NEW! The American Speech Language Hearing Association, which is the national accrediting agency for graduate programs in speech-language pathology, has reaccredited the Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program for the next five years. This decision was based upon an annual report that was submitted in January 2010. Faculty, staff and students are very excited and are looking forward to continuing to prepare students for this rewarding profession!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (936) 468-5806.
Attention student organization advisers! The SFA Volunteer Program is seeking event proposals from student organizations for National Volunteer Week, April 18 to 24. Program proposals are available outside BPSC 3.302 and are due by Wednesday, March 31. Limited funding will be available for some projects. Please encourage the student groups you oversee to take advantage of the opportunity to help out their community! For more information, please contact Jamie Bouldin at email@example.com or (936) 468-1088.
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.
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.
ALCOHOL SCREENING TO BE HELD AT SFA: A screening to help participants recognize the signs of alcohol use disorders will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Human Services Building lobby. The event is part of National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) and will provide information regarding support and treatment that can be obtained locally. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a brief, written questionnaire assessing their alcohol use and talk privately with a mental health counselor-in-training about their results and next steps. The program is free and confidential. Last year, an estimated 221,000 people attended a NASD event. Of those that competed a screening form, 45 percent scored in the hazardous or harmful drinking range. For more information, please call (936) 468-1041.
Don’t forget! Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 11 to 17. During this week please make your student workers feel appreciated! (Suggestions: a party, a meal, goodie bags, etc.) Choose some way to make them feel special! Also, if you wish to nominate that one outstanding student worker for “Student Employee of the Year,” the nomination deadline is Thursday, April 15. If you need a nomination form or would like more information about this competition/recognition, please contact the office of Student Employment at 468-6637 or e-mail email@example.com.
As part of the Maxwell Lecture, Jack Sacco, the Pulitzer-Prize nominated author of Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau, will discuss his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The book chronicles the true story of Joe Sacco, the author’s father, from his first days in boot camp through the invasion of Normandy and the liberation of an infamous Nazi concentration camp. His books will be sold for $25 at the time of the event, and he will sign each book as well. Please download flier for more information. The event is free to the public. Nacogdoches residents, especially veterans, are warmly invited to attend.
Tuesday, March 30
Steel Band concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Directed by Scott Harris, SFA associate professor of percussion, the Steel Band will perform many pop, Caribbean and Latin favorites, including “Baby I Love Your Way,” “Take On Me,” Samba El Gato” and “Maryanne.”
In addition, junior percussion majors Nathan Brazell and Chris Thompson will perform a multiple-percussion duet and a marimba arrangement of “Moonlight Sonata.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $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. Pamela Tanner Bolls' 73-minute film follows five particularly bold women artists as they each chart a path to create their individual type of art. Immediately prior to the screening, a short video about Judy Pfaff, juror for SFA's 2010 TEXAS NATIONAL competition, will be shown. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
Ongoing (Week of March 29-April 2)
Samuel Rothbort now on display 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. The show will run through Saturday, April 17. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. (936) 468-1131. Note: Griffith Gallery will be closed Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3.
Consumed: Fast Food in the US now on display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. 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. 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.
Tuesday, April 6
Faculty recital featuring flutist Christina Guenther and pianist Andrew Parr at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.
Thursday, April 9, through Saturday, April 10
The Original Cast, SFA’s musical theatre-cabaret troupe, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Almost Legal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, through Saturday, April 10, plus a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus. The 14-member cast will perform highlights from the 20 years’ worth of original musical revues director Allen Nielsen has written for the group. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, SFA faculty and staff and students.
Friday, April 9
Artist Judy Pfaff, juror for TEXAS NATIONAL 2010, will give an artist lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 160 of the Wright Music Building. Admission is free.
Saturday, April 10
Opening reception for TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 and Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Juror Judy Pfaff will give a gallery talk and announce the TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 winners at 6 p.m.