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Lumberjack Baseball vs.
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Today's Calendar

Week of Reflection
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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

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Floral Design Exhibit
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 118

Archie McDonald
Speaker Series
"A Conversation with
George Foreman:
Reflections on My America"
7:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Baker Pattillo Student Center

World-renowned
jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig performing with the
SFA Swingin’ Axes jazz band
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

2010 Festival of
New American Plays

Staged reading of
James McLure’s Seduction

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

 

Headlines for Wednesday, April 28

NEW! President's Award recipients
NEW! SFA Vista Drive changes
NEW! 'Nursing Malpractice: A Mock Trial'
NEW! SFA Garden research associate article published
NEW! Floral Design Exhibit tomorrow
NEW! Lumberjack Leadership Academy accepting applications
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

 

President's Award recipients



From left to right:
Mary Moode, Education; April Smith, Development
Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA President;
Rusti Allen, Grounds & Transportation; Jeremy Stolfa, Athletics

 

SFA Vista Drive changes

View more images taken by SFA photographer Hardy Meredith.

 

'Nursing Malpractice: A Mock Trial'

Last Friday, the Omicron Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International presented "Nursing Malpractice: A Mock Trial" with a defendant portraying a "nurse" in a malpractice case. With the incidence of malpractice as a major concern among health care providers, the mock trial provided realistic scenario to educate SFA nursing students.

The Honorable Judge Ed Klein called the mock trial to order. Local attorney John L. Price, who has been actively involved in medical and legal malpractice cases, served as the attorney for the plaintiff, SFA nursing student Brittany King. Keith Stanley, SFA adjunct faculty and local attorney with numerous positive results in state, national and international litigation, served as the attorney for the defendant "nurse," SFA nursing student Kandyce Silver. The plaintiff's friend was played by SFA nursing student Mollie Pinkston. Susan Ballard RN, MSN, SFA School of Nursing faculty member, presented background information about Nursing Negligence (Malpractice). Expert witness for the defendant was played by Anne Collier, RN, MSN, and expert witness for the plaintiff was Cally Claussen RN, MSN. Twelve jurors were chosen from the audience of nurses and nursing students from area Texas counties.

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! An article written by Greg Grant, SFA Garden research associate, is to be published in the May/June issue of "Texas Gardner." The article, titled "In Greg's Garden: Flying Flowers," discusses the attracting, enjoying and identifying butterflies in Texas gardens. "Texas Gardener" is published bimonthly in Waco and has a circulation of 15,000.

NEW! Floral Design Exhibit
, featuring movie, music and southern themed designs, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Agriculture Building, Room 118. Floral designs, created by the department of agriculture floriculture students, will be on display and available via silent auction.

NEW! Applications for the 2010 Lumberjack Leadership Academy are online and ready for students! The Lumberjack Leadership Academy (LLA) is a year-long leadership development program that integrates service learning and leadership development strategies to assist students in developing the skills necessary to lead effectively. There is no cost to participate in this program. Applications for the 2010-2011 LLA will be available online and are due by Friday, May 14. Students must be nominated by a staff member to apply; no letter of recommendation is necessary, as we will contact the staff member by phone to discuss your candidacy for the program. Download the 2010-2011 LLA Application.

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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To purchase tickets,
please visit our

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or call (936) 468-6407

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

 
 


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 inspiration for Post-It Notes came to a 3M scientist not while on the job, but while singing in the church choir - after the pieces of paper he used to mark his place in his hymnal repeatedly fell out.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"

 
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