Monday, Feb. 1


Today's Weather

52° Today
32° Tonight
Mostly cloudy and cooler

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Scores

Ladyjack Tennis
SFA (5) - Texas-Pan American (2)

Ladyjack Basketball
SFA (75) - McNeese State (59)


Lumberjack Basketball
SFA (70) - McNeese State (55)

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Today's Calendar

Black History Month Begins

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
Abilene Christian
2 p.m.
Schlief Tennis Complex

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

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Upcoming Events

Lone Star Legislative Summit
Thursday, Feb. 18 at SFA

SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, Feb. 20

Alumni Tailgate Party
Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Southeastern Louisiana
Saturday, Feb. 20

Nacogdoches Azalea
Trail Symposium

March 13

Spring Break Holiday
March 13 to 21

SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, March 27

SFA's Bright Ideas Conference
Thursday, April 8

The BIG Event
Friday, April 23
11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

5th Lone Star Regional
Native Plant Conference

June 2-5

Today's Headlines

Guest lecturer to speak on veiling, foot binding
SFA to screen 'Art and Copy'
AARC information
Brian Utley performs recital at symposium
Movie Series Line Up commercial opportunities
Spring Teaching Circles line up
QEP Steering Committee expresses thanks
Team mentors needed for The BIG Event in April
Cole Audiology Lab offers hearing evaluations
Omicron Delta Kappa accepting applications
Teaching Excellence Center calling for nominations
Ask a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR
ECRC upcoming workshops
College of Fine Arts Events
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This & That
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Guest lecturer to speak on veiling, foot binding

phelan1Dr. Claire Phelan of University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will present "Hidden Women: The Practices of Veiling and Foot Binding" from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the Education Building, Room 131.

Dr. Phelan holds a bachelor’s degree from La Trobe University in Melbourne, a master’s degree in Defense Studies from the Australian Defense Force Academy and a master’s and doctorate in history from Texas Christian University in addition to a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from TCU. She currently teaches European and World History at the University of Mary Hardin- Baylor in Belton.

The lectures is sponsored by the Gender Studies Program in conjunction with the Departments of Modern Language, History, Social and Cultural Analysis and the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs.

SFA to screen 'Art and Copy'

Advertising slogans such as "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?" and "got milk?" are explored in Doug Pray's documentary "Art & Copy," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

The free, one-night screening is a part of the monthly film series sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts. The Ad Design program at SFA is also sponsoring this screening.

Within the approximately 90-minute film, Pray reveals a bit of the work and wisdom behind some of the most influential and creative minds of our time and examines the cultural impact they have made.

Released in 2009, the film received the Best Director for a documentary award at the Atlanta Film Festival, the Achievement Award at the Newport Film Festival, and was selected for the Sundance and Hot Docs International Film Festivals.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. For more information on the film, please call (936) 468-1131.

   
   

Academic Assistance Resource Center information

aarcYou never know when you will need to know about the AARC. You could be a faculty member talking to a struggling student in your office or a staff member who happens to meet a student despondant over his grades. A few details about what we offer will arm you with the information that could really make a difference.

The AARC is an award-winning learning center with over 150 tutors; covering over 260 different courses. Last year the AARC served over 4,000 students and recorded over 50,000 visits!

We offer four different kinds of tutoring:
Weekly Private Sessions: A student can have multiple tutors for different subjects. To secure an appointment, the student uses an on-line registration system accessed from the AARC homepage. If we are all booked up in the subject a student desires, then the student can put his or her name on a waiting list. We will call the student when an appointment opens, which it often does.

Walk-In Tables: We almost always have a table for Math, Chemistry, English, Physics and Astronomy. Check out the AARC homepage for our hours.

SI Groups: Everyone loves SI! These groups are led by a student selected by the professor. Each week the SI Leader meets with the professor and shares tips with the group.

On Line: The OWL (on-line writing lab) offers real-time chatting with a tutor, learning modules for specific SFA writing assignments and submission of papers for review. Look for the link on the AARC homepage.

Find Us!
First Floor Steen Library
mmcwilliams@sfasu.edu
http://libweb.sfasu.edu/aarc

 
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News and Announcements

Brian Utley, Music, performed a recital at the International Saxophone Symposium in January at George Mason University located in Fairfax, Va.


The SAA Movie Series is an easy way for you to advertise your services and/or events to over 900 students in the course of one weekend. During our weekly Movie Series, we display student organizations' and departments' ads in our movie preview slide show. The cost is $15 per slide for one Movie Series weekend. This includes all movies over the course of that weekend. All arrangements must be made and all slides received no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday of the week prior to the desired air weekend. Please contact Lacey Claver at (936) 468-1367 or claverla@sfasu.edu for any questions or to make arrangements to advertise.


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The Teaching Excellence Center is excited to announce the Spring Teaching Circles. Our new Circles begin TODAY starting with "Issues in Higher Education" at 4 pm with Ken Collier, Political Science. Other Circles will include "Teaching - What a Great Gig!," "The Parenthood Juggle," "Teaching Millenials" and "Assessment Issues and Possibilities." To find specific dates and times, please visit our Web site. For more information or to sign up for a Teaching Circle, e-mail us at tec@sfasu.edu.


The QEP Steering Committee would like to express our thanks to all the faculty, staff, students, alumni and community supporters of SFA who took time to read and rank the QEP final four topics. The magnitude of participation in the selection process bodes well for an enthusiastic reception to SFA's QEP theme when it is announced. Please watch for that announcement to be forthcoming from the university leadership.


the big eventBecome a group mentor for The BIG Event, sponsored by the Department of Student Affairs and the SFA Volunteer Program! On Friday, April 23, hundreds of students will head out into the city and county to complete service projects as a BIG “thank you” to the community for its support of our students. This is a great way for students to give back, and faculty and staff can be a part of the event by serving as a mentor for a team of students.

To participate, faculty or staff will need to attend a mandatory mentor meeting (either 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 or noon on Friday, April 16) as well as be available to participate in The BIG Event from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Interested faculty or staff should contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088 for more information.


The Cole Audiology Lab is offering hearing evaluations for all faculty and staff, including family and friends. The lab sells, repairs and services hearing aids, too. Our hearing aids are fully digital and reasonably priced. Services are available to the community and the lab will bill Blue Cross Blue Shields, as well as Medicaid. Call for an appointment at (936) 468-1252.


omicron deltaOmicron Delta Kappa, SFA’s leadership honor society, is now accepting applications for membership. If you know of some exceptional students who are involved on campus and have maintained a high GPA, please encourage them to apply! ODK recognizes the top students that excel in both the classroom and in leadership at SFA. ODK recognizes achievement in five areas: student activities and organizations, athletics, fine arts, student media and government. ODK assists students to develop themselves at an elite level by offering presentation and peer review opportunities for its members. They also coordinate events such as the SEE Leadership Conference, Dresses for Dreams, Student Leadership Awards and Top 23 Freshmen. Juniors, seniors and graduate students with leadership experience and a 3.0 or higher GPA are eligible. Applications are available at the Involvement Center and outside Room 3.302 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center and are due by Friday, Feb. 12.


The Teaching Excellence Center is calling for nominations for individuals wishing to present teaching innovation posters at the Bright Ideas Conference. These innovations can be single assignments, activities, demonstrations, etc. Posters from the past Bright Ideas Conference are displayed at the TEC. We will sponsor ten posters at the Bright Ideas Conference. Our TEC Associates (one representative from each college, OIT and the Library) will pick the top ten from those submitted. We will also pay for printing of the poster. This year there will be a kick-off reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the accomplishments of all the participants. Please send all nominations to the TEC by e-mail at tec@sfasu.edu by Monday, Feb. 1. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations should include the nominee's name, department, and a 300 to 400 word description of the teaching innovation and its goals and outcomes.


Ask a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR • The SFA Counseling Center is offering several suicide intervention training sessions throughout the semester for faculty, staff and students. In less than two hours, you can learn helpful information on how to intervene and safe a life. The first training session for Spring 2010 is Monday, Feb. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. Seating is limited so register by calling (936) 468-2401. The trainings are located in the Counseling Center on the third floor of the Rusk Building.


Early Childhood Research Center Upcoming Workshops • 6 to 7 p.m. • ECRC Room 214 • All workshops are free and open to anyone. • Tuesday, Feb. 16 - Andrew Terranova, Psychology, will present on the topic of Bully Prevention. • Tuesday, March 30 - Larry Cupit, Education, will present on Math Games focusing on ideas, strategies and games using everyday household items to encourage development of mathematical knowledge in children. • Tuesday, April 20 - Kimberly Welsh, Education, wil present a workshop on Supporting Your Reader in the Home.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 2
Wind Ensemble • 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert features music by American composers. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 SFA faculty & staff, $2 student.

Thursday, Feb. 4
Scott Harris Faculty Marimba Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 SFA faculty & staff, $2 student.

Friday, Feb. 5
Free one-night film screening of “Art & Copy” • 7 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The approximately 90-minute film explores the cultural impact of some of the most influential creative minds of our time, including those who were responsible for slogans such as "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?" and "Got Milk?"

Saturday, Feb. 6
Creative Art Saturday Puppet-making workshop for children • ages 6 -12, 2-4 p.m., The Art Center @ The Old Opera House. Registration is $5 and covers the cost of the materials.  Parents may pre-register by e-mailing Matthew Sutherlin at sutherlime@sfasu.edu. Registrations will also be accepted 30 minutes prior to the class, as space permits. Class size is limited to 20.


ONGOING
Home • Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The show, which includes paintings, sculptures and an outdoor installation, explores architectural construction and deconstruction and will run through Saturday, March 13. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

Refined VI • The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The biennial juried art metals/jewelry competition and exhibition runs through Saturday, March 20. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

To purchase tickets, please visit our online ticket box office or call (936) 468-6407.

 
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this and that Did you know that you can buy SFA photos online?

Photographs taken by SFA photographer Hardy Meredith are available for purchase to spruce your office or for other decorating needs. Visit the Web site today!
 
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