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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 24
"Love Your Genes, Love Yourself" interactive booth
11 a.m. to 1 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 1 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.

Nacogdoches SFA
Alumni Chapter
After-Work Social Gathering

5:30 p.m. at Flashbacks

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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Headlines for Thursday, Feb. 24

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SFA advertising and journalism professor publishes book
Faculty accomplishments
Flu shots on sale
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis invite
SFA University Women's Club: Party in Paradise
'Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History'
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA advertising and journalism professor publishes book

Dr. Linda Bond, assistant professor of communication at Stephen F. Austin State University, recently published a book titled "Women Negotiating Collaborative Learning: Making the Grade."

The book is an in-depth study of what college students experience when asked to perform group assignments and the disadvantage some women face while participating in group work.

VDM Publishing approached Bond about publishing the book based on the dissertation she completed while earning her doctorate at Texas A&M University in 2008. read more


Accomplishments

The Child Welfare League of America will publish an excerpt of a chapter that Dr. Owen Smith, associate professor in the Division of Global Media and Contemporary Culture, wrote for another publication in its bimonthly magazine "Children’s Voice."
 
Aaron Milstead, English and philosophy adjunct faculty member, has two short stories accepted for publication. "The Ways the World Breaks You Down" will appear in the June edition of "Perceptions" magazine, and "Castration Complex" will appear in the "Dark Valentine" April issue.
 
Dr. Dave Creech, agriculture professor, delivered a presentation called "Native Plants in Your Backyard" at the annual Spring Garden Master Gardeners conference held in Tyler. He also delivered a training session on native plants titled "The Natives are Restless" to the new class of master gardeners in Montgomery County. 
 
Greg Grant, SFA Gardens research associate for garden outreach, presented "Heirloom Gardening in the South: Yesterday's Plants for Today's Garden" to more than 100 master gardeners and garden club members at the Landscape Design Study Course in College Station. The ongoing course is sponsored by Texas Garden Clubs and the Texas Agrilife Extension Service.
 

News & Announcements

 

Flu shots on sale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Cost: $10 (cash or check)
SFA Health Services is seeing a rise in influenza cases, but it is not too late to get protected. Flu vaccines are now available for students, faculty and staff at the SFA Student Health Clinic. No appointment necessary.

   
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.
   

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. Preview the latest styles by The Fashion Shop. Tickets are $25, and proceeds support the UWC scholarship fund. For more information, contact Erica Dillard at (936) 468-2368 or dillarderica@sfasu.edu or Jannah Nerren at (936) 676-0906 or nerrenjanna@sfasu.edu.
   
"Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History"
featuring James Olson

7 p.m. | Wednesday, March 23
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

Sam Houston State University history professor James Olson will discuss his book, "Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History." The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the gender studies program.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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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Revive houseplants: The limited sunlight of the winter months has left your plants looking droopy. But that doesn't mean you should spend a fortune on plant food (or new plants).

The thrifty cure? Whenever you boil potatoes or pasta for dinner, strain the water into a second pot, let cool for at least an hour and use it the next time your feed your plants.

The leftover starch in the water infuses soil with the complex sugars that the foliage needs to thrive.

Excerpt from Smart Solutions