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. Meet Tina Oswald and Marty Turnage at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, in the Teaching Excellence Center located in the Steen Library, Room 220A, for a fun and informative hour.
Math Games with Larry Cupit to be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in the Early Childhood Research Center, Room 214. This hands-on workshop is provided for parents to learn multiple games to play with their children using dice and playing cards and improve their ability to support their children's developing math knowledge. All materials included. Registration is required since spots are limited. Please RSVP to Blake Pollock by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (936) 468-5806.
The Faculty Recognition Luncheon will be held Tuesday, April 20, in the Grand Ballroom. This annual luncheon recognizes faculty who are completing 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of service at SFA as well as faculty who have announced their retirement. Formal invitations will be going out near the beginning of April. Please RSVP to those invitations since an accurate count for the luncheon is very important. Please view the list of individuals to be honored. Please contact Bob Szafran at (936) 468-2009 or email@example.com as soon as possible in the case of any errors or omissions. View list now.
If you have volunteered this year, the Office of Student Affairs wants to know about it! Faculty and staff are encouraged to turn in volunteer time sheets as soon as possible, as they are eligible for the President’s Volunteer Service Award with a minimum of 100 hours of service in a one-year period. The forms are available online at www.sfasu.edu/studentlife/volunteer.asp. We need a registration form and a time sheet. The time sheet should include all volunteer time from March 2009 to March 2010. Forms should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or turned into the Involvement Center on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. For more information please contact Jamie Bouldin, Assistant Director for Student Life, at email@example.com or (936) 468-1088.
Tuesday, March 23
An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the 2009-2010 University Series. Composer Marvin Hamlisch, best known for his award-winning scores for “A Chorus Line,” “The Way We Were” and “The Sting,” is the recipient of three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, three Golden Globes and the Pulitzer Prize! He will perform a combination of his familiar and recent compositions. SFA faculty and staff are eligible for two half-price tickets in sections B and C ($14.50 and $8.50).
Thursday, March 25
Choral Union and Women’s Chorus present Made in the USA: Three Centuries of American Choral Music at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Under the direction of David Howard, SFA associate director of choirs, the ensembles will perform works written between 1770 and 1978, including the unofficial anthem of the Revolutionary War, “Old American Songs” by Aaron Copland and Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.
Friday, March 26
Opening of Samuel Rothbort at 6 p.m. in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the renowned artist marks the first time SFA has displayed the collection of Rothbort’s works recently acquired for its permanent collection, including pieces which have never before been exhibited publicly. Rothbort’s granddaughter, Janice Caban, will be present for the opening, and Dr. David A. Lewis, SFA associate professor of art history, will speak about Rothbort and SFA’s collection. The show will run through Saturday, April 17. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. (936) 468-1131.
Wind Ensemble concert with guest conductor Milt Allen, director of bands at Eastern Illinois University, at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Program includes Kenneth Hesketh’s “Masque,” Pavel Tschensnokoff’s “Salvation is Created,” and Percy Grainger’s “Lincolnshire Posy.” Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.
Sunday, March 28
Musically Speaking, a celebration of the art of combining spoken word and music in performance, at 2:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building, features guest artists John Lane, assistant professor of percussion at Sam Houston State University, and Ann McCutchan, author of “The Muse that Sings: Composers Speak About the Creative Process.” Admission is free.
Piney Woods Camerata faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. The conductor-less string ensemble, led by SFA string faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, Gene Moon and Evgeni Raychev, will be joined by SFA music faculty David Howard, baritone, and Geneva Fung, piano, in presenting three masterpieces from the baroque period, including “Concerto Grosso” Op. 6 No. 6 by Arcangelo Corelli. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.
Monday, March 29
Faculty recital featuring baritone David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr performing Franz Schubert's "Winter Journey" at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. The song-cycle is based on 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.
Tuesday, March 30
Steel Band concert at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall, Wright Music Building. Program includes pop, Caribbean and Latin favorites. Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student.
Friday, April 2
Free screening of Who Does She Think She Is? at 7 p.m. at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St.