Friday, Feb. 26


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Today'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.

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Tomorrow's Calendar


Women's Tennis
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Noon HOME


Men's Basketball
A&M-Corpus Christi
2 p.m. HOME


Baseball
Louisiana-Monroe
3 p.m. HOME


Women's Basketball
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
7 p.m. AWAY


Track
SLC Indoor Championships
All Day in Norman, Okla.


Bowling
Holiday Classic
All Day
Bessemer, Ala.

Today's Headlines

American classic, 'A Raisin in the Sun,' to open at SFA
Guest violinist to perform
Dining Services conducting semiannual survey
Campus Recreation wants hear what you have to say
Farewell reception slated for Sunday
Annual 'Dance for the Health of IT'
Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award nomination
William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award nomination
Gardens Lecture Series to feature Texas A&M horticulturist

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American classic, 'A Raisin in the Sun,' to open at SFA

raisinEast Texans can experience one of America's classic dramas as the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre 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.

While Hansberry initially had trouble convincing any Broadway theater to produce the work that focuses on the dreams of an African-American family living in the South Side of Chicago in the mid 1950s, its opening in the Ethel Barrymore Theater in 1959 led to the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for best play and four Tony Award nominations.

The production was also significant because it was the first play written by a black woman to be produced on Broadway, and its director, Lloyd Richards, was the first black director on Broadway since the 1920s.

The play's title draws from Langston Hughes' poem "Harlem," in which he poses the question, "What happens to a dream deferred? / Does it dry up/ Like a raisin in the sun?"

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Guest violinist to perform at SFA

Karen Clarke, a member of the music faculty at Vanderbilt University, will present a guest violin recital at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

Joining Clarke for the performance of Jean-Marie Leclair's "Sonata in D major, Op. 3, No. 6" will be Jennifer Dalmas, SFA associate professor of violin. The duo will also present a selection of Béla Bártok's 44 Violin Duos, which integrate folk music from Eastern Europe.

Pianist Ron Petti, SFA director of accompanying, will join Clarke in performing Johannes Brahms' "Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 100," considered by some to be the most lyrical of the three sonatas for violins that Brahms wrote, according to Dalmas.

Clarke will also perform J.S. Bach's "Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003."

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Upcoming Events

Stone Fort Museum
Black History Month Lecture
Monday, March 1, at 1 p.m.
Temple Forestry Building
Room 117

QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer)
Tuesday, March 2
10 a.m. to noon
Rusk Building, Room 333

Relay for Life of

Nacogdoches County

March 5, 6
Expo Center

SFA Regents Lecture 2010
"Is SFA More Than
Just Another Pretty Face?"
presented by Dr. David Creech

Tuesday, March 9, at 5 p.m.
McGee Business Building
Lecture Hall 133
Reception to follow lecture

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

SFA Dining Services is conducting our semiannual DiningStyles survey to better understand campus lifestyle and preferences at SFA. If you are interested in sharing your input, please click on this link to participate in this survey which runs through Friday, March 19: www.college-survey.com/sfasu. As an added bonus, if you complete the survey you will be entered to win a $250 Best Buy gift card! This online Dining survey will only take 8 to 10 minutes, and all responses are confidential. Some topics covered include your opinion about the variety and quality of food we provide, hours of operation and more. Your answers will help us know how we can improve your on-campus dining experience, and we take them very seriously. Also, if you haven’t had an opportunity to explore our new and improved Web site with nutritional information, menus updated daily and special events, you can do so at www.SFAdining.com.

Whether you are a regular user or have never used our facilities, programs or services, we want to hear your feedback! Please take five to 10 minutes to complete our annual satisfaction online survey. At the end of the survey you will have a chance to register for a drawing for a free massage, courtesy of Campus Recreation! We will draw a winner for the massage before the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions about our facilities, programs or services, please visit the Campus Recreation Web site. You may also contact us at (936) 468-3507 or campusrec@sfasu.edu.

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.

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.

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.

The 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." For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or grantdamon@sfasu.edu.

 
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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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Random Information

The phrase "the bitter end" is a nautical term referring to the "bits" around which cables and ropes are wound. If a rope is played out to the bitters' end, the anchor has likely hit the sea floor and you are out of line.

The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed in plurality and disbelieved in nothingness. Believing in the void or even the mathematical concept of zero was heresy and punishable by death.

Excerpt from "Are You Kidding Me?"

 
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