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Today's Calendar

Student Employee
Appreciation Week


Debt Week: Spring 2010
Read more about this event.

Week of the Young Child
Read about this national week.

Men's Golf at
Arkansas State
Red Wolf Classic

All Day in Jonesboro, Ark.

Representative from Texas
Alcoholic Beverage Commission

Noon to 2 p.m.
Student Center, Panda Express

Vendor Fair
12:30 to 4 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

University Women’s Club
Scholarship Fundraiser

6 p.m. at Shelley’s Bakery
Downtown Nacogdoches

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Coffee with the Counselors
9 to 11 a.m.
Rusk Building, Room 333

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
Sam Houston State

2 p.m.
Schlief Tennis Complex

School of Human Sciences
Honors Convocation
and Reception
3 p.m. in the Student Center
Regents Suite A

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Centenary College

4 p.m., Hoya Field

 

Headlines for Tuesday, April 13

NEW! Boxing legend to kick off Archie McDonald Speaker Series
NEW! SFA to present Teaching Excellence Awards
NEW! SFA Gardens research associate publishes article
Coffee with the Counselors scheduled for April 14
NEW! Faculty invited to meeting on encouraging critical reflection
Student employee nomination deadline is April 15
NEW! Become a mentor for SFA Volunteer Program’s 'The BIG Event!'
Educational Leadership Doctoral application deadline is April 15
Garden Lecture Series to feature owner of Heritage Seedlings
Brown Bag Lunch: 'What’s Cool - Or Not - In Your Blackboard Course?'
Project Unity Step Show on April 16
NEW! Third Annual Earth Day festival slated for Saturday
Purchase tickets to see George Foreman speak
SFA to present American opera 'Susannah'

 

Boxing legend to kick off Archie McDonald Speaker Series

Former heavyweight champion boxer and iconic businessman George Foreman will be the inaugural speaker in a new lecture series hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University's College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

"A Conversation with George Foreman: Reflections on My America" is the first event in the new speaker series named for longtime SFA history professor Dr. Archie McDonald. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center at SFA.

The new speaker series is designed to honor and preserve McDonald's legacy as a distinguished scholar, educator and community commentator. A prominent national figure will be hosted annually at SFA to discuss contemporary cultural issues - from politics to art - in the tradition of McDonald's writings and oral presentations.

"George Foreman is a perfect example of someone who has both been molded by and impacted our unique American culture," McDonald said. "He had a very rough life starting out, but he overcame his many disadvantages and became a citizen of the world in a very real sense of the term." Read more about this event.

 

SFA to present Teaching Excellence Awards

Six Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored for their teaching abilities at the university's annual Teaching Excellence Convocation at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Regent's Suites A and B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The Teaching Excellence Awards were established in 1994 to honor outstanding classroom teachers at SFA.

Each of the university's six colleges selects a member of its faculty to receive the award based on knowledge of subject matter, quality of lectures and assignments, enthusiasm for teaching, interest in and availability to students, commitment to continuous improvement, and contribution to the quality of teaching within SFA through assistance and encouragement of other faculty. Read more about the Teaching Excellence Awards.

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! The article titled "Plants to Purchase This Year" written by Greg Grant, research associate with SFA Gardens, was recently published in the March/April issue of "Fine Gardening." The article describes and pictures a number of must-have plants for all Southern gardeners.

Join our licensed professional counselors for Coffee with the Counselors from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Rusk Building, Room 333. Meet with SFA counselors to learn more about the services they offer you and SFA students. For more information, please contact Nicole Preston at (936) 468-2401.

NEW! The Teaching Excellence Center and the Division of University Affairs present, "Getting the Most out of the Week of Reflection" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Tiered Meeting Room (BPSC 2.201) located in the Student Center. Adam Peck, Dean of Student Affairs, will lead a discussion on the purpose of the week and what faculty can do to encourage critical reflection in the classroom. The "Week of Reflection" event (April 26-30) is intended to encourage students to pause and reflect upon everything that they have learned both inside and outside of the classroom this year, and how it has changed them. Read more about this event.

Don’t forget! Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 12 to 16. During this week please make your student workers feel appreciated! (Suggestions: a party, a meal, goodie bags, etc.) 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.

NEW! It’s not too late to sign up as a faculty/staff mentor for the SFA Volunteer Program’s The BIG Event! Students will be heading out into the community on Friday, April 23, to complete service projects as a way to say “thank you!” to folks for all their support of SFA students. Mentors will be working alongside students and helping to facilitate discussion and conversation about the experience. No prior experience is needed! Mentor meetings are 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, and noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, in BPSC 2.201. For more information, please contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

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.

It’s time for Brown Bag Blast 2010! Please join us for lunch, brown bag that is, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the Wyatt Room of Steen Library. Take an opportunity to break away from your regular lunch routine and share in a lively discussion about...What’s Cool – Or Not – In Your Blackboard Course? Oh--dessert is on us, and you may be the lucky winner of some of our fabulous door prizes, too! 

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. 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.

NEW! The Third Annual Earth Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the SFA Mast Arboretum and intramural parking lot. Earth Day is an outdoor festival sponsored by SFA Campus Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program and community entities including The Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition, the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and the SFA Mast Arboretum. Our motivation for hosting Earth Day is to instill a sense of environmental stewardship in the SFA student body and our community. In the beautiful arboretum setting, we will have information booths, presenters, organized activities for kids and all ages, food, music and more. The SFA Garden Gala Plant Sale will also be going on, and we encourage you to enjoy both events. Join us in celebrating the earth and learn some great ways to live simply and sustainably.

 
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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 15, through Saturday, April 17

Schools of Music and Theatre present “Susannah,” an American opera by Carlisle Floyd

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

Based on the tale of Susannah and the Elders, the plot focuses on an innocent 19-year-old girl who is targeted as a sinner in a small Tennessee mountain town in the 1950s. The opera was named the Best New Opera in 1956 by the New York Music Critics Circle and premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1999 with Renée Fleming singing the title role.

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. An associate professor of piano at the Hurley School of Music of Centenary College of Louisiana, Smith will perform “Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111” by Ludwig van Beethoven and “Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28” by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He will also present two works by Frédéric Chopin—“Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31” and “Berceuse, Op. 57.”Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 20
Wind Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Thursday, April 22
Percussion Ensemble Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Saturday, April 24
Orchestra of the Pines Concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior, $7.50 faculty & staff, $5 student.


Ongoing (Week of April 12-April 16)
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.

TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 and Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints now display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Created by the SFA School of Art, "Texas National" is celebrating its 16th year on the national scene. The competition is open to all artists living and working in the United States. This year, juror Judy Pfaff chose 191 pieces by 162 artists. Both shows run through Saturday, May 22. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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.

 
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Classically Speaking

More than 100 descendants of Johann Sebastian Bach have been cathedral organists

When Beethoven was a child, he made such a poor impression on his music teachers that he was pronounced hopeless as a composer.

Beethoven's "Fifth" was the first symphony to include trombones.

Mozart wrote the nursery rhyme "Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star" at the age of five.

 
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