Thursday, March 4


Today's Weather

63° Today
39° Tonight
Sunny

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Scores


Softball
Sam Houston State
W, 7-0


Men's Basketball
Central Arkansas
W, 54-49


Women's Basketball
Central Arkansas
W, 88-87

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Today's Calendar

SFA Movie Series
BPSC Theater
"Did You Hear About
the Morgans?" at 7 p.m.
"The Blindside" at 9:15 p.m.

Lorraine Hansberry’s
“A Raisin in the Sun”
7:30 p.m.
W.M.Turner Auditorium

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Lumberjack Baseball
Norman, OK
11 a.m. vs. USF

MarsQuest at the
SFA Planetarium

7 p.m.

“Sara’s Book” film premiere (School of Art’s 2010 feature film) 7 and 9 p.m.
Cole Art Center @
The Old Opera House

SFA Movie Series

BPSC Theater
"Did You Hear About
the Morgans?" at 7 p.m.
"The Blindside" at 9:15 p.m. & Midnight

Swingin’ Axes and
Swingin’ Aces jazz bands
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

Lorraine Hansberry’s
“A Raisin in the Sun”
7:30 p.m.
W.M.Turner Auditorium

William R. Johnson Outstanding
Thesis Award Nomination Due

Submit to Graduate School

Marilyn Odom Outstanding
Graduate Student Award
Nomination Due

Submit to Graduate School

Relay for Life of

Nacogdoches County
Expo Center

Today's Headlines

SFA horticulture professor to deliver 2010 Regents Lecture
SFA to give back to community during The BIG Event
Children's wearable art class this Saturday
Deadline to apply for May graduation
TIDES program profiled on national Web site
Visit AARC's interactive blogazine, 'The Broken Spoon'
March 2010 Cyber Security Newsletter now posted
'Student Employee of the Year' nomination forms
SFA welcomes American Ballet Theatre II
SFA IT Department warns of potential scams during census year

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SFA horticulture professor to deliver 2010 Regents Lecture

david creechThe upcoming Stephen F. Austin State University Regents Lecture will compare SFA’s role in educating and nurturing students to the process of horticulture.

Dr. David L. Creech, former Regents Professor and SFA professor emeritus of horticulture, will deliver the address, “Is SFA more than just another pretty face?”

“If you think about it, we’re all here to educate, entertain and enlighten,” Creech said. “There’s not a lot of difference between planting a seed in a pot and planting an idea in a student’s head. Both involve watering, fertilizing, pruning and training—it’s all about nurturing.”

The lecture will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in the Nelson Rusche College of Business Lecture Hall, located in SFA’s McGee Business Building, Room 133. Refreshments will be served following the lecture. There is no admission charge.

Read more about the 2010 Regents Lecture.

 

SFA to give back to the community during The BIG Event

big eventStudents from Stephen F. Austin State University are seeking opportunities to help the community during The BIG Event, an afternoon of service projects in the city of Nacogdoches and the surrounding county, on Friday, April 23.

The BIG Event, coordinated by the Office of Student Affairs and the SFA Volunteer Program, is a way for students to say “thank you” to the surrounding area for its support of the university. Nacogdoches County residents, businesses and non-profit organizations are invited to submit a Job Request Form for The BIG Event by Friday, March 19.

Read more about The BIG Event.

 

SFA offers children's wearable art class

Area 6- to 12-year-olds may register for an artistic clothing class offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House as part of the Creative Art Saturday program.

Under the guidance of SFA Instructor of Art Matthew Sutherlin and art education majors, participants will discuss clothing as a form of self-expression and artistic product. Students will utilize non-traditional materials in the creation of a piece of clothing that functions as a self-portrait.

Additional Creative Art Saturday programs for the spring include "The Art of Installation: Modular Installation Art" on April 24.

Registration for each workshop is $5 and covers the cost of the materials. Parents may pre-register by e-mailing 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.

 
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News and Announcements

The deadline to apply for May graduation is Monday, March 22. Any student planning to graduate in May MUST apply for graduation. To do so, come to the Registrar’s office in the Rusk Building, Room 204. Doctoral and Master students may call (936) 468-2455 or 2465 to find out if their degree plan is on file. They may then either fax or mail their application to the Registrar’s office. The application can be found online at www.sfasu.edu/registrar/docs/graduate_mail_application.pdf.

The Ralph W. Steen Library's TIDES Program, originally funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is profiled on the IMLS Web site this month. The TIDES Program offers free access to a database containing some of the rich cultural and historic resources of Texas and Mexico, which are enriched by K-12 lesson plans and activities. Visit http://imls.gov/profiles/Mar10.shtm to learn more about the featured program.

spoonThe AARC’s interactive blogazine focuses less on text and more on the faces of our clients, faculty and tutors.  We think pictures probably say a lot more than words about our learning community at the AARC. Click The Broken Spoon of the Academic Assistance and Resource Center (AARC) to:
• Read about Dr. Lee Payne's “amazing experience.”
• See a snowman in a bikini.
• Learn about our Ho Ho Party.
• Understand why students think of AARC as home.
• Find out why AARC is more than a resume blip for our tutors.

March 2010 Cyber Security Newsletter
is now posted. As 2010 gets underway, it's an opportune time to assess the cyber security landscape and prepare for what new challenges may lie ahead, as well as what current threats may continue. In this month's newsletter, we answer: What Are the Cyber Trends for 2010? and
What Can I Do? You may access the newsletter at the ITS Security Web site.

It is that time of year to show gratitude to our wonderful student workers! The week of April 11 to 17 is Student Employee Appreciation Week! Student Employment coordinates a competition/recognition called “Student Employee of the Year!" This is a great opportunity for your department to nominate that one extraordinary student worker!  The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from the nominations received in Student Employment. The downloadable form will explain how you can participate. The deadline is Thursday, April 15. The winner of “Student Employee of the Year" will receive a very nice certificate, a variety of donated gifts and a plaque that can be placed in his/her employing department! If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment at (936) 468-6637.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

 

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balletTuesday, March 9

American Ballet Theatre II
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Handpicked from around the world by the artistic staff of American Ballet Theatre, the classical company of 12 dancers (ages 16-20) will present a varied program in three acts that includes "Interplay," excerpts from "Swan Lake" and "Le Corsaire, and new works created specifically for ABT II.

The program is suitable for all ages. SFA faculty and staff are eligible for two half-price tickets in sections B and C ($14.50 and $8.50).
 
 

Tuesday, March 2 – 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.

Friday, March 5
“Sara’s Book” film premiere (School of Art’s 2010 feature film) at 7 and 9 p.m., Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St., downtown Nacogdoches. The movie centers on 16-year-old Sara whose world comes crashing down when her parents die in a car wreck. The book of quotes they had given her helps her survive the racially charged early 1970s when she is forming a bond with a young man named Ryan. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands at 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Included on the Aces’ program is “Tribute to Miles,” which is a medley of famous jazz pieces by Miles Davis, including "So What," "All Blues," "Seven Steps to Heaven" and "Milestones." The Axes’ program will be composed mostly of upbeat Latin and rock influenced charts, including a mambo arrangement of Clifford Brown’s “Blues Walk” and a thickly orchestrated arrangement of Pat Metheny’s “Song for Bilbao.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, and $2 student.

Saturday, March 6
Creative Art Saturday Artistic Clothing class for children ages 6 to 12 from 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 (Week of March 1-6)
Home, now on display in 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. Admission is free. (936) 468-1131.

Refined VI now on display in the 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 13. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (936) 468-1131.

The Global Artistry of Leo and Diane Dillon now on display in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, this retrospective by the prolific American husband and wife team includes illustrations for African folktales to Scandinavian epics, from fantasy to science fiction. The show runs through Saturday, March 13. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  (936) 468-1131.


NEXT WEEK
Monday, March 8
A Cappella Choir Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, and $2 student.

Tuesday, March 9
American Ballet Theatre II at 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium. Handpicked from around the world by the artistic staff of American Ballet Theatre, the classical company of 12 dancers (ages 16-20) will present a varied program in three acts that includes "Interplay," excerpts from "Swan Lake" and "Le Corsaire, and new works created specifically for ABT II. The program is suitable for all ages. SFA faculty and staff are eligible for two half-price tickets in sections B and C ($14.50 and $8.50).

Shelly Binder Guest Flute Recital at 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Adam Unsworth Guest Horn Recital at 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 11
Orchestra of the Pines’ “Taking Center Stage” concert featuring the winners of SFA’s annual Concerto/Aria Competition, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall. Tickets are: $15 adult, $12 senior, $7.50 faculty and staff, and $5 student.

 
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U.S. Census Bureau 2010 Census Campaign Warning

US-CERT (Computer Emergency Readiness Team) asks users to be vigilant during the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 Census campaign and to watch for potential census scams.

According to the U.S. Census 2010 Web site, they began delivery of the printed census forms to every resident in the United States on Monday, March 1. The only way to complete the census is by filling in the form using pen and ink; in some instances, census takers will be visiting households to complete the form face-to-face. It is important to understand that the U.S. Census Bureau will not, under any circumstances, be providing an online option to complete the 2010 census form.

US-CERT encourages all residents in the United States to take the following measures to protect themselves:

 
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