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Wednesday Night Writes

until Dec. 04
Location:
Lampasas Hall 501; 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Ron Haas
rmh105@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
We want to encourage more discussion about the writing process, and emphasize its importance without living in fear of the ugly sentences we all know we write. If you're interested in working on your writing with other people, join us at Wednesday Write Nights. When scheduled, sessions begin at 6:00p.m. with a 25-30 minute workshop on a particular writing topic. The Honors Peer Writing Mentors will be on hand after to help you develop and improve your work. Bring your essays or other writing projects with you!  And, of course, there will be food! Check the Wednesday Night Writes calendar below for details on weekly topics. Click here for more information
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URF Workshop

Location:
Lampasas 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle or Ron Haas
ugresearch@txstate.edu
512-245-2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF) support undergraduate research and creative projects at Texas State University. Every semester the URF committee awards between 5 and 10 competitive scholarships of up to $1000 to students seeking funding for their projects. Fellowships are awarded for projects such as Honors theses and independent studies as well as for Capstone projects or for original work done under the umbrella of faculty-directed research.  Undergraduates of all majors are eligible. Membership in the Honors College is not required to apply. Click here for more information
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National Voter Registration Day

Location:
Lampasas 407 (Honors Coffee Forum)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
ms84@txstate.edu
512-245-2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, League of Women Voters of Hays County
Stop by any time 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.
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INTUITION: New Work by Maddie Mondshine

until March 12
Location:
Lampasas Hall
Gallery of the Common Experience
; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler, CE Gallery Curator
cegallery@txstate.edu
honors@txstate.edu
512-245-2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
The Gallery of the Common Experience is pleased to present new works by Houston-based artist Maddie Mondshine in an exhibition entitled “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. This will be the first time these works are shown together.

Opening reception on Thursday September 26th from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
Exhibition and reception are free and open to the public M-Th 8am-7pm, and Friday 8am-5pm.
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Honors Transfer Academic Visit Day

Location:
Lampasas Hall; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Rae Macha or Blake Edwards
512-245-8871
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Welcome Center
Discover what Texas State offers top scholars at our Honors College Visit Day. Honors provides the experiences and benefits that help outstanding students from all majors create a personalized education to achieve their goals.

Join us to get an up-close look at the Honors experience. You’ll meet the dean and other faculty, as well as current students. You’ll visit exclusive facilities, including the Honors Coffee Forum, the heart of daily on-campus activity for Honors students and faculty. And best of all, you’ll see how well you fit in to our community.
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How to Register for Honors Classes

Location:
Lampasas 502B
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Learn the tips and tricks to find Honors classes easily on Catsweb, Bobcat Schedule Builder, and the Honors website. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptop, tablet, or smart phones.
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Día de los Muertos Altar

until Nov. 04
Location:
Lampasas 407 (Honors Coffee Forum)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Bring mementos, photos, and materials to make ofrendas (offerings) to decorate the annual Honors College altar, paying tribute to loved ones who have passed. This tradition is celebrated around the world, particularly in Latin American cultures, on November 2 (sometimes also referred to as All Souls Day). Offerings are welcomed throughout the month of October and must be picked up on November 5.
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Meet the Professors

Location:
LBJSC Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Honors College

honors@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
At this come-and-go, browse-style event, honors students engage with professors teaching future honors courses.



Attending Meet the Professors will help you decide which course(s) you should take as well as give you the chance to request first-day registration access to the course(s). Course requests are only accepted in-person during this event. Honors courses can fill quickly, so students are encouraged to attend.
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Location:
Comal 116
Philosophy Dialogues room; 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Ron Haas
rmh109@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Ignorant, lazy, superstitious, dirty, anti-social, and tradition-bound—throughout most of their history, Louisiana’s Cajuns were regarded by politicians and local authorities as stubborn impediments to social and economic progress.  In the 1970s, however, the official narrative began to shift; gradually they came to be viewed as a plucky, model “white” ethnicity.  This shift coincided with the upheavals of the Civil Rights era and the sudden proliferation of monuments, museums, and other historic sites celebrating Cajun heritage.  But how would self-identifying Cajuns relate to these commemorative sites?  Would they come to embrace their new status as “the happy minority”?  Using ethnographic and historical research from his current book project, Remembering the Happy Minority: Governing through Acadian History in Post-Segregation Louisiana, cultural anthropologist and native of rural southern Louisiana Dr. Marc David explores the problematic construction of modern Cajun identity through public history.  Attendees will gain both a greater appreciation of the cultural complexity and diversity in southern Louisiana as well as deeper understanding of how our ethnic and cultural identities are influenced by public institutions and shifting official narratives.  Part of this year’s Faculty Senate Lecturers Series, 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.
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Roads to Research: Honors Grad Chat

Location:
Lampasas 501
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle or Ron Haas
ugresearch@txstate.edu
512-245-2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Graduate College
The Honors College and the Graduate College offer two Grad Chats each semester. A panel of two to three graduate students from varying fields discuss their research experiences and answer questions about the research process. Open to all students who would like to learn more about the research process.

Fall 2019 dates:

Friday, September 13, 2019, 10:00am-11:00am
Friday, October 11, 2019, 12:00-1:30pm

Refreshments included. Sign up to reserve your seat: Roads to Research Grad Chat RSVP
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MFA Faculty Poetry Reading

Location:
Lampasas Hall 407
Honors Coffee Forum
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Heather Galloway or Robby Longoria
honors@txstate.edu
"Tell Me This Didn't Happen": Poems on Truth.

Featuring MFA Poetry faculty:
Steve Wilson
Cecily Parks
Roger Jones
Naomi Shihab Nye
Kathleen Peirce
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Resume Building for Honors Students

Location:
Lampasas 407A
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Career Services
This presentation is tailored to Honors students, who are preparing for a variety of future paths in Peace corps/foreign service, master's/doctoral programs, medical and law school, as well as non-traditional creative careers.

Learn how to articulate your Honors experiences into "marketable" skills!
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Common Experience Upcoming Events

Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
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Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
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Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
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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
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Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Texas State University
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.
 
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Common Reading

txstate.edu/commonexperience/book
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Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
more about event
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
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Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
more about event
Location:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building, Room 2121
; 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 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.
 
Website
Texas State Galleries
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