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Summer I Session
June 7 through July 9

Flag Day
Monday, June 14

Dean's Council
Wednesday, June 16
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SFA Gardens
Les Reeves Lecture Series

Thursday, June 17
7 p.m. in the Agriculture Building
Room 110

Father's Day
Sunday, June 20

First Day of Summer
Monday, June 21

Board items due
for July meeting

Friday, June 25

Academic Affairs Council
Wednesday, June 30
Austin Building

Last day to drop classes
without WP/WF

Thursday, July 1

Independence Day
Sunday, July 4

Faculty and Student Holiday
Monday, July 5

ERS Annual Enrollment begins
Monday, July 5

Last day to completely
withdraw from the university

Tuesday, July 6

East Texas Job Fair
Thursday, July 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Final Exams
Friday, July 9

Last day to apply for
summer graduation

Monday, July 12


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SFA announces new dean of Nelson Rusche College of Business
SFA announces new dean of James I. Perkins College of Education
SFA to open Mata Ortiz pottery exhibition
American Association of Petroleum Geologists chapter earns recognition
SFA to host Preserve America Workshop
Children find new ways to express themselves at Summer Art Academy
SFA holds Wonder Woods camp
ERS Board makes changes for PY2011
Bleecker St. offers delivery service during summer
SFA Dining hours for Summer I and II sessions
Order a graduation ceremony DVD
Remember to update your contact information
Registration still open for Little Jack Rec Camps
SFA Music Preparatory Division offers summer lessons and camps
Library hours during Independence Day weekend
Library hours between summer sessions
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Ongoing art exhibitions
Group piano ensemble and sight-reading class
Magical Musical Summer on Stage season begins June 25
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SFA announces new dean
of Nelson Rusche College of Business

Dr. Danny R. Arnold has been named dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University and will join the faculty Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

Arnold currently is a professor of marketing and dean of the College of Business Administration at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. He is a former dean and professor of marketing at both Frostburg State University and New Mexico State University. Early in his career, Arnold worked as an assistant professor of marketing at SFA from 1976 to 1979.

“I am confident Dr. Arnold’s many years of experience as a college of business dean will prove very valuable as he fulfills this role in the Nelson Rusche College of Business,” said SFA President Baker Pattillo. “I am very happy to welcome him back to our university and look forward to the strong leadership he will provide our business students and faculty.” More

 

SFA announces new dean
of James I. Perkins College of Education

Dr. Judy A. Abbott has been named dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University and will join the faculty Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

Abbott currently is the assistant dean of the College of Human Resources and Education at West Virginia University in Morgantown, W. Va., where she has been part of the faculty since 1995. Abbott also served as director of the Office of Teacher Education at WVU from 2006 to 2009.

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Abbott as the newest academic dean at Stephen F. Austin State University," said SFA President Baker Pattillo. "Her wealth of experience as a public school teacher, as well as a professor, director and assistant dean at the university level, makes her an excellent choice to lead the James I. Perkins College of Education." More

 

SFA to open Mata Ortiz pottery exhibition

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will open an exhibition of Mata Ortiz pottery at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. The entire pueblo of Mata Ortiz in northern Chihuahua, Mexico, creates outstanding handmade coiled pots, following centuries old methods, explained Christian Cutler, director of SFA galleries. More

 

SFA chapter of American Association of Petroleum Geologists
earns recognition

The Stephen F. Austin State University chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists recently placed fourth among more than 200 schools around the globe in an annual competition for Outstanding Student Chapter.

Competing institutions included the University of Aberdeen, Scotland; Cairo University, Egypt; University of Texas at Austin; and Texas A&M University.  The AAPG is an international organization with 31,000 members in more than 100 countries.  AAPG opens doors and creates opportunities for students to learn, network and develop their professional goals.

The SFA chapter is regularly commended for its involvement in the local community and on a national level. Since its start in1983, it has been recognized for outstanding achievement five times.

In the photo: The SFA chapter of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists placed fourth among more than 200 schools around the globe in an annual competition for Outstanding Student Chapter. Pictured from left are officers Andrew McCann, secretary; Henriette Eidsnes, treasurer; Sarah Power, president; and John LeBus, vice president.

 

SFA to host Preserve America Workshop

Stephen F. Austin State University will host a free Preserve America Workshop on gravestone identification Friday, June 18, at several cemeteries in Houston and Cherokee counties.

Participants will learn to identify and distinguish between the most commonly used stones for cemetery markers in East Texas, including marble, granite and ironstone, as well as other materials that are often mistaken for stone such as zinc and concrete, said Dr. Perky Beisel, assistant professor of history at SFA.

“Being able to correctly identify the materials forming a marker allows one to better understand its cultural significance, as well as ensure its proper preservation,” she said. More

 

Children find new ways to express themselves
at Summer Art Academy

About 60 creative kids are learning all about making various forms of art at the 17th annual Summer Art Academy hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University. The two-week academy teaches children from kindergarten to sixth grade lessons in drawing, painting, print making, sun prints, sculpture, collage, marbling and everything in between. Since its beginning, the academy has grown every year, and its director, Gary Parker, has watched the program take shape. More

 

SFA holds Wonder Woods camp

"I'm Herman the worm and I like to squirm and I like to go down in the ground. Boom! Boom! Boom!" Children participating in the Pineywoods Day Camp sang this tune as they took turns digging for earthworms in a bucket of soil. The first in a series of week-long day camps hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Agriculture concludes today with a fun day of fishing on the agenda.

The first camp, Wonder Woods, was held this past week at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. On Thursday, each child squealed as they held worms, and Hadyn Rivers, 5, talked about all the creatures she'd learned about so far. More

 
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News & Announcements

ERS has provided an update for the changes to your insurance benefits for PY2011. Visit the ERS website to view the changes or view a quick list of the changes that begin Wednesday, September 1.

   

Bleecker St. is offering a delivery program for faculty and staff members during the summer! Go online to www.SFAdining.com under the promotions tab to see the menu and get more information about the delivery program!

   
SFA Dining Hours of operation are posted online for Summer I and II! Go to www.SFAdining.com and click on the "Dining Hours" link for specific hours and locations.
   
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. Orders will be mailed beginning Thursday, June 22. 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.
   
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
   
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. More
   
Ralph W. Steen Library Independence Day Hours
July 4 Sunday Closed
July 5 Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ralph W. Steen Library Summer I Intercession Hours
July 9 Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 10-11 Saturday and Sunday Closed
July 12 Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Ongoing art exhibitions at The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Call 468-1131.

 
Nac Collects in the downstairs Ledbetter Gallery through Saturday, June 26. 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.
   
  Nacogdoches Art League 40th Annual Juried Exhibition in the upstairs Reavley Gallery through Saturday, July 3.
   

Coming Soon

 
Group piano ensemble and sight-reading class
Middle and high school students

Middle and high school students can register for a group piano ensemble and sight-reading class taught by Dr. Andrew Parr from 11 a.m. to noon June 21 through 24, and July 19 through 22, in Room 302 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Cost for either session is $40, or $75 for both. Register online at www.music.sfasu.edu/prep or call (936) 468-1291.
   

Magical Musical Summer on Stage season

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 Professor Scott 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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Purchase tickets at the
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or call (936) 468-6407
 
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In 1966, the Scott Paper Company introduced a paper dress, a special offer available through the mail for one dollar.

Within six months, they had sold 500,000 of them — prompting experts to predict that by 1980, 25 percent of all our clothes would be made of paper.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"