Monday, Jan. 25


Today's Weather

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Lumberjack Basketball
SFA (62) - S.E. Louisiana (51)

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SFA (75) - S.E. Louisiana (61)

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Today's Calendar

Board of Regents
Open Session

9 a.m. • Monday, Jan. 25
Austin Building • Room 307

Last day to change schedules
other than to drop courses


AARC tutor services begin
1 p.m. • Academic Assistance
and Resource Center
R.W. Steen Library

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Tomorrow's Calendar

4th Annual East Texas
Geospatial Conference

Student Center

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Upcoming Events

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

SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 20

Spring Break Holiday
March 13 to 21

SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, March 27

SFA's Bright Ideas Conference
Thursday, April 8

Today's Headlines

 

SFA students present papers at national conference
SFA to host 4th Annual East Texas Geospatial Conference
Employee Wellness Connection for Spring 2010
Alumni Association to host a tailgating party Feb. 20
Ask a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR
Community Partners Breakfast
Free H1N1 flu vaccinations
Showcase Saturday volunteers needed
SFA's Bright Ideas Conference
College of Fine Arts Events
This & That

 
 
     

SFA students present papers at national conference

 

sfa logoFor many students studying history, the presentation of a college paper at a national conference can open doors to graduate school and post-graduate work, says Dr. Dana Cooper, a professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Recently, to help provide these types of opportunities to its students, the SFA history department and the Student Academic Travel Program of the Office of Student Affairs funded five members of the national history honor society, Phi Alpha Theta, to attend a national conference in San Diego, Calif.

"It was a big surprise," said Cassandra Bennett, chapter president who presented "Shifts in Gender Roles: Confederate Civil War Letters" at the conference. "I don't know if we all could have gone if they hadn't (funded the trip). We're so grateful to the university."

Savannah Williamson, who presented "Religion as a Cause of Temperance and Abstinence: How the Second Great Awakening took the Fun out of Nineteenth Century America," said that many of the students she spoke with from other schools said they had to pay their own way to the conference, something that made her and the other members of the group so much more appreciative of the university's generosity. Williamson said each of the SFA students did have to pay their conference fee, but the money they received from the university paid for airfare and accommodations.

The group, which also included Emily Curry, Meredith May and graduate student Chris Elzen, explained that in order to attend the conference, they each had to submit a paper they had written in a history class taken last fall. Once they arrived at the conference, they were paired with students who wrote on similar topics and allotted 15-minutes for an Q-and-A style discussion with a panel of historians.

"Most of us are considering this as a profession, so it gives us a feel for it, because if we do continue in graduate school or post graduate (work), we're expected to do these," Bennett said, referring to presentations of historical papers.

In addition to the presentation experience, Curry, who presented "A History of Midwifery and Women's Thoughts Toward Midwives," said the conference also enabled them to visit with members of the American Historical Association, which was having its annual conference that same week in the same location. Read more of the story in The Daily Sentinel.

 
     
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News and Announcements

The East Texas Geospatial Conference will be held in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Jan. 27 and 28. Talks are open to students. A highlight of the conference is a display of globes depicting the earth and hemispheres of Mars developed from satellite imagery by Todd Ullrich. One of the globes will be a 16-foot diameter globe that is lighted from the inside. The globes will be on display in the Grand Ballroom. Students can visit the displays on Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. If you would like more information about the conference, please visit crgsc.org.

Enroll Now! The Employee Wellness Connection (EWC) Spring 2010
program offerings will begin Monday, Jan. 25th. Program offerings include instructor-conducted Water Aerobics, Aqua-Fit and Pump You Up!, Noonball Basketball and special programs to include the annual Walk Across Texas, Dance for the Health Of It and Stress Reduction at the Planetarium. Enrollment is limited. All full-time and part-time faculty, staff and administrators are eligible to participate at no cost. For more information or to enroll please contact the EWC office at 468-1680 or Juanita at jfinkenberg@sfasu.edu.
alumni
The SFA Alumni Association will be tailgating before the Feb. 20 Ladyjack Basketball game against Southeastern Louisiana. Please contact the Alumni Center at (936) 468-3407 for more information.

suicideAsk a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR • The SFA Counseling Center is offering several suicide intervention training sessions throughout the semester for faculty, staff and students. In less than two hours, you can learn helpful information on how to intervene and safe a life. The first training session for Spring 2010 is Monday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Seating is limited so register by calling (936) 468-2401. The trainings are located in the Counseling Center on the third floor of the Rusk Building.

Faculty 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.

Free 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.

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!

 

nate the greatWednesday, Jan. 27
Nate the Great • 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium, Griffith Fine Arts Building, as part of the College of Fine Arts’ Children’s Performing Arts Series. Target grades: K-4. Tickets: $6 for individuals and $5 per person for groups of 20 or more.

charles gavinThursday, Jan. 28
Charles Gavin Faculty Horn Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 SFA faculty & staff, $2 student.

Friday, Jan. 29
Paul Christopher Guest Cello Recital • 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

regined gallerySaturday, Jan. 30
Refined VI Opening Reception with gallery talk and announcement of winners at 6 p.m. in 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.

rogers and hammersteinSome Enchanted Evening: the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, School of Music vocal dinner theater 6 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Baker Pattillo Student Center. The program will feature SFA voice and choral faculty members singing songs from musicals such as “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “Oklahoma!”  Tables can accommodate up to 8 people, and tickets start at $35 per person. For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407. Deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 27.

ONGOING
HomeGriffith 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.

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

 
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this and that The Floating Stadium of Singapore

floating stadiumThe Float at Marina Bay, also known as Marina Bay Floating Platform, is the world's largest floating stage. It is located on the waters of the Marina Reservoir, in Marina Bay, Singapore.

Made entirely of steel, the floating platform on Marina Bay measures 120 metres long and 83 metres wide, which is 5 percent larger than the soccer field at the National Stadium. The platform can bear up to 1,070 tonnes, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tonnes of stage props and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.

But do they have boats cruising around during the games to catch all those balls that were kicked outside the field?
 
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