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This Week's Calendar

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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SFA presents sports comedy,'The Complete World of Sports (abridged)' tonight
SFA marketing class teams up with sports promotion pro
Faculty accomplishments
The Axcess Zone newsletter available online
SFA alumni after work social gathering
Faculty Research Grant Competition 2012
Download calendars for SFA Gardens, Family Outdoor Adventures
You're invited to Michael Preston’s farewell reception
The Soul of Motown Music slated for Tuesday, Feb. 1
'Create Simple, Sustainable Beauty & Vitality Today' with Dr. Mitra Ray
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA to present sports comedy,
'The Complete World of Sports (abridged)' tonight

"It'll be a marathon of madness and mayhem as the world's greatest sporting events are shrunk down to theatrical size" is one of the promotional taglines for "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)," which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The show is part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series.

The newest comedy by The Reduced Shakespeare Company, described by The Boston Globe as "A mad dash through every sport ever played," has received rave reviews. The New York Times called it "Intellectual vaudeville . . . as loony as it is beautiful," and The Lowell Sun (in Lowell, Mass.), described it as "A triumph of speed, endurance, comic timing, (and) high-scoring word-play . . ." read more

 

SFA marketing class teams up with sports promotion pro

Sports marketing professional Marc Williams will lend his expertise to a new course at Stephen F. Austin State University this spring. The Marketing 362: Sports Promotion class in the Nelson Rusche College of Business will be taught by Williams and Dr. Marlene Kahla, associate professor of marketing.

Williams, widely regarded as one of the nation’s foremost experts on branding, has worked in the entertainment and sports industry for the past 10 years.  Working for three of the largest sports brands in the world—Champs, Footaction and Reebok—he has developed national partnerships with the entertainment and sports-retail industries. read more


Accomplishments

English adjunct Andrew Ormsby's non-fiction essay, titled “Glory Obscured: My Life as a Breast Man,” is being adapted into a short film, which will be produced by Houston-based indie 12 Street House. Ormsby may also have the opportunity to serve as a script consultant to the project. 
   
Joe Lansdale, writer-in-residence in the English department, has recently had his eighth novel published. In "Devil Red," the East Texas crime-fighting duo, Hap Collins and his partner, Leonard Pine, look into a two-year-old unsolved murder. They step into the usual hornet's nest of troubles when they spot a devil's head scrawled in blood in crime-scene photos.
   
Art League Houston proudly announced Mary McCleary, SFA art professor emeritus, as the Texas Artist of the Year. This award was created to honor those individuals whose body of work has had a significant and positive impact on contemporary visual arts in Texas. read more
   

News & Announcements

  The latest edition of The Axcess Zone newsletter is now available online. With the Axcess Project nearing completion this will be the final edition. View newsletter now!
   
 

SFA Alumni After Work Social Gathering
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Friday, Jan. 28
Nine Flags in Hotel Fredonia

Join SFA alumni, faculty and staff for a Networking Social to kick off your weekend.

   
 

Faculty Research Grant Competition 2012: For applications and guidelines, please visit our website. To RSVP for FRG Panel and addtional questions, please contact Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (936) 468-6606.

 
Download!
Family Outdoor Adventures 2011 Garden Seminars
   

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
   
Create Simple, Sustainable Beauty
& Vitality Today with Dr. Mitra Ray

7 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 3 | SFA Fieldhouse, Lawton Room

Join us for a dynamic and intimate presentation that will provide answers regarding diet and nutrition. Develop new strategies to look and perform your best! Ray is a research biochemist who earned her doctorate from Stanford University. Ray’s work in cell biology – particularly as it relates to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative diseases – has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the journals Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Journal of Cell Biology. She is the author of “From Here to Longevity,” “Simple and Delicious Recipes for Vitality” and “Do You Have the Guts to be Beautiful?” For more information, please contact Ali Schneider at (620) 481-1926 or alischneider34@yahoo.com.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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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Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
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