Monday, Feb. 15


Today's Weather

46° Today
31° Tonight
Sunny

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Scores

Ladyjack Basketball at
McNeese State

W, 85-75

Lumberjack Basketball vs. McNeese State
W, 69-56

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Today's Calendar

Lumberjack Golf
ending Tuesday, Feb. 16
San Antonio, TX
UTSA Oak Hills Invitational

Public Lecture, Rolonda Teal
Underground Railroad
Noon until 1:30 p.m.
Forestry Building, Room 117

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Montgomery Cole
Guest Clarinet and
Saxophone Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

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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

Garden Gala Day and
Spring Plant Sale

Saturday, April 17

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

World-renowned storyteller to perform
Event celebrates African-American heritage
Conference showcases benefits of math, science
Donations accepted for new high-tech media wall
Early Childhood Exchange Web site
Join SFA Spirit Days Facebook page
Career workshop series
Ask a Question, Save a Life, Learn QPR
SFA to host lecture on Nacogdoches’ role in Underground Railroad
Early Childhood Research Center Upcoming Workshops
Love your genes, love yourself
Montgomery Cole Guest Clarinet and Saxophone Recital

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World-renowned storyteller to perform

storytellerThe College of Forestry and Agriculture will host Susan Strauss, world-renowned storyteller and performance artist in the public program: "A Storyteller's Way of Knowing One Storyteller's Journey through Traditional & Personal Story" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, Liberal Arts North, Room 142.

The art of story and storytelling is expressed through the work of storyteller. This performance is a journey through selections from Strauss' natural history mythic performances on such themes as Native American Coyote Tales, birds, wolves, bears, trees, weather and landscape in American culture. It contains stories from Greek, Asian, Zufi, Nordic, Russian, Native American as well as personal sources.

Event celebrates African-American heritage

Local African-American residents were urged to become "agents of preservation" for the history of their community through the sharing of personal narratives during a special event that honored black history month at the Stephen F. Austin State University.

"Those stories, your photographs, your keepsakes, your memories are all part of that heritage and they must be preserved," said Dr. Scott Sosebee, associate director of the East Texas Historical Association, who was the first of many speakers at Sunday's Celebrating African-American Heritage and Culture with Love event. "The African-American Heritage Project was founded as an attempt to make sure those memories do not die or fade away. Join with them, and work to make the preservation of this history possible."

He said each day the community's heritage is not restored, is a day that is lost, and he encouraged the crowd to not only share their stories with family and friends, but local historians who are eager to preserve Nacogdoches' rich African-American history.

"If that history is going to be truly told, it must be the one that the community needs and wants told, not the one that someone from the outside thinks needs to be told," Sosebee said.

Read more of the story in The Daily Sentinel.

Conference showcases benefits of math, science

Despite the prior day's wintery weather, hundreds of young girls from across East Texas traveled to Stephen F, Austin State University on Saturday to gain insight into the various careers that are available in mathematics and science fields at the 16th annual Expanding Your Horizons conference.

Students spent the morning talking to local professionals and SFA faculty members about how math and science are utilized in their respective fields. They had the opportunity to try activities they would encounter in each field through a series of 45-minute workshops.

American Association of University Women President Donna Christopher, who was one of many coordinators for Saturday's conference, said girls in the sixth through the eighth grades need a lot of exposure to different careers, especially those in math and science.

Christopher said studies have found that when girls reach the middle school age they typically become disinterested in math and science, and through the conference, the AAUW hopes to encourage area girls to choose those harder math and science courses when they get to high school.

Read more of the story in The Daily Sentinel.

 
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News and Announcements

donationDirector of Communication and Contemporary Culture Dr. John Allen Hendricks, right, accepts donations for the new high-tech media wall in the lobby of the Boynton Building. From left, Ben Blake of Johnson Furniture of Nacogdoches and Clayton Sullivan, president of the Association for Women and Men in Communication, each presented funds for big screen TVs. The screens will display SFA-TV 2, departmental information and student global media projects.


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.


SFA Spirit Days is now on Facebook! Join the group today and tell your friends! SFA Spirit Days link.


Monday, Feb. 15 - Resume Workshop (presented by Wolseley) Hosted by Career Services, the Career Workshop Series is a six-part, in-depth look at career-related topics such as resume, networking and interview, and will allow SFA students of all majors to learn directly from the professionals in the field. Please encourage your students to attend! If you'd like to give extra credit to your students for attending, simply let us know, and we'll be more than happy to set that up. Please contact Career Services at (936) 468-3305 if you have any questions!


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.


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 stonefort@sfasu.edu. A light lunch will be available at no charge to those with reservations.


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.


love your genesFeb. 22 through 26 is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and we have all come together to have adisplay on body image that will incorporate pictures of models throughout the years, a before and after touch up on a magazine cover, measurements of Barbie if she were a real person, comparison of GI Joe measurements with Arnold Schwarzenegger, as well as inspirational quotes and education. There will be a SFA Dietician with interns and students from campus recreation to answer questions on nutrition and healthy exercise. Licensed Professional Counselors will be available every day from 11a.m. to 2p.m. The display will be located by Bleeker Street in the Baker Pattillo Student Center and accessible all week. Please support us by stopping by, sending your students and joining our Facebook group: Love Your Genes, Love Yourself!  For more information contact Counseling Services at (936) 468-2401.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

monty coleTuesday, Feb. 16
Montgomery Cole Guest Clarinet and Saxophone Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Cole is member of the music faculty at Mercer University (Georgia) where he is the director of jazz studies and teaches clarinet and saxophone. He performs professionally on both instruments, and will do so for the Nacogdoches recital. Pianist Jean Roberts, adjunct faculty in the SFA School of Music, will perform with Cole. Admission is free.
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Thursday, Feb. 18
Brian Marks and Kae Hosoda-Ayer Guest Duo Piano Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Drs. Marks and Hosoda-Ayer are both members of the music faculty at Baylor University. (Hosoda-Ayer is the wife of Christopher Ayer, SFA associate professor of clarinet.) The program will include familiar works for four hands such as the Mozart Sonata and portions of Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances,” as well as more recent works by Philip Glass and Terry Riley. Admission is free.


NEXT WEEK
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Red Stick Saxophone Quartet Guest Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
Lauren Veronie Guest Euphonium Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.


UPCOMING
School of Theatre’s production of A Raisin in the Sun at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 6 in W.M. Turner Auditorium.


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.

The Global Artistry of Leo and Diane Dillon • 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.

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

 
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If Jello-O is hooked up to an EEG, it registers movements virtually identical to the brain waves of a healthy adult.

The original Twinkies filling was banana; it was replaced by vanilla-flavored cream during World War II, when the United States experienced a banana shortage.

Excerpt from "Who Knew? Things You Didn't Know About Things You Know Well"
 
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