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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
Jack Heifner’s Jump for Joy

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

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Tomorrow's Calendar

East Texas Garage Sale
7 a.m. to Noon
Commuter Parking Lot

Ladyjack Softball at
Nicholls State

1 & 3 p.m. AWAY

Lumberjack Baseball at
Sam Houston State

2 p.m. AWAY

Staged reading of Barbara Lebow’s The Adventures of Homer McGundy, Revised
2 p.m.
Downstage Theatre
Griffith Fine Arts Building

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 Friday, April 30

NEW! SFA students place second at annual forestry conclave
Open auditions for SFA summer theatre
SFA bands to present free outdoor concert
NEW! Foreman brings inspirational life to SFA
NEW! Important information regarding your SFA health insurance
NEW! ERS to hold nine feedback sessions
NEW! Transfer Orientation session on campus today
Lumberjack Leadership Academy accepting applications
Service Learning Grants application due today
NEW! Suicide Intervention Training to be held May 4
NEW! German Club to sponsor an "Evening of German Music"
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SFA students place second at annual forestry conclave

A team of forestry students from Stephen F. Austin State University recently placed second at the 2010 Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Forestry Conclave at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

The SFA Sylvans Forestry Club competed in events such as axe and knife throwing, pole felling and climbing, crosscut sawing, log chopping, timber estimation, and wood and wildlife identification. A total of 15 universities accredited by the Society of American Foresters participated in the event. 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

 

Foreman brings inspirational life to SFA

George Foreman's life is one the most inspiring "rags to riches" stories of East Texas, and Thursday night he shared that story as the first special guest of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series. The event, which highlighted Foreman for his unique American cultural experience, will be held annually to promote Stephen F. Austin State University and enlighten the community by hosting such distinguished individuals. More

 
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News and Announcements

NEW! Human Resources has received an ERS UPDATE express with important information regarding your SFA health insurance for the coming year. View ERS' article "Changes on the Horizon for State Employee and Retiree Health Benefits” to learn more. Please take a few minutes to read this important information.

NEW! ERS will be also be holding nine feedback sessions across the state to share the results from the recent survey and changes that the ERS Board of Trustees will consider at its May 25 board meeting. If you are unable to attend a session, you will be able to see the material on possible health insurance cost changes on the ERS Web site beginning Thursday, May 6.

NEW! A Transfer Orientation session will be held on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Movie Theater. Transfer students and their parents/family members will be attending various information sessions, meeting with academic advisers and registering for classes. If you would like more information about Transfer Orientation, please visit us online.

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.

NEW! Concerned about someone? Learn to intervene when a friend or loved one might be thinking of suicide. The Counseling Center is providing QPR (Suicide Intervention Training) for faculty, staff and students. The last training of the semester is from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in the Rusk Building, Room 333. Call (936) 468-2401 for more information.

NEW! SFA German Club is sponsoring an "Evening of German Music" featuring SFA music students and faculty at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, in Cole Concert Hall (Wright Music Building). Proceeds from the concert will help fund the German Lecture Series celebrating 20 Years of German Unification during the fall 2010 semester.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

 


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Friday, May 7

Free one-night screening of
"American Teen"
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.

 
 

SFA School of Theatre’s
2010 Festival of New American Plays

Left to right: Barbara Lebow, Jack Heifner, James McLure

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?

Aa (pronounced 'ah-ah') is a type of volcanic lava rock - a good word to know when playing Scrabble.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"

 
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