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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.

Events will be added here as they are confirmed.

November 2018

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The Power of Thought | Art Exhibition

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
 
 
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Ana Baer Carrillo: Espacios Latentes / Latent Spaces | Exhibition

until Nov. 16
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
 
 
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Shared Studios | Open Hours

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
 
 
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10th Annual International Research Conference Keynote and Recognition Luncheon

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
 
 
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Prototyping the Future with VR + 3D Printing

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
 
 
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Addiction Medicine: Innovation in a Growing Epidemic

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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Honors College Thesis Forum presentations

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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MSEC Seminar and Commercialization Forum

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 16
Mr. Anthony George, FuelTrax

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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Texas State Mysterium for New Music Ensemble

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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December 2018

The Power of Thought | Art Exhibition

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
 
 
Click here for more information
more about event

Shared Studios | Open Hours

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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Criminal Justice Reform: How the Travis County Conviction Integrity Unit is Addressing Wrongful Convictions

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

New Music Faculty Showcase

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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February 2019

Innovations in Peace Education: The Time is Now!

until Feb. 21
Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Greg Moses
Department of Philosophy
rm95@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series
From Washington Post columnist to teacher of peace in the American classroom, Colman McCarthy has written six books, founded the Center for Teaching Peace, and received the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award. Motivated to erase peace illiteracy in this country, McCarthy takes his knowledge to the classroom, where he makes peace a social norm in the lives of youth.

What to Expect
Survey the innovation of peace literacy and how to help it flourish.

Areas of Exploration
Teaching + Learning
Community Partners
 
 
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Leadership Institute Annual Conference

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
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
 
 
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Merge Dance Company Presents Momento a Momento

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
 
 
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March 2019

Merge Dance Company Presents Momento a Momento

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
 
 
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April 2019

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