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Monday, March 21
Last day to apply for degrees to be completed in May 2011

Ladyjack Golf at Southern Mississippi Tournament
Hattiesburg, Miss.

Tonight on SFA-TV 2
(Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 and 10 p.m.
Purple Pride: Traditions Council, social work, admissions office,
Mast Arboretum



Tuesday, March 22
Ladyjack Golf at Southern Mississippi Tournament
Hattiesburg, Miss.

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Texas A&M

6:35 p.m. at College Station


Wednesday, March 23
Last day to drop courses

Last day to withdraw from university without WP or WF

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Louisiana-Monroe
5 p.m. at Monroe, La.

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

7 p.m.
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142


Thursday, March 24
Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110

SAA Movie Line Up

Little Fockers 7 p.m.
The Fighter 9 p.m.

Dr. Ilko Rusev,
guest bass recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era”
musical comedy cabaret

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre of the
Griffith Fine Arts Building


Friday, March 25

Track and Field at Rice Bayou Classic in Houston

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Nicholls State
3 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

“Third Annual Pen and Pigment” opening reception
6 p.m.
Griffith Gallery

“How to Identify and Attract Backyard Birds”
6:30 to 8 p.m.
SFA Pineywoods
Native Plant Center

SAA Movie Line Up
Little Fockers 7 p.m.
The Fighter 9 p.m.

SFA Wind Ensemble
,
guest conductor
Frank B. Wickes

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era”
musical comedy cabaret

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre of the
Griffith Fine Arts Building


Saturday, March 26
SFA Showcase Saturday

Track and Field at Rice Bayou Classic in Houston

“How to Identify and Attract Backyard Birds”
8 to 11 a.m.
SFA Pineywoods
Native Plant Center

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Sam Houston

1 p.m. in Huntsville

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Nicholls State

2 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era”
musical comedy cabaret

2 and 7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre of the
Griffith Fine Arts Building


Sunday, March 27
Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Tarleton State
11 a.m.
SFA Schlief Tennis Complex

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Nicholls State
1 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

SAA Movie Line Up
Little Fockers 7 p.m.
The Fighter 9 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
"Leaving an Impression One Step at a Time" with Alan Bean

Archie McDonald Speaker Series
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 14
BPSC Grand Ballroom


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Pre-Columbian horticulture topic of upcoming SFA Gardens lecture
SFA Gardens to host backyard birding seminar
Dresses for Dreams benefits local nonprofit
March Cybersecurity Newsletter now posted
The BIG Event job request forms available
Order The SFA Ring March 22-23
Texas Women in Higher Education annual conference
New faculty spring picnic
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Pre-Columbian horticulture topic of upcoming SFA Gardens lecture

The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located at 1924 Wilson Drive. Dr. Alice Le Duc will present a lecture on pre-Columbian horticulture.

A botanist, florist and horticulturist, Le Duc recently returned to Texas from Duke University where she was public education director for the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. She has a bachelor’s degree in botany from the University of California, a master’s degree in ornamental horticulture from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Texas. read more

 

SFA Gardens to host backyard birding seminar

The SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center will host a two-part garden seminar, “How to Identify and Attract Backyard Birds,” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 25 and from 8 to 11 a.m. March 26.

Participants will enjoy a Friday evening lecture with Cliff Shackelford, ornithologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife, regarding identification of common local birds. On Saturday, Shackelford will lead a birding stroll through the plant center property and to the nearby Shackelford home to visit the family’s backyard made “for the birds.” read more

 

Dresses for Dreams benefits local nonprofit

Omicron Delta Kappa, Stephen F. Austin State University’s leadership honor society, is requesting donations of new and gently used dresses, from casual to formal, for its annual Dresses for Dreams event.

Each year, ODK accepts donations from SFA and the surrounding community. The dresses, shoes and accessories are then sold to the public for less than $40 each. This year, all proceeds benefit Solid Foundation, a local organization providing academic assistance, mentoring and other services to under-privileged youth. read more

 

News & Announcements

March Cybersecurity Newsletter now posted

This month's topic is Cyber Ethics. The explosion of social networking and the ubiquitous sharing and posting of so much information online has changed the way we communicate. We must ensure that users understand their responsibilities for conducting themselves online.

An important component of that is Cyber Ethics, which refers to the code of responsible behavior on the Internet. We should all employ the basic tenets of Cyber Ethics to be good "cyber citizens." You may view the newsletter at www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity

   
The BIG Event job request forms available!

Job Request Forms for The BIG Event are now live at www.sfasu.edu/thebigevent! SFA faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a job for students to complete during the third annual day of service, to be held Friday, April 29.

Potential projects include cleaning, yard work, painting, etc. This day of service is NOT based on socio-economic need, but rather as a way for SFA students to say “thank you” to the campus and community for all of their support.

Anyone in the community is eligible to apply for a job, so apply for one and then pass the word along to local family and friends! For more information, please contact Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.
   

Order The SFA Ring March 22-23

A Balfour representative will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, and Wednesday, March 23, in the Tracie Pearman Alumni Center to show you The SFA Ring, answer questions and assist with placing an order. Ordering during this special event allows you to participate in the Big Dip Ring Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 6.

   

Save the Date!

Texas Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
“Women in the Driver’s Seat: Navigating the Political Road Ahead”

April 3-5 | Austin | Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

This conference is designed for women currently serving in leaderships positions at institutions of higher education in Texas. More information can be found at www.twhe.org. So that a list of SFA attendees can be developed, please contact Monique Cossich at cossichm@sfasu.edu if you plan to attend.
   
  New Faculty Spring Picnic
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Saturday, April 30 | Maroney Park
New faculty and their families are invited.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Dr. Ilko Rusev, guest bass recital
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 24 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Ilko Rusev in a guest bass recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Concert Hall. Rusev, who is a graduate of the Bulgaria Music Academy and currently teaches at the University of Antioquia in Bogata, Colombia, has given solo and chamber music recitals in both Europe and South America. For this recital, he will be performing original compositions and bass arrangements encompassing a time period of 300 years. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era” - musical comedy cabaret
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 24, through Friday, March 26
2 and 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, March 26
Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building

The SFA School of Theatre’s musical comedy cabaret troupe, the Original Cast, will present “Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, through Friday, March 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. All performances will be held in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Under the direction of Dr. Alan Nielsen, the 17-member troupe will perform in solo and ensemble settings songs such as “Sounds of Silence,” “This Land Is Your Land,” and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?” Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, faculty/staff and students.
 
“Third Annual Pen and Pigment” opening reception
6 p.m. | Friday, March 25 | Griffith Gallery

The SFA School of Art and Department of English will open the “Third Annual Pen and Pigment” show with a 6 p.m. reception Friday, March 25, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus. The show is the culmination of a collaborative project between SFA art and poetry students. The digital prints and poems created in response to one another will be displayed side by side, and the opening will include a poetry reading. The show runs through Wednesday, April 20. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
 
Frank B. Wickes will guest conduct the SFA Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m. | Friday, March 25 | Cole Concert Hall

Frank B. Wickes, director emeritus of the bands at Louisiana State University, will guest conduct the SFA Wind Ensemble in its concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Under Wickes’ baton, the ensemble will perform Percy Grainger’s “Irish Tune from the County Derry,” popularly known as “Danny Boy.” Also included on the program are “Amazing Grace” and Peter Mennin’s “Canzona.” Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 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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