The East Texas Geospatial Conference will be held in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Jan. 27 and 28. Talks are open to students. A highlight of the conference is a display of globes depicting the earth and hemispheres of Mars developed from satellite imagery by Todd Ullrich. One of the globes will be a 16-foot diameter globe that is lighted from the inside. The globes will be on display in the Grand Ballroom. Students can visit the displays on Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon. If you would like more information about the conference, please visit crgsc.org.
Enroll Now! The Employee Wellness Connection (EWC) Spring 2010 program offerings will begin Monday, Jan. 25th. Program offerings include instructor-conducted Water Aerobics, Aqua-Fit and Pump You Up!, Noonball Basketball and special programs to include the annual Walk Across Texas, Dance for the Health Of It and Stress Reduction at the Planetarium. Enrollment is limited. All full-time and part-time faculty, staff and administrators are eligible to participate at no cost. For more information or to enroll please contact the EWC office at 468-1680 or Juanita at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SFA Alumni Association will be tailgating before the Feb. 20 Ladyjack Basketball game against Southeastern Louisiana. Please contact the Alumni Center at (936) 468-3407 for more information.
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.
Faculty and staff are invited to attend the Department of Student Affairs’ Community Partners Breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center’s Twilight Ballroom. The event is open to the campus community as well as representatives from community agencies that are looking for student volunteers. It is an easy way to find out about areas of need in Nacogdoches and is often a great way to establish partnerships for service learning projects. Information will also be available about applying for service learning grants for the Fall 2010 semester. RSVP to Jamie Bouldin, Assistant Director for Student Life, at email@example.com or call (936) 468-1088.
Free H1N1 Flu Vaccinations: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • Monday through Friday • No appointments necessary. First come, first serve while supplies last. There are currently 210 vaccines available for students, faculty and staff.
Volunteers needed! Help recruit students to SFA by volunteering for “Showcase Saturday." Saturday, Feb. 20, is the big day. Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please e-mail Monique Cossich at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. This is not work – it is fun!
Save the date! SFA’s Bright Ideas Conference, spotlighting faculty research, scholarship and artistry, has been scheduled for Thursday, April 8. Check with your dean’s office about specific submission guidelines for your college. If you have questions, contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at (936) 468-6606 or e-mail email@example.com.
Liverpool Legends, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, Griffith Fine Arts Building. In this “Ultimate Beatles Tribute Show,” Liverpool Legends perform songs spanning the entire career of the Fab Four. With precise attention to detail, the lads make you feel like you’re watching the real thing!
Tickets are selling fast! SFA faculty and staff are eligible for two half-price tickets in sections B and C ($14.50 and $8.50).
Visit www.liverpoollegends.com to learn more about this award-winning group!
Wednesday, Jan. 27
Nate the Great • 9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium, Griffith Fine Arts Building, as part of the College of Fine Arts’ Children’s Performing Arts Series. Target grades: K-4. Tickets: $6 for individuals and $5 per person for groups of 20 or more.
Thursday, Jan. 28
Charles Gavin Faculty Horn Recital • 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 SFA faculty & staff, $2 student.
Friday, Jan. 29
Paul Christopher Guest Cello Recital • 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.
Saturday, Jan. 30
Refined VI Opening Reception with gallery talk and announcement of winners at 6 p.m. in 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.
Some Enchanted Evening: the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, School of Music vocal dinner theater 6 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Baker Pattillo Student Center. The program will feature SFA voice and choral faculty members singing songs from musicals such as “The Sound of Music,” “South Pacific,” “The King and I” and “Oklahoma!” Tables can accommodate up to 8 people, and tickets start at $35 per person. For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407. Deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 27.
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.
To purchase tickets, please visit our online ticket box office or call (936) 468-6407.
||The Floating Stadium of Singapore
The Float at Marina Bay, also known as Marina Bay Floating Platform, is the world's largest floating stage. It is located on the waters of the Marina Reservoir, in Marina Bay, Singapore.
Made entirely of steel, the floating platform on Marina Bay measures 120 metres long and 83 metres wide, which is 5 percent larger than the soccer field at the National Stadium. The platform can bear up to 1,070 tonnes, equivalent to the total weight of 9,000 people, 200 tonnes of stage props and three 30-tonne military vehicles. The gallery at the stadium has a seating capacity of 30,000 people.
But do they have boats cruising around during the games to catch all those balls that were kicked outside the field?