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This Week's Calendar

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

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

10:30 p.m.
Texas County Line with
Brad Maule


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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Office of Public Affairs | ©2010

 

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SFA offers November children's art classes
Marching band CDs on sale during Homecoming football game
Ladyjacks attempt to raise money, awareness in breast cancer fight
Homecoming T-shirts $10
State Employee Charitable Campaign ends Monday
Faculty, staff picnic slated for Tuesday
SFA Early Childhood Lab to host book fair next week
Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference Nov. 5
Best-selling author to visit SFA campus
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA offers November children's art classes

Area children may register for one of two age-appropriate art workshops offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first two Wednesdays in November as a part of the Creative Art Wednesday program. Classes will be held at the SFA Art Education Graduate House, located at 115 Feazell St., behind Wendy's Restaurant.

First through fourth graders will meet on Nov. 3 to work with bubbles and squiggle abstracts as they learn about color and complementary colors. Fifth through eighth graders will meet on Nov. 8 to explore color and value by creating cool and warm trees and adding white and black to different colors. More

 

2009-2010 Lumberjack Marching Band CDs 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." CDs 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.


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.
   
 

Just a reminder the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC) benefiting various agencies and nonprofit organizations deadline is at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. Last year SFA employees contributed more than $15,000 to various agencies across Texas. This year our goal is to raise $20,000. If you need assistance or additional forms, please contact Gloria Montes at (936) 468-2188 or Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723. Thank you for your interest in our SECC campaign.

   

Come Kick up Your Heels
at the
Faculty/Staff Picnic


4 to 6 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 2
Juanita Curry Boynton House | 505 East Starr

BPSC Twilight Ballroom if inclement weather.

   

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!

   
Office of International Programs to host a lecture by
Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza

7 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 10
Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center

The topic of D'Souza's speech is "Islam and Christianity Amidst International Turmoil: Is Religion to Blame?" D'Souza recently was named president of King's College in New York City and continues to write best-selling books, tour the lecture circuit and participate in debates. More

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.
   
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

Did you know Stephen F. Austin State University's mascot almost became the Fighting Pine Cones, instead of the Lumberjacks? It's true!