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This Week's Calendar

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

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

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


"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.

Today 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


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.

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

6 a.m. & 9 p.m..
Texas Parks and Wildlife

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 Friday, Nov. 19

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SFA seniors going for another title
SFA, NSU square off for NCAA's biggest football trophy
SFA professor quoted in online 'Harry Potter' ABCnews.com story

Holiday season preparations underway
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 continues
DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
Fall Teacher Job Fair to be held today
Annual Chili Cook-off this weekend
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' closes tomorrow


SFA seniors going for another title

There’s a good chance that Stephen F. Austin will never see a senior class like the group of 12 that will be honored Saturday.

Some were underclassmen on the 2007 team that went 0-11, a dismal first for the football program.

All were members of last season’s 2009 team that won a conference championship.

And all 12 can be a part of history, with a win over Northwestern State Saturday. They would become back-to-back conference winners, also a first for the Lumberjack football program. More

 

SFA, NSU square off for NCAA's biggest football trophy

The 7-foot, 6-inch-tall Chief stands straight and stares sternly from the end zone. The Lumberjacks and Demons are fighting to provide his home for the next year. Will it be Nacogdoches, Texas, or Natchitoches, La.? It all depends on who is victorious.

Chief Caddo weighs about 320 pounds and is a year shy of 50. Carved of black gum wood, he is the largest trophy in the NCAA, and Stephen F. Austin State University and Northwestern State University fight viciously every year to keep him or win him back in The Battle for the Chief football game, which will take place again here Saturday in Homer Bryce Stadium.

The Chief was born in 1961. SFA and NSU agreed that the loser of that year's game would cut down a tree from its surrounding forests, and the winner would have an Indian carved from the log. More

 

SFA professor quoted in online 'Harry Potter' ABCnews.com story

Talk about a silver lining. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1," which opens today, has a big one. And it exudes sex.

With one compelling visual that may equally thrill and shock rabid Hogwarts fans, sex has become part of the equation in the Harry Potter movie legacy.

The focal point of all that angst is Harry's longtime sidekick, Ron Weasley.

Ron Weasley? Don't be so surprised. More

 

In preparation for the holiday season, SFA physical plant workers have began hanging lights and wreaths around campus. Photo by SFA photographer Hardy Meredith.


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

   
DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 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.
   

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

The Nile River in Egypt is the longest river. It's 4,145 miles (6,671 km) long and flows into the Mediterranean Sea.

The world's shortest river, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the Roe River. It is only 200 feet (61 meters) long and flows between Giant Springs and the Missouri River near Great Falls, Montana. There has been debate, though, about which river is really the shortest. The D River in Oregon has been measured as being only 120 ft (37 m) long. It connects Devil's Lake directly to the Pacific Ocean near Lincoln City. Because the D River flows into the ocean though, it's length changes according to the tide so has been measured at several different lengths.

The Amazon Basin in South America is the largest river with the greatest water flow. This is because it flows through the Amazon rain forest - the largest and wettest rainforest on Earth.

Angel Falls (Salto Angel) in Canaima National Park, Venezuela, is the highest waterfall in the world at 3212 ft (979 m).