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Last day to apply for degrees
to be completed in May 2010


Women's Tennis
Louisiana-Monroe
2 p.m.
Monroe, La.

Opening of Consumed:
Fast Food in the US
6 p.m. in The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

Christopher Hollingsworth
Guest Tenor Recital

6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Lumberjack Baseball at
University of Houston

3 p.m. AWAY

An Evening with
Marvin Hamlisch
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

 

Headlines for Monday, March 22

SFA to open fast food photography exhibition today
'An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch'
Volunteer time sheets due to the Involvement Center
Deadline to apply for May graduation
March is National Social Work month
SFA Alumni Nacogdoches Chapter Networking Lunch
SFA Alumni Nacogdoches Chapter After- Work Social
Tucker Memorial Easter egg hunt in April
'Student Employee of the Year' nomination forms

 

SFA to open fast food photography exhibition today

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open a photography exhibition, "Consumed: Fast Food in the US," at 6 p.m. Monday, March 22, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

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'An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch'

East Texans will have the rare opportunity to be entertained by one of the most highly acclaimed American composers when the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts presents "An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

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News and Announcements

If you have volunteered this year, the Office of Student Affairs wants to know about it! Faculty and staff are encouraged to turn in volunteer time sheets as soon as possible, as they are eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award with a minimum of 100 hours of service in a one-year period. The forms are available online at www.sfasu.edu/studentlife/volunteer.asp. We need a registration form and a time sheet. The time sheet should include all volunteer time from March 2009 to March 2010. Forms should be submitted to sfavolunteers@gmail.com or turned into the Involvement Center on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. For more information please contact Jamie Bouldin, Assistant Director for Student Life, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

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.

March is National Social Work Month! Did you know that social workers have the education, experience and dedication to help people help themselves whenever they need it. It takes a bachelor's, master's or doctoral social work degree with a minimum number of hours in supervised fieldwork to become a social worker. Read more about social work month!

SFA Alumni Nacogdoches Chapter Networking Lunch at noon Monday, March 29, at the Barbecue House (next to Lowe’s). Join other SFA alumni from the Nacogdoches area for our monthly networking lunch. This is a very informal gathering that provides a “during the work day” networking experience.

SFA Alumni Nacogdoches Chapter After-Work Social at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, at Fuddruckers. Come socialize with other Nacogdoches area SFA alumni. This is a very relaxed informal get-together that allows area alumni a chance to socialize in a comfortable atmosphere. Order food, have drinks or just socialize.

Tucker Memorial Easter Egg HuntSaturday, April 3 • SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center at 2900 Raguet St. • Registration 9:30 a.m. • Egg Hunt 10 a.m.

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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7:30 p.m. • Tuesday, March 23 • W.M. Turner Auditorium

marvinMarvin Hamlisch’s life in music is notable for its great versatility as well as substance. As composer, Hamlisch has won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards; and his groundbreaking show, “A Chorus Line," received the Pulitzer Prize.

He is the composer of more than 40 motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for “The Way We Were” and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for “The Sting," for which he received a third Oscar.

Single tickets: $35 for A seating, $29 for B seating and $17.50 for C seating. Discounts available for seniors, students and youth.

 
 


Monday, March 22

Opening of Consumed: Fast Food in the US at 6 p.m. in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. From the eating contests to the mascots designed to appeal to young children, Susana Raab’s 20 photographs capture the influence of the fast food franchise super powers and the saturation of their marketing strategies on everyday American life. Raab will be present at the opening, which is free and open to the public. The show will run through Saturday, May 15. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (936) 468-1131.

Christopher Hollingsworth Guest Tenor Recital, 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building.  The assistant professor at Illinois State University and pianist Ron Petti, SFA director of accompanying, will present a recital of classics for the tenor voice as well as a set of spirituals. Admission is free.

Tuesday, March 23
An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the 2009-2010 University Series. Composer Marvin Hamlisch, best known for his award-winning scores for “A Chorus Line,” “The Way We Were” and “The Sting,” is the recipient of three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, three Golden Globes and the Pulitzer Prize! He will perform a combination of his familiar and recent compositions. SFA faculty and staff are eligible for two half-price tickets in sections B and C ($14.50 and $8.50).

Thursday, March 25
Choral Union and Women’s Chorus present Made in the USA: Three Centuries of American Choral Music at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Under the direction of David Howard, SFA associate director of choirs, the ensembles will perform works written between 1770 and 1978, including the unofficial anthem of the Revolutionary War, “Old American Songs” by Aaron Copland and Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.

Friday, March 26
Opening of Samuel Rothbort at 6 p.m. in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the renowned artist marks the first time SFA has displayed the collection of Rothbort’s works recently acquired for its permanent collection, including pieces which have never before been exhibited publicly. Rothbort’s granddaughter, Janice Caban, will be present for the opening, and Dr. David A. Lewis, SFA associate professor of art history, will speak about Rothbort and SFA’s collection. The show will run through Saturday, April 17. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. (936) 468-1131.

Wind Ensemble concert with guest conductor Milt Allen, director of bands at Eastern Illinois University, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Program includes Kenneth Hesketh’s “Masque,” Pavel Tschensnokoff’s “Salvation is Created,” and Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.

NEXT WEEK
Sunday, March 28
Musically Speaking, a celebration of the art of combining spoken word and music in performance, at 2:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building, features guest artists John Lane, assistant professor of percussion at Sam Houston State University, and Ann McCutchan, author of  “The Muse that Sings: Composers Speak About the Creative Process.” Admission is free.

Piney Woods Camerata faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. The conductor-less string ensemble, led by SFA string faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, Gene Moon and Evgeni Raychev, will be joined by SFA music faculty David Howard, baritone, and Geneva Fung, piano, in presenting three masterpieces from the baroque period, including “Concerto Grosso” Op. 6 No. 6 by Arcangelo Corelli. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.

Monday, March 29
Faculty recital featuring baritone David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr performing Franz Schubert's "Winter Journey" at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. The song-cycle is based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.

Tuesday, March 30
Steel Band concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Program includes pop, Caribbean and Latin favorites. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.

Friday, April 2
Free screening of Who Does She Think She Is? at 7 p.m. at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329  E. Main St.

 
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Movie Trivia

According to author L. Frank Baum, the name Oz was thought up when he looked at his filing cabinet and noticed one drawer marked A-G, a second tagged H-N, and a third labeled O-Z.

"Cinderella" has been made into a movie more times than any other story.

"From Russia with Love" was chosen as the second James Bond novel to be adapted as a film after President John Kennedy listed it as one of his 10 favorite books of all time.

 
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