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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.

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Keller finalizes coaching staff, adds Jeremy Cox as assistant head coach

SFA's head men’s basketball coach Kyle Keller finalized his coaching staff for 2016-17 with the hiring of Jeremy Cox, who brings 25 years of head and assistant coaching experience to Nacogdoches and will serve as the Lumberjacks’ assistant head coach.

Most recently, Cox called Hattiesburg, Mississippi, home during a two-year stint as assistant coach at the University of Southern Mississippi.
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Football season opener to take place against Texas Tech University, will air on Fox Sports Net

The SFA football team now has kickoff times for all 11 of its 2016 football games. The season opener at Texas Tech University will kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the AT&T Stadium in Lubbock. The game against the Red Raiders will air nationally on Fox Sports Net.

The game at Texas Tech marks the fourth-straight year SFA will go head-to-head against a Big 12 school, including Texas Christian University in 2015, Kansas State University in 2014 and Texas Tech in 2013. This will be the third overall meeting between the two schools with Texas Tech earning victories in both 2001 and 2013.
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Season ticket renewal for men's and women's basketball currently available

The renewal period for purchasing tickets for SFA's men’s and women’s basketball is currently taking place. Pricing for season tickets has been set at $96 for the general public, $48 for SFA faculty and staff members, and $48 for all members of SFA’s Varsity Club. All season tickets purchased will feature reserved seating. The deadline to renew season ticket packages is Friday, Oct. 7.

A special 'Jack Pack promotion also is available. Each individual who renews their season ticket package for the 2016-17 SFA basketball season also will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets for the 2016 SFA football campaign at half-price. The 'Jack Pack offer will be available until Saturday, Sept. 3.
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Fine Arts

SFA’s Music Preparatory Division busy with open house, fall registration, workshops

A number of exciting events are on the horizon within SFA’s Music Preparatory Division.

A Music Prep open house will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 20, at 3028 Raguet St. Division faculty will be present to talk with parents and children about private and group lessons. Emily Mitchell, harp instructor for both Music Prep and the School of Music, will perform at the open house.

Registration has begun for fall classes, and registration forms are available on the division website. Private lessons are available in piano, voice, flute, violin, cello, guitar, composition, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, horn, harp and euphonium. A new option this fall allows payment in four separate installments, according to Pat Barnett, Music Prep director.
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Work of late artist Frields featured in show, sale

The “artful spirit” of Gary Frields is available to admirers of the late SFA art professor as The Beautiful Gary Q. Frields Art Show and Sale is currently taking place through Saturday, Aug. 27, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House's Reavley Gallery in downtown Nacogdoches.

For more information about the show and sale, call (936) 468-6557.
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Victory for two Olympic runners, Abbey D’Agostino from the U.S. and Nikki Hamblin of New Zealand, resulted a little differently than expected yesterday, after the two collided and fell in the women’s 5,000 meter event. 

The collision injured D’Agostino and when Hamblin noticed, she chose to stay with her competitor. After encouraging each other all the way to the finish line, both women were allowed to advance to the finals because of their good sportsmanship. Read more about their story here.

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