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Monday, Feb. 28
Ladyjack Golf
Islander Spring Classic
All Day in Corpus Christi

Second annual MA/MFA Graduate Fine Art Exhibition opening reception
5 to 8 p.m.
Griffith Gallery
Griffith Fine Arts Building
Room 208

Dr. Nathan Nabb, faculty recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Tuesday, March 1
Core Assessment
Reports Fall 2010

Ladyjack Golf
Islander Spring Classic
All Day in Corpus Christi

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Sam Houston

1 and 3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Frederic Chopin’s 201st
birthday celebration recital

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Wednesday, March 2
Texas Independence Day

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Mcneese State
1 p.m. in Lake Charles, La.

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Sam Houston State
2 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Arkansas - Pine Bluff
3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Sam Houston State
6:30 p.m. in Huntsville

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Sam Houston State
7 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Thursday, March 3
SAA Movie Line Up
Yogi Bear 7 p.m.
Tron: The Legacy 9 p.m.

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Friday, March 4

Track NCAA Qualifier Meet
TBA

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Centenary College
6 p.m. in Shreveport, La.

Relay For Life
6 p.m. | Cancer Survivor Dinner
7 p.m. | Opening Ceremonies
Nacogdoches County
Expo Center

SAA Movie Line Up
Yogi Bear 7 p.m.
Tron: The Legacy 9 p.m.

One-night screening
of Seeds of Hunger

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

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands joint concert
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Saturday, March 5
Sigma Nu Powder Puff
Football Tournament

Intramural Fields

Track NCAA Qualifier Meet
TBA

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

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Texas State

1 and 3 p.m. in San Marcos

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Northwestern State

2 p.m. in Natchitoches, La.

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Centenary College

3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. UT-Tyler

5 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Northwestern State

6 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Sunday, March 6
Ladyjack Softball
vs. Texas State

Noon in San Marcos

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Lamar

2 p.m. in Beaumont

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Centenary College

2 p.m. in Nacogdoches

SAA Movie Line Up
Yogi Bear 7 p.m.
Tron: The Legacy 9 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, March 26


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SFA to present faculty saxophone recital
SFA's 'She Stoops to Conquer' poses challenges for British cast members
AARC tutors present with Writing and English Program director
Faculty accomplishments
Regional Service Learning Conference call for presentation proposals
February Cyber Security Newsletter available online
Flu shots on sale
SFA University Women's Club: Party in Paradise
'Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History'
Texas Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Download Fine Arts calendar for March


SFA to present faculty saxophone recital

Dr. Nathan Nabb, associate professor of saxophone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital of some of his favorite works at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Joining Nabb for part of the program will be pianist Ron Petti, SFA associate professor and director of accompanying. The duo will present Astor Piazzolla's "Historie du Tango" and Piet Swerts' "Klonos."

"Piazzolla's piece, which was written originally for flute and guitar, has quickly become a standard in the saxophone repertoire," said Nabb. "As the title implies, it depicts the story of the tango and its musical transformation, from the beginning of the 20th century to today." read more

 

SFA's 'She Stoops to Conquer' poses challenges for British cast members

The entire cast of Stephen F. Austin State University's upcoming production of "She Stoops to Conquer" has spent the last five weeks developing their characters, but four of the actors have faced some unique challenges while preparing for the March 1 through March 5 performances in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

George Boullin, David Mowbray, Gloria Rowe and Igraine Scott are all British theatre students who are spending a year studying at SFA as part of the American Theatre Arts program offered at Rose Bruford College in London. Their being cast in one of the classics of the English stage would seemingly give "the Brits" an advantage over the other actors when it comes to delivering lines. However, director Alan Nielsen has transported the play's setting to East Texas during the 1870s.

Consequently, the four students are drawing on the Texas accents they've heard since August to develop their characters' speech patterns. read more

 

AARC tutors present with Writing and English Program director

AARC tutors Brittany O’Sullivan and Stephanie Mendoza were awarded a full scholarship by the South Central Writing Centers Association to present their groundbreaking work with international students at the 2011 SCWCA conference in Houston.

Presenting on a panel with AARC Writing and English Program Director Jackson Brown, O’Sullivan and Mendoza detailed their expansion of AARC’s cultural immersion program for students from China, Saudi Arabia and the Dominican Republic, who are enrolled in SFA’s English Language Institute.

To date, O’Sullivan, Mendoza and other AARC tutors have supplemented their weekly conversation practice groups with field trips to the Cole Art Center and an SFA men’s basketball game, as well as local entertainment and dining venues. In doing so, tutors fuse academic concepts, such as analysis and interpretation, with the culture of East Texas in order help ELI students become acclimated to American university life.

AARC’s collaboration with the ELI program continues this semester. Please contact Brown at brownjf@sfasu.edu to learn how to get involved.


Accomplishments

Associate Director of Bands Dr. David W. Campo was recently invited to guest conduct the Vermilion Parish Honor Band in Abbeville, La. Band students were selected by audition and spent a day and a half in intense rehearsal followed by a concert. Campo taught in Vermilion Parish from 1992 to 1995.

 

Physics and astronomy associate professor Dr. Walter L. Trikosko made the cover story of the February 2011 edition of "The Physics Teacher" magazine published by the American Association of Physics Teachers with an article "The Physics in a Glitter Ball."

The article describes several physics concepts that can be demonstrated using a popular children's toy.

 
The first cohort of the Online Special Education Degree Completion Program visited the campus in February. The students, most of whom are paraprofessionals in the schools, travel to SFA from all over the state once each semester while taking online courses to become certified to teach special education. During their visits, the students toured the campus, met with Perkins College of Education staff and professors, observed at the charter school, completed examinations, and learned about becoming a Lumberjack. Dr. Melanie McGill, human services professor, is coordinator of the program.
 

News & Announcements

Regional Service Learning Conference call for presentation proposals
Proposals due by Friday, April 1

Texas Campus Compact will present a Regional Service Learning Conference on May 18 at SFA and invites proposals for concurrent conference presentations. The proposals are due by Friday, April 1. Confirmed presenters will be notified by Friday, April 15. The conference registration fee is waived for confirmed presenters, and the presenter is responsible for providing print materials, such as handouts, to session attendees. Sessions are limited to 50 minutes. Click here to submit a presentation proposal. For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service and member of the conference planning committee, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.
 

The February Cyber Security Newsletter covers emerging trends and threats for 2011. The newsletter may be accessed at www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity. The year 2010 was another busy year for cyber security professionals and end users, as we faced a number of cyber security incidents and events. Twenty million new strains of malware were created (including new threats and variants of existing families), the same amount as 2009. The number of malicious websites identified in 2010 increased more than 100 percent from 2009. More than 11 million records were involved in data breaches in 2010.

   

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.

 
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.
   

Save the date!

"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.
   

Texas Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
“Women in the Driver’s Seat:
Navigating the Political Road Ahead”

April 3-5 | Austin | Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

This conference is designed for women currently serving in leaderships positions at institutions of higher education in Texas. More information can be found at www.twhe.org. So that a list of SFA attendees can be developed, please contact Monique Cossich at cossichm@sfasu.edu if you plan to attend.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Second annual MA/MFA Graduate Fine Art Exhibition opening reception
5 to 8 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 28 | Griffith Gallery | Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 208

The School of Art will open the second annual MA/MFA Graduate Fine Art Exhibition with a 5 to 8 p.m. reception in Griffith Gallery, located in Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The show features works produced in a variety of media by 17 graduate artists. All work will be for sale. The show runs through Friday, March 11. Admission to the reception and gallery is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Dr. Nathan Nabb, faculty recital
7:30 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 28 | Cole Concert Hall

Dr. Nathan Nabb, SFA associate professor of saxophone, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Art Series. The program consists of some of Nabb’s favorite pieces, including a transcription of Astor Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango” and David Maslanka’s “Song Book,” which is written for saxophone and marimba. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2,50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday celebration recital
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 1 | Cole Concert Hall

In celebration of Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday, Geneva Fung and other members of the SFA music faculty will present a recital of the composer’s works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series. The program consists of works for solo piano, violin and piano, cello and piano, two pianos, and piano trio. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 5 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre will present an original adaptation of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Director Alan Nielsen transports this classic comedy of misunderstandings to Texas’ wild and wooly old west where a perceptive rancher’s daughter finds a unique way to get her shy, would-be suitor to fall in love with her. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff and $6 for students.
 
One-night screening of Seeds of Hunger
7 p.m. | Friday, March 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 Seeds of Hunger at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The 52-minute documentary by Yves Billy and Richard Prost is a global investigation into the evolving nature of food production and the crisis it may portend. Admission is free. Please bring canned goods for a food drive. The film is sponsored in part by Kathie and Scott Robinson. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands joint concert
7:30 p.m. | Friday, March 4 | Cole Concert Hall

The Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The program includes a variety of jazz, swing, funk and Mambo tunes. Tickets for the always-popular concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Area fifth through eighth graders art workshop
10 a.m. to noon | Saturday, March 5 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

Area fifth through eighth 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.
 
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.

 
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Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
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Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

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