Tuesday, Feb. 9


Today's Weather

49° Today
27° Tonight
Partly Cloudy
Windy

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Today's Calendar

Show Some Love Blood Drive
11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Third-Floor Commons; BPSC

Disney Information Session
5 p.m.
Liberal Arts North, Room 102

Camp Fair

1 to 4 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Spirit Lounge

"When Harry Met Sally"
7 p.m. FREE
BPSC Movie Theater

Wind Symphony and
Symphonic Band’s
American Horizons concert
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium
Griffith Fine Arts Building

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Disney Information Session
Noon
Steen Library Wyatt Room

Slam Poet:
Wisdom Beyond W.O.R.D.S.

7 p.m.
Baker Patillo Student Center
Grand Ballroom

"The Holiday"
7 p.m. FREE
BPSC Movie Theater

Lumberjack Basketball vs. Northwestern State
7 p.m. HOME

Ladyjack Basketball at Northwestern State
7 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

Relay for Life of
Nacogdoches County
March 5, 6
Expo Center

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

SFA Vendor Fair

Tuesday, April 13

Undergraduate Research
Conference 2010

Thursday, April 22

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

Mug Bugs & Mud Balls
Saturday, April 24

5th Lone Star Regional
Native Plant Conference

June 2-5

Today's Headlines

Relay for Life of Nacogdoches County
Ladyjacks taken second at Piney Woods Invitational
Journey Through the Texas Parks: Walk Across Texas 2010
Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series
Mud Bugs & Mud Balls to be held April 24
Grants Post-Award Seminar for faculty, staff
Disney College Program to host information sessions
Service Saturday scheduled for Feb. 13
Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band’s American Horizons concert

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Relay for Life of Nacogdoches County

relay for lifeDate and time:
Begins at 7 p.m. Friday, March 5
Ends at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 6

Where:
Nacogdoches Expo Center

For more information:
jenna.lewis@cancer.org

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

At this year's Relay, teams of people will camp out the Nacogdoches Expo Centerfair and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

Celebrate - The Survivors Lap
Relay starts with a Survivors Lap, an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories they’ve achieved over cancer. The Survivors Lap is an emotional example of how Relay participants are creating a world with more birthdays like those of each individual on the track. The master of ceremonies will annouce each survivor's name and how many years he has been free of cancer or fighting cancer. Cancer survivors who wish to sign up for the Survivor's Lap, please visit the Relay's Web site and click on "Register as a Survivor."

Remember - The Luminaria Ceremony
After dark, the Relay will honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer, and participants often walk a lap in silence. For more information about the Luminaria Ceremony or purchase a luminaria online, visit the Relay's Web site.

Fight Back - The Fight Back Ceremony
Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where the community makes a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer.

No matter where you are, there’s a place for you at Relay and you can make a difference today by signing up online to start your own team or by simply making a donation.

Visit the Relay for Life of Nacogdoches County's Web site!

Ladyjacks take second at Piney Woods Invitational

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Sierra Gibbons (above) was named MVP of the inaugural Piney Woods Invitational on Sunday, leading the Ladyjacks to a second place finish in the two-day tournament behind Prairie View A&M at Texas Pro Bowl.

Gibbons averaged a 209 on the first day of the competition in the team total pins portion of the tournament, highlighted by a career-best 266 in the third match of the day against Grambling.

Overall, SFA picked up wins in five of eight matches on Saturday and Sunday, but lost the total pins race to the Panthers by a 7886-7761 margin.

"We certainly would have liked to have taken the tournament title, but in the end I think we can look back and say it was a successful weekend," SFA head coach Laura Cramer said. "I think we came out just a little bit nervous early on with it being our first tournament at home, but the girls calmed down and ended up nearly coming away with the first place trophy."

Read more of the story.

 
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News and Announcements

walk across texasJoin us for "Journey Through the Texas Parks: Walk Across Texas 2010," a fun, team approach to logging miles for walking or running that can help keep you on the right track this semester. The theme this year is "Journey Through the Texas Parks," and you will travel as a nature adventurer with Ranger Bob to various Texas Parks across the state. Along the way you will enjoy some fun filled facts, not only about the park, but even the cities you visit. Please join us for the 8-week commitment to exercise. Gather your own team of eight or let us help you find a team. T-shirts will be awarded to the top teams in each of the three categories: Walking, Running and Extreme, as well as to the individual who garners the most miles traveled. Walk Across Texas 2010 will begin Monday, Feb. 15, and run for eight weeks (including Spring Break) and ends Thursday, April 8. Sign up no later than Friday, Feb. 12. For registration and information packets please see the Walk Across Texas Website.


daffodilsThe SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building. Celia Jones, from Gibsland, La., will present "Granny's Daffodils." Jones restored her grandmother's Louisiana bulb farm and in the process learned that heirloom daffodils, jonquils and narcissus were much more adapted to southern gardens than commercial Dutch daffodils. Jones' grandmother, Annie Lou Holstun Jones, along with her helper Jake Gibson, propagated and cultivated naturalized bulbs gathered from roadsides and old homesteads to earn much needed pocket money during the Depression. She later made enough to help send Jones' father to college. After years of decline, Jones reclaimed the farm and cottage and created a lasting testimony to her grandmother's love. Jones is a member of the Southern Garden History Society and the American Daffodil Society. She and her husband, Steven Templin, are both active foresters. For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or grantdamon@sfasu.edu.


Student Foundation Association will host their annual Mud Bugs & Mud Balls Saturday, April 24, prior to the SFA Purple & White football scrimmage. For more information, go to www.sfasu.edu/studentfoundation.


Grants Post-Award Seminar for Faculty & Staff • 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, Wyatt Room, Steen Library. Congratulations on your award! Now where to begin? How do I get the account set-up? What forms do I need to complete for Additional Compensation, Time & Effort Reporting, Budget Revisions? Please join us for refreshments and to discuss any post-award issues and questions you have regarding your award. Please RSVP Susan McDaniel at smcdaniel@sfasu.edu or ext. 6606.


The Disney College Program will host two information sessions this week! Join us at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Liberal Arts North, Room 102, or at noon Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Steen Library Wyatt Room located on the first floor. The Disney College Program offers an amazing opportunity for students from every major to build life-long skills and open doors to many future career possibilities! Come by one of the presentations to learn more about the Disney College Program and all of the benefits a Disney internship offers to SFA students! Visit www.wdwcollegeprogram.com for more information on the program, or contact Career Services at (936) 468-3305.


The 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. Sign up in the Involvement Center on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center or e-mail sfavolunteers@gmail.com. For more information contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

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Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band’s American Horizons concert • 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium, Griffith Fine Arts Building. SFA Assistant Professor Brian Utley will be the featured soloist on the world premiere of L. Mark Lewis’ “Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Orchestra.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 SFA faculty & staff, $2 student.
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Friday, Feb. 12
The Global Artistry of Leo and Diane Dillon Opening • 6 to 8 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature in Abilene, this retrospective by the prolific American husband and wife team includes illustrations for African folktales to Scandinavian epics, from fantasy to science fiction. The show 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.

NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, Feb. 16
Montgomery Cole Guest Clarinet and Saxophone Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 18
Brian Marks and Kae Hosoda-Ayer Guest Duo Piano Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

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 • Reavley Gallery of 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 Make a list

Reflect back to the time you accepted your position. What were the aspects of this job that were important to you then? Try to remember how excited you were about these. Now list ten reasons why you still like your job. Keep this list where you will come across it occasionally. When you do come across it, stop what you are doing and read it.

"To have meaningful work is a tremendous happiness."
~ Rita Mae Brown

(Excerpt from "101 Ways to have a Great Day at Work")
 
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