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Wednesday, March 23
Last day to drop courses

Last day to withdraw from university without WP or WF

Ladyjack Softball
vs. Louisiana-Monroe
5 p.m. at Monroe, La.

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

7 p.m.
Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
7 and 10 p.m.
Purple Pride: Driving Jacks, Aramark, College of Forestry, rugby


Thursday, March 24
Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series
7 p.m.
Agriculture Building, Room 110

SAA Movie Line Up

Little Fockers 7 p.m.
The Fighter 9 p.m.

Dr. Ilko Rusev,
guest bass recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era”
musical comedy cabaret

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre of the
Griffith Fine Arts Building


Friday, March 25

Track and Field at Rice Bayou Classic in Houston

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Nicholls State
3 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

“Third Annual Pen and Pigment” opening reception
6 p.m.
Griffith Gallery

“How to Identify and Attract Backyard Birds”
6:30 to 8 p.m.
SFA Pineywoods
Native Plant Center

"Oceans in Space"
7 p.m.
SFA Planetarium Building
(50 on campus map)
$2 per person
read more about this show

SAA Movie Line Up
Little Fockers 7 p.m.
The Fighter 9 p.m.

SFA Wind Ensemble
,
guest conductor
Frank B. Wickes

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era”
musical comedy cabaret

7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre of the
Griffith Fine Arts Building


Saturday, March 26
SFA Showcase Saturday

Track and Field at Rice Bayou Classic in Houston

“How to Identify and Attract Backyard Birds”
8 to 11 a.m.
SFA Pineywoods
Native Plant Center

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Sam Houston

1 p.m. in Huntsville

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Nicholls State

2 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era”
musical comedy cabaret

2 and 7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre of the
Griffith Fine Arts Building


Sunday, March 27
Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Tarleton State
11 a.m.
SFA Schlief Tennis Complex

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Nicholls State
1 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

SAA Movie Line Up
Little Fockers 7 p.m.
The Fighter 9 p.m.



UPCOMING EVENTS
"Leaving an Impression One Step at a Time" with Alan Bean

Archie McDonald Speaker Series
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 14
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Faculty Recognition Luncheon Reception at 11:45 a.m.
Luncheon at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 19
Grand Ballroom

New Faculty Spring Picnic
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 30
Maroney Park


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Guest bassist to perform at SFA
SFA's Original Cast to present folk song revue
Teaching Excellence Award for Service Learning
Deadline extended for The BIG Event
Luncheon to recognize faculty years of service
Order The SFA Ring March today
Campus Recreation brown bag lunch
'Living Juarez' documentary
SFA Spirit Teams Nationals Showcase
Texas Women in Higher Education annual conference
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


Guest bassist to perform at SFA

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Ilko Rusev in a guest bass recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Rusev and pianist Geneva Fung, SFA staff accompanist, will perform original compositions and bass arrangements spanning 300 years, said Dr, Evgeni Raychev, SFA adjunct faculty in the School of Music. "These virtuoso pieces are considered staples in the bass literature and are played worldwide by concert artists." read more

 

SFA's Original Cast to present folk song revue

The Original Cast, a musical cabaret troupe from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, will present four performances of "Blowin' in the Wind: Poets of the Folk Song Era" Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26, in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

The original musical revue by the group's director, Dr. Alan Nielsen, looks at the history of folk music, beginning with songs by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger in the 1930s and '40s. The majority of the songs included in the revue come from the 1960s and '70s.

The 14-member cast will perform as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffee house type setting, singing songs such as Janice Ian's "At Seventeen," Simon and Garfunkle's "Sounds of Silence," and Peter, Paul and Mary's "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" read more

 

Teaching Excellence Award for Service Learning

The Teaching Excellence Center and the Service Learning Advisory Board are pleased to announce the first-ever Teaching Excellence Award for Service Learning. One faculty member from each college will be recognized for outstanding use and implementation of a service learning component in a class or classes.

Each faculty member will be awarded a plaque and public commendation at the awards ceremony held during the spring semester of the academic year. The Service Learning Advisory Board will determine the recipient from each college. Candidates for the award must be current full-time employees of SFA with a minimum of 50 percent of their contractual work load devoted to classroom teaching.

Individuals are ineligible while they are currently serving on the University Teaching Excellence Committee or the Service Learning Advisory Board. Candidates may self-nominate for this award. Applications are available here and should be sent to Jamie Bouldin, assistant director for Leadership and Service, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or campus mailbox 13021 by Friday, April 1.

 

News & Announcements

The deadline for The BIG Event job request forms has been extended to Friday, April 1. SFA faculty and staff are eligible to apply for a job for students to complete during the third annual day of service, which will be held Friday, April 29. Potential projects include cleaning, yard work, painting, etc. This day of service is NOT based on socio-economic need, but rather as a way for SFA students to say “thank you” to the campus and community for all of their support.

Anyone in the community is eligible to apply for a job, so apply for one and then pass the word along to local family and friends! Please visit www.sfasu.edu/thebigevent to fill out the online form or e-mail Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu for more information!
   
  The Faculty Recognition Luncheon will be held at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Grand Ballroom. This annual luncheon recognizes faculty who are completing 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of service at SFA as well as faculty who have announced their retirement.

Formal invitations will be mailed at beginning of April. Please RSVP to those invitations since an accurate count for the luncheon is very important. The following is a list of those persons to be honored. Please contact Bob Szafran at (936) 468-2009 or rszafran@sfasu.edu as soon as possible in the case of any errors or omissions. See list now!
   

Order The SFA Ring today

A Balfour representative will be on campus from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Tracie Pearman Alumni Center to show you The SFA Ring, answer questions and assist with placing an order. Ordering during this special event allows you to participate in the Big Dip Ring Ceremony scheduled for Friday, May 6.

   

Save the Date!

Campus Recreation brown bag lunch
Noon to 1 p.m. | Wednesday, March 30
Student Recreation Center Meeting Room

Join Campus Recreation for a brown bag lunch meeting to discuss the future of wellness at SFA. Campus Recreation will be discussing an SFA Wellness Model. Wellness is a topic that everyone can cover in classes, programs, and weekly activities, but may not present it as wellness. Let's find a common model that can be utilized to help SFA students and community learn there is more to wellness than exercising and eating right. Bring a friend!

   

"Living Juarez" documentary
7 to 9 p.m. | Thursday, March 31 | BPSC Movie Theater

Since March 2008, close to 7,000 people have died in Cuidad Juarez. There are now an estimated 10,000 security forces patrolling the streets of Juarez where violence continues to escalate. "Living Juarez" tells the story of the real victims in Calderon's Drug War — regular people just trying to survive in a city overrun by senseless violence and corruption. A discussion by Laura Carlsen will follow the documentary. For more information, please contact Leslie Cecil at (936) 468-3980 or cecillg@sfasu.edu.

   
SFA Spirit Teams
Nationals Showcase

7 p.m. Friday, April 1
William R. Johnson Coliseum

The SFA Spirit Teams will host their annual Nationals Showcase starting at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at the William R. Johnson Coliseum! All four Spirit Teams will perform their nationals routines, as well as a few guest performances. Pre-sale tickets are $2, and $3 if purchased at the door. All proceeds go to the national competition travel costs. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the Spirit Teams' office at (936) 468-1604. The visit our location in the Student Center, Room 1.203.
   
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 leadership 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

Dr. Ilko Rusev, guest bass recital
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 24 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Ilko Rusev in a guest bass recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Concert Hall. Rusev, who is a graduate of the Bulgaria Music Academy and currently teaches at the University of Antioquia in Bogata, Colombia, has given solo and chamber music recitals in both Europe and South America. For this recital, he will be performing original compositions and bass arrangements encompassing a time period of 300 years. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 
“Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era” - musical comedy cabaret
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 24, through Friday, March 26
2 and 7:30 p.m. | Saturday, March 26
Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building

The SFA School of Theatre’s musical comedy cabaret troupe, the Original Cast, will present “Blowin’ in the Wind: Poets from the Folk Song Era” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, through Friday, March 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. All performances will be held in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Under the direction of Dr. Alan Nielsen, the 17-member troupe will perform in solo and ensemble settings songs such as “Sounds of Silence,” “This Land Is Your Land,” and “Where Have all the Flowers Gone?” Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, faculty/staff and students.
 
“Third Annual Pen and Pigment” opening reception
6 p.m. | Friday, March 25 | Griffith Gallery

The SFA School of Art and Department of English will open the “Third Annual Pen and Pigment” show with a 6 p.m. reception Friday, March 25, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus. The show is the culmination of a collaborative project between SFA art and poetry students. The digital prints and poems created in response to one another will be displayed side by side, and the opening will include a poetry reading. The show runs through Wednesday, April 20. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
 
Frank B. Wickes will guest conduct the SFA Wind Ensemble
7:30 p.m. | Friday, March 25 | Cole Concert Hall

Frank B. Wickes, director emeritus of the bands at Louisiana State University, will guest conduct the SFA Wind Ensemble in its concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Under Wickes’ baton, the ensemble will perform Percy Grainger’s “Irish Tune from the County Derry,” popularly known as “Danny Boy.” Also included on the program are “Amazing Grace” and Peter Mennin’s “Canzona.” Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 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.

 
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