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MONDAY
Columbus Day Observed

Ladyjack & Lumberjack Golf
Sam Houston State Invitational
All Day
Huntsville, Texas

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

6 p.m.
Texas Parks & Wildlife
6:30 & 10:30 p.m.
NacEdition – Local news
6:45 & 10:45 p.m.
Global Vision with
Dr. Murali Venugopalan
Topic – Mexico with
guest Jazi Hiriart


SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music present
Guitarist David Burgess in a guest artist recital

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

TUESDAY
Ladyjack & Lumberjack Golf
Sam Houston State Invitational
All Day
Huntsville, Texas

French Film Festival:
"Coco avant Chanel/Coco
before Chanel
"
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Season-Opening Concert
The Legacy of Howard Hanson

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

THURSDAY
Ladyjack Volleyball
at UT-Arlington
7 p.m.
Arlington, Texas

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
9 p.m. - "Dinner for Schmucks"

SFA professor of piano Andrew Parr to present Miniature Masterpieces
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

FRIDAY
Ladyjack Tennis
Apache Invitational
All Day
Tyler, Texas

Grant Writing Seminar

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Steen Library, Wyatt Room

Leadership Expert
Dr. Tim Elmore

3 p.m.
BPSC Tiered Classroom

Ladyjack Soccer
at Nicholls State
4 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
9 p.m. - "Dinner for Schmucks"

SFA Planetarium’s
new star show “Magellan: Report from Venus”

7 p.m.
Mathematics Building

SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces

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

SATURDAY
National Boss Day

Lumberjack Battalion Reunion

All Day

Ladyjack Tennis
Apache Invitational
All Day
Tyler, Texas

Lumberjack Football vs.
Central Arkansas

2 p.m. HOME

Ladyjack Volleyball
at Texas State

2 p.m.
San Marcos, Texas

SUNDAY
Lumberjack Golf
Lone Star Invitational
All Day
San Antonio, Texas

Ladyjack Bowling
All Day
Arlington, Texas

Ladyjack Soccer at Southeastern Louisiana
1 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
9 p.m. - "Dinner for Schmucks"

UPCOMING
“What Revolution Feels Like:
A Personal Account of Events Leading to the Fall
of the Berlin Wall”
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19
BPSC Movie Theater

SFA vs. Sam Houston State
Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates
Saturday, Nov. 13
Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Faculty working toward sustainable lifestyles on campus
Promoting heritage tourism, technology to document cemeteries
Faculty, staff accomplishments
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, vote for Coach Harper
SFA Early Childhood Lab selling cookbooks for $12
2010 SFA Homecoming T-Shirts department order form
American Association of University Women monthly meeting
Counseling Services' Cookies with the Counselors
Grant writing seminar offered
"France: Inside Out:" includes viewing of five French films
TEC Book Circle: McKeachie's Teaching Tips
'Battle of the Piney Woods' game information - Buy tickets online!
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Download the October Fine Arts calendar

   
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Faculty working toward sustainable lifestyles on campus

Students at Stephen F. Austin State University are trying to lower electricity usage on campus, but a few university faculty members are also doing their part to educate the public on sustainability issues.

Elyce Rodewald, SFA Gardens education coordinator, teaches local school children about the natural world through environmental education programs.

"We have a wide range of programs which usually meet the state mandate for what kids are learning in science classes," she said. "We have programs in composting, soil, pollination and the water cycle, along with lessons about basic forestry concepts, including how to measure trees and use a compass." More

 

Group promoting heritage tourism,
using technology to document cemeteries

Cemeteries are fascinating. They contrast the disturbing and unavoidable message of mortality with love for those who have been interred. Graveyards are often the most poignant link to the past, but a name and date carved in stone often leave the grave side visitor with more questions and wonder than answers.

A diverse group of professors and staff at Stephen F. Austin State University have been seeking to satisfy the craving for more insight about our ancestors and their history by applying technology to the grave. More

 
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Accomplishments

Linda Bobo, PhD, ATC, LAT, Program Director for the Graduate Athletic Training Education Program, was invited as a certified athletic trainer to provide medical coverage for the USA Tae Kwon Do U-24 and Junior National Teams as they hosted an International Exchange with Mexico. The four-day event was held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
 

Greg Grant's, SFA Gardens research associate, book titled "In Greg's Garden, A Pineywoods Perspective on Gardening, Nature, and Family" has been published as an Amazon.com Kindle book. An intimate and personal exploration of the life of one of Texas' gardeners, the book gathers in a single volume the first nine years of Grant's columns from "Texas Gardener" magazine. Revised and updated from their original publication, these 54 essays reveal the heart and soul of a seventh generation native Texan who has devoted his entire life to gardening, nature and family. Grant has successfully introduced dozens of plants to the Texas nursery industry, all while maintaining long-held family property and renovating the homes of his ancestors in Arcadia, Texas.

 
Conference presentation? Book published? Attended a conference? Received an award? We want to know about your accomplishments, so fill out SFA Today's online form!
 

News & Announcements

  Voting is now open for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year! Vote for SFA Coach J. C. Harper every day between now and Saturday, Dec. 4. The winning coach receives $50,000 for charity and $20,000 will be given the SFA Alumni Association. http://www.coachoftheyear.com
   
 

The SFA Early Childhood Lab is selling cookbooks for $12. All recipes were provided by teachers and students of the Early Childhood Lab. If you are interested, you can pick one up at the main office at the Early Childhood Research Center or contact Kim Carmona at kdcarmona@sfasu.edu.

   

The 2010 SFA Homecoming T-Shirts will be sold for $10 each. Departments have the opportunity to purchase Homecoming T-shirts before they go on sale. To do so, download the order form from the SFA Homecoming website. Fax your form to (936) 468-7278. The deadline to order shirts is by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Orders will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. T-shirts will be delivered Friday, Oct. 15. For questions about the 2010 SFA Homecoming T-Shirts, please contact Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723.

   
 

American Association of University Women
Monthly Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 12
5:30 p.m. - Social time and refreshments
6 p.m. - Meeting
Region's Bank | 300 East Main | Sam Houston Room
Use back entrance on Pilar St.

Meeting Focus: Women in Law & Community Issues presented by Stephanie Stephens. The purpose of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. AAUW values and continually seeks a diverse membership. Please feel free to bring a friend and join us for fun and fellowship. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call Janet Tareilo at (936) 468-1592.

   
 

Counseling Services' Licensed Professional Counselors Cookies with the Counselors
2 to 4 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 13
Rusk Building, Room 333

This open house format networking session allows us to answer questions about Counseling Services, counseling sessions and career counseling. Please join us for cookies, coffee and conversation.

   
 

Grant Writing Seminar
2 to 3:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 15
Steen Library, Wyatt Room

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be offering Grant Writing Seminars. Oct. 8 Seminar: Overview - SFA proposal submission procedures and searching for funding, proposal components and tips. Oct. 15 Seminar: Budgets - Overview of the elements of a proposal budget. Please RSVP to x6606 or smcdaniel@sfasu.edu.

   

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SFA and The French American Cultural Exchange Tournées Festival Present "France: Inside Out," which includes the viewing of five films showcasing the icons and marginalized of France. Admission is free! All films are spoken in French with English subtitles will be shown at 7 p.m. in the BPSC Movie Theater in the BPSC.

Schedule of Films

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Coco avant Chanel/Coco before Chanel
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Paris

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Persepolis

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Welcome
Tuesday, Nov. 2
Barbe bleue/ Bluebeard
   
 

TEC Book Circle
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursdays
Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Teaching Excellence Center (TEC) Conference Room, second floor Steen Library, to discuss chapters in McKeachie's Teaching Tips (12th ed.). Its short chapters address topics such as class preparation, testing, cultural diversity, critical thinking and engaging students. Prior reading is recommended, but you can still benefit from our discussion without it. One faculty member is already implementing ideas from the first readings! Future circles are scheduled for Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2. Teaching circle leaders are William Forbes, geography, and Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, public administration. We hope to see you there!

   
Stephen F. Austin State University
vs. Sam Houston State
University
j2 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 23
Reliant Stadium in Houston
Purchase tickets online!


Tickets for the game remain on sale through the SFA Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling (936) 468-JACK or toll free (800) 775-3358. Read more about this event!
   
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music present
Guitarist David Burgess in a guest artist recital

7:30 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 11
Cole Concert Hall


Praised by musicians and critics worldwide, Burgess has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in concert halls throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East, including featured performances at the Kennedy Center. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 

SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Season-Opening Concert
The Legacy of Howard Hanson

7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 12
W.M. Turner Auditorium


The program, which celebrates the legacy of one of America’s most influential composers, includes the music of Hanson as well as music by his star pupils Clifton Williams and Francis McBeth. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 

SFA professor of piano Andrew Parr to present Miniature Masterpieces
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 14
Cole Concert Hall


He will perform Bela Bartok’s “Out of Doors Suite” and the 24 preludes of Frédéric Chopin. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
College of Fine Arts and School of Music present a joint concert of
SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces

7:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 15
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Tickets for the always-popular concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Ron Raines and SFA's Orchestra of the Pines:
"Broadway, Movies and Classics"

7 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 22
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Ron Raines, one of America’s leading Broadway artists and Nacogdoches native, will share the stage with SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines to present “Broadway, Movies and Classics” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert, which is a joint presentation of the SFA School of Music and Friends of Music, serves as a fund-raiser for the SFA Strings Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 each.
 
eighth blackbird "The Only Moving Thing"
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 26
W.M. Turner Auditorium


The SFA College of Fine Arts will present the Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird in The Only Moving Thing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the 2010-2011 University Series. The kinetic program crackles with vivid theatricality as the musical sextet drives full-tilt into the agile and muscular world of five of today’s most prominent names in music and dance. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for seniors, faculty/staff, students and youth. Visit www.eighthblackbird.com to learn more about the group and to hear their music.
 

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 runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.  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 Cole 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.
   
Download
the College of Fine Arts
October Calendar
Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407
 
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"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."
~Albert Einstein

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
~Theodore Geisel

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." ~Mark Twain