Thursday, Feb. 18

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Today's Calendar

Lone Star Legislative Summit
Thursday, Feb. 18, at SFA
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ACE (Aramark Culinary
Excellence) competition

1 p.m.
East College Cafeteria

SFA Alumni
Nacogdoches Chapter
Happy Hour

5:30 p.m. at Union Café

SAA Cinema
"Seven Pounds" @ 7 p.m.
"Pay It Forward" @ 9:30 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

SFA Gardens Lecture Series
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110
The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series featuring
Celia Jones, from Gibsland, Louisiana who will present "Granny’s Daffodils."

Brian Marks and
Kae Hosoda-Ayer
Guest Duo Piano Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

MarsQuest at the
SFA Planetarium

7 p.m.

"A Storyteller's Way of Knowing One Storyteller's Journey through Traditional & Personal Story"
7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19
Liberal Arts North, Room 142

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Grambling State

ending Sunday, Feb. 21
Jaycees Field
Three Game Series:
Game 1: 2/19 3 p.m.
Game 2: 2/20 2 p.m.
Game 3: 2/21 1 p.m.

SAA Cinema
"Seven Pounds" @ 7 p.m.
"Pay It Forward" @ 9:30 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Up ‘til Dawn
Event benefits St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital

7 to 9:30 p.m.
Shelton Gym

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Upcoming Events

SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 20

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

SFA Alumni
Nacogdoches Chapter
Networking Lunch

Noon at Casa Tomas
Monday, Feb. 22

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

Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Garden Project
Lumberjack Alley returns Feb. 20 for slate of basketball events
Join SFA Spirit Fridays Facebook page
Garner: Day by Day
Pi Kappa Phi free complimentary breakfast, meet and greet
Order an embroidered SFA windshirt
Stress reduction at the planetarium
ERS Winter 2010 benefit edition and survey
The Lumberjack Walk and Roll Web site
SFA Food Service in Culinary Competition
Area 7 Special Olympics Basketball Competition
The Pink Zone with the Ladyjacks
Become a group mentor for The BIG Event
'A Raisin in the Sun' coming soon
Brian Marks and Kae Hosoda-Ayer guest duo piano recital

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Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Garden Project and ground penetrating radar survey

surveyGround penetrating radar (GPR) survey will be conducted by archaeologists from the Texas Historical Commission on the property of the Clay Family Home and Zion Hill Baptist Church on Feb. 22 and 23.

The survey is part of a project organized by the Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Project to plant a vegetable garden on the property of the Clay Family Home, located next to Zion Hill Baptist Church and Oak Grove Cemetery.

The results of the survey will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Ferguson Hall, Room G78. For more information, contact George Avery at (936) 468-2457 or

Tiffany Osburn (in photo) is a GPR expert and regional archaeologist who works for the Texas Historical Commission in Austin.

Lumberjack Alley returns Feb. 20 for slate of basketball events

alumniThe Lumberjack Alley tailgating experience returns to Stephen F. Austin State University this Saturday to lead up to the 6 p.m. tip-off between the SFA Ladyjacks and Southeastern Louisiana University at Johnson Coliseum.

Tailgating will begin at 3:30 p.m., and party spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the southeast corner of the parking lot across from Johnson Coliseum. The SFA Alumni Association will provide hot dogs for the first 100 guests at its tailgate tent.

This weekend’s game also doubles as the annual Ladyjack Academic Shootout, an event that raises funds for summer school and fifth-year student scholarships for the Ladyjack basketball program. People who wish to donate to the Ladyjack Academic Shootout may contribute online at, in person at the Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center or at the Coliseum on game day. The Ladyjack Academic Shootout is co-sponsored by the SFA Alumni Association and the Hoop Group Ladyjack basketball boosters.

The Saturday match-up also is the Ladyjack’s annual "Pink Zone” celebration that promotes breast cancer awareness and honors those affected by the disease.

"Take a Kid to the Game” also occurs Saturday. Kids 14 and under will receive free admission to the game, along with free popcorn and $1 hot dogs. The SFA Cheerleaders are scheduled to be on hand prior to the game to paint faces for those who attend.

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Garner: Day by Day


A day by day look at the demolition of Garner Apartments.
"The Daily Sentinel" staff photos by Andrew Rogers

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News and Announcements

pkpPi Kappa Phi invites all faculty and staff to a free complimentary breakfast meet and greet from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Baker Pattillo Student Center, President's Suite B. SFA’s newest fraternity is hoping to meet the SFA faculty and staff, learn the culture of the campus and request the contact information of quality men that would like to hear more information about starting their own fraternity. The organization is committed to leadership, service, academic excellence and social excellence, and they are hoping to find well-rounded gentlemen who are interested in choosing to lead.

Order an embroidered SFA windshirt today!
The SFA Agriculture Show Team is selling SFA windshirts as their Spring fundraiser. All orders are to be received by 4 p.m. Friday, March 12. Orders are to be given to Erin Brown,, located in the Agriculture Building, Room 106. Download an order form.

Stressed? We have a program to help! Learn how to breathe your way through stress and also enjoy a special night sky escape. Ed Michaels, Physics & Astronomy/Planetarium Director, has created a wonderfully relaxing show to accompany the guided breathing control and relaxation technique instruction of Amy Stanford, Kinesiology & Health Science and Morning Glory Yoga instructor. The Employee Wellness Center presents "Stress Reduction at the Planetarium" from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the Math/Planetarium Building. Please contact the office to register: or (936) 468-1680. Space is limited. Adult family members are welcome. Admission is FREE!

Please open the link “For Your Benefit” to read about possible future changes to your health insurance. There is also a survey the State of Texas is requesting your participation in regarding the insurance funding gap. ERS has published the Winter 2010 "For Your Benefit" newsletter. The newsletter includes a link to a survey that requests your input on possible benefit changes to cover the insurance funding gap. Click here to go directly to the survey. Please complete the survey by February 22. The newsletter includes these topics: health insurance funding gap, health insurance plan changes and Texas Round-Up.

The Lumberjack Walk and Roll Web site
houses an interactive mapping application that was created to aid pedestrians and wheelchair users to find the most efficient routes throughout the SFA campus. It allows users to map out the best path to and from buildings and parking lots. If individuals are restricted to wheelchairs, the application will assist users to their desired destinations by directing them to the handicapped accessible entryways of all buildings and walkways. The Web site was created by SFA student Allison Bergman for a partial fulfillment for a master’s degree and advised by Dr. Darrel McDonald. The application was created using ArcGIS Info and ArcGIS Server. Visit the Lumberjack Walk and Roll Web site! After viewing the application, please take a brief survey.

SFA Food Service in Culinary Competition
SFA Dining will host the ACE (Aramark Culinary Excellence) competition on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the East College Cafeteria. Seven Aramark chefs, including SFA’s Chef Dean, will be competing against one another for a chance to represent the Southwest region at a national competition in San Francisco later this year. The show, which is very much like something found on Food Network, allows competitors four hours from start to finish to create a three-course meal, all under $15 a plate. The contenders are given a list of items to choose from. Judging by SFA representatives will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., and students can let their voice be heard by voting on their favorite plate displays for the Student Choice Awards from 2:30 to 3 p.m. This is an open event, and anyone can stop by to show their support. For more information, please contact SFA Dining at (936) 468-5208.

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

The Pink Zone with the Ladyjacks Join the Ladyjack basketball team and wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Free admission with anyone wearing pink attire. ZTA will hand out pink promotional items to support the cause, as well. The WBCA Pink Zone® initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

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. Faculty and staff can take part by serving as a mentor for a team of students – faculty/staff mentors for previous days of service have commented that this is a great opportunity to work and interact with students outside the classroom. In addition, you will feel great about being able to give something back to the community. 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 or (936) 468-1088 for more information.

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College of Fine Arts Presents


raisin in the sunComing in March!

School of Theatre’s production of
A Raisin in the Sun

7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, through
Saturday, March 6
W.M. Turner Auditorium.
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piano duoThursday, 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.

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Nell Fortner, 1987 SFA graduate, is the current women's college basketball coach at Auburn. She is most well known for leading the 2000 Olympics team to a gold medal. She has received numerous awards including the 1997 National Coach of the Year, the 2000 USA Basketball Coach of the Year and the 2008 SEC Coach of the Year. In November 2001, she was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Beginning in summer 1995, Fortner took a position with USA Basketball, serving as an assistant coach for two seasons under Tara VanDerveer. Team USA posted an amazing 52-0 run that culminated with a gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. On April 1, 1997, Fortner was named to succeed VanDerveer as the U.S. head coach. She led the team to win gold medals at the 1998 FIBA World Championship and 2000 Olympic Games. Fortner was named the 2000 USA Basketball Coach of the Year. She led the team to a 101-14 (.878) record, the most wins of any coach in Women's USA Basketball history.
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