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MONDAY
Twentieth Class Day

Ladyjack Golf
ULM/Fred Marx Invitational

All Day
Monroe, La.

Lumberjack Golf
ORU Shootout

All Day
Tulsa, Okla.

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
The Best of Purple Pride
  
7 & 10 p.m.
Vocal Prep program
with Dr. Ric Berry

7:15 & 10:15 p.m.
SFA Astronomy Program
7:30 & 10:30 p.m.
SFA Intramurals
7:45 & 10:45 p.m.
SFA Debate

TUESDAY
Ladyjack Golf
ULM/Fred Marx Invitational

All Day
Monroe, La.

Lumberjack Golf
ORU Shootout

All Day
Tulsa, Okla.

Faculty Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

THURSDAY
Save a Life--Ask a Jack!
QPR Training
3 to 5 p.m.
Rusk Building, Room 333

Ladyjack Volleyball vs. UTSA
7 p.m. HOME

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Shrek Forever After"
9 p.m. - "The Kids are All Right"

FRIDAY
Latin American Studies
Conference
Regents Suite A, BPSC
More Information

Ladyjack Tennis
SFA Invitational
All Day
Nacogdoches, Texas

Preserve America's
"Cemeteries and Heritage Tourism" Lecture

6:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts North, Room 142

Ladyjack Soccer vs.
Northwestern State
7 p.m. in Natchitoches, La.

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Shrek Forever After"
9 p.m. - "The Kids are All Right"

Screening of The Take
7:30 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

SATURDAY
Latin American Studies
Conference
Regents Suite A, BPSC
More Information

Ladyjack Tennis
SFA Invitational
All Day
Nacogdoches, Texas

Fabulous Fall Festival
Plant Sale

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Intramural Fields

Ladyjack Softball
Spring Klein College Classic

TBA
Spring, Texas

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi

2 p.m. HOME

Orchestra of the Pines Concert
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SUNDAY
Ladyjack Tennis
SFA Invitational
All Day
Nacogdoches, Texas

Ladyjack Soccer vs.
Central Arkansas

1 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Shrek Forever After"
9 p.m. - "The Kids are All Right"

UPCOMING
SFA Men's Faculty and
Staff Club fall picnic

Thursday, Oct. 7
3 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall
RSVP mludorf@sfasu.edu

"Making the Transition from College to Career for Liberal Arts Majors" Lecture
Thursday, Oct. 7
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts North, Room 142

Lumberjack Battalion Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 16
All Day

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


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Headlines for Monday, Sept. 27

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SFA iPhone application makes debut
More about SFA's iPhone App
Breast cancer awareness campus competition
Mathematics professor co-authors calculus workbook
View the fall 2010 edition of The Axcess Zone
Save a Life--Ask a Jack!
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information - Buy tickets online!
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits

   
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SFA iPhone application makes debut

Students and faculty members at Stephen F. Austin State University who own iPhones will now have access to a myriad of the university's resources in the palm of their hands.

The university's iPhone application, created by Laterrious Starks, former Student Government Association vice president and Mister SFA, and Steen Library web design specialist Michael Gillen, became available in the iTunes store on Wednesday.

Last November, Gillen and Starks attended a conference in Detroit as part of the American Democracy project at SFA, where they came up with the idea for a collective university iPhone app. More

 

More about SFA's iPhone App

Michael Gillen of the Web Services Department of Ralph W. Steen Library has created the first “By SFA, For SFA” application for the iPhone App store, the SFASU app! The SFASU app, developed utilizing open-source development tools, will soon be available for other mobile devices, such as Blackberry and Android. The SFASU app is available at no charge on Apple’s App Store. The App provides access to a host of information about SFA such as:

  • Campus news and events
  • AARC - SFA's campus tutoring center
  • Ralph W. Steen Library - instantly access the library's catalog
  • SFA Videos - see and hear what students are up to on the SFA campus
  • SFA Maps - find your classes from your phone
  • SFA course information and shortcuts
  • Directory of staff and services - call or e-mail your professor directly from the app
  • The Pine Log - SFA's student newspaper
  • KSAU - SFA's radio station, streamed to your phone
  • SFA Traditions - including the school song
  • SFA Athletics - news, events and scores
With the SFASU App, you can take SFA with you everywhere you go! Go to app now!
 

Breast cancer awareness campus competition

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Zeta Tau Alpha chapter at Stephen F. Austin State University wants YOUR OFFICE to THINK PINK during the month of October!

Beginning Monday, Oct. 4, decorate your office with breast cancer-related items and your office could win a lunch for 10 people from Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers — yum! The winning office will be announced at the football game vs. Central Arkansas. Here are the NEW criteria for judging:

Your decor must be NO LARGER than 8'x8' and no smaller than 5'x5'. We suggest a door or large window. If you have a bulletin board, that works well, too. This means no floors, ceilings or desks to decorate just the flat space.

One to 10 points will be awarded in each category, which includes creativity, use of breast cancer facts and information, visibility of display to the general public and  honoring survivorship. There are a total of 50 points possible for your display.

One point will be added to your total score for every pink Yoplait lid used in your display.  We will come back during the following week after judging to get your lids and add them to our collection!                                    

All participating offices will receive a certificate of recognition, and we'll hand out some special "merit" awards. If your office would like to participate, please e-mail Ciara Harrop at Ciara_dancer@swbell.net by Wednesday, Sept. 29. You will receive a confirmation that your office has been entered by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1. Judging will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15.

 
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Accomplishments

Mathematics Professor Dr. William D. Clark co-authored "Practice Makes Perfect Calculus," a workbook for calculus students published by McGraw-Hill.
Conference presentation? Book published? Attended a conference? Received an award? We want to know about your accomplishments, so fill out SFA Today's online form!
 

News & Announcements

  The fall 2010 edition of The Axcess Zone, the Axcess Project newsletter, is available. Please view now!
   

Save a Life--Ask a Jack!

Counseling Services is offering QPR Training from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Rusk Building, Room 333.   This training is open to all interested faculty, staff and students. To reserve a spot please call (936) 468-2401.

   
   
Stephen F. Austin State University
vs. Sam Houston State

Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston
Purchase tickets online!


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

Faculty Recital
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Sept. 28
Cole Concert Hall


Pianist John Noel Roberts, director of the SFA School of Music, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The recital, which is part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series, will feature Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.
 
Screening of The Take
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 1
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House



The SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of The Take, a documentary about Argentinean workers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Director Avi Lewis and writer Naomi Klein champion a radical economic movement in which unemployed Argentinean factory workers illegally occupy closed factories to restart production on their own and reclaim their jobs. Admission is free. The film is sponsored in part by SFA’s Latin American Studies interdisciplinary program. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 

Orchestra of the Pines Concert
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 2
Cole Concert Hall


SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines will open its 2010-2011 season with Fantastic Heroes, a concert featuring works by Russian composers, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in Cole Concert Hall. A highlight of the program will be guest artist Ning An of Lee University performing Rachmaninoff’s Second Pia no Concerto. The orchestra will also present works by Glinka and Prokofiev. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $5 for students.

 

Ongoing Exhibition

Recent works of art in a variety of media are on display in the SFA Faculty Exhibition 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.

 
Ongoing Exhibition

Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay
is being exhibited in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus through Friday, Nov. 12. The exhibition brings together new works by some of the best clay sculptors in Texas and Louisiana: Ken Baskin of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, and Janet Kastner of the University of Texas at Austin. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
   
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Learn more by visiting
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Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407
 
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To say something is "as American as apple pie" doesn't really make a lot of sense when you consider that apple pie originated in France and England.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"