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Monday, Feb. 8


Today's Weather

62° Today
34° Tonight
Light rain

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Scores

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Lamar
L, 49-46

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Lamar

L, 92-87

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Today's Calendar

Deb Scott Faculty
Trombone Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Show Some Love Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Third-Floor Commons; BPSC

Disney Information Session
5 p.m.
Liberal Arts North, Room 102

Camp Fair

1 to 4 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Spirit Lounge

Wind Symphony and
Symphonic Band’s
American Horizons concert
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium
Griffith Fine Arts Building

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Upcoming Events

Lone Star Legislative Summit
Thursday, Feb. 18 at SFA

SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 20

Alumni Tailgate Party
Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Southeastern Louisiana
Saturday, Feb. 20

Relay for Life of
Nacogdoches County
March 5, 6
Expo Center

Nacogdoches Azalea
Trail Symposium

March 13

Spring Break Holiday
March 13 to 21

SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, March 27

SFA's Bright Ideas Conference
Thursday, April 8

SFA Vendor Fair

Tuesday, April 13

Undergraduate Research
Conference 2010

Thursday, April 22

The BIG Event
Friday, April 23
11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

5th Lone Star Regional
Native Plant Conference

June 2-5

Today's Headlines

Summit brings Austin, Washington to East Texas
Garner Apartments demolition photos
Mud Bugs & Mud Balls to be held April 24
Grants Post-Award Seminar for faculty, staff
Disney College Program to host information sessions
Spring Teaching Circles line up
FREE movies for you and your Valentine
Slam Poet: Wisdom Beyond W.O.R.D.S. features Robert Taylor
Service Saturday scheduled for Feb. 13
Teaching Excellence Center calling for nominations
Ask a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR
Early Childhood Research Center upcoming workshops
'Cram the Coliseum' events
Multiple choice tests that measures thinking skills workshop
Become a group mentor for The BIG Event
College of Fine Arts Events
Deb Scott Faculty Trombone Recital
Download College of Fine Arts February calendar
This & That
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Summit brings Austin, Washington to East Texas

lone starThe third Lone Star Legislative Summit is set for Wednesday, Feb. 17, and Thursday, Feb. 18, in Nacogdoches.

The event kicks off with the Lone Star Reception on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hotel Fredonia.

Summit sessions begin with an early breakfast Thursday on the second floor of the SFA Baker Pattillo Student Center. Sessions run through the afternoon. Topics include transportation, education, water resources and property rights. Texas Governor Rick Perry will speak on legislative challenges and opportunities across Texas.

“We have invited Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison to present her views of the national legislative landscape,” said event chair John Ruckel.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert will highlight federal activity on healthcare, homeland security and other major issues. Rep. Wayne Christian will welcome fellow legislators attending the event to his "home territory." Rep. Christian’s District 10 includes Nacogdoches, Shelby, San Augustine, Sabine and Jasper Counties.

The transportation discussion will be moderated by State Senator Robert Nichols and includes Texas Department of Transportation Assistant Director of Engineering John Barton and Rep. Allen Fletcher. Rep. Fletcher’s District 130 covers part of Harris County. A law enforcement professional, Rep. Fletcher serves on the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee and Urban Affairs Committee. Senator Nichols’ District 3 covers 16 East Texas counties. He is a former TxDOT Commissioner.

Chairman of the House Education Committee Rob Eissler will lead a panel that also features Rep. Jim Jackson. Rep. Eissler’s District 15 covers part of Montgomery County. He was just named to the Select Committee on Public School Finance. Rep. Jackson’s District 115 covers part of Dallas County. He also serves on the House Education Committee.

“Water, Water, Everywhere … is there enough to Drink?” is the title of a panel moderated by David Alders of Nacogdoches. Rep. Allan Ritter and Rep. Brandon Creighton will participate with Jerry Clark, executive vice president of the Sabine River Authority. Rep. Ritter is the Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources. His District 21 covers part of Jefferson County. Rep. Creighton also serves on the Natural Resources Committee. His District 16 covers part of Montgomery County. An agribusinessman, Rep. Alders serves on the East Texas Region I Water Planning Group for the Texas Water Development Board.

Cost for the Wednesday reception is $25. Thursday breakfast is $15 and the luncheon is $25. A combination registration for all ticketed events is only $50.

The event is produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. Go to www.nacogdoches.org for agenda, to register online and to see updates on the above information.

Garner Apartments demolition

Demolition started on Garner Apartments Saturday, Feb. 6.
Visit the The Daily Sentinel's Web site to see photos.
 
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News and Announcements

Student Foundation Association will host their annual Mud Bugs & Mud Balls Saturday, April 24, prior to the SFA Purple & White football scrimmage. For more information, go to www.sfasu.edu/studentfoundation.


Grants Post-Award Seminar for Faculty & Staff • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Wyatt Room, Steen Library. Congratulations on your award! Now where to begin? How do I get the account set-up? What forms do I need to complete for Additional Compensation, Time & Effort Reporting, Budget Revisions? Please join us for refreshments and to discuss any post-award issues and questions you have regarding your award. Please RSVP Susan McDaniel at smcdaniel@sfasu.edu or ext. 6606.


The Disney College Program will host two information sessions this week! Join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Liberal Arts North, Room 102, or at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Steen Library Wyatt Room located on the first floor. The Disney College Program offers an amazing opportunity for students from every major to build life-long skills and open doors to many future career possibilities! Come by one of the presentations to learn more about the Disney College Program and all of the benefits a Disney internship offers to SFA students! Visit www.wdwcollegeprogram.com for more information on the program, or contact Career Services at (936) 468-3305.


SIGN UP! The Teaching Excellence Center is excited to announce the Spring Teaching Circles. Our new Circles begin MONDAY, FEB. 8, starting with "Issues in Higher Education" at 4 p.m. with Ken Collier, Political Science. Other Circles will include "Teaching - What a Great Gig!," "The Parenthood Juggle," "Teaching Millenials" and "Assessment Issues and Possibilities." To find specific dates and times, please visit our Web site. For more information or to sign up for a Teaching Circle, e-mail us at tec@sfasu.edu.


Student Activities Association will be showing FREE movies for you and your Valentine or you and your friends, or just YOU!! Movies will be held in the BPSC Movie Theater Monday thru Wednesday at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8: "The Notebook," Tuesday, Feb. 9: "When Harry Met Sally" and Wednesday, Feb. 10: "The Holiday"


The office of Multicultural Affairs and NAACP will be hosting Slam Poet: Wisdom Beyond W.O.R.D.S. featuring Robert Taylor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Baker Patillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The event is free to everyone. Co-sponsored by Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. For more information please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073. 


habitat for humanityThe SFA Volunteer Program’s first Service Saturday of the semester is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Involvement Center and carpool over to the work site. This month’s Service Saturday will be with Habitat for Humanity helping at their two house lots on Ritchie Street, so participants need to wear long pants and clothes that can get dirty. Service Saturdays take place three times per semester and are open to students, faculty and staff. They are designed to provide a different service opportunity each month out in the community. Sign up in the Involvement Center on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center or e-mail sfavolunteers@gmail.com. This is a great way to get your students involved in a service activity as well as providing an easy way for faculty and staff to give back! For more information contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.


STILL TIME! The Teaching Excellence Center is extending the call for nominations for individuals wishing to present teaching innovation posters at the Bright Ideas Conference. These innovations can be single assignments, activities, demonstrations, etc. We will sponsor ten posters at the Bright Ideas Conference. Our TEC Associates (one representative from each college, OIT and the Library) will pick the top ten from those submitted. We will also pay for printing of the poster. Please send all nominations to the TEC by e-mail at tec@sfasu.edu by Monday, FEB. 15. Self-nominations are welcome. For ease, the Bright Ideas application can be used and sent directly to the TEC.


Ask a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR • The SFA Counseling Center is offering several suicide intervention training sessions throughout the semester for faculty, staff and students. In less than two hours, you can learn helpful information on how to intervene and safe a life. The first training session for Spring 2010 is Monday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Seating is limited so register by calling (936) 468-2401. The trainings are located in the Counseling Center on the third floor of the Rusk Building.


Early Childhood Research Center Upcoming Workshops • 6 to 7 p.m. • ECRC Room 214 • All workshops are free and open to anyone. • Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Andrew Terranova, Psychology, will present on the topic of Bully Prevention. • Tuesday, March 30 - Larry Cupit, Education, will present on Math Games focusing on ideas, strategies and games using everyday household items to encourage development of mathematical knowledge in children. • Tuesday, April 20 - Kimberly Welsh, Education, wil present a workshop on Supporting Your Reader in the Home.


Nacogdoches County Chamber members get free admission tickets for "Cram the Coliseum" events! A very limited number of extra tickets are available at the Chamber, 2516 North St., or ask a Chamber member for tickets to these two SFA basketball games in SFA’s William R. Johnson Coliseum: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24, Ladyjacks vs. Texas State and 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, Lumberjacks vs. Corpus Christi.


The Office of University Assessment and the Teaching Excellence Center will sponsor the workshop “Meaningful Assessment: Developing Multiple Choice Tests that Measure Higher Order Thinking Skills,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, in Liberal Arts North, Room 102.  The workshop will be presented by Terri Flateby, Director of Assessment at the University of South Florida, and is open to all interested faculty and staff.  To register for this workshop, please go to the Assessment Resource Web site.


Become a group mentor for The BIG Event, sponsored by the Department of Student Affairs and the SFA Volunteer Program! On Friday, April 23, hundreds of students will head out into the city and county to complete service projects as a BIG “thank you” to the community for its support of our students. This is a great way for students to give back, and faculty and staff can be a part of the event by serving as a mentor for a team of students.

To participate, faculty or staff will need to attend a mandatory mentor meeting (either 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 or noon on Friday, April 16) as well as be available to participate in The BIG Event from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Interested faculty or staff should contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088 for more information.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

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Deb Scott Faculty Trombone Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

Tickets
$5 adult & $4 senior
$2.50 SFA faculty & staff
$2 student
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Fine Arts
February Calendar
 

Tuesday, Feb. 9
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band’s American Horizons concert • 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium, Griffith Fine Arts Building. SFA Assistant Professor Brian Utley will be the featured soloist on the world premiere of L. Mark Lewis’ “Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 SFA faculty & staff, $2 student.

Friday, Feb. 12
The Global Artistry of Leo and Diane Dillon Opening • 6 to 8 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, this retrospective by the prolific American husband and wife team includes illustrations for African folktales to Scandinavian epics, from fantasy to science fiction. The show runs through Saturday, March 20. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, Feb. 16
Montgomery Cole Guest Clarinet and Saxophone Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 18
Brian Marks and Kae Hosoda-Ayer Guest Duo Piano Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

ONGOING
Home • Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The show, which includes paintings, sculptures and an outdoor installation, explores architectural construction and deconstruction and will run through Saturday, March 13. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Refined VI • Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The biennial juried art metals/jewelry competition and exhibition runs through Saturday, March 20. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

To purchase tickets, please visit our online ticket box office or call (936) 468-6407.

 
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this and that Presidential History Trivia

The following chart shows similarities between the assassinations of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln

 

Kennedy

Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846

 

Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946

He was elected President in 1860

 

He was elected President in 1960

His wife lost a child while living in the White House

 

His wife lost a child while living in the White House

He was directly concerned with Civil Rights

 

He was directly concerned with Civil Rights

Lincoln was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife

 

Kennedy was shot in the back of the head in the presence of his wife

Lincoln shot in the Ford Theatre

 

Kennedy shot in a Lincoln, made by Ford

He was shot on a Friday

 

He was shot on a Friday

The assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters

 

The assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was known by three names, comprised of fifteen letters

Booth was killed before being brought to trial

 

Oswald was killed before being brought to trial

There were theories that Booth was part of a greater conspiracy

 

There were theories that Oswald was part of a greater conspiracy

Lincoln's successor was Andrew Johnson, born in 1808

 

Kennedy's successor was Lyndon Johnson, born in 1908


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