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Dr. Tom Segady to offer summer commencement address

Dr. Tom Segady, SFA professor emeritus of sociology, will offer the commencement address during the university’s summer graduation ceremony Saturday, Aug. 13.

Segady served SFA for 27 years as a professor in the Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology, where he taught a range of subjects from globalization and social psychology to sociology of religion and cultures of India. He retired in May 2015.
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Human resources announces updates to vision plan

Benefits-eligible employees may now choose from three in-network providers for the vision program. These providers are Dr. Lehmann, Dr. Hilton and Dr. Young with Lehmann Eye Center; Dr. Vardeman, Dr. Mackey and Dr. Golden with Pineywoods Eye Associates; as well as the Walmart Vision Center (No. 163).

Two additional Nacogdoches companies are working on contracts to become vision providers as of Sept. 1. These companies are Nacogdoches Eye Associates and 20-20 Eye Care. Human resources will notify faculty and staff members if and when the department receives confirmation of their provider status.

Faculty input requested for social media engagement

As the start of the fall semester draws near, University Marketing Communications staff members are looking to inform incoming students about items they need to bring to campus to assist with their educational success.

Specifically, UMC is striving to compile a list of the top 10 items students should remember to bring to campus from a faculty member's perspective. If you know of something that’s typically forgotten that should be included on our list, let us know. We look forward to including your input in an upcoming social media post as we strive to help Lumberjacks begin their best semester yet. Email your ideas to sfatoday@sfasu.edu.

SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Fort Worth horticulturist tomorrow

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Horticulturist Laura Miller will present “Ornamental Plants for a Drier and Hotter World.”
 
Miller is the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service commercial horticulture agent for Tarrant County. She provides informal educational programs and problem-solving services to anyone wanting to make money in horticulture. She assists all gardeners, from green industry professionals to fruit, vegetable and ornamental plant growers.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email grantdamon@sfasu.edu.
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Faculty members invited to attend Camp CTL presented by the Center for Teaching and Learning

Faculty members are invited to attend Camp CTL, a free, fun-filled, three-day come-and-go event designed to provide faculty members fresh ideas for enhancing learning in both physical and virtual classrooms. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, through Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Center for Teaching and Learning on the second floor of Steen Library.

This year’s camp will include sessions on teaching millennials, incorporating active-learning techniques, providing video feedback, crafting a student-friendly syllabus and more.

An open lab with D2L support staff members also will be available for online course assistance. The event will include free snacks, giveaways and T-shirts. Lunch will be served each day of the camp.

To complete a lunch reservation form or for a full schedule of events and information about seminars requiring advance registration, click here. For questions about the event, call (936) 468-1919.
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Six Ladyjacks earn preseason All-Southland Conference honors

Six SFA Ladyjacks have been named to the 2016 preseason All-Southland Conference soccer team. Hanna Barker, Kelly Ann Craig, Amanda Doyle and Brooke Dunnigan were all named first-team selections, with Lillie Ehlert and Breanna Moore earning second-team nods.

The six selections for the Ladyjacks lead the Southland Conference while SFA’s four first-team honorees also exist as a conference best.
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SFA football took to the field for the first practice of 2016 Fall Camp

Following head football coach Clint Conque's familiar up-tempo style, SFA's football team held its first 18-period practice of 2016 Monday.

Focusing on installing the Lumberjacks’ new offensive and defensive schemes, SFA wasted little time in seeing exactly where it stood as the Lumberjacks staged 11-on-11 drills within the first 15 minutes of practice.
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Walker, McIntyre earn placement on preseason All-Southland Conference teams

A pair of Ladyjack volleyball players collected 2016 preseason All-Southland Conference acclaim. Senior middle blocker Justice Walker was SFA’s lone representative on the first team while junior outside hitter Abby McIntyre captured second-team honors.

Prepared to begin her final season in Nacogdoches, Walker has landed spots on the All-Southland Conference First Team in each of her last two seasons. Headed into 2016, the Fort Worth native ranks fifth all-time in program history with a career attack percentage of .304 and needs 156 more kills to reach 1,000 for her career.
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Fine Arts

SketchLook exhibit to feature works of SFA students, faculty members in Dorset, England

SketchLook, an exhibition of artists' handmade books created by SFA students, faculty members and collaborators will be featured at the Bridport Arts Centre in Dorset, England, Sept. 24 through Oct. 15. The exhibit is a collaborative, wide-ranging project between artists at SFA and beyond.

Artists create some of their best work in their sketchbooks, but few ever see them. This exhibition exclusively showcases sketchbooks in an effort to provide viewers with a chance to see into these private, creative pages. Each book opens or unfolds in an unusual way, and artists respond to the novel forms. The result is a growing collection of books with at least two creators, with the artist providing the content and the bookbinder. SketchLook has been exhibited at Midwestern State University, The Centre for Fine Print Research in Bristol, England, and the Rochester Public Library in Rochester, New York. For more information, visit the SketchLook  website.

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If you’re a book lover, you might possess an extra appreciation for old, tattered books, and cringe at the thought of their disposal. Cecilia Levy, a previous bookbinder, shares your sentiment.

Levy fastens pages of old books, repurposing them into various creations, and giving new life to the otherwise unused pages. View additional images of her work here.

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