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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Feb. 7
TMEA Preview Concert with
the A Cappella Choir

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Tuesday, Feb. 8
2011 Texas Job Fair
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
University of Houston campus

Woman to Woman
with Alesha Renee

7 p.m.
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Wind Symphony &
Symphonic Band

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


Wednesday, Feb. 9
Anne of Green Gables
9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Pineywoods Native Plant Center
volunteer training session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Nicholls State

6:30 p.m. in Thibodaux, La.

Women's Basketball
vs. Nicholls State

7 p.m. in Nacogdoches


Thursday, Feb. 10
Track at ISU Classic and Multi
All Day in Ames, Iowa

Pineywoods Native Plant Center
volunteer training session

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

SAA Movie Line Up
The Next 3 Days (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Faster (R) 9:30 p.m.

Jura Margulis, Piano
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Friday, Feb. 11
Ladyjack Bowling at
Delaware State Capital Classic

All Day in Dover, Del.

Ladyjack Softball vs. Ohio
1 p.m. in Houston

Track at ISU Classic and Multi
All Day in Ames, Iowa

Sky Quest at The Planetarium
7 p.m.
Math/Planetarium Building
52 on campus map
$2 per person

SAA Movie Line Up
The Next 3 Days (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Faster (R) 9:30 p.m.

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre


Saturday, Feb. 12
Lincoln's Birthday

Track at ISU Classic and Multi

All Day in Ames, Iowa

Ladyjack Bowling at
Delaware State Capital Classic

All Day in Dover, Del.

Ladyjack Softball vs. Michigan
11 a.m. in Houston

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
2 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

Ladyjack Basketball vs. UTSA
2 p.m. in San Antonio

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Southern Illinois

5 p.m. in Houston

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. UTSA

6 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre


Sunday, Feb. 13
Track at ISU Classic and Multi
All Day in Ames, Iowa

Ladyjack Bowling at
Delaware State Capital Classic

All Day in Dover, Del.

Ladyjack Softball vs. Ohio
11 a.m. in Houston

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Louisiana Tech

Noon in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Softball vs. Houston
1 p.m. in Houston

Ladyjack Golf at
Claud Jacobs Invitational

All Day in Victoria

SAA Movie Line Up
The Next 3 Days (PG-13) 7 p.m.
Faster (R) 9:30 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
SFA Showcase Saturdays
Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


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To submit items to "SFA Today," use the online form or e-mail sfatoday@sfasu.edu. The announcement should apply to a significant number of faculty and/or staff members.

Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
Office of Public Affairs | ©2010

 

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Snow, ice day
Governor appoints three to SFA Board of Regents
SFA hospitality students working at Super Bowl
A sleepover for a cause: Relay For Life seeking SFA participation
Faculty accomplishments
Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award nominations
William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award nominations
Woman to Woman with Alesha Renee
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Snow, ice day

Photos taken by Hardy Meredith

 

Governor appoints three to SFA Board of Regents

Gov. Rick Perry has appointed three members to the SFA Board of Regents for terms to expire Jan. 31, 2017. They include Brigettee Henderson of Lufkin, Ken Schaefer of Brownsville and Ralph C. Todd of Carthage. read more

 

SFA hospitality students working at Super Bowl

Every college student fantasizes about landing their dream job after graduation; however, for a couple of SFA students, that dream is already becoming a reality.

Hospitality majors Shayna Borhaug of Lake Dallas and Cordero Chavira of Jacksonville have both scored their first jobs in the industry helping coordinate this year’s Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

Borhaug is working for Dallas Fan Fares, a global event coordinating company that also is the official corporate hospitality group for the NFL. She will be stationed at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, NFL’s official hotel, and will be helping give two of Fan Fares’ special clients the ultimate Super Bowl experience. read more

 

A sleepover for a cause: Nacogdoches County Relay For Life
seeking SFA participation

The American Cancer Society is seeking the participation of the Stephen F. Austin State University community to support Relay For Life of Nacogdoches County.

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national fundraising event designed to celebrate survivors, remember loved ones and empower others to fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Teams of about eight to 15 take turns walking a path, and because cancer never sleeps, the event lasts overnight. Team captains are responsible for setting a team fundraising goal and recruiting participants for the night’s event. Teams also can decorate a booth, sell fundraising items, and cheer on survivors and others dedicated to raising cancer awareness. read more


Accomplishments

In coordination with the Office of Admissions, faculty and students from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics visited almost 500 local middle school students in a one-day effort called "Math Blitz." They spoke to students about how mathematics and statistics can be interesting, why math and statistics are important as preparation for college, and what it is like to go to college. Faculty participants were Brian Beavers, Lesa Beverly, Bill Clark, Roy Joe Harris, Keith Hubbard, Jane Long, Joe McWilliams, Greg Miller, Debbie Pace and Kent Riggs.
 
 

News & Announcements

Marilyn Odom Outstanding Graduate Student Award
The Alumni Association will honor an outstanding graduate student for the 2010-11 academic year. The winner will receive a small cash award and recognition by the Alumni Association. The completed nomination forms and supporting letters of recommendation need to be submitted to the Graduate School by Tuesday, Feb. 22. View the online nomination form.
   

William R. Johnson Outstanding Thesis Award
The Alumni Association will honor an outstanding thesis for the 2010-11 academic year. The winner and thesis director will be acknowledged in the May 2011 commencement program and the winner will receive a plaque from the Graduate School. Please submit a copy of the thesis selected from your department (only one per department) along with a nomination form explaining how the thesis fulfills the criteria to the Graduate School on or before Tuesday, Feb. 22. View the online nomination form.

   

Save the Date!

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host
Woman to Woman with Alesha Renee

7 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 8 | BPSC Grand Ballroom
Admission is free

Alesha Renee has used her career in television, film and modeling as a platform to bring awareness to issues affecting young women such as domestic violence, sexual abuse and single parenting. Renee will discuss the daily issues women face, which cause them to doubt their worth. A question-and-answer session will follow. Men are also encouraged to attend and participate in this interactive program and share their perspectives of how a woman of worth should carry herself.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Ongoing
Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art is currently on exhibit in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329. E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The exhibition, which is a collaborative project between the SFA College of Fine Arts and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, features artists from the SFA School of Art and ecological artists from across the nation. The show will run through Saturday, March 26. 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
Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES is currently on display in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The exhibition features “Movies for the Wall,” optical glass-tiled murals that appear to come to life, change and move as the viewer passes by. The show runs through Saturday, March 26. 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
A Forest Insect Alphabet,
which features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press, will reopen in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Charles Jones, retired SFA professor of art, created the woodcuts of various forest insects, and Dr. David Kulhavy, SFA professor of forestry, wrote the text for each. Local musician Miki Lynn put the text to music and recorded a CD that is included with each book. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 25. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
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Learn more by visiting
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or call (936) 468-6407

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