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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Feb. 21
Presidents' Day

"Love Your Genes, Love Yourself" interactive booth
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Licensed professional counselors will be available to answer questions. You can also donate your old jeans!

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Ch. 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 and 10 p.m.
The Best of Purple Pride
Topics include:
SGA, SFA Skateboarding, Intramurals and IFC


"Love Your Genes" Yoga
8 to 9 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center


Tuesday, Feb. 22
Washington's Birthday

William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award nominations due
More information

Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award nominations due
More information

"Love Your Genes, Love Yourself" interactive booth
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Licensed professional counselors will be available to answer questions. You can also donate your old jeans!

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Houston

6:30 p.m. in Houston

"America the Beautiful"
movie showing

7 to 9 p.m.
BPSC movie theater
Prizes will be drawn at this event.

"Love Your Genes" Yoga
8 to 9 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center


Wednesday, Feb. 23
"Love Your Genes, Love Yourself" interactive booth
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Licensed professional counselors will be available to answer questions. You can also donate your old jeans!

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Houston Baptist
2 p.m. in Houston

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Lamar
7 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Lamar
7 p.m. in Beaumont

"Love Your Genes" Yoga
8 to 9 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center


Thursday, Feb. 24
"Love Your Genes, Love Yourself" interactive booth
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Licensed professional counselors will be available to answer questions. You can also donate your old jeans!

"Love Your Genes"
brown bag lunch

Noon to 1 p.m.
BPSC Multimedia Room
Event includes a panel discussion on body image. Prizes will be drawn at this event.

Retirement Celebration
for Beth Smith

3 to 4:30 p.m.
BPSC Multimedia Room

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
Prairie View A&M
3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

SAA Movie Line Up
The Switch 7 p.m.
How Do You Know 9:15 p.m.

"Love Your Genes" Yoga
8 to 9 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center


Friday, Feb. 25

Ladyjack Bowling
at Holiday Classic
All day in Bessemer, Ala.

Track at SLC Indoor Championships
TBA in Norman, Okla.

"Love Your Genes, Love Yourself" interactive booth

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Licensed professional counselors will be available to answer questions. You can also donate your old jeans!

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Saint Louis
Noon in Birmingham, Ala.

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Louisiana-Monroe
2 p.m. in Natchitoches, La.

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

SAA Movie Line Up
The Switch 7 p.m.
How Do You Know 9:15 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 26
SFA Showcase Saturday
All Day on SFA Campus

Garden Seminar Highlights
Tool Maintenance

9 a.m. to noon
Agricultural Mechanics Shop
on College Street

Ladyjack Bowling
at Holiday Classic
All day in Bessemer, Ala.

Track at SLC Indoor Championships
TBA in Norman, Okla.

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
North Central Texas College

10 a.m. in Corinth

Ladyjack Softball vs. UAB
12:30 p.m. in Birmingham, Ala.

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Collin College

3 p.m. in Plano

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Northwestern State

3:30 p.m. in Natchitoches, La.

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Eastern Kentucky

5:30 p.m. in Birmingham, Ala.

Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi

6 p.m. in Nacogdoches


Sunday, Feb. 27
Ladyjack Bowling
at Holiday Classic
All day in Bessemer, Ala.

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Eastern Illinois
9 a.m. in Birmingham, Ala.

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
New Orleans

11 a.m. in Natchitoches, La.

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi

1 p.m. in Corpus Christi

SAA Movie Line Up
The Switch 7 p.m.
How Do You Know 9:15 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, March 26


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Office of Public Affairs | ©2010

 

Headlines for Monday, Feb. 21

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SFA presents Texan adaptation of 'She Stoops to Conquer'
Garden seminar highlights tool maintenance
Volunteers needed for Showcase Saturday
Faculty Survey of Student Engagement notice
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis invite
Faculty Research Grant competition
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA presents Texan adaptation of 'She Stoops to Conquer'

"If you like comedy, old Western movies, a love story or just a good time, you'll enjoy this show," said director Alan Nielsen about the upcoming production of "She Stoops to Conquer." The SFA School of Theatre will present Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy of misunderstandings at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Goldsmith's play, which opened in 1773, is set in England, but Professor Nielsen has transported the action to the 1870s in Texas, somewhere between Dallas and Nacogdoches.

The basic plot, however, remains the same. When Kate Hardcastle learns her would-be suitor, Charles Marlow, is more comfortable around servant girls than ladies of social status such as herself, she tricks him into thinking she is of lower class in order to win his heart. read more

 

Garden seminar highlights tool maintenance

The SFA Gardens will host a seminar “Garden Tool Maintenance for the Mechanically Challenged” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Agricultural Mechanics Shop on College St. next to the Military Science Building.

“Dr. Craig Morton, an agriculture mechanics professor, promises to help even the most severely challenged gardeners learn how to sharpen hoes, maintain lawnmowers and make the weed trimmer purr like a kitten,” said Greg Grant, Pineywoods Native Plant Center research associate. Participants should be prepared to get dirty for this hands-on workshop.

Cost is $20 for Friends of SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. To register, contact Elyce Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or erodewald@sfasu.edu.


News & Announcements

Volunteers needed Volunteers needed for Showcase Saturday
Feb. 26 and March 26
Contact Monique Cossich at cossichm@sfasu.edu.
   
 

Faculty input sought: SFA wants to hear what you think! Faculty will have an opportunity in April to participate in the Faculty Survey of Student Engagement. How often do students engage in activities such as preparing for class and writing papers? How effective are faculty-student interactions? What activities make up the majority of class time?

Faculty will receive an e-mail invitation to respond to the online FSSE survey. Next fall, as results are reviewed, we will follow up with campus discussions related to teaching, learning and the quality of SFA students’ academic experiences. Taken together, NSSE (student survey) and FSSE help us understand more about what we are doing well and what we can do to improve as we strive to provide excellence in higher education.

If you are invited to participate as a student or faculty member, please respond and help SFA determine strengths and challenges! For more information, visit FSSE's website.

   
Invitation The SFA Department of Social and Cultural Analysis invites you to honor Dr. Ray Darville, Southwestern Social Science Association president, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suite B.
   
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.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Dr. Susan Nelson, faculty bassoon recital
7:30 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 21 | Cole Concert Hall

Dr. Susan Nelson, SFA adjunct faculty, will present a faculty bassoon recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Art Series. Nelson and pianist Geneva Fung, SFA staff accompanist, will present a program of works by Latin American composers. Other performers include percussionists Dr. Scott Harris, SFA associate professor of percussion, and Matt Poole, senior from The Woodlands; and guest bassoonist Dr. Eric Varner, of the Windsor (Ontario) Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
Alazan Piano Trio, An Evening of American Chamber Music
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 22 | Cole Concert Hall

The Alazan Piano Trio, composed of SFA music faculty members, will present An Evening of American Chamber Music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Violinist Jennifer Dalmas, cellist Evgeni Raychev and pianist Ron Petti will perform works by William Bolcom, Ned Rorem and Stanley Silverman. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

Showing of Digital Nation film
7 p.m. | Friday, Feb. 25 | The Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House

After having to cancel the screening of Digital Nation earlier this month due to weather, the School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts has rescheduled it for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at The Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Admission is free. Douglas Rushkoff’s documentary was filmed for PBS’ “Frontline” and first aired February 2010. The 78-minute film about our digital culture examines topics such as limited attention spans of multitaskers, computer gaming addiction, social relationships, virtual experiences and teaching with technology. The film is sponsored in part by the SFA Division of Communication and Contemporary Culture and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

 
Art Workshop for first through fourth graders
10 a.m. to noon | Saturday, Feb. 26 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

Area first through fourth graders may register for an art workshop to be held 10 a.m. to noon at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. participants will learn about forest pathogens; examine how local and national artists have depicted pathogens in The Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art, which is currently on display at The Cole Art Center; and create an original artwork that represents a pathogen they find interesting. Classes will be taught by SFA art education majors under the guidance of Dawn Stienecker, SFA lecturer of art education. Registration for each class is $5 and covers the cost of the materials and refreshments. Parents may pre-register by e-mailing Stienecker at stieneckdg@sfasu.edu and providing the child’s name and age. (A similar workshop will be offered for fifth through eight graders on Saturday, March 5.)
 

Pianists! Pianists! Pianists!
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 26 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA School of Music and Friends of Music will present Pianists! Pianists! Pianists! at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The concert, which features pianists from the SFA music faculty, is a fund-raiser for endowed keyboard scholarships. A highlight of the program will be J.S. Bach's Concerto for Three Keyboards, featuring Drs. John Noel Roberts, Jean Roberts and Andrew Parr with the SFA Piney Woods Camerata. Ticket prices vary according to the levels of giving. Please call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS for more information.

 
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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