Goodbye to a River supplements the “Common Experience”
University News Service
July 6, 2007
As the 11th longest river in the
The increased siphoning of the
The 309-page narrative was selected in March as the core text for the 2007-2008 “Common Experience” at Texas State University-San Marcos.
The “Common Experience” is a yearlong initiative of the university designed to cultivate a common intellectual conversation, enhance student participation in meaningful discussion and foster a sense of community across the entire campus and beyond. This year’s theme is, “the water planet: a river runs through us.”
As a theme for the “Common Experience,” the subject of water has particular relevance at
Graves intermixes personal experiences in the book, drawing back from his childhood and an extended farewell canoe trip on the
All accounts explain the name of the
As time passed, the river was dammed in three places north of
Graves argued against the dams, most notably the proposed construction of
Widely celebrated for
Thousands of freshmen at
For more information on the “Common Experience” and Goodbye to a River, visit http://www.txstate.edu/commonexperience/index.htm.