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May-mester Session
May 17 through June 2

ACT Residual given
Tuesday, June 1
8 a.m.
Kennedy Auditorium

May-mester
Last Class Day

Tuesday, June 1

May-mester Final Exams
Wednesday, June 2

Academic Affairs Council
Wednesday, June 2
Austin Building

5th Lone Star Regional
Native Plant Conference

Wednesday, June 2
More info

Faculty available for advising
Friday, June 4
8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Orientation for all
new freshmen and
transfer students enrolling
in summer classes

Friday, June 4, at 1 p.m.
Miller Science Building
Room 137

Opening of Nac Collects
Friday, June 4
From 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Ledbetter Gallery
The Cole Art Center @
The Old Opera House

Evening Native Plant Sale
Friday June 4
From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Pineywoods Native Plant Center greenhouse and nursery facility at 2900 Raguet Street, next door to Raguet Elementary School

Free on-night screening of
Ken Burns’ The National Parks:
America’s Best Idea

Friday, June 4, at 7:15 p.m.
Ledbetter Gallery
The Cole Art Center @
The Old Opera House

Housing Facilities open
for Summer I

Sunday, June 6, at 10 a.m.


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Couple named East Texans of the Year
SFA Music Preparatory Division offers summer lessons and camps
SFA hosts art opening and screening of 'The National Parks'
SFA Music Prep offers summer dance classes for adults and children
SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center to host native plant sale
'Nacogdoches' rose selected as Texas Superstar
Registration still open for Little Jack Rec Camps
May 2010 CyberSecurity Newsletter is now posted

Order a graduation ceremony DVD
Remember to update your contact information
Employee Wellness Center summer program begins
CyberSecurity Training registration deadline today
Alumni awards nomination deadline today
5th Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference this week
SFA Dining May-mester hours
Library hours during May-mester
College of Fine Arts events
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Couple named East Texans of the Year

Representatives from the 12 counties that make up the Deep East Texas Council of Governments met Thursday for the 41st annual membership meeting in Lufkin, and to honor this year's East Texans of the Year.

Judy and Archie McDonald of Nacogdoches received this year's award named for Ralph W. Steen, a longtime Stephen F. Austin State University president and personal friend of the McDonalds. This is the first time a couple, instead of an individual, has received the award. More

 

Music Preparatory Division offers summer lessons, camps

Private music lessons and dance classes for children and adults, an adult piano class, Kindermusik camps for newborns through 7-year-olds and group piano sessions for middle and high school students are all part of the summer program offered by the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University.

The FlexLessons offered by the division enable students to sign up for either four, six or eight private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, flute, harp, percussion, Suzuki and traditional violin, viola, cello, bass, and other instruments as requested, explained Pat Barnett, division director. "We recognize that families' summer schedules are full, so we offer a variety of flexible options between June 1 and Aug. 15. More

 

SFA hosts art opening and screening of 'The National Parks'

An art opening and free film should bring a large crowd to The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House on the evening of Friday, June 4, according to Christian Cutler, director of galleries at Stephen F. Austin State University.

"At 5:30 p.m. the School of Art will open 'Nac Collects,' which offers a fascinating glimpse inside the homes of Nacogdoches art collectors who have graciously agreed to share their art works with us," Cutler continued. More

 

Music Prep offers summer dance classes for adults, children

Reaching beyond music lessons, the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will offer dance and movement classes this summer for both adults and children. All classes will be taught in Room 201 of the Norton Health and Physical Education Building.

Beginning June 1, adults can take an eight-session jazz class from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays (skipping June 15 and 17). Heather Samuelson, adjunct faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, will be the instructor. Samuelson's adult tap class will meet at the same times, beginning July 20. Registration for either class is $85.

Nine- to 11-year-olds can enroll in a six-session "Move to Music" course taught by SFA dance professor Libby Rhodes from 3 to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning July 12. More

 

SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center to host native plant sale

The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center (PNPC) will host an evening native plant sale from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday June 4. The sale will be held at the PNPC greenhouse and nursery facility at 2900 Raguet Street, next door to Raguet Elementary School.

A wide variety of native East Texas trees, shrubs and perennials will be available including Eryngium yuccafolium, Liatris aspera, oak leaf hydrangea, Northwind switchgrass, fall asters, Monarda fistulosa, Peters Purple bee balm and much more! All proceeds help support the 40-acre Pineywoods Native Plant Center and its educational programming. For more information, please contact Trey Andersen, PNPC research associate, at (936) 468-4104 or treyanderson@sfasu.edu.

 

'Nacogdoches' rose selected as Texas Superstar

A hybrid tea rose found by SFA Gardens research associate, Greg Grant, has been named the newest Texas Superstar. The rose, dubbed "Grandma's Yellow" by Texas A&M Extension horticulturists was originally discovered by Grant growing at an abandoned motel in Nacogdoches.

The rose has been called "the yellow rose for Texas" and is still available from some rose nurseries by its original study name of "Nacogdoches." More

 

Registration still open for Little Jack Rec Camps

The SFA Campus Recreation Department is hosting six, one-week Little Jack Rec Camps during June and July for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Sessions will be June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23 and July 26-30. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More

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News & Announcements

 

May 2010 CyberSecurity Newsletter covers Cloud Computing. Download the newsletter now. It will answer the following:
• What is Cloud Computing?
• What are the security concerns?
• What should organizations do?
• Last Words: Security Goes to the Movies

   
Order your graduation ceremony DVD for $25! Each DVD contains the commencement speech of Texas State Sen. Kevin Eltife and every graduate receiving his or her degree. Orders received until Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Orders will be mailed beginning Thursday, June 22, 2010. Order now!
   
If you have changed your address, phone number or e-mail address within the last year, please come by the Human Resource Department, Austin Bldg, Room 201, to change this information so you can receive benefits information over the summer. Remember that Annual Enrollment is July 5 to July 30, and any information or cards sent out by ERS or Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be mailed to the address you currently have on file.
   
 

Registration is now open for the Employee Wellness Center summer program, which runs Monday, May 24, through Friday, July 30. To enroll, please contact the office at (936) 468-1680 or jfinkenberg@sfasu.edu. Space is limited. No cost for SFA employees!
• AQUA-FIT (meets Monday and Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.)
• WATER AEROBICS (meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
• PUMP YOU UP! (meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m.)
• NOONBALL BASKETBALL (meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m.)

   
 

CyberSecurity Training registration deadline is TODAY. Visit www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity for further details.
Event 1: AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cyber Security
Event 2: PER-258 Voice & Data Security
Event 3: AWR-135 Promoting Community Cyber Security

   
Nomination deadline for Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, the Distinguished Professor Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award is TODAY. To learn more about these honors or to download nomination forms, visit the SFA Alumni Association website.
   
 

The SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center is hosting the 5th Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference June 2-5. There is a special $30 day rate for SFA faculty and staff which includes lunch. Come join a unique blend of naturalists, horticulturists, nurserymen, landscapers and gardeners to hear talks ranging from green roofs to landscape design and native azaleas. Faculty and staff will also have the opportunity to attend educational workshops in addition to the educational lectures at the SFA special day rate. Mark your calendar and go to visit us online for the SFA special registration and conference agenda.

   
SFA Dining Summer I and II Hours
East College Cafeteria Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chick-fil-a Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Starbucks Coffee Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eistein Bros. Bagels Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Panda Express Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Sushi Company Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grille Works and Pizza Hut Express Sunday to Thursday 5 to 10:30 p.m.
 
Ralph W. Steen Library May-mester Hours
June 1 Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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College of Fine Arts

Opening of Nac Collects
Friday, June 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Ledbetter Gallery
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St. in Nacogdoches

The exhibition, which includes a wide variety of pieces in an array of media, offers a fascinating glimpse inside the homes of Nacogdoches art collectors who have graciously agreed to share their art works with us, said Christian Cutler, director of SFA galleries. The show will run through Saturday, June 26. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
   
Free on-night screening of Ken Burns’
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea

Friday, June 4, at 7:15 p.m.
Ledbetter Gallery
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St. in Nacogdoches

The 90-minute film traces the birth of the national park idea in the mid-1800s and follows its evolution for nearly 150 years, chronicling the addition of new parks through the stories of the people who helped create them. The screening is sponsored by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, with additional support from the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
   

Coming Soon

 
The SFA School of Theatre invites you to its Magical Musical Summer on Stage season that includes two shows, Side by Side by Sondheim and Beauty and the Beast performed in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

The season will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, with Side by Side by Sondheim, directed by Dr. Alan Nielsen. The sophistication, wit, insight and heart of master composer/lyricist Steven Sondheim are at the center of this musical revue featuring songs from his landmark shows that revolutionized musical theatre. Company, Follies, West Side Story, A Little Night Music and more are included.

The revue will be presented again at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26; Friday, July 9; Saturday, July 10; and Friday, July 16. Matinees at 2 p.m. will be presented on Sunday, July 11; and Saturday, July 17. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, students, and SFA faculty/staff. Includes adult language.

The summer season also includes seven productions of Constance Congdon’s Beauty and the Beast, everyone’s favorite tale of love and adventure, directed by ProfessorScott Shattuck. Kids from 8 to 80 will enjoy watching smart, strong Belle and the Beast that adores her come to life on stage. Original music and Belle’s hilariously zany siblings add to the fun and enchantment.

To accommodate the young audience members, evening productions will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 2; Saturday,July 3; and Wednesday, July 14. Matinees will be presented at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 3; Wednesday, July 7; and Thursday, July 8. A 10:30 a.m. show will be offered Tuesday, July 13. All seats for this show are $6, or $5 each for groups of 20 or more!
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June 1 is Dare Day
June 2 is National Rocky Road Day
June 3 is Repeat Day
June 4 is Old Maid's Day
June 5 is Festival Of Popular Delusions Day
June 6 is National Applesauce Cake Day
June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8 is Name Your Poison Day
June 9 is Donald Duck Day
June 10 is National Yo-Yo Day
June 11 is National Hug Holiday
June 12 is Machine Day
June 13 is National Juggling Day
June 14 is Pop Goes The Weasel Day
June 15 is Smile Power Day
June 16 is National Hollerin' Contest Day
June 17 is Eat Your Vegetables Day
June 18 is International Panic Day
June 19 is World Sauntering Day
June 20 is Ice Cream Soda Day
June 21 is Cuckoo Warning Day
June 22 is National Chocolate Eclair Day
June 23 is National Pink Day
June 24 is Museum Comes To Life Day
June 25 is Log Cabin Day
June 26 is National Chocolate Pudding Day
June 27 is National Columnists Day
June 28 is Paul Bunyan Day
June 29 is Camera Day
June 30 is Meteor Day