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This Week's Calendar

Lumberjack Baseball at
Dallas Baptist

L, 24-11

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This Week's Calendar

Final examinations
ending Friday, May 14

National Nurses Day
Wednesday, May 12

Ladyjack Softball Tournament
Thursday, May 13
4 p.m.
San Marcos, Texas

Book signing for
'Nacogdoches Now and Then'

Friday, May 14
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hotel Fredonia lobby

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Southeastern Louisiana

Friday, May 14
3 p.m. at Jaycees Field

Outdoor Track and Field:
SLC Outdoor Championships

Friday, May 14
ending Sunday, May 16
Arlington, Texas

Armed Forces Day
Saturday, May 15

Commencement
Saturday, May 15
9:30 a.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Southeastern Louisiana

Saturday, May 15
2 p.m. at Jaycees Field

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Southeastern Louisiana

Sunday, May 16
1 p.m. at Jaycees Field

 

Headlines for Wednesday, May 12

Get HIP at SFA with the Quality Enhancement Plan topic
NEW! State senator to speak at SFA spring commencement
Orientation session dates announced
NEW! SFA-TV 2's lineup tonight
NEW! Library hours during May-mester
Join Facebook page to receive 20 percent discount
Lumberjack Leadership Academy accepting applications
Farm animals and hay rides at Barnyard Days
Register for Cyber Security Training Events in June
SFA to host Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference
Computer Science to host summer camps, teacher workshops
Book signing for 'Nacogdoches Now and Then'

 

Get HIP at SFA with the Quality Enhancement Plan topic

The topic for SFA’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) will be High Impact Practices in student learning, Dr. Richard Berry, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced Monday.

Berry also directed the QEP Steering Committee to form a writing group to begin drafting a formal QEP to be presented to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges in January 2011 and initiated on campus in the subsequent fall term. The search for a QEP topic addressing student learning at SFA has been a process that involved all constituents of the campus, including alumni and community members.

The most frequently identified topics addressing the enhancement of student learning were collected during an 18-month period and presented with recommendations to the campus leadership by the QEP Selection Committee this spring.

From the topics under final consideration, high impact practices in student learning was determined to be the best fit for fully involving all areas of the university. In his charge to the committee, Berry noted that the SFA campus community has overwhelmingly shown support for High Impact Practices (HIP) as the QEP topic.

A Web site that will allow SFA faculty, staff and students to monitor progress on the development of the QEP is under construction. A link to the site will be posted on "SFA Today" in the next few days, and QEP updates will appear on a regular basis.

 

State senator to speak at SFA spring commencement

State Sen. Kevin Eltife will address new graduates during Stephen F. Austin State University's spring commencement ceremony Saturday.

Eltife, a Tyler native, has been representing the citizens of Texas Senate District 1 since March 2004. He previously served three terms on the Tyler City Council and as mayor of Tyler for an additional three terms. More

 

News and Announcements

New students, parents and family members will soon arrive on campus to attend orientation sessions! The orientation dates are: June 10-11, June 17-18, June 24-25, July 1 (Transfer Session), July 22-23, July 29-30, and August 5-6 (Freshman and Transfer Session). Review the complete summer orientation schedule online.

NEW! Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
6 and 10 p.m. - SFA Teaching Excellence Awards
7:10 and 11:10 p.m. - SFA Astronomy Program
7:25 and 11:25 p.m. - Intramural Program

NEW! Ralph W. Steen Library
May-mester Hours
May 17-20 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 21 Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 22 Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 23 Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May 24-27 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 28 Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 29 Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
May 30 Sunday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May 31 Monday Memorial Day - Closed
June 1 Tuesday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Gear up on Lumberjack gear!! Save a huge 20 percent on any SFA logo imprinted item purchased at the SFA Barnes & Noble Bookstore when you become an Official Facebook Fan of the “Stephen F. Austin State University Spirit Fridays." Promotion ends Monday, May 31!

Applications for the 2010 Lumberjack Leadership Academy are online and ready for students! The Lumberjack Leadership Academy (LLA) is a year-long leadership development program that integrates service learning and leadership development strategies to assist students in developing the skills necessary to lead effectively. There is no cost to participate in this program. Applications for the 2010-2011 LLA will be available online and are due by Friday, May 14. Students must be nominated by a staff member to apply; no letter of recommendation is necessary, as we will contact the staff member by phone to discuss your candidacy for the program. Download the 2010-2011 LLA Application.

Experience a day of fun on the farm as the Department of Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University hosts Barnyard Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 22, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center. Visitors of all ages will get a chance to see baby farm animals, enjoy games and a maze, and take a hayride farm tour. A Best Dressed Farmer costume contest will kick off at 10 a.m. with prizes in each of five age divisions ranging from infants to adults. Barnyard Day is free and open to the public. The Agriculture Research Center is located at 442 County Road 123, off Highway 259, north of Nacogdoches. For more information, contact Lindsey Krebs at (936) 564-5924 or e-mail lbkrebs@sfasu.edu.

ITS/Networking Department and Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center are hosting three Cyber Security Training Events which are funded by Department of Homeland Security and developed by the Center of Information Assurance and Security. The events are free, but registration is required by Tuesday, June 1. Visit www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity for more details. Essentials of Community Cyber Security: Tuesday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Promoting Community Cyber Security: Wednesday, June 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Voice & Data Security: Tuesday, June 15, to Friday, June 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center will host the fifth Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference June 2 to 5 on the SFA campus in Nacogdoches. To learn more about this conference, visit the Mast Arboretum Web site.

The Department of Computer Science at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a series of summer youth camps and professional development workshops for teachers designed to enhance their technology skills. Learn more

 
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College of Fine Arts Presents

 

Fine Arts Spotlight

 


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the
Fine Arts
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To purchase tickets,
please visit our

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

Book signing for Nacogdoches Now and Then
Friday, May 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Hotel Fredonia lobby


The book is a result of a Summer 2008 project undertaken by SFA Assistant Professor Chris Talbot and his photography students to recapture historic locations throughout Nacogdoches. Using a group of old photographs found at the East Texas Research Center as a guide, the artists attempted to pinpoint the exact positions where the pictures were originally taken and re-photograph the area to show the development of Nacogdoches over the past 100 years.

According to co-author Dr. David A. Lewis, SFA professor of art history, the book functions as a pictorial guide, presenting paired “Now” and “Then” photographs of 20 specific Nacogdoches sites, along with maps that mark each location with coordinates of the vantage point and directions for viewing.

Talbot and Lewis will be available to autograph books. Hard cover books are priced at $29.95, and soft cover books are $19.95. Nacogdoches Now and Then is a product of the Stephen F. Austin State University Press.

 


TEXAS NATIONAL 2010 and Judy Pfaff: Drawings and Prints
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St.


Created by the SFA School of Art, "Texas National" is celebrating its 16th year on the national scene. The competition is open to all artists living and working in the United States. This year, juror Judy Pfaff chose 191 pieces by 162 artists. Both shows run through Saturday, May 22. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. (936) 468-1131.


Consumed: Fast Food in the US
The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
329 E. Main St.


From the eating contests to the mascots designed to appeal to young children, Susana Raab’s 20 photographs capture the influence of the fast food franchise super powers and the saturation of their marketing strategies on everyday American life. The show will run through Saturday, May 15. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

 

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Who Knew?

While traveling on the luxury liner M.S. Kungsholm, Ted Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, became bothered by the rhythm of its engines. At his wife's urging, he applied the incessant rhythm to his first children's book, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street."

Though "Mulberry Street" is a delightful peek into the vivid imagination of a child, publishers in 1937 were not receptive; in fact, Geisel presented his manuscript to 27 publishing houses and received 27 rejections.

Discouraged, he literally bumped into an old Dartmouth friend who happened to work at Vanguard Press, a division of Houghton Mifflin. His friend offered to show the manuscript and illustrations to key decision-makers. Vanguard wound up publishing "Mulberry Street," which was well received by librarians and reviewers.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"

 
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