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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Feb. 14
Valentine's Day

Women's Golf
Claud Jacobs Invitational
All Day in Victoria

Men's Golf
UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
All Day in San Antonio

Disney College Program information sessions
Noon
LAN Building, Room 142


Tuesday, Feb. 15
Nominations for Regents Professor due to Provost

Twentieth class day

Administrative Evaluations
due to Provost


Recommendations for promotion and tenure for 2011/2012 to Provost

Men's Golf
UTSA Oak Hills Invitational
All Day in San Antonio


Summer Camp Fair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BPSC Spirit Lounge

Disney College Program information sessions
Noon
BPSC, Room 2.202


Customer Service:
The Disney Way!
3:30 p.m.
BPSC, Room 2.202

Opera-Inspired Works
for Flute and Piano

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Wednesday, Feb. 16
Careers in music, sports & entertainment featuring
Marc Williams

Noon to 2 p.m.
BPSC, Third Floor Commons
Snacks provided
Bring your own lunch

Softball vs. Texas A&M
2 and 4 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Women's Basketball
vs. UT Arlington
7 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Men's Basketball
vs. Texas-Arlington
7 p.m. in Arlington

Guest Recital featuring
William VerMeulen of Houston Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Thursday, Feb. 17
Visiting Writers Series featuring Kim Addonizio
7 p.m.
ECRC, Room 212
Admission is free

LSU Expert on
Gardening with Youth
7 p.m.
Agricultural Building, Room 110 Located on 1924 Wilson Drive


Friday, Feb. 18

Softball vs. Tennessee State
11 a.m. in Lafayette, La.

Baseball
vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Maine
6:30 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

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.

Student-directed production
of “Tom and Jerry”

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre


Saturday, Feb. 19
AAUW Expanding
Your Horizons Conference

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Baseball vs.
Arkansas-Little Rock Gm 1

11 a.m. Nacogdoches

Women's Tennis
vs. Oral Roberts

1 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla.

Women's Basketball vs.
Texas State

2 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
3 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

Men's Basketball
vs. Texas State

4:30 p.m. in Nacogdoches

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines'
Center Stage concert

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Student-directed production
of “Tom and Jerry”

2 and 7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

Softball vs. Miss. Valley State
8 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

Baseball vs.
Arkansas-Little Rock Gm 2

TBA in Nacogdoches


Sunday, Feb. 20
Softball vs. Tennessee State
12:30 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

Baseball vs.
Arkansas-Little Rock
1 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Dr. Eric Varner
guest bassoon recital

3 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Movie Line Up
Tangled (PG) 7 p.m.
Harry Potter (PG-13) 9:15 p.m.



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


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SFA faculty to present 'Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano'
SFA to present guest horn recital
Undergraduate research panel discussion
Careers in music, sports and entertainment featuring Marc Williams
Visiting Writers Series featuring Kim Addonizio
Teaching Excellence Center announces spring teaching circles
Faculty research grant competition
Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award nominations
William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award nominations
SFA University Women's Club: Party in Paradise
Mix and Mingle event
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA faculty to present 'Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano'

Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty members Drs. 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.

"From 'Der Freischuetz,' Carl Maria von Weber's most well-known opera, we will perform Paul Taffanel's 'Fantasie,' a highly virtuosic showpiece based on the themes from the opera," said Guenther.

The program also features Friedrich Kulhau's piece for flute and piano that was inspired by Weber's lesser-known opera, "Euryanthe." read more

 

SFA to present guest horn recital

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, which will 'rock the hall,' 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.

In addition to his position at the Houston Symphony Orchestra, VerMeulen has performed as guest principal horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and St. Paul Orchestra. read more


News & Announcements

Undergraduate Research Panel Discussion
3 to 4 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 15
Steen Library, TEC Classroom Room 220A

As part of the Quality Enhancement Program in the area of undergraduate research, an SFA faculty panel will discuss their efforts, how they got started and tips on how others may proceed. The panel includes members of the National Council on Undergraduate Research who invite undergraduates into their lab. The session will be led by Eric Jones, kinesiology and health science; Leslie Cecil, social and cultural analysis; Dan Bruton, physics and astronomy; and Carrie Brown, research and sponsored programs.

   

Brown Bag Discussion: Careers in music, sports & entertainment featuring Marc Williams
Noon to 2 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 16
BPSC, Third Floor Commons
Snacks provided | Bring your own lunch!

Marc Williams, CEO of Williams Communications, will discuss the music, entertainment and sports industries and share what it takes for young professionals to be successful. Williams is recognized as one of Network Journal’s Top 40 Businessmen in America Under the Age of 40, CNN’s Top 10 Motivational College Speakers and Sports Illustrated’s Top 101 Minorities in Sports. He was also the 2010 Black Men’s Magazine Man of the Year.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, the American Marketing Association and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073.

   

Visiting Writers Series featuring Kim Addonizio
7 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 17 | Admission is free
Early Childhood Research Center, Room 212

The Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the Department of English and SFA Press, presents Kim Addonizio in a poetry reading. Addonizio is the author of five collections of poetry, two books of nonfiction and two books of prose. She was a National Book Award finalist and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Education Association Fellowships and a Pushcart Prize for her poetry. Her latest book of poetry is "Lucifer at the Starlite."

   

Teaching Circle Events
Along with getting to know colleagues, collaborating and sharing ideas, attendance at a Teaching Circle also counts toward faculty activity reports! Check the calendar at the Teaching Excellence Center for dates of the circles, as well as future workshops and other offerings.

Issues in Higher Education
4 p.m. | First Tuesday of each month | Library, Room 220
Led by Ken Collier | kcollier@sfasu.edu
A discussion on issues that can, will or do affect all areas of higher education.

Teaching: What a gig
Noon | Feb. 16, March 2 and 23, April 6 and 27
Library, Room 220
Led by Trish Foster and John Moore | tec@sfasu.edu
A discussion on issues that face first-, second- or third-year faculty, focusing on teaching and student success.

Teaching Tips
7 p.m. | Last Tuesdays of each month | Tabu
Led by Bill Forbes | forbesw@sfasu.edu
A group discussion using the book "Teaching Tips" by McKeachie and Svinicki.

   
Research Grant! Faculty Research Grant Competition 2012: For applications and guidelines, please visit our website. To RSVP for FRG Panel and additional questions, please contact Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (936) 468-6606.
   
Nominate a student! 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.
   
Nominate a student! William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award
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.
   
 

Save the Date!

SFA University Women's Club: Party in Paradise
9:30 a.m. | Saturday, March 5
Shelley's Bakery | 112 N. Church St.

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy an exquisite Caribbean meal. Benefiting university students, preview the latest styles by The Fashion Shop. Tickets are $25, and proceeds support the UWC scholarship fund. For more information, call Erica at (936) 468-2368 or Jannah at (936) 676-0906.
   

Mix and Mingle
6 to 7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 8 | Cole Art Center

Career Services is pleased to announce the first Mix and Mingle event to be held on the eve of the Spring Career Expo! Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Cole Art Center for an evening of networking, as local and national employers attending the next day's Spring Career Expo gather to recruit SFA's top talent.

Tell your students they must RSVP here to attend this powerful networking event, which is open to only 75 of SFA's best and brightest. Please encourage your students to attend this premiere event, as it only happens once a semester! Faculty and staff who would like to attend can RSVP to Jenny Davis at jldavis@sfasu.edu. Professional dress is required; dress in business or business casual attire for this stand-up affair. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.
 
Dr. Eric Varner, guest bassoon recital
3 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 20 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Eric Varner in a guest bassoon recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in Cole Concert Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. Varner, who is the principal bassoonist in the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Windsor, Ontario, and teaches at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, will perform 20th century works by French and American composers. Dr. Susan Nelson, SFA faculty bassoonist, will join him in presenting one movement of "Sonata for two bassoons" by Francisco Mignone.
 
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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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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