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

Last day to drop courses

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
6 p.m.  & 10 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly
6:30 & 10:30 p.m.
NacEdition – Local news
7 p.m.
Global Vision with
Oresta Felts Coordinator of International Programs
Topic – Sierra Leone with guest Ricka  Mammah


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

Lecture by best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza
7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10
BPSC Grand Ballroom

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


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Headlines for Wednesday, Oct. 27

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SFA A Cappella Choir to present fall concert
Marching band CD's on sale during Homecoming football game
Ladyjacks attempt to raise money, awareness in breast cancer fight
Faculty and staff accomplishments
Homecoming T-shirts $10
'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


SFA A Cappella Choir to present fall concert

A choral work banned from the Soviet Union and selections from two requiem masses are just some of the pieces the Stephen F. Austin State University A Cappella Choir will perform during its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Under the direction of Tim King, SFA director of choral activities, the choir will present "Raua Needmine (Curse Upon Iron)" by Estonian composer Veljo Tormis. Banned by the Soviet government, the 1972 composition denounces the evils of war. Soloists are seniors Joshua Dennis of McKinney, and Casey Jones Parrish of Livingston. More

 

2009-2010 Lumberjack Marching Band CD's on sale
during Homecoming football game

The 2009-2010 edition of the "Sounds from the Stadium" featuring the Lumberjack Marching Band will be on sale this weekend at the 2010 Homecoming game against Texas State.

The recording, produced last year by the Lumberjack Marching Band and the SFA School of Music's new Sound Recording Technology department, features several game day favorites including the "SFA Fight Song" and "Wabash Cannonball."

On the disc you will also find all three exciting halftime shows from the 2009 football season including "Brazil!" and "The Music of Blazing Saddles," arranged by Lumberjack Marching Band Director Dr. David W. Campo.

Support the "The Boldest Sound from the Oldest Town" by purchasing the 2009 edition of the "Sounds from the Stadium." CD's will be sold at the game for $15 at the SE corner of Homer Bryce Stadium (the Gate closest to Hall 20). All proceeds from CD sales will directly support the SFA Bands.

Call (936) 468-4702 or e-mail Brett A. Richardson at brichardson@sfasu.edu for more details. Go Jacks!

 

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.


Accomplishments

Dr. Linda Bobo, kinesiology, co-presented "Creating a multi-media rich platform for McGraw-Hill Higher Education" as the lead presenter and co-author within the products/services presentation category at the World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education. She presented on the proposal process of authoring a product and the creation of Connect to Principles of Athletic Training (PAT). Connect PAT is an on-line classroom management system that was created as an on-line supplement for the leading athletic training textbook, "Principles of Athletic Training" by Dr. William Prentice.

At the conference, Bobo also co-presented within the best practices category with the presentation "Performance measurement and assessment using Dartfish software." This was a research presentation on the effectiveness of using video feedback in assessing psychomotor skills.
   

Recently, the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing was featured in a cover advertising by Laerdal in the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Journal. The Laerdal website describes The Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing Simulation Center of Excellence as a valuable instrument in nursing education and recruitment. It enhances the already strong history of high licensure, graduation and persistence rates. View the complete Laerdal article now.

   
Dr. Steven Galatas, government, presented his co-authored paper "Federal Campaign Expenditures and Voter Mobilization in Canada" at the Midwest Association of Canadian Studies Conference in Canada. The paper examines the relationship between how candidates spend campaign contributions during an election and the level of voter turnout in their election district. Using data from the 2006 and 2008 elections to the Canadian House of Commons, they find that spending on voter canvassing (telephone calls, door-to-door contact) boosts turnout, on average 1.5 percent per $10,0000 spent. In contrast, increased spending on television and radio advertising decreased voter turnout. These findings are important because campaign spending by candidates is limited to a maximum in Canada, unlike the U.S. where campaign spending is unlimited. 

Galatas also served as vice president of the Midwest Association of Canadian Studies and program chair of the conference.
 

News & Announcements

Homecoming T-shirts $10
Purchase your 2010 SFA Homecoming Shirts for $10 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Ticket Office, SFA's Barnes and Noble Bookstore or Jack Backers College Bookstore located on North Street.
   
 

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

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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