Monday, Feb. 22


Today's Weather

56° Today
39° Tonight
Mostly Sunny

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Scores

Ladyjack Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana
W, 85-60

Lumberjack Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana
L, 66-56

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
New Orleans

W, 7-0

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Louisiana Tech

W, 7-6

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Alcorn State

W, 9-1 (5)

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Grambling St.

W, 4-0

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Today's Calendar

SFA Alumni
Nacogdoches Chapter
Networking Lunch

Noon at Casa Tomas

Lumberjack Golf
ending Tuesday, Feb. 23
Lost Pines, TX
JL Lewis Intercollegiate

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Lumberjack Baseball at
Texas A&M

6:35 p.m.
College Station, TX

Ladyjack Softball at
Texas A&M
College Station, TX
Doubleheader:
Game 1: 3 p.m.
Game 2: 5 p.m.

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Upcoming Events

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

SFA to present guest euphonium recital
Refer at-risk students to the Early Alert Program
Do the math anytime…anywhere
Sports' Scores
Order an embroidered SFA windshirt
Love your genes, love yourself
Pi Kappa Phi free complimentary breakfast, meet and greet
Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Garden Project

'Cram the Coliseum' events
Stress reduction at the planetarium
Stone Fort Museum to host Black History Month lecture
Multiple choice tests that measures thinking skills workshop
SFA Teaching Excellence Awards Reception, Convocation 2010

Become a group mentor for The BIG Event
'A Raisin in the Sun' coming soon

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SFA to present guest euphonium recital

lauren veronieThe Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Music and U.S. Army Field Band will present Staff Sgt. Lauren Veronie in a guest euphonium recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Pianist James Pitts, SFA staff accompanist, will perform with SSG Veronie.

Included on the program are Goff Richards' "Midnight Euphonium" and Philip Sparke's "Harlequin," which takes its inspiration from the happy and sad masks used in Commedia dell'Arte and consists of one slow movement followed by a faster, frenetic movement.

The duo will also perform Joseph Horovitz' "Euphonium Concerto," one of the first major concertos written for the instrument and a standard in the euphonium repertoire. The three movements each represent musical enjoyment for the head, heart and toes, explained J.D. Salas, SFA instructor of euphonium.

As a member of the U.S. Army Field Band, Veronie travels and performs across the nation over 100 days a year. She earned both her bachelor's and master's in euphonium performance from the University of North Texas.

Prior to joining the Field Band, Veronie recorded extensively with the North Texas Wind Symphony, performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Houston Symphonic Band, and was an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Admission to the recital is free and open to the public. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

Refer at-risk students to the Early Alert Program

exclamationThe SFA Early Alert Program is a valuable resource for faculty, staff, and other members of the SFA community who are experiencing concern for a student due to attendance, academic, and behavioral issues. To refer a student to Early Alert, complete the Early Alert Form at https://forms.sfasu.edu/earlyalert/.

The student will then be connected with beneficial resources available on campus in an effort to increase their chances of success at SFA. If a student’s poor attendance is threatening to negatively affect their performance in your class this semester, please do not hesitate to refer them now!

For more information about the Early Alert Program, visit www.sfasu.edu/judicial/earlyalert.asp.

Do the math anytime…anywhere

math onlineThe Academic Assistance and Resource Center (AARC) announces a new service to our students: a math online lab. We call it the MOL. Very few learning centers in the nation have an online math lab, and even fewer use their own tutors and their own “home-grown” platform.

Andrew Davis, The AARC Math and Physics Program Director, had a vision for online tutoring which would allow any SFA student to post a question on a web page and receive assistance from a tutor via e-mail.

Michael Gillen, Steen Library Web Design Specialist, identified a government shareware program that could be adapted for this purpose. With input from a team of Math faculty, the AARC launched the beta version of the MOL. We encourage students to take advantage of this new online opportunity! Students can access the MOL from the AARC homepage.

 
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News and Announcements

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, browneg@sfasu.edu, located in the Agriculture Building, Room 106. Download an order form.


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.


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 averyg@sfasu.edu.


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.


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: jfinkenberg@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1680. Space is limited. Adult family members are welcome. Admission is FREE!


Stone Fort Museum to host Black History Month lecture: Avocational archeologist Tom Middlebrook will present, “Raphael D'Ortolan, an African Creole on the El Camino Real de los Tejas,” in a Monday, March 1, luncheon lecture at Stephen F. Austin State University. Hosted by the Stone Fort Museum as the second in a series celebrating Black History Month, the lecture is co-sponsored by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Temple Forestry Building, Room 117. A light lunch will be served free of charge to those with reservations. To reserve your seat, contact the museum at (936) 468-2408, or send an e-mail to stonefort@sfasu.edu.


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.


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.


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 jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088 for more information.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

raisin in the sunTuesday, March 2 through Saturday, March 6

The SFA School of Theatre will present Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 6, in W.M.Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ University Series.

Set in the 1950s on the South Side of Chicago, “A Raisin in the Sun” focuses on the Youngers, an African-American family, and the dreams each of its members is struggling to attain. Allen Oster directs the drama that made history in 1959 as the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for SFA faculty and staff, and $6 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
 

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Tuesday, Feb.23

Red Stick Saxophone Quartet Guest Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building.
The quartet was formed in 1997 by Brian Utley, SFA assistant professor of music, and three other saxophone players when they were all students at Louisiana State University. Included on the program are "Restless" by SFA Associate Professor Stephen Lias, "Vonnegut: Suite for Saxophone Quartet" by quartet member John Perrine, and the world premiere of "Sonatina for Saxophone Quartet" by SFA composition student Lance Trevino. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Lauren Veronie Guest Euphonium Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building.
A member of the U.S. Army Field Band, staff sergeant Veronie will perform Joseph Horovitz' "Euphonium Concerto," Philip Sparke's "Harlequin" and Goff Richards' "Midnight Euphonium." Pianist James Pitts, SFA staff accompanist, will perform with Veronie. Admission is free.


NEXT WEEK

Tuesday, March 2 through Saturday, March 6
The SFA School of Theatre will present Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 6, in W.M.Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ University Series. Set in the 1950s on the South Side of Chicago, “A Raisin in the Sun”focuses on the Youngers, an African-American family, and the dreams each of its members is struggling to attain. Allen Oster directs the drama that made history in 1959 as the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for SFA faculty and staff, and $6 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

Tuesday, March 2
Karen Clarke Guest Violin Recital • 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Friday, March 5
“Sara’s Book” film premiere (School of Art’s 2010 feature film) • 7 and 9 p.m., Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St., downtown Nacogdoches. Free admission.

Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building.
Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Saturday, March 6
Creative Art Saturday Artistic Clothing class for children ages 6 to 12 • 2 to 4 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. Registration is $5 and covers the cost of the materials.  Parents may pre-register by e-mailing Matthew Sutherlin at sutherlime@sfasu.edu. Registrations will also be accepted 30 minutes prior to the class, as space permits. Class size is limited to 20.


ONGOING
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.

 
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Artistic Endeavors

Leonardo da Vinci spent 12 years painting the "Mona Lisa's" lips. He could also write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.

When young and impoverished, Pablo Picasso kept warm by burning his own paintings.

Vincent van Gogh decided to become an artist when he was 27-years-old.

(Excerpt from "The Book of Useless Information")

 
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