All 2021-2022 Events

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October 2021

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Friday – Sunday,
Location:
Lampasas Hall Coffee Forum; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Michelle Sotolongo
ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day festival that takes place every November 1 & 2. Although most strongly identified with Mexico, Día de Muertos is celebrated throughout Latin America and everywhere with a Latinx population.

Help set up the altar starting at 10AM. You can continue to contribute and add items the whole month of October!

This year the altar will honor the hundreds of thousands of Native children removed from their families and sent to residential schools, and be dedicated to the 215+ Indigenous children whose remains were found at a school site in British Columbia.
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until Oct. 18
Location:
Alkek Library
First Floor
; First Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Tamarin Butcher
512.245.2686
t_b246@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Alkek One, Alkek Library, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
Alkek One Student Gallery


Calling all creatives! 

Submission Information
  • Submissions are due October 18, 2021 at 11:59pm
  • Submissions can be comprised of completed works or concepts-/works-in-progress
  • Successful applicants will be notified in November 2021

Alkek One invites students or student teams to submit creations to be exhibited in the Alkek One Student Gallery. Production expertise and some materials costs associated with creating the accepted projects in Alkek One will be provided.

Submissions should aim to reflect Texas State’s Common Experience theme of Compassion and how it relates to Alkek One’s commitment to creative and emerging technologies. We are specifically looking for work that engages with the concept of togetherness or collaboration as a facet of compassion, a notion we think of as “with-ness.” This idea can be represented in the creation directly, symbolically, or through the creative process. 

Interdisciplinary collaborations are strongly encouraged. We are looking for a variety of submissions, including, but not limited to, two- and three-dimensional artworks, expanded media, geographic representations (e.g., StoryMaps, 2D maps), videos, XR creations, research or design prototypes, and mechanical creations.
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until Oct. 31
Location:
The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library 7th Floor
; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
512.245.1399
ce10@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
The Witliff Collections


The Wittliff Collections takes you on a visual exploration into the cultural phenomenon that Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of compassion and hospitality to the Catholic community, has created throughout the United States and the world. This major photography exhibition features documentary photographs by 23 artists of the faithful who visit the basilica in Mexico City: those who venerate her throughout Mexico and the traditions and customs honoring her in the Southwest U.S. The exhibition also highlights the popularity of her image and the cultural impact it has made on secular society.

Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

This art exhibition is on view until December 10, 2021.

 
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Critical Race Theory and Education
    • What and How Should We Teach Children about Race and Racism?
Panelists
  • Mr. Goyland Williams, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Texas State Alumnus
  • Dr. Frank de la Teja, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Texas State University
  • Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, Director, African American Studies Program and Associate Professor, Department of History, Texas State University
  • Dr. Lori Gallegos, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Critical Race Theory and Education
    • Black Interruptions: Black Thought, Black Life, and (I'm) possibilities of Double Consciousness
Presenter
  • Dialogue Class
  • Mr. Goyland Williams, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Texas State University Alumnus
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.

 
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Critical Race Theory and Education
    • DuBois, Black Education, and Social Activism on College Campuses
Presenters
  • Mr. Goyland Williams, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Texas State University Alumnus
  • Ms. Michelle Brown, Graduate Instructional Assistant, Department of Sociology, Texas State University
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.

 
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity: Where's the Fraternity
Presenter
  • The Socio-Politicos

The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.

 
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Civic Education in College: Exploring Attitudes Towards Voting through Value-Reappraisal Interventions
Presenter
  • Dr. Taylor Acee, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Associate Professor
  • Jonathan Lollar, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Doctoral Research Assistant

The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.

 
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Location:
Alkek Library Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater (Room 250)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Lamm
Department of Political Science
jel127@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.
An update will be issued once a makeup date has been set.

Official Common Experience Event
 
Terri Givens on Radical Empathy
Dr. Terri Givens is the CEO and Founder of the Center for Higher Education Leadership. She has more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits. Dr. Givens has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman), as well as professorships at University of Texas at Austin and University of Washington. She was the founding director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas and led the university’s efforts in Mexico and Latin America as Vice Provost for International Activities. At Menlo College she led faculty and staff in developing programs for first-generation students, updating curriculum and infrastructure for evidence-based assessment.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Dewey's Search for the Great Community
Presenter
  • The Paideians
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.

 
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • What Is a 'Form of Life' and What Do 4th Century Egyptian Hermits Have to Do with It?

Presenter
  • Dialogue Class
  • David Anderson, Texas A&M University Philosophy Ph.D. Program
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion, Voting, and Community Building

Presenters
  • Jonathan Lollar
  • Sam Owens

The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
Brazos Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jason Reed
jr68@txstate.edu
Mark Menjivar
mjm309@txstate.edu
Official Common Experience Event
Center for the Study of the Southwest Workshop


Migration Stories is an oral history project focusing on personal narratives of how we arrived to where we are now. We all have a migration story, some are closer than others. Participants to this event will learn more about the project and be invited to explore their own family history. Together we will produce broadsides of our own migration stories to be shared at the Center for the Study of the Southwest in the coming months.
 
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Dewey's Vision of Creative Democracy
Presenters
  • Dialogue Class
  • Sean Daniel Johnson, Texas State Philosophy Alumnus
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Compassion and Community
    • Talk of the Times: Panel on Voting for Our Health
Presenters
  • Michelle Brown, Graduate Instructional Assistant, Department of Sociology
  • Ron Stockdreher, Graduate Instructional Assistant, Department of Philosophy
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jason Mellard
512.245.1101
jasonmellard@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Texas Music History, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

Kathy Valentine was recently elected to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame for her work with the iconic The Go-Go's, the first all-woman band to top the album charts with songs they composed. She will be joining us to talk about her acclaimed All I Ever Wanted: A Rock 'n' Roll Memoir in conversation with celebrated Texas novelist Sarah Bird. Songwriter for such The Go-Go's hits as Vacation and Head Over Heels, Valentine's debut book is a roller coaster of music, fame, family, the creative process, and struggles with addiction and excess; it’s also a story of what it takes to find success and find yourself, to live in the world with self-awareness, creative spirit, and compassion.

Book signing to follow program.
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until Oct. 29
Location:
LBJ Student Center
Additional locations in San Marcos and Round Rock can be found in the web link below
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Student Government
512.245.1274
studentgov@txstate.edu
Your Vote Matters

Local elections influence how decisions are made in your community. State and congressional races shape federal policy. Be a real influencer in public life and educate yourself on your local issues, too.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Masked or Unmasked?
    • Masking the Face and Facing the Masks: Concealment and Exposure
Presenters
  • Dialogue Class
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Janet Hale
McCoy College of Business
jh29@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Net Impact and McCoy College of Business
This roundtable event will feature community leaders with discussion focused on Texas State's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion. Speakers:
  • Phyllis Snodgrass, Habitat for Humanity
  • Judge Deborah Wigington, Comal County Court at Law #3
  • Major Robert Webb, Salvation Army, San Antonio
 
No registration required.
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • Masked or Unmasked?
    • Grief, Spirituality, and Anger after a Covid-19 Loss
Presenters
  • Dr. Natasha Mikles, Department of Philosophy
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
Online event
Free registration required
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Ellen Stansell
ebs22@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

FREE Registration (required)

Boundaries can be a challenging part of any relationship, whether it be with a friend, family member, or romantic partner. In this workshop, Katherine Zitterbart, MA will teach strategies for navigating healthy boundaries with compassion.

Ms. Zitterbart is a professional sex educator and yoga instructor. Her formal studies include psychology, and Western and Eastern philosophy.
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until Oct. 23
Location:
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Performing Arts Center
Texas State University
; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Cost:
$15 Public | $13 Children (13 and under), Military or Senior | $10 TXST Students (prices includes processing fee).
Contact:
LeAnne Smith
ls14@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music, Department of Theatre and Dance
Official Common Experience Event

Performances on October 21, 22, and 23

Opening Door Dance Theatre and Texas State Opera Theatre collaboratively present ReWritten, an exploration through artistic expression of this year's Common Experience theme Compassion. Follow the story of four couples from literary history, hear beloved musical theater works, and experience groundbreaking modern opera as ReWritten negotiates the wonder and spark of new love, the tragedy and hurt of heartbreak, and the ways relationships can open us to new depths of humanity. Join Texas State students, faculty, and guest artists for these exciting new performances of ReWritten.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • God and Nature
    • Climate Change and the Future of Humanity
Presenters
  • Dr. Adam Briggle, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of North Texas
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
Comal Building
Philosophy Dialogue Room (116); 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Camrie Pipper
Department of Philosophy
512.245.2285
cp1292@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy
Official Common Experience Event
Philosophy Dialogue Series


Topic
  • God and Nature
    • Thinking Through Climate Change
Presenters
  • Dr. Adam Briggle, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, University of North Texas
The Philosophy Dialogue Series is a unique program of lectures, interactive presentations, and discussions — as many as 60 presentations each semester. Faculty and student presenters come from all 10 colleges on campus, and the Department of Philosophy recruits nationally recognized scholars to participate each semester. Everyone is welcome to attend, and organizers encourage informal dialogues among faculty, students, and visitors.
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Location:
Ingram Hall
Room 4104; 4104
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Gwendolyn Hustvedt
fashionmerch@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Fashion Merchandising Program in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Official Common Experience Event

Learn about the challenges and opportunities to transform the fashion industry towards greater sustainability. The circular economy model, involving sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing, and recycling will be discussed as means towards greater sustainability.

This book talk is the centerpiece of the 2021 Sustainable Fashion Week (October 25-29). The speaker, Peggy Blum is a faculty member in Fashion Merchandising at Texas State and author of Circular Fashion.
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Location:
UAC 105; 105
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Marc Wallace, maw301@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science, Discourse in Democracy, Common Experience, ICMA-TXST
REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register for free at this link

About the Event
Director Ortiz will discuss how the City of Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is the coordinating focal point before, during, and after emergencies for Austin, Texas. Like a conductor leading an orchestra, the office ensures that each city department has the resources it needs to function during a disaster. This allows residents to continue receiving valuable services to minimize disruptions to their lives.

Mr. Ortiz received his Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration and Disaster Planning from the University of North Texas in 1994. Since then, he has coordinated emergency response departments in Corpus Christi (1998-2003), Fort Worth (2003-2017), and Austin (2017-present).

During his tenure as Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Response for the City of Austin, Mr. Ortiz has coordinated the city’s response to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Laura, the Colorado River Flood, COVID-19, and Winter Storm Uri.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Register for free at this link

More information about Mr. Ortiz on the HSEM website
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Location:
This is an online event. Please register to receive the zoom link.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Department of Philosophy
philosophy@txstate.edu
512-245-2285

Dr. Eli Kanon, elikanon@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy, Philosophy Dialogue Series
Join for the 6th annual Space Settlement Symposium on Friday, 29 October.

Private Enterprise and Private Property: Compassionate Approaches to Conflicts of Interest in Space

This year's featured speakers are:

Laura Montgomery, Ground-Based Space Matters
"Space Property Rights"

Carrie Crisp, Texas State University
"Property Rights and Eminent Domain"

Eli Kanon, Texas State University
"Private Enterprise and Incentives"

Moderated by:
Chris Elley
Founder, Electro-Fish Creative
 
Every fall semester Texas State University's Department of Philosophy hosts its annual Space Settlement Symposium. The purpose of these conversations is to encourage our students and community to support the progression of humankind toward colonization of outer space. Whether one seeks employment directly associated with NASA or private space exploration enterprises, or merely votes for candidates and policy encouraging such endeavors, everyone has an impact upon the success of space settlement.

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2285 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
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November 2021

Location:
LBJ Student Center
Additional locations in San Marcos and Round Rock can be found in the web link below
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Student Government
512.245.1274
studentgov@txstate.edu
Your Vote Matters

Local elections influence how decisions are made in your community. State and congressional races shape federal policy. Be a real influencer in public life and educate yourself on your local issues, too.
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Location:
Virtual Zoom Event
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jason Mellard jasonmellard@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Center for Texas Music History
Official Common Experience Event

Historian Charles Hughes's new book Why Bushwick Bill Matters chronicles the life and cultural significance of Bushwick Bill of the pioneering Houston hip-hop group, the Geto Boys. Hughes contends that Bushwick Bill remixed spectacle as he exposed and exploited ableist and racist assumptions to become a singular voice in rap and the relentless battle over free speech in the United States. The resulting portrait is of a complicated artist who displayed defiance and humor, compassion and anger, in equal measure. The Memphis-based historian will be in virtual conversation with Associate Professor of Social Work Raphael Travis, author of The Healing Power of Hip-Hop.
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until Nov. 30
Location:
The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library 7th Floor
; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
512.245.1399
ce10@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
The Witliff Collections


The Wittliff Collections takes you on a visual exploration into the cultural phenomenon that Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of compassion and hospitality to the Catholic community, has created throughout the United States and the world. This major photography exhibition features documentary photographs by 23 artists of the faithful who visit the basilica in Mexico City: those who venerate her throughout Mexico and the traditions and customs honoring her in the Southwest U.S. The exhibition also highlights the popularity of her image and the cultural impact it has made on secular society.

Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

This art exhibition is on view until December 10, 2021.

 
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Location:
There are three options for registration and attendance:

1) Livestream
2) Watch party location: LBJ Grand Ballroom *
3) Watch party location: Round Rock Campus *

* FREE Registration is included in the event description
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
commonexperience@txstate.edu
512.245.3579
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecture Series; University College; Common Experience; First Gen Proud
Common Experience Insight Series
First Gen Week Event
 

Members of the Texas State University community are invited to join Michelle Obama in conversation with students about themes in her memoir, BECOMING - for an exclusive free livestream conversation - moderated by Yara Shahidi.

This event will occur on November 9:
  • Livestream will begin at NOON and concludes at 2 p.m.
  • Watch parties begin at 11:45 a.m. and conclude at 2 p.m.
Please register for one option below:
  • Livestream (only open to Texas State community members)
    • Registration closes November 5 at 10:59 p.m. Central Time / 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
  • LBJ Grand Ballroom Watch Party (open to everyone) +
    • Registration closes November 8 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
  • Round Rock Campus Watch Party (only open to Texas State community members) +
    • Registration closes November 8 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time
 + Those attending the watch party events will have the chance to receive a FREE COPY of Becoming by Michelle Obama. Priority will be given to current students.

University students from across the country will interview Mrs. Obama in Washington, D.C. A Texas State first-year, first-gen student has been selected to represent our campus for the event. The student representative will ask questions related to the Common Experience theme of Compassion.
 

Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, and the wife of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. She was the first African-American First Lady of the United States. Through her four main initiatives, she has become a role model for women and an advocate for healthy families, service members and their families, higher education, and international adolescent girls education.

When people ask First Lady Michelle Obama to describe herself, she doesn't hesitate to say that first and foremost, she is Malia and Sasha's mom. But before she was a mother — or a wife, lawyer, or public servant — she was Fraser and Marian Robinson's daughter. The Robinsons lived in a brick bungalow on the South Side of Chicago. Fraser was a pump operator for the Chicago Water Department, and despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age, he hardly ever missed a day of work. Marian stayed home to raise Michelle and her older brother Craig, skillfully managing a busy household filled with love, laughter, and important life lessons.

A product of Chicago public schools, Michelle Robinson studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1988, she joined the Chicago law firm Sidley & Austin, where she later met Barack Obama, the man who would become the love of her life.

After a few years, Mrs. Obama decided her true calling was working with people to serve their communities and their neighbors. She served as assistant commissioner of planning and development in Chicago's City Hall before becoming the founding executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies, an AmeriCorps program that prepares youth for public service.

In 1996, Mrs. Obama joined the University of Chicago with a vision of bringing campus and community together. As Associate Dean of Student Services, she developed the university's first community service program, and under her leadership as Vice President of Community and External Affairs for the University of Chicago Medical Center, volunteerism skyrocketed.

Mrs. Obama has continued her efforts to support and inspire young people during her time as First Lady.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center 3-3.1; 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
commonexperience@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience, First Gen Proud
Come to discuss your thoughts and reflections on the conversation with Michelle Obama and her memoir, Becoming. Questions will be provided to help facilitate discussion.

The first ten student attendees will receive a free copy of Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice by Michelle Obama.
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Department of Philosophy, philosophy@txstate.edu or 512-245-2285.
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Anthropology, Department of English, Department of Geography, Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Psychology, Department of Sociology, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Center for International Studies, Center for the Study of the Southwest, College of Liberal Arts, and The Common Experience.

Join us for an examination of the history of anti-Semitism and the recent anti-Semitic events in San Marcos and throughout the Austin-San Antonio corridor.

Panelists include:

  • Rebecca Raphael, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Moderator
  • Louis Valencia, History
  • Leah Renold, History
  • Melanie Liddle, Honors College
  • Rabbi Neil Blumofe, Congregation Agudas Achim Austin

This will be a virtual event. Please register to receive the zoom link.

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Location:
Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
512.245.3579
commonexperience@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Explore emotions and responses to current events in a safe environment utilizing art therapy exercises for the healing of racism. Facilitators: Helen Spaw, MPS and Rev. Nataly Negrete

Healing Circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which to explore our healing. We treat each other with kindness and respect. We listen with compassion and curiosity. We honor each other’s unique ways to healing and don’t presume to advise or fix or try to save each other. We hold all stories shared in the Circle confidential. We trust that each of us has the guidance we need within us and we rely on the power of silence to access it. We practice: Listening with attention. Speaking with intention. Tending to the well- being of the circle.

Free and open to the public.

Space is limited. To reserve your space and receive a Zoom link, please register with Helen Spaw at hspaw@stpaulshouston.org at least three days prior to the event.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center; LBJSC 3-21.3
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Office of Disability Services at (512) 245-3451 or ods@txstate.edu.
Campus Sponsor:
The Office of Disability Services
Join us for an introspection into cumulative military trauma and how we can better support student success.

Panelists include:

Stephanie Brown, U.S. Army Veteran
Michael Hernandez, U.S. Army Veteran
Dr. Tracey Ungar, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Harlan Ballard, U.S. Army Veteran
Blake Holbrook, U.S. Army Veteran
Juanita Sepulveda USMC Veteran
The Honorable Larry Wallace, Ph.D. U.S. Army Veteran

                                                                      Please register for this event.

Through a long history of wars in the 20th century, much research has been done to understand the health effects that accompany combat-related traumatic experiences in military personnel. The sheer psychological, social, and physical toll that war takes on those who bravely serve is incontrovertible. The term cumulative trauma, also referred to as collective trauma, is defined as that trauma which involves Veterans, namely PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), depression, anxiety, TBI (traumatic brain injury), suicide, moral injury, and military sexual trauma. We must better understand trauma, discuss it, and integrate awareness of it into the culture of social change if we are to effectively address issues in which trauma and intergenerational trauma are factors. Our objective is foster understanding, promote awareness, provide education, and offer a platform for both Veterans and non-Veterans alike to discuss these and other relevant issues.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center Grand Ballroom
109 Student Center Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, Texas 78666; Grand Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Cost:
Free
Contact:
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives; Division of University Administration
Equality University is a diversity, equity, and inclusion conference that brings individuals and communities together to participate in a day of dialogue and features national speakers. 
An opportunity for you and/or your organization to engage in authentic peer connections, explore and understand how identities impact individual relationships, groups and social dynamics, and prepare you for success in a global society. Equality U is a student educational co-curricular program. TXST Faculty and Staff participation is on a voluntary basis.

Keynote speaker:  Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez
Storyteller. Speaker. Author. Feminist. 
Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a writer and activist working to shift the national conversation on race. The founder of Latina Rebels, her work has been featured by NPR, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Telemundo, and Univision. She was invited to the White House in 2016.  She uses the power of storytelling as resistance against racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. She is author of the new book titled, "For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts". 

Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez is a writer and scholar activist working to shift the national conversation on race. The founder of Latina Rebels, her work has been featured by NPR, Teen Vogue, Huffington Post Latino Voices, Telemundo, and Univision. She was invited to the White House in 2016.  She uses the power of storytelling as resistance against racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. She is author of the new book titled, "For Brown Girls with Sharp Edges and Tender Hearts". 
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Location:
Alkek Library 2nd Floor (Main level)
Open Theater; Open Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
ml45@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Honors College at Texas State invites invites undergraduates to present research in a virtual forum. Thesis presentations, course projects, and independent research papers are welcome.
 
This event is open to all undergraduates at Texas State as well as students from our fellow community colleges.
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Location:
Alkek Teaching Theatre (250); 250
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Ana Martínez
alm462@txstate.edu
512.245.2147
Campus Sponsor:
College of Fine Arts and Communication, College of Applied Arts, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Center for the Study of the Southwest, Common Experience, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of Theatre and Dance, World Languages and Literatures, Latina/o Studies
Missing in Brooks County: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Missing in Brooks County follows the stories of two families searching for their loved ones who went missing in the fields in Brooks County, Texas. A gripping drama, it is also a deeply humane portrait of the human rights workers, activists, and law enforcement agents who confront the life-and-death consequences of a broken immigration system.

A panel discussion moderated by Dr. John Mckiernan-González, Director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest, will immediately follow the film screening. Panelists will include:

• Lisa Molomot, Co-director and producer, Missing in Brooks County

• Jeff Bemiss, Co-director and producer, Missing in Brooks County

• Dr. Kate Spradley, Professor of Anthropology and Director of Operation Identification, Texas State University

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Location:
Alkek Library 2nd Floor (Main level)
Open Theater; Open Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
ml45@txstate.edu
512.245.2266
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event
 
The Honors College at Texas State invites invites undergraduates to present research in a virtual forum. Thesis presentations, course projects, and independent research papers are welcome.
 
This event is open to all undergraduates at Texas State as well as students from our fellow community colleges.
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December 2021

Location:
LBJ Student Center 3-21.1, 3-21.2, 3-21.3, and the HUB; 3-21.1, 3-21.2, 3-21.3, and the HUB
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
Phone: 512-245-3451
Email: h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
In recognition of World AIDS Day, the Office of Disability Services will partner with the Community Action Group Inc. to provide free HIV/AIDS screenings. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 1st from 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. in LBJSC rooms 3-21.1, 3-21.2, 3-21.3, and the HUB. The purpose of World AIDS Day is to provide an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
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Location:
111 E. San Antonio St.
San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College, Graduate College, Sustainable San Marcos, MoveSM
Please register for this FREE event

Join us on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to perform in the San Marcos, TX edition of Phil Kline's "Unsilent Night." Cycling and walking options will be provided. Both groups will depart promptly from the Historic Hays County Courthouse (111 E San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666) at 6:30 p.m.

The following themes of Compassion will be explored:
  • Mobility Compassion: Learn what it's like to experience the city as a vulnerable road user (bike/pedestrian) versus driving a vehicle.
  • Neighborhood Compassion: The bike tour will visit some of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, including the Dunbar Historic District and Rio Vista.
  • Community Compassion: Meet members of the San Marcos community working in advocacy work, such as Sustainable San Marcos and MoveSM.
Please RSVP to this event to learn more about what to bring and to stay informed of the latest plans.

Not sure what to expect? Experience New York City's 2012 Phil Kline's UnSilent Night.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center
3-21.2 and 3-7.1
; 3-21.2 and 3-7.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Harlan Ballard
512.245.3451
h_b168@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Office of Disability Services
Official Common Experience Event

Everyone is invited to decompress as students prepare for final examinations and the end of the fall semester. Participants can engage in various types of art and yoga. Counselors and therapy animals will be available throughout the event to provide support.
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until Dec. 10
Location:
The Wittliff Collections
Alkek Library 7th Floor
; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
512.245.1399
ce10@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Exhibition
The Witliff Collections


The Wittliff Collections takes you on a visual exploration into the cultural phenomenon that Our Lady of Guadalupe, a symbol of compassion and hospitality to the Catholic community, has created throughout the United States and the world. This major photography exhibition features documentary photographs by 23 artists of the faithful who visit the basilica in Mexico City: those who venerate her throughout Mexico and the traditions and customs honoring her in the Southwest U.S. The exhibition also highlights the popularity of her image and the cultural impact it has made on secular society.

Monday - Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am-4:30pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-4:30pm

This art exhibition is on view until December 10, 2021.

 
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Location:
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall; Recital Hall
Cost:
$7 for students; $12 for faculty, staff, and general public
Contact:
Craig Aamot, School of Music
caa101@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Music, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

VocaLibre, Texas State's versatile and dynamic vocal group, offers up a performance woven around themes of compassion and highlighting compassion work being done in the Texas State and San Marcos communities. 

For additional information and to register for the event, click here: TxState Presents

 
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Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library; 7th Floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lyda Guz
512-245-2907
lydaguz@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections
Please join The Wittliff Collections for a celebration in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Pan Dulce and Mexican Hot Chocolate will be served. On display - Devotion: Photographs of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Limited FREE parking will be available in Alkek Parking Garage. Additional parking for visitors will be available at the LBJ Student Center Garage (pay-to-park). If you need special accommodations or have any questions, please call 512.245.2907.
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Location:
Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Erika K. Nielson
512.245.3579
commonexperience@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Explore emotions and responses to current events in a safe environment utilizing art therapy exercises for the healing of racism. Facilitators: Helen Spaw, MPS and Rev. Nataly Negrete

Healing Circles help us step out of ordinary time into a safe and accepting environment in which to explore our healing. We treat each other with kindness and respect. We listen with compassion and curiosity. We honor each other’s unique ways to healing and don’t presume to advise or fix or try to save each other. We hold all stories shared in the Circle confidential. We trust that each of us has the guidance we need within us and we rely on the power of silence to access it. We practice: Listening with attention. Speaking with intention. Tending to the well- being of the circle.

Free and open to the public.

Space is limited. To reserve your space and receive a Zoom link, please register with Helen Spaw at hspaw@stpaulshouston.org at least three days prior to the event.
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Location:
Performing Arts Center
Studio 216; Studio 216
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Nadine Mozon
512.245.0579
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Theatre and Dance, Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

Students in Texas State's Actor Artist Aesthetic class (theatre writing and performance class) share a workshop presentation of an original, ensemble-based theatre piece: "EMPATHESIS!: Common Experience Theme Wellspring." Themes from our 2021-22 Common Reading book, This Book Will Make You Kinder by Henry James Garrett will be explored and expressed through words and bodies on stage as ensemble actors explore their voices as writers and innovative storytellers.

Actor/Writer Ensemble:
  • Kat Adams   
  • Rachel Arguello
  • Ava Baker
  • Wallis Brown
  • Delan Crawford
  • Parker Dial
  • Mariah Epps
  • Whit Flowers
  • Devon Khalsa
  • Ricky Lozano
  • Vivian Noble
  • Manali Sunkara
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January 2022

Location:
LBJ Second Floor Gallery
Monday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed; LBJ Second Floor Gallery Space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bemenet Assefa
bcz8@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Fine Arts Advisory Board
The exhibition features photographs of health care staff and volunteers presenting or performing music for the elderly, which have been shaped in some degree by the pandemic. The photographs are accompanied by interpretations of the experience of compassion as it emerged in the experience.
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February 2022

Location:
LBJ Second Floor Gallery
Monday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Closed; LBJ Second Floor Gallery Space
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bemenet Assefa
bcz8@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Fine Arts Advisory Board
The exhibition features photographs of health care staff and volunteers presenting or performing music for the elderly, which have been shaped in some degree by the pandemic. The photographs are accompanied by interpretations of the experience of compassion as it emerged in the experience.
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Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library; 7th floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
The Wittliff Collections
ce10@txstate.edu
512-245-1399
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections
This bilingual exhibition is a tribute to Marco Antonio Cruz (1957–2021), one of the great documentary photographers of Mexico. Cruz dedicated 16 years to documenting the blind and visually impaired people in Mexico in his series Habitar la oscuridad (Inhabiting Darkness). By revealing the dignity of people living without sight, Cruz’s images demonstrate his concern for humanity and serve as testimony for social transformation.  Click here for more information
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until Feb. 25
Location:
LBJ Student Center
Additional locations in San Marcos, Kyle, Uhland, Buda, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, and Austin can be found in the web link below
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Elections Office
Hays County Government Center
elections@co.hays.tx.us
512.393.7310
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

Your Vote Matters
 
Local elections influence how decisions are made in your community. State and congressional races shape federal policy. Be a real influencer in public life and educate yourself on your local issues, too. 
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Location:
Zoom
* FREE Registration is included in the event description
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Valerie Anderson
Faculty Senate
vaio@txstate.edu
512.245.8323
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Faculty and Staff Initiatives, Common Experience

Registration required
Registration is FREE

Faculty Senate presents Professor Sirry Alang: Who Fixes Broken Systems? Undoing Legacies of Exclusion in Colleges and Universities

  • Moderator: Ben Martin, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Racism is an extremely timely topic and of broad interest across the university among faculty, staff, and students. Consistent with the efforts in which Texas State University has invested to address diversity, equity, and inclusion, this presentation will address ways universities contribute to society's inclusion/exclusion.

Higher education is a microcosm of society. Educational institutions are formal sites for knowledge creation. For good, education shape minds. For bad, education shape minds. These minds enter different fields: law enforcement, politics, education, business, science, health care, art, humanities, and others. What happens when the processes of knowledge production, dissemination, and application are grounded in white supremacy? How can colleges and universities contribute meaningfully towards building a just and equitable society?

Professor Sirry Alang (she/her/hers), a medical sociologist and a health services researcher, obtained a PhD from the Division of Health Policy & Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She was also trained at Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA, and at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Dr. Alang's work focuses on the social production of health and disease, including outcomes such as unmet need, access to care, mental health and mental illnesses, help-seeking, assessment, and outcomes of treatment.

She is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Health, Medicine, and Society at Lehigh University, as well as a founding co-director of the Institute of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies and chair of the Health Justice Collaborative. Dr. Alang works with her local community to strengthen partnerships necessary to understand and eliminate health inequities using a community-based participatory action research approach. Teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, her courses include: Introduction to Public Health; Social Epidemiology; Racism and Health Inequities; HIV/AIDS and Society; Globalization and Health; Gender and Health, and Statistics for Sociological Inquiry.

If you require an accommodation due to a disability, contact the Faculty Senate office at (512) 245-8323. Accommodation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability.

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Location:
Minifie Atrium, McCoy Hall 434; Minifie Atrium, Room 434
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Student Development Workshop
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25
 

A Fireside Chat with Sherron Watkins,
the Enron Whistleblower and McCoy College Executive-In-Residence

 
Sherron Watkins is the former vice president of Enron Corporation who alerted then-chairman Ken Lay in August 2001 to accounting irregularities within the company, warning him that Enron "might implode in a wave of accounting scandals." She has testified before Congressional Committees investigating Enron’s demise from both the House and the Senate. Watkins received national acclaim for her courageous actions — TIME Magazine named her one of its 2002 Persons of the Year, honoring "The Whistleblowers." She is currently the Executive-in-Residence at the McCoy College of Business at Texas State University.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
McCoy Hall 223; Room 223
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Leadership Presentation
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Jake Lavin is the Founder and CEO of Happiness Project, an optimistic lifestyle clothing brand focused on mental health awareness. He started the business after a classmate took his own life and is now on a mission to end the stigma behind mental illness. Lavin studied strategic communications at the University of Missouri for one year and has been a serial entrepreneur since middle school.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.
 
Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
McCoy Hall 233; McCoy Hall, Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Classroom Presentation
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Mason Ayer
CEO of Kerbey Lane Café and Attorney
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Minifie Atrium, McCoy Hall 434; Minifie Atrium, Room 434
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Classroom Presentation
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Eddie Watkins
Oracle Regional Manager and McCoy College Alumnus
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Minifie Atrium, McCoy Hall 434; Minifie Atrium, Room 434
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Student Development Workshop
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Preparing for Graduation, The Job Search Process, and Life after Graduation
 
Jay Horn is a Senior Wealth Advisor at Trusted Capital Group in Austin in their private wealth division and a guest lecturer on Personal Finance courses at Texas State.  He is a double graduate from Texas State, with an undergraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, and his MBA as well.
 
Cody Jarmon graduated with his bachelor's degree in finance from Texas State University in 2015 at 28 years old. He started his career in Austin, TX as an accountant then worked as a credit analyst for Frost Bank. He started at NetSuite, a cloud ERP company, in 2017 and is currently working at Outreach, a sales engagement platform company.
 
Anthony Martin is a Strategy Consultant in the Analytics and Cognitive practice at Deloitte, specifically aligned to the Data Strategy offering. He has over seven years of corporate finance, risk, and data experience specializing in scenario analysis, liquidity/operational risk, investment management, process mining, and data strategy.

About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
McCoy Hall 222; Room 222
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Leadership Presentation
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Kelly White has spent her entire adult life in public service, working on behalf of families, businesses, schools and communities. She is known as a change-agent and a problem solver, repeatedly taking on organizations as they have dealt with major restructuring and transformation associated with internal and external factors. She has successfully led three different mergers of non-profit agencies, multiple capital campaigns, program restructurings and building projects.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Lampasas Hall 407
Coffee Forum; 407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva js202@txstate.edu
Michelle Sotolongo ms84@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence-Student Initiatives, Honors College
Make posters to use during the solidarity march from Old Main to the Performing Arts Center in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Materials and instructions will be provided. Show up with creativity and enthusiasm!
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Location:
LBJ Student Center, Grand Ballroom; Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Amanda Ritter
amandaritter@txstate.edu
LBJ Student Center 5-7.1
512.245.2645
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Business, Science, and Technology Career Fair
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25


Learn more about the employers at this event and more from Texas State Career Services on Handshake.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Lampasas Building - Room 407 & 407A; 407/407A
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Robert Garcia, Assistant Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, African American Minor Studies, Alliance of Texas State, Black Men United, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Hispanic Policy Network, Honors College, JOLT-Texas State Chapter, LBJ Student Center, League of Women Voters - Hays County, Office of Disability Services, Office of President, Student Involvement, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
Participants will create posters and signs to be used in the MLK Solidarity March as part of 38th Annual MLK Commemoration Celebration. March from Old Main to Performing Arts Center to follow. Then a formal program and reception at Performing Arts Center. Click here for more information
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Location:
Minifie Atrium, McCoy Hall 434; Minifie Atrium, McCoy Hall 434
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Student Development Workshop
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25


Dynamic Decision-Making:
A Process that Considers Constraints, Calculations, and Compassion

  
Dr. Stephanie Solansky is an associate professor of Management and Business Communication, as well as Professional Development coordinator, for the McCoy College of Business Administration. Her professional experience outside of teaching and research includes serving as a director for a multi-million-dollar leadership professional development program in which hundreds of organizational administrators were trained in the areas of leadership, decision-making, and change management. She is regularly invited to serve as a consultant, keynote speaker, and panelist due to her work in the area of leadership development.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.
 
Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
Click here for more information
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Location:
Old Main (march starts) to Performing Arts Center (march ends); March from Old Main to Performing Arts Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jaime Rodriguez, Coordinator for Veteran Programs
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, African American Minor Studies, Alliance of Texas State, Black Men United, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Hispanic Policy Network, Honors College, JOLT-Texas State Chapter, LBJ Student Center, League of Women Voters - Hays County, Office of Disability Services, Office of President, Student Involvement, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
MLK Solidarity March will begin at Old Main and end at Performing Arts Center. Formal program and reception to follow.  Click here for more information
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Location:
McCoy Hall 223; Room 223
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Leadership Presentation
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Brian McCoy has been actively involved with McCoy’s Building Supply from the age of 17. Yard hand, truck driver, floor sales, Assistant Store Manager, Store Manager, Merchandise Manager, Vice President, Co-President and President are all positions he has held during the past 47 years at McCoy’s. He presently serves as CEO and Chairman of McCoy’s Board of Directors. He is also President of the Board of Directors for the McCoy College Foundation.
 
Meagan McCoy Jones is the fourth generation to work for McCoy’s Building Supply. Like her father, Brian, Meagan grew up at McCoy’s and worked as a receptionist, an advertising intern, and shadowed in many departments at Headquarters during her high school years. While in graduate school, Meagan began working part-time as a salesperson at McCoy’s Building Supply in Georgetown, Texas, and realized what was always interesting to her as a kid was indeed her true passion: the business and the people of McCoy’s. She is currently the President and COO of the company.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Performing Arts Center - Recital Hall; Recital Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jesse Silva, Associate Director
excellence@txstate.edu
512-245-2278
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence, African American Minor Studies, Alliance of Texas State, Black Men United, Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, Coalition of Black Faculty and Staff, Department of History, Department of Sociology, Hispanic Policy Network, Honors College, JOLT-Texas State Chapter, LBJ Student Center, League of Women Voters - Hays County, Office of Disability Services, Office of President, Student Involvement, Underrepresented Student Advisory Council, Office of Vice President for Student Affairs
MLK Solidarity March will begin at Old Main and end at Performing Arts Center at 5:00 PM. Formal program and reception to follow and begin at 5:30 PM. Click here for more information
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
512-245-2647
Campus Sponsor:
Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.
Bill Hutson was born in San Marcos, Texas in 1936. The Art of Bill Hutson: Homestead is the first presentation of the artist’s work in his hometown. The exhibition is anchored by Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers, a painting that derives from the artist’s memory of his family’s multi-generational property at 733 Center Street. The painting contains numerous references to the site and to San Marcos, references that hold personal significance for the artist. According to Hutson, the confluence of abstraction and representation, coupled with the overlapping of forms and lack of over all depth, allows for a composition that is free of a specific time or space—as elusive as the memories it represents.

... there was an invincible quality about San Marcos, a concealed magnetism, covert vitality and sacrosanct ambiance generated by the town’s past. … I wanted to convey the natural and metaphysical dimensions of a homestead.
- Bill Hutson


The fragility and the irony of the notion of ‘home’ and, specifically, ‘homesteading’ is reinforced by the painting’s title. A ‘homestead’ refers to a house with adjoining buildings and land, but also to the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted ownership of ‘public’ land to U.S. citizens and heads of household after five years of ‘proving up’ on their claim. Neither Native Americans, who lived on the land long before it was ‘settled’, nor Black Americans claimed these lands; indeed, they were still denied equal access to most public facilities when Hutson himself was a child. He writes: “In a subtle manner this tragic paradox, of ‘home’ located in a place with a significant and recent history of oppression, bondage and insecurity, is conveyed in Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers.”

After graduating from high school in 1954, Bill Hutson entered the Air Force and in 1960 went to San Francisco where he attended classes at the San Francisco Academy of Art. The artist moved to New York in 1963 and in the decades that followed also lived abroad in England, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Nigeria, and Senegal. He has been the subject of more than twenty solo exhibitions and has participated in over fifty group shows. His works are in numerous private and public collections, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The artist currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his art and archives are housed in the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum at Franklin & Marshall College.
Homestead at Texas State Galleries is part of The Art of Bill Hutson, a city-wide initiative to celebrate this illustrious artist’s career. The first collaboration in San Marcos of its kind, The Art of Bill Hutson is a partnership between the Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.

In addition to the exhibition at Texas State Galleries—on view [ September 15, 2021–May 18, 2022 ]—please find the art of Bill Hutson at other locations throughout San Marcos:
  • The Calaboose African American History Museum, The Art of Bill Hutson: The Opening [ January 15–April 2 ]
  • The Price Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Works in 3D [ January 15–February 26 ]
  • The San Marcos Art Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Image of Scorpius [ January 12–March 20 ]
  • Walkers' Gallery @ the San Marcos Public Library, The Art of Bill Hutson: Trees are never finished. . .
    [ January 15–April 9 ]
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Location:
McCoy Hall 233; McCoy Hall, Room 233
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Classroom Presentation
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Dawson Munoz
Fulbright Scholar and 36th Infantry Division Officer in Charge
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Minifie Atrium, McCoy Hall 434; Minifie Atrium, Room 434
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Student Development Workshop
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Strategic Self-Marketing:
Learn How to Use Professional Sales Techniques to Advance Your Business Career

 
Dr. Linda Alkire is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Texas State University. She earned her Ph.D. from the Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK, where she was awarded the highly competitive and prestigious Manchester Business School Doctoral Studentship. Dr. Alkire received her M.B.A. (Highest Distinction) from the Lebanese American University and a B.A. in Business Marketing (Highest Distinction) from Notre Dame University. She has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Dr. Alkire’s research interests include technology in sales and service. In particular, the usage of novel technology interfaces within the sales process, and the role of technology in shaping sales and service experiences. She also serves as Editorial Director and Associate Editor on three highly impactful academic journals.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Webinar
See information in description
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chief Matthew Carmichael
chiefmatt@txstate.edu
512.245.2805
Campus Sponsor:
University Police Department
Official Common Experience Event

Texas State University Police Department Chat with the Chief

The Texas State University Police Department “Chat with the Chief” series will host an evening online event with California Police Chief Greg Murphy. Chief Murphy is an inspirational speaker and will provide his insights into the current and future state of policing. Chief Greg Murphy will share his personal story on policing and provide insights as to what he believes the future holds for our communities. Chief Matthew Carmichael, Texas State University's chief of police will host Chief Murphy for the conversation.

Webinar Link: Chat with the Chief

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Location:
McCoy Hall 222; Room 222
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Leadership Presentation
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Turning Passion Into Purpose:
Be That Leader


Susan Moore leads corporate responsibility engagement and international government affairs for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and she is president of the company’s charitable foundation. Drawing upon AMD’s 52-year legacy in the semiconductor industry, she advances the company’s contributions as a valued, responsibly-minded partner in the innovation and societal benefits of high-performance computing.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.

Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Jowers Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. David Wierschem
Associate Dean, McCoy College of Business
dw50@txstate.edu
512.245.2311
Campus Sponsor:
McCoy College of Business
Community Service Event
Business Leadership Week 2022
Compassion in Action, February 21-25

 
Details to be announced.
 
About Business Leadership Week
Business Leadership Week is McCoy College's signature professional development event for students. BLW offers opportunities to connect with the business community in conversations about leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and ethics. In alliance with Texas State University's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion, our 2022 Business Leadership Week theme is Compassion in Action.
 
Business Leadership Week Website
mccoy.txstate.edu/blw
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Location:
Unity Lounge, 2.2
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Phone: (512) 245-2278
Email: excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Forum provides a space for womxn to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities.

The Womxn of Color program provides a space for women to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities.  The forum meets monthly during the fall semester in September, October, and November. During spring semester meetings are held in February, March, and concludes the year with an annual retreat.  This culminating experience typically features activities, dialogue, fellowship, speakers, small group facilitated discussion, yoga, meditation and journaling.  Also, if you seek additional opportunities to fellowship and build community with other women of color across campus, feel free to reach out to our organizations.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3-3.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Office of Disability Services directly at 512.245.3451 or ods@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives, Veterans Advisory Council, Veterans Alliance of Texas State, Office of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Initiative, Office of Disability Services, Attorney for Students, Counseling Center, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, TXST Round Rock Campus, RRC Veterans Alliance, Academic Advising, Office of Financial Aid, SLAC, Tutor Corps, and Career Services.
This event is only open to student veterans. 

Lunches are informal meet-and-greets with peers, representatives of various on- and off-campus resources, and faculty and staff. 

We understand that student veterans may be in-between classes, work, studying or other responsibilities, we encourage you to stay, but understand if you must come-and-go.

If you require an accommodation (information in alternate format, sign language interpreting, etc.) due to a disability, describe the required accommodation below. Individuals may also contact the Office of Disability Services directly at 512.245.3451 or ods@txstate.edu to submit the request. NOTE: Accommodation requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability:
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Location:
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (2nd floor)
The Performing Arts Center is located at the intersection of University Drive and Moon Street.; 2nd floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
gen_stem@txstate.edu
512-245-7353
Campus Sponsor:
Alpha Chi Honor Society, TXST IDEA Center, and TXST Generación STEM.

In the 1999 Hollywood blockbuster, The Matrix, the protagonist Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, realizes along with the audience that the world he inhabits, his entire life and the lives of everyone he has ever known is one of pure imagination – a simulation, and not real. Less than three years later the box office hit, Minority Report, would portray law enforcement comfortably merging the world of imagination with reality in pursuit of justice – the first popularized instance of virtual reality (VR) and augment reality (AR) in Hollywood.

A convergence of affordable hardware, current events, and decades of research have advanced VR and AR from the research lab into the commercial marketplace. With VR now accessible in the home and the isolationist lifestyle adopted due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, VR is now viewed as a potential tool to enhance remote education. Drawing upon over 25 years of experience across numerous VR applications, this presentation examines the how VR and AR technologies have transformed engineering, design, education, art, and entertainment.

SpeakerDr. Shreek Mandayam is Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey and the founder and lead investigator of Rowan’s Virtual Reality Center. He has held previous appointments at the institution as the Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the South Jersey Technology Park. He has also served as Senior Research Associate at NASA Stennis Space Center and a Research Consultant at GE Global Research. Dr. Mandayam holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with a major in Electronics Engineering from Bangalore University in India, and M.S. and Ph.D. Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.


If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512-245-7353 at least 72 hours in advance of the event. 

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Location:
Online via Zoom and in person at Brazos Hall
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
Email: SwStudies@txstate.edu
Phone: 512.245.2224
Campus Sponsor:
Center for the Study of the Southwest
The Civil War in the United States catalyzed an additional set of violent encounters in territories that had been under indigenous and Mexican control. Harvard historian Kris Klein Hernández tracks the impact of this stage of military expansion on Black and Trans soldiers, focusing on the ways conscripts, contrabands and recruits played with and resisted the roles demanded of them in the borderlands of this 19th century United States empire.

The presentation is part of a larger kaleidoscopic inquiry into the impact of the U.S. military and a white imperialist project on the multi-ethnic workers, soldiers and communities that fed, maintained, defended and resisted the military dimensions of U.S. empire in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Missouri. The project builds upon his dissertation, “Militarizing the Mexican Border: A Study of U.S. Army Forts as Contact Zones.”  The project examines how racial anxieties emanating from military bases and its officers affected ethnic Mexicans, freed African Americans, and Native peoples residing within their orbits, causing cultural and material change through Texas, the New Mexico Territory, and Mexico.  Through an analysis of writings (travel literature, diaries, letters, publications) that army personnel produced while in federal forts, it shows how early militarization was shaped through ethnological knowledge and the comparative racialization of border communities.
Kris Klein Hernández is a Global American Studies Postdoctoral Fellow in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, and Lecturer on History (Spring 2022), at Harvard University.  His scholarship, which explores comparative racialization and militarization within the nineteenth- and twentieth-century U.S. Southwest, is situated at the nexus of Latinx Studies and Borderlands History.  Klein Hernández teaches courses on nineteenth and twentieth-century Latinx history; U.S. imperialism and empire; race, gender, and sexuality from the early republic to the present; and the history of the military.

Klein Hernández’s research has received funding from the Ford Foundation, Yale University’s Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity & Transnational Migration, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Organization of American Historians.  Klein Hernández received his PhD in American Culture from the University of Michigan, a MA in History from the University of Texas, El Paso, and his A.B. in Latin American Studies cum laude and Spanish from Bowdoin College.  Prior to arriving at Harvard University, he taught at Yale University and Bowdoin College.
Registration closes Friday, February 25, 2022 at 5 PM.

Please submit the registration form below to take part in this event.  Once registered, a link to join the event will be emailed to you on the day of the event at the email address you provided. 

Note that this event will be recorded and may be made public on the Center's website.
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Location:
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall (2nd floor)
The Performing Arts Center is located at the intersection of University Drive and Moon Street.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
gen_stem@txstate.edu
512-245-7353
Campus Sponsor:
TXST IDEA Center and TXST Generación STEM.

Hear TXST students share their work-based research experiences and answer questions that you may have about these opportunities. 

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Jeremy White (Assistant Director, IDEA Center). 

If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512-245-7353 at least 72 hours in advance of the event. 

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March 2022

Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
512-245-2647
Campus Sponsor:
Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.
Bill Hutson was born in San Marcos, Texas in 1936. The Art of Bill Hutson: Homestead is the first presentation of the artist’s work in his hometown. The exhibition is anchored by Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers, a painting that derives from the artist’s memory of his family’s multi-generational property at 733 Center Street. The painting contains numerous references to the site and to San Marcos, references that hold personal significance for the artist. According to Hutson, the confluence of abstraction and representation, coupled with the overlapping of forms and lack of over all depth, allows for a composition that is free of a specific time or space—as elusive as the memories it represents.

... there was an invincible quality about San Marcos, a concealed magnetism, covert vitality and sacrosanct ambiance generated by the town’s past. … I wanted to convey the natural and metaphysical dimensions of a homestead.
- Bill Hutson


The fragility and the irony of the notion of ‘home’ and, specifically, ‘homesteading’ is reinforced by the painting’s title. A ‘homestead’ refers to a house with adjoining buildings and land, but also to the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted ownership of ‘public’ land to U.S. citizens and heads of household after five years of ‘proving up’ on their claim. Neither Native Americans, who lived on the land long before it was ‘settled’, nor Black Americans claimed these lands; indeed, they were still denied equal access to most public facilities when Hutson himself was a child. He writes: “In a subtle manner this tragic paradox, of ‘home’ located in a place with a significant and recent history of oppression, bondage and insecurity, is conveyed in Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers.”

After graduating from high school in 1954, Bill Hutson entered the Air Force and in 1960 went to San Francisco where he attended classes at the San Francisco Academy of Art. The artist moved to New York in 1963 and in the decades that followed also lived abroad in England, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Nigeria, and Senegal. He has been the subject of more than twenty solo exhibitions and has participated in over fifty group shows. His works are in numerous private and public collections, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The artist currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his art and archives are housed in the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum at Franklin & Marshall College.
Homestead at Texas State Galleries is part of The Art of Bill Hutson, a city-wide initiative to celebrate this illustrious artist’s career. The first collaboration in San Marcos of its kind, The Art of Bill Hutson is a partnership between the Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.

In addition to the exhibition at Texas State Galleries—on view [ September 15, 2021–May 18, 2022 ]—please find the art of Bill Hutson at other locations throughout San Marcos:
  • The Calaboose African American History Museum, The Art of Bill Hutson: The Opening [ January 15–April 2 ]
  • The Price Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Works in 3D [ January 15–February 26 ]
  • The San Marcos Art Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Image of Scorpius [ January 12–March 20 ]
  • Walkers' Gallery @ the San Marcos Public Library, The Art of Bill Hutson: Trees are never finished. . .
    [ January 15–April 9 ]
Click here for more information
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Location:
LBJ Student Center
Additional locations in San Marcos, Kyle, Uhland, Buda, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, and Austin can be found in the web link below
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Elections Office
Hays County Government Center
elections@co.hays.tx.us
512.393.7310
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Official Common Experience Event

Your Vote Matters
 
Local elections influence how decisions are made in your community. State and congressional races shape federal policy. Be a real influencer in public life and educate yourself on your local issues, too. 
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Location:
San Marcos Campus
LBJSC Grand Ballroom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Danielle McEwen
Mobile/Web Systems
dl1120@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Psychology; University Lecture Series; Common Experience; College of Liberal Arts; Department of Geography; Department of Communication Disorders; Department of Sociology; The Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES); Departments of English, Anthropology, Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, World Languages and Literature, Political Science; and Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (CLAS)
Common Experience Insight Series
 

Dr. Temple Grandin: "The World Needs All Kinds of Minds"
Temple Grandin was nonverbal until nearly four years of age. Through the love and support of her family and teachers, she was able to attend school despite being teased and bullied. Inspired by her science teacher, she embarked on a career in science studying animal husbandry, for which she has received much notoriety. At the age of 18, she invented the “squeeze box” as a way of coping with extreme anxiety. Dr. Grandin’s books about her interior life as an autistic person have increased the world's understanding of the condition with personal immediacy — and with import, as rates of autism diagnoses rise. She is now one the most visible and leading advocates for individuals with autism.
 
Her life was brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences September 2016.

This event will be lived stream on the Texas State Presents Youtube Channel. 

Note:
This event was originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, but was postponed due to pandemic protocol. Those who had reserved tickets for the original event will have first opportunity when ticketing opens for this new date.
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Location:
online
Cost:
See website for registration cost
Contact:
Omari Souza, Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design
oas21@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
The State of Black Design Family Reunion is A three-day hybrid conference hosted by Texas State University. This event aims to provide networking, development, and career opportunities for young designers, focusing on student designers of color. Click here for more information
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Location:
online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Omari Souza, Assistant Professor, School of Art and Design
oas21@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
School of Art and Design, Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
The Black Design Conference Virtual Job Fair is an opportunity to connect job seekers with
companies looking to recruit for design-related positions who show a commitment to hiring diverse candidates. 
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Location:
Lampasas 500; 500
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Moses, rm95@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Department of Philosophy

Saturday, March 5, 2022
9 AM - 3 PM

Sunday, March 6, 2022
9 AM - 3 PM

Presented by Student Activists, Najha Marshall ('20) & Tafari Roberston ('18)

The featured speakers are founders of the Multicultural Lounge, Black Students Resource Library, leaders of the #TXSTSitIn, and other campus movements.

Facilitated by Sarah Davenport, MDR (Founder & Conflict Specialist, Provisions of Peace). Through Provisions for Peace, Sarah Davenport facilitates workshops for groups navigating through conflict. Her work has included international and national projects of educating groups, facilitating trainings, and developing curriculum.

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Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library; 7th floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
The Wittliff Collections
ce10@txstate.edu
512-245-1399
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections
This bilingual exhibition is a tribute to Marco Antonio Cruz (1957–2021), one of the great documentary photographers of Mexico. Cruz dedicated 16 years to documenting the blind and visually impaired people in Mexico in his series Habitar la oscuridad (Inhabiting Darkness). By revealing the dignity of people living without sight, Cruz’s images demonstrate his concern for humanity and serve as testimony for social transformation.  Click here for more information
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Location:
Comal 116; Comal 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Craig Hanks
philosophy@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University provides opportunities for thoughtful public conversations about difficult matters of common concern.

We invite you to join Josef Mathews (Philosophy Graduate Student) in a conversation about Socio-ecological Flourishing: A Whole Earth Perspective.

 

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Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Craig Hanks
philosophy@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University provides opportunities for thoughtful public conversations about difficult matters of common concern.

We invite you to join Tafari Robertson (Texas State Philosophy Alumnus) in a conversation about Our Common Humanity: Preserving Sacred Spaces in the Black Everyday
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Location:
Webinar
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Jennifer Lamm, jenniferlamm@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturer's Committee, President's Council on Women in Higher Education, Common Experience, University Marketing, and the Department of Political Science
Free Registration: https://bit.ly/3oJusR5

Join Professor Terri Givens as we discuss her book Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides.

Professor Givens teaches political science at McGill University and is the CEO and Founder of the Center for Higher Education Leadership. She has more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits. Dr. Givens has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman), as well as professorships at University of Texas at Austin and University of Washington. She was the founding director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas and led the university’s efforts in Mexico and Latin America as Vice Provost for International Activities. At Menlo College she led faculty and staff in developing programs for first-generation students, updating curriculum and infrastructure for evidence-based assessment. Professor Givens is a member of the American Political Science Association and was elected to APSA's Council in 2021.

www.terrigivens.com
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Location:
Comal 116; Comal 116
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Craig Hanks
philosophy@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University provides opportunities for thoughtful public conversations about difficult matters of common concern.

We invite you to join Ron Stockdreher (Philosophy Graduate Student) in a conversation about Cosmopolitanism and Ethics: What Is Our Duty to Immigrants and Refugees?
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Location:
407
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Shannon Faseler, shf6@txstate.edu or 512-245-8494
Campus Sponsor:
The Gallery of the Common Experience
Join the Gallery of the Common Experience for an in-person discussion with currently displayed artists Kariana Ellingson and Trisha Myers.

Moderated by Shannon Faseler, Gallery Curator, the artists will share some insight into their process and statements of purpose along with a Q&A open to the audience.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center and via zoom; 3-21.3
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Office of Disability Services
telephone:(512) 245-3451
email: ods@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Office of Disability Services
Professionals from the Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas will train the audience to assist those undergoing epileptic seizures. 

Professionals from the Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas will not only train the audience to assist students undergoing epileptic seizures but will also develop their knowledge on what epilepsy is.
This event will be hybrid. Register for the Zoom link and the in-person location will be 3-21.3 in the LBJ Student Center.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please, contact the Office of Disability Services at via telephone at (512) 245-3451 or email at ods@txstate.edu at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event. For more information regarding this event, contact Dr. Harlan Ballard via email at h_b168@txstate.edu.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center and via zoom; 3-21.3
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451 or ods@txstate.edu.
Campus Sponsor:
The Office of Disability Services
Students, faculty, and staff with disabilities are valued and affirmed individuals who contribute to and participate in the diversity at Texas State University and our global community. The purpose of this event is to promote awareness around ableism and educate the community on how they can be an ally for individuals with disabilities.

This event will be hybrid. It will be held in 3-21.3 in the LBJ Student Center and on Zoom. Register for the Zoom Link.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please, contact the Office of Disability Services at via telephone at (512) 245-3451 or email at ods@txstate.edu at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event. For more information regarding this event, contact Dr. Harlan Ballard via email at h_b168@txstate.edu.
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Location:
Unity Lounge, LBJ Student Center 2.2; Unity Lounge, 2.2
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Phone: (512) 245-2278
Email: excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Forum provides a space for womxn to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities.

The Womxn of Color program provides a space for women to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities.  The forum meets monthly during the fall semester in September, October, and November. During spring semester meetings are held in February, March, and concludes the year with an annual retreat.  This culminating experience typically features activities, dialogue, fellowship, speakers, small group facilitated discussion, yoga, meditation and journaling.  Also, if you seek additional opportunities to fellowship and build community with other women of color across campus, feel free to reach out to our organizations.
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Location:
San Marcos Public Library
625 E. Hopkins St.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Craig Hanks
philosophy@txstate.edu
512.245.2285
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Philosophy

The Philosophy Dialogue Series at Texas State University provides opportunities for thoughtful public conversations about difficult matters of common concern.

We invite you to join Dwonna Goldstone (History & African American Studies) in a conversation about Knowledge through the Lens of Black Experience.
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April 2022

Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
512-245-2647
Campus Sponsor:
Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.
Bill Hutson was born in San Marcos, Texas in 1936. The Art of Bill Hutson: Homestead is the first presentation of the artist’s work in his hometown. The exhibition is anchored by Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers, a painting that derives from the artist’s memory of his family’s multi-generational property at 733 Center Street. The painting contains numerous references to the site and to San Marcos, references that hold personal significance for the artist. According to Hutson, the confluence of abstraction and representation, coupled with the overlapping of forms and lack of over all depth, allows for a composition that is free of a specific time or space—as elusive as the memories it represents.

... there was an invincible quality about San Marcos, a concealed magnetism, covert vitality and sacrosanct ambiance generated by the town’s past. … I wanted to convey the natural and metaphysical dimensions of a homestead.
- Bill Hutson


The fragility and the irony of the notion of ‘home’ and, specifically, ‘homesteading’ is reinforced by the painting’s title. A ‘homestead’ refers to a house with adjoining buildings and land, but also to the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted ownership of ‘public’ land to U.S. citizens and heads of household after five years of ‘proving up’ on their claim. Neither Native Americans, who lived on the land long before it was ‘settled’, nor Black Americans claimed these lands; indeed, they were still denied equal access to most public facilities when Hutson himself was a child. He writes: “In a subtle manner this tragic paradox, of ‘home’ located in a place with a significant and recent history of oppression, bondage and insecurity, is conveyed in Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers.”

After graduating from high school in 1954, Bill Hutson entered the Air Force and in 1960 went to San Francisco where he attended classes at the San Francisco Academy of Art. The artist moved to New York in 1963 and in the decades that followed also lived abroad in England, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Nigeria, and Senegal. He has been the subject of more than twenty solo exhibitions and has participated in over fifty group shows. His works are in numerous private and public collections, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The artist currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his art and archives are housed in the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum at Franklin & Marshall College.
Homestead at Texas State Galleries is part of The Art of Bill Hutson, a city-wide initiative to celebrate this illustrious artist’s career. The first collaboration in San Marcos of its kind, The Art of Bill Hutson is a partnership between the Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.

In addition to the exhibition at Texas State Galleries—on view [ September 15, 2021–May 18, 2022 ]—please find the art of Bill Hutson at other locations throughout San Marcos:
  • The Calaboose African American History Museum, The Art of Bill Hutson: The Opening [ January 15–April 2 ]
  • The Price Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Works in 3D [ January 15–February 26 ]
  • The San Marcos Art Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Image of Scorpius [ January 12–March 20 ]
  • Walkers' Gallery @ the San Marcos Public Library, The Art of Bill Hutson: Trees are never finished. . .
    [ January 15–April 9 ]
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until April 22
Location:
The Price Center
222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jennifer Epperson
928-254-9415
jenniferepperson@thestudio61.com
Campus Sponsor:
Common Experience
Art Exhibition and Program: Reshaping Trauma Through Art

April 2022

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Price Center
222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666


Visual Artist: Member of Speakers Bureau RAINN ( Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network)

Description:

The exhibit will feature a triptych of paintings created during an intense process of artmaking and analysis.

Through this practice I created a particular body of work over three years as I confronted the trauma of childhood rape. As an artist, I know I speak best with pictures and words.  With this exhibit and program I want to share this work with others, particularly survivors. As a member of the speakers bureau for RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network), and I am committed to compassionate support for survivors through speaking about sexual assault and domestic violence.

How I created the work is part of the exhibit. I will illustrate with elements from the studio, guiding the viewer through stages of the creative process, and through the support and healing I experienced.

An opening reception and two speaking engagements will be part of the exhibit programming.

Gallery Layout

Wall One: Three completed framed artworks 
Title: Portals 1,2,3
Size: 53”X 42”
Mixed media


Wall 2: Examples Showing Process
7 photos showing elements of design and process
( sizes ranging 8”x 10” to 11”x 14”)

The Hays Caldwell Women's Center will provide 1-2 therapist for speaking event on April 23, 2022. 

The following therapists will be on site for the April 23, 2022 event. 

Jyl Scott Reagan 
Dr.Sarah Jackson 


This event may include readings, media, and discussions around topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment. The Common Experience team acknowledges that this content may be difficult. We encourage you to care for your safety and well-being. Therapists will be on site for the April 23, 2022 discussion.

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Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library; 7th floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
The Wittliff Collections
ce10@txstate.edu
512-245-1399
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections
This bilingual exhibition is a tribute to Marco Antonio Cruz (1957–2021), one of the great documentary photographers of Mexico. Cruz dedicated 16 years to documenting the blind and visually impaired people in Mexico in his series Habitar la oscuridad (Inhabiting Darkness). By revealing the dignity of people living without sight, Cruz’s images demonstrate his concern for humanity and serve as testimony for social transformation.  Click here for more information
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Location:
April 4 (6-8 pm) in 3 concurrent locations:
1) online (via Zoom, Dr. Lisa Haegele),
2) on campus (CENT G02),
3) at Stellar Coffee co. in San Marcos;
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carole Martin cm25@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Departments of World Languages & Literatures, Anthropology, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Centers for Diversity & Gender Studies, International Studies, and for the Study of the Southwest.

Week 1
Age of Consent & Abuse” / 3 films / Monday April 4 / 6-8 pm


All events are free and open to the public. This Albertine Cinémathèque Selection is part of a program funded by the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.

This special event will occur in 3 concurrent locations: online (via Zoom), on campus (CENT G02), at Stellar Coffee co. in San Marcos;

  1. Online: Little Boy, by Roland Klick, 1968, German

    When the parents of a suburban, middle-class family go to a party, they leave Achim and his baby sister under the supervision of Monika, the neighbor's daughter. Soon after the parents are gone, Monika ditches babysitting to go out with her boyfriend, and Achim murders the baby by means of suffocation. Roland Klick's debut feature is a film that uses cinema as a means to comment on German society. Much of the film is spent in the aftermath of the crime with the parents and neighbors trying to figure out who is responsible with both Monika and Achim denying any involvement or taking any responsibility for their actions.

    Suggested and run by Dr. Lisa Haegele, Assistant Professor of German, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A. Register in advance for this meeting, txstate.zoom.us…
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     
  2. On Campus (Centennial Hall G02): Slalom, by Charlène Favier, 2020, French

    This Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a teenage ski prodigy and her predatory instructor, played by Dardenne brothers’ collaborator Jérémie Renier. In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes.

    Run by Dr. Jennifer Forrest, Professor of French, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A
     
  3. In Community (Stellar Coffee co.): Little Girl, by Sébastien Lifshitz, 2020, French

    Petite Fille is the portrait of 7-year-old Sasha, who has always known that she is a girl. Sasha’s family has recently accepted her gender identity, embracing their daughter for who she truly is while working to confront outdated norms and find affirmation in a small community of rural France.   

    Run by Dr. Carole Martin, Professor of French, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A

    Stellar Coffee Co. address: 232 N LBJ Dr #101, San Marcos, TX 78666
    If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact C. Martin at 5-2360 or cm25@txstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
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Cost:
Free
Contact:
Lindsey Wilson, Student Development Specialist II
gradresearchconf@txstate.edu
512-245-2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The 2022 International Research Conference for Graduate Students is taking place April 5 – 8! Graduate students from all programs are invited to present their original research or projects and showcase it to Texas State community. This year’s conference will be held online through ForagerOne’s Symposium platform with attendees being able to view and interact with presentations anytime throughout the conference dates. The Graduate College invites all Texas State faculty, staff, and students to attend and support graduate student research!

Register to attend the conference today!

Are you a graduate student interested in presenting in the conference? Visit our registration section on our conference webpage to learn more about presenter registration details and deadlines.

For more information, visit our conference webpage or contact gradresearchconf@txstate.edu.

Thank you to our co-sponsors, the Common Experience and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, for helping make this conference possible!

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Location:
Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Office of Disability Services
telephone: (512) 245-3451
email: ods@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Office of Disability Services
More students on the spectrum are coming to college than ever. Texas State is fostering an environment accessible to those on the spectrum.

More students on the spectrum are coming to universities than ever before. Texas State University is committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and inclusion involves assuring support systems are available for students on the Autism Spectrum. Learn how you can contribute to that support at this presentation.
Register for the Zoom to this online event!

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please, contact the Office of Disability Services at via telephone at (512) 245-3451 or email at ods@txstate.edu at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event. For more information regarding this event, contact Dr. Harlan Ballard via email at h_b168@txstate.edu.
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Location:
April 6 (6-8 pm) in 3 concurrent locations:
1) online (via Zoom, Babacar Tall),
2) on campus (CENT G02),
3) at the San Marcos Public Library;
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carole Martin cm25@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Departments of World Languages & Literatures, Anthropology, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Centers for Diversity & Gender Studies, International Studies, and for the Study of the Southwest.
Week 1
“Tales of Consent & Dissent” / 3 films / Wednesday April 6 / 6-8 pm

All events are free and open to the public. This Albertine Cinémathèque Selection is part of a program funded by the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.

This special event will occur in 3 concurrent locations: online (via Zoom), on campus (CENT G02), and at the San Marcos Public Library;
 

  1. Online: Hyenas, by Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1992, Senegalese
                                                         
    Senegalese director Djibril Diop Mambéty sets an intriguing tale that speaks to the African continent’s complex place in the global order: his protagonist comes back to her hometown with a proposal to give its citizens an extraordinary amount of money, if they accept to kill their future mayor, who, she reveals, impregnated and abandoned her when she was a teenager. The vexed citizens initially reject her offer, but as the town’s debt accumulates in the face of a flood of consumer goods, the abuser begins to fear for his life.

    Run by Babacar Tall, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A
    Register in advance for this meeting,
    https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOupqzMqHt1qtj3Ji9YoI7UYOAiVGzC6
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     
  2. On Campus (Centennial Hall G02): Nights of Cabiria, by Federico Fellini, 1957, Italian

    Cabiria works as a prostitute, becoming entangled in a series of relationships that eschew “consent”, before falling in love and accepting to get married to Oscar, yet another embezzler who intends to kill her and steal her money.   Like other neo-realistic films, Le Notti di Cabiria is aimed toward the development of a theme. Its interest is not so much the conflicts that occur in the life of the heroine as the deep, underlying implications that the pattern of her life shows.

    Suggested and run by Dr. Jessica Pliley, Associate Professor of the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A

     
  3. In Community (San Marcos Public Library): Pepi, Luci, Bom and Other Girls Like Mom, by Pedro Almodóvar, 1980, Spanish

    Pepi is raped by the policeman who catches her growing marijuana in her apartment. She seeks revenge by getting his masochist wife to leave him.

    Run by Dr. Maria-Luisa Gomez Ramirez, Senior Lecturer of French, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A

    San Marcos Public Library Address: 625 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666
    If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact C. Martin at 5-2360 or cm25@txstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
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Location:
April 7 (6-10 pm) in 3 concurrent locations:
1) online (via Zoom, Scarlett Cado and Dr. Malgorzata Citko-DuPlantis ),
2) on campus (CENT G02),
3) at Stellar Coffee co. in San Marcos;
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carole Martin cm25@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Departments of World Languages & Literatures, Anthropology, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Centers for Diversity & Gender Studies, International Studies, and for the Study of the Southwest.

Week 1
From “Tales of Consent & Dissent” to “Consent in Post-Modern/Post-Colonial Societies”

7 films (3 double features + 1 community screening)

All events are free and open to the public. This Albertine Cinémathèque Selection is part of a program funded by the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.

This special event will occur in 3 concurrent locations: online (via Zoom), on campus (CENT G02), at Stellar Coffee co. in San Marcos;

  • Online Double Feature 1 (French):

    A. Beauty and the Beast, by Jean Cocteau, 1946

    A defining influence on filmmakers as different as Ingmar Bergman and François Truffaut, this adaptation of the classic fairy tale by iconoclastic novelist, playwright, artist, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau is a deeply ambiguous work about the foundational role of consent.

    B. Portrait of a Lady on Fire, by Céline Sciamma, 2019

    In the late eighteenth-century, Marianne, a female painter, travels to an island off the coast of Brittany to paint a portrait of Héloïse, a young woman whose mother has recently taken her out of a convent to marry her to an Italian nobleman whom she has never met. But Héloïse refuses to sit for a portrait she knows will be offered to her prospective husband.

    Run by Scarlett Cado, with surveys but no discussion/6-10 pm

    Register in advance for Online Double Feature 1:
    https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOupqzMqHt1qtj3Ji9YoI7UYOAiVGzC6
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting

     
  • Online Double Feature 2 (German and South-Korean):

    A. The Edukators, by Hans Weingartner, 2004

    Young, anti-capitalist Berlin activists involved in a love triangle, invade upper-class houses, rearrange the furniture, and leave notes identifying themselves. Weingartner, a former activist, wrote the film based on his experiences and chose to use nonviolent characters.   His work has now become a cult production of the "German New Wave", and it has inspired real-life actions.

    B. Parasite, by Bong Joon-ho, 2019

    The film portrays the history of a family of two parents and two teenagers that lives in extreme poverty. They are trying to find a way to better their lives, while ending up lying and deceiving rich people. The issue it raises is: how far can human beings take their scams to become better versions of themselves, and how come they lived in such poverty?

    Run by Dr. Malgorzata Citko-DuPlantis, Lecturer of Japanese, with surveys but no discussion/6-10 pm
    Please register in advance:
    https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkde6prj8oEtfjrsgK7gvmqug8BeRWZwgA
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
2. On Campus Double Feature in Centennial Hall G02 (American and Mauritanian):

A. The Story of a Three-Day Pass, by Melvin Van Peebles, 1967

Channeling the exuberance of the French New Wave, Van Peebles creates an exploration of the psychology of an interracial relationship as well as a commentary on France’s contradictory attitudes about race that laid the foundation for the blaxploitation cinematic revolution he would unleash just a few years later with Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.

B. Soleil Ô, by Med Hondo, 1970

The late Mauritanian-French writer-director-producer Med Hondo was a trailblazer in making independent films that featured the lives of African immigrants in Europe and denounced all forms of oppression. His first feature Soleil Ô, self-financed and shot over three years in the aftermath of May 68, follows the fortunes of an African immigrant in Paris whose initial excitement about the capital of "Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité" turns into a withering verdict on the effects of colonial history.

Run by Carole Martin, with surveys but no discussion/6-10 pm

3. In Community (Stellar Coffee co.): Caramel, by Nadine Labaki, 2007, Lebanese

Labaki, a Lebanese writer, director, and actress depicts the life of five Lebanese women who work in a beauty salon in Beirut, Lebanon. They struggle between their desire to live free and their obligation to tradition, religion, and family rules. The contradictions and the issues they have to deal with in their life are woven in an intriguing manner that illustrates both compliance and resistance to societal norms.

Suggested and run by Noha Mohama-Akkari, Instructor of Arabic, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A/6-8 pm

Stellar Coffee Co address: 232 N LBJ Dr #101, San Marcos, TX 78666

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact C. Martin at 5-2360 or cm25@txstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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Location:
The Meadows Center
211 San Marcos Springs Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666; The Meadows Center
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
Phone: (512) 245-2278
Email: excellence@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Institutional Inclusive Excellence - Student Initiatives
WOC Retreat provides a space for womxn to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple and intersecting identities. The retreat features activities, dialogue, fellowship, speakers, small group facilitated discussion, yoga, meditation and journaling.
The Womxn of Color program provides a space for women to build community, develop skills and explore the complexities of their multiple marginalized identities.  The forum meets monthly during the fall semester in September, October, and November. During spring semester meetings are held in February, March, and concludes the year with an annual retreat.  This culminating experience typically features activities, dialogue, fellowship, speakers, small group facilitated discussion, yoga, meditation and journaling.  Also, if you seek additional opportunities to fellowship and build community with other women of color across campus, feel free to reach out to our organizations.
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Location:
April 11 (6-8 pm) in 3 concurrent locations:
1) online (via Zoom, Dr. Moira DiMauro-Jackson),
2) on campus (CENT G02),
3) at Stellar Coffee Co.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carole Martin cm25@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Departments of World Languages & Literatures, Anthropology, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Centers for Diversity & Gender Studies, International Studies, and for the Study of the Southwest.

Week 2
“Consent & Family Affairs” / 3 films / Monday April 11 / 6-8 pm


All events are free and open to the public. This Albertine Cinémathèque Selection is part of a program funded by the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.

This special event will occur in 3 concurrent locations: online (via Zoom), on campus (CENT G02), at the San Marcos Public Library;

  1. Online: 35 Shots of Rum, by Claire Denis, 2009, French

    35 Rhums portrays a family of two’s extreme closeness (between a widowed father, Lionel, and his university-student daughter, Joséphine) while suggesting its potential for suffocation.

    Run by Dr. Moira DiMauro-Jackson, Senior Lecturer of French and Instructor of Italian, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A 
    Register in advance,
    https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOupqzMqHt1qtj3Ji9YoI7UYOAiVGzC6.
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     
  2. On Campus (Centennial Hall G02): Franco's Legacy—Spain's Stolen Children, by Inga Bremer, 2017, Spanish

    A documentary about the struggle against an overpowering state and the search for identity. During Franco's dictatorship and right up until the 1990s, babies were taken away from their unknowing parents after their birth, to be sold. Doctors, nuns, priests, and nurses were involved. Alfonsa (43) gives birth to her first child aged 14. But the baby is stillborn. Over 27 years later, her daughter suddenly appears - alive. How does a life change when someone's own history and identity is forcibly taken away? Many thousands of Spaniards have found themselves in this scenario during the last recent years.

    Suggested and run by Dr. Louie Valencia, Assistant Professor of History, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A
     
  3. In Community (Stellar Coffee Co.): By the Grace of God, by François Ozon, 2019, French

    This dramatization of the events that exposed the most significant sex abuse scandal to date in the French Catholic church focuses on what happens to victims once they speak their truth. It is an important contribution to awareness of the global problem of sexual abuse in the Church and the general conversation in the era of #MeToo.

    Run by Dr. Miranda Sachs, Assistant Professor of History, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/after-film Q&A

    Stellar Coffee Co. address: 232 N LBJ Dr. #101 San Marcos, TX 78666
    If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact C. Martin at 5-2360 or cm25@txstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
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Location:
April 13 (6-8 pm) in 3 concurrent locations:
1) online (via Zoom, Dr. Carole Martin),
2) on campus (CENT G02),
3) San Marcos Public Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carole Martin cm25@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Departments of World Languages & Literatures, Anthropology, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Centers for Diversity & Gender Studies, International Studies, and for the Study of the Southwest.

Week 2
“Consent in Post-Modern/Post-Colonial Societies” / 3 films / Wednesday April 13 / 6-8 pm


All events are free and open to the public. This Albertine Cinémathèque Selection is part of a program funded by the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.

This special event will occur in 3 concurrent locations: online (via Zoom), on campus (CENT G02), at Stellar Coffee co. in San Marcos;

  1. Online: Pan’s Labyrinth, by Guillermo del Toro, 2006, Mexican

    This is another film that deals with the Spanish Civil War and Francoist period.   However, El laberinto del fauno’s imaginary world presents a radically different and rewarding model to examine consent under totalitarian regimes.

    Run by Carole Martin, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/short after-film Q&A
    Register in advance for the zoom portion of this event:
    https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOupqzMqHt1qtj3Ji9YoI7UYOAiVGzC6

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
     
  2. On Campus (Centennial Hall G02): The Society of the Spectacle, by Guy Debord, 1974, French

    Six years after the publication of his Situationist classic La Société du Spectacle, Guy Debord released this essay-film adaptation, using the technique of “détournement” (think pre-digital remixing). He overlays a dizzying array of still and film images with text from the book to provide a sharp commentary on a world dominated by image and power.

    Run by Dr. Ron Haas, Honors College Director of Research and Writing, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/ after-film Q&A
     
  3. In Community (San Marcos Public Library): Night of the Kings, by Philippe Lacôte, 2020, Ivorian

    A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes, with the rising of the red moon, he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman”—or “Scheherazade”—and must tell a story for his life to be spared.   He begins to narrate the life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” to the other prisoners.

    Run by Kenny Anagbogu, with short intro/pre-symposium survey/short after-film Q&A

    San Marcos Public Library address: 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos, TX 78666
    If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact C. Martin at 5-2360 or cm25@txstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

    A companion event to the International Film Festival & Symposium on Consent, Australian Italian Scholar Michela Barisonzi will present her lecture: and rape in the Italian fin-de-siècle: Gabriele D’Annunzio’s La Vergine Orsola," as part of the Texas State University Italian Studies program. The event will take place on April 28, 2022, 9 AM, on Zoom. Contact Dr. Di Mauro-Jackson at md11@txstate.edu for more information, accommodations, and Zoom link.

    Michela Barisonzi's current research is centered on nineteenth-century Italian literature and gender discourse with a focus on rape and violence against women. In 2019 she published a book on sexuality, hysteria, and adultery in the novels of Gabriele D’Annunzio. Her presentation will discuss the portrayal of rape through the case study of "La Vergine Orsola," a 1902 short story written by Gabriele D’Annunzio. The focus of this analysis is the representation of female sexual desire and violence against women, where rape is presented both as a brutal crime, a regression to an animal state, and an almost normalized punishment for female sexual agency. In particular, this contribution looks at how the idea of rape is used as a narrative escamotage to bring to the attention of the reader the question of female entitlement to sexual desire as part of a wider social critique that D’Annunzio brings forward in his novels and short stories.

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Location:
Online zoom event
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carole Martin cm25@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Departments of World Languages & Literatures, Anthropology, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Centers for Diversity & Gender Studies, International Studies, and for the Study of the Southwest.

Week 2
Nuit Blanche / April 14 / 6-8 pm

2 pre-symposium screenings

All events are free and open to the public. This Albertine Cinémathèque Selection is part of a program funded by the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.

Online Double Feature:

  1. Becky’s Journey, by Sine Plambech, 2015

    Becky's Journey provides rare insight into the hopes and fears of high-risk migration and human trafficking from a woman’s perspective. It documents Becky’s attempts to travel across the Mediterranean and tells the story of the many migrants that never reach Europe’s shores.
     
  2. The Rape of Recy Taylor, by Nancy Buirski, 2017

    Mrs. Recy Taylor was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Unbroken, she spoke up and fought for justice with help from Rosa Parks and legions of women.

    Run by Maria-Luisa Gomez Ramirez, with surveys but no discussion
    Register in advance for this event:
    https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEodOupqzMqHt1qtj3Ji9YoI7UYOAiVGzC6

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact C. Martin at 5-2360 or cm25@txstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.
    A companion event to the International Film Festival & Symposium on Consent, Australian Italian Scholar Michela Barisonzi will present her lecture: and rape in the Italian fin-de-siècle: Gabriele D’Annunzio’s La Vergine Orsola," as part of the Texas State University Italian Studies program. The event will take place on April 28, 2022, 9 AM, on Zoom. Contact Dr. Di Mauro-Jackson at md11@txstate.edu for more information, accommodations, and Zoom link.

    Michela Barisonzi's current research is centered on nineteenth-century Italian literature and gender discourse with a focus on rape and violence against women. In 2019 she published a book on sexuality, hysteria, and adultery in the novels of Gabriele D’Annunzio. Her presentation will discuss the portrayal of rape through the case study of "La Vergine Orsola," a 1902 short story written by Gabriele D’Annunzio. The focus of this analysis is the representation of female sexual desire and violence against women, where rape is presented both as a brutal crime, a regression to an animal state, and an almost normalized punishment for female sexual agency. In particular, this contribution looks at how the idea of rape is used as a narrative escamotage to bring to the attention of the reader the question of female entitlement to sexual desire as part of a wider social critique that D’Annunzio brings forward in his novels and short stories.
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Location:
G02
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carole Martin cm25@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
University Lecturers Committee, Honors College, College of Liberal Arts, Departments of World Languages & Literatures, Anthropology, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Centers for Diversity & Gender Studies, International Studies, and for the Study of the Southwest.

Week 2
Friday Symposium / April 15 / Centennial Hall G02


All events are free and open to the public. This Albertine Cinémathèque Selection is part of a program funded by the FACE Foundation and Villa Albertine in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and with the support of the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée) and the Fonds Culturel Franco-Américain.
 

Regional crisis advocates, national, international, and Texas State scholars will share their contributions to raise a greater awareness of the notion of consent and open a potentially transformative community and campus conversation.

9:30-11:20 am Symposium introduction by Dr. Mary Brennan, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

Morning lectures with guest speaker introductions and Q&A moderated by Dr. Jessica Pliley, Associate Professor of the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities

  • Dr. Sine Plambech, Danish Institute for International Studies, an online interview of anthropologist & director Sine Plambech on filming Becky’s Journey
  • Ms. Piper Nelson, The SAFE Alliance, Austin, TX, “Stopping the Cycle of Violence in Central Texas”
  • Dr. Melissa Torres, Baylor College of Medicine, on migration and trafficking

Dr. Plambech will use the following Zoom link, for which you need to register in advance:

https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdeChrjspHtWt3sgSPTfq6rZZtACjWHlH

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

11:30-1:45 Students meet in survey-generated discussion groups with 3 groups running concurrently from 11:30-12:30

  1. Class & Consent: How Does Economic Inequality Affect Consent (Centennial Hall G02, with Carole Martin)
  2. Consent/Freedom/Agency and Gender Interactions (Centennial Hall Room 220, with Kenny Anagbogu)
  3. Consent As Seen Throughout Different Countries & World Powers (Centennial Hall Room 221, with Maria-Luisa Gomez Ramirez)

And 3 groups running concurrently from 12:45-1:45

  1. The Cycle of Abuse and Consent (Centennial Hall Room 220, with Lisa Haegele)
  2. Current Events Related to Consent (Centennial Hall Room 100, with Moira DiMauro-Jackson)
  3. Minority/Majority Language Use in Negotiating Consent (Centennial Room 221, with Yasmine Beale-Rosano-Rivaya)

2:00-3:20 pm Afternoon guest lectures with short intro and Q&A moderated by Dr. Louie Valencia, Assistant Professor of History, Texas State University

  • Dr. Ourida Mostefai, Brown University, “Feminism and Consent: Rereading the Original Tale of Beauty and the Beast
  • Dr. Danielle McGuire, “Recy Taylor and the Roots of the Civil Rights Movement”

Dr. McGuire will use the following Zoom link, for which you need to register in advance:

https://txstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qdeChrjspHtWt3sgSPTfq6rZZtACjWHlH

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

3:30 - 4:30 pm Roundtable with guests, moderated by Dr. Carole Martin, Professor of French, Texas State University, and Q&A with organizers, Drs. Beale-Rosano-Rivaya, Bernstein, DiMauro-Jackson, Forrest, Gomez Ramirez, Haas, Haegele, Sachs, and Ms. Mohama-Akkari, Texas State students, and general public.
 

International Film Festival and Symposium on Consent Instagram: @txstfilmfest22

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please contact C. Martin at 5-2360 or cm25@txstate.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.


A companion event to the International Film Festival & Symposium on Consent, Australian Italian Scholar Michela Barisonzi will present her lecture: and rape in the Italian fin-de-siècle: Gabriele D’Annunzio’s La Vergine Orsola," as part of the Texas State University Italian Studies program. The event will take place on April 28, 2022, 9 AM, on Zoom. Contact Dr. Di Mauro-Jackson at md11@txstate.edu for more information, accommodations, and Zoom link.

Michela Barisonzi's current research is centered on nineteenth-century Italian literature and gender discourse with a focus on rape and violence against women. In 2019 she published a book on sexuality, hysteria, and adultery in the novels of Gabriele D’Annunzio. Her presentation will discuss the portrayal of rape through the case study of "La Vergine Orsola," a 1902 short story written by Gabriele D’Annunzio. The focus of this analysis is the representation of female sexual desire and violence against women, where rape is presented both as a brutal crime, a regression to an animal state, and an almost normalized punishment for female sexual agency. In particular, this contribution looks at how the idea of rape is used as a narrative escamotage to bring to the attention of the reader the question of female entitlement to sexual desire as part of a wider social critique that D’Annunzio brings forward in his novels and short stories.
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until April 22
Location:
LBJ Student Center 3-5.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Melanie Liddle
ugresearch@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Honors College
The Honors College currently hosts two annual events that showcase undergraduate research on the Texas State University Campus: Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) & Thesis Forum April 20-22, 2022 (LBJSC) and the Honors Research Forum, in the fall. 


The Honors College acknowledges the academic achievement of the conference participants and seeks to inspire the spirit of academic curiosity in students, staff, and members of the community.
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Location:
LBJ Student Center in room 3-14.1 and on Zoom; 3-14.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Office of Disability Services
telephone: (512) 245-3451
email: ods@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Office of Disability Services
This panel discussion will discuss the impact of transitioning from high school to college on mental health and coping strategies.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and affects how we think, act, and feel. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent events, mental health among college and university students continues to become a growing concern throughout our nation. However, due to the negative stigma associated with mental health, the topic is oftentimes not addressed. This panel discussion will discuss the impact of transitioning from high school to college on mental health, various coping strategies, and community resources available to students as they navigate through Texas State and beyond.

This event will be hybrid. It will be held in the LBJ Student Center in room 3-14.1 and on Zoom. Register for the Zoom Link.

If you require accommodations due to a disability, please, contact the Office of Disability Services at via telephone at (512) 245-3451 or email at ods@txstate.edu at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event. For more information regarding this event, contact Dr. Harlan Ballard via email at h_b168@txstate.edu.
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Location:
The Price Center
222 W San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jennifer Epperson
928-254-9415
jenniferepperson@thestudio61.com
Campus Sponsor:
The Common Experience
Reshaping Trauma Through Art- An Artist’s Quest for Healing from Sexual Assault

The exhibit features a triptych of paintings created during an intense period of artmaking and analysis. The practices provide the structure for the artist to create a body of work informed by trauma of childhood rape. Through pictures and words, the exhibit offers a way share the artist’s personal journey and create sexual assault awareness within the community and university.

Artist Bio: 
Jennifer Epperson is an artist and activist working in San Marcos TX.  Her provocative art is created from the female gaze.  Broaching topics like guns and children, women’s agency and health, and the patriarchy, the artist challenges the viewer to engage and respond. She made art in 3 different towns in 12 months, which provides the storyline for a budding graphic novel. Epperson founded Imagiventure Foundation, an arts nonprofit that uses art to enhance community.


The following therapists will be on site for this event:

  • Jyl Scott Reagan 
  • Dr. Sarah Jackson
This event may include readings, media, and discussions around topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment. The Common Experience team acknowledges that this content may be difficult. We encourage you to care for your safety and well-being. Therapists will be on site for the April 23, 2022 discussion.
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Location:
PERF Recital Hall
Cost:
$7 Student $12 Public
Contact:
Craig Aamot
caa101@txstate.edu
Texas State's University Singers and VocaLibre explore themes of courage, resilience and compassion - under the direction of Craig Aamot Click here for more information
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Location:
Sewell Park West
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Common Experience, commonexperience@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Common Experience

Are you in need of a time and space to refill before the end of the semester? Do you want to extend compassion to yourself and others? Practicing self-compassion and compassion can improve physical and mental health, reduce stress, and increase connection and belonging.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to attend a free yoga class, pre- and post-class meditations, and a short lecture on cultivating compassion towards the self and others. Please bring a yoga mat and water bottle; wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to move freely. If you do not have a yoga mat, there will be a limited quantity available to use during the event.

Facilitators:

Dr. Erika K. Nielson, Director of the Common Experience and Yoga Instructor

Dr. Rick Morley, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work


To participate, please read and sign the release of liability, indemnification, and assumption of the risk agreement. The event coordinators will have copies at the event or you may complete the release through the event link. 

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Location:
Webinar
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Common Experience, commonexperience@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Office of Distant and Extended Learning and the Common Experience

More faculty and students are engaged in online learning than ever before, and with finals approaching, faculty and students want to feel prepared to succeed and finish the semester strongly!
 

Please join this student-led panel showcasing the student perspective regarding online learning. Panel members will share their experiences with strategies for online learning, peer engagement practices, and building bridges with instructors to advocate for student needs. The discussion will also lean into topics such as learning strategies, communication, studying, time management, self-regulation, and compassion. This event will provide faculty with insight into the student perspective as well as empower students to succeed as their semester comes to a close—and how both instructors and students can work together to create powerful online experiences!

 

Panel members from the Distance and Extended Learning Student Advisory Committee (DELSAC) are:

  • Austen Guzman (Undergraduate, Political Science)
  • Gail Bernadine Sylvester-Conrad, MA (Doctoral Student, Developmental Education)
  • Jonathan Lollar, MA (Doctoral Candidate, Developmental Education)

 

DELSAC collaborates with the Office of Distance and Extended Learning (ODEL) about distance learning programs and services. This committee works towards service improvement and growth through joint efforts with the Student Development Specialist II and the Director of ODEL. DESLAC meets regularly during the year and has provided ODEL with crucial information to continue increasing excellence in online learning at Texas State University.

This event is sponsored by the Common Experience and the Office of Distance and Extended Learning.

 

For more information, contact Common Experience at 512-245-3579 or email commonexperience@txstate.edu. If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact (512) 245-3579 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

 

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Location:
LBJ Student Center; 3.13.1 & 3-7.1
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Office of Disability Services at 512-245-3451 or ods@txstate.edu.
Campus Sponsor:
The Office of Disability Services
An evening of art, yoga, snacks, and therapy dogs. Yoga mats, & art supplies will be provided. Come destress with ODS!

Students, staff, faculty and their families are invited out to decompress as they prepare for final examinations. Participants can participate in various types of art and yoga. Counselors and therapy animals will be on hand throughout the event to provide support.


If you require accommodations due to a disability, please, contact the Office of Disability Services at via telephone at (512) 245-3451 or email at ods@txstate.edu at least 72 hours prior to the start of the event. For more information regarding this event, contact Dr. Harlan Ballard via email at h_b168@txstate.edu.
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May 2022

Cost:
Free
Contact:
Texas State Galleries
Joann Cole Mitte Building
233 West Sessom Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
512-245-2647
Campus Sponsor:
Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.
Bill Hutson was born in San Marcos, Texas in 1936. The Art of Bill Hutson: Homestead is the first presentation of the artist’s work in his hometown. The exhibition is anchored by Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers, a painting that derives from the artist’s memory of his family’s multi-generational property at 733 Center Street. The painting contains numerous references to the site and to San Marcos, references that hold personal significance for the artist. According to Hutson, the confluence of abstraction and representation, coupled with the overlapping of forms and lack of over all depth, allows for a composition that is free of a specific time or space—as elusive as the memories it represents.

... there was an invincible quality about San Marcos, a concealed magnetism, covert vitality and sacrosanct ambiance generated by the town’s past. … I wanted to convey the natural and metaphysical dimensions of a homestead.
- Bill Hutson


The fragility and the irony of the notion of ‘home’ and, specifically, ‘homesteading’ is reinforced by the painting’s title. A ‘homestead’ refers to a house with adjoining buildings and land, but also to the Homestead Act of 1862, which granted ownership of ‘public’ land to U.S. citizens and heads of household after five years of ‘proving up’ on their claim. Neither Native Americans, who lived on the land long before it was ‘settled’, nor Black Americans claimed these lands; indeed, they were still denied equal access to most public facilities when Hutson himself was a child. He writes: “In a subtle manner this tragic paradox, of ‘home’ located in a place with a significant and recent history of oppression, bondage and insecurity, is conveyed in Homestead with signs, symbols and numbers.”

After graduating from high school in 1954, Bill Hutson entered the Air Force and in 1960 went to San Francisco where he attended classes at the San Francisco Academy of Art. The artist moved to New York in 1963 and in the decades that followed also lived abroad in England, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Nigeria, and Senegal. He has been the subject of more than twenty solo exhibitions and has participated in over fifty group shows. His works are in numerous private and public collections, including The Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The artist currently lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where his art and archives are housed in the permanent collection of the Phillips Museum at Franklin & Marshall College.
Homestead at Texas State Galleries is part of The Art of Bill Hutson, a city-wide initiative to celebrate this illustrious artist’s career. The first collaboration in San Marcos of its kind, The Art of Bill Hutson is a partnership between the Calaboose African American History Museum, the Price Center, the San Marcos Art League, the Texas State Galleries, and the Walkers' Gallery; and is made possible with support from the San Marcos Arts Commission, the City of San Marcos, and the San Marcos Public Library.

In addition to the exhibition at Texas State Galleries—on view [ September 15, 2021–May 18, 2022 ]—please find the art of Bill Hutson at other locations throughout San Marcos:
  • The Calaboose African American History Museum, The Art of Bill Hutson: The Opening [ January 15–April 2 ]
  • The Price Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Works in 3D [ January 15–February 26 ]
  • The San Marcos Art Center, The Art of Bill Hutson: Image of Scorpius [ January 12–March 20 ]
  • Walkers' Gallery @ the San Marcos Public Library, The Art of Bill Hutson: Trees are never finished. . .
    [ January 15–April 9 ]
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Location:
The Wittliff Collections / Alkek Library; 7th floor
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Carla Ellard
The Wittliff Collections
ce10@txstate.edu
512-245-1399
Campus Sponsor:
The Wittliff Collections
This bilingual exhibition is a tribute to Marco Antonio Cruz (1957–2021), one of the great documentary photographers of Mexico. Cruz dedicated 16 years to documenting the blind and visually impaired people in Mexico in his series Habitar la oscuridad (Inhabiting Darkness). By revealing the dignity of people living without sight, Cruz’s images demonstrate his concern for humanity and serve as testimony for social transformation.  Click here for more information
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About Starred Events
A few events each year are included in the Common Experience as part of annual or ongoing partnerships that are not necessarily related to the theme. These events are recognized as key opportunities for common experiences that build community; they are designated with a Texas State star in their titles.