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February 2022

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Location:
Zoom - registration will be required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Valerie Anderson
Faculty Senate
vaio@txstate.edu
512.245.8323
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty and Staff Initiatives, Common Experience

Faculty Senate presents Professor Sirry Alang: How Higher Education Can Fight Racism: Speak Up When It's Hard

  • Moderator: Ben Martin, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Professor Sirry Alang (she/her/hers), a medical sociologist and a health services researcher, obtained a PhD from the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She was also trained at Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA, and at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Dr. Alang's work focuses on the social production of health and disease, including outcomes such as unmet need, access to care, mental health and mental illnesses, help-seeking, assessment, and outcomes of treatment.

She is currently an Associate Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine and Society at Lehigh University, as well as a founding co-director of the Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and chair of the Health Justice Collaborative. Dr. Alang works with her local community to strengthen partnerships necessary to understand and eliminate health inequities using a community-based participatory action research approach. Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, her courses include: Introduction to Public Health; Social Epidemiology; Racism and Health Inequities; HIV/AIDS and Society; Globalization and Health; Gender and Health, and Statistics for Sociological Inquiry.

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Monday – Friday,
Location:
To be determined; TBA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Alexis Stokes
Department of Finance and Economics
as44@txstate.edu
512.245.6371
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Official Common Experience Event
Business Leadership Week 2022 (Title Forthcoming)
February 21-25, 2022

 
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.

» BLW Website
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Location:
Lampasas Hall 407
Coffee Forum; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva js202@txstate.edu
Michelle Sotolongo ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives, Honors College
Make posters to use during the solidarity march from Old Main to the Performing Arts Center in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Materials and instructions will be provided. Show up with creativity and enthusiasm!
Click here for more information
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March 2022

Location:
San Marcos Campus
LBJSC Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Mobile/Web Systems
dl1120@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Psychology; University Lecture Series; Common Experience; College of Liberal Arts; Department of Geography; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Sociology; The Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES); Departments of English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, World Languages and Literature, Political Science; and Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
Common Experience Insight Series
 

Dr. Temple Grandin: "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"
Temple Grandin was nonverbal until nearly four years of age. Through the love and support of her family and teachers, she was able to attend school despite being teased and bullied. Inspired by her science teacher, she embarked on a career in science studying animal husbandry, for which she has received much notoriety. At the age of 18, she invented the “squeeze box” as a way of coping with extreme anxiety. Dr. Grandin’s books about her interior life as an autistic person have increased the world's understanding of the condition with personal immediacy — and with import, as rates of autism diagnoses rise. She is now one the most visible and leading advocates for individuals with autism.
 
Her life was brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences September 2016.

Note:
This event was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, but was postponed due to pandemic protocol. Those who had reserved tickets for the original event will have first opportunity when ticketing opens for this new date.
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Location:
Round Rock Campus
Time and location to be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Mobile/Web Systems
dl1120@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Psychology; University Lecture Series; Common Experience; College of Liberal Arts; Department of Geography; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Sociology; The Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES); Departments of English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, World Languages and Literature, Political Science; and Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
Common Experience Insight Series
 

Dr. Temple Grandin: "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"
Temple Grandin was nonverbal until nearly four years of age. Through the love and support of her family and teachers, she was able to attend school despite being teased and bullied. Inspired by her science teacher, she embarked on a career in science studying animal husbandry, for which she has received much notoriety. At the age of 18, she invented the “squeeze box” as a way of coping with extreme anxiety. Dr. Grandin’s books about her interior life as an autistic person have increased the world's understanding of the condition with personal immediacy — and with import, as rates of autism diagnoses rise. She is now one the most visible and leading advocates for individuals with autism.
 
Her life was brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences September 2016.

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