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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Jan. 24
Last day to register

(both full-time and
part-time students)

Last day to change schedules other than to drop courses


Wednesday, Jan. 26
Pineywoods Native Plant Center volunteer training session

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

Lumberjack Basketball
at Sam Houston State
7 p.m.
Huntsville, Texas

Cram the Coliseum
Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Sam Houston State

7 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum
learn more


Thursday, Jan. 27
Ladyjack Bowling at
Kutztown Invitational Begins
Reading, Penn.

SAA Movie Line Up
Morning Glory (PG-13) 7 p.m.
My Soul to Take (R) 9:15 p.m.

Pattonia: The Rediscovery
of an Old Shipping Port

7 p.m.
Ferguson Building, Room G78

Faculty Recital featuring
Dr. Deb Scott

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Friday, Jan. 28

SAA Movie Line Up
Morning Glory (PG-13) 7 p.m.
My Soul to Take (R) 9:15 p.m.

"The Complete World
of Sports (abridged)"
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Saturday, Jan. 29
Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Texas A&M Corpus
1 p.m.
Corpus Christi, Texas

Cram the Coliseum

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. A&M Corpus

2 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum
learn more


Sunday, Jan. 30
SAA Movie Line Up
Morning Glory (PG-13) 7 p.m.
My Soul to Take (R) 9:15 p.m.


Upcoming Events
Pineywoods Native Plant Center volunteer training session

Wednesday, Feb. 9
Thursday, Feb. 10
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Tucker House
Conference Room

SFA Showcase Saturday Dates

Saturday, Feb. 26
Saturday, March 26


"SFA Today" is published by the Office of Public Affairs Monday through Friday (except for holidays). Items must be received by noon prior to the day of desired inclusion.

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

 

Headlines for Monday, Jan. 24

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Relay For Life's Paint the Campus Purple office-decorating contest
Pattonia: The Rediscovery of an Old Shipping Port
'Soils in Your Garden' presented by Dr. Leon Young
SFA Repertory Dance Company to perform
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Relay For Life's Paint the Campus Purple office-decorating contest

The American Cancer Society's Nacogdoches County Relay For Life is less than two months away, and in recognition of the event, we invite you to Paint the Campus Purple – Relay For Life’s official color – from Monday, Jan. 31, to Friday, Feb. 4!

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 27, decorate your office with purple and hope- and survivor-themed items, and your office could win an ice cream sundae party! Judging will take place beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3. The winning office will be announced in SFA Today Friday, Feb. 4. Judging criteria includes:

1. Purple, purple, purple! Decorate with all the purple you can find. You can be awarded up to 30 points for your creative use of purple.

2. For each posted cancer fact, you'll be awarded five points. (maximum 40 points)

3. Earn up to 20 points for creativity.

4. Up to 20 points will be awarded for the use of Relay For Life's logo.

5. If your office signs up a team for Relay For Life, you'll be awarded 10 points. Sign up online now!

6. For every completed cancer survivor form, you'll be awarded 10 points. Learn more now!

7. For every completed luminaria form, you'll be awarded 10 points. Learn more about luminaria and the Ceremony of Hope.

Sign up to participate in one of the following three categories by Wednesday, Jan. 26:
Small Office: Up to 10 employees
Medium Office: 11-20 employees
Large Office: 21+ employees

If your office would like to participate, please e-mail Robin Johnson at johnsonrobin@sfasu.edu by Wednesday, Jan. 26. All participating offices will receive a certificate of recognition, and we'll hand out some special merit awards. More details about Paint the Campus Purple will be coming soon. Paint the Campus Purple is sponsored by SFA's Office of Public Affairs.


News & Announcements

Pattonia: The Rediscovery of an Old Shipping Port
7 p.m. | Thursday, Jan. 27
Ferguson Building, Room G78

The East Texas Archeological Society presents Dr. Leslie Cecil, SFA assistant professor and archaeology coordinator of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.

   
   

Save the Date!

“Soils in Your Garden” presented by Dr. Leon Young
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Thursday, Feb. 3
Agriculture Building, Room 11

A successful garden begins with good soil, according to Dr. Leon Young, Stephen F. Austin State University agriculture professor and director of the SFA Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Lab. Young will present “Soils in Your Garden” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110 on Wilson Drive. Young will discuss the basics of soil pH and the use of lime, fertilization and soil testing. Participants are encouraged to bring their soil questions for a problem-solving session at the close of the presentation. read more

   
SFA Repertory Dance Company Concert
7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 | 3 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5
W.M. Turner Auditorium

The concert features works by dance program faculty and guest artists. Dance majors Kathleen Higgins and Marka Wood also have been invited to have their senior choreographic projects produced. Professor Stan Bobo choreographed "Bailero," a lyrical solo that premiered in 1994 and has been restaged for second-year company member Erika Marschke. read more

College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

Faculty Recital featuring Dr. Deb Scott
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Jan. 27 | Cole Concert Hall

Dr. Deb Scott, associate professor of trombone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Scott and pianist James Pitts, SFA staff accompanist, will perform works for trombone spanning three centuries. Soprano Debbie Berry, SFA vocal instructor, will join Scott and Pitts in the performances of two 18th century pieces. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.

 
The Complete World of Sports (abridged)
7:30 p.m. | Friday, Jan. 28 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The Reduced Shakespeare Company will present a fast-paced comedy, The Complete World of Sports (abridged), at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The event is part of the SFA College of Fine Arts’ University Series. Using acrobatic puns and physical gags, the three-man comedy troupe will take the audience through the entire world of sports at record-breaking speed, starting with the first sport ever played, Neanderthal-in-the-Middle. According to the actors, “You don’t have to be a sports fanatic to get this show. In fact, even if you hate sports, you’ll enjoy it.” For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407.
 
Songs of Robert Schumann featuring
vocalist David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr

7:30 p.m. | Monday, Jan. 31 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present two faculty members, vocalist David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr, in Songs of Robert Schumann at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in Cole Concert Hall. The program includes two famous song cycles by Schumann that display his synthesis of poetry and music. Supertitles will be projected. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
SFA Wind Ensemble presents Welcome Home concert
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Feb. 1 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA Wind Ensemble will present its Welcome Home concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert follows the band’s two-day tour of schools in Houston and East Texas. The program features music by American composers, including large works by Frank Ticheli and Adam Gorb as well as Karl King’s “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March.” Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
One-night screening of Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier
7 p.m. | Friday, Feb. 4 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

As part of its monthly independent film series, the SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. Douglas Rushkoff’s documentary, which was filmed for PBS’ “Frontline,” explores the advantages and disadvantages of our digital culture. Admission is free. The film is sponsored in part by Dr. John Allen Hendricks, director of the SFA Department of Communication and Contemporary Culture. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
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 Friday, March 25. 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
Naco Verde: Art from Recycled Materials
, an exhibition by the Nacogdoches Art League, is currently on display in the upstairs Hallway Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. The show, which will run through Saturday, Jan. 29, features 20 artists from Nacogdoches, Lufkin and Louisiana who have submitted pieces consisting of at least 75 percent reused materials. 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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