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This Week's Calendar

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"

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 p.m.  
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Global Vision with
Oresta Felts, Coordinator of International Programs
Guest – Nadya Syavita,
a student from Indonesia

10:30 p.m.
Texas County Line
with Brad Maule



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 Annual Gala
Saturday, Dec. 11
Reception at 6 p.m.
Dinner at 7 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Nursing students get hands-on disaster training
Sinatra sound-alike to perform Christmas concert at SFA
SFA Gardens to host 'Deck the Halls' workshop Saturday
Buy your tickets for the playoff football game Saturday
Silent Night Auction hosted by SFA's Interior Design Program
Mexico's Light of the World: Religion and Revolutionary Thought
'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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Nursing students get hands-on disaster training

Dozens of Stephen F. Austin State University nursing students scrambled across the lawn of the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing building Wednesday afternoon trying to help their fellow students during a disaster simulation. Students played the roles of observer, injured patients and nurses after a "tornado" came through the area in one of six simulations Wednesday.

"The disaster simulations help prepare us for a number of different disastrous situations, like a tornado, hurricane or a biohazard," Brian Beene, SFA nursing student, said. More

 

Sinatra sound-alike to perform Christmas concert at SFA

A concert of classic songs performed in the style of one of America's favorite crooners is coming to W.M. Turner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, as the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts presents "Simply Sinatra Christmas" as part of the 2010-2011 University Series.

"In this wonderful blend of holiday cheer and memories, pop sensation Steve Lippia and his 16-piece band will present Christmas favorites such as 'Let it Snow,' 'The First Noel' and 'White Christmas,' all in the style of Ol' Blue Eyes himself," said Sylvia Bierschenk, director of Arts Information. 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


News & Announcements

Silent Night Auction hosted
by SFA's Interior Design Program– ASID/IIDA

Viewing and Bidding - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 2
Viewing starts - 8 a.m. | Bids close - 6 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 3
Pick up items won - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 3
 
Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 to win a Christmas tree decorated by the Interior Design majors of SFA. Come enjoy cookies and coco from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the Human Sciences South Building. The Silent Night Auction is an event that provides an opportunity for the community to support a local organization through donations of uniquely decorated holiday trees, wreaths, stockings and other items such as ornaments and baskets. Read more about this event in today's edition of "The Pine Log."
   

Mexico's Light of the World:
Religion and Revolutionary Thought

4 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 9
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

Jason Dormady will present "Mexico's Light of the World: Religion and Revolutionary Thought" as part of the Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series. Ever wonder what that giant white "temple" is in Houston on Highway 59? What is that church that was attacked in Phoenix for building a "mosque-like" dome? Come find out about the origins of Mexico's largest Protestant church as well as what role it plays in U.S. religion.

   
"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.

 

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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Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

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