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

Friday, Sept. 6

Fine Arts Calendar
Submit a News Item | Archives



95° / 70°


97° / 70°

This Week's Calendar

Friday, Sept. 6
First Friday Film
"Searching for Sugar Man"
@ Cole Art Center
7 p.m.

SFA Planetarium Show
Sky Quest
7 p.m.
$2 admission

Women's Soccer
at New Mexico State
Las Cruces, NM
5 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Central Florida Tournament (Orlando)
vs. George Washington
10:30 a.m. EST

vs. Elon
6 p.m. EST

Saturday, Sept. 7
Family Fun Day
SFA Gardens Pineywoods Native Plant Center
9 a.m. to noon

SFA Football
at Texas Tech
6 p.m.

Women's Volleyball
Central Florida Tournament (Orlando)
vs. Central Florida
6 p.m. EST

Sunday, Sept. 8
Women's Soccer
El Paso
12 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10
Nathan Nabb Faculty Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Women's Volleyball
vs. Louisiana Tech
6:30 p.m.

SFA Homecoming 2013
Oct. 18-19

Showcase Saturday
Nov. 16




"SFA Today" is published by University Marketing Communications Monday through Friday (except for holidays) during the fall and spring semesters, and on Mondays 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 | ©2013


Alumni Association pre-game tailgate: SFA vs. Texas Tech

The SFA Alumni Association will host a pre-game tailgate prior to the Lumberjack football game vs. Texas Tech. A barbecue meal will be served, and a cash bar will be available. The tailgate will run from from 3 to 5:45 p.m. 

The SFA Alumni and Fans tailgate spot will be just north of Memorial Circle off Boston Avenue, across from the Department of Computer Science and Computer Center. Click the link below for full details and a map of the tailgate location. 
Read More

Nabb recital to feature works of Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Prokofiev

The SFA School of Music will present Nathan Nabb in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Nabb, who is associate professor of saxophone in the School of Music, will perform a recital of transcriptions, or music written for other instruments. The concert will feature the works of noted composers Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel and Sergei Prokofiev.

"I chose these pieces because I have long admired them for their beauty and craftsmanship, so I decided to 'borrow' them for the evening," Nabb said.

Written in 1921, Sonate op. 167 by Saint-Saëns has become one of the "true standards of the clarinet repertoire," according to Nabb.

"The Saint-Saëns Sonate is very lyrical in nature and works nicely in this setting for saxophone," he said. The piece is arranged by renowned saxophonist and pedagogue Larry Teal.

Nabb will also perform Ravel's Sonatine pour piano.

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 visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
Read More

SFA Director of Percussion Brad Meyer to present solo faculty recital

The SFA School of Music will present faculty member Dr. Brad Meyer in a recital featuring exciting works for contemporary solo percussion at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The event will also be streamed live via SFA's USTREAM website here for those who are unable to attend.

As a part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the event will feature Meyer performing a wide selection of works for solo percussion, including compositions for marimba, multi-percussion, timpani and snare drum.

"Works will vary in range from J.S. Bach's Suite in e minor for solo marimba (originally composed for lute around 1715)," explained Meyer, " to a new composition written several months ago for snare drum and mechanical metronome by internationally renown composer and performer Casey Cangelosi titled "sleight of and evil hand," which was commissioned by Tom Sherwood for the recent Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Modern Snare Drum Competition."

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 visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
Read More

90 Years of educating SFA students


For the past 90 years, the Stephen F. Austin State University faculty and staff have experienced firsthand the value of investing in SFA and its mission. Whatever our position at the university, we each play an important role in educating and shaping the brightest young minds of tomorrow.


Honor SFA’S 90th anniversary by making a donation during September, and receive a special commemorative gift. Simply select the SFA category you wish to support, and make your 90th-anniversary donation today.

News & Announcements

Conscious Speaker Series: An Interfaith Dialogue

As part of its fall 2013 Conscious Speaker Series, the Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to invite all faculty and staff to the second installment in the series, "An Interfaith Dialogue," at noon Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Multimedia Room of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Despite opposing beliefs, an unlikely pair of community leaders have joined efforts in breaking down barriers of intolerance and hate. Neal Katz, a rabbi, and Anwar Khalifa, a Muslim, are known for their extraordinary leadership in the nearby city of Tyler. Join the Office of Multicultural Affairs on this journey about friendship, humility and service.

Light refreshments will be served.

International Friendship Program Fall 2013

If you like to meet new people and learn about other parts of the world, the Office of International Programs offers the International Friendship Program. A student, faculty and staff member, or community member is matched with one or two international students to meet once or twice a month for coffee, games, American holiday celebrations or other activities.

The program offers interaction between the local community and international students and provides opportunities for cultural exchange and lifelong friendships. If you are interested in hosting an international student, please fill out an application form here. The deadline is Sept. 6. For more information, call (936) 468-1779 or email feltso@sfasu.edu.

The Pine Log now published on Wednesdays

Look for The Pine Log, new and improved, on racks throughout campus. Beginning this semester, the newspaper will be published and distributed on Wednesdays with original content posted to the website daily. "Like" The Pine Log on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to get the most up-to-date information about your campus newspaper.

Family Fun Day planned at SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center

Join SFA staff members, students, volunteers and partner organizations from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7, for outdoor adventures at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

A variety of stations providing opportunities for families to learn outdoor skills, increase awareness of forest resources and promote connections with nature will be set up around the center. Activities will include archery, outdoor cooking, garden composting, Backyard Bass, bird watching activities, plant identification hikes and more.

The kick-off Family Fun Day is $5 per family with no pre-registration required. Parking will be available at Raguet Elementary School. For more information about the Family Fun Day or future events, call Kerry Lemon at (936) 468-5586 or email lemonkb@sfasu.edu. Read More

New SFA Planetarium show: Sky Quest

The SFA Planetarium will be presenting a new show called "Sky Quest" at 7 p.m. on Fridays from Sept. 6 through Oct 11. Admission is $2.

Sky Quest synopsis:
Come along with a young woman on her personal quest to find a special place in the night sky. She recalls her imaginative childhood adventures on Mars and the discovery of her "birthday star," which leads her to a lifelong fascination with the heavens. She shares her telescope views of the Moon, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with us; points out stars and constellations; and encourages everyone to make the time to look up, even if stargazing in urban areas with light pollution. Sky Quest is an entertaining and educational exploration of the night sky that appeals to family members of all ages. Read More

Campus Recreation

This week at Campus Rec

Running 101 registration ends, program begins

Tuesday, Sept 3
Cost: $15

Whether you're just getting started or are an experienced runner who needs a push, Running 101 makes working out simple, social and fun. This training program leads up to the SFA Lumberjack Homecoming 5K on Oct. 19.  Bring in a copy of your Homecoming 5K registration form and receive $10 off the program. 

The program begins today at 7 p.m. in the Rec Lobby. In addition to a comprehensive 7 week individual training plan, meet at the SFA football stadium  every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. for group drills and skill work to improve your running and hear from the professionals from Nacogdoches Endurance Training. Weekly presentations include topics such as nutrition, hydration, proper running technique, injury prevention and cross training.  Register for Running 101 in the Student Rec Center administration office. You do not have to be a Rec member to participate in this program.

Faculty Free Fridays at the Rec

Friday, Sept. 6

Each Friday this fall semester, starting Sept. 6, SFA faculty and staff members will have free admission to the Student Recreation Center. You will need to show your current SFA ID at the Welcome Desk and sign our guest log to enter. This offer is for faculty and staff members only and will not include family members/dependents. For more information on Free Fridays, please contact Scott Wagner at wagners1@sfasu.edu

LadyJack BarBellas Registration

Through Monday, Sept. 16
Cost: $25 for Rec Members, $35 for Non-Members

Ladyjack BarBellas is an eight-week progressive program specifically designed for women to learn the fundamentals of resistance training to help sculpt you and make you feel great. Ladyjack BarBellas is structured to provide a concept and practice-based understanding of implementing resistance training into your exercise program. Register for LadyJack BarBellas in the Student Rec Center Administration Office. Program begins Monday, Sept. 16.


Women's Soccer game notes: New Mexico State and UTEP

Following a very competitive weekend in which the Ladyjacks went 0-1-1 against Houston and Arizona State, SFA returns to the pitch this weekend with two road contests out west. The Ladyjacks (2-1-1) will first travel to Las Cruces, N.M. to face New Mexico State. for the first time in school history. SFA will then head back to El Paso for the end cap of a six-game home streak for the UTEP Miners.

Game 1: at New Mexico State
The Aggies (2-2-0) are coming off a weekend in which they went 1-1-0 at the UNLV Nike Invitational. New Mexico State defeated LIU Brooklyn 1-0 before falling to Portland State 7-0. Junior forward Layla Todd leads the team with four points and two goals. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Schutter has allowed six goals in 324:22 minutes while making 11 saves. The Aggies have just 18 shots on goal and are averaging a goal per contest.

Game 2: at UTEP
SFA has played UTEP six previous times with the Miners leading the series 4-2. The two teams played last season in Nacogdoches, and the Ladyjacks came away triumphant with a 1-0 victory. This match is part of the 14th-annual Border Shootout and is co-hosted with New Mexico State. UTEP has outshot their opponents 64-29 and 31-20 in shots on goal. The Miners have scored five of its six goals in the opening half. Read More

Women's Volleyball game notes: Central Flordia Classic and LA Tech

SFA at Central Florida Classic
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, Friday, Sept. 6.
6 p.m. EST, Saturday, Sept. 7.
at UCF in Orlando, Fla.
See live stats here.

SFA vs Louisiana Tech
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.
Shelton Gym
See live stats here

The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack volleyball team continues their journey towards their 18th 20-win season under head coach Debbie Humphreys. SFA will conclude its seven-game road trip to start the 2013 season in Orlando, Fla., for the Holiday Inn Select/UCF Classic Sept. 6-7. The Ladyjacks will play George Washington, Elon and tournement host Central Florida over the two-day tournament.

Two of the tournament opponents are familiar to SFA, having played both universities at one point in prior seasons. The Ladyjacks are 3-1 against GW and UCF, while their Friday match with Elon will be the first meeting between the two schools.

Following the tournament, the Ladyjacks will have their home opener against Louisiana Tech on Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Shelton Gym. SFA is 16-7 all-time against the Lady Techsters.
Read More

Football game notes: SFA vs. Texas Tech

SFA (0-1) vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (1-0)
6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock

Television: Fox Sports Southwest
Radio: KTBQ-FM 107.7
Twitter Updates: @SFA_Football or @SFA_Athletics

Despite falling in the season opener at Weber State, the SFA offense showed it is still a commanding presence at the FCS level. The Lumberjacks recorded 564 yards of total offense and scored 40 points in the loss to the Wildcats. Senior quarterback Brady Attaway finished 37-63 with 450 yards and four touchdowns. Senior receiver Mike Brooks hauled in nine receptions for 166 yards and two touchdowns, while DJ Ward finished with nine receptions for 132 yards and one score. Running back Gus Johnson recorded 117 yards with one scoring run on 24 carries.

The Lumberjacks are 0-1 all-time against Texas Tech, from their only meeting in 2001. SFA dropped a 58-3 decision in its season finale. In the loss, Kliff Kingsbury, now head coach for Texas Tech, threw for five touchdowns, eclipsing the 49th of his career and setting the school record previously held by Robert Hall (48, 1990-93). SFA's lone meeting with the Red Raiders came after a mid-September game with Northern Iowa was wiped off the schedule following the events of Sept. 11.
Read More

Fine Arts

Tickets still available for 'Shuffle.Play.Listen.'

Tickets are still available for the Sept. 12 performance of celebrated pianist Christopher O'Riley and renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz presenting their "Shuffle.Play.Listen." program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

The concert launches the SFA College of Fine Arts' 2013-2014 University Series, "Live Out Loud."

In their performance, O'Riley and Haimovitz join together in a collaboration that crosses in and out of the classical and pop music genres.

Prior to the concert, there will be a 7 p.m. informative talk about the artists and their music to be presented by Dr. Evgeni Raychev, SFA adjunct cello professor, in Griffith Gallery located across the hall from Turner Auditorium. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet O'Riley and Haimovitz and to honor the event's corporate sponsor, Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas/Benchmark Optical.

Griffith Gallery and Turner Auditorium are located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

Tickets range from $20 to $40, with discounts available for seniors, SFA faculty and staff members, students and youth. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu. or call (936) 468-6406 or (888) 240-ARTS.

SFA to screen 'Searching for Sugar Man'

As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Searching for Sugar Man" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

"Searching for Sugar Man" is a documentary film directed by Malik Bendjelloul. It details the efforts of two Cape Town fans in the late 1990s, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, to find out whether the rumored death of American musician Sixto Rodriguez was true, and, if not, to discover what had become of him, according to information found at Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia. Rodriguez's music, which never took off in the United States, had become wildly popular in South Africa, but little was known about him there.

The film won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and the 2013 British Academy of Film and Television Award for Best Documentary. 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

Przewalski's horse, native to Mongolia, is the last remaining breed of wild horse. While it has not been domesticated, most of the 1,500 found worldwide live in captivity, with about 250 in the wild.

Przewalski’s horses are smaller than most domesticated horses. They have a pale belly and beige to reddish-brown coat that is short during summer and thicker and longer in winter. Their muzzle is white, and they don an erect and dark mane that lines their large head and neck. They stand about 12 to 14 hands tall at the shoulder, or about 48 to 56 inches, and weigh about 440 to 750 pounds.

Source: National Geographic

© 2013 SFASU