Friday, March 5


Today's Weather

66° Today
41° Tonight
Mostly Sunny

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Today's Calendar

Lumberjack Baseball
Norman, OK
11 a.m. vs. USF

MarsQuest at the
SFA Planetarium

7 p.m.

“Sara’s Book” film premiere (School of Art’s 2010 feature film) 7 and 9 p.m.
Cole Art Center @
The Old Opera House

SFA Movie Series

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

Swingin’ Axes and
Swingin’ Aces jazz bands
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall
Wright Music Building

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

William R. Johnson Outstanding
Thesis Award Nomination Due

Submit to Graduate School

Marilyn Odom Outstanding
Graduate Student Award
Nomination Due

Submit to Graduate School

Relay for Life of

Nacogdoches County
Expo Center

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Tomorrow's Calendar

Service Saturday
Involvement Center; BPSC

Indoor Track and Field:
Iowa State Qualifier

All Day; Ames, Iowa

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Western Illinois

11 a.m.; Norman, Okla.

Ladyjack Softball at UTSA
1 & 3 p.m. AWAY

Creative Art Saturday
Artistic Clothing class
for children ages 6 to 12
2 to 4 p.m.
The Cole Art Center @
The Old Opera House

Ladyjack Tennis at
Northwestern State

1 p.m. AWAY

Ladyjack Basketball at UTSA
4 p.m. AWAY

Lumberjack Basketball vs. UTSA
6 p.m. HOME

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Western Illinois

7 p.m.; Norman, Okla.

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

Today's Headlines

Student feature film premieres tonight
Jazz bands to perform tonight
A Cappella choir to perform Monday
Campus Recreation offers swim lessons
Deadline to apply for May graduation
TIDES program profiled on national Web site
March 2010 Cyber Security Newsletter now posted
SFA welcomes American Ballet Theatre II

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Student feature film premieres tonight

sara's bookThe Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Art and School of Music will premiere a new feature-length film, "Sara's Book," at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, March 5, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Admission is free and open to the public.

Shot entirely in Nacogdoches and the surrounding area by SFA film students, "Sara's Book" focuses on Sara Blake, a 16-year-old girl whose world comes crashing down when her parents die in a car wreck and she is sent to live in an orphanage. The one thing she has left from her once-perfect life is a book of quotes given to her by her parents, which helps her survive the racially charged era of the early 1970s while she forms a bond with a young man named Ryan.

Read more about "Sara's Book."

 

Jazz bands to perform joint concert tonight

musical notesThe Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands in a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Under the direction of Deb Scott, SFA assistant professor of music, the Swingin' Aces will perform Mark Taylor's "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 Aces will also present Alan Baylock's "Two Seconds to Midnight," Thad Jones' "This Bass Was Made for Walking" and Les Hooper's "Shuffluphagass."

Read more about the joint concert.

 

A Cappella Choir to perform Monday

The A Cappella Choir, the premier vocal ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Under the baton of Tim King, director of choral activities at SFA, the choir will perform the program it presented while on tour to high schools primarily in the northwest Houston area. Between Sunday, Feb. 21, and Wednesday, Feb 24, the ensemble performed 12 concerts, including evening programs at Blinn College in Brenham and St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston.

Highlights of the program include Kenneth Leightons' "What Love Is This of Thine" and a choral arrangement of Percy Grainger's "I'm Seventeen Come Sunday." The choir will also present "i thank you God," a new piece by Eric Whitacre that is based on the well known e.e. cummings poem of the same title.

Read more about the choir concert.

 

Campus Recreation offers swim lessons

Looking for a great place this spring to teach your child to swim? Campus Recreation is offering swim lessons starting Saturday, March 20. They will be held on Saturdays for six weeks, between 9 a.m. and noon. There will be no classes on Saturday, April 3. Each class will last 40 minutes, and sessions will be based on your child's swimming ability.

The fee for lessons is $35 per child and includes one parent/guardian and one child. Please register at the Campus Recreation Administrative Office by Friday, March 19. Participant space is limited. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Recreation department at (936) 468-3507 or campusrec@sfasu.edu, or for more information on this and other Campus Recreation programs, visit www.sfasu.edu/campusrec.

 
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News and Announcements

The deadline to apply for May graduation is Monday, March 22. Any student planning to graduate in May MUST apply for graduation. To do so, come to the Registrar’s office in the Rusk Building, Room 204. Doctoral and Master students may call (936) 468-2455 or 2465 to find out if their degree plan is on file. They may then either fax or mail their application to the Registrar’s office. The application can be found online at www.sfasu.edu/registrar/docs/graduate_mail_application.pdf.

The Ralph W. Steen Library's TIDES Program, originally funded by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is profiled on the IMLS Web site this month. The TIDES Program offers free access to a database containing some of the rich cultural and historic resources of Texas and Mexico, which are enriched by K-12 lesson plans and activities. Visit http://imls.gov/profiles/Mar10.shtm to learn more about the featured program.

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.
 
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balletTuesday, March 9

American Ballet Theatre II
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).
 
 

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 while she forms 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, and $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, and $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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Why Google is Named Googlegoogle

After some brainstorming, Google creators name the Web browser Google — a play on the word "googol." The use of the term reflects their mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the Web.

The words googol (the number one with a hundred zeros after it) and googolplex (ten raised to the power of one googol) were invented in 1938 by Milton Sirotta, the 9-year-old nephew of mathematician Edward Kasner.

A googolplex is such a large number that there wouldn't be enough space to write it out even if you traveled to the farthest reaches of the known universe and back putting down zeros every inch of the way.

Two Google searches use enough energy to boil a kettle of water.

Excerpt from "Are You Kidding Me?"

 
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