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Softball
A&M-Corpus
W, 4-3 (9)


Baseball
Texas State
W, 8-7

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Today's Calendar

Classes resume
4 p.m.

Ladyjack Golf
HBU Intercollegiate Invitational
All Day; Houston, Texas

Men's Golf
Branson Creek Invitational

All Day ; Branson, Mo.

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Softball
Texas A&M

6 p.m.
College Station, Texas

Ladyjack Golf
HBU Intercollegiate Invitational
All Day; Houston, Texas

Men's Golf
Branson Creek Invitational

All Day ; Branson, Mo.

Faculty recital featuring
flutist Christina Guenther and
pianist Andrew Parr
7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall Wright Music Building

 

Headlines for Monday, April 5

Chemistry professor to speak at Bright Ideas Conference
Kinesiology assistant professor publishes several articles
Coming soon: SFA iPhone, iPod Touch application
Little Jack Rec Camp in June, July
Kinesiology assistant professor donates hair to cancer wig bank
Steen Library introduces 'The Quiet Zone'
Lumberjacks for Life sponsoring campus-wide Diaper Drive
Stress Free Carnival to observe stress awareness month
'Simbiosis: Piano and Rainforest' concert
'I.O.U.S.A.' movie screening
'Week of Reflection' begins Monday, April 26
East Texas Garage Sale in May
SFA’s musical theatre-cabaret troupe celebrates 20th anniversary
Download the Fine Arts calendar for April
Download April's desktop calendar for computer screen

 

Chemistry professor to speak at Bright Ideas Conference

Dr. Odutayo Odunuga, assistant professor of chemistry, will speak at the upcoming SFA Bright Ideas Conference highlight faculty research, scholarship and artistry.

He will present “Expression, Purification and Biochemical Characterization of a Gene Implicated in Dwarfism and Polydactyly” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Regents Suite A of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

After completing his postdoctoral training in chaperone biology and muscle biochemistry at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Odunuga wanted to conduct research in a new but closely related topic. While reading up on muscle biochemistry, he came across Ellis-van Creveld syndrome, which is caused by mutations in two genes known as the EVC genes.

“I found out that nobody is doing any biochemical studies on these genes and their protein products, and that aroused my interest,” Odunuga said. “It turns out that these genes and their protein products are very important for normal development and growth of the embryo.”

Ellis-van Creveld syndrome occurs when mutations in the genes disrupt normal bone and muscle development, causing short-limb dwarfism, postaxial polydactyly, abnormal nails and teeth, and heart defects. Using biochemical techniques, Odunuga seeks to define the functions of the EVC genes and their protein products in embryonic development. Read more about Odunuga.

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! Linda Bobo’s, kinesiology, article titled “Photoallergic contact dermatitis (PACD) caused by sunscreen lotion” was published in “Athletic Therapy Today.” The article discussed her case study on photoallergic contact dermatitis caused by sunscreen lotion containing Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA)

NEW! “Essentials of Athletic Injury Management, 8th ed.” published the article, “Essential of Athletic Injury Management, 8th ed. Instructor's Manual / Test Bank,” which was co-written by Linda Bobo, kinesiology. Bobo was the creator and editor of Instructor's Manual and Test Bank for the textbook authored by Dr. William Prentice's “Essentials of Athletic Injury Management.”

NEW! Linda Bobo, kinesiology, published her article, “Using video feedback to evaluate clinical instruction” in “Journal of Instructional Pedagogies.” The purpose of the study was to determine the effects of different instructional interventions over time on teaching behaviors in a controlled clinical setting.

NEW! In March, Linda Bobo, kinesiology, published “Using video feedback to measure self-efficacy” in “Journal of Instructional Pedagogies.” The study’s purpose was a) to assess the self-efficacy of athletic training students in learning to perform a psychomotor competency skill; and b) to measure the impact on self-efficacy by implementing an educational intervention of video feedback in learning to perform a psychomotor competency skill.

NEW! “Connect to Principles of Athletic Training,” co-written by Linda Bobo, kinesiology, was published in “Arnheim's Principles of Athletic Training: A Competency-Based Approach.” The article discussed a multi-media rich online learning system composed of interactive exercises and assessments, like those that appear on the Board of Certification national examination. Videos, animations and other multimedia features will enable students to visualize complicated concepts and practice skills.

NEW! Linda Bobo, kinesiology, attended the Graston Technique M1 Certification for Myofascial / Soft Tissue Management conference in Indianapolis.

NEW! There are more than 134,000 apps for Apple's marquee gadget, the iPhone. One more of local significance is about to be added to the list. Students and faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University have teamed up to develop the university's first iPhone and iPod Touch app designed for the students, by the students. Read more in "The Daily Sentinel."

NEW! The SFA Campus Recreation Department is hosting three, two-week “Little Jack Rec Camp” during June and July for children between the ages of five and 12. Sessions will be June 14 to 18, June 21 to 25, June 28 to July 2, July 12 to 16, July 19 to 23 and July 26 to 30. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Find out more about registration fees.

NEW! After growing her hair for one year, Linda Bobo, kinesiology, was able to donate 11" of her hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths that is partnered with the American Cancer Society wig bank. Learn more about donating hair to the American Cancer Society.

The Steen Library is a multi-purpose building, dedicated to meeting the information, curricular and research needs of students, faculty and staff at SFA. In the process of becoming a collaborative, integrated environment, Quiet Study somehow became a casualty. The online library survey conducted in the fall 2009, revealed library users’ intense displeasure at the ongoing noise levels in the library and other distracting activities that are counterproductive to individual study. Read more about the Quiet Zone.

NEW! Lumberjacks for Life is sponsoring a campus-wide Diaper Drive Monday, April 5, until Friday, April 9. If you donate, you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to Hastings, Barnes & Noble or Walmart! All sizes of diapers are needed and all donations directly benefit SFA parenting students. Donations can be dropped of in the Involvement Center located in the Student Center. Groups, organizations, departments, fraternities and sororities who decide to donate together are recommended to bring their donations at 2 p.m. Friday, April 9, in the commons room located on the third floor of the Student Center. If you have any questions or know of any SFA parents or pregnant students who would benefit from this drive, please e-mail lumberjacksforlife@yahoo.com.

Fun and games at the "Stress Free Carnival" from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, in the Student Center Courtyard! Lots of playful activities for all, observing "Stress Awareness" and "National Humor Month" of April. Various departments will be on hand to remind the campus community of the resources available when the demands of the semester increase. Come out and play!

Costa Rica’s Minister of Culture, Manuel Obregón, will present “Simbiosis: Piano and Rainforest” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in Cole Concert Hall.  Admission is free. The performance is sponsored by Latin American Studies and the Department of Modern Languages.

NEW! A screening of the movie “I.O.U.S.A.” will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 12, in SFA’s Kennedy Auditorium. This critically acclaimed movie examines the issues of the national debt and budget deficit relying on expert testimony and ordinary citizens. Following the movie, Jeffery Thiebert of the nonpartisan, Washington, D.C., based Concord Coalition will discuss the movie's themes and topics. The event is sponsored by the American Democracy Project at SFA, the Department of Government, the Office of the Provost and the Student Government Association.

NEW! 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. 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. Find out more about this event.

Student Activities Association will host the East Texas Garage Sale from 7 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 1, in the commuter parking lot. The East Texas Garage Sale is open to SFA students, faculty, staff and the Nacogdoches community. Anyone is eligible to sell their belongings. SAA will provide the space, a table and two chairs. If you would like to reserve a spot, please contact the SAA office at (936) 468-1222 or
e-mail aphorne@sfasu.edu. Deadline for spots is 1 p.m. Friday, April 30.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

 


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Thursday, April 9, through Saturday, April 10

The Original Cast, SFA’s musical theatre-cabaret troupe, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Almost Legal.

7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, through Saturday, April 10, plus a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

The 14-member cast will perform highlights from the 20 years’ worth of original musical revues director Allen Nielsen has written for the group.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, SFA faculty and staff and students.

 
 


Tuesday, April 6

Faculty recital featuring flutist Christina Guenther and pianist Andrew Parr at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. The program for “Stolen Moments: Transcriptions for Flute and Piano” features works that originally were written for piano or piano and violin. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Thursday, April 9, through Saturday, April 10
The Original Cast, SFA’s musical theatre-cabaret troupe, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with Almost Legal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, through Saturday, April 10, plus a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus. The 14-member cast will perform highlights from the 20 years’ worth of original musical revues director Allen Nielsen has written for the group. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, SFA faculty and staff and students.

Friday, April 9
Artist Judy Pfaff, juror for TEXAS NATIONAL 2010, will give an artist lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room 160 of the Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Saturday, April 10
Opening reception for TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 and Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Juror Judy Pfaff will give a gallery talk and announce the TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 winners at 6 p.m.

ONGOING (Week of March 29-April 2)
Samuel Rothbort now on display in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the renowned artist marks the first time SFA has displayed the collection of Rothbort’s works recently acquired for its permanent collection, including pieces which have never before been exhibited publicly. The show will run through Saturday, April 17. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. (936) 468-1131.

Consumed:
Fast Food in the US now on display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. From the eating contests to the mascots designed to appeal to young children, Susana Raab’s 20 photographs capture the influence of the fast food franchise super powers and the saturation of their marketing strategies on everyday American life. The show will run through Saturday, May 15. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.


NEXT WEEK
Monday, April 12
Trombone Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Thursday, April 15, through Saturday, April 17
Schools of Music and Theatre present “Susannah,” an American opera by Carlisle Floyd at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for SFA faculty and staff, and $6 for students.

Friday, April 16
Ross Smith, guest pianist, will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

 
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Nursery rhyme trivia

The nursery rhyme "Ring around the Rosy" - "Ring around the rosy, pocketful of posies, ashes, ashes, we all fall down!" - is about the bubonic plague. The symptoms of the plague included a rosy red rash in the shape of a ring on the skin. Posies were carried to combat transmission of the disease. The ashes refer to the cremation of the dead bodies.

Excerpt from "Are You Kidding Me?"

 
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