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Week of November 15-21

Spring 2011
Early Registration

Begins Thursday!
Early registration for Spring 2011
Begins at 7 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18.

Contact the registration hotline at (936) 468-1370 for assistance with registration issues. Please view the schedule below.
GRADUATE, POSTGRADUATE | 7 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
SENIOR AND ABOVE | 11 a.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18
JUNIOR AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Friday, Nov. 19
SOPHOMORE AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Monday, Nov. 22
FRESHMAN AND ABOVE | 7 a.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 23
   
All Week!

Pictures with Chief Caddo
Visit Chief Caddo in the BPSC Involvement Center and take a picture with the Chief before the big game Saturday!!!

   
All Week!

Applications for 2011 Jack Camp Counselors
Applications are available in the Involvement Center and/or online at www.sfasu.edu/jackcamp. If you have been a counselor, please complete Returning Counselor application. If you have not been a counselor, please complete New Counselor Application. Applications are due by 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, to the Involvement Center.

   

Up Til’ Dawn Awareness Week
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Up Til’ Dawn will pass out information about St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and organizations will be given chance sign up for teams.

   
All Week!

Omega Week Publicity | Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 2 to 5 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

   
All Week!

Soul 2 Soul Week
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Student Center Plaza
Soul 2 Soul will be out all week to fundraise for Gospel Fest.

   

Recycle Week
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Surfin' Steve
The environmental awareness movement invites you to recycle used batteries, ink cartridges, aluminum cans, paper, plastic bags and cardboard at Surfin' Steve! Find us on Facebook! (Search TEAM)

   

Tuesday through Saturday

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Nov. 16, through Saturday, Nov. 20 | W.M. Turner Auditorium

Power, sex, ambition, greed . . . it’s just another day at the office in the delightfully irreverent musical comedy, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, that the SFA Schools of Theatre and Music will present at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 through 20 in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The winner of seven Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962, the musical follows the rise of a lowly window washer up the corporate ladder. Come join the fun! Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff and $6 for students.
   
Clueless about upcoming SFA Athletics events?
Sign-up for the new Lumberjack Athletic e-Newsletter, which will be sent to your inbox every Tuesday morning! Sign up and you'll stay connected to what's happening with sports at Stephen F. Austin State University. Each issue will contain an overview of special events and a calendar of events for the week. Follow this link now!
   
VOTE FOR COACH HARPER!

Voting is now open for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year! Vote for SFA Coach Harper every day between now and Saturday, Dec. 4. The winning coach receives $50,000 for charity and $20,000 will be given the SFA Alumni Association.


http://www.coachoftheyear.com
   
 

Tomorrow’s Alumni Generation
Become a part of tomorrow’s alumni generation at SFA by joining the SFA Alumni Association as a student. Tag. You're it.

   
Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program is now accepting applications for summer 2011. Visit http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars for more information or to apply. Deadline is Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. Find out more!
   
Scholarship Opportunity!

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: January 5, 2011
Supporting students interested in pursuing the basic science and technology innovations that can be applied to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security mission. Complete information is available online at http://www.orau.gov/dhsed/. Questions regarding the DHS Scholarship Program can be sent via e-mail to dhsed@orau.org.

   
FREE ADVERTISEMENT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION!!!
All you have to do is fill out a request form at Jack Sorc or the Involvement Center one week before your event on SFA campus. All forms will be picked up by 5 p.m. every Thursday. You may also fill out a form online!
   
 

monday

  Geography Awareness Week Events
Monday, Nov. 15, through Friday, Nov. 19

Geography Awareness Week is an annual opportunity to engage in educational experiences that draw attention to Geo-Literacy and the importance of geographic understanding in ensuring our nation's economic competitiveness, national security, environmental sustainability and livability of our communities in the 21st century. View the schedule of presentations and activities!
   
 

Do You Know Your Geography?
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

Geography awareness week.

   

Lumberjacks Basketball vs. Longwood
7 p.m. | William R. Johnson Coliseum

Learn about the Jack Team Rewards program!

   
  Tunnel of Oppression Tours
7 p.m. | BPSC Movie Theater located next to Starbucks

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, genocide and suicide to name a few. Admission is FREE to ALL! Although reservations are not required, we do urge everyone to arrive early. Each tour will be approximately an hour long. Tours will continue until 9 p.m. so please come early. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073 or by e-mail at multiculturalcenter@sfasu.edu.
   
  SFA Opera Workshop students to present a variety of opera scenes
7:30 p.m. | Cole Concert Hall

The 19 students will perform scenes from W.A. Mozart’s The Magic Flute and The Marriage of Figaro, Charles Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet and Faust, and Giacomo Puccini’s Sister Angelica. Also, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, Claudio Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea and the sextet from Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. Bruce Fowler, assistant professor of voice, Scott LaGraff, associate professor of voice, and Gene H. Moon, director of orchestral activities, are the instructors for the course. Admission is free and open to the public.
   
 

tuesday

Get Tested Tuesdays
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Regents Suite A

Omega Delta Phi will give out scantrons and pencils and provide free HIV screening in Regents Suite A. Refreshments will be provided as well.

   

3v3 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament Prelims
Register by 3:50 p.m. at the HPE Courts. Play begins at 4 p.m.

Get some friends together and join us over at the HPE for our annual 3v3 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament! Prelims are Tuesday and Wednesday, with the top teams advancing to the championships on Thursday.

   

Campus Recreation Job Fair
3 to 5 p.m. | Recreation Center Lobby and Meeting Room

Campus Recreation is hiring! Be part of our Campus Rec family! Wear professional attire and bring a resume for on-site interviews. Applications are available at the Rec Center Administration Office, the Campus Recreation website sfasu.edu/campusrec and at the job fair! See you there!

   
  Latin American Studies Faculty Speaker's Series
5 p.m. | Ferguson Building, Room G78

Dr. William Forbes, geography, will discuss the International Year of Biodiversity - Conservation and Development in Southeastern Peru. The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity. Current global extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times the natural rate, mostly due to habitat alteration by humans. Southeastern Peru, lying within the Amazon River Basin, likely has the highest level of biological diversity on earth. The area is also under rapid development through gold mining, oil and gas leasing, and construction of a Trans-Amazon highway from Brazil to Peru's West Coast. Forbes will show slides of the region and discuss historical and current issues. He will also present results of social surveys on local resident's attitudes towards nature conservation and economic development conducted in August 2009.
   
  Tunnel of Oppression Tours
7 p.m. | BPSC Movie Theater located next to Starbucks

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, genocide and suicide to name a few. Admission is FREE to ALL! Although reservations are not required, we do urge everyone to arrive early. Each tour will be approximately an hour long. Tours will continue until 9 p.m. so please come early. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073 or by e-mail at multiculturalcenter@sfasu.edu.
   

Open Mic-Less Night
7 to 9 p.m. | BPSC Starbucks

Come out to the Student Center Starbucks for a chance to win a free polar bear cookie and hear some great student performances! Presented by Polar Bears on Parade and SFA Dining Services, help us cut the cost on energy and have a great time. To sign up to perform, please e-mail sfa.odk@gmail.com.

   
  German Club speaker series: German poet Uwe Kolbe
7 p.m. | Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142

German poet Uwe Kolbe will present the final lecture in the Stephen F. Austin State University German Club speaker series, "Reflections on (Re)Unification," commemorating 20 years of German political unity. Kolbe will present "The Insight of Dissenters: Remarks on Freedom and Real Socialism in Germany." He will discuss his first-hand experience as a dissident artist living in East Berlin, the capitol city of the former German Democratic Republic. More
   
 

Stomp The Yard
9 to 11 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

S.T.E.P. is hosting a student yard party with a raffle for an iPod Touch!

   
 

wednesday

Thanksgiving Horsepacking in the Hill Country Trip DEADLINE
Cost: $190 | Trip dates are November 24-28

Interested in learning to use a horse in your next backpacking trip? What could be better than learning about horsepacking with the gorgeous fall backdrop of the hill country and enjoying a thanksgiving dinner around a campfire? This trip promises all the stars you can see and all the memories you can take. Visit the Campus Recreation website www.sfasu.edu/campusrec for more information.

   
 

Get to Know Your Library
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Steen Library

SGA will be helping students to know the possibilities the library has to offer.

   

Omega Week BBQ
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Surfin’ Steve

Omega Psi Phi will provide BBQ links, hot dogs, chicken and much more!

   

3v3 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament Prelims
Register by 3:50 p.m. at the HPE Courts. Play begins at 4 p.m.

Get some friends together and join us over at the HPE for our annual 3v3 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament! Prelims are Tuesday and Wednesday, with the top teams advancing to the championships on Thursday.

   
 

Study Abroad to Argentina and Brazil General Interest Meeting
5 p.m. | Forestry Building, Room 105

After the success of last summer, the course "Jaguars in South America: Ecological and Economic Aspects of a Conservation Problem" will be offered again in 2011. Conservation of jaguars is a very complex topic that requires a multi-disciplinary approach with the participation of professionals from areas such as biology, forestry, economics, sociology, business, communication and education, among others. This three-credit Maymester class in 2011 will offer students of all majors an opportunity to gain international experience in one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and study the issues related to its conservation. Students will learn about jaguar conservation efforts and utilization of natural resources in Brazil and Argentina, conservation policies, how jaguar conservation copes with the expansion of agriculture and the forest industry, and the economic development of the region. For more information, please contact faculty leaders Dr. Daniel Scognamillo at (936) 468-5993 or at dgscognamillo@sfasu.edu and Dr. Gary Kronrad at (936) 468-2473.

   
Amnesty International Meeting
6 to 7 p.m. | BPSC 2.201

Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization of people who campaign against human rights violations. Our members exert influence on governments, corporations, intergovernmental groups and political bodies through public demonstrations, vigils and direct lobbying. We meet every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in room 2.201 of the student center.
   
  SFA School of Art to open A Forest Insect Alphabet
6 p.m. Opening Reception | Griffith Gallery on SFA campus

The exhibition features 56 woodcuts and text used in the book of the same title that was printed by SFA 's LaNana Creek Press. 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. Fryar and Jones will perform the music during the exhibition's opening. The exhibition will run through Friday, Feb. 4. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
   
 

Ms. Lumberjack 
7 p.m. | Student Center Movie Theater

Ms. Lumberjack is a female pageant where girls strut their stuff and show their Lumberjack pride for a Grand Prize of $150 and the title Ms. Lumberjack. Come out for a good time and if you think you have what it takes to be Ms. Lumberjack, sign up today in the SAA Office on the 3rd floor of BPSC in room 3.305 or call (936) 468-1222.

   

Harry Potter Party
8 p.m. to Midnight | Student Center Plaza

RHA will be hosting the Harry Potter Party in honor of the movie “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” part 1 coming out this Friday!

   

Omega Delta Phi Stroll Competition
8 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

Omega Delta Phi will be hosting a stroll competition. Many Greek organizations will be competing for the grand prize.

   
 

thursday

Sigma Tau Delta Annual Book Sale
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | First floor of the Student Center

Sigma Tau Delta and the English Honors Society will hold their annual used book sale. All of the proceeds will be used to buy new books for the Nacogdoches Head Start Program. Please come browse the various titles and support the Head Start Program. The cost is $1 per paperback and $2 per hardcover.

   
 

Kappa Upsilon Sigma Bake Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

   
 

Avoid the Freshman 15
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Student Center Lounge

Want to avoid the freshman 15 or find a way to lose it?

   

3v3 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament Championships
Register by 3:50 p.m. at the HPE Courts. Play begins at 4 p.m.

Get some friends together and join us over at the HPE for our annual 3v3 Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament! Prelims are Tuesday and Wednesday, with the top teams advancing to the championships on Thursday.

   
 

Prayer at Surfin' Steve
5 p.m. | Surfin' Steve Plaza

In the name of Jesus we pray…hosted by Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority Inc. A nondenominational Christian prayer is open to those who have prayer requests or just need Godly encouragement. This is open to the public. 

   
  Alive After Five: SFA Scene Shop
5:30 to 7 p.m. | Thursday, Nov. 18 | 2116 North Street (Old SFA movie theater)

The College of Fine Arts invites the entire SFA community to the newly renovated SFA Scene Shop from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18. The event is the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Alive After Five, but all are welcome to come see the transformation that has taken place in the building at 2116 North St. that used to house the SFA movie theater.

Come snack on popcorn, cokes and hot dogs—just like the old times—and relive your movie-going memories (if you were around when that theater was going strong!) Or just come see one of the best university scene shops in the state! There will be door prizes and opportunities to mix and mingle with both the SFA and Nacogdoches business communities. Come as you are and stay for as little or as long as you’d like.

Parking is available after 5 p.m. at the BancorpSouth lots accessible via Blount St. and in SFA’s lot at the corner of North and Wettermark streets. Do not park in other businesses’ lots, as they may tow.
   

Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority Inc. Bible Study
6 p.m. | Student Center Multimedia Room

Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority Inc. has provided Bible study every week for students like you. We want you to be a part of God's plan and be blessed in the process. Come learn how to make the Word of God applicable in your life.

   
  DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
7 p.m. | Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Room 201

The SFA Dance Program will be presenting DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert. Senior choreographers are Kathleen Higgins, Joella Phillip, Breanna Westerfield and Marka Wood. Other choreography by Dr. Cindy Gratz, professor of dance at Sam Houston State University, Elizabeth Rhodes, professor of dance at SFA, and Heather Samuelson, adjunct faculty in dance at SFA. Ticket prices are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Come and support your fellow 'Jacks!
   
SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. “Eat Pray Love”
9:30 p.m. “The Expendables” 

Student tickets are just $1! Concessions are $.75 per item or $2 combo pack! Cinema is located on the 2nd floor of the student center next to Starbucks.
   
  Men Of Achievement Bible Study
9 p.m. | Village Community Center

Come out to get a word from the brothers of Men of Achievement at our bible study every Thursday at 9 p.m. in the Village Community Center.
   
 

friday

Wear purple shirts on campus!

   
 

Fall Teacher Job Fair
9:30 a.m. to Noon | BPSC Grand Ballroom

Please join Career Services for the Fall Teacher Job Fair! Currently, 60 Texas school districts are registered for this event in search of SFA students and graduates to fill teacher vacancies. Find your teaching position today! Remember, professional dress is required! Contact Career Services at careerservices@sfasu.edu or (936) 468.3305 for any questions. View participating ISDs

   
 

Educator Workshop
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. | BPSC Tiered Classroom, Room 2.202
Presenter: Chris Salas, Human Resource Recruiter of Dallas ISD

Learn how to land a teaching job from the prospective of a school district recruiter. Discover ways you can make your resume stand out from other candidates, plus get insider knowledge on the general interview process and protocol for following up after the interview. All SFA education students and alumni welcome directly after the close of the Teacher Job Fair!

   
  Guest lecture: audio engineer Mark Hornsby
2 to 5 p.m. | Music Recital Hall | Wright Music Building

The SFA School of Music will present audio engineer Mark Hornsby in a guest lecture, "Current Trends in Audio," from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, in the Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building. The Nashville-based engineer/producer/musician/writer will speak about career opportunities and strategies for finding a job in audio-related fields. He will also discuss his recent work as an audio engineer at the famous Abbey Road Studios. The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allowed for questions from the audience.
   
  Fabric of African Culture exhibition opening reception
6 p.m. | The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

This powerful exhibition celebrates the expressive quality of the work and artistic expression inherent in the cultures of Africa. Displayed with an eye for the variety of materials and the regional influences, the items represent over 500 years of history and tribes from across the continent. The Nov. 19 opening reception will include a lecture by an authority on African art. Fabric of African Culture, which is part of the College of Fine Arts’ University Series, replaces the originally scheduled Storm Chasers and will run through Saturday, Jan. 15. It is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts. 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.
   
  DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
7 p.m. | Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Room 201

The SFA Dance Program will be presenting DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert. Senior choreographers are Kathleen Higgins, Joella Phillip, Breanna Westerfield and Marka Wood. Other choreography by Dr. Cindy Gratz, professor of dance at Sam Houston State University, Elizabeth Rhodes, professor of dance at SFA, and Heather Samuelson, adjunct faculty in dance at SFA. Ticket prices are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Come and support your fellow 'Jacks!
   
 

Auction for Charity
7 p.m. | Regents Suite A

Omega Kappa Alpha is presenting an open auction where Greeks are cordially invited to participate. The money raised will go towards needy families in Nacogdoches just in time for the holiday season. The cost is $2 at the door.

   

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. “Eat Pray Love”
9:30 p.m. “The Expendables” 

Student tickets are just $1! Concessions are $.75 per item or $2 combo pack! Cinema is located on the 2nd floor of the student center next to Starbucks.

   
 

saturday

Lumberjack Football vs. Northwestern State
2 p.m. | Homer Bryce Stadium

Learn about the Jack Team Rewards program!

   
  DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert
3 p.m. | Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Room 201

The SFA Dance Program will be presenting DanceWorks, a senior choreographic concert. Senior choreographers are Kathleen Higgins, Joella Phillip, Breanna Westerfield and Marka Wood. Other choreography by Dr. Cindy Gratz, professor of dance at Sam Houston State University, Elizabeth Rhodes, professor of dance at SFA, and Heather Samuelson, adjunct faculty in dance at SFA. Ticket prices are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. Come and support your fellow 'Jacks!
   

Ladyjack Basketball vs. Tulane
7 p.m. | William R. Johnson Coliseum

Learn about the Jack Team Rewards program!

   

4th Annual Outdoor Pursuits Jacks On Belay Climbing Competition
Walk-In Registration at 10:30 a.m.
Competition begins at noon Student Recreation Center Rockwall

If you've been honing your skills this fall, now's the time to show them off! All participants are invited to compete against climbers of all levels across the state. Our 4th Jacks on Belay Climbing Competition promises medals, door prizes, T-shirts, a hearty lunch and don't forget the sweet climbs! This year's theme is "stache bash" so grow or bring your wildest stache, but surrogates will be provided if needed. Sign up and climb or come out and watch as we take on The Rock in a quest for climbing glory! The cost is $30.

 

 

 

sunday

  SFA Wind Ensemble presents "Bits and Pieces" Concert
2:30 p.m. | Cole Concert Hall

The program features the 55-member band performing in groups of varying sizes and combinations, from a piece for only nine instruments to one for the full band. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.
   

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. “Eat Pray Love”
9:30 p.m. “The Expendables” 

Student tickets are just $1! Concessions are $.75 per item or $2 combo pack! Cinema is located on the 2nd floor of the student center next to Starbucks.

The Office of Student Affairs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-3004, TDD: (936) 468-1004.
 
 

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