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This Week's Calendar

Wednesday, March 9
Mid-Semester

Today on SFA-TV 2 (Ch. 2 for Suddenlink customers)
Live coverage of  Space Shuttle Discovery landing
scheduled for 10:57 a.m.

Spring Career Expo

1 to 4 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

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

Today on SFA-TV 2 (Ch. 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 and 10 p.m.
Purple Pride:
Social Work, Intramurals,
IFC and Aerobics



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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Southland Conference basketball championship tournament
Dr. David Creech to serve as Azalea Trail speaker
History professor to lead cancer discussion at SFA
Faculty accomplishment
Campus Recreation offering swim lessons
Spring Career Expo
Ralph W. Steen Library spring break hours
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Southland Conference basketball championship tournament

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 or watch online.
 

Dr. David Creech to serve as Azalea Trail speaker

Among the purposes of the annual Azalea Trail Symposium each year is to call attention to and generate interest in the Ruby Mize Azalea Garden at Stephen F. Austin State University, as well as the trail of azaleas that winds through historic Nacogdoches.

Dr. David Creech, regents professor of horticulture and director of the 68 acres of gardens at SFA, is the symposium speaker this year and will share insights on these flowering shrubs, including their bright colors and fragrance and how to use them to the best effect in home landscapes. The symposium and the gardens at SFA bring a lot of visitors to town, according to Creech. Daily Sentinel subscribers read more here

 

History professor to lead cancer discussion at SFA

The SFA Department of History and Gender Studies will host a discussion led by Dr. James Olson, professor of history at Sam Houston State University, about his award-winning book, "Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer and History", at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in Room 142 of the Dugas Liberal Arts North Building.

"Cancer awareness has been a critical part of my life mostly because I have had to deal with so much cancer myself," Olson said. "In addition to being an important element of my personal life, research and writing about cancer has become a focus of my professional life, as well."

In 1981, Olson was diagnosed with epithelioid sarcoma in his left hand. His hand and forearm were removed by 1987 after the tumor kept returning. In 1990, he had a skin tumor removed from his head and in 2001 was diagnosed with brain cancer. read more

 

Accomplishments

Art associate professor Jill Carrington presented "The Raniero degli Arsendi Tomb in Context" at the South-Central Renaissance Conference held this year in St. Louis, Mo.
 

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.

   
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.
   
 
Ralph W. Steen Library spring break hours
Friday, March 11 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 to Sunday, March 20 Closed

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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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