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This Week's Calendar

Monday, March 28
Lumberjack Golf at Centenary/Hal Sutton Invitational
Shreveport, La.

Ladyjack Golf at
Centenary/Hal Sutton
Invitational
Bossier City, La.


Tuesday, March 29
Lumberjack Golf at Centenary/Hal Sutton Invitational
Shreveport, La.

Ladyjack Golf at
Centenary/Hal Sutton
Invitational
Bossier City, La.

Ladyjack Softball vs. Baylor
3 and 5 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

SFA Alumni Nacogdoches
After Work Social
5:30 p.m. at Casa Tomas

Lumberjack Baseball vs. TCU
6:30 p.m. in Forth Worth

SFA Steel Band's
annual concert

7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall



Wednesday, March 30
Wellness Model
Meeting and Lunch

Noon to 1 p.m.
Student Recreation Center Meeting Room

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Grambling State

2 p.m. in Grambling, La.


Thursday, March 31
ISA’s International Food Festival
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Yellow House Student Center
201 E. College
Pre-sale tickets $5
At the door $6

"Living Juarez" documentary
7 to 9 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theater

SAA Movie Line Up
"Country Strong" 7 p.m.
"The Dilemma" 9:15 p.m.

Johann Strauss Jr.’s operetta Die Fledermaus
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Friday, April 1

The BIG Event
Deadline to sign up for a job
more information

Sarah Frisof, guest flute recital
6 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Texas State
6:30 p.m. in San Marcos

SFA Spirit Teams
Nationals Showcase

7 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

"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
"Country Strong" 7 p.m.
"The Dilemma" 9:15 p.m.

Free screening of
A Man Named Pearl

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

Johann Strauss Jr.’s operetta Die Fledermaus
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

Student-directed production of Ted Shine's Contribution
7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre


Saturday, April 2
Track and Field
SFA Squad and Alumni Meet

All Day
Homer Bryce Stadium

Ladyjack Tennis
vs. Texas State

10 a.m.
SFA's Schlief Tennis Complex

Ladyjack Softball
vs. McNeese State

1 and 3 p.m.
SFA Baseball Complex

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Texas State

2 p.m. in San Marcos

Student-directed production of Ted Shine's Contribution
2 and 7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

Johann Strauss Jr.’s operetta Die Fledermaus
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium


Sunday, April 3
Ladyjack Tennis vs.
UT Arlington
11 a.m.
SFA's Schlief Tennis Complex

Ladyjack Softball vs.
McNeese State
Noon at SFA Baseball Complex

Lumberjack Baseball
vs. Texas State
1 p.m. in San Marcos


SAA Movie Line Up
"Country Strong" 7 p.m.
"The Dilemma" 9:15 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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Headlines for Monday, March 28

NEW!




NEW!

SFA Steel Band concert features acclaimed solo artist
ISA’s International Food Festival
Theme park discount tickets
Deadline extended for The BIG Event
AAUW 27th Woman of the Year Banquet
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits


SFA Steel Band concert features acclaimed solo artist

Acclaimed musician Tracy Thornton will join the Stephen F. Austin State University's Steel Band for its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Cole Concert Hall.

The 10-member ensemble, directed by SFA Associate Professor of Percussion Scott Harris, performs on a full set of steel pans made from 55-gallon oil drums, and a large array of Latin percussion instruments. A four-piece horn section rounds out the band.

Thornton, who was the tenor pannist for the bands Been Caught Steelin' and Sons of Steel and serves as the music director of four steel drum bands, will perform both as a solo artist and with the SFA ensemble. read more

 

News & Announcements

ISA’s International Food Festival
Noon to 1:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 31
Yellow House Student Center at 201 E. College
Pre-sale tickets $5 | At the door $6

Send your taste buds around the world with these traditional and flavorful dishes! A portion of the proceeds will be sent to support Japan. Selling Tickets for festival from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 28, to Wednesday, March 30, at the Student Center. International Food Festival is hosted by the International Student Association.
   
Theme park discount tickets available at the Student Center Information desk. Six Flags over Texas tickets are $32 each and a Season Pass is $60. Hurricane Harbor tickets are $22 each. These discounts are half the gate price!
   
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!
   

Save the Date!

 

AAUW 27th Woman of the Year Banquet
6:30 p.m. | Tuesday, April 12
Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom

American Association of University Women will honor the following individuals: Sarah McMullan as Woman of the Year, Susan Reents as Business Honoree, Dr. Jana Redfield as Community Honoree, Almetrice Cotton as Education Honoree and Jeri Mills as Media/Communication Honoree. To reserve tickets for the banquet, please send $25 by Tuesday, April 5, to Bernice Wright, bwright@sfasu.edu, or Dr. Julia Ballenger, jnballenger@sfasu.edu.


College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

SFA Steel Band's annual concert
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, March 29 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA Steel Band's annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Cole Concert Hall will feature acclaimed guest pan solo artist Tracy Thornton performing his own highly energetic pieces as well as other traditional steel band tunes with the SFA ensemble. The Crandall High School steel band, Pan Island, will open the concert under the direction of SFA alumna Stephanie Shing. “This will be one of the most exciting and energetic concerts of the season," said Scott Harris, SFA associate professor of percussion. "Bring the whole family!" Tickets are $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 student.
 
Johann Strauss Jr.’s operetta Die Fledermaus
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Johann Strauss Jr.’s operetta Die Fledermaus at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The popular comedy, which will be sung in English, is based on an elaborate practical joke involving disguised identities. “The plot, language and music combine to make it enjoyable for all ages,” said director Deborah Dalton, SFA professor of voice. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff and $6 for students.
 
Sarah Frisof, guest flute recital
6 p.m. | Friday, April 1 | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Sarah Frisof in a guest flute recital at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Cole Concert Hall. The assistant professor of flute at the University of Texas at Arlington will present a program of works by J.S. Bach, Pierre Sancan and Joseph Schwantner. The recital is free and open to the public.
 
Free screening of A Man Named Pearl
7 p.m. | Friday, April 1 | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

As part of its monthly independent film series, the SFA School of Art will present a free screening of A Man Named Pearl at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The 78-minute film tells the inspiring story of a self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar, whose unlikely journey to national prominence began with a bigoted remark. The award-winning film offers an upbeat message that speaks to respect for both self and others. The screening is sponsored in part by the Piney Woods Native Plants Center, SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
 
Student-directed production of Ted Shine's Contribution
7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1 | 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2
Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building

The SFA School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Ted Shine's Contribution at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. In Shine's one-act, a black grandmother sends her nervous grandson off to join a civil rights sit-in. At first, the elderly woman appears to stay aloof from such demonstrations, but the play's hilarious and arresting climax reveals that she has her own method of helping in the struggle for her people's rights. The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $3 each.
 
Ongoing
The Third Annual Pen and Pigment, whichis currently on exhibit in Griffith Gallery, is the culmination of a collaborative project between SFA art and poetry students. The digital prints and poems created in response to one another are displayed side by side. The show runs through Wednesday, April 20.  Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, please call 936.468.1131.
 
Upcoming
American Bluegrass Masters Tour
7:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 7 | Turner Auditorium

Top names in the world of bluegrass music will grace the Turner stage as the College of Fine Arts presents the American Bluegrass Masters Tour at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Headlining the concert will be Grand Ole Opry member Bobby Osborne and his band, the Rocky Top X-Press. Other key entertainers include renowned banjo player Sammy Shelor, who will perform as a guest artist with The New South, and two-time Grammy winner Curtis Burch, who will perform as a guitar soloist and with the Dean Osborne Band. Tickets range from $17.50 to $35, with discounts available for seniors, faculty/staff, students and youth.
 
Download
the College of Fine Arts
March Calendar
Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts
website
Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

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