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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Feb. 25
Ladyjack Bowling
at Holiday Classic
All day in Bessemer, Ala.

Track at SLC Indoor Championships
TBA in Norman, Okla.

"Love Your Genes, Love Yourself" interactive booth

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Licensed professional counselors will be available to answer questions. You can also donate your old jeans!

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Saint Louis
Noon in Birmingham, Ala.

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Louisiana-Monroe
2 p.m. in Natchitoches, La.

Reception honoring
Dr. Ray Darville
president of Southwestern
Social Science Association

2 to 4 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center, President's Suite B
Please note that location
has changed.


Nacogdoches SFA
Alumni Chapter
After-Work Social Gathering

5:30 p.m. at Flashbacks

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

SAA Movie Line Up
The Switch 7 p.m.
How Do You Know 9:15 p.m.


Saturday, Feb. 26
SFA Showcase Saturday
All Day on SFA Campus

Garden Seminar Highlights
Tool Maintenance

9 a.m. to noon
Agricultural Mechanics Shop
on College Street

Ladyjack Bowling
at Holiday Classic
All day in Bessemer, Ala.

Track at SLC Indoor Championships
TBA in Norman, Okla.

Ladyjack Tennis vs.
North Central Texas College

10 a.m. in Corinth

Ladyjack Softball vs. UAB
12:30 p.m. in Birmingham, Ala.

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Collin College

3 p.m. in Plano

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
Northwestern State

3:30 p.m. in Natchitoches, La.

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Eastern Kentucky

5:30 p.m. in Birmingham, Ala.

Ladyjack Basketball vs.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi

6 p.m. in Nacogdoches


Sunday, Feb. 27
Ladyjack Bowling
at Holiday Classic
All day in Bessemer, Ala.

Ladyjack Softball vs.
Eastern Illinois
9 a.m. in Birmingham, Ala.

Lumberjack Baseball vs.
New Orleans

11 a.m. in Natchitoches, La.

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi

1 p.m. in Corpus Christi

SAA Movie Line Up
The Switch 7 p.m.
How Do You Know 9:15 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
SFA Showcase Saturday
Saturday, March 26


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Nacogdoches, Texas
Office of Public Affairs | ©2010

 

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SFA earns marketing and communication awards
Faculty accomplishments
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis invite
February Cyber Security Newsletter available online
Flu shots on sale
SFA University Women's Club: Party in Paradise
'Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History'
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA earns marketing and communication awards

Stephen F. Austin State University received nine marketing and communication awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s recent District IV conference in New Orleans. SFA received the most awards of any single institution in the marketing and communication category.

Sawdust, a quarterly magazine produced jointly by SFA’s Office of Public Affairs and the SFA Alumni Association, earned a Gold (first place) Award in the category of most-improved periodicals, as well as a Special Merit Award in the general university periodical category. Staff members who regularly contribute to the publication include: SFA Marketing Executive Director Bob Wright; SFA Alumni Association Executive Director Jeff Davis; editor Amy Roquemore; artistic director Rhonda Crim-Tumelson; photographer Hardy Meredith; Public Affairs Associate Director Shirley Luna; graphic designer Elma Gildenhuys; public affairs writers Kayli Steger, Sarah Cutler and Robin Johnson; athletics writer Brian Ross; and fine arts writer Sylvia Bierschenk.

In addition, Crim-Tumelson, director of alumni publications, earned a Silver (second place) Award in the magazine-design category for a three-page Sawdust spread titled “Gossip Girl” that appeared in the spring 2010 issue. And Steger, marketing communication assistant in the Office of Public Affairs, received a Special Merit Award for her feature on the SFA Bass Team in the fall 2010 issue of Sawdust.

Gildenhuys, publication specialist in the Office of Public Affairs, also earned a Gold Award for her original illustration titled “Jacks on Belay” created for campus recreation. The “SFA Weekly” student e-newsletter produced jointly by internal communications specialist Johnson and Lacey Claver, assistant coordinator of the Student Activities Association, also received a Gold Award in the category of web communication e-newsletters.

The entire staff of the Office of Public Affairs earned a Silver Award for its “The Lumberjack Experience” marketing campaign in the category of institutional identity. The campaign included billboards, a dedicated website directed by Webmaster Jason Johnstone, magazine ads and a professionally produced commercial that aired on cable television and in movie theatres.

Meredith received two Bronze (third place) Awards, both for photographs taken during the SFA football team’s 2010 championship season. His image titled “Touchdown Celebration” was honored in the category of black and white photography, and “Looking for Yardage” received recognition for color candid photography.

CASE is the organization for advancement professionals working in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and related areas. Membership includes more than 3,400 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools, and educational associates in 61 countries around the world. SFA is part of CASE District IV, which encompasses Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.


Accomplishments

Associate professor of music Stephen Lias presented a lecture, "Capturing the Spirit of Adventure in Music," on his composition titled "Songs of a Sourdough," a cycle of five songs for baritone voice and piano at the College Music Society South Central Regional Conference. Following his lecture, Drs. Scott LaGraff, baritone, and Ron Petti, pianist, performed the work. Both are associate professors of music at SFA.
 

News & Announcements

Reception to honor Dr. Ray Darville
2 to 4 p.m. | Today | BPSC, President's Suite B
Please note that location has changed.

The SFA Department of Social and Cultural Analysis invites you to honor Dr. Ray Darville, Southwestern Social Science Association president.
 

The February Cyber Security Newsletter covers emerging trends and threats for 2011. The newsletter may be accessed at www.sfasu.edu/itsecurity. The year 2010 was another busy year for cyber security professionals and end users, as we faced a number of cyber security incidents and events. Twenty million new strains of malware were created (including new threats and variants of existing families), the same amount as 2009. The number of malicious websites identified in 2010 increased more than 100 percent from 2009. More than 11 million records were involved in data breaches in 2010.

   

Flu shots on sale | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday | Cost: $10 (cash or check)
SFA Health Services is seeing a rise in influenza cases, but it is not too late to get protected. Flu vaccines are now available for students, faculty and staff at the SFA Student Health Clinic. No appointment necessary.

   

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. Preview the latest styles by The Fashion Shop. Tickets are $25, and proceeds support the UWC scholarship fund. For more information, contact Erica Dillard at (936) 468-2368 or dillarderica@sfasu.edu or Jannah Nerren at (936) 676-0906 or nerrenjanna@sfasu.edu.
   
"Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History"
featuring James Olson

7 p.m. | Wednesday, March 23
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

Sam Houston State University history professor James Olson will discuss his book, "Bathsheba’s Breast: Women, Cancer and History." The lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the gender studies program.

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Showing of Digital Nation film
7 p.m. | Friday, Feb. 25 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

After having to cancel the screening of Digital Nation earlier this month due to weather, the School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts has rescheduled it for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Admission is free. Douglas Rushkoff’s documentary was filmed for PBS’ “Frontline” and first aired February 2010. The 78-minute film about our digital culture examines topics such as limited attention spans of multitaskers, computer gaming addiction, social relationships, virtual experiences and teaching with technology. The film is sponsored in part by the SFA Division of Communication and Contemporary Culture and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

 
Art Workshop for first through fourth graders
10 a.m. to noon | Saturday, Feb. 26 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

Area first through fourth graders may register for an art workshop to be held 10 a.m. to noon at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. Participants will learn about forest pathogens; examine how local and national artists have depicted pathogens in The Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art, which is currently on display at The Cole Art Center; and create an original artwork that represents a pathogen they find interesting. Classes will be taught by SFA art education majors under the guidance of Dawn Stienecker, SFA lecturer of art education. Registration for each class is $5 and covers the cost of the materials and refreshments. Parents may pre-register by e-mailing Stienecker at stieneckdg@sfasu.edu and providing the child’s name and age. (A similar workshop will be offered for fifth through eighth graders on Saturday, March 5.)
 

Pianists! Pianists! Pianists!
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, Feb. 26 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA School of Music and Friends of Music will present Pianists! Pianists! Pianists! at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The concert, which features pianists from the SFA music faculty, is a fund-raiser for endowed keyboard scholarships. A highlight of the program will be J.S. Bach's Concerto for Three Keyboards, featuring Drs. John Noel Roberts, Jean Roberts and Andrew Parr with the SFA Piney Woods Camerata. Ticket prices vary according to the levels of giving. Please call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS for more information.

 
Dr. Nathan Nabb, faculty recital
7:30 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 28 | Cole Concert Hall

Dr. Nathan Nabb, SFA associate professor of saxophone, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Art Series. The program consists of some of Nabb’s favorite pieces, including a transcription of Astor Piazzolla’s “Histoire du Tango” and David Maslanka’s “Song Book,” which is written for saxophone and marimba. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2,50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday celebration recital
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 1 | Cole Concert Hall

In celebration of Frederic Chopin’s 201st birthday, Geneva Fung and other members of the SFA music faculty will present a recital of the composer’s works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series. The program consists of works for solo piano, violin and piano, cello and piano, two pianos, and piano trio. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 5 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre will present an original adaptation of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Director Alan Nielsen transports this classic comedy of misunderstandings to Texas’ wild and wooly old west where a perceptive rancher’s daughter finds a unique way to get her shy, would-be suitor to fall in love with her. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff and $6 for students.
 
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
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

Pro tip for dusting edges: Use a clean empty spray bottle to dust intricately carved picture frames or any little nooks and crannies. Just direct the nozzle toward the fuzzy stuff and pump out air until the small particles blow away.

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