Pi Kappa Phi invites all faculty and staff to a free complimentary breakfast meet and greet from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at the Baker Pattillo Student Center, President's Suite B. SFA’s newest fraternity is hoping to meet the SFA faculty and staff, learn the culture of the campus and request the contact information of quality men that would like to hear more information about starting their own fraternity. The organization is committed to leadership, service, academic excellence and social excellence, and they are hoping to find well-rounded gentlemen who are interested in choosing to lead.
Order an embroidered SFA windshirt today! The SFA Agriculture Show Team is selling SFA windshirts as their Spring fundraiser. All orders are to be received by 4 p.m. Friday, March 12. Orders are to be given to Erin Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org, located in the Agriculture Building, Room 106. Download an order form.
Stressed? We have a program to help! Learn how to breathe your way through stress and also enjoy a special night sky escape. Ed Michaels, Physics & Astronomy/Planetarium Director, has created a wonderfully relaxing show to accompany the guided breathing control and relaxation technique instruction of Amy Stanford, Kinesiology & Health Science and Morning Glory Yoga instructor. The Employee Wellness Center presents "Stress Reduction at the Planetarium" from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, in the Math/Planetarium Building. Please contact the office to register: email@example.com or (936) 468-1680. Space is limited. Adult family members are welcome. Admission is FREE!
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 and Texas Round-Up.
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.
SFA Food Service in Culinary Competition SFA 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.
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pink Zone with the Ladyjacks Join 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.
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 email@example.com or (936) 468-1088 for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.