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Ladyjack Golf Worldlink North Texas Fall Classic
All Day
Fort Worth, Texas

NEW! Tonight on SFA-TV 2
Lumberjack Weekly
7 and 10:30 p.m.
A recap of the past week
in SFA sports
Ch. 2 for Suddenlink customers

Philadelphia Virtuosi
Chamber Orchestra

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Twelfth Class Day

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

10 a.m., Tiered Meeting Room
BPSC 2.201
Presented by Dr. Adam Peck

Ladyjack Volleyball
vs. North Texas

6 p.m. HOME

East Texas Historical Association Fall Meeting
All Day
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Georgiana and Max Lale Lectures presented by the East Texas Historical Association
to feature Dr. Kenneth Brown

7:30 p.m.
Student Center, Grand Ballroom

SFA Gardens Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature
South Carolina Horticulturist
on Crinums

7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Toy Story"
9:30 p.m. - "Iron Man 2"

Core Assessment Reports
for Spring 2010

Ladyjack Volleyball
vs. Samford
10:30 a.m.
Houston, Texas

Ladyjack Volleyball
vs. Arkansas State

5 p.m.
Houston, Texas

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Toy Story"
9:30 p.m. - "Iron Man 2"

Ladyjack Volleyball vs. Rice
3 p.m.
Houston, Texas

Lumberjack Football
at Northern Iowa

4:05 p.m.
Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cross Country Brooks
Lumberjack Invitational

Nacogdoches, Texas

SFA Cheerleading Clinic
9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Shelton Gym; HPE Complex

Ladyjack Soccer
vs. Texas Southern

1 p.m. HOME

Piney Woods Camerata
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Toy Story"
9:30 p.m. - "Iron Man 2"

Managing Classroom Behavior; Promoting Student Success:
A Guide for Faculty and Staff
Monday, Sept. 20
3 p.m., Tiered Meeting Room
BPSC 2.201
Presented by Dr. Adam Peck

'The Wall' - Watch the movie, speak with the director

Wednesday, Sept. 22
7 to 9:30 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

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

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Headlines for Tuesday, Sept. 14



SFA orientation helps United Way giving campaign
SFA Gardens lecture series to feature horticulturist on crinums
German Lecture Series this fall
Submit ODK SEE Leadership Conference presentation proposals
Campus Recreation offers swim lessons
East Texas Historical Association to hold annual meeting this week
Latin American Studies Speaker’s Series
Constitution Day activities this Friday
American Democracy Project to celebrate Constitution Day
Register today for free conference on mental health, recovery and wellness
Student Activities Association offers movie slide advertisements
Service Learning Guide now available online
Lumberjack Battalion Reunion to be held Oct. 16
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits

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SFA orientation helps United Way giving campaign

Representatives of Stephen F. Austin State University's orientation program secured donations of more than $1,400 from incoming students and their family members during summer orientation sessions. The donations will benefit the Nacogdoches County United Way.

The orientation team also accepted food and school supply donations to benefit local families and schools.

"The idea was to involve the orientation team in service learning activities, which is a key focus for SFA students' learning outside the classroom," said Hollie Smith, director of orientation. More


SFA Gardens Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature
South Carolina horticulturist on crinums

The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at Agriculture Building, Room 110, located on Wilson Drive on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. Augustus Jenkins Farmer III will present "It's Crinum Time Again" exploring the South's longtime love affair with bold, enduring crinum lilies. More


German Lecture Series this fall

Dr. Christoph Zuschlag will be presenting “Art in Germany Since the 1990 Political (Re)Unification,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

Zuschlag, is a professor of art history at the University of Koblenz-Landau. He was born in 1964 in Hannover, Germany, and studied art history, history, and archaeology in Heidelberg and Vienna. Zuschlag has interned in museums in Berlin, Vienna, San Francisco and Los Angeles. His areas of interest include modern and contemporary art, art theory, the history and theory of art institutions, as well as, art and art policy in the Third Reich.

In addition, Zuschlag is available to meet with classes and interested student groups during his stay in Nacogdoches, which is the week of the Sept. 20-24. Please contact Dr. Louise Stoehr at lstoehr@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-2167 if you would like to arrange for Zuschlag to meet with your classes or student organizations.

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News & Announcements

Omicron Delta Kappa and the Office of Student Affairs Programs invite faculty and staff to submit presentation proposals for the second annual ODK SEE Leadership Conference. The conference is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Program proposals are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, and can be submitted online. Presentation time slots will either be 25 or 50 minutes long.

The leadership conference is open to all students and will focus on sustainable leadership - skills that students can use while attending SFA and be useful after graduation. The conference keynote speaker is Dr. Tim Elmore, author of the "Habitudes" book series that highlights values-based leadership skills. For more information contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088


Looking for a great place this fall to teach your child to swim? We've got it! Campus Recreation is offering swim lessons beginning on Saturday, Sept. 18, through Saturday, Oct. 23. Lessons will be held on Saturdays for six weeks between 9 a.m. and noon (times depend on swim levels). Each lesson will last 30 minutes in length.

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, Sept. 17. 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.

  The East Texas Historical Association is holding its annual Fall Meeting from Thursday, Sept. 16, through Saturday, Sept. 18, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. SFA students, faculty and staff are free to attend any of the seminars or lectures. Download the Fall Program now.

Latin American Studies Speaker’s Series
Featuring Dr. Leslie Cecil
4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16
Liberal Arts North, Room 142

There is much discussion and concern in the popular media that the world will cease to exist after Dec. 21, 2012, due to the Maya calendar and because of supposed planetary alignments. Cecil, an archaeologist who works in the Maya region, will discuss how the Maya keep time and will reveal if the world will exist on Dec. 22, 2012. Cecil is the first presentation in the SFA Latin American Studies Speaker’s Series for fall 2010.


The SFA Student Government Association invites all students to come out and celebrate our freedoms and rights on the 223rd anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, at Surfin' Steve located in the center of campus.

SGA members will be conducting the "Great American Constitution Quiz" and entering students into a drawing for tickets to go see SFA vs. Sam Houston in the Battle of the Pineywoods on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Reliant Stadium in Houston. SGA members will also be giving out information with interesting facts about the constitution, allowing students to register to vote and distributing 223 red, white and blue balloons. So come out and celebrate our democracy and our most important document. For more information, please call SGA at (936) 468-3500.


The American Democracy Project at SFA is hosting an event Friday, Sept. 17, in celebration of Constitution Day.

James T. Worthen (in photo), Chief Justice of the Texas 12 Circuit Court of Appeals, will speak on the topic of "Your Role in What the Constitution Means" at 11 a.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center in the Grand Ballroom.

  The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites people of all ages in the East Texas region to attend a free conference about mental health, recovery and wellness. The conference will take place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at Stephen F. Austin State University and includes a free continental breakfast and lunch. Please sign up in advance to reserve a seat at the conference and lunch. Register online or by calling toll free 1-888-404-4336. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 24. Learn more about this event!

Student Activities Association is offering movie slide advertisements. Departments can highlight students, faculty/staff, upcoming events or much more! Price is $15 per weekend or $125 for the entire semester line up! Contact Lacey Claver at claverla@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1367 for details or to place an ad today!


The 2010-2011 Service Learning Guide is now available to download from the Student Affairs Programs website. This document provides an overview of local community agencies with a wide variety of needs and opportunities for partnership on a service learning project, as well as guides to implementing service learning projects in the classroom. The guide is available online or by visiting the Student Affairs website and looking under the "Service Learning" header.

  Military Science department at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a Lumberjack Battalion Reunion Saturday, Oct. 16. During the event, a breakfast reception will be held from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Military Science Building. A buffet lunch and presentation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Afterward at 2 p.m., reunion attendees will attend the SFA Lumberjack football team play against Central Arkansas, with all attendees sitting in a reserved section of the stadium. More
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

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.

Sunday, Sept. 19
The Piney Woods Camerata, a conductor-less string ensemble led by the Stephen F. Austin State University string faculty, will present its fall concert 7:30 p.m.  Sunday, September 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The program will feature Boccherini’s Stabat Mater with vocal soloists, Dr. Jamie Weaver, alumna Monica Hamilton, and Dr. Bruce Fowler, and works by Handel and Corelli. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $2 for students.


Monday, Sept. 20
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a free concert by the Brian Allen and Hernan Hecht Duo Monday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. Allen, who writes his own music, is one of the greatest trombonists in the world, according to Dr. Deb Scott, SFA associate professor of trombone. He and percussionist Hecht perform regularly in Mexico and the United States, and are currently touring Texas as they promote their new album. “This will be unlike any other trombone concert you’ve ever heard,” Scott said. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407.

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.

Recent works of art in a variety of media are on display in the SFA Faculty Exhibition 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.

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