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Today's Calendar

Week of Reflection

Staff Service and
Retiree Awards Ceremony

2 to 4 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Lumberjack Baseball at
Arkansas-Little Rock

6 p.m. AWAY

Maxwell Lecturer
Featuring Jack Sacco

7 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Twilight Ballroom

Symphonic Band and
University Band Concert
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

2010 Festival of
New American Plays

Staged reading of
Jack Heifner’s Jump for Joy

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre
Griffith Fine Arts Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

2010 Festival of
New American Plays

Staged reading of
Barbara Lebow’s
The Adventures of Homer
McGundy, Revised

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre
Griffith Fine Arts Building

 

Headlines for Tuesday, April 27

NEW! SFA faculty members promoted to professor
NEW! Williams named SFA Regents Professor
NEW! Nursing students receive award for Rusk Birthday Project
NEW! Staff Service and Retiree Awards Ceremony today
Week of Reflection activities begin today
Archie McDonald Speaker Series to feature George Foreman
2010 Spring Teacher Job Fair this Friday
Service Learning Grants application due Friday
East Texas Garage Sale slated for Saturday
Purchase tickets to hear George Foreman speak
World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig to perform

 

SFA faculty members promoted to professor

Four faculty members at Stephen F. Austin State University recently were promoted to the highest academic rank of professor by the Board of Regents.

The promotions of Julia Ballenger of the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, Keaton Grubbs of the Department of General Business, David Lewis of the School of Art, and Stephen Lias of the School of Music will be effective for the fall 2010 semester. More

 

Williams named SFA Regents Professor

Dr. Hans Williams, professor of forestry and associate dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been named Regents Professor for the 2010-11 academic year.

The SFA Board of regents names one Regents Professor each spring. The honored faculty members each receive a medal and a $2,000 grant to support their research efforts.

Williams joined the SFA faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of forestry and was promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure in 1999.

Since 2003, he has held the highest academic rank of professor, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in forest ecology, tree physiology, environmental assessment, urban forestry and wetlands functional assessment. More

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! The Rusk State Hospital awarded nursing students in Mental Health Nursing NUR 332, under Debbie Ellisor's supervision, the Group Service Award for the Rusk Birthday Project, made possible by a service learning grant from Student Affairs.

NEW! SFA will host the Staff Service and Retiree Awards Ceremony, including the four President's Awards, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. We look forward to seeing you there.

What stands out about your SFA experience this year? The office of Student Affairs wants to help you reflect on your time at SFA with the 2010 Week of Reflection. The week will kick off with a day of wellness. Campus Recreation will have a free preview day for all faculty and staff on Monday, April 26. There will be health and wellness educational information in the Recreation Center lobby and jogging routes throughout the facility. The Recreation Center will also have reflection questions on TVs and all cardio equipment. Michael Preston will have AlcholEDU information and wellness events at the Student Center for the SFA community to enjoy. More

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. More

You are invited to attend the 2010 Spring Teacher Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, April 30, in the HPE Complex. Currently, 125 school districts are registered for this event in search of SFA students and graduates to fill teacher vacancies. Please keep this event in mind and encourage any students who would benefit from this experience to attend. For any questions, please contact Career Services by e-mail at careerservices@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-3955. See list of attending school districts.

The Office of Student Affairs offers Service Learning Grants each semester to faculty and staff who are interested in implementing a service learning element to their class. Grants are limited to $500 or less, and approximately five to seven are awarded each semester, depending on available funding. Applications for fall 2010 grants are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 30, and notifications will be made one week later. The grant application is available at http://www.sfasu.edu/studentaffairs/documents/service-learning-mini-grant-app.doc. For more information contact Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for student life, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

SAA will host East Texas Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 1, in the Commuter Parking Lot. Spots are still available to participate in the garage sale. To reserve your spot, call (936) 468-1222. SAA will provide one table and two chairs per spot.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

 


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World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig to perform at SFA

Patrons can expect an energetic evening of music as three-time Grammy-nominated jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig performs with Stephen F. Austin State University's Swingin' Axes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts University Series.

Referred to as "the best trombonist on the planet" by jazz great Eddie Palmieri, Herwig has recorded 18 albums as a leader and over 200 total albums since beginning his professional career in 1980. His latest album, "Latin Side of Wayne Shorter," received a 2009 Grammy nomination for Best Latin Jazz Album. More

 
 


Tuesday, April 27

Symphonic Band and University Band concert at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The program includes a wide range of musical works for bands, including marches, tributes to America and contemporary pieces. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Staged reading of Jack Heifner’s Jump for Joy as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Wednesday, April 28
Staged reading of Barbara Lebow’s The Adventures of Homer McGundy, Revised as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Thursday, April 29
World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig performing with the SFA Swingin’ Axes jazz band at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The Swingin’ Aces will open the concert, which is part of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ University Series. Tickets: $18 adults, $12 seniors, $9 faculty and staff, $6 students.

Staged reading of James McLure’s Seduction as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Friday, April 30
Staged reading of Jack Heifner’s Jump for Joy as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Saturday, May 1
Staged reading of Barbara Lebow’s The Adventures of Homer McGundy, Revised as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 2 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Staged reading of James McLure’s Seduction as part of the SFA School of Theatre’s 2010 Festival of New American Plays at 7:30 p.m. in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For mature audiences. Tickets: $12 adult, $6 faculty and staff, seniors and students.

Sunday, May 2
SFA Bands’ Concert in the Park at 2 p.m. in the Free Speech Area. The concert will feature the SFA Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band and University Band. Hamburger plates will be available for $5 beginning at 1 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Room 121 of the Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

ONGOING (Week of April 26-May 1)
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.

NEXT WEEK
Friday, May 7

Free one-night screening of "American Teen" at 7 p.m. in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Nanette Burstein’s touching and hilarious Sundance hit follows the lives of four teenagers—a jock, the popular girls, the artsy girl and the geek—through their senior year of high school in a small Indiana town. We see the insecurities, cliques, jealousies, first loves and heartbreaks, and the struggle to make profound decisions about the future. The film is rated PG-13.

The SFA combined choirs and orchestra, along with faculty and student soloists, will present one of music’s most beloved choral masterworks, Joseph Haydn’s The Creation, at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets are $10 adult, $8 senior, $5 faculty, staff and students

 
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Who Knew?

The only Major League Baseball teams with names that don't end with the letter "s" are the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"

 
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