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This Week's Calendar

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
"Bathsheba’s Breast:
Women, Cancer and History"
featuring James Olson

7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

SFA Showcase Saturday

Saturday, March 26


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Headlines for Friday, March 4

NEW!

NEW!

Undergraduate Research Conference scholars, finalists announced
Make an Impact at SFA!
Campus Recreation offering swim lessons
Mix and Mingle event
Spring Career Expo
'Responding to Disaster and Trauma: Are You Prepared?'
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Undergraduate Research Conference scholars, finalists announced

The Undergraduate Research Conference Executive Committee is pleased to announce SFA’s Top Scholars and Finalists for the 2011 URC. These students were competitively selected from across SFA. Each college is represented by one Top Scholar and a number of finalists.

The Top Scholars will do interactive presentations at the 2011 URC Thursday, April 7. The finalists will offer poster presentations at the same event. Each Top Scholar will also receive a $250 prize and a plaque commemorating his or her achievement. This is a terrific achievement for each of these individuals, as well as their faculty mentors.

 

News & Announcements

Looking for a great place to teach your child to swim this spring? We've got it! Campus Recreation is offering swim lessons each Saturday for six weeks from March 26 to April 30. Classes will be held between 1 and 4 p.m. (times depend on swim levels) and will last 30 minutes.

This is a great way to get your child involved in aquatics. The fee for all six lessons is $35 per child. Please register at the Campus Recreation Administrative Office by Friday, March 25. Participant space is limited.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Norris at (936) 468-3507 or dmnorris@sfasu.edu. For more information on this and other Campus Recreation programs, visit www.sfasu.edu/campusrec.

Save the date!

Career Services is pleased to announce the first Mix and Mingle event, being held on the eve of the Spring Career Expo! Please join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House for an evening of networking, as local and national employers attending the next day's Spring Career Expo gather to recruit SFA's top talent.

Students must RSVP here to attend this powerful networking event, which is open to only 75 of SFA's best and brightest. Please encourage your students to attend this premiere event, as it only happens once a semester!

Faculty and staff who would like to attend can RSVP to Jenny Davis at jldavis@sfasu.edu. Professional dress is required: dress in business or business casual attire for this stand-up catered affair.

   

Spring Career Expo
1 to 4 p.m. | Wednesday, March 9 | BPSC Grand Ballroom

Discover internship and/or full-time opportunities with local and national organizations anxious to hire SFA students and alumni! Remind your students about this important career event. NOTE: Professional dress is required. Bring copies of résumé.

   
"Responding to Disaster and Trauma: Are You Prepared?" presented by Patrick M. Tiner
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Thursday, March 10
BPSC Movie Theater

Patrick M. Tiner is director of the employee assistance program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. There is no cost to attend, but continuing education credits will be available for a cost of $15. The event is sponsored by the School of Social Work.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.

 
Guest artist recital featuring Raffaele Trevisani and his wife, Paolo Girardi
7:30 p.m. | Monday, March 7 | Cole Concert Hall

Italian virtuosi flutist Raffaele Trevisani and his wife, pianist Paolo Girardi, will present a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. As performers in major halls throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas and South Africa, they are praised for their style and musicality. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

Choral Union and Women’s Choir of SFA joint concert
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 8 | Cole Concert Hall

The Choral Union and Women’s Choir of SFA will present a joint concert, With Heart and Voice, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. “The program features folk songs, tales, love songs, prayers and spirituals, all of which relate the human experience,” said Dr. David Howard, director of both ensembles. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
SFA Orchestra of the Pines
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 10 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA Orchestra of the Pines will present its Journey to Heaven concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in Cole Concert Hall. The orchestra will present Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 4 in G major,” for which soprano Debbie Berry, SFA vocal instructor, will be the featured soloist. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7.50 for faculty/staff and $5 for students.
 
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or call (936) 468-6407

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