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Monday, Dec. 20
Holiday Break Begins
for Students

Lumberjack Basketball
at UTEP
9:30 p.m.
El Paso, Texas


Tuesday, Dec. 21
Winter Begins

Ladyjack Basketball
at Arkansas State
7 p.m.
Jonesboro, Ark.


Wednesday, Dec. 22
Grade Entry
Completed for Fall
Noon


Thursday, Dec. 23
SFA Today wishes everyone
safe travels and a wonderful
holiday break!


Friday, Dec. 24
Holiday Break Begins
for SFA Staff


Upcoming Events
SFA Today's Birthday!
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011


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Nacogdoches, Texas
Office of Public Affairs | ©2010

 

 

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Holiday programming to be featured on SFA-TV2
More than 900 receive degrees
SFA art galleries closed for portion of break
Tickets to sports comedy make unique gift
Faculty accomplishments
Academic Advising & Student Services Center relocates
Pro ticket discounts for SFA alumni, students, faculty/staff
SFA Today holiday distribution schedule
Ralph W. Steen Library holiday hours
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Download the Fine Arts January 2011 Calendar


Holiday programming to be featured on SFA-TV2

SFA-TV2, the Stephen F. Austin State University television station, will air holiday shows continuously Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The programs were produced by students in Dr. Al Greule's advanced television-production course.

The main highlight of the programming is George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," performed at SFA on Dec. 10. Dr. Tim King of the SFA School of Music direct d SFA's combined choirs, Orchestra of the Pines and Nacogdoches Community Chorus, including hundreds of students, faculty and community members, in part 1 of "Messiah," popularly known as "the Christmas portion" and the famous "Hallelujah Chorus." The classic Christmas work concludes with audience-participation caroling. More

 

More than 900 receive degrees

Sequined black caps and sashes of every color could be seen on most graduates during Stephen F. Austin State University's December graduation ceremony Saturday, when more than 900 degrees were awarded.

After the graduates filed into their seats in William R. Johnson Coliseum, university President Dr. Baker Pattillo welcomed the students and their families. More

 

SFA art galleries closed for portion of break

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's art gallery located in downtown Nacogdoches, will be closed for a portion of the university's semester break.

The Art Center will be open as usual from Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Thursday, Dec. 23, but then close until Tuesday, Jan. 4, except by appointment. Normal hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. More

 

Tickets to sports comedy make unique gift

For anyone who is still looking for unique holiday gift ideas, the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts may have just the solution-tickets to "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

This fast-paced comedy, which takes the audience through the world of sports at record-breaking speed, is the newest spoof of the three-man comedy troupe, the Reduced Shakespeare Company, also known as "the Bad Boys of Abridgement." More


Accomplishments

Modern languages assistant professor of Spanish Dr. Charles Patterson's article "La Dama Boba" was published in "European Masterpieces" of Cervantes & Co. Press.
 

News & Announcements

We've moved! The College of Sciences & Mathematics Academic Advising & Student Services Center has relocated to its permanent location at Miller Science Building, Room 127.
   
Ticket discounts for SFA alumni, students, faculty/staff
Lumberjacks can purchase discounted tickets for Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars and Houston Rockets games.  Ordering information can be found here. More discounts will be posted as they become available, so please be sure to check back frequently. You may also contact the SFA Alumni Association for questions about services and discounts at (936) 468-3407.
   
  SFA Today holiday distribution changes
SFA Today realizes everyone is going to miss "This&That;" however, SFA Today will distribute its last 2010 edition Monday, Dec. 20, and resume Monday, Jan. 17. If you have any questions, please contact Robin Johnson at (936) 468-2406.
   
Ralph W. Steen Library hours
Holiday break and fall semester intersession

December
20-23 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
24-31 CLOSED

January
1-2 CLOSED
3-7 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8-9 CLOSED
10-14 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
15-16 CLOSED
17-18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Naco Verde: Art from Recycled Materials opening reception
6 p.m. | Friday, Jan. 7 | Hallway Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The Nacogdoches Art League will open Naco Verde: Art from Recycled Materials with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, in the Hallway Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The show will run through Saturday, Jan. 29. 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.
 
One-night screening of Helvetica
7 p.m. | Friday, Jan. 7 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

As part of its monthly independent film series, the SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free one-night screening of Helvetica at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. Gary Hustwit’s documentary about typography, graphic design and global visual culture invites viewers to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day. It includes interviews with some of the most illustrious and innovative names in the design world. The screening is sponsored in part by The Daily Sentinel and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Ongoing art exhibition during semester break
Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES
is currently on display in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The exhibition features “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. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Cole Art Center will be open Dec. 24 through Jan. 3 by appointment only. Please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Ongoing art exhibition during semester break
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. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Cole Art Center will be open Dec. 24 through Jan. 3 by appointment only. Please call (936) 468-1131.
 
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January Calendar
Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
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Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

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