The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Teaching Excellence Center will present “Week of Reflection,” Monday, April 26, to Friday, April 30. The week will feature a number of events that are designed to help students consider what they have learned at SFA this year and how it has changed them. Please download the poster and post where students can view.
Each day has a reflection theme. Students are encouraged to think about their development in that area using a reflection guide that provides guiding questions. Download the self-guided reflection sheet.
The daily themes are as follows:
Monday, April 26 – Wellness
Tuesday, April 27 – Leadership
Wednesday, April 28 – Service
Thursday, April 29 – Diversity
Friday, April 30 – Scholarship
For faculty who want to engage in reflection during their courses that week, the Teaching Excellence Center has produced a Reflection Guide with suggestions for interactive activities that are suitable for a number of different disciplines.
Finally, the Teaching Excellence Center will present a workshop entitled, “Getting the Most Out of the Week of Reflection” at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Tiered Meeting Room (Room 2.201). To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the "Week of Reflection" can be directed at Dr. Adam Peck, Dean of Student Affairs, at email@example.com or by calling (936) 468-7249.
"Week of Reflection" Events
Stop-and-Go Wellness Game Show
Monday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stop by the table in the Spirit Lounge of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and win prizes for answering questions about wellness.
Open House at Campus Recreation
Monday, April 26
Throughout the day, attend an Open House in the Campus Recreation Center. All employees with an SFA ID are invited to come and try out the Recreation Center free of charge. In addition, there will be guided reflections on the electronic screens of various pieces of exercise equipment.
Leaving Your Leadership Mark, Make Your Own Wax Axe
Tuesday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Leave your mark on SFA by journaling on the reflection wall and making your own “Wax Axe” in the Spirit Lounge of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. This event will feature video blogging and free prizes.
"Where the Birds Never Sing" Lecture by Jack Sacco
Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m.
The SFA History Department will present this year's Maxwell Lecturer, Jack Sacco, author of the Pulitzer-nominated book "Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau." The book chronicles the true story of Joe Sacco, the author’s father, from his first days in boot camp through the invasion of Normandy and the liberation of an infamous Nazi concentration camp. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and is free to students and the general public. The event has been generously underwritten by Humanities Texas and the Herzstein Foundation. Tickets are available in the Involvement Center on the First Floor of the Student Center.
Community Service Impact – Photo Display
Wednesday, April 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Reflect on the impact of your community service experiences this year. Visit the photo wall in the Spirit Lounge of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. This event will feature video blogging and free prizes.
Thursday, April 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
How does your culture influence the way you see the world? Find out with an interactive exercise. Stop by our display in the Spirit Lounge of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. This event will feature video blogging and free prizes and is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Life, NAACP at SFA, Lumberjack Cultural Association and the Organization of Latin Americans.
"Reflections on my America" with George Foreman
Thursday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m.
The College of Liberal and Applied Arts and the Archie McDonald Speaker Series present, “An Evening with George Foreman” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The event is free for students. A ticket is required for faculty, staff and the Nacogdoches community. For more information or to purchase tickets call (936) 468-2385. Tickets are available in the Involvement Center on the First Floor of the Student Center.
Friday, April 30, from Noon until 1 p.m.
Attend a free lunch featuring Dr. Michael Tkacik, J.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the SFA School of Honors, on the patio of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
Day of Gratitude
Friday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Take a moment to pass along your thanks to those who have helped you develop and grow this year. Stop by our table on the plaza (weather permitting) and write a personal note to anyone in the SFA community. We will deliver your note along with a small gift to show our appreciation. This event is sponsored by the Dean of Student Affairs and the Teaching Excellence Center.