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Weekend Scores

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Lamar University

W, 9-3; W, 10-6


This Week's Calendar

May-mester Session
May 17 through June 2

Outdoor Track and Field
NCAA Regional Championships

Thursday, May 27, through
Saturday, May 29
All Day in Austin, Texas

Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 31

ACT Residual given
Tuesday, June 1
8 a.m.
Kennedy Auditorium

May-mester
Last Class Day

Tuesday, June 1

May-mester Final Exams
Wednesday, June 2

Academic Affairs Council
Wednesday, June 2
Austin Building

5th Lone Star Regional
Native Plant Conference

Wednesday, June 2
More info


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Fall 2010 Service Learning Grant recipients
Registration still open for Little Jack Rec Camps
May 2010 CyberSecurity Newsletter is now posted

Order a graduation ceremony DVD
Remember to update your contact information
Employee Wellness Center summer program begins
Join Facebook page to receive 20 percent discount
CyberSecurity Training registration deadline is June 1
Nomination deadline approaching for alumni awards
5th Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference in June
Art educators' retreat in June is now full
SFA Dining May-mester hours
Library hours during May-mester

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Fall 2010 Service Learning Grant recipients

Six faculty members were recently awarded Fall 2010 Service Learning Grants from the Office of Student Affairs. The university's Service Learning Advisory Board reviewed 17 applications, and six were chosen based on available funding for grants.

Recipients include:

  • Deborah Ellisor – NUR 332 Rusk Birthday Project in partnership with Rusk State Hospital
  • Paige Mask – SPE 438/SPE 439 classes to create and implement academic activities for several local partners
  • Patricia Foster – PSY 400 partnership with Love INC
  • Alan Larson – RHB 493's "R-Word Campaign"
  • Karol Chandler-Ezell and Jeff Roth – The restoration of Zion Hill Parsonage
  • Dana Gloege – THR 241's partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Applications for Spring 2011 Service Learning Grants will be available soon on the "service" section of the Student Affairs website. Spring 2011 applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 10. For more information, please contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

 

Registration still open for Little Jack Rec Camps

The SFA Campus Recreation Department is hosting six, one-week Little Jack Rec Camps during June and July for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Sessions will be June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23 and July 26-30. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More

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News & Announcements

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This month's 2010 CyberSecurity Newsletter covers Cloud Computing. Download the newsletter now. It will answer the following:
• What is Cloud Computing?
• What are the security concerns?
• What should organizations do?
• Last Words: Security Goes to the Movies

   
Order your graduation ceremony DVD for $25! Each DVD contains the commencement speech of Texas State Sen. Kevin Eltife and every graduate receiving his or her degree. Orders received until Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Orders will be mailed beginning Thursday, June 22, 2010. Order now!
   
If you have changed your address, phone number or e-mail address within the last year, please come by the Human Resource Department, Austin Bldg, Room 201, to change this information so you can receive benefits information over the summer. Remember that Annual Enrollment is July 5 to July 30, and any information or cards sent out by ERS or Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be mailed to the address you currently have on file.
   
 

Registration is now open for the Employee Wellness Center summer program, which runs Monday, May 24, through Friday, July 30. To enroll, please contact the office at (936) 468-1680 or jfinkenberg@sfasu.edu. Space is limited. No cost for SFA employees!
• AQUA-FIT (meets Monday and Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.)
• WATER AEROBICS (meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)
• PUMP YOU UP! (meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m.)
• NOONBALL BASKETBALL (meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m.)

   
Gear up on Lumberjack gear!! Save a huge 20 percent on any SFA logo imprinted item purchased at the SFA Barnes & Noble Bookstore when you become an Official Facebook Fan of the “Stephen F. Austin State University Spirit Fridays." Promotion ends Monday, May 31!
   
NEW!

CyberSecurity Training registration deadline is Tuesday, June 1. Visit www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity for further details.
Event 1: AWR-136 Essentials of Community Cyber Security
Event 2: PER-258 Voice & Data Security
Event 3: AWR-135 Promoting Community Cyber Security

   
Nomination deadline for Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, the Distinguished Professor Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award is Tuesday, June 1. To learn more about these honors or to download nomination forms, visit the SFA Alumni Association website.
   
 

The SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center is hosting the 5th Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference June 2-5. There is a special $30 day rate for SFA faculty and staff which includes lunch. Come join a unique blend of naturalists, horticulturists, nurserymen, landscapers and gardeners to hear talks ranging from green roofs to landscape design and native azaleas. Faculty and staff will also have the opportunity to attend educational workshops in addition to the educational lectures at the SFA special day rate. Mark your calendar and go to visit us online for the SFA special registration and conference agenda.

   
NEW! A four-day retreat for art educators offered by SFA's School of Art is now full. Anyone wanting to get on the waiting list in case someone drops out can e-mail Donna Lipschutz at dlipschutz@sfasu.edu.
   
SFA Dining May-mester Hours
Cafeterias Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chick-fil-a Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Starbucks Coffee Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Eistein Bros. Bagels Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Panda Express Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Sushi Company Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grille Works, Pizza Hut Express and Cafeterias Sunday to Thursday 5 to 10:30 p.m.
 
Ralph W. Steen Library May-mester Hours
May 24-27 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 28 Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 29 Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 30 Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May 31 Monday Memorial Day - Closed
June 1 Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch. It was a cold night, and Epperson awoke the next morning to find a frozen pop. He called it the "Epsicle."

It was a hit with his friends at school, and later with his own kids. They constantly called for "Pop's 'sicle." So in 1923, Epperson changed the name and applied for a patent. A couple of years later, Epperson sold the rights to the brand name Popsicle® to the Joe Lowe Company in New York. The rest is history!