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MONDAY
Ladyjack Golf
ORU Shootout
All Day
Tulsa, Okla.

Lumberjack Golf
Wolfpack Classic
All Day
Tahoe, Nevada

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)

6 p.m.
Texas Parks & Wildlife
6:30 & 10:30 p.m.
NacEdition – Local news
6:45 & 10:45 p.m.
Purple Pride
Alzheimer's Association
7:30 p.m.
Memorial Hospital Cooking

TUESDAY
Ladyjack Golf
ORU Shootout
All Day
Tulsa, Okla.

Lumberjack Golf
Wolfpack Classic
All Day
Tahoe, Nevada

SFA Design Center

Integra Showcase
1 to 3 p.m.
Human Sciences South
Room 104

Study abroad to Germany and Belgium interest meeting
4 p.m.
Liberal Arts North, Room 102

WEDNESDAY
Global Gateway: Mexican Culture Presentation
Noon
BPSC, Tiered Meeting Room

Fall Career Fair
1 until 4 p.m.
Grand Ballroom
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Ladyjack Volleyball at
Sam Houston State
7 p.m.
Huntsville, Texas

THURSDAY
Ladyjack Softball vs.
Angelina College
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches, Texas

National Depression
Screening Day

2 to 6 p.m.
Human Services Telecommunications
Building Lobby

SFA Men's Faculty and
Staff Club fall picnic

3 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall
RSVP mludorf@sfasu.edu

"Making the Transition from College to Career for Liberal Arts Majors" Lecture

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts North, Room 142

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "The Last Airbender"
9:15 p.m. - "Twilight: Eclipse"

FRIDAY
Cross Country
Florida State Invitational
TBA
Tallahassee, Florida

Grant Writing Seminar

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Steen Library, Wyatt Room

Ladyjack Soccer vs. Lamar
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Complex

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "The Last Airbender"
9:15 p.m. - "Twilight: Eclipse"

SATURDAY
SFA University Women’s Club presents
Southern Impressions

9:30 a.m.
Shelly’s Bakery
112 N. Church Street

Ladyjack Softball
NTCC JC DH

1 p.m.
Nacogdoches, Texas

Ladyjack Volleyball vs Southeastern Louisiana
2 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Lumberjack Football at
McNeese State

7 p.m.
Lake Charles, La.

SUNDAY
Ladyjack Soccer vs.
McNeese State
1 p.m.
SFA Soccer Complex

Ladyjack Softball
Paris JC DH

1 p.m.
Nacogdoches, Texas

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "The Last Airbender"
9:15 p.m. - "Twilight: Eclipse"

UPCOMING
Lumberjack Battalion Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 16
All Day

SFA vs. Sam Houston State
Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston


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Headlines for Monday, Oct. 4



NEW!





SAA needs sponsors for annual Burn Shirt event
Career Week begins today
Dr. Judith L. Lauter to present in Houston
Get your flu vaccine this week
Join SFA Design Center meet with Integra furniture
Study abroad to Germany and Belgium interest meeting
National Depression Screening Day Oct. 7
Grant writing seminars offered during October
'Battle of the Piney Woods' football game information - Buy tickets online!
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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SAA needs sponsors for annual Burn Shirt event

Student Activities Association is preparing for the 7th Annual Homecoming Burn Shirt Give-Away. This project promotes SFA school spirit by collecting other university T-shirts from students, faculty and staff and replacing them with a free SFA T-shirt. Half of the shirts collected are placed inside the homecoming bonfire and the remaining shirts are donated to various shelters. SAA is offering sponsorship opportunities to help purchase shirts.

Purple Sponsor: $500+
Logo on Burn Shirt and all paper advertisements, plus 10 shirts for your office.

White Sponsor: $300
Logo on Burn Shirt and all paper advertisement

Silver Sponsor: $250+
Logo on Burn Shirt

Red Sponsor: $100+
Name on Burn Shirt

All donations are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4. You may pay with a check or complete an Interdepartmental Transfer (IDT). Please make checks payable to Student Activities Association - Burn Shirts. To obtain a sponsorship form, please contact Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723 or e-mail aphorne@sfasu.edu.

 

Career Week begins Monday, Oct. 4

All faculty and staff are welcome to join Career Services for Career Week October 4-8! We hope you will encourage your students to attend all career-related events, especially the 2010 Fall Career Fair as it is a great opportunity for those students seeking internships or full-time employment! See below for a list of Career Week events or click here for even more information!

Monday, Oct. 4

Walk-in Resume Assistance
On-the-spot resume critiquing by Career Services staff

Rusk Building
Third Floor Lobby
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Workshop: How to Successfully Navigate a Career Fair
Presented by Dustin Laroux of Enterprise-Rent-A-Car

BPSC 2.202
3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

FALL CAREER FAIR

BPSC Grand Ballroom
1 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 8

T.G.I.F. (Thank Goodness I Followed-up)
Assistance in writing thank you notes to employers and free thank you cards while supplies last.

Rusk Building
Third Floor Lobby
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 
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Accomplishments

Dr. Judith L. Lauter, human services, will present "The Zebra Brain: Developing a new brain-based vocabulary on individual differences to enhance communication among professionals" at the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education in Houston.

This presentation introduces a new neurobiological theory of individual differences with crucial implications for education. The theory describes how sex hormones working as a "third factor" interact with genes and environment to impact many aspects of body and brain development. The result is three major "brain types" polytropic, middle and focal, each with its own distinctive "feature set" including academic and athletic abilities, personality and social skills and general physical and mental health. The biological basis of the theory is briefly explained, then guidelines are reviewed that make it possible to "brain-type" individuals, based on a few simple observations.
 
Conference presentation? Book published? Attended a conference? Received an award? We want to know about your accomplishments, so fill out SFA Today's online form!
 
 

News & Announcements

Please join us at the SFA Design Center
1 to 3 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 5
Human Sciences South, Room 104

Integra will be showcasing many of their products for you to test drive! Ressa Duffin from Integra products will speak about her line of furniture. Integra furniture consists of high quality lounge furniture. Refreshments will be served! To learn more about the SFA Design Center, please visit their website.
   

Study abroad to Germany and Belgium interest meeting
4 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 5
Liberal Arts North, Room 102

Travel to Germany and Belgium to explore contemporary German culture and politics. In Berlin, we'll visit museums to explore Germany's interpretation of its own recent history and reunification, see Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp for perspectives on the Holocaust, examine multiculturalism and diversity in modern Germany via encounters with Turkish immigrants to Germany, explore remnants of the Berlin Wall, and visit key political parties. In Franfurt, we'll explore contemporary German architecture, European Central Bank and other sites of interest. Germany's role in the European Union will be the focus of visits to Brussels, Belgium. We will also examine Germany's role in NATO. Faculty sponsors of the trip are Dr. Louise Stoehr, modern languages, and Dr. Steven Galatas, government.

   

National Depression Screening Day (NDSD)
2 to 6 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 7
Human Services Telecommunications Building lobby

The Department of Human Services-Rehabilitation & Counseling Programs will offer free anonymous depression screenings in recognition of National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). Screenings will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the lobby of the Human Services Telecommunications Building. Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a written self-assessment and talk one-on-one with a mental health counselor in training. Those who appear to need further evaluation will be given referrals to local treatment services. For more information, please call the SFA Counseling Clinic at (936) 468-1041.

   
 

Grant Writing Seminars
2 to 3:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 15
Steen Library, Wyatt Room

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be offering Grant Writing Seminars. Oct. 8 Seminar: Overview - SFA proposal submission procedures and searching for funding, proposal components and tips. Oct. 15 Seminar: Budgets - Overview of the elements of a proposal budget. Please RSVP to x6606 or smcdaniel@sfasu.edu.

   
Stephen F. Austin State University
vs. Sam Houston State
University
j2 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 23
Reliant Stadium in Houston
Purchase tickets online!


Tickets for the game remain on sale through the SFA Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling (936) 468-JACK or toll free (800) 775-3358. Read more about this event!
   
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

SFA School of Theatre to present
John Cariani’s Almost, Maine

7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 5 – Saturday, Oct.9
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine, this 2004 comedy has broken box office records and made “Ten Best” lists all across the country. It explores the mysteries of the human heart through a series of vignettes in which the town’s residents fall in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways, explained SFA professor Allen Oster, the play’s director. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and SFA faculty/staff.

 

Guest artist recital with Ellen Johnson
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 5
Cole Concert Hall


Ellen Johnson is an adjunct professor of flute at Concordia University in Austin. The recital is a part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Johnson will perform on a Baroque flute, called a traverso, as well as the modern flute. Joining her on stage will be SFA Assistant Professor of flute Christina Guenther and SFA accompanist Geneva Fung on piano and harpsichord. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 

SFA School of Music to present cellist Evgeni Raychev and
pianist Ron Petti in “Celliloquy” in a faculty recital

7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 7
Cole Concert Hall


The recital will feature works by Robert Schumann, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, as well as pieces from the standard cello repertoire. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 

SFA School of Art to open
Message From Siberia with Reception

6 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 8
The Cole Art Center, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches


The exhibition includes 25 works on paper by four nationally and internationally known Siberian artists. 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 to the opening and gallery 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.

 

“A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel”
6 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 9
Grand Ballroom, BPSC


Celebrities, barbecue, a variety show and silent auction are all part of the scholarship fund-raiser, “A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel,” presented by the SFA Music Preparatory Division at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the SFA Grand Ballroom. Patterned after Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” the event will be emceed by former daytime television star Brad Maule, and the hilarious script that spoofs East Texas will feature music by Hollywood composer and lyricist John Dickson. Cost is $50. For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 6.

 

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 runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.  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.
   
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