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Today's Calendar

National Volunteer Week

Ladyjack Golf Southland Conference Championship
Huntsville, Texas

Suicide QPR
(Question, Persuade, Refer)

3 to 5 p.m.
Rusk Building, Room 333

"An Evening of Brazilian Guitar" featuring Mario Ulloa
7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall
Free Admission

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Blood Drive
10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Student Center
Third-Floor Commons

Lumberjack Baseball at
Houston Baptist

3 p.m., Houston, Texas

"Supporting Your Reader
at Home" Free Workshop

6 to 7 p.m.
Early Childhood Research
Center, Room 214

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Headlines for Monday, April 19

NEW! McCloud has Olympic dream
NEW! Boxing legend to kick off lecture series
April Cybersecurity Newsletter available online
NEW! Buy tickets for Springfest, Mud Bugs and Mud Balls
Biology professor to demonstrate 'Teaching Portfolio'
Cultural competence through travel abroad program
Two SFA sororities present 'Stand Up! Stand Out!'
NEW! Human Sciences lunch menu for Thursday
SFA to highlight undergraduate research at conference
Faculty, staff invited to panel discussion on embracing diversity
Danceworks studio concert Friday, Saturday
NEW! Springfest, Mud Bugs and Mud Balls this Saturday
Annual Maxwell Lecture to feature Pulitzer-nominated author
NEW! Human Sciences lunch menu for next Thursday
NEW! Service Learning Grants application due April 30
Purchase tickets to see George Foreman speak
NEW! World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig to perform

 

McCloud has Olympic dream

His coaches say that he’s “consumed with being an elite athlete.” Nick McCloud is just following his parents’ advice and soaking up every minute of competing in the sport he loves.

The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack sophomore’s 13.71 time in the 110-meter hurdles he clocked recently at the Texas Relays is currently the sixth fastest in the nation.

McCloud, from Tyler Lee, also competes in the 200-meter run and runs a leg on the 4x100-meter relay team in the outdoor track season for the Lumberjacks. McCloud was a typical athlete growing up in Tyler, trying his hand at football, basketball and track and field. More

 

Boxing legend to kick off lecture series

Former heavyweight champion boxer and iconic businessman George Foreman will be the inaugural speaker in a new lecture series hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University's College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

"A Conversation with George Foreman: Reflections on My America" is the first event in the new speaker series named for longtime SFA history professor Dr. Archie McDonald. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center at SFA.

The new speaker series is designed to honor and preserve McDonald's legacy as a distinguished scholar, educator and community commentator.

A prominent national figure will be hosted annually at SFA to discuss contemporary cultural issues - from politics to art - in the tradition of McDonald's writings and oral presentations. More

 
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News and Announcements

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! Tickets are now available to purchase Mud Bugs on Saturday, April 24, during the Springfest, Mud Bugs & Mud Balls event in the commuter parking lot. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the event. Get 3 lbs of crawfish with corn, potatoes and a drink. Tickets can be purchased at the Tracie Pearman Alumni Center or at the Student Foundation sales table on campus. Registration forms for Mud Volleyball are available at the Student Foundation sales table on campus or at the Tracie Pearman Alumni Center. Advance registration is $30 per team or $40 the day of event. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. in the Commuter Parking Lot.

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.

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.

NEW! There are only a few events left for the Human Sciences Quantity Food luncheons. Tickets for the functions are $12.50 and are extremely limited. The menu for Thursday, April 22: corn and bell pepper chowder, salmon with peas, pea tendrils, dill-cucumber sauce carrot sSalad with orange, green olives and green onions and maple pecan tart. Tickets can be pre-ordered by calling (936) 468-4502 by noon on Monday, April 19.

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

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.

Danceworks studio concert will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, and at 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the Dance Studio, HPE201. Tickets will be available at the door and include $3 for students and SFA faculty/staff and $5 for the general public. The concert will feature student, faculty and guest artist choreography. Contact dance@sfasu.edu for further information.

NEW! Springfest, Mud Bugs & Mud Balls will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the Commuter Parking Lot. A day of fun in the sun will have everything from henna tattoos to inflatables like the joust and sumo wrestling. Enjoy delicious crawfish and BBQ during the Texas country concerts provided throughout the volleyball tournament! Whiskey Myers will perform at noon followed by Wade Bowen at 3 p.m. The Lumberjacks baseball team will play McNeese at 2 p.m. at Jaycees Field. After the championship mud volleyball game, everyone is invited to enter the Homer Bryce Stadium to watch the annual Spring Purple and White football game!

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."

NEW! There are only a few events left for the Human Sciences Quantity Food luncheons. Tickets for the functions are $12.50 and are extremely limited. The menu for Thursday, April 22: grilled pork chops with maple-cranberry glaze red and green cabbage cole slaw; grilled potato salad with watercress, green onions and blue cheese; vinaigrette orange angel food cake with caramel sauce and tropical-fruit compote. Tickets must be reserved by Friday, April 23, by calling (936) 468-4502.

NEW! The Office of Student Affairs offers Service Learning Grants each semester to faculty and staff who are interested in implementing a service learning element to their class. Grants are limited to $500 or less and approximately five to seven are awarded each semester, depending on available funding. Applications for Fall 2010 grants are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, and notifications will be made one week later. The grant application is available at http://www.sfasu.edu/studentlife/servicelearning/docs/student-life-service-grant-app.pdf. For more information contact Jamie Bouldin, Assistant Director for Student Life, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

 
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Fine Arts Spotlight

 


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World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig to perform at SFA

Patrons can expect an energetic evening of music as three-time Grammy-nominated jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig performs with Stephen F. Austin State University's Swingin' Axes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts University Series.

Referred to as "the best trombonist on the planet" by jazz great Eddie Palmieri, Herwig has recorded 18 albums as a leader and over 200 total albums since beginning his professional career in 1980. His latest album, "Latin Side of Wayne Shorter," received a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album.

The album is a follow-up project to the 2005 Grammy-nominated album, "Another Kind of Blue: The Latin Side of Miles Davis," and the 1998 Grammy-nominated "The Latin Side of John Coltrane." All three projects were recorded live at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City. More

 
 


Tuesday, April 20
Pen and Pigment 2, a collaborative exhibition by featuring the work of SFA creative writing and art students, will open in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, with a 6:30 p.m. reception. The show will run through Saturday, April 24. Regular gallery hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Wind Ensemble Concert, Contempo, at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The program includes Frank Ticheli's "Angels in the Architecture," Joseph Schwantner's ". . . and the mountains rising nowhere" and Kenneth Hasketh's "Masque." Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Thursday, April 22
Free one-night screening of Food, Inc. at 6:30 p.m. in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Robert Kenner’s film about the U.S. food industry received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature. After the screening, Dr. Jerry Williams, chairperson of the SFA Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at SFA, will moderate a discussion panel consisting of Dr. Jeff Roth, SFA assistant professor of geography; Gregory Lide, manager of Sacred Springs Organic Farm in Nacogdoches; and Theresa Tkacik, licensed nutritionist with Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The event is presented by the SFA School of Art and is sponsored in part by Austin Heights Baptist Church.

Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. The concert will feature a wide variety of percussion and musical styles and is one of the most difficult programs the ensemble has ever presented, according to Scott Harris, SFA associate professor of percussion and the group's director. 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. The concert’s title, Grand Anniversaries, refers to the anniversaries of two featured composers' births, explained Gene H. Moon, director of orchestral studies at SFA. "We will present 'Adagio for Strings' by Samuel Barber, who was born in 1910, and 'Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major' by Robert Schumann, born in 1810. SFA Professor Charles Gavin will be the featured soloist on Lee Actor's "Concerto for Horn." The concert is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and the Wedgeworth-Wright Endowment for the Arts. Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior, $7.50 faculty & staff, $5 student.


ONGOING (Week of April 19-April 24)
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.


NEXT WEEK
Monday, April 26

Wind Symphony concert at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Tuesday, April 27
Symphonic Band and University Band concert at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Staged reading of Jack Heifner’s Jump for Joy as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Wednesday, April 28
Staged reading of Barbara Lebow’s The Adventures of Homer McGundy, Revised as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Thursday, April 29
World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig performing with the SFA Swingin’ Axes jazz band at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The Swingin’ Aces will open the concert, which is part of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ University Series. Tickets: $18 adults, $12 seniors, $9 faculty and staff, $6 students.

Staged reading of James McLure’s Seduction as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Friday, April 30
Staged reading of Jack Heifner’s Jump for Joy as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Saturday, May 1
Staged reading of Barbara Lebow’s The Adventures of Homer McGundy, Revised as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 2 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Staged reading of James McLure’s Seduction as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

 
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Earth Day Facts

Annually, April 22 is a day set aside to honor the Earth. But every day is Earth Day, and some of the things that will happen 365 times in a year are listed below.

1. Earth will travel 1.6 million miles in its annual journey around the Sun, the 4.6-billionth such round-trip. It will rotate about its axis exactly once.

3. The Sun will travel 13.5 million miles around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy.

4. The Sun will fuse 51.8 billion tons of hydrogen into 51.5 billion tons of helium. (Lest you worry, it will have the capacity to do this for another 5 billion years or so.) The other 0.3 billion tons will be released as energy (Einstein's E = mc2). The energy poured forth in all directions each day is 10 trillion trillion kilowatt-hours. The fraction of this energy that bathes the Earth powers nearly everything that lives there.

5. The fraction of the sun's energy intercepted by the Earth at the top of its atmosphere is 6000 trillion kilowatt-hours, about 600,000 times the quantity Americans consume in a day.

6. The population of the world will grow by 211,000 people. A new Akron, Ohio, will be added every day.

7. 40,000 acres of land, an area about the size of Boise, Idaho, will be converted to desert.

Taken from http://sustainability.und.edu/earthday.html

 
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