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Week of Monday, April 11 to Sunday, April 17


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Week of Reflection at SFA
The week of reflection is a week to think about what you’ve learned this year and how it has changed you. Every day this week will have a reflection theme going on around campus for all students to participate and reflect.


Diversity Week
Every day this week will be dedicated to Diversity! We are all different. Embrace it! For more information and times on events for this week, check out Diversity Week! on Facebook.


SFA newspaper and yearbook staff looking to fill paid positions for fall
Yearbook Editors | Newspaper Editors | Copy Editors
Photographers | Video Journalist | Writers/Reporters
Editorial Cartoonists | Advertising Reps

Friday, April 15: Newspaper Editors, Yearbook Editors, Advertising Managers
Wednesday, April 20: All other positions

Visit us online for an application. Read story to learn more.


Mudbugs & Mudballs - Springfest - Spring Football
Satuday, April 30 | Commuter Lot

Join us for the official end-of-the-year celebration as well welcome back SFA alumni for a beautiful Saturday in East Texas! Get out of your residence hall, apartment, fraternity/sorority house and come out to enjoy free food, live music, inflatables and much much more!

For more information contact the following:
Student Foundation Association (Mudbugs & Mudballs) at 936.468.3407
Student Activities Association (Springfest) at 936.468.1222
SFA Athletics Field House (Spring Football) at 936.468.4540

East Texas Garage Sale hosted by Student Activities Association
7 a.m. to noon | Saturday, May 7 | SFA Commuter Lot

SFA students, faculty and staff are encouraged to bring their belongings to the commuter lot for the largest garage sale of the year! All spots are free and SAA will provide one table and two chairs for each participant. To reserve your spot please contact the Student Activities Association at (936) 468-1222 or e-mail Travis Shera at sheratm@gmail.com.
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!


Campus Recreation Wellness Fair
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Student Center Spirit Lounge

Join Campus Rec for the annual Wellness Fair! Come to the Spirit Lounge and learn about the seven dimensions of wellness from SFA and community businesses. Unlock the world of wellness!

Lifeguard Certification Registration Deadline
Register in the Campus Rec Administration Office by 7 p.m. | Cost $135

Want to be an American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard? Today is the last day to register for Campus Rec's Lifeguard Certification Class. The course will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 15, and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, in the HPE Indoor Pool and Room 202. Lifeguard certifications are a great way to obtain a position as a lifeguard or expand your personal knowledge of the pool and pool safety. Each class is taught by a certified American Red Cross instructor and will include a lifeguarding manual, rescue mask and certification card. Each participant must attend each day of the training to be eligible to pass. Please bring a swimsuit, towel and a pen each day. Stop by or call the Campus Rec Administration Office at (936) 468-3507 to register!


Poetri Slam
7 p.m. | BPSC Theater

Showcase your poetry talent and have a chance to win prizes! Or just come and enjoy a night full of poetry hosted by the artist Poetri. To sign up, stop by the SAA office at BPSC 3.305 or call (936) 468-1222.  

  Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)
6:30 and 10:30 p.m. - NacEdition Campus news
7 and 10 p.m. - Purple Pride: Aramark, Mast Arboretum

P.R.I.D.E. Nac: SFA’s Gay-Straight Alliance
7 p.m. | BPSC Multimedia Room

P.R.I.D.E. Nac: SFA’s Gay-Straight Alliance is an organization working to dispel misconceptions and prejudices about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied community. If you have any questions, find us on Facebook PRIDE NAC or e-mail PRIDENAC@yahoo.com.



Horse Pens 40 Bouldering Trip Registration Deadline
Register in the Outdoor Center by 6 p.m. | Cost $150

April 21-24 test your skills on the amazing boulders of Horse Pens 40 in Alabama. Have you been bouldering on the same old rock wall for a while now and need a real life experience? Well, look no further than SFA Outdoor Pursuits. We are going to take a leap into the wild lands of the southeast to test our bouldering skills. Are you up to the challenge? Stop by or call the Campus Rec Outdoor Center at (936) 468-6055 to register today!

  "Continuity and change in Azerbaijan’s energy diplomacy"
presented by Murad Ismayilov

11:30 a.m. | Education Building, Room 351
A reception begins at 11 a.m. in the same area

A research fellow at the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy at Baku, Ismayilov holds degrees from and has taught at Baku State University. He holds a Master of Studies in international relations from the University of Cambridge. Ismayilov recently served as manager of a project funded by a U.S. Democracy Commission Grant titled “United in Diversity and Building Trust for our Common Future: Azerbaijan’s Political Identity in Transition.” He also contributed to a project, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and conducted by the Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen, that studied the energy sector and political stability of regimes in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Ismayilov is a guest of Dr. Michael Tkacik, professor of government and director of the SFA School of Honors.
  Stone Fort Wind Quintet concert
7:30 p.m. | Cole Concert Hall

The Stone Fort Wind Quintet, an ensemble of Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Joining the quintet members—flutist Christina Guenther, oboist John W. Goodall, clarinetist Christopher Ayer, bassoonist Susan Nelson and horn player Charles Gavin—will be SFA faculty members Nathan Nabb, saxophone; Fred J. Allen, bass clarinet; and Gary Wurtz, trumpet. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.


Locks of Love
Student Center Plaza

If you have long hair and want to impact the life of someone else, join us and our professional stylist today and Thursday. Participants will receive a $10 discount to get their hair styled! For more information visit locksoflove.org or e-mail Nicole at lejeunean@titan.sfasu.edu. Hosting Locks of Love is SFA’s American Medical Student Association.

  "Power of Color"
Noon | Human Science South Building, Room 104

The SFA Design Center will host a continuing education credit course over the "Power of Color" at noon Wednesday, April 13. The course will be held in the SFA Design Center located in the Human Science South Building, Room 104. For more Information, please contact Shannin Williams at designcenter@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1566.

7 p.m. | BPSC Theater

Come watch a once in a lifetime film that will change your daily routine and make this world a better place. You will understand and appreciate the hard work many are doing to save our world from its addiction to oil. Discover the truth the industry wants to keep a secret. Change your fuel....Change the WORLD!


Teaching Excellence Convocation
3:30 p.m. | Grand Ballroom BPSC


Young Conservatives of Texas
6:30 p.m. | BPSC, Ladyjack Room



  “Art, History and Everyday Life: A Dialogue about Gender”
5:30 p.m. | Liberal Arts North, Room 142

A panel discussion about how gender roles and stereotypes affect everyday life, business and current along with pass events. Panelists include Rick Jones, theatre; Own Smith, philosophy; Michael Walker, psychology; and Dianne Dentice, sociology. Denise Millstein, English, will serve as moderator. Admission is free for all students and faculty. Sponsored by SFA Gender Studies.
Women of Virtue Lovely Lesson
5:30 p.m. | Village Conference Room

Come join Women of Virtue as we share a few words of The Greatest One Above and discuss together how great He is!

ALO Bible Study
6 p.m. | BPSC Multimedia Room (next to Starbucks)

Have you ever been to a Bible study on campus before? If not, we want you to check us out. For over nine years Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Inc. has hosted ALO Bible Studies. The reasons were still going is because of YOU! The Word says to spread the gospel everywhere we go so that everyone has the opportunity to know Jesus Christ. We know that some of your friends, family or even you have not heard the gospel. That's why we want to invite you all. The topic this week is Esther!

SAA Movie Series Presents
"The Roommate" 7 p.m.
"No Strings Attached" 9 p.m.

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. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to showtime.
"Leaving an Impression One Step at a Time" with Alan Bean
Archie McDonald Speaker Series

7:30 p.m. | BPSC Grand Ballroom

Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, will be the featured guest at the 2011 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. (tickets required, available online) and the speech begins at 7:30 p.m. Free passes to the speech are available at the Student Involvement Center in the Baker Pattillo Student Center or at the Nacogdoches Visitor Center in downtown Nacogdoches.
  SFA Percussion Ensemble annual spring concert
7:30 p.m. | Cole Concert Hall

The SFA Percussion Ensemble will present its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Cole Concert Hall. Under the direction of SFA Associate Professor Scott Harris, the 10 students will present a wide variety of chamber and large ensemble works, including a novelty work that uses only music stands as instruments. The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for faculty/staff and $2 for students.


SGA's Big Idea Deadline
5 p.m. | BPSC

"What's your BIG IDEA for 2011" is an SGA sponsored initiative designed to bring life to the BIG IDEAS of students or organizations at SFA. SGA understands that many "BIG IDEAS" exist in the minds of all Lumberjacks; however, the funds are not always available to fulfill them. THE BIG IDEA provides an opportunity for financial assistance on behalf of SGA for projects that can serve the student body and the SFA campus well into the future. A monetary grant of $2,011 will be given to the student or organization with the best idea for making SFA a better place to attend school. Applications are available in the SGA office, 3rd floor BPSC, and are due in the SGA office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 15.

Project Unity Step Show
6 p.m. | William R. Johnson Coliseum

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, student organizations and Greek life will host their annual Project Unity Step Show. Unlike traditional step shows, Project Unity Step Show teams are intertwined teams from the diverse Greek council (Interfraternity Council, Pan-Hellenic, Multicultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council) and SFA organizations. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. Presale tickets are $7, and admission at the event is $10. You may purchase tickets at the SFA ticket office in the Student Center. For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073.
SAA Movie Series Presents
"The Roommate" 7 p.m.
"No Strings Attached" 9 p.m.

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. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to showtime.
  "Oceans in Space"
7 p.m. | SFA Planetarium Building (50 on campus map) | $2 per person

Read more about this show.


SFA Garden's Spring Plant Sale
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | SFA Piney Woods Native Plant Center | 2900 Raguet St.

This plant sale fundraiser benefits the SFA Gardens and its educational programs that reach over 15,000 students ages one to 100 on a yearly basis. A wide variety of hard to find “Texas tough” plants will be available including new introductions, Texas natives, heirlooms, perennials and exclusive SFA introductions. The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information call (936) 468-4404, or visit http://arboretum.sfasu.edu and click on “upcoming events.”

4th Annual Earth Day Celebrations
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Pineywoods Native Plant Center (Raguet Street)

Earth Day is an outdoor festival sponsored by SFA Campus Recreation's Outdoor Pursuits program and community entities including The Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition, the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and the SFA Mast Arboretum. Our motivation for hosting Earth Day is to instill a sense of environmental stewardship in the SFA student body and our local Nacogdoches community. In the beautiful setting of the PNPC, we will have information booths, presenters, organized activities for kids and all ages, food, music and much more. Earth Day will be presented alongside the SFA Spring Garden Gala Plant Sale, so we encourage you to come and enjoy both events. Join us in celebrating the Earth and learn some great ways to live simply and sustainably.
  Ladyjack Softball vs. UT-Arlington
1 and 3 p.m. | SFA Baseball Complex

Learn about the Jack Team Rewards program!
  SFA Cheerleading Pre-Tryout Workshop
1:45 p.m. | HPE Complex

Interested in cheering at Stephen F. Austin State University? Check in will begin at 1:45 p.m. and practice sessions will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the HPE Complex both Saturday and Sunday. The participants also have the opportunity to go on a campus tour Sunday, April 17, following the practice. The cost for this event is $30. For more information, contact Trisha O'Connor at (936) 468-1604 or e-mail oconnortrish@sfasu.edu.
  SFA Orchestra of the Pines' concert
7:30 p.m. | Saturday, April 16 | Cole Concert Hall

Sun-A Park, winner of the 2010 Schmidbauer Competition, will be the featured piano soloist on Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini during the SFA Orchestra of the Pines' concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Cole Concert Hall. Also included on the program is Cèsar Franck's Symphony in D minor. Select string students from Pasadena Memorial High School in Houston will join the orchestra in presenting this piece. The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Music and Orchestra Series. It is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and the Wedgeworth-Wright Endowment for the Arts. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors. $7.50 for faculty/staff and $5 for students.


  Ladyjack Softball vs. UT-Arlington
Noon | SFA Baseball Complex

Learn about the Jack Team Rewards program!
SAA Movie Series Presents
"The Roommate" 7 p.m.
"No Strings Attached" 9 p.m.

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. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to showtime.
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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