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This Week's Calendar
Tuesday, Oct. 22
Jim Rivers Intercollegiate
Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band
Wednesday, Oct. 23
guest horn recital
Cole Concert Hall
Thursday, Oct. 24
vs. Sam Houston State
A Cappella Choir
Cole Concert Hall
Hocus Pocus (PG)
Friday, Oct. 25
Hocus Pocus (PG)
SFA Planetarium Show
Comet: From Ice to Fire
vs. University of Texas
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Official SFA tartan products are here
The first SFA Tartan tie to arrive on campus was presented to the university president, Dr. Baker Pattillo, on Oct. 16. Presenting the tie were Dr. Rebecca Greer, professor of fashion merchandising; Dr. Lynda Martin, director of the School of Human Sciences; Kelcie Brown, student designer of the SFA Tartan; and Dr. Judy Abbott, dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education.
The Tartan project was initiated in October 2012 by Greer and Martin with the goal of having an official SFA Tartan and other licensed tartan products available in conjunction with the 90th anniversary celebration activities. A contest was held featuring more than 30 human sciences students' designs. After more than 7,000 votes from alumni and friends, Brown’s design was selected and registered with the Scottish Tartan Society. Officially licensed SFA Tartan products, T-shirts, sweatshirts, lanyards and men's ties, are now available for purchase at the Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore.
Esther Campbell, assistant manager of the bookstore, says they can take phone orders, ship via UPS and order products online from Collegiate Tartan Apparel. Proceeds from the sale of SFA Tartan products will benefit the university and the fashion merchandising program.
Deborah CadyVision Impairment Program
Cady has been selected to serve on an expert review panel for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards Braille Test Review Committee.
News & Announcements
Conscious Speaker Series: Dr. Joe Watkins
The Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to invite all SFA faculty and staff members to the last installment of the Fall 2013 Conscious Speaker Series: A Discourse on Native American Culture by Dr. Joe Watkins. The event is scheduled for noon Thursday, Oct. 24, in the multimedia room.
Watkins, supervisory anthropologist and chief of the Tribal Relations and American Cultures Program at the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., will be leading a discussion about the importance and preservation of Native American culture. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Watkins specializes in anthropology with a specialization in archeology. Join us for a conversation about working with diverse populations and how to nurture the voice of the Native American student.
ORSP Workshop: Budget Development and Management
Join ORSP from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Wyatt Room of Steen Library for our Budget Development and Management Workshop. This session will teach faculty and staff members how to develop and manage a grant budget that meets both sponsor and university requirements. The session also covers salary, fringe benefit calculation, capital outlay and more. Also covered are SFA's guidelines for items such as matching/cost sharing and faculty compensation. Please register to attend at myTraining.
ORSP Workshop: Find Funding with PIVOT
Looking for money to fund your project, research or creative activity? Join ORSP from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Info Lab 2 of Steen Library for our Find Funding with PIVOT Workshop.
Come learn about PIVOT, the most comprehensive database of current funding opportunities from federal, state and private sponsors. The session will cover basic navigation of PIVOT, including how to create your account, claim and modify your scholar profile, conduct funding searches, save search queries, and more. Please register to attend at myTraining.
Global Gateway to Pakistan presentation
The Office of International Programs will sponsor a 30-minute presentation on Pakistani culture given by two Pakistani students. The event will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 23, in the Wyatt Room of the Ralph W. Steen Library.
Authentic Pakistani food samples will be served. An informal discussion and a question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Ahoy, mates! SFA Gardens to host Pirates of the Pineywoods Party
Shiver me timbers and a yo ho ho! Hoist your sails with SFA Gardens for a morning of outdoor adventure and excitement at the Pirates of the Pineywoods Party from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Gayla Mize Garden located on the corner of University Drive and East Starr Avenue on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.
It will be all hands on deck as young pirates dress in their favorite pirate costumes and embark on a voyage through the forest to dig for buried treasure, battle sea creatures, walk the plank and partake in numerous other jolly adventures. Refreshments and treasures galore will be served up to the whole crew.
All swashbucklers must be accompanied by an adult, and advanced reservations are required. Tickets are $10 per person and can be picked up at 2900 Raguet St. prior to the event. Sponsored in conjunction with Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures, all proceeds will benefit SFA Gardens' educational programs.
RHA annual Fall Fest
The Residence Hall Association is getting ready for the annual Fall Fest event. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the plaza in front of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Fall Fest is an event for the SFA residents and Nacogdoches community. The event includes a wide variety of games, food, trunk-or-treating and a costume contest for all ages. If you are interested in a booth or booking a trunk or treating location, please contact RHA@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-2700. Feel free to bring family and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!
Conference on High-Impact Practices
Is your course "high-impact?" If so, come showcase your work at the 3rd Annual Conference on High-Impact Practices. The Office of High-Impact Practices is now accepting proposals for poster and digital presentations.
Share how you "Make an Impact @ SFA."
Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.
Visit our website or call Ashley Schmitt at (936) 468-7689 to learn more about the conference strands, high-impact practices and how to submit your proposal.
SFA Today Survey
SFA Today recently was redesigned, and our production process also was revamped. Now, we would like your feedback. Please answer this short, five-question survey about SFA's email newsletter.
Last Day to Register: Midseason Flag Football TournamentTuesday, Oct. 22
Registration for the Midseason Flag Football Tournament will be open 1-5 p.m. in the Intramural Office today. Cost is $30 per team. Divisions will include Men’s, Women’s and CoRec. Tournament will begin on Friday, Oct. 25, on the Intramural Fields and will continue Saturday, Oct. 26. Winners of the tournament will have their entry fee to the NIRSA Region IV Flag Football Tournament waived by SFA Intramurals.
Free Faculty FridayFriday, Oct. 25
Each Friday during the fall semester, SFA faculty and staff members will have free admission to the Student Recreation Center. Employees will need to bring their current SFA ID to the Welcome Desk and sign our guest log to enter. This is for faculty and staff members only, not family or dependents.
CPR/AED/First Aid Certification ClassSaturday, Oct. 26
Noon-8 p.m. in the Rec Meeting Room
SFA Campus Recreation offers full certification classes for American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer Certification. These courses combine lecture, demonstrations, and video with hands-on training. Cost is $55 for Rec members and $100 for non-members. These classes are open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. Please visit the Rec Administration Office to register and pay for classes, or call (936) 468-3507 for more information.
Lumberjack golf team finishes day one in 10th
The SFA men's golf team fired an opening round 301 Monday morning at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate. The Lumberjacks closed the day with a second round 300 to finish in 10th place (601) heading into Tuesday's final round.
SFA Junior Blake Pugh led the ’Jacks on day one with an opening round one-under-par 71. Pugh closed the day with an even-par 72 to finish tied for eighth (143).
Sophomore Luke Sheehan fired a four-over-par 76 in round one, before closing the day with a two-over 74 to finish tied for 29th (160). Junior Austin DeWitt finished the day tied for 44th at 153 (77-76).
Redshirt freshman Baxter Ward fired opening day rounds of 77 and 79 to finish tied for 53rd (156). Junior Bradley Phelps finished one shot back of Ward, tied for 57th at 157 (79-78).
Junior Cody Wing, who competed as a medalist, carded opening rounds of 78 and 75 to finish tied for 44th at 153.
The Lumberjacks will begin Tuesday's final round with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
SFA reigns over Colonels on Homecoming
Senior quarterback Brady Attaway moved into second all-time in the Southland Conference’s completions list, as the SFA Lumberjack football team knocked off Nicholls State in a 55-41 victory Saturday afternoon on Homecoming at Homer Bryce Stadium.
SFA (3-4, 1-1 SLC) recorded 687 yards of total offense, with Attaway finishing 35-of-50 for 337 yards and six touchdowns. The Whitehouse, Texas, native now has 866 competitions in his career, passing Central Arkansas quarterback Nathan Brown (856), and sits only behind 2010 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremy Moses.
The Lumberjacks receiving core of Aaron Thomas, Mike Brooks and DJ Ward, each hauled in two touchdowns against the Colonels (4-3, 1-1, SLC). Thomas finished with 109 yards on six targets, while Brooks (10-67), Ward (5-65) and Tyler Boyd (5-61) all eclipsed 60 yards.
Ladyjacks win eighth straight, beat NICH 4-1
The SFA Ladyjack soccer team reeled off its eighth consecutive victory, all in Southland Conference play, with a 4-1 statement win over Nicholls State Sunday afternoon at the SFA Soccer Field.
SFA (13-2-1, 8-1 SLC), despite surrendering its first goal to the opposition in the current win streak, tied a season high with four goals against the Colonels (10-5-1, 4-5 SLC). The Ladyjacks also scored four times in the 4-0 victory over LSU, the first win against the Tigers in program history for SFA.
Junior forward Chelsea Raymond tied the Ladjacks' all-time goal record with the 38th of her career. The Irving, Texas, native is now one goal away from holding the individual mark by herself with four games remaining.
“A great match featuring the number one rated offense in the conference in Nicholls State versus the number one defense in the country in our team," SFA head soccer coach Wally Crittenden said. "The stage was set to be a dynamic game featuring some very good players on both sides of the ball. We were able to execute to a very high level offensively and scored some great goals. Defensively, we did a lot of really good things, and I was pleased with our commitment to partner in possession with the midfield and forwards. Ultimately, they scored a great goal, and while you always want to prevent any goal, their player stepped up and made a great play. It was a really well struck ball.
Ladyjacks win first ever title in New Orleans
The No. 9 SFA Ladyjack bowling team captured its first tournament title in program history, winning the Tulane Invitational Sunday at the AMF All-Star Lanes.
The Ladyjacks (7-2) entered Sunday in second place before they dropped their opening match to No. 6 Sam Houston 4-2. The Ladyjacks bounced back with a convincing 4-1 victory over Alabama State to reach the championship match versus Sam Houston.
SFA dropped the opening game to Sam Houston before working a 202 tie in game two. The Ladyjacks would take four of the next five games to secure the program’s first-ever tournament-title.
SFA stamped the win with a convincing final game victory of 227-149.
The Ladyjacks will return to action at the FDU Jamboree Nov. 1-3 in Hackensack, N.J.
Children's play slated for Oct. 25 on SFA's Turner stage
The SFA College of Fine Arts and Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown" in two performances on Friday, Oct. 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
Based on James Preller's best-selling mystery series for young readers, "Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown" was adapted by ArtsPower's Artistic Director Greg Gunning with music by Richard DeRosa and lyrics by Gunning. It's the story of Athena Lorenzo, who has been slimed, and she does not appreciate the practical joke. It is up to Theodore "Jigsaw" Jones, who claims to be the very first detective in the school, and his friend Mila to investigate the sliming and track down the second grade class clown.
"The production is brimming with music, charm and humor," said Diane J. Peterson, SFA Fine Arts Box Office manager and CPAS director, "and touches on the topics of friendship, bullying and trust."
Audiences will laugh as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery.
"Jigsaw Jones" features four professional actors from New York City, an upbeat, Broadway-style musical score and imaginative sets. The show opened in 2009 and has become one of ArtsPower's most popular productions.
Student-directed "Brainpeople" slated for Oct. 25-26 in Downstage Theatre
The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play "Brainpeople" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.
Written by José Rivera, "Brainpeople" will be directed by Mission senior theatre and radio/TV major Crystal Villarreal. In describing the play's storyline, Villarreal explains that the aristocratic Mayannah invites two strangers for dinner. She has done this for several years, but her intentions are elusive. The evening takes a dark turn when one of Mayannah's guests unleashes her cadre of "Brainpeople," and the meat on the table is more wild and bloody than the strangers could have imagined.
"A thrilling and compelling drama, 'Brainpeople' will showcase poisonous personal wars that plague the human psyche," Villarreal said.
The cast includes Malena Gordo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, junior, as Mayannah; Marley Graham, Port Neches sophomore, as Ani; and Molly Dyer, Copperas Cove junior, as Rosemary.
SFA's Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform music of Steven Bryant
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performing the music of composer Steven Bryant in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
Under the direction of Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands, the Symphonic Band will open the concert with "Riders for the Flag" march by John Philip Sousa. The band will then perform two pieces by guest composer Bryant.
The first piece is "Bloom," which is a celebration of springtime, and the second piece, "The Machine Awakes," is for band and electronics.
"Not generally used in the wind band genre, the electronics add the sound of something not human waking for the first time," Bryant explained.
The Symphonic Band will close its half of the concert with "Masque" by Francis McBeth, who was Bryant's first composition professor. "Masque" was commissioned by University of Central Arkansas and was premiered in 1968.
Low brass artist, teacher Ben Pierce to perform at SFA
The SFA School of Music will present Ben Pierce, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Arkansas, in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
"Pierce is an accomplished low brass artist and teacher," said J.D. Salas, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA. "Pierce has notably been the winner of some dozen international tuba and euphonium artist competitions held in the United States, Japan, Germany, Finland, South Korea, England and Italy."
He is a frequent soloist at home and abroad performing many solo recitals as well as concerti with such ensembles as the premier United States military bands, top American brass bands, and such orchestras as the Tokyo Symphony, Oulu Symphony (Finland), and Vogtland Philharmonie (Germany).
Enjoying a varied ensemble career, Pierce has performed with the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Chamber Brass, the Toledo Symphony, the Flint Symphony, and the Tulsa Symphony. He has served as principal tubist of the Ann Arbor Symphony and is principal tubist of SONA, formerly the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the acclaimed Brass Band of Battle Creek featuring many of the world's greatest brass players.
Cole Performing Arts Series presents Haley Hoops horn recital
The SFA School of Music will present Haley Hoops, assistant horn instructor at Southern Methodist University, in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.
Hoops, winner of the 2013 International Horn Competition of America, has been second horn player with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1999. She's played nationwide with orchestras that include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, The Grant Park Festival Orchestra, The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra.
Her performance at SFA is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
SFA's A Cappella Choir to present 'Tempest and Harmony'
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the A Cappella Choir performing "Tempest and Harmony" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
The concert title was selected because of the multitude of emotions music can evoke, according to Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities for the School of Music.
"Whether it is the text or storyline, a composer's personal circumstances, or simply the musical language itself, music is dramatic," King said. "Yet in the presence of this drama, music has the beautiful ability to resolve conflict."
The opening number - a setting of Psalm 24 - is composed by Martha de Luna of the Dominican Republic, an SFA graduate student in piano and a member of the A Cappella Choir.
Among the other works to be performed is William Byrd's "Ave Verum Corpus." Byrd (1540-1623) is considered by many to be England's first master composer, according to King.
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