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Ladyjack Tennis
Apache Invitational
All Day
Tyler, Texas

Grant Writing Seminar

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Steen Library, Wyatt Room
Please RSVP to x6606 or smcdaniel@sfasu.edu

Leadership Expert
Dr. Tim Elmore

3 p.m.
BPSC Tiered Classroom

Ladyjack Soccer
at Nicholls State
4 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
9 p.m. - "Dinner for Schmucks"

SFA Planetarium’s
new star show “Magellan: Report from Venus”

7 p.m.
Mathematics Building

SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces

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

National Boss Day

Lumberjack Battalion Reunion

All Day

Ladyjack Tennis
Apache Invitational
All Day
Tyler, Texas

Lumberjack Football vs.
Central Arkansas

2 p.m. HOME

Ladyjack Volleyball
at Texas State

2 p.m.
San Marcos, Texas

Lumberjack Golf
Lone Star Invitational
All Day
San Antonio, Texas

Ladyjack Bowling
All Day
Arlington, Texas

Ladyjack Soccer at Southeastern Louisiana
1 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Despicable Me"
9 p.m. - "Dinner for Schmucks"

“What Revolution Feels Like:
A Personal Account of Events Leading to the Fall
of the Berlin Wall”
5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19
BPSC Movie Theater

"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 19

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Wednesday, Oct. 27
Tuesday, Nov. 2
"Barbe bleue/ Bluebeard

TEC Book Circle
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursdays
Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18,
and Dec. 2 in the
Teaching Excellence Center (TEC) Conference Room, second floor Steen Library

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

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

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Headlines for Friday, Oct. 15


SFA to stage student-directed 'Old Saybrook'
Office decorating contest for Homecoming

October CyberSecurity Newsletter now posted
Peer review article with at least one student last six months?
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, vote for Coach Harper
Phi Psi Phast this weekend
American Red Cross disaster training to be held on campus
Annual Haunted House invitation extended
'Battle of the Piney Woods' game information - Buy tickets online!
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Download the October Fine Arts calendar

SFA to stage student-directed 'Old Saybrook'

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Woody Allen's "Old Saybrook" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

The action follows two couples having a Sunday get-together in one of their homes. The afternoon is interrupted when the previous owners of the home stop in and learn that things are not at all what they seem, explained Austin senior Kelsey McMillan, the play's director. "This farcical identity crisis will be sure to keep you guessing!"

The play is recommended for mature audiences. More


Office decorating contest for Homecoming

Homecoming 2010 is around the corner, and we are excited to announce our office decorating contest is back and bigger than ever! We hope that you will help us make the theme "Lights, Camera, Axe 'em" come alive across SFA's campus.

Sign up to participate in one of the following three categories:
Small Office: 0-10 employees
Medium Office: 11-20 employees
Department: 21+ employees

Each category winner will be awarded a treat thanks of Aramark and of course, a bragging trophy. The judging criteria will be based on how well the theme is represented with bonus points for creativity and thinking outside the box!

To access an Office Decorating Registration form, please go to the SFA Homecoming website at www.sfasu.edu/studentaffairs/94.asp and click on Office Decorating Registration Form. Mail your completed form to the SFA Involvement Center, SFA Box 13021. For questions regarding office decorating, please contact Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723.

News & Announcements


October CyberSecurity Newsletter is now posted and can be accessed at www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity. This month's newsletter covers rogue/fake anti-virus malware. It answers the following questions:
• How can my system get infected?
• What is the impact from rogue anti-virus software?
• What can I do to protect my system?


If you have co-published a peer-reviewed article with at least one student in the last six months and you’d like to submit it, please contact Director of the School of Honors Michael Tkacik at mtkacik@sfasu.edu.

  Voting is now open for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year! Vote for SFA Coach J. C. Harper every day between now and Saturday, Dec. 4. The winning coach receives $50,000 for charity and $20,000 will be given the SFA Alumni Association. http://www.coachoftheyear.com
  Phi Psi Phast
Begins at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15
Ends at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17
Across from Griffith Hall in Free Speech Area

The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity will be fasting for 48 hours to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. T-shirts will be sold and donations will be taken during the event. All proceeds will be given to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Brothers will be playing games and watching movies while camping out at the demonstration. Come out and see us!
American Red Cross Disaster Training
9 a.m. to noon | Wednesday, Oct. 20
BPSC, Regents Suite A

SFA's School of Social Work will be sponsoring American Red Cross disaster preparedness training on mass care and shelter operations next from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the BPSC, Regents Suite A. Upon completion you will be certified as an ARC volunteer. Seating is limited so arrive early. For more information please, call Wilma Cordova at (936) 468-6613.
Download poster!

Annual Haunted House
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Oct. 20-23 and 27-31
Nacogdoches Mall

Partnering with the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, the Nacogdoches Jaycees welcome you to attend the annual haunted house. The Nacogdoches Jaycees are a non-profit organization that raises money for Nacogdoches causes.  The Jaycees contributions span many organizations in town that are in need. The Jaycees members are local community leaders and business owners who strive to help improve our local Nacogdoches community through service of the Jaycees. For information concerning the Jaycees Haunted House, please call Marty Karns at (936) 371-9819 or e-mail at info@nacogdochesjaycees.org.

Stephen F. Austin State University
vs. Sam Houston State
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!


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

College of Fine Arts and School of Music present a joint concert of
SFA’s jazz bands, the Swingin’ Axes and the Swingin’ Aces

7:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 15
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Tickets for the always-popular concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.
Ron Raines and SFA's Orchestra of the Pines:
"Broadway, Movies and Classics"

7 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 22
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Ron Raines, one of America’s leading Broadway artists and Nacogdoches native, will share the stage with SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines to present “Broadway, Movies and Classics” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert, which is a joint presentation of the SFA School of Music and Friends of Music, serves as a fund-raiser for the SFA Strings Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 each.
eighth blackbird "The Only Moving Thing"
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 26
W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA College of Fine Arts will present the Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird in The Only Moving Thing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the 2010-2011 University Series. The kinetic program crackles with vivid theatricality as the musical sextet drives full-tilt into the agile and muscular world of five of today’s most prominent names in music and dance. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for seniors, faculty/staff, students and youth. Visit www.eighthblackbird.com to learn more about the group and to hear their music.

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.
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.
the College of Fine Arts
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The ostrich cannot fly, but it can outrun a racehorse.

Excerpt from "Who Knew?"