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THURSDAY

Last day to change schedules other than to drop courses

Last day to register

AARC Tutor Sign-ups Begin
AARC; located in Steen Library
on the First Floor

SFA Freshman Convocation
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
5 p.m. in the coliseum

Back Lot Bash

to follow SFA Freshman
Convocation
Behind coliseum


FRIDAY

Cross Country
Lumberjack Opener
TBA; Nacogdoches

Welcome Week
Service Project
To begin at noon
Involvement Center; BPSC

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Portland

Noon in Wichita, Kan.

Screening of “Addicted to
Plastic: The Rise and Demise
of a Modern Miracle”
7 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St.
in downtown Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Wichita State

7 p.m. in Wichita, Kan.

Ladyjack Soccer vs. UTEP
7 p.m. HERE


SATURDAY
Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Portland

Noon in Wichita, Kan.

Lumberjack Football vs.
Texas A&M

6 p.m. AWAY


SUNDAY
Ladyjack Soccer vs.
La-Lafayette

1 p.m. HERE


UPCOMING
Labor Day Holiday
Monday, Sept. 6

SFA vs. Sam Houston State
Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston


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Headlines for Thursday, Sept. 2


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Welcoming first-year students: on course to success
University, local agencies seek to better utilize student body
SFA faculty becomes part of history
SFA pre-game tailgate party before Lumberjacks tackle Texas A&M
Volunteers needed for Freshman Convocation
Steen Library closed on Labor Day
SFA Dining hours during Labor Day weekend
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week next week
Meal Plans available to SFA faculty, staff members
SFA Way Honor Code feedback
Texas County Line joing SFA-TV 2 over Labor Day weekend
Meet the Ladyjack Basketball team, staff
Peace Corps on campus next Wednesday
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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Welcoming first-year students: on course to success

SFA will host a convocation for all new freshmen today at 5 p.m. in the Johnson Coliseum. Welcoming new students to SFA’s community of learners, Freshman Convocation will be upbeat and informal, intended to inspire new students and help them understand how coming to SFA will be a transformational experience for them.

By attending Convocation, new students will gain a sense of their identity as the Class of 2014. They will understand more clearly the significant connections they have to one another and to university faculty. The presence of the president, provost, vice presidents and other representatives of the university will demonstrate SFA’s commitment to the Class of 2014. At the convocation, the “SFA Way” will be announced!

After the convocation is over, students will be encouraged to mingle with faculty and other students at the "Back Lot Bash." Everyone is invited to attend the “Back Lot Bash” where community businesses and campus organizations will have displays.

Freshman Convocation will be held in the coliseum, the same location in which students come for graduation ceremonies. Freshman Convocation and Commencement are the significant events that symbolize the exciting beginning and the triumphant conclusion of students’ undergraduate experiences.

The event will provide an opportunity for university faculty to welcome new students and will complement “Welcome Week” events scheduled during the first week of class.

Place: William R. Johnson Coliseum
Date: Thursday, Sept. 2
Doors Open: 4:30 p.m.
Event Begins: 5 p.m.

 

University, local agencies seek to better utilize student body

Representatives from area community agencies connected with faculty and staff at Stephen F. Austin State University on Wednesday to explore how to better utilize one of the university's most abundant resources - the energy of its students - during the third Community Partners Breakfast.

Sponsored by the Office of Leadership and Service and the Service Learning Advisory Board, the breakfast enabled community agencies to discover new ways to enlist student volunteers to help out with their events through service learning. More

 

SFA faculty becomes part of history

SFA faculty members are stepping back 150 years to recreate the life of the early university. Brad Maule, Owen Smith, Jana Redfield, Dyson Nickle, Randy McDonald and Linda Bond are a part of  “1860 at Nacogdoches University” at the Old University Building in downtown Nacogdoches. Retired faculty performers include Patsy and Leon Hallman and Marti Bird.

“1860 at Nacogdoches University” is Friday, Sept.10, and Saturday, Sept.  11, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the Old University Building, 515 North Mound Street in downtown Nacogdoches. More

 
 
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News & Announcements

  Volunteers are need to help with distribution of information bags at “Freshman Convocation” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today. The event is to be held at the Johnson Coliseum. Please wear purple.
   
  Ralph W. Steen Library will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
   

SFA Dining will have the following hours during the Labor Day weekend holiday:
• Friday, Sept. 3 — Regular hours for retail and dining halls
• Saturday, Sept. 4 — Student Center Dining Hall will be open with regular hours, retail areas will be closed
• Sunday, Sept 5. — East College Dining Hall will be open with regular Sunday hours, retail areas will be closed
• Monday, Sept 6. — East College Dining Hall will be open with regular Monday hours, the Student Center Dining Hall and all retail areas will be closed
• Tuesday, Sept 6. — Regular hours resume at all locations
For more information, visit www.SFAdining.com!

   

Suicide Prevention Awareness Week is Tuesday, Sept. 7, through Friday, Sept. 10. Counseling Services is sponsoring a table in the Baker Pattillo Student Center next week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily to promote Suicide Prevention Awareness Week. Information, QPR sign-ups, buttons and stickers are provided, but we do need your support! Please stop by for some "flair" and help us educate the campus community by letting them know that—Suicide is Preventable. Be a Lifesaver, Ask a Jack!

   

Meals can be used at either dining hall, and Dining Dollars are accepted at all dining locations on campus, including convenience stores! Choose 1 of 3 plans:
5 day 5: Five meals per week plus $50 Dining Dollars for $581 per semester
50 Block: 50 meals per semester plus $50 Dining Dollars for $370 per semester
25 Block: 25 meals per semester plus $100 Dining Dollars for $265 per semester
To sign up, go to mySFA and click on the myServices tab. For more information, please visit SFAdining.com and click on the Dining Memberships tab!

   

Last Thursday, SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo announced the new SFA Way Honor Code to faculty and staff. We want to know what you think. To learn more and give your feedback, please click the following link: http://studentvoice.com/sfa/theSFAway

   
 

Texas County Line, a weekly 30-minute television program featuring Traditional Country Music, Cajun Music and Western Swing filmed at locations throughout the Lone Star State, is joining the line-up of SFA-TV 2. And the program is coming to the campus station in a big way—with a marathon of old episodes over the Labor Day weekend. More

   
 

The SFA Lumberjacks will take on the Aggies of Texas A&M at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at Kyle Field in College Station. Join fellow SFA alumni and fans for a pre-game tailgate hosted by the university from 3 to 5 p.m. before we cheer on the 'Jacks in College Station! Free food and beverages will be provided to the first 500 SFA fans! For more information regarding game ticket information, tailgate location map and parking information CLICK HERE. Axe ’em 'Jacks!

   
A reception has been scheduled to give SFA faculty and staff members the opportunity to meet and mingle with the new Ladyjack Basketball team and staff. This will be a casual event with refreshments, followed by a meeting to discuss organizing a new women’s basketball booster group. Please join the fun on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Murray Shaw Room in Johnson Coliseum.
   
  The Peace Corps will be hosting an information session from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Pinelog Room. Join us to learn more about how you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity!
   
Stephen F. Austin State University vs. Sam Houston State
October 23, 2010, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston

Tickets for the game remain on sale through the SFA Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling (936) 468-JACK or toll free (800) 775-3358. Read more about this event!
   
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Friday, Sept. 3
The SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of “Addicted to Plastic: The Rise and Demise of a Modern Miracle” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Ian Connacher’s 85-minute documentary about solutions to plastic pollution takes the viewers on a global journey to investigate what we really know about the highly versatile material, its toxic legacy and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up. Admission is free. The film is sponsored in part by Dr. Ken Farrish, director of the SFA Division of Environmental Science, and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Friday, Sept. 10
Recent works of art in a variety of media will be displayed in the SFA Faculty Exhibition, which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The always-popular annual exhibition, which includes works by the SFA studio art faculty, enables East Texans to see the vast pool of talent within the school. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.  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.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 14
The internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will open the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts’ 2010-2011 University Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Under the direction of Daniel Spalding, the orchestra will present a provocative and poetic program that includes featured piano soloist Gabriela Imreh performing Bach’s Concerto in D minor. The event is sponsored by Lehmann Eye Center of Nacogdoches.
 
Ongoing
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art presents Neal Cox: Grids and Panoramas in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Cox joined the SFA art faculty in 2008, and this is his first solo show in Nacogdoches. The show includes grids composed of watercolors, linocuts or photographs and three types of panoramas. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 2. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
   
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When soda first hit the market, the bottles were sealed with a cork. When the cork was removed, it made a sound that gave soda the nickname "pop."

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"