Wednesday, March 3


Today's Weather

58° Today
35° Tonight
Partly Cloudy

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Scores


Softball
Sam Houston State
W, 6-3

Softball
Sam Houston State
W, 10-5


Baseball
Houston Baptist
W, 13-2

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Today's Calendar

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Sam Houston State

Hoya Field
2 p.m.


Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Central Arkansas

7 p.m. HOME

Lumberjack Basketball at
Central Arkansas

7 p.m. AWAY

Lorraine Hansberry’s
“A Raisin in the Sun”
7:30 p.m.
W.M.Turner Auditorium

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Tomorrow's Calendar

SFA Movie Series
BPSC Theater
"Did You Hear About
the Morgans?" at 7 p.m.
"The Blindside" at 9:15 p.m.

Lorraine Hansberry’s
“A Raisin in the Sun”
7:30 p.m.
W.M.Turner Auditorium

Today's Headlines

SFA welcomes American Ballet Theatre II
Composition students win honors at regional conference
Visit AARC's interactive blogazine, 'The Broken Spoon'
March 2010 Cyber Security Newsletter now posted
The library: your information one-stop
Dining Services conducting semiannual survey
Campus Recreation wants to hear what you have to say
'Student Employee of the Year' nomination forms
An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch

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SFA welcomes American Ballet Theatre II

balletAmerican Ballet Theatre II will present a varied program of classical ballet and contemporary choreography during its performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series.

The troupe is composed of 12 dancers (ages 16 to 20) who were hand picked from around the world by the artistic staff of American Ballet Theatre. Typically, members of the troupe eventually join the ranks of American Ballet Theatre or other leading national or international professional companies.

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SFA composition students win honors at regional conference

Two SFA students were honored during the annual conference of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Composers, USA at Texas State University. Russell Cannon was the winner of the 5th NACUSA Texas Composition Competition. Aden Kent Ramsey, who has won the award for the past two years, received an honorable mention.

In addition to these honors, both Ramsey and Cannon were elected to the Board of the Texas Chapter of NACUSA, and Stephen Lias, Music, was elected vice president. Lias is also the chairman of the National Board of Directors for NACUSA.

"I can say, without reservation, that this was the finest, most professional and most talented group of musicians we have taken to such an event," Lias said. "The performers brought exceptional musicianship and commitment to the pieces they played, and the composers' pieces were extremely varied and demonstrated to all the breadth and depth of our program at SFA."

 
 

Upcoming Events

William R. Johnson Outstanding
Thesis Award Nomination Due
Friday, March 5
Submit to Graduate School

Marilyn Odom Outstanding
Graduate Student Award
Nomination Due
Friday, March 5
Submit to Graduate School

Relay for Life of

Nacogdoches County

March 5, 6
Expo Center

SFA Regents Lecture 2010
"Is SFA More Than
Just Another Pretty Face?"
presented by Dr. David Creech

Tuesday, March 9, at 5 p.m.
McGee Business Building
Lecture Hall 133
Reception to follow lecture

2010 Spring Career Fair
Wednesday, March 10
1 to 4 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Les Reeves Garden
Lecture Series with
Dr. Mike Arnold
Texas A&M Horticulturist
Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110

Nacogdoches Azalea
Trail Symposium

Saturday, 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

SFA Teaching Excellence
Awards Reception and
Convocation 2010

Thursday, April 15

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

Maxwell Lecture Series
with Jack Sacco
2004 Pulitzer Nominated

Tuesday, April 27, at 7 p.m.
BPSC, Twilight Ballroom

2010 Spring Teacher
Job Fair

Friday, April 30
9 a.m. to Noon
HPE Complex

5th Lone Star Regional
Native Plant Conference

June 2-5
     
 
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News and Announcements

spoonThe AARC’s interactive blogazine focuses less on text and more on the faces of our clients, faculty and tutors.  We think pictures probably say a lot more than words about our learning community at the AARC. Click The Broken Spoon of the Academic Assistance and Resource Center (AARC) to:
• Read about Dr. Lee Payne's “amazing experience.”
• See a snowman in a bikini.
• Learn about our Ho Ho Party.
• Understand why students think of AARC as home.
• Find out why AARC is more than a resume blip for our tutors.

March 2010 Cyber Security Newsletter
is now posted. As 2010 gets underway, it's an opportune time to assess the cyber security landscape and prepare for what new challenges may lie ahead, as well as what current threats may continue. In this month's newsletter, we answer: What Are the Cyber Trends for 2010? and
What Can I Do? You may access the newsletter at the ITS Security Web site.

We live in an information age, but how can you direct your students to the proper resources if you're still searching for the card catalogue? Modern libraries are so much more than books and journals. This workshop will jump start your reintroduction to the SFA Library. Lead by Tina Oswald and Marty Turnage, the workshop will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, and again at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Teaching Excellence Center (Steen Library 220A). Please RSVP the Teaching Excellence Center at tec@sfasu.edu if you plan to attend.

SFA Dining Services is conducting our semiannual DiningStyles survey to better understand campus lifestyle and preferences at SFA. If you are interested in sharing your input, please click on this link to participate in this survey, which runs through Friday, March 19: www.college-survey.com/sfasu. As an added bonus, if you complete the survey, you will be entered to win a $250 Best Buy gift card! This online Dining survey will only take 8 to 10 minutes, and all responses are confidential. Some topics covered include your opinion about the variety and quality of food we provide, hours of operation and more. Your answers will help us know how we can improve your on-campus dining experience, and we take them very seriously. Also, if you haven’t had an opportunity to explore our new and improved Web site with nutritional information, menus updated daily and special events, you can do so at www.SFAdining.com.

Whether you are a regular user or have never used our facilities, programs or services, we want to hear your feedback! Please take 5 to 10 minutes to complete our annual satisfaction online survey. At the end of the survey, you will have a chance to register for a drawing for a free massage, courtesy of Campus Recreation! We will draw a winner for the massage before the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions about our facilities, programs or services, please visit the Campus Recreation Web site. You may also contact us at (936) 468-3507 or campusrec@sfasu.edu.

It is that time of year to show gratitude to our wonderful student workers! The week of April 11 to 17 is Student Employee Appreciation Week! Student Employment coordinates a competition/recognition called “Student Employee of the Year!" This is a great opportunity for your department to nominate that one extraordinary student worker!  The winner will be selected by a panel of judges from the nominations received in Student Employment. The downloadable form will explain how you can participate. The deadline is Thursday, April 15. The winner of “Student Employee of the Year" will receive a very nice certificate, a variety of donated gifts and a plaque that can be placed in his/her employing department! If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment.

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch

 

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online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

7:30 p.m. • Tuesday, March 23 • W.M. Turner Auditorium

marvinMarvin Hamlisch’s life in music is notable for its great versatility as well as substance. As composer, Hamlisch has won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards; and his groundbreaking show, “A Chorus Line," received the Pulitzer Prize.

He is the composer of more than 40 motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for “The Way We Were” and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for “The Sting," for which he received a third Oscar.

Single tickets: $35 for A seating, $29 for B seating and $17.50 for C seating. Discounts available for seniors, students and youth.

 
 

Tuesday, March 2 – Saturday, March 6

The SFA School of Theatre will present Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 6, in W.M.Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ University Series. Set in the 1950s on the South Side of Chicago, “A Raisin in the Sun” focuses on the Youngers, an African-American family, and the dreams each of its members is struggling to attain. Allen Oster directs the drama that made history in 1959 as the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for SFA faculty and staff, and $6 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

Friday, March 5
“Sara’s Book” film premiere (School of Art’s 2010 feature film) at 7 and 9 p.m., Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St., downtown Nacogdoches. The movie centers on 16-year-old Sara whose world comes crashing down when her parents die in a car wreck. The book of quotes they had given her helps her survive the racially charged early 1970s when she is forming a bond with a young man named Ryan. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands at 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Included on the Aces’ program is “Tribute to Miles,” which is a medley of famous jazz pieces by Miles Davis, including "So What," "All Blues," "Seven Steps to Heaven" and "Milestones." The Axes’ program will be composed mostly of upbeat Latin and rock influenced charts, including a mambo arrangement of Clifford Brown’s “Blues Walk” and a thickly orchestrated arrangement of Pat Metheny’s “Song for Bilbao.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Saturday, March 6
Creative Art Saturday Artistic Clothing class for children ages 6 to 12 from 2 to 4 p.m., The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. Registration is $5 and covers the cost of the materials. Parents may pre-register by e-mailing Matthew Sutherlin at sutherlime@sfasu.edu. Registrations will also be accepted 30 minutes prior to the class, as space permits. Class size is limited to 20.


ONGOING (Week of March 1-6)
Home, now on display in 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. (936) 468-1131.

Refined VI now on display in the 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 13. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (936) 468-1131.

The Global Artistry of Leo and Diane Dillon now on display in the Ledbetter Gallery of 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 13. Admission is free. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.  (936) 468-1131.


NEXT WEEK
Monday, March 8
A Cappella Choir Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student.

Tuesday, March 9
American Ballet Theatre II at 7:30 p.m., W.M. Turner Auditorium. Handpicked from around the world by the artistic staff of American Ballet Theatre, the classical company of 12 dancers (ages 16-20) will present a varied program in three acts that includes "Interplay," excerpts from "Swan Lake" and "Le Corsaire, and new works created specifically for ABT II. The program is suitable for all ages. SFA faculty and staff are eligible for two half-price tickets in sections B and C ($14.50 and $8.50).

Shelly Binder Guest Flute Recital at 6 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Adam Unsworth Guest Horn Recital at 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 11
Orchestra of the Pines’ “Taking Center Stage” concert featuring the winners of SFA’s annual Concerto/Aria Competition, 7:30 p.m., Cole Concert Hall. Tickets are: $15 adult, $12 senior, $7.50 faculty and staff, and $5 student.

 
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Big Ben

Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey, not the eagle, to be the U.S. national bird.

He was the first head of the U.S. Post Office.

His peers did not give him the assignment of writing the Declaration of Independence because they feared he would conceal a joke in it.

Excerpt from "The Book of Useless Information."

 
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