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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 3
Twelfth Class Day

Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Third Floor

“Soils in Your Garden” presented by Dr. Leon Young

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 11

Create Simple, Sustainable Beauty & Vitality Today
with Dr. Mitra Ray

7 p.m.
SFA Fieldhouse, Lawton Room

SAA Movie Line Up
Mega Mind (PG) 7 p.m.
For Colored Girls (R) 9 p.m.


Friday, Feb. 4

One-night screening of
Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier

7 p.m.
The Cole Art Center @
The Old Opera House

Sky Quest at The Planetarium
7 p.m.
Math/Planetarium Building
52 on campus map
$2 per person

SAA Movie Line Up
Mega Mind (PG) 7 p.m.
For Colored Girls (R) 9 p.m.

SFA Repertory Dance
Company Concert

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


Saturday, Feb. 5
Ladyjack Tennis
TBA
Baytown

Track and Field
All Day
Houston

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. McNeese State
1 p.m.
Lake Charles, La.

SFA Repertory Dance
Company Concert

3 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Raising Cane's
Beat the Buzzer Night
Lumberjack Basketball
vs. McNeese State
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

SFA Repertory Dance
Company Concert

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


Sunday, Feb. 6
Ladyjack Tennis
TBA
Baytown

SAA Movie Line Up
Mega Mind (PG) 7 p.m.
For Colored Girls (R) 9 p.m.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Pineywoods Native Plant Center volunteer training session

Wednesday, Feb. 9
Thursday, Feb. 10
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

SFA Showcase Saturdays

Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Headlines for Thursday, Feb. 3

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Liberal Arts North fountain feeling the arctic chill
Lumberjacks sign 24 on National Signing Day
Relay For Life unites three generations in the fight against cancer
Student Employee of the Year nominations
SFA Early Alert Program
Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award nominations
William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award nominations
Athletic Training Student Workshop this Saturday
Transportation to 2011 Texas Job Fair in Houston
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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Liberal Arts North fountain feeling the
arctic chill

Lumberjacks sign 24 on
National Signing Day

The Lumberjack football team signed 21 high school standouts to National Letters of Intent and added three transfers, two-time SLC Coach of the Year J.C. Harper announced at a media luncheon yesterday. The 2011 class consists of 12 players on the defensive side, 11 offensive players and a specialist. read more

 

Relay For Life unites three generations
in the fight against cancer

Devoted teams are gearing up to raise cancer awareness at the Nacogdoches County Relay For Life on March 4 and 5, and Relay’s youngest team captain, nine-year-old Jack “Ty” Norman IV (pictured), has a personal reason for supporting the cause.

Since last year’s event, Ty’s grandfather Jack was diagnosed with cancer, underwent treatment and has now been given a clean bill of health. This year’s event has taken on a special meaning for the Norman family, and now three generations are participating to fight back against the disease.

Ty decided to become the captain of “Shake it Up,” a team consisting of his grandfather and supportive friends, and he will participate in his second Relay to fight back against a disease that now hits close to home. read more

 

Student Employee of the Year nominations

It is that time again! Please take a moment to recognize your hardworking student employees by nominating them for Student Employee of the Year. You can nominate your student employee(s) by completing the online nomination form before Friday, April 1.

Nominating a student is fast and easy. Simply fill out the online nomination form; you will be asked to provide several narratives, describing your dazzling student worker in the categories of reliability, quality of work, initiative, attitude, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. Giving examples that relate to these categories will further strengthen your nomination.

NEW! The Eligibility and Nominations requirements have changed to allow for more student employees to be nominated. Please review the updates on the Career Services website.

Nominees will be recognized, and the top competitor awarded at a ceremony held during the Leadership Awards Banquet, which will be held Tuesday, April 26. Thanks for helping us recognize SFA's outstanding student employees!

 

SFA Early Alert Program

The Early Alert Program is a comprehensive approach to academic and behavioral intervention. The Early Alert Program consists of tracks for early intervention, including the Behavioral Track to address behavioral/classroom management issues, the Attendance Track to address class attendance issues and the Academic Performance Track to address concerns regarding a student’s academic performance.

Faculty and staff members, as well as students, can make a referral to the Early Alert Program by completing the Early Alert Form online. The Early Intervention Coordinator reviews each referral, and appropriate parties are contacted.

For more information about the Early Alert Program and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, which houses the program, please visit our website or the Early Alert website. Also, please feel free to contact Whitney Koltonski, early intervention coordinator, at (936) 468-2703 or denneywk@sfasu.edu.


News & Announcements

Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The Alumni Association will honor an outstanding graduate student for the 2010-11 academic year. The winner will receive a small cash award and recognition by the Alumni Association. The completed nomination forms and supporting letters of recommendation need to be submitted to the Graduate School by Tuesday, Feb. 22. View the online nomination form.
   

William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award
The Alumni Association will honor an outstanding thesis for the 2010-11 academic year. The winner and thesis director will be acknowledged in the May 2011 commencement program and the winner will receive a plaque from the Graduate School. Please submit a copy of the thesis selected from your department (only one per department) along with a nomination form explaining how the thesis fulfills the criteria to the Graduate School on or before Tuesday, Feb. 22. View the online nomination form.

   
Athletic Training Student Workshop
The East Texas Athletic Trainers Association will host its annual Athletic Training Student Workshop Saturday, Feb. 5, on campus. Workshop content is intended to educate high school athletic training students. The workshop will be conducted at the SFA Athletic Field House and Sports Medicine Center.
   

Save the Date!

2011 Texas Job Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 8
University of Houston campus
Hosted by Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers

Don't let your students miss out on this opportunity to connect with more than 100 companies with job and internship opportunities. Last year, more than 130 companies recruited at the Texas Job Fair! As a member of HACCC, SFA students and alumni are granted free access to this premiere event. Check the website in February for an employer list and information on parking and directions.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

One-night screening of Digital Nation:
Life on the Virtual Frontier

7 p.m. | Friday, Feb. 4 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

As part of its monthly independent film series, the SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Douglas Rushkoff’s documentary, which was filmed for PBS’ “Frontline,” explores the advantages and disadvantages of our digital culture. Admission is free. The film is sponsored in part by the SFA Department of Communication and Contemporary Culture. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Ongoing
Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art is currently on exhibit in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329. E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The exhibition, which is a collaborative project between the SFA College of Fine Arts and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, features artists from the SFA School of Art and ecological artists from across the nation. The show will run through Saturday, March 26. 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
Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES is currently on display in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The exhibition features “Movies for the Wall,” optical glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life, change and move as the viewer passes by. The show runs through Saturday, March 26. 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
A Forest Insect Alphabet,
which features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press, will reopen in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Charles Jones, retired SFA professor of art, created the woodcuts of various forest insects, and Dr. David Kulhavy, SFA professor of forestry, wrote the text for each. Local musician Miki Lynn put the text to music and recorded a CD that is included with each book. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 25. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
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February 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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