The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is hosting the Area 7 Special Olympics Basketball Competition Saturday, Feb. 20. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex Gymnasium. Events will include Individual and Team Skills, 3-on-3 competition and 5-on-5 competition. Approximately 100 Special Olympic Athletes are expected to compete. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come by and cheer on all of the athletes. Referees are needed for the event - if interested please contact Deborah Buswell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building. Celia Jones, from Gibsland, La., will present "Granny's Daffodils." Jones restored her grandmother's Louisiana bulb farm and in the process learned that heirloom daffodils, jonquils and narcissus were much more adapted to southern gardens than commercial Dutch daffodils. Jones' grandmother, Annie Lou Holstun Jones, along with her helper Jake Gibson, propagated and cultivated naturalized bulbs gathered from roadsides and old homesteads to earn much needed pocket money during the Depression. She later made enough to help send Jones' father to college. After years of decline, Jones reclaimed the farm and cottage and created a lasting testimony to her grandmother's love. Jones is a member of the Southern Garden History Society and the American Daffodil Society. She and her husband, Steven Templin, are both active foresters. For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or email@example.com.
The College of Forestry and Agriculture will host Susan Strauss, world-renowned storyteller and performance artist in the public program: "A Storyteller's Way of Knowing One Storyteller's Journey through Traditional & Personal Story" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The art of story and storytelling is expressed through the work of storyteller. This performance is a journey through selections from Strauss' natural history mythic performances on such themes as Native American Coyote Tales, birds, wolves, bears, trees, weather and landscape in American culture. It contains stories from Greek, Asian, Zufi, Nordic, Russian, Native American as well as personal sources.
Feb. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (936) 468-1088 for more information.
Thursday, Feb. 18
Brian Marks and Kae Hosoda-Ayer Guest Duo Piano Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Drs. Marks and Hosoda-Ayer are both members of the music faculty at Baylor University. (Hosoda-Ayer is the wife of Christopher Ayer, SFA associate professor of clarinet.) The program will include familiar works for four hands such as the Mozart Sonata and portions of Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances,” as well as more recent works by Philip Glass and Terry Riley. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Red Stick Saxophone Quartet Guest Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Feb. 24
Lauren Veronie Guest Euphonium Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.
School of Theatre’s production of A Raisin in the Sun at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 6 in W.M. Turner Auditorium.
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.
The Global Artistry of Leo and Diane Dillon • 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.
To purchase tickets, please visit our online ticket box office or call (936) 468-6407.