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Thematic Program

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This year’s theme is The Southern Experience.  The theme is incorporated in a wide array of activities and programming throughout the campus.  Activities and programming include faculty lectures, student presentations, guest speakers, common reader, symposium of community members, incorporating the theme into courses, student debates, university library book club, and dramas. 

Lecture Series

This is a series of organized lectures to generate excitement and engagement at our university and in our community. Our goal is to facilitate learning and collaboration among students, faculty, and community members by providing opportunities to discuss and debate a common theme, which allows us to develop and nurture a community of learners. This year, many of these lectures will be virtual, giving rise to a new portion of the PLACE programming.


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Off Campus Community Events

This year, PLACE will also be hosting off campus community events, called  Our PLACE where we partner with local restaurants to do bi-monthly events centered around Southern Cuisine to and host a virtual mid-day lecture tied into the cuisine chosen for that event and how it is involved in Southern Culture. A portion of the proceeds from these events are donated by the restaurant to help different charities in Texarkana and the surrounding area.

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  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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