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Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez to deliver LBJ Distinguished Lecture at Texas State

Film director Robert Rodriguez will deliver the LBJ Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Common Experience author Ross Szabo to speak on mental health

Ross Szabo, author of this year's Common Experience book Behind Happy Faces, will speak about Mental Health and Illness at Texas State University Oct. 30.

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Patrick Kennedy to deliver university’s LBJ lecture

Patrick Joseph Kennedy II, whose mental illness and drug addiction tarnished and cut short his tenure in Congress and then inspired him to embark on an advocacy campaign, will deliver the LBJ Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, Oct....

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Mental health to be 2013-2014 Common Experience theme

Texas State announced last week that it is exploring mental health as its 2013-2014 theme for the Common Experience program.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Multiphonic singing monks to perform at Texas State

Nationally acclaimed for their sold out performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, the multiphonic singers of Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery are coming to San Marcos.

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

MIT visionary to give talk on power of the Internet

Ethan Zuckerman, director of MIT’s Center for Civic Media, will give the Fall Common Experience lecture, "The Internet: Power and Unrealized Potential," at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at Texas State University's Evans Auditorium.

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Committee names artists competing for LBJ, MLK memorial

The LBJ/MLK Memorial Crossroads Project Committee on Thursday announced the artists who are under consideration to design and build a $100,000 memorial funded with City of San Marcos hotel/motel tax dollars.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

‘Tree Campus USA’ welcomes Texas State as newest member

Almost 200 people turned out Nov. 30 to help Texas State University become the Arbor Day Foundation’s newest “Tree Campus USA.”

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Juilliard returns to Texas State for Common Experience performance

Performers from the Juilliard School will perform Sustaining the Moment: Reflections of Art and Nature March 10 as part of the Common Experience program at Texas State University.

Friday, November 12th, 2010

The Weekend: A sign of November? Elvis meets Shakespeare

It's the first weekend in November, when three women make their first tamales and Elvis meets Shakespeare. Football is gone, so there's local art to see and buy, local authors to meet, plays to see and benefits...

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