Friday, Feb. 19

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62° Today
32° Tonight
Mostly Cloudy

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Today's Calendar

MarsQuest at the
SFA Planetarium

7 p.m.

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

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Grambling State

ending Sunday, Feb. 21
Jaycees Field
Three Game Series:
Game 1: 2/19 3 p.m.
Game 2: 2/20 2 p.m.
Game 3: 2/21 1 p.m.

SAA Cinema
"Seven Pounds" @ 7 p.m.
"Pay It Forward" @ 9:30 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Up ‘til Dawn
Event benefits St. Jude Children's
Research Hospital

7 to 9:30 p.m.
Shelton Gym

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Tomorrow's Calendar

SFA Showcase Saturday
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Alumni Tailgate Party
Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Southeastern Louisiana
3:30 p.m.
Coliseum Parking Lot

Ladyjack Basketball vs. Southeastern Louisiana
6 p.m. HOME

Lumberjack Basketball at Southeastern Louisiana
3 p.m. AWAY

Ladyjack Tennis at
New Orleans

Natchitoches, LA

Ladyjack Softball
ending Sunday, Feb. 21
Hattieesburg, MS
Game 1: 2/20 9 a.m.
vs. Louisiana Tech
Game 2: 2/20 11:30 a.m.
vs. Alcorn State
Game 3: 2/21 9 a.m.
vs. Notre Dame
Game 4: 2/21 4:30 p.m.
vs. Southern Mississippi

Indoor Track and Field:
Sooner Open

Norman, Okla.

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Upcoming Events

SFA Alumni
Nacogdoches Chapter
Networking Lunch

Noon at Casa Tomas
Monday, Feb. 22

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

Stone Fort Museum to host Black History Month lecture
Lumberjack Alley returns Feb. 20 for slate of basketball events
SFA to present student-written, student-directed one act
SFA Teaching Excellence Awards Reception, Convocation 2010
Order an embroidered SFA windshirt
The Lumberjack Walk and Roll Web site
Area 7 Special Olympics Basketball Competition
The Pink Zone with the Ladyjacks
Pi Kappa Phi free complimentary breakfast, meet and greet
Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Garden Project

Stress reduction at the planetarium
Become a group mentor for The BIG Event
'A Raisin in the Sun' coming soon

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Stone Fort Museum to host Black History Month lecture

stone fort museumAvocational archeologist Tom Middlebrook will present, “Raphael D'Ortolan, an African Creole on the El Camino Real de los Tejas,” in a March 1 luncheon lecture at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Hosted by the Stone Fort Museum as the second in a series celebrating Black History Month, the lecture is co-sponsored by the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in the Temple Forestry Building, Room 117.

A light lunch will be served free of charge to those with reservations. To reserve your seat, contact the museum at (936) 468-2408, or send an e-mail to

D’Ortolan was a man of African descent who was born into slavery near Natchitoches, La., but lived almost half of his life as a freeman on a Spanish rancho in western Nacogdoches County. Recent archeological work by Middlebrook has brought to light clues about D’Ortolan’s residence of 42 years.

Middlebrook is an archeological steward with the Texas Historical Commission and has authored numerous presentations and journal articles dealing with Caddo and Spanish Colonial archeology in East Texas, including, “The Middle Caddoan Period in East Texas: A Summary of the Findings of the East Texas Caddoan Research Group,” which he co-authored with Timothy K. Perttula in 1997.

He also is the founder and current president of the East Texas Archeological Society and the co-founder of both the East Texas Caddo Research Group and the East Texas Archeological Conference. 

Lumberjack Alley returns Feb. 20 for slate of basketball events

alumniThe Lumberjack Alley tailgating experience returns to Stephen F. Austin State University this Saturday to lead up to the 6 p.m. tip-off between the SFA Ladyjacks and Southeastern Louisiana University at Johnson Coliseum.

Tailgating will begin at 3:30 p.m., and party spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the southeast corner of the parking lot across from Johnson Coliseum. The SFA Alumni Association will provide hot dogs for the first 100 guests at its tailgate tent.

This weekend’s game also doubles as the annual Ladyjack Academic Shootout, an event that raises funds for summer school and fifth-year student scholarships for the Ladyjack basketball program. People who wish to donate to the Ladyjack Academic Shootout may contribute online at, in person at the Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center or at the Coliseum on game day. The Ladyjack Academic Shootout is co-sponsored by the SFA Alumni Association and the Hoop Group Ladyjack basketball boosters.

The Saturday match-up also is the Ladyjack’s annual "Pink Zone” celebration that promotes breast cancer awareness and honors those affected by the disease. Read more about "The Pink Zone."

"Take a Kid to the Game” also occurs Saturday. Kids 14 and under will receive free admission to the game, along with free popcorn and $1 hot dogs. The SFA Cheerleaders are scheduled to be on hand prior to the game to paint faces for those who attend.

SFA to present student-written, student-directed one act

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of "Coffee and John" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.

The one-act play by SFA theatre students Callum Patrick Hughes and Dave Whitaker, both British exchange students, centers around two men in their forties who are beginning to face the realities of their own lives in New York City. It is a story of deception, politics, sex, addiction, money and unrequited love, explained Brownsville senior Natalia Gutierrez-Borja, the play's director.

The play is recommended for mature audiences.

The cast includes seniors Garrett Cross of Texarkana, Adam McCoy of Daingerfield and Sammy Stanphill of Katy; juniors Robert Meza of Cypress and Emma Palizza of Houston; and Sugar Land sophomore Allen Titel. Dallas freshman Kayla Gaiennie is the play's stage manager.

Previously at SFA Gutierrez-Borja has directed "Flop Cop," designed the lighting for "Rising of the Moon" and "27 Wagons Full of Cotton," and been the sound designer for "Defacing Michael Jackson."

She is a current member of The Original Cast and has appeared on stage in "Crimes of the Heart," "Big River: the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "10,000 Cigarettes."

Tickets, which are $3 each, can be purchased at or by calling (936) 468-6407.


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News and Announcements

SFA Teaching Excellence Awards Reception and Convocation 2010 honoring faculty teaching excellence in each of the SFA Colleges to be held Thursday, April 15. Reception at 3:30 p.m. in the BPSC Regents Suite B, and convocation at 4 p.m. in the BPSC Regents Suite A.

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,, located in the Agriculture Building, Room 106. Download an order form.

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.

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

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.

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.

Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Garden Project and ground penetrating radar survey: Ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey will be conducted by archaeologists from the Texas Historical Commission on the property of the Clay Family Home and Zion Hill Baptist Church on Feb. 22 and 23. The survey is part of a project organized by the Nacogdoches African-American Heritage Project to plant a vegetable garden on the property of the Clay Family Home, located next to Zion Hill Baptist Church and Oak Grove Cemetery. The results of the survey will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Ferguson Hall, Room G78. For more information, contact George Avery at (936) 468-2457 or

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: or (936) 468-1680. Space is limited. Adult family members are welcome. Admission is FREE!

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 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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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.

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