John Quiñones

Common Experience Distinguished Speaker: John Quiñones

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor  November’s Common Experience event features the distinguished guest speaker John Quiñones. Quiñones is a native Texan from San Antonio and attended Texas State briefly while acquiring his undergraduate degree in Mass Communications at St Mary’s.   Since his humble beginnings as a cherry-picker, Quiñones took … Continue reading Common Experience Distinguished Speaker: John Quiñones

Laurie Hernandez poses in her team USA gymnastics leotard while holding a gold and silver medal.

Laurie Hernandez: Common Experience Insight Series

By Piper Blake and Andrea MauWeb Content Manager and Web Content Contributor  Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez is not just an athlete, but an advocate for mental health and an inspiration to her culture and the world. She seeks to connect with everyone she meets and to be able to … Continue reading Laurie Hernandez: Common Experience Insight Series

Laurie Hernandez poses in her team USA gymnastics leotard while holding a gold and silver medal.

2020 Common Experience Insight Series Introduces Laurie Hernandez to Texas State

By Piper BlakeWeb Content Manager Texas State University invites the U.S. Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez to a live-stream moderated by alumna DaLyah Jones to discuss the 2020 Common Experience theme: Dynamics. According to Texas State, the theme for this year’s … Continue reading 2020 Common Experience Insight Series Introduces Laurie Hernandez to Texas State

Robert Rodriguez

Film Director Robert Rodriguez Delivers Distinguished Lecture

Taylor Zavala News Director Aligning with the Common Experience theme for school year 2015-2016, film director and producer Robert Rodriguez delivered the LBJ Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University Wednesday evening. The Common Experience theme, “Bridged Through Stories: Shared Heritage … Continue reading Film Director Robert Rodriguez Delivers Distinguished Lecture

Other Side Drive This Week

Valerie Gomez Social Media Contributor Hey you guys, here’s your preview for what we’ve got coming up this week on Other Side Drive! Monday, Reyna and Stephanie will be talking to Dianne McGabe who will fill you in on the major spring Common Experience event– the week-long visit from members of the Drepung Loseling Monastery. From the Common Experience website: “The Drepung Loseling Monastery, Inc. in Atlanta is dedicated to the study and preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of wisdom and compassion. Drepung Loseling provides a sanctuary for nurturing inner peace, community understanding, and global healing. To begin their … Continue reading Other Side Drive This Week