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See Monday's edition
of "The Pine Log"
for a complete Homecoming event schedule!

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Ladyjack Tennis at
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

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
Oresta Felts Coordinator of International Programs
Topic – Uganda & Sweeden with guest Lilian Moreen Asaba


"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival showing of
"Persepolis"

7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

eighth blackbird
"The Only Moving Thing"

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

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Last day to withdraw from the university without WP or WF

Last day to drop courses

LadyJack Volleyball
vs UT-Arlington
7 p.m. HOME

"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival showing of
"Welcome"

7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

Kristin Hayes
guest flute recital

7:30 p.m.
Music Recital Hall of the
Wright Music Building


Thursday, Oct. 28
Cross Country
Southland Conference
Championships
TBA
Beaumont, Texas

HOMECOMING EVENT
Judging for campus office
decoration contest

Begins at 11 a.m.

Fall Fest hosted by
Residence Hall Association

5 to 9 p.m.
Student Center Plaza

A Cappella Choir Fall Concert
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Friday, Oct. 29
Ladyjack Bowling at
Greater Ozark Invitational
All Day
Springfield, Miss.

SFA Children’s
Performing Arts Series
presents "Cinderella"

9:30 a.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

HOMECOMING EVENT
Sylvans Forestry Club
Lumberjack Day

Noon at Ag Pond

SFA Children’s
Performing Arts Series
presents "Cinderella"

12:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

HOMECOMING EVENT
Lumberjack Bash

6 to 7:30 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Ladyjack Soccer
vs. Texas State

7 p.m. HOME

HOMECOMING EVENT
Torchlight Parade
Celebration

8:30 p.m.
Surfin' Steve

HOMECOMING EVENT
Torchlight Parade
9 p.m.
Surfin' Steve

HOMECOMING EVENT
Homecoming Bonfire
and Pep Rally

9:30 p.m.
Intramural Fields

Saturday, Oct. 30
Ladyjack Bowling at
Greater Ozark Invitational
All Day
Springfield, Miss.

HOMECOMING EVENT
Homecoming Parade
10 a.m.
Downtown Nacogdoches

HOMECOMING EVENT
Alumni Picnic
11:30 a.m.
Lumberjack Alley

HOMECOMING EVENT
Duck Dash
Noon
Lumberjack Alley

HOMECOMING EVENT
Lumberjack Football
vs. Texas State

2 p.m.

Ladyjack Volleyball
vs. Texas State

6 p.m. HOME

Sunday, Oct. 31
Ladyjack Bowling at
Greater Ozark Invitational
All Day
Springfield, Miss.

Ladyjack Soccer
vs. UT San Antonio

1 p.m. HOME

Scott Roeder
guest tuba recital

6 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Upcoming Events
"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival showing of
"Barbe bleue/ Bluebeard"

7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 2
BPSC Movie Theater

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

Art Day at SFA
Friday, Nov. 5
Contact School of Art office
for more information

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


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Ladyjacks attempt to raise money, awareness in breast cancer fight
School of Nursing focusing on community outreach, student recruitment
SFA quarterback honored after record-breaking performance
School of Fine Art printmaking area blog is now up
Faculty and staff accomplishments
School of Fine Art printmaking area blog is now up
'Protecting Your University Data' webcast
Study abroad in Italy general interest meeting
SFA Early Childhood Lab to host book fair next week
Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference Nov. 5
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Ladyjacks attempt to raise money,
awareness in breast cancer fight

The Ladyjack soccer team will attempt to raise money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer when SFA sponsors “Kick for the Cure” during its game against Texas State Friday, Oct. 29.
 
All this week leading up to the game, SFA players will be selling “Kick for the Cure” T-shirts. The players will be stationed on the east side of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Shirts are $10 apiece.
 
The Ladyjacks will wear “Kick for the Cure” T-shirts during pre-game warm-ups. Each player’s shirt will be adorned with the name of a loved one whose life has been touched by breast cancer. The soccer program will accept donations at the Center Circle Club tent during the game.
 
All proceeds from the shirt sales and donations will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

School of Nursing focusing on community outreach,
student recruitment

Students, faculty and staff in the Stephen F. Austin State University Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing have had increased opportunities to become active in the Nacogdoches community since the program moved to its new location on North Street in January.

Recruiting potential students and showing middle and high school students what life is like as a nurse are just a couple of the ways students and professors have been staying busy. Students enrolled in a senior-level nursing course called Nursing Care in Community Populations have an opportunity to see what nursing is like in the school and community setting. More

 

SFA quarterback honored after record-breaking performance

Senior quarterback Jeremy Moses has been named Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week following his record-breaking performance against Sam Houston State Saturday. It is the fourth time in his career that Moses has received the honor.

Moses, who set a new SLC career record for total offense on his first pass of the game, completed 30 passes for 418 yards and four touchdowns in the annual Battle of the Piney Woods. Moses guided the 'Jacks to their sixth consecutive victory with a 31-28 victory over Sam Houston State. More


Accomplishments

Dr. Dave Creech, forestry and agriculture, delivered a presentation "Winners and Losers in the Winter of 2009-2010" to the Southern Region of the International Plant Propagation Society in Raleigh, N.C.

He also delivered two presentations, "Japanese Maples, Camellias, Azaleas, and More: Creating the Perfect Southern Shade Garden" and "Experiencing the Wonders of Nature Through the Joys of Gardening: Environmental Education at Stephen F. Austin State University," to the Southern Gardening Symposium in St. Francisville, La.
   

SFA Gardens research associate Greg Grant's "In Greg's Garden: Georgia Marquette Emanis (1917-2010)" article was published in the November/December 2010 edition of "Texas Gardener." The article spoke about the life of Grant's late maternal grandmother and her home and the influence they both had on him.

   
Elizabeth Rhodes, kinesiology, was selected by the Maryland Council for Dance as a guest faculty member for the 38th annual Maryland dance festival which took place at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. Rhodes's workshops included Panamanian Dance and two levels of classic jazz dance.  Her junior level jazz class had over 70 participants.
   
  Kyle McCracken, an area coordinator with the Residence Life Department, will be co-presenting “Fraternity life: Old lessons, New thoughts. What we have learned over the last 20 years” at the annual Southern Association of College Student Affairs conference in Panama City, Fla., this November. The presentation is a follow-up of McCracken’s master's thesis research.
   
National Residence Hall Honorary Awards
The National Residence Hall Honorary is an honorary organization dedicated to recognizing those residents who have committed personal time and effort to make their college experiences more meaningful by participating in hall-related activities. It's membership is comprised of the top 1 percent of all residents living in residence halls. Residents are selected for membership based on academic achievement, service to the residence halls, strong character and leadership potential.

Gennie Lynn, program coordinator for the Residence Life Department, was awarded Adviser of the Month by the Richard J. Williams Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary for her contributions to the members of the National Residence Hall Honorary and Residence Hall Association.

Donna Phillips was named as the Custodial/Maintenance Employee of the Month by the Richard J. Williams Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Kalya Knox, first-year hall director in the Residence Life Department, has been named the September Faculty/Staff Member of the Month by the Richard J. Williams Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary.

Marvin Grand, Aramark senior manager, has been named as the Richard J. Williams National Residence Hall Honorary September Spotlight of the Month winner. His nomination cites his involvement with the Residence Hall Association and other students as well as his love of his job and concern about who and how he can have an impact.
 

News & Announcements

The School of Fine Art printmaking area blog is now up! This blog is designed to highlight the activities and achievements of the printmakers associated with SFA's School of Art printmaking area. View at sfaprintmaking.blogspot.com.

   
 

Protecting Your University Data Webcast
Noon to 1 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 27
Human Services Building, Room 318

This presentation will provide university deans, directors, vice presidents, provosts and other upper university management staff with a strategy for protecting sensitive university data. It's a daunting task to protect data regulated by FERPA, HIPAA, PCI, GLB, and other laws and regulations and the penalties for disclosure of this information can be substantial. The presentation discusses key points that need to be addressed in any workable and successful sensitive data protection strategy. We'll discuss some simple tips on protecting your data, protecting your machine and protecting yourself that are used at VA Tech

   

Study Abroad in Italy General Interest Meeting
Spring semester or maymester

6 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 27
McKibben Education Building, Room 258

Mark Ludorf, Professor of Psychology, will host an information meeting about two study abroad Psychology courses to Italy. The first course will be during the spring 2011 semester. The 10-week spring semester course will be the first semester-long study abroad course led by an SFA professor.

The second course will travel to Italy for almost three weeks during the 2011 maymester. Ludorf's past courses to Italy have averaged a cost of only $133 a day. Information about both courses will be available at the meeting. Anyone wanting to preview the course or has questions, please e-mail Ludorf at mludorf@sfasu.edu.

   

The Early Childhood Lab will be hosting a book fair beginning Monday, Nov. 1, until Friday, Nov. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 pm. PTO night is Thursday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Come join the fun and help promote the most powerful skill of all, READING!!

   
  Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 5
Baker Pattillo Student Center | Cost: $30 before Oct. 25

A conference to bring together health, education, social scientists, social service professionals, pastors, public officials and researchers in the Nacogdoches area to explore the relationship among issues of faith, the victim’s concept of God and one’s ability to deal with the long-term effects of trauma. Learn more!


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.
 
Kristin Hayes, guest flute recital
7:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 27
Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building

Hayes and Geneva Fung, SFA accompanist, will perform a variety of works, including C.P.E. Bach’s “Hamburger Sonata for flute and piano,” Ian Dicke’s “Chapter One, Part One for flute and electronics,” and Charles DeLaney’s “Hymn of Pan,” which was inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem of the same title. Hayes is a freelance flutist and music educator living in San Antonio. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
A Cappella Choir Fall Concert
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 28
Cole Concert Hall
Under the direction of Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities at SFA, the choir will perform a portion of the program it will sing at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in February. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff, and $2 for students.
 
SFA Children’s Performing Arts Series
presents "Cinderella"

9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 29
W.M. Turner Auditorium

This crowd-pleasing original musical retells the classic story of the mistreated serving girl who gets her prince—in spite of her step-mother and step-sisters—with the help of her Fairy Godmother and a perfectly fitting glass slipper. Tickets are $6 for individuals and $5 per person for groups of 20 or more.
 
Scott Roeder, guest tuba recital
6 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 31
Cole Concert Hall

The recital is a part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Professor of tuba at the University of Texas-Pan American Roeder, who has won or placed in several regional and international tuba competitions, will perform works that illustrate the technical, lyrical and melodic possibilities of the tuba. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

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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or call (936) 468-6407

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