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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Jan. 17
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Remembrance Day


MLK Day of Service
Meet at 11 a.m.
BPSC Twilight Ballroom


Tuesday, Jan. 18
SFA Today's
One Year Birthday!


ACT Residual given
8 a.m.
Kennedy Auditorium

Faculty meetings by college
9:30 a.m.

Faculty Meetings by Departments
10:30 a.m.

Faculty available for advising
1 to 5 p.m.

Orientation for all new
freshmen and
transfer students

1 p.m.
E.L. Miller Science, Room 137


Wednesday, Jan. 19
Spring Semester
classes begin
8 a.m.


Thursday, Jan. 20
SFA Gardens Lecture
Series to feature bluebird society co-founder
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110


Friday, Jan. 21
Edge of Life:
Forest Pathology Art
opening reception
6 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House


Saturday, Jan. 22
Kid Fish Trout Fishing Event

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lakeside Park located at
4800 Pearl Street
(936) 559-2960

Ladyjack Basketball at
Texas-Arlington

2 p.m.
Arlington, Texas

Lumberjack Basketball vs.
Texas-Arlington

6 p.m. at HOME

Annual Schmidbauer Competition
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Sunday, Jan. 23
Annual Schmidbauer Competition

2:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Upcoming Events
SFA Showcase Saturday Dates
Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011


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SFA plans MLK Day of Service
Moses Wins 2010 Walter Payton Award
East Texas Research Center sponsoring contest
SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature bluebird society co-founder
Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures 2011 events
Faculty accomplishments
AAUW's Women of the Year nominations
Association for the Assessment of Learning in High Education conference in June
Cram the Coliseum slated for Jan. 26 and 29
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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SFA plans MLK Day of Service

The Stephen F. Austin State University offices of Leadership and Service and Multicultural Affairs will hold the second annual MLK Day of Service beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The theme of the event will be “What’s Your Legacy?” and service projects will center on helping local nursing homes and senior centers. About 150 student volunteers are needed to help host events and interact with nursing home residents, and participants will receive a free lunch and event T-shirt. read more

 

Moses Wins 2010 Walter Payton Award

Stephen F. Austin senior quarterback Jeremy Moses has been named the 2010 Walter Payton Award winner announced the Sports Network at the annual awards banquet in Frisco, Texas Thursday evening. A two-time All-American, Moses becomes the first Southland Conference player to receive the honor in the award's 24-year history.

"It is a tremendous honor to receive this award," said Moses. "But it is a big deal not because it is our version of the Heisman Trophy, but because Stephen F. Austin has never won the honor before and I'm happy to be to bringing it home to SFA. Similar to winning back-to-back Southland Conference titles, it is another piece of history that this team has been able to achieve." read more

 

East Texas Research Center sponsoring contest

The East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University is sponsoring an “I Found it in the Archives” essay and video contest to showcase how archived materials positively impact people’s lives.

“We’re seeking entrants who have found something special in our collections – records, documents, photos, recordings, a meaningful item or treasure,” said ETRC Director Linda Reynolds. “If it has meaning to you, it has meaning to us and is a wonderful basis for your entry.” read more

 

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature bluebird society co-founder

The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located at 1924 Wilson Dr. Naturalist Keith Kridler of Mt. Pleasant will present “Bluebirds Chase My Blues Away.”

Kridler is co-founder of the Texas Bluebird Society and co-author of “The Bluebird Monitors Guide.” He maintains an extensive bluebird trail in northeast Texas with hundreds of nest boxes and lectures widely on the subject. He is also a Master Gardener, a commercial daffodil farmer and an officer in the Texas Daffodil Society. read more

 

Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures 2011 events

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2011 Family Fun Days planned through Nacogdoches Naturally, an outdoor education component of SFA Gardens.

“We have exciting outdoor weekend programs scheduled this spring beginning in January and extending through May,” said Kerry Lemon, project director of Nacogdoches Naturally. “These events are a great opportunity for families to experience a variety of outdoor recreational activities available in our area.”

From 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, the Family Outdoor Adventures program of SFA Nacogdoches Naturally will participate in Kid Fish at Lakeside Park, 4800 Pearl Street. This event is sponsored by the City of Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Department, Coastal Conservation Association, Doug James Guide Service, General Mills, Nacogdoches Bass Club and SFA.

There will be drawings throughout the day, and fishing prizes for ages 0-8 years and 9-16 years will be awarded at the end of the day. A variety of activities will be set up by various sponsors with Nacogdoches Naturally demonstrating outdoor cooking as well as offering Junior Angler education through a Texas Parks and Wildlife program. The city-sponsored event is free and open to the public. For more information about the Parks and Recreation event, please contact Tracy Rucker at (936) 559-2960.

Download the schedule of events for the Spring 2011 Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures Program!

 

Accomplishments

SFA Gardens research associate, Greg Grant was featured in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News Saturday, Jan. 1, in an article titled, “Greg Grant: A New Plant's Best Friend.” The article covers Grant's career of introducing commercially successful plants to Texas gardeners and the nursery industry. Read the article now.

Also,one of his articles, “The Native Holly with an Attitude,” was published in the January/February 2011 edition of Neil Sperry’s Gardens.
   
Admission graphic designer Bill Cox's recruitment envelope design was awarded Best of Category for process color envelopes by Printing and Imaging Association of MidAmerica – 2010 Graphic Excellence Award.
 
Assistant professor of history Jason Tebbe's article titled “Revision and Rebirth: Commemoration of the Battle of Nations in Leipzig,” was published in the fall issue of German Studies Review.
   
Assistant professor of history Scott Sosebee is presenting a paper, “Tuning in a Tuned out Generation: Survey Classes and Millennials,” at the Organization of American Historians meeting in March.
   
Adjunct English instructor Dayna Patterson’s first chapbook of poetry has been published by Flutter Press. Click link to learn more.
   
Visiting assistant professor of English Jerry Mathes’ story, “Drinking Sangria in the Cold War: 1988,” placed as a finalist in the Narrative’s 2010 Fall Story Contest. His “Still Life” is currently Story of the Week there as well.
   
Assistant professor of history Dr. Jennifer (Perky) Beisel has been awarded a grant by the SFA’s Office of Student Affairs which will fund a historic structure survey by SFA history students.
   
Assistant professor of history Jason Dormady will be presenting a paper at the American Historical Association meeting next month titled “The Power-Knowledge of Zion: Mexican Intentional Religious Community, 1920-64.”
   
Professor of human services Chris Ninness wrote an article titled “Using the Stimulus Equivalence Paradigm to Teach Course Material in an Undergraduate Rehabilitation Facility Course,” in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, which published in December 2010.
 

News & Announcements

American Association of University Women is currently taking nominations for their Women of the Year. Nominations may be made by an active AAUW member. For criteria and application contact Wilma Cordova.
   
  The Association for the Assessment of Learning in High Education will hold its first conference between June 5 and June 7, in Lexington, Ken. Sponsored by the University of Kentucky, the conference will be held at both the Hyatt Regency and on the campus of the university. To submit proposals contact Tara Rose, assistant executive director, at trose@aalhe.org or call (859) 257-6394.
   

SFA Athletics and the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce have teamed up again with Cram the Coliseum, a two-game promotion designed to bring more from the community to Lumberjack and Ladyjack basketball games. The tickets may be used for entrance to either the Ladyjacks game against Sam Houston State, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 26, or the Lumberjacks game against Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 (televised game). Both games will be in William R. Johnson Coliseum at the intersection of E. College St. and University Dr. read more


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art opening reception
6 p.m. | Friday, Jan. 21 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Art and University Series will open Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday, Jan. 21, at 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 Friday, March 25. 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.
 

Annual Schmidbauer Competition
Saturday, Jan. 22, and Sunday, Jan. 23 | Cole Concert Hall

International strings artists will be competing in the SFA School of Music’s annual Schmidbauer Competition Saturday, Jan. 22, and Sunday, Jan. 23. Over $15,000 in prize money will be awarded to the winners. The finals for the Junior Division will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, and for the Senior Division at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23. Both events will be held in Cole Concert Hall, 2210 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus. Tickets for each event are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

 

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
Naco Verde: Art from Recycled Materials
, an exhibition by the Nacogdoches Art League, is currently on display in the upstairs Hallway Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. The show, which will run through Saturday, Jan. 29, features 20 artists from Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Louisiana who have submitted pieces consisting of at least 75 percent reused materials. 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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