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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 8
2011 Texas Job Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
University of Houston campus

Woman to Woman
with Alesha Renee

7 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Wind Symphony &
Symphonic Band

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


Wednesday, Feb. 9
Anne of Green Gables
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Pineywoods Native
Plant Center
volunteer training session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Nicholls State

6:30 p.m. in Thibodaux, La.

Women's Basketball
vs. Nicholls State

7 p.m. in Nacogdoches


Thursday, Feb. 10
Track at ISU Classic and Multi
All Day in Ames, Iowa

Pineywoods Native
Plant Center
volunteer training session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

SAA Movie Line Up
The Next 3 Days (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Faster (R) 9:30 p.m.

Jura Margulis, Piano
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Friday, Feb. 11
Ladyjack Bowling at
Delaware State Capital Classic

All Day in Dover, Del.

Ladyjack Softball vs. Ohio
1 p.m. in Houston

Track at ISU Classic and Multi
All Day in Ames, Iowa

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

SAA Movie Line Up
The Next 3 Days (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Faster (R) 9:30 p.m.

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre


Saturday, Feb. 12
Lincoln's Birthday

Track at ISU Classic and Multi

All Day in Ames, Iowa

Ladyjack Bowling at
Delaware State Capital Classic

All Day in Dover, Del.

Ladyjack Softball vs. Michigan
11 a.m. in Houston

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
2 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

Ladyjack Basketball vs. UTSA
2 p.m. in San Antonio

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Southern Illinois

5 p.m. in Houston

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. UTSA

6 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre


Sunday, Feb. 13
Track at ISU Classic and Multi
All Day in Ames, Iowa

Ladyjack Bowling at
Delaware State Capital Classic

All Day in Dover, Del.

Ladyjack Softball vs. Ohio
11 a.m. in Houston

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Louisiana Tech

Noon in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Softball vs. Houston
1 p.m. in Houston

Ladyjack Golf at
Claud Jacobs Invitational

All Day in Victoria

SAA Movie Line Up
The Next 3 Days (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Faster (R) 9:30 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
SFA Showcase Saturdays
Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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SFA bands to present 'British Band Classics'
SFA children's series to present 'Anne of Green Gables'
A sleepover for a cause: Relay For Life seeking SFA participation
Faculty accomplishments
Advertising campaign auditions
Three one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions
Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award nominations
William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award nominations
Woman to Woman with Alesha Renee
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA bands to present 'British Band Classics'

The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a joint concert, "British Band Classics," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

The program features works by composers who are British or have significant ties to the United Kingdom, explained Brett A. Richardson, SFA assistant director of bands.

Under Richardson's baton, the Symphonic Band will open the concert with Percy Grainger's "Theme from Green Bushes," a well-known theme that is also found in the final movement of the composer's "Lincolnshire Posey." read more

 

SFA children's series to present 'Anne of Green Gables'

East Texas parents and teachers can still make reservations for their children and students to see "Anne of Green Gables" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The event is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts' Children's Performing Arts Series.

"Second through sixth graders will be delighted to see Lucy Maud Montgomery's beloved novel brought to life in this original musical adaptation by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre," said Diane Flynn, director of the children's series. read more

 

A sleepover for a cause: Nacogdoches County Relay For Life
seeking SFA participation

The American Cancer Society is seeking the participation of the Stephen F. Austin State University community to support Relay For Life of Nacogdoches County.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national fundraising event designed to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and empower others to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Teams of about eight to 15 take turns walking a path, and because cancer never sleeps, the event lasts overnight. Team captains are responsible for setting a team fundraising goal and recruiting participants for the night’s event. Teams also can decorate a booth, sell fundraising items, and cheer on survivors and others dedicated to raising cancer awareness. read more


Accomplishments

Director of Bands Fred J. Allen recently served as clinician and conductor for Texas Music Educator Association All-Region High School Bands in Chapel Hill, Tyler and McKinney.
 
Assistant professor of Global Media and Contemporary Culture Dr. Linda Thorsen Bond's book, “Women Negotiating Collaborative Learning: Making the Grade,” was published by VDM Publishing. VDM publishes academic research worldwide.
 
Associate Director of Bands Dr. David Campo presented a clinic to an audience of college seniors preparing for student teaching at the Mid West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. The topic was how to add value to the student-teaching experience through proper planning, communication with the mentor teacher and goal setting.

Campo also recently conducted the Region XXI Association of Texas Small School Bands Honor Band held in Chapel Hill; the Region XXI Texas Music Education Association Honor Band held in Tyler; and the Region XXV Texas Music Education Association Honor Band. The clinics drew together students who made the band through an audition process for rehearsals and a concert.
 

News & Announcements

 

Advertising campaign auditions
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 10
Boynton Building, Room 209

The SFA chapter of AdHoc is looking for participants who are between (or look between) the ages of 25 and 34 to audition for an advertising campaign that will be used in a national competition this April. Auditions are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Boynton Building, Room 209. Come and go--lunch will be provided. Last year, SFA placed second in the regional competition, and this year team hopes to go all the way. Please come support SFA students in their bid for nationals! If you can audition or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Slabaugh at (972) 998-6286.

   
  The School of Human Sciences Nutrition Counseling Center has a limited number of openings for faculty or staff participants in a series of three one-on-one nutrition counseling sessions with a senior dietetics student and a supervising faculty member. Please contact Dr. Brenda Marques at bmarques@sfasu.edu if you would like to participate.
   
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.

   
Office of Multicultural Affairs to host
Woman to Woman with Alesha Renee

7 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 8 | BPSC Grand Ballroom
Admission is free

Alesha Renee has used her career in television, film and modeling as a platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young women such as domestic violence, sexual abuse and single parenting. Renee will discuss the daily issues women face, which cause them to doubt their worth. A question-and-answer session will follow. Men are also encouraged to attend and participate in this interactive program and share their perspectives of how a woman of worth should carry herself.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 8 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony will present “British Band Classics” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The program will feature composers who are British or have significant ties to the United Kingdom, including Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

Anne of Green Gables
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 9
W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA Children’s Performing Arts Series will present Anne of Green Gables at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. This original musical adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s beloved novel delights young audiences with its celebration of the power of imagination and the importance of love and trust. Tickets are $6 for individuals and $5 per person for groups of 20 or more.

 
Guest Recital featuring Jura Margulis, Piano
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 10 | Cole Concert Hall

Jura Margulis, professor of piano at the University of Arkansas, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. The internationally acclaimed pianist will present a program of works by Franz Liszt, including Mephisto Waltz and Sonata in B minor. “The program is a major event of the season!” exclaimed SFA Professor of Piano Andrew Parr. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 | 2 and 7:30 Saturday, Feb. 12 | Downstage Theatre

The SFA School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Arthur Kopit’s Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. This absurdist full-length play, set in Havana, follows a smothering mother and her son, who has lost all sense of acceptable social interaction, explained Austin senior Kelsey McMillan, the play’s director. The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $5 each.
 
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.
 

Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 15 | Cole Concert Hall

SFA music faculty members Christina Guenther (flute) and Geneva Fung (piano) will present Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Music from the operas Carmen, Orpheus and Eurydice and Der Freischuetz is included on the program. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 

Guest Recital featuring William VerMeulen of Houston Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 16 | Cole Concert Hall

William VerMeulen, principal horn of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. The program includes “virtuosic works from the horn literature and even an arrangement of a Rossini opera that is nothing short of spectacular when performed on horn,” said Dr. Charles Gavin, SFA professor of horn. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
Student-directed production of “Tom and Jerry”
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 | 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 | Downstage Theatre

The SFA School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of “Tom and Jerry” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Taken from Jim Geoghan's collection Only Kidding, "Tom and Jerry" offers an inside look at the life of a stand-up comedian. As the play's director, Weslaco junior Jonathan Garcia explains, the audience gets the feeling that it isn't all laughs when comedians meet. The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $3 each.
 
SFA's Orchestra of the Pines' Center Stage concert
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 19 | Cole Concert Hall

Winners of the SFA School of Music's annual Concerto/Aria and Composition Contests will be featured during SFA's Orchestra of the Pines' Center Stage concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Cole Concert Hall. Flutist Megan Beard (Denton senior), tenor Josh Dennis (graduate student from McKinney), pianist Yuki Kumamoto (graduate student from Japan), and trombonist Ashley Scambray (Houston sophomore) will perform as soloists with the orchestra, directed by Gene H. Moon. The orchestra will also perform a three-movement work composed by Athens junior Lee Treviño. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7.50 for faculty/staff and $5 for students.
 
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