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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, July 9
Summer I final examinations

Monday, July 13
Orientation for new freshmen and transfer students enrolling in summer II classes
1 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center, second floor

Tuesday, July 14
Grade entry completed for summer I

Summer II classes begin
8 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 14
Summer II final examinations




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Drs. Dusty Jenkins and Luis Aguerrevere

Department of Psychology, Department of Human Services

Jenkins, assistant professor of psychology, collaborated with Aguerrevere, assistant professor of human services, and three students to publish research on college students' perceptions of appropriate and inappropriate Facebook disclosures.

In this peer-reviewed journal article, the researchers investigated whether or not certain types of posts made by Facebook users were perceived to be inappropriate by other Facebook users. The research also investigated what types of actions the Facebook users would make in response to the posts they believed were inappropriate.

The full article can be located through the Academic Search Complete database via the Ralph W. Steen Library. 

The piece was published in the June edition of the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Carrianne Mance

Financial Aid

Mance, assistant director of SFA's Financial Aid Department, was selected as a peer reviewer by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for the Journal of Student Financial Aid.

News & Announcements

Changes planned for myTraining

The myTraining system will soon get an overhaul!

A more dynamic training system will be implemented and include more solutions and centralized functionality. Keep an eye out for further details. Sneak peek brown-bag lunches will take place this summer, which will allow participants to explore the re-branded system.

Jobs4Jacks registration changes

In order to streamline our services, registration for ASAP Training has been integrated into Jobs4Jacks, our online career platform.

Please inform all student participants that they will need to log into or create a Jobs4Jacks account and click on the ASAP Training button, found in the center of the page. Once we receive the registration request, our office will send a confirmation email to the student confirming the date and time of their scheduled training.
Users should experience little to no difficulty utilizing this new process; however, should there be a registration problem, we encourage you to contact our office at ext. 3305 or via email at careerservices@sfasu.edu.

 Please view the Jobs4Jacks portion of our website.

SFA Planetarium now screening "New Horizons"

The SFA Planetarium will screen "New Horizons: Bridge to the Beginning" at 7 p.m. each Friday in June.

Launched on Jan. 19, 2006, NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt will help people understand worlds at the edge of the solar system by documenting the first reconnaissance of Pluto and Charon - a "double planet" and the last planet in our solar system to be visited by spacecraft.

Learn about planets and how spacecraft view the universe across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The program runs 29 minutes. It is suitable for grades 3 and up.

Registration open for SFA's Educators' Summer Art Studio

Plans are being finalized for the SFA School of Art's Educators' Summer Art Studio taking place Sunday through Thursday, June 21 through 25, on the SFA campus.

The week-long studio experience is designed for teachers interested in the arts who want to work with professional artists using a variety of media and processes, according to Dr. Cala Coats, assistant professor of art education at SFA.

"Attendees will enjoy the immersive creative learning environment that provides time and space to experiment with a community of artists and educators," Coats said. Attendees can also earn Continuing Professional Education credits.
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Payne wins NCAA pole vault title

SFA's Demi Payne is the 2015 NCAA Women's Pole Vault Champion, capping one of the best seasons in collegiate pole vault history. The junior used a winning height of 15 feet, 5 inches at the University of Oregon's Historic Hayward Field last week to become SFA's first NCAA Division I Champion in any sport.

"This hasn't been an easy journey for me," said Payne. "To come out on top in this meet is so incredible. It's honestly hard to put into words. We came into the outdoor season with a plan and we stuck to it knowing we wanted to peak at these big meets. To see it all come together is amazing."
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Payne named first team All-American

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the 2015 NCAA Division I All-Americans for outdoor track and field Monday, and SFA's Demi Payne earned a first-team selection. It is the highest All-American honor Payne has received in her collegiate career.

Payne won the women's pole vault competition Thursday, June 11, at the 2015 NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, to become SFA's first Division I champion in any sport. The New Braunfels junior cleared 15 feet, 5 inches to claim the title and break the NCAA meet record by nearly 10 inches.
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Crittenden announces 2015 soccer schedule

SFA head women's soccer coach Wally Crittenden has announced his team's 2015 fall schedule. The Ladyjacks will battle through a tough non-conference slate before beginning their quest for a fifth consecutive Southland Conference regular season title. SLC play kicks off in mid-September.

The 2015 schedule features 11 away games and seven home contests, all of which will be played at the SFA Soccer Field. SFA will face teams from the SEC, Big 10, Pac 12, Conference USA and Sun Belt conferences in their first seven matches before playing the 11 other SLC opponents. Three of SFA's out-of-conference foes each won a game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
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Welch and Lewis tabbed Academic All-SLC

SFA softball student-athletes Hannah Welch and Brittany Lewis have each been selected to the Southland Conference All-Academic First Team, the league office announced Tuesday morning. The league academic honor is the first for both Welch and Lewis.

Both Ladyjacks were automatic selections to this year's first team after being honored as Capital One Academic All-District First Team selections in May. SFA was the only school represented on either of the two academic All-SLC teams that could boast two Academic All-District picks this season. SFA also was one of only three programs that had multiple honorees on the league's first team, along with Northwestern State University and Houston Baptist University.
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Basketball season tickets now on sale

Season tickets for SFA men's and women's basketball are on sale now at the SFA Ticket Office. Tickets will be good for men's and women's home games during the 2015-16 campaigns in sections 107, 108, 118, 119 and 120 of the William R. Johnson Coliseum.

Tickets are available for $96 a seat to the general public; SFA faculty and staff members receive a 50-percent discount of $48 a seat; and members of the SFA Varsity Club also can purchase season tickets for just $48 a seat.
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Fine Arts

Local photographic and art groups plan 2015 gallery shows

The Nacogdoches Photographic Association and Nacogdoches Art League will open their 2015 gallery shows with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 19, in SFA's Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Theme for the photographic association show is "Tells a Story," and Johanna Warwick, assistant professor in the School of Art at SFA, will serve as juror.

The "Tells a Story" theme was chosen because although many pictures are taken primarily because the subject captures the attention of the photographer to the beauty of the scene, or to the uniqueness of the scene, or because the scene satisfies an assignment, not every picture has an implicit story within it, explained R.G. Dean, member of the NPA. However, the occasional photograph becomes a way of both telling and preserving a story, he said.
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SFA's SummerStage director Bacarisse has diverse background

While directing the upcoming SummerStage Festival production of "The Emperor's New Clothes: The Musical," Angela Bacarisse, professor of costume design and arts management, will not just draw from her experiences as an actor and director. She also can rely on her expertise as a designer of costumes, makeup, scenery, lighting and props, as a dancer and choreographer, as a stage manager, grip, stage electrician … the list goes on … to make this musical just as successful as "Spamalot," which she directed last fall.

Bacarisse teaches in the design and management areas for the SFA School of Theatre - stage/theatre management and beginning through advanced costume technology, design and makeup courses. But when it comes to theater, she's done it all.
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SFA theatre professor Jones selected to attend NEH summer institute

Dr. Richard Jones, professor of theater at SFA, is among approximately 30 scholars from around the nation selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute that will explore issues of translation in the classroom.

"What is Gained in Translation: Learning How to Read Translated Texts" will be held June 7 through 27 at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Designed for scholars in the humanities and social sciences who work with translated texts, the institute will provide the theoretical models and applications developed through translation studies that will enable them to exploit translation as a teachable moment. These strategies are designed to sensitize students and teachers to the worldviews embedded in other languages and to make them aware of the cultural specificity of their own modes of thinking and perception.

Because the study of theater and drama crosses over so many boundaries, Jones said that he is extremely reliant on translated material.
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