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September 2021

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until Sept. 7
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
This exhibit presents a compassionate catharsis related to the stigma of mental health issues, as the world emerges from a time of isolation and liminality. Image by Candice Heaton.
 
This art exhibition is on view from May 26 to September 7, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
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until Sept. 30
Location:
The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library 7th Floor
; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
512.245.1399
ce10@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
The Witliff Collections


The Wittliff Collections takes you on a visual exploration into the cultural phenomenon that Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of compassion and hospitality to the Catholic community, has created throughout the United States and the world. This major photography exhibition features documentary photographs by 23 artists of the faithful who visit the basilica in Mexico City: those who venerate her throughout Mexico and the traditions and customs honoring her in the Southwest U.S. The exhibition also highlights the popularity of her image and the cultural impact it has made on secular society.

Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

This art exhibition is on view until December 10, 2021.

 
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Location:
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Synthia Shurtleff
ss1899@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music
Official Common Experience Event
School of Music


This work commemorates Fr. Mychal’s life and work with 14 songs, composed by Kevin Salfen (University of the Incarnate Word) to a libretto prepared by Rick Davis (George Mason University). The 14 songs mirror the 14 Stations of the Cross, a Franciscan devotion surrounding the last day of Jesus Christ on Earth leading up to the Crucifixion. Ranging from Irish tunes to flowing lyrical numbers, the cycle was premiered as part of the 911 commemorative events with Richard Novak (tenor), Ames Asbell (viola), and Joey Martin (piano) on September 10-11, 2021 at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

Mychal Judge was a Franciscan friar and Catholic priest serving as the fire chaplain for the Fire Department of New York City on September 11, 2001. On September 11th, he became the first certified fatality of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. Many people know him from the photo of a man being carried, Christ-like, from the rubble. That man is Fr. Mychal Judge.​

The fame and tragedy surrounding his death is, however, only part of his story. Fr. Mychal also worked in New York ministering to the homeless, immigrants, people with AIDS, and the LGBTQ+ community. He has been recognized with statues, songs, awards, and even a film.​

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Texas State Presents
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Empathy
    • Passion, Compassion, Sympathy, and Empathy
Presenter
  • Dr. Ivan Marquez

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.

 
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more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Empathy
    • What is Compassion? What is Empathy? What's the Connection?
Presenter
  • Dialogue Class

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.

 
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Empathy
    • Anarchy, Compassion, and Virtue: The Unregulated Ties that Bind
Presenter
  • Riley Inks, Texas State Alumnus

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.

 
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Empathy
    • Ethics for Psychopaths
Presenter
  • Tristan Sosa, Texas State Alumnus

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.

 
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more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Empathy
    • Does Empathy Have a Dark Side?
Presenter
  • Dialogue Class

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.

 
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Location:
Plaza outside Lampasas Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, League of Women Voters of Hays County, National Voter Registration Day.org
Register to vote!
Whether it's for the first time or you recently moved, volunteers from the League of Women Voters of Hays County will be on campus to assist you. The deadline to register to vote in local elections is October 4, 2021.
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Location:
Virtual event: Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Margo Handwerker, mkh102@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Event

On September 28 at noon CST, Texas State Galleries will host Las Imaginistas (Christina Maria Patiño Xochitlzihuatl Houle, Rubén Garza, and Michelle Serrano) as part of Texas Talks Art. Las Imaginistas is a socially engaged art collective working along the Rio Grande Delta, also known as the U.S./Mexico Border. The group is comprised of queer, latinx and mixed indigenous collaborators working to create a culture of liberation for all beings. They work by time traveling, shape shifting, community organizing, spell casting, and amplifying the ancestral wisdom of plant, rock, four-legged, winged, and scaled family members.

Texas Talks Art is an unprecedented multi-institutional initiative intended to introduce the work of artists across the state of Texas to a wider audience. Taking the form of virtual 30-minute lunchtime talks, the series features 50 Texas artists and artist collectives in conversation with 50 Texas curators beginning in January 2021.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • The Other
    • Toni Morrison on the Origin of Others
Presenter
  • Dialogue Class

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.

 
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until Sept. 30
Location:
Alkek Library
First Floor
; First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tamarin Butcher
512.245.2686
t_b246@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek One, Alkek Library, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Alkek One Student Gallery


Calling all creatives! 

Submission Information
  • Submissions are due October 18, 2021 at 11:59pm
  • Submissions can be comprised of completed works or concepts-/works-in-progress
  • Successful applicants will be notified in November 2021

Alkek One invites students or student teams to submit creations to be exhibited in the Alkek One Student Gallery. Production expertise and some materials costs associated with creating the accepted projects in Alkek One will be provided.

Submissions should aim to reflect Texas State’s Common Experience theme of Compassion and how it relates to Alkek One’s commitment to creative and emerging technologies. We are specifically looking for work that engages with the concept of togetherness or collaboration as a facet of compassion, a notion we think of as “with-ness.” This idea can be represented in the creation directly, symbolically, or through the creative process. 

Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged. We are looking for a variety of submissions, including, but not limited to, two- and three-dimensional artworks, expanded media, geographic representations (e.g., StoryMaps, 2D maps), videos, XR creations, research or design prototypes, and mechanical creations.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • The Other
    • Compassion & Social Work
Presenter
  • Dr. Rick Morley, School of Social Work
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.

 
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • The Other
    • Kwame Appiah on Identity and the Lies that Bind
Presenter
  • Dialogue Class

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.

 
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October 2021

Friday – Sunday,
Location:
Lampasas Hall Coffee Forum; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day festival that takes place every November 1 & 2. Although most strongly identified with Mexico, Día de Muertos is celebrated throughout Latin America and everywhere with a Latinx population.

Help set up the altar starting at 10AM. You can continue to contribute and add items the whole month of October!

This year the altar will honor the hundreds of thousands of Native children removed from their families and sent to residential schools, and be dedicated to the 215+ Indigenous children whose remains were found at a school site in British Columbia.
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until Oct. 18
Location:
Alkek Library
First Floor
; First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tamarin Butcher
512.245.2686
t_b246@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek One, Alkek Library, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Alkek One Student Gallery


Calling all creatives! 

Submission Information
  • Submissions are due October 18, 2021 at 11:59pm
  • Submissions can be comprised of completed works or concepts-/works-in-progress
  • Successful applicants will be notified in November 2021

Alkek One invites students or student teams to submit creations to be exhibited in the Alkek One Student Gallery. Production expertise and some materials costs associated with creating the accepted projects in Alkek One will be provided.

Submissions should aim to reflect Texas State’s Common Experience theme of Compassion and how it relates to Alkek One’s commitment to creative and emerging technologies. We are specifically looking for work that engages with the concept of togetherness or collaboration as a facet of compassion, a notion we think of as “with-ness.” This idea can be represented in the creation directly, symbolically, or through the creative process. 

Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged. We are looking for a variety of submissions, including, but not limited to, two- and three-dimensional artworks, expanded media, geographic representations (e.g., StoryMaps, 2D maps), videos, XR creations, research or design prototypes, and mechanical creations.
Click here for more information
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Location:
Comal 116; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Department of Philosophy
philosophy@txstate.edu
512-245-2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy, Philosophy Dialogue Series

Friday, October 1, 2021
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
6th Annual Space Settlement Symposium*
Hosted by Chris Elley (Founder, Electro-Fish Creative)
Featured Speakers:
Laura Montgomery (Ground Based Space Matters)
Carrie Crisp (Philosophy, Texas State)
Eli Kanon (Philosophy, Texas State)

Join the Dialogue!
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If you require an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Department of Philosophy at 512-245-2285. Accommodation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability.
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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.

Co-sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series are the American Democracy Project, College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, Alliance, Sustainability Studies, The Alkek Library, Humanities Texas, National Endowment for the Humanities, ΦΣΤ ( Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honor society), University Seminar, The New York Times, Honors College, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Student Affairs.

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until Oct. 31
Location:
The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library 7th Floor
; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
512.245.1399
ce10@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
The Witliff Collections


The Wittliff Collections takes you on a visual exploration into the cultural phenomenon that Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of compassion and hospitality to the Catholic community, has created throughout the United States and the world. This major photography exhibition features documentary photographs by 23 artists of the faithful who visit the basilica in Mexico City: those who venerate her throughout Mexico and the traditions and customs honoring her in the Southwest U.S. The exhibition also highlights the popularity of her image and the cultural impact it has made on secular society.

Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

This art exhibition is on view until December 10, 2021.

 
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Critical Race Theory and Education
    • What and How Should We Teach Children about Race and Racism?
Panelists
  • Mr. Goyland Williams, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Texas State Alumnus
  • Dr. Frank de la Teja, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Texas State University
  • Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, Director, African American Studies Program and Associate Professor, Department of History, Texas State University
  • Dr. Lori Gallegos, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University
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.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Critical Race Theory and Education
    • Black Interruptions: Black Thought, Black Life, and (I'm) possibilities of Double Consciousness
Presenter
  • Dialogue Class
  • Mr. Goyland Williams, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Texas State University Alumnus
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.

 
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Critical Race Theory and Education
    • DuBois, Black Education, and Social Activism on College Campuses
Presenters
  • Mr. Goyland Williams, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Texas State University Alumnus
  • Ms. Michelle Brown, Graduate Instructional Assistant, Department of Sociology, Texas State University
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.

 
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity: Where's the Fraternity
Presenter
  • The Socio-Politicos

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.

 
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Civic Education in College: Exploring Attitudes Towards Voting through Value-Reappraisal Interventions
Presenter
  • Dr. Taylor Acee, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Associate Professor
  • Jonathan Lollar, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Doctoral Research Assistant

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.

 
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Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Lamm
Department of Political Science
jel127@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
An update will be issued once a makeup date has been set.

Official Common Experience Event
 
Terri Givens on Radical Empathy
Dr. Terri Givens is the CEO and Founder of the Center for Higher Education Leadership. She has more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits. Dr. Givens has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman), as well as professorships at University of Texas at Austin and University of Washington. She was the founding director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas and led the university’s efforts in Mexico and Latin America as Vice Provost for International Activities. At Menlo College she led faculty and staff in developing programs for first-generation students, updating curriculum and infrastructure for evidence-based assessment.
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Dewey's Search for the Great Community
Presenter
  • The Paideians
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.

 
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • What Is a 'Form of Life' and What Do 4th Century Egyptian Hermits Have to Do with It?

Presenter
  • Dialogue Class
  • David Anderson, Texas A&M University Philosophy Ph.D. Program
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.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion, Voting, and Community Building

Presenters
  • Jonathan Lollar
  • Sam Owens

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.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Dewey's Vision of Creative Democracy
Presenters
  • Dialogue Class
  • Sean Daniel Johnson, Texas State Philosophy Alumnus
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.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Talk of the Times: Panel on Voting for Our Health
Presenters
  • Michelle Brown, Graduate Instructional Assistant, Department of Sociology
  • Ron Stockdreher, Graduate Instructional Assistant, Department of Philosophy
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.
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Location:
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jason Mellard
512.245.1101
jasonmellard@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Texas Music History, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

Kathy Valentine was recently elected to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for her work with the iconic The Go-Go's, the first all-woman band to top the album charts with songs they composed. She will be joining us to talk about her acclaimed All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir in conversation with celebrated Texas novelist Sarah Bird. Songwriter for such The Go-Go's hits as Vacation and Head Over Heels, Valentine's debut book is a roller coaster of music, fame, family, the creative process, and struggles with addiction and excess; it’s also a story of what it takes to find success and find yourself, to live in the world with self-awareness, creative spirit, and compassion.

Book signing to follow program.
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more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Masked or Unmasked?
    • Masking the Face and Facing the Masks: Concealment and Exposure
Presenters
  • Dialogue Class
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.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Masked or Unmasked?
    • Grief, Spirituality, and Anger after a Covid-19 Loss
Presenters
  • Dr. Natasha Mikles, Department of Philosophy
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.
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until Oct. 23
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$15 Public | $13 Children (13 and under), Military or Senior | $10 TXST Students (prices includes processing fee).
Contact:
LeAnne Smith
ls14@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event

Performances on October 21, 22, and 23

Opening Door Dance Theatre and Texas State Opera Theatre collaboratively present ReWritten, an exploration through artistic expression of this year's Common Experience theme Compassion. Follow the story of four couples from literary history, hear beloved musical theater works, and experience groundbreaking modern opera as ReWritten negotiates the wonder and spark of new love, the tragedy and hurt of heartbreak, and the ways relationships can open us to new depths of humanity. Join Texas State students, faculty, and guest artists for these exciting new performances of ReWritten.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • God and Nature
    • Climate Change and the Future of Humanity
Presenters
  • Dr. Adam Briggle, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of North Texas
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.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • God and Nature
    • Thinking Through Climate Change
Presenters
  • Dr. Adam Briggle, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of North Texas
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.
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November 2021

Location:
Virtual Zoom Event
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jason Mellard jasonmellard@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Texas Music History
Official Common Experience Event

Historian Charles Hughes's new book Why Bushwick Bill Matters chronicles the life and cultural significance of Bushwick Bill of the pioneering Houston hip-hop group, the Geto Boys. Hughes contends that Bushwick Bill remixed spectacle as he exposed and exploited ableist and racist assumptions to become a singular voice in rap and the relentless battle over free speech in the United States. The resulting portrait is of a complicated artist who displayed defiance and humor, compassion and anger, in equal measure. The Memphis-based historian will be in virtual conversation with Associate Professor of Social Work Raphael Travis, author of The Healing Power of Hip-Hop.
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until Nov. 30
Location:
The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library 7th Floor
; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
512.245.1399
ce10@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
The Witliff Collections


The Wittliff Collections takes you on a visual exploration into the cultural phenomenon that Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of compassion and hospitality to the Catholic community, has created throughout the United States and the world. This major photography exhibition features documentary photographs by 23 artists of the faithful who visit the basilica in Mexico City: those who venerate her throughout Mexico and the traditions and customs honoring her in the Southwest U.S. The exhibition also highlights the popularity of her image and the cultural impact it has made on secular society.

Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

This art exhibition is on view until December 10, 2021.

 
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom; Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Erika K. Nielson
University College
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecture Series; University College; Common Experience; First Gen Proud
Common Experience Insight Series
 

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Location:
Alkek Teaching Theatre (250); 250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Ana Martínez
alm462@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Applied Arts, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Common Experience, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Theatre and Dance, World Languages and Literatures, Latina/o Studies
Missing in Brooks County: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Missing in Brooks County follows the stories of two families searching for their loved ones who went missing in the fields in Brooks County, Texas. A gripping drama, it is also a deeply humane portrait of the human rights workers, activists, and law enforcement agents who confront the life-and-death consequences of a broken immigration system.

A panel discussion moderated by Dr. John Mckiernan-González, Director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest, will immediately follow the film screening. Panelists will include:

• Lisa Molomot, Co-director and producer, Missing in Brooks County

• Jeff Bemiss, Co-director and producer, Missing in Brooks County

• Dr. Kate Spradley, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Operation Identification, Texas State University

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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December 2021

until Dec. 10
Location:
The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library 7th Floor
; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
512.245.1399
ce10@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
The Witliff Collections


The Wittliff Collections takes you on a visual exploration into the cultural phenomenon that Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of compassion and hospitality to the Catholic community, has created throughout the United States and the world. This major photography exhibition features documentary photographs by 23 artists of the faithful who visit the basilica in Mexico City: those who venerate her throughout Mexico and the traditions and customs honoring her in the Southwest U.S. The exhibition also highlights the popularity of her image and the cultural impact it has made on secular society.

Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

This art exhibition is on view until December 10, 2021.

 
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January 2022

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February 2022

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.

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March 2022

Location:
San Marcos Campus
LBJSC Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Department of Psychology
dl1120@txstate.edu
512.245.8144
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Psychology; University Lecture Series; Common Experience; College of Liberal Arts; Department of Geography; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Sociology; The Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES); Departments of English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, World Languages and Literature, Political Science; and Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
Common Experience Insight Series
 

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

Note:
This event was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, but was postponed due to pandemic protocol. Those who had reserved tickets for the original event will have first opportunity when ticketing opens for this new date.
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Location:
Round Rock Campus
Time and location to be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Department of Psychology
dl1120@txstate.edu
512.245.8144
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Psychology; University Lecture Series; Common Experience; College of Liberal Arts; Department of Geography; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Sociology; The Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES); Departments of English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, World Languages and Literature, Political Science; and Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
Common Experience Insight Series
 

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

Note:
This event was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, but was postponed due to pandemic protocol. Those who had reserved tickets for the original event will have first opportunity when ticketing opens for this new date.
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April 2022

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May 2022

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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.