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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 4
Today on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
Live coverage of
Discovery Shuttle Launch
at 2:29 p.m. (Tentative)

6:30 p.m.
SFA Homecoming
Parade Replay

7 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Global Vision with
Oresta Felts Coordinator of International Programs
Topic – Ghana with guest Dr. KwameAntwi-Boasiako
10:30 p.m.
Texas County Line with
Brad Maule


TEC Book Circle

4 to 5 p.m.
Teaching Excellence Center
(TEC) Conference Room,
second floor Steen Library

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi

7 p.m. AWAY

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Nanny McPhee Returns"
9 p.m. - "Salt"

SFA Percussion Ensemble annual fall concert
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Ladyjack Soccer at
Southland Conference Championships

TBA
San Marcos, Texas


Friday, Nov. 5
Ladyjack Tennis
Cougar Fall Draw

All Day
Houston, Texas

Art Day at SFA
Contact School of Art office
for more information

Ladyjack Soccer at
Southland Conference Championships

TBA
San Marcos, Texas

Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer celebration
Lectures by Dr. Ben Shoulders
Noon
Math Building, Room 126
3:30 p.m.
Chemistry Building, Room 106

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Nanny McPhee Returns"
9 p.m. - "Salt"

Ike: A Documentary screening
7:30 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House


Saturday, Nov. 6
Ladyjack Tennis
Cougar Fall Draw

All Day
Houston, Texas

Lumberjack Football
vs. Nicholls

4 p.m. AWAY

Ladyjack Volleyball
vs. UTSA

1 p.m. AWAY


Sunday, Nov. 7
Daylight Saving Time ends
Gain
Ladyjack Tennis
Cougar Fall Draw

All Day
Houston, Texas

Ladyjack Soccer at
Southland Conference Championships

TBA
San Marcos, Texas

Moores School Percussion Ensemble free concert
2:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Nanny McPhee Returns"
9 p.m. - "Salt"


Upcoming Events
TEC Book Circle Dates
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursdays
Nov. 18, and Dec. 2, in the Teaching Excellence Center
(TEC) Conference Room,
second floor Steen Library

Lecture by best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza
7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10
BPSC Grand Ballroom

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates
Saturday, Nov. 13
Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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Headlines for Thursday, Nov. 4

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SFA professors to be honored at state convention
Local archaeologists discover original location of 18th-century mission
SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students
Get on Santa's 'nice list' this season
MLK Day of Service volunteers, mentors needed
Faculty, staff and student accomplishments
Showcase Saturday volunteers needed
TEC Book Circle to meet today
Karle Wilson Baker, Charlotte Baker Montgomery Lecture series
East Texas Archeological Society to present talk
Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference Nov. 5
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer celebration
Best-selling author to visit SFA campus
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA professors to be honored at state convention

Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members, Kimberly Archer Kato, assistant professor of kinesiology and health science, and Michael S. Bobo, professor of kinesiology and health science, will receive awards at the 87th Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention on Dec. 3 in Galveston. Kato will receive the 2010 University Health Educator of the Year Award and Bobo will receive the 2010 Honor Award. More

 

Local archaeologists discover original location of 18th-century mission

After an intensive five-year search, a team of Texas Archeological Stewardship Network (TASN) members and professional archeologists have announced the discovery of the original location of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais, later, "de los Tejas," in western Nacogdoches County.

The mission is the oldest yet discovered from 18th-century Spanish Texas, predating the missions and presidio in San Antonio. Additionally, Mission Concepción is the earliest location yet discovered that bears the name "Tejas." More

 

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house event at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Prospective students will get to visit with university faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the first of three SFA Showcase Saturday events set for this academic year. More

 

Get on Santa's 'nice list' this season

Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University community have a way to get on Santa’s “nice list” just in time for the holidays. The students of the Freshmen Leadership Academy are inviting all faculty and staff at SFA to participate in “PURPLE SANTA.” Participants are to provide new, unwrapped toys to help local children in need have a brighter holiday season.

“Purple Santa” will visit offices around campus to collect toys Thursday, Dec. 2, and Friday, Dec. 3. Clad in a purple Santa suit, he will visit groups who have signed up in advance. If you wish to participate, please e-mail Adam Peck at peckae@sfasu.edu to arrange a pick-up time for either day. Each group that donates toys to the cause will receive a special gift and will appear on Santa’s “nice list,” published in SFA Today throughout the week of Dec. 6.

Donated toys will be provided to homeless children at Godtel Shelter and to low income children in Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches County. This event can provide a fun and festive treat for your office. Santa will be available to pose for pictures with individuals and groups.

Cash donations also are being accepted. For more information or to drop off cash donations, visit the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.105. For more information about donations in general, call (936) 468-7249.

 

MLK Day of Service volunteers, mentors needed

Faculty and staff members are needed to serve as mentors for MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. In its second year, SFA students are asked to give a day on their day off and help the SFA community on MLK Day.

This year's theme is "Legacy: What's Yours?" and will team student volunteers with area retirement homes. Students will get the chance to help and interact with area senior citizens and help to produce bingo days, sock-hop dances and other fun activities. More

 


Accomplishments

The Stephen F. Austin State University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, received the 2010 Best Chapter Award in Division IV. This is the first award of its kind for the SFA Phi Alpha Theta honor society. The chapter will be awarded a maximum of $250 toward the purchase of books selected by the chapter and department. Currently there are approximately 40 Phi Alpha Theta members at SFA.
 
Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members Kimberly Archer Kato, assistant professor of kinesiology and health science, and Michael S. Bobo, professor of kinesiology and health science, will receive awards at the 87th Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention Friday, Dec. 3, in Galveston. Kato will receive the 2010 University Health Educator of the Year Award and Bobo will receive the 2010 Honor Award. More
 
SFA students donated a total of $1312.50 to the United Way through their annual Chain Sale at Homecoming. The Chain Sale gives students the opportunity to purchase strips of paper and decorate them with SFA spirit. Students then link strips and decorate the stadium for Homecoming game!
 

News & Announcements

Showcase Saturday volunteers needed!
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Saturday, Nov. 13
For more information, please ontact Monique Cossich at cossichm@sfasu.edu.

   
 

TEC Book Circle
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursdays
Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Teaching Excellence Center (TEC) Conference Room, second floor Steen Library, to discuss chapters in McKeachie's Teaching Tips (12th ed.). Its short chapters address topics such as class preparation, testing, cultural diversity, critical thinking and engaging students. Prior reading is recommended, but you can still benefit from our discussion without it. We'll discuss chapters 8 through 9 today. Future circles are scheduled for Nov. 18, and Dec. 2. Teaching circle leaders are William Forbes, geography, and Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, public administration. We hope to see you there!

   
  Novelist, short story writer and essay writer Claire Davis will present the inaugural Karle Wilson Baker and Charlotte Baker Montgomery Lecture series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Early Child Research Center, Room 212. Her lecture topic is "Landscape and the Writer," concerning the aesthetic and ethical links authors make to their locales. The event is co-sponsored by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press and the English Department. A book signing for Davis will be held at the culmination of the lecture, and copies of Karle Wilson Baker's "Dreamers on Horseback," newly republished by SFA Press, will also be available.
   
 

East Texas Archeological Society to present talk
7 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 4
Ferguson Building, Room G78

Texas Archeological Stewardship Network, Texas Historical Commission to present a talk titled "Finding Tejas: The Discovery of the 1716 Mission Concepción and an 1836 Republic of Texas Homestead in Western Nacogdoches County." Presented by East Texas Archeological Society members Tom Middlebrook and Morris K. Jackson.

   
Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 5
Baker Pattillo Student Center | Cost: $30 before Oct. 25

A conference to bring together health, education, social scientists, social service professionals, pastors, public officials and researchers in the Nacogdoches area to explore the relationship among issues of faith, the victim’s concept of God and one’s ability to deal with the long-term effects of trauma. Learn more!

   
  Nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer celebration
Lectures by Dr. Ben Shoulders
Noon | Friday, Nov. 5 | Math Building, Room 126
3:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 5 | Chemistry Building, Room 106

The Department of Chemistry will be celebrating the acquisition of its new JEOL 400 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer by hosting two lectures by Dr. Ben Shoulders, Director of the University of Texas NMR Laboratory. The noon lecture will be a technical presentation on “Using NMR Relaxation Time as an Alternative to X-Ray Crystallography." The second lecture will be for a more general audience. Its topic is “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): How does it work and what can you see?” Light refreshments will be served prior to the general presentation at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Dr. Anthony Duben at (936) 468-1568 or dubenaj@sfasu.edu.
   
Office of International Programs to host a lecture by
Best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza

7 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 10
Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center

The topic of D'Souza's speech is "Islam and Christianity Amidst International Turmoil: Is Religion to Blame?" D'Souza recently was named president of King's College in New York City and continues to write best-selling books, tour the lecture circuit and participate in debates. More

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

SFA Percussion Ensemble annual fall concert
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 4 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA Percussion Ensemble will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The varied program includes a large ensemble work depicting different episodes in a day at war, a contemporary marimba quartet and a theatrical piece performed on old drum heads. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
SFA School of Art’s Art Day
All Day | Friday, Nov. 5 | SFA Campus

High school senior art students from across the state of Texas and their teachers will attend the SFA School of Art’s Art Day. The students will experience a day of college art classes taught by SFA art faculty, and teachers will learn more about SFA’s art degrees.
 
Ike: A Documentary screening
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 5 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

As part of its monthly independent film series, the SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free one-night screening of Ike: A Documentary at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Created by the Hurricane Story Tellers of Galveston’s Ball High School, the film chronicles the inspirational efforts of Galveston’s citizens to rebuild their community in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. A panel discussion with some of the filmmakers follows the screening. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Moores School Percussion Ensemble free concert
2:30 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 7 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Moores School Percussion Ensemble in a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Winner of the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Percussion Ensemble Competition, the University of Houston group will perform a preview of its upcoming convention showcase concert.
 
SFA Madrigal Singers fall concert
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 9 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA Madrigal Singers will present a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Under the direction of Dr. Tim King, the highly select 16-voice ensemble will sing songs from musical periods ranging from the Renaissance to present day. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay reception
6 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 12 | Griffith Gallery

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art will close Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay with an artists reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12 in Griffith Gallery. The three artists whose work is included in the show--Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, Ken Baskin of McNeese State University, and Janet Kaestner of the University of Texas at Austin—will be present at the reception. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 

Ongoing Exhibition
Recent works of art in a variety of media are on display in the SFA Faculty Exhibition in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The always-popular annual exhibition, which includes works by the SFA studio art faculty, enables East Texans to see the vast pool of talent within the school. The show has been extended through Saturday, Nov. 13.  Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

   
Ongoing Exhibition
Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay
is being exhibited in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus through Friday, Nov. 12. The exhibition brings together new works by some of the best clay sculptors in Texas and Louisiana: Ken Baskin of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, and Janet Kastner of the University of Texas at Austin. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Message from Siberia
, which includes 25 works on paper by four nationally and internationally known Siberian artists, is currently being exhibited in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The show, which is one half of an art exchange between the SFA School of Art and the current director of the Moscow Bienale, will run through Tuesday, Nov. 23. Admission is free. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468 1131.
   
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