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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, March 8
Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Houston Baptist
3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Mix and Mingle
6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Cole Art Center @
The Old Opera House

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Ch. 2 for
Suddenlink customers)
7 and 10 p.m.
Purple Pride
Traditions Council, Rugby,
Skateboarding and Sports Video


Choral Union and Women’s
Choir of SFA joint concert

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Wednesday, March 9
Mid-Semester

Spring Career Expo

1 to 4 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Louisiana-Monroe
4 p.m. in Nacogdoches


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

SFA Orchestra of the Pines

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Friday, March 11

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Central Arkansas
3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Track - NCAA Indoor Championships
All Day in College Station


Saturday, March 12
Spring Break Begins!


Track - NCAA Indoor Championships
All Day in College Station

Lecture on the Wonders of Deciduous Azaleas
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ag Building, Room 110

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
Southeastern Louisiana

11 a.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Softball vs. UTSA
1 and 3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Central Arkansas

2 p.m. in Nacogdoches


Sunday, March 13
Ladyjack Tennis vs.
Nicholls State
11 a.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Softball vs. UTSA
Noon in Nacogdoches

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Central Arkansas
1 p.m. in Nacogdoches



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 Tuesday, March 8

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Southland Conference basketball championship tournament
SFA choirs to present "With Heart and Voice" concert
SFA hosts physics convention that entertains spectators
Faculty, staff accomplishments
Campus Recreation offering swim lessons
Mix and Mingle event
Spring Career Expo
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Southland Conference basketball championship tournament

Ladyjack Basketball vs.
University of Central Arkansas

2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 8
Merrell Center in Katy
Lumberjack Basketball vs.
Sam Houston State University

2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9
Merrell Center in Katy
 
Listen to SFA tournament coverage on Q101.7 FM
 

SFA choirs to present "With Heart and Voice" concert

The Choral Union and Women's Choir of Stephen F. Austin State University 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 folksongs, tales, love songs, prayers and spirituals, all of which relate the human experience," said Dr. David Howard, director of both ensembles.

The Choral Union, a 70-voice mixed chorus, will perform works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms, as well as an arrangement by Mack Wilberg of three Scottish folksongs. read more

 

SFA hosts physics convention that entertains spectators

Physics professors and teachers are always on the prowl for stuff that demonstrates how things work. Some of those ideas were demonstrated at a physics conference on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

"You'll see in a moment why it's really interesting," said one teacher setting up his demonstration on mechanics.

It was part of the Texas Section of the American Physical Society, The Texas Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers and The Society of Physics Students conference. read more and view video

 

Accomplishments

Social and cultural analysis associate professor J.B. Watson was recently appointed to the Texas Campus Compact Advisory Council. The TCC, a consortium of Texas higher education institutions, promotes increased service-learning and civic engagement opportunities on member campuses.
 
SFA Garden research associate Greg Grant's article "Enduring Grace" was published in the March/April issue of Neil Sperry's Gardens. The article talks about reclaiming the beautiful display of old-fashioned spireas.
 

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 May 7 (no classes on April 23). 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.

   
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.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.
 
Ongoing through Spring Break
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 through Spring Break
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.

 
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Mardi Gras trivia
According to the New Orleans Sanitation Department, before recycling programs began, more than 2,000 tons of debris from the last 12 days of parades was removed in the late 1980s.

The official colors of Mardi Gras: purple (justice), green (faith) and gold (power) were picked in 1872, but they weren't given their meanings until 1892.