NEW! The Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University is among 63 business schools around the world that have successfully maintained their accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International this year. Read more about the accreditation.
NEW! Child and Family Development Students Receive National Recognition! Human Sciences students Kaitlyn Wray, Jenna Kettler and Tara Jones recently received Honors Recognition from the National Council on Family Relations. To be eligible for this award, students, must have made outstanding and enduring contributions to the field of family science in three areas: scholarship (3.50 GPA or higher), leadership and community service. Read more about this accomplishment.
NEW! The Creative Art Saturday workshop schedule for Saturday, April 24, has been canceled.
The article titled "The Byzantine Gladiolus" written by Greg Grant, research associate with SFA Gardens, was recently published in "Neil Sperry's Gardens." The article discussed brilliant heritage perennial for southern gardens. Grant also published "Out with the New, In with the Old" in "Texas Gardner," which discussed pass-a-long heirloom plants that survive in Texas gardens. Also the publication, "Texas Live," publishes his article "Granny's Garden," which is a story about his grannies and how they influenced his gardening.
Are you Spring Cleaning, but you don't want to just throw away those reusable household items such as couches, chairs, appliances, beds, etc.? Donate them to a local family in need through the Encourager Program Furniture Drive through Love in the Name of Christ. As a service learning project, social work students are spearheading the collection of goods for a family in the area. Volunteers and trucks/trailers are also needed for delivery. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at Love, INC. located at 917 Ruby St. in Nacogdoches. You can drop off donations before or on April 10! If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Angela Kirk at (936) 569-8555.
Stephen F. Austin State University will host a series of events to educate students and the public on national debt and budget deficit issues during "Debt Week: Spring 2010" April 12-15 on the SFA Campus. Read more about this event.
NEW! The School of Human Sciences Honors Convocation and Reception will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suite A. The annual event recognizes and awards outstanding Human Sciences alumni, students and faculty. The 2010 honoree is Robert Levy, who is a 2001 graduate of the School of Human Sciences Hospitality Administration Program and currently the General Manager for Springhill by Marriott in Austin. He is a native of Nacogdoches and is the son of Robert and Charlotte Levy of Nacogdoches.
Don’t forget! Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 11 to 17. During this week please make your student workers feel appreciated! (Suggestions: a party, a meal, goodie bags, etc.) Choose some way to make them feel special! Also, if you wish to nominate that one outstanding student worker for “Student Employee of the Year,” the nomination deadline is Thursday, April 15. If you need a nomination form or would like more information about this competition/recognition, please contact the office of Student Employment at 468-6637 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Educational Leadership Doctoral Program in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at SFA is a 66 credit hour doctoral program that provides an opportunity for an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. The application deadline is Thursday, April 15, for classes that begin this June. Read more about this program and to download applications and fliers.
The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110. Mark Krautman, owner of Heritage Seedlings, will present "Searching the World for New Plants." Read more about Krautman.
NEW! The Project Unity Step Show will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Project Unity Step Show is an event produced by students to celebrate student unity on the campus of SFA. Step shows have a long and proud history, and if you've never seen one - be prepared to be amazed. This is more than just stomping to a beat, this is the uniting of one sound, one community. General Admission is $5 with reserved seating at $7. Reserved seats are limited, so try to get them before they are gone. Tickets are on sale at the Info Desk on the first floor of the Student Center.
The Department of Computer Science is launching a Summer Workshop Program designed to provide K-12 educators the opportunity to enhance their technology skills. Beginning in June, The 2010 Workshop Program includes a variety of basic computing topics -- spreadsheets, presentations, web page design -- plus topics in robotics and storytelling using virtual worlds. In addition, the department has developed a Summer Camp Program designed to provide students with a broad exposure to the variety of computing topics through the use of robotics and virtual worlds. For more information or for registration information, go to www.cob.sfasu.edu/camps/ or contact Debbie Dunn at (936) 468-2508 or email@example.com.
Thursday, April 8, 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.
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.
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.