Thursday, Jan. 21


Today's Weather

72° Today
40° Tonight
Sunny

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Sports Scores

Lumberjack Basketball
SFA (72 ) - Texas-Arlington (65 )

Ladyjack Basketball
SFA (79 ) - Texas-Arlington (86 )

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Today's Calendar

Les Reeves Garden
Lecture Series
7 p.m. • Rm. 110
Agriculture Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

"Home" Opening Reception
6 p.m. • Griffith Gallery, Rm. 208
Griffith Fine Arts Building

Indoor Track and Field:
LSU Purple Tiger Invitational
Baton Rouge, La.

Ladyjack Tennis at
Texas-Pan American
5 p.m. • Dallas, TX

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Upcoming Events

Nursing Facility Grand Opening
2 p.m. • Sunday, Jan. 24
Located at 5707 North St.

Community Partners Breakfast
8 a.m. • Thursday, Jan. 28
Student Center Twilight Ballroom

Saturday, Feb. 20
SFA Showcase Saturday

March 13 to 21
Spring Break Holiday

Saturday, March 27
SFA Showcase Saturday

SFA's Bright Ideas Conference
Thursday, April 8

Today's Headlines

 

Fraternity starting Haiti donation drive
SFA Spirit Fridays
Jazz band auditions
Movie Series Line Up
Cemetery Interpretation Project featured in magazine
Farewell reception for Gil Hanke, human services
Community Partners Breakfast
Free H1N1 flu vaccinations
Free TB Test Clinic
Preview Student Recreation Center for free
Showcase Saturday volunteers needed
SFA's Bright Ideas Conference
College of Fine Arts Events
This & That

 
 
     

Fraternity starting Haiti donation drive

 

crest logoIn light of the catastrophic earthquake that devastated much of Haiti last week, a fraternity at Stephen F. Austin State University is doing its part to help ease the suffering of the millions of affected people there.

Traditionally, the African-American fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha, holds a nationwide canned food drive to support local charitable organizations, but with the news and images showing such widespread destruction and death in the Afro-Caribbean nation, chapters across the country are modifying their efforts.

"Usually, it's just a regular canned food drive that would benefit GODTEL and the Women's Shelter, but we did one just before Christmas break, and so we decided that it would be OK to 'spread our wealth' to an area that's really needing it right now," said Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity brother and director of public relations Laterrious Starks. "While we understand that right now the best way to help is through monetary donations, we feel that eventually they are going to need these supplies, so we might as well get a head start on collecting the items."

Starks said the national arm of the fraternity has contacted the U.S. State Department to find out what items are needed most in the impoverished country and were told the greatest need right now are clothing items, shoes, vitamins and plastic storage containers to place all the items in.

Starting today, the items can be dropped off at the Baker Patillo Student Center's Spirit Lounge for the next two weeks. Depending on the level of need and response from the public, Starks said the fraternity may ask the Student Center administrators to allow them to collect items beyond the two weeks for which they have the storage room reserved. Read more in The Daily Sentinel

 

purple fridaysWear your purple proudly tomorrow for the traditional SFA Spirit Fridays!

     
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News and Announcements

The SFA Jazz Bands will hold auditions from 11 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. today in Rm. 282 of the Music Building. Participation in the jazz bands is open to all SFA students, not just music majors. There are two bands, each using trumpets, trombones, saxophones, piano, drums, bass and guitar. Contact Dr. Gary Wurtz for more info at gwurtz@sfasu.edu.

michael jacksonStudent Activities Association is showing "Fame" and Michael Jackson's "This Is It" beginning tonight. Movies will be shown on Thursday, Friday and Sunday in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Movie Theater, 2nd floor. All of our showings will be for the low cost of $1 for SFA students, $2 for faculty/staff and $3 for the community! Children under 5-years-old get in free!! We have the cheapest movie concessions in town with 75¢ popcorn, candy and drinks! Also, SAA offers a concession combination package: one drink, one popcorn and one candy all for $2! Drink and popcorn refills are always free throughout the movie. For more information on the SAA Movies, please call our Movie Line at (936)468-6554.

Movie Series Line Up:
January 21, 22, 24
7 p.m. - "Fame" (PG)
9:15 p.m. - Michael Jackson's "This Is It" (PG)


SFA has been featured in the January/February issue of the Texas Historical Commission’s magazine: "The Medallion," for the Cemetery Interpretation Project, which is a partnership between the City of Nacogdoches and SFA. The project team spans three colleges (Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture, College of Liberal & Applied Arts and the College of Education) and one division (Ralph W. Steen Library) at SFA, making it a truly multi-disciplinary effort. To learn more about the Cemetery Interpretation Project, visit the online version of the magazine to read the article.

The Department of Human Services invites you to a farewell reception for Gil Hanke, Human Services, from 10:45 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 22, in the Human Services Building, Rm. 101. Please come and wish Hanke a fond farewell as he moves to Nashville as the chairman of the United Methodist Men's Organization.

breakfastFaculty and staff are invited to attend the Department of Student Affairs’ Community Partners Breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center’s Twilight Ballroom. The event is open to the campus community as well as representatives from community agencies that are looking for student volunteers. It is an easy way to find out about areas of need in Nacogdoches and is often a great way to establish partnerships for service learning projects. Information will also be available about applying for service learning grants for the Fall 2010 semester. RSVP to Jamie Bouldin, Assistant Director for Student Life, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1088.

h1n1Free H1N1 Flu Vaccinations:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Monday through Friday • No appointments necessary. First come, first serve while supplies last. There are currently 210 vaccines available for students, faculty and staff.

Please inform your students about the free TB Test Clinic:
8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 22 • Students taking the free test must return for the reading on Monday, Jan. 25, during the same times listed. Please be advised of the following: 1) Any student that is pregnant must have a note from her physician giving approval to take the test; 2) Any student that has had a positive test reading in the past will need to have a chest x-ray. Chest x-rays are done at the student’s expense, approximately $65. Please instruct these students also to come to the TB clinic to obtain an order for the x-ray; and 3) Any student that takes the test on Friday and fails to return on Monday for the reading will have to wait several weeks before the test can be repeated; and, due to the increased number of students that have failed to return on the proper day for the readings, we have increased the charge for a repeat test to $10. For more information, please visit the University Health Clinic Web site or call (936) 468-4008.

recreation centerPreview the Student Recreation Center for free until Sunday, Jan. 24!

With a valid SFA ID, faculty and staff are able to test the facilities to workout, take a dip in the pool, jog along the indoor track, play raquetball and more. Members may purchase a one-month membership or several consecutive months for $30 per month. Payment may be made at time of purchase or deducted from your paycheck each month. For only $5 a day, members may bring a friend. To learn more about the facilities, view upcoming events and read the "Rec-Insider" newsletter, visit our Web site.

For more information, please contact Campus Recreation by phone at (936) 468-3507 or e-mail at campusrec@sfasu.edu.

Volunteers needed!  Help recruit students to SFA by volunteering for “Showcase Saturday."  Saturday, Feb. 20, is the big day.  Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Please e-mail Monique Cossich at cossichm@sfasu.edu if you are interested.  This is not work – it is fun!

Save the date! SFA’s Bright Ideas Conference, spotlighting faculty research, scholarship and artistry, has been scheduled for Thursday, April 8. Check with your dean’s office about specific submission guidelines for your college. If you have questions, contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (936) 468-6606 or e-mail smcdaniel@sfasu.edu.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

Liverpool LegendsLiverpool Legends, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, Griffith Fine Arts Building. In this “Ultimate Beatles Tribute Show,” Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of the Fab Four.  With precise attention to detail, the lads make you feel like you’re watching the real thing! Tickets are selling fast! SFA faculty and staff are eligible for two half-price tickets in sections B and C ($14.50 and $8.50).

Visit www.liverpoollegends.com to learn more about this award-winning group!

 

Tomorrow

  • "Home" Opening Reception, 6 p.m., 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.

Saturday, Jan. 23

  • Semifinal round of the Schmidbauer International Piano Competition (30-minute performances), 9 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.
  • Richard Dowling Guest Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Sunday, Jan. 24

  • music compFinal round of the Schmidbauer International Piano Competition (three finalists), 2:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Announcement of winners immediately follows. Tickets: $10 adult, $8 seniors and $5 students, SFA faculty & staff.

To purchase tickets, please visit our online ticket box office or call (936) 468-6407.

 
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this and that austin buildingDid you know that 14 Texas Historical Markers are currently placed around campus?

The historical significance of each marker range from commemorating the Austin Building to the Women's Army Corps School and the Shay Locomotive. To learn more about the markers or read the inscriptions of each one, visit The Center for East Texas Studies Web site. The site also provides information on the whereabouts of each marker.
 
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