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Wednesday, Jan. 26
Pineywoods Native Plant Center volunteer training session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

Lumberjack Basketball
at Sam Houston State
7 p.m.
Huntsville, Texas

Cram the Coliseum
Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Sam Houston State

7 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum
learn more


Thursday, Jan. 27
Ladyjack Bowling at
Kutztown Invitational Begins
Reading, Penn.

SAA Movie Line Up
Morning Glory (PG-13) 7 p.m.
My Soul to Take (R) 9:15 p.m.

Pattonia: The Rediscovery
of an Old Shipping Port

7 p.m.
Ferguson Building, Room G78

Faculty Recital featuring
Dr. Deb Scott

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Friday, Jan. 28

Faculty Research Grant Panel
2 to 3 p.m.
Steen Library, Wyatt Room

SAA Movie Line Up
Morning Glory (PG-13) 7 p.m.
My Soul to Take (R) 9:15 p.m.

"The Complete World
of Sports (abridged)"
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Saturday, Jan. 29
Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Cram the Coliseum

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. A&M Corpus
Christi
2 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum
learn more


Sunday, Jan. 30
SAA Movie Line Up
Morning Glory (PG-13) 7 p.m.
My Soul to Take (R) 9:15 p.m.


Upcoming Events
“Soils in Your Garden” presented by Dr. Leon Young

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Agriculture Building, Room 11

SFA Repertory Dance
Company Concert

7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4
3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Pineywoods Native Plant Center volunteer training session

Wednesday, Feb. 9
Thursday, Feb. 10
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
Office of Public Affairs | ©2010

 

Headlines for Wednesday, Jan. 26

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SFA Board of Regents approves campus closures, staff furloughs
SFA Board of Regents approves faculty appointments, staff changes
Relay For Life's Paint the Campus Purple office-decorating contest
Pattonia: The Rediscovery of an Old Shipping Port
Faculty Research Grant Competition 2012
Lumberjack baseball schedule, season ticket info
You're invited to Michael Preston’s farewell reception
The Soul of Motown Music slated for Tuesday, Feb. 1
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA Board of Regents approves campus closures,
staff furloughs to help meet budget reduction

Stephen F. Austin State University will be closed and eligible employees furloughed for four days in the coming months to help meet an immediate required state budget reduction of more than $1 million. The Board of Regents on Tuesday approved closing the university April 21-22, May 27 and July 1.

Staff members classified as “exempt” will be allowed to expend accrued vacation time for the required furlough days or take leave without pay. “Non-exempt” staff members may choose to expend accrued vacation and/or compensatory time or take leave without pay. read more

 

SFA Board of Regents approves
faculty appointments, staff changes

The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved new faculty and staff appointments, changes of status and retirements at its regular meeting Tuesday.

New faculty appointments included: Kyle Ainsworth, special collections librarian II; Gregory Bailey, librarian I; Darrell Fry, assistant professor of chemistry; and Wendi Pollock, assistant professor of government. read more

 

Relay For Life's Paint the Campus Purple office-decorating contest

The American Cancer Society's Nacogdoches County Relay For Life is less than two months away, and in recognition of the event, we invite you to Paint the Campus Purple – Relay For Life’s official color – from Monday, Jan. 31, to Friday, Feb. 4!

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 27, decorate your office with purple and hope- and survivor-themed items, and your office could win an ice cream sundae party! Judging will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. The winning office will be announced in SFA Today Friday, Feb. 4. Learn more about this event!


News & Announcements

Pattonia: The Rediscovery of an Old Shipping Port
7 p.m. | Thursday, Jan. 27
Ferguson Building, Room G78

The East Texas Archeological Society presents Dr. Leslie Cecil, SFA assistant professor and archaeology coordinator of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

   
 

Faculty Research Grant Panel
2 to 3 p.m. | Friday, Jan. 28 | Steen Library, Wyatt Room

For applications and guidelines, please visit our website. To RSVP for FRG Panel and addtional questions, please contact ORSP at (936) 468-6606.

 
   

Save the Date!

Michael Preston’s Farewell Reception
3 to 4:30 p.m. | Monday, Jan. 31
Baker Pattillo Student Center Commons, Room 3.201

SFA Director of Student Affairs Michael Preston has accepted a position as director of student affairs at the University of Central Florida. For more than 13 years, Preston has dedicated himself to SFA, the students and the Nacogdoches community. While it’s with mixed emotions that we say farewell, we are so happy for his success and hope you will join us to celebrate.

   
The Soul of Motown Music
7 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 1 | Student Center Grand Ballroom   Admission is free, but come early as seating is limited.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will host MADDRAMA from Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss. They will perform The Soul of Motown Music. This is a tribute to the music greats that made Motown what it is. Music includes hits from The Supremes, The Jackson Five and Marvin Gaye. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (936) 468-1073 or multiculturalcenter@sfasu.edu

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Faculty Recital featuring Dr. Deb Scott
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Jan. 27 | Cole Concert Hall

Dr. Deb Scott, associate professor of trombone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Scott and pianist James Pitts, SFA staff accompanist, will perform works for trombone spanning three centuries. Soprano Debbie Berry, SFA vocal instructor, will join Scott and Pitts in the performances of two 18th century pieces. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
The Complete World of Sports (abridged)
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Jan. 28 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The Reduced Shakespeare Company will present a fast-paced comedy, The Complete World of Sports (abridged), at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The event is part of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ University Series. Using acrobatic puns and physical gags, the three-man comedy troupe will take the audience through the entire world of sports at record-breaking speed, starting with the first sport ever played, Neanderthal-in-the-Middle. According to the actors, “You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to get this show. In fact, even if you hate sports, you’ll enjoy it.” For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407.
 
Songs of Robert Schumann featuring
vocalist David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr

7:30 p.m. | Monday, Jan. 31 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present two faculty members, vocalist David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr, in Songs of Robert Schumann at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in Cole Concert Hall. The program includes two famous song cycles by Schumann that display his synthesis of poetry and music. Supertitles will be projected. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
SFA Wind Ensemble presents Welcome Home concert
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 1 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA Wind Ensemble will present its Welcome Home concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert follows the band’s two-day tour of schools in Houston and East Texas. The program features music by American composers, including large works by Frank Ticheli and Adam Gorb as well as Karl King’s “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March.” Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
One-night screening of Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier
7 p.m. | Friday, Feb. 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 Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Douglas Rushkoff’s documentary, which was filmed for PBS’ “Frontline,” explores the advantages and disadvantages of our digital culture. Admission is free. The film is sponsored in part by Dr. John Allen Hendricks, director of the SFA Department of Communication and Contemporary Culture. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
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 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.
 

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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