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All 2021-2022 Events

Our Common Experience is the nation's #1 initiative of its kind, offering more academic event opportunities than any other university.

To view events and speakers from previous years, visit our History page.

May 2021

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until May 31
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
This exhibit presents a compassionate catharsis related to the stigma of mental health issues, as the world emerges from a time of isolation and liminality. Image by Candice Heaton.
 
This art exhibition is on view from May 26 to September 7, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

June 2021

until June 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
This exhibit presents a compassionate catharsis related to the stigma of mental health issues, as the world emerges from a time of isolation and liminality. Image by Candice Heaton.
 
This art exhibition is on view from May 26 to September 7, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

July 2021

until July 30
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
This exhibit presents a compassionate catharsis related to the stigma of mental health issues, as the world emerges from a time of isolation and liminality. Image by Candice Heaton.
 
This art exhibition is on view from May 26 to September 7, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

August 2021

until Aug. 31
Location:
Gallery of the Common Experience
Lampasas Hall 407
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Riley Taber
Gallery of the Common Experience
rileytaber@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Gallery of the Common Experience, Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
Gallery of the Common Experience

 
This exhibit presents a compassionate catharsis related to the stigma of mental health issues, as the world emerges from a time of isolation and liminality. Image by Candice Heaton.
 
This art exhibition is on view from May 26 to September 7, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

September 2021

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

 
This exhibit presents a compassionate catharsis related to the stigma of mental health issues, as the world emerges from a time of isolation and liminality. Image by Candice Heaton.
 
This art exhibition is on view from May 26 to September 7, 2021.
 
Website
Gallery of the Common Experience
more about event

October 2021

Location:
TBD; To be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Kanon
Department of Philosophy
ek17@txstate.edu
512.245.6597
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
 
Join the Department of Philosophy for its 6th annual Space Settlement Symposium. The purpose of these conversations is to encourage our students and community to support the progression of humankind toward colonization of outer space. Whether one seeks employment directly associated with NASA or private space exploration enterprises, or merely votes for candidates and policy encouraging such endeavors, everyone has an impact upon the success of space settlement.
 
Speakers and topic descriptions will be announced as details are finalized. 
 
If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2285 at least 72 hours in advance of the event. Texas State University is a tobacco free campus.
more about event

Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Lamm
Department of Political Science
jel127@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
Official Common Experience Event
 
Terri Givens on Radical Empathy
Dr. Terri Givens is the CEO and Founder of the Center for Higher Education Leadership. She has more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits. Dr. Givens has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman), as well as professorships at University of Texas at Austin and University of Washington. She was the founding director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas and led the university’s efforts in Mexico and Latin America as Vice Provost for International Activities. At Menlo College she led faculty and staff in developing programs for first-generation students, updating curriculum and infrastructure for evidence-based assessment.
more about event

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

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

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

November 2021

No results.

December 2021

No results.

January 2022

No results.

February 2022

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

 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week engages the students and faculty of Texas State University and the local community in conversations and learning about  business leadership ideas that extend beyond textbooks and classrooms by offering guest lectures, interactive events and contests, and forums for discussion.

» BLW Website
more about event
Location:
To be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ramces Luna
Leadership Institute
ramcesluna@txstate.edu
512.245.5329
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Free Registration
(required; link opens in January 2022)
 
Texas State's Leadership Institute will host its annual conference February 25-26, 2022. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential.
more about event
Location:
To be determined
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Ramces Luna
Leadership Institute
ramcesluna@txstate.edu
512.245.5329
Campus Sponsor:
Leadership Institute, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
Free Registration
(required; link opens in January 2022)
 
Texas State's Leadership Institute will host its annual conference February 25-26, 2022. The primary purpose of the conference is to bring together students to learn leadership skills, engage in values-based activities that foster personal leadership development, build a unified community, cultivate social responsibility, and inspire students to adopt a new way of life while expanding their leadership potential.
more about event

March 2022

No results.

April 2022

No results.

May 2022

No results.

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.