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Wednesday, Dec. 1
Hooked on Art
Fund-raiser Opening

The Cole Art Center

Global Gateway to China
Noon
Wyatt Room, Steen Library

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2
for Suddenlink customers)

7 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Global Vision with
Oresta Felts Coordinator of
International Programs
Guest – Nadya Syavita,
a student from Indonesia
7:30 p.m.  & 10 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly


Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Texas-Pan American

7 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum


Thursday, Dec. 2
TEC Book Circle
4 to 5 p.m.
Teaching Excellence Center
(TEC) Conference Room,
2nd floor Steen Library

Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES
Opening Reception

6 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

Lumberjack Basketball
at Texas A&M

7 p.m.
College Station, Texas

SAA Movie Series
Student Center Movie Theater
7 p.m. "Going the Distance"
9 p.m. "The American"


Friday, Dec. 3
Mentor Ring Big Dip Ceremony
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Final day for bulletin to be sent
to Bill Cox for changes

SAA Movie Series

Student Center Movie Theater
7 p.m. "Going the Distance"
9 p.m. "The American"

SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’
Axes and the Swingin’ Aces
joint concert

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

A Nacogdoches Pioneer
Christmas musical
song collection

7:30 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House


Saturday, Dec. 4

A Nacogdoches Pioneer
Christmas musical
song collection

2 and 9 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

2nd Round NCAA FCS
Football Playoffs
Lumberjack Football
vs. Villanova

2:30 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Ladyjack Basketball
at Texas Southern

4:30 p.m.
Houston, Texas


Sunday, Dec. 5
A Nacogdoches Pioneer
Christmas musical
song collection

2 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

SAA Movie Series
Student Center Movie Theater
7 p.m. "Going the Distance"
9 p.m. "The American"


Upcoming Events
SFA Showcase Saturday Dates
Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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SFA faculty members receive national recognition
SFA Gardens to host 'Deck the Halls' workshop Saturday
SFA's Original Cast to present 'A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas'
SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members
Buy your tickets for the playoff football game Saturday
Faculty accomplishment
Global Gateway to China
'Christmas Around the World' concert features SFA alumnus
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'Simply Sinatra Christmas' coming to SFA campus
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SFA faculty members receive
national recognition

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University was honored with four national awards at the recent Society of American Foresters national convention in Albuquerque, N.M. More

 

SFA Gardens to host 'Deck the Halls' workshop Saturday

Stephen F. Austin State University horticulturist Dawn Stover will explain how beautiful holiday decorations can be made with items from the garden during a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4. Using her years of experience as research associate in charge of the SFA Mast Arboretum, Dawn will share easy techniques for making the perfect wreath and magnolia garland.

The cost of the class is $20 for Friends of the SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. Seminar space is limited, so advance registration is requested. To register, contact the education office at (936) 468-1832 or e-mail erodewald@sfasu.edu. More

 

SFA's Original Cast to present 'A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas'

The Original Cast, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's musical comedy cabaret troupe, will present four performances of "A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas" during the first weekend in December as part of the Nacogdoches Nine Flags Festival.

The original musical revue, which celebrates the many immigrant groups who settled Texas, was written by Dr. Alan Nielsen, SFA professor of theatre and the troupe's director. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3; 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. All performances are in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. More

 

SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

The annual Gala presented by Stephen F. Austin State University will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Proceeds from the Gala help build a permanent endowment created by the SFA Foundation to honor faculty achievement.

The opening reception begins at 6 p.m. and will be followed by a candlelight dinner at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the Tom Houston Combo and by Dallas-based entertainers TOP, playing a variety of smooth jazz, Motown, disco, oldies and today's hits. More


Accomplishments

Associate professor of history Dr. Dana Cooper's article, "From New England to Old England: The Anglo-American Life of Mary Endicott Chamberlain Carnegie, 1864-1957," has been accepted for publication in the Massachusetts Historical Review. The article deals with the marriage of the American heiress Mary Endicott to the British politician Joseph Chamberlainone of the influential trans-Atlantic marriages that Cooper has focused on in much of her scholarship. The article will appear in the 2011 edition of Massachusetts Historical Review. The article was largely based on research conducted at the Massachusetts Historical Society while Cooper was on fellowship at the Society.

Cooper also had another article come out earlier this year.  “Country by Birth, Country by Marriage: American Women’s Transnational War Efforts in Great Britain, 1895-1918,” appeared in Women and Transnational Activism in Historical Perspective, which was published by the Republic of Letters in The Netherlands. Research for this article was made possible by a fellowship at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.
 

News & Announcements

Global Gateway to China
Noon | Wednesday, Dec. 1
Wyatt Room of the Ralph W. Steen Library

The 30-minute presentation on Chinese culture will be given by one of the international students at SFA. Drinks and Chinese food will be served. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion and question and answer period. For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631. Everyone is welcome!
   
"Christmas Around the World" Concert
7:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Dec. 15
First United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary
201 East Hospital Street, Nacogdoches

"Christmas Around the World" concert features acclaimed tenor and SFA distinguished alumnus, Paul Hartfield, singing Christmas songs from America, England, Germany and France. Hartfield is a graduate of SFA and has earned a worldwide reputation as one of America's most notable tenors. A reception will follow in the church parlor. Sponsored by the Chancel Choir, First United Methodist Church. This is a free recital and the public is invited.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Upcoming Event!

"Simply Sinatra Christmas"
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 17 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

Celebrate the holidays with that great Sinatra sound as the SFA College of Fine Arts presents Steve Lippia and his 16-piece band performing Simply Sinatra Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. This family-friendly holiday concert includes favorites such as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and "Let it Snow," as well as Sinatra standards such as "Come Fly with Me" and "New York, New York," all sung in Ol' Blue Eyes' signature style. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for faculty/staff, seniors, students and youth.

 
Hooked on Art scholarship fund-raiser display
Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 10 | The Cole Art Center

Glass ornaments hand decorated by area artists for the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' Hooked on Art scholarship fund-raiser will be on display at The Cole Art Center from Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 10. Some of the ornaments will be part of a silent auction, and others will be sold through a raffle. Winners of all of the ornaments will be announced at the event's closing reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.
 

Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES Opening Reception
6 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 2 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The SFA School of Art will open Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Seder will be present at the opening of the exhibition that features his “Movies for the Wall,” optical glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life, change, and move as the viewer passes by. The show runs through Saturday, March 26. Admission is free.

 

A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas musical song collection
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 | 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4
2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The SFA School of Theatre’s musical comedy cabaret troupe, the Original Cast, will present A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas, a musical collection of songs from the various cultures that settled Texas, as part of Nacogdoches’ Nine Flags Festival. The four performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3; 2 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5.  All performances are in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Tickets, which are $8 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, 200 E. Main St. For more information, please call (936) 564-7351.

 
SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces joint concert
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 3 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a joint concert of SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The program features guest artists from Lufkin’s Lords of Denman band performing on tunes by the rock band Chicago and several of Michale Bublé’s hits. The jazz bands will also present works by Maynard Ferguson and Thad Jones.  Tickets for the always-popular concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
A Forest Insect Alphabet
, which features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press, is currently on exhibit in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Charles Jones, retired SFA professor of art, created the woodcuts of various forest insects, and Dr. David Kulhavy, SFA professor of forestry, wrote the text for each. Local musician Miki Lynn put the text to music and recorded a CD that is included with each book. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 4. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Fabric of African Culture
,
a powerful exhibition that celebrates the expressive quality of the work and artistic expression inherent in the cultures of Africa, is open in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Displayed with an eye for the variety of materials and the regional influences, the items represent over 500 years of history and tribes from across the continent. Fabric of African Culture, which is part of the College of Fine Arts’ University Series, replaces the originally scheduled Storm Chasers and will run through Saturday, Jan. 15.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Hive
, an exhibition of hexagonal shaped paintings made with beeswax, resin and pigment infused with heat, is open in the Upstairs Hallway of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches and will run through Friday, Dec. 10.
 
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