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

Ladyjack Volleyball vs. UTSA
7 p.m. HOME

Tonight on SFA-TV 2
(Ch. 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Texas County Line
w/ Brad Maule

7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Astronomy Program
7:45 p.m. & 10:15 p.m.
Sound Recording
Technology Program


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.

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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SAA needs sponsors for annual Burn Shirt event
ETHA hands out Ottis Lock Endowment Awards
Career Week begins Monday, Oct. 4
Killam of human services presents at national conference
September Cyber-Security Newsletter now posted
Get your flu vaccine this week
Save a Life--Ask a Jack!
G's to Gent's event
Study abroad to Germany and Belgium interest meeting
Global Gateway Event: Mexican culture presentation
National Depression Screening Day Oct. 7
SFA University Women’s Club presents Southern Impressions
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information - Buy tickets online!
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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SAA needs sponsors for annual Burn Shirt event

Student Activities Association is preparing for the 7th Annual Homecoming Burn Shirt Give-Away. This project promotes SFA school spirit by collecting other university T-shirts from students, faculty and staff and replacing them with a free SFA T-shirt. Half of the shirts collected are placed inside the homecoming bonfire and the remaining shirts are donated to various shelters. SAA is offering sponsorship opportunities to help purchase shirts.

Purple Sponsor: $500+
Logo on Burn Shirt and all paper advertisements, plus 10 shirts for your office.

White Sponsor: $300
Logo on Burn Shirt and all paper advertisement

Silver Sponsor: $250+
Logo on Burn Shirt

Red Sponsor: $100+
Name on Burn Shirt

All donations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4. You may pay with a check or complete an Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT). Please make checks payable to Student Activities Association - Burn Shirts. To obtain a sponsorship form, please contact Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723 or e-mail aphorne@sfasu.edu.

 

ETHA hands out Ottis Lock Endowment Awards

The East Texas Historical Association of Stephen F. Austin State University announced recipients of its annual Ottis Lock Endowment Awards luncheon this month.

The awards honor the life and work of Ottis Lock of Angelina County, former educator, legislator, state official, and businessman, who believed in the value of education, particularly in history and citizenship. See list of award recipients.

 

Career Week begins Monday, Oct. 4

All faculty and staff are welcome to join Career Services for Career Week October 4-8! We hope you will encourage your students to attend all career-related events, especially the 2010 Fall Career Fair as it is a great opportunity for those students seeking internships or full-time employment! See below for a list of Career Week events or click here for even more information!

Monday, Oct. 4

Walk-in Resume Assistance
On-the-spot resume critiquing by Career Services staff

Rusk Building
Third Floor Lobby
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Workshop: How to Successfully Navigate a Career Fair
Presented by Dustin Laroux of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

BPSC 2.202
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

FALL CAREER FAIR

BPSC Grand Ballroom
1 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Workshop: Making the Transition From College to Career
Presented by Dr. Katharine Brooks, Director of Liberal Arts Career Services @ The University of Texas at Austin

Liberal Arts North
Room 142
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 8

T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness I Followed-up)
Assistance in writing thank you notes to employers and free thank you cards while supplies last.

Rusk Building
Third Floor Lobby
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 
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Accomplishments

Wendy Killam, Human Services, presented "Finding Meaning in Older Adulthood" at the Association for Adult Development and Aging National Conference held in New York. The presentation discussed the importance of helping older adults find meaning in life. A variety of counseling interventions and strategies for working with older adults were presented.

Killam was also appointed as co-chair of the AADA Strategic Planning Committee and appointed to the Ethics Committee for the Texas Counseling Association.
 
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

 

September Cyber-Security Newsletter now posted. This month's newsletter covers:
• Security Liabilities
• Vulnerability Trends
• Portable Document Format (PDF) Attacks
• Mitigation Strategies
• Critical Security Controls

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In recognition, the MS-ISAC has partnered with SANS to offer three FREE security awareness webcasts. They include "Future Trends in Network Security" from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13; "Securing the Human" from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20; "Protecting Your University Data" from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. The location of the webcast will be announced through SFA Today announcements. You may view the newsletter at www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity.

   

The flu vaccine is being offered beginning now, through Friday, Oct. 1. Because of the limited number we currently have available, we will not be administering the vaccine during the week of Oct. 4, but will resume giving the shot beginning Monday, Oct. 11, until we run out.

Cost: $20 (cash or check only)
Location: Health Services Clinic
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
When: Sept. 27, through Oct. 1, resuming on Oct. 11, until supply is depleted

   

Save a Life--Ask a Jack! Suicide Prevention Training
3 to 5 p.m. | Thursday, Sept. 30
Rusk Building, Room 333

Counseling Services is offering QPR, a suicide prevention 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.

   

G's to Gent's
7 p.m. | Thursday, Sept. 30
BPSC, Grand Ballroom

Fonzworth Bentley and Marc Williams will be giving life lessons about how to be a true Gentleman. Are you a G or a Gent? Come find out at this interactive program. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn some helpful tools to becoming a better Gentlemen. Ladies you are invited as well. Come let the young men of SFA know what type of Gentlemen you want to see walking around campus. Admission is free to all SFA students, faculty, staff and community. For more information contact (936) 468-1073, by e-mail at multiculturalcenter@sfasu.edu or visit our website.

   

Study abroad to Germany and Belgium interest meeting
4 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 5
Liberal Arts North, Room 102

Travel to Germany and Belgium to explore contemporary German culture and politics. In Berlin, we'll visit museums to explore Germany's interpretation of its own recent history and reunification, see Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp for perspectives on the Holocaust, examine multiculturalism and diversity in modern Germany via encounters with Turkish immigrants to Germany, explore remnants of the Berlin Wall, and visit key political parties. In Franfurt, we'll explore contemporary German architecture, European Central Bank and other sites of interest. Germany's role in the European Union will be the focus of visits to Brussels, Belgium. We will also examine Germany's role in NATO. Faculty sponsors of the trip are Dr. Louise Stoehr, modern languages, and Dr. Steven Galatas, government.

   

Global Gateway: Mexican Culture Presentation
Noon | Wednesday, Oct. 6
BPSC, Tiered Meeting Room

The Office of International programs is hosting the first of several monthly presentations for the Global Gateway events. A 30-minute presentation on Mexican culture by one of SFA’s international students will take place beginning at noon Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Tiered Meeting Room. Drinks and authentic Mexican food will be provided free of charge. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion and question and answer period. To RSVP or for more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631. We look forward to seeing you there!

   

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD)
2 to 6 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 7
Human Services Telecommunications Building lobby

The Department of Human Services-Rehabilitation & Counseling Programs will offer free anonymous depression screenings in recognition of National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). Screenings will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the lobby of the Human Services Telecommunications Building. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a written self-assessment and talk one-on-one with a mental health counselor in training. Those who appear to need further evaluation will be given referrals to local treatment services. For more information, please call the SFA Counseling Clinic at (936) 468-1041.

   

The SFA University Women’s Club presents
Southern Impressions

9:30 a.m. | Saturday, Oct. 9
Shelly’s Bakery, 112 N. Church Street

Join us for fun and friendship at our fundraising kick-off while you enjoy a delicious brunch. Preview fall fashions featuring table modeling by The Town House. Tickets are $25 and proceeds support the UWC scholarship fund. Bring a friend!
For more information call Erica at (936) 468-2368.

   
Stephen F. Austin State University
vs. Sam Houston State
University
j2 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 23
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

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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the College of Fine Arts
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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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