Stephen F. Austin State University

Special Events

Fall 2019 Special Events

Career Fairs

Part-time Job, Volunteer and Internship Expo Sept. 4 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. BPSC Grand Ballroom
Fall Accounting Expo Sept. 18 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. BPSC Grand Ballroom
STEM Career and Internship Expo Sept. 27 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. BPSC Grand Ballroom
Fall Teacher Job Fair Oct. 11 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. H.P.E. Complex, Gym
Fall Career and Internship Expo Oct. 23 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. BPSC Grand Ballroom

Please Remember professional dress is required. The school provides a career closet that students can borrow professional clothing from for free. Students must also bring their student ID and are encouraged to bring a well-written resume.

Concerts

Date Concert Location Time
Tuesday, October 8 Wind Ensemble Turner 7:30p.m.
Tuesday, October 15 Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band Turner 7:30p.m.
Friday, October 18 A Capella Choir Cole 7:30p.m.
Wednesday, October 30 Tubaween: Tuba-Euph Ensemble Concert Cole 7:30p.m.
Friday, November 15 Swingin' Axes & Swingin' Aces Cole 7:30p.m.
Friday, December 6 Orchestra of the Pines Turner 7:30p.m.

Fine Arts Events

Tartuffe, by Moliere- Monday, October 2 at 7:30pm

Moliere created literature's most memorable con artist-and one of the funniest plays ever written-more than 350 years ago. Tartuffe boasts lavishly of his religious piety and moral purity, but everyone can see that his behavior is absurdly hypocritical. Everyone, that is, except Orgon, the all-powerful father of the house where Tartuffe has taken up residence as a smarmy parasite. Orgon becomes ever more willfully receptive to Tartuffe's scam in spite of his family's arguments, so they lay a trap for the imposter-but will they catch the baroque sleazeball before he swindles them out of everything they've got? Recommended for mature audiences.

Mr. Burns: a Post Apocalyptic Play, by Anne Washburn- Monday, November 6 at 7:30pm

In the wake of an electric grid disaster eight strangers struggle for survival in an America without power. Anne Washburn's Mr. Burns combines nuclear catastrophe, The Simpsons, and the myth making impulse to reinvent contemporary theatre. The play travels more than 80 years into the future as characters journey from entertaining themselves around a fire recounting a half remembered episode of The Simpsons to by the final act performing a post electric musical. The show questions what it means to be human, how we survive tragedy, and why we make art.

Office of Multicultural Affairs Events

Tunnel of Oppression

The Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to invite you and your class to the Tunnel of Oppression. This is our most popular event amongst SFA 101 participants! This year we are expanding the times we are offering tours of the Tunnel in order to give your classes the chance to experience the Tunnel. This year's Tunnel of Oppression will be Monday, November 4, 2019 and Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

In order to accommodate all SFA 101 classes we are setting up a schedule of times. In addition, to expanded times we are also implementing a new reservation procedure. Simply click on the link: http://sfasu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6txFCpw9pTBFHSt and fill out the online form. You will receive a confirmation email no later than Monday, October 7, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. confirming that we received your request to attend the Tunnel. Reservations dates and times are limited and we will assign your classes date and time on a first come first serve basis - no exceptions.

Please view the letter from the Office of Multicultural Affairs outlining additional information regarding this event: SFA_101_letter-2019.pdf

Other OMA Events

The Office of Multicultural Affairs offers a variety of events throughout the semester. Click here to view a poster of all the events.

Observatory & Planetarium

You can only sign up for one event at a time. However, if the observatory event is canceled due to bad weather, then you can sign up for the planetarium event.

Sign up for the Observatory or Planetarium will be available at a later date.

Observatory

Discover one of SFA's best kept secrets.

Visit the largest teaching astronomical observatory in the state of Texas.

See the largest reflecting telescope to be found in America between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and McDonald Observatory in West Texas.

Learn some astronomy, one of the original disciplines taught in western universities. View stars, planets, constellations, nebulae, and more.

Be able to impress your friends with your knowledge of the night sky.

Where is the observatory?

It is about 12 miles north of campus.

What will we see?

  1. A group of eight-inch telescopes will be set up for our use (eight-inch refers to the size of the reflecting mirror inside the telescope). Assistance in using the telescopes will be provided my members of the Society of Physics Students. We can expect to see galactic and globular clusters, external galaxies, and planetary nebulae.
  2. One of SFA's professional astronomers will direct a constellation tour. We will become acquainted with features of the autumn sky and things to watch for in the near future. Sky highlights will include the Milky Way, the Summer Triangle, and the constellation/mythology quintet of Pegasus, Perseus, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Andromeda.
  3. An advanced undergraduate astronomy student will be running the 16-, and 18-inch telescopes. These telescopes, controlled by computer, are connected to a video camera that permits several people to simultaneously view objects from distant space. Many visitors find this the highlight of the tour.
  4. One of SFA's professional astronomers will explain the operation of the 41-inch telescope. This telescope, built entirely by SFA personnel, is the largest reflecting telescope to be found in America west of Cambridge, Massachusetts, and east of McDonald Observatory in West Texas.

How long will the tour take?

The tour will take about two hours. That includes a 30-minute bus ride to the observatory, an hour at the observatory, and a 30-minute bus ride back to campus.

What about the weather?

Be prepared. The observatory is not heated or cooled. Watch the weather forecast for the predicted low temperature. Wear appropriate clothes for cold weather and please bring a coat and gloves.

In case of rain or heavy clouds, call 468-5803 or check the SFA 101 web site (calendar) to see if the trip has been cancelled or rescheduled because of weather.

When will we go?

Bus departure times from Wilson Drive bus stop-

Monday, October 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Anything else?

The SFA Observatory and the buses are drug and alcohol free areas. That means no smoking or drinking. Also, do not use insect repellant sprays or any other kinds of aerosols on the observatory grounds.

Access to the observatory is by bus only. No personal cars may be used.

All persons riding the bus need to sign in with the SFA 101 staff person present.

Planetarium

The Dynamic Earth Planetarium show is scheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. The planetarium is located in the STEM building. Planetarium shows are not canceled due to bad weather. Please arrive to the showing 15 minutes before, as no late entry is accepted. Shows will last approximately 40-50 minutes.

We hope to see you at one of our exciting events!