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MONDAY
Lumberjack Golf
Lone Star Invitational
All Day
San Antonio, Texas

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
7 & 10 p.m.
Global Vision with
Dr. Murali Venugopalan
Topic – Korea with guest
Gene H. Moon

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

"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival presents "Paris"
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

WEDNESDAY
Mid-semester

American Red Cross
Disaster Training

9 a.m. to noon
BPSC, Regents Suite A

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Sam Houston

7 p.m. HOME

THURSDAY
SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

FRIDAY
Spirit Fridays - Wear Purple!

Ladyjack Tennis
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

Ladyjack Soccer vs.
Sam Houston
7 p.m.
Huntsville, Texas

Ron Raines and
SFA's Orchestra of the Pines:
"Broadway, Movies
and Classics"

7 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

SATURDAY
Ladyjack Tennis
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

Battle of the Piney Woods
Lumberjack Football
vs. Sam Houston

Tailgate begins at 11 a.m.
Game begins at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium
Houston, Texas

Ladyjack Volleyball vs.
Nicholls State

2 p.m.
Thibodaux, La.

SUNDAY
Ladyjack Tennis
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

UPCOMING
TEC Book Circle Dates
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

"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater
Tuesday, Oct. 26
"Persepolis
"
Wednesday, Oct. 27
"Welcome"
Tuesday, Nov. 2
"Barbe bleue/ Bluebeard
"

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


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SFA inducts 2010 Hall of Fame class
SFA Gardens Series to feature director of new plants
SFA Charter School reaches goal with Walk-A-Thon
Office decorating contest for Homecoming

Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, vote for Coach Harper
First-Ever Brown Bag Lunch discussion today
American Red Cross disaster training to be held on campus
Ronald McDonald House: Can Food Drive
Annual Haunted House invitation extended
'Battle of the Piney Woods' game information - Buy tickets online!
Art Day at SFA is Friday, Nov. 5
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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SFA inducts 2010 Hall of Fame class

Six former athletes, and two former administrators were inducted into the Stephen F. Austin Athletics Hall of Fame Friday evening at the Dr. Baker Pattillo Student Center. The 2010 class consisted of Carl Baker (golf), David Gibbs (football), Dr. June Irwin (administrator), Krisna Johnson Young (volleyball), Eric Lokey (football), Ron McCown (track and field), Dr. Lucille Norton (administrator) and Deneen Parker (women's basketball). More

 

SFA Gardens Series to feature director of new plants

The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive. Rick Schoellhorn will present "Plants for the Cutting Edge of Today's Modern Landscape."

Schoellhorn is director of new products for Proven Winners. The goals of Proven Winners are to introduce the best, most unique, high performing plants, to produce them under the highest quality standards, and to market the plants innovatively, according to Greg Grant, SFA Gardens research associate.

"On a retail sales level, Proven Winners sales are greater than a half-billion dollars annually," Grant said. "The plants are available from just about every garden center in North America."

The Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is 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.

 

SFA Charter School reaches goal with Walk-A-Thon

Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School community came together Friday for the school's annual fundraiser event, where they celebrated reaching their goal of raising $15,000. The SFA Charter School conducts one fundraiser every year, and this is the second year the Parent Teacher Association has hosted a Walk-A-Thon. 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

  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
   
 

First-Ever Brown Bag Lunch Discussion
Noon | Monday, Oct. 18
Ferguson Building, Room G75 Faculty Research Lab

Topic is Content Analysis. Presented by Dr. Jerry Williams.
Drinks will be provided, but bring your own lunch.

   
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.
   
  Ronald McDonald House: Can Food Drive
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Student Center Plaza
Wednesday, Oct. 20, and Thursday, Oct. 21

The Student Government Associations of SFA and Sam Houston are taking advantage of a neutral field to help the Ronald McDonald House. Students from both universities will be on their respective campuses collecting easy-to-prepare and instant food items for families living at the house in Houston. Their collections will be presented to the Ronald McDonald House Saturday, Oct. 23, before the Battle of the Piney Woods game at Reliant Stadium.

Donations will also be accepted in the SGA office, which is located in the Student Center. Also, families can use gift cards to major retailers to purchase essential items. For more information call SGA at (936) 468-3500 or e-mail Sarah Feye, SGA vice president, at sarahfeye06@hotmail.com.
   
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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
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!
   
  Art Day at SFA is Friday, Nov. 5, in the School of Art. High school senior art students and their teachers from across Texas will experience a day of college art classes taught by the professors of the School of Art. Please contact the School of Art office for more information.
   

 

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

SFA Wind Ensemble will present The Music of Michael Daugherty
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 19
W.M. Turner Auditorium

One of the nation’s most frequently heard living American composers, Daugherty will be present for the concert which features his music. The program includes “Desi,” guest conducted by John L. Whitwell, who commissioned the piece while he was the SFA director of bands. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff, and $6 for students.
 
Herbert Midgley, SFA lecturer of music, to present
Herbert Midgley: Creative Human Being

6 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 21
Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building, Room 160

During the free hour-long recital, Midgley will perform on the piano and guitar, sing some of his original songs, show some of his avant-garde films and play some of his muisque concrète and electronic music.
 
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.
 
Oasis Quartet Concert
Presented by SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music

7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 23
Cole Concert Hall

The saxophone quartet, which includes SFA Associate Professor Nathan Nabb on soprano sax, will present a program of French masterworks written or arranged for saxophone. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
From the Diaries of Adam and Eve:
Compositions of Stephen Lias

Presented by SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music

2:30 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 24
Cole Concert Hall

This diverse concert of works by SFA Professor Lias will include a whimsical piece for flute ensemble, a vigorous trombone sonata, and a witty and moving dramatic work about Adam and Eve performed by three married couples. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff, and $2 for students.
 
Stone Fort Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble
Presented by the School of Music

7:30 p.m. | Monday, Oct. 25
Cole Concert Hall

The quintet, comprised of Drs. Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Charles Gavin, horn; and new faculty member Susan Nelson, bassoon; will perform music by European composers of the late 19th and early 20th century. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff, and $2 for students.
 
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.
   
Download
the College of Fine Arts
October Calendar
Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407
 

   

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