Wednesday, Feb. 17


Today's Weather

51° Today
30° Tonight
Sunny

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Today's Calendar

Gubernatorial Candidate and former Houston Mayor Bill White
will be speaking with
SFA Students from 9 to 11 a.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Room 2.306

Ladyjack Softball vs.
North Texas

Hoya Field
Doubleheader:
Game 1: 4 p.m.
Game 2: 6 p.m.

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Lone Star Legislative Summit
Thursday, Feb. 18, at SFA
Visit Web site

SFA Gardens Lecture Series
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110
The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series featuring
Celia Jones, from Gibsland, Louisiana who will present "Granny’s Daffodils."

Brian Marks and
Kae Hosoda-Ayer
Guest Duo Piano Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

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Upcoming Events

"A Storyteller's Way of Knowing One Storyteller's Journey through Traditional & Personal Story"
7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19
Liberal Arts North, Room 142

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

The Pink Zone with the Ladyjacks
Campus snow pictures available to view and buy
SFA Food Service in Culinary Competition
ERS Winter 2010 benefit edition and survey
Anna Raguet, Harriet Irion's wedding dresses
CD features SFA pianist
The Lumberjack Walk and Roll Web site
Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series
World-renowned storyteller to perform
Area 7 Special Olympics Basketball Competition
Become a group mentor for The BIG Event
'A Raisin in the Sun' coming soon

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The Pink Zone with the Ladyjacks

pink zoneJoin the Ladyjack basketball team and wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Free admission with anyone wearing pink attire. ZTA will hand out pink promotional items to support the cause, as well.

The WBCA Pink Zone® initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.

View and buy SFA campus snow pictures from the Office of Public Affairs!

SFA Food Service in Culinary Competition

culinarySFA Dining will host the ACE (Aramark Culinary Excellence) competition on Thursday, Feb. 18, in the East College Cafeteria.

Seven Aramark chefs, including SFA’s Chef Dean, will be competing against one another for a chance to represent the Southwest region at a national competition in San Francisco later this year.

The show, which is very much like something found on Food Network, allows competitors four hours from start to finish to create a three-course meal, all under $15 a plate. The contenders are given a list of items to choose from.

Judging by SFA representatives will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., and students can let their voice be heard by voting on their favorite plate displays for the Student Choice Awards from 2:30 to 3 p.m.

This is an open event, and anyone can stop by to show their support. For more information, please contact SFA Dining at (936) 468-5208.

ERS Winter 2010 benefit edition and survey

Please open the link “For Your Benefit” to read about possible future changes to your health insurance. There is also a survey the State of Texas is requesting your participation in regarding the insurance funding gap.

ERS has published the Winter 2010 "For Your Benefit" newsletter. The newsletter includes a link to a survey that requests your input on possible benefit changes to cover the insurance funding gap. Click here to go directly to the survey. Please complete the survey by February 22. The newsletter includes these topics:

  • Health insurance funding gap
  • Health insurance plan changes
  • Texas Round-Up

Anna Raguet, Harriet Irion's wedding dresses

raguet dressThe wedding dresses of Anna Raguet and her daughter Harriet Irion's are displayed in the Stone Fort Museum at Stephen F. Austin State University at the Afternoon Tea with Anna Raguet Saturday, Feb. 13. (Staff photo by Andrew Rogers, "The Daily Sentinel")

 
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News and Announcements

john robertsThirty-one elementary to intermediate level piano compositions of Sister Mary Elaine Gentemann, C.D.P. have been released for the first time on a CD album featuring John Noel Roberts, Music, piano (ACA Digital Recording EM30009). Sister Elaine taught piano, organ and theoretical studies at Our Lady of the Lake University over a period of 73 years. She was selected as a Texas Piper Professor in 1958 and was honored for her compositions by the Texas Music Teachers Association as Texas Composer of the year in 1963 and again in 1967. (John Roberts and his wife Jean pictured.)


The Lumberjack Walk and Roll Web site
houses an interactive mapping application that was created to aid pedestrians and wheelchair users to find the most efficient routes throughout the SFA campus. It allows users to map out the best path to and from buildings and parking lots. If individuals are restricted to wheelchairs, the application will assist users to their desired destinations by directing them to the handicapped accessible entryways of all buildings and walkways. The Web site was created by SFA student Allison Bergman for a partial fulfillment for a master’s degree and advised by Dr. Darrel McDonald. The application was created using ArcGIS Info and ArcGIS Server. Visit the Lumberjack Walk and Roll Web site! After viewing the application, please take a brief survey.


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.


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.


special olympicsThe Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is hosting the Area 7 Special Olympics Basketball Competition Saturday, Feb. 20. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex Gymnasium. Events will include Individual and Team Skills, 3-on-3 competition and 5-on-5 competition. Approximately 100 Special Olympic Athletes are expected to compete. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to come by and cheer on all of the athletes. Referees are needed for the event - if interested please contact Deborah Buswell at buswelld@sfasu.edu.


Become 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. Faculty and staff can take part by serving as a mentor for a team of students – faculty/staff mentors for previous days of service have commented that this is a great opportunity to work and interact with students outside the classroom. In addition, you will feel great about being able to give something back to the community. 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.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

raisin in the sunComing in March!

School of Theatre’s production of
A Raisin in the Sun

7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 2, through
Saturday, March 6
W.M. Turner Auditorium.
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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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this and that Olympics Trivia

At the first modern Olympic Games in Athens in 1896, silver medals were awarded to the winners and bronze to the second place winners.

No women competed in 1896, as Pierre de Coubertin felt that their inclusion would be "impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic and incorrect."

More athletes than spectators attended the 1900 Paris Olympic Games.

Pigeon shooting was one of the sports on the program in Paris in 1900. Fortunately this shooting event was short lived. It was the only time animals were killed on purpose during an Olympic event.

The only female competitor not to have to submit to a sex test at the 1976 Summer Olympics was Princess Anne of the UK, who was competing as a member of the UK equestrian team. As the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, such a test was seen as unappropriate.

In Beijing 2008, equestrian rider Hiroshi Hoketsu became the oldest Japanese Olympic representative at age 67. Hoketsu also took part in the 1964 Tokyo Games at the age of 23 where he finished 40th in the show jumping event.

 
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