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June 2019

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Location:
LBJ Museum of San Marcos
131 N. Guadalupe St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Greg Moses
Department of Philosophy
rm95@txstate.edu
512.245.6505
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series, Department of Philosophy, Honors College, @justicetalktxst, LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Mano Amiga, San Marcos Cinema Club
Official Common Experience Event

Dialogues for Activism seek to nurture discussions and communities dedicated to critical challenges of social change. Free and open to the public.

9:00 a.m. | Coffee and croissants

9:30-10:45 a.m. | #MeToo Activism Panel
  • Emcee: Najha Marshall, President, Pan-African Action CommitteePanel
  • Moderator: Anne Halsey, Trustee, San Marcos Consolidated ISD
  • Activist: Karen Muñoz, Mano Amiga
  • Practitioner: Rep. Erin Zwiener (Dist. 45)
  • Scholar: Dr. Skyller Walkes, Office of Disability Services
11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Confronting Sexism, Deliberative Dialogue Workshop
  • Emcee: Kelsey Banton, Health Promotion Specialist, Men Against Violence
  • Workshop Moderator: Anne Halsey
  • Group Facilitators: Kelsey Banton; Karen Muñoz; Megan Osborne, Prevention Educator, Hays-Caldwell Women's Center
more about event

until June 28
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lydia Gantert
Gallery of the Common Experience
lrg102@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
Exhibition on display June 10 to August 16, 2019

The work currently on display at the Gallery of Common Experience was created by students during the 2018 Summer Study Abroad in Florence, Italy. Drawings were done on-site throughout the city, allowing students to practice observational techniques in the same location Brunelleschi developed linear perspective. While the drawings are observational and based on truth, they reveal that reality is experienced and expressed in many ways. This exhibit celebrates the artists’ unique ability to share an understanding of the world that is unlike the viewer’s and bring humanity towards an understanding of universal truth.

Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

Location:
LBJ Museum of San Marcos
131 N. Guadalupe St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Greg Moses
Department of Philosophy
rm95@txstate.edu
512.245.6505
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series, Department of Philosophy, Honors College, @justicetalktxst, LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Mano Amiga, San Marcos Cinema Club
Official Common Experience Event

Dialogues for Activism seek to nurture discussions and communities dedicated to critical challenges of social change. Free and open to the public.

9:00 a.m. | Coffee and croissants

9:30-10:45 a.m. | Poverty and Debt Activism Panel
  • Emcee: Diann McCabe, Honors College (retired)
  • Panel Moderator: Faylita Hicks, Mano Amiga, Arrondi Creative Productions Activist: Yunuen Alvarado, SCOPE
  • Practitioner: Carole Belver, Exec. Dir., Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas
  • Scholar: Dr. Scott Bowman, Criminal Justice
11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Student Loan Debt Relief, Deliberative Dialogue Workshop
  • Emcee: Dr. Daniel A. Brown, Dean, University College
  • Workshop Moderator: Dr. Jo Ann Carson, Philosophy Dialogue Series
  • Group Facilitators: Dr. Jo Ann Carson; Tomas Diaz de Leon; Jenn Garcia, Philosophy, TXST; Diann McCabe
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Location:
LBJ Museum of San Marcos
131 N. Guadalupe St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Greg Moses
Department of Philosophy
rm95@txstate.edu
512.245.6505
Campus Sponsor:
Philosophy Dialogue Series, Department of Philosophy, Honors College, @justicetalktxst, LBJ Museum of San Marcos, Mano Amiga, San Marcos Cinema Club
Official Common Experience Event

Dialogues for Activism seek to nurture discussions and communities dedicated to critical challenges of social change. Free and open to the public.

9:00 a.m. | Coffee and croissants

9:30-10:45 a.m. | Mental Health Activism Panel
  • Emcee: Dr. Jon Lasser, Associate Dean for Research and Sponsored Programs, College of Education
  • Panel Moderator: Alex Mylius, Community Action, Inc. of Central Texas
  • Activist: Dr. Brandon L. Beck, The General Convention of The Episcopal Church's Task Force on Ministry to Individuals with Mental Illness
  • Practitioner: Sgt. Carl Spriegel, Daytime Support Services, San Marcos Police Department
  • Scholar: Dr. Toni Watt, Sociology
11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m. | Community Mental Health, Deliberative Dialogue Workshop
  • Emcee: Sara Mitschke, San Marcos Mental Health Project, Design for America Workshop
  • Moderator: Alex Mylius
  • Group Facilitators: Dr. Brandon L. Beck, Dr. Jon Lasser
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July 2019

until July 31
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lydia Gantert
Gallery of the Common Experience
lrg102@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
Exhibition on display June 10 to August 16, 2019

The work currently on display at the Gallery of Common Experience was created by students during the 2018 Summer Study Abroad in Florence, Italy. Drawings were done on-site throughout the city, allowing students to practice observational techniques in the same location Brunelleschi developed linear perspective. While the drawings are observational and based on truth, they reveal that reality is experienced and expressed in many ways. This exhibit celebrates the artists’ unique ability to share an understanding of the world that is unlike the viewer’s and bring humanity towards an understanding of universal truth.

Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

August 2019

until Aug. 16
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; Gallery of the Common Experience
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lydia Gantert
Gallery of the Common Experience
lrg102@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
Exhibition on display June 10 to August 16, 2019

The work currently on display at the Gallery of Common Experience was created by students during the 2018 Summer Study Abroad in Florence, Italy. Drawings were done on-site throughout the city, allowing students to practice observational techniques in the same location Brunelleschi developed linear perspective. While the drawings are observational and based on truth, they reveal that reality is experienced and expressed in many ways. This exhibit celebrates the artists’ unique ability to share an understanding of the world that is unlike the viewer’s and bring humanity towards an understanding of universal truth.

Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

until Aug. 30
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
info@txstgalleries.org
512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Exhibition
 
Philosophy of the Encounter (2016–18) by artist Tatiana Istomina is an exhibition based on the story of Hélène Rytman, who was murdered in 1980 by her husband, the prominent philosopher Louis Althusser. Althusser’s texts continue to be appreciated while Rytman has been forgotten, despite her role in Althusser’s life and influence on his intellectual career. In death, as in life, Rytman is silenced — an insignificant woman lost in the shadow of her famous husband. Istomina reconstructs their story from Hélène’s point of view and explores the implications of these events on Althusser's philosophical theories. Never before seen together in its entirety, Philosophy of the Encounter is a multi-media body of work consisting of sculptures made in collaboration with artist Mona Sharma, a puppet-performance staged for video, works on paper, and an artist book.
 
This exhibition runs August 26 to November 12, 2019.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
more about event

September 2019

until Sept. 30
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
info@txstgalleries.org
512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Exhibition
 
Philosophy of the Encounter (2016–18) by artist Tatiana Istomina is an exhibition based on the story of Hélène Rytman, who was murdered in 1980 by her husband, the prominent philosopher Louis Althusser. Althusser’s texts continue to be appreciated while Rytman has been forgotten, despite her role in Althusser’s life and influence on his intellectual career. In death, as in life, Rytman is silenced — an insignificant woman lost in the shadow of her famous husband. Istomina reconstructs their story from Hélène’s point of view and explores the implications of these events on Althusser's philosophical theories. Never before seen together in its entirety, Philosophy of the Encounter is a multi-media body of work consisting of sculptures made in collaboration with artist Mona Sharma, a puppet-performance staged for video, works on paper, and an artist book.
 
This exhibition runs August 26 to November 12, 2019.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
more about event
Location:
Alkek Open Theater; Open Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

— Intended for Faculty and Staff Only —

University Seminar (US 1100) and other faculty will discuss the Common Reading selection in order to create meaningful and purposeful lesson plans and activities for US 1100 and other courses. Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Reading book is What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Common Reading
txstate.edu/commonexperience/book
more about event
Location:
Alkek Open Theater; Open Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

— Intended for Faculty and Staff Only —

University Seminar (US 1100) and other faculty will discuss the Common Reading selection in order to create meaningful and purposeful lesson plans and activities for US 1100 and other courses. Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Reading book is What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Common Reading
txstate.edu/commonexperience/book
more about event
Location:
Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Texas State University
; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jessica Graham
Department of Theatre and Dance
jjg229@txstate.edu
512.245.3572
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Black & Latino Playwrights Celebration 2019 pays tribute to Culture Clash. At 30-plus years, Culture Clash remains a prominent Chicano/Latino performance troupe in the country, with work ranging from sharp sketch comedy to drama to adaptations of Aristophanes. Culture Clash is comprised of Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza. The event will include performances by theatre students and a Q&A with Culture Clash.
more about event
Location:
Theatre Center, Room 209
Texas State University
; Room 209
Cost:
Free | Attendees must sign up at txstatepresents.com
Contact:
Jessica Graham
Department of Theatre and Dance
jjg229@txstate.edu
512.245.3572
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
As part of the Black & Latino Playwrights Celebration 2019, Culture Clash hosts a performance workshop sharing their creative process. Culture Clash is comprised of Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza.

Free Event Signup (Required)
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
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Location:
Performing Arts Center, Harrison Theatre
Texas State University
; Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$5 for adults and students
Contact:
Jessica Graham
Department of Theatre and Dance
jjg229@txstate.edu
512.245.3572
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event

The Black & Latino Playwrights Celebration 2019 presents a reading of a new play:

AS A MIGHTY STREAM
by Melissa Maxwell and Rob Urbanati
directed by Jade King Caroll

Immediately following, stick around for the Saturday Night Special, an excerpt of “Blue Spiral,” written and performed by Nadine Mozon.

Event Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
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Location:
Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Texas State University
; Recital Hall
Cost:
$5 for adults and students
Contact:
Jessica Graham
Department of Theatre and Dance
jjg229@txstate.edu
512.245.3572
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event

The Black & Latino Playwrights Celebration 2019 presents a reading of a new play:

DELIVERY
by Jelisa Jay Robinson
Ruben Gonzales, director
Joe Luis Cedillo, dramaturg
Guest artist actors
Karina Arroyave

Event Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center, Room 275; Room 275
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Common Experience offers students a moderated discussion opportunity for a better understanding of Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Reading book, What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Common Reading
txstate.edu/commonexperience/book
more about event

Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 407-B; 407-B
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
ugresearch@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, The Graduate College, Common Experience
Outstanding Texas State graduate students share their stories of inspiration and research with undergraduate students in an casual coffee hour conversation.

Website
Roads to Research Workshops
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Conference Room 474
; Conference Room 474
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
The September meeting of the Common Experience Committee will be open to any faculty members, staff members, or students who are interested in learning more or contributing ideas for programming related to the 2019-2020 academic theme on Truth. The Common Experience Committee is Texas State's largest organization of collaborators.

Meet the Team
txstate.edu/commonexperience/about/leadership-team
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center, Room 428; Room 428
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Common Experience offers students a moderated discussion opportunity for a better understanding of Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Reading book, What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha.

Common Reading
txstate.edu/commonexperience/book
more about event

Location:
Evans Auditorium
Texas State University

Live-streamed to Round Rock Campus, Avery 252
Cost:
Free for students, faculty, and staff; other ticket prices TBA
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Common Experience Insight Series

 
Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., is a physician, professor, and public health advocate who spearheaded efforts to reveal, publicize, and fix the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. In 2014, a change in the city’s water source resulted in astronomical amounts of lead leaching into the drinking water, causing irreversible damage to Flint’s residents. As a local pediatrician, Dr. Hanna-Attisha was terrified by the poisonous levels of lead in the water, and she was shocked that the government ignored complaints, protests, and reports from citizens, journalists, and experts. She held a press conference where she revealed her team’s findings before they were peer-reviewed, prioritizing the health of her community over the risk to her career. She faced a brutal backlash, but her persistence paid off: the city switched the water back to its original source and President Barack Obama declared a federal emergency.

Dr. Hanna-Attisha has since been called to testify twice before the United States Congress, was awarded the Freedom of Expression Courage Award by PEN America, and was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World.” Her first-hand account of the Flint water crisis — What the Eyes Don't See — is Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Reading book.
 
This event will be live-streamed to the Round Rock Campus, Avery Building room 252.
 
FREE TICKETS
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Common Reading

txstate.edu/commonexperience/book
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Location:
Honors Coffee Forum
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
Honors College
ms84@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
Before the evening event on Flint and environmental racism (discussion at 6 p.m.), join us for a pre-panel mingling with Honors College faculty member Dr. Diane Rahm and Honors alumna Holly Doyle. Learn about Holly's experience developing her Honors thesis, which was directly related to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and how it compared to a similar crisis in Milwaukee. Her thesis ties into this year's Common Experience theme on Truth and the 2019-2020 Common Reading book, What the Eyes Don't See. Cookies and coffee will be served.
 
Honors Thesis: Holly Doyle
digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/6695
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 310
Texas State University
; 310
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Marc A. Wallace
Department of Political Science
maw301@txstate.edu
512.245.3269
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy Series, Department of Political Science
Official Common Experience Event
Discourse in Democracy Series

 
Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Reading book is What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Hanna-Attisha, a firsthand look at the water crisis in Flint Michigan (Dr. Hanna-Attisha will speak at Evans Auditorium on Sept. 18). The Public Administration Program has scheduled a panel discussion to examine two of the most destructive water crises in the United States: Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1993 and Flint, Michigan in 2014. The presentation will compare the two crises, focusing specifically on the differences in local governmental response within each city. In this era of a new civil rights movement under the banner of #BlackLivesMatter, racial tensions are once again at the forefront of the national discourse. As an integral part of that discourse, the Flint case demonstrates how racist attitudes and actions create differing realities for individuals of different racial backgrounds — especially in times of crisis.

Panelists:
  • Holly Doyle, District Director for State Representative Erin Zwiener and author of Bad Water, Dirty Politics: Contrasting Governmental Responses to Two U.S. Water Crises.
  • Dr. Dianne Rahm, public administration professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State who has written extensively on environmental law and sustainability.
Discourse in Democracy
polisci.txstate.edu/news/discourse-in-democracy
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Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 407; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
Honors College
ms84@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, League of Women Voters of Hays County
​Visit Lampasas Hall on Tuesday, September 24, to update your voter registration or fill out your first one. Feel free to ask questions about the voting process or find out more about upcoming local elections.
 
About National Voter Registration Day
On September 24, volunteers and organizations from all over the country will coordinate efforts to register voters. National Voter Registration Day is a day of civic unity and an opportunity to celebrate the rights and opportunities we all share as Americans.

✯ About Starred Events: While 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.
more about event
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Room 310
Texas State University
; 310
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Marc A. Wallace
Department of Political Science
maw301@txstate.edu
512.245.3269
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy Series, Department of Political Science
Official Common Experience Event
Discourse in Democracy Series

 
Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Reading book is What the Eyes Don't See by Dr. Hanna-Attisha, a firsthand look at the water crisis in Flint Michigan (Dr. Hanna-Attisha will speak at Evans Auditorium on Sept. 18). For Texans, an urgent question arises from Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s devastating account of lead poisoning in a city’s water supply despite federal, state, and local water quality regulation: Can something like Flint’s crisis happen in Texas? Texas State's Public Administration Program has scheduled a panel discussion to address this question. Panel members will review past water quality contamination in Texas cities and possible future scenarios to examine how Texas can avoid public water supply catastrophes.

Panelists:
  • Amy Hardberger, J.D., geologist, professor of law, and assistant provost at St. Mary’s University School of Law.
  • Jenna Walker, M.A., program coordinator for the Texas Stream Team, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State.
  • Christopher Brown, J.D., associate professor of public administration at Texas State.
Discourse in Democracy
polisci.txstate.edu/news/discourse-in-democracy
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Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center
Conference Room 124
; 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
Official Common Experience Event
Part of "The Truth About Things" Series

 
The “Truth About Water” discussion event will provide a space to ask questions of experts about the water we use in the San Marcos area for drinking, bathing, swimming, recreating, cleaning, cooking, growing food, and generating electricity. These experts will share who they are and what they do to protect one of our most precious resources. Audience members will have opportunities to ask questions throughout the discussion in order to understand more about how water content affects us and how we can help protect and maintain this essential human need.

Discussion Experts:
  • Hon. Erin Zwiener, Texas State Representative, District 45
  • Robert Mace, interim executive director and chief water policy officer, The Meadows Center for the Water and the Environment; professor of practice in geography, Texas State
  • Rachel Sanborn, quality monitor, San Marcos River Rangers
  • Tom Taggart, executive director, San Marcos Public Services
  • Roland Ruiz, general manager, Edwards Aquifer Authority.
more about event

until Sept. 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents new works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine in a new exhibition titled “Intuition.” Included in the exhibition are recently completed works that address the artist’s personal truth as explored through memory, spontaneity, nostalgia, myth, romance, and intuition. The exhibition is the first time these works have been shown together.
 
This exhibition runs September 26 to December 19, 2019.
 
Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Evolution and Truth

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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
The Gallery of the Common Experience will host an opening reception for its new exhibition of works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine: “Intuition.” Included in the exhibition are recently completed works that address the artist’s personal truth as explored through memory, spontaneity, nostalgia, myth, romance, and intuition. The exhibition runs September 26 to December 19, 2019.
 
Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
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Location:
Old Main, Room 201; 201
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jessica James
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
jlj138@txstate.edu
419.889.1075
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State University Student Chapter Society of Professional Journalists
Official Common Experience Event
 
Census Bureau partnership specialist Richard Cranston will review new changes to the 2020 Census, including responding to the census online and questions regarding citizenship. In addition, Cranston will brief attendees on the consequences of not participating in the census. At the university level, college students are often low responders, and in Hays County, census officials are predicting a 27-36% non-response rate, creating an inaccurate depiction of residency for local communities. Learn more about how the census impacts your life.
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Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
Department of Philosophy
ek17@txstate.edu
512.245.6597
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
On Becoming Homo Ex-Terra:
Living in Space Through Adaptation or Bio-Engineering


The 4th Annual Space Settlement Symposium will feature:
  • Dr. Scott Solomon, Rice University, author of Future Humans
  • Dr. Jennifer Fogarty, NASA Human Research Program
  • Dr. Robert McLean, Texas State University Regent’s Professor, author of Microbial Survival Mechanisms of Relevance to Panspermia
Website
Space Settlement Symposium
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Scientific Truth

Presenters
• Burkay Ozturk, Department of Philosophy
• Philosophy of Science Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

October 2019

until Oct. 31
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents new works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine in a new exhibition titled “Intuition.” Included in the exhibition are recently completed works that address the artist’s personal truth as explored through memory, spontaneity, nostalgia, myth, romance, and intuition. The exhibition is the first time these works have been shown together.
 
This exhibition runs September 26 to December 19, 2019.
 
Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

until Oct. 31
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
info@txstgalleries.org
512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Exhibition
 
Philosophy of the Encounter (2016–18) by artist Tatiana Istomina is an exhibition based on the story of Hélène Rytman, who was murdered in 1980 by her husband, the prominent philosopher Louis Althusser. Althusser’s texts continue to be appreciated while Rytman has been forgotten, despite her role in Althusser’s life and influence on his intellectual career. In death, as in life, Rytman is silenced — an insignificant woman lost in the shadow of her famous husband. Istomina reconstructs their story from Hélène’s point of view and explores the implications of these events on Althusser's philosophical theories. Never before seen together in its entirety, Philosophy of the Encounter is a multi-media body of work consisting of sculptures made in collaboration with artist Mona Sharma, a puppet-performance staged for video, works on paper, and an artist book.
 
This exhibition runs August 26 to November 12, 2019.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Three Philosophical Theories of Truth: Correspondence, Coherence, Pragmatism

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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Tau Talks: A Discussion of Gandhi’s Satyagraha or "Truth Force" in Commemoration of his 150th Birthday

Presenters
Phi Sigma Tau
• Greg Moses, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$20 adults / $15 children & seniors / $10 TXST students
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead​, a play by Tom Stoppard
October 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.
October 6 at 2 p.m.

What exactly is reality? Do our choices affect our fate? These questions stalk and taunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, hapless minor characters, stumbling towards an end they cannot escape in a Hamlet turned upside down. This play explores the perspectives on reality of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. It examines the way our particular place in the world determines what we see — and what we see as reality is only one small sliver of the whole truth.

Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Work-Life-Study Balance of a Mexican University Champion Athlete

Presenters
• William Brant, Ethical Conflict Consulting
• David Camacho, University of Guadalajara
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
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
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Truth, Knowledge, and Skepticism

Presenters
• Peter Hutcheson, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater (Room 250); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Gloria Martinez
Department of Sociology
gmartinez@txstate.edu
512.245.2470
Campus Sponsor:
Latina/o Studies, Center for the Study of the Southwest, College of Liberal Arts, College of Education, Common Experience, et al.
Official Common Experience Event
Part of the 2019-2020 Border Crossing Series,
sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Southwest

 
The Chicanx/o/a Promise: Journeys of Hope, Resistance and Educational Success in the Borderlands
 

Dr. Gilberto Conchas will speak about the future of Latinx/Chicanx students and the role of institutional support systems in ensuring their success in higher education in the United States. Dr. Conchas is Professor of Education, Director of Community Engagement and Student Success, and Faculty Equity and Diversity Advisor at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Inequality, Power and School Success (2015); Cracks in the Schoolyard —Confronting Latino Educational Inequality (2015); and When School Policies Backfire: How Well-Intended Measures Can Harm Our Most Vulnerable Students (2016), among other works. The event is free and open to the public.
more about event
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$20 adults / $15 children & seniors / $10 TXST students
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead​, a play by Tom Stoppard
October 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.
October 6 at 2 p.m.

What exactly is reality? Do our choices affect our fate? These questions stalk and taunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, hapless minor characters, stumbling towards an end they cannot escape in a Hamlet turned upside down. This play explores the perspectives on reality of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. It examines the way our particular place in the world determines what we see — and what we see as reality is only one small sliver of the whole truth.

Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Aristotle on Honesty and Virtue

Presenters
• James Attwood, dialogue student
• Joventino Villa, 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Texas State Author Series

 
Topic
Texas State Authors Series: Beyond Legal Minds: Sex, Social Violence, Systems, Methods, Possibilities
 
Presenters
• William Brant, Ethical Conflict Consulting, Texas State philosophy alumus
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Practicing Gandhi’s Truth Today

Presenters
• Val Liveoak, Alternatives to Violence Project Honors Nonviolence Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$20 adults / $15 children & seniors / $10 TXST students
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead​, a play by Tom Stoppard
October 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.
October 6 at 2 p.m.

What exactly is reality? Do our choices affect our fate? These questions stalk and taunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, hapless minor characters, stumbling towards an end they cannot escape in a Hamlet turned upside down. This play explores the perspectives on reality of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. It examines the way our particular place in the world determines what we see — and what we see as reality is only one small sliver of the whole truth.

Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Talk of the Times: Truth and Humanity, Truth vs. Humanity

Presenters
• Phi Sigma Tau special guest: Stefan Sanchez, Texas State 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$20 adults / $15 children & seniors / $10 TXST students
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead​, a play by Tom Stoppard
October 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.
October 6 at 2 p.m.

What exactly is reality? Do our choices affect our fate? These questions stalk and taunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, hapless minor characters, stumbling towards an end they cannot escape in a Hamlet turned upside down. This play explores the perspectives on reality of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. It examines the way our particular place in the world determines what we see — and what we see as reality is only one small sliver of the whole truth.

Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
more about event
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$20 adults / $15 children & seniors / $10 TXST students
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead​, a play by Tom Stoppard
October 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.
October 6 at 2 p.m.

What exactly is reality? Do our choices affect our fate? These questions stalk and taunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, hapless minor characters, stumbling towards an end they cannot escape in a Hamlet turned upside down. This play explores the perspectives on reality of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. It examines the way our particular place in the world determines what we see — and what we see as reality is only one small sliver of the whole truth.

Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
more about event
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$20 adults / $15 children & seniors / $10 TXST students
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead​, a play by Tom Stoppard
October 1-5 at 7:30 p.m.
October 6 at 2 p.m.

What exactly is reality? Do our choices affect our fate? These questions stalk and taunt Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, hapless minor characters, stumbling towards an end they cannot escape in a Hamlet turned upside down. This play explores the perspectives on reality of two minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet. It examines the way our particular place in the world determines what we see — and what we see as reality is only one small sliver of the whole truth.

Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
This Sentence is False: The Liar Paradox and Capital "T" Truth

Presenters
• Dialogue Class special guest: Jonathan Surovell, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Reporting Back from the Women4Peace Initiative in Colombia, Funded by 100,000 Strong in the Americas
 
Presenters
• Dr. Christine Norton, School of Social Work
• Honors Nonviolence Class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Fine-Tuning and You

Presenters
• Jake Rhodes, philosophy graduate 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Miki Baylis
University Libraries
mb62@txstate.edu
512.245.3888
Campus Sponsor:
Alliance at Texas State, Philosophy Dialogue Series, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Ryan Sallans, author and advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, will be speaking as part of the Philosophy Dialogue Series' week of Philosophers on Truth. His presentation, "Honor Your Truths," will explore sexual orientation, gender identity, and related social justice issues.

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.
more about event

Location:
Encino Hall, Room 104; 104
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Ausanka
Information Security Office
ausanka@txstate.edu
512.245.4390
Campus Sponsor:
Information Security Office, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Identity theft and cyber crimes are on the rise, so knowing how to protect yourself is vitally important. Join Charity Lacey, Vice President of Communications for the Identity Theft Resource Center, for a timely and important discussion on the risks of identity theft and the consequences of becoming a victim. Learn how to protect yourself and your identity both online and in the physical world. Hosted by Texas State Office of Information Security and Common Experience.
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library
4th Floor Conference Rooms; 4th floor Conference Rooms
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Miki Baylis
University Libraries
mb62@txstate.edu
512.245.3888
Campus Sponsor:
Alliance at Texas State, Alkek Library
Official Common Experience Event
 
Ryan Sallans, author and advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights, will be at Alkek Library to discuss his new book, Transforming Manhood, and exploring our authentic selves while navigating and interacting with the nuances of a gendered society.
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
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Seeking Truth, Living with Doubt

Presenters
• Jo Ann Carson, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Flowers Hall, Room 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Ausanka
Information Security Office
ausanka@txstate.edu
512.245.4390
Campus Sponsor:
Information Security Office, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Our personal devices are treasure troves of information to would-be bad actors and cyber criminals, and they are far more vulnerable than you might realize. Charity Lacey, Vice President of Communications for the Identity Theft Resource Center, will host a hands-on workshop and walk through security features, settings, and best practices for your mobile device. Don't become a victim, secure your personal device. Hosted by the Information Security Office.
more about event
Location:
Taylor-Murphy History Building
Room 101
; Room 101
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kristi Madden
Center for Texas Music History
krb121@txstate.edu
512.245.6465
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Texas Music History
Official Common Experience Event
 
Houston is home to a vibrant hip-hop scene with deep roots and global resonance, from the early work of the Geto Boys, DJ Screw, UGK, Fat Pat, and Paul Wall to the more recent successes of Travis Scott and Megan Thee Stallion. This is a music that documents the sonic textures of Houston, and many fans around the world identify the city with this sound. As a genre rooted in the local, hip-hop speaks the city's truth.

In 2018, journalist Lance Scott Walker published an expanded edition of his extensive oral histories of hip-hop artists and scenesters, Houston Rap Tapes, and in 2021 will publish his highly-anticipated biography of DJ Screw through UT Press. The Center for Texas Music History has invited Walker to speak on these subjects in conversation with recent Texas State alum DaLyah Jones, herself a leading chronicler of the Houston scene with a focus on amplifying women’s role in the city’s music culture. As a radio journalist, Jones appears on KUT and NPR’s All Things Considered, and her work has also been published in Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, okayplayer.com, and NBC News. This music means a good deal to its fandom, and to Houstonians, speaking truths about the city in relation to race, income inequality, and neighborhood histories often lost in the grand narrative. Bringing this conversation to Texas State will provide an opportunity for students who are already quite invested in Houston hip-hop to hear how that music intersects with wider issues facing America today.
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more about event

Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater (Room 250); Teaching Theater ( Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Miki Baylis
University Libraries
mb62@txstate.edu
512.245.3888
Campus Sponsor:
Alliance at Texas State, Office of Equity & Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion, Philosophy Dialogue Series, University Libraries, Honors College, Graduate College, College of Science & Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, College of Applied Arts, College of Education, McCoy College of Business, College of Health Professions, Sociology Department, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Since 2005, author and LGBTQIA+ advocate Ryan Sallans has captivated audiences on university campuses nationwide with his presentation, "Scouting the Unknown." Sallans explores basic terminology and language surrounding sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, transgender and nonbinary identities, and explains gender identity development. He then shares his own transition story, exploring the intersections of identity as his identities changed and reflecting on what he has experienced and witness over the years, and how society has shifted. He closes with asking the audience to think about their struggles and challenges in life, and identify where they feel supported, while honoring their truths.
 
A book signing will follow the presentation, promoting his newest book, Transforming Manhood: A Trans Man's Quest to Build Bridges and Knock Down Walls, released September 24, 2019.

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

 
Topic
The Langston Hughes Project
 
Presenters
• Ron McCurdy, University of Southern California
• The Langston Hughes Project
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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 Ethics of Belief: Clifford vs. James on Reason, Faith, and Evidence

Presenters
• Matthew Henderson, dialogue student
• David Yanez, 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Texas State Author Series

 
Topic
Texas State Authors Series: Confucian Ren and Feminist Ethics of Care
 
Presenters
• Lijun Yuan, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Room 209
; 209
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Ron Haas
Honors College
rmh109@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Senate University Lecturers Series; Honors College; Departments of World Languages and Literatures, Sociology, Anthropology, and History
Official Common Experience Event
Faculty Senate University Lecturers Series

 
Prior to the 1970s, public authorities of all kinds viewed Cajuns as problematic whites who needed to “modernize” and forget their past. Representations of the Cajun people at historical and commemorative sites were thus few and far between. Since then, however, the number of sites and spectacles that feature their history and heritage has exploded across the southern part of the state. Using the late theorizing of Michel Foucault as a lens, Dr. Marc David describes the conditions that led to the sudden rise of an “official” Acadian public history and explores how this new historical narrative serves the diverse and overlapping interests of both public officials and everyday citizens of Cajun ancestry. Attendees will gain a greater appreciation of the cultural complexity and diversity in southern Louisiana as well as a deeper understanding of how public institutions govern by forging ethnic and cultural identities and how we, in turn, assimilate these identities into our own lives. Dr. Marc David’s talk will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. All students, faculty, staff, and members of the Texas State community are welcome to attend.
more about event
Location:
Lampasas Hall
Gallery of the Common Experience
; Gallery of the Common Experience (Room 407)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Peter Tschirhart
Associate Dean, Honors College
petert@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Philosophy Dialogue Series, Department of Geography, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
For many people, transportation is just a way to get from A to B — usually by car. But decades of research shows that, if we design our streets to prioritize walking, biking, and public transit, we can improve public health, make our economy stronger, and build a more inclusive and vibrant community. How might Central Texas and San Marcos become leaders in the state by creating an urban and suburban streetscape that encourages more walking and biking? What opportunities (and obstacles) shape current policy? And how can students, faculty, and local residents collaborate to make this achievable future a reality?

Join us for a live podcast event featuring special guest panelists:
  • Dr. Joca Marquez, San Marcos City Council, Place 5
  • Alex Vogt, coordinator of Alternative Transportation, Texas State
  • Dr. Billy Fields, associate professor, Political Science
  • Andrea Villalobos, city planner for San Marcos, Texas State Honors graduate, and bicycle commuter
Audience Q&A will follow an introductory discussion, and a light reception will conclude the evening. The event will be recorded by KTSW, and the panel discussion and Q&A will be moderated by Nicholas Williams, Texas State Honors student and producer for KTSW.

This event is free and open to the public. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are heartily encouraged to attend. Automobile parking is available in the Edward Gary Street Garage. Complimentary bicycle parking is located on the main quad near the Bobcat Statue, and on Bobcat Trail near Academic Services Building South. Free bus information is available on the Bobcat Shuttle website.
more about event

Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 407-B; 407-B
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
ugresearch@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, The Graduate College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Outstanding Texas State graduate students share their research paths and graduate school experiences with undergraduate students in a casual conversation. The speakers will represent fields in the College of Applied Arts. Refreshments will be provided.

Website
Roads to Research Workshops
more about event

until Oct. 25
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Talk of the Times

Presenters
• Phi Sigma Tau
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kay Hetherly
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
512.245.5291
kh37@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Philosophy Dialogue Series, Mass Comm Week, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Mass Comm Week Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
In the classic Japanese film, Rashomon (1950), director Akira Kurosawa presents four different accounts of a rape, robbery, and murder, leaving viewers wondering what really happened. Mass Comm Week and the Philosophy Dialogue Series feature a special screening of Rashomon, which explores the slippery nature of "Truth." Following the film, three Texas State faculty members will provide context and lead the audience in a discussion of the film and questions it raises.

Dialogue Leaders:
  • Gilbert D. Martinez, J.D., School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Jo Ann Carson, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy
  • Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Ph.D., Department of English
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Location:
Old Main, Room 320; 320
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Kym Fox
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
kfox@txstate.edu
512.245.3484
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Official Common Experience Event
Part of "The Truth About Things" Series
Mass Comm Week Event

 
Determining which news sources are trustworthy and how to identify credible news stories can be a challenge. Lynn Walsh works to demystify the process and provide strategies to news consumers to interact with media organizations and ask questions. Walsh is a veteran journalist and assistant director of Trusting News, a non-profit research and training project that works with journalists and newsrooms to demonstrate credibility and earn trust through standards of ethics and transparency.
 
Website
trustingnews.org
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Awash in Lead and Lies: Implications of the Cover-up in Flint, Michigan
 
Presenters
• Karla Connell, dialogue student
• Felix Villarreal, 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Tau Talks: Value of Truth
 
Presenters
• Aaron Meier, philosophy undergraduate 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
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Location:
Strahan Arena at the University Events Center
106 Charles Austin Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

+ Live stream to Round Rock Campus, Nursing Building Room 124
; Strahan Arena
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Twister Marquiss
Director of the Common Experience
twister@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series Endowment and the Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Lyndon B. Johnson Distinguished Lecture Series

 
Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, author and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles and continued success at the box office. His 12th album, Let Love, was released on August 30, 2019, featuring the new single, "Show Me That You Love." Common is known for his role in the Oscar-nominated film, Selma, a film centered on the civil rights marches that changed America. Alongside John Legend, he won the Academy Award and Golden Globe in 2015 for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture for "Glory," which was featured in the film. Last year, Common was seen on the silver screen in the film The Hate U Give. In 2017, Common starred opposite Keanu Reeves in the highly anticipated sequel, John Wick: Chapter 2. Following his bestselling 2011 memoir, One Day It'll All Make Sense, Common's latest book, Let Love Have the Last Word, was released in May 2019 and was an instant New York Times bestseller. Let Love Have the Last Word shares Common's own unique and personal stories of the people and experiences that have led to a greater understanding of love and all it has to offer.

The LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series fulfills a promise made at Texas State University by its most distinguished alumnus, President Lyndon Baines Johnson, in 1973. The series brings to reality President Johnson's desire to invite the finest minds in the country to speak on campus.
 
This event will be live-streamed to the Round Rock Campus, Nursing Building Room 124.
 
Ticket Information
txstate.edu/lbj-lecture-series/2019-common/tickets
 
LBJ Distinguished Lecture Series
More about Common
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Location:
Encino Hall, Room 104; 104
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Ausanka
Information Security Office
ausanka@txstate.edu
512.245.4390
Campus Sponsor:
Information Security Office, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Password security and hygiene are the first lines of defense against accounts being compromised and bad actors gaining access to your most sensitive information. Jim Simpson, Operations Leader from LogMeIn, will walk you through this powerful tool which is now available to everyone on campus to help manage and secure their passwords. Texas State faculty, staff, and students all have access to a free premium personal account. Come discover how LastPass can help you keep information secure.
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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, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Detecting Fake News
 
Presenters
• Gilbert Martinez, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Personal Rights and Public Space
 
Presenters
• Marly Ayala, dialogue student
• Karen Gaytan, 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Texas State Author Series

 
Topic
Texas State Authors Series: The Ethics of Eating Animals
 
Presenters
• Bob Fischer, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
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Location:
Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Texas State University
; Recital Hall
Cost:
$5 per person / ticket link: bit.ly…
Contact:
Laura Krantz
Director, The University Star
laurakrantz@txstate.edu
512.245.5753
Campus Sponsor:
School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Official Common Experience Event
Mass Comm Week Event


During Mass Comm Week, The University Star will bring together eight phenomenal local storytellers who are members of our Texas State and San Marcos communities to present “Star Stories: True Stories of Life at TXST.” The event will feature true personal narratives that reveal something about our community’s greatest challenges and greatest opportunities. The goal is to open a dialogue among diverse groups while assigning value to first-person narratives. This project is in keeping with Texas State University’s values of diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life.
 
Tickets
Eventbrite: Star Stories
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Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater (Room 250); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Shirley Ogletree
Department of Psychology
so01@txstate.edu
512.245.3156
Campus Sponsor:
Faculty Senate University Lecture Series, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Department of Psychology, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Alkek Library, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Faculty Senate University Lecture Series
 
Dr. Janet E. Helms is the Augustus Long Professor in the Department of Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology and Director of the Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture at Boston College. She is past president of the Society of Counseling Psychology, and she has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Psychological Assessment and the Journal of Counseling Psychology. She has written over 60 empirical and theoretical articles and four books on the topics of racial identity and cultural influences on assessment and counseling practice. Her books include A Race Is a Nice Thing to Have and Using Race and Culture in Counseling Psychotherapy: Theory and Process.

Speaker Biography
Boston College: Dr. Janet Helms
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Evans Auditorium
Texas State University
; Evans Auditorium
Cost:
$10 for students / $15 for general public
Contact:
LeAnne Smith
Department of Theatre and Dance
ls14@txstate.edu
512.245.2932
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Performances on October 17, 18, and 19
 
“Truth is Beauty” ~ “The Truth Hurts” ~ “Truth is Subjective”  What is truth?   Opening Door Dance Theatre will present an array of possible answers on October 17, 18, and 19th in Evans Auditorium. The works of dance faculty Ana Baer, Kaysie Seitz Brown, Shay Ishii, Lynzy Lab, Amanda McCorkle, Michelle Nance, and LeAnne Smith are featured in this choreographic journey which also explores modern dance pioneer Martha Graham’s assertion that “The Body Never Lies.”
 
Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Texas State University
; Evans Auditorium
Cost:
$10 for students / $15 for general public
Contact:
LeAnne Smith
Department of Theatre and Dance
ls14@txstate.edu
512.245.2932
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Performances on October 17, 18, and 19
 
“Truth is Beauty” ~ “The Truth Hurts” ~ “Truth is Subjective”  What is truth?   Opening Door Dance Theatre will present an array of possible answers on October 17, 18, and 19th in Evans Auditorium. The works of dance faculty Ana Baer, Kaysie Seitz Brown, Shay Ishii, Lynzy Lab, Amanda McCorkle, Michelle Nance, and LeAnne Smith are featured in this choreographic journey which also explores modern dance pioneer Martha Graham’s assertion that “The Body Never Lies.”
 
Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
Click here for more information
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Texas State University
; Evans Auditorium
Cost:
$10 for students / $15 for general public
Contact:
LeAnne Smith
Department of Theatre and Dance
ls14@txstate.edu
512.245.2932
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Performances on October 17, 18, and 19
 
“Truth is Beauty” ~ “The Truth Hurts” ~ “Truth is Subjective”  What is truth?   Opening Door Dance Theatre will present an array of possible answers on October 17, 18, and 19th in Evans Auditorium. The works of dance faculty Ana Baer, Kaysie Seitz Brown, Shay Ishii, Lynzy Lab, Amanda McCorkle, Michelle Nance, and LeAnne Smith are featured in this choreographic journey which also explores modern dance pioneer Martha Graham’s assertion that “The Body Never Lies.”
 
Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
How Academic Freedom, Diversity, and Inclusion Are Related
 
Presenters
• Vince Luizzi, Department of Philosophy
• Faculty Senate’s Academic Freedom Committee
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Flowers Hall, Room 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Moira Di Mauro-Jackson
Department of World Languages and Literatures
md11@txstate.edu
512.245.2360
Campus Sponsor:
Italian Studies, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Department of Political Science, Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
In conjunction with Italian American Heritage and Culture Month, Dr. Angela Lombardi will speak about the work of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the great creative minds of the Italian Renaissance. Leonardo da Vinci was hugely influential as an artist and sculptor but also immensely talented as an engineer, scientist and inventor. Dr. Lombardi is coordinator of UTSA's graduate program in Historic Preservation and an associate professor in UTSA's College of Architecture, Construction and Planning.
 
Website
worldlang.txstate.edu
more about event

Location:
Education Building, Room 1007; 1007
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Charise Pimentel
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
charise.pimentel@txstate.edu
512.245.3701
Campus Sponsor:
College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Official Common Experience Event
Quetzal Critical Film Series

 
With its school district hanging in the balance following a state takeover in January 2015, Little Rock, Arkansas, presents a microcosm of the inequities and challenges manifesting in classrooms all across America. Through case studies in Little Rock, New Your City, and Los Angeles, Teach Us All seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education. 
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Freedom to Learn: Would National Service Strengthen Academia and Democracy?
 
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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Environmental Issues at the Texas/Mexico Border
 
Presenters
• Ben Masters, filmmaker, The River and the Wall
• Andrew Sansom, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment
• Vince Luizzi, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Tau Talks: Academic Freedom and the Problem of Ultranationalism
 
Presenters
• Phi Sigma Tau
• Holly Lewis, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater (Room 250); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Steve Blank
University Libraries
sb19@txstate.edu
512.245.5043
Campus Sponsor:
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment; Sustainability Studies; University Libraries; Staff Council; Center for the Study of the Southwest; Departments of English, Philosophy, and Sociology; Texas State Latino/a Studies; @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1,200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. They set out to document the borderlands and explore the potential impacts of a wall on the natural environment, but as the wilderness gives way to the more populated and heavily trafficked Lower Rio Grande Valley, they come face-to-face with the human side of the immigration debate and enter uncharted emotional waters.

Film screening at 7 p.m., with panel discussion afterwards featuring these guest speakers:
  • Evan Smith, CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune (texastribune.org)
  • Ben Masters, director of The River and The Wall
  • Dr. Andrew Sansom, Department of Geography, Texas State; former executive director of the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and the Texas Nature Conservancy.
  • Dr. Rebecca Bell-Metereau, Department of English, Texas State; director of the Media Studies Minor Program
  • Dr. Thomas Longoria, Department of Political Science; director, Center for Research, Public Policy and Training
  • Dr. Gloria Martinez-Ramos, Department of Sociology, Texas State; director of the Latina/o Studies minor
The River and The Wall books will be available for purchase, and a book signing featuring Ben Masters and Andrew Sansom will follow the event.
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, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Inclusion and the Ethics of Care
 
Presenters
• Christopher Hall, philosophy graduate 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Lampasas Hall
Gallery of the Common Experience
; Gallery of the Common Experience (Room 407)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Steve Wilson
Associate Chair, Department of English
sw13@txstate.edu
512.245.7680
Campus Sponsor:
Department of English, Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
As part of Texas State's 2019-2020 Common Experience theme on Truth, members of the poetry faculty will read and discuss works exploring truth from numerous perspectives:
  • Roger Jones
  • Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Cecily Parks
  • John Blair
  • Kathleen Peirce
  • Steve Wilson
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Location:
Evans Liberal Arts Building
Room 118
; 118
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Paula Williamson
Department of Biology
pw04@txstate.edu
512.245.3312
Campus Sponsor:
Texas Iota Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society
Official Common Experience Event
  
Dr. Ron Haas (Honors College) and Dr. Paula Williamson (College of Science and Engineering), will provide students with information about the process of attending graduate school, such as applying and writing a personal statement. The event will also include current Texas State graduate students from various disciplines who will share their experiences thus far. They will discuss challenges they have faced and the costs of graduate education. Undergraduate students will have opportunities to ask questions of the presenters and graduate student panelists.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-2.0
Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center
; Alumni and Future Student Welcome Center (Room 3-2.0)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
Assistant Director of the Common Experience
erika.nielson@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Part of "The Truth About Things" Series

 
Free pizza at 5:30 p.m.
Discussion event at 6 p.m.
 
The “Truth About Adulting” offers a chance to ask questions about life after college. Ever wonder what people are talking about when they describe their careers or the world beyond a degree? Ever hear terms you don't know about the workplace? Ever wonder how life shakes-out when you finish college? Bring your questions. Our experts have answers!

Sponsor: Texas State University Advancement
 
Alumni Discussion Experts
  • Adam Hughes, Senior Loan Officer, The Hughes Team (Texas State class of 2005)
  • Brad Nations, Vice President of Employer Solutions, ConsumerMedical (Texas State class of 2996)
  • Tiffany Anschutz, LCSW, President and Founder of Sage Recovery and Wellness Center, Sage Recovery Villa (Texas State class of 2006)
  • Kasie Ifesinachukwu, Full-Cycle Recruiter for Fundraising and Development, The University of Texas at Austin (Texas State class of 2017)
  • Cody Jarmon, Solution Consultant, Oracle (Texas State class of 2015)
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Location:
Alkek Library
4th Floor Conference Rooms A&B
; 4th Floor Conference Rooms A&B
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Joel Ausanka
Information Security Office
512.245.4390
ausanka@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Information Security Office
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Defenders is the first "hacker" film that shifts the focus away from the hacker to the security professionals who protect us. It reveals the curiosity and discipline behind their critical work. The Defenders takes a behind-the-scenes look at four famous cyber attacks and spotlights the incredible people tasked with keeping our institutions safe. Join us for a film screening with complimentary pizza and drinks.
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Promoting Academic Freedom, Diversity, and Inclusion through Dialogue
 
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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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 Big Chill: Does Academic Status Affect Academic Freedom?
 
Presenters
• Shannon Duffy, Faculty Senate Fellow
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales
Center for the Study of the Southwest
tammyg@txstate.edu
512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Department of History
Official Common Experience Event

Ambassador (ret.) Luis C.deBaca:
"Chasing Slavery: Reflections from the Southwest"

Ambassador (ret.) Luis C.deBaca coordinated U.S. government activities in the global fight against contemporary forms of slavery as head of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons during the Obama Administration. As one of the United States’ most decorated federal prosecutors, Ambassador C.deBaca updated the post-Civil War statutes and the 13th Amendment to develop the “victim centered approach” to modern slavery, which has become the global standard for combating human trafficking. A Gilder Lehmann Fellow at Yale University, Ambassador C. de Baca is currently finishing a book on the legal history of anti-forced labor campaigns in the United States.
more about event
Location:
Flowers Hall Room 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales
Center for the Study of the Southwest
tammyg@txstate.edu
512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Department of History
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
This symposium focuses on the global phenomenon of modern slavery, trafficking and forced labor, and grounds them in the American Southwest, considering the ways that labor migration, immigration restriction, border violence, and economic inequality combine to produce the soil that can give rise to modern slavery.

Website
Symposium Schedule and Speakers
more about event
Location:
Ingram School of Engineering
Conference Room 2001
; Conference Room 2001
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
FedEx Freight Boardroom Experience
FedEx Freight has been visiting universities nationwide to offer students the opportunity to network with a diverse group of executives and learn how they engage and operate in the boardroom. The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion is coordinating this interactive experience for students at Texas State. Students will have the chance to discuss a variety of topics such as personal branding, mentorships and sponsorships, and how to leverage and create opportunities.
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
3-4 p.m. Kick-off Reception
4-6 p.m. Kick-off Program
 
Kick-Off Keynote: Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
Colette Pierce Burnette, Ed.D. is the president and chief executive officer of Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and its only historically black college and university. A strong proponent of civic and community engagement, Dr. Pierce Burnette is a member of Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) and the steering committee for My Brother’s Keeper. She also sits on the board of directors of Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Leadership Austin, and the Greater Austin Area African American Chamber of Commerce. Nationally, Dr. Pierce Burnette is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Texnikoi, the Black Data Processing Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her many honors include the United States Army Distinguished Civilian Volunteer Service Medal Award, the Thurgood Marshall Foundation Chief Information Officer of the Year Award, and the National Diversity Council Glass Ceiling Award.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Conference Room 474
; Conference Room 474
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Movie Night: The Unafraid
Texas State League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) presents a movie screening detailing the struggles faced by DACA students.
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
Flowers Hall Room 230; 230
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tammy Gonzales
Center for the Study of the Southwest
tammyg@txstate.edu
512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest, Department of History
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
This symposium focuses on the global phenomenon of modern slavery, trafficking and forced labor, and grounds them in the American Southwest, considering the ways that labor migration, immigration restriction, border violence, and economic inequality combine to produce the soil that can give rise to modern slavery.

Website
Symposium Schedule and Speakers
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-14.1; Room 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
It’s All Greek To Me!
An overview and historical perspective of fraternities and sororities across the United States and a panel discussion on the history and culture of Fraternity and Sorority Life at Texas State University. This is a lunch and learn opportunity — please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Diversity Week Event

 
Topic
Ageism: It’s Getting Old
 
Presenters
• Christopher Johnson, Department of Sociology
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-21.2; 3-21.2
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Lunch and Learn: 1619 Project and Black History in America
The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
Nueces Building, Room 201; Room 201
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
FACES:
Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success

Being a college student is hard, and everyone needs support. FACES is here to make sure you have that support. If you are a student who was involved in the foster care system and you're now attending Texas State, we're here for you. The mission of FACES is to create a campus-wide network of support to assist students who grew up in the foster care system achieve educational success by focusing on recruitment, retention, and graduation.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

Location:
Evans Auditorium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Las Cafeteras
Born and raised east of the Los Angeles River, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East L.A. sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create "a world where many worlds fit."

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series
Diversity Week Event

 
Topic
The Invisible Knapsack: Unconscious Bias, Power, and Privilege
 
Presenters
• Linda Grace Solis, University of the Incarnate Word
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center, Room 3-5.1; 3-5.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
It's a Zoo Out There
Understanding animals on Campus.
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Diversity Week Event

 
Topic
Tau Talks: The Action of Gender
 
Presenters
• Chris Hall, philosophy graduate 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Christ Chapel
510 N. Guadalupe
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Faithful and LGBT
A screening of the film, ​The Bible Tells Me So, featuring five Christian families, each with a gay or lesbian child. Parents talk about their marriages and church-going, their children's childhood and coming out, their reactions, and changes over time.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

Location:
George's in LBJ Student Center; George's
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
The Asia Project
Since 2009, The Asia Project has toured over 600 colleges with an acoustic music poetry act that has amazed audiences all over the country. On the microphone is Asia Samson: writer, poet and part-time ninja. He has been seen on HBO Def Poetry Jam and has shared the stage with such artists as Janelle Monae, Jill Scott, DMX, Mos Def, Dead Prez and KRS-One. Accompanying him on the guitar is his brother-in-law Jollan who uses music to create an atmosphere that brings poetry to emotional levels you would never expect.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
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, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series
Diversity Week Event

 
Topic
Tools for Humans: Recognizing, Acknowledging, and Mitigating Our Unconscious Biases
 
Presenters
• Linda Grace Solis, University of the Incarnate Word
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center, Mall Area; Mall Area
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Pagan Panel
Join the Pagan Student Fellowship for a student-led ritual with the intention of bringing prosperity and success to all in attendance. Being Pagan is not required. Stay after to ask questions.
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
Evans Liberal Arts Building, Room 118; 118
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Film + Discussion: Coco
Please join us for a screening and discussion of the film Coco, in which a young boy journeys to the land of the dead on Día de los Muertos. The film will be followed by a conversation about the significance of the holiday and question-and-answer time. Snacks will be provided.
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
George's in LBJ Student Center; George's
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Intercultural Understanding Interactive Activity
An officially sponsored activity celebrating Diversity Wee: Living in Our Truths.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
George's in LBJ Student Center; George's
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Drag Karaoke with Kristi Waters
Kristi Waters first "dabbled" with dressing like a woman when she performed in a production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Kristi Waters' interest in drag snowballed from there. The popular San Antonio entertainer has worked as a full-time drag queen for 14 years throughout Texas, New Mexico, Los Angeles and New York City — even performing alongside drag queen superstars Shangela and Monique Heart.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Pan Dulce Para El Alma
Faculty, staff, students, and peers are invited to create community, learn about Día De Los Muertos, and connect with university resources at Pan Dulce Para El Alma.
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Philosophers’ Nightmares: The Sleep of Reason
 
Presenters
• Sanger Davidson, 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Family and Consumer Sciences Building
Room 187
; 187
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Cultural Cooking Celebration: A Bobcat Bounty Event
 
About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.

Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event
Location:
George's in LBJ Student Center; George's
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Film & Discussion:
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, the latest documentary from Stanley Nelson (Black Panthers, Freedom Riders) and Marco Williams, the powerful story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

November 2019

Location:
The Quad
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Día de los Muertos
Day of the Dead — celebrations of life, ancestral connection, heritage and pride for the Hispanic and Latinx communities at Texas State.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

until Nov. 27
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents new works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine in a new exhibition titled “Intuition.” Included in the exhibition are recently completed works that address the artist’s personal truth as explored through memory, spontaneity, nostalgia, myth, romance, and intuition. The exhibition is the first time these works have been shown together.
 
This exhibition runs September 26 to December 19, 2019.
 
Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
more about event

until Nov. 12
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
; Texas State Galleries
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
info@txstgalleries.org
512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Exhibition
 
Philosophy of the Encounter (2016–18) by artist Tatiana Istomina is an exhibition based on the story of Hélène Rytman, who was murdered in 1980 by her husband, the prominent philosopher Louis Althusser. Althusser’s texts continue to be appreciated while Rytman has been forgotten, despite her role in Althusser’s life and influence on his intellectual career. In death, as in life, Rytman is silenced — an insignificant woman lost in the shadow of her famous husband. Istomina reconstructs their story from Hélène’s point of view and explores the implications of these events on Althusser's philosophical theories. Never before seen together in its entirety, Philosophy of the Encounter is a multi-media body of work consisting of sculptures made in collaboration with artist Mona Sharma, a puppet-performance staged for video, works on paper, and an artist book.
 
This exhibition runs August 26 to November 12, 2019.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
more about event
Location:
The Quad and LBJ Student Center mall areas; and LBJ Student Center mall areas
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Culture Fest
Culture Fest will welcome and introduce students to a variety of organizations in order to celebrate the contributions and diversity of our student body. Student organizations are invited to sign-up to host tables where they can promote their organization to the campus community with food, fun, music and more!

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

Location:
Evans Auditorium
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Corey Benbow
Student Body President
corey@txstate.edu
512.245.3465
Campus Sponsor:
Diversity Week sponsors: Student Government, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students Office, Student Association for Campus Activities (SACA), LBJ Student Center, Office of Retention Management and Planning, Student Involvement, Texas State Athletics, University Police Department, Office of Equity and Inclusion, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion, Faculty Senate, Leadership Institute, International Students and Scholar Services
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Step Afrika!
Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities, African traditional dance and influences from a variety of other dance and art forms. Performances are much more than dance shows; they integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation. The blend of technique, agility, and pure energy makes each performance unique and leaves the audience with their hearts pounding.

About Diversity Week at Texas State
Texas State University values a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a sense of community as essential conditions for campus life. In the spirit of Texas State's values and mission, Student Government is hosting Diversity Week: Living in Our Truth, by collaborating and co-sponsoring events dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to come to together in unity.
 
Website
studentgovernment.dos.txstate.edu/diversity-week
more about event

until Nov. 15
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Talk of the Times

Presenters
• Phi Sigma Tau
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
osdi@txstate.edu
512.245.2278
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Official Common Experience Event
Diversity Week Event

 
Equality University is a diversity and inclusion conference that brings individuals from all areas of campus life together to participate in a day of dialogue with national speakers, faculty and staff facilitators, and collegiate colleagues. Conference attendees will have opportunities to engage in authentic peer connections and explore how all identities impact individual relationships, groups and social dynamics. Equality U will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of the identities that make you the unique individual you are and help prepare you for success in a global society.

Registration (through October 30)
sdi.txstate.edu/EqualityUniversity/Registration
 
Event Website
sdi.txstate.edu/EqualityUniversity
more about event

until Nov. 27
Location:
Alkek Library, 3rd floor exhibit; 3rd floor exhibit
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Arlene V. Salazar
Alkek Library
as33@txstate.edu
512.245.3844
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Official Common Experience Exhibit
 
Alkek Library's third-floor material on display relates to the The New York Times' 1619 Project essay by Nikole Hannah Jones. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
 
Web Guide
https://guides.library.txstate.edu/AAST
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater (Room 250); Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Mark Menjivar
School of Art and Design
mjm309@txstate.edu
512.245.3802
Campus Sponsor:
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Penalty is a feature documentary film following three people with extraordinary experiences of America's modern death penalty and goes behind the scenes of capital punishment's most recent headlines. The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with co-director Will Francome and producer Laura Shacham plus special guests. This screening is open to the public, no tickets required.
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Just Making the Sale: The Truth about Bull-Shitters
 
Presenters
• Leah Butterfield, 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom

+ Live video stream to Round Rock Campus (details in description)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Brittany Davis
The Graduate College
bmd35@txstate.edu
512.245.3593
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Official Common Experience Event
Part of the 11th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students

 
Register to Attend
Distinguished Research Panel Registration
 
Conducting research is a big part of graduate studies. A panel of distinguished professors will share their expertise and advice with graduate students on topics such as the importance of conducting research, benefits and challenges of conducting research, using appropriate methodology, balancing time between research and teaching, and getting research published. A Graduate House Representative will moderate this panel in a Q&A format. Come with your own questions and learn from these award-winning panelists:
  • Dr. Roseann Mandziuk, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Communication Studies
  • Dr. Bill Brittain, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Dr. Oleg Komogortsev, Recipient of Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, associate professor, Department of Computer Science
  • Dr. Michael L. Ippolito, Recipient of Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarly/Creative Activities, assistant professor, School of Music
Round Rock and online students: this session will be live-streamed. Email shoptalks@txstate.edu at least two hours prior to the session start time for access information.
 
Conference Website
11th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Diversity Week Event

 
Topic
Tau Talks: Theft of Valor
 
Presenters
• Brad Frailicks, philosophy graduate 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
Texas State University
; Texas State Galleries (Room 2121)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Margo Handwerker
Texas State Galleries
info@txstgalleries.org
512.245.2647
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Galleries
Official Common Experience Event
 
Tatiana Istomina is a Russian-born multi-media artist and writer living in New York. Her exhibition, Philosophy of the Encounter, is currently on view at the Texas State Galleries through November 12. Istomina’s practice is influenced by her training in the sciences before becoming an artist. Even in the sciences, one’s understanding of what is true is rarely absolute or everlasting. Scientists and philosophers alike, from Werner Heisenberg to Thomas Nagel and others, have asked whether knowledge can ever be fully objective since our perceptions of the world are shaped by the lenses through which we view it. Our tools for observation, whether they be measuring devices or abstract theories, do expand our knowledge; however, they also shape this knowledge in particular ways. Istomina’s art interrogates conventional views of the natural world and human history by reinterpreting and reproducing archival materials through painting, sculpture, and video.

Istomina’s projects have been featured in exhibitions across the United States and abroad, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Blue Star Contemporary, The Drawing Center, the Bronx Museum, Gaîté Lyrique, and the Haus der Kulturen der Welt. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the AAF Prize for Fine Arts, a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation grant, Puffin Foundation grant, and the Spillways Fellowship. Istomina holds a Ph.D. in Geophysics from Yale University and an MFA from Parsons New School. She is also a contributor to several art magazines, including Art in America, Hyperallergic, and Brooklyn Rail.

Website
Texas State Galleries
more about event

Location:
LBJ Student Center Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Brittany Davis
The Graduate College
bmd35@txstate.edu
512.245.3593
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Official Common Experience Event
Part of the 11th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students

 
Keynote Address
Truth and Diversity in Journalism: Why They Matter More Than Ever

Bharati Naik is an international broadcast journalist based in London. She worked with CNN International for 14 years and has helped with the coverage of many breaking news stories in the last decade. She began her journey with CNN in New York and has worked in London and New Delhi, India. Her work has been recognized in the form of award submissions by CNN for Royal Television Society, Association of International Broadcasting, Foreign Press Association, New York Festivals, and Emmy Awards. She has also been a volunteer with Media Trust for a number of years and has helped champion and support diversity in the field of journalism.

Naik completed her master's degree in journalism and mass communication at Texas State University in 2005 and earned a master's degree in information technology from Stella Maris College in Chennai, India. Texas State's School of Journalism and Mass Communication has recognized her as an Outstanding Graduate Student and Outstanding Graduate Alumna, and she will be receiving Texas State’s Young Alumni Rising Star award in November 2019.
 
Register to Attend
Keynote Address Registration
 
Conference Website
11th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Conference Room 124
; Conference 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
Official Common Experience Event
Part of "The Truth About Things" Series

 
The “Truth About Finances” discussion event will provide a space to ask questions of experts about personal financial management. These experts will share who they are and offer tips for budgeting financial resources during and after college. Audience members will have opportunities to ask questions throughout the discussion in order to understand how to best manage money.

Sponsor: Greater Texas Federal Credit Union

Discussion Experts:
  • Rachel Bond, Community Relations Director, Greater Texas Federal Credit Union
  • Jay Horn, MBA, Financial Advisor, (Texas State class of 2014)
  • Terrance McClain, Ph.D., Student Development Specialist, Career and Financial Education, Texas State University
  • John Byron Kerr, Ph.D., Assistant Director, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Texas State University
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
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Conspiracy Theorists’ M.O.: How They Hoodwink the Vulnerable
 
Presenters
• Eli Kanon, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Power Struggles & Political Intrigue in Game of Thrones
 
Presenters
• Carrie Crisp, Department of Philosophy, and class
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Philosophy with a Hammer: Nietzsche’s Critique of Truth
 
Presenters
• Declan Ward
• Claudia Pharr
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Nonviolent Activism 101
 
Presenters
• Jenn Garcia, moderator, Department of Philosophy
• Carrie Crisp, Department of Philosophy
• Greg Moses, Department of Philosophy
• Jeffrey Helgeson, Department of History
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Truth and the Marketplace of Ideas
 
Presenters
• Michael Senftleber, 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Diversity Week Event

 
Topic
Tau Talks: Whitespaces: The End of Freedom of Speech
 
Presenters
• Nathaniel Rodriguez Sosa, philosophy graduate 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.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jennifer Lamm
Department of Political Science
jel127@txstate.edu
512.245.4436
Campus Sponsor:
Discourse in Democracy Series, Departments of Political Science and History, College of Liberal Arts, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Official Common Experience Event
Discourse in Democracy Series

 
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Thomas E. Ricks is an adviser on national security at the New America Foundation, where he participates in its “Future of War” project. He was previously a fellow at the Center for a New American Security and is a contributing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, for which he writes the prizewinning blog The Best Defense. Ricks covered the U.S. military for The Washington Post from 2000 through 2008. Until the end of 1999 he had the same beat at The Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter for 17 years. A member of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams, he covered U.S. military activities in Somalia, Haiti, Korea, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Kuwait, Turkey, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He is the author of several books, including The Generals, The Gamble, and the #1 New York Times bestseller Fiasco, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Ricks has asked that students read George Orwell's 1946 article, "The Politics of the English Language," prior to the event. Prior to Ricks's presentation, at 7:15 p.m., students can win door prizes by competing in a team Kahoot game on Orwell's article.
more about event

Location:
Lampasas Hall, Room 407; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
Honors College
ml45@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Official Common Experience Event
 
On November 13, 1969, ten students at then-Southwest Texas State University were suspended for participating in a peaceful protest against the Vietnam War. They had kept vigil in front of the Fighting Stallions statue while an increasingly hostile anti-protest crowd gathered. The "San Marcos 10" challenged their suspension, taking their case all the way to the United States Supreme Court.

In his new book, The San Marcos 10: An Antiwar Protest in Texas, author E.R. Bills offers a glimpse into the 1960s antiwar movement in Texas, the extraordinary measures to quell it, and the broader social activism in which it participated. On the 50th anniversary of the students' suspension, Bills will read excerpts from and sign copies of his new book. He will be joined by members of the "San Marcos 10" in a discussion moderated by Dr. Gilbert Martinez, senior lecturer in media law. Light refreshments will be served.
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, @justicetalktxst
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series

 
Topic
Community Deliberative Dialogue
A House Divided: What Kind of Political Discourse Do We Want?
 
Presenters
• Department of Philosophy Applied Ethics Program
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Conference Room 124
; Conference 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
Official Common Experience Event
Part of "The Truth About Things" Series

 
The “Truth About Your Legal Rights” discussion event will provide a space to ask questions of experts about your legal rights, including criminal defense, debt settlement, and rental properties. These experts will share who they are and what you need to know about your legal rights. Audience members will have opportunities to ask questions throughout the discussion in order to understand more about your rights, how to exercise them, and what to do when your rights are violated.

Discussion Experts:
  • Kama Davis, J.D., attorney at law, Attorney for Students Office, Texas State
  • Shannon Fitzpatrick, J.D., attorney at law, retired from Attorney for Students Office, Texas State
  • David Watts, J.D., criminal defense attorney, San Marcos
  • Chief Laurie Clouse, University Police Department, Texas State
more about event

Location:
Encino Hall, Room 104; 104
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Stacie McGee, LMSW-IPR
School of Social Work
sm60@txstate.edu
512.245.2592
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, School of Social Work, Texas State LGBTQIA, Organization of Student Social Workers, Faculty and Staff Alliance, Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion
Official Common Experience Event
 
This event will provide an opportunity for Texas State students to meet, interact with, and ask questions of transgender individuals. Participants are encouraged to live as their true and authentic selves. While learning about discrimination and oppressions, attendees will explore paths for advocacy in relation to gender identity.
 
Featuring a panel discussion with members from the Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT).
more about event

Location:
LOCATION MOVED DUE TO RAIN
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Conference Room 124
; Conference Room 124
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Victoria Black
Director of PACE Peer Mentoring
victoriablack@txstate.edu
512.245.7952
Campus Sponsor:
PACE Peer Mentoring
Official Common Experience Event
 
What defines you? What is your truth? Add your voice to this mural project by completing a wooden square with your truth, which will be included in the mural itself. You can also share your truth on social media by using an Expo marker to write on a mirror for photo or video posts. The event is sponsored by PACE Peer Mentoring to give students an opportunity to reflect on their values and truths beyond the surface level. Share a short statement that captures your true essence on the mural and/or social media platforms. 
more about event
Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116)
; Philosophy Dialogue Room (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
Burning Down the House: Is Political Violence Absurd?
 
Presenters
• Dialogue Class
• Special Guest: Sean Daniel Johnson, Department of Philosophy
 
About the Series
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
 
Website
Philosophy Dialogue Series
more about event

until Nov. 16
Location:
Evans Auditorium
Cost:
$8 for TXST students / $10 for children & seniors / $13 for adults
Contact:
Brennah Galvin
Division of Dance
bmc120@txstate.edu
512.245.2949
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance, Division of Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Texas State University’s Division of Dance presents its annual B.F.A. in Performance and Choreography showcase titled “your truth has no place in this world” in four performances. “your truth has no place in this world” is a catalyst for conversation centered on issues such as the struggles of the LGBTQIA community, dysfunctional communication within society, and cultural injustice. The production is an exposé of works choreographed and developed by auditioned seniors in the Dance Division who are B.F.A. candidates in Performance and Choreography. Collaborating artists include Lydia Dawkins, Brennah Galvin, Mark Gonzalez, Tayler Jenkins, Nakenya Minnieweather, Megan Moss, Angela Ocnaschek, and Anastasiya Panchenko.
 
Performances run November 14-16 at 7:30 p.m.
+ matinee performance on November 16 at 2 p.m.
 
Tickets
Texas State Presents
more about event

Location:
Undergraduate Academic Center (UAC)
Conference Room 124
; Conference 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
Official Common Experience Event
Part of "The Truth About Things" Series

 
The “Truth About Immigration” discussion event will provide a space to ask questions of experts about immigration and the legal processes associated with immigration. These experts will share who they are and what they do as they help others navigate immigration in the United States legal system. Audience members will have opportunities to ask questions throughout the discussion in order to understand more about the myths and truths of immigration.
            
Discussion Experts:
  • Angelica Coronado, J.D., director, Attorney for Students Office, Texas State
  • Mark Kinzler, J.D., immigration attorney, Austin
  • Robert Painter, J.D., managing attorney, American Gateways
  • Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, J.D., Lincoln-Goldfinch law, private immigration attorney, Austin
  • Yunuen Alvarado Bustos, senior journalism major and former co-leader of SCOPE, Texas State
more about event

December 2019

until Dec. 20
Location:
Alkek Library, 3rd floor exhibit; 3rd floor exhibit
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Arlene V. Salazar
Alkek Library
as33@txstate.edu
512.245.3844
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek Library
Official Common Experience Exhibit
 
Alkek Library's third-floor material on display relates to the The New York Times' 1619 Project essay by Nikole Hannah Jones. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
 
Web Guide
https://guides.library.txstate.edu/AAST
more about event

until Dec. 19
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall, Room 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler
Curator, Gallery of the Common Experience
cegallery@txstate.edu or honors@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
The Gallery of the Common Experience presents new works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine in a new exhibition titled “Intuition.” Included in the exhibition are recently completed works that address the artist’s personal truth as explored through memory, spontaneity, nostalgia, myth, romance, and intuition. The exhibition is the first time these works have been shown together.
 
This exhibition runs September 26 to December 19, 2019.
 
Gallery Website
txstate.edu/honors/events/gallery
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January 2020

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February 2020

until Feb. 16
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
Ticket prices TBD
Contact:
Dr. Claire Canavan
Department of Theatre and Dance
cc91@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event
 
Measure for Measure
by William Shakespeare
February 11-15 at 7:30 p.m.
February 16 at 2 p.m.

His city caught in a moral freefall, the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces long-dormant codes of chastity with zealous fervor. But when an aspiring nun, Isabella, comes to plead for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo gives in to his own unholy desires and exposes the political and moral corruption that pollutes the entire city. This play examines the struggle between truth and political corruption — the use of lies to gain and maintain power.
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Location:
Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall
Texas State University
; Recital Hall
Cost:
$5 standing room / $10 TXST students / $20 half-day / $30 full-day / $100 VIP
Contact:
Dr. Michael Burns
TEDx Leadership Team
tedxtxst@txstate.edu
512.245.5472
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Communication Studies
Official Common Experience Event
 
TEDxTexasStateUniversity is ready for speakers to speak their truth(s). The 2020 theme challenges us to embrace our personal truths, seek truth, question what some people uncritically accept as truth, and realize that we live in world of multiple truths. Our speakers are sharing ideas about truth(s) from a variety of fields and perspectives including technology, health, the arts, the humanities, the sciences, and our daily lives. We invite you to join us for a day of inspiration, debate, and truth(s) seeking.
 
Website
tedxtexasstateuniversity.com
 
Tickets
txstatepresents.universitytickets.com
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March 2020

Location:
Location to be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Department of Psychology
dl1120@txstate.edu
512.245.8144
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, Department of Psychology, and additional units
Official Common Experience Event
Common Experience Insight Series

 
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 noteriety. 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.
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April 2020

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May 2020

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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.