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Today's Calendar

"What’s Cool - Or Not - In Your Blackboard Course?"
Brown Bag Blast 2010

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wyatt Room of Steen Library

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi

3 p.m., Jaycees Field

Oceans in Space
7 p.m.
SFA Planetarium

Movie Series Line Up
in Student Center
"Invictus" at 7 p.m.
"Youth in Revolt" at 9:30 p.m.

Project Unity Step Show
7 to 10 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

“Susannah”
an American opera
by Carlisle Floyd

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Guest Pianist Ross Smith Recital
7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall Wright Music Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Garden Gala Day &
Plant Sale Fundraiser

9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Lower Arboretum Parking Lot

Earth Day Festival
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arboretum & Intramural
Parking Lots

Outdoor Track and Field:
LSU Alumni Gold

Baton Rouge, La.

SFA Dance Teams
Pre-Tryout Workshop

Noon
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Southeastern Louisiana

1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Hoya Field

SFA Cheerleading
Pre-Tryout Workshop

1:30 to 4 p.m.
HPE Complex

“Susannah”
an American opera
by Carlisle Floyd

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

 

Headlines for Friday, April 16

NEW! Project Unity Step Show unites groups, ethnicities
NEW! Renowned makeup artist works on SFA opera
NEW! Annual Maxwell Lecture to feature Pulitzer-nominated author
NEW! April Cybersecurity Newsletter available online
NEW! Associate director of bands presents at conference
Become a mentor for SFA Volunteer Program’s 'The BIG Event!'
Counseling services offering suicide QPR training April 19
NEW! 'An Evening of Brazilian Guitar' featuring Mario Ulloa
'Supporting Your Reader at Home' workshop offered
Biology professor to demonstrate 'Teaching Portfolio'
Cultural competence through travel abroad program
NEW! Two SFA sororities present 'Stand Up! Stand Out!'
SFA to highlight undergraduate research at conference
NEW! Faculty, staff invited to panel discussion on embracing diversity
Purchase tickets to see George Foreman speak

 

Project Unity Step Show unites groups, ethnicities

Missouri City native and Stephen F. Austin State University senior Elliot Holliday hopes to sell out the William R. Johnson Coliseum Friday night for the Project Unity Step Show.

Without a doubt, the student co-coordinator for the SFA Office of Multicultural Affairs admits that the process of bringing step dance teams together and organizing the show has not come without struggle, but he expressed optimism and a certainty of the message he wanted to present. And unity is the key word. More

 

Renowned makeup artist works on SFA opera

Behind the scenes, he's a hair and makeup god, transforming boyish-looking college students into gruff, stoic men, or pretty girls into stunning diva's. But if you were to ask him, David Zimmerman is 'just David.'

The SFA graduate who's done wigs, hair and makeup for such stars as Luciano Pavarotti, Ricky Martin, Renée Fleming and Olivia Dukakis isn't too much of a big shot to remember his alma mater.

Zimmerman, who has worked with the Dallas Opera and the Santa Fe Opera for several years, and who worked for the Metropolitan Opera for six years, has returned for the last three operas the Stephen F. Austin Opera has produced, he said.

"I agreed to do it a month ago, and they sent me pictures of students who were singing; they sent me lists of the roles they were playing, the opera they were doing, and then I did the research, as far as time period," Zimmerman said. More

 

Annual Maxwell Lecture to feature Pulitzer-nominated author

The Department of History at Stephen F. Austin State University will present this year's Maxwell Lecturer, Jack Sacco, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Sacco is the author of the Pulitzer-nominated book "Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau." The book chronicles the true story of Joe Sacco, the author's father, from his first days in boot camp through the invasion of Normandy and the liberation of an infamous Nazi concentration camp. More

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! The April Cybersecurity Newsletter is now available online. This month's topics cover security and privacy on social networking sites, Facebook changes privacy policy, helpful tips on security and privacy and LAST WORDS' terms of service agreements.

NEW! A panel of five, including Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands, presented "Teaching Independent Musicianship," a presentation on a variety of techniques for teaching independent musicianship in the university band setting. The presentation was given at the College Band Directors National Association, Southwestern Division Conference in New Mexico.

It’s not too late to sign up as a faculty/staff mentor for the SFA Volunteer Program’s The BIG Event! Students will be heading out into the community on Friday, April 23, to complete service projects as a way to say “thank you!” to folks for all their support of SFA students. Mentors will be working alongside students and helping to facilitate discussion and conversation about the experience. No prior experience is needed! the mentor meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, in BPSC 2.201. For more information, please contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

Concerned about someone? Learn to intervene when a friend or loved one might be thinking of suicide. The Counseling Center is providing QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training for faculty, staff and students. The next training session is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 19, in the Rusk Building, Room 333. For more information, please call (936) 468-2401.

NEW! Latin American Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages present "An Evening of Brazilian Guitar" featuring Mario Ulloa at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 19, in Cole Concert Hall. Ulloa is from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. He holds a master's degree in music from the Hochschule für Musik Köln located in Cologne, Germany, as well as, a DMA in Classical Guitar Execução Musical. Admission is free to attend.

Attend a free workshop discussing "Supporting Your Reader at Home" with Dr. Kimberly Welsh, elementary education, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Early Childhood Research Center, Room 214. Join us for information on how to: read to and talk with children about books; provide a literacy-rich environment; and help children with their reading comprehension.

Dennis Gravatt, biology, will lead us as we examine the use of the Teaching Portfolio in academia. In the modern world of demonstrating effectiveness, the portfolio is a valuable tool to track progress, learn what works and what doesn't and build a case for promotion and tenure. Learn the many uses of this valuable tool.  Gravatt has two workshops scheduled: Wednesday, April 21, at 9 a.m. and Thursday, April 22, at 3 p.m. Both workshops will be held in the Teaching Excellence Center (Steen Library 220A). Please RSVP the TEC at tec@sfasu.edu and include which workshop you plan to attend.

Have you ever wanted the experience of teaching or studying abroad, but just never knew where to begin? Join us as we "travel abroad" with past and current Fulbright Scholars and international students from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, April 21, in the School of Social Work Building, Room 201. Learn how their experiences contribute toward cultural competence. Free light lunch following presentation. Please RSVP to Carol Levine at clevine@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-5105.

NEW! Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Delta Delta present “Stand Up! Stand Out!” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, in the BPSC Movie Theatre, Room 2.101. This FREE program will touch on “hot topics” for all female college students.  Door prizes will be given. Through our interactive speakers, we will be talking about everything from decision making, body image, sex, relationships, self esteem and peer pressure. Presenters are Charlotte Jackson and Binta Lord of SFASU Counseling and Career Services.

Undergraduate academic achievements and research will be recognized at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Stephen F. Austin State University from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Twilight and Grand Ballrooms of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. More

NEW! Embrace Diversity! The College of Education and the Teaching Excellence Center are sponsoring a panel disscusion entitled "Embracing Diversity: Fostering a Climate of Respect at SFA" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Student Center, Room 2.106The discussion is geared towards all faculty and staff to encourage discussing diversity issues faced in classroom settings. Participants will come away with practical ideas they can implement in their class.

 
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Thursday, April 15, through Saturday, April 17

Schools of Music and Theatre present “Susannah,” an American opera by Carlisle Floyd

7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Based on the tale of Susannah and the Elders, the plot focuses on an innocent 19-year-old girl who is targeted as a sinner in a small Tennessee mountain town in the 1950s. The opera was named the Best New Opera in 1956 by the New York Music Critics Circle and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1999 with Renée Fleming singing the title role.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for SFA faculty and staff, and $6 for students.

 
 

Friday, April 16
Ross Smith, guest pianist, will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. An associate professor of piano at the Hurley School of Music of Centenary College of Louisiana, Smith will perform “Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111” by Ludwig van Beethoven and “Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He will also present two works by Frédéric Chopin—“Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31” and “Berceuse, Op. 57.”Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 20
Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Thursday, April 22
Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Saturday, April 24
Orchestra of the Pines Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior, $7.50 faculty & staff, $5 student.


Ongoing (Week of April 12-April 16)
Samuel Rothbort now on display in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the renowned artist marks the first time SFA has displayed the collection of Rothbort’s works recently acquired for its permanent collection, including pieces which have never before been exhibited publicly. The show will run through Saturday, April 17. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. (936) 468-1131.

TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 and Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints now display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Created by the SFA School of Art, "Texas National" is celebrating its 16th year on the national scene. The competition is open to all artists living and working in the United States. This year, juror Judy Pfaff chose 191 pieces by 162 artists. Both shows run through Saturday, May 22. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (936) 468-1131.

Consumed: Fast Food in the US now on display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. From the eating contests to the mascots designed to appeal to young children, Susana Raab’s 20 photographs capture the influence of the fast food franchise super powers and the saturation of their marketing strategies on everyday American life. The show will run through Saturday, May 15. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 
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Quotes by American poet Robert Frost

"Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence."

“Education is hanging around until you've caught on.”

 
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