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This Week's Calendar

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

7:15 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum


Upcoming Events
President's Christmas Reception
Thursday, Dec. 16
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Headlines for Thursday, Dec. 9

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SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members
Retired SFA professor to offer commencement address
Tickets still available for 'Simply Sinatra Christmas' at SFA
Etech Lumberjack Classic this Friday and Saturday
Ralph W. Steen Library holiday hours
Cybersecurity newsletter now posted online
Spring 2011 Service Learning Grant proposals deadline
Mexico's Light of the World: Religion and Revolutionary Thought
American Association of University Women meeting
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'Simply Sinatra Christmas' coming to SFA campus


SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

Two Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored during the annual Gala presented by Stephen F. Austin State University on Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The faculty achievement awards presented during the ceremony recognize innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Dr. I-Kuai Hung is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, and Dr. Gregory Miller is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award for Research. More

 

Retired SFA professor to offer commencement address

Dr. Donald Gregory, professor emeritus of political science, will offer the commencement address during fall graduation ceremonies at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Gregory served on the SFA faculty for more than three decades. He began as an instructor in the Department of Political Science and eventually became chair of the department. He was named professor emeritus upon his retirement in 2004. More

 

Tickets still available for 'Simply Sinatra Christmas' at SFA

Tickets are still available to "Simply Sinatra Christmas," a concert by pop sensation Steve Lippia and his 16-piece orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert is a part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Lippia, who is renowned for his interpretations of songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, is one of the most in-demand vocalists in the nation. His shows appeal to long-time listeners and introduce a new generation to the timeless music, said John W. Goodall, associate dean of the SFA College of Fine Arts. More

 


News & Announcements

  Ralph W. Steen Library Hours
Holiday break and fall semester intersession

December
17 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
18-19 CLOSED
20-23 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24-31 CLOSED

January
1-2 CLOSED
3-7 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8-9 CLOSED
10-14 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
15-16 CLOSED
17-18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
   

Cybersecurity Newsletter Now Posted
Topics: Online shopping during the upcoming holiday season is expected to grow from last year, with one survey indicating 69 percent of respondents will be purchasing holiday gifts online, up from 64 percent in 2009. Faster Internet access speeds,coupled with enhanced functionality and deployment of mobile devices are just a few factors that may contribute to consumers' increased use of the Internet for holiday shopping. Before going online, however, it's important to understand the potential security risks and what precautions to take. The newsletter can be viewed at www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity.

   
Spring 2011 Service Learning Grant proposals deadline
5 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 10

Each semester, the Office of Student Affairs Programs offers faculty and staff the opportunity to receive funding of up to $500 to implement a service learning project in the classroom. View the application at our website under the "The Student Affairs Service Learning Grant" header located at the bottom of the page. Proposals are reviewed by members of the university's Service Learning Advisory Board, and notifications will be made within one week of the deadline. For more information, please contact Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.
   

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.

   
American Association of University Women Meeting
5:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Dec. 14
at the Old University Building

Bring a gift for the Empty Stocking Fund and a cash donation for our scholarship fund.

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.

 
"Hooked on Art"
6 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 10 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

Both holiday shoppers and art collectors will want to attend the closing reception for "Hooked on Art" that begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Attendees may place last-minute silent auction bids on or purchase raffle tickets for the hand-crafted and decorated Christmas ornaments created by local artists. All proceeds benefit the SFA art scholarship fund.
 
Nacogdoches Community Chorus presents
G.F. Handel's "Messiah"

7:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 10 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA combined choirs and orchestra, along with the Nacogdoches Community Chorus will present G.F. Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The always-popular event will feature student soloists and close with an audience Christmas carol sing-along. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for faculty/staff, students and youth.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES
is currently on display in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The exhibition features “Movies for the Wall,” optical glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life, change, and move as the viewer passes by. The show runs through Saturday, March 26.
 
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.
 
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