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73° & Parttly Cloudy

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Today's Calendar

National Volunteer Week

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

Representative from
Nacogdoches Safe and
Drug Free

Noon to 2 p.m.
Student Center, Panda Express

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

Pen and Pigment 2 Opening
6:30 p.m. Reception
Griffith Fine Arts Building
Griffith Gallery, Room 208

Wind Ensemble Concert: Contempo
7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Teaching Portfolio Workshop
9 a.m.
Teaching Excellence Center
Steen Library, Room 220A

Studying Abroad
10 a.m. to Noon
School of Social Work Building
Room 201

Ladyjack Softball at
Louisiana-Monroe

Monroe, LA
4 p.m. & 6 p.m.

“Stand Up! Stand Out!”
7 p.m. in the BPSC Movie Theatre
Room 2.101

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Headlines for Tuesday, April 20

NEW! SFA naming new women's basketball coach today
NEW! Higher education official proposing funding changes
NEW! Entrance construction begins tomorrow
NEW! SFA Columbia Center receives award
April Cybersecurity Newsletter available online
Buy tickets for Springfest, Mud Bugs and Mud Balls
Biology professor to demonstrate 'Teaching Portfolio'
SFA to highlight undergraduate research at conference
Faculty, staff invited to panel discussion on embracing diversity
Danceworks studio concert Friday, Saturday
Springfest, Mud Bugs and Mud Balls this Saturday
Annual Maxwell Lecture to feature Pulitzer-nominated author
Human Sciences lunch menu for next Thursday
Service Learning Grants application due April 30
Purchase tickets to see George Foreman speak
World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig to perform

 

SFA naming new women's basketball coach today

Stephen F. Austin athletics officials announced Monday they will hold a press conference Tuesday to name the new Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks basketball coach.

SFA athletics director Robert Hill has interviewed at least three candidates for the position, which became open March 22 when former Ladyjack coach Lee Ann Riley resigned from the job after her ninth season. More

 

Higher education official proposing funding changes

The state funding of public colleges and universities in Texas could change under a new preliminary funding recommendation Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Raymund A. Paredes outlined Monday during the first day of the quarterly meeting of the Stephen F. Austin State University board of regents.

Under the recommendation, funding would be based on student enrollment on the last day of class, as opposed to the 12th day of class, as is currently done. More

 

Entrance construction begins tomorrow

Preparations are being made this week to begin construction of the new entrance to the SFA Campus from North Street. While traffic will be disrupted during each phase of this project, routing will be adjusted to help keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible.

Phase I of this project will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 21. This phase will require the closure of the east bound entrance onto Griffith Blvd from North Street. All traffic entering campus in this area during Phase I will enter on Vista Drive where signage will direct traffic seeking East Griffith Blvd to the proper access point.

Please use caution in this construction zone as construction workers and pedestrian traffic will still be moving through this area. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the University Police Department at (936)468-2608.

 

SFA Columbia Center receives award

The Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center at Stephen F. Austin State University has been honored for its services with two awards.

The Columbia Center received the Founder's Award from the South Central Arc Users Group for "being instrumental in changing the future of geospatial information systems in the South Central United States" at the annual SCAUG convention this March in Fort Worth, Texas. 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.

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.

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 discussion 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.

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."

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 29: 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.

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 - Thursday, April 22

Visit the Web site, www.earthcam.com!

It either hosts or provides links to hundreds of live streaming videos from all around the world, including Niagra Falls, Bald Eagle nests in England, zoo locations in Atlanta, etc.

 
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