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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Dec. 3
Mentor Ring Big Dip Ceremony
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Today on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
Noon   
Mentor Ring Ceremony
7 p.m.
Global Vision with
Oresta Felts Coordinator of International Programs
Guest – Nadya Syavita,
a student from Indonesia

7:30 & 10 p.m.
Texas County Line
with Brad Maule


Final day for bulletin to be sent
to Bill Cox for changes

SAA Movie Series

Student Center Movie Theater
7 p.m. "Going the Distance"
9 p.m. "The American"

SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’
Axes and the Swingin’ Aces
joint concert

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

A Nacogdoches Pioneer
Christmas musical
song collection

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


Saturday, Dec. 4

Today on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
6 a.m. & 9 p.m.
Texas Parks and Wildlife

A Nacogdoches Pioneer
Christmas musical
song collection

2 and 9 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

2nd Round NCAA FCS
Football Playoffs
Lumberjack Football
vs. Villanova

2:30 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Ladyjack Basketball
at Texas Southern

4:30 p.m.
Houston, Texas


Sunday, Dec. 5
Today on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
6 a.m. & 9 p.m.
Texas Parks and Wildlife

A Nacogdoches Pioneer
Christmas musical
song collection

2 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

SAA Movie Series
Student Center Movie Theater
7 p.m. "Going the Distance"
9 p.m. "The American"


Upcoming Events
SFA Annual Gala
Saturday, Dec. 11
Reception at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Office of Public Affairs | ©2010

 

Headlines for Friday, Dec. 3

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From the playbook of Coach Harper
Buy your tickets for the playoff football game Saturday

SFA nursing students practice for tornado
Roger Aker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Successful State Employee Charitable Campaign
Silent Night Auction hosted by SFA's Interior Design Program today
Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital today
Mexico's Light of the World: Religion and Revolutionary Thought
'Christmas Around the World' concert features SFA alumnus
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'Simply Sinatra Christmas' coming to SFA campus
Download December Fine Arts calendar
Download December 2010 Standard Wallpaper
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Dear Lumberjack Fans,

When I accepted the head coaching position at Stephen F. Austin State University, I said that I would do so with the determination to win championships and to bring a National Championship to SFA and Nacogdoches.

Our Lumberjack football team made history this season winning back-to-back championships -- a feat no other team has accomplished! We have set more single-season records than any other team at SFA. Our quarterback, Jeremy Moses, has been selected as one of three finalists for the Walter Payton Award to be awarded on the eve of the National Championship game in Frisco, Texas, on Jan. 7, 2011.

Tomorrow we will host defending national champion Villanova Wildcats in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Reaching a national championship game would be a tremendous achievement for our team and would help advance this program forward.

We, as coaches, have laid the building blocks for success, and now we need your help. WE NEED YOU AT HOMER BRYCE STADIUM TOMORROW AFTERNOON SUPPORTING YOUR TEAM!!! For tickets, please contact our ticket office at (936) 468-JACK or visit the SFA Athletics website at www.sfajacks.com.

I hope everyone will come to Homer Bryce Stadium at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and support us in our quest for a National Championship. This is a very important game for our players and our program. It is an opportunity to display our enthusiasm for SFA, as well as showcase Stephen F. Austin State University as a premier football program that is doing great things!

Thank you for your support and AXE ’EM JACKS!!

J.C. Harper
Head Football Coach
Stephen F. Austin

   

SFA nursing students practice for tornado

KFC employees were smeared with fake blood to simulate injuries they could really receive if a tornado ripped through their offices.

"Because if you are in a disaster situation than, you know, you kinda learn how to deal with like the chaos, people and how to triage and what's serious and what's not," SFA nursing student Julie Rapp said.

Nacogdoches businesswoman Lucille Dewitt donated her business backyard for SFA's school of nursing building site. View KTRE's footage of disaster drill.


News & Announcements

Roger Aker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Executive Director of Love in the Name of Christ

The School of Social Work is remembering Roger Aker, former Executive Director of Love in the Name of Christ. Aker gave generously of himself, creating "LOVE Stories" for those in need throughout East Texas until his death in 2009. In this season of giving, the faculty and staff of the School of Social Work hope that you will consider making a contribution to the Roger Aker Memorial Scholarship Fund through the SFA Alumni Association.
   
Thank you to all SFA employees who contributed to this year's State Employee Charitable Campaign. This year we donated $18,359, which is an 18 percent increase from 2009. Thank you to everyone for reaching out and helping those in need and making this year's campaign very successful. Congratulations to Management, Marketing and International Studies for being the single department to contribute the most money to the State Employee Charitable Campaign.
   
Silent Night Auction hosted
by SFA's Interior Design Program– ASID/IIDA

Viewing starts - 8 a.m. | Bids close - 6 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 3
Pick up items won - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 3
 
Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 to win a Christmas tree decorated by the Interior Design majors of SFA. Come enjoy cookies and coco from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Human Sciences South Building. The Silent Night Auction is an event that provides an opportunity for the community to support a local organization through donations of uniquely decorated holiday trees, wreaths, stockings and other items such as ornaments and baskets. Read more about this event in today's edition of "The Pine Log."
   
Up 'til Dawn
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Today
BPSC Second Floor

Come support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this holiday season by participating in Up 'til Dawn's letter-sending campaign! Bring your address book or Christmas card list and head over to the second floor of the student center anytime from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. When you send 35 letters, you will be entered into a raffle for a new iPod Touch; and just by participating you are eligible for lots of door prizes. Free to participate.
   

Mexico's Light of the World:
Religion and Revolutionary Thought

4 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 9
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

Jason Dormady will present "Mexico's Light of the World: Religion and Revolutionary Thought" as part of the Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series. Ever wonder what that giant white "temple" is in Houston on Highway 59? What is that church that was attacked in Phoenix for building a "mosque-like" dome? Come find out about the origins of Mexico's largest Protestant church as well as what role it plays in U.S. religion.

   
"Christmas Around the World" Concert
7:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Dec. 15
First United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary
201 East Hospital Street, Nacogdoches

"Christmas Around the World" concert features acclaimed tenor and SFA distinguished alumnus, Paul Hartfield, singing Christmas songs from America, England, Germany and France. Hartfield is a graduate of SFA and has earned a worldwide reputation as one of America's most notable tenors. A reception will follow in the church parlor. Sponsored by the Chancel Choir, First United Methodist Church. This is a free recital and the public is invited.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Upcoming Event!

"Simply Sinatra Christmas"
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 17 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

Celebrate the holidays with that great Sinatra sound as the SFA College of Fine Arts presents Steve Lippia and his 16-piece band performing Simply Sinatra Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. This family-friendly holiday concert includes favorites such as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and "Let it Snow," as well as Sinatra standards such as "Come Fly with Me" and "New York, New York," all sung in Ol' Blue Eyes' signature style. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for faculty/staff, seniors, students and youth.

 

A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas musical song collection
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 | 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4
2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The SFA School of Theatre’s musical comedy cabaret troupe, the Original Cast, will present A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas, a musical collection of songs from the various cultures that settled Texas, as part of Nacogdoches’ Nine Flags Festival. The four performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3; 2 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5.  All performances are in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Tickets, which are $8 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, 200 E. Main St. For more information, please call (936) 564-7351.

 
SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces joint concert
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 3 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a joint concert of SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The program features guest artists from Lufkin’s Lords of Denman band performing on tunes by the rock band Chicago and several of Michale Bublé’s hits. The jazz bands will also present works by Maynard Ferguson and Thad Jones.  Tickets for the always-popular concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
A Forest Insect Alphabet
, which features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press, is currently on exhibit in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Charles Jones, retired SFA professor of art, created the woodcuts of various forest insects, and Dr. David Kulhavy, SFA professor of forestry, wrote the text for each. Local musician Miki Lynn put the text to music and recorded a CD that is included with each book. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 4. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Fabric of African Culture
,
a powerful exhibition that celebrates the expressive quality of the work and artistic expression inherent in the cultures of Africa, is open in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Displayed with an eye for the variety of materials and the regional influences, the items represent over 500 years of history and tribes from across the continent. Fabric of African Culture, which is part of the College of Fine Arts’ University Series, replaces the originally scheduled Storm Chasers and will run through Saturday, Jan. 15.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Hive
, an exhibition of hexagonal shaped paintings made with beeswax, resin and pigment infused with heat, is open in the Upstairs Hallway of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches and will run through Friday, Dec. 10.
 
Download
the College of Fine Arts
December Calendar
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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