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Previous Themes

Consequential Conversations, 2014-2019

Texas State University presents an academic theme each year with related events for everyone. This is our Common Experience.

Our Most Recent Themes

Click the image for each recent theme to access its archived website:

Current: 2019-2020
TRUTH

2018-2019
INNOVATION

2017-2018
THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE

Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century

2016-2017
A CENTURY OF CONFLICT

Dialogues on the U.S. Experience of War since 1917

Earlier Themes

Websites for these years are no longer publicly accessible, but archived content can be made available upon request:

Award logo and photo of Dr. Tomás Rivera with text: Bridged Through Stories

2015-2016
BRIDGED THROUGH STORIES

Shared Heritage of the United States and Mexico, an Homage to Dr. Tomás Rivera

50th Anniversary event featuring the five women who integrated Texas State University

2014-2015
EXPLORING DEMOCRACY'S PROMISE

From Segregation to Integration

Wooden blocks spelling the words "Mental Health"

2013-2014
MINDS MATTER

Exploring Mental Health and Illness

Satellite map of earth with all continents visible

2012-2013
A GLOBAL ODYSSEY

Exploring Our Connections to the Changing World

Rolled-up U.S. Constitution bearing words "We The People" lying on an American flag

2011-2012
FREEDOMS

The First Amendment

The word "Sustainability" displayed next to an open hand holding a model of Earth

2010-2011
SUSTAINABILITY

Science, Policy, and Opportunity

Illuminated light bulb with text: Whole Mind

2009-2010
THE WHOLE MIND

Crossing the Boundaries of Disciplines

Artistic graphic of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Texas State University Class of 1930

2008-2009
CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LEGACY OF LBJ

Steam rising from the San Marcos River as it runs over Rio Vista Falls

2007-2008
THE WATER PLANET

Artistic figures with upraised arms

2006-2007
PROTEST AND DISSENT

Silhouette of a human figure suspended in mid-air

2005-2006
COURAGE

Silhouette of a human figure behind rolled razor-wire

2004-2005
HATRED