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This Week's Calendar

Friday - 12
Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay closing reception
6 p.m.
Griffith Gallery

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 p.m.  
Global Vision with
Dr. Murali Venugopalan
Topic – Tanzania with guest student Ali Ibrahim
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Texas County Line with
Brad Maule


Ladyjack Basketball vs.
North Texas

7 p.m.
Denton, Texas

Lumberjack Basketball vs.
Howard Payne

7 p.m. HOME

SAA Movie Series
7 p.m. "The Other Guy"
9 p.m. "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"


Saturday - 13
Showcase Saturday
All Day on campus

Cross Country at NCAA
Regional Championships

All Day
Waco, Texas

SFA Cheerleading
Fall Recruit Weekend

9 a.m. to Noon
HPE Complex

Lumberjack Football vs.
Southeastern Louisiana

2 p.m. HOME

Ladyjack Volleyball vs. Lamar
7 p.m. HOME

SFA Orchestra of the Pines presents “Romantic Affairs”
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
6 a.m. & 9 p.m.
Texas Parks and Wildlife
9:30 p.m.
Texas County Line with
Brad Maule



Sunday - 14

SAA Movie Series
7 p.m. "The Other Guy"
9 p.m. "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World"


Upcoming Events
TEC Book Circle Dates
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursdays
Nov. 18, and Dec. 2, in the Teaching Excellence Center
(TEC) Conference Room,
second floor Steen Library

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates
Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Artists to be present for 'Fired Up' closing at SFA
SFA college rodeo hosting event today and Saturday
Acclaimed German poet to speak at SFA
Faculty, staff and student accomplishments
Clueless about upcoming SFA Athletics events?
myServices page of mySFA to undergo facelift later this week
Seasonal flu vaccinations available now
OATS raffling the chance to win a new iPad
Gov. Rick Perry to visit SFA campus today
11th Annual Turkey Chase 5K Run/Walk Saturday
SFA University Women's Club: Fall into Shelley's
Brown Bag Lunch Workshop presented by Dr. Leslie Cecil
Tunnel of Oppression tours
Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series set for Nov. 16
GIS Day Seminar to be held next week
Early registration for Spring 2011 begins next week
DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
Fall Teacher Job Fair to be held next Friday
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' begins next week
Alive After Five: SFA Scene Shop


Artists to be present for 'Fired Up' closing at SFA

The three ceramicists whose work is included in "Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay" will be present during Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art's closing reception for the exhibition at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.

The show, which opened on Sept. 24, includes works by Ken Baskin of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, and Janet Kastner of the University of Texas at Austin.

"We are pleased to bring these exceptional artists to campus and to give East Texans an opportunity to meet them at the reception," said Alisa Steed, SFA interim director of galleries. More

 

SFA college rodeo hosting event today and Saturday

Boots and spurs, saddles and bull rigging will be on the list of sports equipment necessary for Stephen F. Austin State University students sharing the sports limelight this weekend as the SFA Rodeo Club hosts its 53rd annual collegiate rodeo at Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.

SFA Rodeo Club President Meghan Holderrieth said plans have been made for a big event, including competition in bareback riding, tie down, breakaway, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, goat tying, team roping, barrel racing and, of course — bull riding. More

 

Acclaimed German poet to speak at SFA

German poet Uwe Kolbe will present the final lecture in the Stephen F. Austin State University German Club speaker series, "Reflections on (Re)Unification, " commemorating 20 years of German political unity, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North building, Room 142.

Kolbe will present "The Insight of Dissenters: Remarks on Freedom and Real Socialism in Germany." He will discuss his first-hand experience as a dissident artist living in East Berlin, the capitol city of the former German Democratic Republic. More


Accomplishments

Dr. Darrel L. McDonald, professor of geospatial sciences at Stephen F. Austin State University, recently received a distinguished alumni award from Chadron State College in Nebraska. McDonald is assistant director of the Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center on the SFA campus. He assisted with mapping services during the recovery of debris following the Space Shuttle Columbia crash in 2003. McDonald received two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree from Chadron State and a doctoral degree from Texas A & M University. He has been an SFA faculty member since 1990.
   
SFA student Henriette Eidsnes of Tananger, Sola in Norway, has received the Merit Award Scholarship by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Only 52 NSCS members are chosen nationwide to receive the $1,000 scholarship. Eidsnes is geology major and plans to attend graduate school after graduating from SFA. Membership in NSCS is by invitation only and is based on grade-point average and class standing
   

News & Announcements

Clueless about upcoming SFA Athletics events?

Sign-up for the new Lumberjack Athletic e-Newsletter, which will be sent to your inbox every Tuesday morning! Sign up and you'll stay connected to what's happening with sports at Stephen F. Austin State University. Each issue will contain an overview of special events and a calendar of events for the week. Follow this link now!
   

The myServices page of mySFA will be undergoing a facelift later this week. With our Banner implementation nearly complete, all student and financial aid services are now available using the Self-Service Banner link. The exception to this is student transcript requests, which are still being processed from our old system with plans to transition to Banner later in the semester.

The links for short-term loans and book loans are being disabled since these are now incorporated as part of Self-Service Banner.

Faculty services, course evaluations, campus surveys, student elections and faculty elections will also become part of the Self-Service Banner. The course evaluation and survey link will remain on the myCourses page for faculty to review the results of course evaluations for prior semesters. All Course Evaluations starting this semester will be available in the Self-Service Banner.

   

Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Available NOW!
University Health Clinic
Cost: $20 (cash or check)
Available for students, faculty and staff.
No appointment necessary. While supplies last.
Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please visit our website at www.sfasu.edu/healthservices. We are located on the southeast corner of Raguet and East College Streets.

   
The Organization of Athletic Training Students (OATS) is raffling the chance to win a new iPad. Each raffle ticket is $5 or $20 for five tickets. Look for us at home athletic events or find an OATS member. Drawing takes place Monday, Dec. 13. Winner will be notified.
   
Texas Gov. Rick Perry to visit SFA today
1:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 12 | BPSC Spirit Lounge

Newly reelected Texas Gov. Rick Perry will speak, followed by a meet-and-greet session and a signing of his new book "Fed Up!" The event is sponsored by the SFA chapter of the Young Conservatives of Texas. The event is free and open to the public.
   

11th Annual Turkey Chase 5K Run/Walk
Registration 8 a.m. | Race 8:30 a.m. | Saturday, Nov. 13
Lucille Norton Physical Education Building, Raguet Street

The Alliance, student organization for kinesiology, health science and dance, will be hosting the 11th Annual Turkey Chase 5K Run/Walk Saturday, Nov. 13, to raise money in order to attend the Texas Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance Conference in Galveston during December. Registration for the Turkey Chase to begin at 8 a.m., and the race begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration and start of race will be held at the Lucille Norton Physical Education Building on Raguet Street. Registration fee is $25 ($20.00 for pre-registered runners). For more information, please contact The Alliance at sfa_alliance@yahoo.com or (936) 468-5497.

   
SFA University Women's Club: Fall into Shelley's
9:30 a.m. | Saturday, Nov. 13
Shelley's Bakery, 112 N. Church Street

Start off the holiday season with a delicious autumn brunch. Preview the latest fashions modeled by Laine's Hallmark. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds support the UWC scholarship fund. Bring a friend! For more information, please contact Erica at (936) 468-2368 or Jannah at (936) 676-0906.
   
Brown Bag Lunch Workshop presented by Dr. Leslie Cecil
Noon | Monday, Nov. 15 | Ferguson Building, Room G76

Please bring your lunch and listen to Dr. Leslie Cecil discuss how social science researchers can detect and study social networking through various methodologies. As an archaeologist, it is hard to ask dead people how they networked with each other. However, Cecil can look at how they arranged their cities and how they exchanged material items to suggest social networks. At this brown bag, Cecil will discuss social network detection through artifacts that were exchanged as well as detecting social networks through mathematical techniques such as nearest neighbor.
   

Tunnel of Oppression Tours
7 p.m. | Monday, Nov. 15, and Tuesday, Nov. 16
BPSC Movie Theater located next to Starbucks

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, genocide and suicide to name a few. Admission is FREE to ALL! Although reservations are not required, we do urge everyone to arrive early. Each tour will be approximately an hour long. Tours will continue until 9 p.m. so please come early. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073 or by e-mail at multiculturalcenter@sfasu.edu.

   


Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series
5 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 16
Ferguson Building, Room G78

Dr. William Forbes, geography, will discuss the International Year of Biodiversity - Conservation and Development in Southeastern Peru. The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. Current global extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times the natural rate, mostly due to habitat alteration by humans. Southeastern Peru, lying within the Amazon River Basin, likely has the highest level of biological diversity on earth. The area is also under rapid development through gold mining, oil and gas leasing, and construction of a Trans-Amazon highway from Brazil to Peru's West Coast. Forbes will show slides of the region and discuss historical and current issues. He will also present results of social surveys on local resident's attitudes towards nature conservation and economic development conducted in August 2009.
   

GIS Day Seminar
9 a.m. to noon | Wednesday, Nov. 17
Forestry Building, Room 117

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is sponsoring a seminar for the GIS Day of 2010. There will be two presentations with demostrations listed. Anyone who might be interested in the discussed topics is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. I-Kuai Hung at (936) 468-2464 or hungi@sfasu.edu.

9 to 10 a.m.
"A GIS Update on the National Forests
& Grasslands in Texas"

Presented by Dr. Kathleen Ward, GIS Program Manager of National Forests and Grasslands in Texas

10:15 a.m. to noon
"3D High Definition Laser Surveying"

Presented by Laura Crook, Advanced Technologies Director of Stanger Surveying Tyler, LLC

   

Early registration for Spring 2011
Begins at 7 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18.

Contact the registration hotline at (936) 468-1370 for assistance with registration issues. Please view the schedule below.
GRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE | 7 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
SENIOR AND ABOVE | 11 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
JUNIOR AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Friday, Nov. 19
SOPHOMORE AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Monday, Nov. 22
FRESHMAN AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 23

   
DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
7 p.m. Nov. 18-19 | 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20
Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Room 201

The SFA Dance Program will be presenting DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert. Senior choreographers are Kathleen Higgins, Joella Phillip, Breanna Westerfield and Marka Wood. Other choreography by Dr. Cindy Gratz, professor of dance at Sam Houston State University, Elizabeth Rhodes, professor of dance at SFA, and Heather Samuelson, adjunct faculty in dance at SFA. Ticket prices are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Come and support your fellow 'Jacks!
   

Fall Teacher Job Fair
9:30 a.m. to Noon | Friday, Nov. 19 | BPSC Grand Ballroom

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the Fall Teacher Job Fair. Currently, 60 Texas school districts are registered for this event in search of SFA students and graduates to fill teacher vacancies. We hope you will keep this event in mind and encourage students that would benefit from this experience to attend. Please remind your students professional dress is required! Contact Career Services at careerservices@sfasu.edu or (936) 468.3305 for any questions. View participating ISDs.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Spotlight!

How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying

7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 20
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Power, sex, ambition, greed . . . it’s just another day at the office in the delightfully irreverent musical comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, that the SFA Schools of Theatre and Music will present at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 through 20 in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The winner of seven Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962, the musical follows the rise of a lowly window washer up the corporate ladder. Come join the fun! Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff and $6 for students.

Spotlight!

Alive After Five: SFA Scene Shop
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
2116 North Street (Old SFA movie theater)

The College of Fine Arts invites the entire SFA community to the newly renovated SFA Scene Shop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event is the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Alive After Five, but all are welcome to come see the transformation that has taken place in the building at 2116 North St. that used to house the SFA movie theater.

Come snack on popcorn, cokes and hot dogs—just like the old times—and relive your movie-going memories (if you were around when that theater was going strong!) Or just come see one of the best university scene shops in the state! There will be door prizes and opportunities to mix and mingle with both the SFA and Nacogdoches business communities. Come as you are and stay for as little or as long as you’d like.

Parking is available after 5 p.m. at the BancorpSouth lots accessible via Blount St. and in SFA’s lot at the corner of North and Wettermark streets. Do not park in other businesses’ lots, as they may tow.

 
Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay reception
6 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 12 | Griffith Gallery

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art will close Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay with an artists reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in Griffith Gallery. The three artists whose work is included in the show--Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, Ken Baskin of McNeese State University, and Janet Kaestner of the University of Texas at Austin—will be present at the reception. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 

Hive exhibition opening reception and panel discussion
3 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 13 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open Hive--an exhibition of hexagonal shaped paintings made with beeswax, resin and pigment infused with heat--with a 3 p.m. artists' reception on Saturday, Nov. 13, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The reception will be followed by a 3:30 p.m. panel discussion on the importance of bees and Colony Collapse Disorder. The exhibition will open for viewing on Friday, Nov. 12, in the Upstairs Hallway of The Art Center and will run through Friday, Dec. 10.

 
SFA Orchestra of the Pines presents “Romantic Affairs”
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 13 | Cole Concert Hall

This is a new date for the concert that was originally scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19. A highlight of the program will be SFA faculty bassoonist Susan Nelson performing Carl Maria von Weber’s “Concerto for bassoon and orchestra.” The orchestra will also perform works by Igor Stravinsky and Gabriel Fauré. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7.50 for faculty/staff and $5 for students.
 
SFA Opera Workshop students to present a variety of opera scenes
7:30 p.m. | Monday, Nov. 15 | Cole Concert Hall.

The 19 students will perform scenes from W.A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro, Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet and Faust, and Giacomo Puccini’s Sister Angelica. Also, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea and the sextet from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Bruce Fowler, assistant professor of voice, Scott LaGraff, associate professor of voice, and Gene H. Moon, director of orchestral activities, are the instructors for the course. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
SFA School of Art to open A Forest Insect Alphabet
6 p.m. Opening Reception | Wednesday, Nov. 17 | Griffith Gallery

The exhibition features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press. Charles Jones, retired SFA professor of art, created the woodcuts of various forest insects, and Dr. David Kulhavy, SFA professor of forestry, wrote the text for each. Local musician Miki Lynn put the text to music and recorded a CD that is included with each book. Fryar and Jones will perform the music during the exhibition's opening. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 4. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Guest lecture: audio engineer Mark Hornsby
2 to 5 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 19 | Music Recital Hall | Wright Music Building

The SFA School of Music will present audio engineer Mark Hornsby in a guest lecture, "Current Trends in Audio," from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building. The Nashville-based engineer/producer/musician/writer will speak about career opportunities and strategies for finding a job in audio-related fields. He will also discuss his recent work as an audio engineer at the famous Abbey Road Studios. The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allowed for questions from the audience.
 

SFA Wind Ensemble presents "Bits and Pieces" Concert
2:30 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 21 | Cole Concert Hall

The program features the 55-member band performing in groups of varying sizes and combinations, from a piece for only nine instruments to one for the full band. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 

Ongoing Exhibition
Recent works of art in a variety of media are on display in the SFA Faculty Exhibition in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The always-popular annual exhibition, which includes works by the SFA studio art faculty, enables East Texans to see the vast pool of talent within the school. The show has been extended through Saturday, Nov. 13. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

   
Ongoing Exhibition
Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay
is being exhibited in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus through Friday, Nov. 12. The exhibition brings together new works by some of the best clay sculptors in Texas and Louisiana: Ken Baskin of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, and Janet Kastner of the University of Texas at Austin. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Message from Siberia
, which includes 25 works on paper by four nationally and internationally known Siberian artists, is currently being exhibited in the Reavley Gallery of The C ole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The show, which is one half of an art exchange between the SFA School of Art and the current director of the Moscow Bienale, will run through Tuesday, Nov. 23. Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468 1131.
   
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