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Tuesday - 16
Last day for updating on-line faculty activity reports for 2009/2010

Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series

5 p.m.
Ferguson Building, Room G78

German Club speaker series: German poet Uwe Kolbe
7 p.m.
Liberal Arts North Building
Room 142

Tunnel of Oppression Tours
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater
located next to Starbucks

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 & 10:30 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 & 10 p.m..
Global Vision with
Dr. Murali Venugopalan
Guest – Dinesh D’Souza Author & President of King’s College


"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Wednesday - 17
GIS Day Seminar
9 a.m. to noon
Forestry Building, Room 117

"All Things Printing" led by Rebecca Galatas
3 p.m.
Teaching Excellence Center
Steen Library, Room 220A

SFA School of Art to open A Forest Insect Alphabet
6 p.m. Opening Reception
Griffith Gallery on SFA campus

Ladyjack Basketball vs. Rice
7 p.m. | Houston, Texas

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Thursday - 18
Early registration for
Spring 2011 begins


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

Alive After Five:
SFA Scene Shop

5:30 to 7 p.m.
2116 North Street
(Old SFA movie theater)

DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
7 p.m.
Lucille Norton HPE Complex
Room 201

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to Feature Fruit Specialist
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110

Bilingual Poetry Reading
by German poet Uwe Kolbe
7 p.m. | Where TBA

SAA Movie Series
7 p.m. "Eat, Pray, Love"
9:30 p.m. "The Expendables"

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Friday - 19
Ladyjack Bowling
at Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Del.

Fall Teacher Job Fair

9:30 a.m. to Noon
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Guest lecture: audio engineer Mark Hornsby

2 to 5 p.m.
Music Recital Hall
Wright Music Building

Fabric of African Culture exhibition opening reception
6 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert

7 p.m.
Lucille Norton HPE Complex
Room 201

SAA Movie Series
7 p.m. "Eat, Pray, Love"
9:30 p.m. "The Expendables"

Lumberjack Basketball
at Texas Tech
7 p.m. AWAY

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Saturday - 20
Ladyjack Bowling
at Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Del.

Fall Farm Day Celebration
9 a.m. to noon
SFA Beef Center

Lumberjack Football vs Northwestern State
2 p.m. HOME

DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert

3 p.m.
Lucille Norton HPE Complex
Room 201

Ladyjack Basketball vs. Tulane
7 p.m. HOME

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying"

7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Sunday - 21

Ladyjack Bowling
at Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Del.

SFA Wind Ensemble presents "Bits and Pieces" Concert

2:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Movie Series

7 p.m. "Eat, Pray, Love"
9:30 p.m. "The Expendables"


Upcoming Events
TEC Book Circle Dates
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 2
Teaching Excellence Center
(TEC) Conference Room,
second floor Steen Library

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


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SFA Beef Center to hold family-friendly Fall Farm Day Celebration
Fall course evaluations to be implemented by Banner
Battle for the Chief this Saturday at 2 p.m.
Clueless about upcoming SFA Athletics events?
Seasonal flu vaccinations available now
OATS raffling the chance to win a new iPad
Geography Awareness Week events
Tunnel of Oppression tours
Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series
Acclaimed German poet to speak at SFA
GIS Day Seminar to be held this week
Supply Showcase this Wednesday
Have printing needs? Need options for affordable printing?
Early registration for Spring 2011 begins this week
General interest meeting for sociology, anthropology maymester in Italy
DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
SFA Gardens lecture series to feature fruit specialist
Fall Teacher Job Fair to be held next Friday
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' opens tonight
Alive After Five: SFA Scene Shop


SFA Beef Center to hold family-friendly
Fall Farm Day Celebration

Join the SFA Beef Center and SFA Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventure Program for a Fall Farm Day Celebration to be held from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center located 5.5 miles north of Nacogdoches on State Highway 259.

Fall Farm Day Celebration is a chance for children and their families to be exposed to the farm animals at the SFA Beef Center and gain awareness of  the many educational opportunities offered through the Agriculture Department at SFA. The event will be family-friendly with fun activities for all ages.

A variety of farm animals will be on display such as calves, goats, sheep, horses, chicks and possibly pigs and rabbits. Other activities will include hayrides, face painting, an observation bee hive, Dutch oven cooking, photo opportunities with a friendly scarecrow and other crafts and games.

To find the SFA Beef Center, travel north on State Highway 259 from Nacogdoches, turn right on County Road 123. Continue past the Equestrian Center to the Beef Center.
The SFA Beef Center, operated by the SFA Agriculture Department, provides hands-on instruction to undergraduate students and a place for graduate student research, as well as services to local producers, FFA members and 4-H members. For information, call (936) 468-1832 or e-mail sfagardens@sfasu.edu.

 

Fall course evaluations to be implemented by Banner

As part of the Banner implementation, new software will be used for the fall semester course evaluations. This software integrates with the Banner system and will be available using Self-Service Banner in mySFA. Course evaluations for most departments will be available from Monday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 12.

Students will receive an e-mail Monday, Nov. 22, for each course they need to complete an evaluation. The e-mail will contain instructions and an encrypted link that will take them directly to the evaluation. Alternatively, students may log in to mySFA, click on the myServices tab, click the link for Self-Service Banner (SSB) and take the evaluation there. Reminder e-mails will be sent every few days to those students who have yet to complete all of their evaluations.


News & Announcements

   
Clueless about upcoming SFA Athletics events?
Sign-up for the new Lumberjack Athletic e-Newsletter, which will be sent to your inbox every Tuesday morning! Sign up and you'll stay connected to what's happening with sports at Stephen F. Austin State University. Each issue will contain an overview of special events and a calendar of events for the week. Follow this link now!
   

Seasonal Flu Vaccinations Available NOW!
University Health Clinic
Cost: $20 (cash or check)
Available for students, faculty and staff.
No appointment necessary. While supplies last.
Monday through Friday
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, please visit our website at www.sfasu.edu/healthservices. We are located on the southeast corner of Raguet and East College Streets.

   
The Organization of Athletic Training Students (OATS) is raffling the chance to win a new iPad. Each raffle ticket is $5 or $20 for five tickets. Look for us at home athletic events or find an OATS member. Drawing takes place Monday, Dec. 13. Winner will be notified.
   
Geography Awareness Week Events
Through Friday, Nov. 19

Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity to engage in educational experiences that draw attention to Geo-Literacy and the importance of geographic understanding in ensuring our nation's economic competitiveness, national security, environmental sustainability and livability of our communities in the 21st century. View the schedule of presentations and activities!
   

Tunnel of Oppression Tours
7 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 16
BPSC Movie Theater located next to Starbucks

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, genocide and suicide to name a few. Admission is FREE to ALL! Although reservations are not required, we do urge everyone to arrive early. Each tour will be approximately an hour long. Tours will continue until 9 p.m. so please come early. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073 or by e-mail at multiculturalcenter@sfasu.edu.

   


Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series
5 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 16
Ferguson Building, Room G78

Dr. William Forbes, geography, will discuss the International Year of Biodiversity - Conservation and Development in Southeastern Peru. The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. Current global extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times the natural rate, mostly due to habitat alteration by humans. Southeastern Peru, lying within the Amazon River Basin, likely has the highest level of biological diversity on earth. The area is also under rapid development through gold mining, oil and gas leasing, and construction of a Trans-Amazon highway from Brazil to Peru's West Coast. Forbes will show slides of the region and discuss historical and current issues. He will also present results of social surveys on local resident's attitudes towards nature conservation and economic development conducted in August 2009.
   
German Club speaker series: German poet Uwe Kolbe
7 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 16
Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

German poet Uwe Kolbe will present the final lecture in the Stephen F. Austin State University German Club speaker series, "Reflections on (Re)Unification, " commemorating 20 years of German political unity. Kolbe will present "The Insight of Dissenters: Remarks on Freedom and Real Socialism in Germany." He will discuss his first-hand experience as a dissident artist living in East Berlin, the capitol city of the former German Democratic Republic. More
   

GIS Day Seminar
9 a.m. to noon | Wednesday, Nov. 17
Forestry Building, Room 117

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is sponsoring a seminar for the GIS Day of 2010. There will be two presentations with demostrations listed. Anyone who might be interested in the discussed topics is welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. I-Kuai Hung at (936) 468-2464 or hungi@sfasu.edu.
9 to 10 a.m.
"A GIS Update on the National Forests
& Grasslands in Texas"

Presented by Dr. Kathleen Ward, GIS Program Manager of National Forests and Grasslands in Texas
10:15 a.m. to noon
"3D High Definition Laser Surveying"

Presented by Laura Crook, Advanced Technologies Director of Stanger Surveying Tyler, LLC

   

Supply Showcase
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 17
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Multimedia Room

All faculty and staff and welcome to come and meet Visual Techniques, Horizon Industries, QMF Steel and Aerosoft Information Services. Learn about new AV equipment, barcode scanners, RFID, security products, metal products, housekeeping supplies and promotional items. These suppliers are representative of the type of vendors that support and help SFA operate. Department door prizes include iPod Shuffle, Hitachi CP-RX82 (projector), SFA Metal Logo and other items. Stop by, visit and enter to win; need not be present to win. If you have any questions, please contact Manny Guerrero, vendor relations manager, at (936) 468-4529. Sponsored by SFA Procurement & Property Services Department

   

"All Things Printing" led by Rebecca Galatas
3 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 17
Teaching Excellence Center | Steen Library, Room 220A
Free SFA notepad, pencil and pen for those who join us!

University employees have been challenged by decreasing budgets and increasing demands. To better serve the SFA community, Printing Services would like to offer formatting and printing tips on creating course-related material and SFA event literature. These tips are designed to educate faculty or staff on the wide variety of cost effective options that are out there for course packs, programs, posters, flyers and brochures. Come and join us to discuss all your printing options.

   

Early registration for Spring 2011
Begins at 7 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18.

Contact the registration hotline at (936) 468-1370 for assistance with registration issues. Please view the schedule below.
GRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE | 7 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
SENIOR AND ABOVE | 11 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
JUNIOR AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Friday, Nov. 19
SOPHOMORE AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Monday, Nov. 22
FRESHMAN AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 23

   
Sociology and Anthropology Maymester in Italy
3:30 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18 | LAN 142

If you are interested in taking SOC 139: Race and Ethnic Relations, SOC 477: Urban Sociology, or ANT 231: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology as a Maymester course in Rome, Italy, come to the general interest meeting on at 3:30 p.m. Thursday Nov. 18, in Liberal Arts North, Room 142. We will discuss the courses, the trip and the cost.
   
DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
7 p.m. Nov. 18-19 | 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20
Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Room 201

The SFA Dance Program will present Danceworks, a studio concert featuring student, faculty, and guest artist choreography.  Student works include senior choreographic projects by Kathleen Higgins, Joella Phillip, Bre Westerfield and Marka Wood. Guest artist and faculty choreography will be presented by Dr. Cindy Gratz, professor of dance at Sam Houston State U iversity, Elizabeth Rhodes, SFA professor of dance, and Heather Samuelson, SFA adjunct faculty. Gratz’s “AfterImages” has received national recognition through the American College Dance Festival Association. Rhodes’ work, “Diablos de Espejo,” is a result of field work conducted in the Republic of Panama. It is performed to an original soundscape created by School of Music faculty member Kevin Kelleher who mixed original field work tapes with ambient sounds. Ticket prices are $3 for students, SFA faculty/staff and senior citizens, and $5 for general admission.  For more information, e-mail dance@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1543.
   

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature fruit specialist
7 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18 | Agriculture Bldg., Room 110

The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive. Dr. Jay Spiers will present "Fruits Common and Not so Common for the Southern Landscape." Spiers is an assistant professor in Fruit Crops at Auburn University in Alabama where he conducts research on nutrition, physiology, and production of fruit crops and teaches courses in fruit and nut production. His primary crops of interest are satsuma mandarins, kiwifruit, and blueberries, according to Greg Grant, SFA Gardens research associate. The Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is generally held the third Thursday of each month at the SFA Mast Arboretum. Refreshments are served by the SFA Gardens volunteers before the lecture with a rare plant raffle being held afterward. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Grant at (936) 468-1863 or grantdamon@sfasu.edu.

   

Fall Teacher Job Fair
9:30 a.m. to Noon | Friday, Nov. 19 | BPSC Grand Ballroom

All faculty and staff are invited to attend the Fall Teacher Job Fair. Currently, 60 Texas school districts are registered for this event in search of SFA students and graduates to fill teacher vacancies. We hope you will keep this event in mind and encourage students that would benefit from this experience to attend. Please remind your students professional dress is required! Contact Career Services at careerservices@sfasu.edu or (936) 468.3305 for any questions. View participating ISDs.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Spotlight!

"How to Succeed in Business
Without Really Trying
"
7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 20
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Power, sex, ambition, greed . . . it’s just another day at the office in the delightfully irreverent musical comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, that the SFA Schools of Theatre and Music will present at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 through 20 in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The winner of seven Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962, the musical follows the rise of a lowly window washer up the corporate ladder. Come join the fun! Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff and $6 for students.

Spotlight!

Alive After Five: SFA Scene Shop
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
2116 North Street (Old SFA movie theater)

The College of Fine Arts invites the entire SFA community to the newly renovated SFA Scene Shop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event is the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Alive After Five, but all are welcome to come see the transformation that has taken place in the building at 2116 North St. that used to house the SFA movie theater.

Come snack on popcorn, cokes and hot dogs—just like the old times—and relive your movie-going memories (if you were around when that theater was going strong!) Or just come see one of the best university scene shops in the state! There will be door prizes and opportunities to mix and mingle with both the SFA and Nacogdoches business communities. Come as you are and stay for as little or as long as you’d like.

Parking is available after 5 p.m. at the BancorpSouth lots accessible via Blount St. and in SFA’s lot at the corner of North and Wettermark streets. Do not park in other businesses’ lots, as they may tow.

 
SFA School of Art to open A Forest Insect Alphabet
6 p.m. Opening Reception | Wednesday, Nov. 17
Griffith Gallery on SFA campus

The exhibition features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press. Charles Jones, retired SFA professor of art, created the woodcuts of various forest insects, and Dr. David Kulhavy, SFA professor of forestry, wrote the text for each. Local musician Miki Lynn put the text to music and recorded a CD that is included with each book. Fryar and Jones will perform the music during the exhibition's opening. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 4. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Guest lecture: audio engineer Mark Hornsby
2 to 5 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 19
Music Recital Hall | Wright Music Building

The SFA School of Music will present audio engineer Mark Hornsby in a guest lecture, "Current Trends in Audio," from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building. The Nashville-based engineer/producer/musician/writer will speak about career opportunities and strategies for finding a job in audio-related fields. He will also discuss his recent work as an audio engineer at the famous Abbey Road Studios. The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allowed for questions from the audience.
 
Fabric of African Culture exhibition opening reception
6 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 19 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

This powerful exhibition celebrates the expressive quality of the work and artistic expression inherent in the cultures of Africa. Displayed with an eye for the variety of materials and the regional influences, the items represent over 500 years of history and tribes from across the continent. The Nov. 19 opening reception will include a lecture by an authority on African art. Fabric of African Culture, which is part of the College of Fine Arts’ University Series, replaces the originally scheduled Storm Chasers and will run through Saturday, Jan. 15. It is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts. 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.
 

SFA Wind Ensemble presents "Bits and Pieces" Concert
2:30 p.m. | Sunday, Nov. 21 | Cole Concert Hall

The program features the 55-member band performing in groups of varying sizes and combinations, from a piece for only nine instruments to one for the full band. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
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 C ole 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.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art introduces Hive--an exhibition of hexagonal shaped paintings made with beeswax, resin and pigment infused with heat at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The exhibition is open for viewing in the Upstairs Hallway of The Art Center and will run through Friday, Dec. 10.
   
Download
the College of Fine Arts
November Calendar
Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

Geography Awareness Week Facts

The deepest spot in the ocean is called the Mariana Trench and is approximately 35,797 ft (10,911 m) deep in the Pacific Ocean. That's deeper than the height of the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest, which is 29,035 ft (8,850 m) high.