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Summer I Session
June 7 through July 9

First Day of Summer
Monday, June 21

Board items due
for July meeting

Friday, June 25

Academic Affairs Council
Wednesday, June 30
Austin Building

Last day to drop classes
without WP/WF

Thursday, July 1

Independence Day
Sunday, July 4

Faculty and Student Holiday
Monday, July 5

ERS Annual Enrollment begins
Monday, July 5

Last day to completely
withdraw from the university

Tuesday, July 6

East Texas Job Fair
Thursday, July 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Final Exams
Friday, July 9

Last day to apply for
summer graduation

Monday, July 12


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Chief Caddo receives a makeover
SFA anglers win tourney
SFA business students study abroad
Preserve America Workshop to explore oral history
SFA to open its summer theatre season with 'Side by Side by Sondheim'
ITS invites you to the next National Webcast Initiative session
Orientation sessions have begun
'The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket' at planetarium
June Cybersecurity newsletter available online
ERS Board makes changes for PY2011
Bleecker St. offers delivery service during summer
SFA Dining hours for Summer I and II sessions
Remember to update your contact information
Registration still open for Little Jack Rec Camps
SFA Music Preparatory Division offers summer lessons and camps
Library hours during Independence Day weekend
Library hours between summer sessions
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Ongoing art exhibitions
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Chief Caddo receives a makeover

Due to a two-week makeover, college football’s largest trophy has never looked better. Chief Caddo, a 7-foot, 6-inch, 320-pound wooden Indian, has undergone a major renovation this summer.

Stephen F. Austin State University athletic director Robert Hill sent Chief Caddo to Bill Flynn of Flynn Paint in Nacogdoches, after Hill concluded that the years of being the centerpiece of the SFA-Northwestern State football rivalry had delivered a number of nicks and dents to Caddo’s dressing. More

 

SFA anglers win tourney

The Stephen F. Austin State University team of Robert Platt of Orange Park, Fla., and Ryan Watkins of Nacogdoches, won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Division event on Toledo Bend Saturday with six bass weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce.

The victory earned the team $10,000 to be split evenly between the university and the university’s bass-fishing club. The win also helped them advance to the Texas Division Regional Championship where they could ultimately win a Ranger 177TR with a 90-horsepower engine wrapped in school colors for their school’s bass club and $25,000 for the school they represent. More

 

SFA business students study abroad

Ten students and faculty in the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University engaged in an international business trade and finance study abroad program during the spring 2010 semester.

Business majors and minors enrolled in the GBU 475 Special Problems - Europe Business Capitals 2010 course participated in classroom work on international trade and finance during the spring semester. The course culminated in a 12-day trip to Paris and London in late May. More

 

Preserve America Workshop to explore oral history

Stephen F. Austin State University and the City of Nacogdoches will host the Preserve America Workshop on oral history from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday, June 25, on the SFA campus.

Dr. Bobby Johnson, professor emeritus of history, will present "Adventures in Oral History," describing the importance of oral history in preserving the past. Johnson has interviewed thousands of East Texas residents and gained insight from their perspective on topics such as World War II and the Great Depression. More

 

SFA to open its summer theatre season with 'Side by Side by Sondheim'

The music of Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim is the center of "Side by Side by Sondheim," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

The musical revue is one of two shows included in the SFA summer theatre season that runs through Saturday, July 17. Throughout the three-week period, SFA theatre students will rotate productions of "Side by Side by Sondheim" with Constance Congdon's "Beauty and the Beast." More

 
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News & Announcements

The Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division invite you to join us for the next session of the National Webcast Initiative:

Topic: Incident Response
Time: 1 to 2 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, June 23
Location: Human Services Building, Room 320
RSVP: itsecurity@sfasu.edu

To find out more information about this webcast, please visit www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity under "Events."

   

Orientation sessions have begun! The remaining Orientation session dates are as follows: Freshman Sessions are June 24-25, July 22-23, July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6. Transfer Sessions are July 1 and Aug. 5-6.

Download the full schedule of events for the two-day Orientation sessions. You can also download the schedule for the one-day transfer Orientation session.

In addition, you are cordially invited to attend the Parent and Family Reception on the upcoming Fridays of Freshman Orientation June 25, July 23 and 30 and Aug. 6. The reception is located at the Ed and Gwen Cole Art Center, 329 E. Main St, from 2 to 3 p.m. Please wear your name tag and dress in purple. Axe ’em Jacks!

   

"The Secret of the Cardboard Rocket" plays at 7 p.m. Friday evenings June 25 and July 2 at the SFA Planetarium. Cost is $2 per person. This is an exciting and dynamic journey through the solar system. It begins with the vivid imaginations of two children, who construct a rocket from a cardboard box. When you add in a talking astronomy textbook and a carefully guarded secret, the rocket becomes operational and the fun begins. First-rate animations and all-dome vistas will make this a memorable experience. This show provides an excellent introduction to the planets of our Solar System. More information.

   

The June Cybersecurity Newsletter is now posted. This month's newsletter will offer tips on safer online shopping and answer the following:
What is Identity Theft?
What can I do to protect my identity?
What do I do if my identity has been stolen?

   

ERS has provided an update for the changes to your insurance benefits for PY2011. Visit the ERS website to view the changes or view a quick list of the changes that begin Wednesday, September 1.

   

Bleecker St. is offering a delivery program for faculty and staff members during Summer II session ONLY! Go online to www.SFAdining.com under the promotions tab to see the menu and get more information about the delivery program!

   
SFA Dining Hours of operation are posted online for Summer I and II! Go to www.SFAdining.com and click on the "Dining Hours" link for specific hours and locations.
   
If you have changed your address, phone number or e-mail address within the last year, please come by the Human Resource Department, Austin Bldg, Room 201, to change this information so you can receive benefits information over the summer. Remember that Annual Enrollment is July 5 to July 30, and any information or cards sent out by ERS or Blue Cross/Blue Shield will be mailed to the address you currently have on file.
   
The SFA Campus Recreation Department is hosting six, one-week Little Jack Rec Camps during June and July for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Sessions will be June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 12-16, July 19-23 and July 26-30. The camp will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More
   
Private music lessons and dance classes for children and adults, an adult piano class, Kindermusik camps for newborns through 7-year-olds and group piano sessions for middle and high school students are all part of the summer program offered by the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University. More
   
Ralph W. Steen Library Independence Day Hours
July 4 Sunday Closed
July 5 Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ralph W. Steen Library Summer I Intercession Hours
July 9 Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 10-11 Saturday and Sunday Closed
July 12 Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Monday, June 21
Harpist Sarah Oliver, who will join the SFA music faculty in the fall, will present a free program at 6 p.m. at the Nacogdoches Public Library. She will explain the instrument and how it’s played and perform G.F. Handel’s “Concerto in B-flat,” Harold Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow” and Carlos Salzedo’s “Tango” and “Seguidilla.” Also performing on the program are SFA music majors Lucy Roll, harp, and Brandon Pierce, violin, who will present “Meditation” from Jules Massenet’s opera Thaïs. Oliver will also discuss the harp program at SFA as well as opportunities for area children to receive harp lessons through SFA’s Music Preparatory Division. The program is suitable for all ages.

 

Tuesday, June 22
Harpist Sarah Oliver will present a program for young children at 10 a.m. at the Nacogdoches Public Library. The audience will be invited to sing along to Oliver’s performances of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” Nine-year-old Sarah Hall, who is a student in SFA’s Music Preparatory Division and daughter of Lufkin residents Darcy and Donna Hall, will perform Arlen’s “Over the Rainbow” and Joseph Haydn’s “Allegro.” Oliver will close the program with two Disney songs, “When You Wish upon a Star” and the theme from Beauty and the Beast.

 
Friday, June 25
The SFA School of Theatre will open its summer season with Side by Side by Sondheim, directed by Professor Alan Nielsen,at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The sophistication, wit, insight and heart of master composer/lyricist Steven Sondheim are at the center of this musical revue featuring songs from his landmark shows that revolutionized musical theatre. Company, Follies, West Side Story, A Little Night Music and more are included. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, students, and SFA faculty/staff. Includes adult language. (See schedule below for complete listing of the Summer Theatre Season.)
 
Saturday, June 26
The SFA School of Theatre will present Side by Side by Sondheim, directed by Professor Alan Nielsen,at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The sophistication, wit, insight and heart of master composer/lyricist Steven Sondheim are at the center of this musical revue featuring songs from his landmark shows that revolutionized musical theatre. Company, Follies, West Side Story, A Little Night Music and more are included. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, students, and SFA faculty/staff. Includes adult language. See schedule below for complete listing of the Summer Theatre Season.)
 
Friday, July 2
SFA School of Theatre will present Constance Congdon’s Beauty and the Beast at 6:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Professor Scott Shattuck directs this family-friendly tale of love and adventure featuring strong, smart Belle and the Beast that adores her. Original music and Belle’s hilariously zany siblings add to the fun and enchantment. All seats are $6, or $5 each for groups of 20 or more! (See schedule below for complete listing of the Summer Theatre Season.)
 

Saturday, July 3
SFA School of Theatre will present Constance Congdon’s Beauty and the Beast at 2 and 6:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Professor Scott Shattuck directs this family-friendly tale of love and adventure featuring strong, smart Belle and the Beast that adores her. Original music and Belle’s hilariously zany siblings add to the fun and enchantment. All seats are $6, or $5 each for groups of 20 or more! (See schedule below for complete listing of the Summer Theatre Season.)

 
DATE TIME TITLE
Friday, June 25 7:30 p.m. Side by Side by Sondheim
Saturday, June 26 7:30 p.m. Side by Side by Sondheim
Friday, July 2 6:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, July 3 2 and 6:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, July 7 2 p.m. Beauty and the Beast
Thursday, July 8 2 p.m. Beauty and the Beast
Friday, July 9 7:30 p.m. Side by Side by Sondheim
Saturday, July 10 7:30 p.m. Side by Side by Sondheim
Sunday, July 11 2 p.m. Side by Side by Sondheim
Tuesday, July 13 10:30 a.m. Beauty and the Beast
Wednesday, July 14 6:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast
Friday, July 16 7:30 p.m. Side by Side by Sondheim
Saturday, 17 2 p.m. Side by Side by Sondheim
 

Ongoing art exhibitions at
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

Nac Collects in the Ledbetter Gallery. The exhibition, which includes a wide variety of pieces in an array of media, offers a fascinating glimpse inside the homes of Nacogdoches art collectors who have graciously agreed to share their art works with us, said Christian Cutler, director of SFA galleries. The show will run through Saturday, June 26. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
   
Mata Ortiz Pottery Exhibition in the Upstairs Gallery. The entire pueblo of Mata Ortiz in northern Chihuahua, Mexico, creates outstanding handmade coiled pots, following centuries old methods, explained Christian Cutler, director of SFA galleries. All of the in the exhibition are available for purchase. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the SFA School of Art student scholarships. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
   
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