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Today's Calendar

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. UTSA
6 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas

Artist Judy Pfaff, juror for
TEXAS NATIONAL 2010

Artist Lecture
5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Wright Music Building
Room 160

Movie Series Line Up
in Student Center
"Leap Year" at 7 p.m.
"Avatar" at 9 p.m.

Oceans in Space
7 p.m.
SFA Planetarium

The Original Cast presents
Almost Legal
7:30 p.m., Downstage Theatre
Griffith Fine Arts Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Outdoor Track and Field:
UNT Classic

All Day
Denton, Texas

Family Fun Day
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Festival Park
Downtown Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
McNeese State

Noon
Schlief Tennis Complex

Ladyjack Softball at
UT Arlington

1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Arlington, Texas

Lumberjack Baseball
at UTSA

2 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas

Opening reception for
TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 and
Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints

5 to 7 p.m. at
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St.

The Original Cast presents
Almost Legal
2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre
Griffith Fine Arts Building

 

Headlines for Friday, April 9

NEW! iPad needs tweaking to work on campus
NEW! SFA census efforts ramp up
NEW! SFA photographer earns awards at conference
NEW! College of Business earns maintenance of accreditation
NEW! Child, Family Development students receive national recognition
NEW! Creative Art Saturday workshop schedule April 24 canceled
Research associate of SFA Gardens has several articles published
Social work students spearheading donations for Love, INC.
'Debt Week: Spring 2010' April 12-15
NEW! School of Human Sciences honors convocation and reception
Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 11 to 17
Educational Leadership Doctoral application deadline is April 15
Garden Lecture Series to feature owner of Heritage Seedlings
NEW! Project Unity Step Show in April
Summer Workshop Program to enhance technology skills
SFA’s musical theatre-cabaret troupe celebrates 20th anniversary

 

iPad needs tweaking to work on campus

It may just revolutionize personal computing for the 21st century, but neither students nor faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University can use their brand new Apple iPads to access the Internet through the school's campuswide Wi-Fi network.

Apple sold more than 300,000 iPads, at a starting cost of $500 each, on Saturday when the heavily anticipated device was first put on sale across the country. The nearly 10-inch iPad is Apple's first tablet computer and allows people to read and purchase e-books books, stream hundreds of feature length movies and access their e-mail accounts. Read more about iPads in "The Daily Sentinel."

 

SFA census efforts ramp up

Efforts to count every student living on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus gets under way today. SFA's Resident Life staff is receiving census packets that will be handed to students living in dorms and campus apartments starting Monday, and the deadline to turn them in is April 14.

The 2010 Census is landing on the doorsteps of SFA less than three months after the university recorded a record high enrollment of 12,029 students in January. That number is 1,300 students more than the school recorded in the spring semester of 2000 when the last census was taken. Read more about the census in "The Daily Sentinel."

 

SFA photographer earns awards at conference

Two recent photographs by Stephen F. Austin State University photographer Hardy Meredith received awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s recent District IV conference in Austin.

Meredith received Special Awards (fourth place) in both the Structured Color Photography and Black-and-White Photography categories for his photos titled “Dr. Deer and Company” and “Header,” respectively. Read more about Meredith.

 
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News and Announcements

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 studentemployment@sfasu.edu.

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 computercamps@cs.sfasu.edu.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

 


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To purchase tickets,
please visit our

online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

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.


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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In Case You Didn't Know

April 1 is … One Cent Day
April 2 is … National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
April 3 is … Tweed Day and Don't Go To Work Unless It's Fun Day
April 4 is … Tell-A-Lie Day
April 5 is … Go For Broke Day
April 6 is … Sorry Charlie Day
April 7 is … No Housework Day
April 8 is … All Is Ours Day
April 9 is … Winston Churchill Day and Name Yourself Day
April 10 is … Golfers Day
April 11 is … Eight-Track Tape Day
April 12 is … Look Up At The Sky Day
April 13 is … Blame Somebody Else Day
April 14 is … National Pecan Day
April 15 is … Rubber Eraser Day
April 16 is … National Stress Awareness Day
April 17 is … National Cheeseball Day
April 18 is … International Jugglers Day
April 19 is … Garlic Day
April 20 is … Look Alike Day
April 21 is … Kindergarten Day
April 22 is … National Jelly Bean Day
April 23 is … Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day
April 24 is … National Pigs In A Blanket Day
April 25 is … National Zucchini Bread Day
April 26 is … Richter Scale Day and National Pretzel Day
April 27 is … Tell A Story Day
April 28 is … Great Poetry Reading Day and Kiss-Your-Mate Day
April 29 is … National Shrimp Scampi Day
April 30 is … National Honesty Day

 
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