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Scores

Ladyjack Softball at
Centenary College

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Lumberjack Baseball at
University of Houston

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Today's Calendar

Choral Union and
Women’s Chorus present
Made in the USA:
Three Centuries of
American Choral Music
7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall Wright Music Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Outdoor Track and Field:
Bobby Lane Invitational

Arlington, Texas

Outdoor Track and Field:
Rice Bayou Classic

Houston, Texas

Opening of Samuel Rothbort
6 p.m., Griffith Gallery, Room 208
Griffith Fine Arts Building

Lumberjack Baseball
at Nicholls State

Thibodaux, LA
6 p.m.

SFA Spirit Teams
Nationals Showcase

7 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Wind Ensemble concert
with guest conductor
7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall Wright Music Building

 

Headlines for Thursday, March 25

NEW! SFA to present student-directed play by Horton Foote
NEW! Deadline to purchase SFA Mentor Ring Friday
NEW! Mental health nursing student service learning project
NEW! Donation deadline Friday; Dresses for Dreams Friday, Saturday
SFA to host Family Issues Summit Friday
Spirit Teams Nationals Showcase performance Friday
NEW! Lauren Alston Memorial celebration Saturday
Math game parent workshop with Larry Cupit
NEW! University Printing Services paper sale
Faculty Recognition Luncheon honorees
Danceworks studio concert
Opening of 'Samuel Rothbort'

 

SFA to present student-directed play by Horton Foote

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of "A Young Lady of Property" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.

The one-act play was written by Horton Foote, best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplay for "To Kill a Mockingbird."

"A Young Lady of Property" focuses on Wilma Thompson, a 15-year-old girl living in a small Texas town in 1930s, explained Lumberton senior Tabitha Cahanin, the play's director. "It is an endearing story in which Wilma discovers herself and where she belongs."

Mesquite freshman Mai Le portrays Wilma. Other principal roles are played by Krum junior Makayle Alexander, Irving freshman Kat Edwards, Mesquite freshman Emily Gibson and Ennis junior Keidrick Goss. Read more.


Deadline to purchase SFA Mentor Ring Friday

Students wishing to order their ring in time to receive it for the spring 2010 Big Dip Ceremony must order their ring by Friday, March 26, at the Pearman Alumni Center.

Students who have earned at least 60 hours can become part of the official SFA ring tradition. Balfour representatives and Alumni Association staff will be on hand to take student orders and assist students in the selection and sizing of their Mentor Ring, the official ring of SFA.

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! Debbie Ellisor and Christine Harper, Nursing, coordinated the participation of 70 nursing students in Mental Health Nursing (NUR 332) in a service learning project providing snacks, gifts and entertainment to patients at Rusk State Hospital in March. The instructors also supervised the students as they attended the recent Mission Possible Conference at the University Center in March. The projects allowed the students, faculty and community partners to contribute to improving the understanding of mental health and illness among individuals in the community and to improving the quality of life of hospitalized mentally ill patients.

NEW! The SFA Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa hosts Dresses for Dreams, a community service event designed to turn previously worn formal dresses into charitable funds. We will be collecting donations of gently used formal dresses and accessories and selling them at significantly reduced prices. Friday, March 26, is the last day to donate, so clean out your closets and bring your donations to the Student Affairs office on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The sale will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 26, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Yellow House on East College Street. No dress will be more than $40. The money received from all sales will then be donated to the Mercy Ships.

SFA will host the Family Issues Summit at 9 a.m. Friday, March 26, at the Early Childhood Research Center. Students, professionals, volunteers and anyone working with families are encouraged to attend. Several topics ranging from financial management to nutrition and health will be discussed. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., and the cost is $30 for general admission and $15 for students. For more information, contact Karen Sessions Tucker at (936) 560-7711.

The SFA Spirit Teams invite everyone to attend the 2010 Nationals Showcase Performance beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, March 26, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. All three Spirit Teams will be performing their nationals routines, plus you will get the chance to see our partner stunt couples and a few other performances. The cost for this event is $3, and the doors at the coliseum will open at 6:30 pm. The SFA Spirit Teams will also have merchandise available for purchase at the entrance.

NEW!
The Lauren Alston Memorial Celebration from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 27, at Banita Creek Hall event room. See flier for more details.

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.

NEW! University Printing Services Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 1, in the Rusk Building, Room 114. Purchase discontinued partial and odd size stocks of paper, invitation envelopes and matching paper stocks. Office items are available also, such as SFA note cards with matching envelopes, large and small SFA desk pads and 2010 calendar desk pads. FOAP, cash or check only. For more information, call (936) 468-2305.

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.

Danceworks studio concert will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, April 23, and at 3 and 5 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in the Dance Studio, HPE201. Tickets will be available at the door and are $3 for students and SFA faculty/staff and $5 for the general public. The concert will feature student, faculty and guest artist choreography. Contact dance@sfasu.edu for further information.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

 


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Opening of Samuel Rothbort at 6 p.m. Friday, March 26, 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.

 
 


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 "Die Winterreise (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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