Texas State University

A large public university (over 34,000 students) that hosts a Common Experience program annually to cultivate a common intellectual conversation across the campus, to enhance student participation in the intellectual life of the campus, and to foster a sense of community across our entire campus and the extended community.  This year’s Common Experience theme of “Minds Matter: Exploring Mental Health and Illness” will run from late August 2013 through early May 2014.  A book that will used to support discussions of the topic in Freshman Seminar sections during the 2013-14 school year is “Behind Happy Faces” by Ross Szabo and Melanie Hall