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This Week's Calendar

Wednesday, March 2
Texas Independence Day

SACS On-site Campus Visit
All Day


Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Mcneese State
1 p.m. in Lake Charles, La.

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Sam Houston State
2 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Arkansas - Pine Bluff
3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Sam Houston State
6:30 p.m. in Huntsville

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Sam Houston State
7 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Thursday, March 3
SACS On-site Campus Visit
All Day


SFA Alumni Nacogdoches Networking Lunch

Noon
Barbecue House

SAA Movie Line Up
Yogi Bear 7 p.m.
Tron: The Legacy 9 p.m.

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Friday, March 4

Track NCAA Qualifier Meet
TBA

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Centenary College
6 p.m. in Shreveport, La.

Relay For Life
6 p.m. | Cancer Survivor Dinner
7 p.m. | Opening Ceremonies
Nacogdoches County
Expo Center

SAA Movie Line Up
Yogi Bear 7 p.m.
Tron: The Legacy 9 p.m.

One-night screening
of Seeds of Hunger

7 p.m.
The Cole Art Center
@ The Old Opera House

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands joint concert
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall


Saturday, March 5
Sigma Nu Powder Puff
Football Tournament

Intramural Fields

Track NCAA Qualifier Meet
TBA

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

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Texas State

1 and 3 p.m. in San Marcos

Lumberjack Basketball
vs. Northwestern State

2 p.m. in Natchitoches, La.

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Centenary College

3 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. UT-Tyler

5 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Ladyjack Basketball
vs. Northwestern State

6 p.m. in Nacogdoches

Oliver Goldsmith’s
She Stoops to Conquer
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Sunday, March 6
Ladyjack Softball
vs. Texas State

Noon in San Marcos

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Lamar

2 p.m. in Beaumont

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Centenary College

2 p.m. in Nacogdoches

SAA Movie Line Up
Yogi Bear 7 p.m.
Tron: The Legacy 9 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
"Bathsheba’s Breast:
Women, Cancer and History"
featuring James Olson

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

SFA Showcase Saturday

Saturday, March 26


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Derek Head to ‘co-head’ this year’s Relay For Life
Accounting students offer free tax filing help
Make an Impact at SFA!
Faculty, staff accomplisments
How to navigate a career expo workshop
SFA Gardens to host grafting seminar
Regional Service Learning Conference call for presentation proposals
'Responding to Disaster and Trauma: Are You Prepared?'
Texas Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
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Derek Head to ‘co-head’ this year’s Relay For Life

Relay For Life, the all-night community event designed to raise cancer awareness and funds to benefit the American Cancer Society, is just around the corner.

From 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, to 7 a.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center, SFA graduate Derek Head will be focused on making sure the event is successful.

"Kinnie Parker and I are co-chairs of this year's Relay For Life event," he said. "Our duties include overseeing funding, organizing and promoting the event, and managing the committees and team members so that all Relay operations run smoothly." Daily Sentinel subscribers read more here.

 

Accounting students offer free tax filing help

W-2, 1080-T and W-4 may be unfamiliar terminology for some, but a group of volunteers from Stephen F. Austin State University have become all too familiar with tax terminology this month.

Members of Beta Alpha Psi, an accounting and finance honor society at SFA, have been volunteering their time to help members of the community file their taxes before this year's April 18 deadline.

"It's just a service we try to provide every year, and it got started even before I came to school here," said Randall Wright, SFA grad student. "We have a partnership with the IRS, and all of our volunteers are certified by the IRS as well. It's just nice to be able to give back to the community." Daily Sentinel subscribers read more here.

 

Accomplishments

College of Education academic advisers Sara Cole, Belinda Vanglahn and Kathy Springfield presented "Efficient Advising Paves the Road for Student Retention" at the Motivation as the Road to Rentention: Academic Adviser Conference. They discussed providing service to more than 3,000 students each semester, which requires advisers in the College of Education to utilize tools for creative, year-round advising for each major; They also discussed increasing office productivity using methods developed by SFA's advisers reduces costs, increases efficiency and paves the road for student retention.

 
SFA Gardens research associate Greg Grant's article "In Greg's Garden: Out of Africa" was published in the March/April issue of "Texas Gardener." The article discussed the contributions of the African continent and culture to the Southern landscape.
 
Kinesiology and health science associate professor Linda Bobo presented at the National Athletic Trainers' Association Educators' Confererence held in Washington, D.C. Her oral presentation, "Utilizing local resources for clinical sites," was a pre-conference session that allowed quality athletic training programs to highlight their best-practices. Her poster presentation, "Creating an assessment plan," discussed TracDAT and its positive results for SFA's athletic training curriculum and university process for re-affirmation with accreditation. "Are teachers being fair?" was a research poster presentation that reported on teacher scoring inflation with less experienced students' clinical skills.
 

News & Announcements

For your students!
How to Navigate a Career Expo Workshop
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. | Wednesday, March 2
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 2.201

Career Services will discuss what it takes to navigate a Career Expo successfully, including how to create an effective and efficient strategy, develop your elevator speech, and apply vital after-fair follow up!

   
SFA Gardens to Host Grafting Seminar
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 3
Agiculture Building, Room 118

SFA horticulture professor, Dr. Jeff Adkins, will teach the plant propagation techniques of budding and grafting. Participants will practice on live plants and should bring a small, sharp pocket knife. Cost for the hands on seminar is $10 for SFA Gardens members and $15 for non-members. For more information or to register, contact the Education Office at (936) 468-1832 or e-mail erodewald@sfasu.edu.

 
Regional Service Learning Conference call for presentation proposals
Proposals due by Friday, April 1

Texas Campus Compact will present a Regional Service Learning Conference on May 18 at SFA and invites proposals for concurrent conference presentations. The proposals are due by Friday, April 1. Confirmed presenters will be notified by Friday, April 15. The conference registration fee is waived for confirmed presenters, and the presenter is responsible for providing print materials, such as handouts, to session attendees. Sessions are limited to 50 minutes. Click here to submit a presentation proposal. For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for leadership and service and member of the conference planning committee, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.
 
   

Save the date!

"Responding to Disaster and Trauma: Are You Prepared?" presented by Patrick M. Tiner
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Thursday, March 10
BPSC Movie Theater

Patrick M. Tiner is director of the employee assistance program at UT Southwestern Medical Center. There is no cost to attend, but continuing education credits will be available for a cost of $15. The event is sponsored by the School of Social Work.
   

Texas Women in Higher Education Annual Conference
“Women in the Driver’s Seat:
Navigating the Political Road Ahead”

April 3-5 | Austin | Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

This conference is designed for women currently serving in leaderships positions at institutions of higher education in Texas. More information can be found at www.twhe.org. So that a list of SFA attendees can be developed, please contact Monique Cossich at cossichm@sfasu.edu if you plan to attend.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

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.
 
One-night screening of Seeds of Hunger
7 p.m. | Friday, March 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 Seeds of Hunger at 7 p.m. Friday, March 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. The 52-minute documentary by Yves Billy and Richard Prost is a global investigation into the evolving nature of food production and the crisis it may portend. Admission is free. Please bring canned goods for a food drive. The film is sponsored in part by Kathie and Scott Robinson. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands joint concert
7:30 p.m. | Friday, March 4 | Cole Concert Hall

The Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The program includes a variety of jazz, swing, funk and Mambo tunes. Tickets for the always-popular concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
Area fifth through eighth graders art workshop
10 a.m. to noon | Saturday, March 5 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

Area fifth through eighth 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.
 
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.

 
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