NEW! John Chapman, a forestry graduate student, was awarded the Best Student Presentation at the seventh Southern Forestry and Natural Resource Management GIS Conference in December 2009. The conference encompassed many topics relating to the use of GIS and other geospatial technologies in forestry and natural resource management. Chapman delivered a presentation on his research with a new remote sensing technology called LiDAR, light detection and ranging. This new technology can provide 3-D modeling and analysis of forest structure with minimal time and effort. His research focuses on the accuracy of the software programs used to derive forest characteristics from LiDAR data. Recently in March, Chapman's paper for the presentation was again awarded as the Best Student Paper for the proceedings of the conference. The paper is also being considered for publication in the "International Journal of Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resources Sciences." Chapman is studying under Dr. I-Kuai Hung and is expected to graduate with a master's degree in spatial sciences in August.
Family Issues Summit for today has been canceled. For more information, contact Karen Sessions Tucker at (936) 560-7711.
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 be donated to Mercy Ships.
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 perform 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 have merchandise available for purchase at the entrance.
The Lauren Alston Memorial Celebration will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 27, at the Banita Creek Hall event room. See flier for more details.
NEW! Join us for the Spring 2010 Division of Communication and Contemporary Culture's Lecture Series beginning Monday, March 29, and ending Thursday, April 8. The lecture series is an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to disseminate their research to the university community. Each presentation lasts 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers. Whether faculty, staff, student, administrator or community member, you are welcome to attend a lecture. View an online schedule of each presentation or download the official presentation schedule.
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 get-together that allows area alumni a chance to socialize in a comfortable atmosphere. Order food, have drinks or just socialize.
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 to 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 email@example.com or call (936) 468-5806.
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.
NEW! SFA's Association for Women and Men in Communication will hold an internship workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Boynton Building, Room 104. The free workshop is open to any student interested in internships in news writing, advertising, public relations, photography and broadcast journalism. Representatives will speak about internship opportunities at local organizations and businesses. Topics include general information about their company, what companies look for when selecting interns, the work interns do and the application process. The workshop starts at 11 a.m. with talks by representatives of organizations and businesses followed by a discussion panel. For more information, contact AWMC president Clayton Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 576-8884.
SAVE THE DATE! The Archie McDonald Lecture Series titled "A Conversation with George Foreman: Reflections on My America" will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. A silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Regents Suite A/B. For more information about the lecture series or to purchase tickets, please visit www.sfasu.edu/archie or call (936) 468-2385.
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 that 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.
Friday, March 26
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.
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.