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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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SFA presents second concert of chamber music festival
Sam Houston leads in 'Battle of the Piney Woods' ticket sales
State Representative to speak at SFA summer commencement ceremony
Fiddlers from far and wide attend camp
Article published in 'American Music Teacher' magazine
Submit ideas for Teaching Excellence Center workshops
Pre-order your copy of the summer commencement DVD
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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SFA presents second concert of chamber music festival

The Acme Trombone Company will perform a program of trombone quartets during “Something New,” the second concert of the Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. The festival, which is held in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus, is a joint presentation of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music.

The Acme Trombone Company consists of Michael Browning, director of band and orchestra at John Paul II High School in Plano; Marte Kennedy, trombone instructor for the Lewisville Independent School District; Deb Scott, SFA associate professor of trombone; and Michael Underwood, principal trombone of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. This is the first appearance for the quartet at the annual Chamber Music in the Pines Festival. More

 

Sam Houston leads in 'Battle of the Piney Woods' ticket sales

Chris Keeney, general manager for Lone Star Sports and Entertainment in Houston, is encouraging Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack football fans to get their tickets for the Battle of the Piney Woods football game between the Lumberjacks and rival Sam Houston.

He promoted the SFA-Sam Houston rivalry, which for the first time will be played at a neutral site this year, when he spoke at the Wednesday Rotary Club. The game will be played at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. More

 

State Representative to speak at SFA summer commencement ceremony

State Rep. Dan Branch, chair of the House Committee on Higher Education, will address new graduates during Stephen F. Austin State University's summer commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 14.

Since 2002, Branch has represented District 108, which includes parts of Dallas, Highland Park and University Park. He serves on the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee and is a member of the Legislative Budget Board.

He is best known for passing legislation to reform the top 10 percent college admissions rule, expand digital textbooks to public schools and create the new “Tier One” universities. More

 

Fiddlers from far and wide attend camp

Normally, students wouldn't be encouraged to fiddle around, but that was the goal at the first day of the Texas Fiddle Camp last Monday. The camp, which is now in its fourth year at Stephen F. Austin State University, has grown from its meager beginnings of 13 students to bringing in 70 students, some from as far away as Europe.

"It just keeps growing and growing," said Krikit Rast, camp coordinator. "We were on the Web this year, so a lot of people found us on the Internet." More

 
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Accomplishments

An article by Dr. Mario Ajero, assistant professor of piano, titled "Teaching Real-Time Music Lessons over Videoconference" was published in the August/September 2010 edition of "American Music Teacher" magazine. In the article, Ajero explains why music teachers might want to offer long-distance lessons via videoconferencing and what technology is needed in order to make it work. He also illustrates how digital pianos can be connected with one another over the Internet and how SFA piano students have benefitted from this technology.
   

Conference presentation? Book published? Attended a conference? Received an award? We want to know about your accomplishments, so fill out SFA Today's online form!

   

News & Announcements

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.
   
Order your summer graduation ceremony DVD for $25! Each DVD contains the commencement speech and every graduate receiving his or her degree. Order now!
   
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

 
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.
 
Friday, August 20
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open Neal Cox: Grids and Panoramas at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Cox joined the SFA art faculty in 2008, and this is his first solo show in Nacogdoches. The show includes grids composed of watercolors, linocuts or photographs and three types of panoramas. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 2. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 

Saturday, August 21
New students interested in enrolling in private or group music lessons through the Music Preparatory Division of SFA’s School of Music can register from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.
During the same time, the SFA Children’s Chorus will be holding auditions for third through eighth graders. At 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22, the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra will be holding auditions, also at the Prep House. For more information on any of the Music Preparatory’s offerings, please visit www.music.sfasu.edu/prep or call (936) 468-1291.

 

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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Did you know that every Wednesday you can purchase any sized Icee for only $.99 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center C-Store? So grab a co-worker Wednesday and enjoy a cold Icee to beat the summer heat!