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FRIDAY
Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Green Bay

10 a.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
South Dakota

5 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

SFA Faculty Exhibition
opening
6 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St.
downtown Nacogdoches

1860 at Nacogdoches University

7:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches

SATURDAY
Patriot Day

Arcadia Dogtrot Tour
9 a.m. until noon
Cost is $25 for SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. Transportation is provided from the SFA Mast Arboretum. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Call (936) 468-1832 for more information.

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Idaho State

2:30 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

Lumberjack Football vs. Albany
6 p.m. HOME

Ladyjack Volleyball vs. Drake
7:30 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

1860 at Nacogdoches University

7:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches

SUNDAY
1860 at Nacogdoches University
2:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches


UPCOMING
SFA vs. Sam Houston State
Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston


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Headlines for Wednesday, Sept. 8

NEW!
NEW!

'A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel' to benefit SFA Music Prep
'The Wall' - Watch the movie speak with the director
Managing classroom behavior; promoting student success
Teaching Excellence Center offer four Teaching Circles this fall
Sign up to receive teaching tips sent directly to your e-mail
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week next week
Meal Plans available to SFA faculty, staff members
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits

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'A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel'
to benefit SFA Music Prep

In celebration of providing quality musical training to East Texas children for 30 years, the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University will host "A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel" on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 9.

"East Texans so enjoyed our first 'Piney Woods Home Companion' five years ago that we've decided to offer a sequel this year," explained Pat Barnett, division director. "And like the original event, celebrities, barbecue, an entertaining variety show and silent auction will be included in the scholarship fund-raiser." More

 

'The Wall' - Watch the movie speak with the director

Wednesday, Sept. 22
6 to 9:30 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater


"The Wall" is a movie that covers the topic of the construction of a border fence along the Southwest. From policy makers to citizens of the border towns debate and respond to having a fence built.

"The Wall" is an official selection at the Newport Beach Film Festival, The Chicago Latino Film Festival, The Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival (where it won Best Feature), the Arivaca Film Festival and the CineSol Film Festival. Director Ricardo Martinez was hosted by the General Electric (GE) Hispanic Forum to screen "The Wall" at NBC/Universal Studios in Los Angeles for the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture. Director Ricardo Martinez recently appeared on Fox61 talking about the film.

Come out and view the film and have an opportunity to talk with the director Ricardo Martinez about his vision and why he decided to produce the movie. Co-sponsored with Organization of Latin Americans.

Admission is free to all SFA students, faculty, staff and community.

 

Managing Classroom Behavior; Promoting Student Success:
A Guide for Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m.
Tiered Meeting Room - BPSC 2.201

Presented by Dr. Adam Peck, dean of student affairs

It seems like each year the expectations of students and faculty with regard to what is appropriate in the classroom grow further and further apart. National trends also demonstrate that students seem to be exhibiting more troubling and sometimes extreme behavior. Often faculty express frustration that these behaviors can distract them from their most important priorities, to meet the course objectives and educate students about their subject matter. More

 
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News & Announcements

  Fall Teaching Circles are coming soon!!!! The Teaching Excellence Center is proud to offer four Teaching Circles this fall: Teaching: What a Great Gig!, Book Circle: McKeachie's Teaching Tips, Issues in Higher Education and the Parenthood Juggle. McKeachie's Teaching Tips will be the first scheduled meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9. Please visit our website for more information and dates. You may also send an e-mail to sign up or receive more details at tec@sfasu.edu.
   
 

Teaching Tips! The Teaching Excellence Center offers a short teaching tip e-mail for faculty throughout the semester. Each e-mail includes a quick and easy idea for teaching and sometimes links to other resources. To sign up to recieve our helpful tips, simply e-mail us at tec@sfasu.edu.

   

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Friday, Sept. 10. Counseling Services is sponsoring a table in the Baker Pattillo Student Center next week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily to promote Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Information, QPR sign-ups, buttons and stickers are provided, but we do need your support! Please stop by for some "flair" and help us educate the campus community by letting them know that—Suicide is Preventable. Be a Lifesaver, Ask a Jack!

   

Meals can be used at either dining hall, and Dining Dollars are accepted at all dining locations on campus, including convenience stores! Choose 1 of 3 plans:
5 day 5: Five meals per week plus $50 Dining Dollars for $581 per semester
50 Block: 50 meals per semester plus $50 Dining Dollars for $370 per semester
25 Block: 25 meals per semester plus $100 Dining Dollars for $265 per semester
To sign up, go to mySFA and click on the myServices tab. For more information, please visit SFAdining.com and click on the Dining Memberships tab!

   
Stephen F. Austin State University vs. Sam Houston State
October 23, 2010, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston

Tickets for the game remain on sale through the SFA Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling (936) 468-JACK or toll free (800) 775-3358. Read more about this event!
   
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Friday, Sept. 10
Recent works of art in a variety of media will be displayed in the SFA Faculty Exhibition, which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The always-popular annual exhibition, which includes works by the SFA studio art faculty, enables East Texans to see the vast pool of talent within the school. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.  Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 14
The internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will open the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts’ 2010-2011 University Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Under the direction of Daniel Spalding, the orchestra will present a provocative and poetic program that includes featured piano soloist Gabriela Imreh performing Bach’s Concerto in D minor. The event is sponsored by Lehmann Eye Center of Nacogdoches.
 
Ongoing
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art presents Neal Cox: Grids and Panoramas in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Cox joined the SFA art faculty in 2008, and this is his first solo show in Nacogdoches. The show includes grids composed of watercolors, linocuts or photographs and three types of panoramas. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 2. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
   
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