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Suicide Prevention
Awareness Week

TUESDAY
Meet the Ladyjack
basketball team and staff!
Women’s basketball booster group meeting to follow

6 p.m.
Murray Shaw Room
Johnson Coliseum

Peace Corps
information session

7 to 8:30 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Pinelog Room

FRIDAY
Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Green Bay

10 a.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
South Dakota

5 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

SFA Faculty Exhibition
opening
6 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St.
downtown Nacogdoches

1860 at Nacogdoches University

7:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches

SATURDAY
Patriot Day

Arcadia Dogtrot Tour
9 a.m. until noon
Cost is $25 for SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. Transportation is provided from the SFA Mast Arboretum. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Call (936) 468-1832 for more information.

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Idaho State

2:30 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

Lumberjack Football vs. Albany
6 p.m. HOME

Ladyjack Volleyball vs. Drake
7:30 p.m.
Des Moines, Iowa

1860 at Nacogdoches University

7:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches

SUNDAY
1860 at Nacogdoches University
2:30 p.m.
Old University Building
515 North Mound Street
downtown Nacogdoches


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


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Award-winning country music artist Miranda Lambert to perform at SFA
SFA theatre study-abroad trip includes chance meeting
Managing classroom behavior; promoting student success
Lumberjack spirit at Texas A&M Kyle Field
SFA staff, faculty accomplishments
Teaching Excellence Center offer four Teaching Circles this fall
Sign up to receive teaching tips sent directly to your e-mail
Suicide Prevention Awareness Week next week
Meal Plans available to SFA faculty, staff members
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits

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Award-winning country music artist
Miranda Lambert to perform at SFA

Award-winning country music artist Miranda Lambert is slated to take the stage at Stephen F. Austin State University on Thursday, Nov. 4.

The Lindale, Texas, native will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the William R. Johnson Coliseum as part of the Country Music Television 2010 Revolution Tour. Special guests include country music artists Eric Church and Josh Kelley.

Nacogdoches is the first of three Texas stops on the CMT Tour. Lambert recently was nominated for nine Country Music Association awards, including entertainer of the year, female vocalist of the year and album of the year. More

 

SFA theatre study-abroad trip includes chance meeting

If asked the proverbial question, "What did you do during your summer vacation?" nine Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students and their professor, Rick Jones, would most probably talk about their recent trip to Ireland.

During their two-and-a-half-week stay, they watched Irish plays acted out by Irish actors in prominent Irish theaters, visited historical sites, interacted with current members of the Irish theatre and experienced first-hand modern Irish culture.

The trip served as the culmination of the two three-hour courses on Irish theatre and Irish culture the group began in the first summer session. More

 

Managing Classroom Behavior; Promoting Student Success:
A Guide for Faculty and Staff

Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m.
Tiered Meeting Room - BPSC 2.201

Presented by Dr. Adam Peck, dean of student affairs

It seems like each year the expectations of students and faculty with regard to what is appropriate in the classroom grow further and further apart. National trends also demonstrate that students seem to be exhibiting more troubling and sometimes extreme behavior. Often faculty express frustration that these behaviors can distract them from their most important priorities, to meet the course objectives and educate students about their subject matter. More

 

Lumberjack spirit at Texas A&M Kyle Field


Photo by Houston Chronicle photographer Michael Paulsen

 
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Accomplishments

Greg Grant, SFA Gardens research associate, recently had an article published in Neil Sperry's Gardens. The article, "Seeing Red-Consider the Lillies of the Field," was about the history and use of oxblood lilies (Rhodophiala bifida) and red spider lilies (Lycoris radiata radiata) in Texas gardens.
   
SFA Gardens research associate Greg Grant's article "In Greg's Garden-German Influence on the Texas Landscape" was published in Texas Gardener. The article discussed the German settlement in Texas and its impact on our lanscape, gardens and culture.
   
  SFA Gardens research associate Greg Grant's presented "The Hole Truth-East Texas Woodpeckers and Those Who Come Knocking" at the Texas Bluebird Society Summer Symposium in Henderson last month. The presentation discussed native East Texas woodpeckers and the secondary cavity dwellers that depend on them.
   
Liberal arts assistant professor Karol Chandler-Ezell's book "Historical Reenactors and the Period Rush: THe Cultural Anthropology of Period Cultures" was published last month. The ethnography examines the three largest genres of historical reenactors in the U.S.: Civil War, Renaissance Faire and the Society for Creative Anachronism. The theoretical approach of behavioral ecology is used to explain how participation in these groups is an adaptive behavior many individuals use to cope with stressors. Each reenacting genre has unique qualitites that meet different needs and preferences through ritual and group structure. The book also gives an overview of relevant anthropological theory and fieldwork methodology.
   

Conference presentation? Book published? Attended a conference? Received an award? We want to know about your accomplishments, so fill out SFA Today's online form!

 

News & Announcements

  Fall Teaching Circles are coming soon!!!! The Teaching Excellence Center is proud to offer four Teaching Circles this fall: Teaching: What a Great Gig!, Book Circle: McKeachie's Teaching Tips, Issues in Higher Education and the Parenthood Juggle. McKeachie's Teaching Tips will be the first scheduled meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9. Please visit our website for more information and dates. You may also send an e-mail to sign up or receive more details at tec@sfasu.edu.
   
 

Teaching Tips! The Teaching Excellence Center offers a short teaching tip e-mail for faculty throughout the semester. Each e-mail includes a quick and easy idea for teaching and sometimes links to other resources. To sign up to recieve our helpful tips, simply e-mail us at tec@sfasu.edu.

   

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!

   
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. 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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Parcheesi can be traced back to 16th century India, when bored factory workers realized that a piece of cloth with a unique pattern could be turned into a game that would help pass time.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"