This Week's Calendar
Thursday, Jan. 19
Men's basketball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Friday, Jan. 20
SFA Planetarium "Light Years from Andromeda"
Math Planetarium Building
Saturday, Jan. 21
Men's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
Tennis at Texas A&M University
Women's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
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Dr. Kyle ConlonAssistant professor of psychology
Research by Conlon was recently featured in Northwestern University's Kellogg Insight.
The research, which found that individuals who feel powerless have a strong desire for social connection, highlights how being low in a social hierarchy affects the desire to affiliate. Click here to view the article.
News & Announcements
SFA Press in national spotlight for book published in 2016
The recent SFA University Press publication “The Road to Llorona Park” by Christopher Carmona has received two major accolades. NBC News nominated the book as one of the eight great Latino books published in 2016, and the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies awarded it the NACCS Tejas Fiction Book Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding work of fiction related to the Mexican-American experience in Texas.
“The Road to Llorona Park” is a collection of short fiction that focuses on the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas. Each story focuses on a young, Central-American refugee’s experience with the socio-political agenda of the United States, the political unrest in Mexico and the effects those have on people living on either side of the border.
Seminar and potluck to be hosted by SFA Gardens
Make plans to join SFA Gardens staff members for a public seminar offering the opportunity to learn, serve and break bread with fellow gardeners from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 4, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.
Dawn Stover, research associate at SFA Gardens, will discuss her favorite garden vegetables that are best suited for the East Texas climate, and Jocelyn Moore, assistant education coordinator at SFA Gardens, will explore the technique of “lasagna gardening,” a method used to build rich soil with little cost.
To register for the seminar, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832 or email@example.com. A $5 donation is suggested.
Registration open for ‘Kick Axe Wellness Challenge’
Registration for the third annual SFA Employee Wellness “Kick Axe Wellness Challenge” is open now through Wednesday, Jan. 25. The five-week challenge will run from Monday, Jan. 30, to Sunday, March 5, and will focus on the seven dimensions of wellness to promote a healthier lifestyle. Teams of four will participate in a friendly competition and earn points by completing weekly activities.
Prizes will be awarded weekly, and an overall winner will be announced at the end of the challenge. A party for all participants will take place at the end of the challenge.
The competition is open to all faculty and staff members. For more information or to register, click here.
For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at 936-468-6056 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on additional Employee Wellness programming, click here.
Music faculty member Hughes to perform oboe recital tomorrow
Kerry Hughes, assistant professor of oboe at SFA, will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.
The recital is part of SFA's School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Joining Hughes will be his wife, pianist Amanda Hughes, who is an active performer, accompanist and piano teacher in Tyler.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
Broadway artist Raines to perform concert to benefit SFA Strings Scholarship
Ron Raines, one of America’s leading Broadway artists and Nacogdoches native, will be the featured vocalist in “Ron Sings Broadway,” a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Mast Hall downtown. Proceeds will go toward the Strings Scholarship Fund in SFA’s School of Music.
Raines, a Nacogdoches High School graduate who is returning to his hometown to support the benefit, will perform with SFA student musicians. Dr. Gene Moon, director of orchestral activities at SFA, encourages all to come enjoy an evening of Broadway music and support the Strings Scholarship Fund.
Tickets are $75 per person with $100 special seating also available. For tickets or more information, click here or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
University Series to feature Seraph Brass Quintet
America’s top female brass players will take the stage in a University Series performance at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Turner Auditorium on campus.
A dynamic quintet, Seraph Brass is renowned for engaging audiences with captivating music, according to Scott Shattuck, associate dean of SFA's College of Fine Arts and director of the series.
Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students or youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3.
For tickets or more information, click here or stop by the Box Office in Room 211 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, or call (936) 468-6407.
Exhibition to feature artist Mora’s detailed block prints
An exhibition of work by artist Juan de Dios Mora will show Jan. 26 through March 9 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.
The exhibition will feature Mora’s finely detailed block prints – some printed with a single color and others featuring multi colors, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA's School of Art.
“Much of the work reveals the artist’s Mexican culture combined with his experience as an immigrant and American citizen living near the border,” Handley said. “Economic, social, political and cultural issues interplay in a poignant dialogue that includes tragic, humorous and absurd situations.”
Warhol exhibition to feature artist’s famous ‘Silver Clouds’
An exhibition of works by the late Andy Warhol will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.
The exhibition, "Andy Warhol: Art Is Anything You Can Get Away With," will feature a small slice of the artist’s enormous oeuvre; in particular, his “Silver Clouds” – helium-filled silver clouds that drift in the air, according to John Handley, director of galleries at SFA.
Recital to feature new music for trumpet, piano
New music to the repertoire for trumpet and piano will be featured when Stephen Campbell, visiting professor of trumpet in SFA’s School of Music, performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.
The program will feature works of Henri Tomasi, Michael Daugherty and Kevin McKee. Pianist Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying for the School of Music, will join Campbell on the program.
The recital is part of SFA’s School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, click here or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
While Nacogdoches hasn’t seen any snowfall this year, many places in the world are experiencing a rare white winter, including Kyoto, the former capital of Japan.
Caused by uncommon below-freezing temperatures, Kyoto was recently blanketed in snow, creating sights rarely seen by its residents. Click here to view Kyoto’s recent winter wonderland.