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

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 & 10:30 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 & 10 p.m..
Global Vision with
Dr. Murali Venugopalan
Topic – Korea with guest
Gene H. Moon


"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival presents "Paris"
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

SFA Wind Ensemble presents The Music of
Michael Daugherty

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

WEDNESDAY
Mid-semester

American Red Cross
Disaster Training

9 a.m. to noon
BPSC, Regents Suite A

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Sam Houston

7 p.m. HOME

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

Herbert Midgley:
Creative Human Being

6 p.m.
Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building, Room 160

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

FRIDAY
Spirit Fridays - Wear Purple!

Ladyjack Tennis
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

Ladyjack Soccer vs.
Sam Houston
7 p.m.
Huntsville, Texas

Ron Raines and
SFA's Orchestra of the Pines:
"Broadway, Movies
and Classics"

7 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

SATURDAY
Ladyjack Tennis
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

Battle of the Piney Woods
Lumberjack Football
vs. Sam Houston

Tailgate begins at 11 a.m.
Game begins at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium
Houston, Texas

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Nicholls State

2 p.m.
Thibodaux, La.

Oasis Quartet Concert
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SUNDAY
Ladyjack Tennis
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

From the Diaries of
Adam and Eve:
Compositions of Stephen Lias

2:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

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

"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 26
"Persepolis
"
Wednesday, Oct. 27
"Welcome"
Tuesday, Nov. 2
"Barbe bleue/ Bluebeard
"

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


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Steen Library taking part in 'Texas Library Snapshot Day'
Latin American tastes, salsa dancing
SFA Gardens Series to feature director of new plants
SFA staff accomplishments
CyberSecurity Tip: Print out important documents
Free SFA Way posters available
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, vote for Coach Harper
In Memory: Dr. Vinay B. Kothari
American Red Cross disaster training to be held on campus
Ronald McDonald House: Can Food Drive
'Securing the Human' free Webcast
Annual Haunted House invitation extended
'Battle of the Piney Woods' game information - Buy tickets online!
Art Day at SFA is Friday, Nov. 5
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Download the October Fine Arts calendar


Steen Library taking part in 'Texas Library Snapshot Day'

The Ralph W. Steen Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in “Texas Library Snapshot Day” Thursday, Oct. 21, to show how important academic, public, school and special libraries are to the state of Texas.

Faculty, staff and students are asked to drop by Steen Library this Thursday to share their thoughts about the library and participate in some of the day’s activities.

Steen Library will showcase library users’ comments, photographs, show levels of activity in the building, and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results collected will be added to those of other libraries across Texas to show how libraries provide invaluable services to Texans. More

 

Latin American tastes, salsa dancing

Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc., will be hosting “The Taste of Latin America” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the East College Cafeteria. The event is geared towards the promotion and education of the Latino Culture through food and Salsa dancing.  Admission is $6 for pre-sale tickets, $8 at the door or a SFA food swipe for those who have meal plans.

During the event you will be able to taste food from various Latin countries such as Cuba, Puerto Rico and Brazil and be entertained with Salsa dancing.

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased from a Sigma Lambda Beta member or from the Office of Multicultural Affairs, which is located on the third floor of the Student Center in Room 3.101. For more information, please call (936) 468-1073. Our office hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

SFA Gardens Series to feature director of new plants

The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive. Rick Schoellhorn will present "Plants for the Cutting Edge of Today's Modern Landscape."

Schoellhorn is director of new products for Proven Winners. The goals of Proven Winners are to introduce the best, most unique, high performing plants, to produce them under the highest quality standards, and to market the plants innovatively, according to Greg Grant, SFA Gardens research associate.

"On a retail sales level, Proven Winners sales are greater than a half-billion dollars annually," Grant said. "The plants are available from just about every garden center in North America."

The Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is 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.


Accomplishments

Greg Grant, SFA Gardens research associate, presented "Right Plant, Right Place-Landscaping 101" to the East Texas Fall Gardening Conference and Bulb Expo in Tyler. The lecture discussed basic design principles necessary for successful home landscaping along with some of Grant's favorite plants and examples of his own personal landscapes.
 
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

Print out important documents
A digital photography expert told me that CDs are expected to "live" for up to 10 years. I want kids—and maybe grandkids—to see photos, so I print the best ones. Same goes for documents: print important files so that they are accessible in future decades. Of course, you want to back up these files, too. (Excerpt from www.sans.org)

   

SFA Way posters available. Show your support for The SFA Way by displaying an SFA Way poster in your office. They are available FREE in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.105.  Simply stop by between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to receive your free copy. The posters are designed to fit into a standard 34 x 36 frame, so there is no need to pay for custom framing. If you have any questions, please call the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at (936) 468.7249 or e-mail dosa@sfasu.edu.

   
  Vote for J.C. Harper! 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
   
In Memory: Dr. Vinay B. Kothari, SFA professor emeritus, passed away on Friday, Oct. 15, after a long illness.

Kothari was born in India. He came to the U.S. and earned a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Kansas, a master's in business administration from the University of Missouri and a doctorate in management from what was then North Texas State. He taught in Canada before joining SFA as an associate professor in 1973 at the age of 32.

Kothari was an exceptionally productive faculty member, according to Dr. Warren Fisher, associate dean of business.

"He published prolifically and won awards for both his teaching and research," Fisher said. "He was promoted to professor in 1978 and named Regents Professor in 1993." More
   
American Red Cross Disaster Training
9 a.m. to noon | Wednesday, Oct. 20
BPSC, Regents Suite A

SFA's School of Social Work will be sponsoring American Red Cross disaster preparedness training on mass care and shelter operations next from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the BPSC, Regents Suite A. Upon completion you will be certified as an ARC volunteer. Seating is limited so arrive early. For more information please, call Wilma Cordova at (936) 468-6613.
   
Ronald McDonald House: Can Food Drive
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Student Center Plaza
Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Thursday, Oct. 21

The Student Government Associations of SFA and Sam Houston are taking advantage of a neutral field to help the Ronald McDonald House. Students from both universities will be on their respective campuses collecting easy-to-prepare and instant food items for families living at the house in Houston. Their collections will be presented to the Ronald McDonald House Saturday, Oct. 23, before the Battle of the Piney Woods game at Reliant Stadium.

Donations will also be accepted in the SGA office, which is located in the Student Center. Also, families can use gift cards to major retailers to purchase essential items. For more information call SGA at (936) 468-3500 or e-mail Sarah Feye, SGA vice president, at sarahfeye06@hotmail.com.
   
 

Cybersecurity Awareness Training
"Securing the Human" Webcast

Noon to 1 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 20
Human Services Building, Room 318

Organizations have traditionally invested most of their security in technology, with little effort in protecting their employees. As a result, many attackers today target the weakest link, the human. Awareness, not just technology, has become key to reducing risk and remaining compliant. This short talk will cover the latest trends in how to create and implement an awareness program that makes a difference. Key points include:
• Why humans are so bad at judging risk and how attackers exploit these weaknesses.
• Why most awareness programs fail, including top five mistakes most organizations make.
• How to communicate to the YouTube generation.
• How to develop programs that reach multi-cultures.
• How to make create metrics.

   
Download poster!

Annual Haunted House
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Oct. 20-23 and 27-31
Nacogdoches Mall

Partnering with the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, the Nacogdoches Jaycees welcome you to attend the annual haunted house. The Nacogdoches Jaycees are a non-profit organization that raises money for Nacogdoches causes.  The Jaycees contributions span many organizations in town that are in need. The Jaycees members are local community leaders and business owners who strive to help improve our local Nacogdoches community through service of the Jaycees. For information concerning the Jaycees Haunted House, please call Marty Karns at (936) 371-9819 or e-mail at info@nacogdochesjaycees.org.

   
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!
   
  Art Day at SFA is Friday, Nov. 5, in the School of Art. High school senior art students and their teachers from across Texas will experience a day of college art classes taught by the professors of the School of Art. Please contact the School of Art office for more information.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

SFA Wind Ensemble will present The Music of Michael Daugherty
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 19
W.M. Turner Auditorium

One of the nation’s most frequently heard living American composers, Daugherty will be present for the concert which features his music. The program includes “Desi,” guest conducted by John L. Whitwell, who commissioned the piece while he was the SFA director of bands. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff, and $6 for students.
 
Herbert Midgley, SFA lecturer of music, to present
Herbert Midgley: Creative Human Being

6 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 21
Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building, Room 160

During the free hour-long recital, Midgley will perform on the piano and guitar, sing some of his original songs, show some of his avant-garde films and play some of his muisque concrète and electronic music.
 
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.
 
Oasis Quartet Concert
Presented by SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music

7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 23
Cole Concert Hall

The saxophone quartet, which includes SFA Associate Professor Nathan Nabb on soprano sax, will present a program of French masterworks written or arranged for saxophone. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
From the Diaries of Adam and Eve:
Compositions of Stephen Lias

Presented by SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music

2:30 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 24
Cole Concert Hall

This diverse concert of works by SFA Professor Lias will include a whimsical piece for flute ensemble, a vigorous trombone sonata, and a witty and moving dramatic work about Adam and Eve performed by three married couples. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff, and $2 for students.
 
Stone Fort Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble
Presented by the School of Music

7:30 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 25
Cole Concert Hall

The quintet, comprised of Drs. Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Charles Gavin, horn; and new faculty member Susan Nelson, bassoon; will perform music by European composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff, and $2 for students.
 
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.
   
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Learn more by visiting
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Purchase tickets at the
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or call (936) 468-6407

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