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This Week's Calendar

Suicide Prevention
Awareness Week

THURSDAY
SAA Movie Series
BPSC Theater, second floor
"Karate Kid" at 7 p.m.
"Sex in the City 2" at 9 p.m.


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

SAA Movie Series

BPSC Theater, second floor
"Karate Kid" at 7 p.m.
"Sex in the City 2" at 9 p.m.

1860 at Nacogdoches University

7:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches
Reservations: 936.564.1544

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
Reservations: 936.564.1544

SUNDAY
1860 at Nacogdoches University
2:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches
Reservations: 936.564.1544

SAA Movie Series
BPSC Theater, second floor
"Karate Kid" at 7 p.m.
"Sex in the City 2" at 9 p.m.


UPCOMING
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

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


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International students discuss cultural differences
'The Wall' - Watch the movie speak with the director
SFA Chemistry Building receives more than $7 million in upgrades
ETAS welcomes New York State Museum division director
Student Activities Movie Series begins tonight
Miranda Lambert concert tickets go on sale tomorrow
Student Activities Association offers movie slide advertisements
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
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits

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International students discuss cultural differences

For most students at Stephen F. Austin State University, home is just a few hours away by car. However, for Henriette Eidsnes of Stavanger, Norway, and Giovanny Perez Barberis of Quito, Ecuador, home is on another continent.

Eidsnes came to SFA in the fall of 2008, a year after Barberis, and they met through the International Student Association on campus. Barberis went to an all-American private high school in Ecuador, and when he graduated, most of his classmates came to America. But he attended college in Argentina for a semester, instead. 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.

 

SFA Chemistry Building receives more than $7 million in upgrades

After four months of renovations and safety updates, Stephen F. Austin State University's historic Chemistry Building reopened just in time for the start of the fall semester.

The $7.35 million renovation budget addressed safety issues and infrastructure needs, including new windows, doors, lighting and restroom upgrades. The project included a sprinkler system for the three-story building, electrical rewiring, new plumbing and lab facility upgrades needed for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. More

 
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News & Announcements

 

The East Texas Archeological Society is pleased to welcome Dr. John P. Hart, director of the research and collections division at the New York State Museum, who will present a lecture titled "Washington Square and a Complex Style Zone" at 7 p.m. today in Ferguson Building, Room G78.
   
 

Student Activities Movie Series begins this weekend! Faculty and staff get in for $2, plus one guest at their cost. Concession is the cheapest in town! $0.75 per item or $2 combo pack (drink, popcorn and piece of candy). FREE refills on drink and popcorn throughout your movie!

Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater
located on the second floor
"Karate Kid" at 7 p.m.
"Sex in the City" at 2 9 p.m.

   
Miranda Lambert concert tickets will go on sale at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Tickets can also be purchased online beginning at 7 a.m. at www.outhousetickets.com. Tickets will also be available at the SFA Ticket Office located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, through regular business hours while supplies last.
   
 

Student Activities Association is offering movie slide advertisements. Departments can highlight students, faculty/staff, upcoming events or much more! Price is $15 per weekend or $125 for the entire semester line up! Contact Lacey Claver at claverla@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1367 for details or to place an ad today!

   
  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 receive 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!

   
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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Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407
 
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The first folding game board was devised by a chess-loving priest in the 12th century. At the time, the Church viewed chess as gambling and threatened to excommunicate any member of the clergy caught playing, so the priest cleverly created a special board that closed to resemble two books lying on top of each other.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"