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Week of Reflection
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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

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Tomorrow's Calendar

2010 Spring Teacher Job Fair
9:30 a.m. to Noon
HPE Complex
List of attending school districts

Outdoor Track and Field:
Arkansas Twilight

All Day
Fayetteville, Ark.

Lumberjack Baseball at
Sam Houston State

6:30 p.m. AWAY

SFA Dance Teams Tryouts
6 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Oceans in Space
7 p.m.
SFA Planetarium

Movie Series Line Up
Student Center Theater
"Dear John" at 7 p.m.
"Daybreakers" at 9 p.m.

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 Thursday, April 29

NEW! Boxing legend to kick off speaker series tonight
NEW! Open auditions for SFA summer theatre
NEW! SFA bands to present free outdoor concert
NEW! SFA to present choral masterwork, 'The Creation'
NEW! Student employee of the year announced
NEW! Assistant professor travels to Spain as an athletic trainer
Lumberjack Leadership Academy accepting applications
Service Learning Grants application due Friday
East Texas Garage Sale slated for Saturday
World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig to perform

NEW! Download May desktop calendar wallpapers

 

Boxing legend to kick off speaker series tonight

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. tonight in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center at SFA. More

 

Open auditions for SFA summer theatre

The SFA School of Theatre will be holding open auditions for the Summer Repertory Season at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in Room 311 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. All SFA students are welcome, regardless of major or classification.

“We are looking to fill a number of roles for this summer’s plays,” said Professor Scott Shattuck, director of the SFA School of Theatre. “Those students selected for the repertory company may be eligible for course credit, and the time commitment varies according to the roles.”

For more information about the auditions and/or the season, e-mail Shattuck at shattucksh@sfasu.edu or call him at (936) 468-4003.

 

SFA bands to present free outdoor concert

The Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present a free "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the wooded area in front of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, honorary band service fraternity and sorority, will be selling $5 hamburger plates that include a hamburger, chips and a drink. More

 

SFA to present choral masterwork, 'The Creation'

The combined choirs and orchestra at Stephen F. Austin State University will present Joseph Haydn's choral masterwork, "The Creation," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

"Even though Haydn is noted as the 'father of the modern symphony and string quartet,' the composer considered 'The Creation' to be his greatest work," said Tim King, director of choral activities at SFA. "We are delighted to be presenting it to East Texas."

Written between 1796 and 1798, the oratorio expresses the Austrian composer's vision of the creation, as told in the Book of Genesis and in John Milton's "Paradise Lost." More

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! Student Employment is pleased to announce Sam Buford as the Student Employee of the Year. Buford is a student worker at SFA's Beef Farm under the direction of Erin Brown. He received a certificate, a plaque to be showcased in the Agriculture Department and a bag full of goodies provided by local businesses and campus departments. He was one of 19 nominations reviewed by a panel of five judges.

NEW! Linda Bobo, kinesiology, was invited to provide medical coverage as an athletic trainer for the USA Tae Kwon Do U-24 National Team in Alicante, Spain, for the Spanish TKD Open in April.

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.

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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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

 
 


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?

In the film "Back to the Future," the time-travel device that sent Marty McFly from 1985 to 1955 (and back again) was originally written to be a refrigerator, not a DeLorean. The portal was changed to a car for fear that kids might emulate the film and start playing in refrigerators.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"

 
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