Thursday, Feb. 25


Today's Weather

56° Today
32° Tonight
Partly Cloudy

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Scores

Lumberjack Basketball at
Texas State
W, 77-70 

Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Texas State
W, 95-83

Ladyjack Softball at
Houston Baptist
W, 5-1

Lumberjack Baseball at
Texas A&M
W, 7-6

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Today's Calendar

Ladyjack Bowling
ending Sunday, Feb. 28
Bessemer, AL

SFA Movie Series
"Twilight" 7 p.m.
"Twilight New Moon" 9:30 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

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Tomorrow's Calendar

SFA Movie Series
"Twilight" 7 p.m.
"Twilight New Moon"
Midnight and 9:30 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Ladyjack Bowling
ending Sunday, Feb. 28
Bessemer, AL
Holiday Classic

Lumberjack Baseball
3 p.m. vs. Northwestern State
Jaycees Field

Indoor Track and Field:
SLC Indoor Championships

ending Saturday, Feb. 27
Norman, Okla.

SFA Cheerleading
Recruit Weekend

11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
ending Saturday, Feb. 27
HPE Complex

"Stress Reduction
at the Planetarium"
5:15 to 6:15 p.m.
Math/Planetarium Building

MarsQuest at the
SFA Planetarium

7 p.m.

Today's Headlines

Gardens Lecture Series to feature Texas A&M horticulturist
Annual 'Dance for the Health of IT'
Deadline to apply for May graduation
Position available for a graduate student
Send your taste buds around the world
SFA Regent to speak at Chamber luncheon
'Cram the Coliseum' events
Fairwell reception slated for Sunday
Stone Fort Museum to host Black History Month lecture
Counseling Center providing suicide QPR
Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award nomination
William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award nomination
Regents Lecture 'Is SFA More Than Just Another Pretty Face?'
'A Raisin in the Sun' coming soon

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Gardens Lecture Series to feature Texas A&M horticulturist

arnold mikeThe SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110. Dr. Mike Arnold, Texas A&M Horticulturist, will present "Knowing the Flowers from the Weeds and Other Fun Things We Learn in Aggie Horticulture."

Arnold is a professor in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M University where he conducts research on bridging the gap from the nursery producer to the landscape professional and home consumer of landscape plants.

He has degrees in horticulture from Ohio State University and North Carolina State University. He helped develop the Texas A&M Nursery/Floral Crops Research and Education Facility and is the author of "Landscape Plants for Texas and Adjacent States."

With the exception of Spring Break, The Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is held the third Thursday of each month at the SFA Mast Arboretum. For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or grantdamon@sfasu.edu.

 

Annual 'Dance for the Health of IT'

Always wanted to learn to Ballroom Dance? Have a desire to learn Clogging? We have just the class for you. Please join us for the annual EWC "Dance for the Health of IT" to be held in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Gymnastics Room 113.

Stan Bobo will instruct basic fox trot, waltz and rumba on Monday, March 1, and Monday, March 8. Cathy Michaels will present basic clogging on Tuesday, March 2, and Tuesday March 9. All classes meet from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. All classes are free. One may choose to attend any or all classes.

Please contact the office at (936) 468-1680 or jfinkenberg@sfasu.edu for more information and to register. Bring a partner or come on your own. Adult family members welcome.
 
 

Upcoming Events

Relay for Life of
Nacogdoches County

March 5, 6
Expo Center

SFA Regents Lecture 2010
Tuesday, March 9

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

SFA Teaching Excellence
Awards Reception and Convocation 2010

Thursday, April 15

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
     
 
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News and Announcements

Deadline to Apply For May Graduation: The deadline to apply for May graduation is Monday, March 22. Any student planning to graduate in May MUST apply for graduation. To do so, come to the Registrar’s office in Rusk Building, Room 204. If the student is an undergraduate student, application is to be made in person.  Students pursuing the following degrees must bring a copy of their tentative degree plan with them when they come to apply: Any undergraduate degree offered by the College of Education, any second degree that is sought, the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree or the Liberal Studies Major. Graduate students, unless they are in the School of Music, must have a degree plan on file in the Registrar’s office before applying. Graduate students may call (936) 468-2455 or 2465 to find out if their degree plan is on file.  Graduate students may also either fax or mail their application to the Registrar’s office. The application can be found online at http://www.sfasu.edu/registrar/docs/graduate_mail_application.pdf.

The art department has a position available for a graduate student currently enrolled at SFA. This paid assistantship is with the art galleries and would include responsibilities in facility management, event planning and some gallery security related duties. This would be an excellent position for a graduate student from the hospitality, business, art or service-related departments although any graduate student may apply. A full list of responsibilities is available by contacting Christian Cutler, Director of Galleries, at cutlerch@sfasu.edu. The position is available now and will be open until filled. The position will last through the end of this semester. Extended employment through the summer is possible.

Send your taste buds around the world! Please join ISA for the International Food Festival from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Yellow House Student Center located at 201 East College St. in Nacogdoches. Tickets may be purchased at the Office of International Programs in Liberal Arts North Building, Room 402. Tickets for students are $5, and $7 for faculty and staff.

Learn from the experiences of James A. "Jimmy" Thompson, mayor of Sugar Land and chairman of SFA Board of Regents, at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Hotel Fredonia. Thompson will present “Leading Sugar Land, Leading SFA.” Registration for the chamber Fourth Friday Luncheon is required. Complete and return a registration form found at www.nacogodches.org or call (936) 560-5533. Lunch is $16 at the door.

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 the SFA basketball game in SFA’s William R. Johnson Coliseum at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, Lumberjacks vs. Corpus Christi.

You're invited to attend a special reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, President's Suite B, to say goodbye to Father Jesudoss Thomas or "Father Jesu," who has served as chaplain for SFA's St. Mary's Chapel and Catholic Campus Ministry for the past four years. He leaves to continue his work as the pastor at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Longview. The event, hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Kappa Upsilon Sigma and the Catholic Women's Sorority, will also provide everyone with the opportunity to meet and welcome new incoming chaplain Father Paul Key. Everyone is invited to join us for cake and refreshments.

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.

Concerned about someone? Learn to intervene when a friend or loved one might be thinking of suicide. The Counseling Center is providing QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training for faculty, staff and students. The next training session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 2, in the Rusk Building, Room 333. Please call (936) 468-2401 for more information and to sign up.

Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award Nomination information is located on the Graduate School Web site. The Alumni Association will honor the outstanding graduate student for the 2009-2010 academic school year. The winner will receive a small cash award and recognition by the Alumni Association. The completed nomination forms and supporting letters of recommendation need to be submitted to the Graduate School by Friday, March 5.

William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award Nomination information is located on the Graduate School Web site as well. The winner and thesis director will be acknowledged in the May 2010 commencement program and the winner will receive a plaque from the Graduate School. Please submit a copy of the thesis selected from your department (only one per department) along with a nomination form explaining how the thesis fulfills the criteria to the Graduate School on or before Friday, March 5.

Stephen F. Austin State University Office of the Provost and the University Lecture Series Committee cordially invite you to attend the 2010 Regents Lecture "Is SFA More Than Just Another Pretty Face?" presented by Dr. David Creech, Regents Professor of Horticulture, Professor Emeritus and SFA Mast Arboretum Director. The presenation will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the McGee Business Building, Lecture Hall 133. Reception to follow lecture.

 
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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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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.

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 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.
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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M&M's Trivia

M&M's owe their success to the United States military, which was hungry for a candy that could hold up in G.I.s' pockets and backpacks and could be eaten without their trigger fingers getting sticky.

The original package of M&M's contained brown, yellow, orange, red, green and violet-colored candies; violet was dropped in favor of tan in 1949. The red ones were also taken out of the mix, in 1976, but not because they contained red dye no. 2; rather, it was because company officials were afraid that customers would think they did.

Excerpt from "Who Knew?"

 
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