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"The Pine Log"
for Homecoming schedule!

Monday, Oct. 25
Last day to apply for degrees
to be completed in
December 2010

Ladyjack Tennis at
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, 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
Oresta Felts Coordinator of International Programs
Topic – Uganda & Sweeden with guest Lilian Moreen Asaba


Stone Fort Wind Quintet,
a faculty ensemble

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Tuesday, Oct. 26
Ladyjack Tennis at
ITA Regional Championships
All Day
Waco, Texas

"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival showing of
"Persepolis"

7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

eighth blackbird
"The Only Moving Thing"

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

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Last day to withdraw from the university without WP or WF

Last day to drop courses

LadyJack Volleyball
vs UT-Arlington
7 p.m. HOME

"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival showing of
"Welcome"

7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

Thursday, Oct. 28
Cross Country
Southland Conference
Championships
TBA
Beaumont, Texas

Fall Fest hosted by
Residence Hall Association

5 to 9 p.m.
Student Center Plaza

Friday, Oct. 29
Ladyjack Bowling at
Greater Ozark Invitational
All Day
Springfield, Miss.

Ladyjack Soccer
vs. Texas State

7 p.m. HOME

Saturday, Oct. 30
Ladyjack Bowling at
Greater Ozark Invitational
All Day
Springfield, Miss.

HOMECOMING EVENT
Lumberjack Football
vs. Texas State

2 p.m.

Ladyjack Volleyball
vs. Texas State

6 p.m. HOME

Sunday, Oct. 31
Ladyjack Bowling at
Greater Ozark Invitational
All Day
Springfield, Miss.

Ladyjack Soccer
vs. UT San Antonio

1 p.m. HOME

Upcoming Events
"France: Inside Out"
Film Festival showing of
"Barbe bleue/ Bluebeard"

7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 2
BPSC Movie Theater

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

Art Day at SFA
Friday, Nov. 5
Contact School of Art office
for more information

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


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Headlines for Monday, Oct. 25

NEW!
NEW!

Abernethy creating exhibits to tell unique East Texas stories
SFA grade prepares for Scare on the Square this weekend
Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird coming to SFA
Free SFA Way posters available
Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, vote for Coach Harper
School of Fine Art printmaking area blog is now up
Have a TERRORific time at RHA's Fall Fest
Faith and Trauma: Light in Darkness Conference Nov. 5
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Abernethy creating exhibits to tell unique East Texas stories

Retired SFA professor Dr. F.E. Abernethy has been busy in the basement of the Convention and Visitors Bureau on the plaza downtown, transforming it into a historical museum one exhibit at a time.

His third and newest project tells the story of Patton's riverboat landing on the Angelina River through diorama, painting, text and artifacts. He has been provided with a workshop in the building where he assembled the exhibit. More

 

SFA grad prepares for Scare on the Square this weekend

When the ghosts and goblins descend on historic downtown Nacogdoches Saturday night for Scare on the Square, Samantha Mora will be among them.

As the media and community relations coordinator for the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, Mora helps to coordinate volunteers and promote tourism efforts in the city of Nacogdoches. And she's taking on a new role with this year's Scare on the Square. 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


News & Announcements

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
   

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.

   

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!

   
  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

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.
 
Kristin Hayes, guest flute recital
7:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Oct. 27
Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building

Hayes and Geneva Fung, SFA accompanist, will perform a variety of works, including C.P.E. Bach’s “Hamburger Sonata for flute and piano,” Ian Dicke’s “Chapter One, Part One for flute and electronics,” and Charles DeLaney’s “Hymn of Pan,” which was inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem of the same title. Hayes is a freelance flutist and music educator living in San Antonio. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
A Cappella Choir Fall Concert
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 28
Cole Concert Hall
Under the direction of Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities at SFA, the choir will perform a portion of the program it will sing at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in February. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff, and $2 for students.
 
SFA Children’s Performing Arts Series
present "Cinderella"

9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 29
W.M. Turner Auditorium

This crowd-pleasing original musical retells the classic story of the mistreated serving girl who gets her prince—in spite of her step-mother and step-sisters—with the help of her Fairy Godmother and a perfectly fitting glass slipper. Tickets are $6 for individuals and $5 per person for groups of 20 or more.
 
Scott Roeder, guest tuba recital
6 p.m. | Sunday, Oct. 31
Cole Concert Hall

The recital is a part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Professor of tuba at the University of Texas-Pan American Roeder, who has won or placed in several regional and international tuba competitions, will perform works that illustrate the technical, lyrical and melodic possibilities of the tuba. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

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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