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Spring 2012

Honors Awards Ceremony

At the Honors Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Wittliff Collections, students, faculty, and staff were honored for their achievements and contributions to the Honors College.

Shawn Reagan and Kevin Cohea

Philosophy Dialogue

Building Relationships to Change the World: Living and Relating in the Peace Corps in Malawi 

11:00 AM, PSY 134

Texas State alumnus and former honors student Shawn Reagan visited to discuss the experiences and insights he gained while teaching in Nkhotakota, Malawi as a Peace Corps volunteer.


Reception for Shawn Reagan and Kevin Cohea

3:30 PM, Honors Forum (LAMP 407)

Honors students welcomed Peace Corps volunteer Shawn Reagan and playwright Kevin Cohea for discussion about their work.

WISE Conference

Women in Science and Engineering Conference
April 12 - 13, College of Science and Engineering

Texas State University‚Äôs 3rd Annual Women in Science and Engineering Conference convened on April 12 & 13, 2012. This event provides opportunities for young women studying for careers in the science and engineering fields to gain insights into successful engineering, science, and career practices from experienced professionals and educators. More information about this event and WISE can be found on the WISE webiste.

Sundown Town

April 10-April 13   Sundown Town playwright Kevin Cohea was in residence at Texas State.

This was film was supported in part by a grant from the Texas State University Equity and Access fund.

Philosophy Dialogue

Our Dark History and Freedom's Future

2:00 PM, PSY 134

Playwright Kevin Cohea discussed his play, Sundown Town. In the play, a young African-American carpenter wanders into an early 1900s Southern town where black people are prohibited after sundown. His friendship with a blind Confederate veteran confronts the conventions and beliefs of the community and the church, and uproots a sympathetic family. This musical play stares unblinkingly at a dark corner of American history through fascinating characters who tell their stories through a well-crafted drama, which features a driving musical score built around traditional instrumentals and songs of the era.

Theatrical Preformance, Sundown Town by Kevin Cohea
April 13 - May 6, Wimberley Players Theater


Film showing and panel discussion

Thursday, April 5

7:00 PM, Alkek Teaching Theatre

Director-producer Briane Malone's film Patriocracy explores how divisive media coverage affects our view of politics. After the 90-minute film, a panel including Malone and Texas State faculty was held to discuss the issues highlighted in the film. The audience was encouraged to express their opinions about the film. This film was sponsored by the NEH Distinguished Teaching professorship in the Humanities, the College of Liberal Arts, The National Endowment for the Humanities, SACA, University Seminar, the Political Science Department, the Philosophy Department and Philosophy Dialogue Series, the School of Art and Design, and the Honors College.

Meet the Professor Night

Julliard Joins Texas State

Performance and Reception

Nature and the Quest for Meaning: Fieldtrip to Spring Lake

Occupy Wall Street Photos

To mark the Common Experience theme of Freedoms: The First Amendment, photographs of Occupy Wall Street were on exhibit in the fourth floor hallway of Lampasas Hall during the Spring semester of 2011. Photographed by Texas State alumnus and Honors College graduate, Louie D. Valencia, the photos show scenes from October in Zuccotti Park at the very beginning of the OWS demonstrations. Sponsored by the Honors College, the exhibit was intended to provoke conversations about First Amendment, not to promote any one opinion. Honors students added to the conversation by posting their comment(s) on the bulletin board near the exhibit. For more information on Occupy Wall Street, see