Friday, Feb. 12

Today's Weather

43° Today
25° Tonight
Cloudy; wintry mix 30%

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Today's Calendar

Grants Post-Award Seminar
for Faculty & Staff
2 to 3:30 p.m.
Wyatt Room, Steen Library

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.

Ladyjack Softball
ending Sunday, Feb. 14
Starkville, MS

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Service Saturday
Habitat for Humanity

8:45 a.m.
Meet at Involvement Center

Ladyjack Tennis at
Louisiana Tech

10 a.m. at Ruston, LA

Ladyjack Basketball at
McNeese State

2 p.m. AWAY

Afternoon Tea with
Anna Raguet
2 to 4 p.m.
Stone Fort Museum

Kids' Night Out
Lumberjack Basketball Game

6 p.m. • Kids admitted for Free
Free Popcorn; $1 Hot Dogs

Lumberjack Basketball vs. McNeese State
6 p.m. HOME

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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

Garden Gala Day and
Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 17

Undergraduate Research
Conference 2010

Thursday, April 22

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

Mug Bugs & Mud Balls
Saturday, April 24

5th Lone Star Regional
Native Plant Conference

June 2-5

Today's Headlines

ERS employee news
Career workshop series
Donations accepted for new high-tech media wall
Early Childhood Exchange Web site
Join SFA Spirit Days Facebook page
Journey Through the Texas Parks: Walk Across Texas 2010
Grants Post-Award Seminar for faculty, staff
Omicron Delta Kappa accepting applications
Sen. Hutchison to attend Stone Fort Museum event Saturday
Service Saturday scheduled for Feb. 13
Ask a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR
SFA to host lecture on Nacogdoches’ role in Underground Railroad
Early Childhood Research Center Upcoming Workshops
Love your genes, love yourself
SFA Gardens to host spring plant sale
The Global Artistry of Leo and Diane Dillon opening

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ERS: Employee News

ERS OnLine will be unavailable

ERS OnLine will be unavailable beginning 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, until 7 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, to complete a system upgrade.

ERS Customer Service will be able to answer general questions only. We will be closed between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, for a staff meeting.

ERS will not be able to make any changes, including:
• Personal information,
• Insurance benefits changes,
• Preparing retirement estimates, or
• Submitting requests for correspondence, including duplicate copies of 1099-R forms.

HealthSelect offers new fitness tools

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas offers healthy solutions to support your fitness goals. They’re offering two new fitness tools on the HealthSelect™ of Texas Web site.

  1. BlueResource Calendars
    Stay motivated by keeping track of your fitness goals, events, and reminders in a monthly calendar. You can download the BlueResource calendar by month. Each month has a different health focus and includes healthy tips. Before you download and print, customize your calendar by entering your goals, events, and reminders in the fillable date boxes. Visit 2010 Health Observances.

  2. Fitness Program
    With this program, you will enjoy:

    • Unlimited access to a nationwide network of participating fitness centers and some YMCA locations.

    • Flexible membership, with no long-term contract required.

    • A one-time enrollment fee of $29, then pay $29 per month per member.

    • Another way to earn Blue Points with the Personal Health Manager. For a limited time, earn 2,500 bonus Blue Points when you enroll in the Fitness Program.

    • A weekly chance to earn Blue Points. You can also earn up to 400 Blue Points per week for fitness center visits by using your Fitness Program card.

Texas Round-Up

Texas Round-Up issues statewide search for ‘Fit Texans’

Career workshop series

Hosted by Career Services, the Career Workshop Series is a six-part, in-depth look at career-related topics such as resume, networking and interview, and will allow SFA students of all majors to learn directly from the professionals in the field. Please encourage your students to attend!

Monday, Feb. 15
Resume Workshop (presented by Wolseley)

Tuesday, March 9
How to Successfully Navigate a Career Fair (presented by Enterprise Rent-A-Car)

Monday, March 29
Networking Workshop (presented by Mattress Firm)

Tuesday, April 13
How to Stand Out in a Down Economy (presented by BKD)

Wednesday, April 21
Interviewing Workshop (presented by The Buckle)

If you'd like to give extra credit to your students for attending, simply let us know, and we'll be more than happy to set that up. Please contact Career Services at (936) 468-3305 if you have any questions!


Classes at SFA will be cancelled today. Offices will be closed today as well.

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News and Announcements

donationDirector of Communication and Contemporary Culture Dr. John Allen Hendricks, right, accepts donations for the new high-tech media wall in the lobby of the Boynton Building. From left, Ben Blake of Johnson Furniture of Nacogdoches and Clayton Sullivan, president of the Association for Women and Men in Communication, each presented funds for big screen TVs. The screens will display SFA-TV 2, departmental information and student global media projects.

The Center for Early Childhood Services invites you to visit their Early Childhood Exchange Web site for information on local, state and national resources available for families with young children.

SFA Spirit Days is now on Facebook! Join the group today and tell your friends! SFA Spirit Days link.

Join us for "Journey Through the Texas Parks: Walk Across Texas 2010," a fun, team approach to logging miles for walking or running that can help keep you on the right track this semester. The theme this year is "Journey Through the Texas Parks," and you will travel as a nature adventurer with Ranger Bob to various Texas Parks across the state. Along the way you will enjoy some fun filled facts, not only about the park, but even the cities you visit. Please join us for the 8-week commitment to exercise. Gather your own team of eight or let us help you find a team. T-shirts will be awarded to the top teams in each of the three categories: Walking, Running and Extreme, as well as to the individual who garners the most miles traveled. Walk Across Texas 2010 will begin Monday, Feb. 15, and run for eight weeks (including Spring Break) and ends Thursday, April 8. Sign up no later than Friday, Feb. 12. For registration and information packets please see the Walk Across Texas Web site.

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 or ext. 6606.

Omicron Delta Kappa, SFA’s leadership honor society, is now accepting applications for membership. If you know of some exceptional students who are involved on campus and have maintained a high GPA, please encourage them to apply! ODK recognizes the top students that excel in both the classroom and in leadership at SFA. ODK recognizes achievement in five areas: student activities and organizations, athletics, fine arts, student media and government. ODK assists students to develop themselves at an elite level by offering presentation and peer review opportunities for its members. They also coordinate events such as the SEE Leadership Conference, Dresses for Dreams, Student Leadership Awards and Top 23 Freshmen. Juniors, seniors and graduate students with leadership experience and a 3.0 or higher GPA are eligible. Applications are available at the Involvement Center and outside Room 3.302 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center and are due by Friday, Feb. 12.

raguetSen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to attend Stone Fort Museum event • U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican candidate for Texas governor, will attend “Afternoon Tea with Anna Raguet,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, hosted by the Stone Fort Museum. Museum staff will serve tea and lemonade with small cakes and other finger food on the museum lawn. The event will celebrate the completion of conservation work on the dress worn by Anna Raguet upon her marriage to Robert Irion in 1840. Restoration of the gown along with the wedding dress of Raguet’s daughter, Harriet Irion, was made possible through an American Heritage Preservation Grant. Above, Anna Raguet’s great granddaughter, Anna Kathryn Holbrook, models the dress now on display at the museum.

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. Sign up in the Involvement Center on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center or e-mail For more information contact Jamie Bouldin at or (936) 468-1088.

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.

SFA to host lecture on Nacogdoches’ role in Underground Railroad
• The Stone Fort Museum will sponsor a lecture on Nacogdoches’ involvement in the Underground Railroad, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Temple Forestry Building, Room 117. Rolanda Teal, an anthropologist with expertise in plantation systems and the African Diaspora, will give the lecture titled “Nacogdoches: A Destination Site Along the Underground Railroad.” She also is the co-founder of Cultural Lore, an anthropological consulting agency. Co-sponsors of the lecture include the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the East Texas Research Center. To reserve a seat, contact museum curator Carolyn Spears at (936) 468-2408 or visit A light lunch will be available at no charge to those with reservations.

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.

love your genesFeb. 22 through 26 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and we have all come together to have adisplay on body image that will incorporate pictures of models throughout the years, a before and after touch up on a magazine cover, measurements of Barbie if she were a real person, comparison of GI Joe measurements with Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as inspirational quotes and education. There will be a SFA Dietician with interns and students from campus recreation to answer questions on nutrition and healthy exercise. Licensed Professional Counselors will be available every day from 11a.m. to 2p.m. The display will be located by Bleeker Street in the Baker Pattillo Student Center and accessible all week. Please support us by stopping by, sending your students and joining our Facebook group: Love Your Genes, Love Yourself!  For more information contact Counseling Services at (936) 468-2401.

SFA Gardens to host spring plant sale • The SFA Gardens at SFA will host its annual Garden Gala Day on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the lower arboretum parking lot on Wilson Drive. Stephen F. Austin State University Outdoor Pursuits will host an Earth Day Celebration in conjunction with this year's sale. The event features the annual spring plant sale fundraiser benefiting the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden and educational programs hosted at the gardens. All the plants are produced at SFA by the staff, students and volunteers. According to Dawn Stover, Mast Arboretum horticulturist, a wide variety of hard to find, "Texas tough" plants will be available. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information call (936) 468-4404, or visit and click on "upcoming events."

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College of Fine Arts Presents


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.
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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.

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this and that first 3-d movieThe first 3-D movie

On September 27, 1922, the earliest confirmed three-dimensional film, "The Power of Love," premiered at the Ambassador Hotel Theater in Los Angeles. The approximately 1-hour film starred Eliot Sparling, Barbara Bedford, Noah Beery, Aileen Manning, Albert Prisco and John Herdman. The invited audience of "200 scientists, photographers, motion-picture experts and newspaper men," according to "Popular Mechanics" magazine, wore anaglyph (3-D) glasses and continually applauded throughout the film, although a glare marred teh experience for many viewers.
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