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Texas State hosts 9th annual international graduate research conference

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
October 31, 2017

The Graduate College at Texas State University will host the 9th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students on November 7-8.

The conference will take place at the LBJ Student Center. The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Approximately 150 graduate students from various disciplines at Texas State and other institutions will be presenting research papers and posters. Concurrent panel sessions with student presentations will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. November 8. Other highlights of the conference include:

  • Conference Opening Panel and Poster Session Reception
    A distinguished research panel consisting of award-winning faculty will open the conference 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. A reception and poster session will follow from 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Keynote Address and Awards Luncheon
    Adam Key, speech instructor and director of the prison debate program at the Huntsville Center, Lee College, will deliver the keynote address, “In the First Degree: The Challenges and Benefits of Postsecondary Prison Education,” 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8. The talk also reflects Texas State’s 2017-2018 Common Experience theme, “The Search for Justice: Our Response to Crime in the 21st Century.” Awards will be presented to the winners of the research contest.

Visit the International Research Conference for Graduate Students website at for the conference program and other details. For more information, contact Sandy Rao at

The 9th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students is sponsored by the Common Experience, College of Applied Arts, McCoy College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Health Professions, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Engineering, the Graduate House of Representatives, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, International Office and University Bookstore.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 181,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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