by national media, including NBC News, Discovery, Yahoo, Livesience and others. Dr. Komogortsev is a recipient of two Google Virtual Reality Research Awards and a Google Faculty Research Award. Dr. Komogortsev has also received the National Science Foundation CAREER award and Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) on the topic of cybersecurity with the emphasis on eye movement-driven biometrics and health assessment. In addition, his research is supported by the National Institute of Standards, Sigma Xi the Scientific Research Society, and various industrial sources. His current grand vision is to push forward eye movement-driven biometrics as person-recognition and health-assessment platforms in future virtual- and augmented-reality devices.

What to Expect
Glimpses into the future of innovations in eye-movement technology.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Alexa, Tell Me the Meaning of Life

Presenter:
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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Susan Holtz
Department of Physics
susan.holtz@txstate.edu
512.245.2413
Campus Sponsor:
College of Science and Engineering
» Registration is required (SOLD OUT)
 
The WiSE Conference is encourages more women to pursue STEM as an exciting and fulfilling educational and career choice. The all-day conference includes hands-on STEM activities, guest speakers, a keynote event, a poster session, and concurrent events.
 
Plenary Speaker
The WiSE Conference proudly presents as its plenary speaker Ali Guarneros Luna from NASA's Ames Research Center in California. She has been honored for her significant technical contributions to NASA and to international space research, and recognized for her extensive community involvement. She has received the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Luminary Award, as well as the 2017 Space Technology Award from the American Astronomical Society. In May 2018, she received international recognition as recipient of the Reconocimiento Ohtli, awarded by the Mexican Government. She was also awarded the 2018 Women of Color (WOC) “Outstanding Technical Contribution Government Award” from NASA.
 
Keynote Speaker
Sarah Evans the founder of Well Aware, an Austin-based nonprofit organization that funds and implements clean water systems for impoverished communities in Africa. Under her leadership, Well Aware has benefitted more than 220,000 people, and the organization’s reputation for project success and cost effectiveness has prompted numerous collaborations with other non-profit organizations worldwide to guide their water infrastructure projects. She was honored as Toyota’s 2017 Mother of Invention and has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, and elsewhere.
 
Networking Circle Event
Helen Biller, an Engineering Manager for the Propulsion Technology Team of Boeing Commercial Airlines, will host the Networking Circle Event. In this event, professionals from a variety of fields will lead small groups of students in networking circle discussions. These discussions will focus on the importance of professional networking, career readiness and how to stage yourself for success in your chosen field.
 
Website
» WiSE Conference
 
What to Expect
Inspiration and networking opportunities to shape your future in STEM fields.
 
Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
Department of Philosophy
ek17@txstate.edu
512.245.6597
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Roundtable and brainstorming for faculty only.
How Researchers and Scholars Can Effectively and Ethically Incorporate Students into Their Own Research Projects

A roundtable/brain storming session for faculty on the topic of how researchers and scholars can effectively and ethically incorporate students into their own research projects. Dr. Dann Brown, Dean of University College, and Dr. Aimee Roundtree, Associate Dean for Research in the College of Liberal Arts, will share their experiences in this area. After the presentations, faculty will be asked to brainstorm how they might include students in their own writing projects.

What to Expect
Innovation in encouraging student scholarship.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
 
 
more about event
Location:
The W Austin Hotel Ballroom
Austin, Texas
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Anna Chowdhury
University Advancement
achowdhury@txstate.edu
512.245.6037
Campus Sponsor:
University Advancement
This event is open only to those with invitations or for those with SXSW Interactive badges.

An exclusive look at game-changing technology created by our inspired student inventors, the lab features how our corporate partners are helping to take these new ideas to the marketplace. Texas State student research is solving real-world problems.

What to Expect
Texas State students shaping tomorrow.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Texas State Innovation Lab
 
 
more about event

Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor (Room 407)
Texas State University
; Gallery of the Common Experience | 4th Floor (Room 407)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, McCoy College of Business, College of Health Professions, University Advancement
A Look into the Near Future of Employment
with John Walters, Vice President of Strategy at Cognizant


Cognizant, a multinational NASDAQ-100 corporation providing IT services, proposes 21 new jobs that will emerge over the next 10 years and will become cornerstones of the future of work. From data detectives to cyber city analysts to augmented reality journey builders, these jobs are not science fiction — they are jobs your HR department will have to fill before very long. Cognizant has positioned these 21 jobs over a 10-year timeline and according to their “tech-centricity.” Some are highly technical, while others won’t require much tech knowledge at all.

John Walters has been with Cognizant since September 2011. His primary focus has been business strategy, transformational outsourcing frameworks, and developing delivery models based on end-to-end business process as a service (BPaaS) models. He has worked across Cognizant’s core industry verticals with some recent focus on healthcare and traditional insurance. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Website
» Cognizant: 21 Jobs of the Future
 
What to Expect
A glimpse into the future of career opportunities, particularly in areas of innovation.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
iPhones and Skinner Boxes 

Presenter:
Jon Lasser, Educational Psychology, Texas State

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Recital Hall
; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Katie Kapurch
Department of English
kk19@txstate.edu
512.245.3822
Campus Sponsor:
English Department
In this multimedia presentation, Dr. Kenneth Womack traces the life and times of George Martin as he remakes himself from a boy from the wrong side of the tracks into the most celebrated record producer of his day. Womack tells the riveting story of Martin’s early disdain for the Beatles, who won him over with their humor and their innovative sound.

What to Expect
A fresh exploration of The Beatles' music and their innovations in music production during the 1960s.

Areas of Exploration
Research and Scholarship
Creative Arts
 
 
more about event

until March 31
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Common Experience, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies at Texas State, and private contributors.
This exhibition runs March 25 to April 19, 2019
 

Strong as an acre of garlic is an immersive installation by artist-designer Bryony Roberts that reflects on the lives of female ranchers in Texas. Operating in professions that foreground physical strength and endurance, women ranchers are creating complex articulations of femininity and transforming existing conventions related to riding, animal husbandry, and land management. Roberts has gathered extensive research on their practices through interviews, ranch visits, and historical research. Inspired by these observations, Roberts has designed a multifaceted landscape of textiles and wooden structures that reference ranch houses and other support structures. Within, the structures contain immersive information about the ranchers interviewed and their experiences.

What to Expect
An intriguing and immersive reflection on the roles that technology plays in seemingly "natural" processes.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Texas State Galleries
 
 
more about event
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Common Experience, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies at Texas State, and private contributors.
Opening reception March 25, 5-6 p.m.
This exhibition runs March 25 to April 19, 2019
 

Strong as an acre of garlic is an immersive installation by artist-designer Bryony Roberts that reflects on the lives of female ranchers in Texas. Operating in professions that foreground physical strength and endurance, women ranchers are creating complex articulations of femininity and transforming existing conventions related to riding, animal husbandry, and land management. Roberts has gathered extensive research on their practices through interviews, ranch visits, and historical research. Inspired by these observations, Roberts has designed a multifaceted landscape of textiles and wooden structures that reference ranch houses and other support structures. Within, the structures contain immersive information about the ranchers interviewed and their experiences.

What to Expect
An intriguing and immersive reflection on the roles that technology plays in seemingly "natural" processes.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Texas State Galleries
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Tau Talks: Engineering Collectively Constructed Spaces

Presenter:
Patrick Gonzales, Philosophy Alumnus

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
; Room 116 | Philosophy Dialogue Room
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Is Reality a Human Construction Project?

Presenters:
Hunter Griffith, Dialogue Student
McIntosh Woodruff, Dialogue Student

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Philosophy Dialogue Topic:
Ayurveda: A Holistic Perspective on Mind and Body

Presenter:
Jon Lasser, Educational Psychology, Texas State

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.

What to Expect
Lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
 
 
more about event

Location:
Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall
310 W. Woods Street
San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
College of Science and Engineering
Office of the Dean
512.245.2119
Campus Sponsor:
College of Science and Engineering
The College of Science and Engineering at Texas State University is hosting an open house to provide tours of the newest building on the San Marcos campus: Bruce and Gloria Ingram Hall.

The STEM-filled afternoon will offer exciting hands-on activities suitable for family members of all ages. Self-guided tours will showcase Ingram Hall's five floors, including research labs, maker spaces, high-tech classrooms, and collaborative learning spaces designed to support active discovery in science and engineering.

The open house will feature activities and exhibits from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Mathematics, and Physics — as well as the Ingram School of Engineering and the Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) program.

What to Expect
Opportunities to explore Texas State's newest facility for fostering innovation.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship

Website
» College of Science and Engineering
 
 
more about event

April 2019

until April 30
Location:
Alkek Library
Main Floor, glass exhibition cases
; Main Floor, glass exhibition cases
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Julie Westerlund
Department of Biology
jw33@txstate.edu
512.560.8276
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
This exhibition runs April 1 to May 1, 2019

San Marcos artist Michael Hannon combines poetry, calligraphy and drawings into one piece. His interests include a wide variety of traditions where text and pictures meet, from medieval illuminated manuscripts, through Persian miniature painting, to William Blake’s illuminated printing, to the Chinese (and wider Asian) tradition of paintings with poems and sometimes other texts. The Chinese idea of “the three perfections,” namely calligraphy, poetry, and painting (usually ranked in this order), has always appealed to Hannon, and this idea has influenced his practice. In this tradition, to be a complete artist, one must master (to varying degrees) all three of these arts. Audiences can see Hannon's art working out of this idea, whether in books, paintings, or other works, such as pop-up cards.

What to Expect
Innovative artwork combining verse, calligraphy, and drawing.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
more about event

until April 19
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
mkh102@txstate.edu
512.245.2664
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries, Common Experience, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies at Texas State, and private contributors.
This exhibition runs March 25 to April 19, 2019
 

Strong as an acre of garlic is an immersive installation by artist-designer Bryony Roberts that reflects on the lives of female ranchers in Texas. Operating in professions that foreground physical strength and endurance, women ranchers are creating complex articulations of femininity and transforming existing conventions related to riding, animal husbandry, and land management. Roberts has gathered extensive research on their practices through interviews, ranch visits, and historical research. Inspired by these observations, Roberts has designed a multifaceted landscape of textiles and wooden structures that reference ranch houses and other support structures. Within, the structures contain immersive information about the ranchers interviewed and their experiences.

What to Expect
An intriguing and immersive reflection on the roles that technology plays in seemingly "natural" processes.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
Texas State Galleries
 
 
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library, Room 119; Room 119
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Donna Dean
dgd33@txstate.edu
512.245.5752
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Dean Brennan
db58@txstate.edu
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Tricia Boucher
squirrel@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
This workshop will offer hands-on video-editing experience using Adobe Premiere. You're encouraged to bring your inspiration and creativity to get started. Innovate in a new medium and learn skills that will create opportunities for creativity both in the classroom and in future careers.

What to Expect
Practice basic skills to start editing your own videos and combine content in new and creative ways.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Website
Alkek Maker Day: Video Editing
 
 
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Brittany Davis
The Graduate College
brittanydavis@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
» Note: Registration to compete in the 2019 3MT® has closed.

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition in which master's students on a thesis track and Ph.D./Ed.D. students have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their research and its significance. The 3MT® promotes presentation and communication skills, provides opportunities and feedback for students to work on explaining their research to a non-specialized audience, and in general helps students hone their “elevator pitch” discussions of their dissertations

Preliminary Group Rounds (March 27-28)
Groups will consist of doctoral and master's students. Each group will send the top-scoring doctoral student, top-scoring master's student, overall runner-up, and the people's choice winner to the University Final.

University Final Competition (April 2)
Awards at the University Final Competition are not categorized by master's or doctoral level, and include first place and runner-up (awarded by judges) and people's choice (awarded by the audience). First place and runner-up can also win the people's choice because the latter is awarded separately by the audience in attendance at the 3MT®.

What to Expect
Innovation in research and scholarship from Texas State's outstanding graduate students.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship

Website
» 3MT®: Three Minute Thesis
 
 
more about event
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 275
; Room 275
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Millie Cordaro
Department of Psychology
mc71@txstate.edu
512.245.3161
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Psychology
The field of positive psychology emphasizes the importance of fostering one's strengths and resources to increase psychological well-being. Through this lens, we can build-up happiness, our sense of well-being and overall life satisfaction. Creativity is one avenue for enhancing everyday life to create more satisfaction and fulfillment on a daily basis. The focus of this talk will be on defining creativity as a psychological character strength, the role of divergent thinking as a core feature of creativity, the psychological benefits of creativity including enhanced well-being, and simple strategies for implementing creativity to increase life satisfaction.

What to Expect
A look at the role of creativity as a type of innovative and divergent mode of thinking and the benefits for psychological well-being.

Areas of Exploration
Research + Scholarship
Teaching + Learning
 
 
more about event
Location:
Evans Auditorium
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience and the Texas Commission on the Arts
In The Legend of Big Bend, chamber music group Montopolis turns West Texas tales into song in this live-score performance and film inspired by Big Bend National Park. The performance weaves science, history, poetry and personal stories into music inspired by the land and the people who have walked upon it. Music and story are accompanied by breathtaking video that captures the epic grandeur of the vast high desert wilderness.

Texas State University student musicians will perform with Montopolis, doubling the musical talent onstage.

Montopolis is an indie chamber music group from Austin, Texas, that performs the works of composer Justin Sherburn. Their music folds country and folk idioms into modern classical arrangements with inventive instrumentation to create "stunning and transcendent" (Austin Chronicle) concerts. Their programs are audience-engaging, multi-media events that combine live music with video and interactive storytelling. The Montopolis musicians include members of the Austin Symphony, Okkervil River, Tosca String Quartet, and the Mood Illusion.

Funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reserved spaces; seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
» Parking information
 
What to Expect
An innovative combination of the views, sounds, and interpretations of Big Bend through film, spoken words, with the film's musical score performed live onstage by Montopolis and Texas State student musicians.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Film Website
» Montopolis: The Legend of Big Bend
 
 
more about event
Location:
Flowers Hall, Room 230; Room 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Department of Psychology, School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Texas State University Distinguished Alumnus Cleofas “Cleo” Rodriguez, Jr., returns to campus to discuss an innovative program to advance the college internship and employment opportunities of former Head Start students. His discussion will be followed by an open Q&A with audience members.

Rodriguez is the former Executive Director of the National Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Association (NMSHSA), a nonprofit that helps improve the lives of migrant and seasonal farmworker children and their families. He remains active with the NMSHSA as a Senior Adviser. During his tenure with the NMSHSA, he initiated a project called “Migrant Voices,” a partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, to elevate the voices of migrant families and their children. He was also the founder of the NMSHSA Summer Internship Program for former Migrant Head Start Students currently in college to intern in Washington, D.C. His work with this project was recently recognized with the prestigious Othl Award from the Mexican Government.

Prior to moving to D.C., Rodriguez was Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of Raising Austin (2003-2011) and the Executive Director of the Texas Head Start Association, Inc. (1996-2002), two nonprofit organizations based in Texas.

Rodriguez is currently the President/CEO of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, where he works for the betterment of 1,500 businesses in the city. Rodriguez holds a bachelor of science degree from Texas State and received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2013; he currently serves on the Alumni Board of Directors.

What to Expect
Innovative approaches to foster student success beyond the college classroom and into the careers awaiting beyond.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching and Learning
Community Partners
 
 
more about event

Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience
Exhibition runs April 11 to May 6, 2019

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its second Spring 2019 exhibition: People First. Conversations on innovation often highlight the newest, most exciting advances in technology that are ultimately inaccessible to already under-resourced communities. Furthermore, institutions that are directly detrimental to people have also been among the primary innovators to consider their economics. Nonetheless, art allows us a space to communicate the ways we can imagine things differently. This exhibition includes a range of works from analogue installations to physical zines and digital art that engage the space with human-centered ideals. People First considers the fundamental drive to innovate but prioritizes the voices of all people.

What to Expect
Innovative and imaginative approaches in multiple mediums, including both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works by students and local artists.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
» Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
more about event

until April 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience
Exhibition runs April 11 to May 6, 2019

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its second Spring 2019 exhibition: People First. Conversations on innovation often highlight the newest, most exciting advances in technology that are ultimately inaccessible to already under-resourced communities. Furthermore, institutions that are directly detrimental to people have also been among the primary innovators to consider their economics. Nonetheless, art allows us a space to communicate the ways we can imagine things differently. This exhibition includes a range of works from analogue installations to physical zines and digital art that engage the space with human-centered ideals. People First considers the fundamental drive to innovate but prioritizes the voices of all people.

What to Expect
Innovative and imaginative approaches in multiple mediums, including both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works by students and local artists.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
» Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
more about event

until April 14
Location:
Minifie Academic Atrium
McCoy Hall
; Minifie Academic Atrium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Daniel P. Roy
Entrepreneur in Residence, Department of Management
d_r560@txstate.edu
512.245.6224
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
» Registration for this event is now closed.

3-Day Startup — Deep Dive offers an in-depth examination of five key questions related to building deeper entrepreneurial skills that are highly valued by employers. It follows the familiar pattern of the 3DS Foundations course in learning by doing, guided by professional entrepreneurs and faculty. Each student group will focus on a new or existing business idea and apply analytical techniques to visually examine the business opportunity from multiple dimensions. The program is intended for students who want to experience the excitement of assessing the potential of a new business idea and its market opportunity. The program begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, with teaming and a dinner, continues all day Saturday (from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and concludes Sunday afternoon by 5 p.m. with a poster session and discussion with a panel of advisors. The program is open to all Texas State students, at no charge. You may apply either as a team or as an individual. This first-time program will be limited to 30 students.

What to Expect
Student opportunities in innovative entrepreneurship.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners
 
 
more about event

Location:
Locations throughout the city
San Marcos, Texas
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bobcat Build
LBJ Student Center 4-7.1
bobcatbuild@txstate.edu
512.245.4245
Campus Sponsor:
Bobcat Build, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Common Experience
» Register to Volunteer

Bobcat Build started 15 years ago as a way to say “Thank You” to the San Marcos community. It has become a Texas State University tradition — the largest service project on campus. It is also the second largest, one-day community service project in the state of Texas. The name itself symbolizes our goal of strengthening the bond between Texas State and the community of San Marcos. Every spring semester, students volunteer their time to complete various service projects throughout the community, such as landscaping, painting, or cleanups at residents’ homes, local schools, parks, churches, and neighborhoods. Over the past 10 years, the event has grown in participation from approximately 700 volunteers at 50 jobsites to 5,000 volunteers at over 300 jobsites in the San Marcos community!

What to Expect
An opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to focus on the needs of the community surrounding Texas State. Through campus collaboration and direct volunteer service, Bobcat Build bridges the gap between the campus community and the citizens of San Marcos

Areas of Exploration
Community Partners

Website
» Bobcat Build
 
 
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Room 209
; Room 209
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Luis Cruz
l_c307@txstate.edu
832.387.1877
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Hip Hop Congress
This event provides a learning space for innovative careers in the music and entertainment industry. Many students have expressed interest in learning more about start-up business centered on the music and entertainment industries, and this collaborative event aims to address those interests. Guest speakers will include executives from SXSW, ScoreMore Shows, ACL, and others. Panel discussion with opportunities for audience members to ask questions.

Confirmed speakers:
  • Brian Hobbs, Music Festival coordinator for SXSW
  • Edward Castillo, marketing at ScoreMore Shows
  • Omar Dawoud, owner and talent buyer of The Marc and AfterDark Entertainment
What to Expect
A panel discussion with industry executives to explore entrepreneurial opportunities and innovative careers in music and entertainment.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
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until April 26
Location:
LBJ Student Center
Rooms TBD
; Ballroom and TBD
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
ugresearch@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Conference runs April 24-26, 2019

The Undergraduate Research Conference provides 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 conference is a celebration of the culmination of students' self-driven academic projects. 

Two and a half days of Honors thesis presentations followed by an undergraduate research poster session. Poster session open to all undergraduates. Submission deadline is Monday, March 25, 2019. See link below.

Website
Undergraduate Research Conference
 
What to Expect

Inspiration and the spirit of academic curiosity for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
 
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
ugresearch@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Poster Session

The Undergraduate Research Conference provides 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 conference is a celebration of the culmination of students' self-driven academic projects. 

Two and a half days of Honors thesis presentations followed by an undergraduate research poster session. Poster session open to all undergraduates. Submission deadline is Monday, March 25, 2019. See link below.

Website
Undergraduate Research Conference
 
What to Expect

Inspiration and the spirit of academic curiosity for students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
 
 
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Location:
Education Building
301 Moon Street
Texas State University
; Rooms will vary by session
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Shaunna Smith
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
shaunna_smith@txstate.edu
512.245.4377
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education
» Conference registration required

Texas State University’s Educational Technology Program invites attendees to the EdTech 2019 Conference, which is open to everyone. The conference will be held at the College of Education on the San Marcos campus with sessions focused on the theme, "Play, Discover, Collaborate." The goal is to encourage educators to come "play" with the latest tools in EdTech, "discover" new ways to use technology to support teaching and learning in their classroom, and "collaborate" with like-minded educators. All presentations will emphasize interactivity, best practices, classroom-relevant examples, and hands-on activities. The conference is free and attendees will receive CPE credit hours. There will be free breakfast, snacks, and door prizes.

What to Expect
Opportunities to grow as innovative educators.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners

Website (includes parking)
» EdTech 2019 Conference
 
 
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Location:
Alkek Library, Rooms 105/106; Rooms 105/106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jessica McClean
Alkek Library
jlm336@txstate.edu
512.245.3891
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Visit Alkek Library for a day of creativity and crafting:
  • Get inspired by our wide variety of materials and project ideas.
  • Take a creative break before the semester gets busy.
  • Meet other makers and crafting enthusiasts.
  • Learn a new skill, and share your knowledge with others.
Maker Day is open to everyone — drop in whenever you can and stay as long as you want. Craft supplies will be provided.

What to Expect
Opportunities to create with other Bobcats.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Teaching + Learning

Website
» Alkek Maker Day: Home
 
 
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May 2019

Location:
Alkek Library
Main Floor, glass exhibition cases
; Main Floor, glass exhibition cases
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Julie Westerlund
Department of Biology
jw33@txstate.edu
512.560.8276
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
This exhibition runs April 1 to May 1, 2019

San Marcos artist Michael Hannon combines poetry, calligraphy and drawings into one piece. His interests include a wide variety of traditions where text and pictures meet, from medieval illuminated manuscripts, through Persian miniature painting, to William Blake’s illuminated printing, to the Chinese (and wider Asian) tradition of paintings with poems and sometimes other texts. The Chinese idea of “the three perfections,” namely calligraphy, poetry, and painting (usually ranked in this order), has always appealed to Hannon, and this idea has influenced his practice. In this tradition, to be a complete artist, one must master (to varying degrees) all three of these arts. Audiences can see Hannon's art working out of this idea, whether in books, paintings, or other works, such as pop-up cards.

What to Expect
Innovative artwork combining verse, calligraphy, and drawing.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts
Community Partners
 
 
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until May 06
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, 4th Floor
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tafari Robertson
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Gallery of the Common Experience
Exhibition runs April 11 to May 6, 2019

The Gallery of the Common Experience presents its second Spring 2019 exhibition: People First. Conversations on innovation often highlight the newest, most exciting advances in technology that are ultimately inaccessible to already under-resourced communities. Furthermore, institutions that are directly detrimental to people have also been among the primary innovators to consider their economics. Nonetheless, art allows us a space to communicate the ways we can imagine things differently. This exhibition includes a range of works from analogue installations to physical zines and digital art that engage the space with human-centered ideals. People First considers the fundamental drive to innovate but prioritizes the voices of all people.

What to Expect
Innovative and imaginative approaches in multiple mediums, including both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works by students and local artists.

Areas of Exploration
Creative Arts

Website
» Gallery of the Common Experience
 
 
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Location:
Various locations in Comal Building and Flowers Hall
Texas State University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Aimee Roundtree
Associate Dean of Research, College of Liberal Arts
akr@txstate.edu
512.245.2317
Campus Sponsor:
College of Liberal Arts
The College of Liberal Arts Research Expo will feature innovative research and scholarship by undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences.

What to Expect
An inspiring showcase of student research, highlighting the innumerable areas of academic exploration at Texas State.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Research + Scholarship

Website
College of Liberal Arts
 
 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center, Rooms 3-7.1 and 3-14.1; Healing Arts 4-8 p.m. in LBJSC 3-7.1 / Movement Therapy 5-6:15 p.m. in LBJSC 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Office of Disability Services
h_b168@txstate.edu
512.245.4541
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services

The Healing Arts program is designed to encourage self-discovery, self-expression and self-awareness through creativity and innovation. Art-based interventions show evidence of effectiveness in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes. The Healing Arts program strengthens the connections among learning, creativity, and innovation. All areas in education — and life, for that matter — involve creativity, ingenuity, and innovation, and through engagement with the arts, participants understand those connections.

Healing Arts talk and work session will be held 4-8 p.m. in LBJSC room 3-7.1. Co-facilitated by Dr. Shay Harris, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology (CLAS), and Dr. Harlan Ballard, Office of Disability Services.

Movement Therapy will be held 5-6:15 p.m. in LJBSC room 3-14.1. Co-facilitated by Pat Stone, Department of Theatre and Dance, and by Amber Cantu, Office of Disability Services.

What to Expect
Innovative strategies for decreasing anxiety, depression and stress in campus life.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Website
» Office of Disability Services
 
 

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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Main Lobby and Conference Room 124
; Main Lobby and Conference Room 124
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Sara Mitschke
Design for America (DFA) Texas State
s_m421@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Communication Design Program
Design for America (DFA) will be hosting a design expo to showcase their design process and the work they have been doing this semester to improve mental health for high school students in San Marcos.

DFA Texas State is a team of students working to tackle social challenges in the areas of health, education, and environment — creating impact through innovation. Design for America is driven by human-centered design that discovers areas where we can make a difference in the community. Design for American creates impact through learning, empathy, collaboration, leadership, and creativity — believing that students have the capacity to take on any challenge and make an impact while still studying to become the future leaders of change.

What to Expect
Follow the human-centered design process through various design stations and interactions with design innovators.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts

Website
» DFA Texas State
 
 
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Location:
Performing Arts Center
Studio 310
; Room 310
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nadine Mozon
Department of Theatre and Dance
nm15@txstate.edu
512.245.0579
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Students in Texas State's Actor Artist Aesthetic class (theatre writing and performance class) share a workshop presentation of an original, ensemble-based theatre piece: "Shape Use of Self/textspace&time Architecture Narrative" (“S.U.S.A.N.”). The concepts of Bending, Breaking, Blending — core concepts in David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt's The Runaway Species, our 2018-19 Common Reading book — will be at work in words and bodies on stage as ensemble actors explore their voices as writers and innovative storytellers.

What to Expect
An innovative theatre presentation derived from the concepts of our Common Reading text for 2018-19.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
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Location:
Music Building; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nico Schüler
School of Music
nico.schuler@txstate.edu
512.245.3395
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Mathematics, Common Experience
This lecture-recital will contain performances by Italian cellist Dr. Francesco Mastromatteo and a lecture by Dr. Nico Schüler on relationships and interactions between mathematics and music. The numerous examples will emphasize the creativity and innovation of mathematical approaches to composing, performing, and analyzing music. This event is targeted for a general audience (no math or music prerequisites), and it is free and open to the public.

What to Expect
Experience music in a different light: math and music relationships from the perspective of creativity.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Creative Arts
Research + Scholarship
Community Partners
 
 
more about event
Location:
Performing Arts Center
Studio 310
; Room 310
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nadine Mozon
Department of Theatre and Dance
nm15@txstate.edu
512.245.0579
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Students in Texas State's Actor Artist Aesthetic class (theatre writing and performance class) share a workshop presentation of an original, ensemble-based theatre piece: "Shape Use of Self/textspace&time Architecture Narrative" (“S.U.S.A.N.”). The concepts of Bending, Breaking, Blending — core concepts in David Eagleman and Anthony Brandt's The Runaway Species, our 2018-19 Common Reading book — will be at work in words and bodies on stage as ensemble actors explore their voices as writers and innovative storytellers.

What to Expect
An innovative theatre presentation derived from the concepts of our Common Reading text for 2018-19.

Area of Exploration
Creative Arts
 
 
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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.