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Feature Stories about the Common Experience

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

This page will host featured stories about the Common Experience throughout the year.

September 1, 2015

15 Books Incoming College Freshmen Had to Read This Summer

From Mental Floss:
Texas State makes the list at #13. Other institutions include UCLA, Penn State, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Cornell, and Princeton. » Read More

15 Books Incoming College Freshmen Had to Read This Summer

September 15, 2015

20th anniversary Rivera Book Award celebrates Tonatiuh, Quintero

From University News Service:
In exploring the themes of social justice and self-discovery, authors Duncan Tonatiuh and Isabel Quintero have been named recipients of the 2015 Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award. » Read More

September 15, 2015

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to deliver LBJ Distinguished Lecture

From University News Service:
Film director Robert Rodriguez will deliver the LBJ Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University September 16.
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September 28, 2015

'Breakout Moment': More Books Reflect Mexican American Kids, Teens

From NBC News:
About Texas State's Tomás Rivera Award: The growing movement to reflect the lives of Mexican American children and young adults through the power of words has come a long way. » Read More

NBC News: 'Breakout Moment'