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This Week's Calendar

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
Pineywoods Native Plant Center volunteers training session
Wednesday, Jan. 26
Wednesday, Feb. 9
Thursday, Feb. 10
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011


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Headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 19

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AARC: 'We're #2!'
130 students volunteer time to MLK Day of Service
Sign up for free tutoring in the AARC!
Cram the Coliseum slated for Jan. 26 and 29
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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AARC: 'We're #2!'

At the Academic Assistance and Resource Center (AARC), we like to tout “We’re #2!” because we realize that the professor is the #1 resource for students. We champion the interaction between professor and student and offer support to the professor in three ways:

  1. Training for how to impress the professor! In our study skills workshop, we include training in appropriate behavior in the class and in the professor’s office. Information for this training is based on a survey with SFA professors. You can schedule this workshop for your class using the workshop link on the AARC Homepage.
  2. Space for talking to students! Some math faculty conduct office hours at the Math Walk-in Table. If you would like to conference with students in the AARC, please e-mail M.E. McWilliams with your request.
  3. Workshops for your classes! Our customized workshops can reinforce information you want your students to know. We offer workshops in study skills, time management, money management, test anxiety and documentation (APA, Chicago, MLA). All AARC workshops are accessed via a link on the AARC Homepage.

We appreciate all feedback from professors.

 

130 students volunteer time to MLK Day of Service

SFA students helped make a difference for local nursing homes and senior centers during the second annual MLK Day of Service. This year 130 student volunteers took part in 11 projects, including hosting two dances and putting on bingo tournaments and game days.

The event was sponsored by the Office of Leadership and Service and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, with additional support from North Carolina Campus Compact and the Corporation for National and Community Service.


News & Announcements

 

Tough Classes?
Free tutoring in the AARC! Go to the AARC homepage for more information. Encourage your students to secure their tutor for the semester beginning Thursday, Jan. 20:
6 a.m. at (936) 468-4108, 1412
7 a.m. at the AARC, First Floor Steen Library
1 p.m. and after for semester at sfasu.edu/aarc
150 tutors; 63,000 visits and help for over 250 different courses last year!

   

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.
 
Download
the College of Fine Arts
January Calendar
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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