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

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 & 10:30 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Astronomy Program
7:45 & 10:15 p.m.
Global Vision with
Dr. Murali Venugopalan
Topic – Mexico with
guest Jazi Hiriart


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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SFA playwright's 'keepingabreast' being staged in Colorado
SFA artists included in intercollegiate exhibition
Annual State Employee Charitable Campaign

Peer-review article with at least one student last six months?
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
'SANS vLive! Future Trends in Network Security' webcast
Counseling Services' Cookies with the Counselors
'Cyber Security is Our Shared Responsibility' webcast
Grant writing seminar offered
Phi Psi Phast this weekend
"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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SFA playwright's 'keepingabreast' being staged in Colorado

Businesses package their products in pink, communities hold Race for the Cure events and people from all walks of life don pink ribbons during October. But playwright Jackie Rosenfeld, SFA visiting lecturer of theatre, offers her support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging theatre companies who produce her play "keepingabreast" to donate part of the proceeds to breast cancer research.

The Spring Ensemble Theatre in Colorado Springs is doing just that during their run of the play from Sept. 30 through Oct. 16. More

 

SFA artists included in intercollegiate exhibition

Works by ten art metal/jewelry students from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and their professor, Lauren McAdams, will be included in the "5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition" hosted by Arizona State University Monday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 22.

"We are more than pleased with the invitation from ASU to be part of this wonderful event and to be exhibited alongside faculty, graduate and undergraduate artists from six leading universities in the art metal/jewelry field," said McAdams. More

 

Annual State Employee Charitable Campaign

It is time for the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) benefiting various agencies and nonprofit organizations. Last year SFA employees contributed more than $15,000 to various agencies across Texas. This year our goal is to raise $20,000.

SECC has made it simple for faculty and staff to donate to their favorite agency and nonprofit organizations through an annual campaign. There are two ways employees can give. You can make a one-time donation via cash, check or payroll deduction.

Your donations go to those agencies and nonprofit organizations that you designate.  You can contribute to causes that are near and dear to your heart. The minimum donation is $2.

The SECC will continue through Monday, Nov. 1. If you are interested in contributing to the annual SECC, please contact Gloria Montes at (936) 468-2188 or Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723.

 
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News & Announcements

 

If you have co-published a peer-reviewed article with at least one student in the last six months and you’d like to submit it, please contact Director of the School of Honors Michael Tkacik at mtkacik@sfasu.edu.

   
  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.

   
 

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Telecommunications & Networking Department will webcast "SANS vLive! Future Trends in Network Security"

Noon to 1 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 13
Human Services Building, Room 318

Malicious code and other attacks are increasing in intensity and the damage that they cause. With little time to react, organizations have to become more proactive in their security stance. Reactive security will no longer work. Therefore, organizations need to better understand what the future trends, risks and threats are so that they can be better prepared to make their organizations as secure as possible. This presentation covers security issues that are relevant to IT managers and administrators alike.

   
 

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.

   
 

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month!
Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
Cyber Security is Our Shared Responsibility

1 to 2:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 14
Human Services Building, Room 318

The MS-ISAC is coordinating a joint webcast with DHS and NCSA, along with several other sector-specific ISACs to discuss strategies on how to promote cyber security awareness at all levels, including government, businesses and academia, with specific advice about how individuals and entities can be actively involved to help facilitate a safe Internet experience. The goal is to help raise cyber security awareness nationwide and empower citizens, businesses, government and schools to improve their cyber security preparedness and help promote a safe Internet experience. This webcast is a must-attend for anyone who wants to know how they can protect themselves, their information and their organization from cyber threats.

   
 

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.

   
  Phi Psi Phast
Begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15
Ends at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17
Across from Griffith Hall in Free Speech Area

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity will be fasting for 48 hours to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. T-shirts will be sold and donations will be taken during the event. All proceeds will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Brothers will be playing games and watching movies while camping out at the demonstration. Come out and see us!
   

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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 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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