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This Week's Calendar

TUESDAY
Welcome Week Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3rd Floor Commons , BPSC

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Louisiana-Monroe

7 p.m. HERE


WEDNESDAY

Community Partners Breakfast
for Faculty and Staff

8 to 10 a.m.
Twilight Ballroom, BPSC


THURSDAY


Last day to change schedules other than to drop courses

Last day to register

AARC Tutor Sign-ups Begin
AARC; located in Steen Library
on the First Floor

SFA Freshman Convocation
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
5 p.m. in the coliseum

Back Lot Bash

to follow SFA Freshman
Convocation
Behind coliseum


FRIDAY

Cross Country
Lumberjack Opener
TBA; Nacogdoches

Welcome Week
Service Project
To begin at noon
Involvement Center; BPSC

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Portland

Noon in Wichita, Kan.

Screening of “Addicted to
Plastic: The Rise and Demise
of a Modern Miracle”
7 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St.
in downtown Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Wichita State

7 p.m. in Wichita, Kan.

Ladyjack Soccer vs. UTEP
7 p.m. HERE


SATURDAY
Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Portland

Noon in Wichita, Kan.

Lumberjack Football vs.
Texas A&M

6 p.m. AWAY


SUNDAY
Ladyjack Soccer vs.
La-Lafayette

1 p.m. HERE


UPCOMING
Labor Day Holiday
Monday, Sept. 6

SFA vs. Sam Houston State
Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston


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Headlines for Tuesday, August 31

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SFA Richard & Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing rises to the occasion
New tobacco cessation program now offered
SFA faculty becomes part of history
Learn more about SFA's Early Alert Program
SFA Way Honor Code feedback
Join University Women's Club
Employee Benefit News
Meet the Ladyjack Basketball team, staff
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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SFA Richard & Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing rises to the occasion

Last Saturday, nursing faculty and students from the School of Nursing, with the help of Merry Anne Bright R.N. from the SFA Health Clinic, began what we hope is a bright future in nursing for girls 6th to 8th grades. The students were able to see and hear firsthand what a real nurse does with the help of Susan Ballard, Amy Owen, Janice Hensarling, fourth semester nursing students and a simulation mannequin which has real breath sounds, heart sounds, etc. 

Giving girls in junior high a look at what they can expect in nursing school was our goal and from the excitement of the students the mission was accomplished. We discussed with them how they should prepare by taking courses that give them a firm foundation in Math and Science, as well as Reading.

 

New tobacco cessation program now offered

The Department of Social and Health Serivces (DSHS) Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is pleased to announce that state employees, retirees and their dependents are now eligible for a new tobacco cessation program that offers free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and free telephonic counseling. These services are being made available through a partnership of the DSHS Tobacco Prevention Program, the Statewide Wellness Coordinator and the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS) utilizing American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars. More

 

SFA faculty becomes part of history

SFA faculty members are stepping back 150 years to recreate the life of the early university. Brad Maule, Owen Smith, Jana Redfield, Dyson Nickle, Randy McDonald and Linda Bond are a part of  “1860 at Nacogdoches University” at the Old University Building in downtown Nacogdoches. Retired faculty performers include Patsy and Leon Hallman and Marti Bird.

“1860 at Nacogdoches University” is Friday, Sept.10, and Saturday, Sept.  11, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m. at the Old University Building, 515 North Mound Street in downtown Nacogdoches. More

 

Learn more about SFA's Early Alert Program

The Early Alert Program is a comprehensive approach to academic and behavioral intervention. The Early Alert Program consists of tracks for early intervention including the Behavioral Track to address behavioral/classroom management issues, the Attendance Track to address class attendance issues, and the Academic Performance Track to address concerns regarding a student’s academic performance.

Faculty and staff members, as well as students, can make a referral to the Early Alert Program by completing the Early Alert Form. Go to form now. The Early Intervention Coordinator reviews each referral and appropriate parties are contacted.

For more information about the Early Alert Program and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, please visit the main website and the Early Alert website. Also, please feel free to contact Whitney Koltonski, early intervention coordinator, at (936) 468-2703 or denneywk@sfasu.edu.

 
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News & Announcements

Last Thursday, SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo announced the new SFA Way Honor Code to faculty and staff. We want to know what you think. To learn more and give your feedback, please click the following link: http://studentvoice.com/sfa/theSFAway

   
The University Women's Club would like to take the opportunity to invite all women of the SFA community who are members of the faculty or are non-classified administrative or business staff to join us as we start a new year. Our purpose is to fund SFA scholarships, encourage activities among members and provide assistance and service to SFA and the community. UWC membership applications are available at sfauwc.sfasu.edu.
   

Read "Employee Benefit News," which is distributed by Employees Retirement Systems of Texas (ERS). In this edition, you'll read information about ID cards, Texa$aver and Type 2 diabetes prevention. More

   
A reception has been scheduled to give SFA faculty and staff members the opportunity to meet and mingle with the new Ladyjack Basketball team and staff. This will be a casual event with refreshments, followed by a meeting to discuss organizing a new women’s basketball booster group. Please join the fun on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Murray Shaw Room in Johnson Coliseum.
   
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, Sept. 3
The SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of “Addicted to Plastic: The Rise and Demise of a Modern Miracle” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Ian Connacher’s 85-minute documentary about solutions to plastic pollution takes the viewers on a global journey to investigate what we really know about the highly versatile material, its toxic legacy and the men and women dedicated to cleaning it up. Admission is free. The film is sponsored in part by Dr. Ken Farrish, director of the SFA Division of Environmental Science, and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Friday, Sept. 10
Recent works of art in a variety of media will be displayed in the SFA Faculty Exhibition, which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 10, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The always-popular annual exhibition, which includes works by the SFA studio art faculty, enables East Texans to see the vast pool of talent within the school. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.  Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 14
The internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will open the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts’ 2010-2011 University Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Under the direction of Daniel Spalding, the orchestra will present a provocative and poetic program that includes featured piano soloist Gabriela Imreh performing Bach’s Concerto in D minor. The event is sponsored by Lehmann Eye Center of Nacogdoches.
 
Ongoing
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art presents Neal Cox: Grids and Panoramas 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.
   
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Purchase tickets at the
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or call (936) 468-6407
 
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Since yesterday's This & That was blank, you get two pieces of random information today!

It takes approximately 600 to 800 grapes to produce one bottle of wine.

One pound of tea yields about 200 servings.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"