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

Herbert Midgley:
Creative Human Being

6 p.m.
Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building, Room 160

Les Reeves Garden
Lecture Series present
Rick Schoellhorn's "Plants for the Cutting Edge of Today's Modern Landscape"
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110 located on Wilson Drive

SAA Movie Series Presents

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

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 p.m.   
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Global Vision with
Oresta Felts Coordinator of International Programs
Topic – Uganda & Sweden with guest Lilian Moreen Asaba

10:30 p.m
Texas County Line with
Brad Maule

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.

Oasis Quartet Concert
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SUNDAY
Ladyjack Tennis
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

From the Diaries of
Adam and Eve:
Compositions of Stephen Lias

2:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

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
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 hosts first Lumberjack Battalion Reunion
Broadway star to sing in benefit concert at SFA
Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird coming to SFA
Steen Library taking part in 'Texas Library Snapshot Day'
CyberSecurity Tip: e-mail misconceptions
Free SFA Way posters available
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, vote for Coach Harper
Zeta Tau Alpha's 'Pink Out Your Office' 2010 winners
School of Fine Art printmaking area blog is now up
Ronald McDonald House: Can Food Drive
TEC Book Circle meets today
Annual Haunted House invitation extended
Business seminar and fair today
'Battle of the Piney Woods' game information - Buy tickets online!
Have a TERRORific time at RHA's Fall Fest
Art Day at SFA is Friday, Nov. 5
Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference Nov. 5
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Download the October Fine Arts calendar


SFA hosts first Lumberjack Battalion Reunion

More than 80 guests attended Stephen F. Austin State University’s first Lumberjack Battalion Reunion Saturday, celebrating the history of the university’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program and the more than 500 officers commissioned during its 42-year history.

The reunion included a breakfast reception at the Military Science Building followed by a buffet lunch and awards presentation in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Later, attendees were honored during the Lumberjack football game against the University of Central Arkansas. More

IN THE PHOTO: Lt. Col. Todd Reichert, SFA military science professor, left, presents an American flag that was recently flown over Kabul, Afghanistan, to SFA President Baker Pattillo. The flag was sent to SFA by Maj. Laural Levine, a 1995 graduate, currently stationed at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan.

 

Broadway star to sing in benefit concert at SFA

Ron Raines, one of America's leading Broadway artists and Nacogdoches native, will be the featured vocalist in "Broadway, Movies & Classics," a benefit concert with the Stephen F. Austin State University's Orchestra of the Pines at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. All proceeds benefit the Strings Scholarship Fund at SFA.

The veteran performer will sing Broadway favorites such as "Some Enchanted Evening" from "South Pacific," "Luck Be a Lady Tonight" from "Guys and Dolls," "Rain in Spain" from "My Fair Lady," and "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha."

Additionally, the orchestra will play songs such as "Raiders March" from the Indiana Jones films and "Tara's Theme" from "Gone with the Wind." More

 

Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird coming to SFA

"Everyone who's seen them regards them as amazing" is what SFA Professor of Composition Stephen Lias said about eighth blackbird, the instrumental sextet who will be performing its highly kinetic program, "The Only Moving Thing," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert is a part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2010-2011 University Series.

Lias and others who are familiar with the Grammy Award-winning ensemble are astounded and excited that SFA was fortunate enough to book the group that the professor said has "literally exploded onto the contemporary music scene in the last year and a half." More

 

Steen Library taking part in 'Texas Library Snapshot Day'

The Ralph W. Steen Library is joining libraries across the state in participating in “Texas Library Snapshot Day” Thursday, Oct. 21, to show how important academic, public, school and special libraries are to the state of Texas.

Faculty, staff and students are asked to drop by Steen Library this Thursday to share their thoughts about the library and participate in some of the day’s activities.

Steen Library will showcase library users’ comments, photographs, show levels of activity in the building, and other data chronicling a typical library day. The results collected will be added to those of other libraries across Texas to show how libraries provide invaluable services to Texans. More


News & Announcements

E-mail is insecure by default because it is more like a postcard, not a sealed envelope
A number of people are under the misconception that when they draft and send e-mail, two things occur. Their message gets sealed in an envelope (that's why you have to open e-mail right?) and that it goes directly to the person it was sent to via internet magic. The truth is your e-mail is sent in plain text (i.e. readable by anyone who picks it up along the way) and is passed around the Internet with multiple stops until it reaches its destination. People with evil intentions can intercept your e-mail, read it or even alter it before it reaches your intended recipient. (Excerpt from www.sans.org)

   

SFA Way posters available. Show your support for The SFA Way by displaying an SFA Way poster in your office. They are available FREE in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.105. Simply stop by between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to receive your free copy. The posters are designed to fit into a standard 34 x 36 frame, so there is no need to pay for custom framing. If you have any questions, please call the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs at (936) 468.7249 or e-mail dosa@sfasu.edu.

   
  Vote for J.C. Harper! 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
   

Zeta Tau Alpha's Pink Out Your Office 2010 Winners

Tied for First Place
Orientation Office and the Residence Life Office

Second Place
Math Office

Third Place
Disability Services Office

Most Creative Use of Yoplait Lids
Financial Aid Office

Most Creative Recognition of Survivors,
Fighters, and Taken

Controllers Office

Most Yoplait Lids
Orientation Office

   

The School of Fine Art printmaking area blog is now up! This blog is designed to highlight the activities and achievements of the printmakers associated with SFA's School of Art printmaking area. View at sfaprintmaking.blogspot.com.

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

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.
   
 

TEC Book Circle
4 to 5 p.m. | Thursdays
Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Teaching Excellence Center (TEC) Conference Room, second floor Steen Library, to discuss chapters in McKeachie's Teaching Tips (12th ed.). Its short chapters address topics such as class preparation, testing, cultural diversity, critical thinking and engaging students. Prior reading is recommended, but you can still benefit from our discussion without it. We'll discuss chapters 6 and 7 today. Future circles are scheduled for Oct. 21, Nov. 4 and 18, and Dec. 2. Teaching circle leaders are William Forbes, geography, and Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, public administration. We hope to see you there!

   
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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.

   
  Business Seminar and Fair
5 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 21
Business Building, Room 124 | Admission is Free

Society for the Advancement of Management to host five guest speakers all of which are entrepreneurs, business leaders, managers and successful executives. A panel discussion will offer students a chance to ask questions. Panel will speak about tips for the business world, most important things for success, what led them to success and what mistakes to avoid in the business workplace. Afterward, join us for the Business Organization Fair that includes free food courtesy of KFC. For more information, please contact Denise Cabrera at dcsmile63@gmail.com.
   
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!
   

Fall Fest | Hosted by Residence Hall Association
5 to 9 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 28
Student Center Plaza

Free food and drinks will be provided by Aramark throughout the night at this free event. Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to attend. Fundraisers include a Jail Cell, pay $1 to have a friend thrown in “jail” for 15 minutes, and a Pie-in-the-Face contest, pay a starting donation of $1 to pie either RHA adviser Gennie Lynn or NCC Connor Leger. Come dressed in your most impressive costumes and join in the costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best children and adult costumes. We hope to see you there!

   
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.
   
  Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 5
Baker Pattillo Student Center | Cost: $30 before Oct. 25

A conference to bring together health, education, social scientists, social service professionals, pastors, public officials and researchers in the Nacogdoches area to explore the relationship among issues of faith, the victim’s concept of God and one’s ability to deal with the long-term effects of trauma. Learn more!


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.
   
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