SFA Teaching Excellence Awards Reception and Convocation 2010 honoring faculty teaching excellence in each of the SFA Colleges to be held Thursday, April 15. Reception at 3:30 p.m. in the BPSC Regents Suite B, and convocation at 4 p.m. in the BPSC Regents Suite A.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, located in the Agriculture Building, Room 106. Download an order form.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Pi 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.
Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Garden Project and ground penetrating radar survey: Ground 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com or (936) 468-1680. Space is limited. Adult family members are welcome. Admission is FREE!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (936) 468-1088 for more information.
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.