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This Week's Calendar

Monday - 22
Applications for faculty development leaves (full year 2011/2012, fall 2011 or spring 2012) due to Provost


Tuesday - 23
Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Louisiana-Monroe
7 p.m.
Monroe, La.


Wednesday - 24
Faculty, Student Holiday


Thursday - 25
Thanksgiving Holiday


Friday - 26
Thanksgiving Holiday

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Loyola Marymount
3 p.m.
Los Angeles, Calif.


Saturday - 27
Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Denver/Georgia
TBA.
Los Angeles, Calif.

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Oklahoma Arts and Science

6 p.m. HOME


Sunday - 28

SFA Housing Facilities
Reopen at noon



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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Back-to-Back Southland Conference champs
SFA College of Fine Arts offers holiday entertainment

SFA faculty to present recital of Bach's sonatas for flute, harpsichord
Steen Library hours during Thanksgiving week, break
Early registration continues for sophomores, freshmen
'Christmas Around the World' concert features SFA alumnus
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
'Simply Sinatra Christmas' coming to SFA campus



 

SFA College of Fine Arts offers holiday entertainment

"Simply Sinatra Christmas" starring vocalist Steve Lippia and G.F. Handel's "Messiah" top the list of holiday events offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts in the month of December.

Other events include The Original Cast's "A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas," a holiday-inspired percussion concert, the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' "Hooked on Art" fund-raiser and three performances of the classic Christmas opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors."

SFA School of Theatre's Original Cast kicks off the holiday events with "A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas" as part of the Nine Flags Festival. The original musical revue of holiday and folk songs from the various cultures that settled East Texas will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3; 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5; in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. More

 

SFA faculty to present recital of Bach's sonatas
for flute and harpsichord

Flutist Christina Guenther and harpsichordist Geneva Fung, both members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty, will present "The Authentic Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

"The beautiful colors of the wooden flute (a modern flute made of ebony) and harpsichord will give listeners a more authentic feel as they travel back in time to hear the four works by the great Baroque master, J.S. Bach," said Guenther, assistant professor of flute. More


News & Announcements

   
  Steen Library hours during Thanksgiving break
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Wednesday, Nov. 24
Closed | Thursday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 27
   

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

   
"Christmas Around the World" Concert
7:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Dec. 15
First United Methodist Church in the Sanctuary
201 East Hospital Street, Nacogdoches

"Christmas Around the World" concert features acclaimed tenor and SFA distinguished alumnus, Paul Hartfield, singing Christmas songs from America, England, Germany and France. Hartfield is a graduate of SFA and has earned a worldwide reputation as one of America's most notable tenors. A reception will follow in the church parlor. Sponsored by the Chancel Choir, First United Methodist Church. This is a free recital and the public is invited.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Upcoming Event!

"Simply Sinatra Christmas"
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 17 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

Celebrate the holidays with that great Sinatra sound as the SFA College of Fine Arts presents Steve Lippia and his 16-piece band performing Simply Sinatra Christmas at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. This family-friendly holiday concert includes favorites such as "I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," and "Let it Snow," as well as Sinatra standards such as "Come Fly with Me" and "New York, New York," all sung in Ol' Blue Eyes' signature style. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for faculty/staff, seniors, students and youth.

 
The Authentic Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord
by Johann Sebastian Bach

7:30 p.m. | Monday, Nov. 22 | Cole Concert Hall

Dr. Christina Guenther, SFA assistant professor of flute, and staff accompanist Geneva Fung will present The Authentic Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Cole Concert Hall. The faculty recital is a part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Guenther said the beautiful colors of the wooden flute and harpsichord will give listeners an authentic feel as they travel back in time to hear these works by the great Baroque master, J.S. Bach. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.
 
Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 26
Griffith Gallery (Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 208) and The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House (329 E. Main St.) will be closed. The Cole Art Center will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 27. The Cole Art Center’s regular hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Griffith Gallery’s hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Call (936) 468-1131 for more information.
 
Thursday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 26
The Fine Arts Box Office will be closed.
 
Travelogues
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 30 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform a variety of works inspired by specific locales during their joint concert, Travelogues, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Included on the program are Robert Sheldon’s Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan, Martin Ellerby’s Paris Sketches, and Michael Daugherty’s Niagara Falls. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Hooked on Art scholarship fund-raiser display
Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 10 | The Cole Art Center

Glass ornaments hand decorated by area artists for the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' Hooked on Art scholarship fund-raiser will be on display at The Cole Art Center from Wednesday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 10. Some of the ornaments will be part of a silent auction, and others will be sold through a raffle. Winners of all of the ornaments will be announced at the event's closing reception from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10.
 

Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES Opening Reception
6 p.m. | Thursday, Dec. 2 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The SFA School of Art will open Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Seder will be present at the opening of the exhibition that features his “Movies for the Wall,” optical glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life, change, and move as the viewer passes by. The show runs through Saturday, March 26. Admission is free.

 

A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas musical song collection
7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 | 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4
2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

The SFA School of Theatre’s musical comedy cabaret troupe, the Original Cast, will present A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas, a musical collection of songs from the various cultures that settled Texas, as part of Nacogdoches’ Nine Flags Festival. The four performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3; 2 and 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4; and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5.  All performances are in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Tickets, which are $8 for adults and $5 for students, are available at the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, 200 E. Main St. For more information, please call (936) 564-7351.

 
SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces joint concert
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Dec. 3 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a joint concert of SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The program features guest artists from Lufkin’s Lords of Denman band performing on tunes by the rock band Chicago and several of Michale Bublé’s hits. The jazz bands will also present works by Maynard Ferguson and Thad Jones.  Tickets for the always-popular concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
A Forest Insect Alphabet
, which features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press, is currently on exhibit in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. 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. 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.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Fabric of African Culture
,
a powerful exhibition that celebrates the expressive quality of the work and artistic expression inherent in the cultures of Africa, is open in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. 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. 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.
 
Ongoing Exhibition
Hive
, an exhibition of hexagonal shaped paintings made with beeswax, resin and pigment infused with heat, is open in the Upstairs Hallway of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches and will run through Friday, Dec. 10.
 
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