Tuesday, Feb. 2


Today's Weather

52° Today
37° Tonight
Partly cloudy

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Today'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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Tomorrow's Calendar

Lumberjack Basketball vs.
Nicholls State

7 p.m. HOME

Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Nicholls State

6:30 p.m. AWAY

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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

Auditions scheduled for SFA Children's Choir
Guest lecturer to speak on veiling, foot binding
New Exercise Physiology Lab officially open
Texas American College of Sports Medicine conference
CyberSecurity Newsletter for February 2010
SFA Volunteer Program’s first Service Saturday
Super Bowl viewing party
New Faculty Orientation Committee spring semester social
Spring Teaching Circles line up
Movie Series Line Up commercial opportunities
Team mentors needed for The BIG Event in April
Teaching Excellence Center calling for nominations
College of Fine Arts Events
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This & That
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Auditions scheduled for SFA Children’s Choir

children's choirThe Music Preparatory Division at SFA will offer a children’s choir this spring, under the direction of Brandon Nichols, SFA graduate student in choral conducting. Monica Hamilton, SFA vocal performance graduate student, will assist Nichols.
 
Girls and boys (with unchanged voices) in grades three through eight are invited to audition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Room 125 of the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr. Students should make an appointment for a specific time slot by calling the SFA School of Music at (936) 468-4602 and be prepared to sing a familiar song, such as “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” The audition will also include voicing exercises.
 
Beginning Thursday, Feb. 11, the choir will meet each Thursday from 3:45 until 4:30 p.m. in Room 125 of the Music Building and perform at community functions or events and at a spring recital. Tuition is $50.
 
For more information about the SFA Children’s Choir or any other program offered by the SFA Music Preparatory Division, call Director Pat Barnett at (936) 468-1291.

Guest lecturer to speak on veiling, foot binding

phelan2Dr. 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.

   
   
 
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News and Announcements

New Exercise Physiology Lab opened yesterday. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science would like to announce the opening of the new Exercise Physiology Lab, now located in the "old" Early Childhood Building, Room 112. Most notably, the lab features a metabolic cart (O2 consumption and caloric expenditure), electro-cardio gram (cardiac stress test), hydrostatic weighing tank (body composition), environmental chamber (heat stress research), as well as a wide array of other equipment.


Texas American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2010 • Eric Jones, Dawnella Rust and Jay Thornton will be accompanying 12 Kinesiology and Health Science students to the two-day Regional Texas ACSM 2010 Conference held in Houston this March. Kinesiology students, Jared Graham and Nathan Frischman, will be presenting recent hydration research performed in the Exercise Physiology Lab Environmental Chamber. Additional information for upcoming conference can be found at tacsm.org.


CyberSecurity Newsletter for February 2010 is now posted. This month's topic covers Automatic Software Updates and Patching. The following questions will be answered:
1. Why do I need to update my software?
2. What is a software patch (fix), and when should I install software patches?
3. My computer includes hundreds of software programs—which ones do I need to update and how often?
The newsletter may be viewed at www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity.


habitat for humanityThe SFA Volunteer Program’s first Service Saturday of the semester is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 13. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Involvement Center and carpool over to the work site. This month’s Service Saturday will be with Habitat for Humanity helping at their two house lots on Ritchie Street, so participants need to wear long pants and clothes that can get dirty. Service Saturdays take place three times per semester and are open to students, faculty and staff. They are designed to provide a different service opportunity each month out in the community. Sign up in the Involvement Center on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center or e-mail sfavolunteers@gmail.com. This is a great way to get your students involved in a service activity as well as providing an easy way for faculty and staff to give back! For more information contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.


footballThe Student Activities Association will be hosting a Super Bowl viewing party in the BPSC Movie Theater on Sunday, Feb. 7. Kick-off is at 5:25 p.m. Come cheer on your favorite team on one of the largest screens in East Texas!


All SFA Faculty! The New Faculty Orientation Committee cordially invites you to attend spring semester social Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6 to 8 pm at The Art Center @ The Old Opera House. We will have a jewelry show, snacks, drinks and artistic cartoons. Please join us to support SFA's new faculty!


SIGN UP! The Teaching Excellence Center is excited to announce the Spring Teaching Circles. Our new Circles begin MONDAY, FEB. 8, starting with "Issues in Higher Education" at 4 p.m. 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 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.


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.


STILL TIME! The Teaching Excellence Center is extending the call for nominations for individuals wishing to present teaching innovation posters at the Bright Ideas Conference. These innovations can be single assignments, activities, demonstrations, etc. 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. Please send all nominations to the TEC by e-mail at tec@sfasu.edu by Monday, FEB. 15. Self-nominations are welcome. For ease, the Bright Ideas application can be used and sent directly to the TEC.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

scott harrisScott Harris Faculty Marimba Recital
7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Cole Concert Hall


Tickets
$5 adult
$4 senior
$2.50 SFA faculty & staff
$2 student
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TODAY
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 to 12, 2 to 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 Grace Bumbry
(Singer, born January 4, 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri)

grace bumbryHer obsession with singing began when she was still a child. That obsession--together with a ravishing natural voice, an extraordinary talent, and unwavering determination--led to one of the most illustrious operatic careers of the 20th century. What's more, when most eras can boast four or perhaps five superstar sopranos and even fewer superstar mezzo-sopranos, for more than three decades and for millions of opera lovers in the United States and around the world, Grace Bumbry was both. Her unique sound and her gripping stage presence, once experienced, simply cannot be forgotten.

Read more about Grace Bumbry.
 
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