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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.

Gardening 101 for the Whole Family by Dawn Stover
9 a.m. to noon
SFA Agriculture Building
Room 110; $10 per family

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

 

Headlines for Thursday, Feb. 10

NEW!
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SFA Alumni Association announches Mr. and Miss SFA
Disney coming to SFA
Walk Across Texas 2011
Save a Life--Learn QPR
Student Leadership Awards Banquet nominations
Advertising campaign auditions
AAUW Expanding Your Horizons Conference
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Mr. and Miss SFA awardees

Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association introduces 2011 Mr. and Miss SFA award winners Jamal Smith and Jessica Patterson.

Patterson, a 2007 graduate of Texas City High School, served as president of Zeta Tau Alpha and was voted ZTA Miss SFA for her activities on campus in 2008. She coordinated the Houston Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and has served as a student instructor for SFA 101 and as an orientation supervisor and leader.

Smith is a 2007 graduate of North Mesquite High School. He has received bronze, silver and gold Presidential Volunteer Service Awards, along with the 2010 National Orientation Directors Association Student Leadership Award for service as an orientation leader and supervisor at SFA. He is a member of the SFA Student Activities Association and has served as a Jack Camp counselor for two years. Read more about Smith and Patterson in today's edition of The Pine Log.

 

Disney is coming to SFA

The Disney College Program will host two information sessions for interested students! Sessions will be held noon Monday, Feb. 14, in the Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142, and at noon Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Student Center, Room 2.202 (Tiered Classroom).

Disney will also host a workshop called "Customer Service: The Disney Way!" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the Student Center, Room 2.202 (Tiered Classroom).

The Disney College Program offers an amazing opportunity for students from every major to build lifelong skills and open doors to many future career possibilities! Come by one of the presentations to learn more about the Disney College Program and all of the benefits a Disney internship offers to SFA students!

Feel free to visit http://www.wdwcollegeprogram.com for more information on the program, or Haley Hoskins, SFA career services, at hoskinshm@sfasu.edu if you have any questions!

 

Walk Across Texas 2011

Need that extra motivation to keep your body healthy and stay true to your New Year's resolutions? We have a fun and effective program for you! Registration is now open for the annual Employee Wellness Center "Walk Across Texas" team challenge. Our theme this year is Texas Ranches. Follow these simple steps:

1. Form your eight-person walking or jogging team (all ages,on-campus or off-campus team members welcome).
2. Select a team captain and a team name.
3.  Register with the EWC (jfinkenberg@sfasu.edu) no later than Friday, Feb. 11.
4. Log individual miles walked or jogged for eight weeks beginning Monday, Feb. 14.

More details will be available once your team is registered. If you do not have enough for a team of eight, please contact the office at (936) 468-1680. We will do our best to coordinate small groups and individuals.


News & Announcements

Save a Life--Learn QPR
3 to 4:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 10
Rusk Building, Room 333

Counseling Services is offering a free QPR Workshop to teach the skills needed to identify and help a person in danger of suicide. Please call (936) 468-2401 to reserve a space for Thursday's training.
   
 

Award applications for the annual Student Leadership Awards Banquet are now online! Students and student organizations are encouraged to apply for these honors, which include:
• Baker Pattillo Student Leader of the Year
• Underclassman Leader of the Year
• Small and Large Organization of the Year
• Adviser of the Year
• Program of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Service Program of the Year
• Service Organization of the Year
• Top 23 Freshmen
Applications can be found at http://www.sfaodk.org/student-leadership-awards-banquet.html and are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. For more information, please contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

   
 

Advertising campaign auditions
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 10
Boynton Building, Room 209

The SFA chapter of AdHoc is looking for participants who are between (or look between) the ages of 25 and 34 to audition for an advertising campaign that will be used in a national competition this April. Auditions are from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Boynton Building, Room 209. Come and go--lunch will be provided. Last year, SFA placed second in the regional competition, and this year team hopes to go all the way. Please come support SFA students in their bid for nationals! If you can audition or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Slabaugh at (972) 998-6286.

   
 

Save the Date!

  AAUW Expanding Your Horizons Conference
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 19
Baker Pattillo Student Center
Open to sixth- through eighth-grade girls from surrounding school districts interested in pursuing mathematics or science careers.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Guest Recital featuring Jura Margulis, Piano
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 10 | Cole Concert Hall

Jura Margulis, professor of piano at the University of Arkansas, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. The internationally acclaimed pianist will present a program of works by Franz Liszt, including Mephisto Waltz and Sonata in B minor. “The program is a major event of the season!” exclaimed SFA Professor of Piano Andrew Parr. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11 | 2 and 7:30 Saturday, Feb. 12 | Downstage Theatre

The SFA School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Arthur Kopit’s Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. This absurdist full-length play, set in Havana, follows a smothering mother and her son, who has lost all sense of acceptable social interaction, explained Austin senior Kelsey McMillan, the play’s director. The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $5 each.
 
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.
 

Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 15 | Cole Concert Hall

SFA music faculty members Christina Guenther (flute) and Geneva Fung (piano) will present Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Music from the operas Carmen, Orpheus and Eurydice and Der Freischuetz is included on the program. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 

Guest Recital featuring William VerMeulen of Houston Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 16 | Cole Concert Hall

William VerMeulen, principal horn of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. The program includes “virtuosic works from the horn literature and even an arrangement of a Rossini opera that is nothing short of spectacular when performed on horn,” said Dr. Charles Gavin, SFA professor of horn. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
Student-directed production of “Tom and Jerry”
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 | 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 | Downstage Theatre

The SFA School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of “Tom and Jerry” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Taken from Jim Geoghan's collection Only Kidding, "Tom and Jerry" offers an inside look at the life of a stand-up comedian. As the play's director, Weslaco junior Jonathan Garcia explains, the audience gets the feeling that it isn't all laughs when comedians meet. The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $3 each.
 
SFA's Orchestra of the Pines' Center Stage concert
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 19 | Cole Concert Hall

Winners of the SFA School of Music's annual Concerto/Aria and Composition Contests will be featured during SFA's Orchestra of the Pines' Center Stage concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Cole Concert Hall. Flutist Megan Beard (Denton senior), tenor Josh Dennis (graduate student from McKinney), pianist Yuki Kumamoto (graduate student from Japan), and trombonist Ashley Scambray (Houston sophomore) will perform as soloists with the orchestra, directed by Gene H. Moon. The orchestra will also perform a three-movement work composed by Athens junior Lee Treviño. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $7.50 for faculty/staff and $5 for students.
 
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