If this message is not displaying properly, please view the online version.

Wednesday, May 3

Fine Arts Calendar
Submit a News Item | Archives

This Week's Calendar

Friday, May 5
SFA Planetarium
"The Planets"

7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Softball at Abilene Christian University
5 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 6
Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Softball at Abilene Christian University

Sunday, May 7
Baseball at Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana




"SFA Today" is published by University Marketing Communications Monday through Friday (except for holidays) during the fall and spring semesters, and on Wednesdays only during the summer. Items must be received by noon prior to the day of desired inclusion.

To submit items to "SFA Today," use the online form or email sfatoday@sfasu.edu. The announcement should apply to a significant number of faculty and/or staff members.

Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, Texas
University Marketing Communications | ©2017



News & Announcements

Texas Rangers to feature SFA at University Night

Rangers, Astros and Lumberjack fans alike can double up on team pride in June when SFA is featured during the Texas Rangers' University Night when the team plays the Houston Astros at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
“The Texas Rangers’ University Night is great exposure for the SFA brand on a regional, state and national level,” said Samantha Mora, director of alumni events and engagement with SFA’s Alumni Association. “It’s a great way for potential students, current students, friends and alumni to all be together and celebrate the Lumberjack spirit while cheering on their MLB team.”

Specialty purple Rangers hats with an SFA logo on the side were made for the event. The first 1,000 fans to purchase tickets through this link will be eligible for the hat giveaway

For more information or to purchase 20 or more tickets, contact Jeremy Christopher at (817) 273-5173 or jchristopher@texasrangers.com.
Read More

Hospitality administration program hosts third annual Cooking Up Careers event

SFA’s School of Human Sciences recently hosted its third annual Cooking Up Careers event where student teams from eight East Texas high schools competed in a cooking competition.
This year, students competed in a Market Basket Challenge where they were tasked with preparing two plates comprising a protein, starch and vegetable. High school students arrived at SFA without knowing the main ingredient they were required to cook with in the competition.
Read More

Nominations for alumni awards due by May 18

SFA’s Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the annual alumni awards, which are four awards presented by the association, including the Distinguished Professor Award, the Lumberjack Pride Award, the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and the Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Nominees should include individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and communities, committed themselves to advancing the values and goals of SFA, and ensured a better quality of life for future generations.

Nominations are due by Thursday, May 18.

Click here for qualification information or to submit a nomination. Applications or questions also may be sent to Heather Hawkins, assistant director of the Alumni Association, at hawkinshd@sfasu.edu.

Online teacher candidates host second Math Career Carnival

SFA early childhood through sixth grade elementary education online teacher candidates recently hosted a Math Career Carnival at Raguet Elementary School to help answer the question, "Why is math important?"

Through a variety of interactive booths, SFA students showcased math skills and connected those skills to careers such as aerospace engineering, managing a bakery, landscaping and working as a veterinarian.

Drs. Paula Griffin and Mark Montgomery, assistant professors in SFA's Department of Elementary Education, orchestrated the Math Career Carnival as a way to engage online teacher candidates in a real-world teaching experience.
Read More

Wear purple May 5 to support Generation Texas Decision Day 2017

GenTx organizers at SFA are hoping to make Spirit Friday extra spirited this week in celebration of Generation Texas Day Friday, May 5.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to wear purple to show support of the day, which is a culmination of efforts across the state to support all students, especially high school seniors, in getting to and through college.

Spring Teacher Job Fair to take place Friday

SFA's Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2017 Spring Teacher Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, May 5, in the Norton H.P.E. Complex gymnasium.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to work in the field of education. Click here for a list of participating employers.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, and it is recommended that they bring copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the CCPD, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.

Spring floral design exhibition on display tomorrow

A variety of floral designs created by floriculture students in SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Agriculture Building, Room 118.

The theme for the exhibition is "Movies."

Attend a success coach interest meeting

SFA’s Student Success Center provides success coaching to Generation Jacks students, which is a program designed to assist first-generation students during their transition to and through SFA.

The program seeks faculty and staff members who exude the ability to connect, engage and assist students through various facets of university life. Success coaches are required to meet with first-generation students twice a month during an academic year.

The SSC will host two interest meetings this week for those who are considering becoming a success coach. The first will be at 4 p.m. tomorrow and the second will be at noon Friday, May 5, both in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 208. SSC staff members will provide additional information about the opportunity and answer questions.

For more information, contact Chelsea Heidbrink, coordinator of student success, at heidbrinc@sfasu.edu.

Exhibition highlighting role of pollinators worldwide opens tomorrow

The exhibition “Pollinators of the World” will show tomorrow through Saturday, May 20, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

“Pollinators of the World” is curated by Charles Jones, director of the SFA LaNana Creek Press, and Dr. David Kulhavy, Lawrence C. Walker Distinguished Professor in SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

Artists and student-artists of all levels were invited to create works on paper that reflected important pollinators from their area of the world. Among the submissions to the exhibition are images of bees, bats, birds, moths, butterflies, flies, beetles, lemurs, bush babies and geckos.

Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
Read More

Fine Arts

Stone Fort Museum to host second pop-up event featuring SFA’s Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

The Stone Fort Museum will host a pop-up concert featuring SFA's Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 5, at the Stone Fort Museum on campus.
The concert is the second in a series of pop-up events and part of the Stone Fort Museum’s Inside-Out project, an outreach program designed to pique interest in the museum’s exhibits and encourage students and community members to come inside.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the museum, its exhibits or the Inside-Out series, contact Carolyn Spears, museum curator, at cspears@sfasu.edu.
Read More

Latin Lumberjacks to present outdoor Cinco de Mayo concert tomorrow

The Latin Lumberjacks ensemble at SFA will present a Cinco de Mayo concert from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza on campus.

Latin Lumberjacks comprises members of the sound recording technology program within SFA's School of Music. Directed by Luigi Lazareno, adjunct faculty member in SFA's School of Music, the group will perform a variety of classical and popular songs in salsa style.

The concert is free. For more information, call SFA's Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or click here.
Read More

College of Fine Arts Calendar

Learn more by visiting
the College of Fine Arts

Purchase tickets at the
online ticket box office
or call (936) 468-6407

Have you ever wished you could trade your wooded view for city lights and skyscrapers? You can — without leaving the comforts of your piney woods home.

Themed blackout curtains are a new trend that allows users to feel like they’re looking out at a city skyline. Click here to learn more.

©2017 SFASU