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Week of October 18-24

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BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS
Presents Stephen F. Austin State University vs. Sam Houston State University

2 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 23
Reliant Stadium in Houston

Tickets for the game remain on sale through the SFA Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling (936) 468-JACK or toll free (800) 775-3358. Read more about this event!

   
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
   

Beat the Hell Outta Sam Fundraiser
11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. | Student Center Plaza
It’s that time of year again! Come and support the Lumberjack Marching Band and buy your very own Beat the Hell Outta Sam shirt!

   
 

Is the SFA Way your Way? We want to know!

Recently student leaders, faculty and staff introduced the SFA Way to the campus. You may have seen information on the SFA Way on Oct. 6, when the members of SAA, SGA, RHA and Traditions Council came together to provide information for students and encourage each one of you to sign the SFA Way pledge card. To date over 2,000 students have committed themselves to live the SFA Way.

However, we want to know how well you are informed about the SFA Way. In order to do that, we have put together a survey and hope you will take a few minutes to let us know about your experience with the SFA Way. Once you have completed the survey you will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for a $50 Barnes and Noble Bookstore gift card. All of your answers will remain confidential and entering in the drawing does not affect your confidentiality.

You can find the survey at http://studentvoice.com/sfa/sfawaysurvey2010.

   
All Week! Dining Styles Survey
It's the last week to enter to win a free Blu-ray player and tell SFA Dining Services what you think! Just take the dining survey at http://www.college-survey.com/sfasu/ between now and Oct. 22, and you will be entered to WIN!
   

Student Activities Association
The Student Activities Association is now accepting bids for clean up after the Miranda Lambert concert on Thursday, Nov. 4. This is a great way for your student organization to earn extra money! Contact Student Activities Association requesting a bid form at saa@sfasu.edu and return via e-mail or to the SAA office no later than 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27. You will be notified if your organization receives the bid by noon Thursday, Oct. 28.

   
All Week!

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.

   
$5 student tickets now available for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear nationally renowned Broadway star Ron Raines singing with SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines in Broadway, Movies & Classics at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Music will include tunes from hits such as Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Indiana Jones and Oklahoma! To purchase tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or go by the Fine Arts Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.
   
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

 

Kiss My Axe Bracelet Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

Sigma Alpha to sell glow-in-the-dark Kiss My Axe bracelets for a fundraiser. Bracelets are only $1 each.

   

Outdoor Pursuits Horseshoe Canyon Climbing Trip registration deadline
2 to 7 p.m. | Campus Recreation Center
Event Cost: $95 | Trip Dates: Oct. 22 to 24

Experience a weekend of beautiful fall colors in the mountains of Arkansas rock climbing! With over 300 routes and various levels of difficulty, beginners and experts alike will find something to challenge themselves. Spend the evenings around the campfire resting and relaxing. For more information, please contact Outdoor Pursuits Outdoor Center at (936) 468-6055 or outdoorpursuits@sfasu.edu.

   
 

Jam at Einsteins
7 to 9 p.m. | Einstein Bros. Bagels inside Steen Library

Come hang out and take pictures with Munk JaMonkey this Monday night at the SFA Einstein Bros. Bagels! Grab a bite, learn some more about Jam and get some cool swag!

   

"A Boy, A Girl, A Virus"
7 p.m. | BPSC Twilight Ballroom

What is "A Boy, A Girl, A Virus?" Shawn met Gwenn. They fell in love. Shawn has HIV. Gwenn doesn't. They keep it that way.

   
 

tuesday

Zeta Tau Alpha Think Pink
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

Zeta Tau Alpha to sell pink lemonade and hand out ribbons for Breast Cancer Awareness.

   
 

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 
4 to 6 p.m. | Student Recreation Center Lobby

Come and visit our booth on Tuesday and Thursday to get information about NCAAW and participate in our prize wheel and educational games.

   

IMS Cornhole Doubles
4 to 6 p.m. | North Plaza of Student Recreation Center

Come and play Cornhole Doubles. The prelims are on Tuesday and/or Wednesday. Championship 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.

   
  “What Revolution Feels Like: A Personal Account of Events Leading to the Fall
of the Berlin Wall”

5:30 p.m. | BPSC Movie Theater

Wagner, historian and lead tour guide for the DDR Museum (Museum of East Germany) in Berlin, will speak of his experiences as the former East Germany ceased to exist and, in October 1990, became part of the unified Federal Republic of Germany. A native of Halle, located in the former communist state of the German Democratic Republic, Wagner is the son of a Lutheran minister.

Wagner, who was 16 when the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, has collaborated with the BBC on television productions about the event. His personal fascination with history and the cultural memories of the people of East Germany is reflected in his narrations about everyday life in former East Germany, as he integrates personal experiences with historical and political events.
   
 

Texas to Tennessee Alternative Spring Break
6 p.m. | BPSC, Third Floor Commons
 
Texas to Tennessee Alternative Spring Break interest meeting. We will discuss where we are going, who we will be serving with, cost and other trip logistics. For more info, please contact Randi Cooper at sfavolunteers@gmail.com or by calling (936) 468-1088.

   
  "France: Inside Out" Film Festival presents "Paris"
7 p.m. | BPSC Movie Theater

SFA and The French American Cultural Exchange Tournées Festival Present "France: Inside Out," which includes the viewing of films showcasing the icons and marginalized of France. Admission is free! All films are spoken in French with English subtitles.
   
SFA Wind Ensemble will present The Music of Michael Daugherty
7:30 p.m. | W.M. Turner Auditorium

One of the nation’s most frequently heard living American composers, Daugherty will be present for the concert which features his music. The program includes “Desi,” guest conducted by John L. Whitwell, who commissioned the piece while he was the SFA director of bands. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors, $9 for faculty/staff, and $6 for students.
   
 

Swingin’ Jacks Meeting
8 to 10 p.m. | BPSC Twilight Ballroom

Want to learn how to swing dance, meet new people and have something to do on a Tuesday night? Come to Swingin' Jacks! Beginners are always welcome.

   
 

wednesday

  American Red Cross Disaster Training
9 a.m. to noon | BPSC, Regents Suite A

SFA's School of Social Work will be sponsoring American Red Cross disaster preparedness training on mass care and shelter operations. Upon completion you will be certified as an ARC volunteer. Seating is limited so arrive early. For more information please, call Wilma Cordova at (936) 468-6613.
   
 

Ronald McDonald House: Can Food Drive
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

The Student Government Associations of SFA and Sam Houston are taking advantage of a neutral field to help the Ronald McDonald House. Students from both universities will be on their respective campuses collecting easy-to-prepare and instant food items for families living at the house in Houston. Their collections will be presented to the Ronald McDonald House Saturday, Oct. 23, before the Battle of the Piney Woods game at Reliant Stadium.

Donations will also be accepted in the SGA office, which is located in the Student Center. Also, families can use gift cards to major retailers to purchase essential items. For more information call SGA at (936) 468-3500 or e-mail Sarah Feye, SGA vice president, at sarahfeye06@hotmail.com.

   
  National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 
4 to 6 p.m. | Student Recreation Center Lobby

Come and visit our booth on Tuesday and Thursday to get information about NCAAW and participate in our prize wheel and educational games.
   
IMS Cornhole Doubles
4 to 6 p.m. | North Plaza of Student Recreation Center

Come and play Cornhole Doubles. The prelims are on Tuesday and/or Wednesday. Championship on Thursday.
   
 

Glow-In-The-Dark Dinner
4 to 7 p.m. | Student Center Dining Hall

In honor of the "Polar Bears on Parade" campaign to cut energy used at SFA, Omicron Delta Kappa will host a GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DINNER! We will have acoustic entertainment, an information table and door prizes! Even if you normally don’t eat in the dining hall, come out for a special event and help do something great for the SFA campus.

   
  Annual Haunted House
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Nacogdoches Mall

Partnering with the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, the Nacogdoches Jaycees welcome you to attend the annual haunted house. The Nacogdoches Jaycees are a non-profit organization that raises money for Nacogdoches causes. The Jaycees contributions span many organizations in town that are in need. The Jaycees members are local community leaders and business owners who strive to help improve our local Nacogdoches community through service of the Jaycees. For information concerning the Jaycees Haunted House, please call Marty Karns at (936) 371-9819 or e-mail at info@nacogdochesjaycees.org.
   
 

Taste of Latin America
5 to 8 p.m. | East College Cafeteria
Free with Meal Plan Swipe

Learn to dance Salsa and enjoy traditional Latin food. Afterward, show off what you learned from our instructors on the dance floor! Sponsored by Multicultural Affairs and Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Incorporated.

   
 

G-Force
5 p.m. | Student Center, Room 2.307

Membership opportunities available to help promote higher education and mentor youth.

   
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.
   

Alpha Kappa Alpha presents: Walking the Distance for Diabetes
6:08 p.m. | Student Center

This will be a diabetes walk to promote and support diabetes awareness. Moreover we are walking for the cause to stop diabetes and providing knowledge to those who have developed diabetes, as well as how to prevent diabetes. There will be a speaker at the end of the walk. Water, fruit and healthy snacks will be provided.

   

SFA Got Talent?
7 p.m. | Student Center Movie Theater

Come out and witness fellow Lumberjacks showcase their talents for the chance to win $200! A Student Activities Association sponsored event.

   
 

Ladyjack Volleyball vs. Sam Houston State
7 p.m. | William R. Johnson Coliseum

Learn about the Jack Team Rewards program!

   
 

thursday

 

Car Bash
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | The Yard near Surfin' Steve

Hosted by Tau Kappa Alpha and Driving Jacks to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. Come out and bash a car and learn the dangers of drinking and driving.

   
 

Ronald McDonald House: Can Food Drive
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Student Center Plaza

The Student Government Associations of SFA and Sam Houston are taking advantage of a neutral field to help the Ronald McDonald House. Students from both universities will be on their respective campuses collecting easy-to-prepare and instant food items for families living at the house in Houston. Their collections will be presented to the Ronald McDonald House Saturday, Oct. 23, before the Battle of the Piney Woods game at Reliant Stadium.

Donations will also be accepted in the SGA office, which is located in the Student Center. Also, families can use gift cards to major retailers to purchase essential items. For more information call SGA at (936) 468-3500 or e-mail Sarah Feye, SGA vice president, at sarahfeye06@hotmail.com.

   
  National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week 
4 to 6 p.m. | Student Recreation Center Lobby

Come and visit our booth on Tuesday and Thursday to get information about NCAAW and participate in our prize wheel and educational games.
   
IMS Cornhole Doubles
4 to 6 p.m. | North Plaza of Student Recreation Center

Come and play Cornhole Doubles. The prelims are on Tuesday and/or Wednesday. Championship on Thursday.
   
 

Young Conservatives of Texas
5 to 6:30 p.m. | BPSC, Regents Suite B

Come and join us as we present the candidates' platforms and principles for the upcoming election.

   
 

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. 

   
Herbert Midgley, SFA lecturer of music, to present
Herbert Midgley: Creative Human Being

6 p.m. | Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building, Room 160

During the free hour-long recital, Midgley will perform on the piano and guitar, sing some of his original songs, show some of his avant-garde films and play some of his muisque concrète and electronic music.
   
 

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.

   
 

Miss Nacogdoches Juneteenth Pageant
6:30 p.m. | BPSC Tejas Room

Come out to the Miss Nacogdoches Juneteenth Pageant interest meeting. $1000 scholarship prize for the first place, plus scholarships for the second and third place as well. Business casual attire is required. Contestant application will be distributed at the meeting. If you wish to display beauty, grace, and confidence while becoming a part of history, please attend.

   
  Annual Haunted House
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Nacogdoches Mall

Partnering with the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, the Nacogdoches Jaycees welcome you to attend the annual haunted house. The Nacogdoches Jaycees are a non-profit organization that raises money for Nacogdoches causes. The Jaycees contributions span many organizations in town that are in need. The Jaycees members are local community leaders and business owners who strive to help improve our local Nacogdoches community through service of the Jaycees. For information concerning the Jaycees Haunted House, please call Marty Karns at (936) 371-9819 or e-mail at info@nacogdochesjaycees.org.
   
SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

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.
   
 

friday

Wear purple shirts on campus!
   
  Annual Haunted House
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Nacogdoches Mall

Partnering with the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, the Nacogdoches Jaycees welcome you to attend the annual haunted house. The Nacogdoches Jaycees are a non-profit organization that raises money for Nacogdoches causes. The Jaycees contributions span many organizations in town that are in need. The Jaycees members are local community leaders and business owners who strive to help improve our local Nacogdoches community through service of the Jaycees. For information concerning the Jaycees Haunted House, please call Marty Karns at (936) 371-9819 or e-mail at info@nacogdochesjaycees.org.
   
 

SFA Planetarium Presents “Light Years from Andromeda”
7 p.m. | Mathematics Building (52 on Campus Map)
Admission: $2 each

"Light Years From Andromeda" teaches the concepts of light speed, and the light year and how astronomers use them to measure distances to some familiar celestial objects— the Moon, the Sun, the planets, nearby stars, and galaxies. The show briefly touches on the properties of light that help determine a star’s age and temperature, and gives a fascinating look at how light and distance allow us to “look back” further in time as we gaze farther into space.

   

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

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.

   
Ron Raines and SFA's Orchestra of the Pines: "Broadway, Movies and Classics"
7 p.m. | W.M. Turner Auditorium

Ron Raines, one of America’s leading Broadway artists and Nacogdoches native, will share the stage with SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines to present “Broadway, Movies and Classics” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert, which is a joint presentation of the SFA School of Music and Friends of Music, serves as a fund-raiser for the SFA Strings Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $50 each.
   
 

saturday

 

Nacogdoches NAMI Awareness Walk/Run
7 a.m. | TJR Elementary in Nacogdoches
Event Cost: $10

Nacogdoches National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will have an Awareness Walk/Run hosted by Association of Graduate Student of Social Work, Student Association of Social Workers and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society. Wellness and recovery are possibly! From depression to Schizophrenia...We're All A Little Mental! Come out and show support! Volunteers needed. For more information, please contact Sha'Terra Johnson-Fairley at (832) 277-4347 or johnsonsd@titan.sfasu.edu.

   
  Battle of the Piney Woods: Lumberjack Football vs. Sam Houston
Tailgate begins at 11 a.m. | Game begins at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium | Houston, Texas
   
 

Rugby Match
2 p.m. | Rugby Field

Come out and cheer on the men's club rugby team as they face the University of Dallas in the Founder's Cup. The rugby field is located next to the IMS fields.

   

Men's Club Soccer Match
3 p.m. | Varsity Soccer Field

Come out to the Varsity Soccer Field behind the IMS fields to watch the men's club soccer team battle it out against Angelo State.

   
 

Annual Haunted House
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. | Nacogdoches Mall

Partnering with the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, the Nacogdoches Jaycees welcome you to attend the annual haunted house. The Nacogdoches Jaycees are a non-profit organization that raises money for Nacogdoches causes. The Jaycees contributions span many organizations in town that are in need. The Jaycees members are local community leaders and business owners who strive to help improve our local Nacogdoches community through service of the Jaycees. For information concerning the Jaycees Haunted House, please call Marty Karns at (936) 371-9819 or e-mail at info@nacogdochesjaycees.org.

   
Oasis Quartet Concert
Presented by SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music

7:30 p.m. | Cole Concert Hall

The saxophone quartet, which includes SFA Associate Professor Nathan Nabb on soprano sax, will present a program of French masterworks written or arranged for saxophone. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.
 

 

 

sunday

From the Diaries of Adam and Eve: Compositions of Stephen Lias
Presented by SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music

2:30 p.m. | Cole Concert Hall

This diverse concert of works by SFA Professor Lias will include a whimsical piece for flute ensemble, a vigorous trombone sonata, and a witty and moving dramatic work about Adam and Eve performed by three married couples. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff, and $2 for students.
   
 

Homecoming Organization Boards
3 p.m. | Student Center

The first event to start off Homecoming Week! Judging of the best homecoming organization board will take place at 3 p.m. in the student center!

   

SAA Movie Series Presents
7 p.m. - "Charlie St. Cloud"
9 p.m. - "Inception"

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.

   
 

upcoming events!

eighth blackbird "The Only Moving Thing"
7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 26
W.M. Turner Auditorium


The SFA College of Fine Arts will present the Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird in The Only Moving Thing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the 2010-2011 University Series. The kinetic program crackles with vivid theatricality as the musical sextet drives full-tilt into the agile and muscular world of five of today’s most prominent names in music and dance. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for seniors, faculty/staff, students and youth. Visit www.eighthblackbird.com to learn more about the group and to hear their music.
   
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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