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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Dec. 6
SFA Brass Quintet
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Pearl Harbor
Remembrance Day

Percussion in the Pines
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Wednesday, Dec. 8
SFA Alumni Association Nacogdoches Chapter
Networking Lunch

Noon at Chili’s

Ladyjack Basketball
at Oklahoma

7 p.m.
Norman, Okla.

Thursday, Dec. 9

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

4 p.m.
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

Friday, Dec. 10
Lumberjack Basketball vs. Grambling St.
7:15 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Handel's "Messiah"
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Saturday, Dec. 11
Ladyjack Basketball
at Grambling St.
5 p.m.
Grambling, La.

SFA Annual Gala

Reception at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Lumberjack Basketball vs.
Chicago State

7:25 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Upcoming Events
SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26

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Headlines for Monday, Dec. 6



Football season ends with back-to-back Southland titles and playoffs
Purple Santa releases his nice list
Etech Lumberjack Classic this Friday and Saturday
Faculty accomplishment
Roger Aker Memorial Scholarship Fund
Successful State Employee Charitable Campaign
Mexico's Light of the World: Religion and Revolutionary Thought
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'Simply Sinatra Christmas' coming to SFA campus

Thrill of Victory l Agony of Defeat

Football season ends with back-to-back Southland titles and playoffs; Moses sets FCS record in Saturday's playoff game

Senior quarterback Jeremy Moses set an NCAA FCS career record for completions, but the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks lost to the defending National Champions, 54-24, Saturday afternoon at Homer Bryce Stadium.

"My hats off to Villanova," said two-time Southland Conference Coach of the Year J.C. Harper. "There is a reason they are the defending National Champions. That is a very tough football team. We made way too many mistake, and a team like Villanova will always make you pay, and that's what happened tonight. You have to give Coach (Andy) Talley all the credit. He had his team ready to play." (photos by Hardy Meredith) More


Purple Santa releases his nice list

The Purple Santa Project took place last Thursday and Friday and netted 526 toys for area families in need. Thirty university offices participated.

The project was developed by the student’s of the Freshmen Leadership Academy.
This program is intended to give students hands-on experience with student leadership.

The toys were distributed to homeless children at Godtel Homeless Shelter on Sunday, Dec. 5.  Remaining toys will be delivered to the Empty Stocking Fund.

Thanks to everyone who contributed!

View photos of Purple Santa picking up toys!


The Nice List

Academic Affairs
Alumni Affairs
Campus Recreation
College of Liberal and Applied Arts Advising and Career Center
Coordinator for the Board of Regents
Counseling and Career Services
Dean’s Office, College of Fine Arts
Disability Services
Divisional Operations, University Affairs
Enrollment Management
Finance and Administration
Financial Aid
General Counsel
Health Services
Human Sciences Faculty
Multicultural Affairs
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
Orientation Programs
Perkins College of Education-Student Services and Advising Center 
Physics and Astronomy
President’s Office
Ralph W. Steen Library
Student Activities
Student Affairs Programs
Student Center/Student Services
Student Publications
Tara Newman’s SFA 101 Class
University Affairs
University Police


Stephen F. Austin State University faculty member, Greg Patterson, lecturer of photography and new media in the Division of Communication & Contemporary Culture, was recently published in the Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine, November 2010 issue. Several of his photographs of Nacogdoches were printed for the article "3 Days in the Field: History and Horticulture. Destination Nacogdoches." Photographs included images of Lake Nacogdoches, Fredonia Hotel, Shelley's Bakery and the Durst-Taylor House. The online version may be found by visiting the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

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.

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.

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.

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
, 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.
the College of Fine Arts
December Calendar
Learn more by visiting
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Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

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