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

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Ladyjack Softball at
Centenary College

5:30 p.m. AWAY

Lumberjack Baseball at
University of Houston

6:30 p.m. AWAY

 

Headlines for Tuesday, March 23

NEW! Archaeologists: Maya Blue pigment recipe moved around
Garner Apartments: Then and Now
NEW! Jump start your reintroduction to the SFA library today
NEW! Math game parent workshop with Larry Cupit
NEW! Faculty Recognition Luncheon honorees
Volunteer time sheets due to the Involvement Center

 

Archaeologists: Maya Blue pigment recipe moved around

An archaeologist reports the ingredients of  "Maya Blue" pigment beloved by Central America's ancients may have been widely mined, not traded as previously suggested.

In the Journal of Archeological Science report, Leslie Cecil of Stephen F. Austin State University reports on "palygorskite" minerals, the chief ingredient in the bright and long-lasting pigment, found at the archaeological site of Ixlú in the Petén region of Guatemala. Maya Blue was widely used by the classic Maya of Central America to decorate buildings and wares, making the cobalt color a signature of the pyramid-building culture.

Read more about Maya Blue.


Garner: Then & Now

 
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We live in an information age, but how can you direct your students to the proper resources if you’re still searching for the card catalogue? Modern libraries are so much more than books and journals. This workshop will jump start your reintroduction to the SFA library. Meet Tina Oswald and Marty Turnage at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Teaching Excellence Center located in the Steen Library, Room 220A, for a fun and informative hour.

Math Games with Larry Cupit
to be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in the Early Childhood Research Center, Room 214. This hands-on workshop is provided for parents to learn multiple games to play with their children using dice and playing cards and improve their ability to support their children's developing math knowledge. All materials included. Registration is required since spots are limited. Please RSVP to Blake Pollock by e-mail pollockblake@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-5806.

The Faculty Recognition Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 20, in the Grand Ballroom. This annual luncheon recognizes faculty who are completing 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of service at SFA as well as faculty who have announced their retirement. Formal invitations will be going out near the beginning of April. Please RSVP to those invitations since an accurate count for the luncheon is very important. Please view the list of individuals to be honored. Please contact Bob Szafran at (936) 468-2009 or rszafran@sfasu.edu as soon as possible in the case of any errors or omissions. View list now.

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.

 
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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.

 
 


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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Weekend Plans?

Nacogdoches Azalea Trail Photography Show
12:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St.
Web site: nacogdochesazaleas.com

"Little Princess" Garden Party in the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden
10 to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden at SFA
Introduce your favorite little girl to the beauty and joy of the garden at this special party. Enjoy refreshments, party favors and entertainment planned to delight you and spark her imagination. Bring your camera to capture this day. Dress: Please let her wear her favorite princess, fairy or garden party costume. Very limited seating, ticket required. Tickets: $20 each, adults and children.

The Art of Floral Design, Color & Textures from the Gardens
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
A showcase of floral arrangements highlighting the horticultural talents of local gardeners, designers and plant enthusiasts. Includes a design presentation. Free admission. Sponsored by the Nacogdoches Art League and Sherry Ward Fine Arts Studio.

Nacogdoches Farmer's Market Spring Fling
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at 107 Pearl St.
Live entertainment, children's activities, variety of vendors and much more. Web site: www.farmermktnac.blogspot.com

A Blooming Good Volkswagen Show
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, located in Festival Plaza
See up to 100 vintage Volkswagens from mild to wild. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.

Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventure Day
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (936) 468-1832 for registration information.
Join in the fun with SFA staff, students and volunteers while they canoe at Martin Dies State Park in Jasper, Texas.

 
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