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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Georgia horticulturist

The SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Ethan Guthrie, greenhouse and nursery manager for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Smithgall Woodland Garden in Gainesville, Georgia, will present “Yes, We Really Are the Atlanta Botanical Garden, But We Are the One in Gainesville, Georgia.”

Guthrie has worked for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville location for the past seven years. He started as the greenhouse and nursery manager and transitioned to horticulture manager. Guthrie mainly propagates unusual species with a focus on various magnolias. He serves on the board of directors for the Magnolia Society International, and in his spare time, creates new magnolia hybrids. He also is a member of the International Plant Propagators Society.
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2016 tailgating parking passes now available

Tailgating parking passes for the 2016 SFA football season are now available through SFA's Department of Athletics. Parking passes are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Passes are available for parking in the SFA Charter School parking lot (Lot C) located along Raguet Street west of Homer Bryce Stadium. The designated tailgating areas are in the grassy area just south of Homer Bryce Stadium around the Ag Pond, along Hayter Street leading into the stadium, and around the Forestry Building at the corner of Raguet and Hayter Streets.
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SFA athletics' ticket office relocated to William R. Johnson Coliseum

SFA athletics' ticket office has moved from the Baker Pattillo Student Center and currently is located in the William R. Johnson Coliseum. Ticket office staff members will be housed in Room 207 in the coliseum and will sell tickets for all SFA athletics events for the 2016-17 season and beyond.

SFA students, alumni and fans can purchase tickets online through Ticket Return or by calling (936) 468-JACK. Tickets will be available for pickup at the William R. Johnson Coliseum. For a complete listing of ticket prices for 2016-17 SFA athletic events, visit SFA Tickets or SFAJacks.com.
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Keller adds former San Jacinto College forward Huntley to Lumberjack basketball roster

The 2016-17 men’s basketball team roster continues to grow as head basketball coach Kyle Keller announced the addition of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, junior Josh Huntley to the ’Jacks ranks.

Formerly of San Jacinto College by way of Santa Fe College, Huntley adds a 6-foot-7-inch frame to the SFA front court and is the second player from Florida who will occupy a spot on the 'Jacks 2016-17 team.
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Fine Arts


SFA SummerStage Festival concludes this week

The SFA SummerStage Festival closes this week with performances of Steve Martin's mischievous comedy "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, and "A Year with Frog and Toad" at 10 a.m. today and Friday as well as 6:30 p.m. performances today, tomorrow and Saturday.

All performances will be in Turner Auditorium. "Picasso" is recommended for mature audiences while the children's musical "Frog and Toad" is perfect for the whole family. Click here for tickets or more information. Tickets also will be available at the door 45 minutes before each performance.

12X12 scholarship fundraiser continues through Saturday

Only a few days remain for silent bidding on artwork for this year’s 12X12 scholarship fundraiser of the Friends of the Visual Arts at SFA.

The silent auction features 12-by-12-inch pieces created by approximately 70 artists from Nacogdoches, Lufkin and other East Texas areas. The art is on display in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown. Anyone may silently bid on the pieces. Bidding will continue until Saturday, July 16.
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Drones have become increasingly more popular since their creation, serving a variety of purposes, including allowing photographers and videographers the ability to capture bird's-eye images that were otherwise hard to attain.

National Geographic partnered with Dronestagram to host the International Drone Photography Contest, and the 2016 winners were recently announced. Click here to view additional winning images.

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