Category Archives: Pecan Campus

Pride Month Documentary Screening “StoneWall Uprising”

The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.  Please join us to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of these historical events.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room we will be hosting a Documentary Screening with Discussion “StoneWall Uprising” led by Gabriel Sanchez  at 6:00 pm

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryevents/

Pride Month Lecture Series Presents: Gabriel Sanchez

South Texas College Libraries proudly presents Pride Month Lecture Series Guest Speaker, Gabriel Sanchez.

Gabriel Sanchez is a native of the Rio Grande Valley who grew up in Starr and Hidalgo Counties. He has a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Sociology from Marlboro College in Vermont. For the past three years, Gabriel has been conducting research and collecting oral history interviews on the history of the Rio Grande Valley’s LGBTQIA+ communities and the activism, social spaces, stories, and art important to this community. Gabriel is currently collaborating with One Scene Studios to create Pansy Pachanga- a documentary film on the history of the Valley’s LGBTQIA+ community set to be released in 2019.

Please join us, Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room  for a presentation at 1:30 pm, and on Thursday, June 20,  2019 at the Mid-Valley Campus Library at 11:00 am.

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryevents/

South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Gesture, Surface, Expression

South Texas College gears up for its 13th annual Ceramics Conference.

Ceramic Showdown: Gesture, Surface, Expression

Full display of ceramic work from 15 universities and colleges across the U.S. to be highlighted at South Texas Ceramic Showdown, taking place June 12.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019—
6:00pm –8:00pm Opening Receptions at the STC Library Art Gallery and STC Building B Gallery.

Thursday, June 13, 2019—
9:00am – 12:00pm Clay Demonstrations at STC’s Ceramic Studio, B115
1:30pm – 4:30pm Clay Demonstrations at STC’s Ceramic Studio, B 115

Friday, June 14, 2019—
9:00am – 12:00pm Clay Demonstrations at Ceramic Studio, B 115
1:30pm – 3:30pm Ceramic Art Talk with George McCauley and Melissa Mencini, STC Library Rainbow Room


The South Texas College Art Gallery and Art Department will host its 13th annual ceramics exhibition and conference, “Gesture, Surface, Expression.”

The three-day South Texas Ceramic Showdown will begin with an opening reception on June 12, at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery and Art Building B from 6-8 p.m.

Workshops will continue with ceramic demonstrations June 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. as well as June 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be an artist lecture on June 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the South Texas College Library Rainbow Room.

“For the 2019 South Texas Ceramic Showdown, we will have more collaborations from schools near and far rolling in soon with continued participation from top notch ceramic programs that can open minds and eyes as to what might be possible when people decide to work together,” said Chris Leonard, Ceramic Showdown organizer and STC Ceramics Professor.

The event includes a full display of ceramic work by distinguished ceramicists George McCauley and Melissa Mencini. Ceramic work from 15 universities and community colleges across the U.S. will be displayed at the event.

“Speaking of working together, we are very happy to have George McCaulay, the longtime Helena, Montana clay artist team up with now Austin’s Melissa Mencini and get down our way to show and show us their similar yet different approaches to making and function. Once again if you miss it you’ll miss out,” Leonard said.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

Participating institutions in the collaborative ceramic constructions include Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Lawrence University, Louisiana Tech University, Mesa Community College, Old Dominion University, Southeast Missouri State University, South Texas College, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, University of North Texas, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas at San Antonio, McLennan Community College, and Jacksonville State University.

For more information regarding the ceramic showdown, please contact Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488 or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery .

National Poetry Month Lecture Series Presents Traci Brimhall

 

South Texas College Libraries proudly presents National Poetry Month Lecture Series Ms. Traci Brimhall.

Traci Brimhall is the author of three books of poetry: Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; as well as the forthcoming poetry-essay hybrid collection Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon). Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Georgia Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Best American Poetry. She’s an associate professor of creative writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.

Please join us, Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Mid-Valley Library will host an author talk at 10:00 am, followed by a second author talk at then Pecan Campus Library Rainbow at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryevents/

Earth Day Movie Screening “Chasing Coral”

Please join us Earth Day, April 22, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.  Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world. The film took more than three years to shoot and is the result of 500+ hours of underwater footage, coral bleaching submissions from volunteers in 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people in various locations around the world.

 

 

Life As Crossing Borders

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Join us for this unique two-part event with acclaimed writer and instructor Sergio Troncoso.

The Office of Professional and Organizational Development presents “Turning Life into Literature” and “Life As Crossing Borders” on Monday, April 29th, in the Pecan Library Rainbow Room

“Turning Life into Literature” will be from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
“Life As Crossing Borders” will be from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.


“Turning Life into Literature”

Open to Faculty and Staff.
This first session will focus on how to empower students to write stories and essays about their lives. Through personal experiences, Mr. Troncoso will trace his journey beginning with his early life in El Paso, the wide-range of challenges he encountered along the way and how he overcame them to become an acclaimed writer of fiction and non-fiction. In addition, Mr. Troncoso will share a practical six-part exercise that he has developed and implements in writing workshops at Yale that faculty can use to help students refine their writing skills.

Professional Development Registration. (Must login with STC Credentials)


“Life As Crossing Borders”

Open to South Texas College Community, Faculty, and Staff
Acclaimed author Sergio Troncoso, a native border Texan from El Paso, will read from a selection of his works dealing with the theme of “life as crossing borders.” Following his readings, you will have a chance to engage in a town hall discussion with our special guest covering a range of topics related to this fascinating aspect of our heritage and culture. We encourage South Texas College faculty, staff, students and the Rio Grande Valley community to participate in this special event.

For South Texas College Faculty and Staff: registration is appreciated (but not required) to better prepare for the session.


For more information regarding these workshops, please contact Office of Professional and Organizational Development at 956-872-7269 or opod@southtexascollege.edu.

You can also find these events, and many others, on our Facebook page!

Women’s History Month Film Series

Please join us during the month of March, as all five campus libraries will be showing Women’s History Month documentaries. Below are the campus times and days when they will be showing.

 

Mid-Valley Library: 

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 19, 2pm. BI LAB E1.106.

 

 

 

 

 

 


NAH Library: 

Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 12pm. West Bldg B1.200.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pecan Library:

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present – Monday, March 18th @ 10:00 am & Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 am Room F-102

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 8:30 am & Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 am in F-102

 

 

 

 

 

 


STARR Library:

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 27 @ 12pm. Room K1.200

 

 

 

 

 

 


TECH Library:

I am a Girl: Girls Around the World – Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 pm in Room A-179

Women’s History Month Lecture Series – Catia Hernandez Holm

Women's History Month

March is Nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, South Texas College Libraries will be hosting several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.  We conclude with Catia Hernandez Holm, she will be speaking to us about her book “The Courage to Become: Stories of Hope for Navigating Love, Marriage and Motherhood”  Catia writes in her book The Courage To Become beautifully and honestly shares a story that so many women live every day. We are always becoming–something new, something feared, something previously unknown. When I became a spouse, and then a mother, I went through the looking glass–seeing myself as I had been, not recognizing who I was to become, but mostly feeling lost and alone in the desert that bridged the two.

Please join us Tuesday, March 26 at 10:30 am at the South Texas College La Joya Teaching Center. Then she will join us on Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Auditorium G-191, and lastly at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm.

Women’s History Month Lecture Series

Women's History Month

March is Nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, South Texas College Libraries will be hosting several events to celebrate Women’s History Month.  We begin with Dr. Angela Boswell, she will be speaking to us about her book “Women in Texas History” Dr. Angela Boswell uses three broad themes to tie together the narrative of women in Texas history. First, the physical and geographic challenges of Texas as a place significantly affected women’s lives, from the struggles of isolated frontier farming to the opportunities and problems of increased urbanization. Second, the changing landscape of legal and political power continued to shape women’s lives and opportunities, from the ballot box to the courthouse and beyond. Finally, Boswell demonstrates the powerful influence of social and cultural forces on the identity, agency, and everyday life of women in Texas. In challenging male-dominated legal and political systems, Texan women shaped (and were shaped by) class, religion, community organizations, literary and artistic endeavors, and more.

Please join us Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room and Wednesday, March 20 at 10:00 am at the Mid-Valley Campus Library.

 

 

Black History Month Lecture Series

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month, South Texas College Libraries is proud to present Ms. Virginia Cumberbatch and Ms. Leslie Blair on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Starr County Campus Library, then at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.  They will be speaking to us about their book “As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin”   In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin celebrated two important milestones: the thirtieth anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the sixtieth anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enter the university. These historic moments aren’t just special; they are relevant to current conversations and experiences on college campuses across the country. The story of integration at UT against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South is complex and momentous—a story that necessitates understanding and sharing. Likewise, this narrative is inextricably linked to current conversations about students’ negotiations of identity and place in higher education .