SFA Gardens to host spring plant sale • The SFA Gardens at SFA will host its annual Garden Gala Day on April 17 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the lower arboretum parking lot on Wilson Drive. Stephen F. Austin State University Outdoor Pursuits will host an Earth Day Celebration in conjunction with this year's sale. The event features the annual spring plant sale fundraiser benefiting the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden and educational programs hosted at the gardens. All the plants are produced at SFA by the staff, students and volunteers. According to Dawn Stover, Mast Arboretum horticulturist, a wide variety of hard to find, "Texas tough" plants will be available. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information call (936) 468-4404, or visit http://arboretum.sfasu.edu and click on "upcoming events."
SFA to host lecture on Nacogdoches’ role in Underground Railroad • The Stone Fort Museum will sponsor a lecture on Nacogdoches’ involvement in the Underground Railroad, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, in the Temple Forestry Building, Room 117. Rolanda Teal, an anthropologist with expertise in plantation systems and the African Diaspora, will give the lecture titled “Nacogdoches: A Destination Site Along the Underground Railroad.” She also is the co-founder of Cultural Lore, an anthropological consulting agency. Co-sponsors of the lecture include the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the East Texas Research Center. To reserve a seat, contact museum curator Carolyn Spears at (936) 468-2408 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org. A light lunch will be available at no charge to those with reservations.
The Center for Early Childhood Services invites you to visit their Early Childhood Exchange Web site for information on local, state and national resources available for families with young children.
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Join 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 Web site.
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 email@example.com or ext. 6606.
Omicron 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 Stone Fort Museum at SFA will host “Afternoon Tea with Anna Raguet,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Museum staff will serve tea and lemonade with small cakes and other finger food on the museum lawn. The event will celebrate the completion of conservation work on the dress worn by Anna Raguet upon her marriage to Robert Irion in 1840. Restoration of the gown along with the wedding dress of Raguet’s daughter, Harriet Irion, was made possible through an American Heritage Preservation Grant. Above, Anna Raguet’s great granddaughter, Anna Kathryn Holbrook, models the dress now on display at the museum.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information contact Jamie Bouldin at email@example.com or (936) 468-1088.
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.
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.
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.