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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or (936) 468-1088 for more information.
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.
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.
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.