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September 28th, 2009
San Marcos celebrates Texas State's 'Common Experience' series

Front row, left to right: Councilmember Pam Couch, Common Experience Co-Chair Dr. Nico Schuler, Librarian Susan Smith, Dr. Sally Hill Jones, DeDe Sparks of Hospice Austin, honors students Anthony Villanacci and Megan Clark, Chaplain at Vista Care Rev. April Coldsmith. Back row, left to right: City Councilmembers Kim Porterfield, Chris Jones, Gaylord Bose and Fred Terry, Assistant Director of the Honors Program Diann McCabe, Councilmembers John Thomaides, Head Librarian Stephanie Langenkamp, and Assistant Dean Pam Wuestenberg, Common Experience Co-Chair. Photo by Don Anders.


Mayor Pro Tem Pam Couch presented a proclamation celebrating the Texas State “Common Experience” series, “A Whole New Mind,” with Texas State University and the San Marcos Public Library.

A Sept. 22 special event featured New York Times columnist Jane Brody discussing her book, “Jane Brody’s Guide to the Great Beyond.”

Future events include Dr. Bruce Smith’s multimedia presentation, “Lifelong Creativity and Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind” at the San Marcos Public Library, 625 East Hopkins Street, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 13.

The fall campus keynote event will be a lecture by Daniel Pink on his book “A Whole New Mind” and the value of right-brain thinking in modern economics on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. at the LBJ Student Center Mall.

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  1. Thanks for including this news story. The Common Experience theme, “The Whole Mind: Crossing Boundaries of Disciplines,” based on Dan Pink’s book, A WHOLE NEW MIND: WHY RIGHT BRAINER’S WILL RULE THE FUTURE, has already sparked many conversations across campus and the community. See for more details on upcoming events.

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