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This Week's Calendar

Thursday - 18
Early registration for
Spring 2011 begins


TEC Book Circle
4 to 5 p.m.
Teaching Excellence Center
(TEC) Conference Room,
second floor Steen Library

Alive After Five:
SFA Scene Shop

5:30 to 7 p.m.
2116 North Street
(Old SFA movie theater)

DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
7 p.m.
Lucille Norton HPE Complex
Room 201

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to Feature Fruit Specialist
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110

Bilingual Poetry Reading
by German poet Uwe Kolbe
7 p.m. | Where TBA

SAA Movie Series
7 p.m. "Eat, Pray, Love"
9:30 p.m. "The Expendables"

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2
for Suddenlink customers)

7 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Global Vision with
Dr. Murali Venugopalan
Guest – Dinesh D’Souza
Author & President of King’s
College10:30 p.m.
Texas County Line
with Brad Maule


"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Friday - 19
Ladyjack Bowling
at Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Del.

Fall Teacher Job Fair

9:30 a.m. to Noon
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Guest lecture: audio engineer Mark Hornsby

2 to 5 p.m.
Music Recital Hall
Wright Music Building

Fabric of African Culture exhibition opening reception
6 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert

7 p.m.
Lucille Norton HPE Complex
Room 201

SAA Movie Series
7 p.m. "Eat, Pray, Love"
9:30 p.m. "The Expendables"

Lumberjack Basketball
at Texas Tech
7 p.m. AWAY

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Saturday - 20
Ladyjack Bowling
at Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Del.

Fall Farm Day Celebration
9 a.m. to noon
SFA Beef Center

Lumberjack Football vs Northwestern State
2 p.m. HOME

DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert

3 p.m.
Lucille Norton HPE Complex
Room 201

Ladyjack Basketball vs. Tulane
7 p.m. HOME

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Sunday - 21

Ladyjack Bowling
at Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Del.

SFA Wind Ensemble presents "Bits and Pieces" Concert

2:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Movie Series

7 p.m. "Eat, Pray, Love"
9:30 p.m. "The Expendables"


Upcoming Events
TEC Book Circle Dates
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 2
Teaching Excellence Center
(TEC) Conference Room,
second floor Steen Library

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


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Headlines for Thursday, Nov. 18

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Alive After Five: SFA Scene Shop
Lumberjacks close season with high-stakes game
Fall course evaluations to be implemented by Banner
Battle for the Chief this Saturday at 2 p.m.
Clueless about upcoming SFA Athletics events?
Geography Awareness Week events
Early registration for Spring 2011 begins today
General interest meeting for sociology, anthropology maymester in Italy
Impact of Violence on Women and Children in the Gaza Strip
DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
SFA Gardens lecture series to feature fruit specialist
Fall Teacher Job Fair to be held Friday
Annual Chili Cook-off this weekend
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' opens tonight


Alive After Five: SFA Scene Shop

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.

 

Lumberjacks close season with high-stakes game

Stephen F. Austin fourth-year head coach J.C. Harper likes the heartbeat of his football team as it enters a high-stakes game in the regular-season finale at 2 p.m. Saturday at Homer Bryce Stadium.

SFA can clinch at least a share of the Southland Conference championship and will earn the league’s automatic berth into the playoffs with a win over Northwestern State. SFA enters the contest 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the league. McNeese also entertains title hopes. The Cowboys (6-4) are 5-1 in the SLC entering a road contest with Central Arkansas on Saturday.

But if both SFA and McNeese win, the Lumberjacks will earn the league’s playoff berth by virtue of defeating McNeese in the regular season. More

 

Fall course evaluations to be implemented by Banner

As part of the Banner implementation, new software will be used for the fall semester course evaluations. This software integrates with the Banner system and will be available using Self-Service Banner in mySFA. Course evaluations for most departments will be available from Monday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 12.

Students will receive an e-mail Monday, Nov. 22, for each course they need to complete an evaluation. The e-mail will contain instructions and an encrypted link that will take them directly to the evaluation. Alternatively, students may log in to mySFA, click on the myServices tab, click the link for Self-Service Banner (SSB) and take the evaluation there. Reminder e-mails will be sent every few days to those students who have yet to complete all of their evaluations.


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!
   
Geography Awareness Week Events
Through Friday, Nov. 19

Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity to engage in educational experiences that draw attention to Geo-Literacy and the importance of geographic understanding in ensuring our nation's economic competitiveness, national security, environmental sustainability and livability of our communities in the 21st century. View the schedule of presentations and activities!
   

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

   
Sociology and Anthropology Maymester in Italy
3:30 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18 | LAN 142

If you are interested in taking SOC 139: Race and Ethnic Relations, SOC 477: Urban Sociology, or ANT 231: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology as a Maymester course in Rome, Italy, come to the general interest meeting on at 3:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 18, in Liberal Arts North, Room 142. Come find out about the courses and the trip!
   
Impact of Violence on Women and Children
in the Gaza Strip

4 to 5 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
Ferguson Building, Room G78

John and Christine Raasoch conducted research in one of the most controversial regions in the world, the Gaza Strip, located between Israel and Egypt. Israel has held some control over the Gaza Strip for defense purposes since the 1967 Six-Day War with Egypt. Periodic outbursts of severe military conflict continue in this region. John and Christine’s primary mission was to understand psychological effects of violent conflict on the lives of women and children. John was filmed for a CNN news segment on the subject. Their experiences and research give us insight into effects of military conflict on local residents.

   
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 present Danceworks, a studio concert featuring student, faculty, and guest artist choreography.  Student works include senior choreographic projects by Kathleen Higgins, Joella Phillip, Bre Westerfield and Marka Wood. Guest artist and faculty choreography will be presented by Dr. Cindy Gratz, professor of dance at Sam Houston State U iversity, Elizabeth Rhodes, SFA professor of dance, and Heather Samuelson, SFA adjunct faculty. Gratz’s “AfterImages” has received national recognition through the American College Dance Festival Association. Rhodes’ work, “Diablos de Espejo,” is a result of field work conducted in the Republic of Panama. It is performed to an original soundscape created by School of Music faculty member Kevin Kelleher who mixed original field work tapes with ambient sounds. Ticket prices are $3 for students, SFA faculty/staff and senior citizens, and $5 for general admission.  For more information, e-mail dance@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1543.
   

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature fruit specialist
7 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18 | Agriculture Bldg., Room 110

The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive. Dr. Jay Spiers will present "Fruits Common and Not so Common for the Southern Landscape." Spiers is an assistant professor in Fruit Crops at Auburn University in Alabama where he conducts research on nutrition, physiology, and production of fruit crops and teaches courses in fruit and nut production. His primary crops of interest are satsuma mandarins, kiwifruit, and blueberries, according to Greg Grant, SFA Gardens research associate. The Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is generally held the third Thursday of each month at the SFA Mast Arboretum. Refreshments are served by the SFA Gardens volunteers before the lecture with a rare plant raffle being held afterward. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Grant at (936) 468-1863 or grantdamon@sfasu.edu.

   

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.

   
Annual Chili Cook-off
9:30 a.m. | Saturday, Nov. 20
Lumberjack Alley | Commuter Parking Lot

Student Foundation Association is sponsoring their annual Chili Cook Off Saturday, Nov. 20, during Lumberjack Alley. Registration is $20 per entry. Entry forms are available from any Student Foundation Association member or at the Tracie Pearman Alumni Center. Cook off begins at 9:30 a.m. with registration and chili turn-in is at 11:30 a.m. with winners announced at 1 p.m. New this year is a Washer Tournament with registration of $20 or Washer and Chili for $30. For more information, contact Student Foundation Association at (936) 468-5573 or the Alumni Center at (936) 468-3407.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Spotlight!

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying
"
7:30 p.m. | 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.

 
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.
 
Fabric of African Culture exhibition opening reception
6 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 19 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

This powerful exhibition celebrates the expressive quality of the work and artistic expression inherent in the cultures of Africa. Displayed with an eye for the variety of materials and the regional influences, the items represent over 500 years of history and tribes from across the continent. The Nov. 19 opening reception will include a lecture by an authority on African art. Fabric of African Culture, which is part of the College of Fine Arts’ University Series, replaces the originally scheduled Storm Chasers and will run through Saturday, Jan. 15. It is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts. 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.
 

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
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.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art introduces Hive--an exhibition of hexagonal shaped paintings made with beeswax, resin and pigment infused with heat at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The exhibition is open for viewing in the Upstairs Hallway of The Art Center and will run through Friday, Dec. 10.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
A Forest Insect Alphabet 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.
 
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Geography Awareness Week Facts

Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes and it's also the freshwater lake that covers the greatest surface area in the world. Lake Superior covers over 82,000 km of land and there's enough water in the lake to fill all the other Great Lakes plus three Lake Eries.

Lake Baikal is the world's deepest lake and is located in Siberia, Russia, north of the Mongolian border. It is 5,369 ft (1,637 m) deep - more than one mile straight down.

The Pacific Ocean takes the award for being the largest ocean in the world. It covers almost a third of the Earth's surface and goes from the Bering Sea in the Arctic north to the icy waters of Antarctica's Ross Sea in the south.

The smallest ocean is the Arctic Ocean, which is about 10 times smaller than the Pacific Ocean.