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Week of April 19-25



National Volunteer Week
Week of April 18-23

The SFA Volunteer Program has put together a full week of activities designed to give students the opportunity to give back to their community! The week kicks off with our Pet Supply Drive in the Involvement Center on Monday, as well as a campus cleanup at 6 p.m. on the BPSC Plaza.

Tuesday, come take part in our blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the BPSC Third-Floor Commons.

Wednesday, you can sign up to be part of the bone marrow registry from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Spirit Lounge, as well as take part in the Sexual Abuse Walk on the BPSC Plaza at 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nacogdoches Animal Shelter will be on the BPSC Plaza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the No Pet Left Behind, a program designed to make college students aware of all the responsibilities of adopting an animal.

Friday, we will tackle around 30 service projects in The BIG Event! For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1088.

  Breakfast Taco Sale
April 19-22
8 to 9 a.m.
Student Center Plaza
Run for the Ring 5K Sign Up
April 19-13
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student Center Plaza
Cost: $5

The SFA Traditions Council is hosting a 5k called "Run for the Ring." When a student completes the 5K they will be placed in a raffle to receive a $500 voucher that will go towards their mentor ring.

  Suicide QPR
3 to 5 p.m.
Rusk Building, Room 333

Concerned about someone? Learn to intervene when a friend or loved one might be thinking of suicide. The SFA Counseling Center is providing QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) training for faculty, staff and students. For more information, please call (936) 468-2401.
  "An Evening of Brazilian Guitar"
Presented by Latin American Studies Program & the Department of Modern Languages
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

The concert features Mario Ulloa, who is from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. He holds a master's degree in music from the Hochschule für Musik Köln located in Cologne, Germany, as well as, a DMA in Classical Guitar Execução Musical. Admission is free to attend.


  Snow Cone Sale
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student Center Plaza

Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority will be selling snow cones to help raise money for their chapter.

Blood Drive
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Student Center, Third Floor Commons

As part of National Volunteer Week.
Crown Classic Golf Tournament
9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Student Center Plaza

Zeta Tau Alpha is hosting a golf tournament to help raise money for their philanthropy.

  Pen and Pigment 2 Opening
6:30 p.m. Opening Reception
Griffith Fine Arts Building, Griffith Gallery, Room 208

A collaborative exhibition by featuring the work of SFA creative writing and art students. The show will run through Saturday, April 24. Regular gallery hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
  SAA Presents: Vegas Poker and Blackjack Tournament
7 p.m.
Student Center Spirit Lounge

Student Activities Association is hosting a Blackjack and Poker tournament where students have the opportunity to “cash-in” their chips for chances to win a variety of prizes.

  Wind Ensemble Concert: Contempo
7:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium
Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student

The program includes Frank Ticheli's "Angels in the Architecture," Joseph Schwantner's ". . . and the mountains rising nowhere" and Kenneth Hasketh's "Masque."


Give Change to Make a Change, Amnesty International
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student Center Plaza

The SFA Amnesty International will be having a change drive to help support their philanthropy for the semester.
  Women's Awareness Month - Cervical Cancer
Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student Center Plaza

The Ladies of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Inc. will be raising awareness about Cervical Cancer, their national philanthropy mission for 2010.
  The Little Mermaid
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
W.M. Turner Auditorium

This delightful musical version of the original Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale follows the story of Mera, the Little Mermaid, who rescues Prince Edmond from the sea and then sacrifices her beautiful singing voice for the chance to win his love.

  “Stand Up! Stand Out!”
Presented by Zeta Tau Alpha and Delta Delta Delta
7 p.m.
BPSC Movie Theatre, Room 2.101

This FREE program will touch on “hot topics” for all female college students.  Door prizes will be given. Through our interactive speakers, we will be talking about everything from decision making, body image, sex, relationships, self esteem and peer pressure. Presenters are Charlotte Jackson and Binta Lord of SFASU Counseling and Career Services.


  Ain't No School Like the Old School Yard Party
Krumpng Slow Dance Organization

9 a.m. to Noon
Student Center Plaza

Krumpng Slow, the first hip-hop dance team at Stephen F. Austin State University, will be hosting a yard party in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza to help promote their organization.
  Undergraduate Research Conference
4 to 8 p.m.
Student Center, Twilight and Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff and $2 student

The Undergraduate Research Conference celebrates academic achievements and scholarly excellence at SFA and will showcase student projects completed across SFA’s six colleges over the previous calendar year. There will be a $250 award to the top six scholars and special designations and supplemental awards for outstanding projects in a variety of subcategories.

Food, Inc. Movie Screening
6:30 p.m.
Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St.
Free to Attend

Robert Kenner’s film about the U.S. food industry received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature. After the screening, Dr. Jerry Williams, chairperson of the SFA Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at SFA, will moderate a discussion panel consisting of Dr. Jeff Roth, SFA assistant professor of geography; Gregory Lide, manager of Sacred Springs Organic Farm in Nacogdoches; and Theresa Tkacik, licensed nutritionist with Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. The event is presented by the SFA School of Art and is sponsored in part by Austin Heights Baptist Church.
  Percussion Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m.
Wright Music Building, Cole Concert Hall
Tickets: $5 adult, $4 senior, $2.50 faculty & staff, $2 student

The 13-member ensemble will present its annual spring concert and will open with Rob Smith’s “Spirit” followed by works from Nathan Daughtrey, David Maslanka, John Cage and George Hamilton Green. It is a joint presentation from the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.



  Lumberjack Baseball vs. McNeese State Game
3 p.m.
Jaycees Field
The BIG Event!
Noon to 6 p.m.
Campus Recreation Center

The BIG Event! is a large one-day student-run service project where students of Stephen F. Austin State University come together to say “Thanks” to the residents of Nacogdoches by doing different service projects throughout the community.

  Danceworks studio concert
7 p.m.
Dance Studio, HPE201

Tickets will be available at the door and include $3 for students and SFA faculty/staff and $5 for the general public. The concert will feature student, faculty and guest artist choreography. Contact
dance@sfasu.edu for further information.


Run for the Ring 5K
Saturday, April 24
8 to 9 a.m.
Commuter Parking Lot

Students are given a chance to compete in a 5k race to win a voucher for an SFA Mentor Ring. For more information or to register, please come by the Involvement Center located in the rotunda of the Student Center.

Springfest Mud Bugs & Mud Balls
Saturday, April 24
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Commuter Parking Lot

A day of fun in the sun is provided by Student Activities Association and Student Foundation. Springfest and Mud Bugs and Mud Balls will have everything from henna tattoos to inflatables like the joust and sumo wrestling. Enjoy delicious crawfish and BBQ during the Texas Country concerts provided throughout the volleyball tournament! Whiskey Myers will perform at noon followed by Wade Bowen at 3 p.m. The day isn’t over after the championship mud volleyball game as everyone makes their way over to the Homer Bryce Stadium to watch the annual Spring Purple and White game!
  Lumberjack Baseball vs. McNeese State Game
Saturday, April 24
2 p.m.
Jaycees Field
  Danceworks studio concert
Saturday, April 24
3 & 5 p.m.
Dance Studio, HPE201

Tickets will be available at the door and include $3 for students and SFA faculty/staff and $5 for the general public. The concert will feature student, faculty and guest artist choreography. Contact
dance@sfasu.edu for further information.
  Island Party
Saturday, April 24
5 p.m. to Midnight
Ag Pond

Beta Upsilon Chi - Brothers Under Christ are hosting an island-theme party.
Spring Purple and White Football Game
Saturday, April 24
6 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Directly following Springfest festivities, come watch the Lumberjack football team scrimmage themselves as they prepare for the fall season.

Orchestra of the Pines Concert
Saturday, April 24
7:30 p.m.
Wright Music Building, Cole Concert Hall

Tickets: $15 adult, $12 senior, $7.50 faculty & staff, $5 student

The concert’s title, Grand Anniversaries, refers to the anniversaries of two featured composers' births, explained Gene H. Moon, director of orchestral studies at SFA. "We will present 'Adagio for Strings' by Samuel Barber, who was born in 1910, and 'Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major' by Robert Schumann, born in 1810. SFA Professor Charles Gavin will be the featured soloist on Lee Actor's "Concerto for Horn." The concert is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital and the Wedgeworth-Wright Endowment for the Arts.

  Lumberjack Baseball vs. McNeese State Game
Sunday, April 25
1 p.m.
Jaycees Field

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Reflection activities, events

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and the Teaching Excellence Center will present “Week of Reflection,” Monday, April 26, to Friday, April 30. The week will feature a number of events that are designed to help students consider what they have learned at SFA this year and how it has changed them.

Each day has a reflection theme. Students are encouraged to think about their development in that area using a reflection guide that provides guiding questions.

The daily themes are as follows:
Monday, April 26 – Wellness
Tuesday, April 27 – Leadership
Wednesday, April 28 – Service
Thursday, April 29 – Diversity
Friday, April 30 – Scholarship

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Boxing legend to speak at SFA

Former heavyweight champion boxer and iconic businessman George Foreman will be the inaugural speaker in a new lecture series hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University's College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

"A Conversation with George Foreman: Reflections on My America" is the first event in the new speaker series named for longtime SFA history professor Dr. Archie McDonald. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center at SFA.

SFA students will be admitted free of charge, but tickets must be picked up in advance in the Student Involvement Center located in the BPSC. To make reservations or obtain more information about the speaker series, visit www.sfasu.edu/archie or call (936) 468-2385.
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Featuring Tenth Avenue North

Thursday, April 29
6:30 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum
Stephen F. Austin State University

Tickets available at the SFA Ticket Office in the Student Center
Call (936) 468-5225 to purchase tickets

Presented by the Nacogdoches Band of Brothers


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