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This Week's Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 16
Supplier Showcase
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
BPSC Multimedia Room

Careers in music, sports & entertainment featuring
Marc Williams

Noon to 2 p.m.
BPSC, Third Floor Commons
Snacks provided
Bring your own lunch

Softball vs. Texas A&M
2 and 4 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Women's Basketball
vs. UT Arlington
7 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Men's Basketball
vs. Texas-Arlington
7 p.m. in Arlington

Guest Recital featuring
William VerMeulen of Houston Symphony Orchestra

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Thursday, Feb. 17
Organization of Athletic Training Students Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Champions Room
Athletic Field House

Visiting Writers Series featuring Kim Addonizio

7 p.m.
ECRC, Room 212
Admission is free

LSU Expert on
Gardening with Youth
7 p.m.
Agricultural Building, Room 110 Located on 1924 Wilson Drive

Tonight on SFA-TV (Ch. 2 for Suddenlink Cable subscribers)
7 and 10:30 p.m.
SFA Sports Weekly
7:30 and 10 p.m.
Purple Pride
SFA Sports video department
7:45 and 10:15 p.m.
Purple Pride SFA Aerobics


Friday, Feb. 18

Softball vs. Tennessee State
11 a.m. in Lafayette, La.

Baseball
vs. Arkansas-Little Rock
3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Maine
6:30 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

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.

Student-directed production
of “Tom and Jerry”

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre


Saturday, Feb. 19
AAUW Expanding
Your Horizons Conference

8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center

Baseball vs.
Arkansas-Little Rock Gm 1

11 a.m. Nacogdoches

Women's Tennis
vs. Oral Roberts

1 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla.

Women's Basketball vs.
Texas State

2 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
3 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

Men's Basketball
vs. Texas State

4:30 p.m. in Nacogdoches

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines'
Center Stage concert

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Student-directed production
of “Tom and Jerry”

2 and 7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

Softball vs. Miss. Valley State
8 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

Baseball vs.
Arkansas-Little Rock Gm 2

TBA in Nacogdoches


Sunday, Feb. 20
Softball vs. Tennessee State
12:30 p.m. in Lafayette, La.

Baseball vs.
Arkansas-Little Rock
1 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Dr. Eric Varner
guest bassoon recital

3 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Movie Line Up
Tangled (PG) 7 p.m.
Harry Potter (PG-13) 9:15 p.m.



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


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Headlines for Wednesday, Feb. 16

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Expert to speak on youth gardening
SFA alumna to share entrepreneurial story of California winemaking business
Volunteers needed for Showcase Saturday
Supplier Showcase event
Careers in music, sports and entertainment featuring Marc Williams
Organization of Athletic Training Students blood drive
Visiting Writers Series featuring Kim Addonizio
Teaching Excellence Center announces spring teaching circles
SFA University Women's Club: Party in Paradise
Mix and Mingle event
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Expert to speak on youth gardening

The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located at 1924 Wilson Drive. Louisiana State University AgCenter vegetable community/school garden specialist Kiki Fontenot will present "Students Dig It Gardening with Youth." Since being hired by the LSU AgCenter, Fontenot has been busy working with a growing number of statewide schools interested in starting community gardens as tools for promoting healthy eating and to help teach math and science concepts. Fontenot also runs the demonstration garden at Louisiana House, the state's model residence for green and sustainable living.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is generally 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 held afterward. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Greg Grant at (936) 468-1863 or grantdamon@sfasu.edu.

 

SFA alumna to share entrepreneurial story of California winemaking business

SFA alumna Dianna Novy Lee, co-owner and co-winemaker of Siduri Family Wines and Novy Family Winery, will share her entrepreneurial story, as well as some tips on the etiquette for drinking, tasting and serving wines, at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, in Room 133 of the McGee Business Building. Interested students and faculty and staff members are invited to attend.

The 1992 marketing graduate, along with her husband and partner Adam Lee, once shared a dream of moving to California and making superb Pinot Noir from the finest vineyards one could find. With their unique business model and a belief in their specific viticulture practices for growing and harvesting grapes, their dream became a reality with a start-up venture in 1994.

Today, their winery, Siduri Wines, sources grapes from the premier growers and vineyards of California and Oregon and has received national recognition in publications such as Savor Wine Country magazine and The Wine Advocate. From its modest beginnings, the winery has grown to offer more than 25 different Pinor Noir wines each year, and the couple’s business now has the largest Pinot Noir focus of any California winery.


News & Announcements

  Volunteers needed for Showcase Saturday
Feb. 26 and March 26
Contact Monique Cossich at cossichm@sfasu.edu.
   
  Supplier Showcase
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.| Wednesday, Feb. 16
BPSC Multimedia Room

Learn about HP computers and printers, software, MRO supplies, and office supplies. Individuals will be able to discuss requirements and needs with suppliers from HP, Abacus Computers, Cephei Technology Group and PDME. Discover how they can support your department in stretching your budget in today's environment. Attendees will be entered into a drawing for door prizes. Past prizes have included PC laptops, printers, hand power tools and Starbucks gift certificates. Sponsored by the SFA Procurement Department.
   

Brown Bag Discussion: Careers in music, sports & entertainment featuring Marc Williams
Noon to 2 p.m. | Wednesday, Feb. 16
BPSC, Third Floor Commons
Snacks provided | Bring your own lunch!

Marc Williams, CEO of Williams Communications, will discuss the music, entertainment and sports industries and share what it takes for young professionals to be successful. Williams is recognized as one of Network Journal’s Top 40 Businessmen in America Under the Age of 40, CNN’s Top 10 Motivational College Speakers and Sports Illustrated’s Top 101 Minorities in Sports. He was also the 2010 Black Men’s Magazine Man of the Year.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, the American Marketing Association and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. For more information, contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073.

   
  Organization of Athletic Training Students Blood Drive
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Thursday, Feb, 17
Champions Room at the Athletic Field House

For more information, contact Sanford Miller at (936) 468-3791 or smiller@sfasu.edu.
   

Visiting Writers Series featuring Kim Addonizio
7 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 17 | Admission is free
Early Childhood Research Center, Room 212

The Visiting Writers Series, sponsored by the Department of English and SFA Press, presents Kim Addonizio in a poetry reading. Addonizio is the author of five collections of poetry, two books of nonfiction and two books of prose. She was a National Book Award finalist and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Education Association Fellowships and a Pushcart Prize for her poetry. Her latest book of poetry is "Lucifer at the Starlite."

   

Teaching Circle Events
Along with getting to know colleagues, collaborating and sharing ideas, attendance at a Teaching Circle also counts toward faculty activity reports! Check the calendar at the Teaching Excellence Center for dates of the circles, as well as future workshops and other offerings.

Issues in Higher Education
4 p.m. | First Tuesday of each month | Library, Room 220
Led by Ken Collier | kcollier@sfasu.edu
A discussion on issues that can, will or do affect all areas of higher education.

Teaching: What a gig
Noon | Feb. 16, March 2 and 23, April 6 and 27
Library, Room 220
Led by Trish Foster and John Moore | tec@sfasu.edu
A discussion on issues that face first-, second- or third-year faculty, focusing on teaching and student success.

Teaching Tips
7 p.m. | Last Tuesdays of each month | Tabu
Led by Bill Forbes | forbesw@sfasu.edu
A group discussion using the book "Teaching Tips" by McKeachie and Svinicki.

   
 

Save the Date!

SFA University Women's Club: Party in Paradise
9:30 a.m. | Saturday, March 5
Shelley's Bakery | 112 N. Church St.

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy an exquisite Caribbean meal. Benefiting university students, preview the latest styles by The Fashion Shop. Tickets are $25, and proceeds support the UWC scholarship fund. For more information, call Erica at (936) 468-2368 or Jannah at (936) 676-0906.
   

Mix and Mingle
6 to 7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 8 | Cole Art Center

Career Services is pleased to announce the first Mix and Mingle event to be held on the eve of the Spring Career Expo! Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Cole Art Center for an evening of networking, as local and national employers attending the next day's Spring Career Expo gather to recruit SFA's top talent.

Tell your students they must RSVP here to attend this powerful networking event, which is open to only 75 of SFA's best and brightest. Please encourage your students to attend this premiere event, as it only happens once a semester! Faculty and staff who would like to attend can RSVP to Jenny Davis at jldavis@sfasu.edu. Professional dress is required; dress in business or business casual attire for this stand-up affair. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.
 
Dr. Eric Varner, guest bassoon recital
3 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 20 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Eric Varner in a guest bassoon recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, in Cole Concert Hall. The recital is free and open to the public. Varner, who is the principal bassoonist in the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Windsor, Ontario, and teaches at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio, will perform 20th century works by French and American composers. Dr. Susan Nelson, SFA faculty bassoonist, will join him in presenting one movement of "Sonata for two bassoons" by Francisco Mignone.
 
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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