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Fifteenth Class Day
Thursday, August 5

Freshman and
Transfer Orientation

Thursday, August 5, and
Friday, August 6

“No Impact Man: The Documentary”
Friday, August 6, at 7 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

2010 Chamber Music
in the Pines Festival

Something for Everyone,
with the Something Old concert

Saturday, August 7
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Last day to drop classes
without a WP/WF grade

Monday, August 9

2010 Chamber Music
in the Pines Festival

Something New
Tuesday, August 10
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Academic Affairs Retreat
Wednesday, August 11
Austin Building

Last day to withdraw
from university

Wednesday, August 11

ACT Residual Given
Wednesday, August 11
8 a.m. at Kennedy Auditorium

Summer II Last Class Day
Thursday, August 12

Summer II Final Exams
Friday, August 13

2010 Chamber Music
in the Pines Festival

Something Borrowed
Friday, August 13
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Summer Commencement
Saturday, August 14
9:30 a.m. at Johnson Coliseum

Summer Housing
Facilities Closed
(accept 12-month facilities)

Saturday, August 14
2 p.m.

2010 Chamber Music
in the Pines Festival

Something Blue
Sunday, August 15
2:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Ladies Night with SFA Football
Thursday, August 26
Field House at
Homer Bryce Stadium
Registration at 5 p.m.
Clinic from 6 to 8 p.m.


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Scholarship applications available for Music Preparatory Division
Tickets now on sale for SFA’s 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival
Submit ideas for Teaching Excellence Center workshops
State Farm presents Ladies Night with SFA Football
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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Scholarship applications available for
SFA's Music Preparatory Division

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for music instruction through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division. The partial tuition scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and can be applied to private lessons or group instruction.

Application forms are available on the division's website, www.music.sfasu.edu/prep (under Resources), or may be picked up either at the Music Preparatory Division Office, 3028 Raguet St., or in the SFA School of Music Office, Room 150 of the Wright Music Building. More

 

Tickets now on sale for SFA’s 2010 Chamber Music
in the Pines Festival

Tickets are now available for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music’s 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, and as the festival’s title indicates, there’s “Something for Everyone” in the four concerts being presented Saturday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 15.

“SFA music faculty and guest artists will be performing a wide range of musical styles throughout the week, with each concert having a different focus and mood,” said Jennifer Dalmas, SFA associate professor of violin and the festival’s director. More

 
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Thinking about the upcoming year? Needing some support? Want to share an idea? You are in luck! The Teaching Excellence Center is asking faculty members to submit ideas for workshops for the 2010-2011 academic year. We want to hear from you! Please send any professional development ideas to tec@sfasu.edu.
   
State Farm presents Ladies Night with SFA Football
Thursday, August 26
At the Field House at Homer Bryce Stadium
Registration begins at 5 p.m.
Clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m.


Learn the game in a relaxed setting and experience Lumberjack football first hand! Presented by SFA coaching staff, players and coaches' wives. Door prizes and hors d' oeuvres. Free admission.
   
Stephen F. Austin State University vs. Sam Houston State
October 23, 2010, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston

Tickets for the game remain on sale through the SFA Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling (936) 468-JACK or toll free (800) 775-3358. Read more about this event!
   
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

 

Friday, August 6
The SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “No Impact Man: The Documentary” at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Laura Gabbert and Justin Schein’s 93-minute film follows the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year without making an environmental impact. The film is sponsored in part by the SFA Press. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

 
Saturday, August 7
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will open the 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, Something for Everyone, with the Something Old concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, in Cole Concert Hall, located at 2210 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus. SFA faculty and guest musicians will perform Mozart’s “Quintet for Horn and Strings,” Schumann’s “Piano Quartet in E flat” and Brahms’ “Piano Quartet in G minor.” Tickets to individual concerts are $10 adult, $7.50 senior, $5 SFA faculty/staff and student. Series packages for all four concerts are $30 adult, $22.50 senior, $15 SFA faculty/staff and student.
 
Tuesday, August 10
Something New, the second of four concerts included in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music’s 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in Cole Concert Hall, located at 2210 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus. The Acme Trombone Company, which includes SFA Associate Professor Deb Scott, will perform a program of trombone quartets. Tickets are $10 adult, $7.50 senior, $5 SFA faculty/staff and student.
 
Friday, August 13
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Something Borrowed, the third of four concerts included in the 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in Cole Concert Hall, located at 2210 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus. Guest musicians Ivo Ivanov (violin) and Misha Galaganov (viola) join SFA faculty members Jennifer Dalmas (violin) and Evgeni Raychev (cello) in performing a string trio and two quartets. Tickets are $10 adult, $7.50 senior, $5 SFA faculty/staff and student.
 
Sunday, August 15
The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will close the 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival with the Something Blue concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, in Cole Concert Hall, located at 2210 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus. The concert, featuring “bluesy” works such as songs by Gershwin and Porter, will introduce Nathan Nabb, SFA’s new associate professor of saxophone, performing with other SFA faculty musicians. Tickets are $10 adult, $7.50 senior, $5 SFA faculty/staff and student.
 

Ongoing
Want to help with the relief efforts in the Gulf? Visit "Save the Gulf: Olivia Bouler's Bird Illustrations" at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St., and purchase artwork by the 11-year-old New York artist who has single-handedly raised over $125,000 for relief funds by selling her art. Twenty-five illustrations and five prints are included in the exhibition the School of Art is presenting. A silent auction for the illustrations is still going on, and the prints are available for a set price. SFA's exhibition is Bouler's first one-person show and the first exhibition of her artwork for Gulf disaster relief.  All proceeds benefit not-for-profit organizations including the Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

   
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David Letterman funds a scholarship at his alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., that provides financial assistance to average students, based solely on their creativity rather than their grades.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"